Rhonda Burchmore lights up the stage on Broadway
JUST imagine standing on an iconic city street corner: you're immersed in a sea of light, beaming down from the dazzling neon signs adorning some 40 theatres, which stretch as far as the eye can see; each seducing you with their latest performances. One after the other, the star-studded casts leap out at you ... and so many wonderful song and dance sequences stream through your mind. For those who've never been to Manhattan, New York City, let the Queensland Pops Orchestra take you there!
Our headline star being the incomparable Rhonda Burchmore promises all that and more in a feast of entertainment, in her premiere appearance with the Queensland Pops Orchestra. Rhonda is arguably one of the 'first ladies' of Australian musical theatre, and we are thrilled she'll be joining us for the ultimate Broadway Pops show.
There are so many classic songs to be drawn from the ever-burgeoning treasure chest which is the Broadway musical canon. Stage musicals like Cabaret, Fiddler On The Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar and Cats all shot to fame - and subsequently enjoyed massive international success - on Broadway, and the hit shows just keep on coming well into the 21st century.
Whatever role she tackles, Rhonda Burchmore- awarded an OAM in 2014 for her services to the performing arts - commands the stage, from her very own cabaret spectaculars in Australia to coveted roles on Broadway (Irving Berlin's Easter Parade and Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods to name two). And who could forget Rhonda's legendary performance in the iconic Mamma Mia!?
Like life, Broadway music boasts the most euphoric spectrum of light and shade, and Rhonda will be treading the boards with style, running the gamut of emotions in what promises to be a lap-tapping, eye-glistening journey through the most magical moments of musical theatre.
QPAC has a long tradition of showcasing some of Broadway's most outstanding musicals, and we hope the Queensland Pops Orchestra's Rhonda Burchmore on Broadway stirs some truly wonderful memories as we celebrate the biggest and best-loved hits from Broadway's creme de la crème.
As the home of Australia's only Bachelor of Musical Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium is producing music professionals of the highest calibre.
100 Students from this rapidly emerging course of excellence at Griffith University Conservatorium will fill the stage with vibrant movement-involving both precision and creativity, like you have not seen before. These students from around Australia study dance, acting, singing and production full-time at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Theatre Music course and are setting the benchmark higher around Australia in all aspects of stage craft.