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Itâ€™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 Oâ€™Brienâ€™s non-stop party musical is frothing with timeless classics and cheeky moments bound to have audiences pelvic thrusting in the aisles.
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 theÂ journey on stage.
Six dancers intertwine their limbs in a pulsing clump of bodies.Â A mesmerisedÂ audience watches with breathless fascination, attempting to dissect the contemporary movement and throw theirÂ own interpretations of the pieceÂ into the mix.
The stage is set and the players are ready for a battle between Brisbaneâ€™s best improvisers. This Sunday night Metro Arts will house the clash, with only one question remainingâ€¦ who will be crowned the Maestro of the stage?
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,Â Blackrock.
At some stage in their lives, everyone has belted along with at least one of Whitney Houstonâ€™s timeless hits, whether itâ€™s I Will Always Love You or I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Prolonging the Houston legacy, â€˜The Bodyguardâ€™ the musical is about to hit Brisbane, starring Australiaâ€™s own pop sensation, Paulini Curuenavuli.Â
George Orwell once wrote that â€œan idea is the only thing that can change the world.â€ The adapted production of his dystopian novel, â€˜1984,â€™ has unquestionable world-changing potential, even if only for five nights at QPACâ€™s Lyric Theatre.
At Queensland Theatreâ€™s production of â€˜Noises Off,â€™ the audienceâ€™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.
â€œIn tragedy, there is no escapeâ€¦â€ A woman dressed in a metallic pink dress and eye-catching beehive wig sips from a glass of champagne, â€œâ€¦ so we can all relax.â€