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brisbane powerhouse melt queer arts festival reuben kaye cabaret performer emily gilhome

Brisbane’s MELT queer arts festival has unveiled its 2019 program of events, performances and discussions. The 10-day festival runs from June 28 to July 7 at the Brisbane Powerhouse with a program celebrating LGBTIQ+ arts and culture and promoting visibility and inclusivity among the LGBTIQ+ community. MELT guest director Emily Gilhome said the festival would …

ad astra kelly stage show

Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Ad Astra is the dedicated space of a theatre company passionate about creating performance work that delivers beyond expectations. It’s here that the iconic Australian story of Ned Kelly has been retold with an unexpected and creative twist in Matthew Ryan’s Kelly, writes Michael James. In the final hours before …

opera queensland a flowering tree

Opera Queensland will begin its 2019 season early next month with Patrick Nolan’s Helpmann Award winning production of A Flowering Tree. The melodic and contemporary love story by world renowned composer John Adams is performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Concert Hall from April 2 to 6. Inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A …

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has happily accepted his status as a gay icon, saying he’s “all for” tackling discrimination through storytelling. Jackman visited an Auckland university on Wednesday, where he sang with students and announced his upcoming world tour The Man. The Music. The Show. On the tour, the 50-year-old will perform songs from The Greatest Showman, …

Rupaul's Drag Race Star Kameron Michaels Headed For Brisbane

After sold out shows in the USA, the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race are making their Australian debut in the 2019 Werq The World Tour, hosted by Michelle Visage. QN Magazine spoke to season 10 finalist Kameron Michaels ahead of the tour’s Brisbane stop at QPAC on February 6. There’s a lot of fierce queens …

Dr Frank N Furter (Tim Curry) in the Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975

By Anna-Sophie Jürgens, Australian National University Dr Frank-N-Furter, the snappy alpha-alien who stars in The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show, is one of the most memorable characters to grace the stage and screen in recent decades. In his castle-spaceship from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, Frankie creates a carnal athlete named Rocky and …

Avenue Q Brisbane Arts Theatre

At first glance Avenue Q seems like nice wholesome family fun. It’s a stage show featuring quirky puppets, as well as lively song and dance. But wait a second… These grown-up imaginings of the lovable Muppets don’t only sing and dance. They also fight and… um… have sex… live onstage. Definitely don’t bring the kids! …

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 …

Priscilla queen of the desert tony sheldon

Australian theatre star Tony Sheldon has celebrated the milestone of 2000 shows in Priscilla Queen of the Desert performing as sassy desert queen Bernadette. The Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical has played in 135 cities in 29 countries around the world, and last month the smash hit show opened in Brisbane for the very …

Priscilla Queen of the Desert tony sheldon

Priscilla’s outrageous romp across the Australian outback earned a standing ovation from the audience at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre last week. Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical has played in 135 cities in 29 countries around the world, and last month the smash hit show opened in Brisbane for the very first time. Last week’s …

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