15 September – 4 October
They Saw a Thylacine on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction.
For this thylacine tracker and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and fight to survive.
Featuring a cast of 100 young singers and dancers, with guest host Patti Newton. See the stars of tomorrow – today!
For fifteen years, the Young Australian Broadway Chorus has been thrilling audiences around Australia and throughout the world with their high energy musical theatre performances.
Previous seasons have included engagements at the Smithsonian Institute Washington DC, Walt Disney World in Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, the York Theatre Company New York City, Malthouse Theatre, Chapel off Chapel Theatre Melbourne, as well as 15 years of biannual concerts at the National Theatre and performances in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Rome, London, Athens, Oxford, Boston and Paris.
Give My Regards to Broadway is a celebration of the chorus numbers from the golden age of Broadway musicals, including A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and many more.
Our School Concert, to be held on Tuesday 8 September, is a wonderful celebration of music in our School. Both Primary and Secondary students from the three metropolitan campuses of Caulfield Grammar School join together to present a professional and very enthusiastic evening of entertainment. With around 500 performing students, it is a great team effort with staff and students coming together for many months to support each other and enjoy music making.
Arts Centre Melbourne
Closing 5 September
Deeply moving performances and authentic storytelling presented on stage by some of Australia’s best dancers are at the heart of lore – Bangarra’s brand-new work touring nationally in 2015.
Artistic Director Stephen Page brings together three powerful and passionate Bangarra artists to choreograph this double-bill: award-winning Frances Rings is joined by emerging choreographic voices Deborah Brown and Waangenga Blanco.
From the enigmatic waters of the Torres Strait Islands to the deeply rooted inland trees in Australia, the trio draw a realistic portrayal of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In these heartfelt dance works, they explore themes of identity, inequality, climate change and sustainability with a hopeful and positive outlook for the future.
lore showcases Bangarra’s unique contemporary dance form with its compelling Australian storytelling expression – an unforgettable night at the theatre.
Following his appointment as Artistic Director of the Malthouse Theatre Company in early July (after several months spent as Acting AD following Marion Potts’ departure in March) Matthew Lutton has hit the ground running.
Last night he unveiled the company’s 2016 season, and while it still bears some of Potts’ influence, it’s very much Lutton’s own season, he told ArtsHub.
Read the full article on ArtsHub here.
Miss Pole Dance Australia – to be held on Saturday 29th August 2015 is in its 11th year running. Pole Princess proudly presents this highly recognised event. Its created some of the biggest names in the industry including Felix Cane, Gracie, Amber Ray & Miss Filly. It attracts crowds of thousands of people and is known worldwide. This years show is set to be a showstopper!