News and Features

StageArt is presenting the musical Nine, based on the Fellini film 8 ½, at...
Frank Ford’s Legacy to South Australian Arts
Adelaide’s founding father of Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Adelaide Fringe,...
Charlies for Sydney's Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket has been found and he has a Golden Ticket! Producers John Frost,...
Victorian Opera Season 2019
From an operatic holy grail to madcap romances and journeys to the fantastical...

Latest Reviews

When the lights go up on this new Australian musical, there’s a sense of maturity - Sydney...
Frogman
With a solid gripping story that is not too long,  and finely tuned treatment and...
Madiba the Musical
It is difficult to know where to start even when only writing a review of this momentous...
Singin’ In The Rain
Blackout makes a big welcome splash with this joyful and entertaining production. The...

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Renée Fleming - ‘Broadway’
Following her Tony-nominated performance in Carousel,...

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Fancy Dress Shop For Sale
The Toowoomba Fancy Dress Shop, established in its current...

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Choosing a Show: New Releases
Music Theatre International Australasia Chitty Chitty Bang...

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Dressing the Stage
Yeo Creative Solutions offers one of one of the largest...

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We Will Rock You Rocks
We Will Rock You has blasted off around Australia. Three...

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The Wonder of Gobos
Patterns and images called gobos are often used to create...

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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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Queensland Con’s Disney Princess
Queensland Conservatorium musical theatre graduate Shubshri...

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New Theatre to Deliver More Performing Arts for Queenslanders
The Palaszczuk Government will deliver a new $150 million...

Stage Briefs

The Bondi Theatre Company cast of the Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert have had a close encounter with the Australian cooking legend, who is the subject of their production from October 12 – 27. The musical is based on the biography of...
In 2015 when Ethan Hall sang “Advance Australia Fair” at an Adelaide Bite Baseball game at 7 years of age with the "hiccups", the video clip went viral overnight, resulting in media interviews, both national and international....
Truth is stranger than fiction. From the producer who brought you Cry-Baby, High Fidelity and Rent, Lauren Peters, comes the musical Catch Me If You Can. Based on the biographical hit film of the same name, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom...

Community Theatre

It’s 80’s cabaret time in Mosman in October / November 2018, with Mosman Musical Society’s latest production, Simply the Best, at Mosman Art Gallery, featuring a collection of 80’s hits. The society’s cabaret format has...
Most Christmas stories are about good cheer and celebration but we all know there is often another side – isolation, depression and despair. Silent Night, Lonely Night by Robert Anderson is a bittersweet comedy of longing and love. At a rural...
Shire Music Theatre presents the musical version of Miracle on 34th Street, based on the movie of the same name, at the Sutherland School Of Arts during October 2018. The musical, originally performed on Broadway as Here’s Love, features a...

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

Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof from 21 October to 1 November, 2018 – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more...
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Mercedes College. Directed by Kathleen Cocks. The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, WA. 27-29 July, 2018 Mercedes College’s production of The Addams Family was a lavish...
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin, Book Heather Hach.Scotch College, Torrens Park (SA). 27 July to 4 August, 2018. Legally Blonde is a musical with a book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel and...