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The Australian Ballet The Happy Prince is coming to QPAC next month

The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.   //   The Happy Prince features a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning ...

The award winning cabaret Exposing Edith is coming to QPAC this March

This breathtaking show features classics such “La Vie En Rose”, “Padam” and “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” uniquely reworked using voice and acoustic guitar to create an exquisite mix of authentic, vintage French pop and contemporary sounds. Created and performed by Greg Wain on guitar and Australia’s very own ‘little sparrow’ Michaela Burger on vocals, the songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who ...

Contemporary dance and Indigenous culture intertwine in a powerful performance

As Mother Nature’s fate hangs by a thread, we find ourselves scrambling for a lifeline. Though sometimes tangled, does the connection to our ancestry reveal a way forward? mi:wi (pronunciation: mee-wee) refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this dance theatre work, choreographer and performer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of Ngarrindjeri weaving. Looking back and moving forward with ...

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is now playing at QPAC!

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist. To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.   //   Designed to ...

Emerald City is coming to Brisbane this February

To celebrate this joint stage milestone, Williamson’s 1987 satire, Emerald City,  under the direction of outgoing Artistic Director Sam Strong, will open Queensland Theatre’s much-anticipated 50th Anniversary Season from Saturday 8th February to Saturday 29th February 2020 in the Playhouse, QPAC. Says Sam Strong, “I have wanted to direct this play for many years. Over half a century David has written many extraordinary plays but Emerald City must rank as his finest comedy. It is ...

The Mormons are coming back to Brisbane!

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, and around Australia, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.   //   ★★★★★ “The hottest tickets in town. I can’t wait to see it again.” The Age “Profane, potty mouthed and ...

Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox returns to QPAC these summer school holidays!

Following a smash-hit, sold out season in 2019, Dahl’s much-loved Fox leaps off the page (and all around the stage) in this mind-blowing, visually-stunning production. No one outfoxes a fox, especially not the horrible and greedy farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean – one fat, one short, one lean.   //   When Mr Fox needs to save his family and friends, he’ll go to any length (above or underground) to outwit the mean humans. Join Mr Fox and his team of furry friends ...

Opera Queensland and Circa partner to tell a tale of desire and risk in Orpheus and Eurydice!

Opera Queensland has partnered with internationally renowned contemporary circus company Circa to stage Christoph Gluck’s spellbinding opera from 24 October – 9 November 2019 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Playhouse. Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz directs the genre-crossing production that combines Gluck’s haunting score and the powerhouse vocals of counter tenor Owen Willetts (Orpheus) and soprano Natalie Christie Peluso (Eurydice) with the virtuosic ...

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX are bringing their new work Matrix to QPAC

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX present Matrix. Defined as a “cultural, social or political environment or context in which something develops”, Matrix is the result of an immersive creative development in Beijing in August and September, producing two new works by multi award-winning Australian choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and the highly-acclaimed Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. EDC’s six ensemble members are joined on stage by the 14-strong company of LDTX ...

Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

A household name in her native country, Yang Liping has won huge international acclaim for her extravagant, breathtakingly visual dance works, blending Chinese aesthetics and modern expression in a distinctively personal movement language. Taking inspiration from Chinese and Tibetan symbols of nature, Yang Liping creates a preface and a coda framing Stravinsky’s totemic work as the second of three sections – Incantation, Sacrifice and Renewal. Parts I and III feature a new musical ...