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Friday, November 24, 2017

Wizard of Oz follows the yellow brick road to Brisbane by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! An excited audience welcomed the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Wizard of Oz in Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre. Produced…

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Together in Brisbane by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

One of London’s most successful musical directors Callum McLeod orchestrates yet another Michael Ball winner with Together. An aptly titled musical collaboration between Michael Ball and A…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Kinky Boots is six inches of sassiness! by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

The shoes are glittery red, but we are definitely not in Kansas. Kinky Boots is a fabulous, campy musical with the universal theme of following your heart and being true to yourself. Its tim…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Matt-aphorically Speaking – A Dyslexic Guide to Dating, Love and Everything In Twebeen by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Written and performed by Matthew Dear (graduate from the 2016 Griffith Conservatorium of Music’s Musical Theatre programme), Matt-aphorically Speaking is part-cabaret, part-lecture, about …

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Swallow by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Swallow portrays the hard lives of three women as they find a way to survive in a modern world. It’s a story of alienation, isolation, and loneliness. The theme of the play questions ident…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Fresh from seasons of Cat and Two Sisters (there were casting issues, don’t ask), the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society presents a season of the murder mystery, The Murder at Haversham Man…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Regan Lynch Does It In Public by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

As part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival, Regan Lynch presents his self-written, one-man show, Regan Lynch Does It In Public – Young Dumb & Full of Comedy. The cabaret was a bold a…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Bobbi-Lea chats with the wonderful cast of My Fair Lady – Video Interview by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

My Fair Lady’s 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Lowe’s iconic musical is currently playing in Brisbane’s QPAC Lyric Theatre as part of the Australian tour. To mark this moment…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Every Brilliant Thing is worth living for by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Every Brilliant Thing is the story of a seven-year-old boy who makes a wish list of everything brilliant thing worth living for in this world to cheer up his mother – from Christopher …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:32PM
Monday, March 13, 2017

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

#FirstWorldWhiteGirls: Botox Party! is a highly entertaining, joyous show with lots of laughs. To set the mood, the cabaret opens with two young ladies in sparkling jewels, glitzy costumes,…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Flick by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

In an association with Melbourne ensemble theatre company Red Stitch, Queensland Theatre presented Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre last…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ladies in Black Returns to Brisbane by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

In a return season presented by Queensland Theatre, Ladies in Black is a charming musical full of flair and frocks, exploring the post-war era in Australia. Adapted by Carolyn Burns from Mad…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza – a kaleidoscope of colour and sound. by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

The circus always brings back fond memories of childhood – sitting under the big top (with the obligatory fairy floss and popcorn) and watching talented people do extraordinary things – …

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Smooth Criminals – Brisbane Powerhouse by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

  What does a beat boxer and the runner up of The Voice have in common? The late great Michael Jackson. The unlikely duo is Luke Kennedy from Team Ricky on The Voice (and The Ten Tenors…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Star announcement for The Body Guard – Video Interview with Paulini. by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that beloved Australian pop star Paulini will play the leading role in The Bodyguard, the award-winning film-turned music…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:16PM

La Boite Launches 2017 Season by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Launching their 2017 Season, La Boite’s program focuses on Your Stories, Your Community & Your Theatre, reflecting their commitment to working with local artists as well as collaborat…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:03PM
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Disgraced in Brisbane by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

The rules of polite dinner conversation etiquette in a post-9/11 society: never discuss politics, religion, race, or terrorism. Obviously the memo wasn’t sent out to the four guests who at…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

St Mary’s in Exile – QTC World Premiere by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

In the largest schism in Australia’s Catholic history, Father Peter Kennedy was ousted from his post at St Mary’s by the Church for his unorthodox practices. The beloved priest was progr…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White – Australian Premiere by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

As part of QPAC’s International Series, France’s Ballet Preljocaj’s contemporary interpretation of Snow White made its Australian debut at the Brisbane Festival. An adult version, b…

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Shadowland by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

In the place where dreams are made of sits Pilobilus’ fusion of physical theatre, dance, and shadow illusion production of Shadowland. More than just a dance pieces whose meaning often…

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Blanc de Blanc at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

If there’s one event, one constant that I can look forward to each year (apart from my birthday and Christmas of course), it’s the return of the Spiegeltent at the Brisbane Festival. I a…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

World Premiere – St Mary’s in Exile (Video Interview) by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

One of the roles of theatre is to reflect back to us who we are as individuals and a community. It also offers an opportunity to pose questions and provoke debate about life’s big question…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Understudy Productions debuts Edges: A Song Cycle by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

There’s a new kid on the musical theatre block. Brisbane-based company Understudy Productions has debuted at the Metro Arts with Edges: A Song Cycle, written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek.…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:47PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Video: Casey Donovan & Brian Mannix talk We Will Rock You, Queen, and more! by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

As the reviews come in and Brisbane are rockin’ out to We Will Rock You, Ben Elton’s tribute to Rock n Roll using the back catalogue of iconic Queen songs, Aussie Theatre’…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:37PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We Will Rock You opens at QPAC by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Part rock concert, part musical, We Will Rock You opened last week in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre and although the plot is not a literary masterpiece, a standing ovation was proof that the audien…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:24PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016

First look! QTC and The Dead Puppet Society premiere The Wider Earth. by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

From the tiniest longhorn beetle to the majestic southern right whale and the ancient Galapagos tortoise, Dead Puppet Society recounts the tale of scientific visionary Charles Darwin’s voy…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:45PM
Monday, June 13, 2016

Lisa Fisher and Grand Baton by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer has had a long career performing alongside mega-acts like the Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails and Tina Turner. She is coming to Brisbane for the Queensland C…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:27PM
Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Tragedy of King Richard III by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

If you think you’ve seen every possible interpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III, you will be delighted by La Boite’s premiere production showing at the Roundhouse Theatre. Calling …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 12:04AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Queensland Cabaret Festival by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

We can see heroes as the Queensland Cabaret Festival (June 3-12) swings into winter, showcasing legends and those that pay tribute to them. Launching with a solid round of sold-out shows on…

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Daffodils – Brisbane Powerhouse by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Daffodils, the multi-award winning indie Kiwi cabaret now at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre., is an everyday story of extraordinary love inspired by true events. Rochelle Bright’s p…

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Menopause the Musical: Women on Fire by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

As soon as I saw a tree of mannequins dressed in underwear bathed in harsh florescent lighting, and heard the announcement  to ‘switch your phone to vibrate’, I knew I was in for a long…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 07:18PM

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