The Sum of Us

How’s a guy supposed to find Mr. Right when his dad won’t stop trying to help?

Written by Australian playwright and Academy Award nominee David Stevens, The Sum of Us is a bitter-sweet comedy about the search for companionship and belonging. It explores the loving relationship between a widower, Harry, and his gay son, Jeff, as they embark on their individual searches to find the right partner.

New Musicals Australia New Shortlist For Development

Following a successful inaugural workshop season earlier this year, New Musicals Australia has announced the next round of works shortlisted for development in late 2011.

Wicked Closes in Australia on September 11

The multi-award winning smash-hit musical Wicked, which opened in Melbourne on Tuesday July 12, 2008 and has since enjoyed phenomenally successful seasons in Sydney, Brisbane and  Adelaide will have its final performance  in Perth at the Burswood Theatre on September 11. Over 1.5 million Australians have seen the production in its record breaking run.

Spicks and Speck- tacular – The Finale

Adam Hills, Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst will hit the road from November 15 with a national live tour to celebrate seven years of Spicks and Specks.

Back in 2007 Adam, Alan and Myf promised Australia that they would tour the greatest ever stage show loosely based on a music trivia show. The Spicks and Speck-tacular was born, and played to more than 200,000 fans....

Wayside Stories Become Reality Theatre

Sydney’s Wayside Chapel will be celebrating the move into its newly redeveloped building with a unique reality theatre show, Stories from the Wayside.

Belvoir Hit The Book of Everything for Adelaide

A hit at Belvoir in 2010, The Book of Everything plays a short Adelaide season prior to heading for Broadway.

The magical production The Book of Everything is told through the eyes of nine-year old Thomas, a little boy who dreams big and who is determined to make sense of his life and achieve his modest ambition - to be happy. Adelaide Festival Centre and Windmill Theatre will present Belvoir and Kim Carpenters’ Theatre of Image’s The Book of Everything at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 17 – 27 August.

The Divine Miss Bette Returns to Sydney

Trained by the man who discovered Bette Midler, Catherine Alcorn returns to Slide Bar, Darlinghurst (NSW) in The Divine Miss Bette for August and September shows.

After sold out shows in Melbourne and a recent performance with Mark Nadler at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Catherine Alcorn returns to Slide for on Fridays 12 August and 16 September.

flowerchildren World Premiere

Due to huge demand, there will be an additional performance of flowerchildren on Tuesday September 6, at 8pm.

Magnormos will present the world premiere of flowerchildren, the new musical about the turbulent private lives of The Mamas and Papas between their spectacular rise to fame in 1966 and their tragic demise only four years later, in 1970.

2011 Helpmann Awards

The 2011 Helpmann Awards, Australia’s equivalent to Broadway’s Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Awards, were presented at the Sydney Opera House on, August 1. Red carpet arrivals began at 7.30pm prior to televised the presentation ceremony which commenced at 8pm.


Melbourne. August 1, 2011. Live Performance Australia [LPA], the peak body for Australia’s live performance industry and presenter of this evening’s Helpmann Awards®, today released its Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey  2010, which shows record revenue growth for the sector.           

Chief Executive of Live Performance Australia (LPA), Evelyn Richardson said overall, revenue grew 22.6% to $1.3 billion, while attendances grew 13.5% to 17.2 million paid and unpaid tickets.

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