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Sydney’s Hayes Theatre is famous for inventively producing musicals on its tiny Darlinghurst...
Is Musical Theatre Art
The first Australian Musical Theatre Festival was held in Launceston in May, and...
Blind Casting Furore
Theatre companies in Australia are coming under attack from overseas networks about the...
9 To 5 The Musical for Sydney
9 To 5 The Musical is coming to Australia next year. Dolly Parton today...

Latest Reviews

Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical is a hoot and a half. Well, for the first half at least...
John
John takes me back to a time when plays in three acts (and two intervals) lasted...
John Barrowman in Concert
Sometimes the stars align and a magical night ensues. John Barrowman’s exclusive...
The Nutcracker
Opening night was the 118th performance of Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker and there...

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How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
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Keeping Microphones Hidden
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80 Years of History for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild can boast many...

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Brisbane Academy’s Dorothy
The Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre is celebrating the...

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Stage Briefs

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock is headed to Adelaide Festival Centre.    School of Rock will premiere at the Festival Theatre in March 2020 with a...
Australian Plays is the latest arts organisation left reeling after being told  it will no longer receive critical organisational funding from the federal government through its funding body, the Australia Council for the Arts from 2021. Of the...
Original Tap Dog member, Darren Disney, believes in “passing it on.” Owner and dance instructor at D3 Dance Studio at Wyong, Darren teaches up to 200 dance students each week but makes special time available for young up-and-comers who...

Community Theatre

CLOC Musical Theatre’s upcoming production needs little introduction, other than saying just one word – ABBA. You can guess the rest. Mamma Mia! is a true phenomenon – seen in over 440 major cities in 6 continents, translated...
Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical Les Misérables returns to the Sutherland Entertainment Centre this September. Director (and Australian Musical Theatre royalty) Geraldine Turner OAM, says of Les Misérables, ...
A PLAYFUL reflection on fame, desire and loneliness from Noël Coward is ready to serve up the laughs at the Old Mill Theatre (WA) in September and October 2019. Directed by Barry Park, Present Laughter focuses on self-obsessed actor...

Stage Heritage and History

The good thing about searching the internet is you often come across clips from past musicals that you never knew existed. Frequently archival material surfaces from Broadway shows but it’s rare to find anything from an early Australian...
From prisoners to footballers, from gay men in Broome to Muslims in hijabs, Alana Valentine shines a spotlight on communities shattered by flood, train wreck, abuse and injustice. Martin Portus explores Valentine’s forensic approach to...
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...

Schools on Stage

The Heights School Players (SA). Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove. August 16-18, 2019 “The course of true love never did run smooth.” One of William Shakespeare’s most famous quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream....
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text byAlain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional Material by James Fenton. Adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Scotch College, Torrens Park, SA. July 26...
By Lionel Bart. Directed by Beth Parkinson. Mazenod College, Lesmurdie, WA. July 20-27, 2019 Mazenod College’s production of Oliver! might almost be described as "Oliver! - The Arena Spectacular". Performed in the round, in...