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WIN 1 x double pass for Bring It On the Musical

***COMPETITION TIME*** Bring It On the Musical, returns to Melbourne this month. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to the preview. How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on Monday 8thJuly 2019  *For more chances to win, fill out the form below. The pass is for Thursday 11thJyly 2019 at 7.30pm – Athenaeum Theatre – 188 Collins Street, Melbourne Photo by Nico Keenan DISCOUNT You can also purchase tickets for the Melbourne shows at a discounted rate (20%). Tickets to be purchased via Ticketek Enter the code MELBOURNE and  receive a 20% discount.

Nocturnal

Following a string of successful past events, I was excited to attend the Melbourne Museum’s monthly live music event, Nocturnal.This month, as is fitting for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Nocturnalput on an all jazz setlist. Entering the spacious atrium, my friends and I found the occasion to be in full-swing. Melodic echoes of beat boxing and vocal reproductions rang out as we wove through the colourful crowd. As with the previous events, there was a whimsical array of lights projected onto the ceiling and bouncing off every shined surface. What impressed me wasn’t merely the talent of the acts but also their adaptability. The entrance of the Melbourne Museum is (undeniably) a peculiar space for live music, with its mezzanine floor, and glassy, modern architecture. However, the performers and sound crew seemed to have made a deliberate effort to play to the venue, and they pulled it off spectacularly. There were no acoustic knockbacks or audio mishaps, but instead a chorus of perfected sound and colour bringing another unique set of experiences to life. …

WHEN THE LIGHT LEAVES

All I knew about When The Light Leaves before seeing it was that it was a play, based on a true story, about euthanasia. Specifically, it’s a story put on by Citizen Theatre with the release coinciding with the implementation of Victoria’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws set to come into effect on June 19. The story is fictional but based on the real experiences of playwright Rory Godbold. Godbold’s father publicly acquired Nembutal, the drug used to euthanise pets and animals, before dying in 2015. Arriving at La Mama Courthouse, I sat in the quaint waiting area before the doors opened and the patrons migrated into the theatre. What was immediately noticeable was that every prop was suspended in the air. Apples, books and lights hung as though in space. A sense of distance from reality took hold before the play even began. As the play started, I saw the props used to great effect despite never touching the ground. Telephone calls, gift exchanges and arguments were expressed beautifully as they swung like …

Travesties

The word ‘travesties’ – meaning false, absurd or distorted representations of somethings – is a concerning name for a theatrical production. Knowing little about the play and its themes, I showed up to opening night hopeful that a degree in history wouldn’t be required to understand it. The immersion began as soon as I entered the theatre; the set had been arranged so that I had to walk through the furniture and props to get to my seat. This was a pleasant stunt. However, what was truly impressive was the cast. The actors were already on scene and embodying their characters, equipped with fastidiously picked costumes and props. Patrons were left to walk amongst the cast while getting drinks and finding seats. The moment the play began, I found myself in a state of utter confusion. Hit with a flurry of dialects and thick accents, I couldn’t understand the characters much. Thankfully, after a few moments everything became clear and made sense. The story was told through flashes of memory as the main character wrote …

WIN 1 x double pass for Halliday Sip Series

***COMPETITION TIME*** After a two successful Sip Series, Halliday Wine Companion are again bringing their wine expertise to the wine loving public with the next event being a ‘Sip Series: Spotlight on Cellaring’, which will focus on how to create and curate a wine cellar for both novices and full-blown aficionados alike. Here is your chance to win a double pass to the Halliday Sip Series: Spotlight on Cellaring valued at $199.90 How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 10th June 2019 *For more chances to win, fill out the form below. The event is held on June 13th between 6.30-9.30 PM at Mercedes me and attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers, taste exceptional wines and enjoy free-flowing canapes from St Ali.

WIN 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story.

***COMPETITION TIME*** WIN 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story. COME FROM AWAY has won numerous awards including the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Mus(New York) including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. On top of this, the musical has received three Drama Desk Awards (New York) including Outstanding Musical, four Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, D.C) including Outstanding Production of a Musical, four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including Excellence in Production of a Musical and six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Musical. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story. How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 17th June 2019. *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form on http://bit.ly/COMEFROMAWAY. (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!).  

WIN 1 x double pass for TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAIN

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED***TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAIN Gasworks 13 – 23 June @8pm Win x1 double passes for 14 June.  Two strangers wake up on a mysterious train one morning. They have no idea how they got there, no sense of their ultimate destination, and can only tell one thing for sure – day is turning to night, and the train is not stopping. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass for TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAINHow to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 7th June 2019 *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form on  (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!).