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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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Hairspray brings back a Broadway legend

In 2002, John Waters' brash and big-hearted musical comedy Hairspray was adapted for the Broadway stage. It won eight Tony... more

16 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
Being an opera singer saved her life

After wowing audiences at the Royal Albert Hall and The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Australian soprano Helena Dix is... more

09 Aug 2022 · 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

02 Aug 2022 · 54 minutes
Catherine McClements is looking for a challenge

Catherine McClements has transformed into a vast range of characters during her celebrated career on stage and screen. So, with... more

26 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
First London, next Broadway — An Australian playwright on the rise

Suzie Miller was a lawyer before she became a playwright. Now, Prima Facie, a play that takes her back to... more

19 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
'It became very woke' — An Asian Australian director embraces 'elder' status

Darren Yap has been a part of some huge moments in Australian performing arts history, from acting in Miss Saigon... more

12 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
'It was time they had a blackfella at the top' — A new era for ADT

Our oldest modern dance company, the Australian Dance Theatre, has been delighting and challenging audiences for nearly 60 years. Now... more

05 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
90 years of performing arts on your ABC

As the ABC celebrates its 90th birthday, we delve into our archives to revisit key moments in Australian performing arts... more

28 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
The Tony-winning creator of Broadway's 'big, black and queer' Best Musical

A Strange Loop has won Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical at the 75th Tony Awards. This funny... more

21 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
Tina Arena on the intimacy and vulnerability of cabaret

Since starting her career on Young Talent Time, Tina Arena has become one of our most successful musical exports, having... more

14 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
The Stage Show
Hairspray brings back a Broadway legend
The Stage Show