Monday, July 15, 2019

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Welcome to RatNews - Regional Australia Theatre News Magazine.  A place where regional theatre in Australia can showcase what it is that we do so...

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...

Witches descend in Albury-Wodonga

Albury-Wodonga is turning a shade of green lately.  You may have noticed the images of witches (green and blonde) appearing in posters along streets, in...

Albury-Wodonga 10 Minute Play Festival – RatNews Review

There was a definite theme running through the eight short plays of last night’s 10 Minute Play Festival at the Albury Wodonga Theatre Company...

$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...

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...

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...

Mary Poppins by Scots School Albury

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Mary Poppins.  Scots School Albury – March 2017.  Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. ...

Huge numbers audition for Beauty and the Beast

Director of BYTE Sized Productions 2017 show Beauty and Beast Lachlan Murray said the number of kids auditioning was overwhelming with the total number probably...

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...
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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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