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Since Ali Died

Rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings his show Since Ali Died to Melbourne in August 2019 at the Arts Centre.

Stage Whispers: What was it about Muhammad Ali which inspired you?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical for Melbourne

Gerry Ryan and Carmen Pavlovic on behalf of Global Creatures together with the Victorian Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula, have announces that the lavish Australian production Moulin Rouge! The Musical, will open in Melbourne at The Regent Theatre in 2021.

Shakespeare in Love

As the eagerly anticipated Australian Premiere of Shakespeare in Love began rehearsals in Melbourne, Simon Parris ventured behind the scenes for a look at the army of arts professionals bringing the new production to life.

Mamma Mia! and Daughter

Put your ‘Dancing Queen’ shoes on because Packemin Productions’ Mamma Mia! is almost here and we sat down Louise Symes and Courtney Bell who play Mother and Daughter duo Donna and Sophie to see what they’re ABBA-solutely excited for in the lead up to the show.  

Mamma Mia! is packed full of ABBA songs, tell us what your favourite is…

Come From Away – the musical that began with 16,000 true stories

With the hit Broadway musical Come From Away opening in Melbourne, Michael Brindley speaks to some of the real people who provided the inspiration for the show, set in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and explores the adaptation of their stories to the stage.

Helpmann Awards 2019

Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre was the big winner at the Helpmann Awards held in Melbourne for the first time - taking out 12 awards including the double of Best Play and Best Musical.

Voters snubbed blockbuster international productions such as Harry Potter and Cursed Child instead voting for original Australian productions.

Tom Burlinson To Play Billy Flynn in Chicago

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that iconic Australian entertainer Tom Burlinson will join the cast of the multi-award winning, record breaking musical CHICAGO for its seasons in Sydney and Brisbane playing the role of the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JULY/AUGUST 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Come From Away – A 9/12 Musical

Our conversation with the creators, David Hein and Irene Sankoff

Blind Casting Drama

International controversy over local Community Theatre casting

Broadway’s Starry Spring Season

Peter Pinne’s look at some of Broadway’s current hits

Is Musical Theatre Art?

Great Debate at the Australian Musical Theatre Festival

Shakespeare in Love

Behind the Scenes at Muriel’s Wedding

A visit behind the scenes of hit musical Muriel’s Wedding reveals a massive number of wigs, a costume so huge it must be hung high overhead and a way that audience members can join the cast onstage. Simon Parris reports

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