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Lake Street Dive

Tue, 3 Mar 2015

The advantage of their jazz training was evident in their presentation. Each allowed the others to shine in solo segments in the so...

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Rufus Wainwright

Mon, 2 Mar 2015

Despite having endured a dreadfully long flight from USA he was in a whimsical mood and offered some funny, flippant observations about cricketers staying at the same hotel as hi...

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FleshEatingTiger | The Owl and Cat Theatre

Mon, 2 Mar 2015

The audience is never sure in this play within a play that deconstructs itself as it goes along, when the two characters are genuinely present with each other or with us, if ev...

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Shen Yun

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

This year's Shen Yun production at Melbourne's Arts Centre was magical, mesmerizing and an enlightening experience.

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Sweet Charity | Arts Centre Melbourne

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

With a sparkling book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the show is a lively smorgasbord of colour and movement with many catchy tunes that non-musical lovers will re...

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As You Like It | Bell Shakespeare

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

We laugh in the right places, and marvel appropriately at John Bell’s pitch perfect rendition of the iconic Seven Ages of Man speech. But, Bell aside, there’s not much in here to elevate this production above the se...

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Madama Butterfly | West Australian Opera

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

Madama Butterfly is a tragic love story, the tale of a naïve and romantic young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American sailor who betrays he...

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Sexercise - The Musical

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this, despite having had two enthusiastic cast members tell me how good it is. Performers have to be in love with their shows, it comes with the job spec. But Sexercise – The Musical is FA...

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Cut Snake | Arthur Productions

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

CUT SNAKE is loads of fun. Devised by Dan Giovannoni, Amelia Evans and Paige Rattray, in collaboration with the actors, this tale of time travel, fate and friendship is a light-speed mix of clowning, cabaret and acrobatics. And its energy is ir...

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Bringing Back Bacharach | Mo Productions

Mon, 23 Feb 2015

The program notes said the show would be “Cheesy”. That could be said, but a better description would be “The perfect me...

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What Rhymes with Cars and Girls | Melbourne Theatre Company

Mon, 23 Feb 2015

What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is an homage to an album of the same name by Tim Rogers. Playwright/director Aidan Fennessy wrote the play because he’s been in love with Rogers’s first solo album since it came out in 1999, playing it practically every day, ap...

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Cross Country / Cross Cultures | Myriad Productions

Sun, 22 Feb 2015

Cross Country / Cross Cultures was a short piece of theatre (25 minutes) but it packed a lot of punch. The eclectic cast of former refugees, migrants, first generation Australians and Indigenous Australians, were beautiful in their authenticity of pr...

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I am an Emotional Creature | Emotional Creature Australia

Sun, 22 Feb 2015

I am an emotional creature: the secret life of girls is a relatively new offering from Eve Ensler, the writer behind the famous “Vagina Monologues”, and the worldwide V-Day campaign against violence and discrimination against wo...

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Faust | Opera Australia

Sun, 22 Feb 2015

The success of this production lies in the combination of great singing and dancing on an attractive looking set that manages to feel strangely contemporary thanks to the costume, set and lighting de...

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Glitches in Reality v2.0 | Simon Coronel

Sat, 21 Feb 2015

Simon Coronel is an international award winning illusionist. He brings to the 2015 Perth Fringe – Glitches in Reality, version 2.0. It’s nothing short of mi...

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Elegy | leftofcentre theatre collective

Sat, 21 Feb 2015

Because there was no programme or media release for Elegy, I cannot name the Actors, Director or Scriptwriter for this production. However I think, at this point, that’s a good thing because the show was quite drastically un...

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Othello: The Remix | Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Sat, 21 Feb 2015

If, like me, you've seen productions of Shakespeare that failed to hit the mark, be they traditional or contemporary, then rest assured this is not one of th...

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The Lion King | Disney

Fri, 20 Feb 2015

  The Lion King last ran at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 2005 to 2006. A decade later, Julie Taymor’s breathtakingly beautiful production, still proves that it can enchant the young and the young at heart al...

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Melbourne | Monday, 2 March 2015

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Neelanthi Vadivel is the Artistic Director travelling with TOTEM and Jan Chandler had the pleasure of talking with her about her career and the demands of her current ro...

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