A yearning for happier times including music from the 60s to 90s and cutting edge comedy feature in shows coming to Ipswich Civic Centre in 2019
The centre’s latest online program showcases a wide range of entertainment from the Priscilla Queen of the Desert inspired Prada’s Priscillas to the widely acclaimed Melbourne City Ballet performance of Alice in Wonderland.
Check out the full program for all the details.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of what you can expect from some of the acts headed our way.
Tribute to the highwaymen
Collectively as The Highwaymen, the quartet has a unique connection to Australians that has only strengthened over the last two decades. The Highwaymen toured Australia in 1991 and 1995, playing Newcastle, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, attracting hundreds of thousands to their concerts and appearances and generating an excitement rivalled only by that of The Beatles.
Now, Canadian-born international performer and producer Dail Platz along with Graeme Jensen, Gary LeGear, Dallas Southam and Laurie Keating, has re-created the magic that is The Highwaymen .
Prada’s Priscillas: An all-male revue
Flanked by gorgeous men, lead singer Prada Clutch and her ‘girls’, take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60’s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90’s, and into 2018 with a celebration of today’s music icons.
The ninety-minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally, and I Will Survive.
The Grigoryan Brothers
Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions.
This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the classical guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.
Alice In Wonderland – Melbourne City Ballet
Alice In Wonderland tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to a magical world of wonder. Falling through a rabbit she meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious on her adventure to find her way home.
Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well-known novel by Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores.
James Reyne – A Crawl to Now
A Crawl To Now is a 90-minute live show featuring songs selected from over twenty albums. James will be joined on stage by renowned guitarist Josh Owen in acoustic duo format.
James Reyne’s songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers, including The Boys Light Up, Reckless, Beautiful People, Lakeside, Daughters Of The Northern Coast, Fall Of Rome, Hammerhead, Motor’s Too Fast, and Slave.
The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Ipswich Civic Centre and across the nation.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.