Every now and again you walk into a show with little expectation and come away at the end totally bowled over. This happened last Sunday (29 June) when I was invited to a single ‘fundraiser’ performance of Eve Ensler’s provocatively titled, The Vagina Monologues.

The Actors Centre Australia in Sydney turns 21 this year, and in the week of graduation for this year's class of full-time acting students, Sonia Allan takes a closer look at this vibrant independent acting school.

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The Umbilical Brothers

You don’t need to flex your visual imagination muscle in the latest show from The Umbilical Brothers. Because two green screens, a lot of cameras, special effects, computer power and an onstage tech wizard named “Doug” do it for you.

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Nothing Compares: The Music of Prince | Perth Symphony Orchestra

Perth Symphony Orchestra certainly knows how to put on a spectacular show. 

Ulster American | Outhouse Theatre Co

David Ireland’s Ulster American hammers us with humour, hubris and hypocrisy.

Blue Stockings | Red Phoenix Theatre

 This is a remarkable and very timely and pertinent play, expertly staged and directed by Libby Drake and masterfully (mistressfully?) acted by a very fine, large cast.

Macbeth | Melbourne Opera

Opera lovers will get their fill of vibrato and resonance from the stand out performances of Helena Dix (Lady Macbeth)Adrian Tamburini (Banquo) and commanding presence of Samuel Sakker as Macduff.

Meow Meow's Pandemonium

Accompanied by the incredible Melbourne Sympathy Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Northey, the comedic cabaret covid free powerhouse eventually arrived on stage to kick off two incredible hours over two fabulous evenings at our glorious Hamer Hall.