Review / When laughs meet nostalgia

musical theatre / "Baby Boomers", devised, written and directed by Louise Rostron. Musical director, Matt Webster; choreography. Jacquelyn Richards. At Teatro Vivaldi until December 19. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / Chortles and cheers greet ‘The Mikado’

"The Mikado" / Directed by Jude Colquhoun. Presented by Queanbeyan Players. At The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until November 15. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Arts / Sending the fans home humming

JUDE Colquhoun is an unabashed Gilbert and Sullivan tragic – "I absolutely love doing G&S”. That’s good, because she's the director of Queanbeyan Players’ coming...

Review / ‘Turner’s Turn’

Geraldine Turner’s “Turner’s Turn”. Directed by Caroline Stacey. Musical Direction and accompaniment by Michael Tyack. The Street Theatre, 1st November 2015. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Arts / Geraldine puts on a turn

"I'M an okay raconteur," cabaret and musical theatre star Geraldine Turner tells “CityNews” in the understatement of the season. "I tell a lot of...

Review / Rollicking night of ‘Pirates’

musical theatre / “The Pirates of Penzance”. Director Kelda McManus, musical director Rhys Madigan, choreographer Annette Sharpe. At Erindale Theatre until November 7. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS.

Review / Strong cast in good ‘Company’

musical theatre / “Company”. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Jordan Best. At The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until October 24. Reviewed by Bill Stephens
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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...
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Busy Best gets busier with ‘Company’

JORDAN Best is one of Canberra's busiest directors, but she’s never staged a musical before – in fact she’s never even been in one. It's...

A celebration of musical theatre talent: ‘Anything Goes’

musical Cole Porter's "Anything Goes", at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, until October 31, bookings to

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...

Review / Super cast makes most of living unhappily ever after

musical theatre / “Into the Woods”, words and music by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Richard Block. At Gungahlin College Community Theatre, until September 12. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Arts / When fairytales go fuzzy

GUNGAHLIN’S getting a theatre company, and its first mainstage show is a production of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic “Into the Woods”, described by...

Arts / Return of the wenches and merry minstrels

KNOWN for its raucous mix of music, beef, and bawdry, Dirty Dick’s Theatre Restaurant is marking its 45th birthday this year, and it’s coming...

Sex on toast in Civic

SEX on Toast are a popular 10-piece synth-funk group who specialise in early 80s funk, jack swing, improvisation and soul. Based in Melbourne, their...




Abortion services extended around Canberra

From July 1, women seeking an abortion will be able to do so with a local general practitioner or telehealth provider, rather than before, which was only through an approved medical facility. 

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