Thursday, July 9, 2020

Prepare Thyself For Action – Romeo and Juliet in the Gardens, Albury

Much like audiences of Shakespeare’s time, the crowds that gather in the picturesque Albury Botanic gardens each year for The Other Theatre Company’s Shakespeare in the gardens are looking to be entertained rather that...

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 Lounge was born of an image of a man in...

Darkness and Light in Maitland – the Diary of Anne Frank

A chance visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam where those world famous diaries were originally penned during the Second World War, has inspired Co-Directors Lesley Coombes and Guil Noronha to put The...

Creative Brilliance for a Show with Impact – Mittagong NSW

In a big move for Pig’s Fly Productions, production team Fiona Jowett, Lou Vella and Greg Oehm have chosen a show to challenge their audiences and coax them out of their snug Southern Highland...

Rhyme, Reason and the Iambic Pentameter – Love’s Labour’s Lost in Maitland

Maitland’s Reamus Youth Theatre is not only making sure their group of 16 to 25’s know their lines in this year’s Shakespeare play, but also how to deliver iambic pentameters – and a whole...

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery in Goulburn

In what might be an Australian premier, Lieder Theatre Company’s production of Ken Ludwig’s fast paced comedy Baskerville – A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, is bound to get audiences venturing out into the cold mid-winter...

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 production for new theatre Company Trinitas Theatricals in Bowral, NSW. When...

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 above the “stage” stuck at the end of the basketball...

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 of the larger, and not so large, regional centres about...

$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 Down the Wind  in Tasmania, and across to Goldfield Repertory...
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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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