Articles on ‘Musical’

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.


Little Shop Open for Business

Little Shop of Horrors - QPAC

Quintessential nice guy Seymour works in a failing florist on skid row. He is hapless, invisible and helplessly in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, until one day he discovers a mysterious plant on the sidewalk. As the plant, named Audrey II, grows and attracts throngs of interested people to the florist, suddenly Seymour’s dreams… Read more.


Jenny Wynter in Viking Mama!

Jenny Whinter in Viking Mama. Photo supplied.

Jenny is a Viking mama of three. She keeps a blog about the everyday battles she faces as a parent: from mustering the fortitude to get out of bed, to shopping with children who constantly want things, to dealing with passive-aggressive neighbours who seem to have everything under control. When Jenny forgets to book a… Read more.


The Sound of Music – Brisbane season

Amy Lehpamer as Maria, with the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music. Photography by James Morgan.

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.



CATS the Musical – Brisbane Season

Dominique Hamilton as Rumpleteaser and Brent Osborne as Mungojerrie in CATS 2015. Image by Hagen Hopkins.

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.


Carrie The Musical makes its QLD Debut

Carrie The Musical

Based on Stephen King’s horror novel and 1976 film, Carrie The Musical has made its blood-soaked Brisbane debut, presented by Wax Lyrical Productions and the Brisbane Powerhouse. Comparing it to the other twisted teenage revenge musical adaptation, which recently opened at QPAC, Heathers The Musical (which was also brilliant by the way); Carrie The Musical is… Read more.


CATS opens in Brisbane

The cast of CATS 2015. Image by Belinda Strodder

Opening over the weekend in Brisbane is the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS, which heralds in a new rap number for Rum Tum Tugger, a new tap number, and a new take on Grizabella the glamour cat, played by Delta Goodrem. Aussie Theatre reporter Bobbi-Lea, spoke to Resident Director Stephen Morgante and swing Madeline… Read more.


Review: Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom. Jeff Busby

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.


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