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The talented and often outrageous queen of cabaret Mistress Josephine, who in the past has performed many a sexy romp about her twisted and bizarre world, has been replaced by the pretty in pink and more demure Mz Josephine. But before you wonder why one character has been replaced by another, let me explain.
Jerker had the audience more than just a little hot and bothered at Gasworks Arts Park on Saturday night (Jan 31). It was the end of a long, steamy heat wave and the theatre was crammed with queer men, hanging out for a hot, raunchy performance!
How to Direct from Inside was a rather abstract piece of theatre. Written about the myriad of psychological characters we all have contained inside of us and the roles that these characters consequently play in the world, it was a therapists dream or nightmare come true.
The opening night of the musical Zanna Don’t for Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival has brought a long overdue injection of originality, energy and freshness into the Melbourne music theater scene.
Poor Boy is an assured, striking work that marries theatre, drama and song, specifically around the music of a particular artist – in this case Tim Finn.
I was expecting more from I Was A Teenage Dirty Old Man by Eric Kuhlmann. The premise of the show sounded right up my alley – psychosis, homosexuality, sex in public places, social commentary on politics and the mental health system.
Here’s the thing: chances are you are never again going to see another film even remotely similar to You the Living.
American cinema revels in the comeback storys from the Rocky films through The Natural and more recently Cinderella Man, the celluloid history of Hollywood is struck through with a belief that anyone can make it big, fail, and be resurrected like a modern-day Lazarus.
Listening to these two, one a jazz pianist and composer, the other a classical pianist, is like listening in to an immensely enjoyable conversation.
Crotchety. Curmudgeonly. Cantankerous. Clint. Throw ‘shotgun-wielding,’ ‘bile-tongued’ and ‘ass-kicking’ into the mix and you have both a plot summary of and a list of reasons to see Gran Torino, Eastwood’s first film serving dual duties as director and thesp since the Oscar-storming haymaker of 2004’s Million Dollar Baby.
South Melbourne premier cabaret venue and Midsumma hub, The Butterfly Club, kicks off this week with two brand new shows. Including the cirque-themed A String of Coloured Lights to the decidedly campy The Twink and The Showgirl, The Butterfly Club yet again bring a night of experimental, daring and enjoyable cabaret to the Midsumma program.
Ivanov, produced by the Hungarian Katona Jozef Theatre, is a perfect example of the Festival achieving one of its main purposes. For one month the tyranny of distance does not prohibit seminal international work from touring these shores.
After sell-out performances at both the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals in 2007, the very talented singer and performer Libby O’Donovan has finally graced Melbourne with her show The Story of Meredith Crocksley.
With guest residencies in New York and at London’s Sadler’s Wells, Christopher Wheeldon's company Morphoses has fulfilled its dazzling transatlantic promise, and wowed audiences around the globe.
Afterplay and The Yalta Game are charming, sophisticated works of theatre, showing as part of the Sydney Festival, to celebrate the work of Irish playwright Brian Friel.
"The fact that none of my friends wanted to come along to this concert is probably the best proof that people tend to have strong preconceived notions about traditional Irish folk music."
A cafe table and chair sit empty on a circular stage, an unopened bottle of green liquid standing at attention on the table’s surface.
This charming French comedy of manners explores the nuances of friendship, love and desire through the devise of a story within a story.
It was gratifying seeing the full house at the opening night of Dream Children at the Carlton Courthouse for not only the opening night of the La Mama Theatre & Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre's 2009 season, but for the opening night of the Melbourne Midsumma Festival.
French chanteuse Camille Dalmais brings her extraordinary blend of folk, soul, bossa-nova - and many other things that I can't identify - to Sydney as part of the festival.
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