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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 …

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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 …

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

Cher has 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’d 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, …

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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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Billy Elliot. Jamie Bell stars as title character Billy Elliot

The Hungarian State Opera has cancelled more than a dozen performances of heartwarming stage musical Billy Elliot after conservative commentators claimed the musical could lead to children becoming homosexual. The company said in a statement that it wasn’t cancelling the performances because the claims had merit, but because the controversy surrounding the production had led …

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Ray Meagher Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical

Australian actor Ray Meagher – best known as Home and Away patriarch Alf Stewart – will swap Summer Bay for the Australian Outback for the Brisbane leg of the Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical later this year. Based on the Oscar-winning 1994 film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the story of three Sydney …

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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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Todrick Hall

Singer, actor and YouTube personality Todrick Hall is returning to Australian shores in June with a provocative new stage show. Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour will feature a brand-new storyline with new original songs and costumes and Todrick will tour the show throughout North America, Europe and Asia before reaching Australia and New Zealand. …

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A mum has written a beautiful letter to the Broadway cast of musical Kinky Boots to thank them for inspiring her young daughter. Kinky Boots is based on a real story — as told in the 2005 movie of the same name — about a young man named Charlie who is struggling to save the …

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