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Archives for January 2022

SHOWBIZ: Country Music Column

The Setting Sun • Melbourne singer songwriter Aaron Schembri has collaborated with music locals Paul Norton and Wendy Stapleton for the new release, The Setting Sun. The single is described as a Tom Petty/ Bob Dylan kind of tune and is available on all digital platforms. Aaron is also excited to be embarking on a national tour

SHOWBIZ: ’39 Steps’ at Eltham

Eltham Little Theatre presents The 39 Steps for nine performances from February 18 – March 5 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre. This fast-paced tale adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Travis Eccles tells of Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life who meets a woman with a thick accent who identifies herself

SHOWBIZ: The Gondoliers

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria returns on February 10 to the recently refurbished 561-seat Alexander Theatre, Clayton to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Gondoliers for four performances. Directed and choreographed by Robert Ray, with musical direction by John Ferguson, GSOV’s production is promoted as featuring “a state-of-the-art stage, a world-class lighting system and 150

SHOWBIZ: Menace Ridge

Dirty Pennies Theatre Project is teaming with the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre to premiere award-winning writer Amy May Nunn’s new ‘genre-bending’ play, Menace Ridge, from February 1-5 as part of their inaugural Midsumma season. Using storytelling and original sound design, Menace Ridge examines the camping misadventure tale through a queer lens. Young couple Tess and

SHOWBIZ: Drive My Car

Moviegoers will be delighted that the award-winning Japanese drama Drive My Car (2021) will be released in Victorian cinemas on February 10. The term ‘award-winning’ is an understatement, because Drive My Car is multi award-winning, having already achieved more than 30 international awards, including three at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, with more on the

SHOWBIZ: Top 10 Lists

JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 5 THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE TOP TEN: SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. SING 2. SCREAM. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. HOUSE OF GUCCI. THE KING’S MAN. NIGHTMARE ALLEY. KING RICHARD. CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG. SPENCER. NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON TO CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA: FEBRUARY 3: BELFAST, MOONFALL, Bill Murray’s NEW WORLDS, JACKASS FOREVER, MARK HUNT:

SHOWBIZ: And She Would Stand like This

Antipodes Theatre presents And She Would Stand Like This as part of the Midsumma Festival from February 3-12 at the Meat Market Stables, North Melbourne. Written by Harrison David Rivers and directed by Margot Tanjutco, And She Would Stand Like this is a modern observation of HIV/AIDS and reimagines the Greek characters as Queer bodies

SHOWBIZ: What’s Hot and What’s Not

FILM: BEING THE RICARDOS (Streaming on Prime Video): Cast: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Tony Hale, J.K. Simmons, Robert Pine. Details: Biography/Drama. Year: 2021. Rating:M. Length: 125 Minutes. Stars: **** Review: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the stars of classic 1950s TV comedy “I Love Lucy,” in this slice-of-life biopic

SHOWBIZ: Rourke’s Reviews

Belfast • 98 minutes. Opens in selected cinemas February 3. Pleasant if ultimately ineffectual comedy/drama that is based on writer/director Kenneth Branagh’s childhood. Nicely crafted, but the drama is a little too much on the mild side (not to mention predictable), while the comedy and pop culture references feel somewhat forced. Performances are fine, but

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