Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) will bring live entertainment back to the stage as the centre re-opens with the easing of COVID-19 Stage 3 Restrictions.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said RPAC would make a welcome return with excellent entertainment opportunities again on offer.
“Patrons from Redlands Coast and further afield can rest assured that a comprehensive industry-specific COVID plan is now in place at RPAC,” Cr Williams said.
“This has been a challenging time for the entertainment industry, so it will be great to see performers back doing to what they do best – entertaining our community.
“As COVID-19 Stage 3 Restrictions limit audience numbers, RPAC will return with a combination of live-streamed and smaller audience attended events.
Mayor Williams said the first performances would be part of a new RPAC Live concert series, delivered in partnership with Creative Arts Alliance and East Coast Originals and showcases some of the exceptional music talent of Redlands Coast.
“The series will start with a free live-streamed opening concert featuring the exquisite sounds of local First Nations artists Uncle Josh Walker, Lil Nix and Sachém on Saturday 25 July.
“Subsequent concerts – on 8, 15 and 29 August – will also be live-streamed for free, as well as welcoming small audiences in the Concert Hall.
“If you are a local musician and you are looking for the opportunity to perform, then the line-up for the final two RPAC Live concerts are also still being finalised, so visit the RPAC website www.rpac.com.au for links to the expression of interest form.
Cr Williams said that in addition to showcasing our fabulous local talent, RPAC would feature some of our favourite artists with a mixture of live audience and live-stream delivery during the coming months.
“Sharon Rowntree is sure to delight with her diva-licious show Dusty and the Divas, while Fat Musicals will take a satirical look at musical theatre,” she said.
“The Black Square Quartet will offer outstanding chamber music and acrobatic prowess will be on show in By a Thread.
“Young children will love the adventures of Wilbur the Optical Whale and The Gruffalo’s Child.
“I look forward to the wonderful variety coming back to RPAC over the next few months and encourage all live performance lovers to visit the RPAC website for all the details.
“Whether you watch a live-streamed show from home or book to see one of your favourite artists live on stage, I am sure you will once-again enjoy the magic of live performances at RPAC,” she said.
Visit the RPAC website www.rpac.com.au to find:
• all show details
• information on expressing your interest to perform in the RPAC Live concert series (local artists only)
• the COVID-safe industry plan RPAC will be following.