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Opera Australia release Tamar Iveri from Otello contract

Opera Australia release Tamar Iveri from Otello contract

It was announced today that Opera Australia have released Georgian opera singer Tamar Iveri from her contract with the company, confirming she will not be performing as Desdemona in Otello next month. The singer came under fire last week for anti-gay comments posted on her Facebook wall last year, in which she…

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Dirty Dancing set to return to Australia, 2014

Dirty Dancing

BREAKING NEWS It’s been 10 years since the world premiere of Dirty Dancing opened in Sydney at the Theatre Royal and today producer John Frost has confirmed that the show will return to Australia to celebrate an incredible decade. Based on the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray,…

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Cassie Tongue joins Sydney Theatre Awards voting panel

Cassie Tongue

AussieTheatre’s Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue has been named as the latest member on the Sydney Theatre Awards voting panel. The Sydney Theatre Awards are run by a group of theatre critics to celebrate the strength, quality and diversity of theatre in Sydney, including Elissa Blake (Sun Herald), Jason Blake (Sydney…

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Strictly Ballroom to Bogo Pogo into Melbourne

Strictly Ballroom the Musical. James Morgan Photography

Strictly Ballroom will be making its way to Melbourne next year with a season now confirmed to commence at Her Majesty’s Theatre in January 2015, 9 months after its world premiere in Sydney. Global Creatures’ new Australian musical, based on the acclaimed 1992 film, is currently playing at Sydney’s Lyric…

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MTC: The Speechmaker

Kat Stewart and Toby Trusslove. Photo by Jeff Busby

A technically brilliant satire on the American political machine, The Speechmaker drips with the larrikinish Aussie wit we would expect from Working Dog, but, despite its technical prowess, it left me feeling … well … nothing. That’s not exactly true. It left me feeling nothing about its content, but it certainly has…

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Cabaret to Warm Up Melbourne’s Winter Nights

Evan Lever
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Winter is Cabaret time and where best to catch up with talent, established and new, than at the 2014 Melbourne Cabaret Festival which opens on 19 June. With thirty hand-picked shows on offer at venues across the city, there’s bound to be something for every taste. Jan Chandler recently caught…

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