Brisbane Airport BNE Issue 3 - page 31

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Comic look at fairytales
Helpmann award-winning actor and singer Ursula Yovich breathes new life into popular Grimm
brothers fables in Queensland Theatre Company’s production of
The Magic Hour
. Popular bedtime
stories such as
Cinderella, SnowWhite, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel
and
Hansel and
Gretel
were deliciously dark in their original versions penned by the brothers Grimm and playwright
Vanessa Bates reinvents them in a contemporary Australian setting to create a very funny one-
woman show. Yovich inhabits multiple roles of sister, mother, granny and more in this blackly comic
look at the wild and wicked side of the fairytales. Yovich is on a high following rave reviews for her
performance in
Mother Courage and Her Children.
The Magic Hour
at Bille Brown Studio, QTC, 78 Montague Road, South Brisbane from 20
to 31 May. Bookings at
Barbie Live! The Musical
The world’s favourite doll is brought to life
in a dazzling production with energetic
choreography, contemporary music and a
modern storyline about confidence, believing
in yourself and the power of friendship. At
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,
South Brisbane, 11 and 12 April. Tickets from
$34.90 plus fees at
.
Jason Derulo
Derulo didn’t make it to Australia for his 2012
tour when a serious accident forced him to
cancel. But he’s back with a new album and big
hits including ‘The Other Side’ from the Tattoos
album which has notched up more than 28
million YouTube views of the official video. At
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 3 May. Tickets
from $99.90 plus fees at
Guys and Dolls
Harvest Rain Theatre Company kicks off
its season with one of the most popular
Broadway musicals of all time,
Guys and Dolls
.
Ian Stenlake stars and TV legend of the
Hey
Hey It’s Saturday
era Daryl Somers makes a
special appearance. Full of hit show tunes.
From 20 to 23 March, Concert Hall, QPAC.
Tickets from $69 plus fees,
.
Spoiler alert
Comedian Liz Skitch says it was a glossy inflight magazine on a budget airline
that provided the seed of an idea for her latest show
Spoilt
. “I felt like it was
yelling at me to ‘treat’, ‘indulge’ or ‘spoil’ myself. Why? How?! I don’t have the
money to spend on a haircut let alone a weekend getaway day spa package!!
Then I stumbled on an article which described Miss Universe Australia as
‘incredibly down to earth’ and knew I had found my first victim.” Her five
Spoilt
women unravel as the worlds of a reality star, celebrity trainer, botoxed
celebrant, small-dog loving PR consultant and bridezilla collide. Skitch flips
the dark side of narcissism and self-improvement sunny-side up in this electric comedy masterpiece.
Spoilt
, 24 to 26 April, Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm. Bookings at
Fans fund new album
Fans helped fund Kate Miller-Heidke’s new album,
O Vertigo!
, through the crowdfunding platform
Pledge Music in just three days, making it the most successful direct-to-fan campaign by an
Australian artist to date. Perks for pledgers include a free download of the album released in March
and even though the target has been reached it’s not too late to make a pledge, with sweeteners still
on offer including your name in liner notes, happy birthday phone calls, acoustic house gigs, and the
chance to be on the guest list for every Kate Miller-Heidke show for life. There’s even a chance to visit
the studio during recording. Five per cent of funds raised will be donated to World Wildlife Fund for
Nature (WWF) to support their work to save the Great Barrier Reef. Kate will perform songs from
her new album on tour with long-time partner Keir Nuttall and John Rodgers.
Kate Miller-Heidke appears at the Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 5 April. See
to
book. To make a pledge see
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