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Strictly Gershwin is a spectacular tribute to George Gershwin and the big band era of the thirties.
The songs of George and Ira Gershwin are synonymous with an unforgettable time in America’s history. Strictly Gershwin evokes the silver screen magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and the glamour of a golden age. With music adapted by Gareth Valentine and sensational choreography by Derek Deane, this is a fabulous ballet spectacular not to be missed.
Featuring Gershwin’s greatest hits including An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime, Strike up the Band, Someone to Watch over Me, 'S Wonderful, Shall We Dance, I Got Rhythm and many more!
This is Queensland Ballet like you’ve never seen us, as we welcome special guests and a live jazz orchestra to the Lyric Theatre stage.
After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.
Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.
2 hours and 30 minutes
(including a 20 minute interval)
Introduce your students to dance through our range of dance workshops for all ages and abilities. Our EdSquad dancers come to your school to deliver safe, educative and inspiring dance experiences.
Devised, choreographed & directed by Derek Deane
Words and Music George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Music adapted, supervised and conducted by Gareth Valentine
With Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Lighting Design Howard Harrison
Costume Design Roberta Guidi di Bagno
Assistant to the Choreographer Ivan Gil Ortega
Tap Choreographer/Artist Bill Simpson
Orchestrator Don Sebesky
Lyricist DuBose Heyward
Guest Pianist Daniel Le
Costumes and props from English National Ballet.
Generously supported by Amanda Talbot.
GERSHWIN is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises and is used under license.
30 and Under $90
30 and Under $75
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $320
30 and Under $65
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $270
30 and Under $60
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $240
All tickets $40
An additional transaction fee of $6.95 applies.
Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just two or more ballets.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC— View Map
Groups 8+ $95
One ticket free per group of eight
Schools $25 per student
One teacher free per group of ten