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Charles Maimarosia. Image is a Pacific Islander man adorned with layers and layers of beaded necklaces. He has a white headband, braided hair and wears a short sleeved black T shirt over a long sleeved white one. He has a white stripe under each eye.

Performance review: Charles Maimarosia, Melbourne Recital Centre

Charles Maimaosia's intimate performance was spellbinding, soulful and energetic.


Music review: Symphony Fantastic, QPAC

Love, lust and madness in an all-French program of delightful music with added extras.  

Three white women in their 30s sit on a brown leather couch. On the left is a mousy woman reading a book, on the right a smiley one crocheting a blanket and in the middle a woman in a blue jumper looking troubled and staring at the camera. Share House: The Musical.

Musical review: Share House: The Musical, Arts Centre Melbourne

The trials and tribulations of house sharing in your 30s come under the microscope in this sign of the times…

Priscilla Queen of the Desert. A couple of drag queens and a transwoman stand on stage in front of an orange backdrop and a prop bus. They are in extravagant costumes and are holding hands.

Musical review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the musical, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

This accomplished jukebox musical served as a reminder of how far society has (and hasn’t) evolved. 

A stage filled with performers dressed as animals and birds with a backdrop and set covered in Aboriginal designs.

Performance review: Parrwang Lifts the Sky, Malthouse Theatre

Based on an original creation story from Wadawurrung Country, this is a tale of a magpie named Parrwang who saves…

QSO. Cathedral of St Stephen. Image is a blue washed interior of a large cathedral.

Music review: Mozart's Mass, Cathedral of St Stephen

Mozart’s masterpiece, the great Mass in C Minor, was expertly presented in the atmospheric Cathedral of St Stephen.

Black Box. A grey-haired man stands on a small square rostrum on a stage wearing suit trousers, a white shirt and tie. Behind him is a narrow strip screen showing a map with a large aeroplane on the right.

Musical review: Black Box, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

An important Australian invention, the Black Box is being celebrated on stage in a new musical.  

Heroic. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. On the left is a shot chest up of a middle aged white man with grey hair wearing dark rimmed glasses, folding his arms and holding a conductor's baton. On the right is a younger dark haired man wearing a dark suit and tie over a white shirt, smiling at the camera and holding his hands in front of him.

Music Review: Heroic, Adelaide Town Hall

Leading Sibelian, Osmo Vänskä conducted a vivacious performance of Sibelius and Beethoven.

The Grinning Man. A huddle of seven young actors in vaguely Victorian/Edwardian clothing grasp and peer over each other with manically grinning faces.

Musical review: The Grinning Man, Alex Theatre

A number of miscalculations may make you grimace instead of grin in the Australian premiere of this British musical.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. A golden android known as C3PO walks along a road track aside a short robot known as R2D2.

Concert Review: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert, Hamer Hall

A concert perfect for fans of 'Star Wars' and/or the music of John Williams.

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