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“Describe myself in three words? Unapologetic, authentic, and vulnerable.” Meet Jason Chasland, the award-winning, multi-disciplinary bringing his alter ego Leather Lungs to Brisbane for four nights of heartfelt honesty and humour in Son of a Preacher. The thought-provoking and hilarious show tackles adversity through anecdotes and high-pitched notes. And if stories aren’t your thing, don’t worry …

Orpheus & Eurydice opera queensland

Opera Queensland’s concluding production for the year, Orpheus & Eurydice, integrates circus performers into the action.  QNews spoke with one of the principal artists, Jarred Dewey. The story  Eurydice has died and her husband, Orpheus, is distraught. The god of Love, Amor appears and gives him a chance to retrieve his wife from the depths …

richard cilli expressions dance company qpac

In an exhilarating double bill, Expressions Dance Company collaborates with one of China’s leading contemporary dance companies – Beijing Dance/LDTX – to present Matrix at QPAC this November. Renowned Australian dancer Richard Cilli joined Expressions Dance Company for the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project. Matrix came about as a result of the collaboration. Richard Cilli Richard Cilli …

joseph simons 100 years of dance brisbane powerhouse

‘100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale‘ directed by Emma Canalese and performed by Joseph Simons premieres at Brisbane Powerhouse 31 July until 3 August. The performance bursts at the seams with fascinating facts, naughty stories and dance moves to die for. …

The sense of a feast and a rich antipasto platter of musical and visual artistry was the dominant impression of Opera Queensland’s new production of John Adams’ A Flowering Tree this month, writes reviewer Tim Passmore. The majestic concert staging of A Flowering Tree by Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan elegantly combined real-time performance …

Dreaming of a White Christmas? It’s yours this holiday season at the Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane’s underground Opera House. Venture underground and forget all the cares of the world up above as world-class opera singers and musical theatre performers serenade you with both classic and contemporary carols in the acoustically sensational reservoir. And the mystical, …

Australian drag queen trevor ashley

Slip into your glittering best and join us for an evening of unbridled glamour at the 2018 Opera Queensland Gala this weekend. Featuring two-time ARIA Award winner, Megan Washington with Opera Queensland favourites and hosted by international cabaret superstar, Trevor Ashley (pictured), the 2018 Gala this Saturday (November 17) is set to be the social highlight of the season. Experience …

Two women visiting Bangkok meet in a karaoke bar in the dazzling tourist mecca’s party district and fall in love in Neon Tiger, the laugh-filled musical love story opening at Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company. A trio of Australia’s boldest theatre talents combine to bring to the stage their love child, the result of an …

Priscilla Queen of the Desert tony sheldon

Twelve years after opening in Sydney, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – The Musical will roll her wheels into Brisbane for the very first time. It’s the tale of three drag queens and their bus (Priscilla), their (mis)adventures through the outback, and their interactions with Australian culture in all her vibrant, (but often aggressive and …

Stomp

The stage show Stomp is returning to Australia for the first time in five years. Australian audiences will be able to see Stomp’s signature high-octane mix of ensemble choreography, industrial percussion, and continuous comedy. But the show contains no lyrics, with eight performers using nothing but a range of ordinary objects to create music. Everything …

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