Sweet Charity Melbourne Dates

Arts Centre Melbourne is delighted to announce that Sweet Charity, the smash-hit production, will play from 25 February – 8 March 2015 as part of a national tour.

After premiering at Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014 Sweet Charity received rave reviews, played to a sold-out audience, and won three Helpmann Awards, including Best Female Actor in a Musical for Verity Hunt-Ballard. Now it’s Melbourne’s time to experience the rough, wrenching, and gorgeous musical theatre experience that left Sydney wanting more!

Merrigong Theatre Company Season 2015

Merrigong Theatre Company has launched its 2015 Season, a year of theatre in Wollongong and surrounds, that celebrates the art of great storytelling.

Highlights include classic Australian stories, two productions from the UK, a musical, family fun, circus, and an interactive show where audience members can choose their own audio adventure.

La Boite Season 2015

For its 90thbirthday year, La Boite Theatre Company has unveiled what it describes as the most culturally diverse 2015 season to grace any stage in the country, ranging from star-studded classics to a story of a Congolese child soldier by one of Australia’s most exciting new playwrights.

Five of the ten writers and directors responsible for its new 2015 Mainhouse productions are women and half of the actors come from non-Anglo backgrounds.

One More Step.

Coral Drouyn talks to the Artistic Director of Next Step Productions, Leigh Barker, whose new project God of Carnage opens at Chapel off Chapel on Nov 19th.


More than two million South Australian children have participated in Come Out since its inception in 1974 and next year hundreds of shows to tickle funny bones, stimulate young minds and engage youngsters in all sorts of wonderful ways will take place over nine days, from May 22 – 30 in the Come Out Children’s Festival 2015. Lesley Reed reports.

For The Love ... State Opera SA 2015 Season

State Opera SA’s final opera for 2014, Otello, has been a story about strong passion and deadly intrigue but SOSA’s 2015 season, themed ‘For the Love…’ will begin with the lighter side of love, Mozart’s timeless and fabulous Don Giovanni. Lesley Reed reports.

Staged ‘for the love of pleasure’, The Goran Jarvefelt production of Don Giovanni will feature sumptuous sets and wonderful costumes and is expected to delight opera newbies as well as seasoned opera-goers.


• Dirty Dancing’s new stars.

• Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil.

• Australian Performing Arts’ ongoing passion for drag.

• Theatre Seasons in 2015

• Musicals in 2015 and Beyond

• MiG Ayesa returns to star in West End Michael Jackson hit.

• Australian Musical Theatre’s New Guard

Greening Jemma

Jemma Rix has been playing Elphaba in Wicked since 2008. That’s six years of defying gravity, covered in green make-up. When Jemma spoke to Neil Litchfield, he began by asking how she keeps her performance fresh after so long, and how she copes with the make up.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Boy, Boy, Boy

Stage Whispers Coral Drouyn finds out about a new group with a twist of Musical Theatre currently appearing in Melbourne.

Maintaining The Passion

With Sondheim’s Passion opening in Melbourne next week, Coral Drouyn talks to the very special John O’May.

Some memories of moments in the theatre stay indelibly printed on the walls of our minds forever. For me, one such memory goes back forty years. A stunningly handsome young man immaculately dressed in a 1920s dinner suit and patent dress shoes, his blonde hair slicked down in twenties style, sat cross legged in a tall wicker peacock chair, lit by a spot, and sang in beautiful lyrical tones

Gone is the romance that was so divine

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