Lake Honghu In Concert - Melbourne
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Event Date: 08/11/2018, 07:30 pm

A CLASSIC OPERA ‘THE RED GUARDS ON LAKE HONGHU’
After 60 years of success and more than 3000 shows and now performing for the first time out of China in an Australian first, Hubei Symphony Orchestra of Hubei Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre presents a modern concert production of the classic Chinese opera, Lake Honghu featuring seven principal singers and a chorus of forty.

These milestone concerts will take place at the Sydney Opera House on November 4 with celebrated Australian guest conductor Vanessa Scammell (My Fair Lady, The Merry Widow, South Pacific) and Melbourne Recital Centre led by resident conductor Luo Yilin on November 7 & 8.

The original opera was first performed in 1958 in Wuhan and was staged in Beijing in October 1959. Based on the true story, Han Ying and Liu Chuang led a team of guardians defending their homeland in the scenic Lake Honghu area in the summer of 1930. Interesting to note by means of its famous lake, Honghu City produces forty kinds of fish and an abundance of plants, such as the lotus, reed and a type of lack algae.

Blending western style opera with traditional Chinese and Hubei folk songs and lyrical ballad, the melody is cheerful, full of passion and shows the revolutionary pioneer’s love of the hometown and hope for the happy lives and future. The music structure contains both strength of the Chinese traditional opera and English Opera. The lyrics and the music tell the story and focus on emphasising the character’s internal emotions.
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Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street,
Southbank Victoria,3006
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Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street,
Southbank Victoria,3006
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Phone Number: 03 9699 3333

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Event Date: 08/11/2018, 07:30 pm

A CLASSIC OPERA ‘THE RED GUARDS ON LAKE HONGHU’
After 60 years of success and more than 3000 shows and now performing for the first time out of China in an Australian first, Hubei Symphony Orchestra of Hubei Provincial Opera and Dance Drama Theatre presents a modern concert production of the classic Chinese opera, Lake Honghu featuring seven principal singers and a chorus of forty.

These milestone concerts will take place at the Sydney Opera House on November 4 with celebrated Australian guest conductor Vanessa Scammell (My Fair Lady, The Merry Widow, South Pacific) and Melbourne Recital Centre led by resident conductor Luo Yilin on November 7 & 8.

The original opera was first performed in 1958 in Wuhan and was staged in Beijing in October 1959. Based on the true story, Han Ying and Liu Chuang led a team of guardians defending their homeland in the scenic Lake Honghu area in the summer of 1930. Interesting to note by means of its famous lake, Honghu City produces forty kinds of fish and an abundance of plants, such as the lotus, reed and a type of lack algae.

Blending western style opera with traditional Chinese and Hubei folk songs and lyrical ballad, the melody is cheerful, full of passion and shows the revolutionary pioneer’s love of the hometown and hope for the happy lives and future. The music structure contains both strength of the Chinese traditional opera and English Opera. The lyrics and the music tell the story and focus on emphasising the character’s internal emotions.
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Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street,
Southbank Victoria,3006
Location:
Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street,
Southbank Victoria,3006
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Phone Number: 03 9699 3333
Bespoken Word
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Bespoken Word

Event Date: 14/11/2018, 07:30 pm

Bespoken Word is a monthly fresh new night of wonderful live storytelling & comedy.
Bespoken Word brings together Sydney's most interesting and exciting writers, entertainers and comedians for an evening of hilarious true storytelling!

The first half of the evening, hosted by Kate Iselin, sees our special guests telling short, pre-written stories on a specific theme. The second half of the evening, hosted by John Knowles is a live episode of his successful Comedy Festival show and ABC702 Radio Afternnoon segment 'I Can Top That!'. John and three guests take the stage to tell completely true yet totally unprepared stories inspired by topic suggestions from the audience.

The stories told at Bespoken Word can be shocking, others embarrassing, insightful, sweet or just plain hilarious. It's a smorgasbord of real life adventures and raw revelations with an emphasis on vulnerability, confession and laughter. Staged at the cosy Petersham Bowling Club, known for its welcoming community and artsy offerings, Bespoken Word aims to create a friendly modern version of traditional parlour entertainment.
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Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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SEUSSICAL Jr
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SEUSSICAL Jr

Event Date: 16/11/2018, 07:30 pm

Lane Cove Theatre Company’s annual children’s production delves into the magical world of Dr Seuss
Seussical Jr is the award-winning hit Broadway show that brings many characters of the universally-loved children’s author into a fun, tuneful and toe-tapping musical about loyalty, friendship and the power of imagination.

Local theatre legend Trent Gardiner (The Snow Queen, Cinderella, King Arthur, Pinocchio) brings Seussical Jr lovingly to the Lane Cove stage. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle and all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life
in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Anastasia, Once on this Island).

Friendship, family and community are challenged but ultimately emerge triumphant in this unforgettable musical caper boasting a large cast of talented youngsters from across the north and north-west of Sydney.
Directed by Trent Gardiner with musical director Chelsea Taylor, choreographer Emma Ashley and assistant director Sarah Edwards,
Seussical Jr stars Josie Segal as Horton, Jeremy Segal as the Cat in the Hat, Leah Francis as Gertrude McFuzz,
Madeleine Biddle as Mayzie LaBird, Hugo Allen as JoJo, Alexei Belchenko & Haydon Ashley as Mr and Mrs Mayor,
Arnav Kapoor, Benjamin Walsh, Harry McMahon & Owen Emeleus as the Wickersham Brothers,
Holly Miller, Valeria Gonzalez-Lopez, Charlotte Pugh & Eve Emeleus as the Bird Girls,
Piper Kup-Ferroth as Sour Kangaroo, Rodney Stewart (the only adult in the show!) as Yertle the Turtle,
Daniel Timmins as the Grinch, plus an ensemble of Grace Patterson, Zara Gurney, Isobel Dias, Eloise Cardew,
Daniel Rees, Scarlett O’Connor, Natalie Shaw and Samantha Beregi.
Playing 16 Nov - 1 Dec
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St Aidan’s Performance Space, 1 Christina Street,
Longueville New South Wales,2066
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St Aidan’s Performance Space, 1 Christina Street,
Longueville New South Wales,2066
Broadway Board
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Broadway Board

Event Date: 16/11/2018, 07:30 pm

The final play in Neil Simon’s quasi-autobiographical trilogy
“Maybe I don’t have to become a writer. I’ll just set up seats in the living room.”

The final play in Neil Simon’s quasi-autobiographical trilogy (preceded by Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) continues the story of young Eugene Jerome, an aspiring comedy writer with dreams of a career in radio.

It’s 1949 and Eugene and his brother-cum-writing partner are stuck in the wilds of Brooklyn, with their increasingly remote father, disillusioned mother, and unreconstructed socialist grandfather. Meanwhile, their mother’s sister, who has ‘married well’ and now lives the good live on Park Avenue – a betrayal of her working-class roots in the eyes of her father – is attempting to reconcile her and Kate’s parents.

Life in this hard-scrabble, working-class Jewish household is an incessant round of baiting and bickering. But when the boys use their family as fodder for their comedy scripts, they learn early lessons in compassion and artistic integrity.

Simon’s reverie is bittersweet and nostalgic, but never sentimental. He chart’s Eugene’s coming-of-age and the family dynamics with truth, humanity and great humour.

“Simon may be the greatest comedy writer of the 20th century” Chicago Critic

Plays 13 Nov - 15 Dec
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New Theatre, King Street,
Newtown New South Wales,2042
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New Theatre, King Street,
Newtown New South Wales,2042
A Baroque Christmas - Sydney
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A Baroque Christmas - Sydney

Event Date: 24/11/2018, 02:30 pm

Magnificent! Transporting! Phenomenal!” - Schwäbische Zeitung
The Australian Chamber Choir is set to thrill audiences in Sydney and Melbourne this Christmas season
with a program of Baroque ‘hits’ to bring seasonal joy to music lovers of all tastes.

Starting in Sydney 24 November in the atmospheric locale and spectacular acoustic of St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt,
the choir continues with four performances in Victoria. At St Andrew’s in Brighton on 8 December,
the audience can experience the results of an acoustic refurbishment that makes heavenly voices sound truly celestial!

In Europe across the centuries, Christmas has been a time when serious composers would compete
to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike.
This program represents a “pick of the pops” by the Australian Chamber Choir’s director, Douglas Lawrence:
Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Gabrieli, Praetorius, Sweelinck, Schütz and Scheidt.
Douglas Lawrence OAM, a world-class organist, established the ACC in 2007. In its young life, the Choir has already toured Europe six times, giving some hundred concerts to rapturous sell-out audiences and winning unqualified critical acclaim.
With a reputation for its “lucidly articulated” performances of Bach’s Motets, the choir has performed several times in Bach’s church, St Thomas’, Leipzig, including in the Bach Organ Festival.
In 2015, it was hailed in the Danish press under the heading “Australian Choir in the Super League”
and recognized as an honorary life member of Denmark’s oldest classical music festival, the Sorø International.
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Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, College Street,
Sydney New South Wales,2000
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Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral, College Street,
Sydney New South Wales,2000
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Phone Number: +44299553000
Website URL: www.auschoir.org

Impro Legends
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Event Date: 28/11/2018, 07:30 pm

ImprO @ the BowlO with MarkO Presents… IMPRO LEGENDS
Come and see the greatest impro comics of the last 30 years on stage with some of the brightest new talent.

Ever since Theatresports came to Belvoir St Theatre back in 1985, Sydney has had a rich history of hilarious comic improvisers and shows. Marko Mustac was there at the beginning as a new young actor and comic, and he rose through the ranks to become one of Australia's most decorated Theatresports players, and most prolific creator of new shows and formats.

For his new show, IMPRO LEGENDS, Marko gathers together some of the greatest impro comics of the last 30 years, and combines them with some of the hottest up and coming players, to create a hilarious night of ad-libbed creativity and laughter.

Over three nights you will see a selection of great players, from Jon Williams, Lisa Ricketts, Ewan Campbell, Michael Gregory, David Callan, Daniel Cordeaux, Monique Dykstra, Linette Voller, John Knowles, Dave Bloustien, Jeremaia Detto, Bryce Halliday and many more.

At the wonderfully relaxed and friendly environment of the Inner-West's own Petersham Bowling Club, you'll have a night of mad, made-up comedy of the highest order, from the best players you'll ever see!

The 4th Wednesday of Every Month
September 26, October 24, November 28
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Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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Event Date: 28/11/2018, 07:30 pm

ImprO @ the BowlO with MarkO Presents… IMPRO LEGENDS
Come and see the greatest impro comics of the last 30 years on stage with some of the brightest new talent.

Ever since Theatresports came to Belvoir St Theatre back in 1985, Sydney has had a rich history of hilarious comic improvisers and shows. Marko Mustac was there at the beginning as a new young actor and comic, and he rose through the ranks to become one of Australia's most decorated Theatresports players, and most prolific creator of new shows and formats.

For his new show, IMPRO LEGENDS, Marko gathers together some of the greatest impro comics of the last 30 years, and combines them with some of the hottest up and coming players, to create a hilarious night of ad-libbed creativity and laughter.

Over three nights you will see a selection of great players, from Jon Williams, Lisa Ricketts, Ewan Campbell, Michael Gregory, David Callan, Daniel Cordeaux, Monique Dykstra, Linette Voller, John Knowles, Dave Bloustien, Jeremaia Detto, Bryce Halliday and many more.

At the wonderfully relaxed and friendly environment of the Inner-West's own Petersham Bowling Club, you'll have a night of mad, made-up comedy of the highest order, from the best players you'll ever see!

The 4th Wednesday of Every Month
September 26, October 24, November 28
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Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
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Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street,
Petersham New South Wales,2049
A Baroque Christmas - Melbourne
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A Baroque Christmas - Melbourne

Event Date: 08/12/2018, 03:00 pm

Magnificent! Transporting! Phenomenal!” - Schwäbische Zeitung
The Australian Chamber Choir is set to thrill audiences in Sydney and Melbourne this Christmas season
with a program of Baroque ‘hits’ to bring seasonal joy to music lovers of all tastes.

Starting in Sydney 24 November in the atmospheric locale and spectacular acoustic of St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt, the choir continues with four performances in Victoria. At St Andrew’s in Brighton on 8 December,
the audience can experience the results of an acoustic refurbishment that makes heavenly voices sound truly celestial!

In Europe across the centuries, Christmas has been a time when serious composers would compete
to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike.
This program represents a “pick of the pops” by the Australian Chamber Choir’s director, Douglas Lawrence:
Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Gabrieli, Praetorius, Sweelinck, Schütz and Scheidt.
Douglas Lawrence OAM, a world-class organist, established the ACC in 2007. In its young life, the Choir has already toured Europe six times, giving some hundred concerts to rapturous sell-out audiences and winning unqualified critical acclaim.
With a reputation for its “lucidly articulated” performances of Bach’s Motets, the choir has performed several times in Bach’s church, St Thomas’, Leipzig, including in the Bach Organ Festival.
In 2015, it was hailed in the Danish press under the heading “Australian Choir in the Super League”
and recognized as an honorary life member of Denmark’s oldest classical music festival, the Sorø International.
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St Andrew's Corner New & Church Street,
Brighton Victoria,3186
Location:
St Andrew's Corner New & Church Street,
Brighton Victoria,3186
Contact Information:
Website URL: www.auschoir.org