Our pick of what's happening in Canberra this long weekend.
1. Les Divas: An All-Male Revue
Australia's six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch plays Cher in her new show set on the Las Vegas Strip featuring an all star line-up including Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Diana Ross. The hits include If I Could Turn Back Time and I Will Always Love You. Saturday, 8pm. The Canberra Theatre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
2. Bluey's Big Play
When Dad feels like a Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans. Join them as they pull out all of the games and ingenuity at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. This is a theatrical adaptation of award-winning children's television series, with an original story by Bluey's creator Joe Brumm, and new music by composer Joff Bush. Saturday, 10am, noon and 2pm and Sunday, 10am and noon. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
3. Grace Under Pressure
In collaboration with the Sydney Arts and Health Collective, David Williams and Paul Dwyer have devised a theatrical experience revealing the storied of health professionals in their own words, ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. Can a doctor or nurse give a patient the best possible care if they haven't slept for days? What if they are also being bullied or sexually harassed at work? What if they complain about having to work excessive hours but are told to stop whingeing and suck it up? How do they cope with the pressure? Saturday, 2pm and 8pm. Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Tickets from theqnet.au.
Featuring in an outstanding all-Indigenous cast of Katie Beckett, Roxanne McDonald and Dylan Van Den Berg, Milk is a powerful new award-winning Australian story with atmospheric look and feel that take us to a place of reconciliation. It follows a young Palawa man, on the precipice of something life changing, who plunges into an exploration of self and Country. Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm. The Street Theatre. Tickets from thestreet.org.au.
5. Songs and Sonnets
Lakespeare & Co - the company behind Shakespeare by the Lakes - presents the dinner-and-show package Songs and Sonnets this weekend. Featuring a cast of four, as well as a live accompaniment with original music by Canberra composer Jay Cameron, feast all of your senses during a three-course meal in the Pialligo Glasshouse, transformed into a cabaret-style speakeasy for this very intimate event. Each between-course will be serenaded with a medley of songs. Thursday and Friday, 6pm. Continues on June 18 and 19. Pialligo Estate. Tickets from thepialligoestate.com.au.
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