Author: Giselle Bueti

Review: Mamma Mia! The Musical brings the party to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre (to September 30th)

July 13, 2018

Even if you don’t love ABBA, I dare you to listen to ‘Dancing Queen’ and not to get out of your chair and dance! Now add colourful boas, a sun kissed set, chiselled men dancing in flippers and an all-star cast- and you will have absolutely have no choice but to jiggly your body. Mamma […]

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Review: Circus Oz warms up Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens with new show Precarious (until July 15th)

July 1, 2018

With winter upon us the urge to stay rugged up inside is VERY tempting- I mean what other options do we have? Well, what if I told you that instead of sitting by the heater bored at home you could be drinking wine in the Royal Botanic Gardens, surrounded by warmth, watching death-defying acrobats? Sounds […]

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5 shows not to miss in Australia this July

July 1, 2018

Warm up the long winter nights ahead with these sizzling art events on showcase this month around Australia. From classic show stoppers to cultured exhibitions, here are our five top picks for July! Aida (Sydney) Feel like doing something cultured? Why not head to the Opera for a fancy night out. Aida makes its way […]

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Got Post Dark Mofo & Vivid Blues? Here’s 5 Arts Events not to miss in Australia the rest of June

June 15, 2018

In need of an arts fix now that Vivid and Dark Mofo are coming to an end*? The rest of the month still has plenty in store. Iconic art exhbitions, dramatic operas, eye opening musicals and curious burlesque… the rest of June is overflowing with artistic highs. Here are five events around Australia this month […]

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5 Must See Shows For Music Lovers at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival

May 25, 2018

Get ready for a smorgasbord of glitz and glamour, because the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is back for yet another year and it’s looking as fabulous as ever! Running from the 8th-23rd of June, this year’s program is bursting with musical gems- from shiny show tunes to unexpected cover bands. Music lovers will be spoilt for […]

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Review: The Wizard Of Oz turns Melbourne’s Regent Theatre into a Giant Rainbow (Until July 15th)

May 19, 2018

I read a quote by Nicholas Sparks the other day that went something along the lines of, “The thing that people want most is to be happy. Most young people seem to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believe they lay in the past.” As I sat in […]

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5 Arts Events Not To Miss In Australia This Month (April 2018)

April 11, 2018

With summer slowly kissing us goodbye and winter around the corner, the blues are getting ready to set in. But turn that frown upside down because  April is packed full of arts events that will keep you smiling! From the Sydney Comedy Festival to Melbourne’s annual Tattoo Festival- get inspired this Autumn and settle in […]

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Live Review: The Preatures & Ali Barter charm at Melbourne Zoo for Twilights season 2018

February 12, 2018

Melbourne Zoo Twilights has already kicked the 2018 series into high gear, recently hosting The Cat Empire, Sunnyboys and Painters And Dockers. On Friday, the offerings continued with Ali Barter and The Preatures joining the stage to help punters start their weekend the way all weekends should be started- dancing in a park, with a […]

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Going Nocturnal in Melbourne Museum’s adult-only playground

February 5, 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like to gallivant around the Melbourne Museum at night? To frolic among the bones of dinosaurs, dance alongside ancient artefacts and learn about organisms while sipping on a nice glass of wine? Well, you can now make this day dream a reality. The Melbourne Museum is opening its doors […]

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5 Arts Events Not To Miss In Australia This Month (February 2018)

February 2, 2018

Omg its February already, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN! Never fear, the new year may be well and truly under way, but this month theres a treasure trove of events happening across the country to soothe your anxiety levels. From the Adelaide Fringe Festival, to award winning musaicals like MAMMA MIA! and even an opera filled […]

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Live Review: The Internet bring charisma in spades to huge Melbourne show at The Forum

February 1, 2018

Returning to Australia to add their charismatic funk to this year’s Laneway line-up, LA-based collective, The Internet, has gifted us with two sideshows as part of The Internet Presents The Internet Tour. They kicked things off at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, delivering a set that uncontrollably moved your hips, re-emphasising that their love affair with Australia […]

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Festival Review: Sugar Mountain delivers warped sweetness in Melbourne for another year

January 22, 2018

“It doesn’t matter how old you are, what you look like or where you are from…never be too scared to express yourself. “ A woman in her late thirties had planted herself down next to me, as I sat resting my feet. She told my friend and I that today was her day off from […]

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The Ultimate Afterparty: Paris Wells promises to turn up the heat at Faux Mo

January 18, 2018

Always offering up the best devilish treats, MONA has once again made us want to flock to Tasmania ASAP, adding an extra flare to its already flourishing summer festival MOFO by announcing a sweeeet line up for it’s official after party- Faux Mo. Occupying MAC2 on Hobart’s waterfront, Faux Mo is the place to be once the […]

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American Idiot is coming to Adelaide: Here’s everything you need to know!

December 28, 2017

Get ready to make some noise!! Green Day’s Broadway musical, American Idiot, is coming to Adelaide and the award-winning spectacle promises to be explosive. Following a successful run in Brisbane earlier this year, the Australian production is about to embark on a national tour and will be arriving in Adelaide January 19. Presented by Adelaide […]

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Festival Review: The Pleasure Garden lives up to its name in St. Kilda

December 12, 2017

The Pleasure Garden is what I imagine tea with the Mad Hatter would be like. Sitting on a couch in the middle of a garden, sipping on gin, greeting people dressed as exotic birds who offer you lollipops whilst Fat Freddy’s Drop plays in the background. Add Hula Hoops, delectable street food, a smooth musical […]

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Connecting The Maker and The Wearer: You&Mei Launch Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

December 11, 2017

Look at the dress or shirt that you are wearing right now. Do you ever wonder where it came from? Or who made it? Imagine if that piece of clothing helped put someone through university, or helped alleviate them from living a life of sex-trafficking and poverty. You’d feel good right? Like, you helped the […]

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5 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Christmas

December 5, 2017

Christmas is around the corner and the holidays are so close you can almost touch it! If your mind has already set into festive mode and you’re looking for something to kick start the holiday cheer, then we have you covered. Here are our top picks for Art Events happening around Australia this month! Carriageworks […]

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Live Review: Art show or pop concert? Sia makes her return to Melbourne with massive AAMI Park gig

December 1, 2017

FIVE years since gracing Australian stages, Sia has made a monumental come back with a performance like no other- transforming Melbourne’s AAMI Park into a brooding arthouse. After critical success touring North America, the Nostalgic For The Present Tour saw the Adelaide born singer play her first arena concert, the first of three performance to […]

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Live Review: Sampa The Great reigns supreme at St. Paul’s Cathedral for Melbourne Music Week

November 27, 2017

Saint Paul’s Cathedral has been playing host to some of Melbourne’s most talented artists over the last week. The 126 year old neo-gothic church, located in Melbourne’s CBD, proved to be a striking backdrop for the centre of Melbourne Music Week and promised a music experience like no other. On Friday, the cathedral saw Sampa […]

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Iconic Victorian Infrastructure turned Wearable Art at the MPavilion

November 10, 2017

Have you ever looked at a really pretty building and thought, ‘I wonder what that would look like as a dress?” Well, wonder no more my friend because Melbourne’s next generation of architects and designers are coming together to make your weird but wonderful day dreams come true. Gaining inspiration form famous landmarks around Melbourne, […]

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Create NSW & Artspace NSW Visual Arts Fellowship Winner Announced

November 10, 2017

The 2017 Create NSW & Artspace NSW Visual Arts Fellowship winner has been announced as Claudia Nicholson. Starting in 1900, it is one of the nation’s oldest arts awards, and see’s the Sydney artist take home $30,000. Funding a self-directed program of professional development over two years, Nicholson will travel to Mexico and the USA […]

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7 Shows & Events not to miss in Australia this November

November 1, 2017

Ready for November? We can’t believe it’s that late in the year either – but thankfully, with Summer right around the corner, incredible entertainment can be found all over the country. Here’s just 7 such shows and events to get excited about this month…. Future Park (Sydney) Combining science and imagination to create a futuristic […]

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to open in Australia in 2019

October 24, 2017

Hold on to your broomsticks because Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is coming to Australia!  After sell-out seasons in London and New York, the smash-hit stage show is making its way to Melbourne. The two-part play will open in early 2019 and run exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. “When we embarked on this journey, […]

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Live Review: Alex Lahey throws down a hometown show to remember at the Corner Hotel

October 20, 2017

“It’s so good to be home,” says Alex Lahey, exerting a big sigh of content. The crowd cheer in response, echoing their equally pleased gratitude towards her return. She smiles. “This is a song called “Wes Anderson”…” and just like that, the packed out band room of the Corner Hotel erupts into a giant singalong, […]

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Melbourne Festival Review: A Galaxy of Suns brings the stars to life (Until 5th November)

October 12, 2017

Scattered throughout the varying levels of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, 36 singers stand lining the outskirts of the towering stair case wearing metallic-sliver hooded capes. As a Cellist plays, coloured lights flicker on and off, mirroring the rotating sound of the chorus who send their voices echoing throughout the open space. A Galaxy […]

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Winner of the 15th annual Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program Announced

September 19, 2017

Melbourne artist Elyse De Valle has been announced as this year’s winner of the Australia Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Program. Now in its fifteenth year, the program offers Australian and New Zealand artists the chance to win a prize worth over 20K, including a three-month residence to live and work at The Glenfiddich Distillery near […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Socially (un)acceptable changes the narrative (Howey Dowey until September 20th)

September 15, 2017

It takes courage to stand in front of a room full of people and tell a story. It takes even more courage to do so in your underwear. But to stand in front of a room full of people, in your underwear, and tell stories about your own personal experience with sexual assault… that takes […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths wear their hearts on their sleeves with emotional Melbourne show

September 8, 2017

“This world is full of cynics- full of people who don’t want you to be alive, to be real,” yells Dave Le’aupepe to a thumping heavy crowd full of youthful faces, each looking up at him adoringly, hanging on his every word. “Don’t let them stop you from living your life. Don’t let anybody ever […]

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Brisbane Festival Interview: Composer Robert Davidson talks about The Singing Politician

September 6, 2017

Taking the words out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths and merging them seamlessly together over of stirring music, The Singing Politician is the classical performance you didn’t know you wanted to see. From Menzies’ ‘Declaration of War’ to Whitlam’s ‘Well May We Say,’ and even a possible appearance from Donald Trump, Brisbane’s Topology and The […]

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It’s official! The Mormons are coming to Sydney!

September 3, 2017

The Book of Mormon has proved to be one of the most controversial and critically acclaimed Broadway shows in history, and now after much anticipation the hit musical will officially be making its way to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on 28th February 2018. Described by our own reviewer as, ‘two-and-a-half hours of sheer intellectual and comedic brilliance,’ […]

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