Audiences were transported ‘over the rainbow’ during The Wizard of Oz – In Concert’s five concert exclusive Brisbane season in QPAC’s Concert Hall in June and July 2023.
The stellar cast featured some of Australia’s favourite musical theatre stars including Elandrah Eramiha (Hamilton) as Dorothy, Euan Fistrovic Doidge (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Scarecrow, Mark Hill (Muriel’s Wedding the Musical) as Tin Man, Monique Sallé (Mamma Mia! The Musical) as the Cowardly Lion, Angelique Cassimatis (A Chorus Line) as the Wicked Witch, Loren Hunter (SIX The Musical) as Glinda, Michael Tuahine (Singin’ in the Rain – In Concert) as the Wizard and Tim McCallum (The Voice Australia) as Uncle Henry.
The Wizard of Oz – In Concert cast also included Max Bimbi, Antonia Marr, Maddison Price, Ethan Ritchie, Hannah Stanton and Suzanne Steele and Brisbane’s own Voices of Birralee Young Adults Choir playing the Munchkins.
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra joined the talented cast on stage to perform the richly memorable Wizard of Oz score on-stage conducted by Andrew Worboys.
The Wizard of Oz – In Concert was the second production to be presented by QPAC and Brisbane-based theatre production company, Prospero Arts following the splash hit Singin’ in the Rain – In Concert in 2022.
Prospero Arts Managing Director Hayley Johnson said the company was thrilled to bring their latest production to life on QPAC’s Concert Hall stage.
"We always undertake an extensive auditioning process, casting the net nationwide, to ensure we get the right combination of local, up-and-coming talent and established performers for our productions.
"The ensemble we pulled together for The Wizard of Oz – In Concert was slick and talented, with the majority hailing from Queensland.
"I was so proud of the production and delighted with the audience and media critic feedback. We can't wait to announce the next In Concert production we will co-present with QPAC,” she said.
Check out some of the great media reviews below:
“Prospero Arts and QPAC produced another magnificently inclusive and diverse show with The Wizard of Oz In Concert. The cast were divine and the stunning Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra on stage led by Musical Director Andrew Worboys was enchanting for the audience.” The Fame Reporter.
Read the full The Fame Reporter review here
“The producers and creative team have pulled out just about every stop, with some delightful visual tongue-in-cheek additions (even the orchestra has mini 'costume-changes' throughout the performance), attention to detail and by creating the right setting to not only enhance the central core of this presentation, the musical score, but also bring the acclaimed story to life.” Stage Whispers.
Read the full Stage Whispers review here
“A dose of nostalgia, magic, heart, life lessons and a surprising showstopper.” The Courier Mail.
Check out our social gallery below to find who followed the yellow brick road at the opening night of this enchanting performance.
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