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Music Theatre

Yank!

A WWII Love Story

Presented by Understudy Productions in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Some stories didn’t make it into the history books…

Based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War II, and billed as the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein never wrote, this Australian premiere love story, explores what it means to fall in love and struggle to survive, in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you.

It’s 1943, when being gay was a crime. Young and scared, 18 year old Stu is drafted to fight in one of history’s deadliest wars. As Stu struggles through basic training, he falls for the handsome all-American Mitch…

When Stu meets Artie, an unapologetically queer reporter, he becomes immersed in a hidden world beneath the surface of the US Army.

Paying homage to 1940s Hollywood romance films, Yank! features a cast of 12 performers and a 7-piece live band, that will capture audience hearts and emotions.

This is a show not to be missed!

Auslan Interpreted Show – Sat 13 Jul 1pm

Join the writers of YANK! for a special Q + A on Saturday 06 July at 1pm.

Reviews

Sublime…a fine mix of humour and simmering drama

NEW YORK TIMES

A vibrant new musical that is both thoughtful and entertaining

THEATREMANIA.COM

Yank! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point

VARIETY

More Info

Director/Associate Producer - Ian Good
Musical Director - Trevor Jones
Choreography - Dan Venz
Production Manager - Sophie Mckeown
Sound Design/Operation - Ben Murray

From the Company that brought you Sweet Charity, Bare: A Musical and Boys of Sondheim, Understudy Productions

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About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.