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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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