King Kong Cast Members in Charity Concert

Cast members of King Kong are putting together a charity concert in support of Mission Australia, to be performed on January 19, 2014.

“A couple of months back, I decided to organise a charity concert for the cast of King Kong to perform in,” Josh Robson, who is currently performing in the production of King Kong at the Regent Theatre as part of the ensemble told Stage Whispers.

Theatre Seasons 2014

Australia’s theatre companies have dished up a smorgasbord for 2014. There are lashings of stars and classics, sex and comedy, music and cross-dressing and more than a few plays by an English playwright born 450 years ago.

The most extraordinary Shakespeare of 2014 should be Macbeth starring Hugo Weaving (pictured left). The Sydney Theatre will be turned back to front, with the audience watching from the stage.

New Theatre: Season 2014

The season for 2014 at New Theatre in King Street, Newtown, ranges across drama, comedy and musical theatre, promising Sydney audiences will enjoy the work of local and international writers and the talents of seven women directors!

There are two Australian premieres, two Sydney premieres, adaptations of beloved novels, and revivals of a much-loved Australian contemporary play and a ground-breaking gay work.


In This Edition

• Lisa McCune - Our Leading Lady

• Shakespeare Aussie Style

Rocky Horror Turns 40

• Finding Strictly Ballroom’s Fran And Scott

• Stephen Schwartz - From The Heart

Sweet Charity to open Hayes Theatre

• Cutting Edge Opera

• Community Theatre Seasons 2014

South Pacific Kids: All in the Family in Adelaide

The current national season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific provides Australian audiences with the opportunity to see well-known stars such as Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes at their very best. It also gives some of Australia’s child performers a chance to shine. Lesley Reed reports.

Musicals in 2014 and Beyond

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Something old, something new and plot-lines borrowed from a film or two. Stage Whispers looks at what will sing and dance across our stages in 2014.

Baz Luhrmann’s World Premiere adaptation of his hit movie Strictly Ballroom The Musical is probably the most keenly anticipated musical of 2014.

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations were announced today December 19, 2013) for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2013, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 20, 2014 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL.

EMPIRE: Twist of Fate for Aussie Aerialist

There are twists and turns aplenty in a contortionist’s career. Neil Litchfield speaks to Lucia Carbines – Empire’s ‘Miss A in a Bubble’.

Queensland aerial artist Lucia Carbines was rehearsing for High Wire Motorbike Trapeze stunt at the 2013 Melbourne Grand Prix when the call came which saw her join Spiegelworld’s EMPIRE, with its mix of circus, cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque, stepping into the role of ‘Miss A in a Bubble’.

The “Other” Stephen S

Broadway Icon Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Coral Drouyn, during his recent visit to Australia and New Zealand.

Roar of the Lion

A decade after it toured Australia and New Zealand last, The Lion King returns in December at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Disney has cast some extraordinary new talent, including an Auckland Rugby Player who has never had an acting lesson, and one of the hottest graduating students from NIDA. David Spicer attended rehearsals for an experience described by a cast member as weird but wonderful.

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