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Beauty is Immortal

Coral Drouyn looks at the magic that is Shen Yun.

It’s strange to think that China is poised to become the world’s Superpower and yet we know so little of its culture. Part of that is the legacy of the 1940s cultural revolution, and the rest is simply the passing of time. But there is one company dedicated to keeping ancient Chinese culture alive, and presenting it, with all its beauty, in a way that enthrals a 21st century audience.

Mamma Mia! - Thank You For The Music

The hit musical is back in Australia for a national tour, just months before a movie sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reaches our cinemas. During rehearsals, Peter Gotting spoke with cast members who never get tired of singing Abba songs and can’t wait to see the movie.

The Other Side of Craig McLachlan

Stage Whispers applauds the bravery of Christie Whelan Browne and other cast members of the 2014 season of The Rocky Horror Show for raising their voices about the alleged behaviour of Craig McLachlan. Their sincerity, maturity and compassion for others speak for themselves.

Christie Whelan Brown has blasted those who accuse her of speaking out for money, pointing out that there is no money in it for her - only the risk of jeapoardising her career.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

 

What A Drag!

With hit Aussie musical Priscilla returning, we look at drag on our stages

American Idiot’s Whatshername

Phoebe Panaretos on Green Day’s American Idiot, now touring

Our ‘New’ Jersey Boys

Australia’s Four Seasons prepare for the new national tour

Impossible Play Becomes A Hit

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time arrives down under

Doctor, Doctor

On the eve of stepping back on stage in fishnets and heels for The Rocky Horror Show, Craig McLachlan (aka the ABC’s Dr Blake) channels both the doctors in his life with Coral Drouyn.

2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations

Nominations were announced today (December 19) for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2017, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 22 January 2018 at 6pm at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Making Muriel a Musical.

As the curtain rose on the musical adaptation of Muriel’s Wedding, David Spicer spoke to PJ Hogan, whose real life story inspired the movie, and the young actress - Maggie McKenna - playing a lead role for the first time.

It might be hard to believe, but many of the most cringeworthy scenes from the 1994 hit movie Muriel’s Wedding were based on real life.

PJ Hogan, the director and writer, can still vividly remember going to a family dinner in a restaurant when his father’s mistress turned up.

Theatre Works Season 2018

The 2018 Season at Theatre Works in St Kilda features four world premieres and two Australian premieres, including works by Australian writers Samara Hersch, Jane E Thompson and Stephen Sewell, sitting side by side with Robert Lepage and Oscar Wilde.

In its 39th year, Theatre Works will salute Melbourne’s new wave of creative talent, alongside seasoned veterans.

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