Performance highlights for 2017

From indie theatre to opera, and classical music to circus, here are our picks for the New Year’s must see performances.
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Publicity image for Big Heart via www.theatreworks.org.au.

A brand new year means countless new seasons, programs and individual productions staged, sung and played across the country. We’ve condensed the dizzying array of works on offer down to a more manageable list, grouped by art form and including everything from works by regionally-based companies to innovative new capital city festivals, to help you identify significant moments on stages and in concert halls in 2017. Start your diaries!

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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