In the red
JOEL MEARES 5:15pm Opera Australia's latest annual report 'an outcome we cannot sustain over time', says Chief Executive Craig Hassall.
Sydney Dance Company artistic director Rafael Bonachela will discuss his creative processes.
John Bailey The second Geelong After Dark festival this weekend features Back to Back Theatre's experimental workshop ensemble Theatre of Speed.
John Bailey Adam Garcia will walk down the lane with a happy refrain in the Australian production of the classic musical.
Storm Boy illustrator Robert Ingpen on bringing Colin Thiele's classic book to life, and seeing it adapted for the stage
Sonia Harford Imagination takes flight in a new theatre production of Colin Thiele's classic book– complete with flapping, pecking puppet pelicans.
NICK GALVIN Satirist John Oliver, who once called prime minister Tony Abbott a 'car crash of a human being', is to bring his live show to Australia for the first time.
ELISSA BLAKE Rising star Ashleigh Cummings finds a stint with the Masai in Kenya, travelling with nomads in the Sahara, and bunking down in a yurt in central Asia keep her fresh for roles on screen and stage.
Ellen Connolly Aussie humour has won many American fans in a parody of the Clinton era.
Paul Capsis As the actor prepares to play the Cowardly Lion in an adults-only Wizard of Oz, he pays homage to the star who brought the tale to life on screen.
Dee Jefferson A new generation of comedians are skipping the live circuit to achieve fame online through YouTube.
CANDICE BARNES An experienced comedian, a well-established venue and an eager crowd should be a recipe for a good night out – providing you don't forget to pop charged batteries in the performer's microphone.
Reviewer: Michelle Potter In Quintett, by William Forsythe, and Frame of Mind, by Rafael Bonachela, the Sydney Dance Company troupe displays incredible athleticism and skill.
ELISSA BLAKE A play about a grounded female fighter pilot illuminates the ethical complexities of drone warfare.
John Bailey The end of life takes on a new resonance in the audio world of artist Tamara Saulwick.
Laughs after lights out
ELISSA BLAKE The show is over. The lights are off. The mic stand is gone. What happens now? Comedians share their come-down tactics.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross This one-on-one micro performance tosses us headlong into a missing person case, breaking down the illusory space between audience and artist.
No love for Hugh
Michael Paulson Despite his acclaimed performance in The River, Hugh Jackman has missed out on an acting nod at this year's Tonys.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI Taking on the role of Oscar Wilde in a new one man show required actor Brian Lucas to strip the famous author bare – both emotionally and physically.
Western Sydney representation: Should board members of state cultural institutions be appointed by postcode?
ANDREW TAYLOR State cultural institutions are scrambling to appoint board members from western Sydney to comply with NSW government demands.
Robin Usher The much-loved music of the Seekers will be the star of new musical Georgy Girl.
Big in Europe
Alison Smale BERLIN - In this city of three major opera houses, an acclaimed star of recent seasons has been offstage: Barrie Kosky, a self-described "gay Jewish kangaroo" from Australia whose staged productions have encompassed Rameau and Mozart as well as forgotten 1930s operettas and "West Side Story."...
John Bailey The latest casting announcement from The Production Company might have readers thinking they've skipped to the TV listings.
John Bailey Tanja Liedtke's Enter Twilight will play Kyneton Town Hall on Wednesday before arriving in Melbourne.
South Park creators' Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Broadway hit The Book of Mormon to open in Melbourne
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON Watch out Australia – the creators of TV's controversial animated comedy South Park are bringing their hit Broadway musical Down Under: and looking for homegrown talent to star in their stage show.
Metanoia Theatre pushes the envelope with season of interactive theatre at Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Cameron Woodhead Meet Expen$$$ive, the famous pop band who have never made any music.
Reviewed by Cameron Woodhead Bell Shakespeare's production of As You Like It suffers from incoherent direction and unexceptional acting, writes Cameron Woodhead.
ELISSA BLAKE Belvoir's adaptation of the story made famous by Judy Garland is 'violent and surprising', says director Adena Jacobs – and definitely not for children.
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON As he took to the stage this month to accept the Olivier Award for his stage show Sunny Afternoon, English writer Joe Penhall was not at all prepared.
MICHAEL LALLO Things may look glamorous from where you're sitting, but behind the scenes of Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, an entirely different drama plays out daily.
ELISSA BLAKE The men of the Australian Ballet get to the pointe for a production of Frederick Ashton's The Dream.
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.