Redland Performing Arts Centre offers a plethora of choice for entertainment for this, its 10th anniversary year

COMEDY: Babushka brings Happily Ever After to the RPAC stage, telling some raunchy and very funny comedy-cabaret bedtime stories.
COMEDY: Babushka brings Happily Ever After to the RPAC stage, telling some raunchy and very funny comedy-cabaret bedtime stories.

The smorgasbord of entertainment continues at the Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) in this its 10th year.

In the past decade, more than 400,000 people have enjoyed a vast array of performances and events with 50,000 attending shows last year.

This year, Tenori will perform a selection of Timeless music from the worlds of opera, musical theatre and jazz, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents a program of musical fairytales and The Voice winner Luke Kennedy  performs the music of John Farnham in From Johnny to Jack.

The Acoustic Guitar Spectacular returns to the stage with two new inspirational guitarists to accompany Michael Fix.  Music ensemble ELISION performs a blistering meld of music in The Wreck of Former Boundaries. Frankie J Holden and wife Michelle Pettigrove share their favourite songs and stories in How Sweet It Is. Finishing off the music concerts for the year will be Ensemble Trivium which brings together classical and jazz musicians in a diverse and colourful program of new compositions in Locally Sourced.

The smash-hit Menopause the Musical – Women on Fire!  returns to the stage to take a humorous look at all things menopausal. The outrageous Babushka brings Happily Ever After, to tell you some very grown-up comedy-cabaret bedtime stories. You can also enjoy the comedy-cabaret Death by Soprano which is a tongue-in-cheek A-Z of operatic occupational hazards.

Experience Bell Shakespeare’s latest stunning production where it is all laid on the line for Rome in Julius Caesar. You can also get a glimpse into the lives of the first actresses on stage when April De Angelis’ Playhouse Creatures performs. Hannie Rayson’s award-winning play Hotel Sorrento will reach into the heart of family relationships and what keeps them together. The ensemble at indelabilityarts will also bring its new production Love Me to the stage.

Yo Diddlle Diddle brings Tony Wilson’s hilarious rhythm and rhyme book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon to life and also the very welcome return of The Gruffalo to the RPAC stage. The 78-Story Treehouse, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Around the World in 80 Days are also set to bring much-loved stories and characters to life for families to enjoy. Circa’s Humans and Flipside Circus’ Wasteland comes to RPAC. Don’t miss the Beast Camp Krump intensive workshops and battle night.

Throughout the year there are Indigenous and multicultural events to enjoy including a free NAIDOC Week concert headlined by X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace, Balka Bitni as part of the Quandamooka Festival and our first ever Polish festival when PolArt 2018 Brisbane brings the largest festival of its kind outside of Poland to the Redlands. Another first will be an Australian film series with six films to enjoy over three weekends.

Pick up a copy of the 2018 program with early bird specials available for many of the shows for a limited time only.

For a free season brochure, phone RPAC on 3829 8131, visit the Box Office (2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland) during opening hours or visit rpac.com.a