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Theatre (661 Stories)

Tease and Tearaways presents: Leave Them With A Ska!

By 21 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 May 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, will be injecting you with its latest dose of live music and dance this May by bringing you the next in their event showcase – Leave Them With A Ska!

Leave Them With A Ska  is a runaway train of entertainment featuring local and interstate Ska bands, teamed with a [...]

Theatre of the Dead Cannes trailer

By 19 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As Canberra’s very own zombie flick trundles to completion they’ve released the above “Cannes Trailer”.
Looking forward to seeing what all the hard work and enthusiasm comes to!

Word Play at the CSIRO discovery centre. A review

By 18 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Word Play is the latest outing from Boho Interactive and is running at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
As an experience it is certainly novel. Downright unusual in fact.
On arrival you’re instructed how to get the appropriate app on your phone (SMS to a number can be done with those stuck on ancient platforms who still want [...]

Enrollments open for Canberra Youth Theatre Company

By 17 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

CYTC is a not for profit organisation that has been around for over 40 years teaching Canberran kids theatre skills. Most of the people I know in theatre cut their teeth doing CYTC projects and classes, and I would recommend the company to anyone.
Speaking of me recommending them, they’ve just opened up enrollments for their [...]

Jazz Garters at Theatre 3

By 14 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 June 2013 to 6 July 2013. ]

REP are putting on Jazz Garters, their annual song and dance show in June this year at Theatre 3.

The third production for REP’s 2013 season is Jazz Garters. Opening on 21 June, the production continues until 6 July at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Cate Clelland, with Choreographer Lisa Buckley and Musical [...]

Boho Interactive’s Word Play, opening this Wednesday

By 13 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Boho’s new show Word Play opens this Wednesday at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Using text messages and a purpose-built phone app, the audience are able to interact directly with the performance, communicating with the performers and controlling them through a series of live computer game sequences.

Short + Sweet Canberra looking for artists

By 10 May 2013

The biggest 10 minute theatre festival in the world is coming back to Canberra and is looking for people who like to do things. Theatre things.
Short+Sweet Canberra returns in August and the festival is on the look out for ACT based actors, directors, writers and Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) to take part.Now in its fifth [...]

New theatre show looks at the little guys in politics

By 7 May 2013

[ 29 May 2013 to 1 June 2013. ] The Major Minor Party is a new theatre show that examines the minor parties that make up our political landscape.

Commissioned for Canberra’s Centenary, the highly entertaining and thought provoking world premiere of version 1.0’s The Major Minor Party, opens at The Playhouse from 29 May to 1 June.

The Major Minor Party explores the realm of [...]

Music, cabaret, burlesque, and frivolity at the Abbey

By 3 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 May 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

The Abbey and the Sass and Tease Collective present Jay Gatsby Requests, a night of dancing girls, drunken writers, and of course music.

Jay Gatsby Requests is a new show created by a collection of Canberra’s finest burlesque performers, and features those loveable lads Moochers Inc.

I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. [...]

May Canberra Poetry Slam

By 29 April 2013

[ 3 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

This just in:

May Poetry Slam Part 1
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam

Part 1 starts Friday the 3rd at the Front Gallery. As with all our slams, we start with the open mic at 7:30 before moving onto the Slam.

The slam rules:
– 3 minute limit
– 1 [...]

Smiths Alternative opens its doors

By 25 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Smiths Alternative Bookshop was relaunched last night as Smiths Alternative under Jorian Gardner and Domenic Mico’s stewardship.
It’s going to be a very funky little venue, now with a dedicated stage so keep your eyes peeled.
David Howe has sent in some pictures from the opening. The man who looks like John Howard is in fact former [...]

Burning the Midnight Oil, George Huitker & Junk Sculpture

By 24 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; 25 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

“Burning The Midnight Oil” – a tribute show that shakes and moves featuring George Huitker & Junk Sculpture.

Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant (at ANU). May 18 & 25 at 7pm.

Dinner and show.

Bookings essential – 02 62572718

Sport and art meet at the AIS Open Day

By 23 April 2013

[ 28 April 2013; ]

The AIS are having an open day on the 28th of April, and the Training Squad will be there with their roving performance piece Not Yet It’s Difficult.

I caught these guys at the Canberra Day celebrations and thought it was an awesome and bizarre little show that blurred the line between art and sport.

The video [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown

By 18 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]

Thursday:

– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)

– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)

Friday:

– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm

Sat:

– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm

– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 April 2013

By 18 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]

The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).

But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.

In Canberra Tonight at The Polo

By 17 April 2013

[ 18 April 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.

It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).

Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:

In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]

Why is Canberra the home of Australian live-action video games?

By 17 April 2013

This week, Canberra Youth Theatre’s 35 Degrees 17 South is showing in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia – you can watch it unfold on ABC TV.

On 15 May, Boho Interactive’s Word Play opens at CSIRO Discovery. Word Play is a ‘live cinema’ work about the outbreak of a new disease that [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 April 2013

By 11 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 April 2013 to 14 April 2013. ]

The wild year rolls on and the weekend turns up yet again.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Hurra! Das Audi Festival des deutschen Films kommt wieder nach Canberra!*

By 9 April 2013

[ 7 May 2013 to 12 May 2013. ]

Word has reached us that the Audi Festival of German Films 2013 is coming to Palace Electric.

Presenting a wonderfully audacious collection of contemporary German cinema, the 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films celebrates the rich diversity of one of Europe’s most dynamic and creatively renowned cultures.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut in association [...]

I need to tell you about No Need To Be Told

By 9 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 April 2013; ]

That’s Darren Hanlon, he’s pretty good. He’s also playing at No Need To Be Told amongst a bunch of other people who are quite good.

The Centenary of Canberra and local funny singing man Rafe Morris are putting together an afternoon/evening of celebratory things to celebrate Youth Week. Youth Week is this week, and this event [...]

Comedy Festival declares victory!

By 8 April 2013

The Canberra Comedy Festival is letting us know how their first year went!
The inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, which ran from March 19th March 23rd, showed that Canberrans have an appetite for Comedy – posting whopping audience numbers in its first year.
The festival hosted a range of local, interstate, and international comedians performing over 28 shows, [...]

Who is Dendy cinema’s target market? the unemployed and kid-less?

By 7 April 2013

Who is Dendy cinema’s target market with this session times:

SAVING GENERAL YANG

Not yet rated (Subtitled)

Fri 5 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Sat 6 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Sun 7 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Mon 8 Apr

12:00pm
4:00pm

Tue 9 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Wed 10 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

I’m trying to see if they are flexible before i draw a conclusion. Will keep Canberra [...]

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision review

By 5 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It’s common practise when reviewing musical theatre to review the production and not the show.
This is because musical reviews are generally written for musical fans and not for anyone else. This seems kind of ridiculous, so I’m going to review both.
Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision is a mock Eurovision competition. It contains almost everything you expect [...]

Festival of Improvised Entertainment

By 4 April 2013

[ 5 April 2013 to 7 April 2013. ] Because Canberra needs even more festivals!

FESTIVAL OF SHOWS - Impro ACT Showcase!

Impro ACT presents a short festival of improvised theatre from 5-7 April 2013 in the Galaxy Nightclub at Casino Canberra.

Over three great nights Impro ACT will showcase the freshest and most fantastic Canberra-devised one-act and completely improvised shows.

Each one-act show features the cream of the ACT’s [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 April 2013

By 4 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 April 2013 to 7 April 2013. ]

The festival season has finally come to a close.

So is anything still on?

Leave us your suggestions in the comments.

What’s next for You Are Here in 2014?

By 28 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The third You Are Here festival has come to a close. Fletcher Jones has once again become a torso and clothes-hanger filled wasteland, the Ellis Collective aren’t singing to you during your lunchbreak, and Canberra’s arts scene caught up on some sleep. It was a wonderful and exhausting ride, and already people are talking about [...]

DIY wotz on guide for Easter 2013

By 28 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]

The long break is upon us.

Surely there are things to see and do around town for those who have not fled to the coast?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Canberra’s Dayne Rathbone makes the SMH’s Comedy Festival list

By 27 March 2013

The SMH has listed their top ten picks for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Canberra’s Dayne Rathbone has made the list!
9. Dayne Rathbone
I’m going out on a limb to predict that Dayne Rathbone’s debut show will be a worthy inclusion in this list. Rathbone won Raw Comedy in 2011 with his awkward, nervous stage persona [...]

Want free tickets to EUROBEAT – Almost Eurovision?

By 26 March 2013

Supa Productions are putting on EUROBEAT – Almost Eurovision this April and we want to give you a chance to go. GO FOR FREE!
The first paid RiotACT member to email us at contact@the-riotact.com and ask us nicely will win won free double pass to the musical for their opening night on Friday the 5th of [...]

Vive la France at the Albert Hall

By 26 March 2013

[ 6 April 2013; ]

A day long French themed festival followed by an evening of dance? Not a bad way to spend a 6th of April I’d say.

The event, which will be officially opened by the Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Alliance Francaise de Canberra and the 90th anniversary [...]

Canberra Roast. A Papercuts review

By 22 March 2013

To quote SBS Chief Political Correspondent Karen Middleton: “Canberra is a bit like your little sister, you’ll defend her ‘til you bleed, but occasionally give her a wallop of your own, and you’re allowed, because you’re family”. I feel this expression captures the overall sentiment of the Canberra Roast at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop on Thursday [...]

How is your You Are Here?

By 21 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

You Are Here continues to be one of the most exciting and exhausting events in the Canberran calendar. I hope you’ve been taking advantage of it Rioters.
Last night I saw a pair of time travelling scientists attempt to sell an audience insurance, I saw a pub full of rowdy drunks kept entranced by an even [...]

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