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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 …

Two women visiting Bangkok meet in a karaoke bar in the dazzling tourist mecca’s party district and fall in love in Neon Tiger, the laugh-filled musical love story opening at Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company. A trio of Australia’s boldest theatre talents combine to bring to the stage their love child, the result of an …

The glamour and glitter of Bollywood will return to Australian stages this month as international hit The Merchants of Bollywood comes to The Star Gold Coast. A theatrical dance spectacular, The Merchants of Bollywood charts the enchanting history of the world’s largest and most prolific film industry, and a dynasty of stars that have lit …

Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated rearranges, remixes and reimagines classic dance tracks with a live symphony orchestra and special guest vocalists for a night of pure celebration. The Strings of Life Tour this December sees guest vocalists Sam Sparro, Crystal Waters, Alison Limerick and DJ Groove Terminator join some of Australia’s finest orchestras to perform classic dance hits from …

With all the buzz around Opera Queensland’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni, QNews Magazine sat down with rising international opera star, the chiselled 6′ 4″ Scottish-born Aussie baritone Duncan Rock. Rock takes on the title role role in Mozart’s timeless masterpiece for the seventh time in his career, and we asked how a hunky young …

The hilarious comedy ballet Men In Pink Tights wants to inject a bit of humour into traditional ballet when it comes to Brisbane early next month. Growing up in the United States, Les Ballets Eloell’s artist director Victor Trevino was passionate about ballet and in his early twenties his skills won him a place dancing …

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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