In February, the Outtawak trio return with All Wak’d Out, their hilarious new show, sure to delight new and old fans. A Tribute to The Highwaymen will rock their salute to the outlaws of country including Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and more.
March kicks off with a dazzling display of 60s and 70s entertainment with the return of Dusty and The Divas. A variety of musical experiences are on offer; reminisce with Ian Moss (of Cold Chisel fame), as he stops by as part of his National Regional Tour; relish in the undeniable talent of Australia’s finest guitar duo, The Grigoryan Brothers; or go your own way with Gold Dust Woman, an energetic musical memorial of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Young audiences can enjoy the stage adaptation of Room on the Broom from the team behind The Gruffalo, while the young and the young at heart will be inspired by The Sapphires, arriving in Ipswich for the very first time in an all new production directed by writer Tony Briggs.
Homegrown talent will take to the Ipswich Civic Centre stage in March and April, with the Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir, Ipswich City Council Seniors’ Concert Group, and Ipswich City Symphony Orchestra presenting a series of musical delights. Ipswich can also dive down the rabbit hole in April when the Melbourne City Ballet returns with a reinvention of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, complemented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores.
May brings lots of opportunities to spoil the maternal muses in your life for Mother’s Day – riotous dance cabaret Up, Up & Away will take flight; the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow returns jam-packed with laughs; Irish musical duo Foster and Allen or Australian rocker James Reyne are presenting two different concerts; and for something the whole family can enjoy, David Walliams’ best-selling book Billionaire Boy will inspire all ages, in a play with a warm message reaching heads, hearts and a funny bone or two.
In June Djuki Mala (The Chooky Dancers), direct from North East Arnhem Land, perform a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling, a marvel of comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul. For heart and soul of a different kind, husband and wife psychic team Ezio and Michelle De Angelis also return to Ipswich by popular demand for an evening of connections to the other side in Mediums!
July is packed to the brim with events, including The Australian Buddy Holly Story, Troy Cassar-Daley, Acoustic Guitar Spectacular 2019, and the Soweto Gospel Choir offering some live music entertainment. Waist Watchers The Musical serves a hilarious and inspirational musical comedy experience dishing in food, diets, exercise and friendship. School holiday entertainment is covered with the Splash Test Dummies, ready to roll out an aquatic adventure of acrobatics, juggling, and side-splitting slapstick comedy. And in a not-to-be-missed adventure, Mozart’s music is reinvented in the skilful and illuminating show Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus by CIRCA, with notes physically lifted off the page as performers bring renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumble and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.
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