Madame Butterfly

Opening this weekend, this free exhibition – Stage Presence: Design from the Australian Performing Arts Collection – is the third in a series presented by the Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) to showcase Australia’s most extensive collection of stage and costume design from the late 19th century to the present.

Prince

Dear Prince, I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for being the person you are, and thank you for giving us your music. I know it might be strange to start a review in this way, but there it is. We don’t often get to say thank-you to those people who inspire us and shape the way we think.

Kurt Phelan
Darcy Oliver sits down with Kurt Phelan – star of the 2015 Dirty Dancing Tour to talk about his new show Phelan Groovy.

Sabrina Aganier

Cirque Adrenaline has been thrilling audiences the world over with its international family of circus thrillseekers. Australian Stage spoke to one of the stars of the show, world-reknowned French-Canadian contortionist Sabrina Aganier.

RocKwiz's Really Really Good Friday

Catherine Della Bosca recently spoke to the utterly charming Brian Nankervis, to discuss the motivation behind RocKwiz's Really Really Good Friday show coming soon to the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Emily Taylor

International Women’s Day is coming up and Melbourne Playback Theatre is proudly presenting The F-word: Celebrating International Women’s Day. Australian Stage has a chat to Playback Theatre’s Emily Taylor about the show and what she thinks are critical issues facing women today.

Most read reviews

The Wizard of Oz

How often do you have the opportunity to relive your childhood, with your own adult ‘child’ next to you?

Spring Awakening | Hills Musical Company

It’s a brave director who mounts a work addressing full frontally taboo issues like teen sex, masturbation, physical and sexual abuse, homosexuality, abortion, injustice, oppression of minorities and suicide.

In-laws, outlaws & other people (that should be shot) | Blackwood Players

Despite its grammatical inaccuracy, the title of this play by Steve Franco is beguiling and the Blackwood Players took it on with gusto.

Muriel's Wedding – The Musical | Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures

Every so often a show comes along that defies your preconceptions and exceeds your expectations to such an extent that it leaves your head spinning.

Burlesque by Force | Brodie John

Burlesque by Force is persistently provocative, munificent and shrewd.

Most read news

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in Melbourne 2019

 Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

Telstra Ballet Award Nominees Announced

 Six talented dancers of The Australian Ballet have been announced as nominees for the prestigious Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Now in its 15th year, the award recognises rising stars that embody what it means to thrive.

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role.

Theatre Without Limits

If you miss a theatre show’s season then you have missed it for good. However, a new wave of theatre free from the limitations of time, location and cost is arriving to showcase some of Adelaide’s best emerging actors, writers and director.

Mullum Music Festival Youth Mentorship Winners

Mullum Music Festival is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Youth Mentorship Program with winners coming from as far as Brisbane and Sydney.

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