Guys and Dolls, Brisbane Harvest Rain’s first fully professional production, was aptly big budget, brightly costumed and included some big names in the cast. Charming and vocally talented baritone Ian Stenlake (Sky Masterson) has charisma galore but only a few moments in the script allow it to be fully utilised. Angela Harding as Sarah Brown… Read more.
If you want the heat and sparkle of Vegas, my suggestion is to head to Las Vegas. The Ultimate Vegas Show, which just opened at Jupiters Casino, Gold Coast, gives a taste of Vegas, but nothing quite measures up to feasting on the real thing. What is a Vegas tribute show without an Elvis impersonator?… Read more.
Would you like to be part of the Spirit of Christmas this year? Or how about perform with the Queensland Pops Orchestra in the Best of Britain? The QPAC Choir want you and your talent. The glorious choir is under the direction of Choir Master Tim Sherlock and has taken many people’s ‘shower-singing’ enjoyment to… Read more.
South Pacific, the epic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, opened on the 2nd January 2013, to a packed audience of Brisbane’s who’s who at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC. The energy in the house was electric and included two special audience members who were in the original Australian production. Opera Australia teamed up with Producer John Frost… Read more.
The Harvest Rain 2012 first and second year interns, opened their production of Bye Bye Birdie at the Powerhouse to a cosy and encouraging crowd. Directed by Tim O’Connor, Bye Bye Birdie, at it’s core, is a story of courage to stand up for what you want out of love paralleled with a tale of… Read more.
If Adele had a sister it would be British born Queensland resident, Naomi Price. Her red locks and soulful voice captivate like Adele’s, her accent on point with Adele’s and her show, not a tribute, but a celebration of one of our eras most popular artists is 60 minutes Inside Adele. Playing at Brisbane’s Stockholm… Read more.
If you were to wonder who the hippest new players of theatre in the country are, you would be lucky to know I have prepared a whole article on the movers and shakers of Workhouse Theatre Company, Sydney. The company has already created a huge buzz with Angela Bishop reporting from their racy debut play… Read more.
Over the next few months, Rebecca ‘Bex’ Grennan will be probing the deepest recesses of the minds of our finest and funniest theatre makers from across the country. We kick off the series by chatting to Brisbane’s Tim O’Connor, Artistic Director of the Harvest Rain Theatre Company. O’Connor has been the head of Harvest Rain… Read more.
Managing Carmen is a show about a man. A 23 year old who has it all – a promising career as the captain of one of the most famous football clubs in Australia, a beautiful girlfriend, and two Brownlow medals. The problem is, occasionally, Brent Lyall likes to dress up in woman’s clothing. David Williamson’s… Read more.
The star and creator of Fat Swan, Trevor Ashley met with me during the week at the Brisbane Powerhouse and revealed the creative process behind Fat Swan and the message it holds for our audiences. Since his debut show Showqueen when he was just 23, Ashley has been dubbed Australia’s hardest theatre worker. His long… Read more.