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Dickinson’s Room review (Buckingham Arms Hotel, Adelaide Fringe Festival)

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Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

Set away from main Fringe venues at the Fringe Lodge (aka The Buckingham Arms), Dickinson’s Room is a site-specific work adapted from the poems and prose of Emily Dickinson. Bad Neighbour Theatre co-founder Charlotte Day and actor Miranda McCauley (playing Emily) have brought Dickinson’s Room to Adelaide from New York, via Edinburgh Fringe. Three small,

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Opera singers’ court win after allegations of unpaid ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ performance fees

News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Leading opera singers Antoinette Halloran, Jason Wasley, Andrew Jones and Jacqueline Dark have had a win in the NSW District Court after their agent took action against the producers of the inaugural Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival. The festival had cancelled a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Some Enchanted Evening in early 2017, one day into rehearsals. The singers’ agent, Patrick Togher Artists’ Management, this

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Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards announced in Brisbane

Dance, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

The winners of the 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced last night by Carrillo Gantner AO, chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market. The winners were playwright and actor Kate Mulvaney for the Individual Award ($60,000); Nicole Beyer, the executive director of Theatre Network Australia won the

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Monash Uni launches a program of music, theatre and dance, and it looks like a year-long festival

Dance, Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Composer and former Adelaide Festival director, Paul Grabowsky, who is also the executive director of Monash Academy of Performing Arts in Melbourne, has announced the inaugural season of MLIVE – a program of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance curated “as a cultural response to Melbourne’s diverse and open-minded communities”. “We’ve assembled an incredible line-up

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Perth Festival reviews: Barbershop Chronicles, Il n’est pas encore minuit, Hand Stories, Katrina Ballads, Farewell to Paper, To A Simple Rock’n’Roll…Song

Reviews, Stage |

A festival is at once a communal act of celebration and of commemoration. The Dionysiad was a celebration of the God’s gifts and a commemoration of his dismemberment and rebirth; the Last Supper was a celebration of the Passover and an anticipation of Christ’s imminent sacrifice; and every Feast Day is held in honour of

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The Children theatre review (Southbank Theatre, Melbourne)

Reviews, Stage, Theatre |

Australia is the second biggest uranium exporter on the planet, and it was Australian uranium that fuelled the Fukushima disaster, so one gets an awful feeling of responsibility during Lucy Kirkwood’s post-apocalyptic, barely-fantasy The Children, now playing in a Melbourne Theatre Company production. Regardless of the local relevance the Australian premiere of this British play –

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The Production Company announces 2018 season as it celebrates its 20th year

Musicals, News & Commentary, Stage |

The Production Company (TPC) announced its 2018 season this morning in Melbourne at Raheen, the home of its founder Jeanne Pratt. The three shows see the return of The Boy from Oz with Caroline O’Connor as Judy Garland,  a revival of Oklahoma! starring Helpmann Award winners Simon Gleeson (pictured above, left) and Anna O’Byrne and the Australian premiere of

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