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The Detective’s Handbook, a new Australian musical about to debut at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, is the result of when a former rapper develops an obsession with the golden age of detective novels. Coupled with a bright and lively jazz score, this new musical is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud as it investigates a crime in… Read more.
The Australian premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s Broadway smash Violet is heading to Hayes Theatre Co next month starring Steve Danielsen and Samantha Leigh Dodemaide. Based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, Violet is the musical premiered off Broadway in 1997 and had its Broadway debut in 2014. The show tells the story of… Read more.
After taking out Best Cabaret at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe with Just A Little Something and blowing Melbourne Cabaret Festival audiences away with True Story, award winning performer and writer Ruth Wilkin is heading to the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Tribute, an witty and self-aware hour of comedy cabaret characterised by Wilkin’s signature blend of original… Read more.
Sarah Gaul, one of Australia’s most exciting emerging comediennes, has taken her successful one-woman shows to Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival. Sarah won ‘Most Outstanding New Cabaret Work’ for her original piece Good Grief in the 2012 Melbourne Short and Sweet Cabaret. AussieTheatre.com caught up with Sarah… Read more.
Scott began his professional performing arts career as ‘Young Cosmo’ in David Atkins’ 2001 production of Singin’ in the Rain, followed this as the co-host of K Zone TV for the Seven Network, and most notably appeared as Mark in A Chorus Line and Ernst in Spring Awakening. Scott has been so prolific in the… Read more.
Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company is a show for anyone who’s ever had a relationship: it’s witty, sexy and devastatingly honest at its core. The text was written in 1970 so deals very overtly with marriage – which in itself is interesting in context of our national conversation about marriage equality. But at a more basic level,… Read more.
Dance of the Bee is an interspecies musical collaboration performed by three pianists, the vocalists of the Astra Choir and a live swarm of bees. The bees will be inside a transparent sculpted hive, and will sing and as a live video feed lets the audience see into the hive. Pianist and composer Michael Kieran… Read more.
A Drone Opera is a multimedia performance featuring drones and their pilots, opera singers, a laser light design and moving images. With custom drones – unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs) – designed by artist Matthew Sleeth, it explores the cultural and social impact of the rapidly developing technology. Australian artist Matthew Sleeth lives and works in… Read more.
Aussie actor Ben Wood trained at ATYP and has appeared in some of Australia’s most exciting theatrical productions for Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and more. He has also appeared on TV in All Saints, Underbelly 3: The Golden Mile, Packed to the Rafters, Rescue: Special Ops, A Model Daughter, My Place, Redfern… Read more.
Musician Kate McIntosh was born in New Zealand and lives in Brussels. Her new work, All Ears, runs at Arts House in North Melbourne from 3 to 6 September. Her live music is described as an “improvised laboratory for unusual recordings and acoustic experiments” where everyday objects like glasses, paper and chairs become part of… Read more.