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An all-female version of an Australian classic, the return of a hit comedy and a Cabaret Festival...
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...
Melbourne Theatre Company Season 2019
Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO has revealed MTC...

Latest Reviews

The sting in this mad buffoonery from Italy’s Dario Fo is that all of it had just happened....
Luna Gale
Luna Gale is the impressive name of the baby brought to an Iowan hospital by her...
Strictly Ballroom
The world of ballroom dancing has never been more accurately or lovingly portrayed as in...
#VAL: a glittery ode to queer men and their mums
Australia’s John O’Hara has a strong following Downstairs at the Maj, as this...

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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...

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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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

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...
Applications are now open for the $20,000, Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2018. Such financial support for playwrighting is one of the richest in Australia. The Playwrights Award is for the development of a play or other approved performing arts...

Community Theatre

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...
Nancye Hayes, Wayne Scott Kermond and Geraldine Turner are three of the star speakers at the 11th Stagecraft community theatre conference, to be held at NIDA on September 22 and 23, 2018. The Association of Community - an umbrella organisation for...

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...