Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Festival Serves Cultural Feast

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Festival Serves Cultural Feast

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IPSWICH theatre-goers are set for a feast of cultural choices at the Ipswich Civic Hall during March.

The Magic Flute, a classic opera, will take the stage on Tuesday, March 10 as part of the 2009 Festival of Theatre.

The production features Mozart's music, offered in its original beauty by some of the brightest, strongest, sweetest voices in Australia today, but with a twist.

Co-Opera's version is set in a 1960s restaurant in which Sarastro is the Maitre d'Hotel, Monastatos is a sleazy, greasy, salacious kitchen chef and the Three Ladies are waitresses who slip into an outrageous routine stolen from Diana Ross and the Supremes.

Locals are also invited to take a journey to discover the man behind the songs the world sang along to when Ipswich Civic Hall hosts a special tribute concert.

Wild World: The Cat Stevens Story will be staged on Friday, March 20.

Cat Stevens was the voice of a generation.

In the seventies, in Australia alone, one in two households had a Cat Stevens album. …

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