All posts tagged theatre

Bringing Harry Potter to the stage

Getting British author J K Rowling to agree to a new Harry Potter stage play was a coup for two British Jewish producers. After successfully opening in London and New York, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has its Australian premiere in Melbourne on February 23.

Shalom and farewell Michael

THERE were mixed emotions at Shalom as programming director Michael Misrachi, who has been with the organisation for eight years, announced that he and his family will be making aliyah.

Tackling ‘dinner table racism’ in theatre

“WITH the divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump and the constant surprise of Pauline [Hanson] in office, this is about as topical as it gets,” said Suzanne Millar, writer of Bakehouse Theatre Company’s explosive new play The Laden Table.

Bad Jews back on stage

After a sellout Melbourne season last year, Joshua Harmon’s play Bad Jews returns to the Alex Theatre, St Kilda on April 27 before embarking on a national tour to Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Director, former teacher dies

The theatre world is mourning the death of director and former teacher Charles Slucki, who died suddenly from a heart attack in Los Angeles on December 30 on his way back to Melbourne.

Shopping with Streisand

Jonathan Tolins’s play Buyer and Cellar is a comedy about an out-of-work actor who takes a job as a shop assistant in the basement of superstar singer Barbra Streisand’s mansion.

Drama and humour in Bad Jews

The stage production Bad Jews has sparked controversy over its title, but the play by New York playwright Joshua Harmon is a thought-provoking look at important issues. Read our review.

Berlin revels in Kosky touch

I’M huddled up in a scratchy coat to shield myself from the biting wind as I hasten from the Brandenburg Tor down Unter den Linden in the heart of historic

Chutzpah of the mobile brigade

SOAPBOX SPIEL is a new column where people who work in the Arts — actors, directors, producers, writers, artists and musicians -– can vent their annoyance, anger and frustration about […]

Humour is best therapy

MELBOURNE comedian Jeremie Bracka will once again delve into the comedic side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as his one-man show Arafat in Therapy launches its second season. The show parodies […]