23 August 2022

Prospero Arts splashes onto arts scene with Singin’ in the Rain

Brisbane’s newest commercial production company, Prospero Arts, is set to take Brisbane by storm, with its first limited production show, Singin’ in the Rain – In Concert coming to QPAC’s Concert Hall in November. The brainchild of Hayley Johnson, renowned arts professional with a background in musical theatre/cabaret and exceptional business nous developed through her family’s background in business, Prospero Arts is a limited run, concert style production house. In partnership with QPAC, Prospero Arts will showcase Australia’s exceptional established performers coupled with up-and-coming talent, assisting to build careers of the next generation of artists while bringing a unique offering to Brisbane which hasn’t been seen before. Managing Director, Hayley Johnson, said Prospero Arts will provide opportunities for Brisbane residents to access first class productions, rather than having to wait for them to arrive from Sydney and Melbourne. “Having built BMD, Australia’s largest tier two construction contractor right here in Brisbane, along with arts investment organisation, PowerArts, we felt the time was right to establish a commercial production company that would provide opportunities for Brisbane’s local talent to work in their own backyard on exceptional musical productions of a national standard,” she said. “Prospero Arts builds on my family’s commitment to establishing entities and businesses which help make Brisbane a wonderful place to live, work and play,” Hayley said. QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said partnering with Prospero for the presentation of Singin’ in the Rain – In Concert fitted perfectly with the organisation’s commitment to nurturing and developing the Queensland arts industry. “As the state’s leading performing arts organisation, QPAC is committed to working with local arts companies to present and create quality new work and provide ongoing opportunities for the industry. “The Power family through BMD and PowerArts has had a longstanding relationship with QPAC and their investment has supported many major productions in our city. “Musicals are a mainstay of QPAC and this is a wonderful opportunity for Brisbane to take a leading role in the development of musical theatre work made locally. We are delighted to welcome Prospero as Australia’s newest theatre producer and partner with them to present their first work in our Concert Hall.” The all-new concert version of the ever-popular musical Singin’ in the Rain will take to the stage in QPAC’s Concert Hall from 11 to 13 November celebrating the 70th anniversary of the much-loved classic film, made famous by the late great Gene Kelly. Tickets on sale this Thursday 25 August at 9.00am via qpac.com.au or phone 136-246.

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