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Ben Folds with yMusic

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

Lyrical genius and piano-pop rebel Ben Folds returns to Australian shores this August performing to a packed-out house at the Perth Concert Ha...

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Look Back In Anger | Red Line Productions

Sun, 21 Aug 2016

Rather than a relic from a bygone dead and buried time, this production thrillingly shows that Look Back In Anger is certainly worth looking back at...

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Curtains | The Production Company

Sat, 20 Aug 2016

Curtains is a comedy musical whodunit, set backstage on a show that's having a pre-Broadway tryout (in Boston) and experiencing some major pr...

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Seussical | Birdie Productions and VMS Live

Sat, 20 Aug 2016

The show is fun despite the hitches. It is full of colour and it is delightful seeing so many of Dr. Seuss's characters brought to li...

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Trigger Warning | Steamworks Arts

Sat, 20 Aug 2016

The play tells the story, if such an expression can be adequately applied, of a woman who experienced extreme trauma during the Balkan wa...

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Enunciations | Raspberry Ripple Productions

Sat, 20 Aug 2016

Enunciations is the first show by Raspberry Ripple Productions, the new theatre company for, by and about people with di...

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Never did me any harm | Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

Never Did Me Any Harm opens strongly but as it progresses it loses momentum.

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Sex with Strangers | Q44 Theatre

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

For a work with an underlying sexual theme this is an oddly unsexy ride, and it’s hard to care about the relationship stakes he...

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Tannhäuser | Melbourne Opera

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

Not seen here since the early 90s, Richard Wagner’s 1845 opera Tannhäuser enjoys a great big production by Melbourne Opera, directed by Suzanne Chaundy and staged in the Regent Theatre where it's very much at ho...

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2016 Bangalow Music Festival | Southern Cross Soloists

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

Bangalow posesses a hall much superior to the usual Australian village hall – high-ceilinged, pressed metal all round – which has mercifully not been renovated by acoustic experts and so preserves its splendid natural acoustics. This hall is the locus of the annual Bangalow Music Fe...

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The Sound of Music

Sun, 14 Aug 2016

Who says, ”Never act with children (or animals)”? These kids are a definite asset to this show and to this company.

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Shadowland | Pilobolus

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

The things the Shadowland crew do with the shadows of the dancers' bodies is quite magical. You and your inner child will become besties ag...

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Last Night When We Were Young: Tim Rogers Sings Songs of Love and Loss

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

Whether lamenting or romanticising pain, or revelling in love or lust (or both), Tim Rogers in Last Night When We Were Young completely wooed us with his honesty, wit and trademark se...

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Aladdin | Disney Theatrical Productions

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

Those who loved the original Disney movie will not be disappointed as the charisma woven through the film has transferred beautifully to the st...

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Letters to Lindy | Merrigong Theatre Company

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

To see it, hear it – even feel it – is more powerful than any tabloid article or TV shock-doc. This is a quality production in all el...

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The Banana & Piano Story

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

This performance by Kara Stacey Merrin is very short and very weird, deserving of a very short and very weird re...

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Extinction | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

Driving through the Otways one stormy night, mining magnate Harry hits a rare tiger quoll – the first to be seen in the area in 10 ye...

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Jasper Jones | Melbourne Theatre Company

Mon, 8 Aug 2016

The story deals with racism, misogyny and violence, allowing its young characters to grapple with these elements while retaining their lightness and in...

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Sir Matthew Bourne

Melbourne | Sunday, 21 August 2016

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There is a sense of hushed excitement about the Arts Centre. British choreographer Matthew Bourne is in Melbourne casting for a local production of his Lord of the Flies. People seem to buzz a little even mentioning his na...

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  • Andrea Goldsmith

    Based on Dorothy Porter's 1994 novel, The Monkey's Mask, The Fiery Maze premieres at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre thi

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  • Roderick Williams

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    They're back together: Anni and Maude Davey are about to return to the stage in their latest collaboration Retro Futur

  • Ella Caldwell

    Ella Caldwell, Artistic Director of Red Stich Actors' Theatre, is a woman of passion, determination and optimism.

  • Lenka Vanderboom

    On Friday 27 May at 6.30pm the Deakin Edge Theatre at Federation Square will host a unique performance by Melbourne Pl

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CAST calls on Federal government to reinstate Australia Council funds

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The Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) calls on the Federal government to formally review its budget cuts to the Australia Council after today’s announcement that 62 arts organisations will be defunded after failing to secure key organisation core ...

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The Sound of Music
Who says, ”Never act with children (or animals)”? These kids are a definite asset to this show and to this company.
Aladdin | Disney Theatrical Productions
Those who loved the original Disney movie will not be disappointed as the charisma woven through the film has transferred b...
Curtains | The Production Company
Curtains is a comedy musical whodunit, set backstage on a show that's having a pre-Broadway tryout (in Boston) and experien...
Shadowland | Pilobolus
The things the Shadowland crew do with the shadows of the dancers' bodies is quite magical. You and your inner child will b...
2016 Bangalow Music Festival | Southern Cross Soloists
Bangalow posesses a hall much superior to the usual Australian village hall – high-ceilinged, pressed metal all round – whi...