News and Features

Earlier in September the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to search for...
State Theatre Company SA Season 2019
An all-female version of an Australian classic, the return of a hit comedy and a Cabaret...
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta Season 2019
Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP) has announced its Season 2019,...
Sydney Theatre Company 2019 Season
Sydney Theatre Company has unveiled its 2019 Season – Kip Williams’ second as...

Latest Reviews

Just as Eva Peron was a deeply polarising political figure, so too is the latest...
Spamalot - Schools Edition
Platinum Entertainment and Perth Youth Theatre present the Schools Edition of Spamalot,...
Outside Mullingar
Set in the recent past on two rural properties in county Westmeath, Ireland, John Patrick...
Communicating Doors
Staging a play that involves a hotel room in a 40-year time warp is obviously no problem...

The Show Business Directory

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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

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...
The smash hit musical RENT is coming to Melbourne! To be staged at Chapel off Chapel from Nov 29 – Dec 8 for a strictly limited season. Join the waitlist to receive exclusive ticket discounts. www.rentmusical.com.au With an inspirational...

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...