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Photo - Ponch Hawkes
Based loosely on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me Kate was Cole Porter’s most successful musical, sweeping the Tony Awards in 1949 and once again in 2000 following a Broadway revival.

almostmaine
Photo - Sandra Rucins
Presented in an appealing format of nine vignettes, Almost, Maine sets the simultaneous interlocking love stories on a chilly Friday night in a mythical North American town.

hellbent_sm1Red Stitch’s Hellbent is an adaptation of the seventeenth century play The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster. It’s a revenge tragedy, a hysterical melodrama of Shakespearean proportions served up with an extra dollop of nastiness and it’s wonderful.

babes_smSet on the eve of federation, the still current fears of colonial Australia are writ large in this play within a play within a play. The Malthouse Theatre, led by director Michael Kantor, revels in the so-bad-its-good gaudiness of pantomime with this latest production of Babes In The Wood,

Chosen Vessel | Petty Traffikers
In The Chosen Vessel, Melbourne Company Petty Traffikers has brought three short stories by Barbara Baynton, a contemporary of Henry Lawson, to the stage.

John Howard’s Farewell Party | Rod Quantock
In John Howard's Farewell Party Quantock, in his inimitable way, takes his audience on a friendly and rambling journey through his memories of the Howard years.

Brother Boy
Brother Boy by Nic Velissaris is very Greek, very Australian and very Melbourne, and it is clearly very personal.

Dolly Diamond and her 13 piece Big Band
Dolly Diamond returns to Midsumma with her trademark bitchiness, acid one-liners, talent at reworking the lyrics of songs to hilarious effect and her 13 piece big band.

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Gaslight | State Theatre Company South Australia

Gaslight is an entertaining, non-convoluted, engaging and superbly written piece, so that it stands up well after 80 years, especially when its traditional strength is imaginatively blended with some non- traditional contemporary casting.

TakeOver | Bangalow Theatre Company

The audience for any one night is divided into five groups of twelve people, each of which walks between the venues, so that there is only a Covid-safe number of people in any venue at any one time.

QPAC Unlocked: An Evening with Amy Lehpamer

The night progressed, Amy showcasing her many talents, singing and playing the violin, and then indulging us, inviting her partner to perform alongside for a few songs on the acoustic guitar.

Ash Grunwald | NORPA

Intimate and interactive, Ash Grunwald showed us a small part of what he is made of, musically. Ash has written a book ‘Surf by Day, Jam by Night’ and has also, with his wife, created Earth Bottles, dealing with problems of single-use plastics, encompassing drink bottles, coffee cups and straws. So much talent wrapped up with so many guitars.

Most read news

New grant initiative for disadvantaged and POC artists

Be You Inc. have recently launched a new grant initiative to provide financial assistance for disadvantaged and POC artists auditioning for tertiary performing arts programs this year.

Vale Aidan Fennessy

Melbourne Theatre Company today paid tribute to writer and director, Aidan Fennessy, who passed away on Sunday.

Chunky Move announces $80,000 Choreographer in Residence initiative

Chunky Move in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation have opened applications for their new Choreographer In Residence initiative. 

Applications open for the 2021 Frank Van Straten Fellowship

Applications are now open for the Frank Van Straten Fellowship program, commencing in March 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.