The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy 27 February 8pm, 28 February 8pm, 1 March 2pm, 6 March 8pm, 7
March 8pm, 8 March 2pm, 13 March 8pm, 14 March 8pm and 2pm,
15 March 2pm.
Woy Woy Little Theatre presents Yes, Prime Minister The original writers of the hit TV series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister collaborated once again five years ago to create a new comedy about our favourite English PM, the honourable James Hacker. Spin, blackberries, sexed-up dossiers, sleaze, global warming and a country on the brink of financial meltdown form the backdrop to mayhem at Chequers as the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan makes a seriously compromising offer of salvation. Prime Minister Jim Hacker remains in power with his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley. But for how long? Adult $25, Conc. $22. Child $7, Groups 20+ $23 Purchase Tickets via the Woy Woy Little Theatre website: www.woywoylt.com.au or by phoning: 4344 4737
Street Theatre 28 February 8pm in the Don Craig Room and at The Grove, Wyong
on 7 March 8pm
Chris Sainsbury and Jamie Holcombe present Civic Melancholy and the Brackish Songs Civic Melancholy, by composer Chris Sainsbury and visual artist Jamie Holcombe is an experimental work of mixed disciplines (screened photography and new music). Join us on a journey into region and regional identity, civic life, art and music. Member $20, Adult $30, Conc./Child/Student $20 Purchase
Street Theatre 6 March 8pm, 7 March 2pm and 8pm, 13 March 8pm, 14 March 2pm and 8pm, 15 March 2pm, 19 March 8pm, 20 March 8pm, 21 March 2pm and 8pm.
Gosford Musical Society presents The Pirates of Penzance “The very model of a melodramatic maritime musical” It’s incredible to believe, but Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance was first performed in 1879 - and yet it is stillregarded as one of the most popular of their 14 legendary operettas. Interesting also to note that it was GMS’ premier production in 1948. Young Frederic becomes the hapless victim of a grievous mistake when his nursemaid Ruth indentures him to the gentlemanly, (albeit bumbling) pirates of Penzance until his 21st birthday. With dreams of one day pursuing a more admirable occupation, his hopes become dashed when he is informed by the Pirate King that, as his birthday falls on February 29, he’ll have to wait 63 years! When he falls in love with the virtuous Mabel, his fate seems even bleaker. Shackled by his indefatigable sense of duty, Frederic’s only comfort is that Mabel agrees to wait for him. In the 1980s this rollicking, evergreen musical experienced an unprecedented Sydney revival with Jon English as the Pirate King - and it’s that production which influences GMS’s fourth tilt at this much-loved classic. GMS and Theatre Members $34, Adult $39, Concession $36, Groups 10+ $34 Purchase
Street Theatre 22 March 10am
Team Infinity: Unleashing your Greatness
Come and spend a day with 3 amazing Australians. Hear inspiring motivational speeches from a world champion athlete, member of the Academy Award winning directing team that brought you Happy Feet and fight choreographer of the upcoming Blockbuster Mad Max Fury Road. A brilliant Entrepreneur and finalist in young Australian of the year who took the chance to turn his vision of creating a multi million dollar company into reality and then learned how to achieve this time and time again. To a man who lived his childhood dream of climbing Mt Everest and in doing so learned how to succeed in business and in life.
Also joining Team Infinity is special guest rock singer, actor,, youthworker and aspiring politician Angry Anderson
If you want break the chains of your life and learn what it takes to make it! Then this is a day you will never forget. Come and “Unleash your greatness!”
Theatre Member $43, Adult $53, Concession and Student $47, Groups 10+ $45 Purchase
Street Theatre 25 March 8pm
Raz Music presents Lior
This is a chance to hear the acclaimed vocalist Lior in a manner harking back to archetypal ‘salon’ concerts where both audience and performer share an evening enjoying the connection that only proximity can offer. Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album Autumn Flow. Recorded and released entirely independently, and spearheaded by This Old Love and subsequent singles Daniel and Autumn Flow, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history. A swag of accolades followed, amongst them three Aria nominations (including Best Male Artist), as well as Triple J’s prestigious ‘J Award’ nomination for Album of the Year.
Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances, and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers. He is part of a rare breed of artists who has achieved a high degree of success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in his craft. Don’t miss the chance to see him in this one-off intimate solo show.
Click here to watch Lior captured live in the studio performing a rendition of 'Satisfied Mind' written by Joe 'Red' Hayes and Jack Rhodes
Member $35, Adult $45, Concession $42, Groups 10+ $42, Under 18 $18 Purchase
Street Theatre 27 March 8pm
Peace Train Entertainment presents Peace Train: A Tribute to Cat Stevens
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 Purchase
Street Theatre 28 March 8pm
Ben Maiorana Entertainment presents 25th Anniversary Del Shannon in Concert 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest Rock and Roll legends, Del Shannon. Together with a smoking hot band, internationally renowned artist Fallon takes you on a magical celebration of all of Shannon’s iconic hits, including Hats off to Larry, Handyman, Swiss Maid, Black is Black, Little Town Flirt, Keep Searching, I Go to Pieces, Needles and Pins, Hey Little Girl, Stranger in Town, So Long Baby, Runaway and many more. He will also perform No 1 hits by legendary artists including Dion, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Tom Jones, Gerry and The Pacemakers and Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Member $54.90, Adult $59.90, Conc. $54.90, Groups 10+ $49.90 Purchase
The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy 31 March 11am, 1 April 11am, 8 April 2pm and 6pm, 9 April 2pm
Drop Bear Theatre presents The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
BASED ON THE BOOK BY RONDA AND DAVID ARMITAGE
WITH ALI AND SCOTT GORDON-GILLESPIE
COMPOSITION AND LIVE MUSIC BY SCOTT GORDON-GILLESPIE
Lackaday, lackaday – Mr Grinling is a lighthouse keeper with a big, hungry problem. Every day Mrs Grinling transports his lunch by fly-wire across water and waves. But presently, it is not Mr Grinling, but the pesky seagulls who eat their fill. So Mrs Grinling, Mr Grinling and Hamish the cat put heads and paws together so the lighthouse keeper can have his lunch.
Join Drop Bear Theatre at the Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy in this devilishly simple stage adaptation of the modern classic picture book The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. With whimsy, windswept humour and a musical kick, audiences will be delighted by the same performing artists who brought you Mem Fox’s The Magic Hat.
Teachers note: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch features on the NSW 2015 Premier’s Reading Challenge K-2.
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 rhythmicabilities, 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 DrumStruck 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.
Concession / FT Student $ 60.75
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 Purchase
Street Theatre 10 April 8pm
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 the release of the 1975 album ABBA – featuring all the hits, the anthems and more including Mamma Mia, SOS, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do and many more.
GOLD The Ultimate ABBA Show is 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 40th Anniversary of ABBA Tour! Theatre Member $55, Adult $60, Groups 10+ $55 Purchase
Street Theatre 10 April 7.30pm in the Don Craig Room
JC Entertainment and Laycock Street Theatre present Kick Start Music - The Concert Series This showcase will be featuring young artists of the Central Coast and will give them the opportunity to perform with a live band. Two vocalists will be performing a 45 min set of their own including covers and originals.
The first showcase will be featuring Joseph Arrua who won the 2014 Kick Start Music Challenge. He will be launching his EP on the night as part of winning the challenge. Joseph will be joined by three of the 2014 finalists, bringing you a special encore performance as JC Entertainment launches the 2015 Kick Start Music Challenge!! All tickets $20 Purchase
Street Theatre 11 April 8pm
Ben Maiorana Entertainment and California Records present Elvis: I'll Remember You Come and celebrate the great hits of the King of Rock and Roll in a two hour intimate concert experience starring Mark Anthony. Mark will transport you to the time when Elvis Presley dominated the record charts in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s with his raw energy, dynamic voice and sensational stage presence. Mark has been rated in the top five Elvis Presley Tribute Artists in the world and is officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises USA. Enjoy all the number 1 hits including Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog, All Shook Up, Teddy
Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Stuck On You, It’s Now Or Never, Wooden Heart, Surrender, Return To Sender and many more. Member $64.90, Adult $69.90, Conc. and Children $64.90, Groups 10+ $59.90 Purchase
Street Theatre 14 April 6pm
15 April 10.30am and 3pm
AN ONYX PRODUCTION
DIRECTED BY GENE PETERSON
360 ALLSTARS is a phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation. Boasting a stellar cast, including world champion athletes, world class dancers and world renowned musicians, the production connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus!
A performance like no other, 360 ALLSTARS reinvents the traditional circus by presenting contemporary performance styles instead of conventional circus art forms. Replace acrobats with break dancers, substitute a basketball freestyler in place of a juggler, swap the unicyclist for a BMX flatlander, and exchange the hoop act for a Roue Cyr artist, and you get an exhilarating circus performance like nothing you have seen before! And with live music from award-winning master musicians and “ringmasters”, Gene Peterson and Sam Perry, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding.
Featuring artists from UK, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand, the performance is a spectacular, colourful and audibly exciting expression of a generation that has reinvented public performance.
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. Purchase
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 Purchase
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.
Ellis Productions presents Flak
TRUE STORIES FROM THE MEN WHO FLEW IN WORLD WAR TWO
BY MICHAEL VEITCH
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 Purchase
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 Purchase
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.
Adult $43.50, Conc. $38.50, Student $43.50, Groups 10+ $38.50 Purchase
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
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!
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 Purchase
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 Purchase
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!
Member / Conc / FT Student / Groups 10+ $58.50
Under 16 $52.65 Purchase
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.
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 Purchase
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 CanterburyTales. 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.
11 June and 12 June 11 am All Tickets $24
All other performances $24 School Groups, Member $33.50, All other tickets $35 Purchase
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.
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!
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 Purchase
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 Purchase
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
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.
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.
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, Monkeyand 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.
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 Purchase
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 Purchase
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
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.
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.
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 Purchase
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