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Calendar, October 19, Performing arts, September 19, Theatre

Theatre: John & Jen

20 Sep – 5 Oct @ Stirling Theatre, Innaloo ·
Presented by Stirling Theatre ·

Love, loyalty and family are key themes in Stirling Theatre’s production of John & Jen –a musical featuring only two actors. Written by Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald and directed by Tyler Eldridge, the show is set in the ever-changing United States between 1950 and 1990 and focuses on Jen and her relationships with the two Johns in her life. One is her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and the other is her son trying to find his way.

Co-creator Andrew Lippa was previously responsible for The Addams Family stage musical.

John & Jen plays at 8pm September 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, October 3, 4 and 5 with 2pm matinees September 22 and 29. Tickets are $25, $22 concession – book through Morris News on 9446 9120 or at

Stirling Theatre is on Morris Place, Innaloo.

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Tim Tyrie, left, and Steph Hickey play the two characters in the moving musical John & Jen at Stirling Theatre. Credit: Austin Images Perth – Wendy D’Souza

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Calendar, Festivals, Film, October 19

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

2 – 23 October @ Cinema Paradiso and Luna on SX ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas – Cinema Paradiso (Northbridge) and Luna Palace Cinemas – Luna on SX (Fremantle) from 2 – 23 October. Celebrating 20 years in 2019 the festival is the biggest showcase of Italian cinema outside of Italy and presents 25 films including dramas, comedies, documentaries, films on art as well as a retrospective selection from the past 20 years.

Classic cinematic gems sit alongside the best new Italian films and highlights include The Champion – set in the glossy world of professional millionaire football players,rom com Bangla, films on art – Michelangelo- Endless and Amazing Leonardo, and the highly anticipated biopic Pavarotti.

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Calendar, December 19, Film, Music, Performing arts

Music, Film: The Snowman

22 December @ Dickinson Centre, Scotch College ·
Presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra ·

Perth Symphony brings the magic of Christmas alive with their performance of The Snowman, presented by AHG, and hosted by venue partner Scotch College, the Home of PSO.

This beautiful Academy Award-nominated film, based on Raymond Briggs’ famous book, depicts the story of the adventures of a young boy who builds a Snowman on the night before Christmas.

There are 2 performances of The Snowman at 2pm and 4pm, Sunday 22 December.
Scotch College is at 76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne.

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Calendar, October 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Preregrinations of a Citizen Botanist & Seeds, Pods and Pollen

13 Sep – 27 Oct @ Mundaring Arts Centre ·
Presented by Susie Vickery ·

An interactive installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist, Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière. Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist examines Australia’s current relationship with the environment and presents an alternative view of history.

Seeds, Pods and Pollen presents a collection of plant and pollinator inspired artworks created by both children and adults. Artworks have been created through a series of recent workshops across both Mundaring and Midland Junction Arts Centres, at the Avon Descent Festival, and at schools in the surrounding areas.

Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm

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Pictured: Susie Vickery, Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist (detail), 2019, linen, silk, embroidery

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Calendar, December 19, November 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Bang! Bang!

26 Nov – 14 Dec @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Scott Elstermann & Shona Erskine ·

Murder, Melodrama and Wes Anderson.

Be swept into The Grand Budapest Hotel in a visually striking crime caper. Be fascinated by tales of true crime and love: gunshots at a ball, evil stepmothers, and town gossip.

Reconsider what you though you knew about contemporary dance with this theatrical double header

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Calendar, November 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Playthings

5 – 23 November @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Second Chance Theatre ·

Like watching RAGE at 3AM.

Lucy and Arnold are 13. He’s a bit sensitive and she loves The Simpsons. This week, he has an English assignment due, and she’s planning on killing her stepdad.

From the award-winning Second Chance Theatre (Laika: A Staged Radio Play), Playthings is an unflinching portrayal of violence, trauma, and abuse in Australian suburbia.

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Calendar, November 19, October 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Cephalopod

29 Oct – 14 Nov @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Squid Vicious ·

Calamari, Karaoke, and Filipina Fury.

Part confessional, part identity instructional, Cephalopod is a tentacular mess of Blue Planet homages, Little Mermaid drag-retellings, karaoke bangers, and work-out routines. A mess that asks, what does a Filipina sacrifice in order to survive a new life in Australia? How does a second-generation immigrant forge an identity?

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Calendar, November 19, October 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: SHARBAT

24 Oct – 2 Nov @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Third Culture Kids ·

A sweet elixir of warm hospitality.

They say blood is thicker than water, but the Gül sisters think it’s more like weak cordial, since all they share is their Muslim heritage and their mistrust of one another. Thus year Eid is on Christmas Day; double the holidays, double the drama.

Heartwarming and bittersweet, pull up a chair to fights, forgiveness, and family bonds.

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Calendar, Music, October 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre, Music: I Feel Fine

1 – 19 October @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Public Service Announcement ·

Let’s Repent.

Welcome to the church of the Anthropocene; a place to repair our relationship with the world.  It’s time to shake off your climate-shame, sing, dance, pray, and sip a little wheatgrass.

Say goodbye to the urban monotony of everyday life and experience a pop-gospel extravaganza that’ll leave you reborn.

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Calendar, Music, Performing arts, September 19, Theatre

Theatre, Music: Two Canaries

10 – 28 September @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Alexa Taylor ·

Come in. The water’s warm.

The canaries have gone quiet. Catastrophe is here. Come on a personal, poetic, and ridiculous expedition into the known world of climate change — as you haven’t known it before. With a score for voice and violin serenading a rising tide on stage, Two Canaries is a requiem for a melting world, and a love-song for our future one.

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Pictured: Two Canaries, credit: Stephanie Senior

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