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Wednesday, December 12, 2018



Bowie Mercury Rising
STARMAN BOWIE AND KING FREDDIE LIVE FOREVER This new musical celebrates the music and lives of Bowie and Mercury through the eyes of a London actress, searching for hope after the passing of David Bowie. Through her journey we gain an insight into the life and times and period that defined these two much loved icons. Her journey is one...

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 Butterfly Club  2 - 6 November 2016 The eponymous star, Petra is a vivacious, talented whirlwind who commands attention, sometimes quite literally. From her frank discussion of learning to love herself to simulated self love, Petrasexual is a brief musical exploration of feminism, sexual identity, consent, marriage equality, and self worth. With her wry wit, frankness and mostly light-hearted musical approach, Petra...

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...

Billy Thorpe and Leigh at The Alex Theatre

I was wonderfully pleased by the new show Billy Thorpe and Leigh on my first visit to the Alex Theatre in Fitzroy Street St Kilda. Billy Thorpe was a musical icon of my youth growing up in Sydney, I remember him vividly strutting his stuff on the black and white tele singing Somewhere over the Rainbow or Mash Potato. He...

Titanic the musical

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book Majestically depicted, this epic story of grandeur captures the essence of lives lost and memories everlasting. This stunning chamber musical tells the stories of the people on board and the men and women who determined their fate. In the final hour of April 14th, 1912 the RMS Titanic,...