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The world’s favourite mu­si­cal is re­turn­ing to Australia. The Lon­don Pal­la­dium pro­duc­tion of “The Wizard of Oz” will have its Aus­tralian Pre­miere in Bris­bane this month. Australia’s lead­ing mu­si­cal the­atre star An­thony War­low plays The Wizard and Pro­fes­sor Marvel, while Lucy Du­rack will play Glinda the Good Witch, and Jemma Rix will be The Wicked Witch of the West. Ris­ing star Samantha Dode­maide breaks out of the cho­rus to wear the ruby slip­pers of Dorothy Gale.

From 4 Novem­ber, Lyric The­atre, QPAC, cnr Grey and Mel­bourne Streets, South Bank. 136 246. qpac.com.au

Gather in King Ge­orge Square for the much-loved tra­di­tion of the light­ing of the Bris­bane City Christmas Tree. Join Bris­bane’s Lord Mayor Gra­ham Quirk, Santa and spe­cial guests to wel­come the fes­tive sea­son by il­lu­mi­nat­ing Queens­land’s largest so­lar-pow­ered Christmas tree. Soak up the fes­tive cheer with a host of Christmas car­ols on the night and a spe­cial Christmas per­for­mance. The tree will light up the city sky ev­ery night un­til Christmas Eve, so make sure you visit King Ge­orge Square to en­joy the beau­ti­ful sight.

Doo-bop Jazz Bar has a num­ber of im­pres­sive acts not to be missed this month. Start the week off with Mon­day Ses­sions, The Toby Wren Trio (6 Nov) is one of Australia’s lead­ing jazz en­sem­bles char­ac­terised by its har­mony, rhythm and depth. Cel­e­brate Mel­bourne Cup (7 Nov) in swing­ing, so­phis­ti­cated style, Syd­ney-based Mc/jazz ex­traor­di­naire Ge­orge Wash­ing­ma­chine hosts tick­eted all-in­clu­sive events in the base­ment Jazz Bar, while the An­gela Fabian Duo lights up the pi­ano bar with orig­i­nal mu­sic as na­ture in­tended: pow­er­ful, in­tel­li­gent and wild. Lead­ing you into the night is John Delord, his vo­cab­u­lary is a rich in­ter­na­tional blend of rnb, soul, funk, reg­gae and a pinch of sega, tempt­ing you onto the dance floor. What bet­ter way to watch the Cup!

101 Ed­ward Street, Bris­bane. 3151 7520. doo-bop.com.au

Photo: Daniel A. Swalec.

Photo: © Marc Grimwade.

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