Ruby Moon // Ad Astra

Ad Astra’s latest show is a terrifyingly gripping journey through the unravelling psyches of Ray and Sylvie Moon following the disappearance of their daughter, Ruby. This decidedly absurdist play challenges audience perceptions and encourages us to question. And Ad Astra’s production certainly achieves what director Susan O’Toole-Cridland set out to do; the perfect conversation starter on a complex (and so extremely important) modern topic.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee // Brisbane Musical Theatre

Brisbane Musical Theatre’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fun, crazy romp with an extremely talented cast that audiences are not likely to soon forget. This is a show you will not want to miss! But the season is short and the show will close tomorrow night (Saturday 9 July) so get in quick and buy your tickets tonight!

Spotlight on Lighting Design // Technical Theatre 1

Welcome to our new series, Technical Theatre, where we speak to local experts about all things technical in the theatre. A closer look at lighting, sound, stage management, and costume design and more! For our first edition, we sat down with Ben Hughes to chat about Lighting Design. Ben has worked in lighting design across theatre, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, concert and outdoor events.

Freaky Friday // Beenleigh Theatre Group

Beenleigh Theatre’s production of Freaky Friday is playing at Crete Street Theatre. Presented with minimal set pieces, a projected backdrop, and a rotating centrepiece to signify changes between home and school, this piece relies heavily on the gumption and chutzpah of the cast. And boy do they deliver in spades! The show’s important message of humility, cooperation, and love for family both blood and chosen and the wonderful cast makes this production a must see.

The Sound of Music // Queensland Musical Theatre

The hills are indeed alive with music! Queensland Musical Theatre’s (QMT) production of the iconic musical The Sound of Music opened at Twelfth Night Theatre last weekend. And boy, what a marvellous production! This show is a beautiful example of the power of community theatre. The music is absolutely stunning, the performers are dedicated, talented and passionate and the result is a production that leaves the audience singing tunes from the show over and over well after the night has finished. Bravo!

The Creative’s Guide To Media Kits

As creatives we often have to do everything. Not only do we spend countless hours developing work, polishing our craft and delivering fantastic creative experiences but we also have to market those experiences. Marketing can be tricky. Budgets are finite and time is limited. So it is vital to maximise our efforts in areas that will generate plenty of ticket sales. But how? The first step in this process is building a sensational media kit.

Once Upon A Time In Sacramento // Abadon Productions

Abadon Productions burst onto the Brisbane theatre scene with their glamorous, seductive maiden production Once Upon A Time in Sacramento last week. Once Upon A Time In Sacramento was the perfect mix of old school Hollywood charm and crime drama evocative of golden era film noir.