Muriel's Wedding Returns To Sydney In 2019

With the sold-out season at Roslyn Packer Theatre set to close this Saturday Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO has announced that Muriel’s Wedding The Musical will return in July, 2019 at the Sydney Lyric. Tickets to the new season go on sale on Wednesday 20 February, 2018. 

Curious Incident to Tour Nationally

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will tour Australia for the first time from June 2018, following its acclaimed sell-out debut season in Melbourne. The play will be performed in Brisbane from 12 June, Canberra from 27 June, Sydney from 4 July, Adelaide from 31 July and Perth from 8 August, by an all-British and Irish cast.  

Play Breaks Silence On Youth Suicide

Every 41 seconds someone in the world must begin to face the reality that a loved one has committed suicide. Lesley Reed previews 41 Seconds, a 2018 Adelaide Fringe production presented by Talk Out Loud Australia.

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.


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

Musicals in 2018

Australians will enjoy a mix of replica Broadway blockbusters, fresh interpretations of classics and a sprinkle of locally written musicals in 2018. Independent theatre companies are serving up a some of the tastier productions.

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.

In The Heights: Hayes Theatre Cast

Blue Saint Productions has announced the full cast of their upcoming production of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights at the Hayes Theatre Co. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the Hamilton phenomenon, this brand new, authentic production will run from 16 March 2018.

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