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Black Swan Season 2018

Black Swan State Theatre Company (WA) has announced its 2018 season, the first that embodies the vision of Artistic Director Clare Watson, featuring a line-up of classic and contemporary works that sit side by side, in a series of mini festival ‘feasts’ between the Heath Ledger Theatre and Studio Underground. Each pairing will be enriched with pop up activities, discussions, podcasts, film screenings and more…

Griffin 2018 Season of New Australian Writing

Artistic Director Lee Lewis has announcedGriffin’s line-up for 2018 – urgent voices, intense experiences and the extraordinary visions of Australian playwrights.

MTC Season 2018

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO has revealed MTC’s 2018 Season.

“Melbourne Theatre Company is where stories come alive and Season 2018 is bursting with plays as relevant, irresistible and complex as any we have presented in recent years,” Brett Sheehy said.

All that Jazz.

Coral Drouyn gives some insight into her second favourite medium after Musical Theatre.

Despite all the best attempts to kill it (Rap, Reggae and Kenny G), Jazz refuses to die and is even having a resurgence in all its forms – from Dixieland to Swing and Bebop.

Queensland Theatre Season 2018 

Black is the New White + The 39 Steps + Twelfth Night + The Longest Minute + Good Muslim Boy + Jasper Jones + Nearer the Gods + Hedda

Eight shows, six new Australian stories and four world premieres headline Queensland Theatre’s 2018 Season, unveiled by Artistic Director Sam Strong (pictured below). The plays traverse centuries of time, the breadth of our country, the expanse of the globe, and the inner workings of diverse and brilliant minds. 

Tina Arena To Star In Evita

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian have announced that Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA, which will return to Australia in 2018, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, with tickets on sale from 31 August.

The Wizard of Oz - Full Cast - Adelaide and Melbourne Dates

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced additional cast members for the upcoming Australian tour of the world’s favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz.

Brett Dean's Opera Hamlet for 2018 Adelaide Festival

After its recent world premiere, produced by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the UK, Neil Armfield's production of Australian composer Brett Dean's Hamlet, conducted by Nicholas Carter, will make its Australian debut in March, with an exclusive season at the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

The production was hailed as “the operatic event of the year” by the UK's Sunday Times.

Short and Sweet and Universal.

As the “Biggest Little Play Festival” in the world enters its second week on the Gold Coast, Coral Drouyn examines a theatrical phenomenon.

Somewhere in the world, even as I write, another Short and Sweet Festival is in preparation, or in full flight, or winding up. The phenomenon that started in Sydney in 2002 as the brain child of Mark Cleary is now a bonafide international festival and YES, there are people who follow Short and Sweet around the world (what a brilliant excuse for a looong holiday).

High Fidelity at Hayes Announces Cast

You know Rob Gordon. We all know Rob Gordon. He’s the kind of guy who can drip with self-loathing yet somehow still feel righteously superior to everyone around him. The kind of guy who can tell you why your favourite album isn’t as good as the one they released juuust before it. The kind of guy who owns a collection of rare vinyl he calls “the motherlode” and a failing record store he calls “the last real record store on earth” — both unironically.