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The Other Side of Craig McLachlan

Stage Whispers applauds the bravery of Christie Whelan Browne and other cast members of the 2014 season of The Rocky Horror Show for raising their voices about the alleged behaviour of Craig McLachlan. Their sincerity, maturity and compassion for others speak for themselves.

Christie Whelan Brown has blasted those who accuse her of speaking out for money, pointing out that there is no money in it for her - only the risk of jeapoardising her career.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

In This Edition

 

What A Drag!

With hit Aussie musical Priscilla returning, we look at drag on our stages

American Idiot’s Whatshername

Phoebe Panaretos on Green Day’s American Idiot, now touring

Our ‘New’ Jersey Boys

Australia’s Four Seasons prepare for the new national tour

Impossible Play Becomes A Hit

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time arrives down under

Doctor, Doctor

On the eve of stepping back on stage in fishnets and heels for The Rocky Horror Show, Craig McLachlan (aka the ABC’s Dr Blake) channels both the doctors in his life with Coral Drouyn.

2017 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations

Nominations were announced today (December 19) for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2017, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 22 January 2018 at 6pm at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre.

Making Muriel a Musical.

As the curtain rose on the musical adaptation of Muriel’s Wedding, David Spicer spoke to PJ Hogan, whose real life story inspired the movie, and the young actress - Maggie McKenna - playing a lead role for the first time.

It might be hard to believe, but many of the most cringeworthy scenes from the 1994 hit movie Muriel’s Wedding were based on real life.

PJ Hogan, the director and writer, can still vividly remember going to a family dinner in a restaurant when his father’s mistress turned up.

Theatre Works Season 2018

The 2018 Season at Theatre Works in St Kilda features four world premieres and two Australian premieres, including works by Australian writers Samara Hersch, Jane E Thompson and Stephen Sewell, sitting side by side with Robert Lepage and Oscar Wilde.

In its 39th year, Theatre Works will salute Melbourne’s new wave of creative talent, alongside seasoned veterans.

In The Heights: Hayes Theatre Cast

Blue Saint Productions has announced the full cast of their upcoming production of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights at the Hayes Theatre Co. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer behind the Hamilton phenomenon, this brand new, authentic production will run from 16 March 2018.

Adelaide Fringe 2018

Adelaide Fringe has announced a total of 1223 events in its official 2018 program.

Around 6000 artists will present a broad range of works across genres including 338 comedy shows, 260 music events, 132 theatre productions, 128 cabaret shows, 98 children’s events, 73 visual arts and design exhibitions, 64 special events, 36 circus/physical theatre events, 33 dance shows, 26 interactive events, 22 magic shows and 13 film and digital events.

Red Stitch Season 2018

In 2018, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre will deliver three Australian premieres, a renewal of a partnership with Midsumma featuring a play by Taylor Mac, and three Australian productions, including a world premiere with original songs by Mark Seymour

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