State Theatre Company South Australia’s production of Peter Quilter’s smash hitEnd of the Rainbow highlights Judy Garland’s last days, while Belvoir digs into family life in Andrew Bovell’s beautifully craftedThings I know to be True. Black Swan State Theatre Company presents the WA premiere of Oriel Gray’s neglected classic,The Torrents, starring the effervescent Celia Pacquola.
For the first time the full troupe of the renowned Ballets de Monte-Carlo will visit Australia. Presented by The Australian Ballet,Lac, a modern, erotic take on Swan Lake, features choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Sydney Dance Company tours Austria, Finland, Poland and Spain with Rafael Bonachella’s critically acclaimedab [intra], and Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary season. In the circus world,Wunderage is a world premiere collaboration between Circus Oz and Company 2.
Puccini gets a good run with Opera Queensland’s staging of Tosca and Opera Australia’s new contemporary production ofMadama Butterfly, while Victorian Opera bridges the gap between opera and musicals withA Little Night Music.
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra charts the shift from Classicism to Romanticism through Beethoven piano concertos, while Australian Chamber Orchestra’sIndies & Idols matches the music of Jonny Greenwood, Bryce Dessner and Sufjan Stevens with music from their idols — Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski.
Australian Major Performing Arts Group