Tag: Arts Centre Melbourne

Il Ritorno at The Arts Centre

Il Ritorno blends the physical spectacle of circus and the majesty of opera in a 75-minute retelling of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. There can be no doubt about the brilliance of the Circa ensemble. They flawlessly demonstrate numerous…

Shadowlands at the Arts Centre

The title does say a thousand words in this case as the incredible New York-based Shadowlands team takes you through ‘shadow lands’. It’s hard to describe exactly what you’re in for, think hand puppetry with a Phd meets the Three…

Extinction at the Arts Centre

‘Extinction’ at The Arts Centre

A wild rainy night on the Great Ocean Road.  Harry franticly rushes into a nearby veterinary clinic with a bleeding animal wrapped in a sheet.  He is met by Piper, an idealist American zoologist and her activist paramour and vet…

Tapestry - Vika Bull, Monique diMattina and Debra Byrne Photographer Andy Drewitt.

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King was a well-curated homage to Carol King at the Playhouse Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne. Vika Bull and Debra Byrne gave an intimate and personable performance covering covered not just the well-known hits such as ‘You’ve Got a Friend’…

Straight White Men – Melbourne Theatre Company

The theatre was full of merry audience members for the opening night of ‘Straight White Men’ at Melbourne Theatre Company. MTC has some of my favourite programing in Melbourne and I always feel a little shiver of anticipation walking into…

Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Hark! What cast through yonder curtain breaks? ‘Tis Bell Shakespeare come to bring their tale of star-cross’d lovers to Melbourne in ‘Romeo and Juliet‘. In this, the 400th anniversary year of the Bard’s death, it is fitting to get to…

Sufjan Stevens Plays Hamer Hall

Sufjan Stevens‘ Melbourne session at Hamer Hall was simply epic. You didn’t want it to end, you left wanting more and listened to him on your way home. His Hamer Hall sessions sold out in quick time and we counted…

‘At Last – The Etta James Story’ at Arts Centre Melbourne

Narrative concerts are a relative newcomer to Melbourne’s live music scene. A far more authentic experience then a tribute concert, the audience also get to learn the stirring — yet often tumultuous life stories — of revered artists. Starring the…