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A natural rock formation in the rough shape of a window looks out over a river and surrounding Nanda Country. Two children wearing Akubra hats sit in the window, their backs to the camera.
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APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.

VIVA. Elegant. In front of shiny red curtains, four female dancers pose on the stage, three downstage and one on a higher platform. They are all dressed in burlesque costumes, including thigh high boots.
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Performance and venue review: Elegant, VIVA

Melbourne has a new cabaret venue that offers food and drink as part of its entertainment offering.

Reuben Kaye. Man with huge open mouthed lipsticked smile and extravagant eyelashes is under a striated spotlight.
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Comedy review: Reuben Kaye,Ā Apocalipstik, The Malthouse, MICF 2024

A force of deliciously bent nature, Kaye delivers again.

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Comedy review: Mel & Sam: The Platonic Human Centipede, The Toff in Town, MICF 2024

Queer besties' new musical comedy is smart and ridiculous.

A white woman with short blonde hair poses dramatically before a gold lame screen. Her hands are behind her head, her face is turned to the right, and she is singing or screaming with joy. She wears a white shirt under a black suit, and her midriff and a hint of her black bra are visible.
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Community, celebration and stars: Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2024

Artistic Director Virgina Gay describes the tone of her inaugural Adelaide Cabaret Festival and enthuses about some of the program…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival and ArtsHub join forces

The MICF kicks off and this year ArtsHub is up for a laugh too...

A scaffolding like set has several bodies positioned within it silhouetted against a lit backdrop. The Threepenny Opera.
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Opera review: The Threepenny Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival

Searing satire and a rage against capitalism wrapped up in a love story.

Peter Cat Recording Co. Photo: Supplied. A five-person band from New Delhi. A group photo where the members are sitting, standing or hanging upside down.
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Performance reviews: Smashed: The Nightcap, The Chosen Haram and Peter Cat Recording Co., Sydney Festival

A smorgasbord of cabaret, theatre and live music at the Sydney Festival.

Dangerous Goods. Three black clad performers wear T shirts that say 'show up' and sing into microphones while spotlights shine down on them.
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Performance review: Dangerous Goods, QPAC

A high-octane cabaret that includes circus, aerials, drag and burlesque.

'A Night with Pastor Ace' by Ace R L. Image: Supplied. A non-binary person standing with their hands held in prayer, wearing a rainbow blazer and a dildo with googly eyes on their shoulder.
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Conversion practice survivor spins story to comedic gold

Ace R L's 'sacrilegious musical comedy' brings their experience of church-led conversion practices out of the dark with humour, authenticity…

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