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Life Without Theatre

With theatres closed for months on end, artists and audience members alike have been left with a creative void in their lives. Despite the disappointments of 2020, Simon Parris has been inspired by the way theatre practitioners have maintained their morale.

Prolific Geelong theatre company CentreStage was set to open an ambitious new production of West Side Story, its run of 11 performances already 90% sold out, when the COVID-19 lockdown hit.

State Theatre Company South Australia Season 2021

A boisterous, topical and entertaining year of theatre is promised in the 2021 by the State Theatre Company South Australia.

Featuring a new commission from South Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer and the Australian premiere of an international hit, the season invites audiences to reflect on the power of community and the possibility of positive change.

Launching the season at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 29, Artistic Director Mitchell Butel says the 2021 season examines who we were, who we are and who we hope to be.

Ensemble Theatre 2021 Season

7 Plays / 3 Cabaret Events / 5 Australian Plays / 4 Brand New Works

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020 Program Launched

In the year of the impossible, Melbourne Fringe Festival will deliver a festival full of weird, wonderful, thought-provoking and boundary-pushing art.

Premiere Season of Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live

Magic Mike Live will have its Australian Premiere in Sydney from Thursday 17 December at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.  This Premiere season will be the first production around the world to return to the stage after international lockdown. 

New Seats On Sale Friday 23 October.

Moulin Rouge! Scores 14 Tony Nominations

In a landmark moment for Australian theatrical producers Global Creatures, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards which were announced overnight in New York. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 Australian film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the first Australian-produced musical to originate on Broadway.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical received 14 nominations across 13 categories:

·       Best Musical

Hamilton Australian Cast EXCLUSIVE Speculation

With just five months until the musical blockbuster Hamilton opens in Australia, Stage Whispers correspondent David Spicer is sticking his neck out to take “one shot” at predicting who might be in the cast.

Click here for the actual casting announcement.

Trevor Ashley Returns as Liza in Ring Them Bells!

Sydneysiders are promised a Christmas treat when Trevor Ashley returns to the stage at Paddo RSL, performing Ring Them Bells! A Very Liza Xmas for 3 shows only on Sunday 29 November, Sunday 6 & Sunday 13 December, 2020.  

Pippin Cast

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their cast for the hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star from 24 November 2020.

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