Short+Sweet Turns “Sweet 16” in January 2017

January 1, 2017 by  

Short+Sweet has spread the popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret & comedy across Australia and the globe – with festivals now as far afield as Hollywood, India, Malaysia, Dubai and NZ. But the original theatre festival in its Sydney home is ‘sweet 16’ this year… and plans to celebrate in style! Read more

London Klezmer to tour Australasia

December 15, 2016 by  

Much-loved international klezmer ensemble the London Klezmer Quartet return to Australasia in January 2017  and will feature music from  their latest hit album. Read more

Don Lane’s son PJ Lane for cabaret performance

November 13, 2016 by  

There will be fun and games and many ‘Tales out of school’ when Slide Lounge in Sydney’s Darlinghurst presents PJ Lane in a cabaret tour-de-force. Read more

Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival: The line-up is complete

August 23, 2016 by  

Following last year’s smash hit Melbourne debut, SHIR MADNESS (The Jewish Music Festival) returns to Sydney and its Bondi Pavilion home this year. Read more

Aboriginal, Korean and Jewish art exhibition in Bondi

July 20, 2016 by  

An free exhibition showcasing a fascinating mix of Aboriginal, Jewish and Korean art is set to open in Bondi Junction this August. Read more

Shir Madness 2016

June 7, 2016 by  

Jewish music festival SHIR MADNESS returns to Sydney for 2016 and the first list of acts has been announced. Read more

Monica Goldberg at the SWF

May 4, 2016 by  

Work by Sydney Jewish writer Monica Goldberg will feature in the Sydney Writers’ Festival later this month. Read more

Shir Madness 2016

January 25, 2016 by  

Registrations are now open for all singers, musicians and bands for this year’s Shir Madness which will take place in Sydney on multiple stages again at Bondi Beach Pavilion  on  Sunday 18 September. Read more

Jewish Comedy for Bondi premiere

October 25, 2015 by  

Following two sell-out seasons in Melbourne the Jewish comedy hit “You’re Driving Me Crazy!” is coming to Sydney from 24 November to 29 November at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Read more

West Side Story to star Anthony Levin

October 11, 2015 by  

West Side Story – arguably the greatest musical of all time – comes to Sydney’s Zenith Theatre in Chatswood this November with Sydney actor-singer and human rights lawyer Anthony Levin performing the plum role of ‘Tony’. Read more

Tedeschi to star in anniversary concert

August 16, 2015 by  

One of Australia’s foremost pianists is to perform at Sydney’s North Shore Synagogue as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations. Read more

Up and coming Scout

August 7, 2015 by  

Talented Sydney North Shore teenager Scout Clementine Silbersher is set to star in the cult teen musical “13” when it opens in late September. Read more

Sydney twins appear in “The Snow Queen”

July 5, 2015 by  

Sydney twins Josie and Jeremy Segal will appear in the  Lane Cove Theatre Company production of The Snow Queen later this month. Read more

Doron plays Hawke and Howard

June 28, 2015 by  

“Keating! The Musical” will be staged in the Bryan Brown Theatre in Sydney’s Bankstown next month with Doron Chester playing the dual roles of former Australian Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and John Howard. Read more

Domestic Violence – Rhymes with Silence…new play

May 5, 2015 by  

Mothering becomes complicated by violence. How do you protect your children?  How do you keep the home safe? When do you leave? Read more

Starring role for Michaella

April 17, 2015 by  

Sydney student Michaella Edelstein will star as Rapunzel in the upcoming production of Into the Woods at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood. Read more

A Pocket of Hope

March 11, 2015 by  

Two Sydney Jewish film-makers and a soulful klezmer singer have launched a ‘crowd-funding’ campaign to help them tell an inspiring story which may help to stem the rising tide of resurgent anti-Semitism in Europe. Read more

My mother and other catastrophes

January 26, 2015 by  

An all-star cast features in a new Australian black comedy about four generations of formidable Jewish women. Read more

Deb Filler in Melbourne

January 18, 2015 by  

Hilarious Antipodean comedienne and actress Deb Filler returns to Australia with her latest sparkling tour-de-force: I LOST IT IN KIEV – in two shows only on Saturday 28 February at Melbourne’s Theatre Works playhouse in St Kilda. Read more

80-yr-old to star in a play about his own fabled coffee shop

January 18, 2015 by  

What do a street girl, a nun and a taxi driver have in common? They all drink coffee at the Piccolo Bar in Sydney’s Kings Cross! Read more

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

August 25, 2014 by  

A slew of soccer stars, ex-Socceroos and other football legends will join forces with communal identities in a unique celebrity ‘fun-raiser’ to aid Epilepsy Action Australia. It’s the Sydney Celebrity Football Charity Challenge. Read more

Indian Jewish entry for Short + Sweet

February 12, 2014 by  

Indian theatre company CreaShakthi visits Sydney later this month to perform their prize-winning play “The Quest” in the final week of  Short+Sweet. Read more

Adelaide hit for Sydney

January 26, 2014 by  

Adelaide writer, performer and director Margie Fischer is bringing her hit one-woman show “The Dead Ones” to Sydney in February. Read more

Local Israeli presents Short+Sweet Dance performance

January 15, 2014 by  

Maya Gavish – Sydney based, ex-Israeli dancer and choreographer – presents her spectacular short dance piece “Microcosm” as part of Short+Sweet Dance!  Read more

Short and very sweet

December 22, 2013 by  

Short+Sweet Sydney boasts a number of Jewish artists again in 2014 – this time with actors, writers and singers taking centre stage at the biggest short-form performing arts festival in the world. Read more

Kinky Friedman of the Texas Jewboys for Shir Madness

November 24, 2013 by  

Musician, author, politician, cigar purveyor, animal saviour… Kinky Friedman has worn many hats over his long career. Read more

Let there be light

November 14, 2013 by  

A community based exhibition showcasing the work of 36, national and international Jewish artists will take place at Bondi Beach from 27 Nov to 8 December as part of the huge annual Shir Madness Music Festival. Read more

Shir Madness Lineup

November 2, 2013 by  

Following hot on the heels of its two predecessor, this year’s Shir Madness Festival will feature over 30 quality musical acts on 4 stages over a 9 hour period. Read more

World Premier of Ron Elisha Play

October 19, 2013 by  

Sydney will host the first performance of a new play by celebrated playwright Ron Elisha. Read more

Fame in Chatswood

September 15, 2013 by  

Two talented young ‘triple threats’ (singing, dancing and acting) Dylan Hayley Rosenthal and Kelly Goldberg feature in the upcoming Chatswood Musical Society production of “Fame: the Musical” at the PLC school performing arts centre on Sydney’s North Shore. Read more

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