Category: culture

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Mikelangelo & Anushka: Cabaret-with-a-capital-C

Back in November, at the launch of Summer Program, The Butterfly’s Club director Simone raved about cabaret royalty brother and sister Mikelangelo & Anushka. Not one to let an insider tip like this unheeded, I brought a plus one along…

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Havana Nights:The 2018 Australian Same Sex Dance Championships

The Australian Same Sex Dancesport Championships 2018 Havana Nights had the Art Deco ballroom of St Kilda’s Town Hall basking in hypnotic music, moves, charm, swagger, and gusto. A well devised program of heats, interspersed with interstate and international guests,…

‘Hir’ at Red Stitch Theatre: a transgenre play

Hir opens to a set that is a technicolour pigsty. A lounge and kitchen, stacks of dirty dishes, laundry strewn across the floor not unlike the garish knick knacks that clutter walls and surfaces. Centre stage is Arnold, a morose middle-aged…

Cleve: a story of conjoined twins and twin internal sex organs

The Butterfly Club is a charming, eclectic theatre venue where patrons can discover something a little bit different. This summer’s production of Cleve is no exception. Performer Colleen Burke’s story is unique. She was born with twin sex organs and…

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Dolly Diamond’s 15 Year Gala Reunion at Midsumma

Sassy banter, cabaret music, and Dolly Diamond (aka the ‘Queen of Cabaret’). What more could you ask for on a Midsumma Festival Saturday night? The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne’s CBD was the perfect stage for Dolly Diamond’s 15 Year Gala Reunion. That’s right, Dolly has been…

Riot at Midsumma

All the way from Ireland comes Riot – a camp variety show full of drag, poetry, circus, dance, comedy, acrobatics and even a little bit of nudity. With little to no idea what the show would be about, we descended…

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New musical details Bushranger’s secret love

A musical about a gay bushranger, once a Pastor, whose death wish was to be buried beside his one true love. At the doorstep of what we sometimes call ‘Australia Day’, premiere Australian musical Moonlite celebrates our untamed colonial history…

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Paint For Fun: art classes for adults

I’ve spent a lifetime maintaining that I’m crafty, not arty. You want me to whip up a cable-knit sweater, sew a miniature outfit for your niece’s Barbie using a vintage ’50s pattern, embroider eye-hurtingly cute bunny cushions, or crochet an…