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The Wizard of Oz at Lyric Theatre, QPAC

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Have you heard yet that the fantastic Lucy Durack and the wonderful Jemma Rix will be travelling down the Yellow Brick Road from Saturday, 4 November 2017 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in the Cultural Precinct corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank?

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Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix: Photo by Brian Geach

With your ticket you will be in line to enjoy the Australian premiere of the London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz right here in Brisbane.

Tickets are now on sale and range in price from $69.90 to $159.90 (plus a fee of $7.20 per transaction). It is possible to obtain a discount if you happen to be a concession card holder, child, member of a group or coming as part of a school troupe. Take a look here to see what, where and when you'd like to attend.

Don't miss out on this 2 hours and 30 minutes of brilliant entertainment. You can go online straight away and grab your tickets without leaving your chair.

This re-vamped production of The Wizard of Oz had its world premiere at The London Palladium Theatre in March 2011. This West End run was followed up by the production's North American premiere in Toronto in December 2012 and from September 2013 it embarked on a tour of the US.

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The spectacle is spectacular

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones have created a perfect opportunity for you to come and see Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix reunite and reprise the roles you loved when they both starred in Wicked. To make this event even more special Lucy and Emma will be joined by Anthony Warlow who plays The Wizard and Professor Marvel.

Anthony Warlow has been thrilling audiences since his 1981 debut with the Australian Opera. Since then his credits have included: The Musical (2011), the Australian tours of Annie (2000 and 2012), the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (1990 and 2007-2008), the Australian production of Les Miserables (1988), Fiddler On The Roof. Internationally, his musical theatre roles have included Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre, London and Annie, which was his Broadway debut in the United States.

Lucy Durack is one of Australia's most exciting leading ladies of stage and screen with a list of major roles to her credit. As we know she played Glinda in the original Australian cast of Wicked. She also starred in productions that include: Legally Blonde The Musical (when she won the Sydney Theatre and Helpmann Awards as Best Actress in a Musical). Lucy also has numerous TV credits including: Doctor Doctor, Upper Middle Bogan, The Letdown, Here Come The Habibs and The Moodys.

Jemma Rix, as part of the original Australian cast of Wicked, performed the leading role of Elphaba. She starred in the Australian tour of, Ghost The Musical and, most recently, debuted at the Sydney Opera House debut appearing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in its concert, Witches.

Don't miss out on the chance to experience a beautiful, sumptuous production, already a big hit in London, and revisit the classic story of Dorothy and Toto. With such an outstanding leading cast and a talented young actresses to wear Dorothy's ruby red slippers (who is yet to be named) you will be thrilled to enjoy the beloved songs and music of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg from the Oscar-winning movie score. All your favourite characters and iconic moments will be there plus a few surprises, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Sing along with all your old and new favourites including Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Will they be able to obtain their hearts' desires after journeying through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard? It won't be easy and they, and you too, are going to have to be on the lookout out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys.

What a night this will be. Get the whole family together and rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat.

Of course any musical is only as good as what goes on behind the scenes, and this production boasts a stellar creative team: Jeremy Sams (direction), Robert Jones (set and costume design), Arlene Phillips (choreography), Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Jon Driscoll and Daniel Brodie (video/projection design), David Cullen (orchestrations) and Guy Simpson (musical supervision).

For more information on this spectacular show check out the QPAC web page as well as the Wizard of Oz web page. You can also look up its Facebook page. If you would still like to find out more then you can call QPAC on 136 246 or email

Ticket sale inquiries can also be made on 136 246 or go online here for all the latest.
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Why? This is a wonderful night out for the whole family.
Phone: 136 246
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC, corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane
Cost: From $69.90 to $159.90 (plus a fee of $7.20 per transaction).
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