Friday, June 18, 2021

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 the prospect of seeing the stage version of the cult...

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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 well.  We publish news stories about all the things theatre does...

Not Your Normal Shakespeare – Measure For Measure in Warragul

In a confident move for Warragul Theatre Company, when selecting shows for their 2017 program, the committee decided to seek out a straight play to add to their long list of highly successful musicals...

Chance of showers – Singin’ In The Rain by BYTESized Productions

After having to cancel their production of Aladdin Jr in 2020 due to COVID, BYTESized Productions, the Youth Theatre arm of Albury Wodonga Theatre Company, returns in 2021 with the classic Singin’ In The...

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...

$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...

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 Olivia Newton John and dance legend Gene Kelly, is ByteSized...

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.  New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles...

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...

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 Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre Company.  With the release of the...
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Chance of showers – Singin’ In The Rain by BYTESized Productions

After having to cancel their production of Aladdin Jr in 2020 due to COVID, BYTESized Productions, the Youth Theatre arm of Albury Wodonga Theatre...

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...
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