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Street Theatre 3 September, 11am
Melodies presents Stephen Fisher King
Stephen Fisher-King is one of Australia’s leading,
and most-awarded live entertainers. Stephen performed
principal roles in many operas before branching into
musical theatre. As well as being renown for his own
show, Stephen has performed lead roles in many major
musical theatre productions, including ‘Hello
Dolly’, ‘Evita’, ‘Cats’
and ‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ alongside
Sarah Brightman. A classically-trained baritone, Stephen
takes as much delight in performing musical theatre
as he does delivering opera’s most amazing arias.
Theatre Member (four or more shows in same transaction)
Non- Member (four or more shows in same transaction)
presents The Gruffalo
based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson
and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s
mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood…’
Whether their favourite food is roasted fox, owl ice
cream, scrambled snake or Gruffalo crumble, audiences
eat up this delectable tale about the adventures of
a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators.
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep,
dark wood in this big scary monster of a show. Mouse
can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of
the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when she
comes face to face with the very creature she imagined?
Let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs and
fun for children aged 3 and up, and their adults.
“funny, charming and smart...brings the
-Sydney Morning Herald “Beg, borrow or steal tickets. Your kids
will love you for it.” -Stage Whispers “exudes charm, fun and a winning simplicity”
- Dominion Post
Under 12 $18
School Groups $18
The Harbour Agency presents James Reyne: Acoustic Anthology Tour
James Reyne has enjoyed a distinguished solo career, releasing ten solo albums from his 1987 self-titled debut through to his most recent offering, 2012’s ‘Thirteen’. Friday August 1 sees the release of ‘The Anthology’, a salute to an artist who has long earned the respect of music critics and the admiration of fans for his unique lyrics, trademark vocal, and authenticity and honesty.
‘The Anthology’ is a 2 CD, 35 song set showcasing this career – from ‘Fall Of Rome’ and ‘Hammerhead’ through to ‘Slave’, the chart-topping ‘Way Out West’ with James Blundell, and the Company Of Strangers hit, ‘Motor City (I Get Lost’). The package is a boon for fans, featuring new liner notes from recent interviews with James, alongside unseen photos and complete lyrics.
James’ distinctive vocal has always attracted attention. Legendary producer Mark Opitz says: “No one else sings like James Reyne. He is unique, and you don’t want to lose that.” While journalist Ed Nimmervoll says it’s a voice “as familiar to us as the taste of Vegemite, as essentially Australian”.
Given James’s remarkable success as a solo artist - with multi-platinum sales and three top ten ARIA albums - The Anthology is a long overdue collection of some of the finest Australian recordings of the last three decades.
Being at a Desperado concert is like seeing the real Eagles. Winning multiple awards for The Best Tribute Show is testimony to this.
The Eagles are arguably amongst the most popular bands worldwide and their melodic country-rock sound has spawned numerous hits that are constantly played on major radio stations all over the world.
Desperado The Eagles Show was created to fill the void left by this prolific band. It combines awesome vocals and harmonies and great musicianship with audience members witnessing that uniqe sound.
Desperado pays attention to every detail and authentically recreates the sound of this classic band as seen and heard on the Eagles most recent tourt. It captures the sound of the timeless classics that have won the heards of millions of fans. Desperado fills venues whereever they play and the crowd response is so overwhelming that audiences make strong comparison to the real Eagles. For a great night out, see Australia's best Eagles Show - Desperado.
Member $30, Adult $38, Conc/Child/Student/Groups 10+. $33
A List Entertainment presents Kitty Flanagan – Seriously? In this special sneak preview of her 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?”
Please note that this performance takes place at The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy Adult $44.90, Concession, Student, Groups 10+ $39.90 Purchase
Street Theatre Friday 19 September 6pm and Saturday 20 September
10am & 12noon
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Baa Theatre Company presents Pete the Sheep
Based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce
the Sheep is a brand new 50 minute musical based on
Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and
quintessentially Australian picture book. Shaun is
the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing
is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep
dogs to help them,
but not Shaun. His partner is Pete, a sheep-sheep!
The other shearers in the shed are not happy with
Shaun and his sheep-sheep. Following rejection by
the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up
their own Shearing Salon in town where they are inundated
with woolly clients who delight in Shaun’s styling
prowess. This hilarious musical comedy, imaginatively
told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and
sheep, explores the challenges and rewards of being
an individual, and will be a lasting tribute to honouring
your own spirit and strength, whilst working with
"…a truly Aussie tale – delightful,
funny, iconic, warm and hilariously Ocker, from the
lingo to the names to the shearers’ blue singlets…"
-Kids Book Review 2011 Enjoy some of the show right now by clicking here Member $20
Under 12 $18
School Groups $18
Ben Maiorana Entertainment presents The 50th Anniversary Celebration Roy Orbison
& Del Shannon Together in Concert Relive the magic and the classic hits of two of the world’s greatest and most successful rock and roll music legends of all time. Internationally renowned artists Dean Bourne and Fallon take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of superstars Roy Orbison and Del Shannon. 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 more. Fallon is a highly regarded quality performer with a huge voice and successful career performing in all major venues in Australia. Enjoy him perform the magical hits of Del Shannon including Hats off to Larry, Handyman, Swiss maid, Black is Black, Little Town Flirt, Keep Searching (follow the sun), I go to Pieces, Needles and Pins, Hey Little Girl, and much more. This is one unforgettable night of Rock and Roll
Theatre Member $59.90, Adult $69.90, Concession $64.90, Groups 10+ $59.90
Central Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures at an Exhibition
Two young violinists perform exquisite concertos with the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra in the finals of the Concerto Competition, vying for the prize money generously donated by Ray Allen. Book-ending the concert are two grand Russian orchestral works. The Easter Festival Overture of Rimsky-Korsakoff, master of orchestral colours. It includes some traditional themes, but can’t help bursting into the joys of Spring after the bitter Russian winter. In Pictures at an Exhibition, Moussorgsky walks us musically through an exhibition of the paintings by his friend, Hartmann, which will be screened on the
stage wall. Conductor Steven Stanke’s introduction to the work will be illustrated with orchestral excerpts. Sunday 21 September 2.30pm
Adult $40, Concession $35 Student/Child $15 Family (2 + 2) $100
Street Theatre Wednesday 24 September 2pm and 6pm
Fruit Fly Circus presents Control Alt Delete
Alt Delete is a truly unique performance featuring
the highly skilled young artists of the Flying Fruit
Fly Circus, aged between 10 and 18. Under the dynamic
direction of award winning Director and Choreographer
Jodie Farrugia, this work brings together circus,
physical theatre and dance to present an athletic,
entertaining and moving piece of contemporary circus
with emotion and meaning at the heart of every trick.
When on stage the extraordinary young artists of the
Flying Fruit Fly Circus become a powerful voice for
their generation, with the physical skills to engage
their audience on a virtuosic level and the performance
skills to engage their audience on an emotional level.
Homegrown, world-class circus skills, performed by
Australia's leading training company for young circus
artists. Welcome to Control Alt Delete. “An essential national treasure, determined
to delight. It’s hard to find more bang for
your buck!” - Sydney Morning Herald “The Flying Fruit Flies bring a priceless
quality of sheer joy and youthfulness to their performances.”
- The Age
Member Offer: a complimentary ice-cream/ice-block
Under 18 $25
Central Dance Company presents Sleeping Beauty: Aurora's Wedding 25th Anniversary Gala
This year’s programme offers exciting ballet and contemporary dance with Central Dance Company showcasing 37 young dancers from across our region. The season celebrates 25 years of successfully promoting talented young dancers from the Central Coast. The performance will include: Sleeping Beauty Act III - Aurora’s Wedding where company members along with four visisting dancers from Japan perform a traditional repertoire that transports adults and children alike into this well loved classic fairytale; Pas de deux performed by international guest artists Robyn Begg as Princess Aurora and Jack Traylen as her Prince; Shifting Sands, a contemporary piece presented by CDC company offering a visual translation of the shifting sands evoking synthesis between East and West
Special prices for CDC Members. Please contact the box office for further information
Harbour Agency presents The Australian BeeGees Show
3 years and 1000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas
strip, Stayin’ Alive - The Australian Bee Gees
Show will return to Australia with a brand new show
for 2014. This new show is a chronology of hit’s
chosen from the extensive catalogue that defines the
amazing career of The Brothers Gibb, from their first
performances in Australia right through to the One
Night Only concert in Las Vegas. The show will feature
all of the greatest hits throughout the decades but
will also tell the Bee Gees story in a multi- media
show that captures the mood and memories of the time.
Stayin’ Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show
is currently performing at The Excalibur Hotel and
Casino. The group has racked up 1000 performances
on the Las Vegas Strip and has just been resigned
for another 2 years.
After 17 years on the world stage and over 4,500 performances
in over 45 countries, Stayin’ Alive - The Australian
Bee Gees Show has evolved to become the definitive
live celebration of the wonderful music written by
the Brothers Gibb.
From their first shows in 1996, Stayin’ Alive
have conquered Las Vegas and have played to capacity
houses around the world, cementing their reputation
as an exceptional live concert act and the world's
leading Bee Gees Show.
For one night only be a part of the magic that is,
Stayin’ Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show. All
tickets $55 Purchase
1 October , 11am
Melodies presents Liam Burrows
At just 20 years of age, Liam is a truly gifted performer.
Since appearing as a Grand Finalist on 2011’s
Australia’s Got Talent, he has earned the respect
of his peers and stunned the public with a vocal style
and stage presence beyond his years. In 2012 Liam was
named Best Jazz Artist at the MusicOz Awards. He has
also won a Mo Award. Liam's Morning Melodies performance
features songs made famous by some of the greatest entertainers
of our time - and plenty opportunities to sing along.
Theatre Member (four or more shows in same transaction)
Non- Member (four or more shows in same transaction)
Friday 3 October 8pm. Please note the change in date
The Harbour Agency presents Marina Prior "Songbird"
Marina Prior is renowned for thrilling audiences across the country and is highly regarded as Australia’s leading lady of the theatre stage. On Friday April 4, Marina Prior will release a special edition boxed set titled “Songbird” through Fanfare Records which will include a brand new single Songbird written by famed singer/songwriter and Fleetwood Mac keyboardist Christine McVie, ahead of a national Australian Tour.
Released in time for Mother’s Day, this special edition three-CD box set bundles her 2013 "Encore" album featuring a collection of Marina's theatre hits; “Marina Prior Live” recorded at the spectacular Glasshouse Theatre in Port Macquarie; and 2012’s album "Both Sides Now" which showcases a journey of songs from some of the greatest singer/songwriters and popular artists of our time including Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Leon Russell, Stephen Stills, The Carpenters, Lennon and McCartney, George Harrison, Maria Muldaur, Billy Fields, The Seekers, Don Mclean, Freddy Mercury, Wendy Matthews and ABBA.
“Songbird” will be followed by a national tour kicking off in August which will see the songstress tour to the East and West Coasts of Australia and ending in the Southern State of Tasmania.
2013 marked the first time Marina embarked on a concert tour celebrating the release of “Encore” selling more than 10,000 tickets nationally performing to sold-out theatres.
The Songbird tour will offer fans a collection of the most loved songs from across Marina’s illustrious career in an intimate performance accompanied by multitalented pianist David Cameron.
Marina Prior is an award winning artist, having won Mo Awards, Green Room Awards and the Advance Australia Award for her contribution to the performing arts. Inducted into Australia’s 100 Entertainers Of The Century and having performed over twenty leading roles in her career so far, Marina has released seven albums including, “Both Sides Now” (2012), “Encore” (2013), “Marina Prior Live” (2013) and more recently “Candlelight Christmas” (2013).
Concession and Groups 8+$60
Premier Entertainment presents ABBASBACK
Australia’s Best Abba Show.
ABBASBACK is Australia's premier International ALL ABBA show and is arguably Australia’s best Abba show. The audience will relive the Abba experience like it was in the 70’s! Everything about ABBASBACK reflects their aspirations for high quality music and entertainment. This show that has performed overseas including Malaysia, India and Japan as well as major venues and Theatres across Australia. Abbasback are playing at The Laycock Street Theatre on Saturday 4 October, 8pm show!
Members of Abbasback say “we have created an exciting and vibrant live ABBA concert experience that has nostalgic crowds yell for more”.
Who can resist being at a visual Abba concert hearing hit after hit like Dancing Queen, Take a Chance On Me, Money Money Money, SOS, Knowing Me Knowing You, Ring Ring, Waterloo, Honey Honey, Fernando, Thankyou for the Music, Mamma Mia, Hasta Manana, Rock Me and more.
With multiple costume changes, stunning vocal performances and music, ABBASBACK will excite even the most discerning Abba critic. For a truly amazing Abba experience, don’t miss Abbasback.
Groups 10+ $36.50
Street Theatre Friday 10 October 8pm and Saturday 11 October
Bell Shakespeare production Henry V
lonely at the top. When King Henry V is manipulated
by church advisors, taunted by French royalty and
betrayed by English nobles, he has all the ammunition
he needs to lash out and invade France. Or does he?
Having executed conspirators and vanquished enemy
forces in Harfleur, Henry’s army is ‘weak
and sickly’ as it staggers towards a showdown
at Agincourt. The night before battle, the king endures
a long dark night of soul searching, where he hears
first-hand the fears and frailties of his outnumbered
soldiers. But Henry holds one last weapon: the power
of words. And it may just save his men, his country
Damien Ryan’s courageous production of Henry
V promises to be an unflinching examination of the
questions that Shakespeare raises about political
spin, patriotism, religion, class, monarchy, brotherhood
and how leaders respond during times of crisis.
This unflinching production explores war, the eloquence
of leaders and the brotherhood of soldiers from every
angle. Is King Henry V a courageous leader, a cowardly
manipulator or simply a little boy lost?
Under 18 $25
Groups 10+ $43
School Groups+ $18
Street Theatre 18 October
8pm, 19 October
4pm, 23 October 8pm, 24 October 8pm, 25 October 2pm and 8pm, 31 October 8pm, 31 October 8pm, 1 November 2pm and 8pm, 2 November 2pm, 7 November 8pm, 8 November 2pm and 8pm, 9 November 2pm, 13 November 8pm, 14 November 8pm, 15 November 2pm and 8pm
By popular demand Gosford Musical Society presents the premiere of an extended season of the captivating smash hit musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Far beneath the majesty, splendour and the extravagant frenetic bustle of the Paris Opera House, a mysterious Phantom hides in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, except by his beautiful protégée Christine whose heart cannot resist the strength of his intoxicating love that captivates her.
The winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by over 130 million people in 150 cities in 33 countries. Worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera consistently plays to larger audiences and in longer engagements than any other musical in history.
In October/November at The Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford Musical Society is proud to present the thrills, passion, spectacle and mesmerizing music that magically combines to bring this tragic love story to life.
Audiences will be absorbed by the production's sensational score that includes ‘Think of Me,’ ‘Angel of Music,’ ‘Music of the Night,’ ‘All I Ask of You,’ ‘Wishing You Were Somehow here again’, ‘Masquerade’ and the title song.
GMS has commissioned a superb Production Team headed by experienced Director/Designer Christopher Hamilton (The King & I, Anything Goes, Showboat, How To Succeed In Business). Joining Chris in other major production roles are Musical Director Chris Hochkins (The Boy From Oz, Spamalot and Hairspray) and internationally experienced Choreographer Bronwyn Russell (The Phantom of the Opera – Corps de Ballet).
Add spectacular costumes designed by Lesli Normet, a brilliant set (including a splendid chandelier) and an inspired ensemble cast of outstanding leading performers, musicians, dancers and vocalists ensures the GMS production of The Phantom of The Opera will be one of 2014s most anticipated local theatrical highlights. A show not to be missed.
The world’s most captivating musical, “Phantom” arrives at the Laycock Street Community Theatre from 18th October till 15th November for a very exclusive season......feel the music, share the drama and witness the passion that is.................. The Phantom of the Opera.
Melodies presents Lucky Starr and Little Pattie
Little Pattie is as energetic today as she was when
she took a strong hold on the Australian music scene
in the mid sixties. With a succession of hits, her musical
talents are credited
with many industry awards. A
definite ‘all rounder’, she is a true professional
and a much loved Australian performer. Lucky Starr is
one of the founding members of the Australian Pop Music
Industry. Lucky’s style ranges from Rock and Roll,
to Country through to Jazz and is in fact similar to
the late great Bobby Darin.
Theatre Member (four or more shows in same transaction)
Non- Member (four or more shows in same transaction)
Morning Melodies Christmas Special
presentedby The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra and Friends with Gosford City Council
Join us for this very special end of year Christmas celebration. Let us help you into the festive mood. Sit back and enjoy all the christmas classics from the amazing New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra along with some very special guests and friends. As always, the ticket price includes refreshments so make sure you join us for a Christmas Afternoon Tea.
Street Theatre Friday 13 February 8pm and Saturday 14 February 8pm
100% Kylie 100% KYLIE is best described in the words of Kylie herself ‘BEST KYLIE ACT’ – Feb 2010.
100% KYLIE extraordinarily replicates the look and sound of the ‘Pop Princess’, astonishing international audiences with jaw dropping replica costumes, phenomenal dancers and outstanding renditions of her hits in an exciting grand stage spectacular, that has to be seen to be believed. Over the past 12 years, 100% KYLIE has become one of the most exciting and frequently booked entertainment acts performing over 800 concerts in 15 countries. Globally, people love Kylie, and audiences love 100% KYLIE . Each performance is a spectacular mix of vocal brilliance and showmanship, musical excellence, amazing costumes, incredible dancers who have previously worked with the real Kylie, crowd interaction and fabulous humor. The show is always a fantastic night’s entertainment for all ages, an exciting blend of cabaret, shimmering sequins, glitz and glamour and always has the audiences dancing all night long and begging for more.
Theatre Member $35, Adult $45, Concession and Groups 6+ $42
Peace Train Entertainment presents
Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story
Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story “Intimate & Acoustic”, starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time to the well of inspiration, recreating Cat’s timeless songs as they were originally written - on an acoustic guitar and piano, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.
Hear twenty-four hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia’s most exciting artists. From Moonshadow, to Morning Has Broken, Wild World, Father & Son, First Cut Is The Deepest, Hard Headed Womanand Peace Train, Darren Coggan traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.
Happy Days Records Presents Gold: The Ultimate Abba Show
In 2014, GOLD The Ultimate ABBA Show landed in Australia for their “New Arrival Tour” performing to sold-out houses and playing to over 10,000 people across the country. Now Happy Days Records are thrilled to present them once again in 2015 for their new show celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mamma Mia.
Four decades on since the release of Mamma Mia, which was the opening track of their 1975 third self-titled album, it was Australia’s adoration of the Swedish pop group that forced pressure on the groups record label and management to eventually lift the track as a single in September 1975 – a single that rocketed to the top of the Australian singles charts where it remained for ten straight weeks. The Album sold eleven times platinum.
GOLD The Ultimate ABBA Show is all about giving audiences a true ABBA experience and this will prove no different once again featuring internationally recognised ABBA performers who have taken to the stage globally with both Kathleen Maloney (Agnetha) and Kirsten Elliott (Anna-Frid) commanding attention and respect in their performances on the most recent 2014 New Arrival Tour.
Don’t miss your chance to unleash your inner dancing queen to all of ABBA’s hits in this special two-hour concert production… it’s time to bring out the flares and platform shoes and prepare yourselves for GOLD The Ultimate ABBA Show Mamma Mia 40th Anniversary Tour!
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 Cashand 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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