RPAC 2021 ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS RELIEF AFTER LONG ARTISTIC DROUGHT
Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) is delighted to bring live theatre and full houses back into their stunning venue in the heart of Redlands Coast in 2021.
Many islanders will be pleased that the venue will be back after a drought of arts and entertainment.
A fine selection of theatre, musical theatre, music and dance awaits you in a program that offers something for everyone. This year’s program also has a fresh new look and has been divided into three Acts, with the first of these Acts released in January.
Opening the 2021 RPAC performance season will be Redlands Coast’s own international singing star Mirusia, who will return to her hometown for a special concert on the eve of Valentine’s Day. This is your opportunity to see for yourself why Mirusia is one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world. In this beautiful evening of music, Mirusia will perform much-loved songs from the great musicals and highlights from her international recording career including her original compositions. Queensland Symphony Orchestra will also return to the RPAC stage in February with a magnificent program of evocative pieces inspired by nature.
Music lovers can also grab the last few tickets to the ever-popular Musical Melodies Concert Series, with Miss Mandy and her swinging band of horn players kicking off the concert series in February with Sensational Swing. Other music highlights will include Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd in March. Normie Rowe, Dinah Lee and Jade Hurley will also take to the stage in March to share all the great memories and all the great songs for Three Legends in Concert.
Emerging from the chrysalis that was 2020 will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show in March which features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets as it brings to life four of Eric Carle’s much-loved stories. This delightful performance will excite, educate and entertain first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will fall in love again with one of the most popular children's books ever written. Young theatre-goers can also look forward to Escape from Trash Mountain in the April school holidays, plus lots of other family-friendly performances throughout the year.
Serving up a feast of entertainment in March, will be Margaret Fulton the Musical. The life of this trailblazing woman will be brought to the stage in a musical biography that charts Fulton’s rise from home cook to a household name in the swinging ‘60s. This playful musical comedy is like chicken soup for the soul and has received rave reviews across the country. Musical theatre fans will also be treated to a great selection of big ballads and enthralling stories when The World of Musicals and Cloudland the Musical take to the RPAC stage in April.
Satisfying your appetite for travel in April will be A Taste of Ireland, which will give you a taste of everything you love about Ireland together with a generous helping of more. This high-energy show features acclaimed Irish dancers, dazzling folk musicians and contemporary vocalists, and will whisk you off to the Celtic motherland from the comfort of your theatre seat. Dance enthusiasts will also be taken on a journey through time when The Tap Pack puts a modern twist on the crooners and artists from the ‘50s to the noughties, and Queensland Ballet takes it’s Tutu’s on Tour with an enticing program of classical and contemporary works, both in July.
Lovers of drama will not be disappointed with The One Day of the Year returning to RPAC in April. This classic Australian play is set in the lead up to Anzac Day and explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against a landscape of changing national values. Later in the year Rovers will be an ode to Australia and the adventurous, imaginative women she creates in July, and Bell Shakespeare will bring magic, mirth and mayhem with their reimagined version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in September.
These are just some of the great performances you can look forward to at RPAC in the next few months. Many of the shows later in the year will have early bird prices for a limited time only, so make sure you visit the RPAC website www.rpac.com.au for full details of shows coming soon. Also available on this website is RPAC’s comprehensive COVID-safe plan and the measures taken to keep audiences, artists and staff safe while everyone enjoys the show.