Stage Briefs

Tony Awards 2024

The Outsiders has taken out the Tony Award for Best Musical pipping SUFFS which took out Best Score and Best Book.

The result came despite The Outsiders receiving lukewarm reviews, described by The New York Times as a compelling if imperfect musical and The Guardian as competent but forgettable.

The Boy From Oz in Melbourne

Prolific independent musical theatre company Theatrical is excited to present The Boy From Oz, playing for a limited season at National Theatre Melbourne from 6-21 July.

Starring in the musical is acclaimed Peter Allen tribute artist Matthew Hadgcraft, who has been performing his own Peter Allen show across Australia since 2015. 

In the Heights at Sydney Opera House in July

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ground-breaking debut musical In the Heights arrives at the Sydney Opera House for a strictly limited six-week season from 20 July to 25 August, 2024. 

Jurassic World by Brickman®

Great entertainment for children and grown-ups in Brisbane.

An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making. Get ready for an immersive adventure like no other as Ryan 'Brickman' McNaught re-imagines Jurassic World, the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, in the largest LEGO® brick exhibition in Australia.

WICKED Announces Brisbane Season

Rejoycify! The producers of the Broadway blockbuster WICKED have announced that the musical phenomenon will fly into the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in September this year. Waitlist now to be first in line to buy tickets for the Brisbane season at when tickets go on pre-sale next week. Tickets for the general public are on sale from 22 March.

A Taste of Ireland

A Taste of Ireland will kick off its national tour at The Palms at Crown Melbourne on St Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March 2024.

Adelaide Festival 2024 Review Round-Up

Our reviewers have been out and around at the 2024 Adelaide Festival. Click on the images or show titles below to read more about the show of your choice.

Top image: Baleen Moondjan. Photographer: Roy VanDerVegt


Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review Round-Up

Below are a series of links to the Adelaide Fringe shows we have reviewed. Please click on the image or the title of the production you would like to read about.

Top image: An Attempt to Lose Time.



The Ark


SIX The Musical Is Back in 2024

SIX The Musical returns to Australia in 2024, playing at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from August, Theatre Royal Sydney from October and at QPAC’s Playhouse in Brisbane from January 2025. 

“SIX is truly a global phenomenon and the record-breaking Australian production enjoyed rapturous acclaim by both critics and audiences alike, said producer Louise Withers.

Candide in Concert Collaboration in Adelaide.

In May 2024, South Australia’s flagship theatre and opera companies will come together for the first time in more than a decade. State Theatre Company South Australia and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present a concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s beloved comic operetta and existential vaudeville, Candide.