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‘LADIES IN BLACK’ @ STRATHFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY

LADIES IN BLACK is a thought-provoking comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney Australia, with important female lifestyle messages that are still relevant today. Timeless and memorable coming of age story, focused on the naive bookish ultra-intelligent sixteen year old Lisa Miles.     December 1959 she takes a summer job for two months, at F.G. Goode’s department store, which is a fictional business that is loosely based on the Australian department store chain, David Jones Limited. The required work-uniform that all female counter staff wear, is the LBD (Little Black Dress) made iconic and famous by Coco Chanel when published in Vogue Magazine in 1926.                                      Continue reading ‘LADIES IN BLACK’ @ STRATHFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY

Les Misérables presented by Manly Musical Society at Glen Street Theatre

Manly Musical Society presents their gorgeous new production of Les Misérables, the world’s longest running musical. Featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time, this true modern classic musical is based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, set in 19th-century France, the era of the Paris Student Uprising of 1832, the French Revolution. Follow the lifetime journey of parolee Jean Valjean, constantly chased by ruthless police inspector Javert.

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HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND MAKE BANK DOING IT at LIMELIGHT ROOM, Limelight on Oxford

Bold and innovative theatre, brand new Australian play, meeting the denizens of Sydney suburbia set in a shopping centre. Interesting charity fundraising message drama, about the different methodology between Volunteers and Non-Volunteers (un)successfully collecting donations for charities, and their questionable motives with rejection avoidance their only concern, whilst being constantly economical with the truth. You are made to wonder what kind of multi-national corporate black hole is being used to make disappear every year, all of the combined millions of dollars of charity donations.                 Continue reading HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND MAKE BANK DOING IT at LIMELIGHT ROOM, Limelight on Oxford

DITCH BY BETH STEEL @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD

DITCH is Beth Steel’s brutal dystopian thought-provoking debut play from 2010, and now receives a splendid Australian Premiere at the boutique performance venue, Limelight on Oxford. Man-made climate apocalypse, gloom and doom as most of the United Kingdom is now underwater, together with the sheer stupidity of an impending global nuclear annihilation.

This play is a stark and lucid reminder of the possibilities, caused by any of the world’s governments failing to prevent global warming. Bleak unpleasant future, London is long gone, and Manchester’s draconian government remains strong, and Manchester Security Services are constantly sending their able-bodied men to die in Venezuela.                      Continue reading DITCH BY BETH STEEL @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK EIGHT SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

SHORT+SWEET Week Eight, this is the final week of heats of the Top 80, with the SHORT+SWEET Finals Series beginning next week, including the penultimate heats that include the S+S PEOPLE’S CHOICE SHOWCASE 2019 and the S+S WILDCARD FINALS 2019 and the S+S CREWCUT FINALS 2019, and soon the ultimate event with the SHORT+SWEET GALA FINAL 2019.

There are thirteen very different and very original plays, in a tasty assortment of theatre treats being performed live on stage this week, at Short and Sweet Week Eight of “The biggest little theatre festival in the world”.

A delicious comedy halloween antics, the audition process, comedy mission to mars, aged care, dating super-heroes, all provide laugh-out-loud entertainment, plus message plays about relationships, millennials, dramatic intrigues and dramedy.                            Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK EIGHT SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK SEVEN SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

There are eleven very different and very original plays, being performed live on stage this week, at Short and Sweet. A delicious comedy monologue provides laugh-out-loud entertainment, message plays about the drug menace, ghosts, relationships, millennials, comedies, dramatic intrigues and dramedy. Explore each ten minute play covering all manner of things, in a tasty assortment of live theatre treats vividly explored on stage during Short and Sweet Week Seven of “The biggest little theatre festival in the world”.

Every week there is a new Short+Sweet Top 80 program (Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6.00pm) together with a separate new S+S Wildcards program each week (Saturdays at 3.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm). The annual Short+Sweet huge gala finals, all take place during April 2019.

Second year in this big new venue for S+S, and comfortably seating a maximum of 171. Top 80 WEEK SEVEN is a huge week of must-see comedic delights with each brand new play under ten minutes, Thursday 21st March 2019 until Sunday. The S+S festival has new shows every week for eight weeks, and runs through to April 2019.        Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK SEVEN SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – the musical

Charles Schulz’s beloved PEANUTS comic strip, comes brilliantly alive on the stage, in Clark Gesner’s family-friendly Broadway musical comedy, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Explore one day in the life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang friends, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Linus, and Snoopy. Charles Schultz’s PEANUTS comic strips have delighted countless generations with their joyful innocence.                            Continue reading YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – the musical

THE REALISTIC JONESES @ LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

 

Sydney premiere. Starting at night on Jennifer and Bob Jones’s front porch, in a small mountain town, they meet and greet their brand new neighbours Pony and John Jones, who are now renting the house next door. Will Emo has carefully crafted a unique slow-burning and quite wistful play about two unrelated married couples absurdly both named Jones, who are getting to know each other, via highly eccentric and memorable Q and A.

Marriages under substantial stress, due to the constantly erratic but eclectic behaviour of both husbands. Praiseworthy direction by Julie Baz, and she has chosen an impeccable ensemble cast at the height of their craft, with each actor delivering earnest character-driven performances.

The two husbands, Bob Jones (Jeff Houston) and John Jones (David Jeffrey) are both dying, however they are keeping the exact same secret, that will be fully revealed in the Second Act. Discomfort easily generating laughter, their ever evolving back story, grows exponentially as multiple truths revealed.

John Jones displays assertive behaviour whilst delivering comedy immortal one-liners, with effective wordplay that sends the story forward in the most interesting and very entertaining ways, intentionally limiting and setting and respecting relationship boundaries.                               Continue reading THE REALISTIC JONESES @ LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK SIX SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

This week explore comedy, drama and physical theatre with each ten minute play covering all manner of things, including high society celebrity, Irish superstitions, the drug menace, surviving grief and theatre ghosts in a tasty assortment of live theatre treats vividly explored on stage during Short and Sweet Week Six of “The biggest little theatre festival in the world”.

Every week there is a new Short+Sweet Top 80 program (Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6.00pm) together with a separate new S+S Wildcards program each week (Saturdays at 3.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm). The annual Short+Sweet huge gala finals, all take place during April 2019.

Second year in this big new venue for S+S, and comfortably seating a maximum of 171. Top 80 WEEK SIX is a huge week of must-see comedic delights with each brand new play under ten minutes, Thursday 14th March 2019 until Sunday. The S+S festival has new shows every week for eight weeks, and runs through to April 2019.               Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK SIX SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

A PECULIAR RIVER

Pompey Bum, who works for Mistress Overdone as a pimp, but disguises his profession by describing himself as a mere “tapster” (the equivalent of a modern bartender), avers to the imprisonment of Claudio and outrageously explains Claudio’s abhorrent sexual crime against a woman as “Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.”

“A PECULIAR RIVER” was beautifully adapted by Emma Willis, the author of the recent FSTC production of “An Unexpected Execution”. This dark comedy features a superb cast, and provides a fast paced and very entertaining night of live theatre, directed with style and panache by Roz Riley.

The source material for “A PECULIAR RIVER” is one of the very rarely performed problem plays as written by William Shakespeare, that is believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604, that for any audience, always needs to be adapted to make sense of the mess that is the raw script for MEASURE FOR MEASURE.

Claudio is arrested by Lord Angelo, who has been appointed by The Duke as the temporary leader of Vienna. Angelo is left in charge by The Duke, Vincentio, who deliberately pretends to leave Vienna. However The Duke has chosen to be a stalker by dressing-up as Friar Lodowick to observe the fresh intrigues and the machinations caused by his absence. The story unfolds concerning what will happen to Claudio.                                     Continue reading A PECULIAR RIVER

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK FIVE SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

This week International Women’s Day is fully recognised in the plays presented on stage during Short and Sweet Week Five of “The biggest little theatre festival in the world”. Special guests visiting this week are the winners from Short+Sweet Hollywood, hailing from Los Angeles, with their amazing ten minute play MATILDE AND LULA.

Every week there is a new Short+Sweet Top 80 program (Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6.00pm) together with a separate new S+S Wildcards program each week (Saturdays at 3.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm). The annual Short+Sweet huge gala finals, all take place during April 2019.

Second year in this big new venue for S+S, and comfortably seating a maximum of 171. Top 80 WEEK FIVE is a huge “International Women’s Day” special event, Thursday 7th March 2019 until Sunday. The S+S festival has new shows every week for eight weeks, and runs through to April 2019.                        Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK FIVE SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK FOUR SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

Just in time for 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras, Short and Sweet WEEK FOUR presents eleven delicious plays about all things LGBTQIA, each in under ten minutes delivering absolutely entertaining live theatre. However just for this huge LGBTQIA special event, the plays are no longer PG rated and do often contain very coarse language, but always effectively used to good effect. Featuring drama, comedy, lust, love and romance plus two Trans and many LBGBTQIA actors.
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SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK THREE SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

NOT SO ENCHANTED
NOT SO ENCHANTED

 

Short and Sweet is “The biggest little theatre festival in the world” and now returns for the third week of “live on stage” delicious incredible theatre entertainment, weird and vivid comedies plus elegant dramas, this week providing thirteen wonderful plays in bite sized morsels, each under ten minutes. This week also has the best of international entries from the world-wide network of S+S venues, including a full crew visiting Sydney from Chennai.

Every week there is a new Short+Sweet Top 80 program (Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6.00pm) together with a separate new S+S Wildcards program each week (Saturdays at 3.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm). The Short+Sweet huge gala finals, all take place in April 2019.

Second year in this big new venue for S+S, and comfortably seating a maximum of 171. Top 80 WEEK THREE, Thursday 21st February 2019 until Sunday. The S+S festival has new shows every week for eight weeks, and runs through to April 2019.             Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK THREE SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK TWO SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

Short and Sweet is “The biggest little theatre festival in the world” and now returns for the second week of “live on stage” delights, providing wonderful plays in bite sized morsels, each under ten minutes. Twisted Comedy, Elegant Drama, Potboiler Mysteries, and the incredibly weird too.

Second year in this big new venue for S+S, and comfortably seating a maximum of 171. Top 80  WEEK TWO  Thursday 14th February 2019 until Sunday. The S+S festival has new shows every week for eight weeks, and runs through to April 2019.

S+S Top 80 program (Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6.00pm) together with a separate S+S Wildcards program (Saturdays at 3.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm). The S+S gala finals take place in April 2019.                             Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK TWO SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK ONE SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

Short+Sweet Sydney 2019, the 18th thrilling season. Each delightful morsel of vivid effective storytelling, is delivered in under ten minutes. There are eleven simply superb plays being performed live on stage this week, at Short and Sweet Sydney. Plays completely focused on the power of the visual narrative, with captivating drama, strange circumstances, unique outlooks, and laugh-out-loud entertainment galore.           Continue reading SHORT+SWEET THEATRE TOP 80 WEEK ONE SYDNEY 2019 @ AMPA – TOM MANN THEATRE

LIVE PERFORMANCE Theatre Venues and Companies in CBD SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE presents the complete list of all available LIVE PERFORMANCE Theatre Venues and theatre companies in the CBD SYDNEY AUSTRALIA,  within THE CITY OF SYDNEY area as well as in the SUBURBS OF SYDNEY:-      

THE LIST – FULLY  UPDATED  ON  25th  October  2019  –  Living in New South Wales there is much to be proud of, particularly when it comes to the performing arts sector which includes eleven of Australia’s major performing arts organisations working in the fields of dance, theatre, opera, orchestra and chamber music. These organisations are internationally renowned and regularly perform outside Australia as well as in a number of regional arts venues. Each year more than 1.3 million people in New South Wales attend performances by major companies, with close to 450,000 students and children being engaged in educational activities in NSW.

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/
http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/

 Within Australia, there are 28 major performing arts companies, of which ten companies are located within New South Wales. These ten companies work across a range of art and cultural spectrums from opera, theatre and drama, music and dance and include:-

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bell Shakespeare Company

Belvoir

 Musica Viva Australia

Opera Australia

Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Theatre Company

It is estimated these ten companies alone, represent circa 40% of the private sector arts funding received through sponsorship and giving in New South Wales.

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Sydney Cinema Locations – The List

Sydney Cinema Locations

THE LIST   –   FULLY.   UPDATED   ON   25th  October  2019      SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE presents the complete list of all available Cinema Venues  within THE CITY OF SYDNEY area, and in the many SUBURBS OF SYDNEY including many of the small cinema screening room venues.  The many locations where Australian and Hollywood Motion Picture Films are screened, and where many exhibitors also regularly screen World Movies:-  

Darling Harbour Imax Cinema   (still currently closed during  2017-2018-2019-2020   for complete demolition and then re-construction and full conversion  into  two  IMAX  cinema  screens)   CITY OF SYDNEY   area, located at  31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW   Tel: (02) 9281-3300   with one screen, located on the waterfront in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.   The minimum size of an IMAX screen is 22 m × 16.1 m (72 ft × 53 ft), Sydney used to have the world’s largest IMAX screen which was eight  storeys high and measured 35.7 m x 29.7 m (117.1 ft x 97.4 ft) and offered a vertigo inspiring experience, plus this was also the world’s largest cinema screen.     (Venue Seating Capacity = 540)              https://www.imax.com.au/

Sydney Event Cinemas     CITY OF SYDNEY  CBD, street level at 505-525 George Street, Sydney, NSW Tel: (02) 9273-7300  with seventeen screens including  Vmax Cinemas  and  Gold Class  Cinemas.  Gigantic  premium seating price is charged for the limited range of  popular 4DX Movies that are now being offered only in their Cinema Eight.  However Sydney is still waiting for a cinema venue offering  the currently limited range of popular ScreenX Movies.  (Venue Seating Capacity = *** )          http://www.eventcinemas.com.au/

Movie Times Website:   http://www.movietimes.com.au/

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WARM BODIES

‘fresh zing into the zombie genre’, WARM BODIES

This unconventional and goofy rom-com, starts with dead zombies finding humans on which to munch, the movie quickly evolves into a teen laugh-out-loud sweet comedy romance.

The tag line is tag line, “Who says romance is dead? Cold Body, Warm Heart”.

Able to absorb memories from the brains of his victims, teenage zombie R (Nicholas Hoult) finds himself overcome with affection for the girlfriend of one of his victims, Julie (Teresa Palmer), whom he rescues from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts.

Captain Grigio (John Malkovich), the leader of the human group and Julie’s father, refuses to accept R as anything but a monster, leaving R and Julie to set into motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead and maybe even the
whole lifeless world.

Recommended, WARM BODIES opens at cinemas today.

© Lynn Belvedere

11th April, 2013

Tags: Sydney Movie Reviews- WARM BODIES, Sydney Arts Guide, Lynn Belvedere

An unlikely romance results, but Captain Grigio (John Malkovich), the
leader of the human group and Julie’s father, refuses to accept R as
anything but a monster, leaving R and Julie to set into motion a chain
of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the
whole lifeless world.

Recommended, WARM BODIES opens at cinemas today.

© Lynn Belvedere

11th April, 2013

Tags: Sydney Movie Reviews- WARM BODIES, Sydney Arts Guide, Lynn Belvedere

SYDNEY INTERACTIVE THEATRE AT THE ROCKS

Theatre enthusiasts at the Rocks

Saturday afternoons, every half hour until 4:30pm, and at 2:00pm the
first of the small audience groups, begin from Circular Quay.

Based on a live theatre concept that has been highly successful in
London, New York, Hollywood, and now Sydney. Sydney Interactive
Theatre’s actual locations, are of course kept secret until you start
your journey with helpful plot clues, all about “The Messenger”. The
plot unfolds clue by clue, within the area of Circular Quay and The
Rocks.

© Lynn Belvedere

25th March, 2013

Tags: Sydney Stage Reviews- Sydney Interactive Theatre, The Rocks, Sydney Arts Guide, Lynn Belvedere

Sydney Interactive Theatre At The Rocks

Sydney-Interactive-TheatreSaturday afternoons, every half hour until 4:30pm, and at 2:00pm the first of the small audience groups, begin from Circular Quay.

Based on a live theatre concept that has been highly successful in London, New York, Hollywood, and now Sydney.  Sydney Interactive Theatre’s actual locations, are of course kept secret until you start your journey with helpful plot clues, all about “The Messenger”.   The plot unfolds clue by clue, within the area of Circular Quay and The Rocks.

© Lynn Belvedere