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World’s collide in Opera Queensland’s Visionary 2020 Season!

The vibrant program is anchored by four main stage productions – Lorelei, Bran Nue Dae, Tristan und Isolde and Aida – complimented by a new Concert Series, a regional tour of 2019’s hit production of Tosca and an expanded education and community engagement. Minister Enoch said the 2020 season was a mix of new musical experiences and memorable productions with a statewide reach. “It’s great to see Opera Queensland stage classic works, alongside the uplifting Australian ...

Penn & Teller are coming to Brisbane January 2020!

Dubbed “the greatest performing duo in showbiz” by Jimmy Fallon, Penn & Teller have defied labels – and at times physics and good taste – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. In this sharp and hilarious production, the “Evil Geniuses” (David Letterman) of magic will bring their mind-bending show direct to QPAC’s Concert Hall, with Queensland audiences given the rare opportunity to witness Penn & Teller performing ...

L’Appartement Theatre Review

The fish this time are Aussie couple, Rooster (Andrew Buchanan) and Meg (Liz Buchanan) and the pond is the city of love, Paris. They sublet a fancy Parisian apartment from a sophisticated French couple, Serge (Pacharo Mzembe) and Lea (Melanie Zanetti).   //   Once their vacation begins, the cracks in their relationship begin to appear. They have unresolved differences and are having to contend with a new addition to the family, the arrival of twin daughters, one with ...

Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is coming to QPAC this month!

Frances Rings’ Unaipon is an absorbing portrait of the great Aboriginal inventor, philosopher, writer and storyteller, Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon, who features on the Australian $50 note. Stamping Ground was created by Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian as a homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, to make fire highlights the breadth, power, and beauty of Bangarra’s creations over three decades.   // ...

Queensland Theatre world premiere of L’Appartement coming this August

With previews commencing Saturday August 3 and the season running until Saturday August 31 in the Cremorne Theatre, L’Appartement is inspired by Murray-Smith’s three-month holiday in Paris with her daughter. Says Murray-Smith, “We ended up staying in a swanky minimal Airbnb near the Bastille while our hosts travelled. The experience made me think about the style of the space we all choose to live in and the contrast of chaos and order both literally and psychologically. After the ...

School Of Rock Theatre Review

Would this clash between the inclusive and earthy power of rock and the frivolous glitz of Broadway type theatre work? Would the fourteen new Lloyd Webber songs rock or talk? The songs actually end up being quite a mixed bag. Many of the ALW songs drag a bit are they are generally too long and don’t fit comfortably with a rock ethos. The songs from the movie are a different thing altogether and they really save the day. They help to elevate the proceedings substantially and the audience ...

Opera Queensland will present a new semi-staged production of Wagner’s Epic Tristan und Isolde in 2020

The German composer’s ground-breaking love story and will be performed twice at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Concert Hall on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and Saturday 31 October 2020. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the landmark score under the baton of renowned Wagner conductor, Finland’s Pietari Inkinen, with New Zealand Heldentenor Simon O’Neill and US soprano Megan Miller cast in the title roles. Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director ...

School of Rock opens in Brisbane this month!

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.   //   While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her ...

Queensland Theatre is bringing Storm Boy to QPAC this July!

Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life on the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing the beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom. During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shepherd him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country; and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.   //   This ...

Laser Beak Man is coming to QPAC this October!

Power City was once the most beautiful city in the world – clean, pure, perfect – and local hero Laser Beak Man worked hard to keep it that way. Drawing energy from the underground Magna Crystals that power the city, his beak-shot lasers turn bad things to good. But now the city isn’t what it used to be, and Laser Beak Man is thoroughly over it. That is until his estranged childhood friends Peter Batman and Evil Emily return to steal the Magna Crystals. Robbed of his super powers, ...