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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Alice in Wonderland at the Ath.

Rapid Fire International and M2 Productions present the Australian production of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic Alice in Wonderland. The show enjoyed highly successful seasons in Brisbane, New York and Los Angeles, and will play at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre for three performances on Wednesday, January 10 at 11am, 2pm and 7.30pm. Some 20 characters are brought

Kransky Sisters are bound for Melbourne

The Kransky Sisters present their latest show A Very Kransky Christmas at The Alex Theatre St Kilda from November 20 – 26. Hailing from a quiet town in the middle of south east Queensland, the Kransky Sisters have taken a break from tending ants, knitting egg warmers, and hanging out cane toad skins to dry

3AW wins latest ratings … again

Talk station 3AW (16.2%) continues its reign at No 1 Melbourne, reports Greg Newman of Jocks Journal. Full details at http://www.newmedia.com.au/2017-gfk-metro-survey-6-2017.html

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Click this link: https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/ob171004z to read our 56-page latest edition, free online. Or purchase your hard-copy for $2.95 at hundreds of newsagents across Victoria. https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/ob171004z  And view our extra32-page Observer Trader section by clicking on belwo

Shows and Auditions, with Cheryl Threadgold

Leongatha Lyric Theatre: Our Country’s Good (by Timberlake Wertenbaker) Until October 7 at Mesley Hall, Nerrena Rd., Leongatha. Director: Sue Lindsay. Bookings: 0407 538 245. The 1812 Theatre: Never the Sinner (by John Logan), October 5 – 28 at 3 – 5 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: Geoff Hickey. Bookings: 97858 3964. Babirra Music

Top 10 Lists: with James Sherlock

Top 10 Lists OCTOBER 1-7 THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE TOP TEN: 1. KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. 2. IT. 3. THE EMOJI MOVIE. 4. VICTORIA AND ABDUL. 5. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. 6. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE. 7. AMERICAN ASSASSIN. 8. MOTHER! 9. GIRL’S TRIP. 10. NIKKA ZALDAR 2. NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON

What’s Hot, What’s Not: with James Sherlock

FILM: BLADE RUNNER – The Final Cut – 4K + Blu-Ray:Genre: Sci-Fi/Noir/Thriller.Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy.  Year/s: 1982 (Original Theatrical Version)  – 2007 (Final Cut Version).Rating: M.Length: 117 Minutes. Stars: *****Verdict: In the futuristic year of 2019 in Los Angeles, ex-cop Rick Deckard, now a “Blade Runner,” is assigned to

Rourke’s Reviews: with Aaron Rourke

The Devil’s Candy. (MA). 80 minutes. Now available on DVD. After bursting onto the scene in 2009 with The Loved Ones, an unforgettable mix of teen angst, black comedy, and brutal horror, Aussie writer/director Sean Byrne seemed to fall off the map, despite the accolades and festival recognition (it won the prestigious Midnight Madness Award

Stigma: review by Graeme McCoubrie

A premiere season of a telling work by writer/director/choreographer Darren Vizer brought us face to face with the Stigma confronting those who are living with HIV. Vizer dedicated Stigma to Ida Buttrose AO. OBE, who was an early pioneer against HIV and AIDS related discrimination. Many in the community show a complete lack of understanding

OK column, with John O’Keefe

Switching microphones Often controversial feature writer at the Herald Sun, Rita Pinahi, has swapped microphones from Tom Elliot at 3AW, to join Eddie McGuire and crew at Triple M’s Hot Breakfast. There are sure to be lots of sparks flying in her new jig Next series on the way The Ten Network is still reeling

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