Awards postponed in sympathy with fire victims

CAT Awards founder Coralie Wood, has alerted “CityNews” that the gala awards ceremony to have been held on February 15 has been postponed to April.

Rachel’s double life as a clothes-dropping ‘thief’

Rachel Reid leads a double life. By day, a Giralang mother of two, she transforms herself at night into showgirl and burlesque performer Jazida.

Circus experience stays below the stratosphere

No doubt the creatives will take advantage of the Canberra season to tighten and polish the show so that by the time it leaves the Canberra Theatre it will truly be the stratospheric theatre experience promised, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Kirsty can’t get enough of Christmas (plays)

Director and scriptwriter Kirsty Budding brings “A Christmas Carol Goes Horribly, Terribly Wrong” to Belconnen Theatre, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

Theatre gives its biggest donation yet

Dramatic Productions and Masonicare ACT/NSW joined together today (Wednesday, December 4) for a happy cheque handover in which theatre contributes to charity.

The Q’s salty, twisted, immersive year of theatre

The Q’s Stephen Pike has confirmed his position as the canniest and most imaginative theatre programmer in town, with a mix of camp comedy, nights of song, musicals and hard-hitting drama for its 2020 program, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

Helen’s memory lives on in new acting award

One of the highlights of the ACT Arts Awards held earlier this week (November 19) at the CMAG was the inauguration of a new award for acting, writes HELEN MUSA.

Dream cast energise ‘old-fashioned’ play

Audiences won’t want to miss seeing these terrific performers working at the top of their game, writes reviewer LEN POWER of “Waiting In The Wings”.

Ageing stars bring life to ‘The Wings’

It's been a while since there's been a Noël Coward play in town, but now, just in time for the silly season, his 50th play, “Waiting in The Wings”, will be seen at both The Q and Canberra REP’s theatre, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Wharf Revue takes risks with ‘unredacted’ material

There's still the biting satire and comic parodying of political and social trends but this year there's extra risk-taking in the material, writes reviewer JOE WOODWARD. 

Exclusive: Alex Budd home to head theatre centre

Alex Budd, executive producer, touring & commercial for Opera Australia, will replace the long-time Canberra Theatre administrator Bruce Carmichael as director after he retires in November, says art editor HELEN MUSA.

Joyous activism makes for outrageous theatre

"There was no chance of falling asleep in this theatrical endeavour – it was intellectual, informative, funny, charming  and quite outrageous," writes theatre reviewer HELEN MUSA.

Deftly acted ‘Fragments’ is no fun night out

"I struggle to find the value in a work that serves primarily to show that mental health problems exist for young people, and to drag you through that experience without much relent." "Fragments" was was no fun night out for theatre reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT.

Performance provoking ‘Possibility’ leaves audience unprovoked

If just presenting a range of possibilities was the point and leaving it to the audience to decide, then it was neither provoking nor satisfying, writes "CityNews" reviewer LEN POWER.

Playwright brings her ‘Fragments’ together

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews a new play of eight monologues called "Fragments".

Much to like about ‘Much Ado’

Reviewer JOE WOODWARD says "Much Ado About Nothing” once again illustrates Bell Shakespeare’s ability to perform Shakespeare’s comedies very well. 

ANU students take the stage – Kabuki style

THE ANU’s Za Kabuki club claims to be the longest-running Kabuki theatre group outside Japan, and will this weekend present its 42nd annual evening of Japanese theatre – in Japanese.

Young cast bring ‘lightness’ to modern classic

The fun young cast brought a lightness of touch to this adaptation of a modern Australian classic, which meant that watching them perform and enjoy their time on the Courtyard Studio stage was engaging, writes ARNE SJOSTEDT

Little Dove sweeps the awards at Sydney Fringe

Canberra theatre director Chenoeh Miller and her company Little Dove Theatre Art have triumphed at the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Inspirational Kirsty wins a national award

Kirsty Budding of Canberra’s Budding Theatre was announced as "YMag Woman of the Year" at a glitzy event on the Gold Coast over the weekend (Saturday, September 28). 





How to be sure the rates review is truly credible

“The Chief Minister has said the ‘heavy lifting’ relating to rates increases is over, yet at the same time saying increases will now only be 8 per cent per year (units an average of 11 per cent). This would certainly see the prediction of a tripling of rates come true," writes GARY PETHERBRIDGE


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