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 Barbra 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. The Canberra Theatre, Saturday June 12, 8pm, canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Bluey's Big Play - The Stage Show
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday arvo time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all 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. The Canberra Theatre. Saturday June 12 at 10am, noon and 2pm and Sunday June 13 at 10am and noon. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Grace Under Pressure
In collaboration with the Sydney Arts & Health Collective, David Williams and Paul Dwyer have devised this theatrical experience revealing the stories 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 he or she hasn't slept for days? What if they are also being bullied or sexually harassed at work? How do they cope with the pressure? Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Saturday June 12 at 2pm and 8pm.theqnet.au.
Dylan Van Den Berg's play, with an atmospheric look and feeling, takes us to a place of reconciliation. Directed by Ginny Savage. The Street Theatre, Saturday June 12 at 7.30pm, thestreet.org.au.
Songs and Sonnets
Lakespeare & Co - the company behind Shakespeare by the Lakes - presents the dinner-and-show package Songs and Sonnets, centred on original compositions by Jay Cameron, at Pialligo Estate on June 18 and 19 at 6pm. Bookings: nowbookit.com.
Chris Johnstone Trio
This performance will feature some classic compositions from funk artists James Brown and The Meters, along with jazz funk standards by Herbie Hancock and Mike Stern, plus some original twists from the band as they adapt other well-known material into the funk groove. The Street Theatre, Friday June 18 at 8pm. thestreet.org.au.
Canberra composer Sally Greenaway is spearheading an audio and video recording project featuring Luminescence Chamber Singers, with Roland Peelman AM at the helm, to bring her music to life. Greenaway's project will employ 21 professional arts practitioners - musicians, film crew and audio engineers - via a workshop, rehearsal period and film/audio recording shoot in a historic building. She is seeking 1000 members of the public to support her with a $40 donation to cover the project's costs. Those wishing to support the project with a tax-deductible donation can do so through the Australian Culture Fund: tinyurl.com/new-music-greenaway.
The Godzilla v Human tour from the Australian musical duo will take the audience aboard a flight simulation on Veronicas Airlines before the concert splits into two parts, providing a special performance that showcases the two very different sides of the sisters. The tour will feature all the fan favourites from across The Veronicas' catalogue as well as new music from their upcoming two-album release. Canberra Theatre, Tuesday June 15, 7.30pm. canberratheatrecentre.com.au.