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LES MISÉRABLES - A NEW PRODUCTION FOR SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND
BY IPSWICH MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY | 10-Jul-2017
TICKETS ON SALE NOW - This new production of the global phenomenon that is BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’S Les Misérables, comes to the Ipswich Civic Centre, 8 September, 2017, for a strictly limited season.
Ipswich Musical Theatre Company is bringing a brand new production of the much loved BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG’S Les Misérables, to life in South East Queensland. Featuring talented performers including Lionel Theunissen (Opera Queensland) as Javert, Robert Shearer as Jean Valjean, a live professional orchestra led by Robert Clarke, and spectacular staging designed by Melbourne Director, Chris Bradtke, this new production brings the journey to the barricade to new life.
In a career that spans all aspects of theatrical production, multi award-winning director and actor Chris Bradtke has developed an enviable reputation as one of Melbourne’s most creative, dynamic and innovative music theatre talents. Chris began his theatre life as a performer of note before making the move into directing over thirty years ago.
Robert Clark, Musical Director for the highly successful IMTC production of Wicked in 2016, has designed and produced shows and attractions for all of Queensland’s major theme parks, including the long running Policy Academy Stunt Show at Movie World. Robert’s credits also include his role as producer and musical director for the 2000 Olympic Soccer Gala Opening Ceremony in Brisbane, the grand opening celebrations for the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, and for 14 years was the Musical Director for the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols that was televised state wide. He is devoted to the musical development of young people around the globe and now spends his time between Australia and the USA.
The Producer, Ipswich Musical Theatre Company (a community based theatre organisation), has enjoyed tremendous critical success over the last few years. In 2014, their production of The Phantom of the Opera received a 2015 Australia Day Award for Ipswich’s Best Citywide Community Event. In 2016 their production of WICKED almost sold out before opening night, leading to extra performances being added to the season. Stage Whispers Magazine revue began: “Sometimes the line between a top community theatre production and a professional one can be very thin indeed, and that’s what we saw in Ipswich Musical Theatre’s production of Wicked.”