James D Smith Set for Time of His Life in Adelaide Dirty Dancing

The understudy becomes a star and more tickets are released as James D Smith wins the role of Billy Kostecki for the Adelaide season of Dirty Dancing. Lesley Reed reports.

Dreams do come true it seems. A long-held wish of actor and singer James D Smith has come true today with the announcement by Australian theatre producer John Frost that Smith will play Billy in the Adelaide season of the hit musical Dirty Dancing.

STC appoints Jonathan Church as Artistic Director

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it was announced today, 25 August 2015. The British artist has been Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006 and is credited with completely transforming the much-loved UK institution.

Hugh Jackman – Broadway to Oz Arena Tour

STOP PRESS - Extra Shows Announced

He is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner and now master showman and worldwide performing sensation Hugh Jackman is returning home to Australia in November and December for a five-city arena concert tour - BROADWAY TO OZ - which is based on his smash hit and sold out Broadway show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway

Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical - Cast Announced

The Australian cast of the brand new production, Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical, has been announced with members of The Seekers in attendance. The cast announcement was made at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the scene of The Seekers’ record-breaking concert in 1967 that drew a mammoth crowd of more than 200,000 people!

Meet Miss Honey

Have you ever had a teacher you adored? Elise McCann has, and now she has the chance to play one in the Australian premiere of Matilda the Musical, now playing in Sydney. It has been a stellar time for the performer, who toured Australia in a cabaret based on the life of Lucille Ball and is soon to appear as Peter Allen’s sister in the tele-movie about his life. David Spicer reports.

Vamp Till Ready

Elise Brennan talks to Coral Drouyn about her new one woman show, Vamp, featuring the songs of Kander and Ebb.

VAMP. Def 1. An introductory piece of music which is repeated till ready

              Def 2.  The Front part of a shoe.

              Def 3.  A Femme Fatale of Disarming Allure


The legendary rock group Queen has announced that the hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU will return to Australia for a national tour in 2016.

Nice Work is a Fair Cop

Gold Logie Winner John Wood talks to Coral Drouyn about his role in a brand new Gershwin Musical opening at The State Theatre on Saturday 15th August, 2015.

It’s fair to say that for 20 years or so John Wood was a household name all around the country; first for his role as the irascible magistrate Rafferty in Rafferty’s Rules and then as Mt Thomas’ sergeant Tom Croydon in Blue Heelers. No actor has made a bigger impact in TV drama than John. But it’s also fair to say that theatre was his first love.

Opera Australia Season 2016

Over the last 60 years Opera Australia has grown to become Australia's largest and busiest arts company.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary year, and in tribute to one of the world’s great buildings, Opera Australia will present Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), outside on the Opera House forecourt with Utzon’s renowned white sails as the background.


2016 is the first season of plays chosen solely by Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director, Mark Kilmurry as Sandra Bates prepares for her retirement in January 2016.

“I am enormously pleased and proud to present the Ensemble’s new season. As ever, we bring you the best of new Australian plays, international plays and cherished classics, plus an exciting new co-production with ATYP,” says Mark Kilmurry. 

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