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Monday, May 22, 2017

Spring Awakening by Arts Review

Spring Awakening opens with Wendla, a gentle slink on the forest floor while she sings, Mama Who Bore Me. What’s painted on the main platform of the set isn’t a representation of trees, …

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Arts Review

For the first time since its Australian premiere in 1994, Melbourne audiences will have the chance to experience the full magnitude of Tony Kushner’s ground-breaking masterpiece Angels in …

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On the Couch with James Morrison by Arts Review

Who is James Morrison? I’m a passionate person… about music, education, food, cars, sailing, flying… everything that I love to do. I spend my time mostly touring the world and playing…

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Kammervolk: Immersion by Arts Review

After a sell-out debut concert in 2016, Melbourne art collective Kammervolk return with Immersion at Thornbury’s Neon Parlour on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May 2017. Curated by compo…

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New exhibition explores our ancient connection with nature by Arts Review

Exploring the potential of all possibilities through the lens of nature, Fluidity is body of work by acclaimed artists Catriona Pollard and Karen Visser which applies a fluid perspective to …

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Graham Kennedy: The King by Arts Review

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the life and work of ‘The King’ of Australian television, Graham Kennedy, with a new online exhibition feat…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

10 Ways to Save Live Music in your City by Arts Review

The secrets behind Melbourne’s success as one of the great live music cities in the world have been revealed with the release of a 10 Point Plan by Music Victoria. Melbourne’s credential…

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Queer Screen appoints new Festival Director by Arts Review

Former Queer Screen President, Lisa Rose has been appointed Festival Director of Queer Screen, overseeing the organisation’s 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival in 2018 and the 5th Queer Scree…

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Sydney Opera House appoints new Executive Director of Performing Arts by Arts Review

The Sydney Opera House has announced the appointment of Kate Dundas as Executive Director of Performing Arts. “We are thrilled to have an Executive Director of Kate’s talent, experience…

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Kinky Boots Australia to celebrate trailblazing women of pop by Arts Review

The Australian cast of Cyndi Lauper’s hilarious and heart-warming new musical Kinky Boots will perform a charity concert at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on Sunday 18 June to raise money for …

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix to journey down the Yellow Brick Road again by Arts Review

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world’s favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the …

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The Ham Funeral by Arts Review

Following on from the recent critical acclaim of her direction of The Trouble with Harry at The Seymour Centre, the unstoppable, multi-award winning Kate Gaul is next turning her hand to dir…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Wild Bore by Arts Review

Did anyone else feel like a bit of a dick taking notes through this? Just me? Because, Ursula Martinez, Zoë Coombs Marr, and Adrienne Truscott have not so much made a brilliantly constructe…

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The Magnolia Tree by Arts Review

Often, getting to your seat at La Mama means walking through the set. Here it’s a rather homely, slightly older room we tread through, not unlike a time capsule. We’re in the present day…

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The Fairytale Live of Russian Girls by Arts Review

With Meg Miroshnik’s opulent, post-Soviet Moscow play, The Fairytale Live of Russian Girls, Melbourne’s Boutique Theatre once again offer up an Australian premiere season that promises s…

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Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney by Arts Review

A behind-the-scenes exploration of 31 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years., Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery presents Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by…

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On the Couch with Gemma Paintin by Arts Review

Who is Gemma Paintin? She’s an artist. She works hard, she likes to travel. She goes to the pub with her friends. She likes to do gardening and grows tulips in her tiny back garden. What w…

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King Roger by Arts Review

A new, highly acclaimed production of Szymanowski’s King Roger will have its Melbourne premiere tonight, offering audiences a rare opportunity to experience an extraordinary piece of w…

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Shrine by Arts Review

From the pre-eminent Australian novelist of his generation, The Kin Collective in association with fortyfivedownstairs presents Tim Winton’s searing drama, Shrine in a limited Melbour…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

King Kong to open on Broadway in 2018 by Arts Review

Producers Global Creatures and Roy Furman have announced that King Kong will arrive on Broadway in 2018 at the Shubert Organization’s Broadway Theatre. King Kong’s first preview, press…

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My Fair Lady by Arts Review

In its 60th anniversary production, My Fair Lady has opened in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre after a successful opening at the Sydney Opera House, directed by the one of the most loved an…

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Transitions Film Festival returns to Adelaide by Arts Review

The Transitions Film Festival returns to Adelaide this May with a powerful line-up of cutting-edge documentaries about the existential challenges, mega-trends, game-changing technologies, an…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On the Couch with Robbie Carmellotti by Arts Review

Who is Robbie Carmellotti? I am just a guy who likes to create art on stage. My mind is always lost in a world of art, it’s a constant kaleidoscope of nonsense inside my head. I started St…

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Show me the sole: the exhilarating sight of sneakers on show by Arts Review

It is not often that one walks into an art gallery to be greeted by an air of exhilaration. Such was the case at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on ‘Sneaker Saturday’ –…

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Sydney Dance Company: ORB by Arts Review

Following its critically acclaimed world premiere season earlier this month, Sydney Dance Company continues its 2017 season in Melbourne and Canberra with the latest creation from Artistic …

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American Essentials Film Festival 2017 by Arts Review

Palace Cinemas once again are bringing the best of American independent film to Australian screens with American Essentials. Twenty films make their Australian premiere – many hot on t…

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On the Couch with Ursula Martinez by Arts Review

Who is Ursula Martinez? A show off and a nudist, from Croydon What would you do differently to what you do now? I would have a secretary do my press for me. Who inspires you and why? Zoe Coo…

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Coranderrk by Arts Review

Coranderrk returns re-written and remounted for a national tour presented by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Belvoir with Regional Arts Victoria. Since April 2017, the production has played to…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Palais Theatre reopens after extensive refurbishment by Arts Review

St Kilda’s historic Palais Theatre is set to reopen this week, following an extensive refurbishment, for the St Kilda Film Festival Opening Night on Thursday, brighter and more vibrant tha…

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The Yellow Wave by Arts Review

In 1895, James Alexander Kenneth Mackay wrote his novel, The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia. A text dripping with stereotype and melodrama, it’s not a book yo…

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On the Couch with Laila Thaker by Arts Review

Who is Laila Thaker? A driven, charismatic Indigenous artist who lives and breathes performance art. What would you do differently to what you do now? I’d be a wildlife conservationist…

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