7 shows coming to Brisbane that you simply must get tickets for…
The Brisbane theatre scene is currently booming and QPAC and Queensland Theatre are promising to raise the curtain on some pretty sensational musicals and stage productions in 2024 (and beyond), and we could not be more ecstatic!
We’ve rounded up the best of what’s coming to Brisbane and trust us, if the popularity of these shows in other cities is anything to go by, you’ll want to pencil it in your diaries, snap up those front row seats and book in that pre- or post-show dinner quick smart.
QPAC is proudly inviting us to ‘be their guest’ and witness Disney’s enchanting new production of Beauty & the Beast and we are more than happy to accept the invitation! Boasting all the spectacle and grandeur audiences know and love from the movie and the original production, this reimagined version takes things a step further with cutting edge technology, a live orchestra, unbelievable costumes and, of course, big Broadway-style dance numbers! From the minds behind Frozen, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Aladdin, this much loved classic will undoubtedly fill the hearts of a whole new generation. Grab your tickets here.
Following standing ovations across the country, Australia’s smash hit stage spectacular Rumour Has It is returning bigger and bolder than ever. Starring Naomi Price in her career-defining tour de force, Rumour Has It charts the astonishing story of blockbuster soul sensation Adele with the upfront British wit and heartfelt tunes that made her the best selling recording artist of the 21st Century. Featuring the biggest hits from record-breaking albums 19, 21, 25 and 30 including ‘Rumour Has It’, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, ‘Hello’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Easy on Me’, ‘Someone Like You’ and more, Rumour Has It is an unmissable evening of story and song. Grab your tickets here.
You’ve read the book and seen the movie – now it’s time to experience this Dahlicious tale, from the wacky mind of the world’s No. 1 Storyteller, live on stage. Climb aboard the world’s juiciest fruit as Roald Dahl’s James & The Giant Peach rolls off the page and onto the stage in Shake & Stir’s most delicious adventure yet. Just 55 minutes with no interval, this show is sure to have the kids, and the kids at heart, captured from the moment it starts. Tickets are now available here.
Get your blue suede shoes ready! This brand-new musical, authorised by Elvis Presley Enterprises themselves, celebrates the extraordinary life of award winning, cultural icon Elvis Presley and it’s coming to Queensland half way through this year. Yes we know the Gold Coast isn’t technically Brisbane, but this show features over 40 of the king of rock’n’roll’s hit songs including ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Burning Love’, ‘Earth Angel’, and so much more – how could we not include it in the roundup? With an all Australian cast and dazzling choreography, it’s unsurprising that tickets are going faster than golden records so be sure to get yours here before they go.
Jukebox musicals are coming in hot at the moment. First a musical made with the hits written by Elvis, now a musical based on the life of one of Australia’s personal rock’n’roll favourites of the 80s and 90s, Tina Turner! Featuring more than 20 of her iconic songs, including “Simply the Best”, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary”, this smash-hit musical is a heart-pumping musical spectacular. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry and it’ll definitely have you on your feet dancing. Find out more and get your tickets here.
Have you ever, ever felt so excited? We are ecstatic that an Australian musical is making its debut in Brisbane over at Queensland Theatre and based on the home-grown TV show that raised a generation. Count us in! Based on the seminal stories of much-loved children’s author Paul Jennings, Tony Twist and his kids Pete, Linda and Bronson are taking the stage to embark on a magical adventure to protect their home from the greedy Gribble family. Whether you’re new to the Twists (have you been living under a rock?), or a diehard fan like us, this big-hearted family-friendly show is absolutely a must-see. Find out more and get your tickets here.
The global pop musical phenomenon and TONY Award winning production, SIX, follows the story of Henry VII’s six wives as they remix history and tell each of their stories in their own sassy, influential, pop diva way. Pair this with some shimmer and show-stopping musical performances, it’s the most entertaining history lesson you will ever experience and it’s coming back to QPAC in January 2025. If you’re counting down the days till its return, be sure to join the waitlist for tickets here.
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This post was written in collaboration with Best of Brisbane.