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The Sunshine Club Opening Night

See who was at the opening of Brisbane’s hottest new dance hall

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QPAC’s Playhouse transformed into a glittering dance hall with the opening of The Sunshine Club.

Presented by QPAC and Queensland Theatre, The Sunshine Club whisked audiences to the summer of 1946, when the war is over. Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle has spent years fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with troops from all over the country and he just wants a better life — the simple pleasures of music and laughter, a place where he can dance with Rose, the beautiful girl next door.

Filled with hope and defiance, Frank sets up his own ballroom, The Sunshine Club, where everyone is invited to meet, mingle and sway the night away.

The Sunshine Club castThe cast of The Sunshine Club. Photo by Brett Boardman.

The opening night crowd was spotted shakin’ a leg, giving the cast and crew a standing ovation.

Critics also beamed about the revival of the hit Australian musical with Limelight describing it as “bursting with joy, feeling and a distinctly Queensland flavour” and The Courier-Mail suggesting audiences “just go and lap it up and tap your feet to the jazz and if you live at Nundah revel in the fact that your suburb gets a mention!”.

See who was at opening night in the gallery below.

Social photography by Josh Woning.

Please note: at the time of publishing masks were a requirement of entry at QPAC. For the purpose of social photography patrons have been captured with their attending group, with masks put back on straight after the photo, all while socially distanced from the photographer.


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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors – our First Nations Peoples – gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland.