Parramatta’s Funny Girl

A story of shining success and bittersweet love, Funny Girl is the musical theatre classic that celebrates Broadway’s comedic genius Fanny Brice.  Following their inaugural production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee earlier this year, Theatre & Company are venturing into the Broadway classic.

Melbourne Theatre Company Season 2019

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO has revealed MTC’s 2019 Season.

‘Making theatre relevant to 21st century Australia is the lifeblood of MTC and in 2019 we present a season of challenging, brilliant and entertaining works that speak to our times with great urgency and in ways only possible through theatre,’ Brett Sheehy said.

Belvoir Season 2019

Belvoir has announced the nine productions that will make up their 2019 season.

Kicking off the 2019 season is the world premiere of Counting & Cracking, a new theatre work created in conjunction with CuriousWorks. Presented at Sydney’s Town Hall and co-commissioned by CIAF, Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival, this epic production will comprise theatre, music, dancing and food.

Malthouse Theatre Season 2019

From the Lambs to the Pickles, bogans to bourgeoisie, mysterious roadtrips and outback mysteries, Malthouse Theatre’s Season 2019 is an adventure that begins in Melbourne and travels onward to out-of-this-world experiences.

Starstruck The Stage Musical

The Australian film Starstruck is to be turned into a full-fledged “all-singing, all-dancing” musical in a ground-breaking and extraordinary partnership between industry heavyweights, aspiring theatre talents and the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.




Musical of the Mob

Taking a walk on the dark side of Jersey Boys

Time to Rock

Brent Hill, taking on Jack Black’s role in Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock

Mandy Patinkin – Honouring The Gift

Our chat with the Broadway legend and Homeland star


Madiba The Musical

Perci Moeketsi on playing Nelson Mandela

A Cyclonic Festival

Peter Pan Goes Wrong: Cast Announced

The producers of the West End comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which tours Australia from 19 December to 17 March 2019, have announced that they have managed to convince 10 incredibly talented actors – including movie and musical theatre star Jay Laga’aia – to perform in the Olivier-nominated play.  The tour follows hot on the wobbly heels of last year’s Olivier Award-winning comedy hit The Play That Goes Wrong.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Casting Announced

Four of the Golden Ticket winners and other members of the cast of the new musical Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have been announced. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale will be playing only in Sydney at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 5 January 2019.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Australian Cast

Producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions have announced the cast of the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The Australian cast of 42 performers will be led by Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Gyton Grantley as Ron Weasley, Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Albus Potter, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy and William McKenna as Scorpius Malfoy.

Canadian Mormon Star Steals Aussie Heart

Forget Harry and Meghan, we think the cutest North American/Commonwealth wedding this year was the one between Ryan Bondy and Hilary Cole. Stage Whispers is thrilled to reveal how our magazine helped fire Cupid's arrow for the star of The Book of Mormon and the Kinky Boots / Muriel’s Wedding bridesmaid. David Spicer reports.

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