Many of us will remember when Jesus Christ Superstar toured Australia, sharing the tale of Judas and Jesus via celebrities Tim Minchin, Mel Chisolm and numerous others. This time around the show will be recreated and performed closer to home with a mostly Geelong based cast, aside from a few talented dancers who have braved the long drive from Colac.
art@wintergarden will draw on outstanding artists from around regional and city centres through Victoria and interstate. This year’s exhibition features artists David and Lyn Dickson, Donal Molloy Drum, Cas Duff, Jia Xin Nong, Victoria Edgar, Brian Keyte, Jacinta Leitch, Philip Stokes, Mark Cowie, Deb Talor, Stefan Nechwatal, Phillip Doggett-Williams, Gregor Wallace, Nadia Mercuri, Melinda Solly, Ana Hernandez Y Jensen, Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens and Steve Drew.
The multi-award winning CenterStage Geelong proudly presents the Geelong premiere of Guys and Dolls Jr. Perfect for all ages and a great school holiday activity. Set in 1940s New York City, Guys and Dolls Jr. is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the police breathe down his neck.
‘Wannik’ is a Gunai/Kurnai word meaning learning together. This is exactly what occurs when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students come together at Newcomb Secondary College for their Wannik group. Whilst they do the usual school work, improving their literacy and numeracy, they also discuss their culture and identity and create works of art which reflect these connections to their culture.
Inspired by the life of iconic writer Anais Nin, this visceral new dance theatre work explores notions of female identity and the power of literature to both shape and be shaped by our lives. With creative stagecraft, innovative video projection and beautiful physicality, Written on the Body is an immersive celebration; a love affair with the written word.
It’s commonplace in a show for audience members not to know what to expect as they watch the onstage antics. What joke will come next? Will I be involved? Where’s this story going? These thoughts are natural and occur at any point of the show. What’s not normal though is when the comedian himself has no clue what’s going to come next, and that’s exactly how Jason Byrne’s new show will play out.
So often in life we opt for the easy way out. We choose to drive instead of walk, eat takeaway instead of a home-cooked meal and pick black over colours. Young creatives Lauren Green and Joshua Maxwell de Hoog certainly aren’t afraid of a challenge and have used every colour at their disposal to create a vibrant dual exhibition at Courthouse ARTS.
Julia Gillard was Australia’s first female prime minister. Much has been said and written (already) about her three years at the top, but now she’s telling her side of the story –without shying away from her mistakes or misjudgements. Her leadership was tumultuous, action-packed, and controversial. But as notable as the controversy was her management of a hung parliament and the record amount of legislation passed during her term.