Broadway Bingo — Outside the Jukebox

Every song at this lively show is drawn from the bingo cage — and the audience gets its own card to play along while they watch.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 17, 2024


For when you can't decide between dancing and playing a game that your grandmother might love, bingo raves were invented. Now, for when you want to see a musical theatre show and you're also keen to stamp squares on a card, Broadway Bingo is here, too. It's a performance. It'll get you playing along. There'll be singing, as well as winning.

Running from Friday, April 19–Sunday, April 21 at Brisbane Powerhouse, taking over the venue's Underground Theatre, this entertaining mashup draws each tune that'll be crooned from the bingo cage. And, yes, the audience gets its own card to play along while they watch. You'll be keeping an eye out for things that correspond with the squares on your pivotal piece of paper — which might include "someone does a pirouette", or maybe "an audience member cries". Stamping them all and yelling "bingo!" isn't just allowed; it's mandatory.

As the onstage talent dives into the costume box to match their outfits to their randomly chosen tracks, expect to hear songs from Les Misérables, Rent, The Sound of Music and Wicked, as well as Waitress, Cats, West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen and more.

Brisbane's own Outside the Jukebox is behind the show, adding it to its list of productions alongside Merry Mixology and Mixtape: Rewind to the 80s.

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