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CONCERT REVIEW: Twisted Broadway (2015)

Twisted Broadway (2015)

Hold onto your hats, chaps. The best show in town has returned. And this time it’s bigger and better than ever. Starting off at Red Bennies in 2010, moving onto Fed Square, and then the Playhouse Theatre, this year Twisted Broadway raised the roof at The Arts Centre’s State Theatre. For the uninitiated, Twisted Broadway brings together performers from the musical theatre industry in a one night only concert event to raise money for Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The guys sing the female numbers, the girls the male. And it’s pretty damn amazing. Continue reading CONCERT REVIEW: Twisted Broadway (2015)

MUSICAL REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 2014)

I really wanted to like this. Baz Luhrmann is one of my favourite film directors, with Moulin Rouge my absolute favourite movie of all time. Baz usually has such extraordinary vision and from memory (it’s been a while since I watched it) the film version of Strictly Ballroom was pretty delightful. It seemed likely that the stage musical would rival the brilliantly showy and hilarious Priscilla Queen of the Desert, but alas, it just lacked that WOW factor. Continue reading MUSICAL REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom

CONCERT REVIEW: Twisted Broadway

Twisted Broadway (2014)

I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is that Twisted Broadway is absolutely, positively, a brilliant night out, for only about half the cost of a regular musical, and with all proceeds going to charity. The bad news is, you’re going to have to wait another year to see the next one. Started up by producers Daniel Benge and Kate McDonald in 2010, Twisted Broadway sees the cream of the crop of musical theatre perform numbers originally intended for the opposite sex, to raise money for Oz Showbiz Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. I was blown away by the talent when I first saw it last year and perhaps even more so this time around.
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