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Musical Theatre star Michael Cormick talks to Coral Drouyn on joining the cast of Cabaret for its...
Of Cats, Books, Plays and Writing
Throwing Shade Theatre Company’s new production of Australian play Down an...
New Aussie Play, New Sydney Theatre Venue
Neveen Hanna and Michael Wood appear in the new Australian play The Future Seekers,...
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2017
Artistic directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect (pictured left), together with Adelaide...

Latest Reviews

The ‘three little words’ of the title are not, as you might think, those of the popular...
Love Me Slender
“Remember girls - not slim for today, not slim for tomorrow, but slim for life....
Strands
As I left the Bakery@1812 last night, I was surrounded by the silent wiping of tears from...
Cosi
Louis Nowra’s 1992 Cosi is set in a mental hospital in 1971, where, at the...

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Stage to Page 2016 with Peter Pinne
In each edition of Stage Whispers magazine, Peter Pinne...

Costumes, Props and Sets »

Costume Market Place
GMS Costumes www.gmscostumes.com The Gosford Musical...

Finding a Show »

Choosing a Show
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story The U.K. producers of...

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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 »

Sound Advice
Audiences are more demanding than ever to hear everything...

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

The musical Jersey Boys will open its Australian tour in September 2018 at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. This premiere season has been secured for Sydney by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. NSW...
The Adelaide Festival Board has announced respected arts leaders Rob Brookman and Torben Brookman will join the senior leadership team of the Adelaide Festival as Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director. The pair will...
Christie Whelan Browne will star in Vigil, an intimate one-woman musical theatrical encounter exploring life, death, love and honesty. After debuting at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Vigil, written by Steve Vizard, will make its...

Community Theatre

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....
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is the stage adaptation of the cult 80s classic film with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater(ranked among the top five in EW’s list of the “Greatest High School Movies of All Time”), created by the award-...
When Melbourne’s CLOC Musical Theatre was offered the opportunity to produce a new re‑imagined version of the beloved musical theatre classic Les Misérables for today’s audiences and for a whole new generation of...

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

The Kings School and Tara Anglican School. Original Concept and Adaptation by Michel Terzo and Diane Herron. Music and Lyrics by Fleetwood Mac. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Musical Arrangements by Melody Beck and...
Iona Presentation College. Directed by Matthew Aris. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 17-19 March, 2017 Iona Presentation College’s Cinderella was one of the first big school productions of the year. A lavish show with a big budget feel, this...
Stage Whispers is launching its 2017 School Performing Arts Resource Kit - SPARK - a free on-line magazine with a guide to putting on a show and attending school oriented productions.   Click here to read the 90 page magazine www....