Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Be adventurous, be curious, be Anywhere
The Anywhere Festival is back for 2021! This eighteen day totally unique festival of performances anywhere and everywhere, except in a theatre, is once again about to hit our shores, Sunshine Coast, promising mind-boggling imagination, creativity and fun! Anywhere Festival devotees will discover performances in gyms, underground reservoirs, backyards, parks, and heritage homes - online, virtual and both at the same space and time. Performances … Anywhere!
Be adventurous, be curious, be Anywhere! Image: Anywhere Festival FB
The Anywhere Festival is a true success story, a homegrown event that continues to grow, evolve and surprise its audiences. This festival is celebrating a wonderful milestone in 2021 in reaching its first decade, with performances taking place across Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay Regions and of course, our beloved Sunshine Coast.
In alphabetical order - 'L' to 'P' - here's what's happening on the Sunshine Coast, when it's happening and the all-important ticket links -
🎭 LOUISE WINTON SINGS SONGS FROM STAGE AND SCREEN Thursday 13 May @ 6.00pm to 7.30pm Genre: Immersive, Musical Theatre, Theatre Duration: 90 minutes Venue: Private Residence, Doonan, QLD 4562 Ticket Cost: $22 to $25 Tickets may be pre-purchased online here
Musical theatre at its absolute best! Louise Winton brings you a collection of songs from some of your favourite musicals, sharing the highs and lows from the many roles she has played over her career. Each song is enhanced with clever on-stage costume changes and the passion Louise Winton puts into each character will have her audiences believing that she is truly singing to your soul.
🎭 MUSCLE UP CIRCUS Friday 21 May, Saturday 22 May and Sunday 23 May Genre: Cabaret, Circus, Dance/Physical Theatre, Immersive
Duration". 50 minutes
Venue: Noosaville, Warana and Burnside (please see below for exact venues and times)
Ticket Cost: $18 to $25
Muscle Up Circus brings the creativity, playfulness, theatrics, humour and skills of circus into a gym setting. Inspired by the achievements of old-school circus strongmen and modern-day acrobatics as well as the fast growing trend of functional fitness, this show will showcase a remarkable fusion of fitness and physical theatre as three acrobats push their bodies to the limits of what is humanly possible.
Muscle Up Circus has three shows on the Sunshine Coast at three different venues -
🎭 POOCH PARK, Tania Nash
Saturday 8 May and Saturday 15 May @ 2.00pm to 2.45pm
Genre: Comedy, Immersive, Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Chaplin Park, Mill Street, Noosaville, QLD, 4573
Ticket Cost: FREE for under 12's to $15
Accessibility Info: It is recommended that patrons park in or near Mill Street to access Chaplin Park; or near Noosa Yacht and Sailing Club and to use the bridge Tickets may be pre-purchased online here
Presented by Snap Crackle Theatre, Pooch Park is a comedy in the park about six dogs, botox and Instagram.
Meet Gussy, the Buddhist Retriever, who is intent on an authentic connection with Honey, a botox-ed Insta-star with 50,000 followers. Then we have Missy, an anxious little whippet, who longs for a life of security with her best friend. Then there is Jock, the friendly Bull Mastiff, who's secret crush is not reciprocated; Roscoe, a Jack Russell, who can't control his anger and finally, Lily, the elderly Lab, whose old way of life has long gone.
'Is Insta-fame all it's cracked up to be?
Is botox the answer to the beauty ideal?
Will Gussy get his authentic connection?'
Pooch Park is an afternoon of theatre at the river - pack a picnic and chuckle the afternoon away.
Bookmark your 'must-do' Anywhere Festival Events - Image: Anywhere Festival FB
The Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council are once again continuing their generous support of the Anywhere Festival in 2021, ensuring that artists have the opportunity to present independently, without the financial risks. For 2021, the Anywhere Festival is showcasing a superb boutique selection of shows, with the hope that this unique festival will be able to return in 2022 with its usual full program for the Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions.
Bookmark your 'must-do' events, make sure to pre-purchase your tickets in advance and then wait in anticipation for the awesomely fabulous Sunshine Coast Anywhere Festival to rise again, promising audiences theatrical magic and wonder. Be adventurous, be curious, be Anywhere!