Wednesday, June 19, 2019

World premiere of a new musical – The Butterfly Lounge – The Other Theatre...

New musicals are often inspired by popular novels, movies or Disney stories, but according to award winning playwright Alex Gibbs, his new musical Butterfly...

Bold Start for Bold New Company – Avenue Q the Musical in Bowral

Avenue Q, the highly successful Broadway musical, not often seen on the stages of regional theatre companies around the country, is the bold first...

High School Musical – Trinity Anglican College Albury – Review

Gone are the days of school productions done in dodgy school halls, with terrible sound and not much more lighting than the florescent tubes...

Wicked 5 Ways – RatNews Feature

If you have even a passing interest in theatre in regional Australia, you’ve probably noticed that things have been a little green around some...

$3 million for Regional Theatre in May

May is a massive month for theatre in Regional Australia.  From Towers Players' production of Oliver! in Charters Towers, to Devonport Theatre Company’s Whistle...

Jesus Christ Superstar Comes To The Blue Mountains

Rehearsals for Blue Mountains Musical Society upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar are in full swing. Having both been involved with...

How Do You Start a Gold Coast Opera Company? Do Pagliacci

“Opera is the new black” ......or so thinks Melanie Smart, founder and artistic director of the Gold Coast’s first ever Opera Company.  Inspired by...

Directorial Innovation for Blood Brothers in Newcastle

After falling in love with a production of Blood Brothers in Edinburgh in 1987, director Adelle Richards jumped at the opportunity to bring it...

Family Affair in Tweed for Broadway Blockbusters

On the eve of Tweed Theatre Company’s production of Broadway Blockbusters, RATnews talks with the incredibly talented mother and daughter team that has brought...

Beauty and the Beast in Bairnsdale

In a piece of perfectly timed production forecasting, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is coming to Bairnsdale in May in the capable hands of...
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Disney Rock’n’Roll returns to BYTESized

Disney’s Camp Rock: the Musical is a massive Rock’n’Roll return to a Disney musical for Albury Wodonga’s BYTESized Productions, after the brave, but hugely...

Xanadu Jr – RatNews Review

When ByteSized Productions announced Xanadu Jr. as their major production for 2018, it met with a collective “Huh?”.  While some may have rejoiced at...

Greek Gods, roller skates and leg warmers – ByteSized Productions Xanadu Jr.

Xanadu Jr, the hilarious send up of the 1980 movie of the same name, made famous by such world renowned show biz identities as...
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