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Australian Contemporary Opera Company to Perform New Production of BOOK OF LONGING Photo Australian Contemporary Opera Company to Perform New Production of BOOK OF LONGING
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 7, 2022

Award winning independent company Australian Contemporary Opera Co (ACOCo),¬† in partnership with The Wheeler Centre and Fed Square, presents Philip Glass‚Äô divisive¬† Book of Longing ‚ÄĒ a unique and intoxicating collaboration between two of the most¬† celebrated musical artists of their generation. Featuring Richard Piper as the voice of¬† Leonard Cohen, this evening length operatic concert performance of poetry, songs and¬† music, incorporates projections of Cohen‚Äôs poems and drawings and will be staged for one¬† night only at The Edge, Federation Square.¬†

Melbourne's Australian Contemporary Opera Announces Upcoming Season Photo Melbourne's Australian Contemporary Opera Announces Upcoming Season
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2021

ACOCo’s 2022 season sees the award winning independent company roar back to live performance with seven shows all directed by women, including five Australian premieres,    and new presentation partnerships with The Wheeler Centre, the Melbourne Recital Centre, and, wait for it, the MCG (Yarra Park).

MTC Returns To The Stage With Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Photo MTC Returns To The Stage With Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

Following their smash-hit collaboration on Twelfth Night, director Simon Phillips and musicians Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall reunite for another spectacular slice of Shakespeare; the big-hearted comedy As You Like It, opening on Thursday 18 November at Southbank Theatre.

BARTOK, MY FATHER Will Be Performed By Flinders Quartet Next Month Photo BARTOK, MY FATHER Will Be Performed By Flinders Quartet Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021

Known for their creativity and contemporary vision, Flinders Quartet will premiere Bartók, My Father, selected movements from Bartók's six quartets interwoven with personal stories, culminating in a performance of Bartók's fifth string quartet.

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Photo BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
by Josh Stent - Jan 14, 2021

The Australian Shakespeare Company’s fantastic summer season is back, with a COVID-19 safe performance of the beloved Shakespearean comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

The Australian Shakespeare Company's 'Shakespeare Under the Stars' is Back With A MID Photo The Australian Shakespeare Company's 'Shakespeare Under the Stars' is Back With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

An Australian Shakespeare Company classic and the jewel in the Shakespeare comedy crown, A Midsummer Night's Dream is returning to Melbourne this year to dazzle and delight audiences of all ages. 

Flinders Quartet Premieres  HIDDEN THOUGHTS II: RETURN TO SENDER BY KATY ABBOTT Photo Flinders Quartet Premieres  HIDDEN THOUGHTS II: RETURN TO SENDER BY KATY ABBOTT
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2020

Melbourne's longest running professional string quartet, Flinders Quartet is pleased to present the world premiere of Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender, a brand-new work for female voice, narrator and string quartet from renowned Australian composer Dr Katy Abbott. The concert will be performed and streamed live to homes across Australia, direct from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on 23rd July.

COME FROM AWAY Leads 2020 Green Room Awards With Eleven Nominations Photo COME FROM AWAY Leads 2020 Green Room Awards With Eleven Nominations
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2020

International success story, COME FROM AWAY continues to attract accolades around the world, after today receiving the most nominations in the 2020 Green Room Awards.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At COME FROM AWAY In Melbourne Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At COME FROM AWAY In Melbourne
by Alan Henry - Jul 24, 2019

Come From Away had its Melbourne premiere at the Comedy Theatre on Saturday 20 July. Get a first look at the production!

Review Roundup: The Critics Are Welcomed to the Rock at COME FROM AWAY in Melbourne Photo Review Roundup: The Critics Are Welcomed to the Rock at COME FROM AWAY in Melbourne
by Review Roundups - Jul 20, 2019

Come From Away had its Melbourne premiere at the Comedy Theatre on Saturday 20 July. Let's see what the critics are saying...

COME FROM AWAY Melbourne Announces Final Casting Photo COME FROM AWAY Melbourne Announces Final Casting
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 13, 2019

The critically acclaimed musical COME FROM AWAY today announced its final three cast members ahead of the Australian premiere at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in July.

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents THE LADY IN THE VAN Photo Melbourne Theatre Company Presents THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2018

Internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) returns to Melbourne Theatre Company as the cantankerous Miss Shepherd in Alan Bennett's extraordinary and mostly true story, The Lady in the Van, directed by Dean Bryant (An Ideal Husband).

COME FROM AWAY Cast And On Sale Date Announced For Australian Premiere Season In 2019 Photo COME FROM AWAY Cast And On Sale Date Announced For Australian Premiere Season In 2019
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2018

The critically acclaimed new musical, COME FROM AWAY is now playing on Broadway, Toronto and a third company is touring North America. A Dublin and West End production are currently in rehearsal and the Australian company will have its premiere on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre.

MTC's TWELFTH NIGHT Adds Four New Performances Photo MTC's TWELFTH NIGHT Adds Four New Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2018

Due to unrelenting demand, Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Twelfth Night will now play until Wednesday 9 January with four extra performances added to its already extended season at Southbank Theatre.

Casting Announced For COME FROM AWAY Australian Premiere Photo Casting Announced For COME FROM AWAY Australian Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed new musical, COME FROM AWAY is now playing on Broadway, Toronto and a third company is touring North America. A Dublin and West End production are currently in rehearsal and the Australian company will have its premiere on Saturday 20 July 2019 at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre

Sigrid Thornton, Magda Szubanski, Kate Kendall, Jack Charles and more to feature in a Photo Sigrid Thornton, Magda Szubanski, Kate Kendall, Jack Charles and more to feature in a Free Reading of Homer's THE ODYSSEY
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2018

Featuring 24 prominent Melburnians including Magda Szubanski, Sigrid Thornton, Kate Kendall and Jack Charles, a FREE 12 hour marathon reading of Homer's Odyssey by Melbourne's Stork Theatre can be seen at MPavilion on 1 December 2018 from 11am to 11pm.

Full Cast Announced For MTC's TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Full Cast Announced For MTC's TWELFTH NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2018

Today Melbourne Theatre Company announced the full cast and creative team for Simon Phillips' upcoming production of Twelfth Night as rehearsals began this morning at MTC HQ.

Geoffrey Rush Will Star in TWELFTH NIGHT at Melbourne Theatre Company; 2018 Season Li Photo Geoffrey Rush Will Star in TWELFTH NIGHT at Melbourne Theatre Company; 2018 Season Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today revealed MTC's 2018 Season and what promises to be another brilliant year at Victoria's state theatre company.

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2017: THE SECRET RIVER at Anstey Hill Quarry
by Barry Lenny - Mar 9, 2017

There is not a weak link anywhere in this production.

Garson Kanin's Screwball Romance Play Comes to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company's 2017 Season opens in 1940s style with Garson Kanin's Broadway classic Born Yesterday a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics and the power of knowledge. 

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