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ALEX Theatre St Kilda

135 Fitzroy Street
St. Kilda
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ARTS HOUSE
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensbury St. North Melbourne
Bookings: 03 9322 3720

Yirramboi Festival

This May during Yirramboi, Melbourne's extraordinary First Nations multi-genre arts ans cultural festival, Arts House will host twwo deadly artists at pointedly different moments in their careers - Vicki van Hout and Joel Bray.
plenty serious TALK TALK is the darkly irreverent dissection of Indigenous art making by veteran choreopgrapher and recipient of of the 2019 Australian Council of the Arts Sance Award, Vivki van Hout>
Tacking the complexities of negotiation art, culture and community, Van Hout's plenty plenty TALK TALK is a sharp and witty dance theatre work that weaves in threads of stand-up, visual art practice, multimedia work and performance.
Emerging dance-maker, Joel bray, cofirms his must-follow status with the all-you-can-eat dance confessional Daddy that follows the recent success of his sell-out Dance Massive season of Biladurang.
Commissioned by YARRAMBOI,
Bray'sDaddy is a saccherine and at times sinister examination of the colonial condition, Bray's relationship with his father and navigating adulthood as a queer man.
Season: May 8 12. 2019

 

Arts Centre
Melbourne

 

Southbank Dawn Raga Series.

 

 
 

— Melburnians are invited to start their day by awakening their senses through the sounds of Indian classical music at the free monthly Southbank Dawn Raga Series at Arts Centre Melbourne from 26 April – 21 June. Audiences have the opportunity to enjoy the meditative and spiritual sounds of the sitar, flute and veena with the uplifting beats of the tabla. The free musical journey through tranquil and uplifting Indian music has been designed by Arts Centre Melbourne and Multicultural Arts Victoria with support from VicHealth to energise and prepare audiences for the day ahead.
The monthly Southbank Dawn Raga Series concerts will feature Melbourne-based Indian musicians, Jay Dabgar (tabla), Vinod Prassana (bansuri – Indian flute) and Hari Sivanesan (sitar) along with internationally claimed Indian musician, Pandit Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar).
A Raga, in Indian classical music, is the melodic framework for improvisation and composition. It is based on a scale with a given set of notes, a typical order in which they appear in melodies, and characteristic musical motifs. By using only these notes, by emphasizing certain degrees of the scale, and by going from note to note, the performer sets out to create a mood or atmosphere.
The Southbank Dawn Raga Series has been designed to elevate the mental state with blissful, Indian classical music in the early morning.
“Indian classical music actively demonstrates humanity’s deep emotional connection with nature and our surrounding environment.” says musician Jay Dabgar.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria and VicHealth present
Southbank Dawn Raga Series
FREE EVENT, 7.30am
24 MAY Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar) & Jay Dabgar (tabla) – Hamer Hall St Kilda Rd foyer
21 JUNE Vinod Prasanna (Indian flute) & Jay Dabgar (tabla) – Hamer Hall St Kilda Rd foyer
*Audience members are encouraged to bring a mat or towel to sit on.

Suspense: Festival of the Ecstatic

The 9ntoxicating performance and wonder returns to Arts Centre Melbourne in a brilliant collision of music, performance, dance and theatre.
In its third season, the thre-day Festival will take audiences on an exhilerating journey through epic artistry and ecstatic ritual from artists and iconoclasts across music,m theatre, dance and performance from around the world.
Created by Arts Centre Melbourne with New York-based Australian performer and curator Sophia Brous. Supersense has thrilled audiences since 2015 with ots rich and mind-expanding programs that led one 2017 reviewer to call it " a life-changing experience".
In 2019, Supersense curator Brous has brought together an extraordinary program of internationally celebrated artists and performer who explore sacred and profound expressions of ecstatic performances.
Set within the labryinth of Arts Centre Melbourne's buildings and underground walkways, the Festival's immersive program will thrill audiences across a weekend filled with Australian exclusives and world preniere collaborations.
Season: August 23 - 25. 2019.

 
     

 

Athenaeum Theatre
Bookings: 03 9650 1500 or 132 849

 

 

 

Putting on the Ritz

Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes, it's time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Puuting on the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. Ths wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energertic dancrs firect from Lindon's West End
The soundtrack includes timeless classics by George Girshwin, Irning Berlin and Cole Porter. Glittering costumes and slick staging, paired with the most famoua aongs are a perfect match for aglamerous night out and a show you willnever forget.,
Season: Saturday June 15. 2-19.

The Kingdom Choir

Royal Wedding Gospel Choir, The Kingdom Choir are giving choirs of Australia the exciting opportunity to open for them on their inaugral Australian tour.
Performing in Queensland, N.S.W. nd Victoria, The Kingdom Choir will personally select a winner and runner-up from each state to perform on stage, providing an once-in-a-lifetime opportunty for amateur choirs to appear at one of Australia's leading musical venues.
Both the winner and runner-up in each city will get to perform songs (acapella or to backing track) before taking their complimenatry seats to enjoy what will be a magical and uplifting concert from The Kingsom choir. The winning choir in each city will also receive a masterclass with The Kingdom Choir award-winning conductor Karen gibson on the day of the respectve concert.Following their show stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding in front of nearly 2 billion people, The Kigsom Choir have attracted worldwide acclaim.
The Kingdom Choir 'Perfect Pitch' competition is open to all choirs irrespective of age, race, region or musical taste. The winners won't necessarily be the most polished pereformances but the nes that demonstrate their own love of music and strike a chord with the judging oanel.
To enter, choirs simly submit a MR4 (or smilar) video of them recently performing (1) song via the competition page http//www.teglive.com.ae/perfect-pitch-competition. files opened om Monday April 29 and close at 11.69pm AEST, Friday June 7. 2019.
The competition is open to all amateur choirs in Australia no larger than 20 members including their conductor. full terms and conditions are available at the competition page.
Karen gibson and members of The Kingdom Choir will then select the winners and runners-up that will be announced on Monday July 1. 2019.
Season: Wednesday August 7. 2019.

 

 

 

 

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The Burrow
83 Brunswick St. Fitzroy

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 


The Butterfly Club
5 Carson Place (off Little Collins Street) Melbourne
Bookings: 61 3 9663 8107

 

Capitol Arcade
Howey Place Mebourne
Bookings: click here melbournefringe.com.au

 


Chapel off Chapel

Bookings: 61 3 8290 7000

 

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Circus Oz

Bookings: ticketek.com.au
Ph 136 100

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Wunderage - a collaboration with Company 2

The tightrope between who we are and who we may become

Circua Oz ans Compamy 2 will create a mesmorising world this June with the world premier of Wunderage - an astonishing spectacle told through breathtaking physical feats, heart-stirring live music and honest humour.
Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, explains that Wunderage is an offbeat promenade performance that lets the audience immerse themselves in the show itself.
"The show invites people to explore and be adventurous - especially as there are no seats that often creat a barrier to the performance. We want our audience to step onto the unknown with us and just wonder." says Tannion.
Wunderage is the latest collaboration between two Australian contemporary circs comapanies who invite people to dream, wonder and roam as the fantasy unfolds throughout the iconic Meat Market space in North Melbourne.
Humaity, courage and fragiltiy will be on display and suspended on a seroes of tight wires that intersect the space and elevated up to four metres.
Wunderage emerges organically in all directions and offers an abundance of aerial acts where bicycles are precariously ridden on wires with people standing onm the shoulders, handstands, unfild operched off tiny yet tall platforms, and acrobatic duets teeter off the edges of platforms and pianos.
As aerial slings poetically soar above audiences and acrobats effortlessly scale chimese poles to great heights Wunderage is absorbed in a live music soundscape of drums, banjo, slide guitar, piao and mesmerizing voice.

Playful, fenerous and peppered with mischevious wit, Wunderage explores the desire to be something you are mot. and along the way will take you to places you neverdared to dream possible.
Season: June 20 - 30. 2019 Times: 7.30pm Thursday - Saturday and 2.30pm Sunday.
School snow and seminar 11am Wednesday June 25, Thursday JUne 26 and Friday June 27. 2019
Duration 70 minutes Venue: Meat Market 3 Blackwood St. North Melbourne.

 

 

 

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Cirque Du Soleil

 

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Comedy Theatre

Bookings: 132 849

 

Costa Hall
DeakinUniversity

 

 

The 86
185 Smith Street
Collingwood

 

Fairfax Studio
Bookings: 1300 182 183
Ticketmaster: 136 100.

 

 

 

The Miser

Wealthy skinflint, Harpargon is so cheap he'd rather bury his money in the backyard and steal oats from his horse before seeing a dollar spent.
John Bell stars in The Miser as the stingy Harpagon, a money-lender who makes Ebenzer Scrooge look generous. With his eye on the prize - an inappropiateley young bride who already has set on his con - Harpago is prepared to sacrifice his children and his dignity to win it all.
Season: April 25 - May 12. 2019

Beep

From the makers of Grug andGrug and the Rainbow, comes a ghtly sideways tale about unexpecte friendship, finding where you fior and learning to mix it up a little.
In Mort's village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, Beep crashes into town. What is this annoying interruption to Mort's breakfast, molly melon, who id this noisy robot girl and how will she find her way home?
Season: July 9 - 13. 2019. Times: Tuesday July 9 10am & 12.30pm. Wednesday July 10 10am. 12pm. 3pm. Thursday July 11 10am, 12.30pm. Friday July 12 10am, 12.30pm. Saturday July 13. 10am, 12pm, 3pm.


 
 

The Red Tree

Based on the book by Shaun Tan, The Red Tree is a spectacular new work of musical theatre. Audeinces are invited on an extraordinary journey to a world of imagination, where oigami boats embark on an ocean voyage, giant fish host musical interludes and parades pass by. This is the story of a young girl who sdoes not want to get out of bed. An exciting world is waiting outside the four walls of her room, but will she ever be abler to conquer her fear and anxieties to explore.
Season: August 4 - 4. 2019 Times : Aug. 3 11am, 20=pm &6pm. Aug 4 11am & 2pm.

One the Bear

A fairy tale for the hip-hop generation, One the Bear is the story of a young bearwho wants more for her tribe. Set in a tip, where the garbage sparkles in the broken streetlights. One, and her bewst friend, Ursula, get up to mischief. But what happens when One is given the opportunity to speak for her community? What happens when fame knocks at the door?
Season: August 8 - 10. 2019 Times: Aug. 8 & 9 7.30pm. Aug 10. 10.30am, 2pm, 6pm.

A Not So Traditional Story

A Not So Traditional Story is a story with a little bit of truth nd a little bit of make believe. Once upon a time two kids, Wurangi, (who is keen on adventure) and Timita, (who takes a bit of convincing), are creashed upon by Alien from a faraway land. They embark on an epic quest across the island of Lutrawita in search of the 'oldest of oldest elders', meeting up with some hlarious and inique freinda along the way.
Season: September 7 - 8. 2019 Times Sept.7 11am, 2pm, & 4pm. Sept. 8 11am & 2pm.

 
 

 

Tetris

Witness four performers intertwine ans connect to bring this classic video game to life. This unique dance work uses the strength, ability ans acrobatic skill tp mimic and reimagine moves from not only the cross generational game Tetris but also Twister and the all time favourite Rubik's Cube. Watch as this highly skilled acrobatc quartet mavigate not only the stage but each other, teisting their bodies.
Season: September 25 - 28. 2019. Time: Sept.25, 27& 28 at 11am. Sept. 26 11am & 2pm.

 

 

45 downstairs
45 Flinders Lane Melbourne
61 3 9662 9966

 

 

Gasworks
Bookings: 61 3 9699 3253.

Hamer Hall
Bookings: 1300 182 183



Andrea Chénier

Andre Chénier is in danger of losing his head. As France cowers under the Rign of Terror, thepoet is falling madly, passionately in love.
A gripping storybased on true events unfolds swiftly in Giordano's famous opera, beloved by audiences and performers for its magnificent arias, tender love story and dramatic music.
a poet, a philosopher and defender of the poor, Chénier believes in ideals of his revoultionary brothers: Liberty! Equality! Fraternity! Now the revolution is over, but La Guillotine hasn't lost her taste for blood. The revolutionaries, once so idealistic, are turning on their own to keep her fed.

Season: Thursday August 13. 2019 at 7pm.

Brian Cox - A Symphonic Universe with the MSO

Violinist virtuoso Jack Liebeck will join the Orchestra to perform the world premiere of Paul Dean's violin concerto A Briek History of Time, which was dedicated to late physicist Prefessor Stephen Hawking<
The concert will feature music from the pre-scientific age, highlighting how great composers have, through the ages, attempted to understand and explain our place in the universe using music.
The c3entrepiece of the extrapordinary evening will be the first movement from Gustav Mahler's Tenth Symphony. in which the composer wrestles with the idea of the fionite nature of existance.
Throughout the evening, Professor Cox will present on our universe and solar system, discussing what was kanoen about the world during the time when each of these composers created their own music and what is known now.
Season: Daturday November 16, 2019 at 7.30pm & Sunday November 17. 2019 at 4pm.

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Her Majesty's Theatre


Mutiel's Wdding the Musical

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Hisense Arena
Olympic Boulevard Richmond.
Bookings: 132 849
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Labassa
2 Manor Grove North Caulfield
Bookings: 03 0429 3004

The Lawler
Southbank Theatre
Bookings: 03 8688 0800

 

La Mama

Bookings:61 3 9347 6142

 

2019 Season

I have to report some very sad news inasmuch as recently La Mama had a very bad fire and was completely destroyed. The forthcoming shows at La Mama will be transferred to otther venues and when notification is forwarded Pktheatre will keep in touch.

 

La Mama Courthouse

The Honouring

Kurtjar dancerJack Sheppard's debut solo performance The Honouring traces themes of suicide and trauma within indegenous communities and the journey of grief and acceptance that thse affected must travel. It explores the transitions the soirits have taken after suicide and pays homage to their names.
Aeason: May 7 - 11. 2019.

Them

across the sea that seperates us from them
life waits for us on the other side
and I can't wait go ther without you

In a sity at war, five young people couint down the days before a boat leaves for Europe, Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choises cost them?
Season: May 29 - June 9. 2019.

When the Light Leaves

Dan's dreaming of dead ducks and cartoon skeletons. He'a also dying. Liam's doing his best to be supportive, his sister has good intentions and the nurse is trying to provide the comfort proscribed in the rule book. But none of them can bive hime what he needs. With access to assisted dying imminent, everyone can have a say in how you live and die. It's time for Dan to choose how he goes.
Season: June 12 - 23. 2019




La Mama for Kids

PInocchio

Welcome to the fantastical - and dark - world of Pinocchio...
An epic adventure of danger, villainy and excitement, told through multiple characters, puppetry, song and plenty of hilarious audience interaction.
An innovative reimagining of Carlo Collodi's cautionary tale about the little wooden [uppet who is tobecome a real boy. A local and unique adaptation that draws on the traditions of the travelling storytellers and Commedia del Arte.
Season: May 15 - 26. 2019

Bongo Brothers

Teh Bongo Brothers launch their third album, Quest for the Ultimate Rhythm - a musical journey around the world.
Meet Mongo, music-maestro and hilarious baby brother bongo. together they spell a recipe for disaster.
Through music, theatre and story telling, travel to African jungles. Voyage to Egy7pt. Drive to Outback Australia. Stow away on Carlbbean pirate ship. Skydive into a samba-filled stadium and safari to New Orleas, the birthplace of jazz.
Season: Sunhday February 3. 2019 at 11am.

La Mama Musica

Adam King (solo) Andrea Keeble and Kylie Morrigan

 

APRIL Monday 22. 2019

NO MAN'S LAND, Naima Fine Fine, Cebris Facility & Ensemble

NO MAN'S ;AND is a duo of Pippa Bainbridge and Swiss Van Kalken. they make atmosphric drone, drawing on influences such as Byzantine chant, industrial,, found sound and minimalstic music movements, to create live performance rituals and audioscapes.
Composer Naima Fine Fine and Debris Faciliy present a performance of live-created graphic-sound compostitons, projected in real time for an acoustic chamber ensemble to perform.

MAY Monday 20. 2019

Gamelan

Jeremy Dullard, Musica Director of gfamelan music school, GAMELON DanAnda curates and evening od contemporary gamelan (Indonesian percussion) and gamelon-inspired music.
The first half of hte night will be solo performances by Jeremy Adam King and Jonathan Griffits, Nathalia Gould and Sophie Covey=
Crump will join them for he second half of the show, playing new compositions created for an by this new ensemble.


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CUB Malthouse Theatre

Bookings: 61 3 9685 5111.

 

BECKETT THEATRE



The Temple

Bringing together the comedic talents of artists Nicola Gunn, Ash Flinders, Mish Gregor, Aljin Abella and Marcus McKenzie, The Temple is a wry and comedic take on a weekend away gone wrong where five misfits enrol in a short courase on How to be Human.
Written collectively by the ensemble and Quinn, The Temple uses Oscar Wilde's Teh Importance of Being Earnest as a springboard into false identities, as the residents compete to create the funniwest group session of gags, traumas, banter and tantrums you will have seen.
Combining a uniquely Australian brand of comedy with Quinn's unorthodox theatre-making, this uninhibited performance will liberate the boundaries of theatre in an unforgttable evening of laughter and self-discovery.
The Temple will be Pan Theatre's first collaboration with Malthouse theatre. The Irish theatre company was established by co-directors avin Quinn and Aedin Cosgrove in 1991 and is known internationally for its original works and unque staging of classics which interrogate the traditional notions of theatre.
Season: M<ay 3 - 19. 2019

Wake in Fright

G'day. Welcome to the Yabba.
Just passing through?
It;s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim?
Chin up.

Based on the best-selling novel byt the late author Kenneth Cook, Malthouse Theatre presents the world premiere ofWake in Fright, the harrowing story ofa young school teacher who becomes stranded in a mining town on his way home for a Christmas holiday.
John Grant is well-read, but this outback misadventure strands him - cashless and jobless - in the harsh and remote Aussie outpost of Bundanyyabba.
He makes new ;mates;. They're quick with a drink but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little aussie town?
Season: June 21 - July 14. 2019.

 

 

MERLYN THEATRE

 

 

 

 

 

 


   
 

Tower Theatre

 

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Margaret Court Arena
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The MC Showroom
18 Clifton St. Prahran
Bookings: www. trybooking.com/www.themcdhowroom.com

 

 

Meat Market Stables
3 Blackwood St.
Melbourne
Bookings: www.ticketbo.com.su/millennialdreams

 

Disparate Scenes for Millennial Dreams

Three of Australia's most promising young playwrights join forces to bring you a triple bill of brand new plays.

Playwright Ang Collins in her piece Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale has turned her trademark wit towards a new-fangled milennial obsession: indoor plants/"All the anxieties, frustrations and indecurities of today's twenty domethings are being poured into the maintenance of indoor ferns and monsteras,"Colin says. "Rather than settling down and saving for your first home, we're doting on fiddle leafs and it seems as though we;re purpodefully diverting our own attention away from more important things.

Playwright Lewis Treston has written the not-quite-love-story of two cosplay enthusiasts who meet by chance on Osaka, Japan. The piece Ondo Osaka devastatingly unpicks the sordid hypocrasies of our timeQ "I tried to tell the story of the loniest Spiderman and nastiest Sailor Moon you've ever met/ The whole thing is basically a dance between two men who aren't at all forthcoming about who they really are and what they're really up to.:

Playwright Fiona Spitzkowsky's piece Sawn Chorus in A Minor weaves around the ther two plays, as two young people wait for salvatrion in a warehouse0turned-gallery. They huddle in the air-conditioning, sheltering rom the now oppressive heat wrought by human induced climate change. Sptzkowsky says :For me, this was an opprotunity to explore hiw the power structures that currently define our personal and political relationships might survive and thrive in the coming climate catastrophe. What are we willing to conserve in the name of self-preservation.
Season: May 31 - June 6, 2019 at 7.30pm. Duration 90 minutes. no interval.

 
     
     

 

Mechanic's Institute
270 Sydney Rd. Brunswick
Bookings: www.metanoiatheatre.com

 

Melbourne French Theatre

203 -205 Canning St. Carlton
Bookings: 61 3 9349 2250

Panic Hits the Ministry

A delicious political comedy - panic at the Ministry of Education. the Education Minister wants to enforce mandatory school uniforms and the students are revolting. Meanwhile, the Minister's trusted chief of staff, Gabrielle, a cynamic career woman, is contending with a troublesome daughter who wants her independence but has no means of income and an impssible hippy mother who sets Gaby up with dates. Gaby concentrates all her energy on her job and to save her boss from a very sticky political and scandal-plagued situation.
Season: May 1 - 4. 2019


Melbourne Recital Centre
Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Bookings: www.folliesinconcert.com.au

Tim Maguire and Dorian Ford

Tim Maguire collaborates with London pianist Dorian Ford for To the Surface. This performance in-the-round coincides with Maguire's current exhibition, Dice Abstracts, on view at Tolarno Galleries until HJuine 1. 2019
Season: May 23, 2019

ElizabElizabeth Murdoch Hall

Roger /eno, Mary Lattimore & Julianna Barwick

Mesmerising ambient music performed by Roger Eno, May Lattimore and Julianna Barwick feature in a radian one-off [erfprmance at Melbourne Recital Cenre.
Resonant and captivating, Roger Eno's music exudes atmosphere and is hauntingly sparse piano pieces, seductive blends od moods and otherworldly themes transport listenders to othe realms.
Over the past decade, festival headliners and US-based harpist Mary Lattimore and ambient composer Julianna Barwick have each created their oen inimatable universe of light: Barwicl building evocative choral symphonies and Lattiemore conjuring expressive beauty with her 47-string concert harp and synth effects. In addition to their works, these two powerful emotive voices will vreate an immersive sonic dreamscape in a never-before-seen collaboration."
Season: Saturday June 29. 2019 at 8pm.

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Melbourne Theatre Company

Bookings: 1300 136 166

 

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Metanoia Theatre
270 Sydney Road Brunswick
Bookings: 61 3 9387 3376

 

Palais Theatre

136 100

The Pavilion

Meeting Points Series: Old Grooves for New Streets

Some of Australia's most influential world jazz musicians come together ar Arts Centere Melbourne in a one-off intimate performance at The Pavilion as part of the Meeting Point Series.
A chance meeting in 2001 between distinguished trumoeter/composer Peter Knight, and traditional Vietnamese cirtuoso Dung Nguyen, marked the beginning of a remarkable collaboration. Celebrating the ciulteral diversity of Melbourne's western suburbs, six-piece band Way Out West incorporated Vietnamese instruments and West African rhythms with contemporary jazz.
Based on their critcally acclaimed album f the same name Old Grooves for New Streets nopw brings Knight's andNguyen's collaborations into the wporld of the Australian Art Orchestra featuring some of the founding members of Way Out West, audiences will hear Knight's otiginal copositions in new arrangements written especially for this performance
Season: Sunday June 23. 2019

Whoosh!

presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Performing Lines

An interactive space adventure for young explorers with disabities

To kick off the Winter/Spring Families program comes a work that asks children to hop aboard a custom-built spaceship in Whoosh! For one day only, Saturday June 29, children will be taken acrooss the galay for an interstellar adventure. Blast off time10am & 12pm.

Whoosh! is an immersive and highly-railored, multi sensory performance sutasble for all children including those with a bgroad range of access requirements, multiple and complex needs and those on the autism spectrrum. Putting vhildren with disabilities at the centre if the action is what makes this work so unique.
On this tour of outer space, cdhildren will board a stunning custom-built spaceship to co-pilot sn interstellar adventure where they will taste space food, experience hyperspace and travel to the mysterious Planet X

Playhouse
Arts Centre Melbourne

     
 

Laser Beak Man

Jamk packed with the trademark wit and visual puns of artist Tim Sharp. the hyper coloured world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life by the creative minds of Dead Puppet Society. Featuring an infectious soundtrack of live music by Sam Cromack of B Park Music, this ingenous adaptation is part puppet shoe, part pop conceret and all heart. Power City is the most perfect city in the world; but not by accident.
Local hero, Laser Beak Man, works hard to keep it that way. When robbed of his super powers, can Lader Beak Man find a way to stop his oldest nemisisfrom destroying te cityu.
Season: Septembver 10 - 21. 2019 tmes: Sept. 18 & 20. 7pm. Sept. 19 & 20 at 7pm. Sept. 21 1pm & 7pm.

 
     

 

The National Institute of Circus Arts

Bookings: 61 3 9214 6974




 

 

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The Owl and Cat
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THE OWL & CAT THEATRE - VENUE CLOSURE.

Dear reader, 

A lot of electro swing, drinking & theatre making later... the time has come to close the doors on the old haunted house style theatre venue (with terrible signage. I know!) on swan street. Thomas & I got a crazy idea & we ran with it. 50 or so shows later - that crazy idea has grown into what I like to believe is now a key part of the Melbourne theatre scene.

I have had the joy of watching SO many artists grow & gain opportunities & experience, what a gift! The thank you letters & messages from artists who wouldn't be were they are now if it wasn't for something we did or said or simply enabled them to do, are enough to make my life complete. From musicians to set designers to actors & visual artists. The Owl & Cat Theatre has become known & appreciated as a space of equality, acceptance, & artistic expression. It's a home to fearlessness & compassion & heaps & heaps of dust. I have seen audiences filled with awe & inspiration & genuine insight. All of THAT I would pay twice for then again & again & even over once more. 

In the coming year we will continue our production partnership with our Alaskan family at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska & we will continue to push boundaries & support new playwrights in different locations. I don't know where the wind will take us just yet but I am excited to find out. I look to MKA as inspiration in this challenging time & I look to all the people that gathered around 2 crazy kids fresh out of a drama degree who wanted to make new theatre. Thank you to those people. The ones who kept the space alive this long. (I tried to write a list of names & this paragraph actually got out of h& - you know who you are - I love you) 

I am honored that I was given this experience & I urge you too remember this at this time - I will remember it too.. we are not a building .. we are artists who work together to tell stories, stories that help people to understand themselves & others more. Theatre has an amazing ability to bring people together & that can't be taken away. 

The Owl & Cat will continue to make theatre, & continue to try new ideas fearlessly, we will continue to make art that tackles anything head on & continue to take submissions. Stay updated via our website - www.owlandcat.com.au

I'm incredibly proud of so so so many things we have created over the years like ORGASM, Boys Club, Tinder Box, Erasers, Bordello, killers, RIOT, our sets, The Main Stage seasons, giving poetry nights a venue & hosting friends parties.. oooh baby our parties (they are always great let's be honest!). Just to name a few. I am chuffed that playwrights flew across the globe to see their work on our little concrete stage from the USA & LONDON. 

What I am most proud of though- is something that we can continue from any space. I am so proud that we take the time to consider everyone. Thomas would read scripts for weeks on end literally weeks - all day every day just reading play after play to ensure all the writers who bothered to submit got a fair go, he would demand world premieres even if they don't sell because writers need a chance. I would sit for hours to watch every actor who registered to audition with an open mind no matter what school they went too or experience they had. I remember the rejection emails as a younger actor. & I do understand the time & financial restraints from the other side of it- but that's why I am proud. We did it anyway. Why? Because we love theatre & we know what it is like to fight for what you believe in. The fight can't be easy or it's dull - but you need someone to give you water ringside right? When the people, who wouldn't otherwise have had the chance to try, did with us... & then they succeeded... man... let me tell you, that is better than any drug on this earth. 

A little bit of my heart will stay on Swan Street... BUT no matter where the Owl & Cat's home is - I have no doubt that this spirit of acceptance; innovation & joy will follow us there. 

As Catherine Holder & Carolyn Dawes (Who have been integral to the longevity of this whole operation to date) reminded me on my birthday... 'if you build it they will come'. 

I will keep building & I hope you will come. 

STAY TUNED.... meow.... 

Sincerely,

Gabrielle Savrone

Mistress of The Owl & Cat Theatre  

 

 

Palms at Crown
Bookings: 1300 795 012

The Pavilion at Docklands
Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 1

 

 

Placeta Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 9905 1111

 

Playhouse
Bookings: 1300 182 183.

Briefs: Close Encounters

This id the third show from Briefs Factory, and since its premeire atht eAdelaide Cabaret Festival in 2017 it has gone on to have stellar seeasons at London's Uncerbelly Festival, enjoyed a successful run at Aukland's Q Theatre and even a performance at World Pride in Madrid, 2018 has seen them crash-land at Sydney Festival with Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Edinburgh Fringe also on the flight path.
Close Encounters is an incredible uplifting show, where the Briefs warriors journey through space to the future where there is a place for everyone, Having glitter-bombed the globe with their circus skills, drop dead gorgeous drag and raicous comedy, it's time these Australian heartthrobs made their way back home.
Featuring their trademark heart-stopping blend of insanely, talented cabaret burlesque, comic capery,. circus to die for, interstellar aerial feats and waro-speed strippers, the Briefs boys apply their skill and hunour to pudh the boundaries of artistry, maqsculinity and decencey. And to top it all off, they do it with punkish swagger, Briefs explore the third dimension only they know how so be prepaered for a close encounter
Season: March 20 - 24. 2019 .
In addition to their Close Encounter season, Briefs Factory is also bringing their Brat Kid's Carnival to the Playhouse Theatre for one show only on Saturday March 23. 2019. In this circus extravagamza, children are invited to pop on their party outfit and join the carnival in a wildly fum afternoon for mischief makers and their grown-ups. The work features hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights, clowing ntics, magic and puppets. From awe-inspiring to downight hilarious, this high-energy mix odf circus and cabaret is perfect for kids aged seven and up.

 

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Plenary Theatre
Bookings: 136 100

 


Poppy Seed Theatre Festival
Bookings: poppyseed.com.au

 

Q44 Theatre
1st Floor 550 Swan Street Ricmond

 

Red Stitch Actors

ings: Bookings: 61 3 9533 8083
www.redstitch.net3

We Need You More Than Ever


Hullo,

It has been an overwhelmingly exciting year for Red Stitch - sellout houses,. new audiences, loyal supporters, regional tours and a season of acclaimed new work. And, with thanks to you - a small step in the right direction with an increase to our artists fees. We are growing and the outlook for the next 6 months is no exception.
However, the proposed Federal Government budget reform to the Arts announcement last month has sent waves of uncertainty through our community. Red Stitch are among those now vulnerable to funding cuts. Grant applications that were well underway have been scrapped as relevent programs evaporate.
We need our community's support now more than ever! We are committed to advancing the vitality of Australian theatre through nurturing artists and an unerring pursuit of integrity in our craft. But without our audience, theatre doesn't exist. We ask you, our community, to do what you can to ensure Red Stitch is alive and vibrant for years to come.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Support our EOFY campaign by making tax deductible donation.

2019

Wakey Wakey

Will Eno's evocaive imagery and preoccupation with the nature if being has been compared to that of Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee. His latest play is both a celebration and a meditation on life, a stand-up style provocation that prompts us to re-examine our relationship with the world.
Wakey Wakey explores how human dignity and our eloquence in the face of annhilation are the most powerful and exciting theatrical story there is intelligent, clear sighted and utterly devoid of sentimentality, this exciting hew play is an immersive, transforming spectace.
Seaon: April 28 - May 19. 2019.

Ulster American

A talented young female writer, an A -list actor and an ambitious Weat End director meet to discuss the most important new play of the decade- if they can only agree exactly what it;s about Fragile egos, the faulines of contemporary politics snd thr all-pervasive power of the entertainment inductry loom large, and may very well derail the whole project.
Season: August 20 - September 22. 2019.

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Regent Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011

 

 

 

 

Rod Laver Arena
Bookings: 132 849

The Man The Music The Show - Hugh Jackman

Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and tony Award winning performer Hugh Jackman announced the Australian leg of his The Man, the Music, the Show WORLD TOUR.
The tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hits from The Greatset Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadwayand film accompanied by a live orchestra. Making a very special guest appearance on the Australian tour id actress and singer Keala Settle who will perform the Acasemy Award® nominates and Golden Globe Award-winning song This is Me from The Greatest Showman and more
Season: Friday August 16 at 20.00 Saturday August 17 at 14.00 & 29.99. Sunday August 18 at 14.00.


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State Theatre
Bookings: 1300 182 183

 



The
Athenaeum
Bookings: 136 100 & 61 3 9650 1500.

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TheatreWorks

Bookings: 61 3 9534 3388

Trades Hall - Bella Union
Level 1.
Cnr Victoria St. & Lygon St. Carlton
Bookings: 136 100

 

 

Tuxedo Cat
17 - 23 Will St. Melbourne
Bookings: comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/shows/lazy-susan-miss-itchy-s


 

 

Space 28 VCA Drama

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Cirque Du Soliel
Bookings: 132 849


 



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Acer Arena Sydney
Olympic Boulevard Olympic Park

 

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Belvoir St. Theatre
Bookings: 61` 2 9699 3444

Old Stock : A Refugee Love Story

A dark, funny and high-energy klezmer folk tale inspired by the real-life story of two Romanian Jews seeking refuge in /canada in 1908.
It's early 20th century Halifax and Chaim and Chaya, hounded from home, are wqaitng for immigration to decide their future, under threat of tuberculosis and typhus. Will they survive this new land?
'With neo-klezmer songs written by director Christian Barry and acclaimed genre-bending performer and musician Bn Caplan, this quirky one-act musical is written by award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch, who based it on the story of her own Jewish great-rgrandparents.
This bewtiching music-theatre hybrid and cautionary tale for modern times - performed with instruments ranging from fiddle to clarinet, acc\ordian, banjo and megaphone - was nominated for six Drama Sesk Awarda fo rite recent off-Broadway season, wom muli\tiple Edinburgh Fringe awards and eas a New York Times Critic's Pick.
Season: January 12 - 20. 2019

 

 

 

Belvoir St. Downstairs Theatre
Booking: 61 2 9699 3444

 

 

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Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Bookings: 1300 241 167

 

Capitol Theatre

Bookings: 1300 723 038

 

Civic Theatre
Newcastle

Putting on the Ritz

Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes, it's time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Puuting on the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. Ths wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energertic dancrs firect from Lindon's West End
The soundtrack includes timeless classics by George Girshwin, Irning Berlin and Cole Porter. Glittering costumes and slick staging, paired with the most famoua aongs are a perfect match for aglamerous night out and a show you will never forget.
Season: Sunday June 2. 2019

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The Concourse
Chatswood

   

 

   
     

 


Concert Hall
Sydney Opera House
Bookings: 61 2 8215 4600

 

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Darling Theatre ICC
Bookings: www.ticketek.com

 

 

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Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 2 8356 9987


Drama Theatre S.O.H
Bookings: 61 2 9250 1777

 

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Enmore Theatre

 

Griffin Theatre
Stables Theatre
Bookings: 1300 308 776
61 2 9361 3817


 

Griffin Theatre

Every play ne've produced over the past 40 years, every story that's captured the imagination, every writer who's had their first break at Griffin, all had one thing in common.
Griffin is not just the home of new Australian writng -it's also the home of people who believe in the importanvce pof plays and playwrights. And one can't exist without the other.
In a tumultuous year, Griffin has bone from strength to strength, coniually evolving our artistic program while remaining loyal to our mission of producing the best new Australian plays in the country. And with your help, we can hit evengreater heights.

Make a Donation:
A large part of what we do is made possible through the generous support of our patrons-please consider donating to Griffin.
Any questions please contact the Cevelopment manager - Will Harvey - on (02) 9332 1052.

2019 Season

Dead Cat Bounce

As if their 20 - year gap was trouble enough, Maitilda's fightin gfor space wiith Gabe's long-time bedfelloes: misery, booze and writerly angst. She's not even convinced he's over his ex-girlfriend and publisher Angela, who was hooked on picking up his pieces.
If gabe wants to get sober, he'll have to abandon his image as tragic writer betrothed to the bottle. And Angela's really trying to let Gabe go, like her partner Tony needs her to, she should probably say goodbu=ye to Gabe's wretched cat - which she's somehow still looking after.
Season: March 1 - April 6. 2019.

Prima Facie

One of our country's greatest actors, Kate Mulvaney, stars as Tessa-a criminal lawyer at the top of her game who knows the law permits no room for emotion.
To win, you just need to believe in the rules. And Tess loves to win, even when defending clients accused of sexual assault. Her court-ordained duty trumpa her feminism. But when she finds herself on the other side of the bar, Tessa is forced into the shadows of doubt whe's so ruthlessly cast over other women.
Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Prima Facie is an indictment of the Australian legal sysatem's failure to provide reliabel pathways to justice for women in rape, sexual assault or harassment cases. It's a work of fiction, but one that could have been ripped from the headlines of any paper, any day of the week, so common you cpould cry.
Season: May 24 - June 22. 2019

City of Gold

Young acto left Kalgoorlie dreaming of a dazzlling career.
Now he's found himself starring in a controversial Australia Day as that pays big, but draws the ire of his mob. Racism is subtle but persistant in an industry where directors request he darken up for 'authenticity' and typecast him as 'tracker', 'drinker' or 'thief'.
Returing home, Breythe's just as alienated from country and lore. His cultural capital distances him from furious brother Mateo and activist sister Carina, all of them struggling with regret and responsibility after their father's death.
Season: August 2 - August 31. 2019

Splinter

Tales of missing children have always held a terrible fascination.
Celtic folklore chilled the bpones of many a suprstitious new mother with scores of babies stolen from their beds by anxious fairies, changelings left in their place. These days when a child disappers the media grabs us by the throat and won't let us go. Madeline McCann, William Tyrrell. Teh names of these vanished children haunt the headlines for days, weeks, years.
In the dark of a Sydney winter, Hilary Bell's disquieting and downright chilling thriller Splinter channels tabloidd news and primal feears alike.
A coup;e aree reunited with their missing daughter. Fierce love has sustained them through her unbearable asence. But now she'd home ,,, something just isn't right. How do they stop their imaginations running wild? Maybe if they return to the beach house where they spent their happiest summers, they will return to their old selves.
Season: September 13 - October 12. 2019

First Love is the Revolution

This is a play about hunger and desire. It's Romeo and Juliet pushed to deranged extremes, where the unlikely sweethearts are a 14 -year old boy and a young fox with brutal birthrights.
Rdeca;s whole family have fleas. Her mum is pushing her into making her first kill, a scivelling moe, before she's ready>
Basti is being bullied at school by kids who call him shrimp. His dad is too busy flirting with the neighbour to be of any real help.
Beneath the light of a full moon, Basti captures Rdeca, and so begins a starcross'd romance between hunter and prey.
Season: November 8 - December 14. 2019.

Special Extras

Since Ali Died

Rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings his electrifying show Since Ali Died back to the Stables after a triumphant sold-out run at Griffin's inargral Batch Festival.
Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical spring board,. Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from auburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage ande the dark reralities of growing up as a brown skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan.
Season: January 8 - 19. 2019

Love and Anger

A womefesto, call to arms and long, hard kiss from a surreal showgirl, obscene beauty queen and totem critter, Betty Grumble
Witness her ecosexually charged protest party of dancing siddent, disco and deep push back-ery, where pleasure is a radical act and the body a bloody love letter. Love and Anger is a "reclaamtion of the feminine spirit in all its juices, jiggles and joy"
Season: January 21 - 26. 2019. Asian performance Friday January 25. 2019 Accessible performance Sunday January 27. 2019 at 7pm.

Exhale

Interdisciplinary and intecultural, Exhale is aboutn indignity, accountability and trauma. It explores the relationships and boundaries forged between indigenous cultures on foreign lands, negotiations between environmental and urban lifestyles and rhe ability to heal through storytelling.
Exhale is the creation of Black Birdss - the Sydney collective fast gaining kudos for energetic, uplifting performances that astutely dissect the female Black and Brown experience in Australia. Incorporating art forms including spoken word, movement. dance. song and story, Black Birds' work is at onve intimate and unexpected, challenging and empowering.
Season: April 9 - 13. 2019.

The Happy Prince

by Little Ones Theatre

From the company that brought Merciless Gods to the Griffin stage comes a queer re-telling of one of Oscar Wilde's most beloved and tender stories.
Little Ones Theatre's award-winning The Happy Prince is a playful and poetic visual fable about the earth-shattering love that grows between a golden statue and a spritely swallow.
Season: June 27 - July 6. 2019

Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party by Fringe Wives Club

You're invited to join the all-singing, all-dancing Clitrati: a not-do-secret society dedicated to combating misogyny and oppression, fuelled by champagne and armed with a killer disco soundtrack
Part exposive comedy cabaret, part interactive club night, this fiercely funny show by three comedy goddesses brnadishes bedazzled weapons if original live music, games, glamour and epic dance moves to wage war on the oppressive forces of bigotry, sexism and homophobia.
Season: Jlu 8 - 20. 2019

Intersection 2019: Arrival

Is a collection of short plays written by some of Australia's exciting young writers.
Each year, ATYP brings together 20 olaywrights from across the country and challenges them to crate storis that speak to the experien=ce of being 17 in Australia, here and now. The ten most startling pieces are put on stage.
Season: February 2 - 16. 2019

April Aardvark

EZ and his gang of bullies have created a fake social media account to infict torment and misery on their fellow Middle Schoolers. The account's name, April Aardvark echoes through the halls with fear and confusion. The gang is smugly satisfied with the results until the day April Aardvark shows up for class. She is the living, breathing manifestation of the account - a mean, obscure, insult machine. The gang tries its hardest to win her over, but April has no need for friends, nor does she care who she forgets.
To everyone's horror, she is the greatest bully that ever lived.
Season: October 19 - 26. 2019

 

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HAYES THEATRE CO.
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au


Joan Sutherland Theatre
Sydney Opera House

 

Lyric Theatre Star city
Bookings: 1300 795 267

 

Peter Pan goes Wrong

Following hot on the wobbly wheels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong Mischielf Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London's West End to Australia.
Once again the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.
Will they ever make it to Neverland.
Season opens February 13. 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newcastle Entrtainment Centre

 

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Old Fitzroy Theatre
129 Dowling St. Woolloomooloo
Bookings 1300 307 264

 

Sydney Independent Theatre Company


 

Playhouse
Sydney Opera Hoiuse
Bookings: 02 9250 7777 or 136 100

The Miser

Wealthy skinflint, Harpargon is so cheap he'd rather bury his money in the backyard and steal oats from his horse before seeing a dollar spent.
John Bell stars in The Miser as the stingy Harpagon, a money-lender who makes Ebenzer Scrooge look generous. With his eye on the prize - an inappropiateley young bride who already has set on his con - Harpago is prepared to sacrifice his children and his dignity to win it all.
Season: March 2 - April 6. 3019

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Qudos Bank Arena
www.ticketek.com.au.

The Man The Music The Show - Hugh Jackman

Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and tony Award winning performer Hugh Jackman announced the Australian leg of his The Man, the Music, the Show WORLD TOUR.
The tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hits from The Greatset Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadwayand film accompanied by a live orchestra. Making a very special guest appearance on the Australian tour id actress and singer Keala Settle who will perform the Acasemy Award® nominates and Golden Globe Award-winning song This is Me from The Greatest Showman and more
Season: August Friday 2 at 20.00 . Saturday August 3 at 14.00 & 20.00. Monday August 5 at 20.00

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Riverina Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 6931 9466

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Roslyn Packer Theatre
Bookings: roslynpackertheatre.com.au

 

 

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State Theatre
Bookings: 136 100

 

Putting on the Ritz

Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes, it's time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Puuting on the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. Ths wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energertic dancrs firect from Lindon's West End
The soundtrack includes timeless classics by George Girshwin, Irning Berlin and Cole Porter. Glittering costumes and slick staging, paired with the most famoua aongs are a perfect match for aglamerous night out and a show you willnever forget.,
Season: Saturday June 1, 2019

 

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Sydney Allphones Arena
Bookings: www.tickettek.com.au
Ph 132 849

 

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Sydney Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 136 100

 

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Opera House

 
 
 

The Kingdom Choir

Royal Wedding Gospel Choir, The Kingdom Choir are giving choirs of Australia the exciting opportunity to open for them on their inaugral Australian tour.
Performing in Queensland, N.S.W. nd Victoria, The Kingdom Choir will personally select a winner and runner-up from each state to perform on stage, providing an once-in-a-lifetime opportunty for amateur choirs to appear at one of Australia's leading musical venues.
Both the winner and runner-up in each city will get to perform songs (acapella or to backing track) before taking their complimenatry seats to enjoy what will be a magical and uplifting concert from The Kingsom choir. The winning choir in each city will also receive a masterclass with The Kingdom Choir award-winning conductor Karen gibson on the day of the respectve concert.Following their show stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding in front of nearly 2 billion people, The Kigsom Choir have attracted worldwide acclaim.
The Kingdom Choir 'Perfect Pitch' competition is open to all choirs irrespective of age, race, region or musical taste. The winners won't necessarily be the most polished pereformances but the nes that demonstrate their own love of music and strike a chord with the judging oanel.
To enter, choirs simly submit a MR4 (or smilar) video of them recently performing (1) song via the competition page http//www.teglive.com.ae/perfect-pitch-competition. files opened om Monday April 29 and close at 11.69pm AEST, Friday June 7. 2019.
The competition is open to all amateur choirs in Australia no larger than 20 members including their conductor. full terms and conditions are available at the competition page.
Karen gibson and members of The Kingdom Choir will then select the winners and runners-up that will be announced on Monday July 1. 2019.
Season: Tuesday August 6. 2019.

 
     

 

Sydney Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 9250 1777

 

TBC
Bookings: 1300 364 001

 

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The Star Theatre
Ticketmaster


 

The Greatest Love f All - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Showtime Australia will present the critically acclaimed live production, The Greatest Love of All - A tribute to Whitney Houston across Australia in April 2019. The show is beautifully crafted, honouring the talent, music and memory of one of the world's most revered singers.
In preparation for such an anticipated show, Sowtime Australia conducted more than 15,000 auditions across 12 countries before selecting accomplished South African vocalist Belinda da Davids who delivers the voice, charm, nuances, and even the gestures of Houston.
Accompanying the breathtaking vocals of Davids on stage will be a sic-piece band, and dancers with an array pf stunning replica costumes. full scale lighting and effects.
Season: April 12. 2019.


 
     
     
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Theatre Royal
Bookings: 1300 723 038

 

The Studio

atyp Studio 1
Pier 4/5

Wharf 1
Bookings:9250 1777
online: sydneytheatre.com.au

 

Wharf 2
Bookings: 61 2 9250 1777

 

WIN Entertainment Centre Wollongong

 

 

 

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Anywhere Theatre Festival 2018

 

 

BiBille Brown StudioBlle Brown Studio
Bille Brown Theatre


ph. QTIX 136 246

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2019 Season

Barbara and the Camp Dogs

Hitting the big time is tough when the only booking your kick-ass-band can secure is a pub gig. But the boisterous bolshie Barbara and her rio=ockers the Camp Dogs are in it for the long haul.
When a family tragedy beckons, Barbara and her sister (and fellow muso) René set off on a long and winding motorbike adventure from Sydney theough Darwin and finally to Katherine - where the bickering pair come face to face with some home truths.
Season: May 1 - 25. 2019

City of Gold

All Breythe ever wanted was to be an actor, but this isn't how he imagined his first big television gig - as a young Aboriginal man, being the face of a disastrous misfire of an advertisement that will get him roasted by his mob.
When a messenger bird suddenly brings Breythe the tragic tidings from his familym it sours him on a journey of grief and duty. Returning home to Kalgoorlie , he is thrust headlong into a family conflict and the reality of what it means tobe an indifenous youth in today's Australia.
Season: June 29 - July 20. 2019.

Fangirls

The new musical comedy about a poorly understood force of nature.

Meet Edna: She's 14, chronically awkward, and everone thinks she's a seial liar. but none of this will matter when her REAl life starts. With Harry. There;s just one problem. Harry is the Tre connection - the world;s biggest boybad.
Whe True Connection announced a stop in Edna's city, she realises that this is her one chance to meet Harry and convince him of their destiny. But just how far is she prepared to go in the name of love? edna takes her obsdession to unforeseen heights in this thrilling and hilarious musical comedy about lost love, fan culture and the danger of underestimating teenage grils.
Season: Septembe 7 - October 5. 2019.

Antigone

A great city has benn torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead - one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped on a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopean state under a new leader - a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness.
Brieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foendations.
Season: October 26 - November 16. 2019.

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Brisbane Convention Centre
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au

 

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 132 849

The Man The Music The Show - Hugh Jackman

Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and tony Award winning performer Hugh Jackman announced the Australian leg of his The Man, the Music, the Show WORLD TOUR.
The tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hits from The Greatset Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadwayand film accompanied by a live orchestra. Making a very special guest appearance on the Australian tour id actress and singer Keala Settle who will perform the Acasemy Award® nominates and Golden Globe Award-winning song This is Me from The Greatest Showman and more
Season: Sundday September 1 at 2pm.


 

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Brisbane Powerhouse

Bookings: 61 7 3358 8600

 


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Concert Hall GPAC
Bookings: 136 246

The Kingdom Choir

Royal Wedding Gospel Choir, The Kingdom Choir are giving choirs of Australia the exciting opportunity to open for them on their inaugral Australian tour.
Performing in Queensland, N.S.W. nd Victoria, The Kingdom Choir will personally select a winner and runner-up from each state to perform on stage, providing an once-in-a-lifetime opportunty for amateur choirs to appear at one of Australia's leading musical venues.
Both the winner and runner-up in each city will get to perform songs (acapella or to backing track) before taking their complimenatry seats to enjoy what will be a magical and uplifting concert from The Kingsom choir. The winning choir in each city will also receive a masterclass with The Kingdom Choir award-winning conductor Karen gibson on the day of the respectve concert.Following their show stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding in front of nearly 2 billion people, The Kigsom Choir have attracted worldwide acclaim.
The Kingdom Choir 'Perfect Pitch' competition is open to all choirs irrespective of age, race, region or musical taste. The winners won't necessarily be the most polished pereformances but the nes that demonstrate their own love of music and strike a chord with the judging oanel.
To enter, choirs simly submit a MR4 (or smilar) video of them recently performing (1) song via the competition page http//www.teglive.com.ae/perfect-pitch-competition. files opened om Monday April 29 and close at 11.69pm AEST, Friday June 7. 2019.
The competition is open to all amateur choirs in Australia no larger than 20 members including their conductor. full terms and conditions are available at the competition page.
Karen gibson and members of The Kingdom Choir will then select the winners and runners-up that will be announced on Monday July 1. 2019.
Season: Monday August 5. 2019


 

Cremorne Theatre

Bookings: 136 246.



L'Appartement

It;s a dream holiday for Aussie couple Meg and Rooster - a decadent getaway in Paris in a swanky Airbub, with fine wine, lavish food, and best of all, no three year old twins in tow - a chance for these parents to lookafter themselves, kisk back and reconnect.
But when they pick up the keys from their departing hosts - an achingly cool, overachieving young French couple - all it takes is 15 minutes for the trip to be derailled. And when they crack open a mystriuos package that arrives on the doorstep, it throws up the biggest ethical drama they've ever faced.
Season: August 3 - 31. 2019.

 

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King George Square
Bookings: 1300 364 001

 

LyricTheatre
Bookings: 136 246

 

 

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Playhouse

Bookings: QTIX136246

 

2019 Season

Storm Boy

Young Storm Boy lives a simple yet free life in the coastal wilds of the South Australian Coorong, combing beaches with his reclusive father, Hideaway tom.
During a long summer, he makes two friends who will shephed him from childhood into adulthood: the jester Fingerbone Bill, who teaches him about his country and Mr Percival, an orphaned pelican who prepares Storm Boy for the wider world with a poignant lesson about love, loss and letting go.
Season: July 29 - August 17. 2019

 

 

Studio 2 - The Greenhouse

CAIRNS

Centre of Contmporary Arts

 

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Cairns Convention Centre

 

Rondo Theatre Cairns

 

 

 

 

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Studios

Tanks Art Centre

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Twelfth Night Theatre

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Gold Coast

 

The Star

The Greatest Love f All - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Showtime Australia will present the critically acclaimed live production, The Greatest Love of All - A tribute to Whitney Houston across Australia in April 2019. The show is beautifully crafted, honouring the talent, music and memory of one of the world's most revered singers.
In preparation for such an anticipated show, Sowtime Australia conducted more than 15,000 auditions across 12 countries before selecting accomplished South African vocalist Belinda da Davids who delivers the voice, charm, nuances, and even the gestures of Houston.
Accompanying the breathtaking vocals of Davids on stage will be a sic-piece band, and dancers with an array pf stunning replica costumes. full scale lighting and effects.
Season: April 20. 2019

 
     
     

 




Adelaide Festival
Theatre.

Mad for Love

The internationally celebrated Grammy-award winning coloratura soprano Sumi Jo returns to Australia this July for a series of unmissabel concerts.
One of the world's greatest exponents of bel canto, Sumi Jo will perform a magnificent program of music from her unsurpassed repertoire, joined on stage for the first time by daching Argentine-born baritone José Carbó.
Sumi Jo and José Carbó will ignite Australian atages with renditions of the most passionate pices from opera and operetta, as well as tango, and traditional folk song from Jo's native Korea. Her astonishing vocal technique and purity of tone will be matched by exquisite wardrobe for a night f operatic glamour.
Season: Sunday July 15th at 5pm.

 

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Cirque Du Soliel

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Adelaide Entertainment Centre
www.ticketek.com ph. 132 849

 

Peter Pan goes Wrong

Following hot on the wobbly wheels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong Mischielf Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London's West End to Australia.
Once again the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.
Will they ever make it to Neverland
Season January 30 - February 3. 2019 7 shows only.

Madiba the Musical

Madiba the Musical which celebrates the life of the former South Adrican leader, Nelson Mandela. who would have turned 100 in July this year, is interwoven with stories of the fight against apartheid and fobidden love in a troubled land.
Astralian producer Neil Croker said an excitring line up of singers, actors and dancers for Madiba the Musical has been assembled with the role of Nelson Mandela being played by Perci Moekstsi who was recently announced following an international search>
From a very humble background where a career in the arts was considered nothing but a hobby for a black child. Perci says he is pinching himself that he'll soon portraing his hero and on an international plaorm.
The South Sfrican star of stage, teklevision and film, Perci Moekets, dare to dream the impossible, encopuraged by Mandela's own words "It is mpossibel until it's dome."
Season: Jnuary 17 - 20, 2019

 

The Man The Music The Show - Hugh Jackman

Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and tony Award winning performer Hugh Jackman announced the Australian leg of his The Man, the Music, the Show WORLD TOUR.
The tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hits from The Greatset Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadwayand film accompanied by a live orchestra. Making a very special guest appearance on the Australian tour id actress and singer Keala Settle who will perform the Acasemy Award® nominates and Golden Globe Award-winning song This is Me from The Greatest Showman and more
Season: Saturday August 10. at 14.00 & 20.00. Sunday August 11. at 20.00

 

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Adelaide Fringe Festival
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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Australian Performing Arts Market

 

Amy Hit Theatre

Bakehouse Theatre
Bookings: 61 8447 6211

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The Cedars
Heysen Rd Hahndorf

   

Uncle Vanya

Produced by La Mama and Bagryana Popov

Chekov quaintly but pointedly dubbed Uncle anya A Portrait of Country Life in Four Acts. Anything but his tragic but funny/awful masterpiece deals honestly with isilation, economic uncertainty, tensions around prperty inheritance, obsession, resilienc, and family bonds.
Sounds pretty contemporary? How about "Forests are disappearing, rivers are running dry...the climate is ruined." this is the 19th century Russian writer's themes are becoming more urgent by the minute.
But this version goes further. For a start it's performed in real time over two days/ Ona real country estateinthis case. Hans Heysen's magnificent historic home The Cedars near Hahndorf. A small audience of 40 people per performance enters the world of the play as it was within the rooms of the house and splits into the surrounding landscape. Between acts, the audience hear about the history of the property and the ecology of the area, and interact with the characters, who go about their lives, seamlessey continuing both in;and out' of performance.

Wednesday March 6; Act 1 and Act 2.
Thursday March 7; Act 3 and Act 4.
Friday March 8; Act 1 and Act 2.
Saturday March 9; Act 3 and Act 4.
Monday March 11; Act 1 and Act 2.
Tuesday March 12 : Act 3 and Act 4.
Wednesday March 13; Act 1 ad Act 2.
Thursday March 14; Act 3 ans Act 4.
Friday March 15; Act 1 and Act 2.
Saturday March 16; Act 3 and Act 4.,

 
         
         

 

Dunstan Playhouse
Bookings Bass 131246

 

Festival Theatre
Bookings: 61 8 8205 2220

 

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Her Majesty's
Bookings: 131 246

 

 

 

Holden Street Theatre Hindmarsh
Bookings: 131 246

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Space Theatre
Bookings: Bass 131 246.

 

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Thebarton

     
 

The Greatest Love f All - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Showtime Australia will present the critically acclaimed live production, The Greatest Love of All - A tribute to Whitney Houston across Australia in April 2019. The show is beautifully crafted, honouring the talent, music and memory of one of the world's most revered singers.
In preparation for such an anticipated show, Sowtime Australia conducted more than 15,000 auditions across 12 countries before selecting accomplished South African vocalist Belinda da Davids who delivers the voice, charm, nuances, and even the gestures of Houston.
Accompanying the breathtaking vocals of Davids on stage will be a sic-piece band, and dancers with an array pf stunning replica costumes. full scale lighting and effects.
Season: April 3. 2019 Tickets via ticketmaster



 
     

 




 

 

Theatre Royal
Bookings: 61 3 6233 2299

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The Ship That Never Was
Bookings: 61 3 6471 7700

The Ship That Never Was

Tasmanina's longest running play The Ship That Never Was based on a real event in 1834 when the last ship built at the convict settlement at Macquarie Harbour was about to sail for the new prison at Poet Arthur but was hijacked by 10 convict shipwrights.
So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of The Ship That Never Was.
The play tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Edcape from Sarah Island! delightful family entertainment not to be missed.
Advance bookings are necessary for all grouops. The play is approxiamately one hour and is performed every day at 5.30pm and from December 27th to January 26th at 5. 30 pm and 8.30pm.

 

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Derwent Entertainment Centre
Bookings: www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam

 

 

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Black Swan Theatre
Bookings: 61 8 9484 1133

 

Burswood Theatre
Bookings: 1300 552 072
www.bocsticketing.com.au

 

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Cirque du Soliel
Bookings: 132 849

Crown Theatre
Bookings: 132 849

 

The Greatest Love f All - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Showtime Australia will present the critically acclaimed live production, The Greatest Love of All - A tribute to Whitney Houston across Australia in April 2019. The show is beautifully crafted, honouring the talent, music and memory of one of the world's most revered singers.
In preparation for such an anticipated show, Sowtime Australia conducted more than 15,000 auditions across 12 countries before selecting accomplished South African vocalist Belinda da Davids who delivers the voice, charm, nuances, and even the gestures of Houston.
Accompanying the breathtaking vocals of Davids on stage will be a sic-piece band, and dancers with an array pf stunning replica costumes. full scale lighting and effects.
Season: AQpril 5. 2019 tickets via ticketek


 
     
     

 

His Majesty's
Bookings: 1300 795 012

  

he Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Fifteen year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret every day life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing hisd neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomonen that simply must not be missed.
Season: August 8 - 19. 2018

Peter Pan goes Wrong

Following hot on the wobbly wheels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong Mischielf Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London's West End to Australia.
Once again the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.
Will they ever make it to Neverland
Season: March 7 - 17. 2019 14 shows only.

 

 

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Perth Arena
Bookings: 132 849

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Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bookings: www.ticketek.com

The Happiect Refugee Live !!

Anh Do's best-selling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cy, and was described by Russell Vrowe as "the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years,"Anh's stage show takes it a steo further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.
When one of Australia's most talented comedians delves deep into his own life's joys and sorrows, the reult is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing....hap..
Season: Saturday February 23. 2019 at 8pm.

 

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RAC Arena

The Man The Music The Show - Hugh Jackman

Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and tony Award winning performer Hugh Jackman announced the Australian leg of his The Man, the Music, the Show WORLD TOUR.
The tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hits from The Greatset Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadwayand film accompanied by a live orchestra. Making a very special guest appearance on the Australian tour id actress and singer Keala Settle who will perform the Acasemy Award® nominates and Golden Globe Award-winning song This is Me from The Greatest Showman and more
Season: Saturday August 31 at 14.00 & 20.00. Sunday September 1 at 14.00.

 

 

Regal Theatre
Bookings 132 849

Riverside Theatre PCEC
Bookings: 132 849

 

 

 

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Sandalford Estate Swan Valley
Bookings: 132 849

TBC
Bookings: 1300 34 001

 

 

Australian capital territories

CANBERRA THEATRE

Bookings: 61 2 6275 2700 & 1800 802 025

Peter Pan goes Wrong

Following hot on the wobbly wheels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong Mischielf Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London's West End to Australia.
Once again the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.
Will they ever make it to NeverlandSeason: February 6 - 10. 2019 7 shows only.

The Miser

Wealthy skinflint, Harpargon is so cheap he'd rather bury his money in the backyard and steal oats from his horse before seeing a dollar spent.
John Bell stars in The Miser as the stingy Harpagon, a money-lender who makes Ebenzer Scrooge look generous. With his eye on the prize - an inappropiateley young bride who already has set on his con - Harpago is prepared to sacrifice his children and his dignity to win it all.
Season: April 11 - 20. 2019.

 

 

 

 

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Royal Theatrtre
Canberra

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: May 16. 2018

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