Twenty Five Years of Stage Whispering

Apart from our logo, Stage Whispers magazine is barely recognisable from its humble origins in 1991 as a black and white newspaper - a voice of amateur theatre. Just as the magazine has changed, so has the theatre world it reports on. *David Spicer spoke to some leading lights in the professional and community theatre worlds to reflect on the last quarter of a century.

The first quote in the first edition of Stage Whispers Magazine was a knock out.

The Screwtape Letters – A conversation with Yannick Lawry

C.S. Lewis’ wildly comic yet deadly serious masterpiece – The Screwtape Letters – is playing seasons in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra during December. Actor Yannick Lawry speaks to Stage Whispers.

Q:  So, a little about you ... You are originally from the UK, but Yannick is a French Name?

Sierra Boggess to Tour in 2017

Broadway and West End music theatre star Sierra Boggess, will make her debut Australian tour from Saturday 3 June 2017, performing in Sydney, and Brisbane as well as Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.

Prinnie Stevens Joins The Bodyguard Cast

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Prinnie Stevens, will be joining the cast of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Prinnie will play the role of Nicki Marron, the sister of Rachel Marron, played by Paulini, in the 2017 Australian tour. Prinnie has appeared in such musicals as Rent, Thriller Live and Oh, What A Night! for which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award, and is best known to television audiences as a finalist on The Voice.

Adelaide Fringe 2017

A blessing of unicorns travelling from Rundle Mall to the East End will heralded the official launch of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe program on December 2, 2016.

With more than 1100 events, the 2017 Adelaide Fringe program boasts a record number of attractions.

Five Years of Gathering

Producer Performer Glen Ferguson of The Vic Theatre Company speaks to Coral Drouyn about his ambitious undertaking, presenting two musicals in tandem at Melbourne’s 45 Downstairs in November / December 2016.

There’s a new trend in Melbourne independent theatre – the performer/producer. One can see instantly the advantages, especially in musical theatre, but there is surely something just a little insane about anyone wanting to take on the humungous job of producing.


Meet Aladdin

Three is Ainsley Melham’s lucky number. It’s the number of wishes his character Aladdin is granted by the Genie and it corresponds with stretches of good fortune in his life that have catapulted the 24-year-old into the title role of the latest Disney extravaganza to land in Australia. David Spicer reports.

Ainsley Melham can honestly say that his job involves flying on a daily basis, but instead of hopping onto a plane, or into a helicopter, his mode of aerial transport is a magic carpet.

A Q & A with Mirusia

Brisbane born soprano Mirusia Louwerse has toured extensively around the globe as star soprano with André Rieu for nearly a decade.She has achieved recognition as an international performer, singing many styles of music including opera, musical theatre, pop and jazz. Mirusia has come a long way since studying opera at the Queensland Conservatorium, who, at the age of 21, became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award.

Seymour Centre Program 2017

The Seymour Centre has unveiled the line up of productions making up the Reginald Season and the Great Ideas Performance Series at the venue in 2017.

Launching the seasons Artistic Director Tim Jones said “As a University Arts Centre, I am particularly proud of the high quality, ideas-driven work within our 2017 programs. The year has a big focus on ‘visions of the future’ as expressed by a wide range of artists exploring how our personal and public futures might be shaped by our current political and environmental circumstances

Australian Stars Join West End Les Mis

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical Les Misérables is now in its record breaking 32nd year and Cameron Mackintosh has announced that Australia’s Simon Gleeson and Hayden Tee will be reunited on stage as Jean Valjean and Javert at the Queen’s Theatre.

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