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School, Dance

KC's Junior Showcase 2021

Saturday 11 December 1:00pm                                     KC’s School of Dance is delighted to be presenting their end of year showcase for 2021. The entire school will come together to present their talents in a spectacular display of classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary and musical theatre to family and friends.Our Junior Showcase will consist of our junior students from as young as 2 years to 7 years supported by our fabulous senior students that is sure to inspire our audiences. This performance will run for 1 ¼ hours.After what has been a challenging year for all dancers and the performing arts industry, these local young dancers can’t wait to be back on stage to share their passion and love for dance with their audiences.Running Time: Approximately 75 minutes no interval.Full: $28Youth U/18: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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School, Dance

KC's Senior Showcase 2021

Saturday 11 December 7:00pm                                                           KC’s School of Dance is delighted to be presenting their end of year showcase for 2021. The entire school will come together to present their talents in a spectacular display of classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary and musical theatre to family and friends.Our Senior Showcase will consist of our more senior students from as young as 8 through to our talented graduating students who will not disappoint. This performance will run for approximately 3 hours.After what has been a challenging year for all dancers and the performing arts industry, these local young dancers can’t wait to be back on stage to share their passion and love for dance with their audiences.Running Time: Approximately 3 hours with 20 minute interval.Full: $38Concession: $32Youth U/18: $28

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Dance, Family/Children

Spellbound

Sunday 12 December 7:00pm                                                            Illusionist Anthony Street, said to be one of the hottest magic acts in Australia, will showcase his skill and flair in one unforgettable interactive night of magic and Grand Illusion for the whole family this school holidays.Witness levitations, impossible vanishes and death-defying escapes as Anthony attempts to push the boundaries of reality and distort your senses.With his unique, modern and edgy style performing one of the oldest of art forms, Anthony will enthral and astonish you and keep you on the edge of your seat as you are amazed and hooked on his charm.Will you dare to believe your eyes?Duration: Approximately two hours including intervalFull: $49.90Concession: $47Members/Group 10+: $45Youth U18: $30*This is a family-friendly illusion show. Not suitable for infants.Grazing platters available from Albert & Smith pre-show. Pre-order is essential, please contact Albert & Smith on 5624 2559.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Monday 13 December 7:30pm                                                           We invite you back to WGAC to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's performance of Handel's beloved Christmas oratorio, 'Messiah'. As Victoria reopens, musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are pleased to reunite with our local audiences for this uplifting and inspiring live concert.Led by conductor Graham Abbott, the performance will feature soloists Samantha Clarke - soprano, Sally-Anne Russell - mezzo, Samuel Sakker - tenor, and Pelham Andrews - bass and the MSO Chorus.Composed in 1741, the work is still as potent as it was 280 years ago, inspiring joy and wonder from both first-time listeners and the audience members who have sung along for many years.One of the most enduring works of all time, it only took Handel about 24 days to write Messiah. He began at the end of August in 1741, and his pen was down by mid-September, including the 48 hours he took to quickly work out the orchestration from his sketched-out draft.While we’ve come to know and love hearing Messiah around Christmas time, it was originally intended for Easter. The conductor of the London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings, thinks maybe it was because there was not much Christmas music: “There is so much fine Easter music… and so little great sacral music written for Christmas,” he told Smithsonian Magazine.Messiah’s debut was at the Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. It may seem like a strange location, but Dublin was quickly becoming one of Europe’s most flourishing cities, with many wealthy patrons keen to hear new, exciting work.Running time: Approximately 2.5 hours with intervalMembers: $30Full: $45Concession: $40Youth U/18: $30Grazing platters available from Albert & Smith pre-show. Pre-order is essential, please contact Albert & Smith on 5624 2559.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

A Very WGAC Christmas

Friday 17 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 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!Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intervalMembers/Group 10+: $18Full: $25Concession: $22

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Drama

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 January                                                                                                                Black Box / Theatre TwoThursday 13 January 7:30pmFriday 14 January 7:30pmSaturday 15 January 1:30pm and 7:30pmSunday 16 January 1:30pmThe Importance of Being Earnest is a glittering comic jewel of the English theatre. Ridiculous situations, all arising out of diversions, evasions and mistruths, provide a backdrop for the wittiest of dialogue, with almost every line a quotable quip from the dazzling brillinace of the author.This was Oscar Wilde at the height of his powers. First staged in 1895, the play has sen innumerable productions, on stage and in film, and it remains one of the most delightful and funniest of theatre experiences however it is shared.For this production, Warragul Theatre Company are pleased to welcome back the production team responsible for their award winning A Streetcar Named Desire as they turn their hand to something considerably lighter! It's a souffle with substance.Earnest delivers more than a few jabs at pomposity and surely, in such unprecedented times we can all use an inoculation of 'serious triviality'.Member: $33Full: $38Concession: $35Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Daylight Entertainment

Keith Potger AO

Friday 11 February 11:00am                                                                 As 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 program contains some old favourites from The Seekers, a touch of Nashville, some beautiful original ballads from his three solo CDs and a few covers of hits from the 1960s to the 1980s that appeal to the generation who grew up with thier folks playing The Seekers albums. Throughout his show, Keith shares some amusing anecdotes from over 50 years on the international music scene.In all, this is an up-beat, heart-warming event that leaves audiences reliving their memories of the past while sharing the joy of new beginnings that are the hallmarks of Keith Potger's solo concerts.Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

Arj Barker

Friday 11 February 8:00pm                                                     “Do I swear to tell the whole truth? No, but I'll swear while telling the partial truth. And trust me, it's a lot more fun that way. If you truly want to laugh, then take my word for it. This is honestly the best hour of BS around; I kid you not...” Arj BarkerAnd he’s not wrong. Australia’s adopted son of comedy returns with his brand-new hour of riotous comedy in Arj Barker ‘Comes Clean’.Be prepared for some home truths, some vague truths and some information none of us are ready to hear, but won’t be able to forget any time soon, because Arj brings the hilarity and lots of it.WINNER - 2019 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release – ‘Organic’“It’s a joy to spend an hour in his world” ★★★★★ The Advertiser“A must see for anyone who loves a laugh…” Adelaide Now“Excellent stand-up by an exceptional comedian.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby”Full: $54.90Members/Group 10+: $49.90

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.Duration: Approximately 150 minutes including intervalMembers: $67Full: $69Concession: $67Youth U/14: $35

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Big Chill

Saturday 19 February 7:30pm                                                     Songs from the original motion picture.The Big Chill is a film in which survivors of the 1960s ask themselves how they could possibly be in their 30s... just as survivors of the '90s ask how could they possibly be still alive in their 50s. The one thing that all generations have is the soundtrack that accompanied their rush towards the inevitable. It means everything.Great songs are always great and no matter how old or young you are these songs are definitely some of the greatest.The film is about nothingness, and in the end nothing much really happens... but in between we have the magnificence of The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Creedence, The Temptations and many more.The songs are the stars and we’ve got stars singing them for you.The Big Chill stars Karise Eden with special guest Mick Moriarty, accompanied by John Grant and The Big Chill Band.WOW!Members: $59Full: $69Concession: $59Youth U/18: $59

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Fabulous Caprettos

Friday 25 February 7:30pm                                                    Friends coming together to perform for the first time as a band.This performance will be something special as you see and hear all artists performing together on stage for the entire duration of the concert. They will perform their hits/favourites and songs that will only be heard for the first time at the shows...A souvenir program with Bonus CD will be exclusively available for purchase at the shows.DARYL BRAITHWAITERight now Daryl Braithwaite is showing no signs of slowing down. Always a fine interpreter of songs, singer/front-man/songwriter, 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 7 years have been an incredible musical journey for both Russell Morris and his fans, fortunate enough to create and release three award-winning albums of blues and roots music and the top-ten 2019 new 'Black and Blue Heart' album.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’. One of Australia’s most talented singer/songwriters and guitarists.RAI THISTLETHWAYTEFounding 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 his classic tracks such as '20 Good Reasons', 'Someday, Someday', 'Mousetrap Heart' and 'In The Summertime'.Duration: Support Act: Alana Wilkinson 7:30pm-8:00pm; Caprettos 8:20pm - 9:50pm (Approximately)All tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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School, Comedy Drama

As You Like It

Sunday 27 February 6:30pm                                                                   Outdoors at Civic Park, WarragulAs You Like It brings all of Shakespeare’s best ideas together in one masterful play of love, betrayal, mischief, and foolery, and features some of the most iconic and memorable Shakespearean lines ever spoken.Rosalind has had a big day. She’s seen her first wrestling match, fallen in love with the winner - who is then banished from court - and then her jealous uncle, Duke Frederick, banishes her from court too! Disguised as a boy, she sets forth into exile with her best friend, Celia, to find her father, the former Duke, and her new love, Orlando, in the wild and wondrous Forest of Arden. Along the way, they meet a motley crew of characters and use the freedom of disguise to test the strength of “love at first sight”.Led by experienced theatre makers Amanda LaBonte & Sophie Lampel, Essential Theatre re-interpret classic texts for modern audiences delivering vibrant and engaging productions. They strip back any preconceived ideas as to how Shakespeare “should” be presented and create productions accessible and enjoyable for all. Experience has taught them how to juggle inclement and unpredictable weather, noisy cockatoos, stray dogs and most importantly how to celebrate the brilliant words of William Shakespeare.Members: $32Full: $40Concession: $36Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Civic Park

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Music Country, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Ian Moss & Troy Cassar-Daley

Thursday 3 March 8:00pm                                                     *With support act Gretta Zilla*Presented by "Tarampa Music, ThrillHill, The Harbour Agency"Two of Australia’s most respected singers, musicians and songwriters - Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley - are taking their guitars and songs on the road across 31 dates on the National ‘Together Alone Tour’ commencing March 2022.The 'Together Alone Tour' will be the first time these two powerhouse guitarists and vocalists have joined forces to tour together and shared a stage in such an intimate setting as they take the audience on a musical journey across their respective careers.Don’t miss your chance to see these old friends light up, and rip up, the stage. It will be magic.VIP Experience:Only our VIP ticket holders will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch Ian and Troy soundcheck, run a few songs on stage and have exclusive access to a meet and greet with Ian and Troy, have a chat and to grab a photo after soundcheck.Included in the VIP Experience (one per person/ticket price):- Exclusive “Meet and Greet” with Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley during soundcheck- VIP “Together Alone” lanyard- VIP Limited Edition “Together Alone” Stubby Cooler- Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)Numbers are strictly limited (subject to venue seating)Duration: Approximately two hours and thirty minutes including interval.Full: $78.90VIP: $123.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Drama

ek-spo-zia

Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March                                                                                            Friday 4 March 8:00pm & Saturday 5 March 3:00pm Yearning to declutter their wardrobes and their minds, women desperately sort through their own clothing; the too-tight skinny jeans, the long coveted yellow dress, the favourite childhood shoes...What hope do they have in the evolving sartorial landscape, where online shopping, fast fashion, and memories of clothes once worn, infiltrate all aspects of their lives?Told through song and movement, and stories collected from across Gippsland, the latest original work developed with Off The Leash Theatre’s resilient and creative team is included in a Gala weekend celebrating Theatre in Gippsland."Not only will you experience a whimsical, intelligent and humourous show, but your ticket also grants you access to a curated exhibit featuring costumes from theatre companies around the region, and a perfect spot to view the pre-show promenade.Close out the event by booking a free ticket to our Gippsland Theatre Forum on Saturday 5 March, directly following the final performance.To book Gippsland Theatre Forum, click here!Friday 4 March:7:00pm - Displays & Promenade8:00pm - Ek-spo-zia PerformanceSaturday 5 March:2:00pm - Displays & Promenade3:00pm - Ek-spo-zia Performance5:00pm - Gippsland Theatre ForumFull: $30Members/Concession/Youth U18/Group 10+: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Workshop/Seminar

Gippsland Theatre Forum

Saturday 5 March 5:00pm                                                                                             To book the show Ex-spo-zia, click here!"Part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, and following on from the world premiere of their latest original work, Ex-po-zia!, Off the Leash Theatre is proud to present a celebration of the resilience and creativity of Gippsland's theatre communities." From the past to the future of theatre: Creating theatre has always been challenging, but the future is shadowier than ever. What will our audiences be looking for? How do we stay relevant, viable and jubilant within our communities?SPEAKERS:Dr Cheryl Threadgold, PhDWho better to discuss where community theatre has come from than Dr Cheryl Threadgold whose wonderful book In the Name of Theatre: the history, culture and voices of amateur theatre in Victoria, includes many Gippsland theatre companies, and won the 2020 Collaborative Victorian Community History Award.Maureen Hartley, La Mama Theatre MelbourneWho does survival better than La Mama? Maureen Hartley is one of the vertebrae in a very flexible spine that has carried the company through the ravages of decades of societal and political change, as well the heartbreak of fire and Covid? Maureen will give us insights into how the heart keeps beating and working for the future of theatre.PANEL:Covid, internet access to endless styles of at-home entertainment, competition from bigger and wow-ier spectacular events. Which way do we go? Our speakers will be joined by invited theatrical guests to explore the way forward for Gippsland theatre companies. Includes Q&A.Bookings required - tickets complimentary: $0

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Dance

A Taste of Ireland

Sunday 6 March 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’. It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this decade’. Duration: Approximately 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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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Melinda Schneider

Saturday 12 March 8:00pm                                                              Multi Golden Guitar Award winner and chart-topping singer/songwriter, Melinda Schneider, presents LOVE SONGS: an intimate two-hour concert production featuring Melinda’s Golden Guitar winning hits plus the greatest love songs from some of Melinda’s most cherished singer/songwriters.LOVE SONGS is a show inspired by the unconditional love Melinda has found with her long-time partner, Mark Gable, whom she will marry in October 2021. ‘I’ve been living in un-wedded bliss for the past thirteen years with Mark, but our little boy Sullivan, who is eight, came to me last year and said; ‘Will you please marry daddy? I just don’t want anyone else to marry you!’ ‘How could I refuse such a beautiful proposal’ Melinda explained.In this emotional, intimate and soulful performance, backed by talented pianist, Stefan Nowak, Melinda will perform a selection of her own original love songs spanning her 40 years in entertainment together with some timeless romantic cuts from the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton and more. Melinda will also preview new songs from her forthcoming 15th studio album to be released in March 2022.Melinda continues to tour the country every year as a live performer, all while writing, recording and advocating for mental health, having shared her own lived experience of it in late-2020.In recognition of her artistic achievements, Melinda has won six CMAA Golden Guitar Awards and is a two-time ARIA Award nominee and an APRA Award nominated songwriter. Melinda’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Paul Kelly. To date, Melinda has released 14 studio albums, two of which are gold-certified records and she is closing in on a third with her Melinda Does Doris: A Tribute to Doris Day album.Come and celebrate love, with Melinda Schneider in LOVE SONGS.All Tickets: $59

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Lloyd Webber

Tuesday 15 March 11:00am                                                              Ian Stenlake and Michelle Fitzmaurice, with Dean Sky Lucas on the piano.Daylight Entertainment continues at WGAC with this look at the life and hit songs of the greatest Broadway and London West End composer of the last 50 Years, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, and his greatest friends and influences.This is a narrative concert performance with over 20 hit songs from Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Tim Rice and many more.Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Lion King and many more musical hits are highlighted in this sparkling new concert.Ian Stenlake is an Australian music theatre and television star, having most recently been the leading man in the national tour of Mamma Mia, the ABBA musical, for which his performance received a Helpman Award nomination. Many patrons will also remember Ian from his 8 seasons as the leading man in 'Sea Patrol' for Channel 9.Joining Ian will be award winning music theatre singer actress Michelle Fitzmaurice.Together and alone, Ian and Michelle will take you through a cavalcade of hit songs, not only from the pen of Andrew Lloyd Webber, but also many of his musical influences and other composers he admired and drew inspiration from, such as Lerner & Lowe and Rodgers & Hammerstein, to name just a few.Lloyd Webber and The Great Composers is presented as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival ReimaginedDuration: Approximately 75 minutes no intervalAll Tickets: $8

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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

Robertson Brothers

Saturday 19 March 8:00pm                                                                    Do you dream of reliving the good old days?Well don't miss THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 1960's TV VARIETY SHOW with special guest Simon Brook McLachlan - from the original cast of the hit musical Jersey Boys.The boys are back with a brand new show!Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!The Robertson Brothers grew up in a home that appreciated the Variety TV Show. When designing this new live touring show they decided to reinvent the magic and diversity of the old school 1960's Variety TV shows.With an amazing multimedia presentation, expect to be entertained by many of the Classic Hits from the '60s. Through the prism of the Variety TV show format you'll travel back in time to embrace and celebrate all the hits of these '60s Music Legends.You'll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying to ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘Morningtown Ride’, ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Calendar Girl’ ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’, 'Spicks and Specks', 'To Love Somebody', 'Massachusetts', 'I Started A Joke', 'Got To Get A Message To You', 'Sherry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'Big Girls Don’t Cry', 'Let’s Hang On', ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Bus Stop’, plus so many more in this celebration of your favourite '60s Superstars!“It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!”- Ray Hadley, 2GBDuration: 130 minutes including intervalFull: $69Members/Concession/Youth U18/Groups 10+: $65

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine, Dance, Family/Children

The Little Mermaid

Sunday 20 March 2:30pm                                                                A full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale storyThe Victorian State Ballet proudly presents The Little Mermaid in a full length magical classical ballet production!The Little Mermaid is a new work in the VSB repertoire. Created in October 2018, the ballet follows the narrative based predominately on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This widely known and much-loved story represented an opportunity to bring to life an underwater world inhabited by myriad sea folk and lively characters.The choreography by Michelle Cassar de Sierra is a stunning display of classical ballet with elements of physical theatre that magically tell the tale.The story unfolds in another world where a young mermaid dreams of a life beyond the sea. She bears witness to a shipwreck and comes to aid of a drowning sailor. Having saved his life and having delivered him back to shore, her curiosity is awakened, and throwing caution to the wind, she seeks the council of the wise sea crone who advises her that all gifts come with a warning and grants her the gift of transformation. Re-united with her sailor, she struggles to conform with human ways and quickly discovers life in a palace, chasing a prince, and navigating her new legs is not as easy as she dreamed!Come and see the magnificent costumes full of vibrant colour, sets and props accentuating the beauty and splendor of this magical place, together with the outstanding skill, artistry & technique of the artists of the Victorian State Ballet. A must-see performance for the whole family!VSB’s production of the Little Mermaid endeavors to immerse the audience right in amidst the fairy tale classic in a profound experience that is exhilarating, impacting and visually inspiring.Featuring internationally recognized artists in leading roles in a rich display of outstanding skill! One of the world’s favorite 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!Don’t miss out on seeing your favorite characters come to life, plus exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs from the stunning leading couple.Duration: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including interval.Members: $45Full: $65Concession: $55Youth U18: $45Group 10+: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Lior in Concert

Thursday 24 March 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.Duration: Approximately 120 minutesFull: $30Member: $23Concession: $27Youth U/18: $23

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Comedy Stand Up

Ross Noble

Saturday 26 March 8:00pm                                                                 Science has proved laughter can induce a Zen-like state similar to meditation but can contemplation, reflection and self-discovery be achieved by thinking every and all the thoughts at once.Nobody knows or cares but let’s hope so because Ross is always on the go and will be smashing ideas together in the pursuit of fun. When it happens you can be there.WARNING: Ross is not a scientist.“Beautifully twisted thoughts”   -The Times“The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy”   -Time Out"One of comedy's greatest marvels"   -The Daily Telegraph"One of the most brilliant hours I have ever spent in a theatre"   -Daily MailDuration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (no interval)Full: $54.90Members/Group 10+: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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School, Family/Children

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Tuesday 5 April                                                             10:00am, 12:00pm and 5:00pm A CDP Kids productionTHE 13-STOREY TREEHOUSEA play by Richard TullochAdapted from the multi-award winning book by Andy Griffiths and Terry DentonAndy Griffiths’ & Terry Denton’s best-selling book comes to life on stage for children 6-12 and their adults!Would you please welcome to the stage… Andy and Terry!Yes that’s right. Today's the day Andy and Terry are going to bring their stories to life in their first EVER play – except they forgot to write it!Where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla?Here is your chance to see the first show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series with the return of the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant, runaway success, The 13-Storey Treehouse. We take you right back to where it all began.Following sold out seasons at the Sydney Opera House and theatres across the country, the play based on Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book returns to the stage AND YOU’RE INVITED!Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), this hugely successful play is brought to life by a seriously funny cast with magical moments of theatrical wizardry and a truckload of imagination!“My eight year old co-reviewer loved the show… has the kids engaged and amused from the outset.”      - THE AUSTRALIAN“Wow!…goes to the edge of the ridiculous to get a laugh.”      - SYDNEY MORNING HERALDDuration: Approximately 60 minutes, no intervalMember: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Blowin' in the Wind

Friday 8 April 11:00am                                                    This new production for 2022 will again contain many hit songs, stories, and indeed laughter that came from WW2 and The Vietnam War, all in front of a backdrop of incredible images on the big screen.With a stunning cast led by narrator Chris McKenna, star tenor Roy Best, musical theatre star Jaz Flowers, international soprano Alison Jones, and Opera Australia’s Caroline Vercore, this production will be one of the highlights of the year, and of course performed around ANZAC Day 2022.There are many great singers who performed during the wars who are highlighted in this wonderful production; Dame Vera Lynn, The Andrew Sisters, Bob Dylan, Normie Rowe, The Sapphires and many more.Songs include, White Cliffs of Dover, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Blowin' In The Wind, Smiley (the hit song written by Johnny Young for Normie Rowe as he went off to serve in Vietnam), and a stirring version of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.This production is dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Australia’s first involvement in the Vietnam War (1962-2022). Covid-19 Safety:Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Sweet Caroline Tour

Wednesday 20 April 7:00pm                                                                  Neil Diamond - the consummate American singer-songwriter whose deep, resounding voice and timeless tunes have made him one of the world’s most loved and lauded artists, earning him numerous Top Ten hits, Grammy awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Now comes The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the theatre.Take a step back into the glory days of music and musicianship with this beautiful tribute concert, featuring Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, Red Red Wine, Crunchy Granola Suite, Shilo, Cracklin’ Rosie, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Both Sides Now, Heartlight, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show, I Am… I Said, Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon and more.Zac Coombs as Neil Diamond, guitar/lead vocalsRusty Red, guitarNigel VDM, bassWarren Vernon-Driscoll, piano/backing vocalsHayden Baird, keyboard/sax aphoneCaitlyn Penrose, guitar/keyboard/backing vocalsJosie Bouwer, backing vocalsBen Harper, drumsMichael Dickens, percussion/backing vocalsDuration: Approximately 135 minutes including intervalFull: $72.90Members/Group 10+: $67.90Child U/13: $38.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

How Sweet It Is

Saturday 23 April 2:30pm                                        Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove are one of Australia’s most popular homegrown showbiz couples.Michelle is best known for her three year role as Kate Bryant in the well-loved Australian drama series A Country Practice and numerous other television appearances including Brides of Christ, Home & Away, Blue Heelers and City Homicide.Frankie J got his start in the rock group OL’55 and throughout his career has created some of Australian television’s most memorable characters through leading roles in Police Rescue, Round The Twist, Something In The Air, Underbelly and recently A Place To Call Home. As a TV presenter, he was part of the team on The Great Outdoors and hosted In Melbourne Tonight.Their show has a special resonance with their own lives and there is sure to be much that you will relate to as well. The show is about living and loving, full of music you will know and packed with laughs. A great opportunity to see two talented performers “up close and personal”.Members: $32Full: $38Concession: $35Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children, Physical Theatre

Girls With Altitude

Wednesday 27 April 6:00pm                                                     West Gippsland Arts Centre and Flying Fruit Fly CircusPresent:GIRLS WITH ALTITUDEThe world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus returns to West Gippsland Arts Centre with their brand-new show!The superheroes of tomorrow are female and are changing the world! Modern day role models like Greta Thunberg and Jacinda Ardern are inspiring a whole new generation of young people who want to make a difference.Girls With Altitude combines the cartoons of celebrated Australian artist Judy Horacek (Where is the Green Sheep?), with the worldclass skills of the young artists of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. From the environment to equality, the young acrobats of the Fruit Flies propose new perspectives on the future using their famously exuberant mix of youthful energy and high-level circus skills.“Family circus at its best!”      - Sydney Morning HeraldAges 6 years +Duration: 70 minutes, no intervalMember: $32Full: $40Concession: $36Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk

BLUE

Friday 29 April 8:00pm                                                     Neil Gooding Productions & Amazon Woman Enterprises presentsBlue: The Songs of Joni MitchellStarring Queenie van de ZandtBLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals.Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, brings to you the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.Renaissance woman, painter and poet, Mitchell created a soundtrack for the Woodstock generation.“Joni is my favourite singer/songwriter and I’ve been wanting to do a show about her and her music for some time,” said Queenie. “She gave a daughter up for adoption early in her career and her music was so influenced by this experience. When I gave birth to my daughter, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity.”In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with her live band, explores her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni’s life, loses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholy music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as A Case of You, Both Sides Now and Little Green.BLUE has been touring to sold-out houses and rave reviews across Australia and in the US since 2017. Along the way it has won a slew of theatre awards, as well as being nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production.BLUE: THE Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting.Duration: Approximately 70 minutes no intervalFull: $55Concession: $50Members: $47Youth U/18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Saturday 30 April 8:00pm                                                     Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd announce their 2022 “A Journey Through Time” tour.Entitled “A Journey Through Time”, the Adelaide-based band’s latest show will take audiences on a musical and visual journey from Pink Floyd’s earliest days as darlings of 1960’s London’s psychedelic underground, all the way to their 1990’s powerhouse performances as the undisputed masters of stadium rock. In addition, the show will provide insight into the amazing evolution of the seminal English prog rockers throughout their history. The searing, soaring music and heart-wrenching but deeply contemplative lyrics reflecting Pink Floyd’s own journey as they charted their way through life’s twists and turns, triumphs and disappointments.Audiences will be treated to an extensive exploration of the band’s impressive catalogue as the gang from Echoes of Pink Floyd plays all of Pink Floyd’s biggest smash hits, as well as some lovingly hand-picked deep album cuts designed to please the most committed of hard-core fans.The show will tour extensively throughout Australia’s capital cities and regional centres and will engage the community in each town with young local performers to provide the memorable “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” choir.Formed in 2009 and with thousands of hours of rehearsal and live performance behind them, Echoes of Pink Floyd comprises a six-piece band featuring Daniel Hunter on lead guitar; Jason Miller on drums; Tony Coppola on bass; Paul Bindig on keyboards and synthesisers; Mark MacNab on rhythm and acoustic guitar and Matt Goodluck on lead vocals. The band’s aim is to authentically replicate the brilliant sights and sounds of one of the world’s greatest progressive rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd. The Adelaide-based tribute has been touring nationally since 2014, with audiences describing the show as “amazingly awesome” and “a musical and visual journey that never disappoints”, whilst also likening them to “the original band”.Echoes of Pink Floyd has also achieved critical acclaim with the music press describing them as “the next best thing to a genuine Floyd experience” [Bendigo Weekly], “a skilful celebration of the source material” [Upside News - Adelaide] and “a true credit to the original musicians” [Rogue Inc - Perth].Echoes of Pink Floyd perfectly synchronise their playing to the visuals to complete an experience that delivers the sights, sounds and emotions of a genuine Pink Floyd concert.Echoes of Pink Floyd’s Daniel Hunter says, “Each member of the band loves and respects what the original Pink Floyd gave to the world with their music. We want to bring this to life for the audience who may not have had a chance to experience a Pink Floyd concert, or wish to relive memories from their youth.“We aim to ensure every aspect of the original Pink Floyd music is captured authentically,” he adds.Drummer Jason Miller says, “At core, we are looking at the legacy of the music. Our vision and desire is to keep this music alive so it will be remembered for generations to come. We want to stand up as the next representatives of these guys in the 21st century, by being the truly authentic Pink Floyd concept show for Australia”.Duration: Approximately 145 minutes including intervalFull: $75Member/Concession/Group 10+: $70Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

SHORROCK & CADD

Sunday 1 May 7:30pm                                                                    Aussie music legends, Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd are reuniting on stage for a run of shows along the East Coast.Our very own “Two Amigos”; will be joined onstage by a 5-piece band to present an evening full of wonderful music, poignant memories and loads of laughs guaranteeing that this will be far more than your average stroll down memory lane.Shorrock and Cadd will be performing hit after hit after hit including Little Ray of Sunshine, Reminiscing, Ginger Man, Arkansas Grass, Cool Change, Help is on its Way and Don’t You Know It’s Magic from their past supergroups - The Twilights, The Groop, Axiom, The Bootleg Family, and Little River Band.Take a journey over FIVE decades with GLENN SHORROCK and BRIAN CADD – The Two Amigos! and two of Australia’s most successful and internationally renowned music legends.A show not to be missed!“…a sensational trip down Australian music history. Shorrock & Cadd are the consummate statesman of Australian music …” - Reverb Street PressGlenn ShorrockBrian CaddArtist NetworkDuration: Approximately 140 minutes including intervalFull: $62Members/Concession: $60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

Guess How Much I Love You

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 May                                              Thursday 5 May 6:00pmFriday 6 May 10:00am & 12:00pmA play by Richard TullochAdapted from the books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram“I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK.”Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved Guess How Much I Love You books.This playful story of love and nature unfolds on stage in a show that's fun for the whole family, with beautiful puppetry, music and laughter for children aged 3 years and up.Brought to life by CDP Kids, the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Spot, this family favourite will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers. Don't miss out!Duration: Approximately 55 minutes no intervalMembers: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Rockin Through The Ages

Saturday 7 May 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. Duration: Approximately 150 minutes including intervalFull $59.90Concession/Group 10+: $55Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

Human Nature

Monday 9 May 7:30pm                                                                             Australia’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.Duration: Approximately 120 minutes including intervalAll tickets: $89.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Jon Stevens

Thursday 12 May 7:30pm                                                        In 2018 a co-founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss, surprised Jon by entering the band room (after not seeing each other in 15 years) to say, “That was an awesome gig Jon, but you really need to do more INXS songs.”Jon was on 'The Best of Jon Stevens Tour' reflecting on his 40-year career, performing songs from Noiseworks, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Dead Daisies and his solo collection with just a couple of INXS classics. This reunion with his old friend, with whom he’d shared the stage with around the world fronting INXS from 2000-2005, formed the idea for his new tour, 'Jon Stevens - The Noiseworks and INXS Collection Tour'.The Tour brings the hits Take Me Back, New Sensation, Touch, Don't Change, Hot Chilli Woman, Never Tear Us Apart, No Lies and more.This show is an assault on the senses, with nothing but relentless hits! A visceral charge of emotion that will transport you back to 1987 and beyond, including the INXS songs that were such a huge part of the soundtrack of our lives.Miss it and you’re MAD!!Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intervalAll tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Campfire

Friday 13 May 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.Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Sir Cliff & I

Saturday 14 May 8:00pm                                                                    From the producers that brought you the spectacular 'ELVIS King of the World' event comes an amazing new production. Starring a true legend of the Australian music scene, with success both here and internationally, Marty Rhone presents his unparalleled tribute to Sir Cliff Richard which has broken records wherever it has played.A true international artist, Marty returned to Australia, just as COVID 19 took a stranglehold on the US, hoping to present this amazing production that sees Marty performing all Cliff’s greatest hits including, Devil Woman, Wired for Sound, Young Ones, Summer Holiday and his own mega hits Denim & Lace, A Mean Pair of Jeans plus his #1 chart toppers from his first US country album.The show features some of the most innovative production that today’s technology can bring, including Marty performing LIVE on stage with Cliff and ELVIS via the wonders of an amazing audio-visual presentation. Marty also joins Sir Cliff for a moving tribute to Freddie Mercury.It has now been over a decade since Marty first presented his record-breaking tribute to the Prince of Pop, but after three very successful years in the US, it is time to once again tour his native homeland and audiences he describes as the best in the world.A successful debut US album and appearances in US TV series Preacher, Bull and Harrow at home in Australia, has seen Marty become one of this country’s most versatile and sought-after performers with a CV that few can match.With an illustrious career over six decades as an actor and singer, Marty Rhone has performed with and in front of some of the biggest names in entertainment; from the Rolling Stones to Yul Brynner, the Bee Gees, John Denver and Peter Allen; and has performed on stage in front of De Niro, Hoffman, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, the late Princess Grace of Monaco, the late King Hussein of Jordan, and the British Royal family.On consistency of performance there are few to match him, nor done or achieved as much as he has over such a long period: theatre, television series, film, concert stage, No1 hit records ‘Denim & Lace’ and ‘A Mean Pair of Jeans’, and most recently his three #1 Indie hits off his first US Country album ‘Jealous of the Sky’. Marty Rhone is one of the very few Australian performers that has successfully, and over such a long time, juggled twin careers of acting and singing and is arguably enjoying more and varied success today than ever.After such a long tour break Marty says he can’t wait to re-engage with audiences around Australia.Show duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intervalMembers: $64.00Full: $69.90Concession: $64.90Youth U/18: $64.90Groups 10+: $64.90Covid-19 Safety: All shows and events will be presented in accordance with DHHS regulations and the orders of the Chief Health Officer. As of the time of publication, the CHO's directive is that all patrons visiting the West Gippsland Arts Centre aged 12 years and 2 months or over are required to be fully vaccinated.Valid forms of evidence permitting entry include; A digital vaccination certificate or medical exemption; A printed vaccination certificate or medical exemption issued by the Immunisation Register, along with a valid photo ID. This will apply to all visitors to West Gippsland Arts Centre, including (but not limited to) venue hirers, producers, performers, contractors, suppliers, exhibitors, volunteers and patrons of Albert & Smith. Guests can be assured that all employees and representatives of the West Gippsland Arts Centre are fully vaccinated.Please enact social distancing and follow current Covid-19 requirements.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Tuesday 31 May 10am & 12:30pm                                                     Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises.Professor Lexi Con has curated a curious collection of her favourite words (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each word providing Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping off point for 26 quirky scientific demonstrations – that squish and squirt, float and fly, erupt and explode.Together, this dad-joke quipping, prank-pulling pair of polished professors strut their stuff in a performance that’s equal parts explosive, messy, spectacular, hilarious, fascinating and gross.And if things weren’t exciting enough, every show is completely different, with audiences determining the order in which the letters are revealed and explored.Plus, did we mention, this is a race? The plucky pair of professors have just 52 minutes to complete their alphabetical, scientifical countdown. That’s just 2 minutes per experiment! Will they make it in time...?Brace yourself for an immersive hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos!Duration: Approximately 60 minutes, no intervalMembers: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Good Vibrations

Friday 10 June 11:00am                                                     Songs by The Beach Boys 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.Surfer Girl, I Get Around, Surfin' USA, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, When I Grow Up (To Be A Man), In My Room, and many more."I wanted to write joyful music that made other people feel good" - Brian WilsonDuration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk

Leaving Jackson

Wednesday 15 June 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: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with interval.Full: $59Concession/Group 10+/Members: $55Youth U18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Dance, Family/Children

CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Saturday 25 June 7:30pm                                                     Immerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will celebrate its 10yr anniversary with a nationwide tour of Australia in 2022.Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before.A breathtaking array of experiences , fusing Irish Dance, Magic and influential flavours of Fosse, Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other.The Reimagined tour features new spellbinding illusions and choreography, alongside a musical score that will either make you cry or send shivers down your spine.Starring the multi talented former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Star Illusionist Anthony Street, with Georgia May, a marvel in both dance and Illusion. These impeccable performers lead a cast of champion dancers recruited from renowned productions across the world, such as Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the moment the curtain is raised.Celtic Illusion Reimagined will surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more. Don’t hesitate, and book now to know the hype of one of the largest and most unique Dance and Illusion shows in the world.This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!Duration: Approximately 110 minutes including intervalFull: $79.90Concession/Groups 10+: $74.90Youth U/16: $69.90Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Children): $290

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

ROFLSHALBOWCO

Saturday 2 July 11am & 3pm                                                             "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.ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) 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 jampacked with a brand new set of hilarious comedy routines that will have the whole family in stitches.Duration: Approximately 60 minutes no intervalMembers: $20Full: $27Concession: $25Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $75*Family of four consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

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Family/Children

Erth's Prehistoric World

Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 July                                                   Tuesday 5 July 6:00pmWednesday 6 July 11:00am & 3:00pmBringing ancient creatures from land and sea together in one show, Erth's Prehistoric World is the perfect combination of theatrical magic and charm. It takes the audience to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and incredible marine reptiles, and then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have ever walked this Earth...Dinosaurs are a gateway to learning, inspiring young minds to consider an array of subjects from science to literature, geology to bio engineering, and natural history to mathematics. Dinosaurs have become a curious link between child and parent, grandparent, guardian and educator. The learning opportunities are immense.Experience the creatures of your imagination coming to life on stage in this enthralling new show!Duration: Approximately 55 minutes, no intervalMembers: $20Full: $27Concession: $25Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $75*Family of four consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

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Daylight Entertainment

The Songs of Judy Garland

Friday 8 July 11:00am                                                                                    Bernadette Robinson’s performances in Songs For Nobodies at London’s Ambassadors Theatre last year earned the show an Olivier Awards nomination and announced her as a new star on the West End. Alone on stage, Bernadette introduced London audiences to the 5 “nobodies” of the title and 5 iconic singers of the 20th century that had already enchanted and thrilled Australian audiences: Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas.London’s broadsheet papers raved: The Times called her “A jaw-dropping talent”Now, following her pre-lockdown performances at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House, Bernadette performs a special concert featuring one of those iconic characters, in The Songs of Judy Garland.Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intervalMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Invincible

Sunday 10 July 2:00pm                                                      Invincible - The Helen Reddy Story is the Incredible True Story of one Australian Woman who took on the World, starring internationally acclaimed Nikki Bennett.Hailed as the international ‘Queen of '70s Pop’, Helen Reddy was Australia’s very first truly international superstar. In 1973, her iconic song I Am Woman became the unforgettable anthem of the women's liberation movement and made her the very first Australian to ever win a Grammy Award.During Helen Reddy's remarkable career she placed three number one hits on the US Billboard charts and six more in the US top 10. She sold over 25 million albums and played to sellout concert houses right around the world. She even hosted her very own prime time series on U.S.Television.Then, all of a sudden, she lost it all.In 2020, the feature film I am Woman brought some of Helen’s incredible story to screens worldwide.In 2021 Australian singer and actress, Nikki Bennett, brings the whole story to Australian stages. Stunningly written and performed, this beautiful tribute weaves Helen’s greatest hits through her extraordinary life story. Featuring a stellar Live band, it is a show that will capture every heart.The Sun Herald calls Nikki Bennett ‘The quintessential showgirl’.During her own impressive career, Nikki Bennett has starred in feature films, (Walk the Talk - 2001), television dramas ( All Saints - 2002, Out of The Blue - 2008) and musicals such as Hair.For 15 years, she was one of the most popular guest entertainers on Australian variety television, with literally hundreds of appearances on shows like Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Midday, In Melbourne Tonight, Good Morning Australia and many more.She has wowed audiences in 52 counties to date and is one of the most highly sought after Australian entertainers on the international corporate stage.Whatever you do in 2021, don’t miss your chance to see this fabulous tribute to a woman who took on the world and became a legend.The Invincible Helen Reddy - an Australian to be celebrated.“The quintessential performer, Nikki Bennett comes alive when the spotlight comes on.’ - The Sun Herald'I got the chill factor, I hardly ever get that''I’ve never felt that much impact''She was extraordinary’'Whatever you do, you have to come and see this show!''A real evening for the purists who appreciate great songs, great music and a great story.'Bennett looks and sounds a million bucks. A powerhouse performance that delivers the songs we love and a tale of survival we never knew.View a video of Nikki Bennett as Helen Reddy HEREDuration: Approximately 140 minutes including intervalMembers: $59.90Full: $69.90Concession: $64.90Group 10+: $59.90Youth U/18: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

Kate Miller-Heidke

Tuesday 12 July 7:30pm                                                              Frontier Touring are delighted to announce award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke's Child In Reverse Tour, taking place across September, October, November and December 2021! Joined by her six-piece band, the tour will see Kate play regional towns and cities across Australia, performing 15 shows over four months."It has felt like an eternity waiting for this tour to begin. I’ll be playing with my favourite musicians and we are bursting with joy and excitement at the prospect of hitting the road again after so long. We will be premiering some brand new material plus selecting some deep cuts from the back catalogue, as well as celebrating some old favourites.Playing live has always been a pivotal part of what I do - the connection with you all and sharing loved moments in time and space. This one is going to be special." Ultimate M&G VIP Experience: $249.90Mega Fan VIP Experience: $159.90A Reserve: $89.90VIP PACKAGE 1: Ultimate M&G VIP Experience$249.90 · One ticket in the first row· Attend soundcheck, plus Q&A with Kate· Meet & Greet event with the artist - with signing/photos· Exclusive VIP souvenir tour program· Exclusive VIP set of 3 art prints· Exclusive VIP canvas tote bag· Exclusive VIP playing cards· Commemorative VIP laminate and lanyard· On site VIP hostsVIP PACKAGE 2: Mega Fan VIP Experience $159.90· One ticket within the 2nd or 3rd rows· Exclusive VIP souvenir tour program· Exclusive VIP set of 3 art prints· Exclusive VIP canvas tote bag· Exclusive VIP playing cards· Commemorative VIP laminate and lanyard· On site VIP hostsT&Cs:• Please note that all VIP package purchasers will be contacted by Frontier Touring via email 5-7 days prior to the actual show date with additional details specific to event timings and package collection. The Ultimate M&G VIP Experience begins from 5.30pm, late arrivals may not be admitted.• Information will be sent to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Your contact details must be submitted at the time of purchase and be correct.• Please note that if you do not receive an email a few days prior to the event, please contact katemillerheidkeVIP@frontiertouring.com for your information.• All VIP package may vary market-by-market and are subject to modification at any time for any reason. All packages are non-transferable. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on packages for change of mind.• Please note that the artist, tour promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for out dated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase.TICKET PURCHASE LIMITThere is a strict limit of eight (8) tickets per customer on this event. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their orders and tickets cancelled without notice. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Theatre

World of Musicals

Saturday 16 July 7:30pm                                                                                                        World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This incredible production will return to Australia in 2022 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 Miserables 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 of 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 EchoDuration: Approximately 140 minutes including intervalFull: $79.90Members/Concession/Group 10+: $74.90Youth U/16: $59.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk, Family/Children

The Sapphires

Tuesday 19 July 7:30pm                                                                 The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Warragul and across the nation.Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces." said Tony.Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun, and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes including intervalMembers: $35Full: $43Concession: $40Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

1927

Saturday 23 July 7:30pm                                                                                                         From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene.With a debut album that became a smashing success that went five times platinum, stayed in the ARIA chart for 46 weeks, selling an excess of 400,000 copies and winning Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for best debut single and album, 1927 became a household name in Australia overnight. The album was …. ish. Ian McFarlane in his opus The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, put it perfectly when he wrote “…. ish is brimful of stirring, stately rock anthems.”It is one of the top 10 most successful debut albums for an Australian artist, to multiple ARIA awards, a multi-platinum second album, chart success in Europe and America.1927 live is a show not to be missed.All tickets: $65

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Comedy Drama, Drama

The Comedy of Errors

Saturday 30 July 7:30pm                                                    Bell Shakespeare’sThe Comedy of ErrorsBy William ShakespeareDirector Janine WatsonFar-fetched coincidences and chaotic hilarity.Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children. He finds himself in a hostile land, in the fight of his life... to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.Directed by longtime Bell Shakespeare collaborator Janine Watson, this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter."Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition."       – Australian Stage "Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company."      – Herald SunRECOMMENDED AGE: 12+Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 min interval) (expected time, subject to change pending rehearsals).Members: $42Full: $50Concession: $45Youth U/18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

Edward the Emu

Tuesday 2 August 10am & 12pm                                                   West Gippsland Arts Centre presentsA Monkey Baa Theatre Company productionEDWARD THE EMUBased on the books by Sheena Knowles & Rod ClementWritten for the stage & directed by Eva Di CesareThe time has come for the Emus to tell the story, their way!The award-winning creative team from Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on another much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaptation, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books, Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale.Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun and along the way, finds Edwina! Written for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Artistic Director Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance) we follow the emus as they hilariously navigate their own feathered existential crises, seeking to find their place in the world. Meanwhile, unaware of the birds’ internal worlds, their human keepers are in hot pursuit to restore order to the zoo.With exceptional, world-class puppet creation from Bryony Anderson and Alice Osborne’s puppetry direction, an original score from composer/sound designer Nate Edmondson, set and costume design by Isabel Hudson (Best Stage Design of An Independent Production, 2020 Sydney Theatre Award), lighting design by Matt Cox and inventive storytelling from Di Cesare, the emus’ journey of hijinks and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is... you!Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been creating classic, much-loved productions for young people for over 20 years. Edward the Emu carries on the vision to make theatre an intrinsic part of young people’s lives with the quality, humour and heart that has made Monkey Baa a favourite of families across Australia.Recommended age group: 4-10 years and their familiesDuration: 50 minutes - no intervalMembers: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

The Australian Bee Gees Show

Saturday 20 August 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.Duration: Approximately 120 minutes including intervalFull: $57.50Concession: $52.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Drama

Jane Eyre

Wednesday 24 August 7:30pm                                                      Charlotte Brontë’s iconic gothic tale, boldly adapted for the stage by critically-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co.Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging, blazes the country in 2022.Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaptation from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (Animal Farm, Dracula).Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey toward truth and freedom.This stunning new production, featuring original music, written and by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.“A blazing success” - Broadway World“Another shake & stir production destined for hit status.” - Stage WhispersCo-Adaptors Nelle Lee and Nick SkubijDirector Michael FutcherDesigner Josh McIntoshComposer Sarah McLeodLighting Designer Jason GlenwrightAdditional Music and Sound Designer Guy WebsterDuration: 2 hours 25 minutes including intervalMembers: $42Full: $50Concession: $45Youth U/18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Physical Theatre, Drama

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Tuesday 13 September 7:30pm                                                                   Plays and playwrights go in and out of fashion but some endure and speak to each subsequent generation. Lawler’s much loved tale of Queensland cane cutters and Melbourne barmaids has endured, not through nostalgia, nor because it spawned a new age in Australian writing, but because the characters and their dilemmas are so true, so beautifully observed, so humorous and so poignant.A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, followed by a national tour and hugely successful season in London’s West End where it won an award for best new play, this 2020 production of the Australian classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll celebrates the 65th Anniversary of this iconic play.For sixteen years two Queensland cane cutters have worked the punishing routine up north in the sugar cane fields for seven months of the year and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. This seventeenth summer everything is different. One of the barmaids has ‘settled down’ and married a city bloke so a replacement date has had to be found. This ‘off-season’ proves challenging for them all.Part of HIT’s Australian Voice Tours for 2020, this production will be directed by the award-winning Denny Lawrence whose history with HIT includes many successful productions including Shirley Valentine, Always…Patsy Cline, Educating Rita, Glorious! Hotel Sorrento and most recently, My Brilliant Divorce. Denny will be supported by a highly-experienced creative team.Duration: 2 hours & 30 minutes including intervalMembers: $35Full: $43Concession: $40Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children, Physical Theatre

Brass Monkeys

Sunday 2 October 2:00pm                                                    The creators of Children are Stinky bring you an all new, action-packed, super exciting circus spectacular.Brass Monkeys celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum. Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids and grown ups who like a big brass belly laugh!Performed by powerhouse duo Kyle Raftery and April Dawson (Lunar Circus, Circus Oz) and directed by Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease).This trio of artists are famous for combining circus skills of epic proportion and comedy for all ages.Recommended for children between 3-10 and grown ups who like a laugh.Duration: 60 minutes no intervalMembers: $20Full: $27Concession: $25Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $75*Family of four consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Dance, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

BJORN AGAIN-Mamma Mia!

Friday 11 November 8:00pm                                                     Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour.Bjorn Again are so excited to be back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family.Bjorn Again have performed over 7000 in over 120 countries world-wide, are endorsed by the members of ABBA and are regarded as the most successful tribute show of all time.Their critically acclaimed shows have been attended by JK Rowling, Tom Jones, Dave Grohl and Paul Kelly, Metallica, Robert Plant, Bill Gates and Nirvana just to name a few."If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again" Q Magazine UK"Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!” Benny Andersson of ABBA“The best of luck. Anyone who looks like me ought to have a successful career!” Bjorn UlvaeusSo what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOURYOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!Members: $65Full: $79Concession: $69Youth U/18: $69Group 10+: $69

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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School, Dance

KC's Junior Showcase 2021

Saturday 11 December 1:00pm                                     KC’s School of Dance is delighted to be presenting their end of year showcase for 2021. The entire school will come together to present their talents in a spectacular display of classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary and musical theatre to family and friends.Our Junior Showcase will consist of our junior students from as young as 2 years to 7 years supported by our fabulous senior students that is sure to inspire our audiences. This performance will run for 1 ¼ hours.After what has been a challenging year for all dancers and the performing arts industry, these local young dancers can’t wait to be back on stage to share their passion and love for dance with their audiences.Running Time: Approximately 75 minutes no interval.Full: $28Youth U/18: $18

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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KC's Senior Showcase 2021

Saturday 11 December 7:00pm                                                           KC’s School of Dance is delighted to be presenting their end of year showcase for 2021. The entire school will come together to present their talents in a spectacular display of classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary and musical theatre to family and friends.Our Senior Showcase will consist of our more senior students from as young as 8 through to our talented graduating students who will not disappoint. This performance will run for approximately 3 hours.After what has been a challenging year for all dancers and the performing arts industry, these local young dancers can’t wait to be back on stage to share their passion and love for dance with their audiences.Running Time: Approximately 3 hours with 20 minute interval.Full: $38Concession: $32Youth U/18: $28

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Dance, Family/Children

Spellbound

Sunday 12 December 7:00pm                                                            Illusionist Anthony Street, said to be one of the hottest magic acts in Australia, will showcase his skill and flair in one unforgettable interactive night of magic and Grand Illusion for the whole family this school holidays.Witness levitations, impossible vanishes and death-defying escapes as Anthony attempts to push the boundaries of reality and distort your senses.With his unique, modern and edgy style performing one of the oldest of art forms, Anthony will enthral and astonish you and keep you on the edge of your seat as you are amazed and hooked on his charm.Will you dare to believe your eyes?Duration: Approximately two hours including intervalFull: $49.90Concession: $47Members/Group 10+: $45Youth U18: $30*This is a family-friendly illusion show. Not suitable for infants.Grazing platters available from Albert & Smith pre-show. Pre-order is essential, please contact Albert & Smith on 5624 2559.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Fine

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Monday 13 December 7:30pm                                                           We invite you back to WGAC to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's performance of Handel's beloved Christmas oratorio, 'Messiah'. As Victoria reopens, musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are pleased to reunite with our local audiences for this uplifting and inspiring live concert.Led by conductor Graham Abbott, the performance will feature soloists Samantha Clarke - soprano, Sally-Anne Russell - mezzo, Samuel Sakker - tenor, and Pelham Andrews - bass and the MSO Chorus.Composed in 1741, the work is still as potent as it was 280 years ago, inspiring joy and wonder from both first-time listeners and the audience members who have sung along for many years.One of the most enduring works of all time, it only took Handel about 24 days to write Messiah. He began at the end of August in 1741, and his pen was down by mid-September, including the 48 hours he took to quickly work out the orchestration from his sketched-out draft.While we’ve come to know and love hearing Messiah around Christmas time, it was originally intended for Easter. The conductor of the London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings, thinks maybe it was because there was not much Christmas music: “There is so much fine Easter music… and so little great sacral music written for Christmas,” he told Smithsonian Magazine.Messiah’s debut was at the Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. It may seem like a strange location, but Dublin was quickly becoming one of Europe’s most flourishing cities, with many wealthy patrons keen to hear new, exciting work.Running time: Approximately 2.5 hours with intervalMembers: $30Full: $45Concession: $40Youth U/18: $30Grazing platters available from Albert & Smith pre-show. Pre-order is essential, please contact Albert & Smith on 5624 2559.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

A Very WGAC Christmas

Friday 17 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 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!Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intervalMembers/Group 10+: $18Full: $25Concession: $22

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Comedy Drama

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 January                                                                                                                Black Box / Theatre TwoThursday 13 January 7:30pmFriday 14 January 7:30pmSaturday 15 January 1:30pm and 7:30pmSunday 16 January 1:30pmThe Importance of Being Earnest is a glittering comic jewel of the English theatre. Ridiculous situations, all arising out of diversions, evasions and mistruths, provide a backdrop for the wittiest of dialogue, with almost every line a quotable quip from the dazzling brillinace of the author.This was Oscar Wilde at the height of his powers. First staged in 1895, the play has sen innumerable productions, on stage and in film, and it remains one of the most delightful and funniest of theatre experiences however it is shared.For this production, Warragul Theatre Company are pleased to welcome back the production team responsible for their award winning A Streetcar Named Desire as they turn their hand to something considerably lighter! It's a souffle with substance.Earnest delivers more than a few jabs at pomposity and surely, in such unprecedented times we can all use an inoculation of 'serious triviality'.Member: $33Full: $38Concession: $35Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Keith Potger AO

Friday 11 February 11:00am                                                                 As 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 program contains some old favourites from The Seekers, a touch of Nashville, some beautiful original ballads from his three solo CDs and a few covers of hits from the 1960s to the 1980s that appeal to the generation who grew up with thier folks playing The Seekers albums. Throughout his show, Keith shares some amusing anecdotes from over 50 years on the international music scene.In all, this is an up-beat, heart-warming event that leaves audiences reliving their memories of the past while sharing the joy of new beginnings that are the hallmarks of Keith Potger's solo concerts.Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Comedy Stand Up

Arj Barker

Friday 11 February 8:00pm                                                     “Do I swear to tell the whole truth? No, but I'll swear while telling the partial truth. And trust me, it's a lot more fun that way. If you truly want to laugh, then take my word for it. This is honestly the best hour of BS around; I kid you not...” Arj BarkerAnd he’s not wrong. Australia’s adopted son of comedy returns with his brand-new hour of riotous comedy in Arj Barker ‘Comes Clean’.Be prepared for some home truths, some vague truths and some information none of us are ready to hear, but won’t be able to forget any time soon, because Arj brings the hilarity and lots of it.WINNER - 2019 ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release – ‘Organic’“It’s a joy to spend an hour in his world” ★★★★★ The Advertiser“A must see for anyone who loves a laugh…” Adelaide Now“Excellent stand-up by an exceptional comedian.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby”Full: $54.90Members/Group 10+: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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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.Duration: Approximately 150 minutes including intervalMembers: $67Full: $69Concession: $67Youth U/14: $35

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Big Chill

Saturday 19 February 7:30pm                                                     Songs from the original motion picture.The Big Chill is a film in which survivors of the 1960s ask themselves how they could possibly be in their 30s... just as survivors of the '90s ask how could they possibly be still alive in their 50s. The one thing that all generations have is the soundtrack that accompanied their rush towards the inevitable. It means everything.Great songs are always great and no matter how old or young you are these songs are definitely some of the greatest.The film is about nothingness, and in the end nothing much really happens... but in between we have the magnificence of The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Creedence, The Temptations and many more.The songs are the stars and we’ve got stars singing them for you.The Big Chill stars Karise Eden with special guest Mick Moriarty, accompanied by John Grant and The Big Chill Band.WOW!Members: $59Full: $69Concession: $59Youth U/18: $59

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Fabulous Caprettos

Friday 25 February 7:30pm                                                    Friends coming together to perform for the first time as a band.This performance will be something special as you see and hear all artists performing together on stage for the entire duration of the concert. They will perform their hits/favourites and songs that will only be heard for the first time at the shows...A souvenir program with Bonus CD will be exclusively available for purchase at the shows.DARYL BRAITHWAITERight now Daryl Braithwaite is showing no signs of slowing down. Always a fine interpreter of songs, singer/front-man/songwriter, 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 7 years have been an incredible musical journey for both Russell Morris and his fans, fortunate enough to create and release three award-winning albums of blues and roots music and the top-ten 2019 new 'Black and Blue Heart' album.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’. One of Australia’s most talented singer/songwriters and guitarists.RAI THISTLETHWAYTEFounding 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 his classic tracks such as '20 Good Reasons', 'Someday, Someday', 'Mousetrap Heart' and 'In The Summertime'.Duration: Support Act: Alana Wilkinson 7:30pm-8:00pm; Caprettos 8:20pm - 9:50pm (Approximately)All tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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School, Comedy Drama

As You Like It

Sunday 27 February 6:30pm                                                                   Outdoors at Civic Park, WarragulAs You Like It brings all of Shakespeare’s best ideas together in one masterful play of love, betrayal, mischief, and foolery, and features some of the most iconic and memorable Shakespearean lines ever spoken.Rosalind has had a big day. She’s seen her first wrestling match, fallen in love with the winner - who is then banished from court - and then her jealous uncle, Duke Frederick, banishes her from court too! Disguised as a boy, she sets forth into exile with her best friend, Celia, to find her father, the former Duke, and her new love, Orlando, in the wild and wondrous Forest of Arden. Along the way, they meet a motley crew of characters and use the freedom of disguise to test the strength of “love at first sight”.Led by experienced theatre makers Amanda LaBonte & Sophie Lampel, Essential Theatre re-interpret classic texts for modern audiences delivering vibrant and engaging productions. They strip back any preconceived ideas as to how Shakespeare “should” be presented and create productions accessible and enjoyable for all. Experience has taught them how to juggle inclement and unpredictable weather, noisy cockatoos, stray dogs and most importantly how to celebrate the brilliant words of William Shakespeare.Members: $32Full: $40Concession: $36Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Civic Park

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Music Country, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Ian Moss & Troy Cassar-Daley

Thursday 3 March 8:00pm                                                     *With support act Gretta Zilla*Presented by "Tarampa Music, ThrillHill, The Harbour Agency"Two of Australia’s most respected singers, musicians and songwriters - Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley - are taking their guitars and songs on the road across 31 dates on the National ‘Together Alone Tour’ commencing March 2022.The 'Together Alone Tour' will be the first time these two powerhouse guitarists and vocalists have joined forces to tour together and shared a stage in such an intimate setting as they take the audience on a musical journey across their respective careers.Don’t miss your chance to see these old friends light up, and rip up, the stage. It will be magic.VIP Experience:Only our VIP ticket holders will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch Ian and Troy soundcheck, run a few songs on stage and have exclusive access to a meet and greet with Ian and Troy, have a chat and to grab a photo after soundcheck.Included in the VIP Experience (one per person/ticket price):- Exclusive “Meet and Greet” with Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley during soundcheck- VIP “Together Alone” lanyard- VIP Limited Edition “Together Alone” Stubby Cooler- Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)Numbers are strictly limited (subject to venue seating)Duration: Approximately two hours and thirty minutes including interval.Full: $78.90VIP: $123.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Drama

ek-spo-zia

Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March                                                                                            Friday 4 March 8:00pm & Saturday 5 March 3:00pm Yearning to declutter their wardrobes and their minds, women desperately sort through their own clothing; the too-tight skinny jeans, the long coveted yellow dress, the favourite childhood shoes...What hope do they have in the evolving sartorial landscape, where online shopping, fast fashion, and memories of clothes once worn, infiltrate all aspects of their lives?Told through song and movement, and stories collected from across Gippsland, the latest original work developed with Off The Leash Theatre’s resilient and creative team is included in a Gala weekend celebrating Theatre in Gippsland."Not only will you experience a whimsical, intelligent and humourous show, but your ticket also grants you access to a curated exhibit featuring costumes from theatre companies around the region, and a perfect spot to view the pre-show promenade.Close out the event by booking a free ticket to our Gippsland Theatre Forum on Saturday 5 March, directly following the final performance.To book Gippsland Theatre Forum, click here!Friday 4 March:7:00pm - Displays & Promenade8:00pm - Ek-spo-zia PerformanceSaturday 5 March:2:00pm - Displays & Promenade3:00pm - Ek-spo-zia Performance5:00pm - Gippsland Theatre ForumFull: $30Members/Concession/Youth U18/Group 10+: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Workshop/Seminar

Gippsland Theatre Forum

Saturday 5 March 5:00pm                                                                                             To book the show Ex-spo-zia, click here!"Part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, and following on from the world premiere of their latest original work, Ex-po-zia!, Off the Leash Theatre is proud to present a celebration of the resilience and creativity of Gippsland's theatre communities." From the past to the future of theatre: Creating theatre has always been challenging, but the future is shadowier than ever. What will our audiences be looking for? How do we stay relevant, viable and jubilant within our communities?SPEAKERS:Dr Cheryl Threadgold, PhDWho better to discuss where community theatre has come from than Dr Cheryl Threadgold whose wonderful book In the Name of Theatre: the history, culture and voices of amateur theatre in Victoria, includes many Gippsland theatre companies, and won the 2020 Collaborative Victorian Community History Award.Maureen Hartley, La Mama Theatre MelbourneWho does survival better than La Mama? Maureen Hartley is one of the vertebrae in a very flexible spine that has carried the company through the ravages of decades of societal and political change, as well the heartbreak of fire and Covid? Maureen will give us insights into how the heart keeps beating and working for the future of theatre.PANEL:Covid, internet access to endless styles of at-home entertainment, competition from bigger and wow-ier spectacular events. Which way do we go? Our speakers will be joined by invited theatrical guests to explore the way forward for Gippsland theatre companies. Includes Q&A.Bookings required - tickets complimentary: $0

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Dance

A Taste of Ireland

Sunday 6 March 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’. It’s truly ‘Celtic―for this decade’. Duration: Approximately 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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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Melinda Schneider

Saturday 12 March 8:00pm                                                              Multi Golden Guitar Award winner and chart-topping singer/songwriter, Melinda Schneider, presents LOVE SONGS: an intimate two-hour concert production featuring Melinda’s Golden Guitar winning hits plus the greatest love songs from some of Melinda’s most cherished singer/songwriters.LOVE SONGS is a show inspired by the unconditional love Melinda has found with her long-time partner, Mark Gable, whom she will marry in October 2021. ‘I’ve been living in un-wedded bliss for the past thirteen years with Mark, but our little boy Sullivan, who is eight, came to me last year and said; ‘Will you please marry daddy? I just don’t want anyone else to marry you!’ ‘How could I refuse such a beautiful proposal’ Melinda explained.In this emotional, intimate and soulful performance, backed by talented pianist, Stefan Nowak, Melinda will perform a selection of her own original love songs spanning her 40 years in entertainment together with some timeless romantic cuts from the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton and more. Melinda will also preview new songs from her forthcoming 15th studio album to be released in March 2022.Melinda continues to tour the country every year as a live performer, all while writing, recording and advocating for mental health, having shared her own lived experience of it in late-2020.In recognition of her artistic achievements, Melinda has won six CMAA Golden Guitar Awards and is a two-time ARIA Award nominee and an APRA Award nominated songwriter. Melinda’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Paul Kelly. To date, Melinda has released 14 studio albums, two of which are gold-certified records and she is closing in on a third with her Melinda Does Doris: A Tribute to Doris Day album.Come and celebrate love, with Melinda Schneider in LOVE SONGS.All Tickets: $59

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Lloyd Webber

Tuesday 15 March 11:00am                                                              Ian Stenlake and Michelle Fitzmaurice, with Dean Sky Lucas on the piano.Daylight Entertainment continues at WGAC with this look at the life and hit songs of the greatest Broadway and London West End composer of the last 50 Years, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, and his greatest friends and influences.This is a narrative concert performance with over 20 hit songs from Lloyd Webber, Elton John, Tim Rice and many more.Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Lion King and many more musical hits are highlighted in this sparkling new concert.Ian Stenlake is an Australian music theatre and television star, having most recently been the leading man in the national tour of Mamma Mia, the ABBA musical, for which his performance received a Helpman Award nomination. Many patrons will also remember Ian from his 8 seasons as the leading man in 'Sea Patrol' for Channel 9.Joining Ian will be award winning music theatre singer actress Michelle Fitzmaurice.Together and alone, Ian and Michelle will take you through a cavalcade of hit songs, not only from the pen of Andrew Lloyd Webber, but also many of his musical influences and other composers he admired and drew inspiration from, such as Lerner & Lowe and Rodgers & Hammerstein, to name just a few.Lloyd Webber and The Great Composers is presented as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival ReimaginedDuration: Approximately 75 minutes no intervalAll Tickets: $8

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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

Robertson Brothers

Saturday 19 March 8:00pm                                                                    Do you dream of reliving the good old days?Well don't miss THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 1960's TV VARIETY SHOW with special guest Simon Brook McLachlan - from the original cast of the hit musical Jersey Boys.The boys are back with a brand new show!Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!The Robertson Brothers grew up in a home that appreciated the Variety TV Show. When designing this new live touring show they decided to reinvent the magic and diversity of the old school 1960's Variety TV shows.With an amazing multimedia presentation, expect to be entertained by many of the Classic Hits from the '60s. Through the prism of the Variety TV show format you'll travel back in time to embrace and celebrate all the hits of these '60s Music Legends.You'll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying to ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘Morningtown Ride’, ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Calendar Girl’ ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’, 'Spicks and Specks', 'To Love Somebody', 'Massachusetts', 'I Started A Joke', 'Got To Get A Message To You', 'Sherry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'Big Girls Don’t Cry', 'Let’s Hang On', ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Bus Stop’, plus so many more in this celebration of your favourite '60s Superstars!“It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!”- Ray Hadley, 2GBDuration: 130 minutes including intervalFull: $69Members/Concession/Youth U18/Groups 10+: $65

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine, Dance, Family/Children

The Little Mermaid

Sunday 20 March 2:30pm                                                                A full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale storyThe Victorian State Ballet proudly presents The Little Mermaid in a full length magical classical ballet production!The Little Mermaid is a new work in the VSB repertoire. Created in October 2018, the ballet follows the narrative based predominately on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This widely known and much-loved story represented an opportunity to bring to life an underwater world inhabited by myriad sea folk and lively characters.The choreography by Michelle Cassar de Sierra is a stunning display of classical ballet with elements of physical theatre that magically tell the tale.The story unfolds in another world where a young mermaid dreams of a life beyond the sea. She bears witness to a shipwreck and comes to aid of a drowning sailor. Having saved his life and having delivered him back to shore, her curiosity is awakened, and throwing caution to the wind, she seeks the council of the wise sea crone who advises her that all gifts come with a warning and grants her the gift of transformation. Re-united with her sailor, she struggles to conform with human ways and quickly discovers life in a palace, chasing a prince, and navigating her new legs is not as easy as she dreamed!Come and see the magnificent costumes full of vibrant colour, sets and props accentuating the beauty and splendor of this magical place, together with the outstanding skill, artistry & technique of the artists of the Victorian State Ballet. A must-see performance for the whole family!VSB’s production of the Little Mermaid endeavors to immerse the audience right in amidst the fairy tale classic in a profound experience that is exhilarating, impacting and visually inspiring.Featuring internationally recognized artists in leading roles in a rich display of outstanding skill! One of the world’s favorite 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!Don’t miss out on seeing your favorite characters come to life, plus exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs from the stunning leading couple.Duration: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including interval.Members: $45Full: $65Concession: $55Youth U18: $45Group 10+: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Lior in Concert

Thursday 24 March 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.Duration: Approximately 120 minutesFull: $30Member: $23Concession: $27Youth U/18: $23

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Comedy Stand Up

Ross Noble

Saturday 26 March 8:00pm                                                                 Science has proved laughter can induce a Zen-like state similar to meditation but can contemplation, reflection and self-discovery be achieved by thinking every and all the thoughts at once.Nobody knows or cares but let’s hope so because Ross is always on the go and will be smashing ideas together in the pursuit of fun. When it happens you can be there.WARNING: Ross is not a scientist.“Beautifully twisted thoughts”   -The Times“The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy”   -Time Out"One of comedy's greatest marvels"   -The Daily Telegraph"One of the most brilliant hours I have ever spent in a theatre"   -Daily MailDuration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (no interval)Full: $54.90Members/Group 10+: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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School, Family/Children

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Tuesday 5 April                                                             10:00am, 12:00pm and 5:00pm A CDP Kids productionTHE 13-STOREY TREEHOUSEA play by Richard TullochAdapted from the multi-award winning book by Andy Griffiths and Terry DentonAndy Griffiths’ & Terry Denton’s best-selling book comes to life on stage for children 6-12 and their adults!Would you please welcome to the stage… Andy and Terry!Yes that’s right. Today's the day Andy and Terry are going to bring their stories to life in their first EVER play – except they forgot to write it!Where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla?Here is your chance to see the first show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series with the return of the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant, runaway success, The 13-Storey Treehouse. We take you right back to where it all began.Following sold out seasons at the Sydney Opera House and theatres across the country, the play based on Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book returns to the stage AND YOU’RE INVITED!Adapted by Richard Tulloch (The Book of Everything, Bananas in Pyjamas), this hugely successful play is brought to life by a seriously funny cast with magical moments of theatrical wizardry and a truckload of imagination!“My eight year old co-reviewer loved the show… has the kids engaged and amused from the outset.”      - THE AUSTRALIAN“Wow!…goes to the edge of the ridiculous to get a laugh.”      - SYDNEY MORNING HERALDDuration: Approximately 60 minutes, no intervalMember: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Blowin' in the Wind

Friday 8 April 11:00am                                                    This new production for 2022 will again contain many hit songs, stories, and indeed laughter that came from WW2 and The Vietnam War, all in front of a backdrop of incredible images on the big screen.With a stunning cast led by narrator Chris McKenna, star tenor Roy Best, musical theatre star Jaz Flowers, international soprano Alison Jones, and Opera Australia’s Caroline Vercore, this production will be one of the highlights of the year, and of course performed around ANZAC Day 2022.There are many great singers who performed during the wars who are highlighted in this wonderful production; Dame Vera Lynn, The Andrew Sisters, Bob Dylan, Normie Rowe, The Sapphires and many more.Songs include, White Cliffs of Dover, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Blowin' In The Wind, Smiley (the hit song written by Johnny Young for Normie Rowe as he went off to serve in Vietnam), and a stirring version of Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.This production is dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Australia’s first involvement in the Vietnam War (1962-2022). Covid-19 Safety:Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Sweet Caroline Tour

Wednesday 20 April 7:00pm                                                                  Neil Diamond - the consummate American singer-songwriter whose deep, resounding voice and timeless tunes have made him one of the world’s most loved and lauded artists, earning him numerous Top Ten hits, Grammy awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Now comes The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the theatre.Take a step back into the glory days of music and musicianship with this beautiful tribute concert, featuring Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, Red Red Wine, Crunchy Granola Suite, Shilo, Cracklin’ Rosie, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Both Sides Now, Heartlight, Forever In Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show, I Am… I Said, Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon and more.Zac Coombs as Neil Diamond, guitar/lead vocalsRusty Red, guitarNigel VDM, bassWarren Vernon-Driscoll, piano/backing vocalsHayden Baird, keyboard/sax aphoneCaitlyn Penrose, guitar/keyboard/backing vocalsJosie Bouwer, backing vocalsBen Harper, drumsMichael Dickens, percussion/backing vocalsDuration: Approximately 135 minutes including intervalFull: $72.90Members/Group 10+: $67.90Child U/13: $38.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

How Sweet It Is

Saturday 23 April 2:30pm                                        Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove are one of Australia’s most popular homegrown showbiz couples.Michelle is best known for her three year role as Kate Bryant in the well-loved Australian drama series A Country Practice and numerous other television appearances including Brides of Christ, Home & Away, Blue Heelers and City Homicide.Frankie J got his start in the rock group OL’55 and throughout his career has created some of Australian television’s most memorable characters through leading roles in Police Rescue, Round The Twist, Something In The Air, Underbelly and recently A Place To Call Home. As a TV presenter, he was part of the team on The Great Outdoors and hosted In Melbourne Tonight.Their show has a special resonance with their own lives and there is sure to be much that you will relate to as well. The show is about living and loving, full of music you will know and packed with laughs. A great opportunity to see two talented performers “up close and personal”.Members: $32Full: $38Concession: $35Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children, Physical Theatre

Girls With Altitude

Wednesday 27 April 6:00pm                                                     West Gippsland Arts Centre and Flying Fruit Fly CircusPresent:GIRLS WITH ALTITUDEThe world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus returns to West Gippsland Arts Centre with their brand-new show!The superheroes of tomorrow are female and are changing the world! Modern day role models like Greta Thunberg and Jacinda Ardern are inspiring a whole new generation of young people who want to make a difference.Girls With Altitude combines the cartoons of celebrated Australian artist Judy Horacek (Where is the Green Sheep?), with the worldclass skills of the young artists of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. From the environment to equality, the young acrobats of the Fruit Flies propose new perspectives on the future using their famously exuberant mix of youthful energy and high-level circus skills.“Family circus at its best!”      - Sydney Morning HeraldAges 6 years +Duration: 70 minutes, no intervalMember: $32Full: $40Concession: $36Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk

BLUE

Friday 29 April 8:00pm                                                     Neil Gooding Productions & Amazon Woman Enterprises presentsBlue: The Songs of Joni MitchellStarring Queenie van de ZandtBLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals.Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, brings to you the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.Renaissance woman, painter and poet, Mitchell created a soundtrack for the Woodstock generation.“Joni is my favourite singer/songwriter and I’ve been wanting to do a show about her and her music for some time,” said Queenie. “She gave a daughter up for adoption early in her career and her music was so influenced by this experience. When I gave birth to my daughter, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity.”In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with her live band, explores her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni’s life, loses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholy music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as A Case of You, Both Sides Now and Little Green.BLUE has been touring to sold-out houses and rave reviews across Australia and in the US since 2017. Along the way it has won a slew of theatre awards, as well as being nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production.BLUE: THE Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting.Duration: Approximately 70 minutes no intervalFull: $55Concession: $50Members: $47Youth U/18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Saturday 30 April 8:00pm                                                     Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd announce their 2022 “A Journey Through Time” tour.Entitled “A Journey Through Time”, the Adelaide-based band’s latest show will take audiences on a musical and visual journey from Pink Floyd’s earliest days as darlings of 1960’s London’s psychedelic underground, all the way to their 1990’s powerhouse performances as the undisputed masters of stadium rock. In addition, the show will provide insight into the amazing evolution of the seminal English prog rockers throughout their history. The searing, soaring music and heart-wrenching but deeply contemplative lyrics reflecting Pink Floyd’s own journey as they charted their way through life’s twists and turns, triumphs and disappointments.Audiences will be treated to an extensive exploration of the band’s impressive catalogue as the gang from Echoes of Pink Floyd plays all of Pink Floyd’s biggest smash hits, as well as some lovingly hand-picked deep album cuts designed to please the most committed of hard-core fans.The show will tour extensively throughout Australia’s capital cities and regional centres and will engage the community in each town with young local performers to provide the memorable “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” choir.Formed in 2009 and with thousands of hours of rehearsal and live performance behind them, Echoes of Pink Floyd comprises a six-piece band featuring Daniel Hunter on lead guitar; Jason Miller on drums; Tony Coppola on bass; Paul Bindig on keyboards and synthesisers; Mark MacNab on rhythm and acoustic guitar and Matt Goodluck on lead vocals. The band’s aim is to authentically replicate the brilliant sights and sounds of one of the world’s greatest progressive rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd. The Adelaide-based tribute has been touring nationally since 2014, with audiences describing the show as “amazingly awesome” and “a musical and visual journey that never disappoints”, whilst also likening them to “the original band”.Echoes of Pink Floyd has also achieved critical acclaim with the music press describing them as “the next best thing to a genuine Floyd experience” [Bendigo Weekly], “a skilful celebration of the source material” [Upside News - Adelaide] and “a true credit to the original musicians” [Rogue Inc - Perth].Echoes of Pink Floyd perfectly synchronise their playing to the visuals to complete an experience that delivers the sights, sounds and emotions of a genuine Pink Floyd concert.Echoes of Pink Floyd’s Daniel Hunter says, “Each member of the band loves and respects what the original Pink Floyd gave to the world with their music. We want to bring this to life for the audience who may not have had a chance to experience a Pink Floyd concert, or wish to relive memories from their youth.“We aim to ensure every aspect of the original Pink Floyd music is captured authentically,” he adds.Drummer Jason Miller says, “At core, we are looking at the legacy of the music. Our vision and desire is to keep this music alive so it will be remembered for generations to come. We want to stand up as the next representatives of these guys in the 21st century, by being the truly authentic Pink Floyd concept show for Australia”.Duration: Approximately 145 minutes including intervalFull: $75Member/Concession/Group 10+: $70Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

SHORROCK & CADD

Sunday 1 May 7:30pm                                                                    Aussie music legends, Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd are reuniting on stage for a run of shows along the East Coast.Our very own “Two Amigos”; will be joined onstage by a 5-piece band to present an evening full of wonderful music, poignant memories and loads of laughs guaranteeing that this will be far more than your average stroll down memory lane.Shorrock and Cadd will be performing hit after hit after hit including Little Ray of Sunshine, Reminiscing, Ginger Man, Arkansas Grass, Cool Change, Help is on its Way and Don’t You Know It’s Magic from their past supergroups - The Twilights, The Groop, Axiom, The Bootleg Family, and Little River Band.Take a journey over FIVE decades with GLENN SHORROCK and BRIAN CADD – The Two Amigos! and two of Australia’s most successful and internationally renowned music legends.A show not to be missed!“…a sensational trip down Australian music history. Shorrock & Cadd are the consummate statesman of Australian music …” - Reverb Street PressGlenn ShorrockBrian CaddArtist NetworkDuration: Approximately 140 minutes including intervalFull: $62Members/Concession: $60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

Guess How Much I Love You

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 May                                              Thursday 5 May 6:00pmFriday 6 May 10:00am & 12:00pmA play by Richard TullochAdapted from the books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram“I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK.”Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved Guess How Much I Love You books.This playful story of love and nature unfolds on stage in a show that's fun for the whole family, with beautiful puppetry, music and laughter for children aged 3 years and up.Brought to life by CDP Kids, the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Spot, this family favourite will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers. Don't miss out!Duration: Approximately 55 minutes no intervalMembers: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Rockin Through The Ages

Saturday 7 May 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. Duration: Approximately 150 minutes including intervalFull $59.90Concession/Group 10+: $55Youth U/18: $45

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

Human Nature

Monday 9 May 7:30pm                                                                             Australia’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.Duration: Approximately 120 minutes including intervalAll tickets: $89.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Jon Stevens

Thursday 12 May 7:30pm                                                        In 2018 a co-founding member of INXS, Andrew Farriss, surprised Jon by entering the band room (after not seeing each other in 15 years) to say, “That was an awesome gig Jon, but you really need to do more INXS songs.”Jon was on 'The Best of Jon Stevens Tour' reflecting on his 40-year career, performing songs from Noiseworks, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Dead Daisies and his solo collection with just a couple of INXS classics. This reunion with his old friend, with whom he’d shared the stage with around the world fronting INXS from 2000-2005, formed the idea for his new tour, 'Jon Stevens - The Noiseworks and INXS Collection Tour'.The Tour brings the hits Take Me Back, New Sensation, Touch, Don't Change, Hot Chilli Woman, Never Tear Us Apart, No Lies and more.This show is an assault on the senses, with nothing but relentless hits! A visceral charge of emotion that will transport you back to 1987 and beyond, including the INXS songs that were such a huge part of the soundtrack of our lives.Miss it and you’re MAD!!Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intervalAll tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Campfire

Friday 13 May 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.Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Sir Cliff & I

Saturday 14 May 8:00pm                                                                    From the producers that brought you the spectacular 'ELVIS King of the World' event comes an amazing new production. Starring a true legend of the Australian music scene, with success both here and internationally, Marty Rhone presents his unparalleled tribute to Sir Cliff Richard which has broken records wherever it has played.A true international artist, Marty returned to Australia, just as COVID 19 took a stranglehold on the US, hoping to present this amazing production that sees Marty performing all Cliff’s greatest hits including, Devil Woman, Wired for Sound, Young Ones, Summer Holiday and his own mega hits Denim & Lace, A Mean Pair of Jeans plus his #1 chart toppers from his first US country album.The show features some of the most innovative production that today’s technology can bring, including Marty performing LIVE on stage with Cliff and ELVIS via the wonders of an amazing audio-visual presentation. Marty also joins Sir Cliff for a moving tribute to Freddie Mercury.It has now been over a decade since Marty first presented his record-breaking tribute to the Prince of Pop, but after three very successful years in the US, it is time to once again tour his native homeland and audiences he describes as the best in the world.A successful debut US album and appearances in US TV series Preacher, Bull and Harrow at home in Australia, has seen Marty become one of this country’s most versatile and sought-after performers with a CV that few can match.With an illustrious career over six decades as an actor and singer, Marty Rhone has performed with and in front of some of the biggest names in entertainment; from the Rolling Stones to Yul Brynner, the Bee Gees, John Denver and Peter Allen; and has performed on stage in front of De Niro, Hoffman, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, the late Princess Grace of Monaco, the late King Hussein of Jordan, and the British Royal family.On consistency of performance there are few to match him, nor done or achieved as much as he has over such a long period: theatre, television series, film, concert stage, No1 hit records ‘Denim & Lace’ and ‘A Mean Pair of Jeans’, and most recently his three #1 Indie hits off his first US Country album ‘Jealous of the Sky’. Marty Rhone is one of the very few Australian performers that has successfully, and over such a long time, juggled twin careers of acting and singing and is arguably enjoying more and varied success today than ever.After such a long tour break Marty says he can’t wait to re-engage with audiences around Australia.Show duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, including intervalMembers: $64.00Full: $69.90Concession: $64.90Youth U/18: $64.90Groups 10+: $64.90Covid-19 Safety: All shows and events will be presented in accordance with DHHS regulations and the orders of the Chief Health Officer. As of the time of publication, the CHO's directive is that all patrons visiting the West Gippsland Arts Centre aged 12 years and 2 months or over are required to be fully vaccinated.Valid forms of evidence permitting entry include; A digital vaccination certificate or medical exemption; A printed vaccination certificate or medical exemption issued by the Immunisation Register, along with a valid photo ID. This will apply to all visitors to West Gippsland Arts Centre, including (but not limited to) venue hirers, producers, performers, contractors, suppliers, exhibitors, volunteers and patrons of Albert & Smith. Guests can be assured that all employees and representatives of the West Gippsland Arts Centre are fully vaccinated.Please enact social distancing and follow current Covid-19 requirements.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Tuesday 31 May 10am & 12:30pm                                                     Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises.Professor Lexi Con has curated a curious collection of her favourite words (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each word providing Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping off point for 26 quirky scientific demonstrations – that squish and squirt, float and fly, erupt and explode.Together, this dad-joke quipping, prank-pulling pair of polished professors strut their stuff in a performance that’s equal parts explosive, messy, spectacular, hilarious, fascinating and gross.And if things weren’t exciting enough, every show is completely different, with audiences determining the order in which the letters are revealed and explored.Plus, did we mention, this is a race? The plucky pair of professors have just 52 minutes to complete their alphabetical, scientifical countdown. That’s just 2 minutes per experiment! Will they make it in time...?Brace yourself for an immersive hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos!Duration: Approximately 60 minutes, no intervalMembers: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

Good Vibrations

Friday 10 June 11:00am                                                     Songs by The Beach Boys 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.Surfer Girl, I Get Around, Surfin' USA, Barbara Ann, Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, When I Grow Up (To Be A Man), In My Room, and many more."I wanted to write joyful music that made other people feel good" - Brian WilsonDuration: Approximately 75 minutes no intermissionMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk

Leaving Jackson

Wednesday 15 June 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: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with interval.Full: $59Concession/Group 10+/Members: $55Youth U18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Dance, Family/Children

CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Saturday 25 June 7:30pm                                                     Immerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will celebrate its 10yr anniversary with a nationwide tour of Australia in 2022.Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before.A breathtaking array of experiences , fusing Irish Dance, Magic and influential flavours of Fosse, Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other.The Reimagined tour features new spellbinding illusions and choreography, alongside a musical score that will either make you cry or send shivers down your spine.Starring the multi talented former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Star Illusionist Anthony Street, with Georgia May, a marvel in both dance and Illusion. These impeccable performers lead a cast of champion dancers recruited from renowned productions across the world, such as Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the moment the curtain is raised.Celtic Illusion Reimagined will surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more. Don’t hesitate, and book now to know the hype of one of the largest and most unique Dance and Illusion shows in the world.This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!Duration: Approximately 110 minutes including intervalFull: $79.90Concession/Groups 10+: $74.90Youth U/16: $69.90Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Children): $290

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

ROFLSHALBOWCO

Saturday 2 July 11am & 3pm                                                             "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.ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing) 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 jampacked with a brand new set of hilarious comedy routines that will have the whole family in stitches.Duration: Approximately 60 minutes no intervalMembers: $20Full: $27Concession: $25Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $75*Family of four consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

Erth's Prehistoric World

Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 July                                                   Tuesday 5 July 6:00pmWednesday 6 July 11:00am & 3:00pmBringing ancient creatures from land and sea together in one show, Erth's Prehistoric World is the perfect combination of theatrical magic and charm. It takes the audience to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and incredible marine reptiles, and then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have ever walked this Earth...Dinosaurs are a gateway to learning, inspiring young minds to consider an array of subjects from science to literature, geology to bio engineering, and natural history to mathematics. Dinosaurs have become a curious link between child and parent, grandparent, guardian and educator. The learning opportunities are immense.Experience the creatures of your imagination coming to life on stage in this enthralling new show!Duration: Approximately 55 minutes, no intervalMembers: $20Full: $27Concession: $25Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $75*Family of four consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Daylight Entertainment

The Songs of Judy Garland

Friday 8 July 11:00am                                                                                    Bernadette Robinson’s performances in Songs For Nobodies at London’s Ambassadors Theatre last year earned the show an Olivier Awards nomination and announced her as a new star on the West End. Alone on stage, Bernadette introduced London audiences to the 5 “nobodies” of the title and 5 iconic singers of the 20th century that had already enchanted and thrilled Australian audiences: Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas.London’s broadsheet papers raved: The Times called her “A jaw-dropping talent”Now, following her pre-lockdown performances at Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House, Bernadette performs a special concert featuring one of those iconic characters, in The Songs of Judy Garland.Duration: Approximately 75 minutes no intervalMember: $25Concession: $27Full: $30Group 10+: $23Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Invincible

Sunday 10 July 2:00pm                                                      Invincible - The Helen Reddy Story is the Incredible True Story of one Australian Woman who took on the World, starring internationally acclaimed Nikki Bennett.Hailed as the international ‘Queen of '70s Pop’, Helen Reddy was Australia’s very first truly international superstar. In 1973, her iconic song I Am Woman became the unforgettable anthem of the women's liberation movement and made her the very first Australian to ever win a Grammy Award.During Helen Reddy's remarkable career she placed three number one hits on the US Billboard charts and six more in the US top 10. She sold over 25 million albums and played to sellout concert houses right around the world. She even hosted her very own prime time series on U.S.Television.Then, all of a sudden, she lost it all.In 2020, the feature film I am Woman brought some of Helen’s incredible story to screens worldwide.In 2021 Australian singer and actress, Nikki Bennett, brings the whole story to Australian stages. Stunningly written and performed, this beautiful tribute weaves Helen’s greatest hits through her extraordinary life story. Featuring a stellar Live band, it is a show that will capture every heart.The Sun Herald calls Nikki Bennett ‘The quintessential showgirl’.During her own impressive career, Nikki Bennett has starred in feature films, (Walk the Talk - 2001), television dramas ( All Saints - 2002, Out of The Blue - 2008) and musicals such as Hair.For 15 years, she was one of the most popular guest entertainers on Australian variety television, with literally hundreds of appearances on shows like Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Midday, In Melbourne Tonight, Good Morning Australia and many more.She has wowed audiences in 52 counties to date and is one of the most highly sought after Australian entertainers on the international corporate stage.Whatever you do in 2021, don’t miss your chance to see this fabulous tribute to a woman who took on the world and became a legend.The Invincible Helen Reddy - an Australian to be celebrated.“The quintessential performer, Nikki Bennett comes alive when the spotlight comes on.’ - The Sun Herald'I got the chill factor, I hardly ever get that''I’ve never felt that much impact''She was extraordinary’'Whatever you do, you have to come and see this show!''A real evening for the purists who appreciate great songs, great music and a great story.'Bennett looks and sounds a million bucks. A powerhouse performance that delivers the songs we love and a tale of survival we never knew.View a video of Nikki Bennett as Helen Reddy HEREDuration: Approximately 140 minutes including intervalMembers: $59.90Full: $69.90Concession: $64.90Group 10+: $59.90Youth U/18: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

Kate Miller-Heidke

Tuesday 12 July 7:30pm                                                              Frontier Touring are delighted to announce award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke's Child In Reverse Tour, taking place across September, October, November and December 2021! Joined by her six-piece band, the tour will see Kate play regional towns and cities across Australia, performing 15 shows over four months."It has felt like an eternity waiting for this tour to begin. I’ll be playing with my favourite musicians and we are bursting with joy and excitement at the prospect of hitting the road again after so long. We will be premiering some brand new material plus selecting some deep cuts from the back catalogue, as well as celebrating some old favourites.Playing live has always been a pivotal part of what I do - the connection with you all and sharing loved moments in time and space. This one is going to be special." Ultimate M&G VIP Experience: $249.90Mega Fan VIP Experience: $159.90A Reserve: $89.90VIP PACKAGE 1: Ultimate M&G VIP Experience$249.90 · One ticket in the first row· Attend soundcheck, plus Q&A with Kate· Meet & Greet event with the artist - with signing/photos· Exclusive VIP souvenir tour program· Exclusive VIP set of 3 art prints· Exclusive VIP canvas tote bag· Exclusive VIP playing cards· Commemorative VIP laminate and lanyard· On site VIP hostsVIP PACKAGE 2: Mega Fan VIP Experience $159.90· One ticket within the 2nd or 3rd rows· Exclusive VIP souvenir tour program· Exclusive VIP set of 3 art prints· Exclusive VIP canvas tote bag· Exclusive VIP playing cards· Commemorative VIP laminate and lanyard· On site VIP hostsT&Cs:• Please note that all VIP package purchasers will be contacted by Frontier Touring via email 5-7 days prior to the actual show date with additional details specific to event timings and package collection. The Ultimate M&G VIP Experience begins from 5.30pm, late arrivals may not be admitted.• Information will be sent to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Your contact details must be submitted at the time of purchase and be correct.• Please note that if you do not receive an email a few days prior to the event, please contact katemillerheidkeVIP@frontiertouring.com for your information.• All VIP package may vary market-by-market and are subject to modification at any time for any reason. All packages are non-transferable. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on packages for change of mind.• Please note that the artist, tour promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for out dated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase.TICKET PURCHASE LIMITThere is a strict limit of eight (8) tickets per customer on this event. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their orders and tickets cancelled without notice. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Theatre

World of Musicals

Saturday 16 July 7:30pm                                                                                                        World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This incredible production will return to Australia in 2022 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 Miserables 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 of 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 EchoDuration: Approximately 140 minutes including intervalFull: $79.90Members/Concession/Group 10+: $74.90Youth U/16: $59.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk, Family/Children

The Sapphires

Tuesday 19 July 7:30pm                                                                 The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Warragul and across the nation.Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces." said Tony.Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun, and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes including intervalMembers: $35Full: $43Concession: $40Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

1927

Saturday 23 July 7:30pm                                                                                                         From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene.With a debut album that became a smashing success that went five times platinum, stayed in the ARIA chart for 46 weeks, selling an excess of 400,000 copies and winning Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards for best debut single and album, 1927 became a household name in Australia overnight. The album was …. ish. Ian McFarlane in his opus The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, put it perfectly when he wrote “…. ish is brimful of stirring, stately rock anthems.”It is one of the top 10 most successful debut albums for an Australian artist, to multiple ARIA awards, a multi-platinum second album, chart success in Europe and America.1927 live is a show not to be missed.All tickets: $65

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Comedy Drama, Drama

The Comedy of Errors

Saturday 30 July 7:30pm                                                    Bell Shakespeare’sThe Comedy of ErrorsBy William ShakespeareDirector Janine WatsonFar-fetched coincidences and chaotic hilarity.Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children. He finds himself in a hostile land, in the fight of his life... to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.Directed by longtime Bell Shakespeare collaborator Janine Watson, this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter."Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition."       – Australian Stage "Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company."      – Herald SunRECOMMENDED AGE: 12+Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 min interval) (expected time, subject to change pending rehearsals).Members: $42Full: $50Concession: $45Youth U/18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children

Edward the Emu

Tuesday 2 August 10am & 12pm                                                   West Gippsland Arts Centre presentsA Monkey Baa Theatre Company productionEDWARD THE EMUBased on the books by Sheena Knowles & Rod ClementWritten for the stage & directed by Eva Di CesareThe time has come for the Emus to tell the story, their way!The award-winning creative team from Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on another much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaptation, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books, Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale.Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun and along the way, finds Edwina! Written for the stage by Monkey Baa’s Artistic Director Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance) we follow the emus as they hilariously navigate their own feathered existential crises, seeking to find their place in the world. Meanwhile, unaware of the birds’ internal worlds, their human keepers are in hot pursuit to restore order to the zoo.With exceptional, world-class puppet creation from Bryony Anderson and Alice Osborne’s puppetry direction, an original score from composer/sound designer Nate Edmondson, set and costume design by Isabel Hudson (Best Stage Design of An Independent Production, 2020 Sydney Theatre Award), lighting design by Matt Cox and inventive storytelling from Di Cesare, the emus’ journey of hijinks and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is... you!Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been creating classic, much-loved productions for young people for over 20 years. Edward the Emu carries on the vision to make theatre an intrinsic part of young people’s lives with the quality, humour and heart that has made Monkey Baa a favourite of families across Australia.Recommended age group: 4-10 years and their familiesDuration: 50 minutes - no intervalMembers: $15Full: $25Concession: $20Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $69*Family of 4 consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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

The Australian Bee Gees Show

Saturday 20 August 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.Duration: Approximately 120 minutes including intervalFull: $57.50Concession: $52.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Drama

Jane Eyre

Wednesday 24 August 7:30pm                                                      Charlotte Brontë’s iconic gothic tale, boldly adapted for the stage by critically-acclaimed shake & stir theatre co.Brontë’s gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search of love, family and a sense of belonging, blazes the country in 2022.Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaptation from the nationally-renowned shake & stir theatre co (Animal Farm, Dracula).Following a childhood spent suffering at the hands of her cruel Aunt, Jane finds employment at Thornfield Hall – the impressive yet mysterious home of Edward Rochester. As Jane and Rochester become inexplicably drawn to each other, the dark secrets locked within the walls of Thornfield start to unravel forcing Jane on a heart-wrenching journey toward truth and freedom.This stunning new production, featuring original music, written and by multi ARIA Award winner Sarah McLeod, will set a fire blazing in your soul.“A blazing success” - Broadway World“Another shake & stir production destined for hit status.” - Stage WhispersCo-Adaptors Nelle Lee and Nick SkubijDirector Michael FutcherDesigner Josh McIntoshComposer Sarah McLeodLighting Designer Jason GlenwrightAdditional Music and Sound Designer Guy WebsterDuration: 2 hours 25 minutes including intervalMembers: $42Full: $50Concession: $45Youth U/18: $33

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Physical Theatre, Drama

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Tuesday 13 September 7:30pm                                                                   Plays and playwrights go in and out of fashion but some endure and speak to each subsequent generation. Lawler’s much loved tale of Queensland cane cutters and Melbourne barmaids has endured, not through nostalgia, nor because it spawned a new age in Australian writing, but because the characters and their dilemmas are so true, so beautifully observed, so humorous and so poignant.A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, followed by a national tour and hugely successful season in London’s West End where it won an award for best new play, this 2020 production of the Australian classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll celebrates the 65th Anniversary of this iconic play.For sixteen years two Queensland cane cutters have worked the punishing routine up north in the sugar cane fields for seven months of the year and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. This seventeenth summer everything is different. One of the barmaids has ‘settled down’ and married a city bloke so a replacement date has had to be found. This ‘off-season’ proves challenging for them all.Part of HIT’s Australian Voice Tours for 2020, this production will be directed by the award-winning Denny Lawrence whose history with HIT includes many successful productions including Shirley Valentine, Always…Patsy Cline, Educating Rita, Glorious! Hotel Sorrento and most recently, My Brilliant Divorce. Denny will be supported by a highly-experienced creative team.Duration: 2 hours & 30 minutes including intervalMembers: $35Full: $43Concession: $40Youth U/18: $25

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Family/Children, Physical Theatre

Brass Monkeys

Sunday 2 October 2:00pm                                                    The creators of Children are Stinky bring you an all new, action-packed, super exciting circus spectacular.Brass Monkeys celebrates kids who march to the beat of their own drum. Bursting with high calibre acrobatics, a ton of comedy, live music and high flying tricks, this show is perfect for little kids and grown ups who like a big brass belly laugh!Performed by powerhouse duo Kyle Raftery and April Dawson (Lunar Circus, Circus Oz) and directed by Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease).This trio of artists are famous for combining circus skills of epic proportion and comedy for all ages.Recommended for children between 3-10 and grown ups who like a laugh.Duration: 60 minutes no intervalMembers: $20Full: $27Concession: $25Youth U/18: $15Family of 4*: $75*Family of four consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children, or 1 Adult & 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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Dance, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

BJORN AGAIN-Mamma Mia!

Friday 11 November 8:00pm                                                     Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour.Bjorn Again are so excited to be back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family.Bjorn Again have performed over 7000 in over 120 countries world-wide, are endorsed by the members of ABBA and are regarded as the most successful tribute show of all time.Their critically acclaimed shows have been attended by JK Rowling, Tom Jones, Dave Grohl and Paul Kelly, Metallica, Robert Plant, Bill Gates and Nirvana just to name a few."If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again" Q Magazine UK"Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!” Benny Andersson of ABBA“The best of luck. Anyone who looks like me ought to have a successful career!” Bjorn UlvaeusSo what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOURYOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BOOK NOW!Members: $65Full: $79Concession: $69Youth U/18: $69Group 10+: $69

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

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