HUMOUR TO FORE
For a show that was brought in at the last minute, Javeenbah has chosen well with the satirical offering Forbidden Broadway
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!).