Outlook: April Appreciation!

Monday 8 April 2013

Outlook: April Appreciation!

From theatre to comedy to music and adventure sports, we’ve got you covered this week.

Monday
- British teen songbird Birdy has flown south to perform Melbourne's Palais Theatre tonight.

- The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off in Sydney to celebrate all things fashion and culture.

- Theatre production Dance Better At Parties may not teach you what its title insinuates, but it will warm your heart better than the Rumba ever could. 

Tuesday
- Tracy Morgan, the star of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock is in the country for the first time ever as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Catch him at The Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane.

- Featuring ten dynamic soloists and four classical ballet dancers in full costume, together with a 44 piece symphony orchestra, Russia’s Operamania is a must see this week.

- You saw the film, you wept, now catch the multi award-winning stage adaptation of War Horse at the Lyric Theatre - Star City.

Wednesday
- Arj Barker has been welcomed into the hearts of Australians through his constant touring and pointed criticism of the nation. It’s an odd relationship that can only be fully understood after seeing him live.

- The worldwide smash hit musical Legally Blonde has opened in Brisbane. Bottle blondes unite!

- Bluesfest may have well and truly wrapped up, but headliners Counting Crows have just one more sideshow to perform. Catch them at Sydney Opera House or be prepared to wait a few years for their next visit. 

Thursday
- Have your breath taken away as you watch the dangerous, sexy and incandescent production of Carmen on the stage suspended above Sydney Harbour.

- Catch Brisbane’s much loved indie band Hungry Kids Of Hungary in Perth.

- Scotsman Danny Bhoy performs in Melbourne with his comedic act about letters. You’ll have to trust us on this one.

Friday
- Make sure you witness the hip hop stylings of up-and-coming Sydney artist Chance Waters before he breaks overseas and we never see him again.

- This month Western Australia plays host to Tour de Perth. Take part in Perth Festival of Cycling and you’ll get to rub shoulders with ambassador and elite cyclist Luke Durbridge.

- The plot line for Prick! The Musical sees a TV celebrity admitted to hospital with a broken penis, he falls in love with a lowly receptionist. Need we say more? 

Saturday
- Triple J take One Night Stand to Dubbo this Saturday with acts like Flume, The Rubens, Ball Park Music and Seth Sentry all set to perform. Check out our interview with Triple J Manager Chris Scaddan about the event.

- Sydney guitarist, singer, songwriter, indie film maker and solo performer Kirin J Callinan will bring his eclectic and eccentric show to Melbourne’s Grace Darling Hotel.

- Not for the weak, obviously. Dare to take part in 20 kilometre obstacle course Tough Mudder this Saturday.

Sunday
- Akmal is a sure thing when it comes to comedy. Prepare to eat out the palm of his hand.

- The new stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange combines visceral, raw theatricality with music from Bowie, Scissor Sisters and of course Beethoven.

- Aussie favourites Grinspoon released new album Black Rabbits last year, it debuted at #8 on the ARIA Chart but that hasn’t stopped them from offering up just what their fans want. Catch them at New Albury Hotel for a promised ‘all hits’ set.

 

 

 

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