Articles on ‘QPAC’

The Lion King Premieres in Brisbane to a Standing Ovation

Hakuna matata. QPAC presented the Queensland premiere of Disney’s award-winning musical spectacular The Lion King at the Lyric Theatre last week, to a well-deserved unanimous standing ovation. Having missed the musical last time round (as it did not come to good ol’ Brisvegas), it was with bursting, child-like excitement that my niece (the Junior critic) and I… Read more.

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Last night Harvest Rain opened their flyby season of Monty Python’s spoof musical Spamalot to an obvious fan crowd, complete with standing ovation. Based on the 1975 cult film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical adaptation by original Pythonite Eric Idle (Book and Lyrics), and Music (John du Prez and Eric Idle), will… Read more.

Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque

World Class Circus Up Close and Personal. What is it about the circus that is so universally loved? Is it the nostalgia of childhood, the visual smorgasbord of acts that keeps us engaged, or the range of emotions one gets to experience, including joy and pathos from the clowning segments, awe and amazement from acts… Read more.

Cirque Mother Africa: QPAC

A jubilant gala of African culture, Cirque Mother Africa really does live up to its claim ‘Circus of the Senses’. Tanzanian director Winston Ruddle has brought together musicians and artists from nine different African nations to offer a spectacular variety show fusing traditional music, singing, dance, and circus acts, Cirque Mother Africa is a high… Read more.

Getting To Know You: Jenny Liu from The King and I

Jenny Liu stars as Tuptim in The King and I

Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of The King and I opened in Brisbane over the weekend, marking the professional music theatre debut of many up-and-coming performers. AussieTheatre is thrilled to be featuring a new interview series entitled Getting To Know You (see what we did there?) to introduce these new artists to their music theatre… Read more.

The King and I – Photo Feature

Yongying Woo as Eliza in Opera Australia's The King and I , Brisbane. Image by Oliver Toth

Opera Australia and John Frost’s The King and I opens at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre, Brisbane tomorrow night starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune. The production, directed by Christopher Renshaw with stunning costume and set designs by Roger Kirk and Brian Thomson respectively, is a lavish and opulent revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical. At… Read more.

The Lion King confirmed for Brisbane

The Lion King confirmed for Brisbane

For the first time ever, Disney’s blockbuster musical The Lion King will travel to Brisbane for a season commencing in September 2014. Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, confirmed today that the show will head to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre with performances commencing on September 26 this year.  It has been… Read more.

Expressions Dance Company: Season Launch 2014

Happy 30th EDC! 2014 is a big year for the Expressions Dance Company (EDC) with two main stage seasons presented at QPAC, as well as a full programme at their studio based at the Judith Wright Centre in Fortitude Valley. EDC, Queensland’s leading contemporary dance company, launched their 2014 season on the 6th February at… Read more.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Shakespeare is an intimidating body of literary works to first approach. Academics literally dedicate their entire lives to studying Shakespeare’s life and works. There exists 37 plays, over 150 sonnets, and even some lesser known pieces only likely to be read by a few confused people. Alas, where to dippeth thy fledgling toe, you may… Read more.