This was a showbiz industry night to the hilt! And what an ‘industry’ it is these days, if that means great gorgeous lumps of quality product flying off the conveyor belt and into the laps of stamping-their-feet paying audiences around Australia.

James Waites reports on this years Helpmann Awards.

Every now and again you walk into a show with little expectation and come away at the end totally bowled over. This happened last Sunday (29 June) when I was invited to a single ‘fundraiser’ performance of Eve Ensler’s provocatively titled, The Vagina Monologues.

The Actors Centre Australia in Sydney turns 21 this year, and in the week of graduation for this year's class of full-time acting students, Sonia Allan takes a closer look at this vibrant independent acting school.

Part 2 of our interview with the multi award winning creator of "Wicked The Musical" - Stephen Schwartz

Nicky Bomba's musical influences are wide and varied having worked with bands from Africa to the Middle East, conducted the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, played drums on John Butler Trio’s “Sunrise over Sea” and was Artistic Producer for the Multicultural Arts Victoria “Visible” project.

He talks to Australian Stage’s Brad Syke.

This year, Australia's own internationally acclaimed Circus Oz officially celebrates 30 years of performing.

Speaking to Australian Stage's Jan Chandler, Circus Oz General Manager Linda Mickleborough looks back to where it all began and shares her thoughts about the future of this iconic Australian company.

Angus Grant plays the character of Melchior in Spring Awakening, written by Frank Wedekind and directed by Simon Stone, opening at Belvoir Downstairs this week.

In the lead up to Opening Night he spoke to Australian Stage's Sonia Allan.

Glenn Perry is the librettist of a number of highly successful operas for ChamberMade, including Fresh Ghosts and The Possessed, with another adaptation currently in the works – Tim Winton’s That Eye The Sky.

Glenn spoke to Australian Stage's Simon Piening about his latest work, The Children's Bach, which opens in Melbourne this week.

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