Articles on ‘QPAC’

Green Day musical American Idiot to make Australian premiere in Brisbane

American Idiot is coming to Brisbane.

News landed today that American Idiot, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the 2004 Green Day concept album, will make its Australian debut at Brisbane’s QPAC in February 2017.  Craig Ilott (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Smoke and Mirrors) will direct and Lucas Newland (Velvet) is set to choreograph. American Idiot is a scorching look at post-9/11 America…. Read more.

Singin’ in the Rain – Brisbane Season

Singing In The Rain. Photography by Darren Thomas.

Singin’ in the Rain is one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, and a glossy stage production is now making a splash in Brisbane after seasons around the country. Welcome to 1920’s Hollywood and the rise of the talking picture. Don Lockwood (Rohan Browne on opening night- he alternates with Grant Almirall)… Read more.

Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White – Australian Premiere

Emilie Lalande and Redi Shtylla as Snow White and the Prince. Photography by Wang.

As part of QPAC’s International Series, France’s Ballet Preljocaj’s contemporary interpretation of Snow White made its Australian debut at the Brisbane Festival. An adult version, based on the original Brothers Grimm’s nineteenth-century story, the contemporary ballet (sans ballet shoes) offers a dark and dramatic ‘thriller’ (dubbed thus by Albanian-French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj), this is certainly not Disney! Preljocaj (pronounced… Read more.



In the place where dreams are made of sits Pilobilus’ fusion of physical theatre, dance, and shadow illusion production of Shadowland. More than just a dance pieces whose meaning often falls short of the audience’s comprehension, this is a coming of age story that we can clearly follow. The story begins with a teen girl… Read more.

Bad Jews – Brisbane season

Bad Jews. Image Supplied.

The night of their grandfather’s funeral, three Jewish cousins (and one of their girlfriends) are spending the night together in a small New York apartment. In the midst of grief, their strained relationships are simmering… Joshua Harmon’s script is well crafted; strongly structured  with very clear, well-written characters.  Skillful exposition is cloaked in dialogue and… Read more.

We Will Rock You opens at QPAC

We Will Rock You. Image Supplied.

Part rock concert, part musical, We Will Rock You opened last week in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre and although the plot is not a literary masterpiece, a standing ovation was proof that the audience didn’t need textual depth to having a rollicking good time. If you were a teen in the era of cassette tapes, then… Read more.

Win a double pass to Bad Jews at QPAC, Brisbane

Bad Jews. Image by Jeff Busby

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Bad Jews at QPAC on 12 July, 2016. The play has been widely embraced by the Jewish community and, indeed, by audiences in general, in both the US, UK and more recently in Melbourne. Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, all-Australian production, Bad Jews will play a return season in Melbourne… Read more.

Lisa Fisher and Grand Baton

Lisa Fischer. Image Supplied.

Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer has had a long career performing alongside mega-acts like the Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails and Tina Turner. She is coming to Brisbane for the Queensland Cabaret Festival on a tour with her new band, Grand Baton. Her one-night only performance will include songs that span Fischer’s illustrious career, as… Read more.

Ode to Shakespeare: An Interview with Tama Matheson.

Much Ado About Nothing - QTC

On the eve of the 40oth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, I had the privilege to sit with actor Tama Matheson in the glow of a newly erected set in QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre, and talk about Queensland Theatre company’s Much Ado About Nothing. This play, arguably the greatest of Shakespeare’s comedies, explores all the varied guises of love:… Read more.