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!
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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.
Villanova Players’ production of The Real Inspector Hound was a rapturous, stimulating romp from beginning to end. An undeniably funny, talented cast presented an exhilarating plot with gusto. The audience was enthralled on the edge of their seats right until the cathartic resolution.
The Brisbane Comedy Festival will culminate in a tournament of quick wits and theatrical derring-do on Sunday 29 May with the Theatresports Grand Championships. Presented by ImproMafia, Brisbane’s veteran impro specialists, the competition will see the best of the best local improvisers – Team Queensland – take on a combined team of out-of-town challengers – Team Southerners – on the Powerhouse main stage.
The Curators’ Theatre’s production of The King Lear Monster Show is a spectacular adaptation of a Shakespeare classic. Everyone who loves theatre or even just visual design should see this show. The King Lear Monster Show is just the modern reimagining the world needs now. The visual design is phenomenal, the direction is perfect, the characterisation is outstanding and the performance is sublime. Don’t miss it!
My, my how can I resist you? Resistance is futile. The Ultimate ABBA Experience is irresistible. From the moment the curtains part and the music starts in Lynch & Paterson’s latest extravaganza the audience is transported to a magical ABBA wonderland. Dazzling costumes, dreamy voices, delicious dancers and delectable music; this show has it all.
Beenleigh Theatre’s Peter Pan is wonderfully uplifting, laugh-out-loud funny and a triumphant celebration of imagination. The queer reimagining is wonderfully executed, allowing for a diversity in the gender representation never before seen in Peter Pan. The timeless story delivered by an immensely talented cast captures the hearts of the audience from beginning to end. This production evokes a magical sense of childlike joy. Bravo!
The X Collective’s production of Leaves of Glass is sombre; a darkly twisted tale about how families grieve and communicate through trauma. Directed by Wayne McPhee, The X Collective has created an experience true to the original script that draws attention to its brilliance.
Rhonda Burchmore wowed audiences at Redland Performing Arts Centre with a spectacular night of song and dance; celebrating 40 years in the entertainment industry. Rhonda Burchmore is GLAMAZONIA is a show not only for those who know and love Rhonda but for anyone who loves cabaret, musical theatre or sequins.