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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Queensland Cabaret Festival by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

The Queensland Cabaret Festival is about to wind up another busy year on Queensland stages (June 10 – 20). Highlights of the 2015 festival featured some big names such as Tex Perkins, Mar…

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Into the Woods – Cast Announcement by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

What happens after happily ever after? Harvest Rain will explore this idea with Stephen Sondheim’s twisted fairy-tale, Into the Woods, this October. The cast have just been announced and i…

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Absinthe in the World Famous Spiegeltent opens in Brisbane. by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

ABSINTHE Tour Le Monde is the lateste production to rock the Spiegeltent. Now showing in Brisbane in the King George Square, Aussie Theatre reporter, Bobbi-Lea caught up with a few of the ac…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sharmony Productions debut production The Business of Murder opens tonight by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Sharmony Productions is about to hit the Brisbane theatre scene, with its first order of business being murder! Sharmony Productions was created by two longstanding Brisbane based actresses,…

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Fever – Anywhere Theatre Festival by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

In his monologue The Fever, Wallace Shawn reaches out to his own peers with his idea that their very existence is a bloody, tortuous burden on the poor and powerless of the world. For the An…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 09:17AM
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Review: QTC’s Brisbane by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

It’s 1942. Danny is 14. He writes stories, dodges bullies on the way home from school and dreams of flying in the air force like his big brother, Frank. While stories of war are nothing ne…

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Review: Teenage Dreams by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Wow! What a fabulous diva-tastic night out! The audience were in hysterics from the beginning till the very end. In a typical diva like presentation, Josh RH Daveta delivered an engaging and…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:04AM
Sunday, April 5, 2015

Josh RH Daveta to bring new show Teenage Dreams to Brisbane by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Envisage Josh RH Daveta, recently from his starring role in Oscar Theatre Company’s Boy&Girl, exploring the magical world of a diva during half time at a super bowl game. This is exact…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:21PM
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Review: Boston Marriage by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Presented by the Queensland Theatre Company, David Mamet’s drawing room comedy Boston Marriage follows Anna and Claire who dwell on the fringes of the Boston elite at the turn of the Ninet…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:27PM
Monday, March 30, 2015

The Pirates are Back! by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened with a blockbuster production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, which starred Jon English, Marina Prior and Simon Gallahe…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:30PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Naked Magicians tour Queensland by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Who would have thought the words ‘R-Rated’ and ‘magic’ would ever be used in the same sentence? Those cheeky boys are back, and nuder than ever. Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne are …

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Program Applications Open for APAM 2016 by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

The Brisbane Powerhouse is calling for performing artists and arts organisations from around Australia to apply to present their latest productions or pitch works in development as part of t…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review: Wicked Soars with Standing Ovation by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

With over ninety international awards, Wicked is the jewel in the crowning glory of composer Stephen Schwartz’ musical canon, which includes other commercial musical hits for the stage suc…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 05:19AM
Friday, March 6, 2015

Review: Mother & Son Stage Adaptation by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Queensland Theatre Company breathe life back into the beloved Australian TV series Mother and Son as they present the live-on-stage adaptation at QPAC. The original writer of the series Geof…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:30PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Video Interview: The Naked Magicians by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Fifty Shades of Grey at the movies or The Naked Magicians live on-stage… The Naked Magicians win pants down! If you missed these sexy boys last time they were here, it’s ok. You can stop…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:53AM
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review: Everybody Loves Lucy by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

There is something about an opening night. An extra bonus of attending the opening night of Elise McCann’s Cabaret Everybody Loves Lucy (which briefly played at the Cremorne Theatre Februa…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:15PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Wizard Will See You Now: In conversation with Simon Gallaher by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Wicked, the multi award winning blockbuster musical has just opened in Brisbane at QPAC for the second time in 4 years. In celebration of this musical spectacular blowing into town, the Lor…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 08:46PM

Terra Nemo Theatre Company – Season 2015 Launch by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Terra Nemo (Latin for ‘No Man’s Land’) began as a collaboration between eight senior students at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries back in mid 2013. It has gathered moment…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:51PM
Friday, February 6, 2015

Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Award-winning off-Broadway comedy hit Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche has titillated audiences this week in its Australian debut at the Brisbane Powerhouse for Melt: A Celebration of Queer Art…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:49PM
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Boston Marriage – Video ‘Behind the Seams’ tour of the Wardrobe Department. by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Opening tonight at QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre is David Mamet’s American comedy, Boston Marriage. Presented by The Queensland Theatre Company, the three-hander stars Amanda Muggleton, along…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 02:15AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Lion King Breaks QPAC Record by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

It’s official – Queensland loves The Lion King. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced that the Brisbane season of The Lion King has broken QPAC’s box office reco…

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Accomplice at Javeenbah Theatre Company by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Low level sex scenes, partial nudity, mature adult themes, smoking, drinking, and loud noises … No, it’s not a usual Friday night out at The Normanby, but the warning notification for Ja…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 11:27PM
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Thriller Live by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Celebrating the ‘the undisputed King of Pop’, Thriller Live is a tribute concert show of Michael Jackson’s musical journey from his Motown days in the Jackson 5 to his chart-toppin…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:14AM
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Review: The Illusionists 1903 by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Everything Old is New Again. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), foyer was a-buzz with old world glamour for the World Premiere of the 3rd incarnation of The Illusionists franchise…

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Friday, January 9, 2015

The Wind in the Willows World Premiere – La Boite by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

La Boite managed to capture the hearts and imaginations of not only the little badgers who came to see the world premiere of Wind in the Willows, but also the bigger badgers who brought them…

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Wind in the Willows World Premiere at La Boite Theatre by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have adapted Kenneth Graham’s classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows to the stage for La Boite Theatre’s summer programme. The Wind in…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:33AM
Monday, January 5, 2015

The Naked Magicians do Tricks for the Holidays by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

After sold out shows in 2014 in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, and Newcastle, the Brisbane born duo, Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne will be bringing their special brand o…

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

And the Wizard is … by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Producer John Frost has announced that Simon Gallaher will be the new Wizard for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of the blockbuster musical Wicked. It’s a rather serendipitous occasion as …

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:54AM
Friday, December 19, 2014

High Country – Myths and Legends at the Australian Outback Spectacular by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

The Australian Outback Spectacular, which just launched its new arena production, High Country – Myths and Legends, exceeded expectations to provide a unique, full sensory experience whic…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 01:06AM
Monday, December 15, 2014

Footloose – Harvest Rain by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Entering the Brisbane Powerhouse theatre to watch Harvest Rain’s Footloose was a nostalgic experience. For me, it brought back great memories of performing it at CQCM (Central QLD Conserv…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 04:09AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014

REVIEW: Freud’s Last Session by Bobbi-Lea Dionysius

Based on the magical “What If”, Freud’s Last Session is a thought provoking two-hander play that poses the question, “What if Sigmund Freud met C. S. Lewis?” Wouldn’t you love to…

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:55PM

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