News and Features

Opera Queensland Tours Premiere of Are You Lonesome Tonight

Opera Queensland Tours Premiere of Are You Lonesome Tonight

Beth Keehn caught up ...
Cast Announced for Merrily We Roll Along at Hayes Theatre

Cast Announced for Merrily We Roll Along at Hayes Theatre

Luckiest Productions and ...
STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2021 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2021 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION A Ger ...
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Latest Reviews

Dogs in the Schoolyard

Dogs in the Schoolyard

When independent performance company Assembly of Elephants ...
The Magnolia Tree

The Magnolia Tree

Playwright. director and co-founder of The Wolves Theatre Compan ...
The Summer of Our Lives

The Summer of Our Lives

It has been too long since Perth has had the pleasure of a ...
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The Show Business Directory

Books Scripts Recordings

In the Name of Theatre – The History, Culture and Voices of Amateur Theatre in Victoria by Cheryl Threadgold

In the Name of Theatre – The History, Culture and Voices of Amateur Theatre in Victoria by Cheryl Threadgold

In April 1932 when Geelong Repertory Theatre Company presented George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, little did they realize that 88 years later the theatre would still be going strong. In fact it’s the oldest amateur theatre company in Victoria. This is just one of the fascinating facts that emerge from Cheryl Threadgold’s assiduously researched ...
A Star On Her Door The Life and Career of June Bronhill (Wakefield Press)

A Star On Her Door The Life and Career of June Bronhill (Wakefield Press)

Book rev ...
Stage Whispers Books Rewards

Stage Whispers Books Rewards

Stage Whispers Magazine has expanded its on-line book ...
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Costumes, Props and Sets

Scenic Projections

Scenic Projections

Music Theatre International (MTI) and Broadway Media are set to ...
Scenic Studios

Scenic Studios

Scenic Studios was born from the JC Williamsons Theatres company an ...
Stiches in Time

Stiches in Time

Diane Crease from Sydney’s Bankstown Theatre Company reflect ...
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Finding a Show

A Post COVID-19 Musical

A Post COVID-19 Musical

The world's first musical set after ...
Musicals and Plays for Outdoors

Musicals and Plays for Outdoors

Rights holders recommend shows from their catalogu ...
Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding

Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding

A new release from David Spicer Productions i ...
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Other Goods and Services

Marketing Thoughts with ACMN’s Lyndell Pond

Marketing Thoughts with ACMN’s Lyndell Pond

Theatre Companies big and small wres ...
Digital Marketing Tools

Digital Marketing Tools

The pandemic has driven a stampede of eyeballs onto digita ...
Let's Put On A Show - 2021 Edition

Let's Put On A Show - 2021 Edition

Staging theatre outdoors and a guide to COVID-1 ...
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Production Team and Crew

New Directions

New Directions

Image: Dusty, directed by Jason Langley (Photographer: Jeff Busby).
How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?

How do Women Directors Get a Greater Share of the Chair?

Why are women directors i ...
Directors Diary: The Wizard of Oz

Directors Diary: The Wizard of Oz

Tim O’Connor is directing the mega arena p ...
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Sound and Light

Spotlight On NIDA

Spotlight On NIDA

Wun Zee was lighting designer of pool (no water), written b ...
Microphones in the Pit

Microphones in the Pit

Arty Jones from Factory Sound dives into the orchestra pit ...
Batteries, Maths and Landfill

Batteries, Maths and Landfill

Artie Jones from Factory Sound estimates that more t ...
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Theatre Companies

Cocooning, Nurturing, Exploring: Canberra’s The Street in the COVID-19 Era

Cocooning, Nurturing, Exploring: Canberra’s The Street in the COVID-19 Era

Cathy ...
The Spectacle That is Harvest Rain

The Spectacle That is Harvest Rain

What’s it like to be part of a cast of 60 ...
Venice Inspires Physical Theatre.

Venice Inspires Physical Theatre.

Stage Whispers chats to Rosa Campagnaro, the fou ...
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Training

Australia’s Top Cabaret Talent Get Together to Foster Emerging Performers

Australia’s Top Cabaret Talent Get Together to Foster Emerging Performers

The le ...
WAAPA Launches its 2021 Performance Program

WAAPA Launches its 2021 Performance Program

The Western Australian Academy of Perf ...
Step Into Your Spotlight

Step Into Your Spotlight

When COVID-19 hit, performer Alyssa Wilkins lost $40,000 ...
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Venues

Waiting in the Wings: Renewed and Refreshed Venues

Waiting in the Wings: Renewed and Refreshed Venues

Image: Concept image for Brisba ...
La Mama Rebuild Begins

La Mama Rebuild Begins

Powering on behind the scenes despite all of the chaos and ...
New Look Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide Unveiled

New Look Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide Unveiled

The new-look Her Majesty’ ...
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Stage Briefs

Queenie van de Zandt to Lead New Production of Next to Normal.

Queenie van de Zandt to Lead New Production of Next to Normal.

James Terry Collect ...
Australian Premiere of Head Over Heels at The Hayes

Australian Premiere of Head Over Heels at The Hayes

The team that produced the mus ...
Regional Town Comes to Life on Adelaide Stage in May

Regional Town Comes to Life on Adelaide Stage in May

Image: James Smith and A ...
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Community Theatre

Bankstown Theatre Company Present The King and I

Bankstown Theatre Company Present The King and I

After having to cancel their enti ...
Dark Irish Comedy at Castle Hill

Dark Irish Comedy at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players will present The Cripple of I ...
The Game’s Afoot at Cronulla

The Game’s Afoot at Cronulla

Arts Theatre Cronulla is presenting Ken Ludwig&rsqu ...
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Schools on Stage

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. B ...
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

By Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Linda ...
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and ...
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History

A Treasure Trove of Programmes

A Treasure Trove of Programmes

Theatre programmes have provided an invaluable hist ...
Politics and Broadway.

Politics and Broadway.

Image: Hamilton Australian cast. Photographer Daniel Boud. ...
Kate Mulvany’s Joy, Magic and Darkness

Kate Mulvany’s Joy, Magic and Darkness

Image: Kate Mulvany in The Literati& ...
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