Multicultural Comedy Night returns to MICF!

Multicultural Comedy Night returns to MICF!

In a triumphant return to MICF after a smash festival debut in 2023, Multicultural Comedy Night is a superb line-up of some of the best comedians in the nation, sharing stories from around the world. Join special host Georgie Carroll and a star-studded 10-act line-up...

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Car Crash at The Butterfly Club

Car Crash at The Butterfly Club

The story is inspired by the run up to Prince Andrew’s life changing interview about his friendship with financier Jeffrey Epstein. It follows Buckingham Palace staffs’ strategy towards the event. Themes focus on out of touch privilege and an arrogance to wider...

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Sydney Comedy Festival – Alexandra Hudson

Sydney Comedy Festival – Alexandra Hudson

Alexandra believes that if society thinks of her as a lemon, she may as well use them to make herself some sweet lemonade. Alexandra explores her experiences as a disabled woman and challenges the misconceptions held about her.  How would you describe the show to...

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The 2024 Adelaide Festival opens today

The 2024 Adelaide Festival opens today

64 events, 16 world premieres, 12 Australian premieres and 23 exclusives The 2024 Adelaide Festival is here! With a whole host of events, this is the first festival to return to pre-pandemic proportions, with 236 international artists and over 1200 Australian artists...

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MICF – ANNIE AND LENA HAVE A TALK SHOW

MICF – ANNIE AND LENA HAVE A TALK SHOW

Annie and Lena are bringing a wild night of all the talk show hits: Celebrities (played by us), Musical Guests (also us), and, most likely, some classic Annie and Lena sketches (played by us). Come with the duo as they skewer the highs and lows of showbiz through...

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SISTER ACT TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK

SISTER ACT TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK

HALLELUJAH!   ★★★★★ ‘The most feel-good show of the year’ - The Sun, UK   Tickets for the eagerly anticipated Australian premiere of Sister Act go on sale to the general public this Thursday 29 February at 9:00am for the Sydney and Melbourne seasons of this...

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MICF -Lucy Henderson Comedy Cluedo

MICF -Lucy Henderson Comedy Cluedo

Rising star of the Sydney comedy scene and Adeliade Fringe Fund Grant recipient Lucy Henderson will make her Melbourne debut in 2024, bringing her winning comedy style in Comedy Cluedo, 27th of March - 6th of April. Following the show’s acclaimed world premiere at...

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MICF – Breaking Bread with Bambi

MICF – Breaking Bread with Bambi

A Crowd Werk show.
 Join Bambi the Drag Queen and guest(s) as she looks into your eyes and answers deep and meaningful questions about your life. An intimate 50-minute long show of completely improvised crowd work. Please bring mints. Bambi is a drag performer who has...

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MICF – Jaxson Garni Saturn Return Policy

MICF – Jaxson Garni Saturn Return Policy

Zaddy of the Zodiac, God of the Harvest and sixth planet from the sun, nothing about Saturn is casual. 
Astrologically, Saturn gets all up in our time, balance, productivity, boundaries and karma: reaping what you have (or haven’t) sown. Which is why he's back at 27...

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MICF – Cool & Smart & Friend

MICF – Cool & Smart & Friend

Which one is Cool? Which one is Smart? They are both ‘&’, so it stands to reason that they need cool and smart friends. Matt Young (Deadloch) and Barney Pollock (Thank God You're Here) have performed together since 2017 after meeting in an improv class. Barney is...

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MICF – Douglas Rintoul: Brave and Bold

MICF – Douglas Rintoul: Brave and Bold

Doug tried to become the ideal, cookie-cutter version of himself – and it sucked. His WAAPA music theatre degree left him with more questions than answers about who he really was and threw him into a mold that he just didn’t seem to fit. But he’s done trying to fit...

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ROOTLESS COSMOPOLITANS at Chapel off Chapel

ROOTLESS COSMOPOLITANS at Chapel off Chapel

Monstrous Theatre have just announced the world premiere of celebrated Australian playwright Ron Elisha’s dangerous comedy ROOTLESS COSMOPOLITANS. It will be directed by Suzanne Heywood and performed at Chapel off Chapel from 15thMay - 2ndJune 2024. This timely and...

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PETE HELLIAR joins cast of Rocky Horror

PETE HELLIAR joins cast of Rocky Horror

AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE COMEDY LEGEND PETE HELLIAR JOINS DYLAN ALCOTT BOTH STARRING AS THE NARRATOR IN THE LEGENDARY ROCKY HORROR SHOW WITH JASON DONOVAN   THEATRE ROYAL SYDNEY DYLAN ALCOTT MARCH 31 – APRIL 17 PETE HELLIAR APRIL 18 – MAY 5   ”A good excuse to...

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CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE returns to Melbourne

CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE returns to Melbourne

  After dazzling audiences & critics alike last September, CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE returns to the Athenaeum Theatre for a week-long season from Wednesday 29th May 2024. Joining the production will be one of musical theatre’s most loved performers Rachael...

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AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL returns

AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL returns

  AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA 15 – 19 MAY 2024   John Bucchino, Josh Piterman, Patrice Tipoki, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Queenie van de Zandt, Tyran Parke, Natalie Gamsu, Nicole Farrow, Samantha Hammersley and more… 2024 is the...

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Announcing the Australian premiere of MILKED

Announcing the Australian premiere of MILKED

Award-winning UK playwright Simon Longman's hilarious, poignant tragicomedy MILKED makes its Australian premiere at fortyfivedownstairs in March 2024, presented by The Ninth Floor Productions.  Acclaimed director Iain Sinclair (The View From The Bridge, Berlin)...

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MICF presents Soft Animal by Laura Coleman

MICF presents Soft Animal by Laura Coleman

The poet Mary Oliver said you should let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. The soft animal of my body wants to go through the McDonald’s drive-through on a Lime bike. This is a new hour of stand-up comedy about giving up on "being good." It is about...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the Sydney Stars

A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the Sydney Stars

Australian Shakespeare Company director Glenn Elston OAM is delighted to announce that the jewel in Shakespeare’s comedy crown, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be coming to Sydney! After receiving rave reviews from London’s Kew Gardens’ season in 2021, this production...

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Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel comes to Theatre Works

Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel comes to Theatre Works

Bold and unflinching, Dry Land is about what happens in a girls' change room after the high school swimming pool has closed.  On the precipice of adulthood, Amy has the chance to make a future for herself beyond her infamous reputation at high school. But when she...

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PATTI NEWTON TO REMAIN WITH GREASE

PATTI NEWTON TO REMAIN WITH GREASE

PATTI NEWTON TO REMAIN WITH GREASE CAST TOURING TO SYDNEY AND PERTH CRITICS AND AUDIENCES ALIKE ARE LOVING THIS BRAND-NEW PRODUCTION THAT IS TRULY ELECTRIFYING! The much-loved Patti Newton has confirmed that she will be continuing with her role of Miss Lynch in the...

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Simon Burke to play the Wizard in Melbourne

Simon Burke to play the Wizard in Melbourne

  It was announced today that award-winning actor Simon Burke AO will be playing the role of the Wizard during the Melbourne season of the spectacular musical WICKED. After nearly three years playing Harold Zidler, the owner and host of the Moulin Rouge cabaret...

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SISTER ACT TO TOUR TO SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE

SISTER ACT TO TOUR TO SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE

MAJOR MUSICAL ANNOUNCEMENT HALLELUJAH! SISTER ACT TO TOUR TO SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE ★★★★★ ‘The most feel-good show of the year’ - The Sun, UK   Praise be! The habit is coming to Australia. John Frost for Crossroads Live is delighted to announce the arrival of the...

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La Mama & The Shift Theatre present  EAT YOUR HEART OUT

La Mama & The Shift Theatre present EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Fine dining requires sharp knives. Eleanor and Beatrice are two sisters who meet once a week, every week, for lunch. Their lives are all about charm, charity and keeping up appearances. While others struggle, they only have to navigate the menu. But today’s lunch is...

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SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED IN HONOUR OF JOHN WEGNER AO

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED IN HONOUR OF JOHN WEGNER AO

Melba Opera Trust has announced a new scholarship endowed in memory of the revered bass-baritone John Wegner (1950–2019). The scholarship, established by Wegner’s widow, Mignon Wegner, will support the development of young Australian opera singers as well as honouring...

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$20 Wicked tickets!

$20 Wicked tickets!

WICKED FANS REJOICE! PREVIEW PERFORMANCE ADDED ON 2 MARCH WITH ALL SEATS AT $20   An additional preview was announced today for the upcoming Melbourne season of the spectacular musical WICKED, on Saturday 2 March at 7:30pm at the Regent Theatre. This will be the...

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Adelaide Writers’ Week 2024 Program Announcement

Adelaide Writers’ Week 2024 Program Announcement

For the 39th Adelaide Writers' Week, spanning six days from Saturday 2 March to Thursday 7 March, the world's leading writers will come together in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden to reflect on the lessons of history, make sense of the present moment and imagine...

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New musical to be developed in Melbourne

New musical to be developed in Melbourne

New Harry Chapin musical, SHORT STORIES to be developed in Melbourne this February   Monstrous Theatre has today announced the first development workshop for SHORT STORIES, a new musical with book by illustrious British screenwriter, Mike Bullen, and music from...

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SUNSET BOULEVARD full cast announced

SUNSET BOULEVARD full cast announced

FULL CAST CONFIRMED TO JOIN SUPERSTAR SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN LAVISH NEW PRODUCTION OF MUSICAL MASTERPIECE SUNSET BOULEVARD PRINCESS THEATRE MELBOURNE MAY 2024 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AUGUST 2024   A lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical...

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RENT opens in Brisbane

RENT opens in Brisbane

  The multi-Tony Award winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson, RENT, officially opens tonight in Brisbane, kickstarting its Australian tour. This unique and revolutionary musical opens at the Playhouse, QPAC tonight followed by limited seasons in Melbourne,...

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2023 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2023 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

  The winners of the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced tonight at a star-studded ceremony, with 30 Awards presented, shared between 15 productions which played on Sydney stages during 2023. Almost 500 members of the Sydney theatre community gathered at the...

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World Premiere of The Grandparents Club

World Premiere of The Grandparents Club

NEW AUSTRALIAN COMEDY MUSICAL CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTHOOD ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE   A brand-new, original Australian musical comedy celebrating the wonderful world of grandparenting, The Grandparents Club will make its world premiere in May 2024, before touring...

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An intimate dance heist from two rising stars

An intimate dance heist from two rising stars

A dynamic and difficult duel filled with surprises, CUDDLE ebbs and flows through the joyful and riotous to the inventive and technically brilliant. With the energy of an underground fight club, Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Michaela Tancheff weave contemporary dance...

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The Whisper at fortyfivedownstairs

The Whisper at fortyfivedownstairs

In The Whisper, a tip-off sparks a journey of Indigenous family survival, made by horse and cart under the cover of dark. Set against the racialized backdrop of 1940s Australia, a Ngarrindjeri family must make the impossible choice to leave home and country forever....

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MALTHOUSE THEATRE PRESENTS YENTL

MALTHOUSE THEATRE PRESENTS YENTL

Based on the original Yiddish short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer WINNER OF FOUR GREEN ROOM AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING WRITING AND OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE. After a triumphant debut in 2022, garnering wide acclaim, four Green Room Awards and numerous five-star...

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Adelaide Festival announces its Time to Talk series

Adelaide Festival announces its Time to Talk series

The series will open with Decolonising Culture, chaired by Adelaide Festival Artistic Director Ruth Mackenzie CBE and with panellists Jacob Boehme (director of Guuranda), Robert Lepage (director of The Nightingale and Other Fables) and Ziyin Wang Gantner (filmmaker...

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The Laugh Resort brings FRINGE more in ’24

The Laugh Resort brings FRINGE more in ’24

Australia’s longest running comedy club is delivering its biggest FRINGE WORLD season yet, with a selection of >70 Australian & international festival comedians, 19 January – 18 February. You’d be right in sensing déjà vu; The Laugh Resort (industry-voted WA...

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RED STITCH REVEALS 2024 SEASON

RED STITCH REVEALS 2024 SEASON

The ensemble-led Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre has last week revealed its 2024 season, marking another notable year ahead for the big little theatre. The suite of six plays includes four Australian premieres and two returning productions back by popular demand. Kicking...

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Theatre Works 2024

Theatre Works 2024

Theatre Works is thrilled to announce its 2024 season, an extensive and vibrant lineup featuring over 40 productions that underscore the richness of Australian theatre. This year's programme is a testament to Theatre Works' commitment to championing independent...

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7 Captiva Road at Chapel Off Chapel

7 Captiva Road at Chapel Off Chapel

Working in direct collaboration with renowned American Executive Producer and Writer Andrea Ciannavei (The Sopranos, Mayans M.C, Borgia and upcoming Netflix drama The Corps), Anthropocene Play Company proudly present the world premiere of 7 Captiva Road this coming...

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New Singing & Vocal Warm-Up Exercises Album

New Singing & Vocal Warm-Up Exercises Album

If you have ever been backstage in the theatre, the half hour before a musical begins, you will know that each performer has their own routine to get before the show starts. Many actors are full of superstitions: don’t say good luck, only break a leg; knock three...

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Sydney Comedy Festival excited to announce latest acts

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ACTS

The Sydney Comedy Festival is thrilled to announce the next round of hilarious comedians taking part in the 2024 Festival on from 22nd April to 19th May next year. Adding to the uproarious roster of international talent returning to Sydney’s stages is fast-thinking...

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The Lehman Trilogy – Australian cast announcement

The Lehman Trilogy – Australian cast announcement

The producers, the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions, in association with Trafalgar Entertainment, announced today that Aaron Krohn, Howard W. Overshown and Adrian Schiller will play the Lehman brothers, and a cast of characters including their sons and...

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fortyfivedownstairs: 2024 Theatre Program Announcement

fortyfivedownstairs is thrilled to announce 17 productions and the return of the Chamber Music Festival for the theatre's 2024 season! "What excites me about this program is the ambition of the artists involved," says Artistic Director of the Theatre, Cameron Lukey....

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Arts house: Announcing Season 1, 2024

Arts house: Announcing Season 1, 2024

Heist and role play. Margins and islands. Ritual and folklore. Our Season 1, 2024 program is an invitation to experience something new, something unexpected, something urgent, something bold. Forms are explored and subverted, chances are taken, rallying cries ring...

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SIX THE MUSICAL ANNOUNCES NEW AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024

SIX THE MUSICAL ANNOUNCES NEW AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024

The smash-hit musical, SIX, continues its unstoppable journey as it captivates audiences around the globe with its innovative and empowering take on history. Since its premiere in 2017, SIX has become a cultural phenomenon, redefining the boundaries of musical theatre...

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YIRRAMBOI Announces 2025 Commissions Program

YIRRAMBOI Announces 2025 Commissions Program

YIRRAMBOI – Melbourne’s leading First Nations arts festival – is thrilled to open its 2025 Commissions opportunities, which includes the return of the YIRRAMBOI Commissions, alongside International Collaborative Commissions, focus nation; Canada. YIRRAMBOI – which...

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CHICAGO Australian Tour Opens Tonight In Perth

CHICAGO Australian Tour Opens Tonight In Perth

“The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times UK) begins its Australian tour tonight in Perth. CHICAGO will play at Crown Theatre until 17 December before transferring to the Lyric Theatre QPAC from 2 January 2024, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 23...

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Kate Fitzpatrick to join cast of Gaslight

Kate Fitzpatrick to join cast of Gaslight

One of Australia’s most accomplished actors and writers, Kate Fitzpatrick, will join the cast of the highly-anticipated play, Gaslight, which will tour across Australia from February 2024. Perth-born, Adelaide-raised Kate Fitzpatrick is an actor and writer who has...

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Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up

Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up

Tidying up is not normally the stuff of gripping drama, it wouldn’t be a propulsive narrative for most people but for Josh it’s Everest, a fundamentally impossible task, like trying to defy the moon and control the tides. Josh’s brain has managed to make him the...

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The Wharf Revue: Pride In Prejudice Opens This Week

The Wharf Revue: Pride In Prejudice Opens This Week

The Wharf Revue is back for another year of sensational value, opening on Wednesday 8 November at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre! Satirical content is up by 7% and the average laughter quotient is indexed at 8.3% over the forward estimates, but The Wharf Revue...

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RENT cast announced

RENT cast announced

  A stellar cast was announced today for the new Australian tour of the multi-Tony Award winning rock musical by Jonathan Larson, RENT. Tickets go on pre-sale today in Perth, Canberra and Newcastle, with general public tickets on sale from Thursday 2 November....

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