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Disco legend brings A-grade showmanship to Sydney
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Disco legend brings A-grade showmanship to Sydney

Grammy-winning disco legend Nile Rodgers breaks all the rules in this masterful show.

  • by James Jennings

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Zahra Newman’s transcendent tribute to jazz legend Billie Holiday

Zahra Newman’s transcendent tribute to jazz legend Billie Holiday

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Zahra Newman’s five-star Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and The Song Company at Trinity College Chapel.

  • by Cameron Woodhead, Jessica Nicholas and Tony Way
Stadium singalong with Paul McCartney is cathartic and magical

Stadium singalong with Paul McCartney is cathartic and magical

At 81, the Beatle gives Melbourne a marathon three-hour set with more than a hint of the cheeky Liverpool schoolboy who started a musical revolution with a little help from his friends.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Girls’ night out becomes the road trip from hell

Girls’ night out becomes the road trip from hell

A spontaneous act of revenge is at the centre of this new play.

  • by John Shand
The Chicks raise a middle finger to all the lying liars from liar town

The Chicks raise a middle finger to all the lying liars from liar town

Our critics take a look at some of the new shows around town.

  • by Michael Bailey, Cassie Tongue, John Shand, Peter McCallum and Bernard Zuel
Blades of Glory meets South Park in sports spoof Bradbury the Musical

Blades of Glory meets South Park in sports spoof Bradbury the Musical

Melbourne Fringe theatre ranged from the ridiculous to the thought-provoking. Here’s a wrap of some of the shows you may have missed.

  • by Cameron Woodhead, Lefa Singleton Norton and Cher Tan
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Chaka Khan and Nile Rodgers at the Bowl – like an open-air Studio 54

Chaka Khan and Nile Rodgers at the Bowl – like an open-air Studio 54

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Red Stitch’s Flake, Hour of the Wolf, The Visitors, The Chicks, Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh, jazz saxophonist Troy Roberts, Elvis: A Musical Revolution, and Mamma Mia! The Musical.

  • by Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Tony Way, Cameron Woodhead, Kate Herbert, Kate Lahey, Bridget Davies, Tyson Wray and Jessica Nicholas
Elvis is king in this rock-n-roll fever dream of a jukebox musical

Elvis is king in this rock-n-roll fever dream of a jukebox musical

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Dilijit Dosanjh, Elvis: A Musical Revolution, Mamma Mia! The Musical, Mozart and Beethoven concertos, a five-star performance by Weezer, Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and more.

  • by Kate Herbert, Kate Jones, Cameron Woodhead, Tony Way and Mahmood Fazal
Twenty years on, Delta reminds us she was born to try

Twenty years on, Delta reminds us she was born to try

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Delta Goodrem at Hamer Hall, My Sister Jill at Melbourne Theatre Company, Yuldea, Maho Magic bar and more.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Cameron Woodhead, Andrew Fuhrmann, Elizabeth Flux, Billy Burgess, Julie Fenwick, Tony Way and Bridget Davies
New spin on Swan Lake takes flight

New spin on Swan Lake takes flight

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes the Australian Ballet’s new spin on Swan Lake, and an undersea odyssey hosted in a soon-to-be-demolished former picture house. 

  • by Andrew Fuhrmann and Cameron Woodhead
This meditation on the mystery of time is as intriguing as it is entertaining

This meditation on the mystery of time is as intriguing as it is entertaining

This wrap of shows includes A Book of Hours, The Nervous Atmosphere, Turn, Turn, Turn, Culture Club at Rod Laver Arena and Maria Stuarda.

  • by Andrew Fuhrmann, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Andrew McClelland and Bridget Davies