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Orderly and mechanical, Chunky Move’s new production is stimulating

Orderly and mechanical, Chunky Move’s new production is stimulating

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Chunky Move’s 4/4, Miss Peony at Arts Centre Melbourne, Alistair Baldwin’s Telethon Kid, and Musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

  • by Sonia Nair, Tony Way and Andrew Fuhrmann

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This adaptation of a Charlotte Wood novel is unflinching and profound
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This adaptation of a Charlotte Wood novel is unflinching and profound

Reviews of all the best shows in Sydney this week, including The Weekend at Belvoir, and Opera Australia’s La Gioconda in Concert.

  • by Joyce Morgan and Peter McCallum
The Gold Coast’s answer to Vivid is a truly unique Australian festival

The Gold Coast’s answer to Vivid is a truly unique Australian festival

For its 12th year, Bleach has designed a festival for locals, which includes them in the process of making art.

  • by Hannah Story
Get across this singer before her star power has her playing ever-bigger rooms
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Get across this singer before her star power has her playing ever-bigger rooms

A wrap of the week’s live reviews, including Mr Bailey’s Minder, Constellations, Mad Scenes with Jessica Pratt, ACO’s Dvorak’s Serenade and Thandi Phoenix.

  • by John Shand, Peter McCallum and James Jennings
Caroline Lee’s charming, textured solo performance in June

Caroline Lee’s charming, textured solo performance in June

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Caroline Lee in offbeat monodrama June, 2:22 A Ghost Story at Her Majesty’s Theatre, jazz group Trichotomy, Paco Pena’s Flamenco in Concert, and Werribee Park Mansion’s long-running production of What Was That?

  • by Cameron Woodhead, Sonia Nair and Jessica Nicholas
Sweeney Todd is the perfect show to get your loved ones into musicals
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Sweeney Todd is the perfect show to get your loved ones into musicals

A wrap of the best live shows in Sydney, from theatre shows The Turn of the Screw, Fade, Tim and Sweeney Todd to Eagles of Death Metal and Jeonghwan Kim.

  • by John Shand, James Jennings, Harriet Cunningham, Cassie Tongue and Peter McCallum
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Fresh from his Sydney piano prize, 23-year-old Jeonghwan Kim dazzles

Fresh from his Sydney piano prize, 23-year-old Jeonghwan Kim dazzles

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes the award-winning pianist Jeonghwan Kim, the Prince of Reggaeton, J Balvin, a bright new musical by Tom Gleisner, a long-awaited opera, gigs by 070 Shake, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Noah Cyrus and Tove Lo, plus a play about Australia’s first all-woman motor garage.

  • by Liam Pieper, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Cameron Woodhead and Will Cox
Adoring crowd laps up every prowl, yelp and yowl from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Adoring crowd laps up every prowl, yelp and yowl from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs deliver a deliriously overstuffed set of crowd-pleasers, led by powerhouse frontwoman Karen O, at their Sydney Splendour sideshow.

  • by Kate Hennessy
From a surprise Tony Armstrong song to the return of Flume, Splendour felt back

From a surprise Tony Armstrong song to the return of Flume, Splendour felt back

This year’s Splendour was a redemption story, the rebirth and reset of a vital piece of Australia’s live music scene.

  • by Mick Radojkovic
‘I’m not sure it’s for me’: What happened when I took my dad to Lizzo

‘I’m not sure it’s for me’: What happened when I took my dad to Lizzo

Lizzo’s Sydney Splendour sideshow was for the fans – featuring Sasha Flute, her tiny bag, a shoey, and lots and lots of sequins.

  • by Em Meller
Story about the end of the world has moments of theatrical magic
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Story about the end of the world has moments of theatrical magic

A wrap of the weekend’s live reviews, including Sydney Theatre Company’s On the Beach and Slowdive at Enmore Theatre.

  • by Em Meller, John Shand and Harriet Cunningham