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.

Elise Hearst and Andrea James

Jan Chandler spoke with Elise Hearst and Andrea James during a break in rehearsal to find out more about their intriguing new work – Bright World.

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.

Humour Us: 30 Years of Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Did you know that Melbourne is the third funniest city in the world, at least for three and a half weeks each March/April.

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.

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TakeOver | Bangalow Theatre Company

The audience for any one night is divided into five groups of twelve people, each of which walks between the venues, so that there is only a Covid-safe number of people in any venue at any one time.

Gaslight | State Theatre Company South Australia

Gaslight is an entertaining, non-convoluted, engaging and superbly written piece, so that it stands up well after 80 years, especially when its traditional strength is imaginatively blended with some non- traditional contemporary casting.

QPAC Unlocked: An Evening with Amy Lehpamer

The night progressed, Amy showcasing her many talents, singing and playing the violin, and then indulging us, inviting her partner to perform alongside for a few songs on the acoustic guitar.

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Victoria’s Dance Studios Under Siege

Ausdance Victoria reveals an alarming 92% of studio owners are worried their business won’t survive to March 2021. 

Sydney Theatre Company Returns to the Stage

Sydney Theatre Company today announced its current plans for the remainder of the 2020 season including a return to the stage with a COVIDSafe, socially distanced season of Angus Cerini’s Wonnangatta.

ACO to resume live public performances at City Recital Hall

The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) has today announced its musicians will return to the concert hall for the first time in six months.

New research shows arts increasingly important to Australians

Australians increasingly recognise the vital role of arts and creativity in almost every aspect of our lives, from education to mental health to strengthening local economies.

New grant initiative for disadvantaged and POC artists

Be You Inc. have recently launched a new grant initiative to provide financial assistance for disadvantaged and POC artists auditioning for tertiary performing arts programs this year.