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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 24, 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

Craig McLachlan returns to Rocky Horror

November 10, 2017 |

It’s time to put your hands on your hips and pull your knees in tight, because the Rocky Horror Show hits Brisbane in January. Richard O’Brien’s non-stop party musical is frothing with timeless classics and cheeky moments bound to have audiences pelvic thrusting in the aisles.

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Lucy Durack on the Yellow Brick Road

October 27, 2017 |

Throw on your ruby slippers and click your heels three times, because the premier of The Wizard of Oz is arriving in Brisbane this November.

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Sunsoaked Rules the Runway

October 11, 2017 |

Sunsoaked swimwear is set to take out Brisbane Fashion Month’s resort runway with their Spring/Summer ‘La Dolce Vita’ collection. The luxury label is the brainchild of designer Kate Davis Steer, who had a vision to create a clothing line that focuses on sun protection without compromising chic style.

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This is Brisbane Fashion Month

October 9, 2017 |

With the arrival of Spring to the Sunshine state comes the first long-anticipated event of Brisbane Fashion Month. National and international designers old and new will showcase their pride and joy (i.e. their clothing lines) to stylish audiences flocking the streets of Brisbane city this October.

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Boo Seeka Tour

October 3, 2017 |

After three years of touring around the globe, Sydney duo Boo Seeka have finally launched their first full length album, titled ‘Never Too Soon.’

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Orpheus at the Tivoli

September 25, 2017 |

If someone told me that the door of the charming Tivoli was in fact a time machine, I would simply shrug my shoulders and mindlessly agree.

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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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