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Vince Jones

Sun, 26 Jun 2016

There’s a sense of real sharing on stage, no clashing egos, just sublime music making by some of the best in the bu...

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Skylight | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sun, 26 Jun 2016

David Hare is one of those rare playwrights who is able to embed political ideas and arguments so deeply within a character you forget there’s a writer at work behind it al...

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Adelaide Repertory Theatre

Sun, 26 Jun 2016

Adelaide Rep’s version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a delight. Director Barry Hill has delivered up a gratifyingly insinuating and refined production of the Tennessee Williams cl...

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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown | Aleksander Vass and Vass Productions

Fri, 24 Jun 2016

For the Peanuts gang – Charlie, his sister Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and his best bud, Snoopy, it’s just an average day. A day made up of ordinary little moments. And therein, lies it ap...

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Armida | Pinchgut Opera

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

Pinchgut Opera’s motto has always been, to misquote Monteverdi, Prima la musica. Music first, then drama. This opera was chosen for its music, not for its dr...

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Maestro 2: Pure Poetry | Adelaide Youth Orchestra

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

The cream of Adelaide’s 12 – 24 year old musicians celebrated the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Adelaide Town Hall, and entranced a capacity audience with their notable ability, energy and sheer enthusiasm in a splendid concert befitting the oc...

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The Events | Malthouse Theatre

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

Given the frequency over recent years of mass public killings, any staging of Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events was going to resonate. This production, coming so soon after the Orlando shootings, touches on wounds that are particularly ra...

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The Honey Bees | Red Stitch

Mon, 20 Jun 2016

Caleb Lewis’s The Honey Bees is a well-structured and ambitious play, revolving around the story of a family apiary business in Western Australia failing due to bee colony collapse disorder, the causes of which remain my...

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I (Honestly) Love You | Lockwood Productions

Sun, 19 Jun 2016

Comedic exploration of honesty in love that hits all the right notes.

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The Dhungala Children's Choir in Concert with Archie Roach AM | Short Black Oper

Sun, 19 Jun 2016

With passion and conviction, Deborah Cheetham spoke about “what an honour it was to sing and share these songs.” And for us, the audience, it was a privilege to witness such an uplifting, intimate performance of stories of connection, culture, family and re...

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TWENTYSIXTEEN | Circus Oz

Sat, 18 Jun 2016

Maybe it’s the blend of old and new talent in the cast, or the influence of its guest director Davey but, returning to its roots a little, Circus Oz seems to have found new confidence and direction with this new show, and its creative juices appear to be in full fl...

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What’s Love Got to Do With It? | The Cutting Room Floor

Tue, 14 Jun 2016

Well-paced clever comedy questioning the nature of love and its place in our modern lives and society.

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Wayne Shorter Quartet

Mon, 13 Jun 2016

The quartet possesses a magnetic, compressed intensity; wrapping the huge auditorium of Hamer Hall in the vibe of an intimate ni...

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The Block Universe (or so it goes) | Old 505 Theatre

Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Sam O'Sullivan's play, The Block Universe, is not only inspired by Vonnegut but is infused with Kurt's detached observer/involved participant paradigm and the same naïve vision and playfulness of the au...

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Van Morrison's Masterpieces | Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra

Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Playing to a capacity, mainly baby-boomer crowd, Jones was backed by a cracking band led by Sydney pianist Matt McMahon  and featuring the cream of Melbourne jazz pl...

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Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis

Sun, 12 Jun 2016

This cabaret entertainment starts quietly enough, well alright it’s a touch ‘schoolish’ but only for a minute or two, while narrator David Cosma introduces a slice of popular music’s history, a mid-twentieth century’s seminal mo...

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Entershamement | Amy G

Sat, 11 Jun 2016

Ms Amy G and Entershamement is very, very funny. It's one hell of a wild, sometimes reckless and even dangerous ride, but an hilarious on...

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4 Seasons in 1 Night | Bobby Fox

Sat, 11 Jun 2016

Bobby Fox's life changed the moment he first saw Jersey Boys on Broadway. A year later, and his life changed once again, when he won the coveted role of Frankie Valli in the Australian production of the mega hit mu...

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The Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) calls on the Federal government to formally review its budget cuts to the Australia Council after today’s announcement that 62 arts organisations will be defunded after failing to secure key organisation core ...

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TWENTYSIXTEEN | Circus Oz
Maybe it’s the blend of old and new talent in the cast, or the influence of its guest director Davey but, returning to its...
Van Morrison's Masterpieces | Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra
Playing to a capacity, mainly baby-boomer crowd, Jones was backed by a cracking band led by Sydney pianist Matt McMahon and...
The Block Universe (or so it goes) | Old 505 Theatre
Sam O'Sullivan's play, The Block Universe, is not only inspired by Vonnegut but is infused with Kurt's detached observer/in...
The Dhungala Children's Choir in Concert with Archie Roach AM | Short Black Opera
With passion and conviction, Deborah Cheetham spoke about “what an honour it was to sing and share these songs.” And for us...
Wayne Shorter Quartet
The quartet possesses a magnetic, compressed intensity; wrapping the huge auditorium of Hamer Hall in the vibe of an intima...