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Although I have seen the original High School Musical movie (yes, I can admit it), I was somewhat unprepared for the masses of squealing devoted children flooding into the theatre for the opening night of this stage adaptation.
Just as eagerly anticipated, but to slightly less hype than the Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy, Metallica’s latest studio offering Death Magnetic was released in Australia earlier this spring.
“It’s been fourteen years of silence, it’s been fourteen years of pain” since Guns N’ Roses released a studio album.
Verdi's penultimate opera, first performed in 1887 at La Scala, is closely based on Shakespeare's Othello, but strips the play down to its dramatic kernel. That fierce focus on drama – save some early revels and a love duet – is not lost on German director Harry Kupfer.
In their last week of performances before the new year, South Melbourne's The Butterfly Club continue their Christmas theme with Ding Dong: Sammy J and Randy, the return of the irreverent duo to the club following their highly successful Christmas show last year.
This is a show where that rare mix of art and sport come together. It's difficult to say whether cricket fans making a foray into the theatre, or theatre fans immersing themselves in the life of a cricketing great get the most out of it.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Messiah. Fortunately there are many performances of Handel’s best-known oratorio every December, including “sing your own” versions which can regrettably give new meaning to the chorus, All we like sheep have gone astray.
The Nutcracker, showing at Carriageworks until Saturday 20 December, is a reinvented interpretation of the famous fairy-tale ballet.
The 69 Smith Street Inc. and Gallery hosts a yearly
Contemporary Art Prize in honour of Ellen Mileo – a founding
volunteer member at the gallery – with the theme of “The Secret
With a musical treat aimed squarely at the family market, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Christmas Proms was a populist mix of Australian and festive inspired pieces, combined with some wonderful singing and traditional carols.
With painting, thinking builds up gradually. Out on the canvas, after hanging in the imagination it gets plied, erased, smudged, and layered, rethought even, then left a day, or a year, until the painter returns to find irrelevance discoloring the oils.
After the inaugural Electro Acoustic Project in 2006, which scored them a Ruby Award for Innovation in 2007, Adelaide’s Zephyr Quartet presented a second installment in the relaxed and intimate surrounds of the Rocket Bar.
In one of the most triumphant evenings of music seen in Melbourne for a long time, over one hundred eminent musicians from all over Australia presented the ultimate “Hero’s Journey” tale through an all Richard Strauss program.
Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken (best known as The Road Less Travelled) is the inspiration for Victoria University’s art collection exhibit.
The way I have most often heard this play referred to is, You know... the one with two guys in a bath...?
Henna has been used over the centuries for many traditional and commercial purposes, the most common being as a dye for hair, fingernails, and of course skin.
Portraits are paintings, sculptures, photographs, or other artistic representations of individuals where their face and their expression is predominant in the composition.
If you like your opera rare, Baroque, ravishing, exquisitely sung and beautifully played then
this is for you.
Mendelssohn’s atmospheric Overture to The Hebrides, or Fingals’ Cave, seemed an odd curtain-raiser for a program called The Apotheosis of the Dance.
Crying and puking children, angry and overbearing parents and underpaid and overworked Christmas Elves is the theme of The Santaland Diaries.
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