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Theatre (645 Stories)

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions.
A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi from country Victoria leapt lightly upon the stage of Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative for what was a great night of theatre. A monologue devised by well-known theatre teacher Ernie Glass, Brizzi [...]

UNWRAP ME; Kirsty Budding – the art of charity

By 16 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 18 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; 19 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 20 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s well said that the true measure of a humane society is how well it treats its most vulnerable. For me, just as true is the idea that humanity’s narrative and values are central to the arts. After meeting with Canberra’s Kirsty Budding, it is clear that she not only combines these ideals in her [...]

Judith Lucy returns to Canberra

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; 15 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Judith is back on stage with her first new solo show since 2012 and the good news is that her last year really sucked.

A truly awful year for Judith always leads to a great show for her fans and 2014 was magnificently terrible. Think death and early menopause and you’ll be in the ballpark. [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre: 2015 Drama Workshops for 7-12 years

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre offer a wide range of drama workshops for 7 – 12 years, including a summer holiday workshop, and drama in primary schools!

Macbeth – Bell Shakespeare Schools Festival (Review)

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“The best way to understand and appreciate a Shakespeare play is to perform it.”  With this philosophy in mind, Bell Shakespeare invited schools across Canberra to participate in its inaugural Schools Festival.  Rather than just studying Macbeth in the classroom, the selected schools were challenged to perform it at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre [...]

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 3 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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What if Harry Potter went AWOL?  “Where in the World is Frank Sparrow” takes all of the elements of chosen one stories and remixes them as satire.  Frank Sparrow is running, hard, from a destiny he can’t understand – the world will just have to save itself.  Canberra Youth Theatre’s interpretation of Angela Betzien’s theatrical [...]

August Osage County – Free Rain (Review)

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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August Osage County finishes with a whispered quotation from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends.”  We are invited to complete the quotation ourselves: “Not with a bang with a whimper.”  But this isn’t a play of graceful endings, it’s a play of fighting desperately (and perhaps hopelessly) against [...]

In The Next Room – NUTS (Review)

By 21 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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NUTS (the ANU’s student theatre society) makes its best theatre when the material they have to work with is a little wild.  Last year’s Catherine The Great was a perfect fit with the group’s energetic, irreverent style.  A play about the invention of the vibrator (complete with lavish on-stage masturbation scenes) would seem to be [...]

Where I End & You Begin – The Street Theatre (Review)

By 20 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Deep space private detective Whatshisname (Raoul Craemer) is on a case: he has to find a missing woman.  Unfortunately, he’s also lost his client, so before he can even get started on his case he needs to find the person who hired him.  Meanwhile far more practical private detective Polly (Kate Hosking) is on a case [...]

Interview with Cathy Petocz (writer of Where I End And You Begin)

By 15 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“Where I End And You Begin” opens next week at the Street Theatre.  The work of local playwright, actor and musician Cathy Petocz, it’s been in development for three years and is finally ready for audiences.  But audiences will have to make some hard choices to enjoy this play: “Where I End” is actually two [...]

Sunset Boulevard (The Q) – Review

By 13 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sunset Boulevard is a waste-heap of broken dreams and the wreckage is visible everywhere.  The bric-a-brac backstage at Paramount Studios blends into the shabby luxury of faded star Norma Desmond’s mansion-mausoleum.  Director Steven Pike’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beautiful and gaudy musical is appropriately lavish and gritty, relishing every desperate moment in a story [...]

A Sexy Halloween Spooktacular

By 9 October 2014

[ 30 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] The Sass and Tease Collective are putting on a special show on Halloween night. October 31st The Collective will be taking over Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU Arts Centre for the sexiest spooktacular in town!
Tickets through eventbrite: $30+bf (or $25+bf for concession card holders) http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sass-tease-halloween-tickets-13278334857

Canberra Youth Theatre Presents: Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?

By 7 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? is the final show of Canberra Youth Theatre’s hugely successful 2014 season! It also sees us continuing relationship with award winning playwright, Angela Betzien.

Equus – Canberra Repertory (Review)

By 6 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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It opens with a grotesque crime: a teenage boy has gouged out the eyes of six horses.  Child psychologist Martin Dysart (Jerry Hearn) is tasked with healing the boy… but also with finding the answer to a simple question.  Why did he do it?  Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play about love and worship thrills in a [...]

The Wharf Revue “Open For Business” (Review)

By 2 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Two weary travelers stop at an inn.  This is the “Canberra-berry Tales”, and these pilgrims to the nation’s capital are passing the time until daybreak by sharing their stories.  Here the Miner and the Banker share the less-than-spiritual aims that have inspired their trek.  Canberra, as the theme of this year’s Wharf Revue tells us, [...]

In-Person-8 – Impro ACT (Review)

By 22 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Whenever I told someone the theme for this improvised show the response was usually a mix of surprise and horror.  “Well, you see, in the first half a group of improvisers study eight audience members and then in the second half they pretend to be them, improvising a short play.”  Jaws would drop and eyes [...]

What’s on this weekend? 20th and 21st September 2014

By 19 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]

The Magic Flute – Opera Australia (Review)

By 11 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Opera Australia’s Indiana Jones-themed production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” swaps the forest setting for a mysterious tomb in a kid-friendly, accessible staging with amazing singing.
The most striking thing about this production is the adventure serial styling.  This was a savvy design choice: this is a smallish production (regional tours are planned) but the Egyptian [...]

Budding Playwrights Sought for Christmas Show

By 7 September 2014

Script submissions are invited for a season of short plays to be performed 13-17 December at the Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre. 
The Christmas-themed event is the fourth offering this year from Budding Theatre, a company founded by Kirsty Budding, 24, to stage new works with a focus on artistic collaboration, philanthropy, and accessibility for a range of [...]

Spring Superheroes – School Holiday Drama Program

By 5 September 2014

CYT’s School Holiday Program for 7 – 12 year olds

High Fidelity: rock musical auditions

By 4 September 2014

Phoenix Players have announced auditions for their next show, the rock musical High Fidelity.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film, featuring original music by the composer of Next to Normal.
Rob, a slacker thirty-something record store owner, has just been dumped by his girlfriend Laura. In an attempt to figure out [...]

Studio Underground – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 1 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Appropriately enough for a night of secret theatre when I got my ticket I was also given a password that would grant me entrance to the performance: “poke, email, tweet.”  So of course when I showed up and the clipboard-touting woman guarding the entrance asked me for my password, I replied: “Dangermouse.”
While Dangermouse is an [...]

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014 at 2:00 pm; 4 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at Canberra Theatre Centre from 30 October to 4 September.

Fresh [...]

The Dream – Bell Shakespeare (win a double pass!)

By 25 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and a frequent presence on the stage.  Only last year local group Centrepiece Theatre ran a well-received production at The Q.  Now Bell Shakespeare is about the venture out into the thick forest of Midsummer Night’s Dream interpretations with their own take on the [...]

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this production by the State Theatre Company of South Australia emphasises the intrinsic silliness of the story. But if this is a farce, it is [...]

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; 29 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; 30 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Come and join us in the Underground…

The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – a secret theatre experience where you only find out what you are seeing when you arrive at the theatre! How many times do we dismiss an interesting looking show [...]

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; 13 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; 13 September 2014 at 7:00 pm; 14 September 2014 at 1:00 pm; ]

A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A funny and dark tale involving a lying wolf, a deceived girl and an unexpected path.

The show incorporates circus skills such as acrobatics, aerial skills [...]

Flying Bach coming to Canberra – your chance to win a double pass

By 13 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

Red Bull Flying Bach is coming to Canberra in September following sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013.

Removing boundaries between classical and urban art, Flying Bach fuse the music of 18th Century composer Johann Sabastian Bach with explosive moves thanks to world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps who formed in 1993.

Red Bull Flying [...]

Arcadia – Canberra Repertory (Review)

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“Even in Arcadia, there is death.”  But that’s fine, there’s plenty of sex to balance things out.  Stoppard’s sex comedy/romantic ode to science still delights in a decent but flawed production by Canberra Repertory and veteran director Aarne Neeme.
This is a play of two halves.  In the early 1800s live-in tutor Septimus (Matthew Barton) tries [...]

Warehouse Circus Inc. premieres Refract in Canberra tonight

By 7 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 8 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 9 August 2014 at 2:30 pm; 9 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]

Warehouse Circus Inc. are bringing their high flying cast of young artists to shatter your idea of extraordinary with their new show Refract.

An ignorant sailor attracts the attention of a cheeky siren who is determined to rock the boat. Travel with the pair down the river and see what lies just beyond each bend.

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The Burning – Everyman Theatre (Review)

By 4 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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“The Crucible meets A Few Good Men”. Duncan Ley’s witch-trial play “The Burning” has clear influences but delivers thrilling and engrossing drama.
Francis Schiller (Jack Parker) returns home from uni only to find something rotten in the town of Bamberg.  The historical witch trials are reaching a feverish climax and a cloud of paranoia and suspicion [...]

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