Tickets go on sale for the 125 Year Spectacular at 9.00am on Monday 2nd January. Since this is a public holiday, everyone will have equal opportunity to jump on and buy their tickets first thing. We doubt you will crash Ticketek’s website but, knowing how keen physie people are, it may just be possible! Let’s hope not.
Tickets are $68.60. The only charge on top of this is a booking fee to Ticketek which is per booking, not per ticket. So if you get 10 people together to buy tickets, this will be around 70c per ticket.
The best view of all the patterns and movement will be from the middle tier of seats which are higher up or, if you want to be right up close to the action, then book towards the front at ground level. If have never been to Qudos before, be aware that the seating has quite a gradient on it, like an amphitheatre and the third tier is very high up. The venue has lifts and disabled access and special wheelchair seating allocations.
The P1 car park adjoining Qudos Bank Arena is able to accommodate over 3,300 cars. All other onsite car parks are located within a 10 minute walk of the venue. There are food and drink outlets at the venue.
If you have any questions about ticketing, please contact Ticketek direct on 13 28 49. If you have questions about the show call BJP on 02 9858 5122. Everyone with an interest in Physie is welcome!
What is the Show?
The BJP 125 Year Spectacular is a mass display of dance depicting the rich 125 year history of the Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture in Australia. With a cast of 2,000 girls and women from across the country, the show will take viewers on a journey from the sport’s origins in Hobart in 1892 through the decades of health and fitness, exercise and sport, competition and dance that has touched the lives of so many Australian families. Discover how physical culture has survived the test of time by culturally evolving, reinventing itself and embracing activities to enrich physical and mental wellbeing. Enjoy two hours of non-stop dance, music, costume and colour from 125 years of Australian history.
Where is the show?
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. (Was Allphones Arena/Acer Arena/Superdome).
When is the show?
Saturday 24th June 2017 – all day dress rehearsals, all zones. Evening show.
Friday 23rd June 2017 – all day rehearsals (Country + Interstate zones in the afternoon. Sydney metro + W’gong zones in the morning.)
How many items will there be?
Each performer will be in 3 items: one with their own zone, one in a combined item with their sister zone and then in the finale.
Who can perform?
You must be in the 9 year age group or older in 2017 to perform. You must have been registered in 2016 to apply and you must be registered in 2017 to attend rehearsals and perform.
How do I apply to perform?
It’s not too late to apply to perform. Email BJP at firstname.lastname@example.org. After applications close, you will be advised if you are in the cast. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Each family member will need to submit a separate application.
How many can perform?
Numbers are strictly limited in each zone, on a pro-rata basis proportionate to the size of the zone. Your application will be time/date stamped and those who apply first will be accepted in each age group, until that age group is full. After that, applicants will be put on a waitlist and accepted if a spot in their age group in their zone becomes available.
How do I know if I am in the cast?
You will receive an email advising whether you have been accepted into the cast.
If you are accepted there is a fee of $55 (inc gst) which will go towards your costume and rehearsal hall hire. Depending on costuming and prop requirements, there may be additional funds required and you may be asked to contribute towards fundraising efforts for your zone.
When will we rehearse?
Zone Rehearsals will be on Sundays in the period from 19th March to 18th June. The number of rehearsals will depend on which zone you are in and how far you have to travel for rehearsals. The Event Leaders of your zone will advise you about this.
Where will we rehearse?
The venues are booked and your teacher will be advised as soon as times are confirmed.
You will learn it at home by watching videos provided to you by your Event Leaders. Rehearsals will focus on bringing all the performers from different clubs together and creating dramatic items that tell the story, so it’s important that the steps are learned at home beforehand.
What do we have to keep secret?
Everything about your items must be kept confidential and no cameras or phones will be allowed at rehearsals. We want the show to be a huge surprise for the audience and performers alike. This means you can’t talk about your items with anyone outside your zone or post anything about it on Facebook, including photos.
How can I help?
This massive undertaking will require everyone in your zone to pull together to bring the show to life. If you have talents and skills at anything from making costumes, to fundraising, to marshaling performers please offer your services to your event leaders. All volunteers will be greatly appreciated!
The zone you are in for Junior champion girl is the zone you will be in for 125Y, except for a few clubs who have been notified.
Who should I call with questions?
All questions should be directed to your physie teacher who will contact their zone’s Event Leader.