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Queerstories is raucous, radical, and then at times, sweetly heartwarming. The popular live show is returning to Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday, November 16 for another evening of wildly funny and extremely honest stories from our LGBTIQ+ community. The Queerstories talks invite audience members within and supporting the LGBTIQ community to be moved by an unexpected …

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Religious protesters rallying outside a theatre production of the Rocky Horror Show have gone viral thanks to a gay couple’s response to their bigotry. The protesters were reportedly from the nearby Zion Tabernacle Protestant Evangelical Church in the English city of Chester. They slammed the Story House Theatre’s production as “vile” and “unholy, sexual and …

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Tony Award-winning Broadway star Faith Prince is returning to Australia in October for two intimate cabaret performances at QPAC. Faith Prince has been dazzling audiences since winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Miss Adelaide in the musical Guys and Dolls. In her latest concert, An Intimate Evening with Faith Prince, …

Stephen Madsen Muriels Wedding QPAC

When Stephen Madsen first steps into the spotlight in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical, he is apparently fresh from the pool in his role as Alexander Shkuratov. Costumed in just a pair of budgie-smugglers and glistening droplets of water, he looks every bit the Olympic swimmer he plays. Stephen works hard to maintain his body for …

Steven Oliver From Darkness La Boite

Steven Oliver’s play From Darkness originated in a chat with his family. “We were talking about spirits and time travel and going back to change the time when Cook arrived.” From that conversation emerged the gripping, darkly funny drama rightly described by ArtsHub as one of the ‘must-see’ shows of the Brisbane Festival. It is …

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Tucked away behind the Uniting Church in New Farm lives Nash Theatre. The award-winning community theatre company delivers show-stopping productions for over two decades. Nash Theatre’s Australia-first production of Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola’s bisexual-themed stage play Straight opens later this month. The play follows Ben (Tyler Harris), a 26-year-old who likes beer, sport, girlfriend …

Steven Oliver From Darkness

Writer Steven Oliver new play From Darkness is “the kind of storytelling experience that will take audiences from tears to belly-laughs all in the space of 70 minutes,” says La Boite CEO and Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. From Darkness is a gripping, darkly funny drama about a spiritual force and a family’s need to connect …

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An engaged couple working on lesbian-themed Broadway musical The Prom have tied the knot onstage in a real-life wedding. At a recent performance, script coordinator Armelle Kay Harper and singer/actress Jody Kay Smith tied the knot in front of a cheering audience at New York’s Longacre Theatre. Bob Martin, one of the musical’s writers, got …

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House of Mirrors and Hearts (HOMAH) is a new musical fresh from the UK. Dr Dan Jess, artistic director of Kleva Hive, the new Brisbane based independent production company launching the musical’s Australian premiere says, “If Sondheim & Jason Robert Brown had a musical love-child, this’d be it.” “House of Mirrors and Hearts is thrilling, …

Single Asian Female

Michelle Law’s incisive and hilarious comedy Single Asian Female, tackling race and gender in contemporary Australia, is back. And this time Law, who starred in TV’s Homecoming Queens and co-wrote the book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say with her brother Benjamin Law, is taking a starring role in the production herself. Single Asian Female premiered at La …

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