Circus Oz Folds Tent

The Board of Circus Oz has announced that it has taken the "devastating" decision to close the company founded more than 40 years ago because of "systematic issues holding back the company."

In statement released today the Board stated that  "After surviving the pandemic challenges and recently emerging with new artform support initiatives, audience engagement programs and launching 2022 shows, the Board acknowledges this is a devasting blow to the current teams of creatives, circus artists and employees."

Playwrights Recognised at 54th Annual AWGIE Awards

On December 7, 2021 the Australian Writers’ Guild will celebrate an outstanding field of Australian screen and stage writers at the 54th Annual AWGIE Awards.

Playwrights featured heavily in the 2021 winners’ list, taking out the top prizes, highlighting the immense contribution they make to our cultural landscape.

Ladies Take The Stage

Image: Ethel Merman in Gypsy

Musical theatre may be dominated by male writers, but the true stars of the genre are women. Coral Drouyn raises a glass for Broadway’s leading ladies.

Seymour Centre 2022 Season Part 1

Image: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Seymour Centre in Sydney has announced the first half of its 2022 season, featuring a world premiere, two Australian premieres, the premiere presentation of a revamped Broadway classic, and the return of a hit, sold-out show from its 2021 season.

A Chorus Line: Cast and Sydney Opera House Season Announced

Photo by Robert Catto.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced that its long-awaited new production of A Chorus Line will open at the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House on 11 February 2022, after premiering at Parramatta Riverside Theatre in January as part of the Sydney Festival.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical for Sydney

Global Creatures has announced that Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commence performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on 28 May 2022.

Tickets for the Sydney season go on sale to the general public on Thursday 16 December, with pre-sale tickets available to waitlist members from Monday 13 December.



A Rock Musical Reckoning

Jagged Little Pill to rock our stages with the music of Alanis Morissette

Times Are A-Changin’ for McCune and Dylan

Lisa McCune on her role in Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country

Sydney’s Theatre Royal Glitters Again

Vale Stephen Sondheim

The lights will dim on Broadway for the biggest writing star of all. Music theatre writer and composer Stephen Sondheim has passed away at the age of 91. To honour his extraordinary talent, we republish an article from Coral Drouyn from a concert Sondheim attended in Melbourne in 2012, during his last visit to Australia coinciding with a production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Griffin Theatre Company 2022 Season

Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 2022 season, with new works from Australian playwrights, along with two Australian plays making their Sydney premiere.

Griffin will also present several special events, including the return of the 2021 sell-out phenomenon Green Park as part of Sydney Festival (image above - photographer Sally Flegg).

Ensemble Theatre 2022 Season

Image: Brittanie Shipway in A Letter for Molly. Photographer: Richard Hedger.

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