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Anina-Marie Reviews

Beauty and the Beast Jr / Ipswich Musical Theatre Company

Presented at Ipswich Civic Centre by an ensemble of budding junior performers from Ipswich Musical Theatre Company, Beauty and the Beast Jr is a wonderful display of the musical theatre stars of the future. With a cast of bright-eyed young performers, playful choreography and fun costumes, Beauty and the Beast Jr is absolutely adorable.

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The Best of Broadway // QuidPro Co

by Sandra Harman “Oh, the weather outside was frightful, but inside was so delightful….” and QuidPro Co’s production of The Best of Broadway was superbly delightful. Despite the ominous thunder and the torrential rain which hammered the roof of the Hayward Street venue, the vocal quartet of Henry Kafoa, Kayleigh Marven, Jess Papst and Cristian […]

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Rock of Ages // Beenleigh Theatre Group

“It’s the final countdown” to get your tickets to see Beenleigh Theatre Group’s production of Rock of Ages. The show takes the audience down memory lane with all the hit songs from the 80’s featuring amazing singers and a rockin’ band. Audiences should be groovin’ over to the Crete Street Theatre to see this great show before it is too late.

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Death and the Maiden // Ad Astra

Ad Astra’s production of Death and the Maiden is a gripping, terrifying experience that has the audience on the edge of their seats. This production deals with some extremely sensitive and highly traumatizing material in a way that is respectful and authentic.

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Phoenix Ensemble // Jasper in Deadland

Phoenix Ensemble’s Jasper in Deadland is a wonderfully weird and whacky underworld adventure featuring a superbly talented cast that breathes new life into all the well-known creatures of the nether.

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Queensland Musical Theatre // Mamma Mia!

“You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life” is most certainly the experience art Queensland Musical Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Opening night had the audience dancing in their seats from the beginning of the Overture to the end of the final Megamix number. Performed at the charming Twelfth Night Theatre, with an energetic cast and groovy tunes, this is a night out that won’t be forgotten any time soon

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Portraits // Observatory Theatre

Portraits is a horrifying tale that perfectly encapsulates some very big questions around legacy and how much loyalty we owe to the ideals and values of our parents after they die. It is not exactly enjoyable to watch because it is so cynical, but it somehow feels necessary currently to ask these questions. Driscoll’s play explores legacy and tradition and begs the question: can we ever really break free from our legacy or are we merely products of our inheritance? Observatory Theatre’s production of Portraits moves the audience from their comfortable existence into the world of the Godbold mansion to face not only the ghosts of this family but also those of their own. Bravo!

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Physical Harm and Heights // Rosebird Collective

Physical Harm and Heights demonstrates the immense potential of these bright, new young performers in a show that is short and bittersweet. The choral work in this piece is phenomenal and executed with such precision that the individual vignettes feel weighty and pertinent. Rosebird Collective is a promising group of performers and Bravo Brisbane cannot wait to see what Pilgrim, Shaw, Cantrel, Allen and Ooi do next!

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Cinderella // Phoenix Ensemble

Phoenix Ensemble’s production of Cinderella, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, is a fun outing for the whole family. Originally written for television in 1957, Cinderella is a musical retelling of the classic fairytale, particularly the version by Charles Perrault featuring music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Phoenix Ensemble’s imagining of this classic is sweet, light-hearted and wonderfully uplifting.

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The 39 Steps // Introspect Theatre Company

Introspect Theatre Company’s The 39 Steps is an absolute stunner of a production by a new theatre company that is so funny that the audience laughs so much that they cry.  Featuring strikingly creative sets and costumes with an utterly side-splitting plot and decidedly brilliant cast, this is a show that you will not want to miss.