OperaQ Season 2018

Outgoing Artistic Director Lindy Hume has unveiled the 2018 season for Opera Queensland, her final program before she hands the reins to Patrick Nolan in November 2017.

A Chance To Star At Cabaret Under The Star

South Australia is well known for its Arts festivals, with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Cabaret Fringe featuring strongly in the mix. South Australia-based Cabaret performers now have the added benefit of another festival, produced in Adelaide later in the year than the others and, importantly, at no cost to artists involved, just a 50:50 door split. Lesley Reed reports.

Queensland Ballet Season 2018

For Queensland Ballet, 2018 will be a season of dreams: bringing dancers’ dreams to life, telling dreamy stories, continuing to reach for its dreams as a Company and making audiences’ dreams come true.

Artistic Director Li Cunxin said Queensland Ballet’s Season 2018 (QB18) will see the Company deliver performances that will exceed expectations, bringing new ballets and well-loved classics to the stage.

Tony Sheldon Returns to Lead Priscilla Cast

Australian theatre royalty Tony Sheldon will be back on the bus, returning home to reprise his role of “Bernadette” in the 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour of Priscilla Queen of The Desert.

Completing the trio of misfits who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs is accomplished leading man David Harris as Tick and Kinky Boots and Les Misérables alumni Euan Doidge as Felicia.  

Darlinghurst Theatre Company Season 2018

“2018 is Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 25th year and what an incredible journey it has been,” says Glenn Terry,Executive Producer. “When I started Darlinghurst Theatre Company, the idea was simple. It began with a question; how do you create a sustainable professional theatre company where artists can stage the stories they want to tell? From our early beginnings at the Wayside Chapel Theatre, it was at the Eternity Playhouse that Darlinghurst Theatre Company finally arrived.

Calamity Jane to Tour in 2018

After the success of the SOLD OUT season of CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co in March 2017, One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co have announced a national tour for 2018.

Belvoir Season 2018

Belvoir has announced the productions making up their 2018 season.

Opera Australia Sydney 2018

Opera Australia has cast off the creative limitations of 2017, returning to its Sydney home in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in 2018.

Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini said the current closure of the JST presented a challenge to the Company.

“The renewal works were absolutely welcomed and supported by OA and we are very keen to get back into the space, but the closure was definitely a challenge.

Opera Australia Melbourne 2018

Opera Australia has announced its 2018 Melbourne Season.

Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini says he’s looking forward to an exciting program with some extraordinary artists and fabulous productions for Melbourne in 2018.

“We have some of the finest conductors, singers and directors, it will be an outstanding season, especially our Australian premiere of Kasper Holten’s staging of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Deathtrap Set to Ensnare Newtown Audiences

One of the world’s great thrillers plays at Newtown’s King Street for four performances this September as part of 2017 Sydney Fringe festival.

Deathtrap by Ira Levin (A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil) holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway with 1793 performances. Winner of the American Mystery Writers’ Edgar Award, it was adapted into a 1982 film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon.

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