Brisbane musical lovers rejoice: we’ve been blessed with announcements of big shows coming to our city in the recent weeks. We’re talking all singing, all dancing, big razzle dazzle, hot ticket shows!

From January 2024, the curtain will rise on a variety of hit musicals—from murderous mayhem to Disney classics—and we’ve got all the details of what tickets you should be booking.

Give ’em the ol’ razzle dazzle.


Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery… and “All That Jazz”… so begins the international multi-award-winning musical, CHICAGO.

The longest-running musical on Broadway, this scorching hot masterpiece is coming to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from January. 

Starring Anthony Warlow as Billy Flynn, Zoë Ventoura as Velma Kelly, Lucy Maunder as Roxie Hart, Peter Rowsthorn as Amos Hart and Asabi Goodman as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, it’s no wonder CHICAGO has been honoured with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, and a Grammy®.

With a glittering score that includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, CHICAGO truly is “sexy, pin-sharp and flawless” (Sydney Morning Herald).

The original and the best, CHICAGO is back. It would be a crime to miss it!

When: From January 2, 2024
Where: QPAC, South Brisbane
Check it out here.

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No day but today.


Experience Jonathan Larson’s electrifying, multi-Tony® Award winning musical RENT, when it hits Australian shores in 2024.

Step into the vibrant streets of New York City’s East Village, where dreams are born, friendships are tested, and the power of love prevails against all odds.

Featuring the iconic songs Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Bohème, this groundbreaking phenomenon is more than a musical; it’s a celebration of life, love, and the human spirit. Don’t miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.

When: 27 January–11 February, 2024
Where: QPAC, South Brisbane
Check it out here.

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Be our guest!

Beauty and the Beast

Brisbane is finally being invited to to ‘Be Our Guest’ as Disney’s brand-new production of Beauty and the Beast premieres at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in February.

This enchanting and timeless tale has been brought to life in a “★★★★★ remarkable reimagination” (Daily Telegraph) boasting all the spectacle and grandeur audiences know and love.

Members of the original creative team have reunited on this breathtaking musical featuring all of the spellbinding songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice including Belle, Gaston, Human Again and Be Our Guest.

Beauty and the Beast is a much-loved classic that will fill the hearts of a new generation.

When: February 2024
Where: QPAC, South Brisbane 
Check it out here

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She’s simply the best.

Tina—The Tina Turner Musical 

Experience the inspiring life story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.

Featuring more than 20 of her iconic songs, including “Simply the Best”, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary”, this smash-hit musical is bringing Australian audiences to their feet night after night.

With critics calling it “a rock music spectacular” (Limelight) and “breathtakingly exciting” (ArtsHub), this heart-pumping production is sure to raise the roof off the Lyric Theatre!

When: From 2 July, 2024
Where: QPAC, South Brisbane 
Check it out here

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