Giveaways

Amazing Grace, New York New York Cast - courtesy of Manilla Street ProductionsWIN tickets to Amazing Grace, New York New York (Melbourne)

Manilla Street Productions returns with a brand new show, Amazing Grace, New York New York. Celebrating all things Broadway, this song and dance extravaganza features a cast of 40 calisthenics and musical theatre performers, accompanied by a live 12 piece orchestra. Musical numbers include songs from 42nd Street, Hello Dolly, Sweet Charity, Carousel and A Chorus Line.

Thanks to Manilla Street Productions, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to Amazing Grace, New York New York at The National Theatre, St Kilda on Saturday 1 February 2020 – 3.00pm (please note time!). To WIN: email your name and contact details with Amazing Grace, New York New York in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 9.00am – Tuesday 28 January 2020. Only the winners will be notified!

Amazing Grace, New York New York plays The National Theatre, St Kilda: 31 January – 2 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.nationaltheatre.org.au for details.

Image: Cast of Amazing Grace, New York New York – courtesy of Manilla Street Productions


Steven Fales - photo by Carol RoseggWIN tickets to Confessions of a Mormon Boy (Melbourne)

“Before The Book of Mormon there was a Mormon Boy!” The international one-man sensation Confessions of a Mormon Boy comes back to Australia!

This transformational true story of extremes–from perfect Mormon Boy in Utah to perfect Rent Boy in Manhattan – is told with humor, song, and unflinching honesty as outcast Oxy-Mormon and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee, Steven Fales, ultimately finds a middle ground and learns what it means to finally come home. Based on original off-Broadway direction by Tony Award-winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man), this critically acclaimed 90-minute solo play has educated and entertained audiences across the US and around the world.

After conversion therapy, excommunication, divorce, prostitution and drugs, an exiled sixth-generation Latter Gay Saint reclaims his kids and Donny Osmond smile. This extraordinary, life-affirming journey to hell and back is now Part One in Mormon Boy Trilogy.

Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to Confessions of a Mormon Boy on Friday 7 February 2020 – 8.00pm. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Confessions of a Mormon Boy in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Thursday 30 January 2020. Only the winner will be notified!

Confessions of a Mormon Boy returns to Chapel Off Chapel: 7 – 9 February as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

Image: Steven Fales – photo by Carol Rosegg


TW Leopard Print LionclothWIN tickets to Leopard Print Loincloth (Melbourne)

There’s something about a room when there’s only men inside it. This play is kinda about firemen and Tom of Finland and Nick Riewoldt and first girlfriends and bad boyfriends and gentleness and sex and fear and yeah. Leopard Print Loincloth is an episodic jog through the prickly field of contemporary Australian masculinity.

Directed by Dominic Weintraub, an all-male, ruggedly talented cast of six inhabit this beer-scented new play from Melbourne playwright Jake Stewart (Fraternal, Boys Have Skin and The Helendale Nude Footy Calendar). Come along, sit back, bring a cute pal, and spend a little time with the boys.

Thanks to Kissing Booth Productions, Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to Leopard Print Loincloth on Wednesday 5 February 2020 – 9.00pm. To WIN: email your name and contact details with Leopard Print Loincloth in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Tuesday 28 January 2020. Only the winner will be notified!

Leopard Print Loincloth plays Theatre Works, St Kilda: 4 – 8 February as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Leopard Print Loincloth (supplied)


Michael Leunig in The Leunig Fragments - courtesy of Madman EntertainmentWIN a double pass to The Leunig Fragments

With exclusive and intimate access to one of Australia’s National Living Treasures – Michael Leunig – this feature documentary entertains, engages and enlivens audiences with a revealing portrait of an enigmatic artist who just happens to be a household name. With an anarchic, playful and life affirming heart, the film celebrates self-expression, friendship, life and death, and the power of the imagination to ignite, enrage, heal and inspire.

Filmed over five eventful years, we observe Michael grappling with life, art and mortality. The reflections of a man nearing the end of his inimitable half-century career encompass the curious boy Leunig starting out; past, present and future hopes and dreams collide in this moving portrait of one of Australia’s most prolific and intriguing artists.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, Australian Arts Review has five (5) double passes to giveaway to The Leunig Fragments. To WIN: email your name and address with The Leunig Fragments in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Friday 7 February 2020. Only the winners will be notified!

The Leunig Fragments screens in selected cinemas nationally from 13 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.madmanfilms.com.au for details. View the trailer here!

Image: Michael Leunig in The Leunig Fragments – courtesy of Madman Entertainment


TW The Great Australian Play Kim Ho photo by Jack Dixon GunnWIN tickets to The Great Australian Play (Melbourne)

Australia, 1930. As the Great Depression tightens its grip on a hungry, fledgling nation, Harold Bell Lasseter charms everyone with his story of a fabulously wealthy “reef” of gold, hidden in the vast interior. Brave adventurers set off in search of riches and salvation… but the expedition descends into a nightmare.

Australia, 2020. Relentless funding cuts have left the arts community weary and desperate. Looking for commercial and critical acclaim, five storytellers uncover the legend of Lasseter’s Reef and figure it’s a sure-fire win. It’s got everything; vanishing conmen, sweeping adventure, even a Nazi German dingo scalper.

An ingenious new satire from Kim Ho, winner of the Patrick White Award, The Great Australian Play is a psychedelic romp through the myths of our glorious nation’s past, present, and imagined future. This dazzling, kaleidoscopic work is the epic Australia’s been waiting for!

Thanks to Montague Basement, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to The Great Australian Play at Theatre Works, St Kilda on Wednesday 19 February 2020 – 7.30pm. To WIN: email your name and contact details with The Great Australian Play in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Wednesday 12 February 2020. Only the winners will be notified!

The Great Australian Play plays Theatre Works, St Kilda: 19 – 29 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Kim Ho – photo by Jack Dixon-Gunn


AAR Transmission Films The Professor and the Madman Mel Gibson Sean PennWIN a double pass to The Professor and the Madman

Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary true tale of two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge, but knew that it would take him and his team over a century to compile all known definitions.

However, by enlisting definitions from people all over the world, the dictionary could be compiled in mere decades. As definitions were collected, the committee discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than 10,000 words. When the committee insisted on honouring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor was a convicted murderer, who was being held at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Thanks to Transmission Films, Australian Arts Review has five (5) double passes to giveaway to The Professor and the Madman. To WIN: email your name and address with The Professor and the Madman in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Wednesday 12 February 2020. Only the winners will be notified!

The Professor and the Madman screens nationally from 20 February 2020. For more information, visit: www.transmissionfilms.com.au for details. View the trailer here!

Image: Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in The Professor and the Madman – courtesy of Transmission Films