Amadeus Launches Opera House 50th Anniversary Program

Acclaimed Welsh actor and producer Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga, Frost/Nixon, The Queen, Tron: Legacy, Masters of Sex, Good Omens, Amadeus) will star as Salieri in a new production of Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy Award®-winning masterpiece Amadeus.  Portraying the artistic rivalry of two great classical composers – Salieri and Mozart – the show is the first event to be announced as part of the Opera House’s year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, supported by the NSW Gover

2022 Green Room Awards Recipients

The 2022 Green Room Awards, showcasing the diverse talent in Melbourne’s theatre community have been announced.




Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back presented by Pietagogetter as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival  


Michelle Brasier for Average Bear by Michelle Brasier presented by Century as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival 

BEST VARIETY SHOW [Joint Recipients]

Australian Stars Announced for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tim Lawson in association with Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group have announced that Euan Fistrovic Doidge will star as Joseph, and Paulini as The Narrator, in the new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Out of the Desert

A landmark Australian production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens in Queensland this month. Coral Drouyn talks to the creative forces driving the new production which will preview at Star Casino, Gold Coast from 16th July and open on July 21st.

The Ajoona Guest House

In December 2021, Stephen House’s The Ajoona Guest House took off at The Bakehouse Theatre in Adelaide. Stage Whispers reviewed it, and we praised the production. “A compelling hour in the theatre… see this master storyteller in his element.” We asked Stephen about where the show goes now, as we hear it is about to travel.

Stage Whispers: The response to The Ajoona Guest House has been incredibly positive. What do you think this is due to?

A Fairy Tale For All Time

With Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella opening in Melbourne, ahead of its national tour, Coral Drouyn explores the history of the show and talks to its two young stars.

We all grow up with fairy tales but most of us think they are “uncool” at around the same time that we discover that Santa Claus is just our parents stringing us along, and that they actually bought our Christmas presents themselves!

Final Hairspray Cast Members Announced

The final cast members have been unveiled for the Australian premiere of the original Tony Award winning Broadway production of Hairspray, which is set to open at the Regent Theatre in August.  

Come From Away – Again.

With the world acclaimed musical about to resume its national tour, Coral Drouyn talks with Kat Harrison, cast member, about the gift that keeps giving.

We go to the theatre largely to be entertained, especially by musicals. Rarely does a show stay with us, in heart and mind, for weeks, months, even years after our “night out”. But occasionally a show comes along that is life-changing without us even realising it, whether we are in the audience or the cast.

The Mousetrap Set for Theatre Royal Sydney

To celebrate its Platinum (70th) jubilee this year the world’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, is coming to Australia. Opening at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in October, it will be directed by Robyn Nevin and produced by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia. This West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time … case closed!

Tony Awards 2022

  Best Play

The Lehman Trilogy  

Best Musical

A Strange Loop   (Pictured above)  

Best Revival of a Musical


Best Revival of a Play

Take Me Out  

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