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In 2020 Griffin Theatre Company celebrates the 50th birthday of the Stables Theatre and presents a...
Malthouse Theatre Season 2020
From the backstreets of Melbourne’s northern suburbs to the depths of Antarctica, a...
Opera Australia and John Frost to Present Two Classic Musicals in 2020
Following their successful collaboration with Evita, My Fair Lady, The...
Jekyll & Hyde Cast Announced
A star-studded cast including some of Australia’s most celebrated Opera,...

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A Deal is an eye-opening topical provocation, full of laughs and insights into the virtues or...
Princess Ida
Princess Ida was the eighth collaboration between those giants of the operetta Arthur...
Belfast Girls
Ireland has trauma etched into its landscape. You can barely move without stumbling over...
Rookery Nook
Ben Travers’ Rookery Nook is one of the great ‘Aldwych’ farces, and has...

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WAAPA Open Day 2019
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Stage Briefs

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock is headed to Adelaide Festival Centre.    School of Rock will premiere at the Festival Theatre in March 2020 with a...
Australian Plays is the latest arts organisation left reeling after being told  it will no longer receive critical organisational funding from the federal government through its funding body, the Australia Council for the Arts from 2021. Of the...
Original Tap Dog member, Darren Disney, believes in “passing it on.” Owner and dance instructor at D3 Dance Studio at Wyong, Darren teaches up to 200 dance students each week but makes special time available for young up-and-comers who...

Community Theatre

Rockdale Musical Society’s production of Kinky Boots, thehuge-hearted, high-heeled musical will be playing at Rockdale Town Hall from 6 September 2019 for 8 performances only, rounding out their 80th year celebrations. With a book by...
The Australian premiere of Stargazers is being presented from August 16 - 31 by Brighton Theatre Company in Melbourne. A romantic, comedic script mixed with a touch of sci fi, it’s a look at how universal loneliness can be, and how sometimes...
To a wedding, followed by a funeral.  Sounds like a tragedy.  But no.  Celebration, the September 2019 production by the Stirling Players (SA), is definitely a comedy.    "It will be a heap of fun," according...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
From prisoners to footballers, from gay men in Broome to Muslims in hijabs, Alana Valentine shines a spotlight on communities shattered by flood, train wreck, abuse and injustice. Martin Portus explores Valentine’s forensic approach to...
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...

Schools on Stage

The Heights School Players (SA). Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove. August 16-18, 2019 “The course of true love never did run smooth.” One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream....
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text byAlain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional Material by James Fenton. Adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Scotch College, Torrens Park, SA. July 26...
By Lionel Bart. Directed by Beth Parkinson. Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, WA. July 20-27, 2019 Mazenod College’s production of Oliver! might almost be described as "Oliver! - The Arena Spectacular". Performed in the round, in...