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WHAT'S ON IN 2014

Laycock 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.


All tickets: $48

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The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy

Monday 20 October, 31 October 8pm, 1 November 8pm, 2 November 2pm, 7 November 8pm, 8 November 8pm, 9 November 2pm, 14 November 8pm, 15 November 2pm, 15 November 8pm, 16 November 2pm.

Woy Woy Little Theatre presents
The Odd Couple
Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Shea Wicks Neil Simon’s original version of The Odd Couple was his third success on Broadway in the mid 60s. Felix Unger’s wife has just given him the boot, and since his suicide attempts were a flop, he finds refuge in the sloppy apartment of his long-time friend Oscar Madison, a recently divorced man himself. Together with their friends Murray the Cop, Speed, Roy and Vinnie, they all try to cope with the trials of marriage
and divorce by playing poker, drinking beer, and complaining to each other. Living with the slovenly, dumpy Oscar is no picnic and living with Felix is like living with a permanent maid! To escape the humdrum life of two newly separated bachelors, Oscar introduces Felix to
the “Pigeon” sisters, Gwendolyn and Cecily. What should have been
a cosy evening for four turns into a pity party with enough tears to fill a highball glass! As tempers rise, Oscar kicks Felix out and ironically sends him into the coddling arms of the Pigeon Sisters.

31 October 8pm, 1 November 8pm, 2 November 2pm, 7
November 8pm, 8 November 8pm, 9 November 2pm, 14
November 8pm, 15 November 2pm, 15 November 8pm, 16
November 2pm.
Adult $25, Concession $22, Child $7, Groups 20+ $23

Tickets: www.woywoylt.com.au, 4344 4737 or at the Peninsula
Theatre box office between 10 and 12noon Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday 20 October.


Laycock Street Theatre
5 November, 11am
Morning 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 $15
Theatre Member (four or more shows in same transaction) $13
Non-Member $18
Non- Member (four or more shows in same transaction) $15

Ticket prices include Morning Tea served at 10am

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Gosford Anglican Church
8 November 7.30pm

 

The Central Coast Philharmonia presents Gloria – Vivaldi meets Rutter

The Central Coast Philharmonia is presenting two very popular choral arrangements of the hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo, one by Vivaldi and one by John Rutter. It is interesting to compare the beautiful and peaceful Baroque style of Vivaldi with the more exciting and dramatic modern style of Rutter. The concert will also feature extracts from the Saint-Saëns organ concert featured in the film Babe, and a tribute to our past patron, Peter Sculthorpe, who recently died, and more.

Once again, the choir and professional orchestra will be directed by Philip Rees. The newly renovated Anglican Church is both comfortable and convenient, with air conditioning, excellent acoustics and refreshments.

This will be an excellent concert to get us in the mood for Christmas. Those who saw the recent performance of Messiah will certainly love this concert

Adult $30, Conc. $25, Student $15, accompanied children under 16 free, groups of 10 or more $23.

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Please note: This performance takes place at Gosford Anglican Church, Mann St, Gosford on Saturday 8th November at 7.30pm


Laycock Street Theatre
7 December 7pm

also performing at Mingara on the 4 December at 7.30pm. This is a general admission event. Ticket prices and purchases can be made opposite.

Christmas Spectacular - Enjoy the true meaning of Christmas through this heart-warming pageant of music.
A spectacular celebration with massed choirs (voices of the Coast, St Josephs College Choir, Elysium Children’s Ensemble, Achord, Wyong Musical Theatre Company, Encore Barbershop Quartet), Harpist and the Central Coast Concert Band.

Adult $30, Concession $25, Child $15

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Laycock Street Theatre
21 December 1pm

Morning Melodies Christmas Special
presented by 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.

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Laycock Street Theatre
13 January 10.30am and 7.30pm, 14 January 2.30pm, 15 January 10.30am, 16 January 10.30am and 7.30pm, 17 January 10.30am adn 7.30pm

GMS Juniors presents
Narnia
Gosford Musical Society is proud to present Narnia the Musical directed by Kerrie Rochford. It is 1941 and England is at war. London is threatened by regular bomb raids and is no longer safe for families. British children are sent to the countryside to protect them from the dangers of the war. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie find themsleves journeying to their Uncle's country estate. However, the Pevensies' adventure begins when they discover a wardrobe which transports them to a mystical land called Narnia. In Narnia, the children find a beautiful land of magical creatures. They also find a land divided by those loyal to the White Witch and those who believe in the prophecy that will free them from her evil rule. the prophecy states that the Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve will come to Narnia and Aslan, the true ruler of Narnia will return. The children must dicover the truth behind the prophecy and the courage to fight for what is rightt.

All tickets $24
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Laycock Street Theatre
30 January 8pm
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
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

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Laycock Street Theatre
20 February 8pm

Entertainment Consulting presents
Back to Bacharach
From the Producer of Damn Good Divas, Dusty The Concert, John Waters Looking Through A Glass Onion and Todd McKenney “songs and stories of Peter Allen”, Jason Owen and Amber Lawrence, Entertainment Consulting now bring you……

Back to Bacharach is a 2-hour concert celebrating the songs and life of Burt Bacharach, featuring powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan, the legendary Doug Williams, Australia’s leading vocal coach and theatre star Darren Mapes and Top 4 Australian Idol 2004 and The Voice (2014) contestant, Hayley Jensen.

Burt Bacharach is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of the 20th Century.  As a 6 time Grammy and 3 time Academy Award winner, with 73 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK, Burt Bacharach wrote the music for over 700 published songs, which have been recorded by some 2,000 artists - from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to the Beatles and the Supremes.

Along with lyricist Hal David, they were at the forefront of the famous Brill Building in NYC described as “the most important generator of popular songs in the Western world”.

At age 85, Burt Bacharach still tours the world to sell out audiences.  He himself and his music continue to stand the test of time.

The Concert will feature some of Burt Bacharach’s most well known songs by Artists such as Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, The Carpenters, Supremes, Roberta Flack, The Shirelles, Petula Clark of the female songstresses and BJ Thomas, Tom Jones, Christopher Cross, Neil Diamond, The Drifters, Luther Vandross, Herb Alpert, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, Johnny Mathis and Elvis Presley of the male artists.

In this 2 hour show, it’s a non-stop hit factory with 26 songs we’re all so familiar with such as “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, “That’s What Friends Are For”, “I Say A Little Prayer”, “This Guys In Love With You”, “Arthurs Theme”, “Heartlight”, “There’s Always Something There To Remind Me”, “What The World Needs Now”, “Close To You”, “Walk On By” and so many more.

Adult $59.95, Concession and Groups 6+ $54.95

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Laycock Street Theatre
27 March 2015

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.

Adult $55, Concession $50
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Laycock Street Theatre
7 April 7pm

 

Abstract Entertainnmentt presents
Drumstruck

Delighted children and scores of adults banged away on the drum clutched tightly between their legs as if newly releases from an asylum…[the] performers demonstrate not only amazing rhythmic abilities, but also enough high energy, athleticism and charisma to make a compelling case for drumming as a future Olympic event.”   The New York Post

The brainchild of the Drum Cafe’s Warren Lieberman and co-created with Kathy-Jo Wein, Drum Struck premiered in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. It has since become a phenomenon, touring the world with shows in New York, Japan, Australia, China, Vietnam, and South Africa. The show was billed as the first interactive drum-theatre experience, and has won over audiences world-wide with its exhilarating presentation of African beats and explosive energy. This one of a kind show provides every audience member with a drum to play along with the on stage performers. For the fifth year in a row the smash hit musical Drum Struck toured Japan in 2012. Playing to sold out houses and receiving standing ovations at every venue, this unique phenomenon, rooted in African culture, is a thoroughly engaging spectacle that provides the audience with an hour and of pure interactive fun and entertainment that is perfect for the whole family.

Adult  $67.50
Concession / FT Student $ 60.75
Child $37.50

Group 10+ Adults $60.75
Group 10+ Children (eg school group) $37.50

Family of 4 (2 adults / 2 children) $189.00
Family of 5 (2 adults / 3 children) $223.75

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Laycock Street Theatre
27 April 8pm 2015

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!

Theatre Member $55, Adult $60, Groups 10+ $55
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Laycock Street Theatre
11 September 8pm 2015

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 Community Theatre is proudly owned and operated by Gosford City Council