Wooing People in Isolation | Silvio Di Baci

This year has been incredibly challenging for many reasons. One of which has been isolation from friends, family, and (potential) lovers. So how has this time alone been for the Italian stallion of Melbourne’s northern suburbs? Has quarantine tempered his steamy ways or only fanned the flames of his passions?

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Picnic at Hanging Rock | New Theatre

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The story of Picnic at Hanging Rock has haunted the Australian conscious for decades. The original novel spurred on multiple film and stage adaptations as well as a musical, radio play, and miniseries. This most recent stage adaptation by Tom Wright condenses the atmosphere of the iconic tale and heightens its drama exponentially.

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Iphigenia in Splott | New Ghosts Theatre Company

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Effie talks back to strangers on the street. She subsists on binge drinking and guilting her granny out of spare tenners. Effie is the kind of person you avoid eye contact with but, this time, she’s talking directly to you and you’re going to listen.

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A Final Offering | Selby & Friends

To round out the year of online performances, Selby & Friends presents their final concert consisting of pieces composed as the “last of” the respective forms for each composer. From Schubert to Schumann, A Final Offering takes on the highs and lowest lows in tone and inspiration.

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Project XXX | Sydney University Dramatic Society

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Depending on who you talk to, women’s sexuality can be threatening, empowering, dangerous, deviant, or irrelevant. Even after the sexual revolution of the 1960s and the sex positive movement of the 21st century, women’s relationship with sex continues to be a contentious taboo. Project XXX focuses on the realm of pornography and asks whether the industry is a hindrance or a tool for women’s sexual autonomy.

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The Silver Tunnel | The Rev Bill Crews Foundation

Church, like all sacred places, is a space for contemplation, where people seek answers for life’s trials and even grapple with the great unknown of death. In collaboration with the Rev Bill Crews Foundation, playwright Warwick Moss bring those concerns to the fore with a new short play spanning life, heaven, and hell.

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Table for Six, Please! | Riverside Theatres Digital

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We’ve all heard about the dinner and a show night out but what about dinner as a show? Table for Six, Please! brings together some of Australia’s best female musical theatre talent for a celebration of standout leading lady characters from across the decades. From Elphaba to Velma to Muriel and Rhonda, there was bound to be a favourite number for everyone in this line-up.

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Elysian Fields’s Fika Album Launch | Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

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The launch of Elysian Fields’s second studio album was delayed from earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, which allowed the group to coincide their launch event with the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Fika is an album about precious time spent with family and friends and it builds on Elysian Fields’s strong Scandinavian influences.

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Hotel Bella Luna | Ponydog Productions with Jetpack Theatre

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Do you ever stare up at the moon in hopeless wonder about the possibility of visiting the space rock one day? Your days of waiting are over because Hotel Bella Luna is a fully functioning hotel resort with a whole host of activities for relaxation and extreme adventuring, whichever strikes your fancy. Unfortunately, on this visit, new guests will have to work together with staff to save the hotel from a system malfunction that will result in mass death!

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An Enchanted Evening | Riverside Theatres Digital

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Two of Australia’s leading performers come together for an evening of romance and reminiscing. Combining numbers from world renowned operas and musicals, An Enchanted Evening offered a night of reprieve from this challenging year.

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