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lesbian musical the prom broadway same-sex couple

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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metro arts house of mirrors and hearts musical brisbane

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, …

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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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David Williamson’s satirical comedy Managing Carmen, a light-hearted look at football, fame, and the power of acceptance, is opening this weekend at New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre. The play follows AFL star Brent Lyall, whose manager is desperate to hide the fact that after Brent takes off his football kit he loves to …

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Isn’t there something extraordinary about going to the theatre? When the lights dim, the audience hush, and then suddenly being transported to another world? Well, Brisbane – we have a little hidden gem right here. At 94 years young, La Boite is Australia’s longest continuously running theatre. From humble beginnings as the Brisbane Repertory Theatre …

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Nash Theatre Ruthless

An all-female cast is taking to the stage at New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre for the showbiz-centred musical farce Ruthless. The musical follows beautiful and diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark, who knows she was born to entertain. Sylvia St. Croix, a slick and overbearing agent, encourages young Tina to audition for the school production …

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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

A brand new stage production will bring the spirit of the global Women’s March protest to a new play at Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company. Award-winning Queensland writer Claire Christian will makes her mainstage debut as playwright next month with Lysa and The Freeborn Dames. In her play, nineteen-year-old Lysa King has come home to …

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Nash Theatre

New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre has given their production of Shakespeare’s classic As You Like It a distinctly Australian flavour. Director Jason Nash says that the play features all of the hallmarks of classic Shakespeare: comedy, romance, crossdressing, and lots of mistaken identities. “As You Like It deals with a court that’s in …

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Brisbane Arts Theatre Equus WEB (2)

The 1970s and playwright Peter Shaffer gave birth to Equus, a disturbing play that explores the psychological turmoil of disturbed 17-year-old Alan Strang and his fixation on horses that’s fuelled by a violent and sexual indifference to the equines. Brisbane Arts Theatre, under the direction of Brenda White, has brilliantly revived this intensely confronting play …

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leopold and loeb

Chicago murderers, Nathan Leopold Jr., aged 18, and Robert Loeb, aged 19 were young, handsome, wealthy and extremely intelligent. The pair believed famed philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s theory of supermen. They decided their superior intellects allowed them to rise above laws and rules that bound the rest of the population. To prove the theory, the pair …

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