Hans: Like a German | Eternity Playhouse

From the musical heritage of The Sound of Music (one border removed) comes a glittering, shimmying spectacle named Hans. Garbed in lederhosen, leotards, and leopard print, the German diva remixes some pop favourites with a polka twist for a night full of laughter and cheer.

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All for Love | Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra

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For the final concert of the year, Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra invites guests Laurie Liskowski and Cindy Sims for a concert all about love. Including three pieces spanning the 19th and early 20th centuries, the program featured unusual solos for French horn, bassoon, flute and clarinet amongst the other beloved symphony members.

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Coram Boy | bAKEHOUSE

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A boy wants to become a composer but his controlling father forbids it and so he runs away, changing the course of not only his own life but that of his lover and their undetected unborn son. Adapted from the middle grade novel by Jamila Gavin, Coram Boy dives into 17th century England to explore class divides, the Baroque music scene, and the underbelly of the human trafficking industry.

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Crossroads | The Sydney Art Quartet & Emanuel Synagogue

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The synagogue is described as a home for prayer, community, and learning so in collaboration with Emanuel Synagogue, The Sydney Art Quartet have prepared a concert exploring the underlying forces of empathy and compassion in the dangerous modern world. Merging music, voice, film, and dance, Crossroads brings together experiences of connection in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Simmonds & Newcombe: The Deadly Run | Actors Anonymous & Blancmange Productions

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For the second instalment of DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue’s second season, Actors Anonymous and Blancmange Productions bring to light a classic story of the Australian bloke. Kevin Simmonds and Leslie Newcombe were underdogs whose petty crimes and dangerous mistakes set them on the run.

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Packer & Sons | Belvoir

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The Packer family have been a prominent name in the Australian media industry since the 1930s. They founded some of Australia’s leading media institutions across print and television and are well-known for building a national empire and amassing phenomenal wealth. Packer & Sons works to see past the privilege of the Packer name to look at the abuse, cruelty, and toxic masculinity that shaped the relationships between fathers and sons.

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Nell Gwynn | Castle Hill Players

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Nell Gwynn is a somewhat infamous name in British theatre history for her risqué lifestyle and connections with King Charles II. Representing the rags-to-riches spirit of Restoration England, Nell had a revolutionising impact on the arts as recognised in this biographical production full of humour and joy for the art of acting.

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