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Little Ones Theatre is about to once again take Melbourne audiences to a new and captivating world. The company’s upcoming production 'The Kids Are Alright' is a sexually energized, melodramatic, disco dancing adventure.
With its premier at the Jute Theatre in Cairns, Halfway There will also be performing in Darwin, Alice Springs and Townsville in August and September.
Ariel Dorfman's two-person play ('Purgatorio' at the Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre) is as intense as it is bleak, as challenging as it is gripping and as sublime as it is confounding.
Thom Pain (Based On Nothing) is in fact based on the audience. For without it, this one performer show would cease to exist.
In Bach and the Barber, characters are driven by life and love are the inspiration of this concert.
It was an evening of beautiful music and vibrant performances yesterday at Hamer Hall. Orchestra Victoria played the music of four different composers, Carl Weber, Camille Saint-Saens, Modest Mussorgsky and Melody Eotvos.
The story of is based on an epic novel by Su Tong, depicts a feudal world in which a young girl is forced to become the second concubine of an old Lord with dire consequences.
Alexander Hoda’s collection of challenging, even controversial works presented in 'Pile Up', currently showing at Metro Gallery, plays with images of beauty, exploring the relationships between violence, sex, and the grotesque.
When the Jigsaw Theatre Company’s decided to present a modern (and in my opinion, feminist) interpretation of a classic and ever-popular fairy tale, 'Peter Pan', they must have known that they playing with fire!
It’s not very often that a new Australian musical is written these days, especially in the times of the US Invasion (Wicked, Jersey Boys, Avenue Q), let alone a good one. This is definitely not the case with Anthony Costanzo (music and lyrics) and Peter Fitzpatrick’s (book) Life’s A Circus.
Len Lye (1901-1980) is a New Zealand born naturalized US artist, who is the subject of an outstanding, eye-opening exhibition currently on show in Melbourne at ACMI. Fine art and film students (and the odd musical and literary type) are flocking to the Lye show, for the rest of us, he is mostly unknown.
Bezor’s portraits investigate beauty and sexuality of the female form in the context of the male gaze.
La Mama’s latest show Aviary fulfils this criteria, as it is a trio of short plays by emerging writers and performed by three young actors.
Red Stitch has a reputation as one of Melbourne’s eminent independent theatre companies, so it is disappointing that its latest production, Neil LaBute’s In a Dark, Dark House, is so riddled with faults.
'Gypsy Jazz' is how Del Fuego is normally described. One acoustic guitar, a bass, drums and the delightful harmonics of a piano accordion took to the stage, with the skilled handling of four very self-assured musicians.
'Van Gogh: Brush with Genius', part of the Melbourne Film Festival, is the lovechild of filmmaker Peter Knapp and director Francois Bertrand.
The exhibition of the Melbourne-based artist, Kathy Temin, presently showing at Heide gallery, provides a selection of her sculptures, wall pieces and installations from the last twenty years.
It is a director’s job to spend his or her time drawing out the characters, working with the actors to maximise their talent and their approach to the role, and making sure the ‘choreography’, the angles and the timing in 'The Little Dog Laughed' are just right.
Director David Berthold steers an expert cast of three very adaptable actors through this maze of questions and uncertainties in 'Satrun's Return' at the Sydney Theatre Company.
While the rest of the world cowers in fear over the effect of the Global Financial Crisis on banks, mortgages and the economy, Crisis…The Cabaret urges us to heed the cries of those who have arguably suffered the most from the downturn – those down and out actors.
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