Black Swan Celebrates 25 Years With Season 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company has announced its 25th anniversary season, revealing the hidden places and secret spaces of where they make their work, celebrate theirr past and look to the future. The 2016 Season will deliver three world premieres, five new Australian plays, three WA premieres, two co-productions, a French classic, a modern German classic, a multi-award winning American play and three Malcolm Robertson award-winning plays.

Theatre at the 2016 Adelaide Festival

Highlights of Artistic Director David Sefton’s fourth and final Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2016 include an epic theatrical spectacle among its 32 theatre, music, dance and visual arts events. The line-up includes 8 world premieres, 20 Australian premieres and 18 events exclusive to Adelaide over 18 days from 26 February to 14 March 2016.

Stars, Who Needs Them!

The latest round of cast announcements for big musicals have been long on natural talent and short on celebrity. Has the tide turned away from casting stars from outside the established theatre world? David Spicer reports.

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow – World Premiere

A quarter of a century after Patrick White’s death the author’s prose undergoes additional creative process as Brink Productions unlocks the theatre in one of his short story texts, creating a brutally funny and profound new play. Lesley Reed reports.

How does one acknowledge, through a theatrical work, the 25th anniversary of the death of Australian writer and Nobel Prize recipient Patrick White?

After all, White’s works were essentially brilliant prose, not drama.

Jacka VC

A new rock and roll musical brings to life the incredible story of an Australian immortal - Victoria Cross recipient Albert Jacka. Jackson McInerney spoke to the director, writer and star William James Smith.

The “Family” Man

Coral Drouyn talks to actor Michael Dalton just one week out from the opening of the Australian Premiere of Jimmie Chinn’s play A Different Way Home.

Sydney's Von Trapp Chiildren

Eighteen Sydney children are set bring the hills alive in The Sound of Music at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from December 2015.

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group have announced the 18 children who have been cast in The Sound of Music. There will be three different casts alternating in the roles of the six youngest von Trapp children during the Sydney season.

The Australian Ballet: Season 2016

The Australian Ballet has announced its 2016 season, blending timeless classics and contemporary works, including the Australian premiere of the Nijinsky masterpiece, the return of much-loved classics Coppélia, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and world premiere works by rising ballet stars.

Jenny with a Fringe on Top

With the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival upon us, there are too many choices for us to see all on offer…Coral Drouyn talks to Tegan Jones about the rising independent theatre company Boutique and their new play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.

Ghost The Musical

Stop Press

The Sunday Telegraph has revealed that Rob Mills will play the role of Sam in the Australian production of the stage musical version of Ghost — the role made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1990 Academy Award-winning film. Click here to read Jo Litson's interview with Rob.

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