“Where words fail, music speaks,” Hans Christian Andersen. A fitting quote for this new family show, premiering at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre for the Easter school holidays, created for three to eight-year-olds using a theatrical exploration of music as a communication tool for overcoming difference. Concerto for Harmony and Presto is an original show from local theatre company debase and Out of the Box that mixes theatre, physical comedy, clowning, puppetry and music to create a quirky and fun experience for children and their families. Synopsis: “Harmony likes to have everything just so. One day her ordered existence is disturbed: Presto has arrived dragging a cart bursting with a wild array of bric-a-brac, odds and ends. Harmony suspiciously eyes Presto and his cart full of junk. He’s a vagabond, a stranger in a new place. She tries to ignore him – until the cart transforms before her eyes into a mountain of musical possibility. Sound. Rhythm. Harmony. Presto! Another place and time! Harmony discovers that music is everywhere! These melodious journeymen are escorted by Lucy, the prancing and dancing puppet, created by the renowned ‘Dead Puppet’s Society’.” This production is brought to you by debase, who have been creating brilliant new comedies, since 1998. Written and performed by comic actor and clown Liz Skitch, and Melbourne musical chameleon Don Voyage, with key creatives including director, award-winning Michael Futcher; Donald Stewart, musician/composer; dramaturge Robert Kronk and design by award-winning Josh McIntosh. Duration: 45-50 minutes with additional time for performers and audience to interact.

Concerto for Harmony and Presto: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Season: 29 March to 2 April, 2016 Price: Refer to qpac.com.au for current pricing Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246