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Posted 20 Mar 2012 @ 10:14am


A relative newcomer to Melbourne’s theatre scene, Attic Erratic has quickly established itself among Australia’s growing ranks of promising, young independent theatre companies. Their latest show, Ad Nauseam: A Night of Infidelity has just finished an extremely successful season at Adelaide’s Fringe Festival, succeeding in achieving that golden balance...

Posted 22 Feb 2012 @ 11:32am

Cautionary Tales for Children is a steampunk cabaret, taking children’s musical theatre to a whole new level. The folks at Arena Theatre Company have put together an ensemble to get toes tapping, adults chuckling and kids screaming at the top of their lungs. 


Cautionary Tales for Children is one of three performances presented by The Arts Centre as a part of their Carnegie 18...

Posted 5 Feb 2012 @ 7:06pm

“Five six seven eight: turn, turn, touch, down, back step.” A Chorus Line opens on a gruelling dance audition, a cattle call held on the vast empty stage of a Broadway Theatre. A mass of young and not so young hopefuls are working hard to keep up with the assistant director, Larry, who is putting them through their paces. The beat is driving, and this group of chorus kids can really dance....

Posted 18 Jan 2012 @ 10:03am

Judging by its name, The New Black sounds like a show about fashion. It’s not. The ‘black’ in the title refers to something deeper than clothes: skin, heritage and identity. The musical takes a look at what it’s like to be an urbanised Aboriginal person today, using comedy and song to tackle serious issues.


The show tells the story of Jim, a smart, young,...

Posted 22 Nov 2011 @ 10:12am

Fancy yourself a bit of a comedian? This one's for you! You can find yourself on the same stage that produced comedic greats such as Chris Lilley, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper and Tim Minchin. 


Before becoming some of Australia's most recognisable names in comedy, they all spent their time fine-tweaking their routines, taking on RAW Comedy, Australia's biggest and most...

Posted 3 Nov 2011 @ 8:56am

Emilie Autumn always knew she'd be a showgirl…never did she think she'd be a tea lady too! Currently in the midst of organising a deal with the Asylum Emporium Tea Company, Autumn is also busy preparing for her upcoming shows as part of Harvest Festival - performances that, as she admits, may leave some punters a little stumped, especially if they haven't familiarised themselves with Autumn's...

Posted 11 Oct 2011 @ 10:45am



Bertie Page Clinic

Define your genre in five words or less:


Rock and roll Valkyrie


So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?


"I can die a happy man now, but I hope my boner goes down first."



Posted 30 Sep 2011 @ 9:22am

To say that New Zealand collaborative outfit Fly My Pretties is a mere “collective” would have to be the understatement of the year. Made up of a revolving cast of musicians, Fly My Pretties was originally founded in 2004 by Mike Fabulous and Barnaby Weir, from wildly popular Wellington reggae band The Black Seeds. For their fourth visual/performing arts extravaganza, Melbourne fans should...

Posted 27 Sep 2011 @ 2:37am

19th century American female revolutionary, Mary Maclane, takes to the Australian stage.


19th and 20th century America was culturally assualted by activist, wordsmith and teen idol, Mary Maclane. Her memoirs, written at the age of 19, bashed American hypocrisy and sexism, causing an uproar from some and the adoration of many others. Now the subject of acclaimed theatre company...

Posted 6 Sep 2011 @ 8:39am

For the fourth year in a row, The Gangsters’ Ball is coming back to Melbourne in September where modern day mobsters and molls can step back in time to a bygone era. 


A fully themed night of non-stop entertainment, The Gangsters’ Ball brings to life the fashion, style, humour and classic entertainment of the 1930s and 1940s. Featuring MC and sideshow vaudeville performer Asher...


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