THE Brolga Theatre in Maryborough is on the path towards normality with its first sold-out performance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bumper line-up of big name shows in the coming months means people are spoilt for choice.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said COVID-19 kept arts and live performances shuttered for the majority of 2020.
The mayor said it was fantastic to be in a position to welcome back bigger audiences for a range of events.
“One of Australia’s favourite comedians, Carl Barron will have a full house in stitches next Tuesday night (23 March) when he brings his new show ‘Skating Rink for Flies’ to the Brolga stage,” Cr Seymour said.
“Demand for the show was so high that it sold out within days and Carl has announced a second show on Wednesday (24 March) for which tickets are selling fast. This will be the first time with a full house since the Brolga Theatre re-opened late last year with COVID Safe procedures in place.”
Cr Seymour said there would be something for everyone at the Brolga Theatre in coming months.
“John Williamson, Human Nature and The Ten Tenors are just the start of the popular entertainers heading our way, while there are tributes to the music of the Vietnam era, Janis Joplin, the Bee Gees, Johnny Cash and Queen all coming up,” he said.
“Young theatre goers are in for a treat during the Easter school holidays with ‘A Bee Story’ combining a magical mix of theatre and circus. All tickets are only $5 and infants two and under are free when seated on a parent’s lap.”
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Cr Seymour said a highlight of the year would be the Brolga’s own community production of ‘Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz’ in June.
Fraser Coast residents are being urged to sign up for the Brolga’s email newsletters so they’re the first to know about upcoming shows and to access exclusive offers and pre-sale periods.
“You can register for the enewsletters on the Brolga Theatre’s website and you can become a Friend of the Brolga for a low membership fee which entitles you to discounted tickets to most performances,” Cr Seymour said.
Tickets, gift vouchers and Friends of the Brolga memberships can be purchased online, by phoning 4122 6060 or in person at the Box Office between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.