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Disney on Ice presents a Frozen Morning Tea

Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Image supplied.

This winter, Disney on Ice brings the blockbuster family favourite Frozen to life where it should be – on ice. The beloved animated characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, will be performed by world class ice skating professionals, as they dance on ice to hit songs from the movie including “Let It Go”, “Do… Read more.


QSO Shines Bright with Stars in its 70th Year

In Conversation with Maxim Vengerov. Image supplied.

2017 is a landmark year for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in many ways. It’s their 7oth birthday and the official commencement of Alondra de la Parra’s appointment as the new Musical Director. De la Parra is a wunderkind of international acclaim. She began conducting at 13 and at 23 she founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of… Read more.


James Rowland on the startling Every Brilliant Thing

James Rowland in Every Brilliant Thing. Photo supplied.

Actor James Rowland has come from the UK to Brisbane – it’s his first time in this city, but not the country. Following a week of previews in London, he’s here to perform in Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donohoe’s one-man play Every Brilliant Thing. This play is the story of a seven-year-old boy whose mother… Read more.


West End to Broadway in the Reservoir: The Movie Musicals

Underground Opera. Image supplied.

West End to Broadway in the Reservoir: The Movie Musicals is well explained by its title. It’s a concert of musical theatre songs from well-known movies musicals and Underground Opera presents the show in the fabulous Springhill Reservoir. The show began well- with ‘Broadway Melody’ from the first movie musical, Broadway Melody, which was sung… Read more.


Boys of Sondheim at the MELT Festival

Boys of Sondheim

Sondheim is probably the most well known and respected contemporary writer of musical theatre, and he has long been openly gay. Performed by five men as part of MELT 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Boys of Sondheim is an exploration of the modern day jungle of relationships: from Grindr, to marriage, to breakups. The show started… Read more.



Orpheus and Eurydice – Blue Roo Theatre

Blue Roo Theatre. Photo supplied.

Opera Queensland and Blue Roo Theatre Company joined forces to create a production of Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Eurydice (fun fact:  this is the opera parodied so perfectly by Offenbach’s satirical masterpiece Orpheus in the Underworld). You may well be familiar with the ancient Roman story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice dies from a snake… Read more.


Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious

Craig Robinson. Image supplied.

Craig Robinson is an American actor/comedian best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and for movies such as Hot Tub Time Machine, The Pine-Apple Express and Knocked up.  Robinson actually began his career in stand-up comedy at The Second City in Chicago, and now he’s heading to Australia in December with a… Read more.


Singin’ in the Rain – Brisbane Season

Singing In The Rain. Photography by Darren Thomas.

Singin’ in the Rain is one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, and a glossy stage production is now making a splash in Brisbane after seasons around the country. Welcome to 1920’s Hollywood and the rise of the talking picture. Don Lockwood (Rohan Browne on opening night- he alternates with Grant Almirall)… Read more.


Sam Strong Launches QTC’s 2017 Programme

Sam Strong Launches QTC’s 2017 Programme

Taking over from Wesley Enoch as Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company late last year, Sam Strong delivered Wesley’s last season throughout 2016. There is anticipation crackling in the air as we all pack into a standing room only Billie Brown Studio for the unveiling of the first season Strong has programmed for the company.  … Read more.


True West – Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre

True West – Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre

Lee and Austin are brothers, but you’d never guess it. Both have taken very different paths in life. Austin, the younger, went to an Ivy League school, worked hard to become a writer and has the traditional wife, kids and picket fence – the American dream. Lee, the elder, has taken a wilder route –… Read more.


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