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Michael Brindley reports On a beautiful mild Melbourne day, over three hundred people –...
Curiouser and Curiouser
Coral Drouyn explores the Australian Ballet’s trip down the Rabbit Hole in Lewis...
Barnum: Full Cast Announced
The full cast has been announced for Barnum, which returns to Australia in an all-new...
Anthony Warlow and Gina Riley in Sweeney Todd
The pre-eminent leading man of Australian musical theatre, Anthony Warlow, will be joined...

Latest Reviews

Nakkiah Lui’s madcap satire begins with the promising premise of three well-educated,...
From Johnny to Jack
Perfectly pitched power-ballads combined with excellent storytelling in this fascinating...
Rouge
If you are looking for a show to shock the senses, then look no further than Highwire...
Eurydice
The story of Eurydice and her husband, Orpheus, is one of the most popular, influential,...

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Stage to Page 2018
Sense Of Occasion – Harold Prince (Applause $29....

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

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Mamma Mia! 2020
The next blockbuster musical on the community theatre...

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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...

Sound and Light »

We Will Rock You – A Lighting Designer’s Diary
Jason Bovaird from Moving Light Productions and Daniel Jow...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

Hot Tips on Resumes
APS Arts Administrator Julia Landberg shares some tips on...

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Classic Queensland Theatres
In third article in this series, Brisbane correspondent...

Stage Briefs

David Spicer reports. Music Theatre star Geraldine Turner has been heartbroken by the cancellation of a forthcoming season of Gypsy - which is the fifth time in her career that she has been cast in the lead role, in a production of the Stephen...
Harvest Rain CEO Tim O’Connor has announced that Simon Gallaher will play the role of The Wizard in The Wizard Of Oz - Arena Spectacular touring Australia in 2019 – 2020. Simon Gallaheris much-loved by audiences around Australia as a...
Opera Australia has revealed the full cast for its brand new Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of the iconic Broadway musical, West Side Story. Joining opera/musical crossover stars Julie Lea Goodwin and Alexander Lewis,the role of the fiery...

Community Theatre

The first production for Arts Theatre Cronulla for 2019 is A Bunch of Amateurs, a comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman packed with comic dialogue and plenty of twists and turns. Facing the loss of their community theatre, a local amateur dramatic...
Sydney’s Genesian Theatre has announced an all-female cast for its forthcoming tribute to the late playwright and lyricist, Nick Enright – Enright On The Night. Enright On The Night is devised by David Mitchell and Melvyn Morrow....
Australia’s oldest musical society is taking a journey down the Yellow Brick Road in September 2019. Rockdale Musical Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and kicking of a special season of festivities and shows with The...

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

You have probably seen Fame and watched Glee, but what is it really like attending a Performing Arts High School? Laura Banning and Lola Bond from the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School in inner city Sydney have the low down. How do you...
The Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2019 season is filled with stories of adventure, love, friendship, discovery and drama. The season takes audiences on a journey around Australia and the world via the very best new plays, reimaginings of beloved...
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 ...