Villanova Players’ The School for Scandal, is a wonderful night out at the theatre that anyone with a taste for comedy or schadenfreude would enjoy. This show is witty, funny, perfectly staged, and delivered by a wonderful cast who treat the audience to a spectacular night out.
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.
For me personally and for most of our readers here at Bravo Brisbane, theatre is a way of life. Our participation in the arts is as much a part of us as breathing. We live for the thrill of a curtain rising and the satisfaction that comes from a crowd cheering. But for my dear friend, Rach, this joy has been inhibited by illness.
The cast and crew of Sunnybank Theatre Group’s production of Legally Blonde should be immensely proud of their work on this production, and the proof is definitely shown by the sold out season and an extremely lively opening night crowd. A production of this calibre bodes well for all involved, and is a performance that is definitely to be seen. Bravo!
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!
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.
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!