Interview: Director Constantine Costi on reviving La Traviata for Opera Australia

At the ripe old age of 28, Constantine Costi is making a name for himself across a number of theatre forms and as one of Opera Australia’s youngest directors. Part of a young creative family, his brother a playwright and sister as composer, he creatives and revives a diverse range of performances from immersive theatre to opera and everything in between. His latest revival, La Traviata, opens in Melbourne tomorrow, and also serves as his directorial debut for Opera Australia. We caught up with Costi to talk about the his career to date and the anticipated production.... Read More | Share it now!

9 shows not to miss at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is bringing the best comedians from around the world to Melbourne from 28 March to 22 April,  just for your laughing pleasure and without the inconvenience of having to calculate your duty free allowance. With a couple of weeks until the festival kicks off, we’ve wrapped up nine shows guaranteed to get you cackling and crying with laughter, so add them in to your diary now!... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Hand To God is the most hilarious show you’ll see this year (Performances until March 18th)

Hand To God has become one of Broadway’s classic comedies with two Tony Awards under its belt. Now Australian audiences have the opportunity to broaden their theatrical minds with a play that has no boundaries. I don’t think you’ll fully understand what the show is about until you immerse yourself into the crass and messed up lives of these six characters, and by six I mean one is in fact a puppet. This is not an easy show to perform but with a stellar cast including Alison Whyte, Gyton Grantley, Grant Piro, Jake Speer and Morgana O’Reilly, the quick wit and utter devotion to the chaos is what will win you over.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Esther Hannaford Shines in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Performances until June 24th)

When news first broke of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical making its way to Australia, the buzz was high. But who would play the coveted role of Carole King? In what has to be one of the best casting triumphs in Australian musical theatre history, Esther Hannaford was the prized winner. It’s safe to say that no-one else can compare to such an artist like Hannaford, and it’s this artistry that resonates through King’s music. The two are in a way kindred spirits where storytelling is a gift for those of us who truly listen.... Read More | Share it now!

ACMI is showcasing an interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition

The screen history of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be showcased as part of Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI) newest exhibition, Wonderland. The world premiere that is part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, will delve into Caroll’s three timeless stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. You can catch it at ACMI from Thursday 5 April until Sunday 7 October 2018.... Read More | Share it now!