Yarrabah the Musical

Yarrabah Indigenous Community

One community's story. One stage. Yarrabah! The Musical brought a community together. 

In 2012 Opera Australia and the Yarrabah Indigenous community in Far North Queensland created something special - Yarrabah! The Musical, a new piece telling the community's story with dignity, pride and celebration.

It was the culmination of two year's work: a collaboration between the people of Yarrabah and the Opera Australia Communities Partnerships Team.

Featuring Casey Donovan, Nick Backstrom, local legend Casey Donovan and directed by Rhoda Roberts, the musical told the story of Yarrabah's history. 

SBS's NITV channel commissioned a 30 minute documentary about Yarrabah! The Musical - an uplifting, inspirational piece which will screen on NITV at 8pm on Sunday 10 November and 9.30pm Wednesday 13 November 2013. 

Watch a 5 minute preview of the documentary:

We are proud that Yarrabah! The Musical is a Finalist in the Australian Event Awards 2013

One of the young cast members, Dean Brady is currently a Grand Finalist in Australia's Got Talent! on Channel 7. If you'd like to vote for Dean, click here


Director Rhoda Roberts
Music Director Shenzo Gregorio
Choreographer Marilyn Miller
Assistant Choreographers Derek Beaut
Rita Pryce
Set Properties and Costume Designer Eamon Darcy
Lighting Designer Bernie Tan
Featuring members of the Yarrabah Community alongside Casey Donovan
  Troy Brady
  Nick Backstrom