THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

THEATRE: GOD OF CARNAGE

“How many times have you just wanted to push someone over? Or throw a glass of wine in someone’s face?” asks Russell Dykstra, a cast … Read more

DANCE: MIRRORMIRROR

Mirrormirror is, in the words of one of its creators and dancers, Dean Walsh, “A work that looks at personal endings, death … according to … Read more

OPERA: COSI FAN TUTTE

In Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”, two young soldiers are persuaded to test their fiancés’ fidelity and even indulge in entrapment to make their point. Things could have got nasty but it all turns out all right in the end, and of course, the music is wonderful.

THEATRE: THE ONLY CHILD

Photo by Patrick BolandPhoto by Patrick Boland Since an accident that disabled their son, Eyolf, Rita and Alfred’s marriage has crumbled into resentment and contempt. When he disappears, … Read more

DANCE: MERYL TANKARD’S THE ORACLE

It’s hard to imagine that something that sounds as buttoned-down and flowery as The Rite of Spring could’ve once caused riots in the aisles. But … Read more

PERFORMANCE: BILLY TWINKLE, REQUIEM FOR A GOLDEN BOY

Let me introduce Billy Twinkle, golden boy. A cruise-ship puppeteer who’s, “lost his sparkle”.  But it wasn’t always so. Starting out at a truck-shop, his … Read more

MUSICAL: WICKED

Can 4.5 million people be wrong? Well, poorly elected governmental officials and war atrocities aside, surely they’re generally onto something. Since opening in 2003 on … Read more

THEATRE: ONE LONG NIGHT IN THE LAND OF NOD

The curiously titled One Long Night in the Land of Nod (it’s a short play, and not particularly snooze-inducing) gets elbow deep into the gritty … Read more

DANCE: HIRAOKI UMEDA

Far from the pageant-bred poppets who eagerly compete for their spotlit moments on our weekly TV, Tokyo-based Hiraoki Umeda did not begin dancing until he … Read more

THEATRE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Based on the 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams, coming after the 1951 cinematic adaptation that scooped an Academy Award, and now starring Hollywood … Read more