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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | September 21, 2017

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AboutKayla Wratten, Author at The Creative Issue

Kayla Wratten

Kayla Wratten

When it comes to musical theatre, I’ve played all kinds of roles, from Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz to a Japanese Geisha and even a reindeer. Obviously pulling a sleigh on stage was the highlight of my performing life. Being on the other side of the curtain as a performing arts writer for TCI allows me to combine my love for theatre with my passion for writing. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at QUT but I definitely spend more time procrastinating (i.e. listening to the Hamilton soundtrack or making banana pancakes) than actually studying. Read more: http://kaylaskonfettiblog.wordpress.com

Posts By Kayla Wratten

Get Comfortable with LANKS

August 8, 2017 |

If you ever feel like listening to a refreshing blend of organic and electronic sound attached to a compelling narrative sung in delicate falsetto, then LANKS is the musician for you.

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A Night at ‘Blackrock’

August 1, 2017 |

A lot has changed in Australia over the past two decades, but something that hasn’t lost its relevance or gravity in society since its birth in 1995 is Nick Enright’s renowned Australian play, Blackrock.

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Dancers take flight in Mozart Airborne

July 26, 2017 |

Six dancers intertwine their limbs in a pulsing clump of bodies. A mesmerised audience watches with breathless fascination, attempting to dissect the contemporary movement and throw their own interpretations of the piece into the mix.

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A Chat with the Cursed Baronet of Ruddigore

July 13, 2017 |

Imagine if you had to commit one crime every day for the rest of your life, and you’ll know exactly what it’s like to be a cursed baronet of Gilbert and Sullivan’s, Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! While Jason Barry-Smith couldn’t imagine ever committing a felony himself, his character, Sir Despard Murgatroyd, in Lindy Hume’s version of the famed opera, spends his days indulging in wicked deeds like kidnapping children and building orphan asylums. Read More

Interview: Paulini on ‘The Bodyguard’.

July 12, 2017 |

At some stage in their lives, everyone has belted along with at least one of Whitney Houston’s timeless hits, whether it’s I Will Always Love You or I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Prolonging the Houston legacy, ‘The Bodyguard’ the musical is about to hit Brisbane, starring Australia’s own pop sensation, Paulini Curuenavuli.  Read More

The Jungle Giants on their Quiet Ferocity Tour

July 10, 2017 |

If you haven’t listened to The Jungle Giant’s latest album – Quiet Ferocity – stop what you’re doing right now and hit it up for a dose of head-bopping, infectious tunes bound to get your feet tapping wherever you are.

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Review: It’s not just about ‘Rice’

July 5, 2017 |

Queensland Theatre’s production of Rice is “an insightful story about the personal side of globalisation.” 
At least, that’s what the tagline says. In the epitome of simplicity, the play could be summed up in just one word: “Life.”  Read More

Big Brother is watching you

June 18, 2017 |

George Orwell once wrote that “an idea is the only thing that can change the world.” The adapted production of his dystopian novel, ‘1984,’ has unquestionable world-changing potential, even if only for five nights at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre.

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Laughter On at Noises Off

June 11, 2017 |

At Queensland Theatre’s production of ‘Noises Off,’ the audience’s genuine bursts of laughter were so consistent they became incidental background noise to the play itself. Or, more accurately, the play within a play.

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Review: There’s no escaping the tragedy of Antigone

June 5, 2017 |

“In tragedy, there is no escape…” A woman dressed in a metallic pink dress and eye-catching beehive wig sips from a glass of champagne, “… so we can all relax.”

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Suspend your Disbelief with David Strassman

May 27, 2017 |

It’s about Chucking time comedian and ventriloquist David Strassman returned to Brisbane, touring Australia with his avant-garde performance of iTedE. Read More

Paniyiri Greek Festival: Did someone say OPA?

May 19, 2017 |

Are you dreaming of escaping to a country where smashing plates is tradition, the Mediterranean sea is calling and the honey puffs are plenty? Wake up to this reality with a visit to the Paniyiri Greek Festival this weekend.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Hits the Stage

May 14, 2017 |

TCI chats with Paige McKay from QLD Conservatorium’s ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ about the highs and lows of playing the feisty Milly Pontipee. 

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