Arts in the city: Mouse in the house

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  • “ANGELINA Ballerina the Mousical” is coming to town, promising young audience members a feast of hip-hop, ballet and backstage rodent drama when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in “Dancing with Mice!”. It’s at Canberra Theatre, December 12-19, bookings to 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au
    “Angelina Ballerina the Mousical" in Canberra,  December 12-19. Photo: Robert Day
    Angelina Ballerina. Photo: Robert Day
  • CANBERRA Opera is back with “Christmas at the Opera”. Featuring an excerpt from Act II of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the evening will include opera arias and ensembles, traditional carols, spirituals, and contemporary songs. Griffith Community Hall, 55 Stuart Street, Griffith, 7.30pm Saturday, December 14 and 2pm Sunday, December 15, bookings to canberraopera.org.au/tickets
  • NOSTALGIA: at 2pm on December 8, eminent organist Tony Fenelon, the foundation patron of the Theatre Organ Society of ACT, will be at Albert Hall playing the 1933 Compton Theatre Pipe Organ and Piano, on which he won the Open and Bach sections for Pianoforte at the National Eisteddfod in 1958. Tickets at the door.
  • LAUREN and Samuel Giddy will perform a concert of works for two organs at the Wesley Uniting Church on Wednesday, 12.40pm to 1.20pm, on December 11. The program includes works by Melchior Chiesa, Giovanni Andrea Fioroni, Giovanni Bernardo Lucchinetti, Ralf Bölting, Antonio Soler and Gaetano Piazza. Note or gold coin entry, no bookings needed.
  • REGISTRATIONS for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014 “RAW Comedy” national heats are now open. “RAW Comedy” has launched the careers of comedians such as Chris Lilley, Josh Thomas and Tim Minchin. Registration at rawcomedy.com.au
  • THE “Loungin’ by the Lake” Christmas concert at Belconnen Arts Centre features music by Shades of Monday, Last Minute Jazz, The Canberra Chordsmen and the Ginninderra Wind Orchestra. It’s in support of the Cure For Life Foundation. It’s at 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, Sunday, December 8, 430pm-7pm, tickets at the door.

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