Powerfully written, thought-provoking... Part thriller, part social-drama.

In September 2011, for the first time in its history, the Seymour Centre will produce a new Australian play from the ground up in partnership with Riverside Theatres and directed by Tim Jones, Artistic Director of the Seymour; the Australian premiere of Transparency, a bold new Australian play by Suzie Miller

Opera (and Musicals) for the Masses.

Opera Australia should have the largest audience in history in 2012 – announcing a series of blockbuster productions that will tour Australia.

Included are fireworks on the harbour, English translations of popular classics and a taste of Broadway.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (pictured) stars in the award-winning Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of South Pacific, that will run for four weeks at the Sydney Opera House before heading off on a national tour.

It’s the first season under the artistic leadership of Lyndon Terracini.

How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular to Premiere in Australia

In Melbourne this morning (March 7, 2012) Lucy Graham joined the media pack at Hisense Arena to meet the stars, ahead of the World Premiere of How to Train Your Dragon-Arena Spectacular.

After three months of rehearsals, Director Nigel Jamieson is ‘not getting too much sleep’, saying while the show is completely safe, there are so many interconnected computer cues, that the slightest glitch has the potential to bring the show undone.

Circle Mirror Transformation.

Annie Baker sets her critically acclaimed play Circle Mirror Transformation in an acting class to channel the uncertainty, curiosity and suffering of five ordinary people with a lot of emotional baggage. Directed by MTC Associate Director Aidan Fennessy, it opens on Friday 19 August 2011 at 7pm at the MTC Theatre, Lawler Studio.

Awful Theatre for Brisbane

If you enjoy theatre that is provocative, challenging and fiercely imaginative you’ll be right at home with The Black Lung’s I Feel Awful, set to hit the stage for Queensland Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival from August 31. I Feel Awful is a black comedy about adoration, betrayal, bad art and awful people.

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.

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