The most stunning costumes from Aida on the beach by Opera Australia

Coming soon to the beaches of the Coolangatta Beach in Queensland, Opera Australia will put on Aida by Verdi, the timeless tale of a Nubian princess. In advance of the premiere on September 21 running til the 30th, here’s where you can have a listen to the overture and a peek at some of the […]

Who won Australia’s Best Musical at this year’s Helpmann Awards

Book of Mormon Helpmann Awards Best Musical 3

The Australian production of Broadway’s smash hit The Book of Mormon has notched up over 200 performances since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on 17 January, with every performance sold out. So it’s no wonder it took out this year’s award for the country’s best musical. The winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for […]

The Helpmann Awards are coming to Sydney at the Capitol Theatre

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards are back! This year’s celebration is the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry, and recognises distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors.  The star array of Presenters are Trevor Ashley, Jimmy Barnes AO, Joan Carden AO OBE, Penny Cook, Joel Creasey, Chloe Dallimore, Charles Edwards, Toby Francis, Wayne Harrison AM, Deborah […]

Cyrens: the Songs of Cy Colman

Cabaret Cyrens Cy Coleman

Three absolute professionals of Australia’s musical theatre and cabaret scene took to the stage on Tuesday night and breathed life and love into the songbook of one of Broadway’s star composers and coolest cats, Cy Colman. Amanda Harrison, Chelsea Renton-Gibb, and Melissa Langton were exceptional from first appearance on stage to last note sung in […]

International opera stars to perform in unique Canberra gala

State Opera House of Saarbrucken Canberra

For the first time in Canberra, six international guest artists from the State Opera House of Saarbrücken in Germany will perform an exquisite repertoire with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra on 8 July only. This extraordinary international artistic collaboration between Australia and Germany promises to be an epic concert event. The Gala features world-class opera stars […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

Spanish baroque music in Sydney like you’ve never seen before

If there’s one thing you should know about the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Sydney, is that it’s good. And they manage to produce a sound as stunning as the best orchestras around without as many in the assembly as the likes of the Sydney or Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. With a lot more charisma. Their latest performance […]

The rarest moment in Australian Opera

King Roger Opera Australia THE F

It’s really not often you hear an opera in Polish, especially in Australia, but Opera Australia took it upon themselves this season to produce just that. King Roger is the Polish language masterpiece written in 1926 by Karol Szymanowski that takes-on many points of contention for many people, regardless of what you think about opera. The […]

Kinky Boots Is On In Melbourne!

Boots have never been kinkier…

Eddie Perfect In ‘The Beast’ Is One Of Melbourne’s Must-Sees

Dark comedy: I love it. It allows us to look at the worst parts of ourselves and find the humour in the darkness. Eddie Perfect’s The Beast affords the audience this freedom by showing us our fears, our greed, our lust, our pride, and acknowledging the reality and inevitability of it all. Perfect stars in […]