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Live theatre has returned to Melbourne - and it's such a relief

Live theatre has returned to Melbourne - and it's such a relief

Cracked Actors Theatre in Albert Park is the first to break the ice after the pandemic shutdown with a season of theatre. First up is a black comedy about relationships.

  • by Cameron Woodhead

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With a little magic, Adelaide Festival free to dream of summer nights

With a little magic, Adelaide Festival free to dream of summer nights

Despite the pandemic playing havoc with plans, Adelaide is promising a rich and varied program for its festival in February.

  • by Steve Dow
Musical Cinderella story continues

Musical Cinderella story continues

Azure Ryder has quickly grabbed the attention of the pop world.

  • by James Jennings
Arts audience 'came to the rescue' of much-loved city theatre

Arts audience 'came to the rescue' of much-loved city theatre

Melbourne was on the brink of losing fortyfivedownstairs during the pandemic. Its audience helped it survive 2020's darkest months.

  • by Nick Miller
Ballet returns with a New York twist, and an unexpected hurdle

Ballet returns with a New York twist, and an unexpected hurdle

When David Hallberg arrived as new artistic director at The Australian Ballet on Monday, he discovered a big problem: his dancers can't touch each other.

  • by Nick Miller
Australia's real-life Billy Elliot

Australia's real-life Billy Elliot

As David McAllister hands over the reins at the Australian Ballet, Jill Sykes assesses a new biography of his life in dance and 20 years as artistic director at the company.

  • by Jill Sykes
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The shows go on - and now more people can see them

The shows go on - and now more people can see them

Theatres across Sydney are gearing up for their busiest week since the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • by Nick Galvin
You're an audience of one - until you become part of the show

You're an audience of one - until you become part of the show

A theatre show for one patron at a time takes place in an Art Deco apartment in Potts Point.

  • by Garry Maddox
It was a heroic effort – but did the online Fringe really cut it?

It was a heroic effort – but did the online Fringe really cut it?

Pulling together an online mid-pandemic arts festival was an impressive feat. Some artists managed the digital transition better than others.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
The effortless genius of the man they call Chick

The effortless genius of the man they call Chick

Through a long and wildly diverse career, Chick Corea has always come home to the piano.

  • by John Shand
Shrek The Musical coming to Brisbane next month

Shrek The Musical coming to Brisbane next month

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the production would include 38 performances which up to 50,000 people would be able to watch in full theatres.

  • by Lydia Lynch