Joyce El-Khoury has joined Opera Australia in 2019 for La Boheme

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Maria Callas is back! Well… not really, but, she may as well be if any of the articles out there about Canadian-Lebanese soprano, Joyce El-Khoury are anything to go by; she’s one of the most exciting new additions to Opera Australia this spring-summer season of 2019. Opening the season with Puccini’s classic La Boheme, El-Khoury will […]

Where is Juanita Nielsen? The Sydney exhibition to the local activist

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January will see the Sydney launch of Zanny Begg’s acclaimed installation The Beehive; a video artwork that explores the unsolved murder of Sydney activist Juanita Nielsen. Juanita was a journalist, style-icon, heiress and anti-development campaigner and she fought against the violent eviction of tenants on Victoria Street, Kings Cross. She disappeared on the 4th of July […]

Eurovision glory: Drag queen Courtney Act is going to save Australia

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Somebody needs to strip Jessica Mauboy’s right to rep Australia in Eurovision ASAP and Courtney Act is the woman to do it. Since she burst onto our TV screens back in the hey day of Big Brother Australia – and she’s just won the celebrity version of the fizzer in 2018 – Courtney Act (Shane […]

Gay and Loathing in Bris Vegas: Coming to screens in 2019

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There’s a 14-part web series coming to the internet in 2019 that everyone – especially the gays – needs to watch. It’s about Australia’s most fervently boringly brilliant city: Brisbane. But more notably, what exactly the marginal percentage of people who identify themselves as part of the city’s LGBTIQ community do to fill the time, and […]

China’s Terracotta Warriors are coming to the National Gallery of Victoria

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This is quite possibly one of the most exciting achievements of the National Gallery of Victoria – NGV – in quite some time. And that’s taking into consideration their constant sessions with world renowned artists and designers as an ongoing thing. Alongside the world of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, the Terracotta Warriors of Shaanxi, China […]

Nominees for the 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards are…

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The Seymour Centre is about to play host to Sydney’s Theatre Awards for 2018 after the nominees were announced. It’s time to get excited. Nominations in the 33 categories were spread across 49 productions which played on Sydney stages during 2018. Sydney Theatre Company has a clean sweep in the Best Mainstage Production category with Blackie Blackie […]

Underground Cinema: HOTEL

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The Secret Squirrel crew go above and beyond in setting the scene for Underground Cinema’s nights out at the movies. Previous highlights include recreating Casablanca’s Rick’s Café América in in a hangar (complete with World War II-era plane) and The Life of Brian’s Roman-occupied Judea in the sandy grounds of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, featuring […]

Shaun Parker & Company present the world premiere of KING

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Shaun Parker and Company are producing KING in a ploy to challenge what we consider ‘masculine’. Part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras program for 2019.

Lone Hemisphere at Sydney’s Carriageworks

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Melbourne officially has a contender in the title for Australia’s cultural capital it seems, if the likes of Sydney-based Ensemble Offspring, under the charge of Claire Edwardes, has anything to do with it.  The independent musicians’ soloist movement is known for its participation in the Sydney Festival and other, independently charged cultural activities, one of […]

When does Book Of Mormon Sydney close? Sooner than you think

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The Book Of Mormon has had a good run in Sydney and around Australia, but for those who’re planning on seeing it before it goes for good, you’d better act quickly!  Following a record-breaking season, The Book of Mormon will hold its final performance at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on Friday 8 February 2019. Sad times. The show will then […]

Evita the Musical in Melbourne: A review

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If you had asked me – before the announcement of this production – which Australian performer would be best suited to play the role of Eva Peron in Evita, I doubt I would’ve been able to think of any. Yet, as soon as the casting was announced I was simultaneously surprised, excited, and relieved that […]

NGV Friday Nights return with late-night summer access to Escher X nendo

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Food, drink and dining are back on at the NGV this summer, into the late hours for the gallery’s loved Friday Nights arrangement. Complete with a music line-up fusing classical and contemporary influences, exclusive late-night access to Escher X nendo / Between Two Worlds, this summer’s headline electronic artists and DJs include songwriter and producer Andy Bull, […]