New Sydney Dance Company work Frame of Mind inspired by artistic director Rafael Bonachela's emotional moment
ELISSA BLAKE 12:15am The Sydney Dance Company's new work is about how quickly things can change, Elissa Blake writes.
Martin Duffy 9:42pm Opening the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Town Hall Series, conductor Benjamin Northey presided over an all-Tchaikovsky program.
ANDREW STEPHENS In the usually svelte world of dance, Nothing To Lose tips the scales on physical stereotypes.
ELISSA BLAKE A new breed of performance takes actors off the stage and into cafes, cars and offices.
ANDREW TAYLOR As pointed and profane as his stand-up gigs, Chris Rock's new film - in which he plays a comic trying to sell a movie - riffs on celebrity, race and hip-hop.
Sonia Harford Theatre roles for 40-plus women have abounded in the past year. Was this a blip or a trend?
ELISSA BLAKE Your typical movie-going experience requires punters to sit down, keep still, watch their valuables, and shut up. But, when it comes to Sing-A-Long-a Sound of Music, those rules don't apply.
CANDICE BARNES EXCLUSIVE: Crowds forked out a record amount of money at this year's Fringe World Festival, but despite the enthusiasm, many entertainers didn't make a single cent from their performances.
ANDREW TAYLOR When Neil Joseph books tickets to a show at the Sydney Opera House, he usually spends more time travelling to and from the venue than watching the performance.
Cameron Woodhead Some of our most intriguing progressive theatre makes questions of gender central to its enterprise, something the Melbourne Theatre Company's new Neon program strongly reflects.
Peter Wilkins Canberra Rep's production of the Oscar Wilde classic is true to the text and the period.
CANDICE BARNES Puppets... in an opera? It might be a break from the traditional telling of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, but opera lovers who keep an open mind will be richly rewarded.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN The wife of Terry Gill, actor, singer and playwright has remembered a man that was above all funny.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross While the performers inject energy, the jokes and scenarios in Sexercise: The Musical are tired and out of date.
ROSE POWELL A young Torrres Strait Islander dancer has become the first woman and first indigenous person to receive a fellowship to join the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
ELISSA BLAKE James-Moody dropped a bombshell. "Just a few weeks before starting rehearsals for this show, I was thinking of topping myself," he said, matter-of-factly, to an audience who had been whooping it up all evening. "This show literally saved my life."
CANDICE BARNES Who wouldn’t enjoy a nap in air-conditioned comfort in Perth’s 41-degree heat? Australian Ballet soloist Natasha Kusen did, but she wasn’t alone.
LENNY ANN LOW Michael Palin on running, notebooks, lust, meeting strangers in foreign lands and making people laugh for 50 years
CANDICE BARNES It wouldn't be an arts festival without the odd quirky, thought-provoking piece - and that’s exactly what was delivered to the audience at I Wish I Was Lonely.
Metropolitan Opera's masterly performance of Wagner's comic opera Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg delights cinemagoers
Michael Shmith Wagner’s only comic opera, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, celebrates the spirit of humanity, respect for cultural tradition and the constant need to embrace change.
John Bailey John Waters' and Stewart D'Arrietta's "Lennon: Through a Glass Onion" has enjoyed an enviable history since its premiere on a small Sydney pub stage in 1992.
John Bailey An Australian tour of one of the most popular musicals has been announced on the 50th anniversary of the release of the film version.
John Bailey Indigenous Australians are the focus of Black Diggers, which is coming to Melbourne next month.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross Both Psychopomp and Seething are ruled by a poetic logic rather than narrative.
ELISSA BLAKE Andrew Upton and his wife Cate Blanchett are planning to move to America once his term as artistic director at the Sydney Theatre Company comes to an end later this year.
RON CERABONA The 20th Canberra Area Theatre Awards remembered some past winners as well as celebrating this year's plays and musicals from Canberra and the region.
KYLIE NORTHOVER A volunteer placement offered rich fodder for a debut novelist drawn to the darkness.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY As Felicity Ward tells it, her working life has been a push and pull between gloom and ebullient certainty.
Jason Blake This show has just an audience of 20, but then it's set in a part of Kings Cross history.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross Tim Rogers’ first solo album What Rhymes with Cars and Girls (1999) may not be directly autobiographical, but no denying it’s inflected with the circumstances of its creation. A new city, a failed romance and a looming 30th birthday saw the You Am I frontman move away from his grungier roots for country and folk cadences in songs that weigh heavy with restlessness, ennui and dejection.
Hot songs from the year 1942 will be reprised in a special show.
Director Rafael Bonachela was inspired by signs.
Celestial magic as ensemble takes to the open air.
Life and times of Pat Thompson at Four Winds Festival.