Review: Latin American Gala (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra brought the music of Mexican and Brazilian composers to Brisbane audiences at their recent Latin American Gala, joined by virtuoso guitarist Yamandu Costa and his Brazilian seven-stringed classical guitar for a spectacular evening concert celebrating the power and passion of Latin American music. The first piece of the evening was Carlos Chávez’s... Continue Reading →

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Review: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

A co-production between Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company in association with Dead Puppet Society, Storm Boy brings Colin Thiele’s classic Australian coming-of-age novel to the stage in a poignant and awe-inspiring production that will thrill audiences young and old. Directed by Sam Strong and adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway, Queensland Theatre’s Storm... Continue Reading →

Review: Ghosts (The Curators)

People so quickly forget their past selves. Helene Alving’s married life has been held together by lies, but with her only child Oswald returning to Norway from his bohemian artist’s life in Paris, Helene hopes to liberate them both from past taboos after one final gesture of duty to her famous, but secretly debauched, late... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The White Crow (Universal Pictures)

We had the opportunity to see a preview screening of the new Rudolf Nureyev biopic by Ralph Fiennes, The White Crow, thanks to Universal Pictures. The film will be in Australian cinemas from 18 July 2019. Partway between the film adaptations of Billy Elliot and Mao's Last Dancer sits The White Crow, a Rudolf Nureyev biopic that is... Continue Reading →

Review: Cabaret de Paris (Boyd Productions Pty Ltd)

Warmly hosted by the charismatic and multi-talented Marissa Burgess, longest-serving performer of the Moulin Rouge, Cabaret de Paris was an exciting and delighting Parisian-themed revue frothing with feathers and sequins, featuring dazzling costuming, intriguing illusions, and high-energy dancing. The dancing in this 90-minute production was, frankly, of a higher calibre than the Moulin Rouge dancers when... Continue Reading →

Review: Oklahoma! (Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc)

  Kick up your heels with Savoyards' jovial production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration and classic American musical, Oklahoma! Set in Western Indian Territory in the United States circa 1906, Oklahoma! seamlessly intertwines stories of romantic rivalry with a lively community competition between the local farmers and cowboys. Handsome cowboy Curly does his best... Continue Reading →

Review: Flood (Brie Jurss & Emma Lamberton)

Put on some bug repellent, gather around the campfire, and join in this grippingly uncomfortable one-act play by Chris Isaacs. Six friends from Perth are reunited for the ultimate camping trip – two weeks in the bush, in the middle of nowhere, next to a pristine lake. But after less than twenty-four hours things take... Continue Reading →

Review: Hold My Beer (Half Hitch)

Three circus artists and two musicians walk into a bar…and they put on a great show! Exploring the ups and downs of a memorable (or not, depending on how much you drank) night of drinking and debauchery, Hold My Beer was part circus show, part musical comedy, and entirely entertaining. The performance featured a medley... Continue Reading →

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