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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 18, 2017

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performing arts, stage shows, theatre

performing arts, stage shows, theatre

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

Brisbane City Youth Ballet’s: Alice in Wonderland

July 13, 2017 |

Brisbane City Youth Ballet brought delight to the school holidays with their performance of Alice in Wonderland at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The auditorium was brimming with proud family members, aspiring dancers and families seeking out entertainment during the school holidays.

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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 Story of Brisbane

July 11, 2017 |

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and The Creative Issue is ready for a trip down memory lane. We join Therese Collie and Tim Mullooly from Playabout Productions for The Story of Brisbane. Set at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse, we traverse the location and revel in excerpts from Brisbane writers in a show that will delight both visitors and locals. Read More

“Ruddigore”: Opera, yes…But not as you know it…

July 8, 2017 |

Brisbane’s performing arts lovers have the opportunity to experience Opera Queensland’s extremely accessible production of the macabre and brilliantly funny Gilbert & Sullivan’s, Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! Read More

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

Wireless: Sensory overload at its finest!

June 22, 2017 |

It’s opening night of Wireless at the Judith Wright Centre. I take my seat for what is my first experience of contemporary dance and I’m apprehensive about the hour of performance ahead of me. 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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A Songstress and a Chanteuse

June 14, 2017 |

I know of Joni Mitchell, but I do not know her. I would recognise some of her songs but not know their names. But I do know Queenie Van De Zandt. So, when my sister invited me to see Blue: … Read More

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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A Raucous Night Out at Murray Hill + Bridget Everett

June 10, 2017 |

Straight from NYC, alt-cabaret chums Murray Hill and Bridget Everett get up close and personal with the Queensland Cabaret Festival audience in a show no one’s forgetting in a hurry.

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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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