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The Wizards of Dogs

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s resilience is tested when a tornado strands her far away with her faithful dog Toto at her side.  In an unlikely but true story, SA Correspondent Lesley Reed relates how her own father’s experience of being stranded far from home during World War II helped pioneer dog training in Australia, with a special connection to the current national tour.

35th Annual Green Room Awards - Winners

Hosted by MCs Anni Davey and Maude Davey and featuring an array of performances from YUMMY, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble, and the Chasing Smoke ensemble from BLAKflip (the First Nations program at Circus Oz) this years' Green Room Awards once again offered the Melbourne arts loving community a forum to celebrate their peers, and applaud the outstanding work being created.

The awards ceremony took place at the Comedy Theatre on Monday April 9, 2018.

Lola Montez Returns in 60th Anniversary Production

Written in 1957, LOLA MONTEZ is the most commercially successful Australian musical with an original score of all time. Now, 60 years since its final performance, Lola is back!

Ramin Karimloo To Tour

Ramin Karimloo, Broadway & West End music theatre star, will tour Australia for the first time in June 2018 for a strictly limited season, with special guest Anna O’Byrne, star of Australia’s My Fair Lady.  

Curious Incident to Tour Nationally

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will tour Australia for the first time from June 2018, following its acclaimed sell-out debut season in Melbourne. The play will be performed in Brisbane from 12 June, Canberra from 27 June, Sydney from 4 July, Adelaide from 31 July and Perth from 8 August, by an all-British and Irish cast.  

Musicals in 2018

Australians will enjoy a mix of replica Broadway blockbusters, fresh interpretations of classics and a sprinkle of locally written musicals in 2018. Independent theatre companies are serving up a some of the tastier productions.

Carrie: The Musical - Cast Announced

The cast for Louis Ellis Productions’ new Sydney staging of the musical version of the Stephen King classic, CARRIE: The Musical, has been announced. Hayden Tonazzi, Director, said ‘alongside Sydney theatre veteran Michele Lansdown, we have found some of Sydney’s most promising young talent from NIDA, Brent Street, ED5 International, AIM and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Flounder and Ariel - Underwater Pals

Birdie Productions invites audiences to journey under the sea as they bring to life The Little Mermaid from 13th - 22nd April 2018 at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown (NSW).

Billy Elliot Musical Returns In 2019

Producers Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents have announced that Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour.

The Dangers of Creativity

One of Australia’s most innovative companies is performing at Bleach* Festival in Queensland and Coral Drouyn talks to its founder.

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