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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
“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.”