Jesus Christ Superstar - with a twist

Classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has always sparked debate over its interpretation of the gospels, and the latest Phoenix Ensemble production is set to cause an even greater stir when it opens at Beenleigh’s Pavilion Theatre on 24 October. Traditionally, the musical is loosely based on the gospels’ account of the last week of Jesus’ [ ... ]

A new (and darker) version of Little Shop of Horrors

What do you get if you combine a plant with a taste for human flesh, a hapless florist, catchy rock tunes, and a director with a flair for originality? Answer: a dark and imaginative twist on a classic black comedy musical. Tracey Hutley directs Phoenix Ensemble’s unique take on the Broadway (and cinematic) hit, Little Shop of Horrors, which ru [ ... ]

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