Arts / Cancer, up close and personable

CANCER sufferers have a lot more to contend with than their illness – there’s also the reaction of their friends. Lara Veitch knows all about...

Arts / Once upon a… well, a mattress!

HANS Christian Andersen's “The Princess and the Pea” is one of his most-loved yet shortest stories, only 379 words in length. We never know the...

Review / Roll up for joyous night at the theatre

Musical theatre / "Barnum". Directed by Anita Davenport. Presented by At Erindale Theatre until September 8. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Review / Glorious ‘South Pacific’ beautifully performed

Musical theatre / "South Pacific". Directed by Janet Tweedie. Queanbeyan Players. At The Q, the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until June 11.  Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Three art forms unite for a sophisticated ‘Chicago’ 

Here the balance of slow, heavily-accented band music, lyrics, acting and dance revealed the totality of performance that can make theatre the most exciting of art forms, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Arts / The goodies, by the Wharfies

THE Wharfies will soon be back in their spiritual home Canberra – this time for a whole two weeks – and, as they celebrate...

Arts / Sandy and Danny come back to the arena

"Grease"... the arena experience at Bruce, October 12-14. Photo Credit Glenn Pokorny "GREASE" will be the word at...

Simon says the world is a much crazier place  

Actor Simon Burke gets to play what he describes as “a conga line of monsters”: Scomo, Mark Latham Alan Jones Julian Assange and Boris Johnson in the new The Wharf Revue, subtitled “Unr-Dact-D”, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at the Canberra Theatre

music The Marriage of Figaro Australian Opera Canberra Theatre 25-27 August 2016 Review by Clinton White

Discovering another side to the Potter people

“Magic and witchcraft maybe the driving forces behind the Melbourne hit success ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, but it’s the human elements of the play that give it flesh and blood,” says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

‘CATs’ go ahead minus the feathers

The annual CAT Awards for theatre went ahead tonight virtually, minus the usual showbiz glitz, sparkle and feathers, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Arts / What is it about Marilyn, wonders Lexi?

THE allure of Marilyn Monroe has never faded, says actor Lexi Sekuless, who’s presenting a new version of her cabaret show “Some Like It...

Please sir, Willum wants some more!

Eleven-year-old Willum Hollier-Smith is revelling in his role as Oliver in the new production for Queanbeyan Players, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.
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What’s on and where in the arts this weekend

THIRTY sculptures will adorn the Queanbeyan riverbank for  the second Clearwater Sculpture Prize with Awards announced at noon, Saturday, October 17 on the Riverbank...

‘Shrek’, the musical with less familiar music

“I THINK I got you beat,” Princess Fiona (Laura Murphy) and Shrek (Max Gambale) from “Shrek the Musical” were singing as they competed over...

Kids lead zany musical about the environment

Tuggeranong Arts Centre is staging a zany, totally original kids musical about water management and environmental sustainability.

‘Mamma Mia’ on its way to the Canberra Theatre

“IT'S AN amazing event that will have people talking about it for years," Chief Minister Andrew Barr predicted this morning as he announced that...

Go-to Ursula is planning to go

URSULA Yovich has been the go-to actress for the past two decades when directors are looking for a strong, mature indigenous performer. Originally from Darwin,...

Gale Edwards to take over ‘La Rondine’

The National Opera has confirmed new dates and a new director for its production of Puccini’s popular opera, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Mamma mia, here we go again!

Mamma mia, here I go again My my, how can I resist you? Mamma mia, does it show again My my, just how much I've missed you? MAMMA...





Holding the whole world in his hands

NICK OVERALL goes into the wild for inspiration in this week's streaming column...


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