News and Features

Aussie musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is off on a national tour, starting in Melbourne ...
The Magical Touch of Alan Menken's Music
The opening of the musical Aladdin at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne brought...
The Magic of Circus.
With Circus of Illusion playing on the Gold Goast, Coral Drouyn looks at how a local...
Jimmy Webb on Tour
Coral Drouyn is excited about the arrival of one of the world’s greatest...

Latest Reviews

This is a marvelous tribute to Roald Dahl, and in particular his extraordinary, inventive and...
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
This is vital theatre - the type that demands you think and feel at the same time. ...
Mr Stink
Mr Stink is a multi-layered play in a single-story context, and for an hour’s...
Alice In Wonderland
Set against a lush background of raintrees and tropical rainforest, this production of...

The Show Business Directory

Books Scripts Recordings »

Dahlesque - On Disc
Elise McCann – the award-winning Miss Honey from the...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Chorus Sets From Opera Australia
Opera Australia is auctioning entire chorus sets of...

Finding a Show »

New Releases: We Will Rock You and Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Community theatres in Australia and New Zealand will be the...

Other Goods and Services »

Turandot’s Grandest Stage
It was the biggest show in Sydney since the Olympics. The...

Production Team and Crew »

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

Sound and Light »

New Theatrelight LED Shines
Theatrelight NZ’s new F500 LED Fresnel is proving a...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

NIDA June 2017 Production Season
Sharpen your senses and prepare yourself for the National...

Venues »

Concept Plans for the Redevelopment of Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide Unveiled
The concept plans for the redeveloped of Her Majesty’...

Stage Briefs

Producer John Frost has announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Joining...
The Wizard of Oz is returning for an Australian tour later this year, starring Anthony Warlow as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, Lucy Durack as Glinda the Good Witch and Jemma Rix as The Wicked Witch of the West. But who will wear the ruby slippers...
Music Theatre Melbourne has announced the full cast for its new concert production of Australian rock musical PARIS, which pays homage to one of Australia’s great performers, Jon English. John Waters (Ulysses), Ben Mingay (Achilles), The...

Community Theatre

Together with the songs and sound of the Bee Gees, John Travolta’s unforgettable characterisation of Tony Manero ensured huge success for the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever and had the whole world disco dancing. It has also been a huge hit...
If Elphaba and Galinda didn’t defy gravity at your local musical theatre company in 2016, they’re more than likely to land in your part of Oz in 2017, with Wicked set to be the most performed musical on the Community Theatre circuit....
Evergreen entertainer Ron Pidcock has enjoyed an illustrious career on stage in a multitude of well-received roles; and off, as a Committee Member and two terms as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria President. Gilbert & Sullivan Opera’s...

Stage Heritage and History

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...
In the late Nineteenth Century the Wild West proved a sensation for Australian and New Zealand theatre audiences. In those days respect for indigenous people and animal rights were not a consideration. Jenny Fewster from AusStage reports. On the 8th...
John Bell’s direction of Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest in 2015 is a fitting farewell to just one part of his life, and the symbolism of a man who has created magic, abandoning his island for a new life in retirement is lost on no-one....

Schools on Stage

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz. Book; John Michael Tebelak. Elizabeth College, Hobart. Director: Justan Wagner. Choreographer: Rebecca Wilson. Musical Director: Les Johnston. Vocal Director: Jennie McDonald. 2 – 10 June, 2017 A...
Young Australian performers will collaborate with New York City theatre professionals on new student edition of Newsies. A cast of 40 young Australians will take part in an exciting week-long pilot of Newsies JR., a new student version of the...
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music: Marc Shaiman, Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman. Directed by Darren Sangwell. Rosny College Performing Arts. Rosny College, Hobart. 17 – 27 May 2017 As a full-on, energy-charged...