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The “Family” Man

Coral Drouyn talks to actor Michael Dalton just one week out from the opening of the Australian Premiere of Jimmie Chinn’s play A Different Way Home.

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow – World Premiere

A quarter of a century after Patrick White’s death the author’s prose undergoes additional creative process as Brink Productions unlocks the theatre in one of his short story texts, creating a brutally funny and profound new play. Lesley Reed reports.

How does one acknowledge, through a theatrical work, the 25th anniversary of the death of Australian writer and Nobel Prize recipient Patrick White?

After all, White’s works were essentially brilliant prose, not drama.

Jacka VC

A new rock and roll musical brings to life the incredible story of an Australian immortal - Victoria Cross recipient Albert Jacka. Jackson McInerney spoke to the director, writer and star William James Smith.

Sydney's Von Trapp Chiildren

Eighteen Sydney children are set bring the hills alive in The Sound of Music at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from December 2015.

Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian, John Frost and the Really Useful Group have announced the 18 children who have been cast in The Sound of Music. There will be three different casts alternating in the roles of the six youngest von Trapp children during the Sydney season.

The Australian Ballet: Season 2016

The Australian Ballet has announced its 2016 season, blending timeless classics and contemporary works, including the Australian premiere of the Nijinsky masterpiece, the return of much-loved classics Coppélia, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, and world premiere works by rising ballet stars.

Jenny with a Fringe on Top

With the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival upon us, there are too many choices for us to see all on offer…Coral Drouyn talks to Tegan Jones about the rising independent theatre company Boutique and their new play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow.

Ghost The Musical

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Queensland Theatre Company Season 2016

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) has revealed its Season 2016 featuring 10 productions, including the world premiere of The Wider Earth, a collaboration between QTC and Dead Puppet Society. From Molière and Shakespeare, to local stories from around the corner, international masterpieces and the Australian writing, QTC is set to celebrate ambition and achievement.

2015 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists Announced

The six finalists for the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment, an award recognising an exceptional, emerging musical theatre performer, have been announced. They are Blake Appelqvist (West Side Story, new VCA Graduate), Daniel Assetta (Cats, Wicked), Hilary Cole (Carrie, Dogfight), Georgina Hopson (Into The Woods, The Pirates of Penzance), Rob McDougall (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera) and Ashleigh Rubenach (Anything Goes, The Sound of Music).

Victorian Opera Season 2016

I attended the launch of the 2016 season for Victorian Opera, and it was very clear that this was no ordinary opera company. Being very careful not to emulate their predecessor, Victorian Opera is planning an innovative and challenging season.