Articles on ‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Desert Cities is yet another award winning Broadway play made available for Brisbane audiences thanks to the joint efforts of the Queensland Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company. Written by Professor Jon Robin Baitz (veteran playwright, and executive producer of the long running American ABC series Brothers & Sisters), Other Desert Cities… Read more.
Tequila Mockingbird: four parts Tequila, one part Green Crème de Menthe Liqueur, one part freshly squeezed lime juice, and a slash of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird for flavour. Blended on high in an outback Australian setting for 90 minutes. shake & stir. Written by shake & stir’s Co-Artistic Director Nelle… Read more.
It’s been thirty-five years since the film was released and the last main stage production in Australia was twenty-two years ago (arena spectaculars aside) but GREASE is still the word. The new Australian production has premièred in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre to an overwhelming standing ovation. From the… Read more.
Shall we dance? It seems after the enduring success of Opera Australia's revival of South Pacific that the road has been paved for some more Rodgers and Hammerstein to be presented in Australia, namely, John Frost's Tony Award winning revival of The King and I. This production of The King & I was the first… Read more.