Absent Friends: Glen Street Theatre season

Queenie van de Zandt. Darren Gilshenan, and Michelle Doake. Photo by Katy Green-Loughrey.

You know that guy at parties that just talks out of his ass all night? The expert on everything – including yourself – never afraid to give his opinions and always happy to fill awkward silences? Colin (Darren Gilshenan) is that friend. Returning to his local neighbourhood after the death…

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The Lion King Breaks QPAC Record

The Lion King Breaks QPAC Record

It’s official – Queensland loves The Lion King. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced that the Brisbane season of The Lion King has broken QPAC’s box office records, making it the highest grossing show since QPAC’s opening in 1985. Not only does The Lion King hold the highest box office earnings, it also…

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Phantom of the Opera comes to Parramatta!

Johanna Allen

They’re back! Packemin Productions have been delighting the Riverside stages for a few years now, and following their successes like Hairspray and Annie, they’re tackling the big one: The Phantom of the Opera.  That’s right, Packemin have rounded up some pros and taken on the sweeping dark romantic classic. Ben Mingay (Wonderland, An Officer…

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It’s Hats Off to the hits in 2015!

Jan van de Stool will host Hats Off! in 2015.

It’s an essential part of the musical calendar in Sydney, right in the middle of Mardi Gras, and it’s almost back again: It’s Hats Off! time. On Monday 23 February, the fundraising concert extravaganza for Oz Showbiz Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS returns to the Seymour Centre with its latest installment: Hats Off!…

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Fringe World Festival Perth – Puppet Fiction

Fringe World Festival Perth – Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction pays homage to director Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 cult movie Pulp Fiction. Three puppeteers, James Noklse , Ralph McCubbin-Howell and Anya Tate-Manning, bring eleven puppets to life to recreate Tarantino’s classic. As you enter Rosie O’Grady’s Cabaret Bar, you are confronted by a simple miniature set that the puppets…

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Midsumma: Show Stopper, Reloaded 2015

Agent Cleave, Photo by Nik Dimopoulos

Agent Cleave is a very sexy glam-punk-pirate/bondage-slave/film-noir-private-dick/femme-fatale/mermaid/Spanish-Jesus in Show Stopper, returned to Melbourne for a limited run at Howler, as part of Midsumma Festival. As the lights dim, an opening video montage of found footage of glam rockers, intermittently spliced with graphic visions of homosexual pornography plays over an empty…

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Accomplice at Javeenbah Theatre Company

Accomplice - Javeenbah Theatre. Photo supplied.

Low level sex scenes, partial nudity, mature adult themes, smoking, drinking, and loud noises … No, it’s not a usual Friday night out at The Normanby, but the warning notification for Javeenbah Theatre Company’s first production for 2015. Part murder mystery, part sex farce, Accomplice is an award winning comedy-thriller…

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