Naomi Price’s one-woman cabaret gets a makeover for its return to Brisbane. Peter Pinne reports.

After playing sell-out seasons in Sydney (Slide Lounge), Melbourne (Chapel Off Chapel) and the Gold Coast (Arts Centre), where she was called “Sassy, hilarious, poignant and gob-smackingly good,” Naomi Price’s cabaret act, Rumour Has It: Sixty Minutes Inside Adele, returns to Brisbane, the city where it all started, in a bigger and better version.

GREASE Cast Announced

At Sydney's Hard Rock Cafe today (March 24, 2013) Producer John Frost  revealed the cast and tour dates for his new multi-million dollar production of GREASE, which opens in Brisbane on August 31.

Carmen Sings on Water

Neil Litchfield had a very tough assignment. A twilight cruise on Sydney Harbour on a fine dining ferry, sipping red wine while being serenaded by one of the world’s great Carmens, Rinat Shaham. Someone had to do it to get a glimpse of the 2013 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Anchored just off the Fleet Steps and Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini introduced the media and several international opera stars to the location for this year’sHanda Opera on Sydney Harbour, Carmen.

The Production Company Announces Season 2013

The Production Company has announced its program for 2013, which will include Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain and The Pirates of Penzance.

Brief Encounter: Kneehigh Hit to Tour Australia

Kneehigh Theatre's Broadway and West End hit adaptation of Noël Coward's classic romantic drama Brief Encounter  will tour Australia, commencing in Adelaide on September 10, 2013.

Brief Encounter promises to take Australian audiences back to a bygone era of romance and the silverscreen with its classic Noël Coward tale.


One of Brisbane’s premiere community theatre groups will be taking a giant step forward when they mount their first fully-professional production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! in April. Peter Pinne talks to their Artistic Director Tim O’Connor.

Peter Pinne: Why have you chosen Oklahoma! to be your first professional production?

NEON Festival of Independent Theatre

Melbourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Brett Sheehy today (March 18, 2013) launched the program for NEON – MTC’s Festival of Independent Theatre, celebrating Melbourne’s independent arts community.

NEON features original works from Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Fraught Outfit, The Hayloft Project, THE RABBLE and Sisters Grimm, each for a ten-day season, as part of this inaugural festival in the Lawler at Southbank Theatre between May and July 2013.

Hot Shoe Shuffle Cast Attempt World Tap Dance Record

The Hot Shoe Shuffle cast will attempt to break the world record for the most number of tap dancers to be in one place at the one time doing the same routine.


After playing Judy Garland in The Boy From Oz, Christen O’Leary gets ready for the marathon of End of the Rainbow. Peter Pinne talks to her about Garland, the play and her own career.

“The thing that strikes me about Judy Garland in any film or TV performance I have seen of her is the hope and love in her eyes. Even in the saddest numbers there’s no trace of bitterness but always hope.”

STOMP Returns to Australia in 2013

Percussive Broadway, West End and international hit STOMP returns to Australia from August 13. 

Following their performance at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, STOMP returns to Australia with new routines, new choreography and new music.

Wordless, witty and fun, STOMP has become a global phenomenon over the last 22 years.  Its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance has been seen by over 15 million people in 50 countries across 5 continents.  STOMP is currently playing in the UK, US, throughout Europe and South America.

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