2018 Rob Guest Endowment Award

The winner of the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced on Monday November 19 at the conclusion of the Grand Final Event held at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists, Annie Aitken (Melba, Muriel’s Wedding) took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which comprised Kellie Dickerson, Jason Langley, Sharon Millerchip and Guy Simpson.

2018 APDG Awards Nominee Announcement

The APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) President, George Liddle APDG, Vice-President Fiona Donovan APDG,  State Committees, Awards Committee and judges have released the nominees for the 2018 APDG Awards.

The announcement took place at the facilities Yeo Creative Solutions on Thursday 15 November.

With the addition of six new categories, the guild is delighted with the calibre and number of award entries submitted this year for the 8th Annual APDG Awards.   

Aspects of Wendy

Wendy Lee Purdy returns home to Sydney from the UK to play Elizabeth in Aspects of Love playing at the Hayes Theatre from 22 November. She chats to Stage Whispers about returning home to appear in this intimate reworking of the Lloyd Webber musical.

Stage Whispers: What is it about Aspects of Love that lured you back to Australia?

Transition Encapsulated in Dance Work

Dharawungara is being performed as part of Chunky Move’s Next Move 11, from November 9 to 17, 2018. Choreographer / performer Joel Bray spoke to Flora Georgiou.

Flora Georgiou: What does Dharawungara mean? 

West Side Story Announces Full Australian Cast

Canberra and Adelaide seasons added

Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group today announced the full cast for their upcoming Australian production of West Side Story.

The all Australian cast of 33 features a mix of established performers alongside emerging talent. 

The production will feature Todd Jacobsson as Tony, Sophie Salvesani as Maria, Chloe Zuel as Anita, Noah Mullins as Riff, and Lyndon Watts as Bernardo.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on Screen

West End musical hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, filmed Live in HD,will be screened in cinemas nationally from 24 November 2018.

Jamie is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.

Jamie doesn't quite fit in.

Jamie is terrified about the future.

Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Michael Gow’s Away Now On Film

Australian National Theatre Live is releasinhg a film version of Michael Gow’s play AWAY.

It stars Heather Mitchell, Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Liam Nunan and Naomi Rukavina.

Australian National Theatre Livefilmed this Sydney Theatre CompanyandMalthouse Theatre production with 8 x 4K HD cameras during one “live” performance with a packed audience.



It’ll Be Right Wrong on the Night

Peter Pan goes (hysterically) wrong on stages across Australia and New Zealand

Come From Away

Broadway’s unlikely hit 9/11 musical is headed for Australia

Musicals in 2019

There’s lots to sing and dance about on our stages next year


New Plays and Star Power in 2019

Mandy Patinkin: Honouring the Gift

Mandy Patinkin talks about his passions for life and work with Coral Drouyn, ahead of his Australian tour in November 2018.

There’s an old saying among actors that one does ‘films for money, TV for fame, and theatre for love’, but the legendary Mandy Patinkin only partially agrees.

Congratulations Tony Sheldon On 2000 Priscillas

Today (Wednesday 31 October 2018), Tony Sheldon will celebrate his 2000 show milestone in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as sassy desert queen, Bernadette.

Tony returned to reprise the role of Bernadette for the 2018 Australian tour; a role that earnt him both Tony® and Olivier® nominations.

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