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The Problem

What: Allegro Theatre Productions - The Problem
Where: Pepperina
When: Sunday August 6, 2000

A comedy of sexual politics by A.R. Gurney (Love Letters); Australian premiere reading. Allegro Theatre Productions, at Pepperina Books and Coffee, Newcastle. Sunday, August 6, at 2pm. =4925-2939.

SING FOR YOUR SUPPER: A musical revue of the immortal works of Rodgers and Hart, featuring David Gubbay, Kathryn Pettersen, Amanda Helmers and Russell Spencer. Fridays and Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday 2pm matinees, from August 4 until August 19. Newcastle Dramatic Arts Club, at The Roxy, Beaumont St, Hamilton. =4969-5769.

MELTDOWN: Behind-the-scenes intrigues at a TV rock show; think Countdown, comedy and good rock music. King's, at King's Comedy Restaurant, Lambton. Each Saturday, dinner and show 6.30pm, show only 8.15pm, until September 23; also some Fridays. =4956-2066.

SYTINGS. How young people see themselves, the past and the future; rewarding and surprising show from 2 Til 5 Youth Theatre. At the Black Box Theatre, Newcastle Community Arts Centre, Hamilton. Until August 12. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm. =4961-4640.

CATZ'N'JAMMER. Allegro Theatre Productions, at Pepperina Books and Coffee, Newcastle. August 6. =4925-2939.

OPENINGS August 8-10: LOCKIE LEONARD HUMAN TORPEDO. Paige Gibbs' adaptation of the Tim Winton childrens novel, dealing with the issues of adolescence and love. Young People's Theatre, Lindsay St, Hamilton. 7.30pm. =4953-3355 (weekdays, 9am-3pm).

August 9: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical from the Bible story of Joseph. Metropolitan Players, at the Griffith Duncan Theatre, Callaghan. August 9-26. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm; Sunday matinees August 13 and 20 at 2pm. =4948-6131.

August 14: SPECIAL OPERATIVES. Newcastle University Drama Department, at the University Drama Theatre, Callaghan. =4921-5001.

August 16: CAN'T PAY WON'T PAY. Written by Dario Fo, directed by Deborah Healy. Newcastle Repertory Club. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8.15pm; matinees Sunday, August 27 and September 3, at 2pm. Until September 9. =4952-4958.

August 16: MUSIC IS. Shakespeare et Al and Orchestra Nova, at Newcastle City Hall. =4920-1714, 4961-6109.

August 17: SIBERIAN COSSACKS. Dance troupe presents rich cultural display of dance and folk tradition, including colourful costumes and weaponry, said to be derived from a 15th century warrior people of mainly Slavic origin. Newcastle Civic Theatre, 8pm. =4921-2121.

August 18: COCKTAIL HOUR. The Song Company, under artistic director Roland Peelman, performing a witty selection of wonderfully arranged songs from its latest CD Body & Soul, in cabaret style. Newcastle City Hall, 6pm-8pm, includes show, complimentary drinks and hors d'ouvres. =4948-8559.

August 25-27: NEWCASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL. Newcastle and Hunter Jazz Club presents the 13th Annual NBN Television-sponsored event featuring three nights and two days of hot jazz at Newcastle City Hall. =4928-3900.

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