HU­MOUR TO FORE

For a show that was brought in at the last minute, Javeen­bah has cho­sen well with the satir­i­cal of­fer­ing For­bid­den Broad­way

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - DRESSING ROOMERS - KATE PETERS

Javeen­bah’s “re­place­ment” show, For­bid­den Broad­way, opened at the Nerang theatre on Satur­day night to a large and sup­port­ive au­di­ence. It was slipped in rather late when the ad­ver­tised pro­duc­tion of Gen­tle­men Pre­fer Blondes had trou­ble with cast­ing. For­bid­den Broad­way is a spoof – a se­ries of par­o­dies of some of the best-known mu­sic theatre shows and songs. Javeen­bah’s cast were (mostly) young and good look­ing, with vary­ing de­grees of vo­cal ex­pe­ri­ence. Stand­out per­former was Si­mon Stone, who chan­nelled Mandy Patinkin bril­liantly. The ex­cite­ment is build­ing in Bris­bane for the ar­rival of Les Mis­er­ables, with a free ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing next month. Open­ing Oc­to­ber 6 in the Tony Gould Gallery at QPAC, Les Mis­er­ables From Page to Stage ex­hi­bi­tion gives a glimpse into the mak­ing and global suc­cess of this record­break­ing mu­si­cal, which first opened in Lon­don in 1985. Chekhov’s The Seag­ull opened last week at the Queens­land Theatre Com­pany. Daniel Evans mar­shalled an ensem­ble cast of 10 ac­claimed Bris­bane ac­tors in this con­tem­po­rary retelling of a play with grand themes that res­onate down through the ages. My sub tells me that this adap­ta­tion is

Rob Hor­ton and Kate Peters star in

Cock­tails with Noel & Ger­tie (A Mar­vel­lous Party!).

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