Concerto for Harmony and Presto
Commissioned by Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Out of the Box.
Combining music, physical comedy, clowning, and puppetry Concerto for Harmony and Presto is a theatrical, enchanting, and fun show for children 3+ and their families.
“It’s just really, really charming and the audience just loved it … It’s a beautiful, charming, a bit silly, and delightful production.” – Susan Heatherington ABC Radio.
Harmony likes to have everything just so. One day her ordered existence is disturbed: Presto arrives with his cart bursting with a wild array of bric-a-brac. Harmony sees a cart full of junk. Presto sees infinite possibilities – precious objects that when put together just the right way create extraordinary music!
Despite their differences Harmony and Presto must find a way to share their space and play together, resulting in an extraordinary musical extravaganza.
“… every object is a noise-making instrument … the kids love it!” – XS Entertainment
“Directors, Michael Futcher (and Helen Howard), expertly manipulate the artists’ playful exploration and their heartfelt communication to transform a simple story into a sophisticated musical extravaganza, which genuinely engages and delights all ages.” – XS Entertainment
The premier of Concerto for Harmony and Presto was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
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Production TeamWriter/performer: Liz Skitch Performer/sound designer: Don Voyage Directors: Michael Futcher and Helen Howard Designer: Josh McIntosh Lighting designer: Jason Glenwright Puppetry director: Helen Stephens Dramaturge: Robert Kronk Concerto for Harmony and Presto, written by Liz Skitch. Devised with Donald Stewart, Michael Futcher, Robert Kronk, and Bridget Boyle.
Production HistoryCommissioned by Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Out of the Box. Premier season March – April 2016, Cremorne Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre. April 2016, Artsworx Theatre (Toowoomba).