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Flowing Water, Bordered Stones Sensory Exhibition Tour

22 April 2016 - George Paton Gallery, Second floor, Union House, VIC
Flowing Water, Bordered Stones, inspired by the philosophy of traditional Chinese landscape gardening, is an exhibition that engages the senses. The exhibition is composed of works of different materials and dimensions, each becoming a voice in a multi-sensory experience. Visitors will be able to embody the artworks using their sense of smell, touch, hearing and taste. As a part of the exhibition the artists I-Yen Chen, Yan Yang and Tian-Shu Zheng will lead two free sensory tours for audiences that are blind or of low vision

Miss Julie

10 May 2016 - Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne, VIC
Helpmann Award-winning director Kip Williams brings August Strindberg’s theatrical masterpiece to MTC for a modern revival, starring the inimitable Mark Leonard Winter (Birdland). Miss Julie is wild again tonight. Midsummer’s Eve is her time, a night when rules are broken, when class barriers are set aside and the young mistress of the manor can dance with whomever she pleases. She chooses Jean, her father’s valet, and for a few hours through the long twilight they play a dangerous game of What If? But the enchantment cannot last and soon the dawn will break.

La Boheme - Opera Australia

21 May 2016 - State Theatre , Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
A poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher are having a night on the town. It's Christmas Eve and the poet has just felt the first pangs of great love. When a seamstress knocks on his door searching for candlelight, the pair fall in love faster than she can sing, "Yes, they call me Mimì..." 120 years after Puccini wrote his smash-hit La Bohème, this story of first love still tops the list of favourite operas around the world.

Pearlfishers - Opera Australia

28 May 2016 - State Theatre , Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
The Pearlfishers paints a picture of paradise, of golden sands and colourful silks. That soul-stirring, chart-topping Pearlfishers duet is just one highlight of a beautiful score.

Dinner in the Dark hosted by Denis Walter

28 May 2016 - Doyle’s Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc, Melbourne, VIC
We're thrilled to announce that Australian radio presenter, baritone singer, recording artist, media personality and Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight performer since 1979, Denis Walter, will be again be supporting Vision Australia by emceeing Dinner in the Dark in Melbourne on May 28!

Straight White Men

31 May 2016 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
MTC Associate Director Leticia Cáceres takes on the razor-edged new comedy from one of American theatre’s most acute observers of race and identity, Young Jean Lee.

The Sound Of Music (audio described)

4 June 2016 - The Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne , VIC
Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, The Sound Of Music is coming to Melbourne. This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike.

Disgraced (audio described)

11 June 2016 - 2 Burelli St. , Wollongong, NSW
Bristling with wit and complexity, the Pulitzer Prize-winningDisgraced is one of the most acclaimed new American plays of recent years.

Stolen (audio described)

11 June 2016 - Riverside Theatre , Parramatta , NSW
Five young Aboriginal children are forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world.

The Big Dry (audio described)

15 June 2016 - McDougall St, Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW
Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George, and his younger brother, Beeper, fight to survive as they wait for their father to return home. And where a young rebellious girl, Emily, won’t take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine THE BIG DRY.

The Big Dry (audio described)

16 June 2016 - McDougall St , Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW
Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George, and his younger brother, Beeper, fight to survive as they wait for their father to return home. And where a young rebellious girl, Emily, won’t take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine THE BIG DRY.

Disgraced (audio described)

18 June 2016 - Riverside Theatre Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor (Sachin Joab) is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest promotion of his life. But beneath all the trappings, success has come at a price.

The Big Dry (audio described)

18 June 2016 - McDougall St , Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW
Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George, and his younger brother, Beeper, fight to survive as they wait for their father to return home. And where a young rebellious girl, Emily, won’t take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine THE BIG DRY.

Double Indemnity - Melbourne Theatre Company

21 June 2016 - rts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
One of the greatest crime novels of our times is given a brilliant stage adaptation by Tom Holloway with direction by MTC Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong.

Tribes (audio described)

23 June 2016 - McDougall St , Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW
Meet Billy: he was born deaf, but has grown up lip-reading in the midst of his fiercely intelligent and unconventional family. Meet Sylvia: she was born to deaf parents and is gradually losing her own hearing. As Sylvia teaches Billy sign language, their worlds begin to align just as Billy’s family grapple with his new-found independence.

Tribes (audio described)

24 June 2016 - McDougall St , Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW
Meet Billy: he was born deaf, but has grown up lip-reading in the midst of his fiercely intelligent and unconventional family. Meet Sylvia: she was born to deaf parents and is gradually losing her own hearing. As Sylvia teaches Billy sign language, their worlds begin to align just as Billy’s family grapple with his new-found independence.

Tribes

25 June 2016 - McDougall St , Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW
Meet Billy: he was born deaf, but has grown up lip-reading in the midst of his fiercely intelligent and unconventional family. Meet Sylvia: she was born to deaf parents and is gradually losing her own hearing. As Sylvia teaches Billy sign language, their worlds begin to align just as Billy’s family grapple with his new-found independence

All my Sons (audio described)

2 July 2016 - Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney, NSW
John Howard makes his long-awaited return to the STC stage in Arthur Miller’s powerful classic. Joining him is Robyn Nevin. Together, they will bring to life one of the great dramatic marriages.

Skylight (audio described)

12 July 2016 - Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne, VIC
Helpmann Award-winner Dean Bryant returns to MTC to direct David Hare’s contemporary classic, featuring a brilliant cast led by Colin Friels (Red) and Anna Samson (Birdland).

Othello Bell - Bell Shakespeare

23 July 2016 - Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and passionate tragedies, Othello will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, in a gripping production that will touch audiences to their core, as envy is a weapon wielded with brazen savagery, and the complex contradictory nature of humanity is tested.

Carmen (audio described)

6 August 2016 - Joan Sutherland Theatre , Sydney Opera House, NSW
The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habanera? Definitely.

Letters to Lindy (audio described)

6 August 2016 - 2 Burelli St. , Wollongong , NSW
Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning new work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Dead Man Brake,Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

Betrayal (audio described)

11 August 2016 - Ensemble Theatre Production, McDougall St , Kirribilli, NSW
Harold Pinter’s acclaimed play BETRAYAL is also his most personal. Three friends become caught in a love triangle with a difference. As Emma and Jerry embark on their affair, guilt heightens the electric thrill of secret love. But Emma’s husband Robert is also Jerry’s best friend. Will their friendship survive and how much does Robert know?

Jasper Jones (audio described)

23 August 2016 - Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Hailed as an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird, Craig Silvey’s acclaimed, best-selling novel is lovingly adapted for the stage by Kate Mulvany, directed by MTC Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong.

Disgraced (audio described)

13 September 2016 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio , Melbourne, VIC
‘A sparkling and combustible contemporary drama bristling with wit and intelligence.’

Gold Coast Seniors Health & Lifestyle Expo

15 September 2016 - Albert Waterways Community Centre, 69 Sunshine Boulevard, Broadbeach, QLD
Come and talk to Vision Australia at the Gold Coast Seniors Health & Lifestyle Expo.

My Fair Lady (audio described)

17 September 2016 - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, NSW
The remarkable story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. On 15 March 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theater on Broadway, something extraordinary happened that would change the course of music theatre history forever: it was called My Fair Lady.

Othello (audio described)

17 September 2016 - 2 Burelli St., Wollongong , NSW
One of Shakespeare’s most moving and passionate tragedies,Othello is a devastating exploration of revenge, racism and wickedness; how a great but flawed man succumbs to jealousy, and how hatred destroys innocence.

Barefoot in the Park (audio described)

29 September 2016 - Ensemble Theatre Production, McDougall St, NSW
Take a fresh look at Neil Simon’s timeless comedy of young love, daring flights into the night and leaking skylights.

Mother (audio described)

8 October 2016 - Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith, Sydney, NSW
Mother is a story and a performance not to be missed, featuring one of our local region’s most loved performers, Noni Hazlehurst.

Switzerland - Melbourne Theatre Company (audio described)

11 October 2016 - Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne, VIC
‘A gripping psychological thriller. Creeps up on you and then has you on the edge of your seat.’ Joanna Murray-Smith’s acclaimed tale of cat and mouse comes to MTC featuring the stunning original Sydney Theatre Company team.

The Drovers Wife (audio described)

15 October 2016 - 25 Belvoir Street Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
A taut thriller of our pioneering past, with a black sting to the tail, The Drover’s Wife reaches from our nation’s infancy into our complicated present.

Ancient rain (audio described)

29 October 2016 - 2 Burelli St., Wollongong , NSW
Iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, and magnetic Irish-French chanteuse, Camille O’Sullivan, star in this evocative new music theatre work. They are joined by O’Sullivan’s long-time collaborator, songwriter and pianist, Feargal Murray.

The Odd Couple (audio described)

29 November 2016 - Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Melbourne, VIC
The laughs come early and often in this non-stop comedy. Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade play the famous mismatched due in this comedy classic, directed by Peter Houghton.

Speed the Plow -by the Sydney Theatre Company (audio described)

9 December 2016 - Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay , Sydney, NSW
Studio executives Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox came up together in Hollywood’s dog-eat-dog world. Today, Bobby is one step ahead and has the authority to green light a project of his choosing.
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