Cian Kinsella of Irish comedy act Lords of Strut answered our questionnaire and compared his show to Riverdance. Continue reading for the full comparison… SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: LORDS OF STRUT MICF show name: LORDS OF STRUT at The (Very) Big Laugh Out Dates: 5 – 17 April (no shows on Monday) Venue: Fed Square… Read more.
Are you looking for a MICF show that caters to the children in your family? Look no further than Comedy Club for Kids! Dylan Cole of Wizard Sandwiches fills us in on the show by answering our questionnaire. SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Dylan Cole – 1/5th of Wizard Sandwiches MICF show name: Comedy Club for… Read more.
When it comes to Grease, Australian audiences know what to expect. You hand over your money for a ticket, and in return you will be privy to a world of poodle skirts, 18 year old kids played by 30 year old actors, and a book of songs you somehow know inside out, even though you… Read more.
On the opening night of the UK’s Almeida production of King Charles III in Sydney, a uniquely Australian reaction rippled through the audience. “It’s Will and Kate,” said a character, and laughter erupted from the crowd, the laughter of anticipation. The very act of introducing the young royals on stage seemed to signal one thing… Read more.
Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor have announced the programming for their first Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and amongst the stars in the line-up is Megan Hilty, direct from Broadway. Perhaps best known in Australia for playing the role of bombshell Ivy in the backstage musical drama Smash, Megan has starred in Wicked, 9 to 5, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and most… Read more.
After travelling the world with his hit show, Purge, Brian Lobel is now performing the material at the MICF. We interviewed him for our Q and A feature and learned a lot about him, including the fact that he’s not opposed to a heckle if the comedy act is using jokes to demean a group… Read more.
Appearing in The Comedy Zone for Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Angus Gordon is the first performer from the festival to kick off our MICF Quick Q and A with series. SHOW DETAILS: Artist name: Angus Gordon MICF show name: The Comedy Zone Dates: 17th of March – 24th of April Venue: Old Council Chamber Tickets can be… Read more.
A new play by Anthony Crowley opened this month at La Mama Theatre in Melbourne, and the timing of the season couldn’t have been more apt, as the attention of the world is already fixed on the events and issues it portrays. Titled Redemption, the show hopes to explore the meaning of the word in relation to the… Read more.
The third year WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) Musical Theatre Students launched their 2016 season with The Drowsy Chaperone. Directed by Crispin Taylor, the musical plays at the Geoff Gibb Theatre until the 19th March. Check out the images from the production by Jon Green. Tickets available through www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performance
When it comes to the mechanics of the intersection and amalgamation of operatic and musical theatre performance in Australia, it seems to me that nobody does it better than Victorian Opera. Following three successful productions of Sondheim classics over their most recent seasons, the company is preparing for this evening’s first performance of a new… Read more.