News and Features

The Fabulous Singlettes are performing their spectacular Christmas Show at the Memo Music Hall, St...
Billy Elliot Adult Cast Announced
Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, ...
2018 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations
Nominations have been announced for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2018, which will be...
Mitchell Butel New Artistic Director of STCSA
State Theatre Company South Australia has announced Mitchell Butel as its new Artistic...

Latest Reviews

A mix of nostalgia, satire and physical comedy make up this warm and engaging ‘Christmas...
A Christmas Carol
Dickensian London is brought vibrantly to life in Shake and Stir’s clever and...
The Madness of George III
Alan Bennett’s 1991 part history lesson, part comedy is a curious beast that may...
Rent
Like West Side Story and its original inspiration, Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent...

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

Costumes, Props and Sets »

West Side Harbour Design
In 2019, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will bring New York...

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

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Open Day for Stage ‘Aladdin’s Cave’
Sydney based scenic supplies company Yeo Creative Solutions...

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

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Keeping The Lights On
Melbourne company Clearlight Shows has bought ‘...

Theatre Companies »

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

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Vivid Students
Courses at Design Centre Enmore have recently seen students...

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Content, Construction and Community
What the next 12 months holds for Western Sydney’s...

Stage Briefs

Josh McElroy is portraying Ned in the NSW premiere of Ned – A New Australian Musical at the New Theatre from Dec 18 until 22. The musical by Adam Lyon, Anna Lyon and Mark McIntyre was first staged in Bendigo in 2015, where it opened...
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical School of Rock has announced Brisbane and Sydney seasons for 2019. Worldwide Executive Producer, Madeleine Lloyd Webber and producer GWB Entertainment, have announced that following the Melbourne season at...
Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre returns to the Sydney stage in January 2019, with their first full production since 2017, Herringbone - A Vaudevillian Ghost Story by Tom Cone, Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh, in association with KXT and...

Community Theatre

David Spicer reports. MLOC Productions was awarded the “Bruce Award” for outstanding musical of 2018 by the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria. The company’s season of Spring Awakening picked up five awards including Best...
Lane Cove Theatre Company’s annual children’s production delves deep into the whimsical, magical world of Dr Seuss – and pulls a cat out of a hat during November 2018. Seussical Jr is the award-winning hit Broadway show that...
Cowra Musical and Dramatic Societya collection of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang set and prop items for sale following the Society's recent production. Most of the props, including the car, were built by Lithgow Musical Society for their 2016...

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

Book by Joseph Stein. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Moriah College. October 21 – November 1, 2018. Think less of a high school putting on a musical and think more of the school spectacular. To celebrate its 75th ...
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...