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PODCAST: Beats and Vinyl – Monday 11th of July

Tune in and you can hear a whole range of funky, soothing, and downright catchy beats with Oisin your dedicated host. Funk, soul, blues and even jazz – bringing you the best from the extensive vinyl collection in the vaults of Radio Monash.

House, trap, dubstep, electro, beats, drum & bass – we’ll get you vibing on a Monday night! But surely you could never hear all this in one show? Tune in 7pm on Monday nights and you can!

Featuring background information on classic artists and news on current gigs and happenings around Melbourne, if you like to have a groove then this is a show not to miss.

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REVIEW: Winterfall’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”

Review written by Saskia Penn and Connor Johnston:

Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is an iconic piece of 20th Century Americana, often considered one of the greatest scripts in theatrical history. Winterfall Theatre’s current season of the classic play presents a raw, realistic, and compelling interpretation of the complex material and its utter success is owed, in no small part to the miraculous performances presented by the accomplished cast.

The three hour-long study in the dynamics of marriage is strung with an incredible, palpable tension throughout, the claustrophobic atmosphere thick with bourbon. At times highly absurd, at times strangely funny, at times genuinely frightening and at times truly challenging, this post modern giant dances like the wind on the edge between reality and illusion. Through the violent throes of breakdown, the deepest, darkest freudian truths and fantasies of the characters are revealed, allowing the audience a rare opportunity for genuine intellectual stimulation. Read more …

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REVIEW: Red Stitch’s “THE HONEY BEES”

As a pioneer of showcasing Australian talent both on stage and behind the scenes, it is no secret that Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre have built up a certain reputation amongst the Melbourne theatre scene to produce high-quality performances season after season. Following the success of “The Village Bike”, “Splendor”, and “The River” earlier this year, the world premiere of “The Honey Bees” has been developed through the INK program, working to encourage and give platform to works of Australian playwrights. Written by Caleb Lewis and Directed by Ella Cadwell, “The Honey Bees” is a story of empire, family and unspoken truths that threaten to destroy the already fractured bonds between a group of characters linked by both blood and ambition.  Read more …

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PODCAST: Beats and Vinyl – Monday 4th July

Tune in and you can hear a whole range of funky, soothing, and downright catchy beats with Oisin your dedicated host. Funk, soul, blues and even jazz – bringing you the best from the extensive vinyl collection in the vaults of Radio Monash.

House, trap, dubstep, electro, beats, drum & bass – we’ll get you vibing on a Monday night! But surely you could never hear all this in one show? Tune in 7pm on Monday nights and you can!

Featuring background information on classic artists and news on current gigs and happenings around Melbourne, if you like to have a groove then this is a show not to miss.

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REVIEW: OXAGEN’s “THE WEDDING SINGER”

Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler movie of the same name; “The Wedding Singer” follows the story of Robbie Hart, a charming and entertaining musician from Ridgefield, New Jersey. Left at the altar by his long-time fiancé and having developed feelings for his unhappily engaged co-worker Julia, Robbie’s story explores the confusion and temptations of a forbidden love with an incredibly humorous script and robust musical score. This week Oxagen Productions are staging the iconic musical at Genazzano College in Kew.

There’s no question that Ryan Purdy’s performance carries the show, bringing to life the charismatic and lovably naive ‘Robbie Hart’ by channeling the aspects of Adam Sandler’s original portrayal that made the story so iconic. Vocally Purdy excels, nailing each and every song thrown his way. Similarly impressive is Maddie Wooster’s ‘Holly’ who quickly becomes a crowd favourite due to both the sharpness of her character and her magnetic stage presence. Stefanie Fazzari’s ‘Julia’ fares quite well too, especially vocally. However, she struggles in some aspects of her character. Whether it be a fault of the sound mixing or a lack in Fazzari’s diction, her performance is quite difficult to understand and many sections of dialog sound quite muffled. Benito Veneziano and Johnathon White make up the other two thirds of “The Wedding Band”, and while both are responsible for a number of the show’s comedic highlights (George’s Prayer being suitably hilarious), there were moments in which they broke character and struggled with some of the material thrown their way. The remainder of the main cast unfortunately failed to make much of an impression – Alex Dehn as ‘Glen’ aced his character though struggled vocally, Kim Siemensma as ‘Grandma Rose’ was a casualty of poor direction, and Merryn Degnan as ‘Linda’ produced both one of the show’s highlights in “A Note From Linda” and one of the show’s most uncomfortable moments in “Let Me Come Home”. Read more …

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Joshua Briers

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Josh Briers is the 2016 Australian Greens Party Candidate for Deakin.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Josh Fergeus

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Joshua Fergeus is the 2016 Australian Greens Party Candidate for Chisholm.

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Radmon Exclusive Interview: Stefanie Perri

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Stefanie Perri is the 2016 Australian Labor Party Candidate for Chisholm.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Tony Clark

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Tony Clark is the 2016 Australian Labor Party Candidate for Deakin.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Dr. Helen Jeges

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

Dr Helen Jeges is the 2016 Australian Animal Justice Party Candidate for Hotham.

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PODCAST: Deja Moo #15 “2016 Election Special”

Presentation1 [Autosaved]It’s a massive 2 HOUR edition of ‪#‎DejaMoo‬ tonight on Radio Monash, featuring interviews with 9 Different Members for Parliament and other local candidates from Australian Labor PartyLiberal Party of AustraliaThe Australian Greens and the Australian Animals Justice Party // including: Mark DreyfusStefanie Perri – Labor Candidate for ChisholmWillisa HogarthAlex BhathalJoshua Briers – Greens Candidate for Deakin George Hua – Liberal for HothamJosh Fergeus – Greens Candidate for ChisholmTony Clark, Labor for DeakinDr Helen Jeges

 

Join us on Radio Monash; Every Monday at 6pm as we expose the ever burring lines between the Political Arena and the Entertainment Industry through poor attempts at comedy.

Hosted by: Connor Johnston, Paris Balla and Yusuf Aly

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: George Hua

With the Australian 2016 Election only days away and all three Deja Moo hosts being first time voters; the team decided to this week turn their focus towards the individuals campaigning to be elected (or re-elected) this year. Over 2 days the crew interviewed 9 different Politicians, spanning across the 4 largest political parties in Australia.

George Hua is the 2016 Australian Liberal Party Candidate for Hotham.