Articles on ‘QPAC’

The Sound of Music – Brisbane season

Amy Lehpamer as Maria, with the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music. Photography by James Morgan.

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.

The Secret River – QTC

The Secret River - QTC. Image Supplied.

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.

CATS opens in Brisbane

The cast of CATS 2015. Image by Belinda Strodder

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.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Nick Stubji in George's Marvellous Medicine - shake and stir. Photography Darren Thomas.

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.

How VERY! Heathers: The Musical opens in Brisbane this week

Heathers the Musical. Image by Kurt Sneddon

What do scrunchies, Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, the 80s, and Trevor Ashley have in common? Remember the 1988 cult film Heathers? Well sick back biatches, because Trevor Ashley is bringing Heathers: The Musical to QPAC’s Playhouse to make its Brisbane debut from 9 to 17 January 2016. Well known as a writer, performer, and cabaret star, Trevor… Read more.

Delta Goodrem confirmed for CATS Brisbane season

Delta Goodrem stars in CATS.

It was confirmed today that the full current cast of CATS – including pop sensation Delta Goodrem – will travel with the show to Brisbane for its season at Lyric Theatre, QPAC in 2016. Goodrem, who recently completed her first season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, will take to the QPAC stage… Read more.

A muse to seek: Young QLD performing arts students showcase their wares for one night only


For one night only, the Performing Arts, Film and Television (ASPA-FTV) school are showcasing their Creative Theatre Production course with the student devised work, Music: A Muse to Seek. Amanda Hardwick, co-founder and Artistic Director of ASPA-FTV, explains that their company motto is ‘learn through doing’ so creating the show is a collaborative process. The… Read more.

Review: The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple - Queensland Theatre Company

Pulitzer prize winner Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple was the precursor to the beloved ‘70s TV show. While I can’t compare it to the TV show (before my time), the play is an enjoyable stand-alone night of tender comedy (think a modern day Noel Coward, if you aren’t familiar with Simon’s wok). Oscar and… Read more.

Review: Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom. Jeff Busby

After opening in Sydney last year to a luke-warm reception, Strictly Ballroom received an injection with a glitter glue-gun before re-opening in Melbourne. And while it still may need a bit more of a twist before we can shout about it, Brisbane crowds didn’t seem to mind when it opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Another… Read more.

Review: World Premiere of shake & stir’s Dracula

Dracula by shake & stir. Image by Dylan Evans.

There are many impressive things about this young company (who by the way, turn 10 next year). The accumulation of shake & stir’s hard work, talent, passion, energy, accessibility and commitment to theatrical excellence means that I look forward to every production they stage, knowing I’m in for a great night of theatre and can… Read more.