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ADE­LAIDE

Mu­sic: The ever­green Burt Bacharach is viewed as one of the great­est com­posers of con­tem­po­rary pop mu­sic: his achieve­ments in­clude 48 top- 10 hits, seven Grammy awards and three Os­cars. Bacharach plays pi­ano and con­ducts his mu­sic with the Ade­laide Sym­phony Orches­tra. Ade­laide Fes­ti­val Theatre, July 4. Book­ings: 131 246.

CAN­BERRA

Dance: Ban­garra Dance Theatre en­ters new the­atri­cal ter­ri­tory with chore­og­ra­phy from award- win­ning Frances Rings, whose work X300 is based on the 1950s atomic ex­plo­sions on Mar­alinga Tjarutja tra­di­tional lands, and Elma Kris’s Emeret Lu ( Very Old Things) . Can­berra Theatre Cen­tre, tonight. Book­ings: 1800 802 025.

MELBOURNE

Mu­sic theatre: Part of the Emerge Fes­ti­val, Voodoo Vaudeville fea­tures young African and Aus­tralian per­form­ers, di­rected by Gorkem Acaroglu. Mu­sic, dance, drama and com­edy from Di­afrix MCs Momo, Az­marino, vo­cal­ist Nadee and the Nu­bian Knights, dance troupe Mon­key Brigade, Ethiopian dancer Milkyas Sereche, ac­tor Sharief Ser­fonteyn from South Africa, and Su­danese act­ing troupe Syn­o­dos Theatre. North­cote Town Hall, North­cote, tonight. Book­ings: ( 03) 9417 6777. Cir­cus: Af­ter an­other suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tional tour, the play­fully sub­ver­sive Cir­cus Oz re­turns home to per­form its Laugh­ing at Grav­ity show. Oz’s mot­ley crew of su­per­hu­mans — in­clud­ing strong­woman Mel Fyfe, stunt­man Ju­nior and jug­gler Scott Hone — per­form spec­tac­u­lar stunts. Big Top, Bi­rar­rung Marr, un­til July 15. Book­ings: 136 100.

PERTH

Theatre: The play­ful new Spare Parts Pup­pet Theatre’s pro­duc­tion Splat! com­bines dance, move­ment, clown­ing, cir­cus, pup­pets, dig­i­tal an­i­ma­tion and pa­per- play with the il­lu­sion and magic of black theatre tech­niques and live mu­sic. It is de­signed to un­leash cre­ativ­ity and is suit­able for ages four to 11. Spare Parts Pup­pet Theatre, Fre­man­tle, tonight and July 7- 14. Book­ings: ( 08) 9335 5044.

SYD­NEY

Theatre: Joshua Lobb and the Com­pany present their beau­ti­fully de­signed pro­duc­tion Wilde Tales . It takes a jour­ney into the darker side of Os­car Wilde’s psy­che with a dy­namic rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of his short fa­bles. Cold- hearted princesses steal your heart, tan­ta­lis­ing mer­maids tempt your soul away and rowdy witches make you dance un­til you drop. Di­rected by Ju­lian Louis. River­side The­atres, Par­ra­matta, July 3- 7. Book­ings: ( 02) 8839 3399. Theatre: Af­ter hit sea­sons at the Royal Court Theatre in Lon­don and the Lin­coln Cen­tre Theatre in New York, Dy­ing City has ar­rived. A sol­dier shoots him­self, but why? For his wife, Kelly, and gay twin brother, Peter, the po­lit­i­cal and per­sonal col­lide in this grip­ping drama. Dar­linghurst Theatre, un­til July 21. Book­ings: ( 02) 8356 9987.

Mu­sic, drama, com­edy and dance: Some of the cast of Voodoo Vaudeville

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