Charlene Li

Charlene Li is an arts junkie with a few too many interests. She thinks the Australian arts scene is the world's best kept secret.

Charlene's Latest Articles


Theatre review: Durkh a Modne Gloz, Kadimah Yiddish Theatre, Melbourne

An engaging fusion of Yiddish poems and cabaret, but the experiment didn't always work.


Concert Review: Rebel, Gasworks

A rock tribute to David Bowie, with circus arts among the glittery mix


Music Review: Meow Meow’s Pandemonium, MSO

Meow Meow and the MSO join forces for a slapstick cabaret of mischief and Pandemonium.


Music Review: Vera Blue with the MSO: Everything is Wonderful

An exuberant celebration of music makers – who happen to all be female.


Theatre Review: Macbeth, Australian Shakespeare Company

There is nothing quite like a dazzling production of a timeless Shakespeare classic to invigorate and restore.


Sick, NICA (VIC)

NICA students and Gavin Marshall deliver a sophisticated, contemporary circus work.


Songs of the Northern River, MC Showroom (VIC)

New Australian musical brings authenticity and wit to musical theatre.


Brian Cox: A Symphonic Universe, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC)

A Symphonic Universe brings together rockstar physicist Brian Cox with music that evokes the stars.


Passionate Machine, Melbourne Fringe (VIC)

Science fiction meets introspection in Passionate Machine.


The Critic, The Butterfly Club/Melbourne Fringe (VIC)

The Critic examines the theatre world with incisive commentary and scintillating humour.

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