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HOT: Avenue Q

A comedy musical with puppets? Don’t start groaning – the Tony Award winning Avenue Q is cheesy, clinic cheeky, pharmacy a little bit dirty and it’s certainly not for kids. Admittedly it doesn’t try too hard for laughs (who’s not going to laugh at puppets having wild sex?), the songs are catchy without being memorable […]

HOT: The Ballad of Backbone Joe, World Theatre Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

HOT: The Ballad of Backbone Joe, World Theatre Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

The Ballad of Backbone Joe doesn’t make any deep statements of social commentary or explore thought-provoking issues – but it is inventive and fun. The Suitcase Royale are a trio of rag ‘n’ bone musicians whose style I would term ‘Louisiana swampy blues’ and their theatrical performances combine their song-writing skills with comedy, slapstick, shadow […]

HOT: Arj Barker, Original Style Bits ‘n’ Pieces, Powerhouse, New Farm.

HOT:  Arj Barker, Original Style Bits ‘n’ Pieces, Powerhouse, New Farm.

Australia’s adopted son, comedian Arj Barker, has just completed his tour of duty in Brisbane on the Turbine Platform at the Powerhouse.  I’m sorry to say his final show was Sunday December 13th and now he’s moved to Canberra, which isn’t much help for the Brisbanites who didn’t know he was here.  Keep an eye […]

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