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1/09/2017 until 2/09/2017

SPRINGTIME ON BROADWAY



 



Friday, 1
September at 7:30pm 

Saturday, 2 September at 2:00pm and 7:30pm



 



Springtime on Broadway will be presented to Ballarat audiences at the start of spring, showcasing
songs and monologues from Broadway shows, including, The Producers,
Seussical the Musical, Shrek
, Newsies, and many more.



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$22.00; Student $14.00; Family (2x2) $60.00


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9/09/2017

John Williamson is firmly cemented in the
nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years.  His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends
and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation.                                                                                

 It all started when he penned
that classic OLD MAN EMU back
in 1970. From this ‘silly’ song (as he often refers to it) that went to #1 for
five weeks, he has continued to create hits including TRUE BLUE, COOTAMUNDRA WATTLE, RIP RIP WOODCHIP, RAINING ON THE
ROCK, THE BIG RED, WINTER GREEN, SALISBURY STREET, GALLERIES OF PINK GALAHS

and HAWKESBURY RIVER LOVIN’
to name but a few of the 400+ songs written by the multi-award winning
songwriter.



Tickets:
Adult $54.00; Pensioner $52.00 Child (14 years and under) $33.00.
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12/09/2017 until 13/09/2017

Performance Time 7:00pm

Black Hill Primary School takes us on an exciting adventure around the
world in their 2017 school concert.

All Tickets $20.00

Children 5 years and under no charge if sitting on parent's knee.

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20/09/2017 TICKET SALES OPEN JULY 10 at 9:00am

The long awaited return of the greatest big band of the 1940’s
Direct from the USA…


The Glenn Miller Orchestra.
A concert spectacular… 24 musicians, singers and dancers on stage!


The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform all their great classic hits… Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and songs from the repertoire from the Andrew Sisters.
The concert will also feature sensational dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers. 
The unforgettable music of the 1940’s, from the Golden era of Swing.


'An evening of nostalgia… unforgettable music… an absolutely brilliant music…' The Australian Stage.

Tickets: Adult $89.90; Conc. $84.90; Group (8+) $79.90
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22/09/2017


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Performance Time: 7:30pm  

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, Scotland's legendary singer/songwriter ISLA GRANT returns to Australia with exciting new songs - plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music. As an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Isla's beautiful voice encompasses everything from country folk songs to easy listening - an unforgetable evening of old favourites and sparkling new compositions.                                                                  Al Grant, Isla's genial and talented husband will join her on stage and bring his irrepressiblehumour to the show featuring his tribute to Jim Reeves. Accompanied by the multi-instrumentalist and singer Isla's concert performance promises to be an absolutely unmissable event.                          All Tickets $69.00

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23/09/2017 Performance time: 8:00pm

BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH
RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW
                                                                                                      

ANH DO - THE HAPPIEST
REFUGEE LIVE!!


Anh Do’s
bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was
described by Russell Crowe as ‘the most surprising and inspiring read I have
had in years.’ Anh’s stage show
takes it a step 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 result is an unforgettable night at
the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

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Tickets: Adult $59.90; Concession $54.90; Group (10+) $54.90

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16/10/2017

The MSO is excited to bring its finest players, and a gorgeous repertoire,to regional Victoria for a series of very special concerts. In this special concert, British clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins returns to play with and conduct the MSO in a riveting series of works, including the dynamic Ornamental Air, written for him especially by MSO’s Composer in Residence Elena Kats-Chernin.


Also on the program is Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds and one of Mendelssohn’s Konzertstücke, in which Collins will be joined by the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year, Brisbane-born Lloyd Van’t Hoff. Rounding out the evening of sumptuous classical music is Beethoven’s Symphony No.8, which the composer fondly referred to as his ‘little Symphony in F’. Look out for the MSO bus on the road; musicians will also be performing workshops for regional school groups in most towns, with tickets available directly from Wendouree Centre For Performing Arts.


The MSO is delighted to welcome Elena Kats-Chernin, one of Australia’s leading composers, as its 2017 Composer in Residence. An Evening with the MSO is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Performance time: 8:00pm


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17/10/2017

Stephen Hillinger           
Conductor                                                     Eric Avery
                          
Presenter                                                   Thea Rossen
                     
Co-Presenter                                       Michael
Collins               
Soloist (clarinet)                                               Lloyd Van’t
Hoff             
Soloist (clarinet)

Repertoire                                                                                               Eric
Avery            Yananha
                                                             Mendelssohn     Konzertstücke                                                         Beethoven         
Symphony No. 8


Discover.
Explore. Extend.
                                                                      Music is an
adventure. Join Aboriginal composer and presenter Eric Avery  for the
journey of a lifetime for students exploring how great
music relates to place,
life and culture in Australia and across the world.
                                 Start your
adventure by adding your own voice to the orchestra in Eric’s audience
participatory composition Yananha. Take a cheeky trip into Beethoven’s most
amusing symphony and delve into classical wild-child Mendelssohn’s concert
piece featuring as soloists one of Australia’s most inspirational young musical
talents 2015 ABC Young Musician of the
Year Lloyd Van’t Hoff  and
international superstar Michael Collins.
                  Along the
way you’ll explore the orchestra and
discover the key building blocks of music including rhythm,
melody, harmony, dynamics and form.


 



This
interactive, educational performance is best suited                      to students from years 3 to
9

Learning
Resources:


Curriculum
linked learning resources will be available to download from MSO’s website from
September 2017 to support students and teachers in preparing for their musical
adventure with MSO.

All Tickets : $10.00

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21/10/2017
Performance time: 8:00pm.
The Rhythms of Ireland has been seen by over two million
worldwide amassing an unsurpassed reputation for their 'stunning executed
performances'.


Experience a
spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced buy the
stunning costumes, lighting and sound. This is indeed,THE
RHYTHMS OF IRELAND
Tickets: Adult $69.90; Concession/children $64.90;                 Family (2x2) $220.00; Group (6+) $64.90.                            PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
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22/10/2017 Performance time: 2:30pm
The 'Light of Unity' is a production staged in celebration of 200 years since the birth of the prophet founder of the Baha'i Faith - Baha'u'llah. Featuring Ballarat most prized musicians, dancers and performers, the one hour show will take audiences on a journey through the life and vision of Baha'u'llah, exploring his message of oneness, peace, universal brotherhood and world unity through artistic interpretation, featuring performances by Indigenous performer Tony Lovett, instrumentalist, Adam Simmons, contemporary dancer Shermaine Heng, pianist Michael Westlake, singer songwriters Paige Duggan and Anna Oliphant-Wright and musicians Geoffrey and Georgina Williams and their Celebration choir.
Entry to the performance is FREE No booking required. For further information visit bahaiballarat.org.au or call Della on 0423 242 972

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8/11/2017

After the Swan
Lake success in touring Australia last year, The Russian National Ballet
Theatre is coming back. They will bring the world's greatest classic ballet The
Nutcracker this time.



Christmas would
not be Christmas without The Nutcracker! Come and celebrate the holidays with
us, joining the magical adventure of Clara, Fritz and the Nutcracker as they
battle the evil Rat King.



Take all you
family to enjoy the exhilarating and magical journey of the Nutcracker this
Christmas!



‘The Russian
National Theatre Ballet is a cut above’- Washington Post

TICKETS: Adult $79.00; Concession $69.00; Group (8+) $69.00

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11/11/2017 Performance time: 8:00pm


Todd
McKenney Sings Peter Allen-The Piano Sessions

Few, if any have done as much to
celebrate the life and music of Peter Allen as Todd McKenney, who delighted
audiences as the original star of the musical The Boy From Oz and who has been shaking Allen’s maracas in various
guises ever since.
                                                      20 years on, Todd pays homage to
Peter Allen in his live event, Todd
McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions
, inviting fans to get up
close and personal in an intimate, relaxed setting: just Todd himself, Michael
Rohanek on grand piano,
Ralph
Marshall on bass, additional vocals from the amazing Lisa Callingham,
and Allen’s fantastic songs. The Piano Sessions just
completed two sold out nights at The Opera House, Sydney, with audiences raving
about McKenney’s performance and showmanship.


                                                                                  As well as singing all of Allen’s
biggest hits including Not The Boy Next
Door, (I Go to) Rio, I Honestly Love You, Tenterfield Saddler
and I Still Call Australia Home, Todd will
tell stories about meeting Allen and playing him on stage.
                                                                       Audiences are encouraged to ask
questions and even score him if they like (bring your judge’s score cards –
he’ll cop it sweet!). It’s all about having fun with a lot of laughs, a few
poignant moments and some great music.


                                                                                        Youll laugh,
you might cry and you
ll certainly be
entertained by one of the nation
s best-loved
performers, a multi-talented star who donned his dancing shoes at the tender
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Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts
1220 Howitt Street Wendouree, Victoria 3355
Telephone: +61 3 5338 0980
Facsimile: +61 3 5338 0991
Email: wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au