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Cabaret De Paris Can Cans into QPAC

Brisbane audiences will be treated to a taste of a Parisian style revue this July when Cabaret De Paris plays at Brisbane’s QPAC for three shows only. This spectacular event combines old-fashioned showgirl glamour with variety style entertainment. Audiences can expect to see skilful adagio dancers, aerial pole performers and of course the world-famous French cancan. The show dials up the mystery with illusionists and quick-change artists and is sure to give you a laugh with renowned comedy circus performers also in the mix.

Shrek The Musical in 2020.

Theatre producer John Frost has announced that the Broadway hit SHREK THE MUSICAL is coming to Australia. This lavish multi-million dollar musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star in early January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane.

Eddie Perfect on Broadway

He’s done what no other Australian has before - composed songs for two musicals on Broadway at the same time. What’s more, those musicals - Beetlejuice and King Kong - are in theatres literally a stone’s throw away from each other. David Spicer has the story.

Eddie Perfect is having the time of his life.

Ruthie Henshall: Making Dreams Reality

Broadway and West End star Ruthie Henshall talks to Coral Drouyn about her fabulous life on stage and her upcoming Australian tour.

It’s 7.30 on a Tuesday morning and the mellow voiced woman who answers the phone is trying to get her teenage daughters ready for school, just like millions of mums all over the world. The difference is that the multi-tasking woman on the phone is Ruthie Henshall – triple threat musical theatre Diva, television actress, author, recording and concert artist, multiple award winner and, of course, mum of two.

All The World’s A Circus

With Barnum currently playing its limited season, Coral Drouyn looks at how Circus affects our lives and theatre - from Big Tops to stages here in Australia, and around the world.

“And away went the lions and the tigers so wild And away went my beautiful clown; And away went my very last day as a child The day that the circus left town.”

Written by Harold Spina and Carlyn Leigh.

Boy Swallows Universe On Stage

Queensland Theatre has secured the rights for the world premiere of the stage version of Brisbane-born Australian author Trent Dalton’sbreakout novel, Boy Swallows Universe.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2019 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

All The World’s A Circus

Barnum, Russian Circus ZIRK! and Cirque Du Soleil’s KURIOS

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

Behind the scenes at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne

Eddie Perfect on Broadway

Aussie composer represented on Broadway by Beetlejuice and King Kong

 

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Todd Joins The Circus

It’s Todd McKenney’s toughest challenge yet - singing whilst walking and keeping balance on a high wire. He’s been training for months for the role of the legendary circus showman P.T. Barnum in the musical Barnum, which has opened in Melbourne. Todd spoke with Stage Whispers about his passion for the role and the big balancing act.

Stage Whispers: Why Barnum now?

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