MTC: Pennsylvania Avenue

Bernadette Robinson. Pennsyvania Avenue

Last week, Melbourne’s two mainstage companies opened shows by Melbourne writers. Both directed by Melbourne directors and featured Melbourne performers and creators. Both were also set in the USA and based on US culture. But the chasm between Pennsylvania Avenue, at the MTC, and Calpurnia Descending, at Malthouse Theatre, is so wide…

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Malthouse: Calpurnia Descending

Calpurnia Descending, Ash Flanders and Paul Capsis. Photo by Brett Boardman

As Pennsylvania Avenue opened at the MTC, I know I wasn’t alone as I wondered why. But they’ve just announced extra performances, so I think we know the answer. Meanwhile, a couple blocks away at the Malthouse, Calpurnia Descending opened and restored the faith of us who wonder why mainstage shows like to be safe.…

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Broadway sensation Audra McDonald to tour Down Under

Audra McDonald. Image by Autumn de Wilde

Audra McDonald, goddess of the Broadway stage, will be heading to Australia next year for a concert tour in Melbourne and Sydney. An Evening with Audra McDonald, will play in Melbourne for one night only (October 31, 2015) at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall while Audra McDonald Sings Broadway (with the Sydney Symphony)…

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Win a double pass to see Grease, Melbourne

Grease 2013. Image by Jeff Busby

The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds are on their way back to Melbourne this summer and AussieTheatre are excited to be giving away 2 DOUBLE PASSES them strut their stuff in Grease the Musical next month! The Melbourne season of Grease sold out in March this year, and due to popular demand the…

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Join a select group of Arts industry practitioners for the workshop of Our House The Musical, Sydney

Join a select group of Arts industry practitioners for the workshop of Our House The Musical, Sydney

Ever wondered what goes on inside the rehearsal room of a major Australian musical? AussieTheatre is exclusively offering our readers the chance to find out, with a DOUBLE PASS to watch the final presentation of Australia’s first professional workshop of Our House The Musical.  Produced by Storeyboard Entertainment, this week-long workshop…

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Sydney Theatre Company

Richard Roxburgh in Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Sydney Theatre Company’s Cyrano de Bergerac wants to feel like the saddest love story in the world that still makes people laugh. It doesn’t quite get there, but what it does give us is a production that’s full of yearning love and lightness, pulled down into the heaviness of the reality…

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A Christmas Carol – Belvoir

A Christmas Carol at Belvoir St Theatre. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Christmas has come early to Belvoir St with A Christmas Carol: a lively, unabashedly heartwarming take on the old Dickens classic. Even the Scroogiest Scrooge you know won’t be able to resist the magic of it. Anne-Louise Sarks and Benedict Hardie have breathed fresh life into a story that has…

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