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Possum Magic: Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

CHILDREN'S literary classic Possum Magic lands on stage in Drum Theatre, Dandenong, this Thursday. The musical adaptation, large with puppetry, singing and dancing, premiered in...

Jack Charles tackles life's challenges

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS As a pioneer of Australian "black theatre", Jack Charles is not afraid of continuing to fight for his rights. Charles, who is starring...

Different strokes create harmony

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS Imagine the creative tensions in a band comprising a hardcore punk guitarist, an R&B/reggae drummer and a folk singer. But the members of...

Comedy festival a reflection on life

By DIANA NGUYEN THE 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival wrapped up at the weekend, and it's a bittersweet feeling to see our show Phil and...

The Club: A tale of power, politics in footy

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS Actor John Wood plays a leading figure in a football club's boardroom bloodshed in a reprise of Australian playwright David Williamson's classic...

Beatboxing, basketball tricks, breakdancing – hey, it's the circus

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS VIDEO: As with any other circus, the shows start with a drum roll. But add in elements such as high-pitched beatboxing, whirling basketball...

Acrobatic comedy at Drum Theatre

The Almost Exactly Circus rolls out comedic acrobatics in a family-friendly 45-minute show at the Drum theatre in Dandenong this week. The aptly-named Minimum...

Having a crack at their mums

By CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS The best way to avoid Asian typecasting is to produce your own show, says Springvale-born actor Diana Nguyen. That said, her latest venture...

Michael Jackson's moonwalk at the Drum

A Michael Jackson tribute artist is to moonwalk through the late king of pop's dance routines at Drum Theatre this Saturday. The internationally-acclaimed Paul Rozzi...

Rhonda Burchmore siren songs

Singer Rhonda Burchmore will portray another notable songstress in Cry Me a River: The World of Julie London. The tribute show, backed by a...

A merry musical duel

Husband and wife Brenton and Jacqui Edgecombe are set to lock bows for a string showdown at Drum Theatre this week. Better known as the...

Tripod: Punchlines with perfect pitch

By HAYDN GODONY A 'crazy' musical threesome, Tripod are comedy festival favourites both at home and overseas, singing ratbag songs that often disguise finely tuned...

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Drink for the senses

Florina Tumminello, pictured, imbibed the aromas of chai tea during a food tour for blind and vision impaired people at Dandenong Market on 15...