Sat07Oct20172:30pm & 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall
What an evocative set of images this iconic title brings to mind … especially when one goes down the star-studded memory lane of Australia’s ‘leading lady’ of light entertainment, the Queensland Pops Orchestra! This delightful and versatile orchestra has been treading the Broadway stage for over quarter of a century, bringing to life the cream of Broadway musical theatre in a visual and musical spectacular – unsurpassed in its quality and variety. From “Fair Lady to Phantom” to “Lanza to Lloyd-Webber”, the Pops has done them all!
The special guest artist for this series is one of Australia’s brightest shining stars, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Teddy has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and concert platform, having performed with opera companies across the USA, Germany, Austria and the UK. His awards tally is impressive: an ARIA, two Helpmann Awards, a Limelight Award, a Green Room Award and an MO Award (Operatic Performer of the Year). Following his huge success with South Pacific for Opera Australia, Teddy returned in 2014 to play the King in The King and I and the title role in Don Giovanni. Teddy enjoys a wide and varied stage repertoire, having won leading roles in recent OA and international productions including A Streetcar Named Desire, Dead Man Walking, Tosca and Faust.
After their stunning debut with the Queensland Pops Orchestra in 2016, the super-talented singing troupe from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Musical Theatre make a much-anticipated return. Graduates of the QCGU Musical Theatre course can be found performing in musical theatre, drama and media throughout the world. Head of Musical Theatre and vocal coach Associate Professor Paul Sabey has directed and vocally arranged over 60 London West End Showcases, countless theatre productions and produced and conducted eight annual Christmas concerts at St Paul’s in London’s Covent Garden. See and hear the incredible professionalism of Queensland’s next generation of musical theatre stars for yourself – these dedicated young artists are sterling contributors to Australia’s musical theatre pedigree, which is assured for many years to come.
Sun31Dec20175:30pm & 9pm
New Year’s Eve is the big night in Brisbane when we rejoice in the year gone by and welcome the new one in. Where better to celebrate than in the Concert Hall at QPAC with the Queensland Pops Orchestra! Make an occasion of it, dress up, bling up, join family and friends for a wonderful concert and embrace the start of the New Year with the best views of Brisbane’s fireworks.
Featuring internationally renowned tenor Rosario La Spina, soprano Katie Stenzel, and young violin virtuoso Cherin Lee, along with the full Pops Orchestra.
This is your best “A list” New Year’s Eve event with the best venue, the best entertainment and the most glamorous, fun filled night to remember.
The two performances have been brought forward half an hour to give everyone more time to make it out to the fireworks. The first at 5:30pm and the second at 9:00pm.
Black Tie Package $190
Enjoy canapes and champagne on the rooftop of QPAC with an exclusive view of the Brisbane River and the fireworks.
The Black Tie Package has been extended to include the early show as only 200 tickets to this prestigious event are available.
Adult A Res $110
Book Now: qpac.com.au 136 246