What’s happening where… it’s all in HELEN MUSA’s weekly Arts in the City column.
HONEST Puck Theatre presents the Roald Dahl classic, “Danny The Champion Of The World”, with James Scott, the artistic director of Honest Puck, playing the dad, and his son, Leo Scott, making his professional debut as Danny. The play, adapted for the stage by David Wood, tells the story of Danny and his dad, who live in a gypsy caravan behind the service station they own. Perform Australia Theatre, 11 Whyalla St, Fyshwick, January 10-17, book at honestpuck.com.au
ANOTHER adaptation, this time from Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind In The Willows” will see Glenn Elston returning to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden for the 17th consecutive year with his brand of interactive theatre. January 4-26. Book at willowslive.com.au or (02) 9011 7704.
QUEANBEYAN-Palerang Regional Council has announced the recipients of the Special Heritage Fund for 2019-20. Recipients include the St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and the War Memorial Hall in Hoskinstown, St Mary’s Church in Bungendore, the Anglican Hall in Braidwood, Queanbeyan’s Masonic Building and St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church. Council also supported seven private owners of heritage buildings around the local government area under the Local Heritage Grants 2019-20.
“FIRST Seen” at The Street Theatre is a season that takes new theatre works on the journey from conception to production. Projects are selected for development on their intrinsic merit, the imaginative reach of the writing or vision and the distinctive voice and commitment of the playwright/creator. Registration open until January 27 at thestreet.org.au or email email@example.com
THE Opera Gala on New Year’s Eve promises to be bigger and better at Sydney Opera House this December, with top singers directed by Miranda Summers, a 60-piece Opera Australia Orchestra conducted by Brian Castles-Onion, a chance to view 9pm fireworks during the interval and a midnight party in the Northern Foyers of the Opera House. Book at opera.org.au
CANBERRA’S Young Music Society celebrates its 51st annual Summer Music School during the January school holidays, with five concurrent programs for young people between five and 18 in everything from saxophone to double bass, classical to popular, song writing, Javanese gamelan, concert band, rock ensemble, music theatre, screen composition, dance, jazz vocals and making music videos. Book at youngmusicsociety.org.au