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New Farm Cinema Presents Tommy and the New Pinball Wizard

February 28, 2016 |

In 1969, The Who released the double concept album “Tommy”, which was thankfully adapted into a feature length film six years later. On the 5th of March, New Farm Cinemas will take you back to the surreal and experimental rock musical with their special screening and unofficial pinball tournament.

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Teen Angst has a Body Count in Heathers the Musical

January 12, 2016 |

Heathers The Musical kicks off what will hopefully be another stellar year for Australian musical theatre. Grab your best friends, scrunches and a large glass of champagne and settle down for an evening of high-school bitchiness and bloodshed. It’s a combination to die for.

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Songs for the Fallen Soars

December 12, 2015 |

Songs for the Fallen parties like it’s 1847, in a delicious whirlwind of music, laughter and debauchery.

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Step Back in Time with Ladies in Black

November 22, 2015 |

The world premiere of Queensland Theatre Company’s Ladies in Black was held at Qpac earlier on in the week to a glowing reception.  Adapted from Madeleine St John’s 1993 novel, The Women in Black, this visually stunning production is given character and humour by playwright Carolyn Burns and award-winning director Simon Phillips. With original musical from singer songwriter, Tim Finn, Ladies in Black delivers catchy and unique music numbers that are often only reserved for the stages of Broadway.

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Review: Guilty Pleasures

October 22, 2015 |

Direct from stellar seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, new Australian one-woman musical Guilty Pleasures is a witty and energetic exploration into the lives of five ordinary women driven to commit acts of extraordinary violence. Fans of Orange is the New Black or Cell Block Tango, this one’s for you.

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Interview: Tom Oliver

September 4, 2015 |

Tom Oliver is one of Australia’s brightest rising talents with a broad portfolio that includes music, theatre, film, television and cabaret. He spoke to us about his upcoming role in Into the Woods and everything in between.

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Review: Anything Goes

August 6, 2015 |

The S.S. American has docked at QPAC for a slick, toe-tapping production that is the absolute top. Superstars Caroline O’Connor and Todd McKenney lead an outstanding cast through a high farce on the high seas, leaving audiences dancing in their wake.

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Interview with Sarah Murr

July 14, 2015 |

The Creative Issue recently spoke with Sarah Murr about her role in Opera Queensland’s upcoming production of Candide, her surprise at landing a role in Les Miserables and her advice for aspiring performers.

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Review: Impromptunes ǀ Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 3, 2015 |

Impromptunes is a professional musical theatre improvisation troupe combining singing, stand up, dance, and a lot of humour.

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Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

March 27, 2015 |

The year is shaping up well for lovers of musicals, and Brisbane Arts Theatre’s excellent production of the lesser-performed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is yet another boon.

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Strictly Ballroom Comes to Brisbane

March 12, 2015 |

In what is becoming a revolution, that Brisbane is being included in the vibrant musical scene that Melbourne and Sydney experience, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is coming to QPAC this September!

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Review: WICKED

February 25, 2015 |

With more than ninety awards to its name and productions in over ten countries, WICKED’s star seems to be on a permanent rise. Now, four years since it last graced our stages, the untold story of the Witches of Oz flies back into Brisbane.

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Review: Into The Woods

January 8, 2015 |

Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s black comedy of twisted fairy tales and hysterically funny duets has finally hit cinemas. While the movie musical is a tricky beast, Rob Marshall and James Lapine have done a commendable job of bringing a deeply ‘stagey’ production to life on screen.

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The King and I – and the audience dressed in royal garments of their own

April 25, 2014 |

Rogers and Hammerstein’s extraordinary performance ‘The King and I’ returned to Brisbane with the Australian Premiere, and Brisbane’s opening night, on the eve of Easter.

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