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Four emerging and established choreographers are set to take centre stage in Brisbane next month when the Expressions Dance Company presents their new show Converge. The choreographers – Stephanie Lake, Richard Causer and Jake McLarnon from Australia and Xu Yiming from China – will build daring new works with the award-winning dancers at the Queensland …

Liz Callaway

A group of lucky Queensland musical theatre students will be mentored by acclaimed Broadway performer Liz Callaway before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the very first time. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981, and has since performed in shows like “Cats” and the original …

Strut & Fret

Two headlining shows from Australian production company Strut & Fret are bringing stunning aerial acrobatics, sword-swallowing, fire-eating and sexy cabaret to the Brisbane Festival, which kicked off around the city this weekend. Their first show, Fun House, is an all-ages, interactive circus show that is being performed for the first time features a roster of …

Briefs Factory

The Brisbane boys from cabaret troupe Briefs Factory are planning a rally in London to support the legalisation of marriage equality in Australia. The London rally will take place on September 12 at the Underbelly Festival in London entertainment district South Bank, the day the Australian Bureau of Statistics will mail the first forms for …

Lismore Tropical Fruits Cyclone Debbie

Early bird tickets are now on sale for Tropical Fruits’ New Year’s Festival, the group’s signature four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales. This year’s theme is “Neon Garden,” and the group’s colourful Street Parade through the CBD of Lismore – known by locals as the Rainbow Region …

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is one of the best, best musicals I’ve seen in a very long time. Usually on an opening night, the audience is very staid – I think I saw the governor’s car there – and a few other people in the audience were very reserved. But at the end of the show, they …

La Cage Aux Folles

New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre is bringing the campy and big-hearted play La Cage Aux Folles to Brisbane, and Ross Waghorn – better known as Sportsman Hotel drag star Wanda D’Parke – is taking on a lead role. In the play, St Tropez nightclub owner Georges and professional drag star Albin are thrilled …

Holding The Man

A Sydney theatre company has said it “won’t be silenced” after cast, crew and audience members at a performance of “Holding The Man” had their tyres slashed. At least 12 people had their tyres damaged at Lane Cove Theatre Company’s performance of the stage version of Timothy Conigrave’s autobiographical same-sex love story on Saturday. LCTC’s …

Trevor Ashley

Australian performer Trevor Ashley will join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a gala evening celebrating Dame Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday and her musical legacy at this year’s Brisbane Festival. Ashley will take to the QPAC Concert Hall stage next month to perform dozens of classic hits while in character as the music icon, wearing costumes by …

Eurovision Asia

An Asia-Pacific spinoff of the popular Eurovision Song Contest has been formally announced. While the format is still in development and is oddly titled Eurovision Asia, organisers say as many as 20 countries will come together each year and compete for a place in a live Grand Final. “Countries from the Asia-Pacific region will be …

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