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Music Theatre, Comedy Music, Comedy Stand Up, Comedy Drama, Group

50 Shades! The Musical Parody

Wednesday 5 May, 7:30pmThe hilarious and sexy, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is coming to Warragul this May!Following sold out shows in New York and Las Vegas, this laugh out loud romp will have you rolling on the floor, dancing in the aisles and begging for more.50 Shades! The Musical Parody explores the steamy relationship between our well-known characters, as seen through the eyes of three women in a book club. As they devour the novel, the characters affair comes to life around them.Take your friends, take your partner, take your co-workers and let your inner goddess out.Suitable for ages 18+. Strong adult references.Full: $59Concession: $57Members: $56Groups 10+: $49

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Dance

A Taste of Ireland

Saturday 19 June 2021 7:30pm 'A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation' returns with a performance that is 'Celtic - for this decade.' Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands. With revamped classics like ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘ Tell Me Ma’, the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history, complimented by stunning production and lighting. Starring dancers from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, Riverdance, & Gaelforce Dance alongside a treasure trove of Irish Dancing World Champions, ’A Taste of Ireland’ delivers the very best talent in the nation. Experience one of the most prominent Irish Dance shows in the world today. With all new sets, costumes, tunes and effects, we promise you haven’t seen anything like this year’s show! With tours lined up in the USA, Canada and the UK, don’t miss your chance to see ‘A Taste of Ireland’ in 2021. It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this decade’. Running time – 2 hours including interval Full: $74.90Concession: $69.90Members: $64.90Youth U/18: $69.90Children 3-13yrs: $59.90Groups 10+: $64.90VIP: $89.90VIP TICKETS: For a truly memorable experience purchase VIP tickets! These tickets include a premium seat, exclusive access to soundcheck, meet and greet with the cast and a signed poster! VIP ticket holders will need to arrive at the venue at 5.50 pm. $89.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

A Very WGAC Christmas

Friday 17 December, 11:00amEach year we have enjoyed getting together in December to celebrate the final show in our Daylight Entertainment Season with our traditional Christmas show, and to celebrate the year and the spirit of the season.For our 2021 celebration, we are dusting off our jingle bells, polishing a reindeer’s nose, hey-ho-ing the holy, putting up the mistletoe, brushing up the dance steps and producing our very own WGAC Christmas show, just for you!We will wind the year up with a special celebration of Christmas. This year we have lined up leading man, Ian Stenlake to anchor the festivities and we will add in a line-up of local talent and special guests. Most of all, we will have a chance to share A Very WGAC Christmas together, so please join us!Full: $25Concession: $22Members/Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine

An Evening with the MSO

Saturday 12 June, 7:00pm Pianist Konstantin Shamray, trumpeter Owen Morris and conductor Fabian Russell bring Russian mastery to West Gippsland Arts Centre with the towering talents of Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.Premiering in 1933 with the composer himself at the piano, Shostakovich’s first piano concerto is intentionally technically astounding – so he could showcase his own significant talents in performance! Included in this program is Prokofiev’s compact masterpiece, his Classical Symphony, reminiscent of Haydn.The concert also features Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat, penned for the 30th wedding anniversary of a prominent American couple whose house was named Dumbarton Oaks, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s brisk and playful Dance of the Paper Umbrellas.Melbourne Symphony OrchestraFabian Russell - conductorKonstantin Shamray - pianoOwen Morris - trumpetProgram:Stravinsky - Concerto in E-flat Dumbarton OaksShostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1Elena Kats-Chernin - Dance of the Paper UmbrellasProkofiev - Symphony No. 1 ClassicalRunning time: 1 hour, no intervalMembers: $42Full: $50Concession: $46Youth U/18: $42

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Bluey's Big Play

Saturday 10 July, 4:30pm and 6:30pmSunday 11 July, 10:00am & 12:00pm See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before... Join The Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful. Bluey’s Big Play is an original story written by Bluey’s creator Joe Brumm with new music created by Brisbane's Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush. This is an experience you can only take home with you in your memory so please remember to bring that along with your tickets. Love, The Bluey Team Duration: Approximately 50 minutes no interval Recommended age: Suitable all ages, recommended 2+ years. Children under 12 months of age at the time of the show do not require a ticket and will go on a knee. Tickets: $45.90Family of 4+: $41.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Country, Daylight Entertainment

Darren Coggan

Thursday 12 August, 11:00amMulti award-winning performer, Darren Coggan, welcomes us to his campfire for an entertaining morning of story and song, articulating moments of laughter, joy and reflection through timeless tunes that the whole world sang along with.An intimate performance, around a campfire, feauturing songs Darren has embraced and remarkably re-created throughout hiss career, celebrating artists such as Glen Campbell, James Taylor, John Denver and of course his hugely successful show Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story.Darren Coggan is one of Australia's most exciting and diverse artists a masterful storyteller with a knack of weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. Grab a cuppa and settle in for a morning of warmth and friendship by Darren Coggan's Campfire.Full: $25Concession: $22Members/Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk

Eric Bogle Live

Friday 23 April, 7:30pm Eric Bogle is an internationally known and respected songwriter. For nearly 40 years he has toured the world with his music, inflicting his songs on innocent bystanders from outback Australia to the streets of New York and many places in between. During those 40 years he has embarked on eight tours of North America, 11 tours of Europe and many, many tours of Australia, with 4 tours of New Zealand thrown in as well.He has performed at many of the major folk and music festivals around the globe, including Port Fairy, Woodford and The National in Australia, Philadelphia, Mariposa and Vancouver in North America, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the Celtic Music Festival in Lorient, France, as well as treading the boards in countless folk, footy, bowling and social clubs and arts theatres all around the world.Guest artist on Eric's farewell tour will be Gippsland’s own, Michael Waugh.Member: $62.00Full: $69.90Concession: $65.00

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Good Vibrations

Thursday 16 September, 11:00amIt ws the sound of beach parties and summer romance. The Beach Boys created the soundtrack of a generation with their jukebox hits, soraring melodies, glorious harmonies and revolutionary arrangements.Supported by his band, cabaret star Drew Downing brings their acclaimed and timeless songbook to life. Enjoy the hist Surfer Girl, I Get around, Surfin' USA, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations, In My Room, God Only Knows, When I Grow Up (To Be a Man), and many more."I wanted to write joyful music that made other people feel good" - Brian WilsonFull: $25Concession: $22Members/Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Human Nature

Tuesday 8 June, 7:30pmAustralia’s homegrown heroes & Hall of Fame inductees Human Nature are returning to their roots, bringing together 30 years of performances for a never before seen intimate concert tour of the Aussie heartland.Get ready for a night of the best songs ever written, including their original hits, Motown classics and more - all performed with vocals upfront in an acoustic mode. Hits including “Telling Everybody”, “Wishes”, When You Say You Love Me”, “Reach Out I’ll Be There”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and many more.Hear them stripped back but with everyone still dancing on their feet! With stories behind the music and how they have become internationally renowned vocalists and so much more, this is an up close and personal night with four of the entertainment industry's most popular and beloved stars. A night not to be missed by music lovers of all generations.All tickets: $89.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

Jimeoin - Ramble On

Saturday 24 April 8:00pm A Stalwart of Australian comedy and all round likeable rogue, comedian Jimeoin, in his new stand up show Ramble On!, happily imparts his clever and quirky observations on everyday suburban life with his trademark devil-may-care style. 'Recalls the familiar at fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess' - (Scotland on Sunday). 'Hilarious... If laughter's the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids... Don't miss it!' - (Edinburgh Evening News). Full: $59.90Members/Concession/Youth U/18: $54.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Country

John Williamson 'Winding Back'

Saturday 12 February, 8:00pm In 2021 Australian music icon John Williamson will celebrate his 51st anniversary in the entertainment industry.When John Williamson wandered into Richmond’s GTV9 studios in 1970 with a guitar under his arm, little did the Mallee farmer realise he’d make a 50+ year career out of singing and performing. It also marked the appearance of a striking new talent: an unofficial custodian of Australian stories.Half a century on, John Williamson has made an art of expertly capturing Australia in song. Painting lyrical pictures of our unique fauna and flora, landscapes and people, John has encapsulated the beauty, wonder and, sometimes, heartbreak of life Down Under.From boabs to billabongs and snowy mountains to sandy beaches, the Mallee-born songwriter’s 52 albums – including 20 original studio albums – have traversed Australia like a dust-covered road train, deftly moving between larrikin humour and touching pathos. ‘While I’m not looking to retire just yet, once I’ve completed my 2021 Winding Back Tour I’ll be scaling down my live appearances,’ John says. Perhaps John’s greatest legacy is making Australians proud of their country and of who they are. So, don’t miss him, True Blue himself, in your town or city for what could be the final time.Members: $67Full: $69Concession: $67Youth U/14: $35

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Keith Potger AO

Friday 4 June, 11:00amAs a founding member of the internationally famous The Seekers, Keith Potger is known to countless fans and this is obvious in the welcome given to him by audiences around the world.Keith’s concert contains some old favourites from The Seekers, a touch of Nashville, some beautiful original ballads. Throughout his show, Keith shares some amusing anecdotes from over 50 years on the international music scene.Full: $25Concession: $22Members/Group 10+: $20

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk

Leaving Jackson

Saturday 3 July, 7:30pm All the hits in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Now JEFF CARTER together with BROOKE McMULLEN bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert. This 2 hour live concert event “LEAVING JACKSON” The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Duration 2 hours and 20 minutes with interval. Full: $59Concession/Group 10+/Members: $55Youth U18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Lior in Concert

Wednesday 9 June, 7:30pm - Black Box / Theatre TwoThis is a chance to hear the acclaimed singer songwriter 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 on to 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. Subsequent releases Corner of an Endless Road, (2008) and Tumbling into the Dawn (2010) were also a huge success, debuting at #2 on the Australian Albums chart and topping the Independent charts for several weeks, as well as earning the gifted songwriter a further three Aria nominations.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 that has achieved a great degree of success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft.Don’t miss the chance to see him in this one-off intimate solo show.Full: $30Member: $23Concession: $27Youth U/18: $23

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Daylight Entertainment, Music Theatre

Marina Prior & David Hobson

Sunday 22 August, 2:00pm After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode for 2021. Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years.Accompanied by pianist David Cameron, in a 2hr performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.Full: $69.95Concession: $64.95Members/Group 10+: $62.95Youth U/18 & Students: $34.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Drama

Mental As Everything

Thursday 29 April, 8:00pm - Black Box / Theatre TwoCreated by Damon Smith and Adam CoadMental As Everything is an original new stage concept by Melbourne based writer, musician and performer, Damon Smith. His personal, day to day experiences with a diagnosis of both OCD and bipolar disorder have helped Damon develop a transparency regarding his dealings with these two, widely misguided disorders and as a writer/entertainer, creating a show that blends comedy and music alongside an honest and thought-provoking, researched narrative.As a creator, Damon invites you to pull up a seat next to him at the bar. There’s a sense of intimacy, a hint of sass, and with MAE, there’s more than a hint of the real man behind his work. Damon’s performances are peppered with moments of improvisation and with a wry and thought-provoking stage manner, he can turn the tone to comedic absurdity in the blink of an eye. Just like the mania and depression that he experiences in his personal life with bipolar disorder, the mood of the show changes rapidly, which help to make Mental As Everything a truly unique experience, allowing it to work on many, audience engaging levels.In this two-man show, Damon and his musical cohort, Adam Coad, will take the audience on a brilliantly unique and often awkward journey inside their own heads with hilarious onstage buffoonery and songs pertaining to Mental Illness. Mental As Everything, features both original music and a few existing songs, written by well-known artists that have experienced mental illness.60 minutes no intermission. Ages 15+Members: $25Full: $30Concession: $27

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Music Fine

Opera Australia

Thursday 10 June, 7:30pmSung in French with English surtitles. Performed with a live chamber orchestra. Directed by Matthew BarclayCarmen is the femme fatale you can’t forget. In Bizet’s famous opera, she sings her sensual Habanera and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo.Don José’s jealousy is fierce. Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate.Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community.This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes. You can hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified.2 hours and 35 minutes including interval.Members: $42Full: $50Concession: $46Youth U/18: $42

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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School, Family/Children

Pete the Sheep

Tuesday 22 June, 10:00am & 12:30pm Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge & Tim McGarry.Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foot-tapping music and lyrics by Phil Scott and comedic direction by Jonathan Biggins, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults.<br><br> Shaun isn’t like the other Shearers in Shaggy Gully… he’d rather be styling than shearing and instead of ‘sheep-dog’, he has a ‘sheep-sheep’ named Pete. After being rejected by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town and before long word is out and they are inundated with woolly clients and maybe a Ringer or two!,br><br> This hilarious show, 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 honoring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.50 minutes no intermission, Ages 4-9 yearsMembers: $20Full: $27Youth U/18: $15Family of Four: $65Group 10+: $15Concession: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Rockin Through The Ages

Saturday 9 October 2021 7:30pm When the doors open you'll enter the theatre to original music clips and TV commercials from the '50s, '60s & '70s before the band hits the stage and kicks the first song off with the Bill Haley classic ‘Rock Around The Clock’. In an instant you'll be dancing in your seat and watching the original video clips on the big screen.   This high energy show encourages you to join in and sing along with some of the greatest number one hits of all times from Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones and also great bands like Daddy Cool, The Monkees, Dr Hook and many more.   The show is performed and delivered by three seasoned professionals and cheeky entertainers in Greg (Bankxy) Bankx, David (Sprouty) Cail & Steve Cummins and is backed by the Rock'n through the Ages Band. Rock’n through the Ages is a totally fun and nostalgic show that guarantees to please. Full $59.90Concession/Group 10+: $55Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Some Enchanted Evening

Friday 30 April, 11:00amThe Songs of Roders and Hammerstein We have all heard their songs and we have all enjoyed their musicals. They were known as America’s most successful musical theatre writing team and their partnership has been called the greatest of the 20th Century.Join us for a very special event paying tribute to the timeless music from the legendary Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring your favourite tunes from Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and many more, Some Enchanted Evening is truly an enchanted concert of exquisite songs from the golden age of musicals.In an intimate setting amongst the stars, come on a whimsical journey through song and dance, and be captivated by the beautiful music of You’ll Never Walk Alone, Younger Than Springtime, I Have Dreamed, Climb Every Mountain, and Oh What a Beautiful Morning.With beautiful costumes, extraordinary dancing and a song list that also includes music from their partnerships with Jerome Kern and Lorenz Hart, Some Enchanted Evening is a magical, uplifting experience that is not to be missed.Written, Directed and Produced by Margaret FiskMembers/Group 10+: $20Full: $25Concession: $22

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Australian Bee Gees Show

Sunday 29 August 2021 8:00pm Fresh from celebrating 10 years and over 3000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, the Australian Bee Gees Show will be heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 25th anniversary tour! This new show will be presented in two parts and feature all of the hits in a nostalgic trip down memory lane in a multimedia concert event. The Australian Bee Gees Show is currently performing at The Excalibur Hotel and Casino and has been in residence for the past 9 years and have just signed a new 5-year contract that will keep the ABGShow headlining in Las Vegas until 2024. The group has racked up over 3000 performances on the Las Vegas Strip and was recently voted Best Tribute Show in Las Vegas by the prestigious Las Vegas Review Journal and has made the top 10 in the ‘Overall Best Show’ category, an amazing achievement in Las Vegas. The Australian Bee Gees show was also the first Australian band to perform 1000 shows headlining on the Famous Las Vegas Strip and with 3000 shows already under their belt in Vegas alone they are looking forward to continued success in Sin City. After 25 years on the world stage and over 8,000 performances in over 60 countries, 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, The Australian Bee Gees Show has conquered Las Vegas and has 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, The Australian Bee Gees Show. www.abgshow.com www.facebook.com/TheAustralianBeeGees Full Price: $57.50 Concession: $52.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Fabulous Caprettos

Thursday 24 June, 7:30pmWitness four friends coming together to perform for the first time along with a fabulous band.This performance will be something special as you see and hear all four artists performing together on stage for the entire duration of the concert. They will perform their hits, favourites, and songs that will be heard for the first time at this show.DARYL BRAITHWAITERight now Daryl Braithwaite is showing no signs of slowing down. Always a fine interpreter of songs, Daryl is a singer/front-man/songwriter, well known from his early days with 70’s supergroup SHERBET to his highly successful solo career today. "I guess, overall, I'm happy I took up singing,” says Daryl with his customary modesty. “I really am. And, without labouring the point, I think that I've been very fortunate to have had a lot of help from different people as well. It seems to have come together. Why it's lasted this long, I think it's because I love it. I love doing it, and I love audiences.”RUSSELL MORRISThe past seven years have been an incredible musical journey for both Russell Morris and his fans. Russell has been fortunate enough to create and release three award-winning albums of blues and roots music along with the top-ten 2019 album, 'Black and Blue Heart'.JACK JONESJack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons. Southern Sons went on to become one of the best loved Australian bands of the ’90s with hits such as ‘Heart in Danger’, ‘Hold Me in Your Arms’, ‘You Were There’ and ‘Always and Ever’. Jack Jones is one of Australia’s most talented singer/songwriters and guitarists.RAI THISTLETHWAYTERai is the founding member and singer songwriter for Thirsty Merc, and after over a decade of making music, Rai is still as thirsty as ever, creating and performing a swag of classic tracks such as '20 Good Reasons', 'Someday, Someday', 'Mousetrap Heart' and 'In The Summertime'.All tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Drama

The Merger

Thursday 13 May, 8:00pm - Black Box / Theatre TwoPresented by Hey Boss. Created by Damian CallinanAward-winning comedian Damian Callinan’s hit one-man show The Merger comes full circle and returns to the stage following the hugely successful 2018 feature film adaptation - starring Callinan himself.The Merger tells the tale of the Bodgy Creek Football Club and coach Troy Carrington, whose battling team seems destined to either fold or merge with their arch rivals. Callinan effortlessly fluctuates between characters crossing age, gender and ethnicity as Coach Carrington’s mission unfolds: to recruit asylum seekers and save his team, unwittingly taking the community on a journey of change.“Turning The Merger into a film has been the highlight of my career, but I still love performing the solo version,” says Callinan. “Since the adaptation I’ve had people shaking their heads in wonderment about how that story could possibly be told by one man on a near empty stage. I look forward to them nodding and saying, ‘oh, that’s how - with sock puppets!’ ”75 minutes, no interval.Warnings: Mild course language, adult themes, mild nudity. Ages 14+Members: $23Full: $30Concession: $27Youth U/18: $23

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Daylight Entertainment

The Songs of Eva Cassidy

Friday 9 July, 11:00amThe Songs of Eva Cassidy is a celebration of one of the great voices of the 20th century, and who better to pay tribute to this genius than Australia's own Silvie Paladino.Silvie is one of Australia's most versatile and talented entertainers. She is a popular concert performer, recording artist and has starred in musicals such as Mamma Mia, Cats and Les Miserables in Australia and in London's West End. She is also well known to Australian audiences as a regular on Carols by Candlelight.Before Eva died at the tender age of 33, she was unknown outside of Washington USA, but within two years of her death, her albums topped the charts in the UK, Europe, Australia and the rest of the world.This show features her inspired re-imaginings of such classic tunes as Over the Rainbow, Fields of Gold, Autumn Leaves, Time After Time, Ain't No Sunshine, Bridge Over Troubled Water, What a Wonderful World and, of course, Songbird.Members/Group 10+: $18Full: $25Concession: $22

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

The Songs of Judy Garland

Friday 5 November, 11:00amBernadette Robinson has wowed Australian and West End stages with her performance in Joanna Murray-Smith’s Songs For Nobodies. She has an astonishing gift for recreating the great singers of the past and one of the singers featured heavily in Songs for Nobodies is Judy Garland.This show focusses exclusively on Bernadette performing Garland’s hits The Trolley Song, Stormy Weather, Get Happy and, of course, Somewhere Over the Rainbow among many others.This is sure to be a memorable show featuring the performer Barry Humphries has described as “a major talent and a spellbinder’.Full: $25Concession: $22Members/Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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School, Family/Children

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Thursday 13 May, 10:00am & 12:30pmPresented by West Gippsland Arts Centre and CDP KidsOne of the most iconic children’s stories of all time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 45 million copies and now emerges from the page in a joyous and masterful theatrical experience, created by Jonathan Rockefeller.Brought to life with a menagerie of 75 loveable puppets, this critically- acclaimed production faithfully adapts four of Carle’s stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.,br>A delight for those just discovering Carle’s stories, and for the generations who grew up with his iconic books, this enchanting Australian-made show transports audiences into a pop-up-like version of Carle’s world that will excite, educate and entertain the whole family.Eric Carle said of the show, “I hope the performances will be enjoyed by many and that the colourful characters bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories… it is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters! I hope my books - and this show - will inspire you and your imagination.”50 minutes no interval, Ages 4-9 yearsMembers: $20Full: $27Youth U/18: $15Family of Four: $65Group 10+: $15Concession: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

We're Going To Graceland-The Songs of Paul Simon

Friday 30 April 2021 8:00pm Grace Knight & Wendy Matthews are two of the most iconic and beloved singers in Australian music. They’re both multi-award winning artists with a swag of Countdown, MTV & ARIA awards between them and a bundle of platinum albums under their belt. In their first show together, and for a limited time, these legends of Aussie music present the songs of one of the world’s greatest living songwriters. Paul Simon has written some of the best known and acclaimed songs in popular music, ranging from gems like Sounds Of Silence, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and Bridge Over Trouble Water, to his solo classics like, You Can Call Me Al, Late In The Evening, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and Graceland,. His albums, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Graceland feature among the highest selling albums of all time. Along with an all-star band Wendy & Grace will take you on an unforgettable journey across the hits and crowd favorites. Friends for many years, Grace and Wendy have been looking for a break in their hectic performing schedules so they could join forces and do a show together. ‘We’re Going To Graceland – The Songs of Paul Simon’; showcases the vocal talents of these two music industry giants and they will trill audiences with their interpretations of an iconic collection of songs. Wendy Matthews arrived in Australia in 1982 and immediately established herself as an in-demand session singer performing on albums by Jimmy Barnes, Tim Finn, Richard Clapton and Icehouse. After collaborating with Kate Ceberano on the soundtrack for the ABC series, Stringer, she went on to form Absent Friends and sing on the number one hit, I Don’t Want To Be With Nobody But You and the album Here’s Looking Up Your Address. Following Absent Friends she’s had a stellar solo career across ten solo albums, including Émigré (Double Platinum), Lily (over 500,000 albums) and The Witness Tree (Platinum). Along the way she’s picked up nine ARIA awards including six as a solo artist. Grace Knight arrived in Australia in 1977 after singing her way across the world. During the 1980s Grace took the world by storm as lead singer of Eurogliders, with headline tours of Australia, New Zealand, North America and Japan and racked up two platinum albums (This Island and Absolutely), five top twenty singles and played to a live TV audience of 65 million people on the MTV New Year’s Eve show. In 1990, Grace, along with Vince Jones, performed on the soundtrack for the ABC TV series, Come In Spinner….the album went on to become the highest selling Australian Jazz Album ever (over 230,000 albums). Grace followed this with the Platinum selling, ARIA award-winning Stormy Weather and a further seven solo albums. Grace has been nominated for ARIAs in each of the last 3 decades and has performed for two Royal Families, five Prime Ministers and a US President. Running time – 90 minutes, no interval Full: $65Concession: $60Members: $60Youth U/18: $60Groups 10+: $60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Theatre, Family/Children

Wicked

Friday 21 May, 7:30pmSaturday 22 May, 1:30pm & 7:30pmSunday 23 May, 1:30pmThursday 27 May, 7:30pmFriday 28 May, 7:30pmSaturday 29 May, 1:30pm & 7:30pmPresented by Warragul Theatre CompanyMusic and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Winnie HolzmanWicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflincing desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphab's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz willl ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.Full: $48Members/Concession/Group10+: $43Youth U18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Theatre

World of Musicals

Wednesday 7 July 7:30pm World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This incredible production will return to Australia in 2020 with a brand new production and the wonderful revue of all your favorite musical theatre hits including such classics as; The Lion King, Fiddler On The Roof, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Cats, Evita, Wicked, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Jersey Boys, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Miss Saigon, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray, Les Misérables and The Blues Brothers. World of Musicals features colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics, all performed by an international star-studded cast, presenting the audience with entertainment at the highest level. Whether a soloist - duet or the entire ensemble, the performers of this musical event will inspire in this musical whirlwind. Direct from their USA tour, this select cast of highly talented and accomplished performers have featured in worldwide smash hits including; Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, West side Story, Titanic, Les Miserables, Wizard of OZ, Mary Poppins, Me and My Girl, Evita, The King of Narnia, Rent and Avenue “Q”. "ALL THE HITS IN ONE SHOW" - that is the motto of this musical gala, full of highlights; the emotional and varied journey into World of Musicals will delight the audience. World of Musicals is a show for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your favorite and much-loved musicals in one unforgettable evening. World of Musicals simply not to be missed. Book Now! “The cast is supremely talented and an absolute joy to watch” Broadway World “Emotional ballads, stunning solos and rousing ensemble performances" Main Echo Full: $79.90 Members/Concession/Group 10+: $74.90 Youth U/16: $59.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Zevon. Accidentally Like A Martyr

Sunday 25 April 2021, 7:00pm From heretic to heroic – Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr starring Henry Wagons is a marriage of rare convenience. Warren Zevon is the songwriter’s songwriter. Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have covered his songs. Linda Ronstadt had massive hits with Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me and Carmelita. Jackson Browne was his producer. He called David Letterman his greatest champion. His visible hits Werewolves Of London and Lawyers, Guns & Money and Excitable Boy barely scratched the surface of the lyric genius found on his albums. A turbulent, erratic relationship with loved ones, supporters and the music industry in general, fuelled by alcohol and drugs extravagance, no doubt contributed to him becoming a cult figure rather than a major star. His songs captured the dark, colourful eccentricities and extremes of Los Angeles, his life and early death. His great passion was literature and the crime writers of the day and he was their favourite songwriter. Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr allows master craftsman of the stage and multi-media star, Henry Wagons, the opportunity to explore and interpret some of rock’s greatest lyrics. Lachlan Bryan also lends his talents and serves as Musical Director for the show. All Tickets: $55

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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