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The Stage Show
The Stage Show
ABC Radio

In-depth conversations with the world's top directors, performers and writers for the stage.

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Elaine Crombie will calm you down before she punches you in the guts

Elaine Crombie is a powerhouse of an actor and singer on stage and screen. Her new role sees her performing... more

06 Dec 2021 · 54 minutes
Diablo Cody found her dream collaborator in Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill is now a jukebox musical. But how has this achingly personal collection of songs been... more

29 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
'Artists with disability should be treated like any other' — 30 years of Restless Dance

When a devastating diagnosis halted Michelle Ryan's dance career, she spent ten years away from the stage, but then some... more

22 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
Dear Evan Hansen creator revives the show that came before Rent

When the writer of Rent died on the day of the show's first preview, he also left behind a little-known... more

15 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
'An accident of the theatre' brought Sondheim back to Broadway

The musical Sunday in the Park with George has been the subject of speculation ever since it opened in 1984.... more

08 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
How one of Australia's top directors discovered the power of telling our stories

A common thread runs through much of Australian theatre's boldest and most influential new work: director Paige Rattray. From humble... more

01 Nov 2021 · 54 minutes
Why the writer of The Vagina Monologues now has climate change in her sights

The Vagina Monologues is one of the most influential pieces of theatre in recent history. Written by V (formerly Eve... more

25 Oct 2021 · 54 minutes
The accountant who became an opera star

Teddy Tahu Rhodes is a stalwart of the opera and musical theatre stage, but there was a time when he... more

18 Oct 2021 · 54 minutes
What regional Australia offers artists and audiences

Tasmania's renowned contemporary dance company Tasdance is celebrating 40 years. The company's artistic director Adam Wheeler grew up in Launceston,... more

11 Oct 2021 · 54 minutes
David Williamson shares some home truths

David Williamson is far and away Australia's most produced playwright. For the past 50 years he's been writing plays at... more

04 Oct 2021 · 54 minutes
The Stage Show
Elaine Crombie will calm you down before she punches you in the guts
The Stage Show