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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.

 

Judith, Stuart & Friends

Wednesday 14 March
6pm

These one hour 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!

CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Free entry - no bookings
Limited seats

Friday Jazz @ The Con

Friday 23 March
6pm

Kristin Berardi (voice)

CQCM Foyer, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $15, Students $10

Back by popular demand, Friday Night Jazz will feature the Bachelor of Music staff & students & special guests. Drinks & nibblies will be available for purchase from the bar.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

Sweet Charity

Thursday 19 April - 7:30pm
Friday 20 April - 10:30am & 7:30pm
Saturday 21 April - 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 22 April - 2pm

Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano.  Produced for the Broadway stage by: Fryer, Carr and Harris Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

“Sweet Charity” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical

On behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Sweet Charity is the story of a girl, Charity Hope Valentine, who always looks on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and putting up with a series of unreliable boyfriends. She is determined to find love, and falls in love with a debonair actor, Vittorio Vidal, but even then she runs out of luck. By chance she gets stuck in an elevator with Oscar and finally meets her match. With well-known songs such as Rhythm of Life and Big Spender, this musical comedy is a real crowd pleaser for all ages.

CQCM Theatre
Building 21
Boundary Road
Ooralea

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

5th Floor Jams

Friday 27 April
7pm

CQUni City Campus, 90 Sydney Street, Mackay
Free entry, no bookings – Seating Limited
Licensed bar
Featuring CQCM staff, students & guests.

Judith, Stuart & Friends

Wednesday 9 May
6pm

These one hour 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!

CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Free entry - no bookings
Limited seats

Friday Jazz @ The Con

Friday 18 May
6pm

Kerry Armstrong (voice)

CQCM Foyer, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $15, Students $10

Back by popular demand, Friday Night Jazz will feature the Bachelor of Music staff & students & special guests. Drinks & nibblies will be available for purchase from the bar.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

The Royal Revue

Friday 25 May
7:30pm

A tribute to the Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses of Rock and Pop!

With hits from...
ELVIS | MICHAEL JACKSON | MADONNA | ADELE   |   BEYONCE  |  PRINCE   |
JAMES BROWN   |   GLORIA ESTEFAN | ARETHA FRANKLIN  | MARVIN GAYE
WHITNEY HOUSTON  | LADY GAGA |
DOLLY PARTON  |  JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
........... plus many more!

Adults $35, Concession $30, Con Friends $28, Students/Children $22

CQCM Theatre
Boundary Road
Ooralea

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

2018 Music Theatre and Drama Showcase

Friday 8 June
7pm

Saturday 9 June
7pm

FREE - NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

(these are different performances each night)

Featuring students of the Bachelor of Theatre degree showcasing short excerpts from various modern plays.

CQCM Theatre
Boundary Road
Ooralea


FREE ENTRY, NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
WARNING: COARSE LANGUAGE & ADULT THEMES

Friday Jazz @ The Con


Friday 20 July
6pm

Tommy See Poy (piano & voice)

CQCM Foyer, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $15, Students $10

Back by popular demand, Friday Night Jazz will feature the Bachelor of Music staff & students & special guests. Drinks & nibblies will be available for purchase from the bar.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday 09 August - 7:30pm
Friday 10 August -  10:30am & 7:30pm
Saturday 11 August - 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 12 August - 2pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

CQCM Theatre
Building 21
Boundary Road
Ooralea

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

5th Floor Jams

Friday 24 August
7pm

CQUni City Campus, Sydney Street, Mackay
Free entry, no bookings – Seating Limited
Licensed bar
Featuring CQCM staff, students & guests.

Judith, Stuart & Friends

Wednesday 29 August - 6pm

These one hour 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!

CQCM Theatre, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Free entry - no bookings
Limited seats

Friday Jazz @ The Con

Friday 31 August
6pm

Jacki Cooper (voice)


CQCM Foyer, Boundary Road, Ooralea
Adults $15, Students $10

Back by popular demand, Friday Night Jazz will feature the Bachelor of Music staff & students & special guests. Drinks & nibblies will be available for purchase from the bar.

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

The World Goes 'Round

Friday 14 September - 7:30pm
Saturday 15 September - 2pm & 7:30pm

Friday 21 September - 7:30pm
Saturday 22 September - 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 23 September - 2pm

Cabaret style performance with drinks and finger food available for purchase.

"Sometimes you're happy and sometimes you're sad - but the world goes 'round". Life (with its glories, indignities, hopes and quiet dreams) is the subject of this stunning revue of the beloved songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The vast range of human experience is explored in song after impeccable song by one of Broadway's most daring and successful teams and masters of the heart-grabbing Broadway showstopper.

This glittering revue featuring unforgettable gems from throughout their incredible career in theatre, film and television, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, New York, New York, Funny Lady and more.

CQCM Foyer
Building 21
Boundary Road
Ooralea

Tickets will be available soon!

Tickets can be purchased from the CQCM website

5th Floor Jams

Friday 14 September
7pm

CQUni City Campus, Sydney Street, Mackay
Free entry, no bookings – Seating Limited
Licensed bar
Featuring CQCM staff, students & guests.

2018 Music Theatre and Drama Showcase.

Saturday 13 October
7pm

Sunday 14 October
2pm

FREE - NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

(these are different performances each night)

Featuring students of the Bachelor of Theatre degree showcasing short excerpts from various modern plays.

CQCM Theatre
Boundary Road
Ooralea


FREE ENTRY, NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
WARNING: COARSE LANGUAGE & ADULT THEMES