Arts News Weekly: 10th December 2013

In This Issue: Cast announcement for Strictly Ballroom The Musical, New Theatre Company special offer, Darlinghurst Theatre to honour Nick Enright, Theatre Designer awarded Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship, Epicentre Theatre Company presents Blackrock, The Jerusalem Project now on sale, The Redux Project: Aussie Mega Redux to be held in Sydney, first announcement for 10th annual Sydney Comedy Festival, Ludovico Einaudi's In a Time Lapse, Photography exhibition The Pool Collective Redux, Darebin Art Show, new Marketing and Development Director at ACMI, White Night Melbourne program, Melbourne International Film Festival dates, Melbourne Now at the NGV, Midsumma Festival play, Brisbane Comedy Festival line up, and Big Sky International Pitch Session open...

Australia: Cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical is announced

Global Creatures and Director Baz Luhrmann have announced the case for Strictly Ballroom The Musical, set to hit the Sydney Lyric Theatre from late March onwards. For more information about the musical, head to:

NSW: New Theatre has a special ticket offer for current show, Dying For It

New Theatre company is offering 2-for-1 tickets on their current show Dying For It, valid from now until Sunday 15th December.
To take advantage of this offer, please visit:

NSW: Darlinghurst Theatre to honour Nick Enright

Darlinghurst Theatre Company will honour the memory of Nick Enright, an actor, director, teacher, and writer for film, television, radio and the stage. The Enright family will support the theatre company by producing three plays by Nick in 2014, as well as two more works in 2015 and 2016.
The first, Daylight Saving, will play from 31st October to 30th November 2014.
For more information, please visit:

NSW: Theatre Designer awarded Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship

Costumer, set and puppet designer, Aleisa Jelbart, has been awarded the Hephzibah Tintner Fellowship of $40,000.
Jelbart is one of the youngest recipients of the fellowship for young artists working in the fields of music or dance, with a focus on composing, conducting, choreography, production design or direction.

Sydney: Epicentre Theatre Company presents Nick Enright’s Blackrock

Epicentre Theatre Company will produce Nick Enright’s play, Blackrock, based on the true story of the rape and murder of Leigh Leigh in 1989. Directed by Tristan Carey and Samantha Cunningham, the play will run from now until Saturday 14th December.
To book your tickets, please visit:

Sydney: Tickets now on sale for The Jerusalem Project, at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

The Jerusalem Project is a musical journey through 2,000 years music that has “connected Jews, Christians and Muslims to the spiritual capital.”
The show is one night only, on Sunday 20th April 2014, and you can buy tickets here:

Sydney: The Redux Project: Aussie Mega Redux to be held in Sydney in January 2014

UK artist Richard DeDomenici is set to recreate the sets of Australian films throughout Sydney, as part of The Redux Project: Aussie Mega Redux, on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January, 2014. The “performance” is a ‘lo-fi celebration of cinema’, and is being held as part of the Sydney Festival. More information here:

Sydney: First announcement for the 10th Annual Sydney Comedy Festival

The 10th annual Sydney Comedy Festival will return to the city from Tuesday 22nd April until Saturday 17th May 2014.
For the full lineup of shows and tickets, please visit:

Sydney: Sydney Opera House presents Ludovico Einaudi’s In a Time Lapse

Ludovico Einaudi will play at the Sydney Opera House alongside his six-piece band on Sunday 9th February. The musician will delve into his 25 year old catalogue, including performances from his newest album, In a Time Lapse. Tickets are on sale now:

Sydney: Photography exhibition The Pool Collective Redux

A new photography exhibition at The Black Eye Gallery, The Pool Collective Redux, will run from now until Monday 23rd December. The exhibition includes a unique interactive experience, showcasing selected works from the award winning photography collective, The Pool Collective.
For more information:

Victoria: Darebin Art Show at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre runs until mid-February

The Darebin Art Show, which kicked off on Friday, showcases over 130 local artists, each revealing a unique perspective or story through their visual artwork. The show is on at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, and runs through until Sunday16th February 2014.
For more information, visit:

Melbourne: ACMI announces the appointment of new Marketing and Development Director

Christopher Travers has been appointed the new Marketing and Development Director at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Chris has international experience in the fields of senior marketing, communications and development roles within the cultural, television broadcast and public sectors. Chris will begin his role as the new Director at ACMI in March 2014.

Melbourne: White Night Melbourne 2014 program revealed

Returning on Saturday 22nd February 2014, White Night Melbourne will once again transform Melbourne’s city streets, laneways, landmarks and cultural institutions, with events to be held at the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum.
For the program so far and more information, see:

Melbourne: Melbourne International Film Festival announces 2014 dates

Melbourne International Film Festival will be held from Thursday 31st July to Sunday 17th August 2014. For the purchase of all tickets and passes, head to:

Melbourne: NGV launched new exhibition Melbourne Now

Drawing on the talents of more than 400 artists and designers, the National Gallery of Victoria has launched their new exhibition entitled Melbourne Now, which presents a unique experience of Melbourne in a range of forms, including video, sound and light installations.
For more information, please visit their website:

Melbourne: Australian premiere of Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage Plays in January

Ellis Productions and Midsumma Festival 2014 presents Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage Plays, a series of short plays celebrating same sex marriage, to be performed from Tuesday 22nd January until Saturday 9th February 2014. Ellis Productions has even committed to donating the proceeds of the production to the Australian Marriage Equality group.
For bookings, please visit:

Brisbane: Brisbane Comedy Festival Lineup announced

The lineup for the Brisbane Comedy Festival has been announced, and will feature over 50 comedians performing shows from Tuesday 25th February until Sunday 23rd March 2014.
For the full lineup, please see:

International: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s International Pitch Session open for submissions

Any and all documentary filmmakers are encouraged to submit their projects to the International Pitch Session, as part of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s industry exclusive Doc Shop.
For more information, visit: