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Magician Cosentino… Canberra Theatre, February 4. Picture: Michael Edney

Previews, arts information, it’s all in HELEN MUSA’s weekly “Arts within the Metropolis” column. 

INTERNATIONAL Magician of the 12 months, Cosentino, will carry out death-defying escapes, stage illusions and cutting-edge magic in a 90-minute reside present “Decennium”. At Canberra Theatre, 2.30pm and seven.30pm, Saturday, February 4.

Mom-daughter double act Karen Vickery and Natasha Vickery in “Urinetown The Musical”. Picture: Phil Erbacher

RAVE opinions are in for “Urinetown: The Musical”, nonetheless working at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre. One overview says the present, which originated in Canberra, has been “snappily directed by Ylaria Rogers”, it additionally awards excessive reward to protagonist Joel Horwood and to Karen and Natasha Vickery as “a enjoyable mother-daughter double act”. 

LEXI Sekuless’ Mill Theatre at Dairy Highway, Fyshwick, has introduced particulars of its 2023 season, beginning on February 15 with PJ Williams in Nassim Soleimanpour’s “White Rabbit Crimson Rabbit”, adopted in April by Sarah Haddock-Carroll’s staging of Neil LaBute’s play, “Causes to be Fairly” and in July, Julian Meyrick’s manufacturing of Nick Enright’s “Good Works”. The “Rockspeare” collection, directed by Sekuless herself in October and November, will see the Bard’s historical past performs introduced “in a rock universe”. An intriguing transfer is that “Causes to be Fairly” can have Kim Beamish, the famous movie director and former “CityNews Artist of the 12 months”, because the Mill’s first “shadow director”. 

IN the subsequent “Geoff’s Jazz at Smiths”, Canberra-trained trumpeter and former normal supervisor of the Canberra Worldwide Music Competition, Alex Raupach, returns for a tough bop session with the Tom Fell Quintet at Smith’s Different, Civic, February 1. 

Trumpeter Alex Raupach… Smith’s Different, Tuesday, February 1.

EXPRESSIONS of curiosity are as a consequence of by February 12 for grants between $5000 and $20,000 to assist occasions and actions as a part of a brand new winter pageant, July 7-16. 

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“THE Lonely Spirits Selection Hour” is the primary movie of the Southern Tablelands Arts’ Display screen 2023 season. In it, verbose radio presenter Neville Umbrellaman hosts a late-night selection present filled with existential musings from a studio in-built his mother and father’ storage. The cinematographer-editor is native filmmaker Brian Rapsey, who shall be in dialog with STA Display screen artistic director Gary Vehtic after the screening on the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, 4pm, January 29. Tickets at

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Ian Meikle, editor