Redland Performing Arts Centre is pleased to present the 2020 Musical Melodies program, which once again offers local Seniors and Pensioners a great variety of concerts throughout the year at affordable prices.
This concert series will go on sale on Monday 2 Deecmber at 10am, and tickets will sell fast. So make sure you get your available dates and/or group together early to enjoy the fabulous selection of shows on offer.
Everyone is welcome at Musical Melodies performances, and the concert series caters for guests who may have special needs or require assistance when attending events at the Centre. The performances are conveniently timed on a Wednesday at 11am and on Saturdays at 2pm in the Concert Hall.
Please join us from one hour prior to each performance, for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. The Sundial Café will also be open on the Piazza prior to each concert serving a range of hot and cold beverages from $3. Light snacks will also be available for purchase from the café. No bar facilities will be available during Musical Melodies concerts.
We hope our dedicated Musical Melodies patrons will enjoy this exciting concert program and we all look forward to seeing you at the Centre.
Starring David Scheel
Saturday 15 February, 2pm
David Scheel had Musical Melodies audiences in fits of laughter with Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player in 2016. Now he’s back with his new show, Mad Maestros, to celebrate musical eccentrics through the ages.
David brings to life 25 of music's greatest and weirdest personalities in a virtuoso performance of narrative, character acting and piano playing. Bach, Beethoven, Sir Thomas Beecham, Al Jolson and many others are resurrected, and living musicians such as Philip Glass and Jose Carreras are impersonated with pinpoint accuracy.
With hilarity and virtuosity both displayed in abundance, you won’t want to miss Mad Maestros at RPAC.
BEAUTIFUL NOISEStarring Ludy Sigrist
Ludy Sigrist’s sell-out performance Shilo – has been upgraded to a whole new show, Beautiful Noise – The Life & the Music of Neil Diamond. Accompanied by a live eight-piece band, he will perform over 30 of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits.
With 40 years’ experience performing Diamond shows, Ludy is hands-down Australia’s favourite tribute to the man with his gold-standard show.
Come along for a journey through the life and music of one of the world’s greatest artists and experience the sound of Neil Diamond up close and personal.
THE BROADWAY I LOVEStarring Roy Best, Alison Jones and Chris McKenna
Wednesday 17 June, 11am
Decades of Broadway favourites will be brought together in one spectacular show, when Musical Melodies favourites, Roy Best and Alison Jones return to the RPAC stage.
The pair delighted audiences with Lanza Sings Again in 2017 and Caruso to Carreras in 2019 and are set to take you on a captivating musical journey once again this year with The Broadway I Love.
You can look forward to stunning performances of legendary songs including Music of the Night from Phantom of The Opera, Bring Him Home from Les Misérables, plus selections from The Sound of Music and Cats, to name but a few. This will be a delightful celebration of all things Broadway not to be missed.
DUSTY AND THE DIVAS
Starring Sharon and Jessica Rowntree
Saturday 22 August, 2pm
In this show filled with glamour and glitz, the hits of Dusty, Cilla, Lulu, Nancy, Dolly, Sandie, Karen and many others, are brought back to life. Prepare to be transported back to the ‘60s with some of the finest music produced from the decade.
Dusty and the Divas is a show filled with fun and fabulous music that will never fail to entertain and captivate the audience. The show is more than a tribute, it has awesome songs, great laughs and a visual treat all rolled into one. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this diva-licious show at RPAC.
DARREN COGGAN'S CAMPFIREWednesday 21 October, 11am
Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller with a knack of weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. He is renowned for his critically-acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens in Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story, more recently he wowed audiences with his moving tribute to Glen Campbell in Like a Rhinestone Cowboy.
Celebrating artists such as Glen Campbell, James Taylor, John Denver and of course, Cat Stevens, this wil be a morning of stories and singalong classics not to be missed.