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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16th 2009
34 INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 16, 2009 MB Puppets but not for kids Shireen Khalil Natalie Alexopolous, Frank Hansen and Leah Howard with a co-star in the award-winning Avenue Q. MOVE over Sesame Street, there is a new show in town. But this one isn't for the kids. Avenue Q is a three-time Tony Award- winning musical. It's a witty and outrage- ous show inspired by Sesame Street, where most of the characters in the show are puppets (operated by actors onstage). The set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in an outer borough of New York City. The live actors and puppet characters sing, and short animated video clips are played as part of the story. The show features one of Australia's most prominent dancers, Ashfield resident Leah Howard. Ms Howard started her dancing career at the age of four, having been adopted by the Howard family who own and run Brent Street Studios. She went on to work with many music artists including Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper, Kylie Minogue and Deborah Cox. She has also choreographed many suc- cessful TV shows and bands including So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Ms Howard said Avenue Q has been one of the most interesting experiences of her musical career. ''The show is about about a group of people who live on Avenue Q in New York City, and we go through everyday issues and social issues. Some of us are straight, some of us are gay, others are married and a lot of us are racist,'' Ms Howard said. ''I am in the ensemble and play a raccoon and a rat which dance and sing and are very cute.'' This dancing queen, who has also toured the USA with the Tap Dogs, said audiences can expect to walk out of Avenue Q with a sense of being. ''It has so much heart, and to be able to push it through a puppet for people to feel is great,'' she said. ''It's a cross between South Park and Sesame Street and it's hilarious.'' Avenue Q is at the Theatre Royal, Sydney from August 12. Bookings 1300 795 012 WHAT'S ON Alive innerwestcourier.com.au » THURSDAY, JULY 16 Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 8pm, Bright Yellow, Post This, $5 Bald Faced Stag Hotel, Leichhardt, 8pm, Jarrah Thompson. PJ Gallagher's Drummoyne, 8.30pm, Luke Dixon, free Lewisham Hotel, 7pm, MachineMachine, SubNuronik, $10 Annandale Hotel, 8pm, Skeleton Men: Intrigage, Arc Icarus, The Truth Is, Merlin's Traffic, $8 Sly Fox, Enmore, 7pm, YourSpace: Julia Wylie, Simon Yronbark, Frontiers in Photography, The Travelling Hillbillys, free The Vanguard, Newtown, 6.30pm, Hymn A Piaf!: Caroline Nin (France), $40-$45 Clarence Hotel, Petersham, 8pm, It's True: Sandy B, Justin Scott, free Harold Park Hotel, Glebe, 7pm, Mitch Fingers, free Kurrajong Hotel, Erskineville, 7pm, Pugsley Buzzard, free Excelsior Hotel, Glebe, 7.30pm, Ande, Brave the Burrito, free Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 7pm, Brett Hunt, free » FRIDAY, JULY 17 PJ Gallagher's Drummoyne, 10pm, Ben Finn, free Notes Live, Enmore, 8.30pm, Chase The Sun, Jim Conway, Cass Eager, Claude Hay, Tamlin, Joe Glover, $20 The Harp, Tempe, 8pm, Connie Antiseed, Bitsu, The Nude Intruders Harold Park Hotel, Glebe, 8pm, Continental Robert Susz, free Marlborough Hotel, Newtown, 10.30pm, Endless Summer Beach Party, free Excelsior Hotel, Glebe, 7.30pm, Gilbert Whyte, Sarah Whyte, free Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 8pm, In Trenches, Sound the Mute, The Hollow, The Riot & The Trauma, $10 Petersham RSL Club, 8.30pm, La Vista, free Bald Faced Stag Hotel, Leichhardt, 8pm, Me Vs You, $10 The Factory Theatre, Enmore, 8pm, Ned Collette, Sui Zhen, $15 Lewisham Hotel, 7.30pm, Relative State, The Irks, $10 Annandale Hotel, 8pm, Sydonia, Mushroom Giant, Marlow, Envy Parade, Lillies. $12 (+ bf)-$15 (at door) Newtown RSL Club, 6pm, Time Machine, free Club Ashfield, 7.30pm, Bridge City Jazz Band, free The Vanguard, Newtown, 6.30pm, A Piaf!: Caroline Nin (France), $40-$45 Hotlips Cocktail Restaurant, Enmore, 7pm, Kiara Jack, free » SATURDAY, JULY 18 Lewisham Hotel, 8pm, Abduction X: Artist/s unknown. $5-$10 Club Ashfield, 8pm, The Creepers, Grizzly Adams, free PJ Gallagher's Drummoyne, 10pm, Double Trouble, free Balmain Tigers Leagues Club, Rozelle, 9.30pm, Goodnight Dynamite, free Unity Hall Hotel, Balmain, 9pm Jellybean Jam, free Annandale Hotel, 7.30pm, Jen Cloher & the Endless Sea, Elana Stone Band, Jackson McLaren. $15 (+ bf)-$18 (at door) Petersham RSL Club, 8.30pm, Mick Aquilina, free Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 8pm, Monster Gale, The Waysmiths, Kandy Apples, The Prehistorics, $10 (at door) Marlborough Hotel, Newtown, 10.30pm, The Nevilles, free Manning Bar, Sydney University, Camperdown, 9pm Noche De Fuego: Son Veneno, Willie Sabor, Mambo G, Av El Cubano, Amit. Lewisham Hotel, 2pm, Sharp Edges, The Gem Saloon, $10 Bald Faced Stag Hotel, Leichhardt, 8pm, Stranglehold, $12 Excelsior Hotel, Glebe, 7.30pm, Ungus Ungus Ungus, Hobo Bordeaux, Ergo, free Marrickville Bowling and Recreation Club, 10pm, 40 Fathoms - An Underwater Adventure: Bill Cotsis, Ken Cloud, Zootie, $25 (+ bf) Petersham Inn, 8pm, Atomic: Buddha Kobuki. Sly Fox, Enmore, 8pm, TECHnique: Kate Doherty, Ryzer, Mark Craven, Typhonic, Onnit, Oliver Gurney, free Cooks River Motor Boat Club, Tempe, 3pm, Dave Jensen & his Good Intentions, free The Vanguard, Newtown, 6.30pm, Hymn A Piaf!: Caroline Nin (France). $40-$45 Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 4pm, Tice & Evans, free Cafe C, Newtown, 7.30pm, Yuki Kumagai, John Mackie, free » SUNDAY, JULY 19 Annandale Hotel, 6pm, Abbe May & the Rockin' Pneumonia, $15 Bald Faced Stag Hotel, Leichhardt, 8pm, Beware of the Dog. Marrickville Bowling & Recreation Club, 8pm, Blue Grass Arvo: Gary Brown. Botany View Hotel, Newtown, 6pm, Christina Crofts, free Kurrajong Hotel, Erskineville, 5pm, Laneway Experiment, free Excelsior Hotel, Glebe, 4.30pm, Nathan Kaye, free Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 4pm, Sando Gang Bang, free Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, 8pm, sinday@thesando: Mindset, Stand Defiant, Persist, Ten Paces, Time Will Tell, $10 Martini Bar, Leichhardt, 8pm, Salsa Con coco: DJ Coco, free Balmain Tigers Leagues Club, Rozelle, noon, Jungle Kings, free Cafe C, Newtown, 6.30pm, Marty Mooney, John Mackie, Yuki Kumagai, free Town Hall Hotel, Newtown, 5pm, The MFW, free » MONDAY, JULY 20 The Funky Deli Cafe, Newtown, 6.30pm, Susan Gai Dowling, free Theatre BELVOIR ST THEATRE:, 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills, The Promise, written by Alexei Arbuzov, asks that magnificent Russian question that has set the Belvoir St stage spinning time and again over the years: How do we live the life we yearn for? The Siege of Leningrad, 1942. In a broken-down apartment in the middle of one of the longest and most destructive battles in human history, two teenage boys fall in love with the same girl. To August 23: Tuesday 6.30pm, Wednesday - Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 5pm. Tickets $56/46/$34. Bookings on 9699 3444 or www.belvoir.com.au. THE NEW THEATRE: King St, Newtown, presents the annual New Directions which this year showcases the best of contemporary writing with three plays from Australia, and one each from Poland and Mexico. Week one, July 22- 25, sees the world premiere of Horrific Acts for Charity,by Ben Ellis. The satire challenges us to question the motives behind altruism. As the play opens, another tsunami has devastated a poverty-ridden country and a benefit concert is being planned. Performance times: Wednesday- Saturday, 8pm; Saturday 2pm. Prices: $22. SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY, Sydney Theatre, Poor Boy. It's Jem Glass's seventh birthday. The cake is made, the party is about to start. But something is wrong. Jem is about to shock the rest of the family with a startling announcement. Featuring songs by Split Enz and Crowded House's Tim Finn. With Matthew Newton, Sarah Peirse, and Abi Tucker heading a stunning cast. If you're a fan of Tim Finn's songs, this is a must-see, the critics say. To August 1. Monday 6.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday 8pm. Matinees Wednesday 1pm, Saturday 2pm. Tickets: $70/$55/$30. Bookings: 9250 1777. Exhibitions MOP Projects Art Gallery:, 27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale, Steel City Boys - Lucas Grogan, Luke Thurgate & Darryl Bowes. To July19. The Delmar Gallery:, 144 Victoria St, Ashfield, Ceramicism featuring the works of 30 artists who have painted on ceramic platters. To July 26. Gallery Red: Shop 11, 131-145 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Bloody Clay - ceramics, drawings on paper, wood and textiles by Mary Ann Nidelkos, Heather Fisher, Janet Selby And Biljana Novakovic. To July 22. Hardware Gallery: 263 Enmore Rd, Enmore, Breaking In - launch of Matt Hoare's Electro Robot Band and new work by Rebecca Gallo. From July 18. Kate Owen Gallery, 680 Darling St, Rozelle, more than 130 Indigenous artists, from the affordable to collectible. Peloton, 19 and 25 Meagher St, Chippendale, Paul Cullen and John Nixon. To August 8. Tin Sheds Gallery: The Faculty of Architecture, 148 City Rd, Chippendale, Earth to Form group exhibition of sculpture in clay and mixed media.To August 8. University Art Gallery:, University of Sydney, War Memorial Arch, The Quadrangle, Science Rd, Camperdown Poesia Visiva, Italian Concrete & Visual Poetry of the 1960s and 1970s showcases the University collection. To July 19. Washhouse Gallery: 711 Darling St, Rozelle, West by South East, an exhibition of paintings by Sue Chancellor and ceramics by Catherine Sloane Tamou. To August 2. Wilson Street Gallery:, 1/30-34 Wilson St (near Erskineville Rd), Newtown, Michael Keighery's Neurotica. 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