Helium: Intimacy

Helium: Intimacy

Michelle Ryan danced professionally in Australia and overseas. Ten years ago, she was at the peak of her career and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She used to dance and had issues with intimacy. She still dances and has issues with intimacy. Intimacy is dance theatre by Torque Show – a company including…

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The Last Confession

The Last Confession

His Majesty’s Theatre is a fitting venue for David Suchet’s touring vehicle The Last Confession: it’s a bit old-fashioned, and the red interior goes well with the costumes and set. Even the smell of incense wafting through the auditorium didn’t seem out of place as we walked in, and there…

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Win a double pass to The King and I, Sydney

Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Opera Australia's The King and I. Image by Oliver Toth

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I won the coveted Best Musical gong at the 2014 Helpmann Awards, and AussieTheatre are thrilled to be giving away a DOUBLE PASS to see the show when it opens at the Sydney Opera House! Starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu…

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A Quick Chat With Keira Daley

Slapdash Song Night.

Keira Daley is a popular performer and writer from Sydney’s independent scene. She’s performed in [title of show] and A New Brain, and her cabaret show LadyNerd has toured Australia – and picked up a few awards! Now, Keira is bringing her Slapdash Song Night, a kind of variety show…

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Win a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s The Dream in Canberra

Win a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s The Dream in Canberra

AussieTheatre is excited to have a double pass to give away to Bell Shakespeare’s production of The Dream at the Canberra Theatre Centre on 29 August. The clue is in the title – this is a different dream. Peter Evans will reawaken Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the magic, mirth…

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Images from the Red Carpet – Helpmann Awards Storify

HelpmannAwards_2014

AussieTheatre’s Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue was on the Helpmann Awards Red Carpet this evening to capture the glitz and glamour of Australia’s national Live Performance Awards at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. From Lucy Durack to Lisa McCune, Baz to Check out these images from AussieTheatre’s Instagram account and click here…

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2014 Helpmann Awards Winners – Full List

Lisa McCune as Anna Leonowens in Opera Australia's The King and I. Image by Oliver Toth

The 14th Annual Helpmann Award have wrapped up at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. The incredible Cassie Tongue was on site at the Helpmann Awards, live tweeting and instagramming the ENTIRE night and we have a special storify blog of Cassie’s work here. Check out the full list of Helpmann Award…

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Glory Box, ten year anniversary

Moira Funicane

Ten years ago I saw The Burlesque Hour in the Famous Spiegeltent on St Kilda Road. Moira Finucane, Azaria Universe and Umi Umiumare (and the Town Bikes); I was blown away and I still haven’t seen anything like it. Many try, and are bloody wonderful, but they don’t find that bit of me that says…

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Show Boat – Photo Feature

Glen Hill in Showboat. Image by Belinda Strodder

The Production Company’s second offering for 2014 is Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern’s seminal musical Show Boat, starring Chrissy O’Neill, Gareth Keegan and Alinta Chidzey. With themes of racial prejudice and tragic love, it follows the lives of a family of performers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi river show boat. Show…

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