The Theatre Sphere

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On April 20th 1985, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent officially opened the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to the public. Thirty years on and the centre is still going strong, having been one of the leading Queensland...

QPAC Announce Extra Week for Wicked – 15th April 2015 – 19th April 2015

While Wicked was originally supposed to run until April 12th 2015, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) have announced that the musical will be extended by one week. This now means that the performance will run slightly beyond its...

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Announce Their Friday ‘Comedy in the Basement’ Line-up for Late-Feb/Early-March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_TwvCPZkqM On Friday nights, The Arts Centre Gold Coast hold regular 'Comedy in the Basement' event where they invite a new comedian each week to entertain the crowds that attend them. The venue has recently confirmed their line-up for February...

Mister Maker to Hold Two Days of Shows During July 2015 at QPAC’s Concert Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQtBmOod-o It has been years since I last bothered to tune into ABC2 to see how children's programming has changed since I was young. Similar to how the Art Attack was a popular art-based show back with my generation, it...

Ensemble Cast Announced for Anything Goes The Musical’s 2015 Australian Tour

Lyndon Terracini AM (Artistic Director of Opera Australia) and John Frost AM (Australian theatre producer) have today announced the entire ensemble cast for their upcoming Australian tour of Cole Porter's musical comedy Anything Goes. This ensemble will join the main...

The Lion King Deemed Highest Grossing Show in QPAC’s History

More than fifteen years into its highly successful tour across the planet, The Lion King musical adaptation finally arrived at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a four month run. During this period there were hundreds of sessions...

The Arts Centre – Gold Coast to Host One Night Show for Raymond Crowe “The Unusualist”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uiyeq3xLJEw It has been confirmed that magician, comedian, mime artist, inventor and all-around "unusualist" Raymond Crowe will be hosting a one-off "unconventional" show at The Arts Centre - Gold Coast next month, showcasing his range of skills/talents. His appearance on the...

Following Brisbane, Thriller Live Heads to Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVuRt8mq2Xk The Lion King was not the only musical that was ending at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre last Sunday, with their almost fortnight long run of the concert/musical Thriller Live coming to a close. Direct from London's West End,...

The Curtain to Close on The Lion King Tonight at QPAC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njvKTJqZZyc Since first opening at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on September 21st 2014, The Lion King has been performed hundreds of times, with many presentations being either near full capacity or completely sold out. But after waiting more...

Three of the Genuinely Interesting Musicals Australians Can Enjoy in 2015

Those who have read the first couple of posts in the new Theatre section on The Otaku's Study will know that I am particularly fond of musicals. It is a love that has been fostered since my primary school...
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