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Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Campaign by Arts Review

An honest and raw retelling of the journey to repeal Australia’s most archaic anti-gay legislation, Seymour Centre and White Box Theatre will present Campion Decent’s acclaimed play, The…

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Torch the Place by Arts Review

A poignant modern comedy about finding clarity in the clutter of life, Benjamin Law makes his playwriting debut with Torch the Place at Arts Centre Melbourne from 14 February 2020. Littered…

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The Production Company says Thank you and Good bye! by Arts Review

In a statement released this afternoon, The Production Company have announced they won’t be proceeding to present a musical in May: Given the unique challenges of the current economic clim…

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MCA announces 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exhibitions and programs by Arts Review

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) has announced its 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exhibitions and programs embedding artists, culture and knowledge of the First Peo…

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30th Melbourne Queer Film Festival Launched by Arts Review

This year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) program has been billed as thought provoking, playful, unmissable and adventurous at last night’s program launch held at Metropolis Event…

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High-quality television concepts dominate shortlist for premier awards for emerging writers by Arts Review

Six new Showcase projects have been announced as the shortlist for the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 2019 Monte Miller Awards, to be presented later this month in Melbourne. At a time whe…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Dumb Waiter by Arts Review

Famed theatre critic Irving Wardle once described the early work of Harold Pinter as “Comedies of menace” and to be sure, this production of The Dumb Waiter, produced by its two actors W…

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Adelaide Festival Centre breezes into Autumn 2020 by Arts Review

A Broadway musical, world-class jazz concert and a children’s show by ARIA Award-winning rock band Regurgitator are among the highlights of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Autumn 2020 season.…

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On the Couch with Kim Ho by Arts Review

Who is Kim Ho? I’m a writer, performer and dramaturg based in Naarm. I love stories; I think they’re both useless and profoundly important. I’m constantly struggling with my identity a…

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Tony Galati the Musical by Arts Review

Who would have thought the humble potato could cause a revolution in Perth, Western Australia and ultimately lead to a musical being written about it! Tony Galati the Musical is just that. T…

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AN INTERIOR LIFE | William Johnston and his Collection by Arts Review

A visually rich display of over 400 years of art history, AN INTERIOR LIFE offers a glimpse into one of Australasia’s best collections of its kind. William Johnston’s lifetime passion fo…

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Julia Morris and Nazeem Hussain Crowned 2020 Moomba Monarchs by Arts Review

Australia’s largest free community festival, Moomba, will take over Melbourne from Friday 6 to Monday 9 March with a quirky and colourful line-up of free events for all ages. Lord Mayor Sa…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival to Evolve, Emerge, Fly in 2020 by Arts Review

Capturing the continuing evolution of queer film and characters, Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival kicks off this Thursday 13 February boasting 6 world premieres, 93 Australian …

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Midsumma Festival wraps with increased numbers and awards announced by Arts Review

Midsumma Festival 2020 wrapped up in a blaze of glory last Sunday 9 February with one of Australia’s biggest vocals, and a force to be reckoned with, Kira Puru. With the three- week festiv…

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New recruits set for Screen NSW 2020 Emerging Producer Placement initiative by Arts Review

Rising NSW-based producers Joshua Longhurst, Aaliyah-Jade Bradbury and Joanna Beveridge have been selected to undertake customised paid industry internships in 2020 through Screen NSW annual…

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On the Couch with Georgina Naidu by Arts Review

Who is Georgina Naidu? Georgina Naidu! What would you do differently from what you do now? Get eight hours sleep a night. Who inspires you and why? People who are passionate about something …

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Emerald City to open Queensland Theatre’s 50 Seasons of Stories by Arts Review

In 2020, Queensland Theatre celebrates 50 Seasons of Stories and, in a fortunate coincidence, it is also marks 50 years of play writing for the indomitable David Williamson – the most prod…

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The Rise and Disguise of Elizabeth R by Arts Review

Expect the unexpected in a show that delivers what the Royal Family isn’t known for: gags, show tunes and dancing, as Gerry Connolly returns to the Sydney stage in the premiere of The Rise…

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Amanda Palmer – There will be no Intermission by Arts Review

Perhaps best known for her punk cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls, for her crowd-funding expertise, her mesmerising videos, or even her recent world-first public performance at the Mona Foma fe…

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Australia’s National Youth Circus Announces New Program Supporting Emerging Artists in NSW by Arts Review

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) has announced Under Construction – a new $50,000 program to develop and support emerging circus artists in regional NSW. The new initiative provides a st…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

On the Couch with Liane Keegan by Arts Review

Who is Liane Keegan? A 56-year-old professional singer who also teaches. I sing opera and have done so for nearly 35 years. I am called a dramatic contralto. I sing dramatic repertoire and h…

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Thomas Jaspers is Revolting by Arts Review

Thomas Jaspers is absolutely revolting… revoltingly hilarious and insightful. Jaspers has become a well known and much sort after figure of the Melbourne gay scene, with many a finger in m…

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Voca People set to amaze Sydney and Melbourne this May by Arts Review

Full of energy and bursting with laughter, Voca People are an international a-cappella musical comedy that has been seen in over 44 countries by 3 million people. Now it’s Australia’s tu…

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Faust by Arts Review

Sir David McVicar’s celebrated production of Gounod’s Faust returns to the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage at the Sydney Opera House in all its devilish glory this February. McVicar sets t…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome is Certain by Arts Review

Addressing the fluid nature of how we read and understand contemporary art and culture, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) presents the first large-scale exhibition to survey the work of…

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100 Years of the History of Dance as Told by One Man in 60 Minutes with and Energetic Group Finale by Arts Review

This one man show alternates between three cast members, Andrew Longo, Trent Sinclair and Joseph Simons. Andrew Longo performed at the show I witnessed with a performance of a seasoned profe…

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Po Po Mo Co presents Summer of the 17th Doll by Arts Review

Full disclosure, I love Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. It absolutely deserves the mantel of an Australian classic. But in the hands of Po Po Mo Co and Friends, I now have a deeper appreciat…

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Fresh leadership launches new decade for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair by Arts Review

The Board of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has announced the appointment of Mr Darrell Harris to the position of General Manager. An experienced and respected practitioner committed to l…

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

SBS reveals Australia’s 2020 Eurovision Song Contest representative by Arts Review

Montaigne has been crowned the winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides during the Live TV Final on SBS on Saturday 8 February. The 24 year old Sydney-based artist took to the stage to per…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Take a peak behind the scenes at Opera Australia by Arts Review

Opera Australia has announced it will hold a free Behind the Scenes at the Opera event on Sunday 23 February 2020 at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, giving the public an insight into how a full…

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New Balance by Arts Review

New Balance, written by Christopher Bryant and Emma Palackic, is well-named, because the curious audience might not know exactly what they’re getting, and will find that a flexible state o…

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