Thursday, February 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

You wanna sing? You wanna dance? Let’s get ALL FIRED UP, Mackay!

Take two regional creatives from Far North Queensland, Roz Pappalardo and Rachel Terry, inspiration from a series of rocking female 80's musicians, a few 'writing trips' to Port Douglas, and what do you get? A cranking and inspiring part rock concert / part 80's aerobics dance class / part theatre show, telling the story of one woman's epic midlife crisis solved by a touch of time travel and a close encounter with the favourite songs of her youth - All Fired Up.

After a sold-out season at Brisbane Powerhouse, renowned Queensland artists Rachel Terry and Roz Pappalardo (women in docs, Soldiers Wife and Lontano), are set to present their electrifying, epic adventure at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on 5 March 2023.

Hearing Pat Benatar belt out “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and Cyndi Lauper shriek with passion to her parents that “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” were life changing moments and made creatives, Roz Pappalardo and Rachel Terry, and a host of women you know, the people they are today.

Rachel and Roz take great pride in gathering and leading a team of strong and uniquely skilled regional creatives to present this new work.

The team includes Cairns based four-piece live band taking the place of the AM radio playing the hits of the decade LIVE, written, directed, set designed, produced and musically directed by Terry and Pappalardo, with a touch of Brisbane injected by award winning lighting designer, Jason Glenwright, and musical maestro on keys, Tnee Dyer.

A 60-minute jammed packed show featuring Rachel Terry and her real-life daughter, Scarlet Terry, who time travel to tell the story of the power of the arts solving life's problems, and Roz Pappalardo as your favourite radio DJ "Neon" and singer of approximately 20 hit songs of the decade. All Fired Up will inspire, excite and literally have you singing and dancing on your seats.

WHAT: All Fired Up - solving the problems of your world, one 80's song at a time! All Fired Up

WHEN: Sunday 5 March, 7.30pm

WHERE: MECC Auditorium


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