My Fair Lady’s 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Lowe’s iconic musical is currently playing in Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre as part of the Australian tour. To mark this momentous occasion, producer John Frost has accomplished the most marvellous thing in bringing over Dame Julie Andrews to sit in the director’s chair, 61 years after… Read more.
In the place where dreams are made of sits Pilobilus’ fusion of physical theatre, dance, and shadow illusion production of Shadowland. More than just a dance pieces whose meaning often falls short of the audience’s comprehension, this is a coming of age story that we can clearly follow. The story begins with a teen girl… Read more.
Short + Sweet is a festival of 10 minute-long theatre and cabaret works. Kind of like one of those degustation menu with many courses in small, digestible portions. On the night I attended, I was served sixteen fast-paced, humorous pieces dealing mainly with relationships and sex, which showcased an array of talented young performers. In ‘Boys… Read more.
A very Aussie evening. What an extraordinary experience; With Love and Fury, a collaboration between Katie Noonan, Brodsky Quartet, and a bevy of Australian composers, all inspired by the poetry of Brisbane’s Judith Wright, was oh-so-much-more than a contemporary classical concert. Katie’s voice is remarkable, otherworldly, and her mastery as well as her distinctive style, were… Read more.
The London Palladium production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classical musical with its beloved songs (‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘Edelweiss’) is now in Sydney and may bring the iconic, true story of the Von Trapp family to life for a new generation. The highlights of this production are definitely the Von Trapp children. They are all… Read more.
As part of its four-month national tour, shake & stir’s production of Emily Bronte’s much-loved gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, will storm into Riverside Theatres on 22 and 23 March with its only Sydney performances. Wuthering Heights tells the story of Heathcliff, a mysterious boy who is rescued from the street and brought to Wuthering Heights, where he develops… Read more.
Black is a collection of three short contemporary dance works created by the Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and Guangdong Modern Dance Company (GMDC) as part of the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project 2015-2020. EDC travelled to Guangzhou in 2015 for the creation of their third collaboration (and title) piece with fifteen dancers from GMDC and… Read more.
Spanning more than thirty-five years, Cats remains one of the top dance musicals of all time. With a few tweaks and star billing, the London Palladium revival production has opened in Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC for a limited season. With a loose over-arching plot, it is the extraordinary talent of the dance ensemble that… Read more.
After opening in Sydney last year to a luke-warm reception, Strictly Ballroom received an injection with a glitter glue-gun before re-opening in Melbourne. And while it still may need a bit more of a twist before we can shout about it, Brisbane crowds didn’t seem to mind when it opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Another… Read more.
Do you hear the people (of Queensland) sing? Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables will open at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in November, with tickets going on sale this Thursday 21st May. “I welcome Les Misérables to Queensland and am certain that audiences will not miss their… Read more.