The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

7.30pm. Tick­ets: $69.90-$149.90. Book­ings: 13 61 00 or on­line. Du­ra­tion: 3hr 15min, in­clud­ing 20min in­ter­val. Un­til Oc­to­ber 6. Glo­ri­ous! Glo­ri­ous! is the heart­warm­ing mu­si­cal com­edy fol­low­ing the tale of the world’s worst opera singer. It’s the 1940s and the so­prano every­one is dy­ing to see per­form is the en­thu­si­as­tic Florence Fos­ter Jenk­ins. The ec­cen­tric Jenk­ins sur­rounds her­self with de­voted friends of the same cal­i­bre while she ig­nores her crit­ics and con­tin­ues to screech and war­ble to her au­di­ences — most bent over in laugh­ter. Di­ana McLean ( The Young Doc­tors, All Saints) is Florence and Mitchell Roberts ( Blue Heel­ers, Trip­ping Over) is pi­anist Cosme McMoon. River­side The­atre, cor­ner of Mar­ket and Church streets, Par­ra­matta. Opens Tues­day, 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $38-$52. Book­ings: (02) 8839 3399 or on­line. Un­til Septem­ber 9. Hy­per Real Hy­per Real charts the evo­lu­tion of hy­per-re­al­ism from the early 1970s through to the 21st cen­tury. It fea­tures 30 artists who cre­ate works that am­plify hu­man­ity through sculp­tural, ki­netic, bi­o­log­i­cal, dig­i­tal and vir­tual re­al­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tions of the hu­man body. Hy­per Real pre­sents ma­jor works from Amer­i­can pioneers Ge­orge Se­gal, John De An­drea and Duane Han­son, Aus­tralian artists Pa­tri­cia Pic­cinini, Ron Mueck and Sam Jinks, and other in­ter­na­tional artists. Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Can­berra. In­quiries: (02) 6240 6411 or on­line. Oc­to­ber 20-Fe­bru­ary 18.

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