All posts tagged: #artsmelbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Pack your picnic and score a spot on the lawn to enjoy the perfect summer soundtrack to the city this February when the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs its free concert series at Melbourne’s favourite outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The free concerts will take place on Friday 8, Saturday 16 and Wednesday 20 February at 7.30pm. Gates open from 4.30pm. With 10,000 people expected to attend each concert, be early as entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Presented in association with the University of Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne, supported by the Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund. More info : here

MLIVE 2019

Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, the MLIVE 2019 season has launched. Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) has curated a sensational program of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance that is certain excite.  Commencing in March and running until October 2019, the season is broken up into five program themes: Progress, Weightless, Family Fiesta, Symphonic and Wood, Metal & Vibrating Air, each offering a series of carefully curated events suitable for all ages and tastes.  Created with the aim of making the performing arts accessible to Melbourne’s diverse communities, MLIVE is a year-round program of events spanning across a range of genres including theatre, jazz, classical music, dance, musicals, and children’s theatre. Tickets to the 2019 season of MLIVE are on sale now. For more information, the full program and to book, visit 

Arts Review: Sad Digger Mad Mary

Digger, a shell-shocked soldier, sent back from the war for reasons which become clearer as the story progresses, lives hermit-style in a gum leaf shanty in the Australian bush with his little mate Bluey (expertly played by a toy dog on a skateboard), trying to escape the war, his personal persecution and memories which haunt him about a man he once loved. Before going into this one-man show, you’d be forgiven for thinking it might just contain some pretty heavy content, but then suddenly, the story takes a colorful, unexpected twist in the way that all fringe theatre productions do. Enter Mary Poppins, a character dreamed up by Digger’s tormented madness, to save him from himself. But a Mary Poppins interpreted as you’ve never seen her before… meaner, nastier, shinier, better, more interesting, hilarious. Through Mary’s tough-love guidance, inter-space and time travel, Digger is able to finally find his true self, and free himself from the shackles imposed by an earlier time, emerging as a strong, proud individual Sad Digger Mad Mary is weird, but …