In perfect timing for the school holidays, Prospero Arts and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) are pleased to present The Wizard of Oz – In Concert’s exclusive Brisbane season in QPAC’s Concert Hall from 30 June to 2 July 2023.
The stellar cast features 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 includes 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 will join the talented cast on stage to perform the richly memorable Wizard of Oz score on-stage conducted by Andrew Worboys.
Prospero Arts Managing Director Hayley Johnson:
The company is thrilled to bring their latest production to life on QPAC’s Concert Hall stage.
Ms Johnson In Concert:
We’re really excited to be presenting our second show, especially with this fabulous cast, including the amazing Elandrah Eramiha and Euan Fistrovic Doidge, who have both literally stepped offstage from playing lead roles in Hamilton and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat respectively, and the sensational Loren Hunter fresh from SIX The Musical, alongside Angelique Cassimatis, Michael Tuahine and Mark Hill – who wowed audiences in our inaugural production, Singin’ in the Rain.
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 have pulled together is slick and talented, with the majority hailing from Queensland. I’m really looking forward to presenting this quality production to Brisbane audiences.
Prospero’s ethos is to be a production company that offers Brisbane’s local talent the opportunity to work in their own backyard on exceptional musical productions of a national standard.
With this cast and phenomenal creative list including Amy Campbell (director /choreographer) and Andrew Worboys (musical director), The Wizard of Oz – In Concert exemplifies this wholeheartedly,
This latest production follows the Brisbane-based company’s successful inaugural production Singin’ in the Rain – In Concert, in 2022, also co presented by QPAC.
This all-new production will transport audiences ‘over the rainbow’ to a land full of music and colour, and captivate with iconic songs such as We’re Off to See the Wizard, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, If I Only Had a Brain and of course the Academy Award®-winning Over The Rainbow.
Following its 1939 premiere, the classic film The Wizard of Oz, starring the legendary Judy Garland, was named the most influential film of all time, and has been adored across generations over the last 85 years.
The Wizard of Oz – In Concert runs over five shows only from 30 June to 2 July 2023.
Venue: Concert Hall| QPAC
Date: 30 June to 2 July 2023
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