Stage Briefs

Frozen for Brisbane in February 2021

Disney’s Frozen will open in Brisbane in February 2022. 

The new production from the producers of AladdinThe Lion King and Mary Poppins opens at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC, following seasons in Sydney and Melbourne.

Seasons 2022

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Image: Touching The Void. Photographer: Jo Duck

Boomkak Panto to Reopen Belvoir.

Belvoir St Theatre is reopening with the world premiere of The Boomkak Panto, a ridiculously flamboyant and hilarious pantomime by award-winning actor Virginia Gay, from 20th November to 23rd December.

From the creative minds behind Calamity Jane comes a piece to reopen the theatre after 2021’s lockdown– a love letter to theatre, to community, to the resilience of our Little Aussie Towns™ – lo-fi, big-hearted, and Belvoir to the back teeth.

Darlo Reopens Its Doors With Fling Festival

On Thursday 28 October, Darlinghurst Theatre Company will fling open its doors and invite audiences back to its home at the Eternity Playhouse. Artistic Director Amylia Harris has assembled a jam-packed lineup for what she is calling a Fling Festival. “We’re all desperate to break up with lockdown and enjoy some non-committal spring fun,” she says. “Our community needs to find joy, but on its own terms. Everyone’s been told what to do for so long and now it’s time to curate our own post-lockdown experience. You be you!”

Adelaide Fringe 2022 - Winning Poster Design

The countdown to next year’s Adelaide Fringe is officially underway from today, with the unveiling of the 2022 Poster Design – awarded to the youngest ever winner and first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist in the festival’s 62-year history.

Titled A Whimsical World, the winning poster – designed by emerging 22-year-old Arabana and Kokatha visual artist Mali Isabel and revealed this morning at the APY Lands Gallery in Adelaide – incorporates dot design in a beautiful array of rainbow colours.

Audition Call for The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia is calling for Australia’s finest vocalists, actors and dancers to audition for its brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera, which will take place on the iconic overwater, outdoor stage at

The Wedding Singer: New Sydney Dates and Encore Melbourne Season

David Venn Enterprises has announced new opening dates for the feel-good ‘80s musical The Wedding Singer at Sydney’s State Theatre from 5 January, 2022, followed by an encore season at Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre from 27 January, with more cities to be announced.

The Wharf Revue Team Open a Can Of Worms

The Wharf Revue returns in its new annual iteration titled CAN OF WORMS, playing at The Seymour Centre from 23 November and produced by Soft Tread, the company that produced Jonathan Biggins’ The Gospel According to Paul.

SIX The Musical Returns to Sydney Opera House.

The Sydney Opera House has announced the return of SIX the Musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, bringing much-needed feel-good live performance back to the stage in line with the easing of restrictions in NSW.

Diana : The Musical Roasted by Critics

The Netflix pre-Broadway opening of Diana: The Musical is being roasted by critics. The musical was closed prior to opening in 2020 and is finally opening this November - but producers released a filmed version of the musical on October 1.

“A right royal debacle so bad you’ll hyperventilate,” wrote The Guardian