Brisbane is a great place to visit, but in March, arts and entertainment lovers have even more reason to go, with some wonderful stage shows on offer. Plus, there will be no need to worry about having any children underfoot as they will all be in school this month!
Here is a brief run down on the theatrical delights on offer in March.
Mrs Browns Boys
If you’re familiar with the BBC TV series, you’ve probably got some idea of what this show will entail, as it is filmed in front of a live audience. There will be plenty of laughs from this show, which is the cast’s first live tour.
The entire original cast will be winging their way Down Under for the “mother of all comedy,” so get prepared for plenty of laughs. Completely uncensored, this is not a show for young children but promises to have adults rolling in the aisles.
The show, entitled “Mrs Brown Rides Again” will take place from March 20-23 at 7.30 pm at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Michael Jackson HIStory II
Fans of the King of Pop will be itching to get in their Brisbane CBD car rentals to attend this show. It will take you on a musical biography from Michael Jackson’s early days in the Jackson 5 to the events of this decade.
There will be many chances to exercise those vocal chords with over 20 of MJ’s songs featuring in the production. Number one impersonator Kenny Wizz will do them justice, so dedicated fans have nothing to fear.
In fact, the show promises to stand true to Michael Jackson’s ethos with a level of production that should exceed all expectations, even those of the most devoted fans.
Look out for the live international band, authentic costumes and choreographed dancers the show features, as well as the screen show.
This is the closest many Michael Jackson fans will now get to a live convert experience – it is a must-see!
Guys and Dolls
This Broadway musical is a cult classic. It premiered in 1950 on Broadway and tells the tale of New Yorker Nathan Detroit as he attempts to win a bet with friend Sky Masterton that he can make a “doll” fall in love with him.
The doll happens to be the neighbourhood missionary – you can see how the hilarity will ensue. This is accompanied by wonderful tunes from Frank Loesser such as “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” and “Luck Be a Lady”.
Get ready for this well-loved extravaganza to hit the stage from March 20-23 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno
This is a live performance giving all the details you could ever want about insect reproduction, using colourful super-sized props. Isabella Rossellini is more than just a screen legend, although her role as both narrator and demonstrator will have you praising her on-screen skills. She is in fact studying animal behaviour at New York’s Hunter College, and this show is a way of demonstrating her knowledge in a more fun way.
At the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on March 24 she can take you on an informative yet hilarious discovery of the secret sex lives of tiny creatures and insects. From barnacles to praying mantises and snails, she will leave no stone unturned.
The Vagina Monologues
This show is rated M15, so it is best to leave the kids at home. With inspiration from over 200 women around the world, this show is designed to celebrate women’s strength, humour and sexuality as well as promote the message that violence towards women is not okay.
The show had a sold out season in 2013, so it is best to snap up your tickets early so you don’t miss out on the hilarity and meaningful stories presented during the performance.
This show will be performed on March 29 at the Judith Wright Centre starting at 2 pm.