2014 Adelaide Festival: Theatre and Dance Program

The 2014 Adelaide Festival program features music, theatre, dance, a literary festival and visual arts exhibitions. The 29th Festival line-up features 50 events with 29 Australian premieres and 29 festival exclusives over 17 days, from Friday 28 February to Sunday 16 March.

Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert 2013: Host and Guest Artists Announced

Featuring some of Australia’s biggest names in live entertainment and musical theatre, the Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert, presented by ANZ Private is at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for one night only on Monday 25 November. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast to this special and unique event featuring established stars of the Australian musical theatre and entertainment industry.

Gretel Scarlett: Our New Sandy

“Single and ready to mingle.”

From understudy to leading lady, Gretel Scarlett steps into the biggest role of her life, as Sandy in the touring production of Grease. Just like the character, made famous by Olivia Newton-John, Gretel has brains to match her good looks, having once studied Nuclear Medicine at Sydney University. David Spicer reports.

Black Swan State Theatre Company: 2014 Season

Black Swan State Theatre Company launched its 2014 season in the State Theatre Centre’s Heath Ledger Theatre on Monday October 14, 2013.

The mainstage season of six plays contains a mix of classics and new work, and Black Swan will be returning to the Studio Underground with two plays in 2014 as part of the Black Swan Lab program.

Highlights include:


Six plays presented in the Heath Ledger Theatre, two in the Studio Underground.


The new production of Boublil & Schönberg's LES MISÉRABLES, with new staging and re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, will premiere in Melbourne in 2014. The blockbuster musical returns to Australia after 17 years. Previews commence in June and opening night will be held on July 3rd 2014.

Following an extensive search Cameron Mackintosh revealed the cast on October 14, 2013.

Queensland Theatre Company Season 2014

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) has unveiled its Season 2014. Artistic Director Wesley Enoch announced seven mainstage productions including a world premiere and two Australian premieres and a cast lineup including an internationally acclaimed Director, a world famous writer and a season of stories starring Australia’s greatest actors.

The seven productions in the season are Australia Day, The Mountaintop, Macbeth, The Effect, Gloria, Black Diggers, Gasp!, A Tribute of Sorts andThe Magic Hour

King and I Cast Announced

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and theatre producer John Frost have announced the principal cast for the 2014 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, co-produced by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia

Following their success playing opposite each other in South Pacific, Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Sydney and Brisbane seasons of the Tony Award-winning Australian production,

A Murder is Announced: In Conversation with Debra Lawrance

Almost invariably there’s a charming country home of the period, in a sleepy country town, and when Miss Marple arrives you know there’s also a murder or two ahead. Debra Lawrance plays Letitia Blacklock, owner of the charming Little Paddocks, in sleepy Chipping Cleghorn, where a crowd has gathered in response to the invitation in the local newspaper ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 13th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm’. The peace is shattered when, without warning, the lights go out, a gun is fired…

Darlinghurst Theatre Company 2014: Inaugural Eternity Playhouse Season

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced a program of contemporary and classic drama for its inaugural season at the Eternity Playhouse, Sydney’s exciting new theatre venue.  

Announced earlier this year, Darlinghurst Theatre Company will open Eternity Playhouse with Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, which will preview from November 1, and open on November 5. Directed by Iain Sinclair, All My Sons is a compelling and heartbreaking story about family ties, patriotic duty and personal greed.

Paris Underground

At the half-way mark of their eight-week season of Paris Underground at Melbourne’s Red Bennies, Richard Vegas and Julia Madotti (the show’s producers and lead performers) took a short breather to speak to Geoffrey Williams.

Tell us about your latest creation, Paris Underground.

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