Arts in the city: Annie’s getting her… audience

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  • Anita Davenport (Annie Oakley) and Richard Block (Frank Butler) in “Annie Get Your Gun”. Photo by Rebecca Doyle
    Anita Davenport (Annie Oakley) and Richard Block (Frank Butler) in “Annie Get Your Gun”. Photo by Rebecca Doyle
    QUEANBEYAN Players’ new production of “Annie Get Your Gun” is one for the aficionados as they present the 1999 revival version of the show that revolves around sharp shooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. The show features “No Business Like Show Business” and is wall-to wall with hits. At The Q, November 1-16, bookings to 6285 6290.
  • CANBERRA Youth Theatre has teamed up with three exciting writers for “Triptych – A Trilogy of New Works”, running at C-Block Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre, Batman Street, Braddon, until November 9. The writers are Lachlan Philpott (“Silent Disco”, “Truckstop”), Jessica Bellamy (“Sprout”, “Bat Eyes”) and Canberra’s Olivia Hewson (“A Frog’s Body”, “Retrieval”) and the trilogy is being published by Currency Press. Bookings to
  • THE Resonants, an award-winning choral group directed by Helen Swan, is presenting “A Taste of The Resonants”, with music from Sting, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eric Whitacre and more, at the Belconnen Arts Centre from 5.30pm (drinks available, concert 6pm) on Saturday, November 9. Tickets ($30, concession $20, family $70) at the door or from
  • TUGGERANONG Arts Centre has scored a coup with its announced multi-arts showcase, “Beyond the Wall”, which highlights the creative talents sequestered in Canberra’s Alexander Maconochie Centre. Weekdays, 9am-5pm, November 1-22.
  • MEZZO-soprano Angela Giblin and pianist Margaret Legge-Wilkinson are reprising their show piano, “Afroditi Sings” at The Street, November 7-10. The pair will perform everything from Piaf and Porter to flamenco, as well as a new arrangement of a Hadjidakis song by Stephanos Malikides. Bookings to 6247 1223 or
  • “SHORT + Sweet Dance”, which showcases choreographic works by independent dancers and a newcomer to the scene, joins “Short + Sweet Cabaret” in the Canberra Theatre’s Courtyard Studio, November 6-10. Bookings to 6275 2700 or
  • ART Song Canberra’s last concert for 2013, “Sublime with a Twist”, will be performed by popular soprano Louise Page and pianist Phillipa Candy. It’s to be a cocktail of songs from composers Grainger, Turina, Ann Carr-Boyd and even Schoenberg. At Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 3pm, November 3, tickets at the door only.
  • THE ANU School of Music’s David Irving is hosting a workshop titled “Global Corelli: Fame and Music in the Early Modern World”, November 4-5. The event culminates in a Llewellyn Hall concert by the ANU Chamber Orchestra at 7pm on November 5 . Entry is free, but registration is recommended, visit
  • “PHANTOM” star Michael Cormick obviously can’t get enough of Canberra. He’ll be back in town with Leisa Keen on the piano, performing a dinner and show at Teatro Vivaldi on November 8 and 9, bookings to 6257 2718.
  • POLIFEMY, a chamber ensemble of female singers, directed by Joan Milner, will present two concerts of Medieval and Renaissance music in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Hackett, 6pm, on November 2 and in St Andrews Anglican Church, Braidwood, 2pm, on November 3. Tickets at the door, under 18 free.

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