Lamine Sonko

The Boite Millennium Chorus has been wowing audiences for the past 18 years and is set to do it again with more than 350 singers, including eight regional choirs for One Africa. Jan Chandler spoke to Artistic Director Lamine Sonko.

Natasha May

She’s only 19 but this Natasha May from Tennant Creek is about to make her debut splash in Melbourne this weekend as part of Finucane & Smith's Glory Box La Revolucion.

Hello Dolly

The concept of ‘a moment’ is a popular one with lyricists. Mr Sondheim loves them as we know, and on Friday night it was lovely to rediscover Jerry Herman and Michael Stewarts reminder that “It only takes a moment to be loved your whole life long”.

Emily Tomlins

Emily Tomlins is one of the many talented young artists who make Melbourne their home and she is excited that a mainstream company such as the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is offering support to independents like her through their NEON program, now in its third year.

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Independent theatre company, 15 Minutes from Anywhere, presents the Australian premiere of Cuckoo at fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane for a three-week season from 9 July with a preview Wednesday 8 July.

Iain Sinclair

Of Mice and Men, the oft-studied, and highly polarizing classic of American literature is taking to the Seymour Centre stage in July. Brenton Amies speaks to director Iain Sinclair about the trials and tribulations of bringing a classic to the stage.

Patrice Tipoki

Jan Chandler recently had the opportunity of speaking with singer Patrice Tipoki whose career to date has included musical theatre, numerous gigs, and two years as a member of pop group Girlband.

Jeez Louise Address: Rachel Berger

Whilst Melburnians have been treated to a feast of laughter I wonder if we are any the wiser about what it is that makes us laugh. Sure we all know when something or someone is funny but how do you make comedy happen?

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