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Performances and Events

Performances

The Conservatorium has an exciting, vibrant and diverse annual events calendar featuring some exceptionally talented performers, teachers and scholars.

Enabling us to showcase the skills and talents of our music, theatre and multimedia students and staff as well as visiting stars and touring performing artists, the Conservatorium hosts approximately 100 performances each year on CQUniversity's campuses. These performances range from full musical theatre productions to drama productions and plays, children's theatre, jazz performances, recitals, concerts, art and media exhibitions, seminars and community events.

Supported by the Conservatorium Friends, our events program makes an important contribution to the local community and provides a professional platform for students to perform in public while they are preparing for a career in the performing arts. It also provides opportunities for staff and visiting artists to perform to supportive and appreciative audiences.

Purchase tickets

To attend any of our performances you can book through our online system. A booking fee may apply if you book directly through our office.

For information about CQCM performances contact our CQCM office or phone: +61 7 4940 7800.

Sold out performances

If a show has a 'Sold Out' sign, phone +61 7 4940 7800 as tickets may still be available or transferred over for sale at the door.

Purchase Performance Tickets

 

Judith, Stuart & Friends

Wednesday, 3 April, 6 pm

These entertaining concerts feature performances from staff and students of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, as well as community members on various musical themes. Everyone is invited to attend!

FREE
No bookings required

CQCM Theatre, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

CQCM 30th Birthday Gala Celebration

Thursday 9 May, 7:30 pm

The Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music at CQUniversity, Mackay, Ooralea campus turns 30 in 2019!  More information about this exciting event will come soon.

CQCM, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

The Beatles Reimagined

Friday 17 May, 7.30 pm

A collection of the Fab Four’s hits, presented by the staff, students and alumni of the Bachelor of Music Course at CQCM, in celebration of CQCM’s 30th year.

CQCM, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

Music Theatre and Drama Showcase

Saturday 25 May, 7 pm
Sunday 26 May, 2 pm

The Bachelor of Theatre drama students will perform a series of solo drama performances and the music theatre students will perform a selection of songs from various musicals.

CQCM, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

FREE
No bookings required

WARNING: COARSE LANGUAGE & ADULT THEMES

Bells Are Ringing

Thursday 20 June - 7.30 pm
Friday 21 June - 10.30 am & 7.30 pm
Saturday 22 June - 2 pm & 7.30 pm
Sunday 23 June - 2 pm

This hilarious golden age musical comedy takes us back to a time when telephone answering services kept busy people in touch. Ella Peterson is a bright and imaginative woman who spends her days working for a telephone answering service company. Fortunately for Ella, her switchboard existence is made bearable by the connection she makes with her customers and the different identities she brings to each of them – until she falls in love with one of her customers, sight unseen. Further complications arise when her friend Sue, who also works for the company, becomes mixed up with a charming man who fronts a gambling ring. The vice-squad become interested in their answering service company and suddenly there is mayhem galore.
The show features the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse, famous for Sweet Charity and Pajama Game and is full of songs by Jule Styne, the writer of the famous musical Gypsy. This show is suitable for all ages, and is directed by Dale Pengelly, a professional Australian director/choreographer whose credits include Tap Dogs, The Boy from Oz, Singing in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, and the Lounge Suite.

CQCM Theatre, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Adults $40
Concession $35
Con Friends $30
Student/Child $25
Family (2 adults & 2 students/children) $115

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

Judith, Stuart & Friends

Wednesday, 17 July, 6 pm

These entertaining concerts feature performances from staff and students of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, as well as community members on various musical themes. Everyone is invited to attend!

FREE
No bookings required

CQCM Theatre, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Judith, Stuart & Friends

Wednesday, 14 August, 6 pm

These entertaining concerts feature performances from staff and students of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, as well as community members on various musical themes. Everyone is invited to attend!

FREE
No bookings required

CQCM Theatre, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Music Theatre and Drama Showcase

Friday 30 August, 7 pm
Saturday 31 August, 7 pm

The Bachelor of Theatre drama students will perform a series of solo drama performances and the music theatre students will perform a selection of songs from various musicals.

CQCM, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

FREE
No bookings required

WARNING: COARSE LANGUAGE & ADULT THEMES

Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Friday 27 September - 7.30 pm
Saturday 28 September - 2 pm & 7.30 pm
Sunday 29 September - 2 pm

A play with music by Anne Washburn (Queensland premiere production)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors reminisce about the life they once knew. To console themselves they relive an episode of The Simpsons with hilarious consequences. Fast forward seven years and we’re in a post-apocalyptic society. A troupe of players wander the land, providing connection with a mythic past – by playing out the classic Simpsons episodes: Springfield has become a Golden Age.
Directed by leading Australian director Jason Langley, this play with music will amuse and charm you. It will get you thinking about the stories we tell ourselves – the things that are important, the things that connect us all.

CQCM Theatre, Building 21, Boundary Road, Ooralea

Adults $25
Concession $20
Con Friends $15
Student/Child $15
Family (2 adults & 2 students/children) $70

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website