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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim died yesterday after celebrating Thanksgiving with friends. Lauded as the ‘defining musical voice of his generation’, his musicals included West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, and Sondheim on Sondheim. Sondheim wrote lyrics that resonated with audiences worldwide. The phrase ‘a string of hits’ doesn’t come close to describing his …

Grease

Grease transcends generations. Indeed, the musical satire resonates decades after the hit movie. More than likely because of the profound truth beating at its heart. Grease challenges social rules while highlighting inter-generational conflict. The anarchic and rebellious musical drills down on issues of teen sexuality and gender equality. And, as though we could forget, Grease …

the producers altitude theatre

Undoubtedly one of the greatest musicals of all time, The Producers, presented by Altitude Theatre, comes to Brisbane Powerhouse this March. Written by comedic genius Mel Brooks, this big brassy show then went on to win a record twelve Tony Awards. Scroll down for video Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan adapted The Producers from Brooks’ …

girl's guide to world war dr lilian cooper josephine bedford

The new Australian musical A Girl’s Guide to World War opens in Caloundra this weekend. The musical tells the story of Brisbane’s ‘first lady doctor’ and her life partner Miss Josephine Bedford. It focuses on the eventful year of 1916 when the Brisbane women worked in a women-operated field hospital on the front lines of …

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 …

cats andrew lloyd webber

Universal Pictures released the trailer for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats this week. Tom Cooper directs a huge line-up of stars in the production. The film blends computer generated and live action. Following the trailer’s release, social media indicated a mixed response. Scroll down for the vid Despite the films promise of ‘You Will Believe’, initial …

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, …

Cher in a still from musical sequel Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Cher just revealed the tracklist for her new album of ABBA covers. The singer announced on the publicity trail for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again that she recorded the album after her time on the film. “After I did ‘Fernando,’ I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, …

Christine Anu talks to QNews magazine about her role in Grease

Christine Anu is an iconic voice in the Australian music scene. Originating from Queensland, she’s known for everything from her classic hits “My Island Home” and “Party” to her extensive time on the national stage. Most recently, she took to the stage for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and …

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