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A same-sex gay male dance couple embrace against the Sydney Opera House in Rome & Juliet Suite

Romeo & Juliet gets queer in Sydney Opera House performance

The Sydney Opera House will be home to a uniquely queer retelling of Romeo & Juliet this month.  Benjamin Millepied’s highly anticipated Romeo & Juliet Suite is set to make its Australian premiere in a strictly limited season at the Sydney Opera House from 5 to 9 June 2024.  Millepied, choreographer of the Academy Award-winning …

Lorinda May Merrypor and Casey Donovan in & Juliet, opening in Sydney

& Juliet musical gives Shakespeare a pop makeover in Sydney

Tony-nominated jukebox musical & Juliet is finally bringing its blend of Shakespeare, pop music and queer joy to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre next week. The smash hit stage show, written by Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek writer/producer David West Read, takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet but flips the script on the love story with a huge twist. Instead …

Conor Leach in the stage show Fourteen in 2022

Queensland gay play Fourteen is finally touring Australia

The acclaimed gay coming-of-age play Fourteen is finally returning for a national tour two years after its Brisbane premiere. Fourteen is the stage adaptation of writer Shannon Molloy’s memoir about growing up gay in Yeppoon in central Queensland in the 1990s. In the play, the gay student struggles to get through a year of self-discovery …

Courtney Act and Chita

Courtney Act pays tribute to late stage legend Chita Rivera

Courtney Act has shared a beautiful tribute to late US musical theatre legend Chita Rivera, who died this week at age 91. Chita’s daughter announced Chita had died in New York after a brief illness. The Latin American Broadway legend’s big break was as Anita in the original 1957 production of West Side Story. Chita …

One male actor dressed in a grey koala onesie hugs another male actor in a pink shirt and dyed hair while holding hands. Promotional picture for the La Boite Theare's queer comedy IRL.

La Boite Theatre’s new queer comedy IRL

IRL is La Boite’s new comedy about young queer love, and how awkward it can be.  Call your internet provider and update your plan this November for IRL at La Boite, a hilarious story of online antics, queer romance, and camp tomfoolery. Directed by Matilda award-winner, Sanja Simić, IRL is a brand-new show by Lewis …

Performer Taylor Mac in full costume including make-up and head piece, appears from behind a curtain in a promotional photo for the show Bark of Millions

Sydney Opera House hosts Bark of Millions world premiere

Sydney Opera House is hosting the world premiere of Taylor Mac’s Bark of Millions as part of its 50th birthday celebrations. “If you’re not invited to the party, throw a better one”, is the philosophy of renowned visionary Taylor Mac, and the catalyst of his new spectacular extravaganza. The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall stage …

Le Gateau Chocolat’s Australian return for Bark of Millions

Le Gateau Chocolat is performing at the Sydney Opera House as part of the world premiere of Taylor Mac’s Bark of Millions on 20th October. He spoke to QNews about his creative journey and why he loves coming back to Australia. It’s hard to put Le Gateau Chocolat into a box. The British artist has …

Capricorn by La Boite

‘Capricorn’: Tale of heartbreak and healing hits the stage

Capricorn, a bittersweet play about love, loss, identity, culture, sexuality and pet fish, makes its world premiere at La Boite Theatre from 24 July to 12 August. Can you love someone and hate them at the same time?  This is the question that Kabi Kabi/Butchulla writer Aidan Rowlingson is hoping to explore with his upcoming …

Jake DuPree for Blanc de Blanc

Non-binary icon Jake DuPree joins cast of Blanc de Blanc Encore

International burlesque performer, fitness instructor and host, Jake DuPree, has officially joined the cast of Blanc de Blanc Encore – the cabaret-burlesque-circus troupe like no other. Blanc de Blanc Encore has become world-renowned, in recent years, for its intoxicating blend of fun, flirtation and acrobatic feats; enthralling audiences with the same addictive blend of acrobatic …

Ultimate ABBA Experience Twelfth Night

The Ultimate Abba Experience at Brisbane’s Twelfth Night Theatre

The Ultimate Abba Experience opens Saturday, August 27 at Brisbane’s Twelfth Night Theatre, running until Sunday, September 4. Experience ABBA as you’ve never seen before! The producers of sold outs seasons of Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar, Lynch & Paterson are bringing a new show featuring the smash hit tunes of ABBA to Twelfth …

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