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Performing Arts WA Awards reveal their 2020 winners

Performing Arts WA Awards reveal their 2020 winners

The 2020 Performing Arts WA Awards – the local theatre and dance industry’s peak professional awards – were held over the weekend in an online ceremony. This once-a-year celebration presented by Artist Relief Fund WA recognised outstanding achievements by actors, directors, theatre- and dance-makers, designers and production companies, with 21 awards presented out of 98 […]

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Join in the fun with Equality Australia’s Queer Love In this weekend

Join in the fun with Equality Australia’s Queer Love In this weekend

LGBTIQ+ advocacy group Equality Australia are hosting a huge online party this Saturday with a selection of the nation’s most exciting queer talent. Queer Love In aims to bring LGBTIQ+ artists and performers who have lost work due to COVID-19 together for a chance to reconnect and celebrate our community. Hosted by Tom Ballard, the […]

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POP and Drag Factory are going digital with your favourite local drag artists

POP and Drag Factory are going digital with your favourite local drag artists

Perth regular weekly drag nights POP! and Drag Factory have announced they’ll be streaming live into your living rooms with all your favourite local performers. Connections’ weekly drag showdown POP is returning tonight as POP at home, hosted by by the only BarbieQ live on her Facebook page. The Court’s Drag Factory is set to […]

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The Blue Room announce digital season launch for 2020 program

The Blue Room announce digital season launch for 2020 program

The Blue Room Theatre have announced they will be launching their 2020 season on Thursday 16th March, presenting an online showcase of this year’s season. Described as a “series of tantalising tasters”, The Blue Room will be hosting activities on Zoom and social media throughout the day with the artists. Blue Room Executive Director Julian […]

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Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special ‘Douglas’ arrives next month

Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special ‘Douglas’ arrives next month

International comedy superstar Hannah Gadsby will be making her return to Netflix this May with her latest stand-up special. Douglas, which Gadsby toured around the globe in 2019, is the follow-up to the Tasmanian comic’s critically-acclaimed Nanette – the show which catapulted the Aussie star into the international spotlight. “I’m excited,” Gadsby exclaimed in the announcement […]

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Watch Melanie C and Tim Minchin in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Watch Melanie C and Tim Minchin in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

The coronavirus may have seen most of the world confined to quarters, and theatrical shows and concerts across the world being cancelled, but it’s also given us access to some amazing recordings of live performances not widely available before. Back in 2012 there was an arena tour around the UK of Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Austraia’s Tim […]

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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus praise health care workers

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus praise health care workers

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir have released an impressive virtual choir recording which saw 150 members of the group performing from their own homes due to the regions COVID-19 lock down. In a tribute to people on the front line of fighting the virus they performed a mash-up of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors and Sara Baraeilles song Brave.  […]

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Midnite Youth Theatre Company seek students for Midnite Monologues

Midnite Youth Theatre Company seek students for Midnite Monologues

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company have announced a new project open to students across Western Australia. Following the announcement they would be postponing their planned production of Romeo and Juliet, the local company have a new plan to keep young people connected and engaged. Midnite Monologues is a solo drama showcase open to any student in […]

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Emma Matthews steps up for this week’s ‘Ghost Light Opera’

Emma Matthews steps up for this week’s ‘Ghost Light Opera’

Western Australian opera star Emma Matthews is featured in this week’s edition of Ghost Light Opera. Every Saturday night the West Australian Opera releases a clip of a performer singing a well known aria. The series takes it name from a ghost light – the single light left on the stage when a theatre is […]

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Local arts companies face uncertain future after losing federal funding

Local arts companies face uncertain future after losing federal funding

The Australia Council, the federal government’s funding body for the arts, has announced 144 arts organisations have been approved for a share of $31.7M per annum in funding offered through their revised Four Year Funding for Organisations program. Several local organisations have missed out and now face an uncertain future which may force them to reduce […]

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