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Although I have seen the original High School Musical movie (yes, I can admit it), I was somewhat unprepared for the masses of squealing devoted children flooding into the theatre for the opening night of this stage adaptation.
Just as eagerly anticipated, but to slightly less hype than the Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy, Metallica’s latest studio offering Death Magnetic was released in Australia earlier this spring.
“It’s been fourteen years of silence, it’s been fourteen years of pain” since Guns N’ Roses released a studio album.
Verdi's penultimate opera, first performed in 1887 at La Scala, is closely based on Shakespeare's Othello, but strips the play down to its dramatic kernel. That fierce focus on drama – save some early revels and a love duet – is not lost on German director Harry Kupfer.
In their last week of performances before the new year, South Melbourne's The Butterfly Club continue their Christmas theme with Ding Dong: Sammy J and Randy, the return of the irreverent duo to the club following their highly successful Christmas show last year.
This is a show where that rare mix of art and sport come together. It's difficult to say whether cricket fans making a foray into the theatre, or theatre fans immersing themselves in the life of a cricketing great get the most out of it.
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Messiah. Fortunately there are many performances of Handel’s best-known oratorio every December, including “sing your own” versions which can regrettably give new meaning to the chorus, All we like sheep have gone astray.
With a musical treat aimed squarely at the family market, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Christmas Proms was a populist mix of Australian and festive inspired pieces, combined with some wonderful singing and traditional carols.
After the inaugural Electro Acoustic Project in 2006, which scored them a Ruby Award for Innovation in 2007, Adelaide’s Zephyr Quartet presented a second installment in the relaxed and intimate surrounds of the Rocket Bar.
In one of the most triumphant evenings of music seen in Melbourne for a long time, over one hundred eminent musicians from all over Australia presented the ultimate “Hero’s Journey” tale through an all Richard Strauss program.
If you like your opera rare, Baroque, ravishing, exquisitely sung and beautifully played then
this is for you.
Mendelssohn’s atmospheric Overture to The Hebrides, or Fingals’ Cave, seemed an odd curtain-raiser for a program called The Apotheosis of the Dance.
Crying and puking children, angry and overbearing parents and underpaid and overworked Christmas Elves is the theme of The Santaland Diaries.
Sappho, Pixie, Echo, no… they’re not names of characters in a new animated film, they are three of sixteen cast members who are in their own way very animated, and incredibly talented performers in the circus show Rhapsody, which opened last night in Prahran, at the NICA National Circus Centre.
Laura Ruohonen's (one of Sweden's leading current playwrights) play, translated by David Hackston and directed by Kate Gaul, is the story of the enigmatic seventeenth century Swedish monarch.
First performed in London in 1733, Handel's Orlando is based on the 16th century epic poem Orlando Furioso – Crazy Orlando. And crazy the great general becomes, after he forsakes war for love, only to be spurned by Princess Angelica.
After successful seasons in Melbourne, Perth and Edinburgh, and earning the title of ‘Filthiest Show on the Fringe’, Melbourne’s Outcast Theatre has journeyed to Adelaide for its annual pilgrimage to the Feast Festival.
Bella celebrates her 29th birthday party with four friends who are unknown to one another as her father is in hospital with cancer and may die at any moment.
Opening on familiar territory of the sound stage which made them famous, the skits are pumped full of the trademark Goons material establishing their relationships on air.
East - set in the lower class Eastside of London of the 1960's, written in the 1970's it is as fresh as if it was written yesterday.
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