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JACINTERGRATING : A LIVE MUSICAL COMEDY SHOW @ THE FUSEBOX

Jacinta Gregory is a musical comedienne and manic depressive.

Every day she busily juggles life, love, depressive illness and being a WOMAN in the modern world/big city/Newtown.

See her show to find out. It will be a night of live music, painful laughter and hurtful truths.

Jacinta is crumbling…in fact you will see her Jacintegrating, in the funniest possible way, at the Fusebox Theatre at 7 pm on 11th March.

http://www.factorytheatre.com.au/events/factory

 

MARK LANGHAM’S ‘BIG CROW’ @ ACTOR’S PULSE THEATRE, REDFERN

Mark Langham’s new play BIG CROW flies into the intimate Actors Pulse Theatre next Tuesday night for a short season.

Langham’s play, loosely based on a true story, is set in the early 1930’s and sees two young Londoners ground down by poverty, Tommy and Albie, being offered a spur of the moment trip to Australia.

No sooner had they landed that they are taken to work as virtual slaves on a huge station, completely at the mercy of the station owner Roy, a man who’s life has been a stream of disappointments.

Tommy is a weasel; swift, cunning and potentially fatal. Albie could crush you with his kindness, but only if Tommy told him to… and their desperation has led them to a decision – they’re going to kill Roy. Roy’s wife and daughter disturb the murder but are far more interested in watching than saving him. The murder is put on hold and a dialogue begins. Continue reading MARK LANGHAM’S ‘BIG CROW’ @ ACTOR’S PULSE THEATRE, REDFERN

SUTHERLAND THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT ANDREW MORTON’S ‘BLOOM’ IN MARCH

The Sutherland Theatre Company is proudly presenting Andrew Morton’s heart-warming play, Bloom, at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts from March 3-12.

Following the death of his father, 15-year-old Daniel and his mother Lisa are forced to move to an unfamiliar town. After a violent outburst at his new school, Daniel’s social worker Michelle suggests that he spend a week working with her father, Bobby, an urban gardener of several abandoned lots in the middle in the city.

A week soon turns into a few months and, as the two men spend the summer tending the gardens, they begin planting some much-needed hope in a neighbourhood plagued by blight and help each other heal old wounds.

A finalist at the Write Now festival and a winner of the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award, Bloom is a coming-of-age story about grief, growth and gardening.

Director Christiane Brawley chose the play because of its simple and relatable story about the power of human connection.

“The media is so full of material telling us of our cruelty and indifference to each other, but this story is about the positive ways that human interaction can enrich and revitalise us. I don’t think we can ever have too many reminders about the importance of kindness and family and friendship.”

The heart-warming story at the centre of the show has broad appeal.

“It is gently humorous and reminds us why it is good to be alive. It has characters and situations that everyone will recognise and a story which will make the audience smile and feel good.”

The multi-generational cast of talented local performers includes Graham Yates, Ben Moss, Mel Day, Grace Fabris and Emma Dalton.

PERFORMANCE TIMES –

Friday 3rd March @ 8pm Saturday 4th March @ 2pm Sunday 5th March @ 2pm Thursday 9th March @ 8pm Friday 10th March @ 8pm Saturday 11th March @ 8pm Sunday 12th March @ 2pm

Tickets are available from http://www.thesutherlandtheatrecompany.com.au or by calling (02) 9150 7574.

For more about Bloom, visit http://www.thesutherlandtheatrecompany.com.au
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THE OMEGA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ‘HAYDN AND MOZART’ @ THE UTZON ROOM

The Omega Ensemble’s upcoming concert features this tantalising program : –

Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Ben Hoadley – Clarinet Quintet World Premiere
Haydn – String Quartet Op. 64, No. 5 ‘The Lark’
Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

Of Haydn’s eighty-three string quartets The Lark is a perfect representative of the entire genre. Like the majority of string quartets throughout the history of the form, its four movements provide a superior entertainment in four acts, aptly described as ‘a story, a song, a dance and a party.’ Continue reading THE OMEGA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ‘HAYDN AND MOZART’ @ THE UTZON ROOM

DRAMAC PRESENTS A DOLL’S HOUSE @ LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

DRAMAC Presents: A Doll's House

One of Henrik Ibsen’s most famous works, A Doll’s House tells the story of Nora, a ‘modern-day’ housewife under the naïve opinion that she and her family are content with their lives. Her husband, Torvald, thinks her careless and childlike, but Nora is keeping something secret from her husband that could lead to tragedy for both of them.

Going off Isben’s belief that “a woman cannot be herself in modern society”, this production will be styled with a 1950’s aesthetic to draw focus on the traditional gender rolls being forced up Nora and to play with the notion of a “modern society” (à la The Stepford Wives). While the setting and costume design will be in the style of 1950’s suburban fashion, the play will not be set in any particular time period.

Preview: 11th October
Show Dates: 12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd October
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Lighthouse Theatre, Macquarie University

Director: Lakia Lyons
Producer: Jo Finnis

CAST
Nora Helmer – Jennifer Hicks
Torvald Helmer – Adam Roberts
Niles Krogstad – Jim Southwell
Kristine Linde – Amy Dunn
Dr Rank – Sam Howes
Anne Marie – Taylor Musa

SEASON DETAILS :-
12th – 15th & 19th – 22nd October @ 7:30pm  @ Macquarie University, North Ryde.

For more about Henrik Ibsen’s: A Doll’s House, visit https://dramac.iwannaticket.com.au/event/dramac-presents-a-dolls-house-MTE3MzM
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GABBI LANCASTER’S JADE @ m2 GALLERY SURRY HILLS

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SANCTUARY

This is a solo exhibition by artist Gabbi Lancaster which  commemorate the Moreton Bay fig trees of Sydney. Jade is an expression of the artist’s love and respect for nature, highlighting the magnificence, beauty and vulnerability of trees and the birds that rely on them.

The collection captures the detail and majesty of the Moreton Bay Fig trees of Anzac Parade and Randwick. The unnecessary destruction of these significant trees, by the NSW government, has compelled the artist to spend many hours under their canopies, leading to the creation of these works. Continue reading GABBI LANCASTER’S JADE @ m2 GALLERY SURRY HILLS

MONUMENTALISM CURATED BY ANTHONY BAUTOVICH @ KUDOS GALLERY PADDINGTON

Our collective memory is shaped by the ideology of the day. The politics of memory enables a regime to record its version of the past. History is conditioned by this shared remembrance.

The decaying monuments from Tito’s Yugoslavia form the backdrop for ‘Monumentalism’ – an exhibition curated by Anthony Bautovich at Kudos Gallery in Sydney opening on Tuesday the 8th of November 2016.

Currently undertaking his Masters of Curating at the University of New South Wales Art and Design (UNSWA&D) Anthony has been awarded the 2016 Kudos Gallery Early Career Curator Award. The son of migrants from the former Yugoslavia, the curator’s interest in art from Eastern Europe was the catalyst for ‘Monumentalism’. The exhibition will bring together International and Australian artists to respond to the emotional, political and social impact of the failings of the single party state.

The exhibiting artists are Croatian multimedia artist Igor Grubić (film), Dutch photographer Jan Kempenaers, Sydney artists Tim Bruniges (sound), Biljana Jancić (installation), Kuba Dorabialski (video), Kusum Normoyle (video and performance) and Vienna based artist Marko Lulić (video).

The images featured in Jan Kempenaers’ 2010 book release, ‘Spomenik’, – a Croatian word meaning monument – created an Internet frenzy. The alien like modernist structures in ‘Spomenik’ captured the curiosity of the West. Memorials from the past, these abstract monuments were commissioned by President Josip Broz Tito to convey a sense of confidence and strength in the new Socialist Republic. Designed and built in the ‘60s and ‘70s by leading architects and sculptors from Yugoslavia including Vojin Bakić and Bogdan Bogdanović, these landmarks of modernism are located at sites of battles and concentration camps commemorating the victims of fascism in WW11.

The aesthetic beauty of these brutalist memorials challenges their innate and commemorative intention. Devoid of signs of ideologies, war heroes or religions, these abstract forms were symbols of a modern and unified future. Established as recreational areas to visit and cultivate a sense of national and cultural togetherness, these remote and isolated memorials now lay idle.

As the Balkans War took hold in the early ‘90s and Yugoslavia fell apart, the monuments became touchstones for the inherent hatreds from the past. Many of the monuments have been destroyed and even today the remaining memorials are being dismantled for their raw materials. The authorities turn a blind eye. From triumph to tragedy, these abandoned and decaying forms are a reflection of a broken and disbanded state. The original intention for the creation of the monuments has resulted in their demise. Politics created the monuments and politics has destroyed them.

For a detailed synopsis and press images of the exhibition or further information on the exhibiting artists please contact Anthony Bautovich at homeat735@gmail.com

EXHIBITON DETAILS:
Where: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington 2021. (02) 9326 0034
When: Opening 5-7pm on Tuesday the 8th of November.
Live performance on opening night by Kusum Normoyle at 6pm.

The exhibition runs from the 9th to the 19th of November. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 11am – 6pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Curator Tour of the exhibition on Saturday the 12th of November from 2-3pm.

DATES
Opening Tuesday 8th of November 5-7pm

For more about monumentalism, visit http://www.anthonybautovich.com/curatingwriting/
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BROADWAY REVERSED @ MOSMAN ART GALLERY

broadway10This is an evening of Broadway Cabaret with a reverse twist! Old and new Broadway songs performed as you’ve never heard them before. Book a table at the Mosman Art Gallery. Ticket price includes a welcome glass of champagne and a cheese platter for the table. The event is BYO (no cans!).

You can book a whole table or part of a table – please try not to leave single seats on tables.

Friday 18 November 8pm Opening night
Saturday 19 November 2pm
Saturday 19 November 8pm
Sunday 20 November 2pm
Friday 25 November 8pm
Saturday 26 November 2pm
Saturday 26 November 8pm Closing night

Ticket prices:
Adults $40
Concession $32
Children $22

$2 from each ticket sold will go to ACON as a charity donation to support their work with Mental Health, HIV Prevention, HIV Support, and Safety & Inclusion.

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NUTS GOES FARCICAL WITH ‘MY LITTLE DOLL’ @ STUDIO ONE, UNSW

My Little Doll Family Portrait -pic By Viviana Barrero

New South Wales University Theatrical Society’s (NUTS) upcoming production is a contemporary farce by Uruguayan playwright Gabriel Calderón, MY LITTLE DOLL (THE FARCE) centres around a dysfunctional middle upper class family where a young woman becomes a pawn in an elaborate revenge plot by her uncle against her father. Narrated by the family’s butler, this dark comedy dances between “burlesque and grotesque” as the daughter adopts her doll as an alter ego.

Translated into English by Veronica Barac, the frenetic rhythm of this controversial dark comedy takes you on a powerful journey into the fragmented psyches of these very twisted characters. The original Spanish production Mi Muñequita (La Farsa), shocked and delighted audiences all over Latin America and now it is our pleasure to bring this story to Australian audiences for the first time.

This play contains themes of child abuse, domestic violence, murder and suicide.

SEASON DETAILS :-
18th – 22nd October; 18th-21st 7.00pm, 22nd 2.00pm at Studio 1, Gate 2, University Of New South Wales.

For more about My Little Doll (The Farce), visit http://bit.ly/NUTSMyLittleDoll
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FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS CONTINUES TO INSPIRE AND ASPIRE TO GREAT HEIGHTS

There is a famous theatre review of a show called A Good Time on Broadway in the 1960s. The review simply reads “NO” in a blank column of newsprint.

When choosing a name for a show, a lesser company might avoid giving an easy tagline to a critic but that is not a worry if you are the universally loved, world renowned theatre practitioners of THE FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS. This company of ‘ordinary kids doing extraordinary things’ has joined with elders in their community to create a show simply entitled JUNK. And I can defiantly say “it is not”.

JUNK is set in a 1940’s junkyard. Why a junkyard? The Flying Fruit Flies are based in Albury/Wodonga and since the company’s inception as a school holiday project for the Year of the Child in 1979 they have been a community based organization. The company is committed to creating new and original works and in the research which began this project 2 years ago, the Fruities they reached out to ask about what ‘playing’ meant in the memories of those who were young a very long time since. Continue reading FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS CONTINUES TO INSPIRE AND ASPIRE TO GREAT HEIGHTS

WINDMILL THEATRE COMPANY’S ‘GIRL ASLEEP’ COMES TO THE BIG SCREEN

Bethany Whitmore plays the lead in this new Australian film. Photos by Andrew Commis.

The new Australian film  GIRL ASLEEP has been  billed as, ‘a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.’

Bethany Whitmore plays the lead character Greta Driscoll who is about to turn fifteen. Greta  is fearful of leaving her childhood behind, it contained all the things that gave her comfort.

Greta is living in a world of boredom with her only friend Elliott, played by Harrison Feldman, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she is flung into a parallel place, a place a little violent and ludicrous, which propels her out of her comfort zone.
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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER CHOIR PRESENTS BACH IN THE CASTLE OF HEAVEN @ ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL

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Bach In The Castle Of Heaven Program:

  • JS Bach  (1685–1750) Lobet den Herren alle Heiden (BWV 230) for 4-part choir
  • Herbert Howells (1892–1983) Three Latin Motets Op.38
  • JS Bach Jesu meine Freude (BWV 227) for 5-part choir
  • Johann Michael Bach (1648–94) Das Blut Jesu Christi
  • Gregorio Allegri (c.1582–1652) Miserere
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–92) O sacrum convivium
  • JS Bach Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied (BWV 225) for two 4-part choirs

Following their sell out Melbourne performance of BACH IN THE CASTLE OF HEAVEN,   the sublime voices of the highly acclaimed Australian Chamber Choir is performing this concert one time only this Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Acclaimed in six countries by audiences and critics alike, the choir has attracted glowing reviews and return invitations that are testament to this Choir’s international standing:

“Delivered with complete stylistic perfection.  “AUSTRALIAN CHOIR IN THE SUPER LEAGUE””Dagbladet, Denmark, July 8, 2015

“In music that seems to penetrate into visionary dreamscapes … The choristers consistently impressed with their exploration of sonority and atmospheric depth”  Echo, Darmstadt, July 4, 2015

Australian Chamber Choir Director Douglas Lawrence OAM, renowned for his highly-engaging programs, has taken as a starting point a comment made by John Eliot Gardiner in Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven: “Who needs pills to lift the spirits when we have the six Motets of Johann Sebastian Bach?”   Lawrence contrasts three of JS Bach’s masterpieces with a gem from Bach’s father-in-law, Johann Michael Bach highlighting the talents of the Choir’s six sopranos, four altos, four tenors and four basses.       Continue reading AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER CHOIR PRESENTS BACH IN THE CASTLE OF HEAVEN @ ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL

SAM SHEPARD’S ‘RED CROSS’ @ OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL HUB ANNANDALE

 

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Set in a remote mountain cabin, Sam Shepard’s RED CROSS dissects the infectious nature of personal fears: Carol is terrified her head might explode; Jim is convinced he is plagued by lice draining his life; and the maid is scared of drowning. Together they push the boundaries of communication and shared experience in this surreal dream play.

Cast- Henry Hulme, Genevieve Muratore, Emma Throssell

Creative Team- Director Victor Kalka, Sound Design- Ryan Devlin, Producer-Tabitha Woo, Stage Manager- Chris Starnawski.

The play is presented by arrangement with ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

DATES
14th – 17th September AT 8pm

VENUE- Off Broadway Festival Hub,
Gehrig Lane, Annandale

For more about Sam Shepard’s Red Cross, visit http://ticketing.sydneyfringe.com/fringe/index.html?event/red_cross/67f059eb-07ad-4973-a5aa-b7bbcc39f0d4/

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TIME TO EXPLORE THE IRRATIONAL FEAR FACTOR @ THE GIANT DWARF REDFERN

For something very different, it could well be time to join  the live studio audience for the 1637th episode of IRRATIONAL FEAR FACTOR – the game show where your greatest fears become your reality (but you win money and kitchen appliances so it’s totally worth it).

In this episode, office assistant Paige Hally has been nominated to overcome her crippling social anxiety and fear of public speaking to compete for the grand prize in one of our craziest challenges yet – a solo comedy show.

We’ve already had two accidental deaths this season so come along and let’s see if we can make it a third!

DETAILS FOR THE DIARY:-

Saturday 27 August  between 7 pm and 8 pm at the Giant Dwarf theatre, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern.

For more about Irrational Fear Factor, visit http://giantdwarf.com.au/events/paige-hally/
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SARAH RUHL’S ‘LATE : A COWBOY SONG’ @ ERSKINEVILLE TOWN HALL

Sarah Ruhl, one of America's finest contemporary playwrights.
Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s finest contemporary playwrights.

“This play is for all the lady cowboys of heart and mind who ride outside the city limits of convention.” – Sarah Ruhl.

This beautiful play, in its Australian debut, asks big questions about how gender defines who and how we love. Sarah Ruhl’s LATE : a COWBOY SONG follows Mary, an endless worrier, as she reconnects with her lady cowboy friend, Red, whose forehead has no worry lines at all. Crick, Mary’s husband, buys a painting with all her savings. Red teaches Mary how to ride a horse and to enjoy the silence. Crick and Mary, who have been in love since the second grade, can’t decide on their newborn’s name or gender. The three sing songs, celebrate holidays, and and try to navigate their way through the blurred lines of love and relationships. A story of one woman’s education and her search to find true love outside the box…

It looks like it will be quite a journey, especially considering that Sarah Ruhl sure knows how to give an audience a stimulating, entertaining night in the theatre. I have great memories of two of her plays that the Sydney Theatre Company have produced- In  The Next Room of the Vibrator Play  and Orlando (an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel).

LATE : A COWBOY SONG is playing at the Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville between the 27th September and the 1st October. Performance times are-
27th September @ 8:30pm
28th September  @ 8:30pm
29th September @ 8:30pm
30th September @ 8:30pm
1st October @ 8:30pm

CAST AND CREATIVES
Starring– Andreas Lohmeyer, Annabel Matheson and Eliza Oliver
Set and Costumes by Annabel Matheson
Sound Design by Sarah Dunn

Produced by  Annabel Matheson and Eliza Oliver

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SUDS PRESENTS ‘BLACK HANDS DEAD SECTION @ PACT THEATRE ERSKINEVILLE

Playwright and journalist van Badham.
Playwright and journalist van Badham.

This is a production which should generate plenty of interest in these turbulent times.

Well known Sydney theatre identity and journalist Van Badham has come up with a new play entitled BLACK HANDS DEAD SECTION which charts the rise and fall of the Baader Meinhof gang which came to prominence in Germany during the 1960s and 1970s. The group started off as idealistic student activists and ended up becoming international terrorists.

Van Badham’s play has been billed as a ‘sweeping epic’. The play features a large cast of no less than thirty actors, a scale rarely seen in independent theatre in Sydney.

BLACK HANDS DEAD SECTION will run at the PACT Theatre, Erskineville between August 3 and 13. Performance times are Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7pm.

http://sudsusyd.com/

THE MARAIS PROJECT 2016 CONCERT 1 : MASTER AND PUPIL @ INDEPENDENT THEATRE

 

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The tension between master and student is a complex and fascinating one as the upcoming generation learns from, and sometimes pits themselves against, the established leaders of their field.

The famous French novel and film Tous les matins de monde (All the mornings of the world) which starred the legendary actor Gérard Depardieu and featured virtuoso viola da gambist Jordi Savall on the sound track, is an acutely sensitive, fictional exploration of the relationship between two great artists: Marin Marais, after whom The Marais Project is named, and his distinguished mentor, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe.  The latter was a composer, teacher and innovator without peer, while the former became known as perhaps the greatest viola da gambist of all time.  Adding spice to the mix was a “love triangle” between Sainte-Colombe’s two musician daughters and the ambitious Marais.  
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MICHELE LIM PRESENTS HUSTLE BEAR : A TRUE STORY @ ENMORE LANEWAY

Following the sell out success of her first show Limsanity and The Mayor of Easy Street (in 3D!), Michele Lim is back for another thought provoking, feel good comedy show.
Fresh from her travels in Taiwan, Michele takes you on a journey to find your inner hustle bear and put yourself out there.

Combining her love for comedy, hip hop and story telling, this is an original and quirky show you don’t want to miss.

“Great Jokes! Great Fun! Can’t wait to see more!” – Dan Ilic (A Rational Fear, Can of Worms, Hungry Beast)

“Her material is thoughtful and sharp, her stage presence immediately likeable and her delivery somehow ‘casual’ while clearly very focussed.” – Bruce Griffiths (Good News Week, The Glass House, Enough Rope)

DATES
10th, 12th,14th May 2016 @7:15pm

VENUE

Enmore Laneway, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042

For more about Hustle Bear: A true story, visit- http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=1305
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TINALLEY STRING QUARTET PRESENTS NATURE THROUGH ETERNITY @ UTZON ROOM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Tinalley String Quartet

Tinalley String Quartet, one of Australia’s finest and internationally recognised chamber ensembles presents their first program for the 2016 season, Through Nature to Eternity with special guest artist, ARIA awarded singer/songwriter Lior.

PROGRAM:
Ravel String Quartet in F major
Ade Vincent/Lior Song Cycle (World Premiere)*
Dvorak Cypresses 2, 3 & 4 for String Quartet
Lior My Grandfather
Barber Adagio from String Quartet Opus 11
Nigel Westlake/Lior Sim Shalom from Compassion for String Quartet & Voice#
*Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre
# Commissioned by Julian Burnside QC

DATES
May 2 & 3, 2016 @ 7.30pm

VENUE- Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House.

Bookings

02 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com
Cost – Adults $60 · Concession $50 · Under 30 $30

For more about Through Nature to Eternity, visit https://tinalley.com.au

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BLONDE POISON @ STUDIO THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Belinda Giblin in BLONDE POISON during its previous Old Fitz run.
Belinda Giblin in BLONDE POISON during its previous Old Fitz run.

 

Given the choice, would you save your family and yourself from persecution or condemn others to certain death?

BLONDE POISON is a remarkable one-woman play about beauty, treachery and the high price of survival, starring Best Actress Nominee at the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards, Belinda Giblin. Back by popular demand for a strictly limited season, see one of Australia’s leading actresses like you’ve never seen her before at the Studio theatre, Sydney Opera House from 28 April. Tickets are on sale from 22 February. Continue reading BLONDE POISON @ STUDIO THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

CROSS POLLINATE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS KAYAK @ THE OLD FITZ

“TIDES FLUSH EVERYTHING OUT. EVEN CRAZY CHICKS LIKE YOU”

In Sydney playwright Katherine Thomson’s KAYAK, all Ruth wants to do is be out on the harbour with her kayak and enjoy the quiet. She’s in Heaven. “I’m nestled in the meniscus, as secure as a duck.”

Just as Ruth gets lost in the serenity, her floating universe is destroyed by a perilous encounter with teenage hoons in a tinnie. Ruth seeks revenge and tracks down Luke Continue reading CROSS POLLINATE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS KAYAK @ THE OLD FITZ

THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MORON @ DENDY OPERA QUAYS

The Island of Doctor Moron

The film, THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MORON, is set to make history. There has never before been a cinematic film of an original live Australian rock musical. The film will be screened at The Dendy Opera Quays on Wednesday 23rd March. It will tour Australia. It is also due to be screened in the USA and Europe later this year.

“The opportunity to launch the film so close to the Opera House and The Harbour Bridge was irresistible,” says producer Mr Dockrill. Moron is an original Australian creation. I think it most appropriate that we launch this amazing film so close to these two massive Aussie icons.” Continue reading THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MORON @ DENDY OPERA QUAYS

ACT IV THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT THE NAKED TRUTH @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE

Naked Truth

Act IV Theatre Company have announced that in early April they will be presenting the the Australian premiere of Dave Simpson’s THE NAKED TRUTH.

Act IV describe the show as Coronation Street meets The Full Monty as five women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing in a bid to raise money for breast cancer research.

Then show will be directed by Ruth Fingret with assistant direction by Julia McNamara. Continue reading ACT IV THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT THE NAKED TRUTH @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE

TMO PROMISES AN EVENING OF PURE STRING BEAUTY

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The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is offering an all strings program for its first concert of the year.

The program includes two well known pieces, Dvorak’s String Serenade and Tchaikovsky’s String Serenade. These pieces will be complemented by Australian composer Daniel Rojas’ fresh and vivacious piece Little Serenade for Strings.

Artistic Director of the TMO Sarah-Grace Williams will be the Conductor and she is very excited about the program, “Starting the year with a powerful string program is something we’ve wanted to do for some time. It sets the tone of intimacy while bringing out those joyous and passionate emotions which we love to inspire in our audiences.  This is a beautiful way for TMO to launch into what is going to be a huge year for the orchestra. We’re sure audiences will love this vibrant and sumptuous program.” Continue reading TMO PROMISES AN EVENING OF PURE STRING BEAUTY

JUDY! BARBRA! LIZA! BETTE! @ THE SOUND LOUNGE SEYMOUR CENTRE

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Those Great Divas- Judy Garland,Barbra Streisand,Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler – will be landing in Sydney in time for this years’ Mardi Gras festival.

They are come to us via the talents of Velma Vegas & The Vaguettes  who will be performing their cabaret show in the smooth,swanky surrounds of the Seymour Centre’s Sound Lounge.

Taking in the early burlesque and bathhouse influences of Liza and Bette, and the classic torch song and show tune stylings of Barbra and Judy, it looks like it will be a great night of cabaret. The evening will also feature rarely seen video footage of the divas in action as well as  excerpts from  interviews.

Through his performance singer Jackie Vance- stage name- Velma Vegas  will wax lyrical about his beloved stars, chatting through the show, revealing truths about the stars that some may not know…

Joining Vance on stage will be Dan Holland on piano, Stan Valacos onbass, and Tim Bradley on drums.

The SCREAMERS production of JUDY!BARBRA!LIZA!BETTE! These Are Names We Shan’t Forget! at the Sound Lounge will plays at the Sound Lounge on the 12th, 19th and 26th February at 8pm.

Tickets- http://www.seymourcentre.com