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Derek Deane's Strictly Gershwin


Lyric Theatre, QPAC

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

#A spectacular tribute to the glitz, glamour and romance of the golden age.


Shall we dance?

Strictly Gershwin comes roaring back to evoke the glamour and romance of the golden age in this spectacular tribute to George and Ira Gershwin. Summoning the silver screen magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, we take audiences on a dazzling journey through ballet, jazz, tap, and ballroom dance genres, to the big band era soundtrack of the thirties. It's a true celebration of the Gershwins, with Derek Deane's choreography a sensational match to their larger-than-life Broadway creations and seductive Hollywood tunes. 

With music adapted by Gareth Valentine, Deane's Strictly Gershwin was choreographed for the English National Ballet in 2008 and has since been adored across the world. Queensland Ballet performed it in 2016 to rave reviews.

Featuring the Gershwins' greatest hits including Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime, Strike up the Band, Someone to Watch over Me, ‘S Wonderful, Shall We Dance, I Got Rhythm and many more, experience the music synonymous with the romantic ideals of post-war America, jazz, Broadway, and debonair dance routines, culminating in a sparkling grand finale from An American in Paris.

Book now for this fabulous homage to the art deco era.


Presenting Partner - Margot McKinney

Costumes and props are co-owned by Queensland Ballet and Tulsa Ballet.

Gershwin is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises and is used under license.

Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin is generously enabled by the Ken Talbot Foundation

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Price

Premium Reserve - single ticket price
Tuesday-Thursday
Adult$138
Concession$117
30 years & under$110
Child$83
Family$308
Friday-Sunday
Adult$163
Concession$139
30 years & under$122
Child$98
Family$366
Groups
Groups of 5 or more from$117
School Groups$35

Season Tickets

Buy a Season Ticket Package and save up to 20% off Premium single ticket prices.


Fees

$7.20 transaction fee applies per booking, plus an additional $1.10 for postal delivery of tickets.

Venue
Lyric Theatre, QPAC

QPAC Cnr Grey and,
Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101


Accessibility
Audio Described

Duration

Approximately two hours and 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

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Derek Deane

Derek Deane

Choreographer and Director

George Gershwin

George Gershwin

Words and Music

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin

Words and Music

Ivan Gil-Ortega

Choreographer Assistant

Cameron Goerg

Cameron Goerg

Revival Lighting Designer

Roberta Guidi di Bagno

Roberta Guidi di Bagno

Costume Designer

Howard Harrison

Howard Harrison

Lighting Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Revival Lighting Designer

Bill Simpson

Bill Simpson

Tap Choreographer and Artist

Gareth Valentine

Gareth Valentine

Music Adaption Supervisor and Conductor

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Music performance



Group bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website. Alternatively you can call the QPAC team on 07 3840 7466 or email groups@qpac.com.au.

Post show Q&A

Post show Q&A panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 30 September 2023 after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Audio described

An audio described performance will be held on Thursday 5 October 2023 at 1.30pm.

Plan your visit

Everything you need to know about each venue before you visit - make sure you're prepared so you know where to eat, park, and how to get there.


#Season Ticket Package

Tuesday-Thursday


Grande

Adult $110
Concession¹ $94
30 years & under² $88
Child³ $66

Petite

Adult $117
Concession¹ $99
30 years & under² $94
Child³ $70

Friday-Sunday


Grande

Adult $128
Concession¹ $109
30 years & under² $102
Child³ $77

Petite

Adult $135
Concession¹ $116
30 years & under² $109
Child³ $82

#Full ticket details

Tuesday-Thursday


Prima

$162

Premium

Adult $138
Concession¹ $117
30 years and under² $110
Child³ $83
Family⁴ $308

A-Reserve

Adult $117
Concession¹ $99
30 years and under² $94
Child³ $70
Family⁴ $262

B-Reserve

Adult $110
Concession¹ $94
30 years and under² $88
Child³ $66
Family⁴ $246

C-Reserve

Adult $103
Concession¹ $88
30 years and under² $83
Child³ $62
Family⁴ $232

D-Reserve

$60

Groups

Premium $117
A Reserve $99
B Reserve $94
C Reserve $88
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.

Friday-Sunday


Prima

$192

Premium

Adult $163
Concession¹ $139
30 years and under² $122
Child³ $98
Family⁴ $366

A-Reserve

Adult $139
Concession¹ $118
30 years and under² $104
Child³ $83
Family⁴ $311

B-Reserve

Adult $130
Concession¹ $111
30 years and under² $98
Child³ $78
Family⁴ $292

C-Reserve

Adult $123
Concession¹ $104
30 years and under² $92
Child³ $74
Family⁴ $275

D-Reserve

$60

Groups

Premium $139
A Reserve $118
B Reserve $111
C Reserve $104
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.


¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

⁴2 Adults and 2 Children

Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

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#Partners

#Backstage

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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