More than two million South Australian children have participated in Come Out since its inception in 1974 and next year hundreds of shows to tickle funny bones, stimulate young minds and engage youngsters in all sorts of wonderful ways will take place over nine days, from May 22 – 30 in the Come Out Children’s Festival 2015. Lesley Reed reports.

For The Love ... State Opera SA 2015 Season

State Opera SA’s final opera for 2014, Otello, has been a story about strong passion and deadly intrigue but SOSA’s 2015 season, themed ‘For the Love…’ will begin with the lighter side of love, Mozart’s timeless and fabulous Don Giovanni. Lesley Reed reports.

Staged ‘for the love of pleasure’, The Goran Jarvefelt production of Don Giovanni will feature sumptuous sets and wonderful costumes and is expected to delight opera newbies as well as seasoned opera-goers.


• Dirty Dancing’s new stars.

• Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil.

• Australian Performing Arts’ ongoing passion for drag.

• Theatre Seasons in 2015

• Musicals in 2015 and Beyond

• MiG Ayesa returns to star in West End Michael Jackson hit.

• Australian Musical Theatre’s New Guard

Greening Jemma

Jemma Rix has been playing Elphaba in Wicked since 2008. That’s six years of defying gravity, covered in green make-up. When Jemma spoke to Neil Litchfield, he began by asking how she keeps her performance fresh after so long, and how she copes with the make up.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Boy, Boy, Boy

Stage Whispers Coral Drouyn finds out about a new group with a twist of Musical Theatre currently appearing in Melbourne.

Maintaining The Passion

With Sondheim’s Passion opening in Melbourne next week, Coral Drouyn talks to the very special John O’May.

Some memories of moments in the theatre stay indelibly printed on the walls of our minds forever. For me, one such memory goes back forty years. A stunningly handsome young man immaculately dressed in a 1920s dinner suit and patent dress shoes, his blonde hair slicked down in twenties style, sat cross legged in a tall wicker peacock chair, lit by a spot, and sang in beautiful lyrical tones

Gone is the romance that was so divine

Felicity Kendal is Bliss as Bliss

Following on the back of a successful UK tour, Noël Coward’s HAY FEVER is playing a short Australian tour before the West End. Peter Pinne spoke with star Felicity Kendal about Coward, amplification in straight theatre and her career.

This is the first time you have appeared on the stage in Australia, but I believe it’s not your first visit. “No, I was here twenty years ago for a commercial in Sydney and I had ten marvellous days exploring that wonderful city.”

Beer Theatre: A Frothy New Concept for Adelaide

Laughter is sure to blow the froth off the beer when Butterfly Theatre presents Mummy at the Wheatsheaf Hotel this November. Lesley Reed reports.

Mummy marks the debut of Beer Theatre in Adelaide. Described by Butterfly Theatre as a new form of accessible theatre, the company also intends to take Beer Theatre to other venues in 2015.

Sweet Charity Tour Details Announced

Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and Tinderbox Productions have announced the return of the hit triple Helpmann Award winning hit production of Sweet Charity, playing Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Wollongong from January to March 2015.


Lesley Reed reports on the launch of the 2015 Adelaide Festival program.

Twenty-two Australian premieres and twenty-six events that are exclusive to Adelaide will feature in the 2015 Adelaide Festival program in which forty-two music, theatre, dance and visual arts events will be staged side by side with Adelaide Writers’ Week, from February 27 through to March 15.

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