Trivia fundraiser for CYT facelift

CANBERRA Youth Theatre is calling all its alumni from the last 40 years. In 2012 the company will celebrate 40 years as the ACT’s main...

Radio play comes to life

ANDREW Holmes, director and PhD student in the ANU School of Cultural Inquiry, is about to stage Archibald MacLeish’s radio verse drama “The Fall...

Josh makes failure funny

COMEDIAN Josh Thomas says his show is dauntingly called “Everything Ever”. What exactly is “everything”? In Thomas’ case, he says, he just stands up on stage...

Miller’s tale of memory games

DIRECTOR Chenoeh Miller says she never grew out of doing lounge-room dance routines. Educated in Canberra, she spent her childhood making up little plays, usually...

Song’s soul mates

STAGE and TV luminaries Julie Anthony and Simon Gallaher have a lot in common. Gallaher has  a property at Tamborine Mountain and “a little place”...

Tessa goes back to India

DIRECTOR and playwright Tessa Bremner is a well-known figure in Canberra. A resident here for many years, she directed plays for Canberra Philharmonic, Eureka...

Funny ‘Song’ gets serious

Theatre “Love Song” By John Kolvenbach, directed by Jordan Best, Centrepiece Theatre, at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, until October 15. Reviewed by Joe Woodward “LOVE Song”...

Wizard with a classic touch

Theatre “The Wizard of Oz” Phoenix Players, ANU Arts Centre until October 22 Reviewed by Bill Stephens DIRECTORS Jon Garland and Kelda McManus have closely followed the classic...

How Canberra developed the Wil to succeed

FREYLA FERGUSON talks to comedian Wil Anderson, whose short-lived career in journalism began (and ended) in Canberra... WHEN Wil Anderson met up with Andrew Denton...

Political circus comes to town

SATIRIST in The Wharf Revue, Drew Forsythe, may joke that Canberra is the revue’s spiritual home, “where all our clowns actually originate from”,  but...

The Queens rule for kids

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” By Peter McDonald, for Ickle Pickle Productions, at Belconnen Theatre until October 13. Reviewed by Helen Musa “SNOW White” is one...

The Man from Musicals!

THERE was probably a time when the name David McCallum was a nice, decent, ordinary name, but Canberra’s latest hot star of musicals, (yes)...

Page to the stage

POET Geoff Page is always doing something different. He’s published 18 collections of poetry, two novels, four verse novels and other a biography of...

Holiday fun at NFSA

THE National Film and Sound Archive's Spring School Holiday Program is in full swing. It’s been inspired by its latest exhibition, “Collective Passions: the art...

The march of the Munchkins

Arts in the city • PHOENIX Players are lashing out from October 7-22 at the ANU Arts Centre with “The Wizard of Oz”, directed by...

Beware the evil queens

Arts in the city • CANBERRA abounds in wicked, evil queens, with “The Snow Queen” at Theatre 3 and Ickle Pickle Productions’ “Snow White &...

Behind the Snow Queen

THE evil Snow Queen – the very thought of her sends shivers up the spine – and the story of the little boy, Kai,...

Sir Humphrey returns

IF present day Federal politics is a bit too grim and confrontational for you, the Canberra Theatre Centre has the perfect antidote in the...

Surprises in ‘Grease’

MUSICAL THEATRE “Grease” Presented by Free Rain Theatre Company, Tuggeranong Arts Centre until September 25. Reviewed by Bill Stephens IF your only familiarity with “Grease” is the popular...

Review: Avenue Q

MUSICAL THEATRE “Avenue Q” ANU Arts Centre, until October 1. Reviewed by Ian McLean WHAT a great show! I have nothing but superlatives for every aspect of this...

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