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

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performing arts, stage shows, theatre

performing arts, stage shows, theatre

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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Review: Starman

September 19, 2017 |

Sven Ratzke hit the Spiegeltent stage on Tuesday and Wednesday night last week as part of the Brisbane Festival, bringing to life the legend, David Bowie, in his cabaret show Starman. He paid tribute to Bowie’s hits, embodied his many personas and took command of an audience slightly unsure of what to expect.

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Simone Eclair- Turning tears into laughter

September 7, 2017 |

“It is terrifying… the world closes down to this pin prick and then there is like this beeeeep ringing in your ears. The first time I did it I remember thinking I was going to vomit and shit myself at the same time… but it is such a rush and I didn’t die so I went back.”

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A night with Opera Queensland

August 24, 2017 |

“We are Opera Queensland, not Opera Brisbane.” Starting on August 25th Opera Queensland is hitting the road and taking the opulence of opera to rural Queensland.

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Hansel and Gretel: A Classic Remade

August 24, 2017 |

OperaQ and shake & stir theatre co. have come together to recreate Hansel and Gretel for kids in Queensland. Read More

Neel Kolhatkar Live

August 23, 2017 |

Privilege, diversity, stereotypes. Neel Kolhatkar takes the audience through a hilarious tour of societal issues. He sits down with The Creative Issue ahead of his headline comedy tour. Read More

Flipside Circus Cabaret

August 23, 2017 |

The setting was modest and simple. Black clothed tables, fairy lights surrounding the perimeter and one spotlight lit stage waiting for the talent to arrive… and boy oh boy, did the talent arrive.

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Short and definitely Sweet

August 7, 2017 |

An audience of theatre lovers, family cheer squads, weekend creatives and university drama students piled into the Visy Theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday night.

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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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A chance to spend a night with Jimi and his family

July 27, 2017 |

A night at the theatre is as much about the performers giving to the audience, as it is about the audience being open to the experience and the change offered by the journey on stage.

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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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Impromafia’s Maestro: Witness a ‘snowflake before it melts’

July 21, 2017 |

The stage is set and the players are ready for a battle between Brisbane’s best improvisers. This Sunday night Metro Arts will house the clash, with only one question remaining… who will be crowned the Maestro of the stage?

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Christen O’Leary: On acting, mentoring and La Boite’s production of Blackrock

July 19, 2017 |

The Creative Issue had the pleasure of speaking with Christen O’Leary in the lead up to the La Boite & QUT Creative Industries production of Nick Enright’s, Blackrock.

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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