The Theatre Sphere

Return to Boogie Wonderland – Velvet Rewired Headed to Brisbane for Wynnum Fringe

Back in April 2016, Brisbane was whisked back several decades to the boogie wonderland of Studio 56 in Velvet. This proved to be such an incredible season, which I described as offering "a night of music-induced euphoria, presenting a...

West Side Story

As I have mentioned a couple of times already, the first time I saw West Side Story was back in early 2003, when a local high school put on a production and invited all the nearby public primary schools to attend.

New COVID-19 Lockdown in South-East Queensland Causes Venues to Shutter for (At Least) Three Days

From 4.00pm today, the Queensland Government will be implementing a lockdown order given a recent surge of Delta-variant COVID-19 cases in the state, including at multiple schools. This, of course, means that performances at virtually all performing arts in...

Van Gogh Alive Multi-Sensory Experience Heads to Brisbane in October

The works of Vincent Van Gogh are some of the world's most iconic masterpieces, and despite the tragic story around his life, millions upon millions have been inspired by his creations. While it is not necessarily possible to travel...

Brisbane Festival Unveils 2021 ‘Brightly Brisbane’ Program

The team behind Brisbane Festival has today announced their 2021 line-up of events. Under the banner of 'Brightly Brisbane', the festivities will be held between 3 September 2021 and 25 September 2021 inclusive.

A Conversation with Isaac Hayward

Before the Brisbane season of West Side Story commences at QPAC, I had the chance to hop onto a Zoom Call with Musical Director Isaac Hayward, to pose a few questions about the show.

Mamma Mia! The Musical – Gold Coast 2021

It still feels bizarre being in a large crowd of people again, especially one full of evidently passionate ABBA fans at a musical titled Mamma Mia! The Musical. But that was me last night, at The Star Gold Coast, sitting...

A Conversation with Adam Gardnir

I have had the utmost pleasure of working with Adam Gardnir professionally on multiple productions during my time with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), including Brisbane seasons of Rent, White Snake, Armistice and many more. He was someone I considered a mentor...

A Conversation With Madeline Grice

Through a marketing campaign with Gold Coast radio station 102.9 Hot Tomato, the producer of Mamma Mia! The Musical's Gold Coast season, Matt Ward Entertainment, hosted a promotion where they went on the search for the Gold Coast's 'Sophie...

A Conversation With Jayde Westaby

Thanks to Australians' social distancing efforts and (for the most part) being COVID SAFE, we are at the point where performing arts venues can open once again, and host shows at or near full capacity. On the Gold Coast,...
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