Michelle Potter 11:45pm Graeme Murphy's controversial interpretation of Swan Lake is said to be inspired by the Charles/Diana/Camilla saga.
Kathy Evans 11:45pm Stories of intrepid discoverers usually present a victor's perspective but Italian dramatist Dario Fo has penned a subversive take on the New World voyaging of Christopher Columbus.
KYLIE NORTHOVER 11:45pm Street performance launched the career of this British comedian, actor and marathon runner. Kylie Northover shares lunch.
Fiona Gruber 11:45pm The character of a mother troubled by her daughter's behaviour that Jane Turner plays in Jumpy has a lot in common with that of Kath, who she played in Kath and Kim.
ELISSA BLAKE 11:45pm An award-winning playwright stars in her own black comedy about institutionalised racism.
NICOLE ELPHICK 11:45pm When Verity Hunt-Ballard was invited to take on the title role of the eternal optimist in Hayes Theatre Co's gritty 2014 production of Sweet Charity, the lure of spending time in Sydney's sunshine proved too great to turn down. "I was living in Melbourne at the time
Reviewed by Jordan Beth Vincent Although it is a bit underwhelming, the Melbourne Ballet Company's Divenire still features some moments of lovely dancing.
Chloe Smethurst Moving easily between songs and even decades, Thriller Live is more like a concert than a musical.
Jorge Branco It captured the attention of theatre tragics and everyday people alike and now it's official, Brisbane fell in love with The Lion King.
ELISSA BLAKE Is gay theatre gay enough?
CANDICE BARNES They say it ain’t over until the fat lady sings, but in the case of Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena, it ain’t over until the lady in the fancy dress has her head chopped off.
ANDREW TAYLOR David Williamson's continued presence on Australian stages is a source of annoyance to some of his fellow theatremakers.
CANDICE BARNES Call them massive or call them impressive, but whatever you do, don’t call them puppets.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN A production company acting for United States reality television show "Dance Moms" has refunded audition fees and cancelled its invitation for Australian dancers to perform for no pay in an upcoming live tour.
CANDICE BARNES If the thought of ripped bodies in sparkling, barely-there costumes gets your pulse racing, then the saucy cabaret show La Soiree might be right up your alley.
RON CERABONA The metaphor of scaling a mountain is central to a new dance show.
RON CERABONA Phoenix Players presents the Canberra premiere of a rock musical about growing up - when you're in your 30s.
JOEL MEARES Despite a rainy opening weekend that caused saw numbers at the Parramatta opening concert and Summer Sounds in the Domain concert fall below expectations, the Sydney Festival looks set to match last year's total audience across its program of 179 free and ticketed events.
ELISSA BLAKE Cast your eye over a typical theatre audience and you'll see that women are in the majority. Take a look at the organisational make-up of Sydney's theatre companies: there too, women are in the majority.
John Bailey Stork Theatre is launching a hands-on project in the form of a 2016 tour to Greece, tracing the steps of Odysseus himself.
John Bailey MKA Theatre founder Tobias Manderson-Galvin's The Unknown Man on Somerton Beach is among Melbourne Theatre Company's annual Cyber Electric series of play readings next month.
John Bailey The work, titled Polyphony, will see Kitson playing opposite around 20 characters all voiced by pre-recorded cassettes played on a retro tape-desk.
BARNEY ZWARTZ "Der Freischutz" (The Marksman), a gothic horror opera long dismissed outside Germany as ludicrous, has ridden changing entertainment fashion to make a rare reappearance in Melbourne.
Cameron Woodhead A lack of charisma makes this already dark-humoured play even more uncomfortable to watch.
LENNY ANN LOW For almost 50 years, a group of dedicated enthusiasts has been meeting for long lunches and longer debates about what's on stage in Sydney.
CANDICE BARNES In the days when short hemlines were scandalous and marriage was a career-ending move for a woman, television pioneer Coralie Condon forged a path forward.
JOEL MEARES Producers of the much-hyped musical Here Lies Love, which follows the rise and fall of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos – to tunes written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim – have postponed its Sydney season.
Reviewed by Rebecca Harkins-Cross MIDSUMMA
Reviewed by Cameron Woodhead Brashly ambitious and sometimes side-splittingly funny, Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein is a worthy tribute to its subject.
Hot songs from the year 1942 will be reprised in a special show.
Director Rafael Bonachela was inspired by signs.
Celestial magic as ensemble takes to the open air.
Life and times of Pat Thompson at Four Winds Festival.