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Comedy Music, Comedy Stand Up

'In Tails'

Sunday 15 November 3:00pm A COMEDIAN AND AN OPERA SINGER’S WORLDS COLLIDE David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener. It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain. “In Tails” launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause. Colin Lane, Comedian/Professional Show Off is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country. Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook. David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known Opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia. He has #1 ARIA albums, leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl. Appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, Presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior. Full: $69.95, Concession/Group 10+: $64.95, Members: $62.95, Youth U/18: $34.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

A Very WGAC Christmas

Friday 11 December 11:00am Each 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 2020 celebration, we are doing something even more special: We are dusting off our jingle bells, polishing a reindeer’s nose, hey-ho-ing the holly, putting up the mistletoe, brushing up the dance steps and producing our very own WGAC Christmas show, just for you! This show will feature a wonderful line-up of special guest artists from both the professional stage and our local stage (including singers from our region), complete with all the fun Christmas trimmings.. and of course, many opportunities for you to sing along with us. We will even take the chance to launch our 2021 Daylight Season as part of the show and will present special Christmas performances from some of the featured artists coming up in next year’s Daylight Entertainment Season. This is certain to be A Very WGAC Christmas and we are looking forward to bringing you something very special and just a little bit different! Full $25,Concession: $22Members: $20Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Dance, Family/Children

Beauty & the Beast

Saturday 21 November 2:30pm A full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale story  Following nationwide sell-out seasons, Beauty & the Beast returns to stage in 2020! A must see stunning full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale story! Featuring internationally recognised artists in leading roles in a rich display of outstanding skill. One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through a superb production featuring classical ballet skill and choreography which honour the spirit of this magical work - an inspiring, impacting, entertaining and memorable experience for the whole family. The Victorian State Ballet's ‘Beauty & the Beast’ features a top cast of leading classical ballet artists from across Australia and abroad. The choreography is rich with vibrant colour, virtue, sensibility, grace, intrigue and outstanding skill. 'Beauty & the Beast' endeavours to immerse the audience right in amidst the fairy tale classic in a profound experience that is exhilarating, impacting and visually inspiring. Don’t miss out on seeing all your favourite characters plus exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs from the stunning leading couple, the very moving transformation, grand waltz and ultimate happily ever after final scene. This is classical ballet at its finest. Come and experience this amazing production! ***Featuring - Meet & Greet the Cast after the show*** Running time – 2 hours including interval Full: $65,Concession: $55,Members/Groups 10+/Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Darren Coggan's Campfire

Friday 6 November 11:00am Multi 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, featuring songs Darren has embraced and remarkably re-created throughout his 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 $25,Concession: $22Members: $20Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Elvis If I Can Dream

Saturday 20 March 8:00pm Direct From a Sold Out International Tour and endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises & Graceland USA, Mark Anthony is Elvis - If I Can Dream.     Come and celebrate the magical hits of The King of Rock'n'Roll in a sensational 2 hour concert spectacular. All of Elvis' No 1 hits will be performed in the original style that made Elvis the greatest performer that ever lived. With over 600 million record sales worldwide and 3 Grammay Awards, Elvis Presley will always be known as The King of Rock'n'Roll and internationally renowned artist Mark Anthony, who has been regarded as the very best Elvis Presley tribute artist in the world, will transport you to that very time when Elvis Presley ruled the world and dominated the record charts in the '50s, '60s & '70s. Mark's stage presence, incredible vocal ability and authentic costuming, is backed by his amazing and energetic band. Together they bring the Elvis experience to a whole new level. Come and experience what it would have been like to see Elvis Presley Live In Concert. It’s fun for me to watch Mark perform, because he reminds me so much, of my old friend Elvis Presley... Mark’s show pays tribute to Elvis for all the right reasons, and brings back memories of when we were there on stage with the man himself! Keep up the great work Mark... – Joe Moscheo of The Imperials. The Imperials toured with Elvis from 1969 till 1972 and recorded two Gospel albums with him. Full $69.90,Concession: $64.90Members/Group 10+: $59.90Youth U/18: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Good Vibrations - The Songs of the Beach Boys

Wednesday 9 September 11:00am WITH DREW DOWNING AND HIS BAND It was the sound of beach parties and summer romance. The Beach Boys created the soundtrack of a generation with their jukebox hits, soaring melodies, glorious harmonies and revolutionary arrangements. Supported by his band, cabaret star Drew Downing brings their acclaimed and timeless songbook to life. Enjoy the hits Surfer Girl, I Get Around, Surfnin’ 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 Wilson Full $25,Concession: $22Members: $20Group 10+: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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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: $59.90,Members/Concession/Youth U/18: $54.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Comedy Stand Up

Judith Lucy VS Men

Friday 13 November 7:30pm Judith Lucy is single again…and 51. She recently reflected on her entire history with men and concluded that maybe it was time to shut up shop. ‘Whatever it is that I’m selling, a lot of straight guys simply aren’t that interested in buying it and I’m including people like my father.’ In amongst exploring stereotypes and her own desires, Judith Lucy will recount her full history with the opposite sex and leave it up to the audience to determine whether she should ever date again. Should Judith hang up her vagina for good? In 2019 Judith did a massive sell-out tour around the Capital cities asking this question, but she wants a second opinion. (CITY), the decision is yours! “Gutsy and gut-bustingly funny, right to the end.” - ★★★★ Herald Sun, 2019 “If you love your comedy uncompromising, deadpan and drop-dead funny, buy a ticket.” - ★★★★ The Advertiser, 2019 Full $55,Concession: $50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing

Lennon - Through A Glass Onion

Friday 27 November 8:00pm Following it’s Off Broadway New York success, Lennon-Through A Glass Onion celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon. Part concert and part biography, John Waters reveals the true essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the world’s most treasured icons. Lennon-Through A Glass Onion features 31 hits of Lennon and Lennon/McCartney including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero and Jealous Guy.  “A deeply felt reflection of the man, savour every minute” - New York Times “Lennon’s spirit shines through” - New York Post “Brilliant” – The Spectator Full: $49,Concession/Members: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Fine

Mirusia: 'A Salute to The Seekers & Classics'

Friday 12 March 7:30pm She's known to millions around the world as the "Angel of Australia" - the name given to her by the famous Dutch violinist, André Rieu. World renown Soprano, Mirusia salutes the music of THE SEEKERS performing the chart-topping hits ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘A World of Our Own’, ‘The Carnival Is Over’, ‘Georgy Girl’ and more in a 2 hour show with band that will also include the CLASSICS she has performed with André Rieu around the world (of whom she still tours with) and her original songs. Australian born with Dutch heritage, Mirusia has 12 years of extensive international touring and successful concerts under her belt and is the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. Her albums across the genres of Pop, Classical Crossover, Jazz & Blues and DVD’s always top the charts. André Rieu about Mirusia: “I’m proud to have been there from the start and to see her career take off. After having worked with this incredibly talented young lady I can only wish her all the best in her solo career.“ Full $69.95,Concession/Members/Group 10+: $64.95Youth U/18: $34.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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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 $59.90,Concession/Group 10+: $55Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Rockin Through The Ages (cancelled)

Saturday 17 October 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 $59.90,Concession/Group 10+: $55Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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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

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Family/Children

The Listies - ROFLSHALBOWCO

Sunday 25 October 10:30am and 1:30pm ROFLSHALBOWCO (Rolling On The Floor Laughing So Hard A Little Bit Of Wee Comes Out)Does it have a burpershop quartet?” Yes, yes it does.“Does the show feature the world’s most annoying song?” Totes!“Is there a mini panto fairy tale called ‘Jack and the Beans-Talk’ about a boy who eats magic beans and farts himself into space?” YES I MEAN WHAT SHOW DOESN’T HAVE THAT?“Will I roll on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out?” Yes, yes you will… you should probably bring a towel.Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, joyous and possibly hazardous, Rich and Matt are The Listies, Australia’s maestros of kidult comedy, a multi-award winning duo who win over everyone who comes to see them with their insane, interactive, illogical and irreverent escapades.ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING SO HARD A LITTLE BIT OF WEE COMES OUT is the freshest double act sketch comedy in kid’s entertainment. It’s all of the most popular bits of The Listies’ sell-out shows jam-packed with a brand new set of hilarious comedy routines that will have the whole family in stitches. Full $27,Concession: $25Member: $23Youth U/18/Group 10+: $15 Family of 4*: $65*Family of 4 must consist of either 2 adults and 2 children under 18, or 1 adult and 3 children under 18.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

WANNABE

Tuesday 17 August 2021, 7:30pm Stop right now! Thank you very much. It's time to Spice Up Your Life like it's 1996. Relive the '90s through the hits of the Spice Girls on this Spice World journey; all you have to do is Say You'll Be There. Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down and if you think it's all a bit Too Much, then really – Who Do You Think You Are?! So, if you Wannabe my lover, you’ve got to go and see this show! “A Vibrant Showstopper!” **** Theatre Weekly Experience Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh together on stage for a night where you can Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh. Bring your moves, bring your outfits and bring your GIRL POWER! After opening in 2017 to rave reviews, WANNABE has toured the UK, Europe & headlined the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Having played to over 100,000 Spice Girls fans, WANNABE is now the longest running Spice Girls stage show in the World. Inspired by the Spice Girls career, the show features classic costumes, unique vocal & musical arrangements, iconic dance routines and spectacular visual flair. Expect your favourite hits including Wannabe, Stop, Say You’ll Be There, Who Do You Think You Are, Viva Forever, Too Much, Goodbye, Holler, 2 Become 1, Mama, Spice Up Your Life and some thrilling fan-favourite moments exclusive to the show. “Any true fan will jump from their seat" - **** Theatre Weekly In 1996 Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, became the Spice Girls we know and love today, launching their debut single ‘Wannabe’ which went on to top the charts in 31 countries around the world. The group are now officially the biggest and best-selling girl band of all time, adored and revered all over the world. They have sold 85 million records worldwide and their Girl Power attitude inspired a generation. "Definitely a favourite nineties guilty pleasure everyone should enjoy ***** Raring2Go All Tickets: $55

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

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