MTC Returns – Act 1 Program

After 10 and a half months off-stage, Melbourne Theatre Company will reopen on 29 January 2021 with Act 1 of its year in two acts, the return of its signature programs and the launch of MTC Digital Theatre. 

2021 Adelaide Festival Gives Life Support of the Best Kind

70 events, 10 world premieres, 14 Australian premieres, 18 events exclusive to Adelaide over 17 beautiful days and nights

The 2021 Adelaide Festival program, prepared over this past turbulent year under ever-changing circumstances, may just turn out to be one of the most necessary – and memorable.

Launched on Thursday 3 December at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the 36th Adelaide Festival offers a total of 70 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, film, food and visual arts.

RENT at Sydney Opera House - Full Cast

Tim Omaji, popularly known as Timomatic, and Robert Tripolino join previously announced cast Callum Francis (Kinky Boots) and Seann Miley Moore (UK X Factor) in the brand new Australian production of RENT. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Jonathan Larson’s multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning sensation will be coming to the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre from 27 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

Opera Queensland Under The Stars and Back in Theatres

Beth Keehn chats with Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director and CEO, Patrick Nolan, and reviews the 2021 season launch at Brisbane’s Riverstage on 28 November, 2020.

Shrek at QPAC First 100% Capacity Audience Musical

Media Release from the Office of the Queensland Minister for the Arts

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey are coming to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in the first major musical to open to a 100% capacity audience in Australia, without a special exemption required, since the onset of COVID-19.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said Shrek The Musical would boost tourism, local small business and jobs in the arts sector.

Magic to Do

Image: Matt Jenson, Gabrielle McClinton and Bayley Edmends. Photographer: David Hooley

Coral Drouyn is excited by the return of Pippin to our shores, talking to its creator Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) about the musical almost 50 years after its creation.

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ONCE To Tour In 2021

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has been awarded $605,562 through the Australian Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund for a 21-week tour of the musical ONCE in 2021.

Performers’ Union Releases Australia’s First Intimacy Guidelines for Stage & Screen with Industry-wide Support

This Media Release has been received from the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

Australia’s first Intimacy Guidelines for Stage and Screen will establish new processes for work involving nudity, intimacy, simulated sexual activity and sexual violence to ensure performers are prepared, supported and able to do their best and most daring work.

Why does diversity matter?

A response to Craig Donnell by Chris Fung