Tag: Arts Centre Melbourne

Midsumma: Rhonda Butchmore’s Fabulous Guided CouTours

Get your sequins on for ‘Rhonda Butchmore’s Fabulous Guided CouTours’ and learn the inside story on the biggest old dame of the local theatre scene, the Melbourne Arts Centre. It’s led by movie-star redheaded trivia expert, Rhonda Butchmore, and her affable tuxedo-clad 2IC,…

La Verità storms into Arts Centre Melbourne

Since posters have appeared around Melbourne, I have been eager to see La Verità, intrigued and drawn in by the description of the show as ‘surrealist’ and ‘dream-like’. After a hectic start to the year, this seemed like the place to…

The Illusionists 1903 at Arts Centre Melbourne

Step back in time to the Golden Age of magic with The Illusionists 1903. From humorous balloon animals to a heart stopping escape act, the production embraces the showmanship and theatricality of a bygone era. Set in the rich, red…

The Barre and Turbine – two new bars to check out

It’s a full-time job keeping up with all the restaurant launches and revamps in Melbourne. A tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Those someones are us, the team at The Plus Ones. Here we spotlight two of the newest places…

City of Angels: detective novel-style kitsch and catchy tunes

Life Like Company has created a dazzling production of Cy Coleman’s film noir-style musical, ‘City of Angels’, now playing at Arts Centre Melbourne. With phenomenal singing and superb comedic timing, the show’s nuanced irony and double entendres will have you…

Circa’s Carnival of the Animals: beatboxing to aerial acrobatics

Circa’s ‘Carnival of the Animals’ follows a group of acrobatic performers as they journey to their circus home to perform. Along the way they take on the persona of a variety of animals, including butterflies, cats, chickens, elephants and frogs. This…

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ takes over Melbourne

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ is billed as ‘a live-action graphic novel’. Essentially it’s a radio play crossed with a comic book. What’s that, you say? Two niche topics with cult followings added together? I was so excited about this I nearly…

Rubber Soul Revolver

Rubber Soul Revolver tour

The team behind Beatles Live hand-picked four of the best voices to pay tribute to (disputably) two of the best Beatles albums: Rubber Soul and Revolver. Marlon Williams, Jordie Lane, Fergus Linacre (of Kingswood) and Husky Gawenda jumped on stage…

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…

West Side Story

West Side Story at The Arts Centre

You know the story, you’re all too aware of who feels pretty, but it’s unlikely you’ve experienced West Side Story in all of its flamboyant Broadway goodness. Gale Edwards’ new production of the musical opened at the Arts Centre on…