A Star Venue for Cabaret Stars

Despite the venue starting out as a tin shed and having been known by multiple names since the 1920’s, Star Theatres has been an enduring and well-loved host to Adelaide entertainment in all its forms, even as the theatre complex dealt with arts funding cuts, potential closure and other trials. Under the auspices of its indomitable Director, Adelaide entertainment guru Malcolm Harslett, the venue is soon to stage the 2016 season of its own successful Cabaret festival, Cabaret under the Star. Lesley Reed reports. 

Queensland Ballet 2017 Season

Corporate partners, subscribers and friends were given a sneak preview when Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin launched their 2017 season on September 19 in the QPAC Concert Hall. Two live excerpts – the white Pas de deux from Swan Lake with Laura Hildago and Victor Estevez, and the Widow’s glog dance from La Fille mal gardee gave tantalising glimpse of the riches the 2017 season will bring.

Malthouse Theatre Season 2017

The 2017 Malthouse Theatre program promises an anarchic and ribald season of five new Australian plays, eight world premieres and a cohort of rebellious international guests including:a new adaptation of The Elephant Man by Tom Wright,
 Little Emperors by provocative Chinese theatre maker
 Wang Chong, Wild Bore by three of the most notorious women on the international comedy circuit, Zoe Coombs Maar, Adrienne Truscott and Ursula Martinez, Heart Is
 A Wasteland by Indigenous theatre company Brown Cab Productions, Revolt. She Said.

Griffin Theatre Company Season 2017

Despite funding cuts, Artistic Director Lee Lewis has announced a strong line–up for of Australian plays for 2017.

Immerse Yourself in Old Kings Cross

Sydney’s Kings Cross of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s springs back to life in an immersive cabaret event across four floors of infamous former brothel 'The Nevada' (now The World Bar) during September and October 2016. Executive Producer Olivia Ansell chats to Neil Litchfield.

Victorian Opera Season 2017

Victorian Opera has launched a season of fables, fairy tales and legends for 2017 - a season of rarely-heard gems, wonders of the 20th century and operatic masterpieces - from a fantastical history of the courtesan and concubine with Meow Meow, a charming puppet opera, to star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman together in a Bellini concert.

Indie Theatre 5pound Returns

Lovers of independent theatre in Melbourne all knew and loved The Owl and The Pussycat Theatre, a strange little shop adorned with tiles depicting Edward Lear’s poem, with a flat upstairs and a bar under the stairs. It was the home of 5pound theatre, a repertory company of five talented young artists, whose creative director, Jason Cavanagh, found the home while looking for a place to live.

Queensland Theatre Season 2017

In the inaugural season of Artistic Director Sam Strong, Queensland Theatre will present nine shows, opening with the encore of Ladies in Black and closing with Joanna Murray-Smith’s fiery adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman classic Scenes from a Marriage starring real-life power couple Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear.

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO has announced that Global Creatures will join forces with Sydney Theatre Company (STC) to produce the World Premiere of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical.

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical will play 6 November to 30 December, 2017, at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre, as part of STC’s 2017 season.

Sydney Theatre Company 2017 Season

Sydney Theatre Company has announced its 2017 season, with fifteen shows across four venues. A raft of new writing, including a musical version of one of Australia’s most iconic films, an Indigenous romantic comedy and an account of migrant life within Australia’s Thai community, sits alongside fresh explorations of landmark texts and recent international plays.

Speaking about the program, Interim Artistic Director Kip Williams said: