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.
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.
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.
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.
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