A Merry Melody Christmas

RAT PACK: The Rat Pack is just one of a range of entertainers coming to RPAC for the 2018 Merry Melody season.
RAT PACK: The Rat Pack is just one of a range of entertainers coming to RPAC for the 2018 Merry Melody season.

Redland Performing Arts Centre has announced the new Musical Melodies Concert Series for 2018, just in time to make a subscription a potential Christmas gift.

With 2018 marking the 10th anniversary of Musical Melodies, the entertainment has notched up  with five superb concerts which promise a taste of the glitzy golden age of the silver screen,a bit of comedy and a sing along to unforgettable classics.

Start the year on the high seas with the return of the sell-out show The Pirates of Penzance at 11am on Wednesday, February 14. On their 21st and final tour, don’t miss your chance to see these swashbuckling, singing, side-splitting buccaneers in action, when the entire smash-hit musical is brought to the stage with a cast of only six.

Then, returning to RPAC at 2pm on Saturda,y May 12 at 2pm is the talented Sharon Rowntree (Dusty and the Divas) joined by renowned Gold Coast entertainer Glenn Shields in the dazzling Tribute to the Stars. The pair will be performing some of the greatest duets of all time including It Takes Two, Summer Nights and The Prayer. 

Greg Aspeling (The Kings of Swing) is joined by Rhydian Lewis and Sebastiaan Scholtens as they take to the stage as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin in The Rat Pack. Backed by an eight-piece big band they will transport you back in time to the golden age of Ol’ Blue Eyes in this wise cracking stage show packed with history at 2pm on Saturday, June 23.

The timeless classics of The Carpenters will then push away the winter blues when We’ve Only Just Begun performs at 11am on Wednesday,  September 12. Australian music theatre star Angela Lumicisi will channel Karen Carpenters’ unique style as she performs Top of the World, Close To You and  Yesterday Once More.  

Finishing off this season of great entertainment will be Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men at 11am on Wednesday, October 24.  Joe Meldrum (A Fine Romance) and Shay Debney will bring the exciting dance routines and fabulous songs of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby and Bob Hopeto the stage, including Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Be a Clown, Blue Skies and That’s Entertainment.

Patrons are invited to arrive one hour prior to each performance for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. The Sundial Café will also be open with a range of drinks and light snacks available for purchase.

 Tickets are Seniors/Pensioners $23, Seniors/Pensioners (groups of 10 or more) $20, Seniors/Pensioners booking for all 5 shows $20 and Adults $29. For bookings or more information visit www.rpac.com.au or call the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131(booking fees are $5 online and $4.10 by phone per transaction).