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Story: A Wicked Winter for AdelaideStory: A Wicked Winter for AdelaidePaul Rodda

The South Australian amateur premiere of Wicked kicks off at the Arts theatre on the 7th of July and with [ ... ]

Interview: Melbourne Ska OrchestraInterview: Melbourne Ska OrchestraLuke Balzan

Nicky Bomba speaks to Luke Balzan   One of my favourite musical artists is Australia’s own [ ... ]

Interview: Black Stone CherryInterview: Black Stone CherryLuke Balzan

Chris Robertson speaks to Luke Balzan   After many years of creating music, relentless touring [ ... ]

Story: 2016 Fringe Welcomes The German ClubStory: 2016 Fringe Welcomes The German ClubSamela Harris

They call it "The GC". It is the latest acronym in Fringe destinations.   The German Club at 223 [ ... ]

Story: WOMADelaide 2016 PreviewStory: WOMADelaide 2016 PreviewPaul Rodda

The World’s Festival. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 March 2016.
As sure as the sun rises every morning, [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winners 2015Story: Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winners 2015Paul Rodda

The Adelaide Critics Circle awards were again held at the University of Adelaide's Little Theatre this [ ... ]

Story: What's In A Name? AFC Season 2016Story: What's In A Name? AFC Season 2016David O'Brien

Adelaide Festival Centre 2016 Season. 4 Nov 2015   OzAsia Festival, Guitar Festival, Adelaide Cabaret [ ... ]

Story: Actors In Good Company For A Wedding ProposalStory: Actors In Good Company For A Wedding Propos...Paul Rodda

Company. The Hills Musical Company. Nov 2015   For actors Jessica Rossiter and Jonathan Knoblauch, [ ... ]

Story: Ghost The Musical Australian Cast AnnouncedStory: Ghost The Musical Australian Cast AnnouncedPaul Rodda

Superb cast announced for Australian Premiere.   The Producers of Ghost The Musical have today [ ... ]

Story: A new Barossa music festival blossomsStory: A new Barossa music festival blossomsSamela Harris

A new music festival arises in the Barossa Valley just as the spring buds burst forth from the vines. It [ ... ]

Story: Alfie, what is it all about...Story: Alfie, what is it all about...Samela Harris

Matt Byrne did not have to do a lot of hunting to find his Alfie. He didn’t even have to hold an [ ... ]

Story: Adelaide's State Theatre Announces 2016 SeasonStory: Adelaide's State Theatre Announces 2016 Sea...Paul Rodda

Adelaide’s State Theatre Company (STC) will play on stages across South Australia, around the country [ ... ]

Theatre Reviews

Pigman’s LamentPigman’s LamentDeborah Hawke

By Raoul Craemer. The Street Theatre. 25 Jun 2016   Writer Maya Angelou was quoted as saying that [ ... ]

Cat On A Hot Tin RoofCat On A Hot Tin RoofDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Repertory Theatre. Arts Theatre. 25 June 2016   Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, they say, was Tennessee [ ... ]

The Last GalahThe Last GalahPaul Rodda

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre. 25 Jun 2016   The first Cabaret Festival for Artistic [ ... ]

Debora Krizak: Laugh Be A LadyDebora Krizak: Laugh Be A LadyDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival Centre. Artspace. 24 June 2016   Debora Krizak is certainly a hard worker. She [ ... ]

StarmanStarmanDavid Grybowski

Sven Ratzke. A show with the music of David Bowie. Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Space Theatre. 22 Jun [ ... ]

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand BatonMs. Lisa Fischer and Grand BatonMurray Bramwell

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton. Dunstan Playhouse. 18 Jun 2016   Lisa [ ... ]

Joe Stilgoe: Songs on FilmJoe Stilgoe: Songs on FilmDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Festival Centre. Festival Theatre Stage. 17 June 2016   This is a playful and delightful [ ... ]

Love And Death The Songs of Jim SteinmanLove And Death The Songs of Jim SteinmanDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Space Theatre Stage. 18 Jun 2016   The hook for me to see this fascinating [ ... ]

The Wharf RevueThe Wharf RevueDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Sydney Theatre Company. Her Majesty's Theatre. 15 Jun 2016   The Wharf [ ... ]

Songs for The FallenSongs for The FallenDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Shane Anthony and Critical Stages. Dunstan Playhouse. 15 Jun 2016   Marie [ ... ]

The Weill FileThe Weill FileDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Cabaret Festival with Master of Ceremonies Robyn Archer. World Premiere. Dunstan Playhouse. 13 [ ... ]

Family GalaFamily GalaNicole Russo

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Dunstan Playhouse. 12 Jun 2016   For the first time in the Adelaide [ ... ]

The Composer Is DeadThe Composer Is DeadDavid Grybowski

Frank Woodley and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre. 11 Jun [ ... ]

Nailed It!Nailed It!David Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Artspace. 11 Jun 2016   Lyricist Andrew Strano cultivates a '50s, [ ... ]

Dancing on The VolcanoDancing on The VolcanoDavid O'Brien

Robyn Archer. Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Space Theatre. 11 Jun 2016   What if the crumbs of history [ ... ]

Rudi’s The Rinse CycleRudi’s The Rinse CycleDavid O'Brien

Hew Parham. Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Artspace. 11 Jun 2016   Imagine cabaret is a glove: a beautiful, [ ... ]

Big FishBig FishDavid Grybowski

The Therry Dramatic Society. Arts Theatre. 11 June 2016   Big Fish is big business in so many [ ... ]

This Gaming LifeThis Gaming LifePaul Rodda

Tripod with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Festival Theatre. 11 Jun 2016   Cabaret has a unique [ ... ]

Tales of a City by The SeaTales of a City by The SeaDavid O'Brien

Samah Sabawi, Lara Week and Daniel Clarke. The Bakehouse Theatre. 10 Jun 2016   Where there is [ ... ]

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About GinMother's Ruin: A Cabaret About GinDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Artspace. 10 Jun 2016   In this world premiere, Maeve Marsden and Libby [ ... ]

Amy G - EntershamementAmy G - EntershamementDavid Grybowski

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Space Theatre. 10 Jun 2016   American Amy G was last in our little town [ ... ]

Variety GalaVariety GalaPaul Rodda

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival Theatre. 10 Jun 2016   The Adelaide Cabaret Festival kicked [ ... ]

Things I Know To Be TrueThings I Know To Be TrueDeborah Hawke

By Andrew Bovell. State Theatre Company of South Australia and Frantic Assembly. Canberra Theatre Centre. [ ... ]

Indian EmbraceIndian EmbraceKym Clayton

Indian Australian Association Of Sa Inc. Star Theatres, Hilton. 8 June 2016   The success of a [ ... ]

What Happened to SandmanWhat Happened to SandmanDeborah Hawke

(Or How I Became a Birdwatcher). By Steve Abbott. The Street Theatre 28 May 2016   I choose to [ ... ]

The Little PrinceThe Little PrinceSamela Harris

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Space Theatre. 27 May 2016   Ever was it a beautiful and haunting tale. [ ... ]

Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You CanPaul Rodda

Marie Clark Musical Theatre. Arts Theatre. 28 May 16   Frank William Abagnale gained notoriety [ ... ]

Swan LakeSwan LakeJaymi Humphreys

The Australian Ballet. Festival Theatre. 26 May 16   The audience murmurs as the orchestra pit [ ... ]

The Glass MenagerieThe Glass MenagerieDeborah Hawke

Belvoir. The Canberra Theatre Centre. 4 May 2016   Women in various cultures over many [ ... ]

GorgonGorgonSamela Harris

by Elena Carapetis. State Theatre Company. Space Theatre. 4 May 2016   They packed into The Space [ ... ]

Disney's Aladdin JnrDisney's Aladdin JnrSamela Harris

Adelaide Youth Theatre. Arts Theatre. 28 Apr 2016   From its small beginnings, Adelaide Youth Theatre [ ... ]

Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of HorrorsPaul Rodda

Luckiest Productions and Tinderbox Productions. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 22 Apr 2016   It is [ ... ]

Music Reviews

Shuan Hern LeeShuan Hern LeeKym Clayton

Recitals Australia. Elder Hall. 26 Jun 2016   In his post-concert interview/Q&A with wunderkind [ ... ]

Master Series 4: Dazzling ProkofievMaster Series 4: Dazzling ProkofievKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 24 Jun 2016   The programming for this concert [ ... ]

Great Classics Series 2 - Tchaikovsky 6Great Classics Series 2 - Tchaikovsky 6Kym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Festival Theatre. 4 Jun 2016   Following a standard format [ ... ]

Cloudstreet!Cloudstreet!Kym Clayton

State Opera of South Australia. Her Majesty’s Theatre. 12 May 2016   Cloudstreet! is a new [ ... ]

Movie MasterpiecesMovie MasterpiecesKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Festival Theatre. 6 May 2016   With wacky-humored conductor Guy Noble [ ... ]

Elegant TchaikovskyElegant TchaikovskyKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 29 Apr 2016   The programme might have been entitled [ ... ]

Noble ElgarNoble ElgarKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 1 Apr 2016   The programme may have been named [ ... ]

Iconic BeethovenIconic BeethovenKym Clayton

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Adelaide Town Hall. 18 Mar 2016   Maestro Nicholas Carter walked briskly [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2016WOMADelaide 2016Nicole Russo

Adelaide Festival. Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 Mar 2016   While the weather [ ... ]

WOMADelaide 2016WOMADelaide 2016Luke Balzan

Adelaide Festival. Arts Projects Australia. Botanic Park. 11 to 14 Mar 2016   I’ve been lucky [ ... ]

Danza y MagiaDanza y MagiaKym Clayton

Presented by Duo Contraste. Elder Hall. 12 Mar 2016   Duo Contraste is an accomplished, prize winning [ ... ]

Festival: Sun O))) and MagmaFestival: Sun O))) and MagmaDavid O'Brien

Adelaide Festival. Thebarton Theatre. 12 Mar 2016   At the outset, you wouldn’t think there [ ... ]

Lifestyle Reviews

Cinnamon ClubCinnamon ClubSamela Harris

Indian   The joy of a creative new restaurant is that it offers wild and glorious adventures right [ ... ]

Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Review: Cellar Door Wine Festival 2015Paul Rodda

Adelaide Convention Centre. 21 Feb 2015   On arrival at the Cellar Door Wine Festival there is a friendly [ ... ]

Howard Park & Heartland: PairsHoward Park & Heartland: PairsTony Keys

  Below, two reviews; one for a pair of Howard Park wines from Western Australian, the other for [ ... ]

Story: Once an icon always an iconStory: Once an icon always an iconTony Keys

  "Penfolds poisoned chalice leaves trail of corporate hangovers" was the headline of an article [ ... ]

Hardy'sHardy'sTony Keys

The Eileen Hardy wine range is the top end of the ‘Accolade Wines’ ladder. To quote the Hardy's Wines’ [ ... ]

Jacob's CreekJacob's CreekTony Keys

The big often get a bashing, recently a small family wine producer (Crittenden) based in the Victorian [ ... ]

d’Arenberg Winesd’Arenberg WinesTony Keys

The d’Arenberg Dozen   Any person with an interest in wine living in Adelaide or surrounds will [ ... ]

Tyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTyrrell's Wines - Lost BlockTony Keys

I have been privileged to know three generations of the Tyrrell family, Murray (deceased), current head [ ... ]

Grant Burge, BarossaGrant Burge, BarossaTony Keys

The Burge family can be traced back 5 generations to John Burge and his wife Eliza who arrived in Australia [ ... ]

fermentAsianfermentAsianDarren Richards

Lunch Review
Asian
After a brief absent stint from the restaurant scene to focus on my own culinary creations, [ ... ]

Nepenthe, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba & De BertoliNepenthe, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba & De BertoliTony Keys

There are some wines that have fallen into the hands of the marketeers and they believe a new label and [ ... ]

Fox Creek 2011 Reserve ShirazFox Creek 2011 Reserve ShirazTony Keys

  Fox Creek of the Mclaren Vale have a proud history in wine making. In this review, Tony Keys [ ... ]

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