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WHAT'S ON IN 2015

Laycock Street Theatre
20 May, 21 May, 22 May & 23 May 7pm

YIPA and Gosford City Council presents
Youth in Performing Arts

See stars in the making, catch them before they’re famous, and experience the breadth of our region’s dazzling arts and entertainment line-up. This is the very best of the time-honoured variety entertainment format; sample new delights, enjoy old favourites and go home with the music in your ears, the beat still thumping in your chest and the knowledge that the Central Coast is home to Australia’s stars of tomorrow.

Member $17, Adult $22, Conc / Student / Child $19


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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

 

MOTHERS DAY OFFERS

Offer 1: Two Tickets for the Price of One

Offer 2: Group 8+ $22 per ticket

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 $50, Groups 8+ $22

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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
3 June, 5.30 - 7pm
Free event
Placemaking with Jim Diers

How can we participate in creating liveable, loveable and community-focused places?
Jim Diers, a key voice in the global community-building movement, is coming to Gosford as part of his Australian tour. Gosford City Council invites you to join us for an evening of learning, discussion and inspiration.

International consultant and placemaking expert, Jim Diers shares his 40 years experience of helping communities realise their potential to create better places. Jim believes in mobilising the power of community to revitalise neighbourhoods and business districts, prevent crime and promote health and accountability. As Gosford’s recent Gosford Poppy Project demonstrates, we have great power in our community to create meaningful and beautiful places and projects. We invite you to be inspired, feel empowered to take part in your community and drive the revitalisation of our city.

This is a free event, but spaces are limited, to reserve your space, contact Cathy Forbes t, 4325 8908 cathy.forbes@gosford.nsw.gov.au



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.

Watch footage from the show here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkhHLcwPA_8


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

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Laycock Street Theatre
6 June 8 pm

 

The Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons & Beach Boys Show has been postponed to Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8 pm.

The Box Office is currently in the process of contacting all ticket holders.

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:

http://youtu.be/qm_eqNQnZJQ

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

 

Thursday 2 July 7.30pm Special 80's Dress Up 'Prom' night show

 

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
17 July 7.30 pm

Century Entertainment presents
Superwog Live!

Live sketch comedy by the brothers behind the YouTube sensation Superwog.

With an incredible 62 million YouTube views and more than 400,000 subscribers, Superwog regularly top the YouTube Comedy Charts.

In 2013 the boys sold out shows around the country and in 2015 they're back! Bringing with them their brand new, live stage show to the Central Coast for the very first time.


Member $34.90, All other tickets $39.90


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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

Second show now on sale: 15 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

A PLAY BY RICHARD TULLOCH,
ADAPTED FROM THE AWARD WINNING BOOK
BY ANDY GRIFFITHS AND TERRY DENTON

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
Hamlet

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1rgtko4-fQ


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

 

Winner of Meet the Beatles Competition:

Mr Andre Velleman

Ben Maiorana Entertainment Presents
50 Years On The Beatles

1964 Australian Tour & Shea Stadium Concert Relived

2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of the greatest music tour Australia has ever seen or is ever likely to see again. 2015 will mark 2 great Beatles milestones, 50 years on.

Following a sensational sell-out tour of Australia & New Zealand in 2014 the world's premier 'Beatles' band, the Fabulous Beatle Boys are returning and adding another historic 50th anniversary milestone to their highly acclaimed 2014 show. Audiences will see the original 64 tour concert as it was performed all those years ago. The identical song set, outfits, instruments and atmosphere faithfully recreated PLUS songs and vision from their biggest ever concert at Shea (Yankee) Stadium in New York, almost 50 years ago to the day.

Internationally recognised rock music guru and Beatles author Glenn A Baker describes the Fabulous Beatle Boys thus: 'The Fabulous Beatle Boys impress with their deft grasp of the Fab Four's entire span.' Plus, a microcosm of the great comments from those fortunate enough to have already seen this magnificent band:

'The most exhilarating show I have seen in years' - I.M. 99.3 FM

'Something' was nothing short of magnificent' - Life Music Media

'It was one of those special nights' - R.C. Auckland, NZ

'10/10 AWESOME EXCELLENCE' - Bruce JD on Tickemaster

Audiences will experience the Beatles of yesterday and how it might have been today had they still been together and using today's sophisticated technology and equipment. It will be a night to remember and for some, a memorable night relived.

Member $55, Adult $65, Conc / Child / Groups 10+ $60
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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.

All tickets $65
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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

See video footage of the show here

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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