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Barrie Kosky's The Golden Cockerel for 2022 Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival announces the return of Australia’s celebrated international opera director Barrie Kosky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden CockerelThe opera will form the centrepiece of the 2022 Adelaide Festival.

Musicals – The Reel Deal!

Image: In The Heights

With a batch of blockbuster musicals being released as movies, Coral Drouyn looks between the sheets at the marriage of screen and stage.

Hibernation World Premiere for Adelaide

Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s large-scale futuristic drama Hibernation will have its world premiere at Dunstan Playhouse in August.

More Cancellation Carnage

Theatre Performer Trevor Ashley asked his facebook friends if they lost a gig today and was flooded with bad news.

"Lost 14 gigs so far….Absolutely stuffed and no chance of ‘assistance’."

The Phantom of the Opera Postponed to 2022

Opera Australia has announced the forced postponement of their production of The Phantom of the Opera that was scheduled to open at the Sydney Opera House in September and Arts Centre Melbourne in November.

The company has taken the difficult step to postpone both seasons due to the uncertainty created by the ongoing restrictions imposed by both the New South Wales and Victorian Governments because of the indefinite COVID-19 lockdowns. 

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: JULY / AUGUST 2021 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

Stars of Moulin Rouge

Des Flanagan, Alinta Chidzey and Simon Burke chat with David Spicer

Musicals: The Reel Deal

The marriage of screen and stage musicals ramps up

The Show Might Go On

Theatre’s bumpy Covid comeback

Back To A Chorus Line

After closing in previews in 2021, the hit musical is back

STC Reschedules Trans Love Story Triple X for 2022 Season

Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams has announced that Triple X – the semi-autobiographical trans love story by two-time Griffin Award-winning playwright and trans performer Glace Chase – will be rescheduled in the 2022 season

Brisbane Festival 2021 Launched

The winter sun beamed on Brisbane's South Bank as the Brisbane Festival team and a crowd of (masked and socially distanced) arts supporters enjoyed a sneak preview of entertainment to come, as Queensland's Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch and Brisbane's Deputy Mayor Cr Krista Adams joined Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina (pictured above) to officially launch the 2021 program at the BOQ Festival Garden, South Bank, Brisbane on July 14. Building on its role as a beacon of hope in 2020, the theme for Brisbane Festival 2021 is 'Brightly Brisbane'.