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Monday, April 22, 2019

Thunder Road by Arts Review

Hateful at the thought that his daughter should experience any pain, there is a moment in Thunder Road where the kind-natured cop James (Jim Cummings) rescinds a comment made by him to his s…

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MICF: Rose Callaghan – 12 Rules for Life by Arts Review

12 Rules for Life is a charming, sarcastic – not-to-mention goddamn funny – stand-up set by comedian, Rose Callaghan. Over the hour-ish, Rose focuses on burning down the misogynistic, fa…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

MICF: Amos Gill – Almost Famos by Arts Review

No stranger to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, former Adelaide brekky-radio host, Amos Gill is back in town after making a name for himself on the US comedy club circuit and a n…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

On the Couch with Russell Smith by Arts Review

Who is Russell Smith? Russ as I prefer to be called, Russell is what my mother says when I’ve done something wrong, in fact, Mum would say “Russell Wade Smith!” Or “Child number thre…

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MICF: Tim Vine – Sunset Milk Idiot by Arts Review

Compared to most, veteran English comic and super-sized imp, Tim Vine has a very different idea of what stand-up comedy should look like. His MICF show Sunset Milk Idiot delivers his tradema…

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Bush Gothic: Beyond the Pale by Arts Review

Recently returned from a whirlwind year of international touring, Bush Gothic re-imagine trad Australian folk music, until the unfashionable is transformed into rebellious beauty. Defiantly…

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Wakey Wakey by Arts Review

The latest work from acclaimed American playwright Will Eno, Red Stitch presents the Australian premiere of Wakey Wakey for a limited season from 23 April 2019. Written during Eno’s five y…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pictures: Songs from Movie Musicals by Arts Review

Winning Australia’s hearts and a Helpmann Award for her role as Eponine in Les Misérables, Kerrie Anne Greenland now brings her solo show, Pictures: Songs from Movie Musicals, to the  H…

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AJAX by Arts Review

Shining a light on the powerful themes of themes of death, commitment and war, Burning House presents their critically acclaimed bi-lingual production of AJAX at The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown…

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On the Couch with Jenny M. Thomas by Arts Review

Who is Jenny M. Thomas? A fiddle-singer, mother and composer. What would you do differently to what you do now? My alternative fantasy life is to be the bass player in Michael Jackson’s ba…

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Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines by Arts Review

Featuring the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century, the National Gallery of Victoria presents Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossi…

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The Double – a cyber-gothic nightmare by Arts Review

Opening the 2019 Blue Room Theatre Development Season, The Double is the latest play from Bow & Dagger (Tale of Tales, Medusa). Written and directed by Clare Testoni, this new work is a …

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Steven Kreamer: I Sing Songs by Arts Review

He’s a pianist, composer and musical director; but now Steven Kreamer is moving out of the shadows and taking the stage front and (slightly left of) centre in his dazzling cabaret debut at…

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2019 Feast Festival Artist and Event Registrations now open by Arts Review

Adelaide’s annual Queer Arts and Cultural Festival, Feast has officially opened registrations for artists and event organisers to participate in the 2019 celebrations. Showcasing LGBTIQ ar…

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Julian Rosefeldt: In the Land of Drought by Arts Review

An atmospheric video installation shot entirely on a drone that confronts humanity’s impact on the world through scenes of a speculative dystopian environment, the National Gallery of Vict…

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Arts Centre Melbourne announces new President by Arts Review

Social entrepreneur Ian Carson AM has been named the new President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust, that oversees the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne. Last year the centre welcomed more than…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

On the Couch with Lawrence Money by Arts Review

Who is Lawrence Money? He’s a bloke who is sometimes confused with Lawrence Mooney – a younger and hairier comedian. One-O Money was a newspaper journalist for 50 years and Melbourne col…

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Neil Triffett: Misery by Arts Review

From the creator of Netflix’s EMO the musical, Neil Triffett presents his first full-length solo show, Misery at Tasma Terrace as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival u…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Amity Dry: Fortified by Arts Review

Amity Dry returns with a powerful new cabaret show, Fortified at Chapel Off Chapel for a strictly limited season from 1 May 2019. This is a war story. But there are no guns and ammo, just an…

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All Australian cast announced for the Sydney season of the Off_Broadway cult comedy hit PUFFS by Arts Review

The all-Australian ensemble cast has been announced for the highly anticipated Sydney season of PUFFS; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic which kic…

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2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award nominations announced by Arts Review

With more than 600 shows on offer, nominees for the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award nominations have been announced – recognising the best and brightest shows and comedi…

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Registrations now open for 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival by Arts Review

Running from 12 – 29 September, the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival is flinging its giant retractable arms wide open to welcome all artists with registrations for participants now open. Mel…

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Bronte Kellam-Pearson: With Grace by Arts Review

Grace Kelly seems an unlikely subject for a cabaret show, given that the only film which featured her singing was High Society. However it proved a shrewd choice for Bronte Kellam-Pearson, w…

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Room on the Broom flies into Melbourne by Arts Review

Based on the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and brought to you by the award-winning team behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and The 13, 26, 52, 78 and…

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On the Couch with Amos Gill by Arts Review

Who is Amos Gill? That depends on who you ask! What would you do differently to what you do now? Play better in my U18 state football season, to go to the NAB draft. I’m 27 with four ACL s…

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MICF: Paul McDermott & Gatesy – Go Solo by Arts Review

Paul McDermott (of the infamous Doug Anthony Allstars, GUD) and Steven “Gatesy” Gates (of the quite wholesome Tripod) are the “middle men” of their musical comedy groups. By what can…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Arts and culture under the Coalition: a lurch between aggression and apathy by Arts Review

This article is part of a series examining the Coalition government’s record on key issues while in power and what Labor is promising if it wins the 2019 federal election. What happens whe…

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White Night expands across Melbourne and beyond by Arts Review

Victoria’s annual White Night will return to Melbourne across three huge nights in August 2019, thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Event…

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Sydney Opera House announces Principal Partner Expression of Interest by Arts Review

The Sydney Opera House has launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to select a principal corporate partner. This is the first time the Opera House has undertaken an open process to …

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

MICF: The Birdmann and Egg – A Late Night Birdhouse by Arts Review

I’ve heard comedians describe their work as a craft. A Late Night Birdhouse has more artful ambitions as it delivers some unexpected moments and delightful music, as well as a good sprinkl…

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An Evening of Duke Ellington by Arts Review

Eric Ajaye’s jazz venue, The Jazz Haus, hosted a masterclass in classic jazz singing when three veteran female jazz singers presented a stylish evening of the songs by Duke Ellington and h…

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