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As restrictions on public gatherings continue to ease in NSW, Darlinghurst Theatre Company is thrilled to unveil its month-long BLOOM Festival opening on 29 October. Billed as a “Carnival of Radical Delight”, it will transform the Eternity Playhouse into a vibrant cultural hub offering live music, indoor and outdoor dining, and, for the first time since March this year, performances inside the main auditorium. 

Presented in partnership with Great Southern Nights, The People of Cabaret and the Sedition Arts Festival, Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s BLOOM Festival is the brainchild of Co-Artistic Director Amylia Harris

“This festival has been designed to be scalable and responsive,” Harris says. “It is a rolling program that can adapt to the changing tide of government restrictions. It is a coming together of artist and audience to discover the potential of what art and performance can be in this moment.” Continue reading DARLINGHURST THEATRE COMPANY COMES INTO BLOOM


On Saturday 17th October at 7.30pm, Riverside Theatres Digital will present An Enchanted Evening starring Opera superstars Julie Lea Goodwin, Daniel Belle alongside popular conductor and host Guy  Noble on piano. The evening will be available both in the theatre and live streamed to audiences’ homes, in a one-show only performance at Riverside Theatres in  Parramatta. 

‘An Enchanted Evening’ will bring Opera and Music together as Australia’s leading singers Julie Lea  Goodwin (West Side Story, La Bohème, Whiteley) and Daniel Belle (Ten Tenors, Les Misérables) are  joined on stage on the piano by conductor Guy Noble (Sydney Symphony Orchestra, La Bohème,  Opera Queensland). 

These three stellar performers promise to light up the stage with stop stopping arias and songs such as O Mio Babbino Caro, Granada, La Bohème’s famous act one duet, and musical theatre favourites including Some Enchanted Evening, If I Loved You and West Side Story classic Tonight.  Continue reading RIVERSIDE THEATRE DIGITAL : AN ENCHANTED EVENING WITH JULIA LEA GOODWIN AND DANIEL BELLE


ACTORS BENEVOLENT FUND’S most popular fundraiser event – the INDOOR PICNIC AND CABARET is back.  This year marks 75 years that The Actors Benevolent Fund has provided assistance to performing arts professionals in times of need.

This fabulous event will be held on Sunday 18 August in the Joan Sutherland Rehearsal Room of Opera Australia.   Award winning director Luke Joslin, and legendary Musical Director Michael Tyack have brought together Sydney’s best-known performers for this glittering industry event including:-

Nancye Hayes, Jonathan Biggins, Chloe Dallimore, Paul Capsis, Sheridan Harbridge, Sandy Gore, Maggie Blinco, Natalie Abbott, James Hadwin, Scott Irwin, Margi de Ferranti, Olivia Vasquez, Peter Cousens, Brittanie Shipway, Dan Belle, Wayne Scott Kermond, Garry Scale, Robert McDougall, Daniel Belle, Jay Laga’aia, Courtney Bell, Meredith O’Reilly, Siobhan Clifford, Laura Murphy, Stephanie Caccamo, Heather Mitchell and many more. 

ACTORS BENEVOLENT FUND is the entertainment industry’s charity that provides help when it’s needed most. Founded in 1944 to assist the many members of the acting profession who were caught up in the devastation that World War II. It was recognised that action was required to look after the families of lost servicemen and women. It is in this spirit that the Actors Benevolent Fund has continued for 75 years, in supporting professional members of the performing arts community across theatre, film and television.

The Actors Benevolent Fund also umbrellas the STA Fund which was established with the Sydney Theatre Awards to assist members of the theatre community suffering from mental health issues. It also administers the Victoria Longley Cancer Appeal which offers financial assistance to help with the costs of cancer treatment. Donations to these funds and the Actors Benevolent Fund can be made on the ABF website.

Gather your friends, pack your picnic and head out for a night to remember!

VENUE:          Joan Sutherland Rehearsal Room

Opera Centre, 480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

WHEN:            Sunday 18th August

TIME:              Doors open 6pm / Showtime 7pm

TICKETS:       $85.00

BOOKINGS:   www.actorsbenevolentfund.org.au


The stars of the Australian production of Les Misérables will reunite at the Seymour Centre to present EPIPHANIES, a charity concert supporting research into mental illness, on 27th October.

Rob McDougall, Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Award winner) and Daniel Belle (The Ten Tenors) are set to delight musical theatre lovers in a three-hour, world class concert, backed by a stunning 18-piece orchestra.

Together they will perform a dazzling array of pieces from the world’s most loved musicals including Funny Girl, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Secret Garden, Anastasia, Chess and Les Misérables.

EPIPHANIES will also feature performances with some of McDougall, Greenland and Belle’s former Les Misérables co-stars including Patrice Topoki (Wicked), Naomi Livingston (Wicked) and Trevor Ashley (The Bodybag).

EPIPHANIES aims to raise funds for research into mental health. Money raised from this concert will go towards Australian Rotary Health’s research grant program, to a study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of treatments for young sufferers of mental illness. EPIPHANIES was previously performed in Tamworth to two sold out houses, which raised $20,000 for mental health research grants.

EPIPHANIES will play two performances at the Seymour Centre on Saturday, 27th October at 2pm and 7:30pm


Tenor Daniel Belle sang opera and musical theatre hits with TMO strings.

This concert showcased the precision and expressive power of The Metropolitan Orchestra Strings, both on their own and in collaboration with successful tenor Daniel Belle. The flexibility of TMO strings and this singer enabled the programme to shift smoothly from a late nineteenth century work for strings through to popular opera and musical theatre pieces delivered with a comfortable cabaret feel.

TMO strings explored the music of Czech composer Josef Suk in his lush and mostly well-humoured Serenade in E flat major Op 6 (1892).  They opened this concert with a consistently rich and well balanced sound across the ensemble. Continue reading THE METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA : SERENADE @ THE INDEPENDENT THEATRE, NORTH SYDNEY


Featured image – Australian tenor Daniel Belle.

The Metropolitan Orchestra with Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Sarah-Grace Williams return to the resplendent  Independent Theatre this weekend for a musical evening with a difference.

Sarah-Grace and The Metropolitan Orchestra will start the concert with a performance of Josef Suk’s sublime Serenade for strings. They will then be joined by outstanding Australian tenor Daniel Belle for the second half of this gala concert which will include some of the greatest arias from Opera and Music Theatre.

The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is regarded as one of Australia’s most versatile privately run orchestras delivering consistently vibrant first-class concert experiences.

TMO’s annual season presented in Sydney includes their acclaimed Met Concert Series, Family Cushion Concert Series, outreach concerts for newly arrived refugees and numerous special events.

The orchestra’s sparkling nine year history includes a star-studded array of performances including concerts with Sumi Jo, David Helfgott, John Farnham and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to name just a few.

Visit http://www.metorchestra.com.au/met-concert-3 for more information and  ticket purchases.

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the concert this Saturday night, 9th June. To be in the running send an email to info@metorchestra.com.au with the subject line  Sydney Arts Guide TMO Serenade. Be sure to include your full name in the body of the email. The winner will be notified by email by Friday lunchtime.




Tempted. Very tempted. Tempted not to tell anything about last night’s show. I want to keep it all to myself. But since we’re friends, and if you promise not to spread it around, I might tell you about a really fantastic Sydney cabaret event. It’s called SHOWQUEEN and with the sure hands of Chris Archer and the irrepressible Trevor Ashley beneath it, you just know its reliably top notch. And it’s on every month in Oxford St at Ginger’s: a great little intimate venue with terrific food.

Trevor Ashley seriously. The man is a force of nature. Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical, Diamonds are for Trevor, and just off Liza’s Back (is Broken) at Glen Street. He’s obviously a living breathing icon but who knew he was such a warm, wry and witty host. You get to hear him sing too … bonus.

Upbeat Carpenter’s hit ‘Sing, Sing a Song’ to begin and a superbly grubby blues number ‘Get Laid’ as the evening finale. Trevor, I can call him that, he picked up my jacket when it fell on the floor and patted me, is known for those high notes … his best Streisand for ‘People’ with brushed drums and soul touching joy in sharing … but when he occasionally gets down low in his bottom register I get goosebumps. Oh that sounds rude but I really mean it. He’s not averse to some deep shoulder action between songs either Continue reading SHOWQUEEN : A STARRY NIGHT OF CABARET @ GINGER’S