Stage Briefs

Preachrs Productions Announce 2022 Adelaide Fringe Season

After a record breaking 2021 Fringe season and having the largest offering of any South Australian producer, Preachrs Productions have announced a 2022 line-up including comedy, theatre, cabaret, sideshow and music events!

2022 Adelaide Fringe Program and Ambassadors Announced

Adelaide Fringe has launched its program of events for the 2022 season.

Tickets are now on sale for over 1000 events across over 350 venues, which will showcase the biggest festival in the Southern Hemisphere over South Australia for 31 days and nights during February and March.

Lights Dimmed for Bert Newton

Melbourne’s theatres honoured the legendary Bert Newton AM MBE on Thursday 11 November by dimming the lights of East End District theatres for one minute at 7.30pm.

His state funeral is being held at 10am on Friday 12 November and it is being broadcast on the ABC news channel.

The Ajoona Guest House

We chatted to award-winning playwright, poet and actor, Stephen House, about his new show, The Ajoona Guest House, soon to have its world premiere in Adelaide.

Stage Whispers: I understand this play is set and was written in India. How did that come about?

In the Arms of Morpheus for Fringe World 2022

In the Arms of Morpheus, ARC Circus's newest work, will be performed as part of Perth’s Fringe World festival in January / February 2022.

In the Arms of Morpheus is directed and performed by Robbie Curtis who has worked extensively internationally for the last 15 years with Cirque Du Soleil, Australian Ballet, Circa, Circus Oz, Legs on the Wall and more. It has been supported by Cluster Arts, City of Gold Coast, Home of the Arts, Aerial Angels and Kotb.

Little Women for Melbourne

Fresh out of lockdown, new Melbourne-based production company Theatrical will stage their inaugural production of Little Women the Broadway Musical at Chapel Off Chapel from November 19 – 28. The Production, originally scheduled for October, is going forward despite three lockdown interruptions.

Watch This to Stage Into The Woods

No one is alone.

Sondheim repertory company Watch This presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make, Into The Woods from January 15 – 23, 2022 at Meat Market, North Melbourne.

HEATHERS The Musical – New Sydney Production

The Mitchell Old Company presents HEATHERS The Musical, a high-energy immersive theatre experience based on the cult classic film of the same name that will have a limited season at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre from 8 February to 5 March 2022.

Caroline O'Connor and Eddie Perfect Announced in 9 to 5 The Musical

Dolly Parton and Producers John Frost for Crossroads Live, Suzanne Jones and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions today announced two of the stars of the Australian premiere of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, which will open in February at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

Trevor Ashley’s Lyin’ Queen Roars Back Into Opera House

It's time to laugh, Sydney!  No more thinking. No more worrying. We all need to escape.  But where to? Somewhere off the coast of Australia, lies an island... a mysterious place where wild beasts roam, parodies run wild, and appropriateness is thrown out the window!

Trevor Ashley's adults-only Jurassic musical comedy returns to Sydney Opera House for 12 shows only from 30 November to 12 December.