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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

The Songbook Of Queensland Comes To The PEC

The soundtrack of the Sunshine State will be laid out at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre as part of the Opera Queensland ‘Lady Sings the Maroons’ tour in May.

On May 11, the Whitsundays’ music fans will be treated to a unique program inspired by artists including The Saints, Powderfinger, Gladys Moncrieff, Savage Garden, Joe Geia, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Harold Blair.

A cross-genre love letter to Queensland, Lady Sings the Maroons will showcase the art behind making a great song, and those who write them when they roll into Proserpine for a two-hour show.

Directed by Laura Hansford, and starring renowned vocalists and artistic collaborators, Jess Hitchcock, Irena Lysiuk, and Marcus Corowa with Musical Director, Luke Volker on keys, the production traces the roots of our music to regional Queensland.

Sharing the inspiration behind the production, Ms Hansford said music from Queensland had the power to transport an audience.

“My Queensland, your Queensland and the next person’s Queensland are vastly different things, and that’s reflected in the music that’s come out of this state,” she said.

“On this tour, we are debuting a show that sings about the diversity of this state and its people as we try to capture ‘our Queensland’.

“Lady Sings the Maroons holds a mirror up to our extraordinary state with pride.”

And as part of the show, Opera Queensland is inviting local singers and musicians to join the cast for the performance.

Tickets to Lady Sings the Maroons are on sale now. To find more information, visit

The Opera Queensland performance of Lady Sings the Maroons will arrive in Proserpine on May 11

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