If you thought Emma Watson was a strong advocate for feminism, you haven’t seen Milly Pontipee flip a table while screaming in the faces of seven rowdy boys. Produced by the Griffith Conservatorium of Musical Theatre, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ premiered on May 5th, the second-year students dazzling a sold-out opening audience.
A chat with emerging musical theatre artist, Katie Swan, from the contemporary duo ‘Forrester & Swan’ about the future, Japan, firsts and lasts.
With a last name starting with ‘W’ I always thought being at the end of the roll was a curse, but maybe being ‘lucky last’ all the time wasn’t such a bad thing. After all, there’s no way I could have scored multi-faceted Brisbane artist, Hannah Macklin, as my singing teacher without a bucket-load of good fortune. Continue reading “Opus Opalus”
Do you remember your first impressions of some of your closest friends? To 11 year old me, Jaya was just a red-cheeked kid with a wide smile, a floppy fringe and an overly enthusiastic approach to dance. Over the past 7 years, from playing citizens of Oz in The Wiz together to becoming inseparable dance partners, I’ve watched him evolve into a ridiculously talented performer with an incredible understanding of stage presence. Considering he’ll be moving up in the world onto stages far bigger than UQ’s Schonnel Theatre or Gympie’s Heritage Theatre, I thought I’d better interview him now, before he’s so overcome by bright stage lights he forgets my name. So, without further ado, meet Jaya: Continue reading “Meet Jaya”