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1Perth International Arts Festival
Just get off the couch, get in the car, get
on your bike, get a date, go alone, take
a picnic, eat out... whatever, just go, go, go! PIAF
offers so much great stuff, we just can't tell you
about it all here... suffice to say, with such an array of
artistic talent on offer, you'll wind up more cultured
than a pearl farm.
Various locations, February 5 to March 1,
2The Taming of the Shrew
Flares, go-go boots and Shakespeare? The
Taming of the Shrew gets the swinging
1960s treatment in this colourful adaptation by new
company Shakespeare WA. Taking up the mantle of
Shakespeare in the Park, director Paige Newmark
is determined to bring some really first-class
performances to this really beautiful venue under the
stars in Kings Park's Botanic gardens. With a picnic
and a bottle of wine, what better way to enjoy some
of the greatest plays ever written?
Kings Park, Janurary 9 to February 6,
3CHICAGO: The Musical
Sex, murder and sequins. What more could
you want from a glitzy Broadway musical?
Perhaps an all-star cast that includes Caroline
O'Connor, Sharon Millerchip and Craig McLachlan.
Don't miss CHICAGO: The Musical when it swings
into Perth following rave reviews in the eastern states.
Burswood, February 27 to March 28, ticketek.com.au.
4An Evening with David Sedaris
Whether recounting stories of his eccentric
mother or detailing his attempt to quit
smoking in Japan, best-selling author and humourist
David Sedaris is one of America's most observant,
cutting and self-deprecating voices. Join him as he
takes the stage for an evening of laughter, followed
by a question and answer session and book signing.
His Majesty's Theatre, January 19, bocsticketing.com.au.
more than 60 UK chart hits will bring their energetic
stage show to Perth in February. A must-see for air-
Challenge Stadium, March 17, ticketmaster.com.au.
Drugs, divorce and disunity -- this American
supergroup have had it all. But it hasn't
affected their voices and after years in splitsville,
their music brought them back together. Following
a sold out 55-date US tour, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie
Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie are
coming to Perth.
ME Bank Stadium, December 11 - 12,
7Diana Krall (left)
Canadian jazz songstress Diana Krall can
count two Grammy Awards and husband
Elvis Costello among the spoils of her success. The
gorgeous contralto will be backed by WASO when
she performs songs from her extensive catalogue at
this special Evening on the Green.
Kings Park, February 23, ticketmaster.com.au.
Prepare to shake all night long when the
original metal maestros AC/DC play two
massive shows at Subiaco Oval. They will be joined
by fellow Aussie outfit Wolfmother for a night of
rocking riffs and head-banging antics.
Subiaco Oval, March 6 - 8, ticketmaster.com.au.
9The Motown Event
Celebrating 50 years of the iconic Motown
Records label, a group of genre defining
artists are bringing their soulful sounds to Perth.
Don't miss this spectacular A Day On The Green
starring The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mary
Wilson (The Supremes) and Martha Reeves & The
Vandellas among others.
Sandalford Wines-- Margaret River, Swan Valley,
February 27-28, ticketmaster.com.au.
They've been rockin' all over the world for
almost half a century, but Status Quo show
no signs of slowing down. The iconic group with 10 Live at the Quarry:
The Ten Tenors
Why bother with Three Tenors
when you can have 10? Such was the logic
behind this successful group of young Aussie
opera singers, who have become platinum-
selling artists with an international touring
schedule. Enjoy their grand sound at this
picturesque, outdoor setting.
Quarry Amphitheatre, January 27,
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