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Getting To Know You: Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu stars as Tuptim in The King and I

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane over the weekend, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You (see what we did there?) to introduce these new…

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The King and I – Photo Feature

Yongying Woo as Eliza in Opera Australia's The King and I , Brisbane. Image by Oliver Toth

Opera Australia and John Frost’s The King and I opens at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane tomorrow night starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune. The production, directed by Christopher Renshaw with stunning costume and set designs by Roger Kirk and Brian Thompson respectively, is a lavish and opulent revival of Rodgers…

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The Lion King confirmed for Brisbane

The Lion King

For the first time ever, Disney’s blockbuster musical The Lion King will travel to Brisbane for a season commencing in September 2014. Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, confirmed today that the show will head to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre with performances commencing on September 26…

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Expressions Dance Company: Season Launch 2014

Expressions Dance Company

Happy 30th EDC! 2014 is a big year for the Expressions Dance Company (EDC) with two main stage seasons presented at QPAC, as well as a full programme at their studio based at the Judith Wright Centre in Fortitude Valley. EDC, Queensland’s leading contemporary dance company, launched their 2014 season…

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Reviews

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Shakespeare is an intimidating body of literary works to first approach. Academics literally dedicate their entire lives to studying Shakespeare’s life and works. There exists 37 plays, over 150 sonnets, and even some lesser known pieces only likely to be read by a few confused people. Alas, where to dippeth…

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Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities - Queensland Theatre Company

Other Desert Cities is yet another award winning Broadway play made available for Brisbane audiences thanks to the joint efforts of the Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company. Written by Professor Jon Robin Baitz (veteran playwright, and executive producer of the long running American ABC series Brothers…

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Reviews

Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird - shake & stir

Tequila Mockingbird: four parts Tequila, one part Green Crème de Menthe Liqueur, one part freshly squeezed lime juice, and a slash of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird for flavour. Blended on high in an outback Australian setting for 90 minutes. shake & stir. Written by shake…

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Grease is the Word

Grease Australian Tour - Photo by Jeff Busby

It’s been thirty-five years since the film was released and the last main stage production in Australia was twenty-two years ago (arena spectaculars aside) but GREASE is still the word. The new Australian production has premièred in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre to an…

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Grease opens this Sunday in Brisbane

Rob Mills as Danny in GREASE. Image by Jeff Bubsy

John Frost’s multimillion dollar revival of GREASE will officially open in Brisbane for its Australian premiere on Sunday 25 August.  Starring Rob Mills as Danny and rising star Gretel Scarlett as Sandy, the ticket sales for GREASE in Brisbane have been exceptionally strong, with extra performances added to the limited season…

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