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September

Class of 2019 Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

21 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
20 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2019 Musical Theatre students.

*This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Class of 2019 Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

21 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
20 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2019 Musical Theatre students.

*This production contains adult themes and strong language.

LA Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Visiting Artist

23 September 12:00am Ian Hanger Recital Hall
23 September 12:00am Ian Hanger Recital Hall
Join this starry-ensemble on a journey that will take you from late 19th century France – and Gounod’s delicious evocation of the spirit of Mozart – to the United States in the mid 20th century, and the warm, open-air lyricism of Samuel Barber’s Summer Music.

Class of 2019 Musical Theatre Showcase – Melbourne

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

23 September 7:30pm Other
23 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other

Tickets for this performance will be available in early 2019.

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2019 Musical Theatre students.

*This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Class of 2019 Musical Theatre Showcase – Melbourne

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

24 September 7:30pm Other
23 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other

Tickets for this performance will be available in early 2019.

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2019 Musical Theatre students.

*This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Horn Hounds

Faculty

25 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
25 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Peter Luff and Ysolt Clark perform a range of classic and captivating works for two horns.

Jazz Student Ensembles

Jazz

Jazz

26 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
26 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department presenting a diverse range of repertoire.

Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize

Prize

26 September 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
26 September 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Chamber music prize sponsored by 4MBS Classic FM in memory of founding member, Ross Peters.

Class of 2019 Musical Theatre Showcase – Sydney

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

26 September 7:30pm Other
26 September 7:30pm Other
27 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2019 Musical Theatre students.

*This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Sounds of Java

Lunchtime

27 September 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer
27 September 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer

The Conservatorium Javanese Gamelan, trained by Julia Pope, will be joined by distinguished musician and dhalang Dr Joko Susilo performing traditional pieces from the beautiful repertoire of the royal courts of Java.

Virginia Black

Piano

27 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
27 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

English pianist and harpsichordist Virginia Black presents a solo recital of her favourite works by Bach, Rameau and Beethoven.

Conservatorium Concertos: Sejourne, Strauss and Beethoven

Orchestra

Classical

27 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The second concert conducted by Johannes Fritzsch showcases Lochlin Dormer in Sejourne’s Marimba Concerto, Ethan Seeto in Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and Luke Sharp in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, The Emperor.

Class of 2019 Musical Theatre Showcase – Sydney

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

27 September 7:30pm Other
26 September 7:30pm Other
27 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2019 Musical Theatre students.

*This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Ensemble Q: Metamorphosis

Ensemble in Residence

29 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

Ensemble Q is the culmination of decades of developing and refining chamber music practice in Australia and brings together a collective of Australia’s leading chamber exponents as creators, presenters and mentors. Directed by Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q is at the very heart of the future of music-making in Australia.

Auditions for 2020

30 September 9:00am Burke St Studio Theatre
30 September 9:00am Burke St Studio Theatre

Auditions will take place for the 2020 Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre programs during the week commencing Monday 30 September.

For more information about auditions, visit griffith.edu.au/conservatorium-auditions.

October

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

09 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
15 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
09 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Behind the Music series offers rare insights into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works. Find out from the music makers what is happening behind the scenes – how does a performer interpret a work, how do they make decisions, how do they balance spontaneity with preparation? Over four sessions, leading musicians will share insights into their individual approaches to making music.

Chamber Music Showcase

Students

Orchestra

09 October 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
09 October 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A concert showcasing the students of the Conservatorium chamber music program.

Piano Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Piano

10 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
10 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A concert showcasing a selection of the top piano students at Queensland Conservatorium.

Chamber Music Showcase

Students

11 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
11 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A concert showcasing the students of the Conservatorium chamber music program.

Conservatorium Wind Orchestra: Second Winds

Wind Orchestra

Orchestra

11 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
11 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Continuing its support of new music, the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra  presents an unusual concert – one of  ‘second’ performances.  Recent new works from around the world that have been commissioned and received only a premiere  or two will come to life again in this concert.

Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship

Prize

13 October 3:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
13 October 3:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship was made possible by the generous donation of funds by Joyce Lloyd who had a keen interest in the arts and in young people. The scholarship provides funds to assist students from Queensland Conservatorium showing outstanding promise to further their music performance studies overseas.

Music Technology: Real Time Systems 2

Music Technology

Music Technology

14 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
14 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

First year creative music technology students showcase live performance, computer programming, and digital signal processing with open-source visual language Pure data (Pd).

Wind Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Woodwind

16 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
16 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Come and hear the future stars of Queensland Conservatorium’s wind department in an exciting program of solo and chamber works.

Ba Da Boom in Collaboration

Students

Percussion

16 October 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
16 October 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Ba Da Boom presents a carefully curated selection of chamber percussion works with strong Australian and Asian influences. Composers include Erik Griswold, Lou Harrison, Yasuhide Ito, Peter Sculthorpe and Nozomi Omote. Featuring a new hand drumming performance piece directed and composed by guest Conservatorium alumni Tsoof Baras.

Conservatorium Big Band

Lunchtime

Classical, Composition

17 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
17 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Conservatorium Big Band, under the direction of John Hoffman, will present an exciting concert of classic big band repertoire, composed and arranged by some of the greatest exponents of the genre.

Clocked Out with Mary Oliver

Ensemble in Residence

18 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
18 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Mary Oliver is one of the worlds leading violin improvisers performing across Europe and the USA. This is the first time Mary has teamed up with ensemble in residence Clocked Out. Expect genre-busting music teetering between jazz, early music, improvisation and noise music.

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Conservatorium Singers: Beethoven Symphony No.9

Orchestra

18 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
18 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The concert opens with a significant piece by the Australian composer, and a Conservatorium alumnus, Melody Eötvös. Ruler of the Hive was a commission by the TSO and was first performed in 2018 in Hobart with Pamela Rabe as narrator.

Maestro Johannes Fritzsch will then lead the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Conservatorium Singers in one of the most widely-celebrated works of the orchestral canon, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Known as the Choral Symphony, this large-scale combined orchestral and choral masterpiece in the well-known Ode to Joy. A triumphant expression of humankind, not to be missed.

Brisbane Club Award

Prize

21 October 6:30pm Other
21 October 6:30pm Other

Awarded to an emerging classical instrumental or vocal artist from the Queensland Conservatorium. The prize is announced at the Club event on Tuesday 22 October.

Music Technology: MultiMedia Project

Music Technology

Music Technology

21 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
21 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Second year creative music technology students explore the complex relationship between humans and their technologies in a variety of multimedia contexts.

Jazz Vocal Ensembles in Concert

Lunchtime

Jazz

23 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
23 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Conservatorium’s premier jazz vocal ensembles Raised Voices and In-Voices present a double bill of unique compositions and arrangements for the genre.

Brass Band Marching To the Beat of Their Own Drum

Students

Brass

23 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
23 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Conservatorium Brass Band returns in 2019 under the baton of Australia’s most awarded brass band director Howard Taylor.

Side by Side Concert featuring members of the Goldner String Quartet

Faculty

Strings

23 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
23 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

This celebratory concert sees students of the chamber music program perform alongside faculty and guest artists Dimity Hall and Julian Smiles of the Goldner String Quartet.

The repertoire will include:

W.A. Mozart 

Flute Quartet No.1 in D, K.285

Johannes Brahms 

String Sextet No.2 in G, Op.36

  1. Allegro non troppo

  2. Scherzo – Allegro non troppo – Presto giocoso

Carl Vine 

Cafe Concertino

Richard Wagner 

Siegfried Idyll

String Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Strings

24 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Join the talented students of the Queensland Conservatorium string department for a lunchtime concert.

Riverside Guitar Ensemble & Friends

Students

Guitar

24 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

This exciting celebration of the guitar will feature the Riverside Guitar Ensemble, alongside smaller guitar ensembles and the Young Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble.

An Exact Point in Time

Performing Arts

Acting

24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year Acting students will be performing in a brand new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Claire Christian.

Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium especially for the inaugural Bachelor of Acting cohort, this new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

Claire won the 2016 Text Prize for her book Beautiful Mess, which has been translated into Dutch and German and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gold Inky Award. Claire’s last production was Lysa and the Freeborn Dames for La Boite Theatre, where she is their Youth Participation Producer.

Divertimenti

Students

Strings

25 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
25 October 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Queensland Conservatorium’s premier string orchestra Divertimenti, under the direction of Graeme Jennings, presents a concert of diverse repertoire.

Music Technology Live Capstone

Music Technology

Music Technology

25 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
25 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Third year creative music technology  students present their final performances of original work, come support our graduands!

An Exact Point in Time

Performing Arts

Acting

25 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year Acting students will be performing in a brand new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Claire Christian.

Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium especially for the inaugural Bachelor of Acting cohort, this new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

Claire won the 2016 Text Prize for her book Beautiful Mess, which has been translated into Dutch and German and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gold Inky Award. Claire’s last production was Lysa and the Freeborn Dames for La Boite Theatre, where she is their Youth Participation Producer.

An Exact Point in Time

Performing Arts

Acting

26 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year Acting students will be performing in a brand new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Claire Christian.

Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium especially for the inaugural Bachelor of Acting cohort, this new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

Claire won the 2016 Text Prize for her book Beautiful Mess, which has been translated into Dutch and German and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gold Inky Award. Claire’s last production was Lysa and the Freeborn Dames for La Boite Theatre, where she is their Youth Participation Producer.

An Exact Point in Time

Performing Arts

Acting

26 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year Acting students will be performing in a brand new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Claire Christian.

Commissioned by Queensland Conservatorium especially for the inaugural Bachelor of Acting cohort, this new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

Claire won the 2016 Text Prize for her book Beautiful Mess, which has been translated into Dutch and German and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gold Inky Award. Claire’s last production was Lysa and the Freeborn Dames for La Boite Theatre, where she is their Youth Participation Producer.

November

The Drowsy Chaperone

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison | Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

“Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barabara Freitag and Jill Furman.:

Licensed exclusively by Musical Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison | Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

“Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barabara Freitag and Jill Furman.:

Licensed exclusively by Musical Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison | Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

“Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barabara Freitag and Jill Furman.:

Licensed exclusively by Musical Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

The Drowsy Chaperone

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison | Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

“Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barabara Freitag and Jill Furman.:

Licensed exclusively by Musical Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

The Drowsy Chaperone

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison | Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

“Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barabara Freitag and Jill Furman.:

Licensed exclusively by Musical Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

The Drowsy Chaperone

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison | Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

“Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCullum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barabara Freitag and Jill Furman.:

Licensed exclusively by Musical Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

Ensemble Q: Left of Field

Ensemble in Residence

17 November 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
17 November 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

Ensemble Q is the culmination of decades of developing and refining chamber music practice in Australia and brings together a collective of Australia’s leading chamber exponents as creators, presenters and mentors. Directed by Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q is at the very heart of the future of music-making in Australia.

December

Celebrating a Musical Christmas 2019

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

04 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
04 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
05 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral

Performing Arts department staff and students celebrate Christmas through music and drama in the stunning surrounds of St John’s Cathedral.

Celebrating a Musical Christmas 2019

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

05 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
04 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
05 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral

Performing Arts department staff and students celebrate Christmas through music and drama in the stunning surrounds of St John’s Cathedral.

January

Acting & Musical Theatre Summer Schools 2020

20 January 9:00am Burke St Studio Theatre
20 January 9:00am Burke St Studio Theatre

Registrations for the 2020 Summer School will be available in early 2019. 

Monday 20 – Friday 24 January 2020
Friday 24 January 6.00 pm – Public showing of the work produced over the week.

Ages 13 and above

If you have a passion for acting, musical theatre or both, why not come and join us for an amazing week of singing, dancing, acting and performance?

During the 5-day course, students will work with some of the country’s top acting and musical theatre specialists in both class and rehearsal for the end-of-week public showing. Acting workshops will include improvisation, scene work (Contemporary and Shakespeare) and Clowning.

Course Fees: $560