Thursday, July 22, 2010

Queensland Youth Theatresports Grand Final 2010

The 2010 Queensland Youth Theatresports festival is coming to a close. The always exciting Grand Final is again at the La Boite Roundhouse Theatre in Kelvin Grove, and this year the action takes place on Sunday 22 August. Update: The show date has changed! The show is no longer Friday 13 August. The new show time is 2pm on Sunday 22 August. Tickets are available on-line from La Boite Theatre.

You can get more information about the show at the Youth Theatresports Grand Final 2010 page at the Sit Down Comedy Club website.

The Youth Grand Final is always a massive show, with amazing teams and an incredibly pumped audience. It sells out quickly too, so if you're looking for tickets, grab them as soon as you can. The teams will be great; some of the teams that were knocked out of the running in the semi-finals were just superb, and that speaks very highly for the ones that made it through to the finals. I've had a great time working with these kids in the heats, quarters and semis; I can't wait to see the stuff they pull out for the final show.

Shows at La Boite are always special to me; the first time I met impro it was watching shows at the old La Boite theatre (which was held together with gaff tape and spit). As a performer, there was nothing better than that moment just before the show starts, when you're lining up in the passageway under the seats, the lights go down and the audience goes ballistic, yelling and stamping their feet. Adrenaline rush! Not to mention that the old La Boite is where I first laid eyes on my wife Wanda, when she performed in a team with three barbies and a ken doll (Tom Dunstan), in a team called Ken Desperate. I owe impro a lot.

I know I don't usually use Musical Hotspot to advertise shows; it is intended to be a long-lived blog about skills and technique. In the last 24 hours I've had a slew of visitors landing here after googling "Youth theatre sports Brisbane" or similar, and I thought since they were probably looking for details about the final I'd give them something more meaningful to read. (Youth improvisers - if you're looking for details about other impro in Brisbane, there are a bunch of links to improv groups in Brisbane in the 'Links' section on the right hand side of the blog.)

1 comment:

Michael said...

"Not to mention that the old La Boite is where I first laid eyes on my wife Wanda, when she performed in a team with three barbies and a ken doll (Tom Dunstan), in a team called Ken Desperate. I owe impro a lot."

Woah, I didn't know this. Dear impro(v), you're the best!

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