Noosa Long Weekend Festival tickets to go on sale

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19 February 2015
Bring on the Show!
Noosa Long Weekend Festival tickets to go on sale
Culture enthusiasts from around Australia are being advised to book their ‘winter escape’ and get in early
to purchase tickets for the much anticipated Noosa Long Weekend Festival which will be going on sale on
Monday, 2 March.
With a line-up that includes a special one-off performance by Opera Australia, an evening with the
Queensland Ballet and David Williamson’s new play ‘Dream Home’ which he is directing, Festival Director
Ian Mackellar has said that the 2015 event has now grown to 13 days to accommodate the program and
will be presented between 14 and 26 July 2015.
“Last year’s festival was undoubtedly a hard act to follow with more than 10,000 visitors to 35 venues and
locations, but we’ve worked hard to lift the bar even higher in 2015 and are thrilled to have Opera Australia
perform a fully staged production of its acclaimed opera The Magic Flute to the Sunshine Coast for the first
time ever.
This is a real coup for the Sunshine Coast community and is bound to attract visitors from around Australia.
The Magic Flute cast and orchestra will perform a full scale production of the last opera ever written by
Mozart — at the Noosa Leisure Centre on Tuesday 14, July as the opening event for Noosa Long Weekend
Festival 2015.
The production is set in the 1930s, complete with authentic Egyptian tomb set and sensational 1930s
costumes. The stage will come alive with colour and movement, as our hero embarks on a quest to find
wisdom and true love. The Noosa production of The Magic Flute will be sung in English and performed with
a chamber orchestra.
Other festival highlights included An Evening with the Queensland Ballet led by artistic director Li Cunxin
(author of autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer), as well as an exclusive performance by internationally
acclaimed concert pianist and Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo (direct from New York’s Carnegie Hall), and
the Queensland premiere of David Williamson’s play Dream Home.
We’re also thrilled to be welcoming star of The Voice 2014 Jackson Thomas in concert, as well as energetic
and talented entertainer Rob Mills.
The 2015 Noosa Long Weekend Festival would feature more than 75 events at various locations around
Noosa including literature events, forums, live music, theatre performances, interactive art, films, cabaret
and supper clubs.
Based on previous year, we expect to see events booking out soon after tickets are released.
Our 2014 Queensland Ballet performance was one of the many events sold out within a matter of days so
it’s crucial that people wanting to attend get in early to secure their seats, Mr Mackellar said.”
To find out more about the 2015 Noosa Long Weekend Festival or purchase tickets, please visit, call The J booking office on (07) 5329 6560 or visit The J at 60 Noosa Drive,
Noosa Junction. Tickets go on sale on Monday, 2 March and the complete festival program will be released
in the coming weeks.
Noosa Long Weekend Festival fast facts:
The 14th Noosa Long Weekend Festival takes place from Tuesday, 14 – Sunday, 26 July 2015.
The festival comprises 13 days (and nights) of music, musical theatre, theatre, dance, literature,
forums, film, food and visual arts staged at various venues in and around Noosa Heads,
Full program of event will be available will be released for sale from Monday, 2 March 2015.
75 ticketed and free events will be on offer with in excess of 9,000 tickets on sale. Over 260 local,
national and international artists, authors and guest speakers will participate in the 2015 Festival.
Ticket information at:
Special festival accommodation packages can be found on the website.
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Whilst all events listed as part of media communication are accurate at the time of release, The Noosa Long
Weekend Festival program is subject to change without notice due to circumstances outside of the event
organiser’s control.
Opera Australia
Prepare to be enchanted, when this new, fully-stage production of The Magic Flute comes to the
Noosa Long Weekend Festival, complete with fabulous 1930’s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant
cast of singers. (Also featuring a local/Noosa Children’s chorus).
7.30pm, Tuesday 14th July
Noosa Leisure Centre, Wallace Drive Noosaville.
Premium Reserve - $197.50
AA Reserve Seating - $102.50
A Reserve Seating - $87.50
B Reserve Seating - $82.50
Tiered Stadium Bench Seating - $42.50 (Adult) and $27.50 (Concession/Children (under 16))
All prices include booking fee. No concessions.
An Evening with the Queensland Ballet
Back by popular demand and a sell-out show, the Queensland Ballet will deliver a program that includes
beautiful par de deux and ensemble work from world-class classical ballets and inspired contemporary
dance works.
This specially designed program featuring Queensland Ballet dancers and young artists will give audiences a
unique insight into our state ballet company, together with a fascinating conversation with Queensland
Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin.
7.30pm, Friday 24 July
The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
$77.50 (includes booking fee)
$72.50 -Mezzanine Seating (includes booking fee)
Dream Home – Written and directed by David Williamson
David Williamson’s brand new comedy about the true cost of buying property in Sydney combines and allstar cast from Sydney and Queensland.
Dana and Paul finally have it all: creative careers, a baby on the way...and an apartment in Bondi. They
can’t quite believe their luck. As it turns out, they shouldn’t. With an ex-lover, her jealous husband and a
kleptomaniac for neighbors, things are bound to get complicated!
2pm and 7.30pm - Tuesday 21 July and Wednesday 22 July
The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Evening Performances (7.30pm)
$62.50 (includes booking fee)
Mezzanine Seating (includes booking fee)
Matinee Performances (2pm)
$52.50 (includes booking fee)
$47.50 Concessions and Mezzanine Seating (includes booking fee)
Julian Gargiulo
Combining rigorous Russian conservatory training with an informal style of presenting classical music,
Steinway Artist Julian Gargiulo, direct from the USA, has been receiving standing ovations on both sides of
the Atlantic.
Whether performing for thousands of people on Singapore's Symphony Stage or Carnegie Hall or for an
eclectic group of fifty in the 5th Avenue home of the Avery Fisher's, Julian is able to transmit a unique
concert experience to each one present.
7.30pm Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July (2nd show option – Subject to Demand)
The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
$67.50 (includes booking fee)
$62.50 - Mezzanine Seating (includes booking fee)
“Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good” Supper Club
"Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good" is much more than the standard cabaret fare. ‘Millsy’ brings us an eclectic
mix of music and stories in an intimate setting with a cracking band and the self-deprecating humour that
has seen a nation fall in love with him.
Musically, the show is as unpredictable as him, covering artists as far reaching as Taylor Swift, Queen and
Pharell, as well as hits from several of the musicals in which he has appeared; 'The Last Five Years', 'Legally
blonde’, and of course, 'Wicked'.
8.30pm Thursday 23 July and Friday 24 July (2nd show option – Subject to Demand)
Berardos Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
$87.50 (Includes Booking Fee)
This includes a two course supper and glass of wine and Supper Cabaret Performance.
All tables are shared seating and allocated in order of date of booking.
Numbers strictly limited to 100.
Jackson Thomas
Jackson is a Melbourne based musician who recently found great success starring on The Voice - 2014.
Finishing second, he knocked out all of the ‘favourites’ of the show to be Ricky Martin’s last man standing.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Jeff Buckley, his pure tone and haunting voice complements his raw
interpretations of popular covers and original music. Jackson has also been invited to tour with Ricky
Martin in 2015 and recently opened for Robbie Williams on his Australian tour.
“Jackson has the ability to draw people in, telling them a secret. There is no one else in this competition with
that emotion.” Ricky Martin
7.30pm, Saturday 25 July
The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
$57.50 (includes booking fee)
$52.50 - Mezzanine Seating (includes booking fee)