Blood Brothers: Hit Sydney Production Heads To Melbourne

Enda Markey will present his acclaimed production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers at Melbourne’s brand new theatre complex - Alex Theatre St Kilda - for a strictly limited three-week season beginning 14 July, following an extended season at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre early this year, which sold-out at every performance.

Singin’ In the Rain Splashes Into Melbourne In 2016

The 'splash-hit' West End stage production Singin’ In the Rain will open at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in May 2016 starring an all-Australian cast including Adam Garcia, produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group and Dainty Group International.

Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday 8 May.











In This Edition

• Caroline O’Connor returns for Anything Goes

• A new wave of Australian plays excite audiences

• Rocky Horror’s new Brad and Janet

• Talking to Australia’s top Musical Directors

• Barry Humphries’ first Adelaide Cabaret Festival

• Bendigo’s Stunning New Prison Theatre

The Glen Miller Orchestra on Tour

Chattanooga Choo-Choo, In the Mood and Moonlight Serenade are just three pieces in an impressive list of timeless orchestral music known to millions of people across several decades, music that has the unique signature of one equally timeless group of musicians, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.


The Book of Mormon – the musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez – is coming to Australia. 

The Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy® award-winning show will begin performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from January 2017.  

The ticket waitlist is now open at Sign up to receive priority-booking information for your chance to see The Book of Mormon first in Australia. 


Full casting for the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical has been announced, with rehearsals commencing in Sydney next week.

Green Room Award Recipients 2015

On Monday, April 20, the Green Room Awards Association announced this year’s recipients of 60 awards made across the performing arts industry for outstanding works seen on Melbourne stages during 2014.

Big winners on the night were Once, which dominated the Music Theatre category with eight awards, and Opera Australia’s Eugene Onegin, with six of the nine Opera awards.


The young actresses who will share the title role in the Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical were announced today (April 14, 2015). They are (in alphabetical order) Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas.

Gallipoli Plays All Over Australasia

Clem Gorman was the catalyst for Australia’s most famous anti-war play The One Day of the Year. He is a nephew of Alan Seymour who died last month. He reflects on the strengths of war drama and gives an overview on what is on stage in the lead up to the centenary of Anzac Day.

2015 is the year of the Gallipoli play. They range from major tours of established plays to new works created by local community theatre groups.  Most are being staged leading  up to April 25.

The Days of the Old School Yard.

The Melbourne Comedy Festival has an act pitched perfect to High School students. It’s called Improvilicious:  Improvised Guide to High School.

The opening line sets the scene.

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