Sylocates. Things begin to change as the Golem develops a mind of its own. The swipes at Apple, Microsoft and franchised fashion are clear enough, but this production makes its strongest point by the sheer exuberance, originality and anti-digital aesthetic of its colourful, kaleidoscopic visual style. Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Tickets: $40-$55. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until March 26. Jack of Hearts The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel star in David Williamson’s new comedy for Ensemble Theatre. When Jack loses girlfriend Emma to suave, sexy Carl, he devises a plan to get her back — and where better than a tropical paradise to shake off your relationship woes? Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli. Today, 4.30pm and 8.15pm. Tickets: $35-$73. Bookings: (02) 9929 0644 or online. Until April 2.
La Boheme Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay. Opens Thursday. Tickets: $45-$575. Bookings: (02) 6685 8310 or online. Until March 28. Putting on a show This film series explores various aspects of performance through the power of song, music, dance, drama and ritual. The filmmakers included have explored the notions of culture, class and gender, and portray them in confronting, subversive ways. Films spanning a range of time periods and genres will be shown, including Cabaret (pictured), Poetry in Motion, Singin’ in the Rain and An American in Paris. The series will be screened in parallel with the 20th Biennale of Sydney.