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.
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, ...
Cabaret De Paris returns to QPAC for three shows only!
Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change performers, illusionists and of course the famous French Cancan Dancers! (please note: the 2pm show on Saturday will be covered, while the two evening performances are topless)
Australian born and trained Marissa Burgess, the longest-serving principal performer in the Moulin Rouge's 120-year history, ...
The Gospel According to Paul is coming to QPAC
One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating, the man that – as he tells it – single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.
Jonathan Biggins’ performance as Paul Keating is well ...
Oscar Wilde’s Slingsby’s The Young King is coming to QPAC this July!
The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.
“In his tale The Young King, Oscar Wilde employs his trademark alluringly ornate language to draw us into a story that forces us to confront our notions of beauty, leadership and compassion. First published in Oscar Wilde’s A House of Pomegranates alongside ...
Take a soulful journey with Pablo Ferrandez and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
It is part of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert, Soulful Journeys, conducted by Maestro Daniel Blendulf and featuring one of Brisbane’s finest choral ensembles, Canticum Chamber Choir. Along with Dvořák’s Concerto, the program includes Dubussy’s mesmerising Nocturnes and Australian contemporary composer, Lachlan Skipworth’s exploration of the psychological and primal impact of the wind, Spiritus.
Cellist Ferrandaz is himself no stranger to acclaim, being ...
The Dinner Party Theatre Review
A single spotlight illuminates a party guest as he stands atop a table and attempts to control the festivities. Bowed instruments deliver a toe tapping groove as the party gets underway. The collision of intents from the guests mirror the now avantgarde sounds being produced just off stage. There are politics both sexual and personal at play here.
Dance as an artistic medium reminds us that there is both grace and turmoil that can be enacted purely by body ...
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is coming to Brisbane this September!
One of the most loved and hilarious Aussie films of all time comes to life on stage in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical!
The multi-award winning Muriel’s Wedding the Musical will play a strictly limited season at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 19 September.
Audiences and critics can’t get enough with the Sydney Morning Herald hailing it “Incredible… Will be talked about for years” and Time Out saying “This show has the biggest heart in the world. Will leave you ...