Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro is a well-known Australian radio host, TV presenter, actor, writer, singer and comedian, who also happens to be the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – the largest such festival anywhere – for 2019 and 2020. She spoke to Australian Stage's Peter Bleby about the 2019 program.

Where's My Money?

John Patrick Shanley’s vicious black comedy, Where's My Money? returns to Melbourne under the direction of Beng Oh at The Burrow from November 20.

Susan-ann Walker

Susan-ann Walker (Funny Girl, Once, Xanadu, Menopause the Musical, Yummy, Subtle) returns to the cabaret stage, with her brand-new show, Not Quite Right.

Mullumbimby

What makes a place more than “just a place”? A town, more than “just a town”. Sure, most of us choose to live in an area because it is close to work, or close to friends and relatives, or, if you have no choice (which is more likely in these shrinking times) where you can afford to live.

Genevieve Kingsford

The music of multi-award winning composer Stephen Sondheim arrives at Chapel Off Chapel in this sensational concert selection of his Broadway hits – Everything's Coming Up Sondheim. Heather Bloom had a chat with one of the show’s stars, Genevieve Kingsford about all things Sondheim.

Julian Louis, Artistic Director NORPA

In a meet and greet with locals, Julian Louis, Artistic Director of Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) reveals plans for their latest work, Dreamland at the Bangalow A&I Hall.

Joey McKneely

Two-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer, Joey McKneely (Smokey Joe’s Café, The Life, Twelfth Night, The Wild Party and The Boy From Oz) has received world-wide acclaim for his vibrant re-staging of West Side Story. He spoke to Australian Stage's Heather Bloom ahead of the Melbourne season.

Muriel’s Wedding Melbourne launch

After entertaining guests and media with an irreverent look back at the journey to find her, Director Simon Philips gave way to the young woman taking on the role of iconic outsider Muriel Heslop in the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – and she’s anything but terrible!

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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. 

Most read reviews

Come From Away

Despite its seemingly bleak subject matter, Come From Away is joyous, hilarious, hopeful, remarkable and true and as you leave the theatre, you may just feel better about the world you re-join.

A-Z of Dance | Dave Callan

After a trying 5 day lockdown it was a relief to be among the few who could revel in the sublimely silly A-Z of Dance.

Against Medical Advice with Dr Kim Le

This effort by Dr Le was a very mixed bag.

Songs of Love and Death | Jane Sheldon and Alex Raineri

At this moment in our cultural history, as Australia emerges gradually from the restrictions imposed because of Covid 19, each live concert is a particularly reviving and refreshing experience.

Videotape | Montague Basement

Loved up in lock down lasts as long as the first knock down in Videotape.

Most read news

Brett Sheehy announces end of tenure at MTC

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director & CEO, Brett Sheehy AO, today announced that 2021 will be his final year with the Company, concluding with the launch of the 2022 season.

Survey finds that people are considering leaving the Victorian music industry

A new study examining the impact of the Corona virus pandemic on the Victorian music sector found that 58% of respondents are considering leaving the industry.