The King and I in Partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Opera Australia and John Frost, producers of The King and I have announced a partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) that will see this lavish and opulent production deliver much needed funds to Australia's preeminent child health research institute.

WICKED Performance Raises $80,000 Plus to Support beyondblue

A cheque for almost $83,000 was presented to beyondblue at the final dress rehearsal performance of WICKED on May 4, 2014 at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

The hit Broadway musical is beyondblue’s official charity partner and donated the full takings of the sold out performance to help raise awareness of depression and anxiety.

beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell said the donation would go towards continuing beyondblue’s work reducing stigma and encouraging people to take action to get help for depression and anxiety.


In This Edition

• Inside Strictly Ballroom

• Making New Musicals and Comedies

• Anthony Warlow’s Broadway ‘insult.’

• Reg Livermore – Wicked’s New Wizard

• John Paul Young Joins Grease

• Light and Sound Spectaculars

- Shadowlands

- Lighting an Entire Harbor

- Phantom of the Lighting and Sound Rig

• Plus regular features including Broadway and West End, CDs, What’s On, Reviews and Community Theatre

Where There’s A Will

Will Conyers is about to embark on a brand new Cabaret show…his first in 14 years.

Coral Drouyn puts her tongue firmly in her cheek to herald Mr Conyers Second Coming.

Brian D’Arcy James for Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Two time Tony Award nominee and leading man Brian D’Arcy James has starred opposite some of the biggest names on Broadway but now he’s showcasing his diverse talent to Australians for the first time, with his 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival show, Under The Influence.

2013 Green Room Award Winners

In its 31st year of acknowledging excellence in the performing arts on the Melbourne stage, the Green Room Awards Association presented the 2013 Awards for performances between January 1st and December 31st 2013 at a ceremony held at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, tonight Monday April 28.








Legendary singer-songwriter Melanie will kick off her National Tour at the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Lesley Reed reports.

Children of the Flower Power generation are sure to be out in force when iconic singer- songwriter Melanie Safka’s new show, The People in the Front Row, has its World Premiere at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, from 7-9 June, at the start of an Australia-wide tour.

Green Room Awards 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Uncle Jack Charles

On Monday 28th April 2014, at its 31st Annual Ceremony, the Green Room Awards will induct actor Uncle Jack Charles into its prestigious alumni of recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This awardis made to a person who is distinguished by the quality, profile and longevity of their achievements and by the extent to which their contribution has been of value to a younger generation of practitioners.  The person need not have a direct affiliation with Melbourne, but their work will have had a significant impact here.

Ruthless! Sydney Premiere

New independent theatre company The Theatre Division will stage the Sydney Premiere season of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL from 19 June to 5 July 2014 as part of The 2014 Reginald Season at The Seymour Centre.


Jungle Book - The Musical takes to the stage in Newtown for the April 2014 school holidays.

WARNING – this is not the Disney version.

Based on the beloved stories by Rudyard Kipling, Artistic Director/Intendant of King Street TheatreMarkus Weber has adapted and will direct, the classic tale of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and their arch nemesis Shere Khan, to a rocking soundtrack by Michael Summ from Acoustic Media from Germany.

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