Lesley Reed reports on the launch of the 2015 Adelaide Festival program.

Twenty-two Australian premieres and twenty-six events that are exclusive to Adelaide will feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival program in which forty-two music, theatre, dance and visual arts events will be staged side by side with Adelaide Writers’ Week, from February 27 through to March 15.


State Opera of South Australia. Festival Theatre, Adelaide.

Otello, State Opera of South Australia’s (SOSA) final production for this year, promises much for opera enthusiasts, including the stunning visual impact of its contemporary aircraft carrier setting.

PASSION: Rarely Performed Pivotal Scene for Melbourne Production

A rarely performed scene from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award winning PASSION will be added to Life Like Company’s new production, playing four nights only at Arts Centre Melbourne from 5-8 November, 2014.

2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners

The sixth annual Rob Guest Endowment Award Gala Concert was held at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney last night, October 14. David Spicer reports.

We’re used to seeing our sporting heroes leap for joy and weep when they win the Premiership but rarely is there that sort of euphoria seen in the theatre world.

That type of passion was on display at 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Final Gala Concert at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney when Joshua Robson took out first prize.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company Season 2015

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced its 2015 program at the Eternity Playhouse, showcasing an Australian premiere and three Sydney premieres.

Glory Days Soon for EXCLAIM!

Sally Alrich-Smythe reports on the second production for new Sydney music theatre company Exclaim, Glory Days.

Reaching The Rob Guest Endowment Finals

Angela Scundi and Ben Bennett are amongst the six fine young Australian musical theatre performers who will line up as finalists on stage at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre for the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Concert on Monday 13 October, vying for a life-changing first prize of $20,000. They spoke to Neil Litchfield about reaching the finals of the prestigious event.

Neil Litchfield: How important is the Rob Guest Endowment for young musical theatre performers like yourselves?

John Bell to Leave Bell Shakespeare in 2015

Coinciding with Bell Shakespeare's 25th anniversary, Founder and Artistic Director, John Bell will leave the company, handing over the reigns to Artistic Director Peter Evans at the end of 2015.

"By the end of 2015 I will have led the company I founded for twenty five years. This coincides with my seventy fifth birthday. It seems to me to be the perfect time to step aside and hand over the reins to my Co-Artistic Director, Peter Evans," said John Bell AO, Founder & Artistic Director.

Black Swan State Theatre Company 2015 Season

Black Swan State Theatre Company’s 2015 season contains a mix of classics, comedies, a new Australian work, a musical and a family production. The year begins with Venus In Fur by David Ives as part of the FRINGE WORLD Festival, followed by Dinner by Moira Buffini, Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet and Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit.


More performers have been announced to take part in the 10th and final LIGHT THE NIGHT. The concert, which raises much needed funds for The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, will be hosted by ‘international musical therapist and hilarious YouTube sensation’, Jan van de Stool and will be held atthe City Recital Hall Angel Place on Monday October 27.

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