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ST KILDA ART CRAWL 21 – 24 Sept 2017

Born from universal art and culture. Inspired by California’s successful community strengthening Venice Art Crawl and fuelled by St Kilda’s passionate grass roots’ creatives.  The St Kilda Art Crawl has arrived. https://youtu.be/v3gIRKH80SU Similar to St Kilda’s sister city of Venice Beach in California and like the Venice Art Crawl, St Kilda Art Crawl is a not for profit incentive for the people by the people. It’s...

The Tale Of An Afronaut

Melbourne may be in the grips of Winter, those long grey months synonyms with our city. But over in North Melbourne, Arts House are turning up the heat with their current season, which continues to champion the unique and contemporary work that this venue is famous for.   Melbourne-based poet wāni Le Frère will be presenting his latest offering as part of this upcoming season....

21 Chump Street

Pursued By Bear Chapel off Chapel - 8-18 June 2017 Based on the This American Life podcast What I Did For Love, Lin Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street follows honour roll student Justin Leboy’s attempts to woo transfer student Naomi. When his in-class promposal isn’t successful, Justin leaps at the chance to oblige Naomi’s request for marijuana, unaware that his love interest is...

Ordinary Days

Pursued By Bear Chapel off Chapel - 8-18 June 2017   Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days follows couple Claire and Jason and strangers Deb and Warren as they search for the beauty in the ordinary and the calm within the rush of New York. Pursued By Bear’s production is memorable and a little bit magical with a standout cast. Warren (Joel Granger) and Deb (Nicole Bowman),...

The Realistic Joneses

Red Stitch Actor's Theatre - 25 April – 28 May Julian Meyrick directs this Melbourne production of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, a poignant and often absurd exploration of changing relationship dynamics in the face of mortality. Eno’s dark, wry humour elicits consistent laughs from the Red Stitch audience and the play’s intimate subject matter seems to fit the small venue...

MELODIA

The brainchild of three indefatigable cultural warriors who’ve chosen to call Hong Kong home, “Melodia” is a musical for the universal stage. A peaceful planet, Zymbalia, is rocked by an inexplicable explosion that throws everything into a state of chaos. Melodia discovers that she is the only one who possesses the innate powers needed to save the Zymbalians from the...

Tim Finn’s White Cloud at the Art Centre Melbourne

By Tim Finn and Ken Duncum with film by Sue Healey “Salvage something that we need to remember From the wreck of history Family images of fading splendour Where they lead I’m following...” - Tim Finn, White Cloud Tim Finn, legendary New Zealand singer-songwriter, member of Crowded House and founding member of Split Enz, will perform White Cloud - a musing meditative performance about...

Vic Theatre Co: The Gathering

Vic Theatre is proud to announce two shows at one of Melbourne’s most renowned and multi-faceted hubs 45 Downstairs, The Gathering and The Last Five Years. This unique presentation will see two shows play in the same theatre at alternating times.

Reefer Madness

Chapel Off Chapel 25 November – 4 December 2016   Anti-drug propaganda film turned musical satire, Reefer Madness parodies the anti-marijuana attitudes of the 1930s. Wholesome couple Jimmy Harper and Mary Lane fall into the evil clutches of the devil’s lettuce in this cautionary tale, promising that "reefer will turn your children into hooligans and whores." From selling babies to domestic abuse and hit-and-run...

The Colour Purple

Chapel Off Chapel – 13 October – 6 November 2016 Stageart presents the Australian premiere of The Colour Purple, directed by Robbie Carmellotti. Physically and emotionally beaten into submission by her father, fourteen-year-old Celie (Jayme-Lee Hanekom) is trapped in a cycle of abuse as she is passed from her father (Augustine Tchantcho) to her equally violent husband (Kendrew Heriveaux). With the help of strong-willed...