BPM Beats Per Minute

Hot funk, rock & tap

The show that has been hailed as the ‘next big thing to hit the stage’, BPM beatsperminute intertwines tap, vocals, bass, guitar and drums, layering live rhythms to invent a new interpretation of the art of tap.

With an original score of percussive jazz through to funk, rock and rap, the performance features a unique full body style of smooth, sophisticated tap. Performing in and around the audience in the intimacy of The Joan’s Q Theatre, BPM beatsperminute makes audience interaction impossible to resist.

“Music and dance are tightly interwoven to an invigorating whole… captivated an audience of subteens to grandmas.” JILL SYKES, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“BPM, it’s a heart-starter.” KATE HERBERT, HERALD SUN

“A breath of fresh, very cool, air… could easily work in New York or London” CATHERINE LAMBERT, SUNDAY HERALD

Related content: Fast Five interview with Nathan Sheens.

SINGLE TICKETS

$45 ADULT / $40 CONCESSION

OR

Put this in your Subscription Pack to save between $5-$15 per ticket!

GROUP DISCOUNT TICKETS

For groups of 8 or more we are offering the following special discount prices:

$35 ADULT / $30 CONCESSION

(please enter the code beats when booking your group)

If you need to book for a group of 20 or more, or if you encounter any problems during the booking process, please call Box Office on 4723 7600.

SCHOOLS PRICING

TICKETS $18 STUDENT / 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENT TICKETS PURCHASED

MATINEE PRICING – Friday 8 May at 10.30am

Tickets $30 – Seniors

Original music by BRETT CANNING & GLYN GRAY

Created by NATHAN SHEENS & GLYN GRAY

Musical Director BRETT CANNING

Resident Musical Director GARETH FLANAGAN

Directed by NATHAN SHEENS

Choreographed by NATHAN SHEENS & GLYN GRAY

This sizzling show, which has toured internationally and enjoyed sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, was created by Nathan Sheens, an original cast member, dance director and lead performer in the highly acclaimed and much-loved Tap Dogs. The uber-talented Sheens also worked as assistant choreographer to Dein Perry on the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony and starred in the original Australian cast of Billy Elliott.

Sheens, along with dynamic performer and choreographer Glyn Gray – who appeared as a featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s movie Moulin Rouge – and established Australian musician Brett Canning (Missy Higgins, Ross Wilson, Ben Lee, Pete Murray, The Waifs), has created an electrifying fusion of physicality, pulsating beats and energetic sounds that will be sure to set hearts racing this May at The Joan.

Creative Team

Nathan Sheens – Choreographer, Creator, Director

Glyn Gray – Choreographer, Creator, Director

Brett Canning – Composer, Musical Director, Musical Supervisor

Gareth Flanagan – Assistant Musical Director

Cast

Courtney Manego – Tap

Indija Anderson – Tap & Vocals

Andrew Mobbs – Bass

Brodie Shepard – Tap

William Barber – Tap

Gareth Flanagan – Drums

Shaun Hazelwood – Guitar

  • Friday, May 8 2015 10:30am (schools & matinee lovers)
  • Friday, May 8 2015 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 9 2015 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 9 2015 8:00pm

The show that has been hailed as the ‘next big thing to hit the stage’, BPM beatsperminute intertwines tap, vocals, bass, guitar and drums, layering live rhythms to invent a new interpretation of the art of tap.

With an original score of percussive jazz through to funk, rock and rap, the performance features a unique full body style of smooth, sophisticated tap. Performing in and around the audience in the intimacy of The Joan’s Q Theatre, BPM beatsperminute makes audience interaction impossible to resist.

“Music and dance are tightly interwoven to an invigorating whole… captivated an audience of subteens to grandmas.” JILL SYKES, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“BPM, it’s a heart-starter.” KATE HERBERT, HERALD SUN

“A breath of fresh, very cool, air… could easily work in New York or London” CATHERINE LAMBERT, SUNDAY HERALD

Related content: Fast Five interview with Nathan Sheens.

SINGLE TICKETS

$45 ADULT / $40 CONCESSION

OR

Put this in your Subscription Pack to save between $5-$15 per ticket!

GROUP DISCOUNT TICKETS

For groups of 8 or more we are offering the following special discount prices:

$35 ADULT / $30 CONCESSION

(please enter the code beats when booking your group)

If you need to book for a group of 20 or more, or if you encounter any problems during the booking process, please call Box Office on 4723 7600.

SCHOOLS PRICING

TICKETS $18 STUDENT / 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENT TICKETS PURCHASED

MATINEE PRICING – Friday 8 May at 10.30am

Tickets $30 – Seniors

Original music by BRETT CANNING & GLYN GRAY

Created by NATHAN SHEENS & GLYN GRAY

Musical Director BRETT CANNING

Resident Musical Director GARETH FLANAGAN

Directed by NATHAN SHEENS

Choreographed by NATHAN SHEENS & GLYN GRAY

This sizzling show, which has toured internationally and enjoyed sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, was created by Nathan Sheens, an original cast member, dance director and lead performer in the highly acclaimed and much-loved Tap Dogs. The uber-talented Sheens also worked as assistant choreographer to Dein Perry on the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony and starred in the original Australian cast of Billy Elliott.

Sheens, along with dynamic performer and choreographer Glyn Gray – who appeared as a featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s movie Moulin Rouge – and established Australian musician Brett Canning (Missy Higgins, Ross Wilson, Ben Lee, Pete Murray, The Waifs), has created an electrifying fusion of physicality, pulsating beats and energetic sounds that will be sure to set hearts racing this May at The Joan.

Creative Team

Nathan Sheens – Choreographer, Creator, Director

Glyn Gray – Choreographer, Creator, Director

Brett Canning – Composer, Musical Director, Musical Supervisor

Gareth Flanagan – Assistant Musical Director

Cast

Courtney Manego – Tap

Indija Anderson – Tap & Vocals

Andrew Mobbs – Bass

Brodie Shepard – Tap

William Barber – Tap

Gareth Flanagan – Drums

Shaun Hazelwood – Guitar

From the Schools Coordinator: If your students love music and dance this blistering mix of tap, funk and jazz will blow their minds! They’ll be inspired by this unique fusion of dance and music styles choreographed by veteran performer Glyn Gray and former Tapdog Nathan Sheens. Performing on the stage, around the audience and even in the audience BPM will challenge your student’s notions of staging, choreography and performing live music and help them take their craft to the next level.

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