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Laycock Street Theatre
17 April 8pm




Stars of the Central Coast
10 leaders of our Central Coast community have been hand picked to fundraise and dance their way onto the stage at Laycock Street Community Theatre for a one-night only performance. Each "star" has been given a dance style/genre to learn with a qualified dance instructor and will perform their dance at Stars of the Central Coast, while raising money for Cancer Council NSW This year's stars include:

General Admission Ticket is $55 and includes the show only.
VIP Ticket is $100 and includes a VIP function in the Don Craig Room with drinks and canapés before the show as well as premium seating in the theatre.  
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Laycock Street Theatre
18 April 8pm
Ben Maiorana Entertainment presents
Buddy Holly in Concert
During this dynamic two hour production, internationally-renowned Scot Robin, who played the lead role in the smash hit musical ‘Buddy’ (original cast), together with his Crickets, will perform more than 30 Buddy Holly hits including: That’ll Be The Day, Heartbeat, Think It Over, Peggy Sue, Raining In My Heart, Rave On, Maybe Baby, True Love Ways, and of course, Oh Boy! This acclaimed production mesmerizes and excites with its high energy performance, brilliant costumes and fantastic musicianship.
Member $60, Adult $65, Conc. $60, Groups 10+ $55
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Laycock Street Theatre
22 April 10 am
Red Live presents
Jay Laga'aia in Jay's Jungle
Jay's Jungle is the new live show featuring everyone's favourite children's television and live entertainer Jay Laga'aia. Jay and his team, featuring our fun loving park rangers, Funk-E de Monkey and C-Mor, the magical lighthouse, discover their island while creating exciting adventures. Our young 'Jungle Crew' audiences will love the interaction with Jay and his team through this 45 minute show including song, dance and music.
Jay Laga'aia is known for his part on Australian children's TV show Playschool and also for his role as Captain Typho in the Star Wars films and as Draco in Xena the Warrior Princess. Jay has also played many roles on Australian television, including Water Rats, Celebrity Big Brother, McLeod's Daughters and on stage in The Lion King and Wicked.
Jay's Jungle is the next big television show for Jay and he's looking forward to entertaining all the kids with his new adventure, both on television and live on stage.
Adult $23.75, Child $17.75
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Laycock Street Theatre
23 April 11am
VERA, the magic of Dame Vera Lynn starring Melanie Parry

Join one of Australia’s leading ladies of song as internationally acclaimed chanteuse Melanie Parry performs her wonderful nostalgic musical tribute to Dame Vera Lynn to commemorate 2015 World Celebrations for the 70 Anniversary of WWII. With an equally impressive list of TV credits in Britain and Australia, Melanie Parry has shared the stage with Barry Crocker, Simon Gallagher, John Williamson, Toni Lamond, Jackie Love, Michael Caton, John Paul Young and Peter Cousens to name just a few.

In her special tribute, Vera, the Magic of Dame Vera Lynn, Melanie Parry recreates the era when Vera was known as the ‘forces sweetheart’ and inspired a nation of people with her patriotic wartime songs and then went on to become one of the most revered vocalists in the world. This moving concert features excerpts from her famous BBC radio program, Sincerely Yours, and expertly celebrates the life and music of this great Dame through song and nostalgic archival wartime film clips of WWII. As Melanie sings one stirring song after another you will see the sweeping plains and cities of Great Britain that will evoke such proud emotions and memories, to hearing Churchill announcing the end of the European war, people dancing in the streets in celebration, to the Royal family visiting and comforting their people who were left devastated by the bombs on London, to their appearances on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to a crowd cheering in victory. Don’t miss the beautiful voice of Melanie Parry as she sings The White Cliffs of Dover, This is the Army Mr Jones, Land of Hope & Glory, We’ll Meet Again and many more beautiful songs in this unique and exceptional show tribute.

This show has been personally and officially endorsed by Dame Vera Lynn herself.

Official Melanie Parry website: www.melanieparry.com

Enjoy footage from the show by clicking here

Adult $25, Conc. $23, Student $18, Groups 10+ $23
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Laycock Street Theatre
24 April 8pm

Ellis Productions presents


Well-known writer and performer Michael Veitch's life-long obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War led him to conclude that every single person who flew them, or flew in them, has at least one extraordinary story to tell. With most of these veterans in their eighties, he knew that it was a matter of urgency to find them now, before their personal stories disappear forever.
Based on his two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, Veitch takes on the roles of former airmen, recounting their extraordinary, true and largely untold stories of combat in the air war of 1939-45 as they were told to him.
From bomber pilots to fighter aces, from rear gunners to bomb aimers, from stories of death and fear to tales of humour and comradeship, Michael has helped unearth the extraordinary stories of ordinary men living and fighting in extraordinary times.
In all, five men and their stories are presented, all contrasting, all compelling, all true.
Hear these stories for the first time from the mouths of the men who lived them.
Member $25, Adult $35, Concession $30,
Groups 10+ $28, Under 18 $18
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Laycock Street Theatre
1 May 8pm
Ben Maiorana and California Records present
The Big Guns of Country Tour

Come and relive the magic & the great hits of Country Superstars Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash & John Denver in a truly unique and inspiring tribute to three music legends who dominated the charts in the 60’s & 70’s.
During his 50 years in show business Glen Campbell has released more than 70 albums and sold 45 million records and accumulated no fewer than 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of the 74 trips up the country charts, 27 landed in the Top 10 and made history by winning 4 Grammy Awards in both country & pop categories in 1967.
Come and hear classic hits such as - "Bonaparte’s Retreat”, "Try A Little Kindness", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Southern Nights", ”Gentle On My Mind”, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and many many more.
Selling over 50 million records Grammy Award winner and Country Music Legend Johnny Cash become and was one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music – his massive fans will be transported back in time celebrating his magical hits such as  – Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Walk The Line, Big River, Get Rhythm, A Boy Named Sue, Man In Black, and many many more.

John Denver fans will also be transported to a time when his magical hits such as - Take Me Home Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Thank God I’m A Country Boy, Sunshine On My Shoulders, Leaving On A Jet Plane and many more hits were inspiring  a generation of music lovers the world over.
His massive hits earned him 12 Gold and 4 Platinum Albums with over 20 million record sales worldwide and sold out concerts around the world.
You will be mesmerised as Graham Toole performs and pays tribute to two of the most admired country music stars of all time together with his 7 piece orchestra he will take you on a wonderful journey as we celebrate the inspiring music of Country Superstars Glen Campbell & John Denver’s magical hits together with Chris Callaghan portraying the magical hits of Country Superstar “The Man In Black” Johnny Cash.
Chris is absolutely sensational both physically and vocally with his rugged Johnny Cash looks and gravel voice as he takes you back in time with hit after massive hit.
Australian Music Legend Frank Ifield was so impressed with Graham’s ability to recreate the magic of both stars that he recommends that you do not miss seeing this unique and exciting show.
2GB’s Ray Hadley said “I was Captivated by this bloke”

“A must see show for anyone who wants to relive the sound, the voice and all of the magical hits of Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash & John Denver in an exciting two hour concert experience that is much like the men themselves – unforgettable”.
“This show is a must for all Country Music fans” !
Member $60, Adult $65, Conc. $60, Groups 10+ $60
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Laycock Street Theatre
2 May 8pm
Peter Powers: World's Funniest and Naughtiest Hypnotist

Peter Powers the World’s funniest hypnotist performs his Naughty Naughty Hypno Show at  the Laycock Street Theatre on Saturday 2 May, 8pm show. You’ve seen him on the Footy Show, now see him LIVE! at the Laycock Theatre.

His live stage show draws crowds much larger than any other hypnotist in every one of the countries he performs, making him ‘the biggest box-office hypnotist’. Peter will feature in a series of his own TV Shows early 2015 titled “Mesmerised”. This will air in prime time on Channel 7

Referred to as “a comedy genius”, “a hypnotist without equal” and “the best in the business”, Peter delights in the antics of his hapless volunteers almost as much as his audiences. Peter says ‘Australia is my favourite place to perform, the people here are mad, outrageous and push themselves to the edge…thus providing great entertainment like nothing else!’
Whilst his volunteers live out their wildest fantasies or experience their worst fears, the audience is thoroughly entertained as they indulge themselves in this bittersweet adventure! If you’re out to have a great time, you won’t leave a Peter Powers’ show disappointed!
Mild Content: Adult supervision may be required for younger audience members.

Member $37.50, Adult $43.50, Conc. $38.50, Student $43.50, Groups 10+ $38.50
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Laycock Street Theatre
3 May 2.30pm

Focal Point Australia Presents
Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert

The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Feelin Groovy, Me & Julio, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, Kathy’s Song, Sounds of Silence...

Simon & Garfunkel reflected and defined the mood of the '60s. With their impeccable musicianship and record sales in excess of 70 million, they are arguably the greatest vocal duo of all time.
Simon and Garfunkel - The Concert  is inspired by their remarkable reunion concert in Central Park New York. ‘Shelley & Robertson’ with a full backing band relive the songs, the times, the music and those impeccable harmonies.

A fun, nostalgic story filled performance that will touch you and transport you back to where you were, and what you felt, when you first heard their music.
See footage about the show here http://youtu.be/3aQ5HI3FywY



Theatre Member $50, Adult $55, Conc./ Child/ Groups 10+ $50
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Laycock Street Theatre
7 May 8pm

Pearl: The Janis Joplin Story
To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’, to her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll.Pearl,- The Janis Joplin Story, delivers in words and music her tumultuous outlook on life, love and being the first lady of rock who got a little dirty!

Featuring, Liza Ohlback one of Australia’s premier  Jazz and Blues singers Including hits such as Cry Cry Baby’,‘Move Over’, ‘Piece of My Heart’, ‘Bobby McGee’ and more.

Also featuring the influences of greats such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen.‘Pearl’ transports the audience into a smokey, jazz blues club feel… mixed with a good dose of pure acid rock and bohemian vintage freedom!

Theatre Member $48, Adult $55, Conc. $50, Groups 10+ $48
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The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy
8 May 8pm

Laycock Street Theatre
5 June 8pm in the Don Craig Room

RDA Central Coast and Gosford and Wyong Councils present
The Bogan Song Cycle

Dorian Mode is a multi-award winning musician and writer of laugh-out-loud books: A Cafe in Venice (Penguin) and Mozart Maulers (Penguin) have been bestsellers here and in Europe. These careers have remained separate until Dorian recently competed a doctorate (APA scholarship winner) on ‘Bogans!’ Armed with this unique insight, his talents combine in a hilarious new show ‘Bogan Song Cycle”: an exploration of all things ‘bogan’ told through surreal yarns and song.

With songs like ‘Moonlight In The Shire’, ‘Caravanistan’, ‘I’m Too Poor To Be Thin’ and ‘She Said Goodbye In Budgewoi’, you’ll laugh out loud and release the ‘inner Bogan’ within you!

His musical partner Andrew Wilkie plays the vibraphone and has performed and recorded in almost every style of music you could imagine at the highest level: classical with the Symphony orchestras of Queensland and Sydney and he's even performed at Royal Command performances in the Royal Albert Hall.

His musicality and diversity may be shown by listing some of the stars he has performed and toured with: Jose Feliciano, James Morrison, Jimmy Little, Michael Feinstien, Jane Rutter, Gangajang, Jimmy Little and many more.

His talent and experience led to the commission: composing the original and complete score for TAPDOGS, the most successful Australian theatrical export.

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Member $15, Adult $25, Concession/Student $20

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Laycock Street Theatre
13 May 8pm
Tas Dance presents
Luminous Flux
Luminous Flux, a sensational double-bill by Tasmania's premier dance company, Tasdance, brings together two of Australia's luminary figures in contemporary dance; Tanja Liedtke's Enter Twilight and Byron Perry's Light Entertainment. Investigating multiple interpretations of light, Luminous Flux is quirky and entertaining, and showcases the versatility of the Tasdance ensemble. With a musical journey from Beethoven to Australian electronica, Luminous Flux promises an illuminating evening of captivating dance.

60 mins (including 15 minute interval)

Some smoke effects and strobe-like lighting. Not suitable for unaccompanied children.

Theatre Member $32, Adult $45, Concession, Groups 10+ $40, Child under 12 $20

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Laycock Street Theatre
15 May 8 pm

A List Entertainment presents
Kitty Flanagan – Seriously?
In this brand new show, Kitty gives you the inside scoop on gravediggers, cops, cubans and spaghetti soss. There’s advice on how to speak to doctors, some funny music from Sister Penny plus a serious attempt to quantify one of life’s biggest mysteries:
“How much do old people love salt?”
Adult $44.90, Concession, Student, Groups 10+ $39.90

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Laycock Street Theatre
16 May 8pm
CCEntertainment presents
'Great Gig in the Sky' Pink Floyd Celebration
CCEntertainment proudly announce the return of 'The Great Gig in the Sky' Pink Floyd celebration.
Sold out at Laycock since 2006, this journey through the timeless and evocative masterpiece albums 'The Dark Side of the Moon', 'The Wall' and 'Wish You Were Here' is unmissable.
Guest vocalists Mitch Anderson (The Voice), Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Mark De Costa, Natasha Stuart and Jess Dunbar will join a sublime 7 piece band under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo (guitars) to passionately reinterpret the Floydian back catalogue in a breathtaking concert, which this year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the seminal 'Wish You Were Here' album.
Set the controls for the heart of the sun and prepare to become comfortably numb, but book early to avoid disappointment!
Adult $55, Members / Concession/Student/ Groups 8+ $50

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Laycock Street Theatre
27 May 8pm

Abstract Entertainment presents
Songs in the Key of Motown

By popular demand, the all-singing all-dancing Songs In The Key Of Motown is coming back to Australia! Two of the best and biggest Las Vegas soul shows are coming together again and bringing with them the best in soul and Motown music. Transporting audiences back to the era where The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha and The Vandellas, Smokey robinson and the Miracles reigned supreme, Songs In The Key Of Motown will literally leave you breathless!

Adult $65
Member / Conc / FT Student / Groups 10+ $58.50
Under 16  $52.65

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Laycock Street Theatre
29 May 7pm

Definitive Promotions presents
The Martin & Lewis Show

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him our very own Tony Lewis as Jerry Lewis.
From Atlantic Cities ‘500 Club’ to Las Vegas, The king of Comedy Jerry Lewis and the straight talking smooth singing Dean Martin turned the world on its head when they teamed up in 1946.
Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis recreate a time line of song and comedy from the greatest act of that time. From the duo's humble beginnings to their solo careers including Everybody Loves Somebody, Volare, Amore and many more, Tom Stevens will have you believing you are watching Dean Martin in 1955.
Tony Lewis has won many awards over the past 20 years but his greatest claim, is his tribute to Jerry Lewis. An acclaimed stand alone comedian, Tony Lewis is even better when he teams up with Tom Stevens. Tony’s 'Typewriter’ act is said to be the best tribute to Jerry Lewis' 'Typewriter' scene from 'Who’s Minding the Store'.
Tom Stevens has been a well renowned performer in Las Vegas for the past 25 years and his resemblance to Dean Martin is so uncanny that Dean Martin's own daughter Deana said of Tom's portrayal of her father at the Dean Martin Festival in his hometown of Steubenville, Ohio, 'I've never seen anyone look and sound more like my daddy.' Tom has since performed at the festival for 13 out of the 18 years since it's onset.
Both Stevens and Lewis have recently appeared in Atlantic City, Arizona, Florida and Jersey in the USA! Their recent tour included work on live television and radio in conjunction with performing in famous theatres and casino showrooms.

Adult $55
Member / Conc / Groups 8+ $50

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Laycock Street Theatre
1 June 11am and 1pm
2 June 10am, 12 noon and 6pm

Fifth show now on sale - 2 June 6pm

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CDP presents Tall Stories' Magical Musical Adaptation of
The Gruffalo's Child

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler published by Macmillan Children's Books

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss this sequel. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist. Does he? The team behind The Gruffalo returns with The Gruffalo's Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 4 and up, and their adults…

“winningly played” - Sydney Morning Herald
“can't fail to please” - Brisbane Courier Mail
“...this brave little offspring of the Gruffalo captures the young audience and keeps it entranced...plenty of audience involvement to keep the kids active and engaged....” - Stage Whispers

Member $20, Adult $25, Concession $20,
Groups 10+ $22, Under 12 $18, School Groups $18
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Laycock Street Theatre
6 June 8 pm

Premier Entertainment presents
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons & Beach Boys Show

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and Beach Boys show is a slick production that brings together these two iconic and exciting harmony bands from the 60’s and beyond in one great and entertaining show.

This is a musical production featuring a live band of musicians with 5 talented people delivering great vocals and harmonies. Sheer talent and choreographed routines promise to entertain the audience.

Millions of people throughout the world witnessed The Jersey Boys in a sensational and moving production paying tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and this concert will bring back fond memories of the show combining the music of both Frankie Valli & The Beach Boys.

The Frankie Valli segment will treat you to those great hits as recently showcased by the world famous Jersey Boys, including Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Working My Way Back to You, Can’t Take My Eyes of You, Walk Like a Man, Let’s Hang On, Who Loves You, Grease and of course, Oh What a Night!

The Beach Boys set will include hits like Fun Fun Fun, California Girls, I Get Around, Help Me, Rhonda, Surfer Girl, Surfin’ USA and many more.

Adult / FT Student $42.50,
Conc / Groups 10+ $37.50,
Member $36.50, Child $35

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The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy
11 June, 12 June 11 am and 8 pm, 13 June 2 pm and 8 pm, 14 June 5 pm

JASPA Entertainment presents
TOP GIRLS, by Caryl Churchill

In 1982 London, Marlene hosts a dinner party to celebrate her promotion to Manager of Top Girls Employment Agency. Her dinner guests consist of women from history, real and fictional: Pope Joan who, disguised as a man was said to have been Pope between 854-856; Isabella Bird (1831-1904) the Scotswoman who travelled the world between the ages of forty and seventy; Lady Nijo (c. 1258) Emperor's concubine and later Buddhist nun; Dull Gret, subject of Breughel's Dutch painting Dulle Grietwho led an army of women charging through Hell fighting the devils; and Patient Griselda, whose story as an obedient wife was told by Chaucer in 'The Clerk's Tale' of The Canterbury Tales. Following the character of Marlene, at work and at home, this play by Caryl Churchill explores issues of gender bias, feminism and the role of women in a male oriented society.

Suitable for ages 15 and over.

11 June and 12 June 11 am All Tickets $24 (Schools Special with Q & A on request)

All other performances School Group $29, Member $33.50, All other tickets $35
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Laycock Street Theatre
20 June 8 pm

The Harbour Agency presents
Ian Moss - Six Strings Classics Tour

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, five times ARIA winner Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity,resonating with pure soul. Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

Ian will be performing all of the classic hits from his well renowned ‘Six Strings’ album as well as  the big hitters from his ‘Let’s All Get Together’ and ‘Soul on West 53rd’ albums. The show will include all the Cold Chisel / Ian Moss classics, performed as only Ian can.

Moss has evolved into a solo artist of the same calibre and commanding the same respect as Cold Chisel. The Six Strings Classic tour will be the perfect intimate setting for audiences to experience the powerfully resonating classic songs of Cold Chisel and Ian Moss.

All Tickets $55
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Laycock Street Theatre
26 June 10.30 am and 1.30 pm

Life Like Touring presents
Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield

Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef! When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef! It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups, and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef! 

See footage from the show here:


Group 12+ $35.90
All other tickets $39.90

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Laycock Street Theatre
30 June 7.30 pm, 1 July 12.00pm,
2 July and 3 July 10.30 am and 7.30 pm, 4 July 12.00 pm and 7.30 pm

Gosford Musical Society presents
Footloose the Musical
Ren McCormack is shocked when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing illegal. Our hero Ren faces an uphill battle to change things and fit in. With the help of friend Willard Hewitt, Ren tries to overcome the obstacles of the Reverend Shaw Moore, influential father of defiant teen queen and friend Ariel Moore.
The 80s film phenomenon that defined a generation explodes on the Laycock Street stage when GMS Juniors proudly presents Footloose, featuring energised chart topping smash hits of the 80s including: Let's Hear It For the Boy, Holding Out For A Hero and of course, Footloose.
The modern stage version of this loved classic is an outstanding, fresh intergenerational, foot-stomping, coming of age story for teens and adults alike who understand that 'faith and freedom always have their price'.
With a cast of over 50 led by talented and innovative Director Jillian Logan, the brilliance of Choreographer James Bloom and virtuosity of Musical Director Ben Ross, Ren and friends might just succeed in loosening up the conservative town.
So everbody, get ready to bridge the generation gap and cut loose with FOOTLOOSE!!!

All Tickets $25
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Laycock Street Theatre
7 and 12 July 8pm

RockCity presents
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
“One of the best date-night shows you'll see this year! Hysterically titillating!” - TheaterMania.com
“A night of laughter that makes you feel good in all the wrong places. Go and see it!” - BroadwayWorld.com
“Hilarious! Sex Tips is a fun ride and a great date night!”
- Metro New York

A hit on stage in New York! A best-selling book! Now this hilarious comedy comes to Laycock St Theatre. Married or single, this hilarious comedy show gives you fun-filled tips that only one person can give you - a gay man!
Have a blast at “Sex Tips…” The funniest, raunchiest night out!

Suitable for ages 18+

All Tickets $45
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Laycock Street Theatre
24 July 8pm, 25 July 2pm and 8 pm, 30 July and 31 July 8pm, 1 August 2pm and 8 pm, 2 August 2 pm, 6 August and 7 August 8 pm, 8 August 2pm and 8 pm

Gosford Musical Society presents
Legally Blonde

Elle Woods has it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law School. Determined to get him back, Elle decides to get in too. At school, she struggles with peers and professors. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Based on the hit 2001 film of the same name, Legally Blonde the Musical features an infectious pop score that will have you dancing in the aisles. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warning, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal.

Directed by Gareth Davis, with Choreography by Karen Snook and Musical Direction by Mark Williams.

Theatre Member / GMS Member $36, Adult $40, Concession / Child $38, Groups 10+ $36

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Laycock Street Theatre
14 August 8pm

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the third year in a row, featuring the crème de la crème of the 2015 Festival right on your doorstep!
Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the funniest and freshest emerging talents, you will be left sore from belly laughs due to this jam packed night of pure entertainment!
2014 saw the Showcase put smiles on the faces of over 15,000 people in more than 45 regional and metropolitan centres over a huge 5 month tour and 2015 is set to be the biggest tour so far!
So call your pals, book the babysitter and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year!
"A very lucky audience was brought to tears, to fits of laughter courtesy of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase..." - AU Review

Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over. May contain coarse language and adult themes.
Member $40, All other tickets $44
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Laycock Street Theatre
21 August 12noon and 2pm
22 August 10am and 12noon

A CDP Production
The 26-Storey Treehouse


Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! THEY’RE BACK!
Yes, that’s right. Andy and Terry had such a ball with their crash-landing entry into the world of theatre with The 13-Storey Treehouse, they’re back for more. 13 storeys more, in fact. AND YOU’RE INVITED!
You know what 13 more storeys means? More INVENTIONS – like the 78 flavour ice-cream-dispensing robot and the brain bamboozling Maze of Doom (not to mention the self-inflating underpants) and more things to go WRONG – not least of which is the very real possibility that the entire show is a complete and utter disaster. Will Andy and Terry push their friend Jill to her absolute limits? And who is this shady Hector Houtkop, with a really bad pirate accent? And what about ALL THOSE PIRATES?
Adapted by award-winning playwright and author Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), The 26-Storey Treehouse is brought to you by the same cracker team that delivered the smash-hit stage version of The 13-Storey Treehouse. So what are you waiting for? You’ll laugh your head off!

Member $20, Adult $25, Concession $20,
Groups 10+ $22, Under 12 $18, School Groups $18
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Laycock Street Theatre
24 August 8pm

Bell Shakespeare's

By William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
With Josh McConville & Matilda Ridgway

Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is little that’s darker and more complicated than the act of revenge. A family torn apart by murder, a son burdened with the truth and the task of avenging his father, and a country on the brink of war.
Anguish, passion and desperation collide in this tragic telling of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who is tormented by the impossibility of his dilemma, and who remains one of theatre’s most fascinating characters.
Damien Ryan, returning to Bell Shakespeare following the critically acclaimed Henry V in 2014, will deliver a new production of Hamlet, infused with the passion, contemplation and emotion that Shakespeare’s compelling poetry cries out for. Josh McConville (Griffin Theatre Company’s The Boys and Sydney Theatre Company’s Mojo) and Matilda Ridgway (Sport For Jove’s A Doll’s House) will delve into the depths of the complexity, violence, philosophical reflection, madness and maddening seduction of Hamlet.

Member $40, Adult $50, Concession $48,
Groups 10+ $45, Under 18 $25
, School Groups $18

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Laycock Street Theatre
26 August 7.30pm
Raz Music presents
My Latin Heart
- Jose Carbo with Slava & Leonard Grigoryan

Expect an evening of sumptuous song, stunning strings and tantalising tango, when internationally acclaimed baritone Jose Carbo, along with brilliant classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan present My Latin Heart. Jose Carbo's album My Latin Heart shot to number one on the Limelight Classical Music Charts in 2013 and was nominated for Classical Record of the Year at the ARIA Awards. Now this lush collection of Latin American songs come to life on stage as Jose Carbo, with the Grigoryans, performs the songs given to him by his grandfather, Donato, back in Argentina, and soulful classics from the heart of Latin America, including Lara's Granada, Piazzolla's Ave Maria and Oblivion, as well as brilliant tangos such as Caminito, Mi Buenos Aires Querido and Adios.
Jose Carbo was born in Argentina of Spanish and Italian descent and his connection with the vibrant music and culture of Latin America runs deep. At an early age, he studied under the tutelage of Thais Taras, Arax Mansourian and Margaret Baker Genovesi in Rome, made his European debut in Italy at the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma and performs regularly with Opera Australia and the major orchestras, praised for his soulful interpretations and fierce technique. Speaking of the musical collaboration with the Grigoryans, Jose says, 'We spent so long together working on the songs before we went into the studio to record them ... The three of us have a great simpatico. Sitting down together in front of an audience to perform these songs that we all love is going to be extremely satisfying.'
My Latin Heart drew sell-out performances at its world premiere at the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by a further sold out performance at the Melbourne Recital Hall.

See footage from the show here:


Member $43, Adult $49, Conc / FT Student $45, Child $35
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Laycock Street Theatre
11 September 8pm

Harbour Agency Presents
Johnny Cash The Concert: 60 Years of Cash

On September 1, 1954 an unknown young man walked into the recording studio in the Memphis Recording Service building at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee and walked out having cut a record that would define its own genre of music. That single, Hey Porter, was released on the Sun Records label on June 21, 1955 and a legend was born.

Few artists can claim that they are an entire genre of music unto themselves but if you try and define this man’s body of work, you are left with one conclusion. Johnny Cash is that artist!

At his passing in 2003 at the age of 71, he left behind an unparalleled body of work, having written & recorded over 800 songs and having recorded more than 1500 songs in total. He is the only artist in history to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll, Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame and to add further to this unprecedented honour he is also a member of the Rockabilly and Gospel Halls of Fame. 60 years after the release of his first single, having won countless awards, including fourteen Grammy awards and having become a worldwide household name, this unequalled artist has become an icon of 20th century popular culture and his legend has continued to grow as we have moved well and truly into the 21st century.

Since 2009, Award-Winning singer Daniel Thompson & Australian guitar master Stuie French have been wowing Australian audiences with Johnny Cash The Concert, keeping the spirit of the Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music. In 2015 the boys return with their brand new show Cash 60 - 60 Years of Johnny Cash marking 60 years since the world first heard from the powerhouse that was Johnny Cash. Backed as always by their engine room, The Tennessee Studs, Cash 60 promises to be Johnny Cash The Concerts best show yet. Always keen to give their audiences something new and fresh, Cash 60 brings you the expected hits and highlights from Cash’s stellar career but as always the show is full of select favourites and forgotten gems from the extensive Cash catalogue.

Nobody brings to life the sprit and the music of The Man in Black quite like Johnny Cash The Concert.

On the road from August 2015, Cash 60 is a show not to be missed.

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Laycock Street Theatre
12 September 8pm
Christine Anu 20th Anniversary Tour
2015 will see Christine Anu celebrating the 20thAnniversary of her ARIA Award winning album, Stylin’ Up with a National tour. In a 2 hour show, Christine will perform the songs that drew in fans from around the globe and cemented her place as an iconic Australian performer. Audiences will be entertained with Christine’s hit songs Island Home, Party, Monkey and the Turtle, and Wanem Time as well as the full repertoire of songs from the album that started it all! Christine will also surprise audiences with other favourite tunes from her illustrious and successful career as one of Australia’s most well-known, loved and respected Indigenous artists. It is no surprise that Stylin Up, released by Mushroom Music in 1995, set Australian music lovers alive. At the time it was one of the most influential albums ever released by an Indigenous artist, featuring a unique blend of Christine’s culturally diverse musical styles with David Bridie’s lush strings and cinematic atmospheres. Stylin’ Up was so successful that Christine played all over Australia, with her performance at the Metro in Sydney being recorded for a live CD. The ABC also recorded the show to be part of a documentary on Christine’s career and heritage (Salt Water Soul); this documentary aired nationally on ABC TV. Not only did Stylin’ Up cement Christine’s place as a major player in the Australian Music Industry, but it paved the way for many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporaries. Christine is enthralled about the opportunity to revisit Stylin’ Up in a national tour and to reconnect with the fans who have made it all happen.

Member $42, All other tickets $45

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Laycock Street Theatre
15 September 6pm
16 September 10am and 12noon

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Shake and Stir Theatre Co presents
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again!
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular new live show, taking the world's best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some unexpected and hilarious twists. A visual feast that combines a rocking sound track, immersive lighting design, dance, song, shadow puppetry and four of the country's best comic actors who bring over 40 characters to life.
This fast-moving, always surprising show is a celebration of the world's number one storyteller. Hailed by audiences and critics alike Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts has been described as 'flawlessly funny... Beautifully gratifying, clever stuff'
- Weekend Notes and '...delights and revolts. A treat for mums, dads and the littlies... the audience lapped it up...' - The Courier-Mail.
Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment especially for children 5 to 105. Visit the official Roald Dahl website, which is packed with information and up to date news from the world of Roald Dahl, by clicking through to www.roalddahl.com

Member $20, Adult $25, Concession $20,
Groups 10+ $22, Under 12 $18, School Groups $18
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Laycock Street Theatre
19 September 10.30am
Marvels of Magic with Elio Simonetti
Elio Simonetti has been a professional conjuror since he was 15 and is one of Australia’s most inventive and artistic magicians. His training in classical ballet brings a graceful bravado to his strong theatrical approach. This engaging performance sets elegant illusion to classical music, light-hearted conjuring to an upbeat tango and humorous capers with audience volunteers. Elio and his assistant Eva create an experience on stage that is artistic, impeccable and irresistibly entertaining. A traditional magic act that appeals to children and adults alike”
Member $15, Adult $20, Concession, Student, Groups 10+ $16

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Laycock Street Theatre
25 September 8pm
26 September 2pm and 8pm

Theatrichals presents
The Tap Pack
Created by Jesse Rasmussen,
Jordan Pollard and Thomas J Egan
Directed and Co Created by Nigel Turner - Carroll

Inspired by the unforgettable live shows of the Rat Pack featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr comes a new, highly entertaining act with the old classics combined with a fresh twist. Tap!
The Tap Pack are guys that can sing, joke and above all tap up a storm. With songs like Lady is a Tramp, Straighten up and Fly Right mixed with slick humour, slapstick comedy, sharp suits and high-energy tap dancing, the Tap Pack picks up where the Rat Pack left off.
These men are Australia’s finest and most inspiring young artists with credits in over 20 musical theatre productions, motion picture blockbusters and all things entertainment. Join us as we swingify new songs, jazz up the old ones and tap beats so cool, you won’t need ice in your drink.
This is a show inspired by the legends of yesteryear and freshly created for the audience of today. Cool classics with a fresh twist.

Member $40, Adult $50, Concession $48,
Groups 10+ $45, Under 18 $25
, School Groups $18

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Laycock Street Theatre
28 September 7.30pm




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The Russian National Ballet's Swan Lake

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

\With the instantly recognizable music of Tchaikovsky,virtually a signature of classical ballet, and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of all works in the repertory.

The glamour of the palace ballroom is evocative of the Russian Imperial world in which the ballet was created, while the haunting moonlit lakeside is perfect for the tragic conflict of the human and spirit worlds. The Central role of Odette / Odile is one of the most testing for any ballerina, especially in portraying both the vulnerability of Odette, the while swan, and the predatory duplicity of Odile, the black swan.

Member $59, Adult $69, Concession / Groups 10+ $59, Student / Child $49, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $49 each

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Laycock Street Theatre
29 September 7.30pm

The Russian National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty has a special place in The Russian National Ballet Theatre's repertoire. One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original St Petersburg staging of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890 was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at it's zenith. Today it remains the cornerstone of The Russian National Ballet Theatre's repertory.

The current staging is directed by Evgeny Amosov. With it's huge cast, fairytale settings and glorious Tchaikovsky score, The Sleeping Beauty remains the very essence of classical grandeur. This version has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, good versus evil and love.

Member $59, Adult $69, Concession / Groups 10+ $59, Student / Child $49, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $49 each
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Laycock Street Theatre
3 October 8pm

Happy Days Records & Scott 'Buddy' Cameron present
Buddy Holly in Concert - 60 Years of Buddy Holly

No-Buddy does it better than Scott ‘Buddy’ Cameron

Bob Montgomery (long-time friend of Buddy Holly & Writer of the hit song Heartbeat)

Buddy Holly was an innovator.  He pioneered and popularized Rock 'N' Roll as we know it today.  Happy Days Records presents Buddy: In Concert, 60 Years of Buddy Holly – a celebration of Rock N Roll history starring Scott “Buddy” Cameron.
Buddy Holly’s career began in 1956 and spanned only a few short years, but he continues to make a lasting impact on popular music, influencing acts including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Elton John, among others. Inducted in to the hall of fame in 1986, (Co-incidentally the same year Scott was born) the Texan was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine at number thirteen on its '100 Greatest Artists' list having written some of histories greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll songs.

Scott “Buddy” Cameron is no stranger to portraying Holly, having done so for over a decade to many a rapturous crowd.  Scott is one of the most recognised Buddy Holly performers in the world, receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of the 50’s legend in the international smash hit musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in productions staged from 2005 through to 2009 and, to this day, continues to don the trademark horn-rimmed glasses, the ever so engaging and charismatic figure and a lilting vocal hiccup in many other concert productions. He is recognised by Members of Holly’s own family as being the closest thing today to the legend of Holly.

Buddy: In Concert, 60 Years of Buddy Holly will see Cameron perform some of Rock N Roll’s greatest songs from across the 50’s and 60’s from artists including Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, among others. Following a short intermission, Scott will get his rave on performing the very best of Buddy Holly’s catalogue of hits.  Expect to hear the hits 'Peggy Sue', 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Oh Boy', 'Maybe Baby' and many more.

Adult $65, Concession / Groups 8+ $59.

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Laycock Street Theatre
10 October 8pm

Ben Maiorana presents
Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers

Starring internationally renowned artist Dean Bourne with special guests The Robertson Brothers in a magical celebration of the music of superstars Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers as they perform hit after massive hit.

Dean Bourne has been described as having “The Spirit Of Roy Orbison” within him as he performs Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah,Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin For The Man, Running Scared, and many many more.

Dean Bourne is the world’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today.  Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as – Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent and more.

The magical sounds of The Everly Brothers come alive again with The Robertson Brothers amazing voices and world class vocal harmonies, receiving rave reviews and comments such as Brilliant, Perfect, Incredible and more.

Come and hear the magical hits of The Everly Brothers such as – Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Do is Dream, Bird Dog,  Let it be me, (Till) I Kissed You, Cathy's Clown, Crying In The Rain, When Will I Be Loved.

Winners of 23 industry awards and Golden Guitar and Aria Nominees Dean Bourne, Geoff and Ben Robertson are very excited at joining forces in this magical tribute and will embark on an extensive Australian National Tour throughout 2015 performing the iconic hits of Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers in all major venues, theatres and casinos.

Member $64.90, Adult $69.90, Conc / Child $64.90, F/T Student / Groups 10+ $59.90
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