From Lismore to Liza, from little boy to larger than life, Peter Allen certainly made his mark in music. As a singer, songwriter and entertainer Allen endeared himself to people all over the world with a mix of cabaret, ballads and Latin flair.
The Boy From Oz opens on Friday the 4th of August at Brisbane Arts Theatre, and tickets are guaranteed to sell quickly. Keep reading for more on this lively and colourful spectacular, and for your chance to win a double pass to the show!
William Toft returns as Peter Allen, a part which he brought to life in last year's run of The Boy From Oz. While accurately portraying Peter's onstage flamboyance, the audience will be taken with the vulnerability that William brings to the ultimately careful and considered role.
Together with William, director John Boyce's style is apparent throughout the show. John comes from a very strong theatre background, and through strong personal and character development the audience will feel very much as if they have been let into Peter Allen's life.
Even though this is a very strong dramatic production, there are still many show-stopping musical numbers; some adapted from Allen's own classics, and some written especially for The Boy From Oz.
Steinway & Sons (Exclusive Piano Group) are kindly sponsoring the show, and have generously provided a beautiful Steinway & Sons grand piano for William to play during the show. Watching I Still Call Australia Home and I Go To Rio played on an instrument such as this is guaranteed to make you cry and then dance in your seat.
Brisbane Arts Theatre are giving you the chance to win tickets to this fantastic performance!
Win one of EIGHT double passes to Brisbane Arts Theatre's The Boy From Oz by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
the name of your favourite Peter Allen song the date you'd like to see this all singing, all dancing evening with one of Australia's favourite sons – either
Friday 4th August at 8pm or Friday 11 August 8pm.
• Your name and telephone number
Winners will be selected randomly.
8.00pm Fridays & Saturdays
Group of 10 $37
Student Rush $15 (10 mins before curtain)
Subscribers can redeem season tickets for this show.
There are no refunds or exchanges once tickets have been purchased. A $2.00 transaction fee is payable.
Getting to the theatre is very easy. Located at 210 Petrie Terrace, it's only around an 800 metre walk from Roma St Station. Plan your journey with Translink here.
If you prefer to drive, there is free 4-hour parking is available on either side of Petrie Terrace after 7pm on weekdays and at all times at weekends. On Suncorp Stadium game days, Petrie Terrace is excluded from the Lang Park Traffic Area's 15-minute restrictions. To avoid a parking fine, do not park in the side streets during events, which are limited to 15 minutes where unsigned. Alternative parking is available on Countess Street below Hargraves Park, parallel to the Busway.
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