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‘Fame’ hits the stage in Gungahlin

GUNGAHLIN College’s second major musical production and follows highly successful short seasons of “Grease” in 2012 and “Romeo and Juliet” in 2013. Yes, it’s that school-age showstopper, “Fame” the musical, by David De Silva and this exciting production combines the use of innovative sets, evocative music, exciting dance numbers and a cast and crew of […]

Bell announces season of Shakespearean showstoppers

ALL the world’s a stage as Bell Shakespeare proclaims a season of “epic productions” for its 25th anniversary next year. Small matter that the program’s historical rundown has the company’s very first season in 1991 as having been staged in the “Canberra Agricultural Centre” (it was the National Aquarium), the national capital will get a […]

For connoisseurs: “Sweet Charity” coming to town

CANBERRA Theatre staff are in a state of excitement with news that a triple Helpmann Award Winning production of the musical “Sweet Charity” is coming in February next year, proclaiming “the return of smash-hit professional musicals for the Nation’s Capital.” You can hardly say we’ve been starved of musicals, with “Legally Blonde” behind us and […]

Vietnam era show rolls into Canberra Theatre

“ROLLING Thunder Vietnam,” the new Australian concert drama, is rolling into town this Sunday, September 7. Set in the Vietnam War era, the production showcases some of the greatest rock songs ever produced and performed by some of Australia’s singer-actors and musicians. The show features the music of Steppenwolf, Joe Cocker, Buffalo Springfield, Creedence Clearwater […]

Arts / Down among the fairies

“CUPID is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad,” that troublemaker Puck asserts in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. These familiar lines sound just that bit funnier in the hands of the unforgettably distinctive actress Julie Forsyth, who takes on the role for Bell Shakespeare’s “The Dream”, premiering at the Canberra Playhouse shortly. Forsyth tells […]

Feast for heart and stomach in new show at The Q

“YOU might not want to come on a full stomach, The Q warns patrons heading for the opening of its show, “Food,” tomorrow, Wednesday August 27. No, that’s not because it’ll be stomach-turning but because reportedly there’s a happy sequence in which the audience gets to sample minestrone from Benedict House, bread from Bakers’ Delight […]

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Taking nerdsploitation to new heights Dames of Throne is coming to Canberra

THE team that thrilled nerds across Canberra with the “StarWars” parody “The Empire Strips Back” have gone with the next big thing in Game of Thrones. The burlesque show is coming to the Canberra Theatre on Friday November 14. There’s a teaser trailer to see if its your kind of thing, and they do have […]