Following sold out shows in 2016, West End to Broadway – In the Reservoir will return to the historic Spring Hill Reservoir in February 2017, to deliver an exciting new volume, The Movie Musicals.
Featuring some of the country’s finest musical theatre performers, the show will dazzle guests with incredible renditions of showstoppers from the golden years of Hollywood, and more!
The world class cast includes Dale Pengelly (Hot Shoe Shuffle, West End; Chicago, Asian Tour; Singin’ in the Rain, Hong Kong, Singapore; The Boy From Oz, Australian Tour), Louise Dorsman (Opera Q; Victorian Opera), Lionel Theunissen (Opera Q; Gateway Theatre Productions’ Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunshine Coast), while debuting Pia Frangiosa (Queensland Conservatorium; Wax Lyrical Productions’ Carrie, Brisbane Powerhouse), accompanied by the incomparable Brendan Murtagh (Les Miserables, Sound of Music, Jersey Boys).
This exciting show is one not to miss, with the adventure beginning at the entrance, as guests venture six metres below Wickham Terrace, into the incredible archways of the 150-year-old reservoir, which up until 50 years ago, had supplied Brisbane its water.
Get ready to laugh, cry and cheer with Underground Opera, for what is set to be an exquisite West End to Broadway season!
What they say
Underground Opera’s West End to Broadway satisfied on many levels, mixing songs from a clutch of popular and art-house musicals.
- Stage Whispers
The selection of numbers were unashamedly dramatic and romantic, and this is where musical theatre excels, in pulling the heart strings with angst and true love.- Scenestr
This is without doubt the best kept secret performance space in Brisbane. Six metres underground, a stage has been constructed in the centre of four wings of the historic reservoir.
- ABC 612
The Spring Hill Reservoir
The Spring Hill Reservoir is located just behind Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, on Wickham Terrace (look for the Old Tower Mill!).
The Spring Hill Reservoir is architecturally astonishing. Six metres underground, the reservoir is divided into 15 sections by headwalls, with each section joined by hand-lain brick archways, which have been standing for 140 years.
The acoustics are sensational, allowing our performers’ voices to resonate throughout the venue, with each audience member enjoying the beautifully stunning sound that is created, no matter where they are seated.
A stage has been built at the centre of four wings and the intimacy of the reservoir breaks down the barriers between the audience and the performers.
Please note: Concerts are suitable for patrons of all ages who are fit and able to descend stairs into the stunning Spring Hill Reservoir performance space.
Parking: Limited street parking is available. For evening shows and weekends, patrons can take advantage of a $10 flat rate when entering Wilsons Car Park after 6.30pm and leaving no later than 6.30am (225 Wickham Terrace, with entry to car park via Bartley Street). Pedestrian entry after 6.30pm is via the level 2 door on Bartley Street.
Week day parking rates – Business hours 6am – 6pm:
0 – 0.5 HR $5.00
0.5 – 1 HR $18.00
0.5 – 1.5 HR $22.00
1.5 – 2.0 HR $25.00
2.0 – 3.0 HR $30.00
3.0 HR + $32.00
Lost Ticket (per day) $35.00