QPAC's seasonal what's on guide

@QPAC Summer 2017-18

Welcome to QPAC. This summer we are excited to present a wide ranging program offering interesting, informative and entertaining live performances. For musical theatre fans, two beloved classics return to QPAC’s Lyric Theatre: The Wizard of Oz starring wicked witches Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix, and MAMMA MIA! – the ultimate feel good musical. At the end of February, the Queensland premiere season of Disney’s Aladdin takes over the Lyric Theatre. Cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show also enjoys a run on a modified Concert Hall stage in January 2018.

From December, there are a number of programs which will appeal to families and those celebrating Christmas including QPAC’s longest running annual event, Spirit of Christmas, a musical celebration featuring Christmas music, songs and carols as well as showcasing some of the talented musicians of tomorrow from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Queensland Ballet and Queensland Symphony Orchestra also offer special Christmas programming – The Nutcracker and Messiah respectively – both of which are highly anticipated finales to round out their 2017 seasons. And for those looking for something more off-beat, the wildly funny and rather odd A Very Kransky Christmas is a must.

Over the summer school holidays, SummerSet will take over QPAC with productions from Australia and around the world. From the whimsical to the absurd, for aspiring scientists, inventors, explorers and dreamers, SummerSet is a curated program bringing together some of the best live performance experiences for families under one roof.

I hope you enjoy summer and all that it brings – warmer weather, time with family, a chance to reflect on the year that was and look forward to what 2018 may entail. See you at QPAC soon!

John Kotzas
Chief Executive