19 performances secured for Burnie’s subscription season

Monday, 03 December 2012

19 performances were revealed at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre as part of the exciting subscription season launch this evening.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “It was my pleasure to host the official launch, where it was revealed that 19 performances will be performed in Burnie as part of the subscription season that features world renowned acts.”

Some of the highlights of the season include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, David Helfgott, Latvian violinist Baiba Skride and theatre productions from the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s The Complete works of Shakespeare Abridged, Blue Cow Theatre’s Art, Expression Dance Company’s R&J choreographed by Natalie Weir and Terrapin Puppet Theatre returns with two outstanding productions.

Director of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Greg Leong said, “The Burnie Arts & Function Centre is proud to partner with Ten Days on the Island for the first time, which will bring four terrific shows to the centre in March. Another show many are looking forward to is the local production from the Burnie Musical Society of Les Misérable.”

Subscribe now to the wonderful 2013 subscription season and be guaranteed the best seats in the house before tickets go on sale to the general public in January. A bonus to subscribing is the subscribers benefit scheme which entitles you to discounts at 28 local businesses and Council venues throughout Burnie. To become a subscriber, all you need is to book a ticket to two performances part of the 2013 subscription season.

The subscription season is made possible by the fantastic support from Arts Tasmania, new Arts Unearthed partner MMG Rosebery, Wellers Inn, Design Eye, Encore Performing Arts Studio and Burnie City Council.

Mayor Steve Kons also thanked Greg Leong for his dedication to the Arts & Function Centre at the launch. Greg recently announced that he had a new and exciting opportunity in Launceston and would be leaving the Burnie Arts & Function Centre in February.

“Burnie has transformed so greatly over the last decade and Greg Leong has contributed to the positive cultural change. Greg had a vision for the arts in Burnie and has strived and delivered. The subscription season is his work and here we are celebrating the beginning of the fourth exciting season. Who would have thought that international well known artists would be keen to perform in Burnie? Greg has changed the cultural life of our city. On behalf of the Council I wish him the very best in the future and thank him genuinely for his work.”

For subscriber information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net