Bump in

Behind the scenes of Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Bump-in starts at QPAC (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Bump In

From the arrival of the laden trucks at the dock, to the final production on stage, a musical theatre bump-in requires the precision of a military operation. In this photo gallery, we experience the complicated manoeuvres taken by the likes of semi-trailers and more to bring Baz Luhrman’s stage musical Strictly Ballroom to life on the Lyric Theatre stage at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). QPAC is Queensland’s premier performing arts centres and based in the Cultural Precinct in Brisbane, Australia. It fosters an environment of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and learning. 

Delivery begins (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

The Crew (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Set Design of Strictly Ballroom (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Sound and Lighting (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

The Costumes (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

The Makeup (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Time to put your feet up! (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

...How many diamantes?? (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Level of detail (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Wardrobe Maintance (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Wig out (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Each wig is redressed each day and washed weekly. (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Wig placement (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Makeup touchups (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

Final costume checks (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

The extravagant gowns certainly take up quite a lot of room. (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

The dress rehearsal begins (2015) by Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Photo credit: Michael DareQueensland Performing Arts Centre

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Photo credit: Michael Dare

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

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