Summer Jazz 2016-2017
10 Dec - 25 Feb
The Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) will present the best of contemporary Australian jazz with SIMA Summer Jazz 2016-2017.
16 - 17 Dec
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos.
9 - 15 Jan
Gabriel Dharmoo performs the chants and rituals of fictional, exoticised ‘others’. The exorcisms of one tribe, the sung theatre of another are presented as various anthropologists and humanities experts hold forth on the origins and meaning of his vocalisations.
17 - 21 Jan
Part picture book, part play and all wonderful fun, You and Me and the Space Between by Finegan Kruckemeyer is a magical tale of an adventurous girl that unfolds live in front of your eyes as cartoonist Cathy Wilcox (SMH, The Age) draws the pictures, while the story is narrated by Raelee Hill.
3 Feb - 3 Mar
Greatest hits of pop, soul, funk and diva classics, and complete with video flashbacks, quiz bits and audience giveaways, this is Mardi Gras Party Central! Special Femme Fatale Guest Acts include Celia Curtis as Anita Douche, Betty Grumble, Liesel Badorrek as Lil Piggy Lil, and cabaret sisters Vashti Hughes & Christa Hughes!
22 - 26 May
In the heat of the shortest night of the year, young lovers and work-a-day dreamers plunge into a world between sleep and waking, where "everything seems double". One of Shakespeare’s truly essential works, ‘Dream’ warns us that family, love and friendship are fragile.
15 - 24 June
Cyrano de Bergerac is a finely crafted romantic comedy exploring the love-triangle between Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, who loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her, wooing her instead through the good looks of a young hero, Christian.