The National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition has made its way to Australia and can I just say, what an absolute privilege it is to have it nestled at our own Melbourne Zoo. The Nat Geo family has always been a huge inspiration to a lot of people in not only educating them about our wondrous animal life, but also sharing their story through photos and videos.... Read More | Share it now!
There’s no doubt you’ve seen the work of Aardman Animations at some point in your lives. Some of you grew up with it, some of you are just discovering it now and some of you are sharing it with your own kids and reminiscing on the good old days. ACMI has done it once again; they have curated an exhibition of world-class proportion featuring the masterpieces of Peter Lord, David Sproxton and Nick Park. You’ll see all your favourite characters, how they came to life and the epic sets from your beloved films and TV series. It was such a thrill speaking to the founding creatives of this amazing company, where they explained where animation is going and the potential for Wallace and Gromit to be on stage again some day.... Read More | Share it now!
I’ve been to many a circus show over the years where death defying acts are the norm however, this brand new concept show from Circus Oz has me feeling mighty proud of the creativity and ingenuity of our Australian creatives. Set under the Big Top along Birrarung Marr, the show begins with host Mitch Jones asking a couple of pretty important questions: “Have you ever wondered what makes us, us? And who are we anyway? Well tonight, we’re going to take you on a journey into the world of the model citizen.”... Read More | Share it now!
By definition, revolt means to “take violent action against an established government or ruler”, so the fact it is in the title of the show holds great weight in the tellings of this story. This original work by Alice Birch explores the notion of what being a woman means in the 21st century, and how our language is used as a form of abuse against women. It is an insightful look at how funny some very normal topics can be, but also extremely graphic when it comes to the hard hitting social commentary.... Read More | Share it now!
Get yourself ready for an evening of belly laughs and deep concentration because absurdism is back, and it is better than ever! Tom Stoppard‘s groundbreaking 20th century absurdist play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and thanks to the National Theatre Live, you are able to see it fresh from its season at The Old Vic theatre in London starring none other than Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig.... Read More | Share it now!
It is the night we honour and celebrate Australia’s vibrant live performance industry, and recognise distinguished achievements within musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret.... Read More | Share it now!
If having Jai Courtney in the title role wasn’t enough to draw theatregoers in, let it be known that this modern-day reimagining of Shakespeare‘s Macbeth is like watching a Hollywood blockbuster come to life on stage. Right from the get-go, it’s as if we are immersed into the world of Mad Max with its rough guts and foul play. It’s refreshing to see a new spin on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, and under the direction of Simon Phillips, the cast have managed to sink their teeth into and execute these infamous characters.... Read More | Share it now!
Back in February I was privileged to interview Broadway star Sierra Boggess, and I remember getting off the phone feeling every chirpier than I normally am – and that’s a lot! I connected with her in many ways but one attribute of hers which really came through was her outlook on the world. She is a very grounded woman who emanates an energy into the world, and allows that energy to shape and create her existence. Cut to the Saturday night just gone, and I was seeing her live on stage where all of this wonder was explored.... Read More | Share it now!
There’s nothing quite like ending your week with something a little sultry, a little bit tantalising, and a little bit jazzy. On Sunday night, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival wrapped things up for another year and who better to do that than the one and only, Dianne Reeves. The Grammy Award winning jazz artist has ventured to our shores a few times before but this was a first for me, and I say this with no hesitation at all – SHE IS IT AND A BIT!!!!... Read More | Share it now!
Elvis Presley is the OG hunk of burning love, and last night’s Melbourne performance of Elvis – The Wonder of You was the closest thing anyone would ever get to seeing the man himself live. Last week I interviewed Elvis’s best friend Jerry Schilling who emcees the show, and something he said really stood out to me. He said that this show would be a very musical and personal experience with the King of Rock ‘n Roll. I was a little bit sceptical about that but no joke, I could not stop smiling. My heart was so full as the orchestra, led by the renowned Chong Lim, played hit after hit with vision of the King above them on the big screens.... Read More | Share it now!