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Wednesday, August 10, 2022


SHOWBIZ: The Travelling Sisters

With a string of awards and festivals around the world, The Travelling Sisters moved to Melbourne in 2018 and since then performed at all known comedy and fringe Festivals around Australia. Meeting while studying at the University of Southern Queensland and creating comedy characters, saw Lucy Fox, Eli Sachs and Laura Trenerry start the dream

SHOWBIZ: Open Mic Night

With the production name Smelling Good Productions and show title The Annual Chumsville South North Tavern Inn Open Mic Night I did not quite know what to expect from a William L Boyd / Connor Dariol comedy festival show. These men are talented. They can sing, act, improvise, make fast costume changes, relate respectfully to

SHOWBIZ: Ross Noble

Steven Spielberg once said that the idea behind the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was to take an ordinary individual, upend their life, and throw them into complete upheaval. Ross Noble opens his show with a Close Encounter-like theme tune foreshadowing the zany trip we are all about to go on. Against a

SHOWBIZ: Assessors sought

Denise Kuchmar, a recently appointed Short and Sweet Literary Manager for Victoria, is on the lookout for anyone interested in joining the team of Short and Sweet Play assessors. This will involve reading new works from upcoming authors for Short and Sweet International. Support guidelines are available and assessors can choose how many scripts a

SHOWBIZ: To Barbra, With Love

There is good reason why Barbara Joan ‘Barbra’ Streisand is so adored the world over – what a remarkable talent. An American icon with a career spanning over six decades – she is a multiple Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award winner. Few have reached the heights of her success. The Melbourne Symphony

SHOWBIZ: Official Competition

Opening the Spanish Film Festival was Official Competition, a biting satire from writer-directors Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn that pokes fun at the usual suspects of the arthouse cinema it emulates. Pretentiousness, petty jealousies, vanity, high art versus low are mercilessly punctured. Pharmaceuticals billionaire Humberto Suarez (Luis Gomez) wants to leave his mark on the

SHOWBIZ: Love in Bright Landcapes

Opening in Melbourne cinemas on May 5 is Love in Bright Landscapes, the inspiring, tragic and intimate life story of David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter of The Triffids. The first film for Melbourne director Jonathan Alley, Love in Bright Landscapes has been made over a 13-year period. Just as McComb used his familiar Western Australian landscape

SHOWBIZ: Jersey Boys

CLOC Musical Theatre presents Jersey Boys: the Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from May 13-28 at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Jersey Boys is the true-life story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey became Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons –

SHOWBIZ: Latest Auditions

• The Mount Players: Reservoir Dogs (by Quentin Tarantino, adapted for the stage by Emma J. Steele) May 4 at 7.00pm, May 7 at 10.00am at Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon. Director: Craig Lenaine Smith. Please provide a headshot and resume prior to the audition via email to the director: craigls@iinet.net.au• Heidelberg Theatre Company

SHOWBIZ: Local Theatre Report

• The Basin Theatre Group: It’s Now or Never (by Miles Tredinnick) Until May 8 at The Basin Theatre, Doongalla Rd., The Basin. Director: Chris Shaw. Bookings: 1300 784 668 between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. or www.thebasintheatre.org.au • Eltham Little Theatre: Three One Act Plays Until May 7 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main

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