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Guys and Dolls shakes off the shackles of its time

Guys and Dolls shakes off the shackles of its time

This wrap of live shows includes Guys and Dolls at Chapel Off Chapel, Escaped Alone and What If If Only, an anniversary performance by The Beasts and more.

  • by Sonia Nair, Tony Way, Kate Herbert and Martin Boulton

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Musica Viva’s new commission evokes charmingly irritating earworm

Musica Viva’s new commission evokes charmingly irritating earworm

Silk, Metal, Wood by Musica Viva featured a new commission by a young Australian composer, brought to life by superstar French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras.

  • by Peter McCallum
Local act shows Aussie women are doing punk better than the blokes
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Local act shows Aussie women are doing punk better than the blokes

Reviews of all the best shows in Sydney this week, including Cable Ties, Murder for Two at Hayes Theatre, The Weekend at Belvoir and La Gioconda in Concert.

  • by Joyce Morgan, Peter McCallum, Vaanie Krishnan and Shamim Razavi
Orderly and mechanical, Chunky Move’s new production is stimulating

Orderly and mechanical, Chunky Move’s new production is stimulating

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Chunky Move’s 4/4, Miss Peony at Arts Centre Melbourne, Alistair Baldwin’s Telethon Kid, and Musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

  • by Sonia Nair, Tony Way and Andrew Fuhrmann
The Gold Coast’s answer to Vivid is a truly unique Australian festival

The Gold Coast’s answer to Vivid is a truly unique Australian festival

For its 12th year, Bleach has designed a festival for locals, which includes them in the process of making art.

  • by Hannah Story
Get across this singer before her star power has her playing ever-bigger rooms
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Get across this singer before her star power has her playing ever-bigger rooms

A wrap of the week’s live reviews, including Mr Bailey’s Minder, Constellations, Mad Scenes with Jessica Pratt, ACO’s Dvorak’s Serenade and Thandi Phoenix.

  • by John Shand, Peter McCallum and James Jennings
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Caroline Lee’s charming, textured solo performance in June

Caroline Lee’s charming, textured solo performance in June

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Caroline Lee in offbeat monodrama June, 2:22 A Ghost Story at Her Majesty’s Theatre, jazz group Trichotomy, Paco Pena’s Flamenco in Concert, and Werribee Park Mansion’s long-running production of What Was That?

  • by Cameron Woodhead, Sonia Nair and Jessica Nicholas
Sweeney Todd is the perfect show to get your loved ones into musicals
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Sweeney Todd is the perfect show to get your loved ones into musicals

A wrap of the best live shows in Sydney, from theatre shows The Turn of the Screw, Fade, Tim and Sweeney Todd to Eagles of Death Metal and Jeonghwan Kim.

  • by John Shand, James Jennings, Harriet Cunningham, Cassie Tongue and Peter McCallum
Fresh from his Sydney piano prize, 23-year-old Jeonghwan Kim dazzles

Fresh from his Sydney piano prize, 23-year-old Jeonghwan Kim dazzles

This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes the award-winning pianist Jeonghwan Kim, the Prince of Reggaeton, J Balvin, a bright new musical by Tom Gleisner, a long-awaited opera, gigs by 070 Shake, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Noah Cyrus and Tove Lo, plus a play about Australia’s first all-woman motor garage.

  • by Liam Pieper, Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Cameron Woodhead and Will Cox
Adoring crowd laps up every prowl, yelp and yowl from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Adoring crowd laps up every prowl, yelp and yowl from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs deliver a deliriously overstuffed set of crowd-pleasers, led by powerhouse frontwoman Karen O, at their Sydney Splendour sideshow.

  • by Kate Hennessy
From a surprise Tony Armstrong song to the return of Flume, Splendour felt back

From a surprise Tony Armstrong song to the return of Flume, Splendour felt back

This year’s Splendour was a redemption story, the rebirth and reset of a vital piece of Australia’s live music scene.

  • by Mick Radojkovic