Browsing: Performing Arts

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The latest production by the State Opera of South Australia is a magical concoction of song, dance and colour. Written by Hungarian composer Franz Lehar in 1905 The Merry Widow has enjoyed popularity right up to today.

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Set in 1935 South Australia, Fefu and Her Friends explores the lives of a group of educated women trapped in a male dominated society through an unusual and unique theatre experience.

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Ben Crocker’s Puss In Boots is a tale loved by all ages, and Director Robert Andrews has lead a fine cast of Tea Tree Players regulars and newcomers, all clearly enjoying the audience participation and mischief of a Pantomime

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The Measure of a Man is framed around the idea of being larger than average when it comes to sex organs and what this can mean when it comes to sex itself. It is from this point that the anxieties and worries about the body, experiences with other people, and the pressures of gay men expectations are stitched together in an intimate monologue.

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British writer Alice Birch won the George Devine Award (for a promising playwright) in 2014, with her work Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Composed of a series of vignettes, the piece deconstructs those frameworks which we often take so for granted that we don’t notice them until they are flipped: language; work; mothering; marriage and so forth.

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A pleasant way to spend a late spring evening, watching Shakespeare performed in the open air! The theatre Guild’s production of As You Like It works well in the amphitheatre-like space that is Pfitzner Court at the uni.

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Set in Altamont, North Carolina in 1916 the play takes place, for the most part, in the Dixieland Boarding House. Thought to be mostly autobiographical Thomas Wolfe’s story, adapted by Keith Frings, is complex and focuses on family relationships.

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This play is nothing short of a triumph, full of people who’ve been left off the stage for too long, and a piece of this country’s history largely ignored.

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Produced on Broadway in 1965 this musical, by Dale Wasserman is based on the writings of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion

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This ‘coming of age’ parable sees Princeton leaving university with his shiny new BA and moving to Avenue Q. This is where he meets new friends, searches for his purpose and finds out that all that learning has not equipped him for real life!

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From the pen of renowned author Tim Firth, The Flint Street Nativity is a comic gem. Anyone who has attended school plays for the early years of their children’s education will be able to relate to the characters, played, of course, by adults.

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A light show like nothing you’ve ever seen will have you mesmerised as vibrant glowing patterns are coordinated with a unique electronic soundtrack and energising contemporary dance in this luminescent solo dance performance.

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