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Latest Reviews - Melbourne

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Hot Brown Honey

Thursday, 8 December 2016

A fabulous hive full of women of colour take centre stage this week at Melbourne's Arts Centre, and you'd better sort out some time to get there.

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Missy Higgins and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Monday, 28 November 2016

She skips onto the stage, offers long rambling introductions to her songs as if chatting over coffee, mucks about doing ballet dance leaps, dedicates songs to her mum and forgets which key to play in. Missy Higgins is probably the antithesis of a diva su...

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Uncle Vanya | Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The 2014 translation by US playwright Annie Baker, with its use of current vocabulary and slang, gives the play a more contemporary feeling and greater relevance to twenty-first century au...

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Blaque Showgirls | Malthouse Theatre

Friday, 18 November 2016

Mash together one of the freshest comedies to hit Aussie TV in a long time, SBS’s Black Comedy, with one of the dodgiest cult films ever made, Showgirls, then chuck in a bit of South Park cartoonesque inanity for good measure, and you’ll get a fair picture of Blaque Sh...

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Dusty the Musical | The Production Company

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

I like to believe that inside every stage hungry, larger than life, show pony, superstar is the nervous child who once sang in front of their bathroom mirror, hairbrush in hand and dreams still out of re...

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The Odd Couple | Melbourne Theatre Company

Monday, 14 November 2016

Divorce, a failed suicide attempt, three poker games, relentless vacuuming, clearing of sinuses and pseudo marital spats, spectacularly turn pain into funny, in Neil Simon’s comedy classic, The Odd Co...

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The Tallis Scholars

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Tallis Scholars vocal ensemble seems to have a direct line to heaven inspiring reverence for the power of the human vocal chords to echo spiritual re...

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Nine the Musical in Concert | Manilla Street Productions

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

For one night only, Manilla Street Productions has somehow managed to entice a host of musical theatre stars to create some of the magic of Maury Yeston's masterwork for a charity fu...

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The Light in the Piazza | Life Like Company

Saturday, 29 October 2016

There is much charm to The Light in the Piazza aided by some beautiful music. Here is a thoughtful piece not just about young love, but also about mothers and families, and the opportunity to gr...

Latest News - Melbourne

The Ends

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Supple Fox has teamed up with The Huxleys, Gabi Barton, and artist Shaun Gladwell to launch The Ends – a threeweek long ‘living art installation’ that brings art, music, performance and a heavy dose of the unexpected to the banks of the Yarra River this Oc...

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Douglas Horton to step down from ChamberMade
Monday, 30 March 2009 22:16
One of Australia’s foremost contemporary opera and music-theatre directors, Douglas Horton, is stepping down as Artistic Director of the company he established back in 1988 - the pioneering and internationally regarded ChamberMade Opera - to pursue new projects in film and theatre.

Announcing his decision, Douglas Horton said:
‘This is an exciting new chapter, both for me and for ChamberMade. In 21 prolific years ChamberMade has spearheaded fundamental developments both in the art form and the opera/music-theatre industry. We have brought the work of leading Australian artists to audiences across Australia and across four continents. Now is the time for both myself and the company to engage fresh new energies and new visions. Australia is truly blessed in the range and depth of its talent, and I very much look forward to seeing the baton passed to the next brilliant generation.”

Karen Hadfield, the Chair of ChamberMade, said:
“I have admired the work of Douglas Horton and ChamberMade since it began and it is with great sadness that I see him leave the company he established; I wish him all the very best in his new direction and am happy he will be directing a number of projects for CMO and overseeing the smooth transition to this new phase in the life of the company. We respect his decision and will miss him.”

Douglas Horton will continue on upcoming ChamberMade productions including two international collaborations, the group-devised ‘Beneath’ and Michael Smetanin’s ‘Mayakovsky’, and a new opera by Julian Yu and Glenn Perry, after Tim Winton’s ‘That Eye the Sky’. The Board will commence recruitment for Mr Horton's replacement immediately.
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