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Opera at the Channon

Sun, 27 Jul 2014

This was altogether a great Australian experience. Top-quality singing, almost wantonly relaxed atmosphere, and perfect we...

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Status | STATUS Consortium

Sat, 26 Jul 2014

It’s an intensely felt and important work as there is still a stigma and much misunderstanding around the issue of people living with HIV....

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Neverending Storage | Lou Sanz

Sat, 26 Jul 2014

Sanz’s comedy is observational/absurdist, gentle humour which is neither crude nor tacky, and gives audiences the gift of assuming they’re in...

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Purgatorio | 5pound Theatre and Attic Erratic

Sat, 26 Jul 2014

The play opens with a woman prowling what appears to be a cell. Could be prison. Could be in a mental institution. She seems tormented, would like to not be here. Oddly, there is a knife inside her ce...

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The Suicide of Solitude | Exit Theatre

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Although death looms large over the entire play, the experience never becomes maudlin or depressing, instead the thrill of cheating death becomes the experience for the performer’s and audience al...

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Mother & Son

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Thirty years on and Atherden has brought Maggie back into our lives, in a live stage version starring another showbiz veteran – Noeline Brown, assuming the role of the memorable ch...

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1984 | shake & stir theatre co

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Brisbane’s shake & stir theatre co cement themselves as masters of adaption with 1984, the 2012 production remounted this year for a four state tour and currently playing at QPAC in Br...

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New Voices | Matthew Robinson

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Is labeling Matthew Robinson a wunderkind an inaccurate title? Fame, recognition and awards seem relatively new to him but, as he says, he has been writing musicals for years. He is a suave stage presence and a brilliantly clever pi...

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Into the Woods | Victorian Opera

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

While it is clear that we are in for a fairy-tale with some very familiar characters, it soon becomes apparent that this is less Disney and more Brothers Grimm....

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Poetic Songs | Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Sun, 20 Jul 2014

The title of this concert didn’t quite describe it. Yes, the concert included Richard Strauss’ sublime epitaph for the Romantic era, Four last songs, but the remainder of the concert was purely or...

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Guys and Dolls | The Production Company

Sun, 20 Jul 2014

Now in its sixteenth year, the Production Company continues to dazzle and entertain musical theatre devotees by performing some of the most cherished and celebrated Broadway musicals ever st...

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The Magic Flute | West Australian Opera

Sat, 19 Jul 2014

WA Opera’s re-staging of Opera Australia’s 1986 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is simply a delight to ex...

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The Myth Project: Twin | Arthur

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

Describing itself as ‘a mix of opera-noir, cabaret and naturalistic drama’, The Myth Project: Twin is a surreal circular sort of theatrical performance, most of the goings-on could be dream, symbol or could be realty; it’s hard to know which, but it doesn’t ma...

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The Effect | Sydney Theatre Company

Sun, 13 Jul 2014

How can you tell if you're in love if you're drugged? This is the question at the heart of Lucy Prebble's meaty play The Ef...

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Nailed It!

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Nailed it! is a raw and honest account of how life isn’t always exactly as we had planned, and how significant failure can be in our su...

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The Little Prince | Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Mon, 7 Jul 2014

A moving puppet adaptation of a classic book, changing the medium without losing its message.

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Glamping with Bobby and the Pins

Mon, 7 Jul 2014

Much like their flawless harmonies, the Bobby’s are a four-part act that blends together perfectly in a humorous and musically advanced pe...

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Otello | Opera Australia

Mon, 7 Jul 2014

I have rarely heard such a convincing fusion of great singing and total character portrayal as in this performance of Ot...

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While it is clear that we are in for a fairy-tale with some very familiar characters, it soon becomes apparent that this is...
The Magic Flute | West Australian Opera
WA Opera’s re-staging of Opera Australia’s 1986 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is simply a delight to experience....
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Describing itself as ‘a mix of opera-noir, cabaret and naturalistic drama’, The Myth Project: Twin is a surreal circular so...
Guys and Dolls | The Production Company
Now in its sixteenth year, the Production Company continues to dazzle and entertain musical theatre devotees by performing...
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