Brand new this month, Circus Oz presents their new education show, the high-voltageStacks On!, Melbourne Theatre Company partners with the Victorian College of the Arts for MTC’sVivid White — a mercilessly funny take on the Australian property market. Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks show off emerging choreographers in the next edition ofNew Breed. Once again, Bangarra channels the voice and power of Australia’s first cultures into extraordinary dance works, this time with a triple bill,Ones Country: The Spine of Our Stories.
There are some brilliant adaptations on offer too. Muriel Heslop is back as Sydney Theatre Company presents the iconicMuriel’s Wedding as a fabulous musical. Queensland Theatre's adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman classic Scenes from a Marriage has been described as ‘a darkly comic autopsy of love’, with real-life power couple Marta Dusseldorp and Ben Winspear playing the spouses.Let the Right One In is a stage adaptation by Jack Thorne of the acclaimed Swedish novel and ﬁlm that portray the enigmatic friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire.
Classical music reaches a crescendo with drama of a different kind. We have a Verdi spectacular presented by the State Opera South Australia, the ‘musical volcano’ ofBluebeard’s Castle with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’sBrahms Violin Concerto — one of the ‘most astonishing works for violin and orchestra ever composed’.
And if you still have any breath left, prepare to lose yourself in the exquisite Baroque beauty of The Australian Ballet’sSleeping Beauty, or let the West Australian Ballet whisk you off to the timeless magic of Neverland, inPeter Pan.
Australian Major Performing Arts Group
Image Credits: Djakapurra Munyarryun, Elma Kris and Kaine Sultan BabijONES COUNTRYBangarra Photo by Edward Mulvihill