Triple Treat: Theatre

I love going to the theatre and concerts!

Recent attendance:
1. Blue, Queenie van der Zandt Powerhouse – June
Queenie as Joni Mitchell tore our hearts apart and up,  then put them back together in joy and wonder at the art and beauty of her music.

2. King & I, Rodgers & Hammerstein Savoyards – June
Obviously our niece and nephew stole the show as some of the King’s children. Though the last scenes of the musical caused me lots of frustration – I struggled with the representation of both cultures.

3. Ruddigore,  Gilbert & Sullivan QOpera – July
We found $25 tickets for the balcony. So much fun.
We both grew up listening to Gilbert & Sullivan with our families.

Past favourites:
1. The Magic Flute,  Mozart QPAC 2000
School trip: I slipped in with the Music and Drama students.
My first ‘big’ show.

2. Much Ado About Nothing, ShakespeareGlobe Theatre 2011
Stephen and I were in London… so good.

3. Women in Voice, QPAC/Judith Wright multiple years
Dad likes to use our birthdays to encourage us with strong women.
Mum receives biographies, I receive tickets to WiV!

If you can’t afford tickets…
– ask for them as gifts
– enter competitions  (most venues mailing list or lifestyle sites e.g. The Judith Wright Centre, The Weekend Edition)
– check out free events
– look for discounts
– watch some university performances (QUT/Griffith/UQ all give free or low cost performances)

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