News and Features

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced additional cast members for the upcoming...
Muriel Has Found Her Rhonda
Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures have announced that Australian actor...
Ensemble Theatre 2018 Season
At a gala launch event at Ensemble Theatre on Monday 7th August, Artistic Director Mark...
Brett Dean's Opera Hamlet for 2018 Adelaide Festival
After its recent world premiere, produced by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in...

Latest Reviews

In a first collaboration with Victorian Opera, the adventurous Sydney Chamber Opera delivers this...
Di and Viv and Rose
Three young women, university freshers, move into a share house: Di (Nadine Garner), a...
Jane Eyre
Most of us are familiar with Jane Eyre, written in 1847. Many, as I did, studied this...
Arteries by Ancestry
Fugue, presenting this work at the Blue Room, describe this devised play as "a sexy...

The Show Business Directory

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Gravity - Debut Album by Jemma Rix
Dubbed the best female vocalist in Australia, musical...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

My Fair Costumes
When Dame Julie Andrews was asked to direct the 60th...

Finding a Show »

New Releases: We Will Rock You and Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Community theatres in Australia and New Zealand will be the...

Other Goods and Services »

Turandot’s Grandest Stage
It was the biggest show in Sydney since the Olympics. The...

Production Team and Crew »

Director’s Diary: The Who’s Tommy
Jessica Lovelace directed Tommy for the Blue Mountains...

Sound and Light »

Clear Systems: Theatre Tech Specialists
Clear Systems has been supplying sound, vision,...

Theatre Companies »

Theatres In The Middle Of Nowhere
Thespians are flying the flag in the most remote parts of...

Training »

Open House for WAAPA
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA),...

Venues »

Concept Plans for the Redevelopment of Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide Unveiled
The concept plans for the redeveloped of Her Majesty’...

Stage Briefs

A brand new production of Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s  Australian musical Miracle City takes over the Sydney Opera House Studio from 11 – 29 October. Set in the early 1990s, at the height...
According to the ACCC’s ScamWatch, online scams are costing Australians $300 million a year. This includes online fake tickets to live entertainment events.                   To combat the...
Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian have announced that one of the most celebrated classical musicals, EVITA, will return to Australia, playing at...

Community Theatre

Community Theatre companies from across Sydney will join forces Saturday September 2 at The Sutherland Entertainment Centre for Key Change, a concert in support of suicide awareness. In August 2017, nine Sydney musical theatre societies - along with...
If Elphaba and Galinda didn’t defy gravity at your local musical theatre company in 2016, they’re more than likely to land in your part of Oz in 2017, with Wicked set to be the most performed musical on the Community Theatre circuit....
Stirling Players (South Australia) will present Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House during September and October 2017.  The play is a quirky, romantic “dramedy” centred around Matilde, a Brazilian woman who has wound up a cleaner...

Stage Heritage and History

It was only fifty years ago that Police would raid theatres to arrest and charge actors with obscenity. Jenny Fewster, the Project Manager for AusStage, recounts a time when ending up in jail was a performance risk. Artist Michael Gordon Brown...
In the late Nineteenth Century the Wild West proved a sensation for Australian and New Zealand theatre audiences. In those days respect for indigenous people and animal rights were not a consideration. Jenny Fewster from AusStage reports. On the 8th...
John Bell’s direction of Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest in 2015 is a fitting farewell to just one part of his life, and the symbolism of a man who has created magic, abandoning his island for a new life in retirement is lost on no-one....

Schools on Stage

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater. Book by Doug Wright. Mercedes College. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco WA. July 28-30, 2017 Mercedes College took their annual school production to the Regal...
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Scotch College. The Fisher Chapel - Scotch College (SA).  28th July to 5th August, 2017 When asked to review a school production I am usually prepared to make...
Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Music: Alan Mencken. Directed by Beth Parkinson. Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, WA. July 15-22, 2017 Mazenod College’s Little Shop of Horrors is presented in one of those cavernous gym-a-toriums found in many...