At Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, NSW

Diamonds are for Trevor

Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful performers. He has built a career as an actor, writer, director and international queen of cabaret. Ashley recently starred as Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination. Previously, Trevor played the leading role of Edna Turnblad in David Atkins’ Hairspray (Sydney Theatre Award nomination), and was also an original cast member of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical, creating the role of Miss Understanding. But it is in the works of his own creations that he truly shines including, Fat Swan (Helpmann nominee), Little Orphan TrAshley, Diamonds Are For Trevor (Helpmann nominee), I’m Every Woman (Sydney Theatre Award - Best Cabaret), and Liza (on an E), a show which has taken him around Australia and the world, culminating with a season in London’s West End. In July 2015, Trevor made his directorial debut to sold out audiences and critical acclaim with the Australian Premiere of Heathers: The Musical (Sydney Theatre Award nominee – Best Direction of a Musical), which played a sell out season at the Sydney Opera House in June. Trevor most recently sold out two Sydney Opera House performances of his brand new show Liza’s Back! (is broken), which debuted in London and he premiered TWINS for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with the fabulous Rhonda Burchmore.



Various locations

MEGA 90's

It’s not just a show, it’s an extravaganza! Four of your favourite international 90s Dance Superstars join together for a night of mega 90s hits! Are you ready for this? 2 Unlimited will hit Australia for the very first time in March 2017 to perform all their biggest hits including 'No Limit', 'Get Ready for This', 'Twilight Zone', 'Tribal Dance', 'Workaholic' and more. The techno/dance-pop phenomenon known as 2 Unlimited had 9 Top 40 Australian hits and have sold over 20 million records worldwide. When Technotronics' 'Pump Up The Jam' was released it sounded fresh and exciting and unlike anything else at the time. It paved the way for dance-pop, house, and rap to enter the mainstream charts. The Belgian superstars followed up 'Pump Up The Jam' with another Australian Top 10 hit, 'Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)' and 'This Beat Is Technotronic'. Explosive, energetic and sparkling, Real McCoy will instantly take you back to the 90s with their mega hits 'Automatic Lover', 'Runaway' and 'Love & Devotion' as well as number 1 hit single 'Another Night' and platinum selling single 'One More Time'. The German dance/ rap group have announced original studio singer Karin Kasar has reunited with founding member and rapper O-Jay, giving you the opportunity to see the original line up. You don’t want to miss this. “The ultimate dance god!” Dr. Alban will open up the Mega 90's extravaganza with his electrifying and energising brand of dance music. Dr. Alban first entered the Australian charts in 1992 with the worldwide Eurodance hit 'It’s My Life'. His follow up single 'Sing Hallelujah' peaked at #5 on the Australia Charts and reached Platinum status.



At Concert Hall, QPAC, QLD

Queensland Pops Orchestra: Side by Side

This group of fine professional musicians is the real deal: renowned for giving their audience world-class musicianship and first-class entertainment and of course the best harmonic massage imaginable. Maestro Patrick Pickett CSM has devised a sublime program of heart-stirring music to launch the 2017 series with an emphasis on that most divine musical combination, the duet. Whether it be our two wonderful guest vocalists singing in harmony, or a showcase pair drawn from the Queensland Pops Orchestra’s fine stable of musicians, audiences can be assured of a superb afternoon of entertainment. Acclaimed musical theatre star Silvie Paladino is thrilled to be headlining our much-anticipated first concert of the 2017 series. Joining Silvie as co-star in this fabulous potpourri of great music will be acclaimed young Brisbane singer Thomas Armstrong-Robley, a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and a rising force on both the Australian and international musical theatre scene. Audiences may remember Thomas from the sensational QPO Rhonda Burchmore on Broadway concerts in 2016. With so much talk of the very best of exhilarating, first-class light entertainment – performed as only the Queensland Pops and special guest artists know how – a little thespian-speak seems quite appropriate to round off this exciting preview of the launching show of 2017. Are you intrigued by a showcase of delectable duets waiting-in-the wings? Not to mention the rich seam of instrumental classics ready to be mined by the one-and-only Queensland Pops Orchestra? Then treat yourself! Satisfy those heart space desires and be a part of an afternoon of exclusive two-by-twos – both vocal and instrumental that will make you swing and swoon in equal measure.