Sex with Strangers

Veronica Neave and Thomas Larkin in Sex With Strangers [image supplied]

When creatives and chemistry collide… Sex with Strangers … now that’s a title that sells. Judging by the four or so sex scenes before interval, I can report to the voyeurs out there that the title isn’t just a marketing tease full of empty promises. But the play, penned by…

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The Red Shoes

Elise May and Benjamin Chapman in The Red Shoes [image: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions]

Passion, Beauty and Dance- Natalie Weir’s The Red Shoes The Red Shoes is a timeless story about a woman torn between her all-consuming passion for dance and her passion for her lover. Originally a fairytale, it has inspired ballets and several films, yet Natalie Weir’s current adaptation for Expressions Dance…

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Is Pippin heading down under?

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According to an article on BroadwayWorld.com, the Broadway revival production of Pippin is slated to head down under in 2015. Read the original article here Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin, with choreography by Bob Fosse, originally premiered on Broadway in 1972, winning 5 Tony Awards and running for over 2000 performances. This all-new revival production is…

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Malthouse: The Book of Loco

Photo by Pia Johnson

Among walls of tape-sealed cardboard boxes stands a middle-aged man in a suit. He has a beard, an accent and looks like he’s going to sweat a lot. And he might be mad and/or mad as he’s being searched before boarding an international flight. Boom? Aliro Zavarce’s The Book of Loco won…

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UNDRGRND goes National

Paul Malek - UNDRGRND

UNDRGRND – It’s a dance party, performance, industry event, and a great night out. Brainchild of dance choreography and entrepreneur Paul Malek, UNDRGRND has been running for a couple of years in Melbourne as a platform for dancers and choreographers to showcase their work. The uniqueness of the concept is that…

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MTC: Glengarry Glen Ross

MTC: Glengarry Glen Ross

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is many things. It won Mamet the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama because it captured a time, place and attitude so remarkably. He re-wrote it as an acclaimed film (1992) and the play’s an aspirational piece for actors. Who doesn’t want to do a Mamet? But this…

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Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have…

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Review: Beauty and the Beast – Packemin Productions

Kelsi Boyden as Belle in Packemin's Beauty and the Beast. Image by Grant Leslie.

Packemin’ Productions’ Beauty and the Beast is a colourful, didactic story that will charm first-time theatre-goers. It’s the kind of work that kick-starts the dreams of ‘that’ kid sitting in the audience who realises they want to be up on stage. We all know the story. The ‘tale as old…

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