A number of musical love for Barbra

Singer Ainsley Melham… Canberra Theatre, February 1 and 11.

Right here’s arts editor HELEN MUSA’s newest “Arts within the Metropolis” column, which highlights every kind of arts across the… metropolis. 

LEADING star of musicals, Ainsley Melham, wll be part of the solid of “To Barbra, With Love” in terms of city. The eightieth birthday celebration of Barbra Streisand options high performers singing her most memorable songs, accompanied by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra below the baton of Vanessa Scammell. Canberra Theatre, 7.30pm, Friday, February 1 and 2pm, Saturday, February 11.

“AT Dinner” is the primary in ACT Hub’s 2023 drama growth program. Written by Rebecca Duke, the play is billed as an examination of contemporary love which begins when Anna and her high-school boyfriend Eden exit to dinner at a restaurant. At first look, Anna seems to be caught in a dead-end relationship with Eden. Directed by Holly Johnson, the present options actors Tim Cusack, Thea Jade and Nakiya Xyrakis. February Sept. 11.

Thea Jade in “At Dinner”… ACT Hub, February Sept. 11.

CHANGES at Tuggeranong Arts Centre this yr embody the appointment of Ann McMahon to move up its visible arts program, changing Karena Keys, who has moved to the Nationwide Portrait Gallery, and the engagement of Toby Cole to run a brand new neighborhood choir. 

“CATCH Jazida” is a reprisal of burlesque star Jazida’s “noir burlesque” extravaganza the place she performs a thief who drops her garments as she flees seize by each speakeasy, cabaret membership, circus tent and burlesque bar on the town. Courtyard Studio, February 10-12. 

IN “A Assortment of Favourites”, Andrew Rumsey on piano and Thomas Azoury on clarinet, supply a short-and-sweet , one-hour program of their most-loved favourites. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 3pm Saturday, February 11.

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Ian Meikle, editor