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35th Annual Green Room Awards - Winners

Hosted by MCs Anni Davey and Maude Davey and featuring an array of performances from YUMMY, the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble, and the Chasing Smoke ensemble from BLAKflip (the First Nations program at Circus Oz) this years' Green Room Awards once again offered the Melbourne arts loving community a forum to celebrate their peers, and applaud the outstanding work being created.

The awards ceremony took place at the Comedy Theatre on Monday April 9, 2018.

Billy Elliot Musical Returns In 2019

Producers Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents have announced that Billy Elliot the Musical will return to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour.

The Dangers of Creativity

One of Australia’s most innovative companies is performing at Bleach* Festival in Queensland and Coral Drouyn talks to its founder.

More Than Sun and Surf

As the Commonwealth Games approach, Coral Drouyn discovers the lid is off on a spectacular season of Arts on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

We all remember the Gold Coast. Whether it’s from childhood memories of the beaches, sun, and surf, or schoolies week, or the theme parks; or having your picture taken with rainbow lorikeets perched on your arms and head. What we don’t remember it for is The Arts; those honours belong to our state capital cities, but all that is about to change.

Australian National Theatre Live

Live theatre is being seen by more people than ever in the cinema. Actor/Producer Grant Dodwell is leading the way through his company Australian National Theatre Live. Remote country towns and big city art house cinemas are introducing new audiences to the stage. David Spicer reports.

Lola Montez Returns in 60th Anniversary Production

Written in 1957, LOLA MONTEZ is the most commercially successful Australian musical with an original score of all time. Now, 60 years since its final performance, Lola is back!

Come From Away to Premiere in Melbourne

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.

On September 12, 2001 their stories moved us all.

Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions have announced that Melbourne will host the exclusive Australian premiere of acclaimed Broadway musical Come From Away.

Qpening at the Comedy Theatre, on Saturday 20 July 2019, the production will benefit from a major refurbishment to the 90-year-old heritage listed venue including new chairs and improved patron amenities

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Sydney

It has been announced that theatre producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions will be bringing the new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in January 2019.

Vale Peter Stannard

Australian composer Peter Stannard has died at the age of 86, just months before the musical he penned sixty years ago -  Lola Montez - is due for a professional concert revival.

Peter Stannard was born in Sydney in 1931. He began piano studies at the age of 12, but lessons were curtailed six months later due to evacuation from Sydney during World War II.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MARCH / APRIL 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Dancing With Our Stars

Todd McKenney and Nancye Hayes team up to tour in Bosom Buddies

The Wizards of Dogs

Training Toto and other four-legged theatrical stars

The Playwright Born To Shock

Our interview with Louis Nowra, playwright of Cosi and Radiance

More Than Sun and Surf

How The Arts are competing in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Big Ideas From Little Company

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