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Enjoy our pre-show dining choices.

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

There are many easy ways to get to QPAC

CITY

before your show

The Café

located on the Melbourne Street/riverside corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Bus to Cultural Centre Busway Station

Concert Hall

Train to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street

For up to date information on the following Cultural Centre car parks please check our website.

CityCat to South Bank Ferry Terminal in South Bank Parklands

Riverside carpark, QPAC Art Gallery / Museum State Library of Queensland

Lyrebird Restaurant

al fresco dining in an urban oasis. The Bistro fast, economical dining in a casual outdoor setting.

located on the Melbourne Street/Grey Street corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Playhouse Coffee Bar

Playhouse

light meals prior to Playhouse performances.

located at the South Bank Parklands end of QPAC. Entrances and lifts face the Parklands.

For pre or post-theatre drink and discussion, meet your friends at The Bar at our ground floor entrance

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

Car via Melbourne Street, Victoria Bridge or Grey Street.

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

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 www.translink.com.au or telephone TransLink on 131 230.

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Cascade Court

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The Bistro

Lyrebird Restaurant

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The Café

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Cremorne Theatre

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

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B U S WAY

We recommend you pre-order interval drinks for fast service at interval.

Walk from the city across Victoria Bridge

CITY

à la carte dining; bookings essential 07 3840 7598.

Lyric Theatre

Please note that at the time of printing, all Cultural Centre car parks are closed. We recommend patrons consider using public transport or park at South Bank Parklands (entry from Little Stanley Street) or the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (entry from Merivale Street).


16 days, 5 European cities, 7 stunning performances

Come On Tour with QPAC to visit some of the world’s great cultural destinations and experience the best in live performance.

Departing on 18 October 2011, the inaugural QPAC On Tour will visit Hamburg, Venice, Florence and Milan, taking in performances of orchestra, opera and ballet at venues including Scuola Grande de San Teodoro in Venice and La Scala in Milan, with exclusive opportunities to go behind the scenes. You will also enjoy cultural highlights such as a visit to Torcello by private water taxi and day trips to Siena and the delightful medieval hill town of San Gimignano.

Europe 2011

on tour! Flying in your choice of business or economy class with Emirates and staying in premium accommodation, this wonderful 16 day tour also allows ample free time to explore these culturally rich destinations.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary adventure.

For more information, please visit our website qpac.com.au/qpacontour

from $10,200 twin share 18 October to 3 November 2011

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

DANCE Carmen 5pm

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 2pm & 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 2pm & 8pm

Saturday 30

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 8pm

Friday 29

GRADUATIONS QUT 2.30pm GRADUATIONS QUT 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 8pm

Thursday 28

GRADUATIONS QUT 10.30am GRADUATIONS QUT 2.30pm GRADUATIONS QUT 6.30pm MUSICAL Turns 2pm & 8pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm

Wednesday 27

GRADUATIONS QUT 2.30pm GRADUATIONS QUT 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 8pm

Tuesday 26

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm CONCERT Soweto Gospel Choir 5pm DANCE 2011 Australian Dance Awards 7pm

Sunday 24

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm CONCERT Flamenco Sin Fonteras 8pm

Saturday 23

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm CONCERT QMF Randy Newman with QSO 8pm

Friday 22

DANCE R&J 11.30am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm

Thursday 21

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE R&J 6.30pm

Wednesday 20

DANCE R&J 11.30am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Qld Country Comfort Hour 8pm

Tuesday 19

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm

Sunday 17

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm

Saturday 16

Bruckner 8pm

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro Series 7: Beethoven and

Friday 15

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm

Thursday 14

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm

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TSI PROJECT The Mabo Oration 2011 5pm

Sunday 3

11am, 2pm & 6.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Saturday 2

11am & 6.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm CONCERT Michael Feinstein 8pm

MUSICAL Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Friday 1

JULY

11am & 6.30pm CONCERT MOST 2011 Gala Concert 7pm

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Thursday 30

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 1pm & 6.30pm

Sunday 26

American Songbook 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro Series 6: Beethoven 7 8pm

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 2pm & 8pm CABARET An Evening with Steve Ross The Great

Saturday 25

Toby Francis Blokelahoma! / Gillian Cosgriff Waitressing and Other Things I Do Well MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

CABARET – DOUBLE BILL 7.30pm

Friday 24

CABARET Paul Capsis Make Me A King 7.30pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Thursday 23

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Wednesday 22

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 6.30pm

Tuesday 21

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 1pm & 6.30pm

Sunday 19

CONCERT The Bar at Buena Vista 2pm & 8pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 2pm & 8pm CABARET Mitchel Butel Killing Time 7.30pm

Saturday 18

CABARET Caroline Nin Hymn A Piaf 7.30pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Friday 17

in Australia 7.30pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

CABARET Nick Cristo The Fabulous Frances Faye

11am

CLASSICAL Masterworks 3: The Organ Symphony

Thursday 16

the Ages 11.30am DANCE The Little Mermaid 1.30pm & 6.30pm

CLASSICAL Music on Sundays 4: Dancing through

Sunday 12

7.30pm

DANCE The Little Mermaid 1.30pm & 6.30pm DANCE The Last Emperor 1.30pm & 7.30pm CONCERT Soweto Gospel Choir 4pm & 8pm CABARET Die Roten Punkte Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

Saturday 11

Wednesday 13

Tuesday 12 DANCE The Last Emperor 7.30pm DANCE The Little Mermaid 7.30pm

7.30pm

CONCERT ACO Baroque Virtuosi 8pm

Monday 11

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm

Sunday 10

11am, 2pm & 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 2pm & 7.30pm

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Saturday 9

11am & 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm CONCERT Rumours 8pm

Friday 8

CABARET Carita Farrer Too Much is Never Enough

Friday 10

Journey 7.30pm DANCE The Last Emperor 7.30pm CONCERT Ron Carter Trio 8pm

CABARET Tim Draxl Freeway The Chet Baker

Thursday 9

10.30am and 12pm

CLASSICAL How Music Works: Middle School

Wednesday 8

10.30am and 12pm DANCE Carmen 8pm

CLASSICAL How Music Works: Middle School

Tuesday 7

Sunday 5

11am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Thursday 7

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm

11am

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Wednesday 6

DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 6.30pm

11am

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

Tuesday 5

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 31

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm

Tuesday 30

CONCERT Senior Superstar Grand Final 1.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 3.30pm

Sunday 28

6.30pm DRAMA Animal Farm 7.30pm

DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 2pm & 7.30pm CLASSICAL The Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

Saturday 27

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am & 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Friday 26

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Thursday 25

DRAMA Animal Farm 1pm & 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Wednesday 24

FAMILY Grug 10am & 12noon DRAMA Animal Farm 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm

Tuesday 23

the Proms 1.30pm

FAMILY Grug 10am & 12noon CLASSICAL Music on Mondays: Not the Last Night of

Monday 22

of the Proms 11.30am

FAMILY Grug 10am, 12noon & 2pm CLASSICAL Music on Sundays 5: Not the Last Night

Sunday 21

FAMILY Grug 10am, 12noon & 2pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 2pm & 7.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 2pm & 7.30pm CLASSICAL QYO Masterpeice 3: Rite of Spring 7pm

Saturday 20

FAMILY Grug 10am & 12noon DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 7.30pm CONCERT The Rock Show 8pm

Friday 19

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 7.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Thursday 18

DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Wednesday 17

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm

Tuesday 16

DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm COMEDY Dylan Moran yeah yeah 8pm

Monday 15

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 2pm & 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro 8: Symphonie Fantastique 8pm

Saturday 13

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 7.30pm DANCE Ballet Revolución 8pm

Friday 12

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 7.30pm DANCE Ballet Revolución 8pm

Thursday 11

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 7.30pm DANCE Ballet Revolución 8pm

Wednesday 10

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 6.30pm CONCERT Beatles Back2Back 8pm

Tuesday 9

CLASSICAL ACO Schubert String Quartet 8pm

Monday 8

DANCE International Gala 2011 5pm

Sunday 7

Sensations 2pm & 8pm

DANCE International Gala 2011 2pm & 7.30pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 2pm & 7.30pm CONCERT Queensland Pops Orchestra: Cinema

Saturday 6

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am DANCE International Gala 2011 7.30pm

Friday 5

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 6.30pm

Thursday 4

CONCERT Grimethorpe Colliery Band 8pm

Wednesday 3

AUGUST

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm

Sunday 31

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DANCE Carmen 2pm & 7.30pm CABARET Jane Badler with Sir Tears Again 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro Series 5: Mahler 6 8pm

Saturday 4

7.30pm DANCE Carmen 7.30pm

CABARET Lisa Adam Amy Housewine Back to Crack

Friday 3

7.30pm DANCE Carmen 7.30pm

CABARET Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake You & I

Thursday 2

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PERFORM TOGETHER BRISBANE

IMAGE: CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH CONDUCTOR , VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA . PHOTO JEAN GAUMY / MAGNUM PHOTOS / SNAPPER MEDIA

welcome Within the other-worldly environment of a darkened theatre, removed from the day to day machinations of life ‘outside’, the performing arts can deliver a live experience that inspires, challenges and deeply moves our inner beings. Over the winter months ahead I invite you to discover the royal chronicles of imperial China, the war torn passions of the Russian revolution and the traditional heritage of Indigenous Australians. Dance, music, cabaret and drama will once again fill the four theatres of QPAC, providing you, your friends and family with unique moments of wonder, delight and pleasure. As Brisbane emerges better than ever after a devastating start to the year, I encourage you to come together, play together and even perform together at QPAC. The car parks are open, our stages are set and the staff are eager to welcome you back to our theatres, foyers and restaurants where you can experience the power of live performance and the stories of life told on stage through music and movement, comedy and drama.

JOHN KOTZAS Chief Executive

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PERFORM TOGETHER BRISBANE

IMAGE: CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH CONDUCTOR , VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA . PHOTO JEAN GAUMY / MAGNUM PHOTOS / SNAPPER MEDIA

welcome Within the other-worldly environment of a darkened theatre, removed from the day to day machinations of life ‘outside’, the performing arts can deliver a live experience that inspires, challenges and deeply moves our inner beings. Over the winter months ahead I invite you to discover the royal chronicles of imperial China, the war torn passions of the Russian revolution and the traditional heritage of Indigenous Australians. Dance, music, cabaret and drama will once again fill the four theatres of QPAC, providing you, your friends and family with unique moments of wonder, delight and pleasure. As Brisbane emerges better than ever after a devastating start to the year, I encourage you to come together, play together and even perform together at QPAC. The car parks are open, our stages are set and the staff are eager to welcome you back to our theatres, foyers and restaurants where you can experience the power of live performance and the stories of life told on stage through music and movement, comedy and drama.

JOHN KOTZAS Chief Executive

SHARE WITH THE WORLD HOW BRISBANE IS BETTER THAN EVER AT WWW.TOGETHERBRISBANE.COM.AU

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IMAGE: MARTIN CREWES AND COMPANY IN DR ZHIVAGO. PHOTO BY KURT SNEDDON

Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical Having won critical and audience acclaim since its premieres in Sydney and Melbourne, the stunning DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is set to dazzle Brisbane audiences when it opens at the Lyric Theatre in July. With lush, unforgettable melodies, lavish costumes and sets, suspenseful story and internationally renowned Anthony Warlow in the title role, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO introduces the world to a bold new musical in the grand tradition. Joining Anthony Warlow as the ardent Doctor Yurii Zhivago are Lucy Maunder as the alluring Lara and Taneel Van Zyl in the role of his wife Tonia. Winning rave reviews as the political radical Pasha Antipov is Martin Crewes who is joined by Bartholomew John, Peter Carroll and Trisha Noble, each delivering equally stunning performances.

Based on the famous novel by Boris Pasternak, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO comes to the stage as a powerful and incredibly moving musical that has received unprecedented critical acclaim.

‘Performances of unearthly beauty’ THE AGE

‘Fantastic. 15 out of 10’ 3AW

PRESENTED BY ANITA WAXMAN, LATITUDE LINK, POWER ARTS, PELICAN GROUP, JOE CORCORAN, TOM DOKTON AND JOHN FROST WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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IMAGE: MARTIN CREWES AND COMPANY IN DR ZHIVAGO. PHOTO BY KURT SNEDDON

Doctor Zhivago – A New Musical Having won critical and audience acclaim since its premieres in Sydney and Melbourne, the stunning DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is set to dazzle Brisbane audiences when it opens at the Lyric Theatre in July. With lush, unforgettable melodies, lavish costumes and sets, suspenseful story and internationally renowned Anthony Warlow in the title role, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO introduces the world to a bold new musical in the grand tradition. Joining Anthony Warlow as the ardent Doctor Yurii Zhivago are Lucy Maunder as the alluring Lara and Taneel Van Zyl in the role of his wife Tonia. Winning rave reviews as the political radical Pasha Antipov is Martin Crewes who is joined by Bartholomew John, Peter Carroll and Trisha Noble, each delivering equally stunning performances.

Based on the famous novel by Boris Pasternak, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO comes to the stage as a powerful and incredibly moving musical that has received unprecedented critical acclaim.

‘Performances of unearthly beauty’ THE AGE

‘Fantastic. 15 out of 10’ 3AW

PRESENTED BY ANITA WAXMAN, LATITUDE LINK, POWER ARTS, PELICAN GROUP, JOE CORCORAN, TOM DOKTON AND JOHN FROST WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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from 6 July Lyric Theatre $59.90 to $140.90

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore in

Turns

Following the success of their 2010 season, Harvest Rain Theatre Company brings their smash-hit production of Jesus Christ Superstar back to the Playhouse stage for two weeks only!

played to packed houses in August 2010. Kennedy will be joined again by co-stars Naomi Price as Mary, Paul Watson as Judas and Lionel Theunissen as Pilate with a special guest appearance by Steven Tandy as Herod.

Two icons of Australian theatre, Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore take to the stage in the world premiere tour of Turns – a reflection on identity, family, show business... and completely losing your marbles!

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s epic rock musical has inspired generations of theatre goers and remains a must-see classic for all ages. Directed by Tim O’Connor, this exhilarating and emotionally powerful retelling of the final seven days of Jesus’ life will return on a spectacular scale with a massive cast of Queensland’s best musical theatre performers and an incredible live band.

Don’t miss this return season of Harvest Rain’s fresh, vibrant interpretation of the greatest rock musical ever written.

Pantomime star Marjory Joy is on her last legs (or is she?). As she reflects on a life spent in show business (or was it?), her son Alistair tries to understand this woman, all women, and to come to terms with one woman in particular.

Brisbane audiences will have another chance to experience the astonishing voice of musical theatre star Luke Kennedy in the title role of this critically acclaimed production, which

‘A splendour to behold’

PRESENTED BY HARVEST RAIN WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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16 to 26 June Playhouse $41 to $56

‘A musical miracle’ THE COURIER-MAIL

BRISBANE TIMES

Turns was especially created for these two stars, from the pen – and vivid imagination – of Reg Livermore himself. Let these two legends take you on a theatrical journey which will surprise and delight you, as Nancye and Reg do what they do best: sing, dance, make you laugh, and much, much more.

Turns brings together a kaleidoscope of theatrical styles to create a richly entertaining, whimsical, very funny and ultimately moving theatrical event. Don’t miss it.

‘Hayes is feisty, very funny and nimble....Livermore delivers beautifully’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

‘...singing, dancing, vaudeville routines and splendid comic monologue...’ THE AUSTRALIAN

PRESENTED BY CHRISTINE DUNSTAN WHEN WHERE TICKETS

26 to 30 July Playhouse $59 to $69

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musical

Jesus Christ Superstar

Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore in

Turns

Following the success of their 2010 season, Harvest Rain Theatre Company brings their smash-hit production of Jesus Christ Superstar back to the Playhouse stage for two weeks only!

played to packed houses in August 2010. Kennedy will be joined again by co-stars Naomi Price as Mary, Paul Watson as Judas and Lionel Theunissen as Pilate with a special guest appearance by Steven Tandy as Herod.

Two icons of Australian theatre, Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore take to the stage in the world premiere tour of Turns – a reflection on identity, family, show business... and completely losing your marbles!

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s epic rock musical has inspired generations of theatre goers and remains a must-see classic for all ages. Directed by Tim O’Connor, this exhilarating and emotionally powerful retelling of the final seven days of Jesus’ life will return on a spectacular scale with a massive cast of Queensland’s best musical theatre performers and an incredible live band.

Don’t miss this return season of Harvest Rain’s fresh, vibrant interpretation of the greatest rock musical ever written.

Pantomime star Marjory Joy is on her last legs (or is she?). As she reflects on a life spent in show business (or was it?), her son Alistair tries to understand this woman, all women, and to come to terms with one woman in particular.

Brisbane audiences will have another chance to experience the astonishing voice of musical theatre star Luke Kennedy in the title role of this critically acclaimed production, which

‘A splendour to behold’

PRESENTED BY HARVEST RAIN WHEN WHERE TICKETS

4

16 to 26 June Playhouse $41 to $56

‘A musical miracle’ THE COURIER-MAIL

BRISBANE TIMES

Turns was especially created for these two stars, from the pen – and vivid imagination – of Reg Livermore himself. Let these two legends take you on a theatrical journey which will surprise and delight you, as Nancye and Reg do what they do best: sing, dance, make you laugh, and much, much more.

Turns brings together a kaleidoscope of theatrical styles to create a richly entertaining, whimsical, very funny and ultimately moving theatrical event. Don’t miss it.

‘Hayes is feisty, very funny and nimble....Livermore delivers beautifully’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

‘...singing, dancing, vaudeville routines and splendid comic monologue...’ THE AUSTRALIAN

PRESENTED BY CHRISTINE DUNSTAN WHEN WHERE TICKETS

26 to 30 July Playhouse $59 to $69

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comedy

Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in Cabaret

Dylan Moran – yeah yeah

BOOK BY JOE MASTEROFF, MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER, LYRICS BY FRED EBB

Bringing together a stellar creative team led by Zen Zen Zo Artistic Director Lynne Bradley, this production will be a no-holds barred portrayal of the politics and sexuality that characterised the subversive and decadent cabarets of the last days of the German Weimar Republic. Featuring award-winning Brisbane singer/songwriters Emma Dean as Sally Bowles, and Sandro Colarelli as the Emcee, the music will be played live by an outrageous Salon Orchestra – led by musical director extraordinaire, John Rodgers.

Drawing from Zen Zen Zo’s infamous dance-theatre style (which combines Butoh, Burlesque, Contemporary, Camp), the Cabaret chorus will be made up of Zen Zen Zo’s senior company members. Together they will bring to life the colourful cabaret world populated by artists, gypsies, queers, Jews – the marginalized ‘Others’ that found a home in 1930s Germany before Hitler came to power.

Dylan Moran, star and creator of ABC TV’s Black Books is back in Australia with a brand new show, yeah yeah. Moran’s legendary stand up rants have sold out across the world, cementing this unkempt wordsmith’s reputation as one of the foremost comics of his generation. Ageing, religion, kids, relationships intertwine with the general absurdities of life. Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly ‘Moranesque’ brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan’s renowned, shambolic charm...It’s simply Unmissable. Likened to Dave Allen and labelled ‘The Oscar Wilde of comedy’ Dylan is unpredictable, bizarre, elegiac, often cruel

PRESENTED BY QPAC AND POWERARTS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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4 to 20 August Cremorne Theatre $39 to $49

but above all painfully funny. Moran sees through the joys and disappointments of human existence with the sensibility and intense perception of a man teetering on the edge. He chews life up and coughs it out…

‘As sharp as barbed wire’ THE SCOTSMAN

‘Dylan Moran makes you laugh so hard you have to put your head between your knees and gasp for air’ THE OBSERVER

PRESENTED BY ADRIAN BOHM WHEN WHERE TICKETS

15 August at 8pm Concert Hall $78.90

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comedy

Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in Cabaret

Dylan Moran – yeah yeah

BOOK BY JOE MASTEROFF, MUSIC BY JOHN KANDER, LYRICS BY FRED EBB

Bringing together a stellar creative team led by Zen Zen Zo Artistic Director Lynne Bradley, this production will be a no-holds barred portrayal of the politics and sexuality that characterised the subversive and decadent cabarets of the last days of the German Weimar Republic. Featuring award-winning Brisbane singer/songwriters Emma Dean as Sally Bowles, and Sandro Colarelli as the Emcee, the music will be played live by an outrageous Salon Orchestra – led by musical director extraordinaire, John Rodgers.

Drawing from Zen Zen Zo’s infamous dance-theatre style (which combines Butoh, Burlesque, Contemporary, Camp), the Cabaret chorus will be made up of Zen Zen Zo’s senior company members. Together they will bring to life the colourful cabaret world populated by artists, gypsies, queers, Jews – the marginalized ‘Others’ that found a home in 1930s Germany before Hitler came to power.

Dylan Moran, star and creator of ABC TV’s Black Books is back in Australia with a brand new show, yeah yeah. Moran’s legendary stand up rants have sold out across the world, cementing this unkempt wordsmith’s reputation as one of the foremost comics of his generation. Ageing, religion, kids, relationships intertwine with the general absurdities of life. Searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly ‘Moranesque’ brush strokes and all delivered with Dylan’s renowned, shambolic charm...It’s simply Unmissable. Likened to Dave Allen and labelled ‘The Oscar Wilde of comedy’ Dylan is unpredictable, bizarre, elegiac, often cruel

PRESENTED BY QPAC AND POWERARTS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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4 to 20 August Cremorne Theatre $39 to $49

but above all painfully funny. Moran sees through the joys and disappointments of human existence with the sensibility and intense perception of a man teetering on the edge. He chews life up and coughs it out…

‘As sharp as barbed wire’ THE SCOTSMAN

‘Dylan Moran makes you laugh so hard you have to put your head between your knees and gasp for air’ THE OBSERVER

PRESENTED BY ADRIAN BOHM WHEN WHERE TICKETS

15 August at 8pm Concert Hall $78.90

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family

IMAGE: NATHAN O’KEEFE, LUCAS STIBBARD AND GRUG. PHOTO BY TONY LEWIS

Aladdin and the Mysterious Magical Lamp

GRUG Based on the picture books by Ted Prior

A brand new theatrical adventure for the family to enjoy! Grab your magic carpet and come on an exciting journey with Aladdin as he ventures into the Cave of Treasures to retrieve the legendary lamp containing the most outrageous Genie of them all! But watch out for the evil Sorcerer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the lamp so he can become the most powerful man in the world. From the quirky minds of Sarah McIntosh and Tim O’Connor comes this hilarious pantomime that will be loved and adored by all ages!

PRESENTED BY HARVEST RAIN WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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30 June to 9 July Cremorne Theatre $33.50

Featuring clever puppetry, lavish costumes and live music, with performances from some of Brisbane’s best-loved actors, this fantastic family entertainment will have your kids in stitches this school holidays!

‘I can think of no better way of introducing children to the wonder of theatre during the school holidays’

After a sell-out season at Out of the Box 2010, the lovable Grug is returning to QPAC to prove that good things come in very cute packages.

feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

Children and parents alike were enthralled by this magical stage production, which brought Ted Prior’s hugely popular character to life.

Winner of the Victor Award for best production at the 2011 IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) showcase in Tampa, Florida, Grug returns to QPAC for a very limited season before taking off around the world!

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 5 YEARS AND UNDER.

THE COURIER-MAIL

A WINDMILL THEATRE AND QPAC’S OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

19 to 24 August QPAC $24 Adults & Children (On Sale 1 June)

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IMAGE: NATHAN O’KEEFE, LUCAS STIBBARD AND GRUG. PHOTO BY TONY LEWIS

Aladdin and the Mysterious Magical Lamp

GRUG Based on the picture books by Ted Prior

A brand new theatrical adventure for the family to enjoy! Grab your magic carpet and come on an exciting journey with Aladdin as he ventures into the Cave of Treasures to retrieve the legendary lamp containing the most outrageous Genie of them all! But watch out for the evil Sorcerer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the lamp so he can become the most powerful man in the world. From the quirky minds of Sarah McIntosh and Tim O’Connor comes this hilarious pantomime that will be loved and adored by all ages!

PRESENTED BY HARVEST RAIN WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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30 June to 9 July Cremorne Theatre $33.50

Featuring clever puppetry, lavish costumes and live music, with performances from some of Brisbane’s best-loved actors, this fantastic family entertainment will have your kids in stitches this school holidays!

‘I can think of no better way of introducing children to the wonder of theatre during the school holidays’

After a sell-out season at Out of the Box 2010, the lovable Grug is returning to QPAC to prove that good things come in very cute packages.

feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

Children and parents alike were enthralled by this magical stage production, which brought Ted Prior’s hugely popular character to life.

Winner of the Victor Award for best production at the 2011 IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) showcase in Tampa, Florida, Grug returns to QPAC for a very limited season before taking off around the world!

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 5 YEARS AND UNDER.

THE COURIER-MAIL

A WINDMILL THEATRE AND QPAC’S OUT OF THE BOX FESTIVAL PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

19 to 24 August QPAC $24 Adults & Children (On Sale 1 June)

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IMAGE: EDDIE MABO. PHOTO BY JIM MCEWAN

IMAGE: GEORGE NONA / KALA LAGAW YA PEOPLE / DHOERIS (INSTALLATION GROUP VIEW) 2008/ PURCHASED 2008. THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S GALLERY OF MODERN ART ACQUISITIONS FUND / COLLECTION: QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY.

The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration

The Mabo Oration 2011 Follow the stars: Indigenous culture, knowledge and intellectual property rights

From 1 July to 23 October 2011, Queensland’s major arts organisations at South Bank are joining forces to present The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration, which will showcase the diversity and vibrancy of historical and contemporary arts and culture of Torres Strait Islander Australians. As part of The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration QPAC will present Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Belong and The Mabo Oration 2011. Our partners across the Cultural Centre will present three outstanding exhibitions – Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait at the Queensland Museum, Strait Home at the State Library of Queensland and Land, Sea

and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait Islands at the Gallery of Modern Art. The opening weekend, Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 July, centres around a coming together of the community and the general public to enjoy performances, workshops, talks, food, culture and exhibitions highlighting the rich traditions and contemporary culture of the Torres Strait. The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration opening weekend events will be held at QPAC, State Library of Queensland, Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Museum.

PRESENTED BY QPAC, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND, GALLERY OF MODERN ART WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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2 & 3 July Cascade Court and Melbourne Street Green FREE

Join speaker Terri Janke pay tribute to the work of Eddie Mabo and examine the cultural heritage and rights of Indigenous people in protecting their knowledge, arts and cultural heritage. Koiki (‘Eddie’) Mabo was a crusader for Indigenous land rights: fighting and winning a ten-year legal battle with the Queensland Government in the High Court of Australia in 1992. As a result of this court ruling, the proposition known as Terra Nullius was struck down and Koiki became an icon for the struggle for recognition and land rights by the Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Torres Strait. He died shortly before the High Court brought down its verdict.

Presentor Terri Janke has family connections to Cairns, the Torres Strait Islands (Meriam Mir) and Cape York Peninsula (Wuthathi). She has had extensive experience as a lawyer specialising in Indigenous intellectual property, cultural heritage, media and business law and has worked in both the community and commercial law sector. Featuring commentary by Bryan Keon-Cohen QC and performances by didgeridoo artist David Williams and award-winning duo, Busby Marou. THIS EVENT WILL BE SIGNED BY AUSLAN INTERPRETERS FOR RESERVED SEATING EMAIL GROUPS@QPAC.COM.AU THE QUEENSLAND BAR ASSOCIATION WILL ACCREDIT THE MABO ORATION 2011 FOR 1.5 CPD POINTS IN THE NON-ALLOCATED STRAND.

PRESENTED BY THE ANTI DISCRIMINATION COMMISSION QUEENSLAND WITH SUPPORT FROM QPAC AS PART OF THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS: A CELEBRATION WHEN WHERE TICKETS

3 July at 5pm Playhouse $20

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IMAGE: EDDIE MABO. PHOTO BY JIM MCEWAN

IMAGE: GEORGE NONA / KALA LAGAW YA PEOPLE / DHOERIS (INSTALLATION GROUP VIEW) 2008/ PURCHASED 2008. THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S GALLERY OF MODERN ART ACQUISITIONS FUND / COLLECTION: QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY.

The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration

The Mabo Oration 2011 Follow the stars: Indigenous culture, knowledge and intellectual property rights

From 1 July to 23 October 2011, Queensland’s major arts organisations at South Bank are joining forces to present The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration, which will showcase the diversity and vibrancy of historical and contemporary arts and culture of Torres Strait Islander Australians. As part of The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration QPAC will present Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Belong and The Mabo Oration 2011. Our partners across the Cultural Centre will present three outstanding exhibitions – Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait at the Queensland Museum, Strait Home at the State Library of Queensland and Land, Sea

and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait Islands at the Gallery of Modern Art. The opening weekend, Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 July, centres around a coming together of the community and the general public to enjoy performances, workshops, talks, food, culture and exhibitions highlighting the rich traditions and contemporary culture of the Torres Strait. The Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration opening weekend events will be held at QPAC, State Library of Queensland, Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Museum.

PRESENTED BY QPAC, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND, GALLERY OF MODERN ART WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10

2 & 3 July Cascade Court and Melbourne Street Green FREE

Join speaker Terri Janke pay tribute to the work of Eddie Mabo and examine the cultural heritage and rights of Indigenous people in protecting their knowledge, arts and cultural heritage. Koiki (‘Eddie’) Mabo was a crusader for Indigenous land rights: fighting and winning a ten-year legal battle with the Queensland Government in the High Court of Australia in 1992. As a result of this court ruling, the proposition known as Terra Nullius was struck down and Koiki became an icon for the struggle for recognition and land rights by the Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Torres Strait. He died shortly before the High Court brought down its verdict.

Presentor Terri Janke has family connections to Cairns, the Torres Strait Islands (Meriam Mir) and Cape York Peninsula (Wuthathi). She has had extensive experience as a lawyer specialising in Indigenous intellectual property, cultural heritage, media and business law and has worked in both the community and commercial law sector. Featuring commentary by Bryan Keon-Cohen QC and performances by didgeridoo artist David Williams and award-winning duo, Busby Marou. THIS EVENT WILL BE SIGNED BY AUSLAN INTERPRETERS FOR RESERVED SEATING EMAIL GROUPS@QPAC.COM.AU THE QUEENSLAND BAR ASSOCIATION WILL ACCREDIT THE MABO ORATION 2011 FOR 1.5 CPD POINTS IN THE NON-ALLOCATED STRAND.

PRESENTED BY THE ANTI DISCRIMINATION COMMISSION QUEENSLAND WITH SUPPORT FROM QPAC AS PART OF THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS: A CELEBRATION WHEN WHERE TICKETS

3 July at 5pm Playhouse $20

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IMAGE LEFT: DANCERS DANIEL RILEY MCKINLEY AND WAANGENGA BLANCO. ABOVE: DANCER ELMA KRIS. PHOTO BY JASON CAPOBIANCO

Bangarra Dance Theatre – Belong Rekindling Indigenous culture, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre has created an original and breathtaking theatrical experience – Belong. Belong features two new dance theatre works: ID by Artistic Director, Stephen Page and About by Elma Kris, choreographer and dancer with Bangarra. Stephen Page investigates what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century, asking important questions of identity. Based on personal observations of people tracing their bloodlines and re-connecting with traditional culture, ID provokes perceptions in contemporary society. Torres Strait Islander Elma Kris is inspired by customs passed down through families for generations. Reflecting

the strong links between communities and their natural environment, About explores the mood of the winds as they move across land, sea and sky signifying key moments in time. At the heart of Bangarra Dance Theatre are challenging social and political questions. As Indigenous people, who are we and where do we belong? Bangarra creates a truly Australian theatrical experience that connects the spirit of traditional culture with our contemporary lives. Always uplifting and deeply moving, Belong will transform perceptions of the places we call home.

PRESENTED BY BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE AND QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH MUSGRAVE PARK CULTURAL CENTRE WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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1 to 9 July Playhouse $45 to $59

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IMAGE LEFT: DANCERS DANIEL RILEY MCKINLEY AND WAANGENGA BLANCO. ABOVE: DANCER ELMA KRIS. PHOTO BY JASON CAPOBIANCO

Bangarra Dance Theatre – Belong Rekindling Indigenous culture, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre has created an original and breathtaking theatrical experience – Belong. Belong features two new dance theatre works: ID by Artistic Director, Stephen Page and About by Elma Kris, choreographer and dancer with Bangarra. Stephen Page investigates what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century, asking important questions of identity. Based on personal observations of people tracing their bloodlines and re-connecting with traditional culture, ID provokes perceptions in contemporary society. Torres Strait Islander Elma Kris is inspired by customs passed down through families for generations. Reflecting

the strong links between communities and their natural environment, About explores the mood of the winds as they move across land, sea and sky signifying key moments in time. At the heart of Bangarra Dance Theatre are challenging social and political questions. As Indigenous people, who are we and where do we belong? Bangarra creates a truly Australian theatrical experience that connects the spirit of traditional culture with our contemporary lives. Always uplifting and deeply moving, Belong will transform perceptions of the places we call home.

PRESENTED BY BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE AND QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH MUSGRAVE PARK CULTURAL CENTRE WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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1 to 9 July Playhouse $45 to $59

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IMAGE: RACHAEL WALSH AND MELISSA TATTAM WITH DANCERS OF QUEENSLAND BALLET. PHOTO BY KEN SPARROW

IMAGE: THE LITTLE MERMAID, ACT 2. PHOTO BY DAVID KELLY

IMAGE: CLARE MOREHEN AND CHRISTIAN TÁTCHEV. PHOTO BY KEN SPARROW

The Little Mermaid

The Last Emperor

International Gala 2011

Untamed and wildly seductive, Carmen is a fiery Spanish gypsy whose charms prove irresistible to the soldier Don José. But Carmen cherishes her freedom above all else, and her defiant spirit cannot be subdued by any man. There are no winners in her dangerous game of love.

The kind-hearted Little Mermaid rescues a Prince during a storm at sea and so begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love onto the shore, she makes a bargain with the Sea Witch – but it comes at a price.

Based on the original story by Prosper Mérimée, François Klaus’s dramatic ballet unfolds to the powerful music of Bizet, with evocative staging and dance that echoes with the stirring flamenco tradition. En garde! This sensational production of Carmen will draw you into the treacherous world of a woman who lived and died by her own rules.

This much-loved story from Hans Christian Andersen is more than a simple fairy tale. François Klaus’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices may have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.

The Last Emperor chronicles the incredible tale of China’s last emperor Pu Yi. Born behind the gates of the Forbidden City into the imperial dynasty, Pu Yi started his life with a royal upbringing. At the tender age of three he was bestowed Emperor of China. The Emperor was ousted during the tumultuous period of the early Chinese Republic which resulted in his exile and he was then returned to China as puppet emperor Manchukuo under the Japanese rule.

Eagerly anticipated each year, Queensland Ballet’s International Gala is always a showpiece of the best classical and contemporary dance. Enjoy virtuosic performances by international guest dancers from Europe, the UK and Asia who excel in works by choreographers from around the globe. Following the tradition of more than a decade, the satisfying and varied program includes a stunning Overture and Finale by François Klaus for the entire Queensland Ballet ensemble.

Carmen CHOREOGRAPHED BY FRANÇOIS KLAUS

Choreographed by Ivan Cavallari, The Last Emperor is a European-orientated modern ballet performed by China’s leading ballet company, the Liaoning Ballet. The Last Emperor is an exquisite display of an incredible tale based on the true story of China’s Last Emperor.

This season of Carmen replaces the February/March season that was rescheduled as a result of the flood in January.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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28 May to 7 June Playhouse $65 to $72

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH JELLINBAH GROUP WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10 to 12 June Playhouse $55 to $61 (Children $41)

PRESENTED BY XDR (AUSTRALIA) CULTURAL PROMOTION WHEN WHERE TICKETS

9 to 11 June Lyric Theatre $89.90 to $129

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH RYDGES SOUTH BANK WHEN WHERE TICKETS

5 to 7 August Playhouse $70 to $80 (Children $46, Youth $60) 15


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IMAGE: RACHAEL WALSH AND MELISSA TATTAM WITH DANCERS OF QUEENSLAND BALLET. PHOTO BY KEN SPARROW

IMAGE: THE LITTLE MERMAID, ACT 2. PHOTO BY DAVID KELLY

IMAGE: CLARE MOREHEN AND CHRISTIAN TÁTCHEV. PHOTO BY KEN SPARROW

The Little Mermaid

The Last Emperor

International Gala 2011

Untamed and wildly seductive, Carmen is a fiery Spanish gypsy whose charms prove irresistible to the soldier Don José. But Carmen cherishes her freedom above all else, and her defiant spirit cannot be subdued by any man. There are no winners in her dangerous game of love.

The kind-hearted Little Mermaid rescues a Prince during a storm at sea and so begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love onto the shore, she makes a bargain with the Sea Witch – but it comes at a price.

Based on the original story by Prosper Mérimée, François Klaus’s dramatic ballet unfolds to the powerful music of Bizet, with evocative staging and dance that echoes with the stirring flamenco tradition. En garde! This sensational production of Carmen will draw you into the treacherous world of a woman who lived and died by her own rules.

This much-loved story from Hans Christian Andersen is more than a simple fairy tale. François Klaus’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices may have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.

The Last Emperor chronicles the incredible tale of China’s last emperor Pu Yi. Born behind the gates of the Forbidden City into the imperial dynasty, Pu Yi started his life with a royal upbringing. At the tender age of three he was bestowed Emperor of China. The Emperor was ousted during the tumultuous period of the early Chinese Republic which resulted in his exile and he was then returned to China as puppet emperor Manchukuo under the Japanese rule.

Eagerly anticipated each year, Queensland Ballet’s International Gala is always a showpiece of the best classical and contemporary dance. Enjoy virtuosic performances by international guest dancers from Europe, the UK and Asia who excel in works by choreographers from around the globe. Following the tradition of more than a decade, the satisfying and varied program includes a stunning Overture and Finale by François Klaus for the entire Queensland Ballet ensemble.

Carmen CHOREOGRAPHED BY FRANÇOIS KLAUS

Choreographed by Ivan Cavallari, The Last Emperor is a European-orientated modern ballet performed by China’s leading ballet company, the Liaoning Ballet. The Last Emperor is an exquisite display of an incredible tale based on the true story of China’s Last Emperor.

This season of Carmen replaces the February/March season that was rescheduled as a result of the flood in January.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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28 May to 7 June Playhouse $65 to $72

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH JELLINBAH GROUP WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10 to 12 June Playhouse $55 to $61 (Children $41)

PRESENTED BY XDR (AUSTRALIA) CULTURAL PROMOTION WHEN WHERE TICKETS

9 to 11 June Lyric Theatre $89.90 to $129

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND BALLET IN ASSOCIATION WITH RYDGES SOUTH BANK WHEN WHERE TICKETS

5 to 7 August Playhouse $70 to $80 (Children $46, Youth $60) 15


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IMAGE LEFT: EDC DANCERS RICHARD CAUSER AND RIANNON MCLEAN. ABOVE: EDC DANCERS SAMANTHA MITCHELL AND JACK ZIESING. PHOTO BY JUSTIN NICHOLAS, ATMOSPHERE PHOTOGRAPHY

R&J Natalie Weir’s R&J, inspired by the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, presents three poignant love stories. One story, set in modern day Brisbane, is brutal and contemporary; another story, set in domestic bliss in suburbia in the 50s, is touching in its realism; the third story, set in more ancient times, captures the romance of young love escalating towards a tragic end. This new work reinforces the notion that love – no matter what age you are, or what age you are in – is eternal and its power everlasting.

One of these stories could be your story. Fate plays a part in all our lives. But, as Shakespeare knew well, love – the most powerful of all human emotions – does not always guarantee a fairytale ending. With music composed by John Babbage and performed live on stage by prolific music ensemble Topology, R&J celebrates contemporary performance at its most bold and powerful.

R&J turns the classic story of Romeo and Juliet on its head – cutting to the essence of what is real, human and inevitable.

PRESENTED BY EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY AND QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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15 to 23 July Playhouse $35 to $52

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IMAGE LEFT: EDC DANCERS RICHARD CAUSER AND RIANNON MCLEAN. ABOVE: EDC DANCERS SAMANTHA MITCHELL AND JACK ZIESING. PHOTO BY JUSTIN NICHOLAS, ATMOSPHERE PHOTOGRAPHY

R&J Natalie Weir’s R&J, inspired by the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, presents three poignant love stories. One story, set in modern day Brisbane, is brutal and contemporary; another story, set in domestic bliss in suburbia in the 50s, is touching in its realism; the third story, set in more ancient times, captures the romance of young love escalating towards a tragic end. This new work reinforces the notion that love – no matter what age you are, or what age you are in – is eternal and its power everlasting.

One of these stories could be your story. Fate plays a part in all our lives. But, as Shakespeare knew well, love – the most powerful of all human emotions – does not always guarantee a fairytale ending. With music composed by John Babbage and performed live on stage by prolific music ensemble Topology, R&J celebrates contemporary performance at its most bold and powerful.

R&J turns the classic story of Romeo and Juliet on its head – cutting to the essence of what is real, human and inevitable.

PRESENTED BY EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY AND QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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15 to 23 July Playhouse $35 to $52

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IMAGE: DANCER MARISA CUZZOLARO. PHOTO BY MARISA CUZZOLARO

Flamenco sin Fronteras

2011 Australian Dance Awards

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out season at London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre, the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company returns to the Australian stage with their new production Flamenco sin Fronteras. Exploring exciting musical territory, Peña’s new production reveals amazing musical links between Latin America, Africa and Spain.

Spend the evening with Australia’s best dance artists.

Featuring three Flamenco dancers and eight virtuoso musicians and singers, Peña has taken a searching look at how the music and dance styles that emerged through the migration of Spanish performers to Latin America in the early 1900s have had a significant impact on Flamenco today.

For the first time Queensland hosts the annual Australian Dance Awards, recognising and honouring outstanding contributions to dance. Celebrate the amazing achievements in Australian dance with 12 awards, handed out by well-known personalities, intertwined with some breathtaking performances by some of the country’s leading dance groups. Join a mix of industry royalty and dance enthusiasts for an evening of passionate company, creative energy and spectacular performance.

Ballet Revolución An explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and modern hip-hop from the undisputed home of dance, Cuba, Ballet Revolución is a raw cocktail of unbridled passion, pure energy and athletic skill.

Ballet Revolución will shake Cuban dance to its African, Spanish and Russian core. Don’t miss this ballet with attitude!

Demonstrating the dancers phenomenal versatility, Ballet Revolución is a powerful blend of styles and genres set against a mesh of hits from Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Santana, Ricky Martin, Usher, Chris Brown, Beyonce and many more, performed live by an all star Cuban band.

Packed with all the intensity, depth and raw energy that have become this maestro’s trademark, this show is sure to delight die-hard Flamenco fans and newcomers alike.

PRESENTED BY HVK PRODUCTIONS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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23 July at 8pm Concert Hall $74.90 to $109.90

PRESENTED BY AUSDANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

24 July at 7pm Playhouse $29 to $39

PRESENTED BY ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10 to 12 August at 8pm Concert Hall $79.90 to $98.90

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IMAGE: DANCER MARISA CUZZOLARO. PHOTO BY MARISA CUZZOLARO

Flamenco sin Fronteras

2011 Australian Dance Awards

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out season at London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre, the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company returns to the Australian stage with their new production Flamenco sin Fronteras. Exploring exciting musical territory, Peña’s new production reveals amazing musical links between Latin America, Africa and Spain.

Spend the evening with Australia’s best dance artists.

Featuring three Flamenco dancers and eight virtuoso musicians and singers, Peña has taken a searching look at how the music and dance styles that emerged through the migration of Spanish performers to Latin America in the early 1900s have had a significant impact on Flamenco today.

For the first time Queensland hosts the annual Australian Dance Awards, recognising and honouring outstanding contributions to dance. Celebrate the amazing achievements in Australian dance with 12 awards, handed out by well-known personalities, intertwined with some breathtaking performances by some of the country’s leading dance groups. Join a mix of industry royalty and dance enthusiasts for an evening of passionate company, creative energy and spectacular performance.

Ballet Revolución An explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and modern hip-hop from the undisputed home of dance, Cuba, Ballet Revolución is a raw cocktail of unbridled passion, pure energy and athletic skill.

Ballet Revolución will shake Cuban dance to its African, Spanish and Russian core. Don’t miss this ballet with attitude!

Demonstrating the dancers phenomenal versatility, Ballet Revolución is a powerful blend of styles and genres set against a mesh of hits from Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Santana, Ricky Martin, Usher, Chris Brown, Beyonce and many more, performed live by an all star Cuban band.

Packed with all the intensity, depth and raw energy that have become this maestro’s trademark, this show is sure to delight die-hard Flamenco fans and newcomers alike.

PRESENTED BY HVK PRODUCTIONS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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23 July at 8pm Concert Hall $74.90 to $109.90

PRESENTED BY AUSDANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

24 July at 7pm Playhouse $29 to $39

PRESENTED BY ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10 to 12 August at 8pm Concert Hall $79.90 to $98.90

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PHOTO BY JESSE SMITH

ACT 1 Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake You & I Two of Australia’s most in-demand performers in musical theatre and television, Ian Stenlake (Stingers, Sea Patrol Patrol) and Rachael Beck (Hey Hey Dad Dad, It Takes Two Two) are coming together for a special evening of cabaret in YOU & I. Take a scintillating journey with on and off stage duo Ian and Rachael through their favourite musical numbers from Cole Porter to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show will be one of love, life and new adventures with two of your favourite stars.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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2 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

ACT 2 Lisa Adam Amy Housewine Back to Crack They tried to make her go to rehab, but she said no. Amy has been to hell and back, but swears she’s finally cleaned up her act... or has she? Amy Housewine Back to Crack is a show that dishes the dirt on Amy’s life as a singer, poet, and professional crack-whore and features classic songs like Love to have a Beer with Amy If I Only Had Cocaine and of Amy, course the iconic Rehab.

ACT 3 Jane Badler with Sir Tears Again Playing every inch the aging, wounded and yet still statuesque starlet, musician and American TV star of the cult program V, Jane Badler performs from her latest album, Tears Again – a razor sharp, highly stylised collection of songs set in a soapy world of betrayal and boozy melancholy.

RECOMMENDED FOR 18+ AUDIENCES

Produced and arranged by internationally-acclaimed Australian composer Paul Grabowsky, the album pays homage to the smoothness and the melodrama of Badler’s long career in Hollywood B films and soaps.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

Don’t miss this performance that takes you on an hilarious journey through Amy’s colourful career.

WHEN WHERE

3 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre

TICKETS $29 to $45

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

4 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

ACT 4 Tim Draxl

ACT 5 Carita Farrer

ACT 6 Die Roten Punkte

Freeway: The Chet Baker Journey

Too Much is Never Enough

Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

American jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker was the epitome of cool in the 1950s jazz scene. He was famous for his extraordinary talent but infamous for his James Dean good looks, emotionally remote performances and well publicised drug habit.

An inspired, high energy, cabaret romp in which acclaimed Brisbane singer, actress and producer Carita Farrer’s most cherished character, The Drunken Diva, stumbles into life. A tribute show it ain’t but an irreverent look at the delightfully painful public demise of a performer.

With Baker’s destructive life story and boyishly honest music, actor/singer Tim Draxl and writer Bryce Hallett created Freeway Freeway, a musical play offering a glimpse inside the troubled soul behind the headlines.

The integrity of Farrer’s vocal talents and exquisite songbook are superbly matched by piano (and occasional violin) accompaniment by the highly respected composer John Rodgers.

Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) are the Prinz and Prinzessin of Berlin’s underground rock scene. Described as ‘a lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between the B52s, Kraftwerk and the early Ramones, Die Roten Punkte are truly one of a kind. Astrid’s avant-garde style and legendary antics inspire both reverence and fear, while Otto’s dynamic stage presence brings to mind a whirling dervish on meth.

RECOMMENDED FOR 18+ AUDIENCES

Appalling, unpredictable and shameless... but you can’t help loving her for it.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

9 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

With a string of awards and sell-out shows across New York, Montreal and Edinburgh, this counter-culture rock duo has reached the pinnacle of their artistry. PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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ACT 1 Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake You & I Two of Australia’s most in-demand performers in musical theatre and television, Ian Stenlake (Stingers, Sea Patrol Patrol) and Rachael Beck (Hey Hey Dad Dad, It Takes Two Two) are coming together for a special evening of cabaret in YOU & I. Take a scintillating journey with on and off stage duo Ian and Rachael through their favourite musical numbers from Cole Porter to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show will be one of love, life and new adventures with two of your favourite stars.

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2 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

ACT 2 Lisa Adam Amy Housewine Back to Crack They tried to make her go to rehab, but she said no. Amy has been to hell and back, but swears she’s finally cleaned up her act... or has she? Amy Housewine Back to Crack is a show that dishes the dirt on Amy’s life as a singer, poet, and professional crack-whore and features classic songs like Love to have a Beer with Amy If I Only Had Cocaine and of Amy, course the iconic Rehab.

ACT 3 Jane Badler with Sir Tears Again Playing every inch the aging, wounded and yet still statuesque starlet, musician and American TV star of the cult program V, Jane Badler performs from her latest album, Tears Again – a razor sharp, highly stylised collection of songs set in a soapy world of betrayal and boozy melancholy.

RECOMMENDED FOR 18+ AUDIENCES

Produced and arranged by internationally-acclaimed Australian composer Paul Grabowsky, the album pays homage to the smoothness and the melodrama of Badler’s long career in Hollywood B films and soaps.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

Don’t miss this performance that takes you on an hilarious journey through Amy’s colourful career.

WHEN WHERE

3 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre

TICKETS $29 to $45

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

4 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

ACT 4 Tim Draxl

ACT 5 Carita Farrer

ACT 6 Die Roten Punkte

Freeway: The Chet Baker Journey

Too Much is Never Enough

Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

American jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker was the epitome of cool in the 1950s jazz scene. He was famous for his extraordinary talent but infamous for his James Dean good looks, emotionally remote performances and well publicised drug habit.

An inspired, high energy, cabaret romp in which acclaimed Brisbane singer, actress and producer Carita Farrer’s most cherished character, The Drunken Diva, stumbles into life. A tribute show it ain’t but an irreverent look at the delightfully painful public demise of a performer.

With Baker’s destructive life story and boyishly honest music, actor/singer Tim Draxl and writer Bryce Hallett created Freeway Freeway, a musical play offering a glimpse inside the troubled soul behind the headlines.

The integrity of Farrer’s vocal talents and exquisite songbook are superbly matched by piano (and occasional violin) accompaniment by the highly respected composer John Rodgers.

Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) are the Prinz and Prinzessin of Berlin’s underground rock scene. Described as ‘a lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between the B52s, Kraftwerk and the early Ramones, Die Roten Punkte are truly one of a kind. Astrid’s avant-garde style and legendary antics inspire both reverence and fear, while Otto’s dynamic stage presence brings to mind a whirling dervish on meth.

RECOMMENDED FOR 18+ AUDIENCES

Appalling, unpredictable and shameless... but you can’t help loving her for it.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

9 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

10 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

With a string of awards and sell-out shows across New York, Montreal and Edinburgh, this counter-culture rock duo has reached the pinnacle of their artistry. PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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PHOTO BY JOHN MCRAE

PHOTOS BY KURT SNEDDON

ACT 7 Nick Christo

ACT 8 Caroline Nin

ACT 9 Mitchell Butel

ACT 10 Paul Capsis

ACT 11 DOUBLE BILL Toby Francis

The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia

Hymn A Piaf

Killing Time

Make Me A King

Blokelahoma!

Before Barbra, before Bette, there was...The Fabulous Frances Faye.

France’s First Lady of Cabaret, Caroline Nin pays a personal homage to the iconic Edith Piaf in Hymn A Piaf Piaf.

Outrageous performer and gay icon, Frances Faye was a star of the gin joints during the Al Capone era and became the doyenne of Sydney’s club scene after almost 20 tours to Australia. Charismatic performer Nick Christo (Sydney Cabaret Showcase Winner) pays tribute to one of the bawdiest broads of all time in this wild cocktail of swinging jazz, crazy bongo rhythms, smoke dipped one-liners and cool ex-husbands on horn!

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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16 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

ACT 12 An Evening with Steve Ross The Great American Song Book

Returning to Brisbane after a sell-out tour in 2010, this frank, tender and bilingual tribute to France’s most famous chanteuse is a spine tingling and moving revelation. Nin, a classic femme fatale, takes you back to the dark streets of Piaf’s upbringing with a romantically tragic performance for seasoned lovers of Piaf and those wanting an insight into the ‘little sparrow’.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

17 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into one night of song.

His voice traverses the octaves with ease and sends tingles shooting down the spine.

Two-time Helpmann and Green Room Award winner, Mitchell Butel returns to the cabaret stage after star turns in Avenue Q, Dusty, Dusty The Venetian Twins and Hair in an hilarious and poignant performance backed by a white hot jazz trio led by Daryl Wallis.

In Make Me A King, Paul Capsis explores the rich legacy of his musical heroes and influences including Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington and REM.

Weaving his way through a night of song and verse including works by Ellington, Bernstein, Mercer, Elling, Pink Floyd and Sondheim, Killing Time is a tale of 24 hours in the life of himself and all ourselves. PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

18 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

An indulgence in sex, taboo and gender from the perspective of a heterosexual rock tenor who wonders why it’s relevant to mention his heterosexual tenory-ness at all.

Gillian Cosgriff Waitressing and Other Things I do Well

International cabaret and concert performer Steve Ross, dubbed the ‘Crown Prince of Cabaret’ by The New York Times, offers audiences an intimate performance with a sophisticated touch, delicious sense of humour and his heartfelt ballads. As a major proponent of the international Songbook, Ross performs an eclectic program consisting of songs by the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Noel Coward with a special nod to the incomparable Fred Astaire.

Accompanied by an extraordinary jazz trio led by Alister Spence, Make Me A King channels Capsis’ neurotic energy and offers a special twist to a range of timeless rock, soul, jazz and blues classics.

Move over Tim Minchin, this is the next big thing in musical comedy, featuring award-winning self penned songs. You cannot fail to fall in love with this incredible new talent.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

WHEN

24 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre TICKETS $29 DOUBLE BILL

WHEN

WHERE

WHERE

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

23 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

TICKETS

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PHOTO BY JOHN MCRAE

PHOTOS BY KURT SNEDDON

ACT 7 Nick Christo

ACT 8 Caroline Nin

ACT 9 Mitchell Butel

ACT 10 Paul Capsis

ACT 11 DOUBLE BILL Toby Francis

The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia

Hymn A Piaf

Killing Time

Make Me A King

Blokelahoma!

Before Barbra, before Bette, there was...The Fabulous Frances Faye.

France’s First Lady of Cabaret, Caroline Nin pays a personal homage to the iconic Edith Piaf in Hymn A Piaf Piaf.

Outrageous performer and gay icon, Frances Faye was a star of the gin joints during the Al Capone era and became the doyenne of Sydney’s club scene after almost 20 tours to Australia. Charismatic performer Nick Christo (Sydney Cabaret Showcase Winner) pays tribute to one of the bawdiest broads of all time in this wild cocktail of swinging jazz, crazy bongo rhythms, smoke dipped one-liners and cool ex-husbands on horn!

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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16 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

ACT 12 An Evening with Steve Ross The Great American Song Book

Returning to Brisbane after a sell-out tour in 2010, this frank, tender and bilingual tribute to France’s most famous chanteuse is a spine tingling and moving revelation. Nin, a classic femme fatale, takes you back to the dark streets of Piaf’s upbringing with a romantically tragic performance for seasoned lovers of Piaf and those wanting an insight into the ‘little sparrow’.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

17 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into one night of song.

His voice traverses the octaves with ease and sends tingles shooting down the spine.

Two-time Helpmann and Green Room Award winner, Mitchell Butel returns to the cabaret stage after star turns in Avenue Q, Dusty, Dusty The Venetian Twins and Hair in an hilarious and poignant performance backed by a white hot jazz trio led by Daryl Wallis.

In Make Me A King, Paul Capsis explores the rich legacy of his musical heroes and influences including Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington and REM.

Weaving his way through a night of song and verse including works by Ellington, Bernstein, Mercer, Elling, Pink Floyd and Sondheim, Killing Time is a tale of 24 hours in the life of himself and all ourselves. PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

18 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

An indulgence in sex, taboo and gender from the perspective of a heterosexual rock tenor who wonders why it’s relevant to mention his heterosexual tenory-ness at all.

Gillian Cosgriff Waitressing and Other Things I do Well

International cabaret and concert performer Steve Ross, dubbed the ‘Crown Prince of Cabaret’ by The New York Times, offers audiences an intimate performance with a sophisticated touch, delicious sense of humour and his heartfelt ballads. As a major proponent of the international Songbook, Ross performs an eclectic program consisting of songs by the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Noel Coward with a special nod to the incomparable Fred Astaire.

Accompanied by an extraordinary jazz trio led by Alister Spence, Make Me A King channels Capsis’ neurotic energy and offers a special twist to a range of timeless rock, soul, jazz and blues classics.

Move over Tim Minchin, this is the next big thing in musical comedy, featuring award-winning self penned songs. You cannot fail to fall in love with this incredible new talent.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE CABARET FESTIVAL

WHEN

24 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre TICKETS $29 DOUBLE BILL

WHEN

WHERE

WHERE

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

23 June at 7.30pm Cremorne Theatre $29 to $45

TICKETS

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Ron Carter Trio

Soweto Gospel Choir

Opening Act ELIXIR featuring Katie Noonan One of the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz, Grammy Award winner Ron Carter, is making his way to the Concert Hall stage for a one night only event. The epitome of class and elegance, the Ron Carter Trio, including one of the most commanding and versatile guitarists in the US Russell Malone and legendary pianist Mulgrew Miller, offer a seamless performance rich in detail, pure in sound and technically impressive. Supported by luscious folk trio ELIXIR, comprising ARIA Award winner and Australia’s favourite singer/songwriter, Katie Noonan, saxophonist Zac Hurren and guitarist Stephen Magnusson, presenting a fresh collection of tracks from their upcoming album.

Having collectively performed alongside music legends from Miles Davis to BB King, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, James Brown, Sonny Rollins, Patti Austin, Little Anthony, Regina Belle and Stan Getz, the Ron Carter Trio will turn even a Jazz newbie into an aficionado.

‘The greatest bassist jazz has ever known’ PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PRESENTED BY QPAC

WHERE TICKETS

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9 June at 8pm Concert Hall $39 to $89

Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon. Since its foundation in 2002, the Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at the greatest concert halls across the globe and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The Choir’s 26 singers, dancers and musicians deliver a flawless performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit.

NATIONAL TOUR PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

WHEN

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns with a brand new show African Grace.

KATIE NOONAN

The 24 July concert will feature special guests The Bala Brothers. Be uplifted by this joyful spectacular of song and dance.

‘Meticulous and unstoppable... spirited and spectacular’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘These absolutely thrilling singers need nothing but their voices to make dazzling music’ BILLBOARD

PRESENTED BY ANDREW KAY & DAVID VIGO WHEN WHERE TICKETS

11 June and 24 July Concert Hall $69 to $99

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Ron Carter Trio

Soweto Gospel Choir

Opening Act ELIXIR featuring Katie Noonan One of the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz, Grammy Award winner Ron Carter, is making his way to the Concert Hall stage for a one night only event. The epitome of class and elegance, the Ron Carter Trio, including one of the most commanding and versatile guitarists in the US Russell Malone and legendary pianist Mulgrew Miller, offer a seamless performance rich in detail, pure in sound and technically impressive. Supported by luscious folk trio ELIXIR, comprising ARIA Award winner and Australia’s favourite singer/songwriter, Katie Noonan, saxophonist Zac Hurren and guitarist Stephen Magnusson, presenting a fresh collection of tracks from their upcoming album.

Having collectively performed alongside music legends from Miles Davis to BB King, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, James Brown, Sonny Rollins, Patti Austin, Little Anthony, Regina Belle and Stan Getz, the Ron Carter Trio will turn even a Jazz newbie into an aficionado.

‘The greatest bassist jazz has ever known’ PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PRESENTED BY QPAC

WHERE TICKETS

24

9 June at 8pm Concert Hall $39 to $89

Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, Soweto Gospel Choir’s inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon. Since its foundation in 2002, the Choir has performed to sell-out crowds at the greatest concert halls across the globe and alongside superstars including Bono, Queen, Celine Dion, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The Choir’s 26 singers, dancers and musicians deliver a flawless performance of traditional and contemporary songs infused with irrepressible spirit.

NATIONAL TOUR PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

WHEN

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns with a brand new show African Grace.

KATIE NOONAN

The 24 July concert will feature special guests The Bala Brothers. Be uplifted by this joyful spectacular of song and dance.

‘Meticulous and unstoppable... spirited and spectacular’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘These absolutely thrilling singers need nothing but their voices to make dazzling music’ BILLBOARD

PRESENTED BY ANDREW KAY & DAVID VIGO WHEN WHERE TICKETS

11 June and 24 July Concert Hall $69 to $99

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The Bar at Buena Vista

Michael Feinstein

The Legendary Grandfathers of Cuban Music The Bar at Buena Vista pays homage to the Buena Vista neighbourhood – the famous quarter of Havana and Cuba’s music legends. It is a dedication to the original spirit of the music of Cuba, the lifeblood of a people whose heritage is as rich as it is old. The celebrated cast is headed by the magic vocals of Reynaldo Creagh, who ignites the flame that started the whole Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon and is considered Cuba’s last remaining living legend. He stars alongside legendary tres guitarist Maracaibo, a multiinstrumentalist extraordinaire and one of Cuba’s most celebrated composers. Piano legend Maestro Rubalcaba

PRESENTED BY ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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18 June at 2pm and 8pm Concert Hall $79.90 to $89.90

from the Afro-Cuban All Stars weaves his musical touch into the group and has been dubbed Cuba’s finest pianist. These three legendary Cuban masters are joined by Cuba’s original diva, Siomara Avilla Valdes Lescay.

Michael Feinstein, the multi platinum selling, five-time Grammy nominated American entertainer is touring Australia this July performing the classics from his Sinatra Project album.

Pumping up the energy even more is dancing legend Eric Turro, the master of all traditional Cuban dance styles, who will be accompanied by his sensual, sexy dancers.

Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200 plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.

The Bar at Buena Vista is an intoxicating tribute to old Havana creating a festive cocktail of music and dance in a night filled with raunchy salsa, rhythms of tropical jazz and Cuban folk music.

More than simply a performer, Feinstein is recognised for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, which has been asked to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage.

Feinstein earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for The Sinatra Project Project, his Concord Records CD celebrating the music of ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’. Recently he released the CDs The Power Of Two – collaborating with Glee and 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson – and Cheek To Cheek, recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. Get ready to witness one of America’s greatest performers and his big band as they belt out all the SINATRA classics to Australian audiences

PRESENTED BY DAINTY CONSOLIDATED ENTERTAINMENT WHEN WHERE TICKETS

1 July at 8pm Concert Hall $99.90 to $139.90

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The Bar at Buena Vista

Michael Feinstein

The Legendary Grandfathers of Cuban Music The Bar at Buena Vista pays homage to the Buena Vista neighbourhood – the famous quarter of Havana and Cuba’s music legends. It is a dedication to the original spirit of the music of Cuba, the lifeblood of a people whose heritage is as rich as it is old. The celebrated cast is headed by the magic vocals of Reynaldo Creagh, who ignites the flame that started the whole Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon and is considered Cuba’s last remaining living legend. He stars alongside legendary tres guitarist Maracaibo, a multiinstrumentalist extraordinaire and one of Cuba’s most celebrated composers. Piano legend Maestro Rubalcaba

PRESENTED BY ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

26

18 June at 2pm and 8pm Concert Hall $79.90 to $89.90

from the Afro-Cuban All Stars weaves his musical touch into the group and has been dubbed Cuba’s finest pianist. These three legendary Cuban masters are joined by Cuba’s original diva, Siomara Avilla Valdes Lescay.

Michael Feinstein, the multi platinum selling, five-time Grammy nominated American entertainer is touring Australia this July performing the classics from his Sinatra Project album.

Pumping up the energy even more is dancing legend Eric Turro, the master of all traditional Cuban dance styles, who will be accompanied by his sensual, sexy dancers.

Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200 plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace.

The Bar at Buena Vista is an intoxicating tribute to old Havana creating a festive cocktail of music and dance in a night filled with raunchy salsa, rhythms of tropical jazz and Cuban folk music.

More than simply a performer, Feinstein is recognised for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, which has been asked to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage.

Feinstein earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for The Sinatra Project Project, his Concord Records CD celebrating the music of ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’. Recently he released the CDs The Power Of Two – collaborating with Glee and 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson – and Cheek To Cheek, recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. Get ready to witness one of America’s greatest performers and his big band as they belt out all the SINATRA classics to Australian audiences

PRESENTED BY DAINTY CONSOLIDATED ENTERTAINMENT WHEN WHERE TICKETS

1 July at 8pm Concert Hall $99.90 to $139.90

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RUMOURS For one night only nine amazing musicians come together to play some of the greatest songs ever written with stateof-the-art lighting, sound and staging. Few records stand the test of time like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. The energy, emotion, passion and musical mastery of this album is just as compelling today as it was in 1977. To celebrate one of the greatest, most captivating, Grammy Award-winning pop albums of all time, Classic Albums Live will present the album in its entirety followed by a massive

set of hits including Rhiannon, Little Lies, Landslide, Tusk, Tusk Oh Well (from the Peter Green era) and many more. Led by acclaimed Musical Director and guitarist, Rex Goh, highly respected vocalists, Chris E Thomas, Bernie Segedin, Louise Perryman and Floyd Vincent will recreate the superb combination of vocal harmonies on stage together alongside some of the industry’s most celebrated players including Clare O’Meara (Keyboards), Tim Wedde (Keyboards), Steve Bull (Bass) and Lloyd Gyi (drums).

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music (MOST) 2011 Gala Concert

Randy Newman with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Seventy-seven gifted and talented instrumentalists from thirty-five Queensland state secondary schools will take to the stage in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music 2011 Gala Concert.

Randy Newman is one of the great American songwriters. Tunesmiths like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and James Taylor routinely sing his praises.

Renowned musicians and conductors Gwyn Roberts, Dr Rob McWilliams, Warwick Potter and Mick Morgan will lead these all star players in an evening concert featuring music by Copland, Dvoˇrák, Handel, Bach and more. The best of Education Queensland’s instrumental music students have come from across Queensland to participate in a 12 day residential program for musically outstanding students that culminates in the MOST Gala Concert. This concert will inspire and dazzle you – as you see young Queenslander’s making music and loving it.

PRESENTED BY CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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8 July at 8pm Concert Hall $109 to $119

PRESENTED BY EDUCATION QUEENSLAND WHEN WHERE TICKETS

30 June at 7pm Concert Hall $5

Newman essentially has two careers; the first as ‘one of the most spectacularly irreverent songwriters of the last half-century’ Chicago Tribune, and the second as an Oscarwinning film composer (Toy Toy Story Story, Monsters Inc, Meet the Parents Parents), with a further 17 Oscar nominations, five Grammys, two Emmys and a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame under his belt. In his first ever appearance in Australia, Randy Newman will perform his greatest heartfelt ballads, humorous sketches and biting satirical tunes, including You Can Leave Your Hat On, Short People and You’ve got a Friend in Me, plus music from his magnificent movie scores. Don’t miss this living legend. PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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RUMOURS For one night only nine amazing musicians come together to play some of the greatest songs ever written with stateof-the-art lighting, sound and staging. Few records stand the test of time like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. The energy, emotion, passion and musical mastery of this album is just as compelling today as it was in 1977. To celebrate one of the greatest, most captivating, Grammy Award-winning pop albums of all time, Classic Albums Live will present the album in its entirety followed by a massive

set of hits including Rhiannon, Little Lies, Landslide, Tusk, Tusk Oh Well (from the Peter Green era) and many more. Led by acclaimed Musical Director and guitarist, Rex Goh, highly respected vocalists, Chris E Thomas, Bernie Segedin, Louise Perryman and Floyd Vincent will recreate the superb combination of vocal harmonies on stage together alongside some of the industry’s most celebrated players including Clare O’Meara (Keyboards), Tim Wedde (Keyboards), Steve Bull (Bass) and Lloyd Gyi (drums).

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music (MOST) 2011 Gala Concert

Randy Newman with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Seventy-seven gifted and talented instrumentalists from thirty-five Queensland state secondary schools will take to the stage in the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music 2011 Gala Concert.

Randy Newman is one of the great American songwriters. Tunesmiths like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and James Taylor routinely sing his praises.

Renowned musicians and conductors Gwyn Roberts, Dr Rob McWilliams, Warwick Potter and Mick Morgan will lead these all star players in an evening concert featuring music by Copland, Dvoˇrák, Handel, Bach and more. The best of Education Queensland’s instrumental music students have come from across Queensland to participate in a 12 day residential program for musically outstanding students that culminates in the MOST Gala Concert. This concert will inspire and dazzle you – as you see young Queenslander’s making music and loving it.

PRESENTED BY CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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8 July at 8pm Concert Hall $109 to $119

PRESENTED BY EDUCATION QUEENSLAND WHEN WHERE TICKETS

30 June at 7pm Concert Hall $5

Newman essentially has two careers; the first as ‘one of the most spectacularly irreverent songwriters of the last half-century’ Chicago Tribune, and the second as an Oscarwinning film composer (Toy Toy Story Story, Monsters Inc, Meet the Parents Parents), with a further 17 Oscar nominations, five Grammys, two Emmys and a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame under his belt. In his first ever appearance in Australia, Randy Newman will perform his greatest heartfelt ballads, humorous sketches and biting satirical tunes, including You Can Leave Your Hat On, Short People and You’ve got a Friend in Me, plus music from his magnificent movie scores. Don’t miss this living legend. PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Queensland Pops Orchestra

Brassed Off 2011

Cinema Sensations

BEATLES BACK2BACK

The Rock Show starring Jon English

Grimethorpe Colliery Band, the world’s most celebrated Brass Band is making its long awaited return to Australia in their first tour in over 10 years.

Come and hear great music from great Australian and international film. Produced by renowned film critic, producer and director Bruce Redman and featuring Hollywood composer, conductor and trombonist William Broughton and the vocal talents of mezzo soprano Amanda Hutton.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road performed live back to back: track by track!

Aussie rock icon Jon English is bringing his latest hit production, The Rock Show Show, to QPAC.

From the producers of The White Album Concert comes Beatles Back 2 Back. The entire albums Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be performed live on stage in track order by an all-star line up of Australia’s best musicians and singers. Recreating two of the most important albums in the history of popular music Beatles Back 2 Back promises to be an exceptional entertainment event covering genre’s such as music hall, jazz, rock and roll, western classical and traditional Indian and pushing the barriers of sound production.

For one night only, join the star of Jesus Christ Superstar Superstar, Against the Wind Wind, The Pirates of Penzance, and Altogether Now, along with a nine piece troupe of multi-talented Now young musicians and singers, on a spectacular journey through the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Winner of 96 Brass Band competitions and stars of the hit film Brassed Off! these sons of Yorkshire display all the power and glory of great brass music in a concert sure to thrill brass band devotees and the general public alike. Be sure not to miss the legendary Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Brassed Off 2011 tour.

This concert will bring together great scores from early Australian films Picnic at Hanging Rock Rock, The Man from Snowy River and Priscilla Queen of the Desert to the largest Hollywood blockbuster and will delight with music from ET, ET The Mission, Rescuers Downunder Downunder, Happy Feet and many more. Don’t miss this fabulous event.

Covering two decades of classic rock music in one night of amazing rock theatre, the show features songs from such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zepplin, Queen, The Kinks, Cream, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Elton John, Mamas and The Papas, AC/DC, just to name a few … and of course Jon English! Not just any rock show, it’s THE Rock Show Show!!

PRESENTED BY HVK PRODUCTIONS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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3 August at 8pm Concert Hall $74.90 to $95.90

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND POPS ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

6 August at 2pm and 8pm Concert Hall $55 to $72 (Under 30’s $33)

PRESENTED BY TIM WOODS ENTERTAINMENT WHEN WHERE TICKETS

9 August at 8pm Concert Hall $109 to $139

PRESENTED BY SOUND ONE WHEN WHERE TICKETS

19 August at 8pm Concert Hall $74.90 to $79.90 31


concert

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Queensland Pops Orchestra

Brassed Off 2011

Cinema Sensations

BEATLES BACK2BACK

The Rock Show starring Jon English

Grimethorpe Colliery Band, the world’s most celebrated Brass Band is making its long awaited return to Australia in their first tour in over 10 years.

Come and hear great music from great Australian and international film. Produced by renowned film critic, producer and director Bruce Redman and featuring Hollywood composer, conductor and trombonist William Broughton and the vocal talents of mezzo soprano Amanda Hutton.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road performed live back to back: track by track!

Aussie rock icon Jon English is bringing his latest hit production, The Rock Show Show, to QPAC.

From the producers of The White Album Concert comes Beatles Back 2 Back. The entire albums Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be performed live on stage in track order by an all-star line up of Australia’s best musicians and singers. Recreating two of the most important albums in the history of popular music Beatles Back 2 Back promises to be an exceptional entertainment event covering genre’s such as music hall, jazz, rock and roll, western classical and traditional Indian and pushing the barriers of sound production.

For one night only, join the star of Jesus Christ Superstar Superstar, Against the Wind Wind, The Pirates of Penzance, and Altogether Now, along with a nine piece troupe of multi-talented Now young musicians and singers, on a spectacular journey through the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Winner of 96 Brass Band competitions and stars of the hit film Brassed Off! these sons of Yorkshire display all the power and glory of great brass music in a concert sure to thrill brass band devotees and the general public alike. Be sure not to miss the legendary Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Brassed Off 2011 tour.

This concert will bring together great scores from early Australian films Picnic at Hanging Rock Rock, The Man from Snowy River and Priscilla Queen of the Desert to the largest Hollywood blockbuster and will delight with music from ET, ET The Mission, Rescuers Downunder Downunder, Happy Feet and many more. Don’t miss this fabulous event.

Covering two decades of classic rock music in one night of amazing rock theatre, the show features songs from such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zepplin, Queen, The Kinks, Cream, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Elton John, Mamas and The Papas, AC/DC, just to name a few … and of course Jon English! Not just any rock show, it’s THE Rock Show Show!!

PRESENTED BY HVK PRODUCTIONS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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3 August at 8pm Concert Hall $74.90 to $95.90

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND POPS ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

6 August at 2pm and 8pm Concert Hall $55 to $72 (Under 30’s $33)

PRESENTED BY TIM WOODS ENTERTAINMENT WHEN WHERE TICKETS

9 August at 8pm Concert Hall $109 to $139

PRESENTED BY SOUND ONE WHEN WHERE TICKETS

19 August at 8pm Concert Hall $74.90 to $79.90 31


classical

Maestro Series 5: Mahler 6 Mahler’s Dark Night of the Soul

How Music Works: Middle School

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony presents an ideal opportunity to display the impressive synergy achieved by the QSO and Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch. Even by Mahler’s own standards, this searingly personal drama generates relentlessly maintained tension, from the grim opening march to the finale, where audiences are swept along on the wildest ride you’ll ever experience in a concert hall, towards the abyss.... Firstly, music which produced a very different kind of frenzy: husband and wife duo Natalia Lomeiko, violin and Yuri Zhislin, viola, reprise their sensational 2010 performance of Mozart’s brilliant Sinfonia Concertante K.364, to delight with duet playing at the highest level. Perfection!

Have you ever wanted an orchestra at your disposal to teach the elements of music? Well, wait no longer, as conductor Warwick Potter does all the hard work and leads your students through some of classical music’s finest offerings with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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4 June at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

How Music Works has been hailed as an educational success across Australia and provides an absorbing, varied and interactive guide to the elements of music. Warwick tackles the tricky concepts of duration, dynamics, pitch, tempo, texture and timbre, giving students a chance to hear how they operate in well known excerpts of orchestral repertoire.

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

7 & 8 June Concert Hall $11.25

Music on Sundays 4: Dancing Through the Ages

Masterworks 3: The Organ Symphony

The Splendour of Dance Music

Hail the King of Instruments!

Let the orchestra and Eivind Aadland transport you back, with a little help from Bach and Haydn, to the elegance of the eighteenth century aristocracy, when dukes and duchesses, counts and countesses danced minuets and gavottes at court balls amid gilded salons under chandeliers. Succumb to the greatest Broadway waltz from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel and the rustic charm of Dvoˇrák’s Slavonic Dances. Shostakovich is not a composer normally associated with levity, but hear the result of a 1927 challenge for him to arrange a piece of music in 45 minutes: an arrangement of Tea for Two from Vincent Yeomans’ musical No, No, Nanette.

Homage to the king of instruments! Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony is the grandest of his compositions and like all his works, it is suave and full of elegant Gallic melodies but also justly famous for its earth-trembling finale with solo concert organ, two pianists and huge orchestra. Josef Spacek, hailed internationally for his charismatic playing, brings his own unique touch to Max Bruch’s other great work for violin and orchestra, the gloriously tuneful Scottish Fantasy Fantasy, which uses folk themes as raw material from which to develop brilliant and exciting writing for the violin alternating with passages of tender and sometimes passionate expression.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

12 June at 11.30am Concert Hall $43.25 to $63.25

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

16 June at 11am Concert Hall $43.25 to $54.25 33


classical

Maestro Series 5: Mahler 6 Mahler’s Dark Night of the Soul

How Music Works: Middle School

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony presents an ideal opportunity to display the impressive synergy achieved by the QSO and Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch. Even by Mahler’s own standards, this searingly personal drama generates relentlessly maintained tension, from the grim opening march to the finale, where audiences are swept along on the wildest ride you’ll ever experience in a concert hall, towards the abyss.... Firstly, music which produced a very different kind of frenzy: husband and wife duo Natalia Lomeiko, violin and Yuri Zhislin, viola, reprise their sensational 2010 performance of Mozart’s brilliant Sinfonia Concertante K.364, to delight with duet playing at the highest level. Perfection!

Have you ever wanted an orchestra at your disposal to teach the elements of music? Well, wait no longer, as conductor Warwick Potter does all the hard work and leads your students through some of classical music’s finest offerings with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

32

4 June at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

How Music Works has been hailed as an educational success across Australia and provides an absorbing, varied and interactive guide to the elements of music. Warwick tackles the tricky concepts of duration, dynamics, pitch, tempo, texture and timbre, giving students a chance to hear how they operate in well known excerpts of orchestral repertoire.

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

7 & 8 June Concert Hall $11.25

Music on Sundays 4: Dancing Through the Ages

Masterworks 3: The Organ Symphony

The Splendour of Dance Music

Hail the King of Instruments!

Let the orchestra and Eivind Aadland transport you back, with a little help from Bach and Haydn, to the elegance of the eighteenth century aristocracy, when dukes and duchesses, counts and countesses danced minuets and gavottes at court balls amid gilded salons under chandeliers. Succumb to the greatest Broadway waltz from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel and the rustic charm of Dvoˇrák’s Slavonic Dances. Shostakovich is not a composer normally associated with levity, but hear the result of a 1927 challenge for him to arrange a piece of music in 45 minutes: an arrangement of Tea for Two from Vincent Yeomans’ musical No, No, Nanette.

Homage to the king of instruments! Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony is the grandest of his compositions and like all his works, it is suave and full of elegant Gallic melodies but also justly famous for its earth-trembling finale with solo concert organ, two pianists and huge orchestra. Josef Spacek, hailed internationally for his charismatic playing, brings his own unique touch to Max Bruch’s other great work for violin and orchestra, the gloriously tuneful Scottish Fantasy Fantasy, which uses folk themes as raw material from which to develop brilliant and exciting writing for the violin alternating with passages of tender and sometimes passionate expression.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

12 June at 11.30am Concert Hall $43.25 to $63.25

WHEN WHERE TICKETS

16 June at 11am Concert Hall $43.25 to $54.25 33


classical

Maestro Series 6: Beethoven 7 Beethoven’s Apotheosis of the Dance

The QSO reaches fever pitch under the baton of Eivind Aadland, in Wagner’s exploration of the agony and ecstasy of extreme passion, from alpha to omega. Argentinian firebrand and Martha Argerich favourite, Sergio Tiempo, hailed as one of the most thought-provoking pianists of his generation, unleashes his stylish panache and bravura on Liszt’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No.1. Rarely has so much virtuosity been concentrated into one concerto. Finally, abandon yourself to Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony – dubbed by Wagner ‘the apotheosis of the dance’– whose intoxicating joy and energy, climaxing in the orgiastic final movement, never fail to inspire an equally frenzied and heartfelt ovation.

Australian Chamber Orchestra Baroque Virtuosi

Maestro Series 7: Beethoven and Bruckner

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, famously an ensemble of star musicians playing period instruments, performs a selection of dazzling Baroque concertos. Starting with Corelli’s sparring between groups of musicians, through Vivaldi’s showstopper for four violins, to the Devil’s Trill Trill, written note for note from a performance by Satan dreamt by Tartini, the Baroque concertos are combined with some of the best Australian music for string orchestra.

In one of the musical high points of 2011, Johannes Fritzsch confirms his credentials as a fine Brucknerian in the mighty Fifth Symphony. Bruckner was humble and deeply religious and his massive symphonies are inevitably compared to Gothic cathedrals. Like the faith of the people who constructed those cathedrals, Bruckner’s sonorities move heaven and earth, as well as audiences.

‘What a pleasure and yet what a shock it is to be reminded of just how remarkable a performance can be’

Bruckner’s Cathedral of Sound

To open the concert, Duncan Gifford, hailed internationally as a major artist of his generation, makes a welcome return to Australia to conclude the QSO’s Beethoven piano concerto series with the Concerto No.2, a work of elegance, poise and refinement.

THE SCOTSMAN

Australian Chamber Orchestra Schubert String Quintet Dramatic, vulnerable, consoling, inspiring, sublime: Schubert’s String Quintet is classical music at its most transcendent. Bach’s Musical Offering, an ingenious response to a musical challenge from Frederick the Great, is interwoven with Webern’s exquisite cello miniatures and Stravinsky’s extraordinary chamber music in this performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal musicians.

‘For vitality, elegance, playfulness and technical prowess – all the qualities you want in a chamber ensemble, really – it would be hard to top the ACO’ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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25 June at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

PRESENTED BY AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

11 July at 8pm Concert Hall $45.50 to $92.50 (under 30s $41.50)

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

15 July at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

PRESENTED BY AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

8 August at 8pm Concert Hall $45.50 to $92.50 (under 30s $41.50) 35


classical

Maestro Series 6: Beethoven 7 Beethoven’s Apotheosis of the Dance

The QSO reaches fever pitch under the baton of Eivind Aadland, in Wagner’s exploration of the agony and ecstasy of extreme passion, from alpha to omega. Argentinian firebrand and Martha Argerich favourite, Sergio Tiempo, hailed as one of the most thought-provoking pianists of his generation, unleashes his stylish panache and bravura on Liszt’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No.1. Rarely has so much virtuosity been concentrated into one concerto. Finally, abandon yourself to Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony – dubbed by Wagner ‘the apotheosis of the dance’– whose intoxicating joy and energy, climaxing in the orgiastic final movement, never fail to inspire an equally frenzied and heartfelt ovation.

Australian Chamber Orchestra Baroque Virtuosi

Maestro Series 7: Beethoven and Bruckner

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, famously an ensemble of star musicians playing period instruments, performs a selection of dazzling Baroque concertos. Starting with Corelli’s sparring between groups of musicians, through Vivaldi’s showstopper for four violins, to the Devil’s Trill Trill, written note for note from a performance by Satan dreamt by Tartini, the Baroque concertos are combined with some of the best Australian music for string orchestra.

In one of the musical high points of 2011, Johannes Fritzsch confirms his credentials as a fine Brucknerian in the mighty Fifth Symphony. Bruckner was humble and deeply religious and his massive symphonies are inevitably compared to Gothic cathedrals. Like the faith of the people who constructed those cathedrals, Bruckner’s sonorities move heaven and earth, as well as audiences.

‘What a pleasure and yet what a shock it is to be reminded of just how remarkable a performance can be’

Bruckner’s Cathedral of Sound

To open the concert, Duncan Gifford, hailed internationally as a major artist of his generation, makes a welcome return to Australia to conclude the QSO’s Beethoven piano concerto series with the Concerto No.2, a work of elegance, poise and refinement.

THE SCOTSMAN

Australian Chamber Orchestra Schubert String Quintet Dramatic, vulnerable, consoling, inspiring, sublime: Schubert’s String Quintet is classical music at its most transcendent. Bach’s Musical Offering, an ingenious response to a musical challenge from Frederick the Great, is interwoven with Webern’s exquisite cello miniatures and Stravinsky’s extraordinary chamber music in this performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal musicians.

‘For vitality, elegance, playfulness and technical prowess – all the qualities you want in a chamber ensemble, really – it would be hard to top the ACO’ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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25 June at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

PRESENTED BY AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

11 July at 8pm Concert Hall $45.50 to $92.50 (under 30s $41.50)

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

15 July at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

PRESENTED BY AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

8 August at 8pm Concert Hall $45.50 to $92.50 (under 30s $41.50) 35


classical

Maestro Series 8: Symphonie Fantastique

Queensland Youth Symphony Rite of Spring

Music on Sundays 5: Not the Last Night of the Proms!

The Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

Queensland Youth Symphony presents one of the greatest orchestral masterworks from the 20th century: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Audiences are enthusiastic about its touching melodies and mesmerizing rhythms. Being one of the world’s leading youth orchestras, the intuitive and energetic musical expressions of QYS will add even more sparks to this great performance.

This riotous celebration of the best of British music includes music by Delius, Ireland, Arne, Wood, Zimmer, Parry, Grainger, Elgar, Arnold including favourites Jerusalem, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Land of Hope and Glory Glory, Rule Britannia and Pirates of the Caribbean. Don your Union Jack waistcoats and bring some flags for what has now become an annual celebration which captures the unique spirit and ambience of London’s BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall and brings out the inner Brit in all of us. The sun will never set on the British Empire, nor will it ever set on these stirring, rollicking tunes, including all your old favourites guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye. Rule Britannia!

For two weeks in August, piano music-lovers will be treated to 20 of the finest young pianists from across Australia and New Zealand competing in front of an international jury, including Hiroko Nakamura (Japan) and Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Austria), for more than $50 000 in prizes. Join the thrill of the final spectacular evening as the four competition finalists each perform a full concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by internationally renowned Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel. Come along and experience the exciting atmosphere of music making at its highest level and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Prize. The full two week festival also includes competition rounds, masterclasses and recitals given by prominent national and international jury members.

Turmoil and Passion Passion rules! When Hector Berlioz’s stormy love affair with Irish actress, Harriett Smithson, turned sour, the result was one broken French heart and the Symphonie Fantastique, the ultimate Gothic musical phantasmagoria, which has been keeping audiences on the edge of their seats for almost 200 years. Australian tenor, Steve Davislim, whose singing The Guardian hailed as ‘awesome’, joins podium dynamo Guillaume Tourniaire in Ernst Chausson’s exquisitely dreamy and deeply moving rumination on love and loss, Poème de l’amour et de la mer mer. César Franck’s tone poem depicts a man whose passion for hunting, even on the Sabbath, earned him eternal damnation.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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13 August at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

Opening the concert will be Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, contrasting Stravinsky’s Rite with beautiful dances from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Schumann’s concerto is one of the great treasures of the cello repertoire and a flawless example of refined Romanticism. It will be performed by Daniel Curro, ex-principal cellist of QYS and well known for his historically informed approach to music of the 18th and 19th centuries.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRAS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

20 August at 7pm Concert Hall $28 to $35 (full time student $15)

This program will also be presented on the following Monday morning for Music on Mondays

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

21 & 22 August Concert Hall $43.25 to $54.25

PRESENTED BY ARTS QUEENSLAND, QCGU AND THEME & VARIATIONS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

27 August at 6.30pm Concert Hall $45 to $55 37


classical

Maestro Series 8: Symphonie Fantastique

Queensland Youth Symphony Rite of Spring

Music on Sundays 5: Not the Last Night of the Proms!

The Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

Queensland Youth Symphony presents one of the greatest orchestral masterworks from the 20th century: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Audiences are enthusiastic about its touching melodies and mesmerizing rhythms. Being one of the world’s leading youth orchestras, the intuitive and energetic musical expressions of QYS will add even more sparks to this great performance.

This riotous celebration of the best of British music includes music by Delius, Ireland, Arne, Wood, Zimmer, Parry, Grainger, Elgar, Arnold including favourites Jerusalem, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Land of Hope and Glory Glory, Rule Britannia and Pirates of the Caribbean. Don your Union Jack waistcoats and bring some flags for what has now become an annual celebration which captures the unique spirit and ambience of London’s BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall and brings out the inner Brit in all of us. The sun will never set on the British Empire, nor will it ever set on these stirring, rollicking tunes, including all your old favourites guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye. Rule Britannia!

For two weeks in August, piano music-lovers will be treated to 20 of the finest young pianists from across Australia and New Zealand competing in front of an international jury, including Hiroko Nakamura (Japan) and Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Austria), for more than $50 000 in prizes. Join the thrill of the final spectacular evening as the four competition finalists each perform a full concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by internationally renowned Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel. Come along and experience the exciting atmosphere of music making at its highest level and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Prize. The full two week festival also includes competition rounds, masterclasses and recitals given by prominent national and international jury members.

Turmoil and Passion Passion rules! When Hector Berlioz’s stormy love affair with Irish actress, Harriett Smithson, turned sour, the result was one broken French heart and the Symphonie Fantastique, the ultimate Gothic musical phantasmagoria, which has been keeping audiences on the edge of their seats for almost 200 years. Australian tenor, Steve Davislim, whose singing The Guardian hailed as ‘awesome’, joins podium dynamo Guillaume Tourniaire in Ernst Chausson’s exquisitely dreamy and deeply moving rumination on love and loss, Poème de l’amour et de la mer mer. César Franck’s tone poem depicts a man whose passion for hunting, even on the Sabbath, earned him eternal damnation.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

36

13 August at 8pm Concert Hall $59.25 to $85

Opening the concert will be Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, contrasting Stravinsky’s Rite with beautiful dances from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Schumann’s concerto is one of the great treasures of the cello repertoire and a flawless example of refined Romanticism. It will be performed by Daniel Curro, ex-principal cellist of QYS and well known for his historically informed approach to music of the 18th and 19th centuries.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRAS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

20 August at 7pm Concert Hall $28 to $35 (full time student $15)

This program will also be presented on the following Monday morning for Music on Mondays

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN WHERE TICKETS

21 & 22 August Concert Hall $43.25 to $54.25

PRESENTED BY ARTS QUEENSLAND, QCGU AND THEME & VARIATIONS WHEN WHERE TICKETS

27 August at 6.30pm Concert Hall $45 to $55 37


festival

PHOTO BY STEVE SNIDER

The Queensland Country Comfort Hour

Piano Lessons

The Rockwiz team in conjunction with QMF is thrilled to bring you their latest creation in a world premiere performance. Five shows, five broadcasts on ABC Local Radio, four locations around the state.

Country Comfort Orkestra of James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie. The fabulous Julia Zemiro joins us nightly for a star turn in the radio play.

Concert pianist Anna Goldsworthy’s deeply-felt memoir Piano Lessons comes to glorious musical life in this Queensland Music Festival world premiere.

Be part of the live audience as The Queensland Country Comfort Hour travels around the state. Don’t dare miss this hilarious, retro chic, heartwarming, live radio show.

Goldsworthy’s award-winning book, which recounts her musical awakening as a young girl, struck a deep chord with critics, readers and music lovers on its 2009 release.

Starring Brian Nankervis with James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie.

Goldsworthy herself stars in the stage adaptation, which, like the book, elegantly illustrates the intriguing relationship between the young pianist and her Russian teacher.

FEATURING ANNA GOLDSWORTHY AND CAROLINE KENNISON WRITTEN BY ANNA GOLDSWORTHY DIRECTOR AND DRAMATURG MICHAEL FUTCHER

This charismatic enigma inspires and challenges her young charge in equal measure as they work through a program of sublime piano pieces, including selections from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin.

‘A wonderful and utterly engaging memoir’

Each show on the tour is presented in the format of an old-style variety radio show, complete with musical guests, phone-in segments, storytelling, ‘neo-vintage’ radio jingles…and what radio show would be complete without a serialised cliffhanger radio play written by Queensland son, Hugh Lunn? Celebrity artists will drop in for a song and a chat along with local personalities and musicians.

Guest starring the fabulous Julia Zemiro. THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOUR IS A COPRODUCTION WITH RENEGADE FILMS.

No stranger to the dynamics of variety entertainment, Brian Nankervis will host the shows, backed by the polished PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND ABC LOCAL RADIO WHEN WHERE TICKETS

38

19 and 20 July at 8pm Concert Hall $55 to $65

Part theatrical production and part concert, Piano Lessons will provide insight into the lives and inspirations of the great masters and liberally break the fourth wall to expose the process of learning, interpreting and creating music. Piano Lessons will take the audience inside a musician’s journey, through a unique real-life performance.

THE CANBERRA TIMES (ON THE BOOK PIANO LESSONS)

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, QPAC AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

26 to 30 July Cremorne Theatre $30 to $45

qpac.com.au | 136 246

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festival

PHOTO BY STEVE SNIDER

The Queensland Country Comfort Hour

Piano Lessons

The Rockwiz team in conjunction with QMF is thrilled to bring you their latest creation in a world premiere performance. Five shows, five broadcasts on ABC Local Radio, four locations around the state.

Country Comfort Orkestra of James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie. The fabulous Julia Zemiro joins us nightly for a star turn in the radio play.

Concert pianist Anna Goldsworthy’s deeply-felt memoir Piano Lessons comes to glorious musical life in this Queensland Music Festival world premiere.

Be part of the live audience as The Queensland Country Comfort Hour travels around the state. Don’t dare miss this hilarious, retro chic, heartwarming, live radio show.

Goldsworthy’s award-winning book, which recounts her musical awakening as a young girl, struck a deep chord with critics, readers and music lovers on its 2009 release.

Starring Brian Nankervis with James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie.

Goldsworthy herself stars in the stage adaptation, which, like the book, elegantly illustrates the intriguing relationship between the young pianist and her Russian teacher.

FEATURING ANNA GOLDSWORTHY AND CAROLINE KENNISON WRITTEN BY ANNA GOLDSWORTHY DIRECTOR AND DRAMATURG MICHAEL FUTCHER

This charismatic enigma inspires and challenges her young charge in equal measure as they work through a program of sublime piano pieces, including selections from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin.

‘A wonderful and utterly engaging memoir’

Each show on the tour is presented in the format of an old-style variety radio show, complete with musical guests, phone-in segments, storytelling, ‘neo-vintage’ radio jingles…and what radio show would be complete without a serialised cliffhanger radio play written by Queensland son, Hugh Lunn? Celebrity artists will drop in for a song and a chat along with local personalities and musicians.

Guest starring the fabulous Julia Zemiro. THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOUR IS A COPRODUCTION WITH RENEGADE FILMS.

No stranger to the dynamics of variety entertainment, Brian Nankervis will host the shows, backed by the polished PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND ABC LOCAL RADIO WHEN WHERE TICKETS

38

19 and 20 July at 8pm Concert Hall $55 to $65

Part theatrical production and part concert, Piano Lessons will provide insight into the lives and inspirations of the great masters and liberally break the fourth wall to expose the process of learning, interpreting and creating music. Piano Lessons will take the audience inside a musician’s journey, through a unique real-life performance.

THE CANBERRA TIMES (ON THE BOOK PIANO LESSONS)

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, QPAC AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL WHEN WHERE TICKETS

26 to 30 July Cremorne Theatre $30 to $45

qpac.com.au | 136 246

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drama

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Animal Farm

By Tennessee Williams

by George Orwell adapted and created by shake & stir theatre co

The members of a Deep South family are at each other’s throats. There’s a quarrel over an inheritance from a patriarch who doesn’t even know he is dying. There’s a repressed alcoholic husband who takes a swing at his malcontent wife. Lies, insecurities, pettiness, greed, secret passions and self-deception – all fascinating elements of the human condition brilliantly depicted in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Pollitt family is wealthy, but dysfunctional and heading for a crisis. With his single-minded focus of tending to his considerable estate, Big Daddy has neglected his brood – in particular his son, washed-up football star Brick, who is having his own difficulties with his vivacious wife Maggie.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY WHEN WHERE TICKETS

40

15 August to 3 September Playhouse $46 to $75 (under 30’s $30)

Starring Cheree Cassidy (Channel 9’s Underbelly), Underbelly Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will transport you to a steamy Mississippi plantation to watch in horror as a fragile family comes apart at the seams. A CO-PRODUCTION WITH BLACK SWAN THEATRE COMPANY

‘A searingly honest portrait of families and relationships’ THE AGE

Four legs good, two legs bad. In August 2011, Animal Farm, one of the most controversial and studied political commentaries arrives in Brisbane in a brand new production combining physical theatre, animation and multi-media. Playing at the Cremorne Theatre for a strictly limited season, George Orwell’s simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts absolutely and, with devastating consequences, can change the course of history. Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of ‘Animalism’ a better life free from human service is promised to all.

Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long until the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again. Directed by Michael Futcher and brought to life by shake & stir theatre co and a cast of Queensland’s most dynamic actors, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, exciting, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2011. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHAKE & STIR THEATRE CO WHEN WHERE TICKETS

23 August to 2 September Cremorne Theatre $28 to $32

qpac.com.au | 136 246

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drama

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Animal Farm

By Tennessee Williams

by George Orwell adapted and created by shake & stir theatre co

The members of a Deep South family are at each other’s throats. There’s a quarrel over an inheritance from a patriarch who doesn’t even know he is dying. There’s a repressed alcoholic husband who takes a swing at his malcontent wife. Lies, insecurities, pettiness, greed, secret passions and self-deception – all fascinating elements of the human condition brilliantly depicted in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Pollitt family is wealthy, but dysfunctional and heading for a crisis. With his single-minded focus of tending to his considerable estate, Big Daddy has neglected his brood – in particular his son, washed-up football star Brick, who is having his own difficulties with his vivacious wife Maggie.

PRESENTED BY QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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15 August to 3 September Playhouse $46 to $75 (under 30’s $30)

Starring Cheree Cassidy (Channel 9’s Underbelly), Underbelly Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will transport you to a steamy Mississippi plantation to watch in horror as a fragile family comes apart at the seams. A CO-PRODUCTION WITH BLACK SWAN THEATRE COMPANY

‘A searingly honest portrait of families and relationships’ THE AGE

Four legs good, two legs bad. In August 2011, Animal Farm, one of the most controversial and studied political commentaries arrives in Brisbane in a brand new production combining physical theatre, animation and multi-media. Playing at the Cremorne Theatre for a strictly limited season, George Orwell’s simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts absolutely and, with devastating consequences, can change the course of history. Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of ‘Animalism’ a better life free from human service is promised to all.

Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long until the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again. Directed by Michael Futcher and brought to life by shake & stir theatre co and a cast of Queensland’s most dynamic actors, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, exciting, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2011. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

PRESENTED BY QPAC IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHAKE & STIR THEATRE CO WHEN WHERE TICKETS

23 August to 2 September Cremorne Theatre $28 to $32

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free event

exhibition

IMAGE: WEST SIDE STORY, LYRIC THEATRE QPAC 2010. PHOTO BY REINA IRMER

PHOTO BY DARREN THOMAS

Senior Superstar Grand Final

A View from the Sixth Row Theatre Photography by Reina Irmer

Senior Superstar Grand Final has a known reputation as one of hottest annual tickets in town.

Now in its 7th year, Senior Superstar has proved that life over 55 is anything but mundane and dull.

Come along and be dazzled as the grand finalists from Australia’s most established talent contest for over 55s, Senior Superstar Brisbane take to the stage in what guarantees to be an afternoon of high pitched fun, laughs and a nail-biting series finale.

Join a stellar line-up of special guests and judges, along with past Senior Superstars for an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment. Senior Superstar Brisbane Grand Final is free to attend but bookings are essential and will open from early August.

The Grand Final will close the curtain on the 2011 Senior Superstar Brisbane series where around 12 finalists have made it through auditions, heats and semi-finals to take part in this special event.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE, QUEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, 4BC 1116 NEWS TALK, QUEENSLAND RAIL TRAVEL, QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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28 August at 1.30pm Concert Hall Free

A View from the Sixth Row celebrates one person’s unique vision of the performing arts and features works in performance as well as ‘behind the scenes’. Photographer, Reina Irmer is well-known to performing arts companies visiting QPAC for her passion and talent in capturing unique moments on stage. From the mid 1990s to the present day Reina has taken photographs from the audience perspective, during the final dress rehearsal with only available stage lighting.

This exhibition features a selection of Reina Irmer’s performing arts images, with an emphasis on recent productions. These include Fame, West Side Story and Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker from 2010 and the recent smash-hit production of WICKED. Reina’s stunning black and white photographs showcase a broad crosssection of drama, musicals and opera work. The exhibition also features a sample of Reina’s collage show panels and autographed artist portraits.

PRESENTED BY QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

Until 1 October Tony Gould Gallery Free

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free event

exhibition

IMAGE: WEST SIDE STORY, LYRIC THEATRE QPAC 2010. PHOTO BY REINA IRMER

PHOTO BY DARREN THOMAS

Senior Superstar Grand Final

A View from the Sixth Row Theatre Photography by Reina Irmer

Senior Superstar Grand Final has a known reputation as one of hottest annual tickets in town.

Now in its 7th year, Senior Superstar has proved that life over 55 is anything but mundane and dull.

Come along and be dazzled as the grand finalists from Australia’s most established talent contest for over 55s, Senior Superstar Brisbane take to the stage in what guarantees to be an afternoon of high pitched fun, laughs and a nail-biting series finale.

Join a stellar line-up of special guests and judges, along with past Senior Superstars for an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment. Senior Superstar Brisbane Grand Final is free to attend but bookings are essential and will open from early August.

The Grand Final will close the curtain on the 2011 Senior Superstar Brisbane series where around 12 finalists have made it through auditions, heats and semi-finals to take part in this special event.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE, QUEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, 4BC 1116 NEWS TALK, QUEENSLAND RAIL TRAVEL, QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

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28 August at 1.30pm Concert Hall Free

A View from the Sixth Row celebrates one person’s unique vision of the performing arts and features works in performance as well as ‘behind the scenes’. Photographer, Reina Irmer is well-known to performing arts companies visiting QPAC for her passion and talent in capturing unique moments on stage. From the mid 1990s to the present day Reina has taken photographs from the audience perspective, during the final dress rehearsal with only available stage lighting.

This exhibition features a selection of Reina Irmer’s performing arts images, with an emphasis on recent productions. These include Fame, West Side Story and Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker from 2010 and the recent smash-hit production of WICKED. Reina’s stunning black and white photographs showcase a broad crosssection of drama, musicals and opera work. The exhibition also features a sample of Reina’s collage show panels and autographed artist portraits.

PRESENTED BY QPAC WHEN WHERE TICKETS

Until 1 October Tony Gould Gallery Free

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meet and eat

Dine with us

QPAC has a range of dining options to suit every taste and budget. Lyrebird Restaurant Quality à la carte dining before Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall performances. Bookings preferred 3840 7598. Please check website for opening hours.

The Café Fresh, innovative and healthy cuisine in an urban oasis for breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner. Open Monday-Friday from 7.30am and Saturday and Sunday from 8am.

enjoy responsibly. www.moet.com

The Bistro Quick and generous meals in a casual, outdoor setting. Open two hours prior to Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall performances and during free outdoor programs.

Playhouse Coffee Bar For light meals, snacks, cakes and coffee before all performances in the Playhouse.

Refresh

Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink and conversation or quick refreshment in the foyer at interval, quench yourself at QPAC. The Bar Featuring a stylish selection of fine wines, cocktails and boutique beers, The Bar is the ideal meeting place either side of show time. Centrally located on the ground floor at the main entrance to QPAC.

Foyer Bars Bars in theatre foyers open 90 minutes before all performances. We recommend you pre-order your interval drinks for fast service at interval. Order forms are available at all bars.

Information: qpac.com.au


meet and eat

Dine with us

QPAC has a range of dining options to suit every taste and budget. Lyrebird Restaurant Quality à la carte dining before Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall performances. Bookings preferred 3840 7598. Please check website for opening hours.

The Café Fresh, innovative and healthy cuisine in an urban oasis for breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner. Open Monday-Friday from 7.30am and Saturday and Sunday from 8am.

enjoy responsibly. www.moet.com

The Bistro Quick and generous meals in a casual, outdoor setting. Open two hours prior to Lyric Theatre and Concert Hall performances and during free outdoor programs.

Playhouse Coffee Bar For light meals, snacks, cakes and coffee before all performances in the Playhouse.

Refresh

Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink and conversation or quick refreshment in the foyer at interval, quench yourself at QPAC. The Bar Featuring a stylish selection of fine wines, cocktails and boutique beers, The Bar is the ideal meeting place either side of show time. Centrally located on the ground floor at the main entrance to QPAC.

Foyer Bars Bars in theatre foyers open 90 minutes before all performances. We recommend you pre-order your interval drinks for fast service at interval. Order forms are available at all bars.

Information: qpac.com.au


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QPAC is grateful for the support of our valued Corporate 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.

PARTNERS

SUPPORTERS

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QPAC is grateful for the support of our valued Corporate 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.

PARTNERS

SUPPORTERS

www.grinderscoffee.com.au 1300 476 377 Head Office 50 Sparks Avenue Fairfeild VIC 3078 238 Princes Highway St Peters NSW 2044 875 Ann Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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important information bookings

check your tickets

Online

qpac.com.au

Phone

136 246 9am-8.30pm Mon-Sat

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

In person QPAC Box Office, Level M, QPAC 9am-8.30pm Ticket Central, Central Station, Brisbane 9am-5pm South Bank Parklands Visitor Information Centre State Library of Queensland Book Shop Empire Theatre, Toowoomba Groups

Phone 07 3840 7466

All prices include booking fee. A transaction fee of $4.95 may apply.

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. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly QPAC eNews.

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.

late arrivals 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.

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 auditorium as a workplace health and safety precaution. Bottled water is permitted.

new look website There’s a fresh new look at qpac.com.au with a redesigned homepage that improves search options, showcases more events, highlights the most popular performances and provides up to date information such as what’s on this week. Visitor feedback has been invaluable in guiding the redesign. We hope you enjoy the new site and please let us know if you have any comments at qpac.com.au/contact_us/.

ALL INFORMATION CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING


finding your theatre

travelling to qpac

parking

Enjoy our pre-show dining choices.

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

There are many easy ways to get to QPAC

CITY

before your show

The Café

located on the Melbourne Street/riverside corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Bus to Cultural Centre Busway Station

Concert Hall

Train to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street

For up to date information on the following Cultural Centre car parks please check our website.

CityCat to South Bank Ferry Terminal in South Bank Parklands

Riverside carpark, QPAC Art Gallery / Museum State Library of Queensland

Lyrebird Restaurant

al fresco dining in an urban oasis. The Bistro fast, economical dining in a casual outdoor setting.

located on the Melbourne Street/Grey Street corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Playhouse Coffee Bar

Playhouse

light meals prior to Playhouse performances.

located at the South Bank Parklands end of QPAC. Entrances and lifts face the Parklands.

For pre or post-theatre drink and discussion, meet your friends at The Bar at our ground floor entrance

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

Car via Melbourne Street, Victoria Bridge or Grey Street.

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

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 www.translink.com.au or telephone TransLink on 131 230.

WINTER 2011 JUNE JULY AUGUST

COVER IMAGE: RACHAEL WALSH AS CARMEN; PHOTO KEN SPARROW

B R I S B A N E

R I V E R

STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND

PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL

CONCERT HALL

GREY ST

B U S WAY

PLAYHOUSE

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

GREY ST

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

Pre-paid Parking

Patron Set Down

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

MELBOURNE

S TA N L E Y S T

O N E WAY

LY R IC T H EAT R E

C R EMO R NE T H EAT R E

PL AY H O USE

QPAC

CULTURAL CENTRE BUSWAY C O NC ERT HALL

GREY ST SOUTH BRISBANE S TAT I O N

RUSSELL ST

Melbourne Street Green

CREMORNE THEATRE

B U S WAY

Cascade Court

LYRIC THEATRE

RUSSELL ST

The Bistro

Lyrebird Restaurant

ST

O N E WAY

The Café

B U S WAY

Cremorne Theatre

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

ST ME LB O UR N E

B U S WAY

We recommend you pre-order interval drinks for fast service at interval.

Walk from the city across Victoria Bridge

CITY

à la carte dining; bookings essential 07 3840 7598.

Lyric Theatre

Please note that at the time of printing, all Cultural Centre car parks are closed. We recommend patrons consider using public transport or park at South Bank Parklands (entry from Little Stanley Street) or the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (entry from Merivale Street).


finding your theatre

travelling to qpac

parking

Enjoy our pre-show dining choices.

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

There are many easy ways to get to QPAC

CITY

before your show

The Café

located on the Melbourne Street/riverside corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Bus to Cultural Centre Busway Station

Concert Hall

Train to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street

For up to date information on the following Cultural Centre car parks please check our website.

CityCat to South Bank Ferry Terminal in South Bank Parklands

Riverside carpark, QPAC Art Gallery / Museum State Library of Queensland

Lyrebird Restaurant

al fresco dining in an urban oasis. The Bistro fast, economical dining in a casual outdoor setting.

located on the Melbourne Street/Grey Street corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Playhouse Coffee Bar

Playhouse

light meals prior to Playhouse performances.

located at the South Bank Parklands end of QPAC. Entrances and lifts face the Parklands.

For pre or post-theatre drink and discussion, meet your friends at The Bar at our ground floor entrance

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

Car via Melbourne Street, Victoria Bridge or Grey Street.

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

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 www.translink.com.au or telephone TransLink on 131 230.

WINTER 2011 JUNE JULY AUGUST

COVER IMAGE: RACHAEL WALSH AS CARMEN; PHOTO KEN SPARROW

B R I S B A N E

R I V E R

STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND

PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL

CONCERT HALL

GREY ST

B U S WAY

PLAYHOUSE

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

GREY ST

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

Pre-paid Parking

Patron Set Down

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

MELBOURNE

S TA N L E Y S T

O N E WAY

LY R IC T H EAT R E

C R EMO R NE T H EAT R E

PL AY H O USE

QPAC

CULTURAL CENTRE BUSWAY C O NC ERT HALL

GREY ST SOUTH BRISBANE S TAT I O N

RUSSELL ST

Melbourne Street Green

CREMORNE THEATRE

B U S WAY

Cascade Court

LYRIC THEATRE

RUSSELL ST

The Bistro

Lyrebird Restaurant

ST

O N E WAY

The Café

B U S WAY

Cremorne Theatre

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

ST ME LB O UR N E

B U S WAY

We recommend you pre-order interval drinks for fast service at interval.

Walk from the city across Victoria Bridge

CITY

à la carte dining; bookings essential 07 3840 7598.

Lyric Theatre

Please note that at the time of printing, all Cultural Centre car parks are closed. We recommend patrons consider using public transport or park at South Bank Parklands (entry from Little Stanley Street) or the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (entry from Merivale Street).


Flying in your choice of business or economy class with Emirates and staying in premium accommodation, this wonderful 16 day tour also allows ample free time to explore these culturally rich destinations.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary adventure.

For more information, please visit our website qpac.com.au/qpacontour

from $10,200 twin share 18 October to 3 November 2011

Visit the heart of culture

16 days, 5 European cities, 7 stunning performances

Come On Tour with QPAC to visit some of the world’s great cultural destinations and experience the best in live performance.

Departing on 18 October 2011, the inaugural QPAC On Tour will visit Hamburg, Venice, Florence and Milan, taking in performances of orchestra, opera and ballet at venues including Scuola Grande de San Teodoro in Venice and La Scala in Milan, with exclusive opportunities to go behind the scenes. You will also enjoy cultural highlights such as a visit to Torcello by private water taxi and day trips to Siena and the delightful medieval hill town of San Gimignano.

on tour!

Europe 2011

day by day calendar JUNE

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Tuesday 5

Thursday 2

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

CABARET Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake You & I

DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 6.30pm

7.30pm DANCE Carmen 7.30pm

Friday 3

CABARET Lisa Adam Amy Housewine Back to Crack

7.30pm DANCE Carmen 7.30pm

Saturday 4

DANCE Carmen 2pm & 7.30pm CABARET Jane Badler with Sir Tears Again 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro Series 5: Mahler 6 8pm

Sunday 5

DANCE Carmen 5pm

Tuesday 7

11am

Wednesday 6

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

11am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm

Thursday 7

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

11am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm

Friday 8

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

10.30am and 12pm DANCE Carmen 8pm

11am & 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm CONCERT Rumours 8pm

CLASSICAL How Music Works: Middle School

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

CLASSICAL How Music Works: Middle School

Wednesday 8

Saturday 9

10.30am and 12pm

11am, 2pm & 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 2pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 9

CABARET Tim Draxl Freeway The Chet Baker

Journey 7.30pm DANCE The Last Emperor 7.30pm CONCERT Ron Carter Trio 8pm

Sunday 10

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm

Sunday 31

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm

AUGUST

Wednesday 3

CONCERT Grimethorpe Colliery Band 8pm

Thursday 4

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 6.30pm

Friday 5

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am DANCE International Gala 2011 7.30pm

Saturday 6

DANCE International Gala 2011 2pm & 7.30pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 2pm & 7.30pm CONCERT Queensland Pops Orchestra: Cinema

Sensations 2pm & 8pm

Sunday 7

DANCE International Gala 2011 5pm

Monday 8

CLASSICAL ACO Schubert String Quartet 8pm

Tuesday 9

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 6.30pm CONCERT Beatles Back2Back 8pm

Wednesday 10

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 7.30pm DANCE Ballet Revolución 8pm

Friday 10

Monday 11

Thursday 11

7.30pm

Tuesday 12

Friday 12

CABARET Carita Farrer Too Much is Never Enough DANCE The Last Emperor 7.30pm DANCE The Little Mermaid 7.30pm

Saturday 11

DANCE The Little Mermaid 1.30pm & 6.30pm DANCE The Last Emperor 1.30pm & 7.30pm CONCERT Soweto Gospel Choir 4pm & 8pm CABARET Die Roten Punkte Kunst Rock (Art Rock)

7.30pm

Sunday 12

CLASSICAL Music on Sundays 4: Dancing through

the Ages 11.30am DANCE The Little Mermaid 1.30pm & 6.30pm

Thursday 16

CLASSICAL Masterworks 3: The Organ Symphony

11am CABARET Nick Cristo The Fabulous Frances Faye

in Australia 7.30pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Friday 17

CABARET Caroline Nin Hymn A Piaf 7.30pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Saturday 18

CONCERT The Bar at Buena Vista 2pm & 8pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 2pm & 8pm CABARET Mitchel Butel Killing Time 7.30pm

Sunday 19

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 1pm & 6.30pm

Tuesday 21

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 6.30pm

Wednesday 22

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Thursday 23

CABARET Paul Capsis Make Me A King 7.30pm MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Friday 24

CABARET – DOUBLE BILL 7.30pm

Toby Francis Blokelahoma! / Gillian Cosgriff Waitressing and Other Things I Do Well MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 8pm

Saturday 25

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 2pm & 8pm CABARET An Evening with Steve Ross The Great

American Songbook 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro Series 6: Beethoven 7 8pm

Sunday 26

MUSICAL Jesus Christ Superstar 1pm & 6.30pm

Thursday 30

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

11am & 6.30pm CONCERT MOST 2011 Gala Concert 7pm

JULY

Friday 1

MUSICAL Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

11am & 6.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm CONCERT Michael Feinstein 8pm

Saturday 2

FAMILY Aladdin and his Mysterious Magical Lamp

11am, 2pm & 6.30pm DANCE Bangarra Dance Theatre Belong 7.30pm

Sunday 3

TSI PROJECT The Mabo Oration 2011 5pm

CONCERT ACO Baroque Virtuosi 8pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm

Wednesday 13

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 14

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm

Friday 15

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro Series 7: Beethoven and

Bruckner 8pm

Saturday 16

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm

Sunday 17

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm

Tuesday 19

DANCE R&J 11.30am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Qld Country Comfort Hour 8pm

Wednesday 20

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE R&J 6.30pm

Thursday 21

DANCE R&J 11.30am MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm

Friday 22

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm CONCERT QMF Randy Newman with QSO 8pm

Saturday 23

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm DANCE R&J 7.30pm CONCERT Flamenco Sin Fonteras 8pm

Sunday 24

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 7.30pm DANCE Ballet Revolución 8pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 7.30pm DANCE Ballet Revolución 8pm

Saturday 13

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 2pm & 7.30pm CLASSICAL Maestro 8: Symphonie Fantastique 8pm

Monday 15

DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm COMEDY Dylan Moran yeah yeah 8pm

Tuesday 16

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm

Wednesday 17

DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Thursday 18

MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 11am & 7.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Friday 19

FAMILY Grug 10am & 12noon DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 7.30pm CONCERT The Rock Show 8pm

Saturday 20

FAMILY Grug 10am, 12noon & 2pm MUSICAL Zen Zen Zo Cabaret 2pm & 7.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 2pm & 7.30pm CLASSICAL QYO Masterpeice 3: Rite of Spring 7pm

Sunday 21

FAMILY Grug 10am, 12noon & 2pm CLASSICAL Music on Sundays 5: Not the Last Night

of the Proms 11.30am

Monday 22

FAMILY Grug 10am & 12noon CLASSICAL Music on Mondays: Not the Last Night of

the Proms 1.30pm

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 3pm CONCERT Soweto Gospel Choir 5pm DANCE 2011 Australian Dance Awards 7pm

Tuesday 23

GRADUATIONS QUT 2.30pm GRADUATIONS QUT 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 8pm

Wednesday 24

GRADUATIONS QUT 10.30am GRADUATIONS QUT 2.30pm GRADUATIONS QUT 6.30pm MUSICAL Turns 2pm & 8pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm

Friday 26

Tuesday 26

Wednesday 27

Thursday 28

GRADUATIONS QUT 2.30pm GRADUATIONS QUT 6.30pm MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 8pm

Friday 29

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 8pm

Saturday 30

MUSICAL Dr Zhivago 1.30pm & 7.30pm FESTIVAL QMF Piano Lessons 2pm & 7.30pm MUSICAL Turns 2pm & 8pm

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FAMILY Grug 10am & 12noon DRAMA Animal Farm 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm DRAMA Animal Farm 1pm & 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 25

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm DRAMA Animal Farm 10am & 6.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 7.30pm

Saturday 27

DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 2pm & 7.30pm CLASSICAL The Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

6.30pm DRAMA Animal Farm 7.30pm

Sunday 28

CONCERT Senior Superstar Grand Final 1.30pm DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 3.30pm

Tuesday 30

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 6.30pm

Wednesday 31

DRAMA Animal Farm 10am DRAMA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1pm & 7.30pm


finding your theatre

travelling to qpac

parking

Enjoy our pre-show dining choices.

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

There are many easy ways to get to QPAC

CITY

before your show

The Café

located on the Melbourne Street/riverside corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Bus to Cultural Centre Busway Station

Concert Hall

Train to South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street

For up to date information on the following Cultural Centre car parks please check our website.

CityCat to South Bank Ferry Terminal in South Bank Parklands

Riverside carpark, QPAC Art Gallery / Museum State Library of Queensland

Lyrebird Restaurant

al fresco dining in an urban oasis. The Bistro fast, economical dining in a casual outdoor setting.

located on the Melbourne Street/Grey Street corner of QPAC. Enter from the Melbourne Street entrance.

Playhouse Coffee Bar

Playhouse

light meals prior to Playhouse performances.

located at the South Bank Parklands end of QPAC. Entrances and lifts face the Parklands.

For pre or post-theatre drink and discussion, meet your friends at The Bar at our ground floor entrance

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

Car via Melbourne Street, Victoria Bridge or Grey Street.

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

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 www.translink.com.au or telephone TransLink on 131 230.

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COVER IMAGE: RACHAEL WALSH AS CARMEN; PHOTO KEN SPARROW

B R I S B A N E

R I V E R

STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND

PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL

CONCERT HALL

GREY ST

B U S WAY

PLAYHOUSE

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

GREY ST

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

Pre-paid Parking

Patron Set Down

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

MELBOURNE

S TA N L E Y S T

O N E WAY

LY R IC T H EAT R E

C R EMO R NE T H EAT R E

PL AY H O USE

QPAC

CULTURAL CENTRE BUSWAY C O NC ERT HALL

GREY ST SOUTH BRISBANE S TAT I O N

RUSSELL ST

Melbourne Street Green

CREMORNE THEATRE

B U S WAY

Cascade Court

LYRIC THEATRE

RUSSELL ST

The Bistro

Lyrebird Restaurant

ST

O N E WAY

The Café

B U S WAY

Cremorne Theatre

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

ST ME LB O UR N E

B U S WAY

We recommend you pre-order interval drinks for fast service at interval.

Walk from the city across Victoria Bridge

CITY

à la carte dining; bookings essential 07 3840 7598.

Lyric Theatre

Please note that at the time of printing, all Cultural Centre car parks are closed. We recommend patrons consider using public transport or park at South Bank Parklands (entry from Little Stanley Street) or the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (entry from Merivale Street).


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