Articles on ‘QPAC’
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.
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.
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.
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.
A very Aussie evening. What an extraordinary experience; With Love and Fury, a collaboration between Katie Noonan, Brodsky Quartet, and a bevy of Australian composers, all inspired by the poetry of Brisbane’s Judith Wright, was oh-so-much-more than a contemporary classical concert. Katie’s voice is remarkable, otherworldly, and her mastery as well as her distinctive style, were… Read more.
When the Queensland Performing Arts Centre first opened its doors in 1985, Angelin Preljocaj was founding a ballet company with two other dancers on the other side of the world in France. Today Ballet Preljocaj is internationally acclaimed, with Preljocaj being commissioned to work with some of the world’s leading artists at La Scala, The New York… Read more.
The London Palladium production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classical musical with its beloved songs (‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘Edelweiss’) is now in Sydney and may bring the iconic, true story of the Von Trapp family to life for a new generation. The highlights of this production are definitely the Von Trapp children. They are all… Read more.
If the palpable silence that descended with the curtain and persisted until everyone filtered out of the theatre is any indication, QTC’s The Secret River packs an emotional and intellectual punch. In Colonial Australia, racism is rife. White people do not understand Aboriginals and therefore fear them. Englishman William Thornhill has been shipped out to… Read more.
Opening over the weekend in Brisbane is the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS, which heralds in a new rap number for Rum Tum Tugger, a new tap number, and a new take on Grizabella the glamour cat, played by Delta Goodrem. Aussie Theatre reporter Bobbi-Lea, spoke to Resident Director Stephen Morgante and swing Madeline… Read more.
The first production for shake and stir’s 10th anniversary year-long party started with the family friendly, summer holiday show, George’s Marvellous Medicine. Aces of the stage adaptation, Roald Dahl’s classic has been whiz-bang whirred into shape by shake & stir’s artistic directors, Nellie Lee, Nick Skubij, with Ross Balbuziente as the show’s director. Eight-year-old George Kranky… Read more.