There's plenty of entertainment lined up at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre for the month of August, from live shows with drumming extraordinaire's to country music sensations and even a little bit of Possum Magic.
Moncrieff August entertainment:
Dialogues des Carmelites // The Met Opera
Sunday 4 August July, 2.00 pm
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece.
As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche, sung by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress—Met legend Karita Mattila.
Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent.
When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision.
In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina.
Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced. Poulenc’s devastating portrayal of faith and martyrdom is live in HD for the first time.
La Dolce Vita // Free Community Movie
Wednesday 7 August, 10.00 am
Italian with English subtitles
Winner of the Palme D'Or at Cannes and setting the standard for world cinema in 1960, Italian maestro Federico Fellini (La Strada, 8 1/2) dramatically opened the eyes of cinema goers and critics alike with this searing critique of a celebrity-obsessed, hedonistic world as seen through the eyes of a fluff-peddling journalist.
Friday 9 August, 6.30 pm
A brand-new stage adaptation of a magical Australian classic.
For over 30 years Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people.
Joined by an extraordinary creative team Monkey Baa is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new stage adaptation of this magical Australian classic.
Yamato the Drummers of Japan
Saturday 10 August, 7.30 pm
YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN Returning to Australia 2019 With their brand-new show “Passion”
Since their hugely successful tour to Australia in 2017, the sensational YAMATO DRUMMERS OF JAPAN have been incredibly busy this year alone playing a 3-week season in London’s West End and visiting Switzerland, Italy and Holland.
Now Australian audiences have the chance to hear the heart-thumping rhythm, thunderous sounds and explosive beats once again when Yamato tour to Queensland.
Opera Queensland // Songs to Die For
Thursday 15 August, 7.30 pm
It’s no secret that opera has death nailed.
At the heart of some of opera’s greatest moments, you’ll find a knife, bullet or poison paired with some of the most sublime music ever written.
For 400 years, death has inspired iconic composers and beclouded modern legends; Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin whose songs speak as passionately to us as the music of their operatic counterparts.
The Young King
Saturday 17 August, 10.30 am and 2.00 pm
By Oscar Wilde, Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom.
What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom.
Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?
The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby.
Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza
Sunday 18 August, 2.00 pm
Singing from the age of 15, Mark Vincent has gone on to become one of Australia’s most beloved tenors, having released nine consecutive #1 ARIA Classical Crossover Albums, earning accolades both nationally and internationally.
Tuesday 20 August, 6.00 pm
The 6 O'Clock Hop Tour
Herman’s Hermits, one of the biggest 60’s British Invasion bands, are bringing their ‘6 O’Clock Hop’ tour to Australia in August, where every show starts at 6pm sharp.
Their Australian No. 1 hits, ‘Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter’ and ‘No Milk
Today’ made the group one of the most popular groups of the day here in Australia.
Finding Your Feet // Free Movie Senior's Week
Wednesday 21 August, 10.00 am
Celebrate Queensland Seniors Week 2019 at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.
This event is funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland.
Let’s come together Queensland! During Seniors Week, 17-25 August 2019, people of all ages and backgrounds will come together and celebrate.
When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair, she seeks refuge with her estranged sister Bif (Imrie) in London.
The two couldn’t be more different.
Xavier Rudd Storm Boy Tour
Thursday 22 August, 7.00 pm
It is with a great amount of pleasure that we announce Xavier Rudd’s return to Queensland North – his first time to the region since 2015.
Shortly after releasing the hit single Walk Away in March 2018, fans were welcoming the epic 9th studio album from Xavier titled Storm Boy.
Lee Kernaghan Backroad Nation Tour
Friday 23 August, 8.00 pm
Lee Kernaghan is one of the all-time greats of Australian music with 38 number 1 hits and a ute load of Golden Guitar awards to his credit.
Following his sold out 25th Anniversary Tour Lee began turning his experiences out on the road into songs and a brand new album “Backroad Nation”.
Heart of Gold Short Film Festival On Tour
Saturday 24 August, 3.00 pm
Queensland's largest short film festival will bring you brilliant short films from every corner of the world when Heart of Gold Short Film Festival On Tour screens at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.
The family friendly selection of eight short films to be screened will include 2018 Heart of Gold's Award Winners, Sherbert Rozencrantz, You’re Beautiful, Babygirl, and A Modest Defeat.