News and Features

A new digital performance space is launching this weekend (June 5-6). The Reservoir Room is the...
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 Kicks Off Online
Cabaret stars from across Australia and around the world will mark Adelaide Cabaret...
National Theatre At Home - Coriolanus - FREE Online
National Theatre At Home’s latest FREE online offering is the Donmar Warehouse...
Isolating Like A Rock Star or Musical Theatre Producer?
Oliver Alkhair from Brent Street Agency isn’t taking Iso laying down!  Natalie...

Latest Reviews

Jerome Kern famously said, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music, he is American...
Hairspray Live!
One of the best, if not the best, musical comedy of the past two decades, Hairspray Live...
Bombshell In Concert
When Bombshell In Concert aired last Wednesday it was manna from heaven for musical...
Noah, Moses and Jonah
At the start of the Covid-19 lockdown I received many excited messages from friends...

The Show Business Directory

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Stage to Page 2020
Me - Elton John (Pan Macmillan $22.00) Sex, drugs and rock...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Making Your Own Costume Shine
Tanya Szulc from Shine Trimmings & Fabrics says making...

Finding a Show »

Ukulele Musical Plucks Heartstrings
Playwright Jane Cafarella describes the moment she realised...

Other Goods and Services »

The Art of Publicity
Sydney Publicist Geoff Sirmai provides his top ten tips for...

Production Team and Crew »

How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
Why are women directors in film and theatre still in a...

Sound and Light »

Microphones in the Pit
Arty Jones from Factory Sound dives into the orchestra pit...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Arts Orgs Access-Orise With Online Disability Confidence Training
A new online workshop is helping arts and cultural...

Venues »

Adelaide's World of Stages
When we consider theatrical venues the first image that...

Stage Briefs

Live Performance Australia has developed a $345 million plan to help the live performance industry restart, rebuild and reopen for audiences following the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes capital investment in performing...
The University Theatre Ensemble presents Seeing Horrors 2 by Mark Roger, directed by Dominique Sweeney and presented by Charles Sturt University Third Year Acting Students.2020 Live Zoom Theatre.3rd - 6th June 2020  An online performance...
The Spooky Men – led by their ‘spookmeister’ Stephen Taberner – have burst the Covid choral barrier with a massive on-line community sing that boasts up to 500 singers of all ages and backgrounds - weekly and worldwide! The...

Community Theatre

The picturesque Stirling Community Theatre on Avenue Road has been nestled between the steamroller park and the kindy for over 130 years. The historic building is home to some of Adelaide’s most respected community performing arts groups,...
Music Theatre International, Australasia has tools for community theatres and schools to stay connected with their cast during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nikol McKail reports. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our usual way of doing things has been...
Theatres and concert venues may be closed but the maxim “the show must go on” means the 2019 Canberra Area Theatre Awards have still been announced. Instead of a gala night the coveted ‘gongs’ were handed out in a pre-...

Stage Heritage and History

David Williamson - Australia’s most prolific and successful playwright - is calling an end to his remarkable career of 50 years. Martin Portus reviews his legacy. Note: This article was originally written for the March / April 2020 edition of...
There was a time when imported stars always scored the leading roles in musicals staged in Australia. Leading lady legends Nancye Hayes, Toni Lamond and Jill Perryman, and dancer Kevan Johnston led the charge to showcase local talent. Peter Eyers...
Dr Rodney Seaborn dedicated himself to the development of Sydney theatre 33 years ago by establishing a philanthropic foundation to restore Sydney theatres, support the creators of new productions and to collect and preserve cultural heritage. He...

Schools on Stage

Make A Scene is a theatre arts education company specialising in Commedia dell’Arte - the stylised Italian comedy of the 16th century.They deliver fun, interactive theatre performances and workshops to schools around the country and in...
Hello everyone and welcome to my new adventure!  A column in this wonderful little publication. I am beyond excited. My name is Esmerelda Patrice and I am a teacher in WA. Last year, I was asked to teach a drama class and so I took on the idea...
With their live theatrical productions disrupted by COVID-19, shake & stir theatre company is now reaching out to schools with Shake & Stir Virtual SW: Tell us about Shake & Stir Virtual. What exactly is it? S & S: Shake...