News and Features

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of...
Play Breaks Silence On Youth Suicide
Every 41 seconds someone in the world must begin to face the reality that a loved one has...
Beauty is Immortal
Coral Drouyn looks at the magic that is Shen Yun. It’s strange to think that China...
Mamma Mia! - Thank You For The Music
The hit musical is back in Australia for a national tour, just months before a movie...

Latest Reviews

It’s been four years almost to the day since we did the “Time Warp” in Brisbane...
The Wider Earth
Queensland Theatre and the Dead Puppet Society have created a luminous boys’ own...
Toyer
Toyer - n. 1. One who toys; one who is full of trifling tricks. The Toyer in Gardner...
Seize the Day
Pelican Productions have been hosting the Music Theatre Camp for the past 14 years, an...

The Show Business Directory

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Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Original Cast Recording Out Now
Global Creatures and Sony Music Australia ...

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Brian Thomson: A Master of Design
From the original production of The Rocky Horror Show,...

Finding a Show »

Theatre Restaurant
Queensland writer Judith Prior has been delighting...

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Useful Apps For Theatre Groups
Daniel Pepperell from Music Theatre New Zealand has the...

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Director’s Diary: The Who’s Tommy
Jessica Lovelace directed Tommy for the Blue Mountains...

Sound and Light »

Dazzling Club Lights
Souths Juniors’ Leagues Club was rocking to Hot...

Theatre Companies »

Theatres In The Middle Of Nowhere
Thespians are flying the flag in the most remote parts of...

Training »

The Accidental Performer
Rob Walters is a cast member of Chicago production of...

Venues »

Australia’s Best Suburban Theatre
It’s on the same stretch of water as the Sydney Opera...

Stage Briefs

Birdie Productions are working alongside writer Jonathon Holmes on the return season of his new Australian musical Three in the Bed. The musical’s return season will be from the 11th- 26th January 2018 at the New Theatre in Newtown. After a...
The Managing Director of the Gordon Frost Organisation - John Frost - says his company must do better on preventing bullying and harassment in the future. Here is his statement. "I wish to address the media reports around the allegations by...
Australian musical Darlinghurst Nights takes place on the streets around Hayes Theatre Co.  Celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary, Hayes Theatre Co will present a new production from Helpmann Award-winning director Lee Lewis (The...

Community Theatre

The Guild Theatre kicks off 2018 with John Patrick’s comedy A Bad Year For Tomatoes. Myra Marlowe, a famed TV actress retreats from the pressures of her life in Hollywood to a quiet village in New England. For the next 12 months she plans to...
WHAT happens when your best friend dreams about your wife – on the night your wife has the exact same dream about him? It’s an idea explored in Marble, written by Irish playwright Marina Carr and directed by Rodney van Groningen, at...
After 66 years as one of Sydney’s longest running musical theatre companies, Chatswood Musical Society has changed its name to North Shore Theatre Company effective 1 January 2018. With 145 productions since 1951, Chatswood Musical Society has...

Stage Heritage and History

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”....
Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) latest free exhibition Puppet People: A Snapshot of Australian Puppetry is on view in the Centre’s Tony Gould Gallery untilthe end of January 2018. Beth Keehn reports. Not long ago...
It was only fifty years ago that Police would raid theatres to arrest and charge actors with obscenity. Jenny Fewster, the Project Manager for AusStage, recounts a time when ending up in jail was a performance risk. Artist Michael Gordon Brown...

Schools on Stage

Retired Performing Arts Teacher Carol Wimmer enjoyed the awe-inspiring extravaganza of music and movement, light and colour from the 2017 Schools Spectacular, showcasing the talent and diversity of the teachers and students from NSW public schools...
Mark McDowell from Yourshow Pty Ltd has some handy hints. Budgets for school musicals are usually set in stone, i.e. “the same as last year”. The bean counters will tell you the maximum you can spend and that is that. Some schools give...
Saturday 21st Oct, 2017 – Aotea Centre, Auckland. Saturday 28th Oct, 2017 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle. OzTheatrics and AMICI Trust, in collaboration with international partner iTheatrics and sponsor Music Theatre International,...