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.

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.

Ben Foster

Ben Foster has orchestrated and conducted Murray Gold's music for Doctor Who since 2005. Despite the twenty-something hour flight from London to Melbourne, he sounds remarkably chipper.

Most read reviews

Atlantis | Belvoir

At turns so hilarious that it will test your bladder control, heartbreaking enough to make you cry, and so squirmingly cringeworthy as to make you break out in hives from vicarious mortification.

The Wizard of Oz

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

Merciless Gods | Little Ones Theatre

Semen, sweat, blood, and other bodily secretions are given voluminous verbiage, the vernacular of the carnal given full sway in what is mostly a flagellating footlights experience.

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.

Most read news

Youngest ever winner of Australian Poetry Slam National Final

Solli Raphael from Coffs Harbour, NSW has been crowned the youngest ever winner of the Australian Poetry Slam National Final.

Sydney Dance Company 2018 Season

 2018 marks Rafael Bonachela’s tenth year as Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company and his first full-length work since the epic masterpiece 2 One Another and the critically acclaimed Project Rameau in 2012.

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.

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.

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