Richard Frankland
Walking into the Bigness is the latest work by renowned playwright, singer, songwriter, poet, film maker, and much much more, Richard Frankland.

Janine Snape

Australian Stage talks with Melbourne Theatre Company Casting Director, Janine Snape, about the job, some crucial tips for actors, and being a member of the recently launched Casting Guild of Australia.

David Campbell & John Bucchino

After a 3 year break, David Campbell recently returned to the studio to record an album with his Broadway idol John Bucchino.

It is a brave festival director who hangs an entire festival on the music that was mostly composed in the first quarter of the 20th Century.

Stephen Agisilaou

Since the inception of Vertical Shadows in 2009, the Melbourne based company has garnered a reputation for producing quality contemporary dance to sell out audiences. Artistic Director and company founder Stephen Agisilaou spoke to Australian Stage's Heather Bloom.

Rod Lara

After appearing in the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Unspeakable, Melbourne mime artist and physical comedian Rod Lara is treading the boards once more in Last Mime Standing. Rod spills the beans on the art of mime and why vaudeville’s classic acts will never lose their popularity with audiences.

Patyegarang

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, Bangarra Dance Theatre is a company that has a long history. Giving back to the land is one of the most fundamental relationships that it upholds. Australian Stage's Dione Joseph speaks to Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page.

Steven Kennedy

With the premiere season of Monorotica coming up at the iconic Butterfly Club, Australian Stage had a bit of Q & A action with creative director, Steven Jinanai.

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Tyran Parke

A knight to remember! Featuring the iconic music of ABBA, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will debut at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in April 2021. Heather Bloom chats to director Tyran Parke about post pandemic performances and the enduring nature of live theatre. 

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Magic Mike Live

Yes, the bodies you see are perfect specimens of sculptured sixpacks and biceps you could walk over and get at least 2000 steps in. But they are muscles moving bodies in marvellous ways. These boys can dance and every movement is potent.

Skylight | Verendus Theatrical/Red Phoenix Theatre

This is a production of which any director, cast and theatre company should be proud.

 

Shrek The Musical

With the world struggling to find a new norm in these ever-changing circumstances, never has the phrase “the show must go on” been more apparent. 

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark | The Listies

To pee or not to pee. It sounds like a lowbrow take on the infamous Hamlet quote. One that a philistine would utter while their cronies scoff and drink mead and the thespians nearby cringe while nibbling on breast of peacock. 

The Shape of Things | Lambert House Enterprises

What becomes of the broken arted? They are cast from paradise according to Neil La Bute’s The Shape of Things.