Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing the movie was a small-budget feature that struck a chord with audiences, churned out a hit song, (I've Had) The Time of My Life, and made Patrick Swayze an international sex-symbol. As a film though, it was average. 

Caress/Ache | Griffin Theatre Company

The name Caress/Ache offers a picture of what the show should be like – a delicate caress, a subtle ache. Sadly, this production does not live up to the play’s name: instead of a caress, this is a sledgehammer.

Lake Street Dive

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

Rufus Wainwright

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 him.

Shen Yun

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

As You Like It | Bell Shakespeare

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 serviceable.

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Othello | Pop-up Globe

Don’t miss this, it’s as satisfyingly dramatic and spectacular a production of Othello as you’re likely to see.

Voyage of Time | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

If one were to summaries this production in a single word, that word might very well be “uncertainty”…

Memphis the Musical | StageArt

Continuing their exceptional season of productions, StageArt closes 2017 with perhaps their most ambitious project yet. Memphis, a jukebox musical with an upbeat score and a timely message to Australia.

Do Not Go Gentle | Drill Hall Theatre & Everyman Theatre Company

There are few topics more challenging than death, and the inevitable journey toward this state of non-being. The journey, one might say, is fraught with difficulty as we see our loved ones deteriorate, diminish, dement and lose their way; something we all fear; after all, what will happen to us come the evolution?

No End of Blame | Sport for Jove

Putting the ink into think, Howard Barker’s No End of Blame is as powerful and poignant, perhaps even more so, today, as it was when written, nearly forty years ago.

Most read news

Youngest ever winner of Australian Poetry Slam National Final

Solli Raphael from Coffs Harbour, NSW has been crowned the youngest ever winner of the Australian Poetry Slam National Final.

Best of Australian cabaret in the heart of Ballarat

Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat from 5 – 8 October.

Sport for Jove announce 2018 Season

Now in it’s eighth successful year offering Sydney audiences an exciting, accessible and powerful voice, Sport for Jove Theatre announce their most exciting season to date.

Sydney Dance Company 2018 Season

 2018 marks Rafael Bonachela’s tenth year as Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company and his first full-length work since the epic masterpiece 2 One Another and the critically acclaimed Project Rameau in 2012.

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