Articles on ‘QPAC’

Review: Thriller Live

Celebrating the ‘the undisputed King of Pop’, Thriller Live is a tribute concert show of Michael Jackson’s musical journey from his Motown days in the Jackson 5 to his chart-topping solo career. The origins of the show grew out of an annual tribute concert created in 1988 by family friend Adrian Gant, for a British-based… Read more.

Review: The Illusionists 1903

Everything Old is New Again. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), foyer was a-buzz with old world glamour for the World Premiere of the 3rd incarnation of The Illusionists franchise with The Illusionists 1903. Set in the golden age of magic where the touring side-show was the highlight on the town calendar, The Illusionists 1903… Read more.

REVIEW: Freud’s Last Session

Based on the magical “What If”, Freud’s Last Session is a thought provoking two-hander play that poses the question, “What if Sigmund Freud met C. S. Lewis?” Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in that conversation? Playwright Mark St. Germain drew inspiration from Dr Armand M. Nicholl’s book, The Question of God,… Read more.

The Pirates are Aboard for QPAC’s 30th Birthday

Andrew O’Keefe, Nancye Hayes, Georgina Hopson and  Billy Bourchier in The Pirates of Penzance. Photo Supplied.

Ahoy, avast ye land lubbers and arrrrrrrr! The Pirates are back! In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre was opened with an incredibly successful season of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, starring Simon Gallaher, Marina Prior and Jon English. In March 2015, Harvest Rain Theatre Company are joining QPAC’s 30th birthday celebrations with… Read more.

Digital Natives #NoFilter Student Showcase

The Australian School of Performing Arts, Film and Television (ASPA-FTV) will hold their showcase Digital Natives #NoFilter at the Cremorne Theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on the December 13. The show is self-devised by the students and centres around the world of social media as they explore the differences between their online and real self. QLD Correspondent,… Read more.

Gasp! by Queensland Theatre Company

Remember when the advertising industry first introduced bottled water? Many thought it was a ridiculous idea that would never take off and I for one, refused to buy it on political/ethical grounds. Ben Elton’s hil’air’ious satire Gasp! looks at a money hungry mining company which is devouring our resources one commodity at a time. When… Read more.

Brisbane’s First Autism Friendly Performance of The Lion King

Brisbane’s First Autism Friendly Performance of The Lion King

The Lion King is the first major musical to hold an autism friendly performance in Australia. Having already held successful performances in New York, London, Edinburgh, Houston & Pittsburgh and following the triumph of Sydney’s event earlier this year, Autism Awareness Australia, in association with Disney, and QPAC, will present Brisbane’s first autism friendly performance of The… Read more.

Wuthering Heights Stage Adaptation Premieres at QPAC

Love is a dirty word. Shake & stir theatre is undoubtedly Brisbane’s (nay Australia’s) best literary stage adaptors, and they continue to carry the mantle in their new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. Adapted and directed boldy by co-artistic director Nick Skubij, the tragic tale focuses on an obsessive relationship between Heathcliffe (Ross… Read more.

Black Diggers – Queensland Premiere

“All faces looked brown in that mud” In an important event of national significance, it is appropriate that the 100-year anniversary since the beginning of World War One be observed through theatrical story-telling in a newly devised work presented by The Queensland Company, simply but evocatively called Black Diggers. It is also appropriate to re-write… Read more.

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.