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Portraits // Observatory Theatre

Portraits is a horrifying tale that perfectly encapsulates some very big questions around legacy and how much loyalty we owe to the ideals and values of our parents after they die. It is not exactly enjoyable to watch because it is so cynical, but it somehow feels necessary currently to ask these questions. Driscoll’s play explores legacy and tradition and begs the question: can we ever really break free from our legacy or are we merely products of our inheritance? Observatory Theatre’s production of Portraits moves the audience from their comfortable existence into the world of the Godbold mansion to face not only the ghosts of this family but also those of their own. Bravo!

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Physical Harm and Heights // Rosebird Collective

Physical Harm and Heights demonstrates the immense potential of these bright, new young performers in a show that is short and bittersweet. The choral work in this piece is phenomenal and executed with such precision that the individual vignettes feel weighty and pertinent. Rosebird Collective is a promising group of performers and Bravo Brisbane cannot wait to see what Pilgrim, Shaw, Cantrel, Allen and Ooi do next!

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Cinderella // Phoenix Ensemble

Phoenix Ensemble’s production of Cinderella, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, is a fun outing for the whole family. Originally written for television in 1957, Cinderella is a musical retelling of the classic fairytale, particularly the version by Charles Perrault featuring music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Phoenix Ensemble’s imagining of this classic is sweet, light-hearted and wonderfully uplifting.

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The 39 Steps // Introspect Theatre Company

Introspect Theatre Company’s The 39 Steps is an absolute stunner of a production by a new theatre company that is so funny that the audience laughs so much that they cry.  Featuring strikingly creative sets and costumes with an utterly side-splitting plot and decidedly brilliant cast, this is a show that you will not want to miss.

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School of Rock // Redcliffe Musical Theatre

By Chloe Boike RMT’s School of Rock is a delightfully rockin’ production that will have you grooving and head-banging in your seat at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre. Opening night was filled with an audience eager to attend a performance after the recent COVID-19 lockdown and a cast thrilled to be onstage. This entertaining show – […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar // Lynch & Paterson

By Sandra Harman Inspired by the original 1970 concept album, Lynch and Paterson’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar currently playing at Brisbane’s iconic Twelfth Night Theatre, lovingly showcases its rock opera beginnings while adding a fresh, vibrant feel and look. From the moment the curtains open on a smoky stage with a vibrant guitar riff […]

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Beauty and the Beast // Queensland Musical Theatre

Beauty and the Beast is wonderfully uplifting, laugh-out-loud funny and a triumphant celebration of community musical theatre. The timeless score delivered by a fabulous orchestra and immensely talented cast captures the hearts of the audience from beginning to end. Queensland Musical Theatre’s production evokes a magical sense of childlike joy, and it is a must see for anyone looking for an antidote to the post-COVID blues.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes // Anam Cara Productions

Presented by the newly formed Anam Cara productions, The Marvelous Wonderettes is a refreshingly charming, fun filled musical that takes you back in time to the 1950’s where we meet four best friends as they prepare to perform at their 1958 Springfield High Senior Prom.

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Once Upon a Time in Sacramento // Wings Theatre Company

An intriguing performance that builds the world of the story and experiments with interactivity and audience participation in a fresh way. Donnelly is undeniably creative in his script writing and ideas. This new refreshing execution of a staged production broken up by an interactive performance is to be applauded. Bravo Brisbane can’t wait to see what else Wings Theatre Company will be producing in the future.

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The Belles of Burlesque // InsideOutside Theatre Company

The Belles of Burlesque is a fun little show full of talented artists that is guaranteed to make the audience laugh, gasp and clap along. The performers are brave and confident in expressing their sexuality in such a entertaining way which really challenges the audience to explore their own sensual side.