Queen of Cabaret, Dolly Diamond has taken the reins of this year’s Melbourne Cabaret Festival bringing together ten Australian premiere shows along with some of the best new talent, Tuesday 20 June until Sunday 2 July 2017.

Launch of the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

As emcees of the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Launch, Denise Scott & Judith Lucy aka Comedy Legends, held court – plonked onto a double bed sporting matronly night attire and espousing the merits of a bendy straw.

The Ends

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 October.

Dave Hughes

What “tests boundaries, explores horizons and is about having fun. Is for all people, all ages and all walks of life. Is made in Melbourne and defines our city?” According to seasoned Festival Director, Susan Provan, it’s the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. And it’s just turned 30.

The Board of Melbourne Fringe and Creative Director and CEO, Simon Abrahams yesterday announced the appointment of Gideon Obarzanek as the organisation’s new Chair.

Opera Australia’s largest and most ambitious production, Wagner’s Ring Cycle, returns exclusively to Melbourne in 2016.

The Book of Mormon – the musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez – is coming to Australia.

Last night, April 20, the Green Room Awards Association announced this year’s recipients of 60 awards made across the performing arts industry for works seen on Melbourne stages during 2014.

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