Review: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities (Cirque du Soleil)

Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed production KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities was an evening of excitement, enchantment, and unexpected marvels under the Big Top. It was all of the gasp-inducing, awe-inspiring circus I had been told to expect from this world-class company, delivering a joyous sense of wonder and allowing for absolute suspension of disbelief as the... Continue Reading →

Review: Timeless (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra farewelled outgoing Music Director Alondra de la Parra and 2019 Artist in Residence Paul Lewis in a spectacular concert that showcased the best of both. In an exciting first for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the concert was also livestreamed globally via Facebook and to venues across the state, reaching a potential audience of... Continue Reading →

Review: The 8 Reindeer Monologues (The Drama Merchant)

Content and trigger warning: This production contains or refers to, and therefore this review refers to, sexual harassment and abuse, rape, paedophilia, homophobic and ableist slurs, mature themes, and coarse language. The Drama Merchant presents The 8 Reindeer Monologues, a dark Christmas drama with moments of humour by Jeff Goode. The play is presented in... Continue Reading →

Review: Spring Awakening (Moreton Bay Theatre Company)

Content and trigger warning: Please note that this production contains, and therefore this review refers to, abuse, rape, abortion, incest, suicide, violence, partial nudity, mature themes, and coarse language. This production is not recommended for anyone under fifteen years. Moreton Bay Theatre Company presents Spring Awakening, directed by Pat James with musical direction by Melissa... Continue Reading →

Review: Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave an impressive performance last Friday night with Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, delivering an outstanding concert despite a last-minute change of conductor and concert schedule. The pre-concert talk was delivered by QSO Marketing and Publications Coordinator Celia Casey, having recently completed her PhD in Musicology at the University of Queensland and who wrote... Continue Reading →

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