*Monday, September 14th: Story Chunder (Live)

Back Dock Arts- 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.



Movies to Musicals

Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 pm UK time (Monday, October 5th at 4:00 am QLD time) will see Paul Tabone (Phantom of the Opera) perform alongside peers and a 20 piece orchestra. The free event will raise money for a charity supporting young performers. Further information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MoviestoMusicals

Paul Tabone


Claire’s Kitchen Presents Blake Erickson

Wednesday, October 28th will see performer Blake Erickson (Shrek, Les Miserables) perform at Claire’s Kitchen in Surry Hills, NSW. The event which runs from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm will showcase Erickson’s musical comedy talent. Further information on the event and to book, head to Blake Erickson

Blake Erickson



Flat Stanley

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley, the ultimate exchange student scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted, and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.

Flat Stanley Online will be brought to you online in October 2020 by Kassie Martin (WICKED, CATS) and David Hammond (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) who will play Mrs and Mr Lambchop. Stanley will be played by up and coming performer Edgar Stirling who recently played Charlie in the Melbourne season of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The supporting child cast members are:
Cooper Alexis, Oliver Alkhair, Scarlett Alsopp, Benjamin Belsey, Alyssa Crook, Sabina Felias, Deeana Cheong Foo, Olivia Hofmeier, Ashley Howell, Tahlia Kidd, Mason Kidd, Cooper Matthews, Izzy McFarlane, Mya Remulta, Allee Reynold, Ainslie Ryan, Jasmine Salinas, Mica Santos, Thea Sholl, Holly Simon, Brandon Stam, George Stirling, Nellie Talbot, and Selena Ventura.

Further information regarding the show can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Flat-Stanley-Online



Natalie Miller Fellowship Encourages Indigenous Women to Apply

The Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) supports the professional leadership of aspirational women in all sectors of the Australian screen industry; developing further skills, knowledge, and connections through fellowships and programs. The Natalie Miller Fellowship awards an annual grant of up to $20,000.

Applications for the 2020 Natalie Miller Fellowship close at Midnight on Monday, September 21st, 2020. Further information can be found at https://nataliemillerfellowship.com/

Natalie Miller and NMF Vice-President Sandra Sdraulig at the 2019 Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum, RMIT.


Shaun Rennie Launches Sparrow Mentors

Australian creative, Shaun Rennie (RENT, Light the Night) has launched his mentorship program, Sparrow Mentors. Whether you are a recent acting school graduate, a director of independent theatre, a stage manager touring with a commercial musical, or a producer drafting your first budget; Sparrow Mentors believe all creatives should feel empowered to change their lives, and the lives of others, through their work.

The Australian theatre scene is thriving with an army of professional and pre-professional artists creating incredible work. We value their knowledge and have respect for their experience. We also know there are many emerging artists who are looking for guidance. They look to established figures in our community for support. The professional pathway for creatives can be a lonely one and it is difficult to find a path without someone to support and challenge you.

Applications for the program and further information are available at https://www.sparrowmentors.com/



Henrietta Ruby Neill Quinn

Congratulations to Jane Patterson (Come From Away, Once) on the birth of her daughter Henrietta on Tuesday, August 25th at 3:14 pm. We welcome Henrietta to the theatre family.

Jane and Henrietta



We’ll Be Back: The Victorian Lockdown Musical 2020

Sydney may have the Australian premiere of Hamilton Australia next year at the Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Michael Cassel Group, and tickets may now be on sale, but check out Victoria We’ll Be Back!!!
Credit: Mike Fletcher



Chookas to the company of CATS who commence performances on Wednesday, September 9th at the Charlotte Theater in eastern Seoul. We wish you all the best with your season (which runs until November 8th).


The Phantom of the Opera

We send our love and best wishes to Claire Lyon, the cast and crew (both touring and local) of The Phantom of the Opera who will perform their final shows in South Korea this weekend. Unfortunately, their season in Daegu has been cut short but I know there are many people looking forward to welcoming Claire home especially her fiance!