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The State Opera of South Australia’s 2019 season is the first program for the company by...
St Kilda Writers Centre Launches
A new centre for creative writers will launch in St Kilda on Sunday 30 September....
Mitchell Butel in Bernstein and Candide
As part of the international celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein...
2018 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists
Earlier in September the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to...

Latest Reviews

The title tells you what this 2015 one-act play is about.  We’ve got John, Paul, George...
Julie
Polly Stenham drops the ‘Miss’ from the title of Strindberg’s 1888...
Freefall
FreeFall was an experience that I never realised I wanted to experience again......
Uprising
Uprising is a double bill comprising Got to start somewhere by Patricia Cornelius and...

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Renée Fleming - ‘Broadway’
Following her Tony-nominated performance in Carousel,...

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Fancy Dress Shop For Sale
The Toowoomba Fancy Dress Shop, established in its current...

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Choosing a Show: New Releases
Music Theatre International Australasia Chitty Chitty Bang...

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Dressing the Stage
Yeo Creative Solutions offers one of one of the largest...

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We Will Rock You Rocks
We Will Rock You has blasted off around Australia. Three...

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The Wonder of Gobos
Patterns and images called gobos are often used to create...

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80 Years of History for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild can boast many...

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Queensland Con’s Disney Princess
Queensland Conservatorium musical theatre graduate Shubshri...

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New Theatre to Deliver More Performing Arts for Queenslanders
The Palaszczuk Government will deliver a new $150 million...

Stage Briefs

The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will be transformed into a vibrant Manhattan street corner during January 2019 for the Sydney return of In the Heights, Tony Award-winning musical from one of America’s most acclaimed writers and producers,...
Two musical theatre stars return to Canberra, their hometown, to headline the cast in the upcoming production of We Will Rock You – The Arena Spectacular. Toby Francis, who recently played the lead in the Kinky Boots has been cast as...
Click on the links below for detailed articles on theatre company seasons around Australia in 2019. NSW Ensemble Theatre Sydney Theatre Company Belvoir Griffin National Theatre of Parramatta     Victoria Malthouse Theatre Melbourne Theatre...

Community Theatre

TWO star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in Limelight Theatre’s September / October 2018 production, described as “the greatest love story ever told”. Directed by Peter Clark,...
The Hartwell Players, now in their 80th year, are still going strong as Melbourne's oldest community theatre company. Their September / October 2018 performance will be Realism, a backstage comedy of nerves, by Australian playwright Paul...
Surely one of the more outrageous comic geniuses, Mel Brooks proves just how zany he can really be with his hit musical version of the movie The Producers. Who would have thought that a musical with the song “Springtime for Hitler...

Stage Heritage and History

MARTIN PORTUS profiles LOUIS NOWRA,  the remarkable talent behind the Australian classic Cosi and much more. A writing career seemed unlikely for young Louis Nowra. Raised in a Housing Commission paddock suburb north of Melbourne without any...
Legendary Australian composer Peter Stannard died in March 2018, just months before a star-studded concert revival of Lola Montez, the musical he penned sixty years ago, is staged at Sydney’s Riverside Theatre. In his last interview Peter...
Jenny Fewster from Ausstage reports. In late 19th century Australia, theatre fires had become so common that one of the most popular medicines of the time was advertised under the somewhat misleading headline, “A Theatre on Fire”....

Schools on Stage

Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof from 21 October to 1 November, 2018 – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more...
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Mercedes College. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 27-29 July, 2018 Mercedes College’s production of The Addams Family was a lavish...
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin, Book Heather Hach.Scotch College, Torrens Park (SA). 27 July to 4 August, 2018. Legally Blonde is a musical with a book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel and...