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Theatre review: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Comedy Theatre

Edward Albee's excoriating exploration of an embattled marriage returns for a modern spin.

Melt 2024 first program reveal – Club Broadway: A Wicked Halloween Ball. Photo: Supplied. A digitally rendered image featuring a witch in black at the centre, floating into an eerie green background surrounded by bats and phantoms.

Melt gets heated for Halloween with wicked drag

Brisbane’s 2024 Melt festival is gearing up with further program announcements including a ‘Wicked’-inspired Halloween ball.

A geo-locator for live music gigs. Photo: Tnarg, Pexels. A person wearing headphones walking on the street with his phone out, seemingly in search of something.

New one-stop platform to help locate live gigs anytime

Live Music Locator is a free to use platform that aims to tackle discoverability issues for small to medium music…

Ben Graetz as Miss Ellaneous. Photo: Mia Mala McDonald for Queering the Collection. A big drag personality with pink curly hair, bold makeup, long black gloves and a collar made out of pearls.

Queering the Collection through pride and prejudice

A new audio series produced by Arts Centre Melbourne features queer artistic icons alongside archival items significant to the LGBTQIA+…

Mark Valenzuela, recipient of 2025 Porter Street Commission, in his studio. Photo: Rosina Possingham. A middle-aged man of Filipino descent with a shortly trimmed black beard smiling. He is wearing a brown cap with a green jacket and hands in his pockets. In the background is a studio setting with an array of objects on shelves.

Opportunities and awards

Music Victoria Awards open for nominations, ATYP casting, plus winners of ceramic prize, and more!

A man in motorcycle gear and a helmet is standing outside a large caged dome.

Circus review: The Great Moscow Circus, J L Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne

The Great Moscow Circus is a great family outing this school holidays.

A concert hall. At the front can be seen rows of audience. Further back is the orchestra, with mostly woodwind instruments.

Music review: Rachmaninov: The Symphonies, Adelaide Town Hall

A dazzling display of virtuosic musicianship with the ASO and conductor Andrew Litton.

Two young women are seated and looking at each other, hand in hand. The one on the left is fair, the one of the right is brunette. Behind them is shelving with a collection of glass containers.

Theatre review: Recollection, fortyfivedownstairs

How do you capture and preserve the smell of someone once they are gone?

A woman with brown hair and a pink dress and an open book on her lap is sitting next to a man dressed up as a beast, with horns and facial hair. There is a backdrop of a library.

Musical review: Beauty and the Beast the Musical, Her Majesty's Theatre

A fun night out for the whole family thanks to theatrical magic and big budget spectacle. 

Side view of a microphone with colourful painting in the background.

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