Winners: 32nd Green Room Awards

Maria Mercedes

The winners of Melbourne’s 32nd Annual Green Room Awards were announced tonight at the Comedy Theatre. Cabaret Production Eurosmash: Die Roten Punkte Artiste Geraldine Quinn: All Out Of Pride and MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt Writing Ash Flanders: Special Victim Musical Direction Jane Patterson: Ginger & Tonic’s Desperate & Dateless Original Songs…

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Melbourne Green Room Awards Announced Tonight

Green Room Awards Logo

The 32nd Annual Green Room Association announces the 2014 award winners at a ceremony at the Comedy Theatre tonight. Recognising outstanding achievements in Melbourne theatre, 60 awards decided by panels of peers will be awarded for Cabaret, Contemporary and Experimental Performance, Dance, Independent Theatre, Music Theatre, Opera and Theatre Companies. The award…

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CATS returns to Australia with new Jellicle life

Cats

Jellicle Cats, come one come all! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS is heading down under from 30 October this year in a new, reworked production. It’s been 5 years since the felines of CATS the Musical have danced the Jellicle Ball in Australia but a revamped revival of CATS…

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MICF Award Nominations Announced

Luisa Omielan

The worst thing about the announcement Melbourne International Comedy Festival is that there isn’t enough time to see all the shows you’ve missed. But, you can give it a good go because the festival doesn’t finish until Sunday. 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award Nominations Luisa Omielan: What Would Beyonce Do?!…

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Jerry and Tom – Insomniac theatre

Jerry and Tom by Insomniac Theatre. Photo by GiGee Photography.

The latest offering from the ever prolific Maggie Scott and her Insomniac Theatre group is a fun night of bloody pub theatre. Jerry and Tom is a play by Rick Cleveland, best known for his work as a writer on the West Wing and House of Cards. In Jerry and…

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MICF: Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos

UK comic Stephen K Amos is a stalwart of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and always manages to pull a crowd. With stakes that high, it was a shame to see him a little off his A-game and treading familiar waters. Welcome To My World showcases a range of Amos’s…

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Sydney season

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show in Sydney. Photo by Brian Geach.

There’s little more disappointing than a glossy and aggressively superficial production of a show that has in its bones a history of lively, scrappy-camp subversion. The Rocky Horror Show, which has just opened in Sydney following smash engagements across the country, is loud, boisterous, and ultimately meaningless. Heading the void…

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Malthouse: Meme Girls

Meme Girls. Ash Flanders & Art Simone

YouTube is only ten years old. Like Facebook and Twitter, it’s already hard to imagine life without them. And enough people have now grown up not knowing that opening your life and your secrets to the world isn’t strange. Meme Girls at Malthouse Theatre is about searching for identity by confiding…

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