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SUMMER 2013 – 2014 DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY


welcome Welcome to summer at QPAC. Set within one of Brisbane’s most popular outdoor spaces, South Bank, QPAC is the perfect place to cool off this summer. Family entertainment, a Miss Marple murder mystery, The Australian Ballet and the return of our festival celebrating the world’s First Nations peoples, Clancestry are featured in the pages of this edition of @QPAC. Our summer program features two musicals – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Rocky Horror Show showing in the Lyric Theatre. Parents and children will revel in the familiar story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. With a standout Australian cast and one of the most expensive props in theatre history, Brisbane audiences will be able to see why Chitty Chitty Bang Bang holds the record for playing the longest continuous season at London’s Palladium. And many people will enjoy the live performance of The Rocky Horror Show Show. The cult classic film version of this stage play has captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world. This 40th anniversary production will have many people ready to do the Time Warp again…live! There is plenty on offer for those seeking a school holiday treat: storybook classics Angelina Ballerina and Charlie and Lola will come to life on stage. And after the success of The Illusionists in January 2013, a new version The Illusionists 2.0 will hit QPAC’s Concert Hall in January 2014. This sequel features seven new masters of mental and optical illusion. You literally won’t believe your eyes in this fast-paced, high-energy performance. The Australia Ballet returns to Brisbane with two productions, Manon and Imperial Suite in February. And our local Queensland companies, Queensland Theatre Company and Queensland Symphony Orchestra start their 2014 season of performances at QPAC through summer. Last year QPAC held the first Clancestry: A Celebration of Country Country. This inaugural event had a total attendance of over 10,000 people – a remarkable result in its first year. With many free events included in the 2014 festival, this event is sure to become a regular (and popular) addition to QPAC’s annual program. It wouldn’t be a summer edition of @QPAC without mentioning our longest continuously running annual production: Spirit of Christmas. Our annual Christmas concert reminds us of the joy of connecting with family and friends, singing together and celebrating the end of the year. From all of us at QPAC we wish you a very merry Christmas. I look forward to seeing you at QPAC in 2014.

JOHN KOTZAS Chief Executive

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Sensational sets, stunning special effects, Ian Fleming’s irresistible story, and an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Mary Poppins Poppins) all add up to a blockbuster musical that everyone will love – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! This multi-million dollar production remains the longest running musical ever to play at the London Palladium and was nominated for three Olivier Awards, five Tony Awards, ten Outer Critics Circle Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. It also holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive stage prop in the history of British theatre! Starring David Hobson, Rachael Beck, Shane Bourne, Jennifer Velutic and a stellar cast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to the glorious Lyric Theatre, QPAC in November.

‘If you loved Mary Poppins you must see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.’ THE SUNDAY TIMES, UK

‘A marvel of stage magic.’ THE AUSTRALIAN

‘The stuff dreams are made of.’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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The Rocky Horror Show Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this all new 40th anniversary production of Richard O’Brien’s classic The Rocky Horror Show. Currently playing in the UK to sell out houses, this exciting new production will feature an all-Australian star cast with Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter. Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, The Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all! So, ladies and gents, sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life!

‘It rocks! A truly enduring and endearing masterpiece.’ DAILY STAR SUNDAY

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Clancestry, A Celebration of Country

Clancestry is QPAC’s annual festival celebrating the arts and cultural practices of the world’s First Nation’s Peoples with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Join the community on the banks of the Brisbane River for a week long event, including opening ceremony, live music program, Conversation series, performances, workshops, an outdoor market and a large gathering of many local and regional clan groups in a big closing ceremony. Awarded a Queensland Reconciliation Award for the inaugural festival in 2013, Clancestry is a community event produced by QPAC with advice and counsel from Elders and community leaders. All events are free, come celebrate with us!

ARTISTS: NUNUKUL YUGGERA

– OPENING NIGHT CEREMONY. PHOTO BY MIKE RICHARDS

Clancestry is celebrated on the Ancestral Homelands of the Traditional Custodians for this region – past, present and future.

PRESENTED BY QPAC THIS PROJECT HAS RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT THROUGH ARTS QUEENSLAND’S BACKING INDIGENOUS ARTS PROGRAM WHERE

18 to 23 February Across QPAC

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A Murder is Announced AGATHA CHRISTIE’S WORLD FAMOUS MISS MARPLE IS TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME! Following the huge success of The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced Announced, is Christie’s first play featuring the much loved Miss Marple. Judy Farr will play Christie’s much loved heroine, Miss Marple. Joining Judi Farr (in alphabetical order) will be James Beck as Edmund Swettenham, Carmen Duncan as Mrs Swettenham, Robert Grubb as Inspector Craddock, Victoria Haralabidou as Mitzi, Jamie Kristian as Sergeant Mellors/Rudi Scherz, Debra Lawrance as Letitia Blacklock, Nathaniel Middleton as Patrick Simmons, Libby Munro as Phillipa Haymes, Elizabeth Nabben as Julia Simmons and Deidre Rubenstein as Dora ‘Bunny’ Bunner. Audiences loved the authenticity of The Mousetrap, the mystery, the clues, the classic whodunit and now, due to strong public demand for another Christie mystery, you have this great opportunity to see Miss Marple as she works tirelessly to solve the crime. It’s a night at the theatre that will have you guessing till the end. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense within a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner ... Can you guess whodunit? PRESENTED BY MICHAEL COPPEL, LOUISE WITHERS, LINDA BEWICK IN ASSOCIATION WITH MOUSETRAP PRODUCTIONS LTD LONDON

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PHOTO: JAMES MORGAN. PHOTOGRAPH OF ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN CAST.

‘A treat from start to end…hugely entertaining.’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘The epitome of all things Marple…another standout.’ STAGE WHISPERS

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PICTURED: PAUL BISHOP. PHOTOGRAPHER: AARON TAIT

Australia Day Welcome to the Aussie country town of Coriole, where life is laidback and carefree. Unless you’re a member of the Australia Day committee, who couldn’t raffle a chook in a pub. These six quirky community leaders can’t agree what it means to be true blue Aussie, and Mayor Brian Harrigan is no help. He’s too busy scheming over his Liberal Party preselection and sledging the local Greens. A bang-up-to-the-moment barbecue-stopper of a comedy, Australia Day follows a mob of bumbling bureaucratic battlers as they debate the details of the national day. Never mind wrangling the Nippers, the Lions and the CWA; these unhappy little Vegemites are at loggerheads deciding on the appropriate type of bread for a dinky-di sausage sizzle.

Grab a lamington and a stubbie, sit back, and find out if Coriole’s Australia Day will be a little ripper, or will it go off like a bucket of prawns in the sun! As the brains behind Sydney Theatre Company’s wickedly satirical institution The Wharf Revue, writer Jonathan Biggins has his finger firmly on the pulse of Aussie culture. Director Andrea Moor was behind last season’s smash hit Venus in Fur Fur. And for actor Paul Bishop (pictured), who plays the Mayor, this material is comfortably close to home. When he’s offstage, Paul is a Redland City Councillor on Brisbane’s bayside.

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PICTURED: CANDY BOWERS. PHOTOGRAPHER: AARON TAIT ILLUSTRATION BY LAUREN MARRIOTT

The Mountaintop A rainy April night in Memphis, 1968 – and it will be Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s last night on Earth. Wearied by his years-long march at the head of the Civil Rights Movement, the preacher checks into room 306 at the modest Lorraine Motel. Before the sun sets again, he will be shot dead. King’s late-night room service coffee comes with more of a kick than he bargained for: Camae, a hotel maid on her first night on the job. Fascinated by this beautiful, brassy, blunt lady, King allows her to take him on a journey to confront his past before his date with destiny. But is this irreverent maid all she seems to be, or does she have a grander plan for the firebrand preacher?

Insightful and provocative, The Mountaintop is a lively, funny, moving and magical look back at the life of one of the most inspirational men in history. But far from putting him on a pedestal, it’s a warts-and-all portrait of a human being, culminating in a blistering recap of decades of civil rights history, and leading right up to the present day. Penned by brilliant young Memphis playwright Katori Hall, the play was a West End and Broadway sell-out. Making his Company debut, Pacharo Mzembe shines as Dr Martin Luther King Jr while vivacious actress, activist and hip-hop sensation Candy Bowers dazzles as Camae.

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THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET’S

Manon An opulent tale of love vs money A dramatic story ballet for the modern age, Manon tells the tale of a young beauty who forsakes true love for wealth and luxury – and pays a heavy price. A naive girl on her way to a convent, Manon dreams of the city. Des Grieux, a young student, is instantly smitten by her, and they run away together. But once in Paris, Manon quickly succumbs to the lure of luxury, and her course is set for both tragedy and redemption. Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s vision of the decadent Parisian demi-monde, brought to life by Peter Farmer’s rich brocades and dripping jewels, offers an array of unforgettable roles for The Australian Ballet’s full company of dancers.

‘Exhilarating and deeply satisfying.’ THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

People’s day See The Australian Ballet up close at People’s day! You’ll watch the company dancers take their daily class on stage and gain a fascinating insight into the life of a professional dancer through a Q&A with the dancers who are nominated for the 2014 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH QPAC

21 February to 1 March Lyric Theatre

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Imperial Suite New York style and Parisian chic in one dazzling double bill Imperial Suite is a sublime program showcasing The Australian Ballet’s glittering classical technique. Ballet Imperial and Suite en blanc, both created in the early 1940s, present thrilling pointe work and a distinctive elegance. Ballet Imperial is George Balanchine’s loving tribute to the style of Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre, with a side order of New York modernity. Dressed in sumptuous midnight-blue tutus, this spectacular ballet is set to Tchaikovsky’s wonderfully danceable music. Suite en blanc is a quintessentially French experience: spirited, stylish, playful and romantic. One of the great classical ‘white’ ballets, this dazzlingly difficult work is a star-making showcase for the whole company.

‘Ballet Ballet Imperial is a fabulous piece, rich and imaginative, and stunningly costumed.’ ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

McAllister in conversation In this 60-minute talk, The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister and special guests will discuss the ballets of the company’s 2014 Brisbane season: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, George Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial and Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc. PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH QPAC

26 to 27 February Lyric Theatre

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QUEENSLAND BALLET’S

The Nutcracker WITH QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Share in the seasonal magic with Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker. When good children should be tucked up in bed, little Clara is still wide awake. The clock chimes midnight – and a wondrous fantasy world unfolds! Led by the valiant Nutcracker, brave toy soldiers defend Clara against giant mice. Transformed into a Prince, the Nutcracker leads Clara on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky played by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and sumptuous sets and costumes, this new production of Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat.

‘I want The Nutcracker to be a festive, family tradition in Brisbane, as it is in many other cities around the world.’ LI CUNXIN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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5 to 21 December Playhouse

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comedy

Rosie O’Donnell Comedian, actress, author, activist and all round cultural icon Rosie O’Donnell will bring her legendary and irreverent wit to QPAC for a no holds barred stand up tour. From her humble beginnings of consecutive wins on eighties talent show Star Search, O’Donnell’s brashness and boldness quickly found itself on the big screen. After showing her unique gift balancing the fine line between brave and big-hearted, O’Donnell’s talents took her to The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Armed with wit and honesty,

in 2006 O’Donnell signed on as co-host and moderator of The View. Her success hasn’t stopped there, with recurring TV roles, her own radio show and the release of two autobiographical books. Despite her massive empire, O’Donnell’s heart remains in stand-up and now the queen of comedy is set to reclaim her rightful place on the throne! Don’t miss your chance to see this icon at her irreverent best.

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7 February at 8pm Concert Hall

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Jack Johnson

QUEENSLAND POPS ORCHESTRA

Jack Johnson is back in Australia, returning to promote his sixth studio album From Here To Now To You.

The biggest New Year’s Eve concert ever.

Having sold more than 19 million albums worldwide since his 2001 debut with Brushfire Fairytales, Jack Johnson has proven his connection with audiences across the world – and nowhere better has this been reflected than in Australia.

30th New Year’s Eve Gala

This year’s gala will feature two concerts, a twilight performance at 6.00pm for the early-birds, finished in time for the first fireworks display at South Bank and having you on your way home while the night is still young. The 9.30pm performance is perfectly timed to follow dinner, and have you ready to see the fireworks at midnight after the performance. This is the 30th New Year’s Eve concert for the Pops so there is a special treat for 200 people. A Black Tie Premium A Res ticket will include champagne and canapés on the roof top to watch the fireworks and mix with the stars. Artists include, Tenor – Rosario La Spina, Soprano – Emily Burke, Mezzo – Soprano Elizabeth Lewis and Baritone – Jason Barry-Smith.

PRESENTED BY NIK TISCHLER AND LIVE NATION AUSTRALIA

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31 December at 6pm and 9.30pm Concert Hall

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Celtic Celebration In the time honoured tradition of ‘Scotland the Brave’, Patrick Pickett’s Queensland Pops Orchestra returns with its boldest Celtic Celebration ever. Internationally renowned Celtic soprano Kathleen Procter-Moore will headline this most amazing Celtic program, as the Pops launches its 30th Anniversary Subscription Series. One of the great Irish bands of our day is Queensland based Murphys Pigs. Their traditional music features well known Irish melodies played on authentic Celtic instruments.

Without doubt the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums are one of the most valuable Queensland assets and they will bring an amazing repertoire of well known and excitingly new Scottish music. As always, the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance and Thistle Highland Dance Studio, will set the stage on fire with the swirl of their kilts and their high leaping kicks. This concert will deliver all you ever wanted from the Celtic genre and more.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND POPS ORCHESTRA WHERE

8 February at 2.30pm and 8pm Concert Hall

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The Hollies

Looking Through a Glass Onion

THE LONG AWAITED RETURN

In celebration of five decades of success, UK’s legendary group The Hollies are set to hit QPAC’s Concert Hall. The Hollies created some of the greatest songs of our time and to witness the original Hollies is truly inspiring. Guitarist/vocalist Tony Hicks and drummer Bobby Elliott with Peter Howarth, Ray Stiles, Steve Lauri and Ian Parker reveal their astonishing musical prowess and trademark harmonies playing their great classic hits. The band’s anthems are powerful and touching, a rare combination to delight long-time devotees and win over a new generation of fans.

Following a massive tour between 2010–2012, John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta return with their up close and personal two man show in February before launching the production off Broadway in New York. This homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon is an emotional trip down memory lane and a wonderful introduction to the life of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.

Performing all their classic hits including He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, Carrie Anne, The Air That I Breathe, On a Carousel and Here I Go Again.

PRESENTED BY ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS

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25 February to 2 March Cremorne Theatre

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ACO Brandenburg Concertos

QSO Messiah

Begin the festive season with the most celebrated music of the Baroque, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.

Dantone commands a festive masterpiece and a line up of stellar singers.

To perform this extroverted, colourful music, the Australian Chamber Orchestra assembles a remarkable ensemble of Baroque specialists from around the world. Richard Tognetti, winner of three ARIA Awards for Bach recordings, directs.

Handel’s timeless emotive masterpiece with its blazing Hallelujah chorus is integral to the festive season across Australia. As well as celebrating Christ, the libretto surveys hope, resurrection and redemption and is universally appealing. Conductor Ottavio Dantone is a leading interpreter of Baroque music and the talented soloists are experienced Messiah interpreters. Soprano Sara Macliver’s beautiful, pure and persuasive singing, Paul McMahon’s vibrant, lyrical tenor, Matthew Brook’s agile bass and Tobias Cole’s sublime countertenor signpost a thrilling performance.

PRESENTED BY AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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QSO Musical Superstars QSO’s premium event Musical Superstars features two of classical music’s superstars and a repertoire by compositional giants.

opener featuring legendary Australian conductor Simone Young and one of the world’s most phenomenal violinists, Shlomo Mintz, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

In a monumental start to the season, the QSO takes on the Titan, Mahler’s Symphony No.1, with a spectacular season

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN

15 February at 8pm with a FREE pre-concert talk at 7pm

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ACO: Dawn Upshaw, Elgar and Grieg The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents the Australian premiere of Winter Morning Walks, featuring four-time Grammy-Award winner Dawn Upshaw.

This Australian first is matched with a flourish of Romantic string orchestra works – Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro and Greig’s enduringly popular Holberg Suite.

Commissioned specially for the ACO and Dawn Upshaw and featuring a trio of brilliantly versatile jazz musicians, this touching piece has been called ‘music to fall in love with the first time – then immediately want to hear again’ (NPR).

‘One of the most consequential performers of our time.’ LOS ANGELES TIMES

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Green Jam Sessions Swing on by every Friday from 5–8pm for Green Jam Sessions; a free evening of smooth jazz, chilled beverages and great company held at QPAC’s Melbourne Street Green. Unwind to cool tunes played by the multi-talented musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University as

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18 October to 20 December Melbourne Street Green FREE

they showcase their impressive skills with a repertoire of jazz standards, contemporary grooves and laid back funk. Green Jam Sessions, presented by QPAC and supported by Major Partner Heritage Bank, is the perfect way to wrap up the working week and start the weekend wind down with colleagues, friends and family.


exhibition

Page to Stage: Costume design for performance Angel or devil, king or clown – what to wear? Not always an easy decision. How a performer looks should tell the audience something about their character and circumstances. They must complement the production style, while still looking like they are wearing clothes the character would select. The costume designer analyses the text or scenario and, in consultation with the director and set designer, an overall concept for the production is developed. Sketches are made of each of the characters and these sketches, often including details of accessories and fabric samples, become

the blueprints for the costume makers. When the costumes are complete, with hair and makeup added, the final ‘look’ of the character emerges for both the performer and the audience. Page to Stage: Costume design for performance showcases designs and garments from the QPAC Museum collection. The exhibition features work from some of Brisbane’s leading costume designers, from a variety of productions including The Tragedy of Richard IIII, Popular Mechanicals, Cosi The Soldier’s Tale, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi, Bartholomew Fair.

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From 22 October (10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday) Tony Gould Gallery FREE

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Love to sing? Join the QPAC Choir Be part of a social community that gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in voice and perform imaginative repertoire on a large scale. Headed by Choirmaster Tim Sherlock, the QPAC Choir has performed in Queensland Music Festival, The Lockyer Valley’s Remembers & Reflects event, as part of Brisbane Sings and performs annually in QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas concerts. Auditions for the 2014 QPAC Choir are on 28, 29 and 30 January. Register now at choir@qpac.com.au or find out more at qpac.com.au/choir

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the choir initiated by Queensland’s premier performing arts centre

Carry the magic of the show home with you! QPAC Recycled Banner Bags are made locally from the very best bits of our kerbside show banners and advertising billboards. Each product is an original, custom cut, bespoke bag with attitude. Waterproofed, UV protected and equipped with industrial quality features, there are three hip urban designs to choose from: The Laptop Satchel, Jumbo Shopping Tote or the neat new Document & Library Bag. The QPAC Recycled Banner Bags are a souvenir of your QPAC experience…and of course a great story to tell your friends! Check out the range at qpac.com.au


dine with us A fresh performance every time With the spotlight on flavour and fresh, local ingredients, QPAC offers visitors a range of dining options for every taste.

Dining Options Lyrebird Restaurant

A la carte dining and excellent service at QPAC’s flagship restaurant. Bookings 07 3840 7598

Russell Street Wine Bar Delicious tapas and a wide selection of premium wines before or after Playhouse performances The Bistro

Quick and tasty meals for the whole family in a casual, alfresco setting

The Cafe

An urban oasis serving breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner Monday-Sunday

For menus and open hours visit, qpac.com.au/dining


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QPAC is grateful for the support of our valued Partners. Partnerships play a critical role in our ability to produce and present cultural projects. We thank our partners and supporters for their continued investment in ensuring the growth and potential of live performance in Queensland.

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QPAC’s corporate partners are vital to our continuing success and we strive to build long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships. For further information and to discuss the opportunities available, please contact QPAC’s Partnership Team on 07 3840 7480.


important information bookings

late arrivals

Online

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136 246 9am-8.30pm Mon-Sat

Construction work around South Bank and other activity such as events at nearby football stadiums can cause delays in traffic. Please check the start time of your show and allow enough time to cover possible delays. For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the program.

In person QPAC Box Office, Level M, QPAC 9am-8.30pm Brisbane Visitor Information and Booking Centre Queen Street Mall, Brisbane Ticket Central, Central Station, Brisbane 9am-5pm South Bank Parklands Visitor Information Centre State Library of Queensland Book Shop Groups

Phone 07 3840 7466

stay informed You can stay up-to-date with all the latest events at QPAC by visiting qpac.com.au where you’ll find information, photo galleries, video footage and reviews. qpac.com.au now also accessible through your mobile.

accessibility For the convenience of patrons who have difficulty walking, a specific set down area is open in the QPAC basement 90 minutes prior to performances in the Concert Hall and Lyric Theatre. Entry to the set down area is from the tunnel entrance at Grey Street. If you require assistance due to mobility, hearing or other access difficulties, please mention your requirements when booking, or by telephone on 136 246 before your visit.

check your tickets Please check your tickets carefully and make sure you know the date, time and location of your performance.

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mobile phones and cameras For the safety of performers and enjoyment of other patrons, please ensure mobile phones (including SMS and MMS messaging) are switched off and that cameras, including video cameras are not used during the performance.

food and drink Unless otherwise advised, food and drink are not permitted in the theatres. Bottled water is permitted.

audio description At some performances trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to complement the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Patrons collect headsets at the Cloakroom, Ticket Sales Foyer, Mezzanine Level and need to be seated 15 minutes before the performance to receive program details together with descriptions of costumes and stage settings. To purchase tickets to audio-described performances phone qtix group sales (07) 3840 7466 or email groups@qpac.com.au

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finding your theatre

parking

There are four theatres and several levels within QPAC. Start by checking your tickets for your theatre and door number.

For guaranteed and convenient parking, pre-purchase your parking at the Riverside carpark with your tickets. Parking must be purchased at least one week prior to your performance.

Lyric Theatre located on the Melbourne Street/riverside corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance. Concert Hall located on the Melbourne Street/Grey Street corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance. Playhouse located at the South Bank Parklands end of QPAC. Entrances and lifts face the Parklands.

Designated set-down zones for patrons are available at Grey Street (for Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall), Russell Street (for Playhouse) and outside the Cremorne Theatre entrance. For train, bus and CityCat timetable information visit translink.com.au or telephone TransLink on 131 230.

Cremorne Theatre

SOUTH BRISBANE S TAT I O N

PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL

CON CE RT HAL L Melbourne Street Green

GREY ST Pre-paid Parking

STATE LIBRARY

OF QUEENSLAND

Car via Melbourne Street, Victoria Bridge or Grey Street.

W I L L I A M J O L LY B R I D G E

Patron Set Down

MUSEUM

The CafĂŠ

QUEENSLAND

ART GALLERY

GREY ST

Playhouse Coffee Bar

PLAY HOUSE

CRE MORN E T HE AT RE Cascade Court

The Bistro

QUEENSLAND

S TA N L E Y S T

B R I S B A N E

Taxi to the taxi set-down and pick-up area on the Grey Street side of QPAC.

CULTURAL CENTRE BUSWAY

CITY

CityCat to South Bank Ferry Terminal in South Bank Parklands.

B U S WAY

Train to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street.

LY RIC T HE AT RE

R I V E R ST

Bus to Cultural Centre Busway Station.

MELBOURNE

Walk from the city across Victoria Bridge.

Lyrebird Restaurant

There are many easy ways to get to QPAC

The Bar

travelling to qpac

B U S WAY

Cloak rooms are available at all theatres for cloaking large items or umbrellas.

O N E WAY

S O U T H B A N K PA R K L A N D S

RUSSELL ST

located on the river side of QPAC, with the entrance about half way along the building.


Q U E E N S L A N D P E R F O R M I N G A RT S C E N T R E A N D TO U R I S M A N D E V E N T S Q U E E N S L A N D P R E S E N T

DIRECT FROM NEW YORK

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE K E V I N M C K E N Z I E , A RT I S T I C D I R E C TO R

PERFORMING WITH THE QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

QPAC INTERNATIONAL SERIES


SWAN LAKE

THREE MASTERPIECES SEVEN SONATAS FANCY FREE BACH PARTITA


ay Fun d i l o H r e m m Su A little birdie told us there will be fun for the whole family at QPAC these summer holidays. We would even go as far to say that there is a little magic in the air, making the impossible, possible. Love to sing and love to dance? Angelina Ballerina The Mousical has you covered. Or what about experiencing a hit T V show brought to life live on stage with a magical mix of puppetry and music? Charlie and Lola’s Best

Bestest Play will certainly delight! If you just loved the thrills, glitz and glam of The Illusionists last year, hold onto your top hats and white bunnies, because the greatest superheroes of stage illusion are back with a brand new cast in

The Illusionists 2.0. It’s this summer’s entertainment spectacular! Finally, if you love to spread the Christmas cheer, celebrate it with the whole family at QPAC’s annual Spirit of Christmas. It’s the perfect opportunity to sing at the top of your lungs to your favourite carols. Don’t miss a moment of the fun or you’ll be tweeting mad!


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The Illusionists 2.0 WORLD PREMIERE

– THE NEXT GENERATION OF MAGIC

It’s back! Here’s your chance to see the future of magic, as the greatest superheroes of stage illusion hit Brisbane for this summer’s entertainment spectacular. The new generation Illusionists are coming to town! A stunning sequel featuring seven new masters of mental and optical illusion, The Illusionists 2.0 follows the outstanding success of the original show that has taken the world by storm. This brand new production propels the audience into the future of magic and illusion using cutting-edge visual effects including giant 3D interactive projections. A fast-paced, high-energy powerhouse performance, The Illusionists 2.0 gives you the chance to witness the magical genius of seven of the world’s greatest stars of their genre, each with a unique skill that has won them countless fans globally. Whether it’s the comedic talents of The Hypnotist, the deadly arts of The Warrior or the high-risk tricks and stunts of The Deceptionist, The Illusionists 2.0 will leave you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Edgy, exciting and most of all fun, it’s the perfect family summer entertainment.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIM LAWSON AND SIMON PAINTER WHERE

From 19 January Concert Hall

TICKETS

QPAC.COM.AU

WHEN

qpac.com.au | 136 246


family


Angelina Ballerina The Mousical Everyone’s favourite little star Angelina Ballerina pirouettes live onto the stage in her brand new musical – a magical show packed full of singing and dancing. Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity to appear in their favourite television programme ‘Dancing With Mice!’ But when the girls and boys have very different ideas for the show and just can’t seem to agree on anything, it’s up to Angelina as Dance Captain to ensure that the show goes ahead. So put on your ballet shoes and join Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, AJ and Marco for the most stupendous Mousical of the year!

‘Terrific! Energetic performances, a great set design, lovely songs. Top class family entertainment.’ NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST UK

PRESENTED BY QPAC WHERE

8 to 12 January Concert Hall

TICKETS

QPAC.COM.AU

WHEN

Suitable for 3 – 6 years (Babes in arms – under 12 months) Duration 60 minutes (no interval)


family


Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister, Charlie and Lola, in their extremely ever so wonderful stage show. The stars of the hit TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppetry and music. Will Lola ever tidy her messy room? Will Charlie get Lola to sleep, even though she is not sleepy and will not go to bed? The Tigers want their bedtime milk, the Dancing Dogs have borrowed Lola’s pyjamas – not to mention the Ogre in the wardrobe! Who’d have known there were so many things to overcome before the day’s end? As seen on ABC television and CBeebies, this hit series has now been adapted into an ideal family theatre experience that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

PRESENTED BY QPAC AND ANDREW KAY AND ASSOCIATES IN ASSOCIATION WITH CBEEBIES WHERE

4 to 25 January Cremorne Theatre

TICKETS

QPAC.COM.AU

WHEN

Suitable for 3 – 7 year olds (Babes in arms – under 12 months) Duration 55 minutes (no interval)


family

Spirit of Christmas The halls will be decked, the stockings hung. December means Spirit of Christmas with all our favourite carols to be sung. Featuring guest soloists Mitchell Butel, Alinta Chidzey with Virgilio Marina and Kimberley Hodgson; the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Kenway; the grand organ; the QPAC Choir, Brisbane Chorale and Brisbane Birralee Voices; and hosted by ABC TV weather

PRESENTED BY QPAC WHERE

20 and 21 December Concert Hall

TICKETS

QPAC.COM.AU

WHEN

presenter Jenny Woodward, Spirit of Christmas is QPAC’s much loved annual celebration of the yuletide season. Presented in the grandeur of the Concert Hall, Spirit of Christmas is an uplifting event to be inspired by the Christmas message and sing along to your favourite carols. Join us for this magnificent celebration of the true meaning and joy of Christmas.


SUMMER 2013 – 2014 DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY

T H E N E X T G E N E R AT I O N OF MAGIC

Fun oliday H r S u m me


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