Sweet Charity

Dean Bryant’s brilliant combination of smoke and mirrors, and smoking hot talent, make an intoxicating blend in this sizzling new, much awarded, production of Cy Coleman’s popular musical which had its Canberra premiere ...

METASYSTEMS / POSTPHASE: The Summit is Blue

Two interesting new contemporary dance programs are being given their first Canberra performances in the Canberra Theatre Centre Courtyard Studios. Both push the boundaries of contemporary dance and both are being presen...

TOTEM

My love of Cirque du Soleil started in 1999 when I was fortunate to work on the Melbourne season of Saltimbanco, their first of many visits to this country. Since then, I have seen six of the seven big top shows that hav...

Thriller Live

He was known as the ‘King of Pop’ with a musical career that spanned four and a half decades, selling more than 750 million albums, transforming the face of pop music and popular culture forever. Conceived an...

As You Like It

The thing about Shakespeare is that it has stood the test of time for a reason. It’s entertaining, accessible and thoughtful. As You Like It is a Shakespearean favourite; it’s funny, entertaining, and accessible, with ju...

Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss is a beautiful script, running two periods of time alongside and within each other, one moving away from the story’s climax and one moving towards it. It takes the audience through the sweet, awkward and entici...

Dancing for the Gods

It’s been a long time between visits. The Chitrasena Dance Company from Sri Lanka, last performed in Canberra in 1972, headed then by the charismatic founder of the company, Chitrasena and his wife, Vajira. After a week ...

The Magic Flute

What a difference a cast change makes. When Opera Australia first staged this production in 2012, it was cast with some of the company’s brightest young emerging singers. Not all were up to the task however and at the pe...