News

Perth International Arts Festival 2102 Announces Five Highlights

With preparations in full swing for the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival, incoming Festival Director Jonathan Holloway is thrilled to announce five advance highlights of the 2012 program, including two Australian exclusives, a spectacular outdoor public event, and fabulous offerings from the worlds of dance, music and theatre. 

Underbelly Star for Ruben Guthrie in Brisbane

Underbelly’s Gyton Grantley headlines the cast in the Queensland premiere of Brendan Cowell’s award-winning Ruben Guthrie, playing at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season from 8 October.

Mother, Wife & The Complicated Life: The Musical

Finally, a show that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood. Because it’s nothing like the movies!

Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life is an new Australian musical which had its debut at the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Melbourne Theatre Company 2012 Season

Robyn Nevin, Pamela Rabe and Aidan Fennessy today (September 27, 2011) announced the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Season 2012.

Reverse gender casting of a classic role is one theme that seems to have carried forward from 2011 to 2012, with Robyn Nevin as Queen Lear in 2012 set to follow on the heals of Geoffrey Rush’s forthcoming Lady Bracknell in Simon Phillips’ Importance of Being Earnestswansong.

An Officer and A Gentleman Musical Cast Announced

Rehearsals began on Monday March 19 for the World Premiere production of An Officer and A Gentleman The Musical, which opens at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney on May 18, 2012.

Rhinoceros Transforms Gallery for Melbourne Fringe

The absurd world of Eugene Ionesco is given a fresh view by Melbourne’s 5pound Theatre Director Jason Cavanagh.

Cavanagh is taking Ionesco's classic Rhinoceros (in a adaptation by Martin Crimp) beyond the confines of a theatre to stage it throughout The Owl and the Pussycat, transforming the larger gallery space into a humble little village where the audience will sit at tables and chairs in the middle of the set, before being bustled into the bar area for the dramatic conclusion.

State Theatre Company of South Australia Announces 2012 Season

A celebration of the centenary of Patrick White’s birth, a double bill of hard-hitting modern works and the play that will leave everyone ‘buzzing’ are amongst the offerings in State Theatre Company’s 2012 season, announced today (September 25) at the Company Open Day.

2012 is also the Company’s 40th anniversary, celebrating the 1972 State Theatre Company of South Australia Act.

Motherhood the Musical: Return Sydney Season

Return season by popular demand at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre from  Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th October, 2011

Melinda Schneider Brings Doris Day Show to Sydney and Perth

Australia’s own multi-talented Melinda Schneider steps into the shoes of a great musical icon, American chanteuse Doris Day in Doris – So Much More Than the Girl Next Door.

The Sydney premiere season will take place at the Lyric Theatre for 14 performances only from Thursday 3 November until Sunday 13 November 2011. This will be preceded by a Perth season at The Regal Theatre, Subiaco from Wednesday 12 October to Sunday 16 October 2011. A return Brisbane season follows at Twelfth Night Theatre from November 15.

Cat Commander is: Falling

A cabaret of original songs and storytelling

Cat Commander is: Falling. Falling in love. Falling out of love. Falling flat on her face. In her 50 minute show, playing at The Butterfly Club from September 29 to October  2 as part of the Melbourne Fringe,Cat chronicles the moments that have brought her to her knees.

To keep up with the latest news and reviews at Stage Whispers, click here to like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.