News and Features

For the last 10 weeks, The Little Red Company has been surviving and thriving in these crazy times...
The Reservoir Room - New Virtual Venue
Award-winning Australian entertainer Catherine Alcorn has not been idle during the COVID-...
Lights Up On The Arts Returns
After a positive response to their first online concert, Joshua Robson Productions and...
Human Nature, Christie Whelan Browne and Rohan Browne, and Courtney Act for Big Night In Episode 5
Australian pop icons and ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Human Nature, drag performer...

Latest Reviews

When Bombshell In Concert aired last Wednesday it was manna from heaven for musical theatre geeks...
Noah, Moses and Jonah
At the start of the Covid-19 lockdown I received many excited messages from friends...
The Sound of Music Live!
When NBC aired The Sound of Music Live!, on Thursday December 5th 2013, itwas the first...
Begotten: the radio play
Imagine being able to go back in time and have a conversation with your grandmother or...

The Show Business Directory

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My Brilliant Career Musical - Original Cast Recording
The original cast recording of new musical My Brilliant...

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Making Your Own Costume Shine
Tanya Szulc from Shine Trimmings & Fabrics says making...

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Choosing a School Play or Musical
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The Art of Publicity
Sydney Publicist Geoff Sirmai provides his top ten tips for...

Production Team and Crew »

How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?
Why are women directors in film and theatre still in a...

Sound and Light »

Microphones in the Pit
Arty Jones from Factory Sound dives into the orchestra pit...

Theatre Companies »

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

Training »

TAFE Queensland Acting – A Community of Practice
TAFE Queensland has proudly partnered with the University...

Venues »

Adelaide's World of Stages
When we consider theatrical venues the first image that...

Stage Briefs

The Monologue-athon: The Ultimate Actor Challenge, in association with Mashed Theatre Inc. (MTi) is a 24-hour, livestreamed, interactive event being held on the 30 May 2020. They’re engaging a multitude of actors across the...
Stay home and hear your favourite musical theatre tunes with Helpmann award- winner Luke Joslin and friends! Following the announcement of Riverside Theatres Digital, Riverside Theatres have announced the first concert in the brand new series of...
The NSW Government has announced a $50 million rescue and restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations to ensure the sector continues to make an important contribution to the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rescue...

Community Theatre

Theatres and concert venues may be closed but the maxim “the show must go on” means the 2019 Canberra Area Theatre Awards have still been announced. Instead of a gala night the coveted ‘gongs’ were handed out in a pre-...
Big stars are returning to New Zealand to feature in major pro-am productions of musical theatre blockbusters. David Spicer reports. In 2019 over 150,000 people attended 19 local musicals staged on sets which were toured around the country by the NZ...
In Melbourne and Sydney, community theatres are custodians of historic venues which give audiences a unique experience. Our correspondents Simon Parris and Carol Wimmer describe what it’s like to attend a performance at the Lilydale Athenaeum...

Stage Heritage and History

David Williamson - Australia’s most prolific and successful playwright - is calling an end to his remarkable career of 50 years. Martin Portus reviews his legacy. Note: This article was originally written for the March / April 2020 edition of...
There was a time when imported stars always scored the leading roles in musicals staged in Australia. Leading lady legends Nancye Hayes, Toni Lamond and Jill Perryman, and dancer Kevan Johnston led the charge to showcase local talent. Peter Eyers...
Dr Rodney Seaborn dedicated himself to the development of Sydney theatre 33 years ago by establishing a philanthropic foundation to restore Sydney theatres, support the creators of new productions and to collect and preserve cultural heritage. He...

Schools on Stage

Make A Scene is a theatre arts education company specialising in Commedia dell’Arte - the stylised Italian comedy of the 16th century.They deliver fun, interactive theatre performances and workshops to schools around the country and in...
Hello everyone and welcome to my new adventure!  A column in this wonderful little publication. I am beyond excited. My name is Esmerelda Patrice and I am a teacher in WA. Last year, I was asked to teach a drama class and so I took on the idea...
With their live theatrical productions disrupted by COVID-19, shake & stir theatre company is now reaching out to schools with Shake & Stir Virtual SW: Tell us about Shake & Stir Virtual. What exactly is it? S & S: Shake...