True North was founded by Alirio Zavarce when he saw the lack of theatrical opportunities for young people, particularly those living in the northern suburbs.
Browsing: Performing Arts
Written by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman I Love You Because was first performed off Broadway in 2006 and is as relevant and pithy today as when it first saw the light of day. It’s referenced as a show based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and its characters have as much charm and personality as the characters in Miss Austen’s novel, which has also endured for a considerable time.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will be bringing Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre this September. This Adelaide Premiere will see the complete movie played on a huge screen, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’s Oscar winning score LIVE. An experience like no other!
Sunglasses at Night is high-level entertainment, from the motley collection of 80s hits you thought you knew (I am still surprised that no one can remember the lyrics to Sunglasses at Night), to the extreme energy provided by Quinn.
Fangirls is an upcoming original musical by Sydney playwright Yve Blake, under commission by the Australian Theatre for Young People. Set to premiere in early 2019, we are offered a rare workshop performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this season.
Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone this cabaret show is fabulous – it’s entertaining, moving, amusing, has some great songs but more than anything it is thought provoking. There really was a woman who jumped off the Hollywood sign. Peg Entwistle jumped off the Hollywood sign in 1932. Although a successful performer on Broadway after less than a year in Los Angeles she was dead.
Johnny O’Keefe was Australia’s first rock rebel. There at the dawn of rock and roll music in the 1950’s, O’Keefe blazed a massive trail. Labelled ‘the Australian Elvis’, his wild ways cemented his place in local history. Australia loves a naughty larrikin, of which O’Keefe certainly was. His sometimes reckless behaviour eventually saw his career become derailed, but not from the hearts of fans.
For over a decade, Hans has travelled the breadth of Adelaide and beyond displaying his gift for outrageous outfits and high camp. With a dash of Danny La Rue, Julian Clary and others, Hans’ way with words have seen him shock and delight in equal measures.
Based on the life of the notorious criminal boss Kate Leigh, O’Donovan has written a show that captures the era and examines Leigh’s rise and fall in detail.
The wickedly sultry Carla Lippis returns to Adelaide with the Australian premiere of her acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, Cast a Dark Shadow.
From a young girl on the mountain-sides of Peru to a Beverly Hills recluse, Peruvian songbird, Yma Sumac, is introduced to the audience through famed Australian singer, Ali McGregor.
The Cat Empire returned to Adelaide as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to play some of their classic hits, all to the delight of their adoring audience.
Very Strange Things is the latest work of the multi-talented Lawrence Leung. Comedian, actor, writer and director, he has run the gamut of show-business. His excellent TV series Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure was a wonderfully irreverent ode to 80’s pop culture.
Mark Holden has had a long and chequered career, which he talks about in this wander down memory lane, but his focus seems to be more on family and his circus roots. He is the descendant of a long line of big top performers from the Holden Bros Circus and he feels it is still in his blood, and his family.
Dirty, fascinating, funny, soulful and political ball of pure talent from start to finish
Em Rusciano is fast becoming one of the most popular, talented, and benevolent entertainers in Australia. It was with bated breath that the full-house of the Festival Theatre awaited her arrival onto the stage. The eager audience were not disappointed.
With two stellar performers like these there is not much to say that hasn’t been said. Nancye Hayes has been gracing musical stages from her debut as a leading lady in Sweet Charity (1967) to playing Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady not so long ago. She keeps working, in both musicals and plays, and keeps smiling. Her friendship with Todd McKenney is obvious. They have worked together for many years, since they met playing in 42nd Street. Todd has been an Australian favourite for many years both on Stage and on TV, and he has the same irrepressible optimism.
Finding Me Volume II is the latest creation from Adelaide artists Phi Theodoros and James Dean. They foster a safe space, as audience members are warmly greeted and offered cookies before the show
The suave members of Modern Maori Quartet glide onto stage in matching tuxedoes and bow ties, instantly setting the mood for a luxurious cabaret performance.