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Ron Cerabona is an arts reporter for The Canberra Times.

Rhonda Burchmore brings timeless style, song to Broadway Baby at Teatro Vivaldi

Singer and actress Rhonda Burchmore.

Ron Cerabona Rhonda Burchmore is back at Teatro Vivaldi with a new cabaret show full of songs and stories.

Politics and the personal mix in this Hamlet, at the Canberra Theatre Centre

Ron Cerabona Damien Ryan's production of the Shakespearean tragedy has a modern setting and aims to balance the family drama and the wider context.

In Yer Face: The Bald Archy Prize by Peter Batey and Fran Henke sends up art awards

Bald Archy creator Peter Batey with some of the entries to the satirical art award.

Ron Cerabona There's never been a book about the Bald Archy Prize – until now.

Litbits: Classes in Creative Writing, workshops in family history


Ron Cerabona Literary news from in and around Canberra.

Sufi Ensemble and Whirling Dervishes in Canberra for Gallipoli centenary year

Canberrans will get a rare chance to experience the Whirling Dervishes, a tradition dating back to the 13th century.

Ron Cerabona An opportunity to see a traditional Sufi ceremony is part of a cultural exchange between Australia and Turkey to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign.

Keeping good Company with Stephen Sondheim

Tim Sekuless, Pip Murphy, Jarrad West perform in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's apartment building, which  doubled for a Manhattan complex on the Hudson River

Ron Cerabona The Stephen Sondheim musical Company still has a lot to say about relationships.

Carmen Sweet by Expressions Dance Company is a classic told in modern dance

Ron Cerabona The story of a tempestuous gypsy gets a new psychological treatment told through movement.

Riddledom: Author David Astle reveals his passion for words and puzzling moments

Ron Cerabona Wordsmith David Astle looks at the long and fascinating history of linguistic befuddlement around the world in his latest book.

Hamlet by Bell Shakespeare in Canberra: Damien Ryan blends humour with tragedy

Josh McConville and Doris Younane in Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Ron Cerabona In Bell Shakespeare's production, director Damien Ryan wants to balance the personal tragedy with the wider political context in which the story unfolds.

Canberra Repertory Society 2016-17 season launch – something for everyone

Canberra Repertory Society's season launch for 2016, Director Tony Turner, president David Bennett and director Jordan Best.

Ron Cerabona Canberra Rep's upcoming season has plenty of variety.

Soul of Fire stars Maxi Blaha as Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner

Ron Cerabona Maxi Blaha stars in a play about the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Conor Simpson, Canberra Irish dancer, is in Lord of the Dance

Ron Cerabona A Canberra Irish dance champion is taking advantage of a great opportunity.

The Circle Cut by Sounds has 104 flutes at the High Court

Flautist Janet McKay will be one of the soloists.

Ron Cerabona A mass flute performance is seeking both audience members and performers.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show brings Eric Carle's books to life

Ron Cerabona This adaptation of Eric Carle's books features 75 puppets designed in the style of his distinctive illustrations.

Literary news

Magda Szubanski comes to Canberra for Reckoning: A Memoir promotions

Ron Cerabona Magda Szubanski will sign copies of her book Reckoning: A Memoir at Westfield Woden.

CSO Matinee Magic: In the Mood conducted by Timothy Sexton

In the mood: conductor, arranger, musical director and performer Timothy Sexton.

Ron Cerabona Canberra Symphony Orchestra lets its hair down for a program of hits by Glenn Miller and other giants of the past.


Litbits: Mark Henshaw wins The Copyright Agency's Author Fellowship

Ron Cerabona Literary news and events in Canberra for September 2015

The Confidence Man by Side Pony Productions is audience participation theatre

Ron Cerabona A new audio theatre work influenced by Hitchcock and Tarantino has some audience members on stage.

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare from Canberra Rep set in the 1920s

From left, Vivek Sharma (as Claudio), Marni Mount (Hero), Jim Adamik (Benedick) and Lainie Hart (Beatrice).

Ron Cerabona Canberra Rep's Much Ado About Nothing is set in the 1920s for good reason.