The Lysicrates Prize

The Lysicrates Prize, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Sydney philanthropists, John and Patricia Azarias. It invokes an ancient Greek tradition from the Festival of Dionysos: the audience watches the first act of three shortlisted plays and votes to choose the winner.

Hello Dolly

The concept of ‘a moment’ is a popular one with lyricists. Mr Sondheim loves them as we know, and on Friday night it was lovely to rediscover Jerry Herman and Michael Stewarts reminder that “It only takes a moment to be loved your whole life long”.

Iain Sinclair

Of Mice and Men, the oft-studied, and highly polarizing classic of American literature is taking to the Seymour Centre stage in July. Brenton Amies speaks to director Iain Sinclair about the trials and tribulations of bringing a classic to the stage.

Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon

Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon are two rising mega stars in the Australian musical theatre scene. In a one-off special event, they have joined forces to perform the legendary Costello and Bacharach album, Painted From Memory.

The Maids

Recently in New York, STC lighting designer Nick Schlieper and set & costume designer Alice Babidge shared their thoughts on the creative process with Australian Stage journalist Dione Joseph.

Jeanette Winterson

The Byron Writers Festival, now in its eighteenth year, offered up over 100 acclaimed authors, this year’s festival program providing a plethora of creativity on every platform, from poetry, songwriting, storytelling, stand-up comedy and death-by-dialogue.

David Campbell & John Bucchino

After a 3 year break, David Campbell recently returned to the studio to record an album with his Broadway idol John Bucchino.

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.

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The Umbilical Brothers

You don’t need to flex your visual imagination muscle in the latest show from The Umbilical Brothers. Because two green screens, a lot of cameras, special effects, computer power and an onstage tech wizard named “Doug” do it for you.

Jo Bloom

Jo Bloom is Head of Education Development at the Australian Shakespeare Company.

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The Little Prince | Broadway Entertainment Group

Le Petit Prince or The Little Prince is a most beloved tale by the French pilot, writer and aristocrat, Antoin de Saint-Exupéry. A fable that will resonate no matter how old you are or whatever your life story. 

The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race | State Theatre Company South Australia

There's something special about Aussie rural country towns. They all share some characteristics but they also each have their own treasured, unique traditions and private aspirations for their future, and a pride in their particular identity.

Happy Days | Red Line Productions

A feminine counterpart to Krapps’s Last Tape, but funnier, and arguably less dour, Happy Days is happier, with wishful wisps of hope and a wistful whisper of nostalgia.

James Flynn Quintet

Popular entertainer James Flynn returned for a swinging weekend of jazz on the 4th and 5thof June.

Switzerland | Drill Hall Theatre Company

It is a skewed symbiosis that unravels before the audience as the interaction between such strong characters carries us all on their treacherous verbal ride, the banter between the two protagonists is unyielding.