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Daylight Entertainment

It's De-Lovely

Friday 28 June 11:00am                                                                   

It’s De-Lovely – A Celebration of Cole Porter brings together some of Porter’s greatest hits from Broadway and Hollywood’s most popular musicals in this elegant jazzy production.

Starring international cabaret performer and jazz singer Belinda Hanne-Reid along with a special guest artist and accompanied by Mark Bradley on piano, It’s De-Lovely features songs including Let’s Do It Let’s Fall in Love, I Get A Kick Out of You, Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You’re the Top, True Love and many more.

If you love the Great American Songbook, you will be enchanted with the music, the dancing and the story behind one of the greatest songwriters in history as our fabulous duo sing, dance and perform some of the hottest show-stopping, toe-tapping songs of all time in this unique tribute to Cole Porter.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Animals (UK)

Friday 28 June 8:00pm                                                                   

The Animals announce their 60th Anniversary “The Farewell Tour: Greatest Hits” – The band’s final tour of Australia!

The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, whilst The Animals were the backbone of blues!

The Animals' impact and influence is undeniable. They created some of the most iconic songs in popular music history including - We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, The House of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down and Boom Boom and more all of which will be performed on this Greatest Hits Final Tour.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including intermission

All Tickets: $79.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

SHANNON NOLL

Saturday 29 June 8:00pm                                                                   

20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2024

Shannon Noll’s
everyman appeal lies in his honesty and instant relatability. Nollsie’s rise to fame as the runner-up of the record-breaking first series of Australian Idol, saw him go from being a farm hand in Condobolin, to one of Australia’s most cherished and recognised recording artists and entertainers.

In 2024, Nollsie is celebrating 20 years since the release of his multi-platinum debut album That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, with a special 20th Anniversary album release and national tour.

Fans will be treated to a high-energy and nostalgic live show featuring songs from Nollsie’s historic debut album as well as hits and fan favourites across his illustrious full career catalogue to date.

Since taking to the stage and commencing his successful recording career, “Australia’s Favourite Son” has gone on to receive consistent acclaim with seven ARIA top 10 albums, including two multi-platinum #1 ARIA albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditations. He boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national ARIA chart history to have achieved ten consecutive top-ten singles. His landmark single ‘What About Me’ was certified 4× platinum and was the highest-selling single in Australia in 2004.

Twenty years on, Nollsie is at the peak of his powers as he continues to release new music, host his popular new podcast Idol Talking With Nollsie, headline major festivals and perform to huge crowds across Australia. His most recent album release, RAW debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Album Chart and #1 on the AIR Independent Album Chart.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

Premium: $100.90
B Reserve: $73.40

Tickets strictly limited to a maximum of 10.

The venue will be open from 7pm for an 8pm start.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

The Listies

Tuesday 2 July 1:00pm                                                                   

AN INSANE MIXTAPE OF SILLY SONGS, STUPID SKETCHES + CRAZY CLOWNING.

For over a decade, the award-winning Listies have toured the world doing shows for literally gazillions of kidults (that’s kids and their adults). Now it’s your turn.

Make Some Noise! is a comedy concert for humans aged 4-400. Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as they belt out a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11.

Will they be in tune? Almost.
In time? Not quite.
In order? Definitely.
Can Rich dance? Let’s find out.

It’s a party for your ears and both of them are invited! Hilarious, fabulous fun for the whole family! Get ready for The Listies show by watching their YouTube, listening to their albums on Spotify, or grabbing a copy of their books, Teleportaloo and The Big No. 2.

“Nobody else does Kids comedy this brilliantly, what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun.” - The Age

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Members: $15
Full: $25
Concession: $23
Youth U/18: $10
Family of 4: $60

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

Comedy Festival Roadshow

Thursday 4 July 7:30pm                                                                   

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy royalty alongside the freshest sensations from the Festival, all in one hilarious show that guarantees nationwide laughs.

Gather your pals, secure your tickets, and get ready for a well-deserved blast of comedy when the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow graces the stage at West Gippsland Arts Centre!

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. This includes a 20 minute intermission.

Members: $30
Full: $35
Concession: $32
Youth U/18: $25
Group 8+: $32

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Music Fine

DAVID HOBSON & COLIN LANE "In Tails"

Friday 5 July 7:30pm                                                                   

A comedian and an opera singer’s worlds collide!

David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?”. So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener!

It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain.

In Tails launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause.

Colin Lane, comedian/professional showoff is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country. Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook.

David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia. He is an ARIA Award Winner, has starred as leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl, appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, and It Takes Two, been a presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production The 2 Of Us with Marina Prior.

“So funny, I cried” - The Age
""The chemistry and energy between the men is impeccable and infectious” - GLAM Adelaide

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $62.95
Full: $69.95
Concession: $64.95
Youth U/18: $34.95
Group 10+: $64.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Classical/Traditional, Music Fine

GSO - A Classical Triumvirate

Sunday 7 July 2:00pm                                                                   

Experience the grandeur of classical music with the Gippsland Symphony Orchestra in its celebration of three titans of classical music as we present A Classical Triumvirate featuring masterpieces by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

Composed at the tender age of 15 Mozart’s Divertimento No 1 K113 in Eb Major (1771) is a composition of firsts, most notable is the first time he featured the clarinet in his compositions. This work showcases the extraordinary youthful talent for melody, form, and orchestration. Divertimento No 1 is a pointer to the genius of a composer who revolutionised the world of classical music.

Haydn Symphony No 101 in D Major “The Clock” is one of the most celebrated works of the late classical period. Composed in 1793 during Haydn’s second trip to London the symphony explores, new for the time, approaches to rhythm, orchestration, and melodic ideas. This work along with Beethoven’s symphonic catalogue moved the composition ethos inextricably towards the Romanticism of the late C18 and C19.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major is an understated masterpiece of the classical era. Situated between the titanic 3rd and 5th symphonies the 4th offers a wealth of musical invention and depth. From the stirring opening to the thrilling finale this symphony showcases the brilliance of Beethoven and stands as a testament to his creativity and mastery of the symphonic form.

Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission

Members: $20
Full: $25
Concession: $20
Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Workshop/Seminar, Dance

Transit Regional Creative Project - Workshop

Monday 8 July to Thursday 11 July                                                                   

Transit Regional Creative Project

The Transit Regional Creative Project is a four-day creative workshop designed for youth aged 12-25 who have a creative streak or an interest in furthering their creative ability.

Working with leading Australian choreographers, participants will create an original 20-minute dance work focussed around their stories.

At the end of the four days, this dance work will be performed at West Gippsland Arts Centre alongside a work from Transit Dance Company.

Workshop dates: Monday 8 July - Thursday 11 July 10am-4pm
Performance: Thursday 11 July 7:00pm

The cost for the four-day workshop and performance is $200.

Duration: 4 day workshop

Tickets: $200

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Fountain Room

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Dance, Family/Children

CELTIC ILLUSION

Tuesday 9 July 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 tour nationwide in 2024.

Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2024 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, and Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other. The show 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 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.

Celtic Illusion is not to be missed!

Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes including a 20 minute intermission

Full: $89.90
Concession: $84.90
Youth U/18: $79.90
Group 10+: $80.00
Family of 4: $320

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Workshop/Seminar, Dance

Transit Regional Creative Project - Performance

Thursday 11 July 7:00pm                                                                   

Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of contemporary dance with Transit Dance's captivating performance! Students who have honed their skills in a four-day creative dance workshop will take the stage to present a mesmerizing piece of their own creation, guided by the talented choreographers at Transit Dance.

After the break, brace yourself for the spellbinding performance of SUITE 13B by Transit Dance’s professional dancers. This contemporary dance epic, set to the electrifying beats of FATBOY SLIM, delves into the physical embodiment of work, delivering a powerful and athletic exploration of the human experience.

Step into the monochromatic 90s office setting and witness a highly physical and enthralling contemporary marathon that unravels themes of conformity, society, and identity. This breathtaking production, brought to life by emerging choreographer Lachlan Hall, seamlessly weaves movement and music to leave you spellbound throughout the performance.

Don't miss out on this exhilarating fusion of creativity and expression, guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat!

Duration: TBC

Members: $25
Full: $35
Concession: $30
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4: $66*

*Family of 4 consists of 2 Adults / 2 Children OR 1 Adult / 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Queen Forever

Saturday 13 July 7:30pm                                                                   

Prepare to be enthralled as Queen Forever brings their spectacular “A Night at the Theatre” tour to the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Saturday, the 13th of July, 2024. This Queen tribute band offers an immersive and interactive experience, showcasing the legendary journey of one of the most iconic bands in history.

Leading the charge is Gareth Hill, whose portrayal of Freddie Mercury is not just remarkably accurate but also infused with a sense of fun and cheeky humour, earning him accolades as the most entertaining Freddie Mercury impersonator globally. Scott Bastian, emulating Sir Brian May, brings the guitar maestro’s sounds to life with precision. Brad Hodgkinson embodies Roger Taylor, perfectly capturing both his drumming prowess and his playful spirit. Darryn McLaughlin, as John Deacon, ensures the bass line’s solidity with reliable entertainment, while Danny Oakhill, as the unofficial fifth member Spike Edney, amazes with his keyboard skills.

The show promises an explosion of Queen’s greatest hits, including anthems like “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “We Are the Champions,” alongside deeper cuts for the true aficionados. Spanning the band’s versatile genres from glam rock to hard rock and anthemic hits, the setlist offers a comprehensive journey through Queen’s musical legacy.

Set against the backdrop of West Gippsland’s picturesque landscape, with its rolling hills, verdant pastures, and tranquil village vibes, this performance promises to blend the grandeur of Queen’s music with the region’s serene beauty. The area, known for its alpine adventures and warm community spirit, provides the perfect setting for an evening of timeless music and nostalgia.

The production values of the show are unparalleled, with state-of-the-art costumes and lighting designed to transport audiences through the various eras of Queen’s career. This immersive experience will captivate music lovers of all ages, promising a night filled with singing, dancing, and the enduring charm of Queen’s hits.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Queen in the serene and beautiful setting of West Gippsland. Secure your tickets now for Queen Forever’s “A Night at the Theatre” Tour at the West Gippsland Arts Centre and prepare for an unforgettable night of music, fun, and nostalgia.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

All Tickets: $75.00

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Grug

Tuesday 16 July 9:30am                                                                

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it ‘The Grug’. When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails.

Having performed for more than 50,000 children and families worldwide, Grug is perfect for our youngest theatre lovers.

"He’s like the Elmo of Down Under." - The New York Times

A Windmill Theatre Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival co-production.

Duration: Approximately 35-40 minutes with no intermission

Member: $15
Full: $25
Concession: $23
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4*: $60

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Drama

Wine & Nibbles!

Friday 19 July 8:00pm
Theatre 2
                                                                   
You think your family is bad... Wait until you meet this lot!

Based on actual events, this is a housewarming comedy nightmare to end them all!

Tim and Andrea have just bought their first apartment together, and they’re throwing a housewarming to celebrate. Their carefully chosen guest list, which includes her family but not his, is about to be thrown into chaos by some uninvited guests, who proceed to upend the evening, and drive a wedge into their relationship.

Can this young relationship survive a meeting of their vastly different families?

This is a comedy for anyone that has certain family members who are described as black sheep, or have eccentric neighbours you would not invite over for a drink!

A mix of social observation, modern relationship commentary, and satirical farce, Wine & Nibbles is an outrageous new comedy from the multi-award-winning HT&E Theatre Co! (Bogan Shakespeare, Table 17, Couples and El Diablo)

Duration: 90 minutes no intermission

Members: $22
Full: $30
Concession: $22
Youth U/18: $22
Group 10+: $22

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Late, Late At Night

Sunday 21 July 2:00pm
Theatre 2
                                                                   

A Pop-rock Adaptation Of Rick Springfield’s Autobiography.

Written by award-winning Australian playwright, Kieran Carroll and starring rising Sydney performer, Jackson Carroll (no relation) Late, Late At Night is a pop-rock stage adaptation of Rick Springfield’s compelling and searing autobiography, the New York Times best-seller, Late, Late at Night. Directed by Robert Johnson, the show features over 20 fantastic Springfield gems from Zoot to the present day and includes many of Springfield’s 17 Top 40 American hits in the 1980s.

This show traces Springfield’s Australian and British childhood, his early music days in Australia, his rollercoaster ride in 1970s America and the huge pop and acting successes of the 1980s. This is followed by his fall from public view, his mental health demise, and finally, the resurrection of Rick Springfield as an artist in the 21st century.

Late, Late At Night captures the heart and essence of Springfield’s major concerns and musings: depression, God, no God, his parents, self-motivation, a long sustaining career, love versus sex, music versus acting, his wife and sons, the way America shaped him and what he left behind in Australia as he built his career to lead the seemingly glamorous and not-so-glamorous expatriate life.

Late, Late At Night is an epic journey of a suburban boy whose journey to fame and fortune came with large personal costs.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Members: $20
Full: $40
Concession: $35
Youth U/18: $15
Group 8+: $30

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Music Fine

Opera Australia - La Bohème

Wednesday 24 July 7:30pm                                                                   

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever.

Experience the original bohemian love story.

When Mimì meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musetta and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can’t warm a freezing winter.

For our bohemians, everything is possible and the future can't come quickly enough. Rodolfo and his friends are determined to make their mark on the world and experience everything it has to offer – but right now they'd settle for something warm to eat.

Some emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express. The music soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.

Puccini’s score has always captured the soaring spirit of young love, and this new production breathes fresh life into one of the world’s favourite operas. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging, which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you'll live forever.

Director:
Dean Bryant
Set & Costume Designer:
Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer:
Damien Cooper

This production is supported by The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts and funding advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Members: $55
Full: $65
Concession: $60
Youth U/18: $25
Family of 4: $140

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Music Theatre

The Grandparents CLUB

Thursday 25 July 3:00pm & 7:00pm                                                                   

Finally, a show that celebrates Grandparenthood! 90 mins of pure joy that is hilariously funny and touchingly authentic. Written by comedy legend Wendy Harmer with toe-tapping, sing-a-long music from John Field, this is a show that understands how truly Grand life can be!

Join Lynne McGranger (Home and Away), Wayne Scott Kermond, Andrew James and Meredith O’Reilly in a whirl of stand-up, send-up and song as they share their hearts, stories and mishaps over coffee… or was that a gin… in the famous Grandparents Club.

All Grands and Great Grands welcome – we’re all in this Club together!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission.

Members: $64.50
Full: $69.50
Group 10+: $64.50

For more about The Grandparents CLUB head over to their Facebook Page or Website

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Guest Speaker

Secret Screening with Beau Miles

Saturday 27 July 7:30pm                                                                   

A secret screening is your chance to see Beau’s quirky films before they’re uploaded to YouTube. The idea is that these films aren't yet the ‘final version’, but good enough to understand and tell your pen pal about.

In between, Beau will tell you a bunch of excellent stories that may or may not have anything to do with what you've just watched. He’ll be operating at 90 percent for at least 70 percent of the night, which by all accounts is what most people consider above average.

To finish the show, Beau will answer your questions during a Q&A.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including an intermission

All Tickets: $53.60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

URZILA CARLSON

Sunday 28 July 7:00pm & 9:00pm                                                                

Second show now on sale!

Australia’s favourite South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is coming to the West Gippsland Arts Centre as part of her brand-new show JUST JOKES!

According to Carlson, the show's premise is simple. “Just Jokes is as it says on the label! Just jokes! Come for a show and leave with a sore face from laughing! Switch off and relax”, she said.

A deadset fan favourite (quite literally), Urzila is now a three-time winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's People's Choice Award for most tickets sold at the Festival. She is also a household name in Australia, not least of all as a regular member of the panel of Network Ten's Have You Been Paying Attention? She was a contestant in season 2 of Taskmaster NZ in New Zealand, now airing on BINGE in Australia and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Urzila made her UK TV debut in 2023, appearing on QI during her September overseas tour. She also appears on Celebrity Gogglebox Australia alongside her mates, Julia Morris and Nazeem Hussain.

An undoubted comedy workhorse, Urzila is currently at the top of her touring game. Urzila has sold out two tours of the United Kingdom and a European tour in the last twelve months. Urzila also managed to squeeze in a season at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In November, she will also host The Just For Laughs All-Star Gala alongside Dara O Briain, Joanne McNally and Russell Kane at the Sydney Opera House. And 2024 is already shaping up to be as big, with Urzila set to be heard in feature animation Ozi, lending her voice to the character 'Honkus' in the film alongside a star-studded cast, including Donald Sutherland, Laura Dern, Ru Paul, and Amandla Stenberg, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

If that dance card isn't full enough, Carlson is now in the 4th season of her chart-topping podcast, 'That's Enough Already!' where she interviews comedians about what annoys them the most about themselves and others. Guests so far include Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Julia Morris, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard and many more.

Buy quick and buy early; Urzila Carlson is a guaranteed sell-out!

“Effortlessly likeable... stream of belly-laughs.” - The Age
“Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian - an absolute must-see.” - Appetite for the Arts

Duration: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission

All Tickets: $61.10

Babes In Arms Policy: All patrons must hold a valid ticket for entry, regardless of age.

FOR TOUR INFORMATION AND EXCLUSIVE PRESALES SIGN UP GO TO WWW.LIVENATION.COM.AU

TICKET LIMIT: There is a limit of ten (10) tickets per customer on this event.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Theatre, Family/Children

The Addams Family

Fri 2 - Sun 4 August                                                                   

Friday 2 August 7:30pm
Saturday 3 August 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 4 August 1:30pm

Ghostlight Theatre presents The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

It features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes including an intermission

Members: $45
Full: $50
Concession: $45
Family of 4: $170
Groups 10+: $45
Youth U/18: $40

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Drama

Slap. Bang. Kiss.

Tuesday 6 August 7:00pm                                                                   

SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a small-town supermarket, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.

SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?

Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, director Katy Maudlin delivers a bold production featuring Sarah Fitzgerald, Conor Leach and Tsungirai Wachenuka for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, this new play is from multi-award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni.

Duration: 1 hour no intermission

Members: $10
Full: $20
Youth U/18: $10
For school bookings please phone the Box Office on 5624 2456

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

ROSS NOBLE - Jibber Jabber Jamboree

Wednesday 7 August 8:00pm                                                                   

Jibber Jabber Jamboree marks Ross Noble’s 21st solo stand-up tour.

To celebrate this milestone, he invites you to join him for an evening of the sort of inspired nonsense that has cemented his place as the supreme master of stream of conscious freewheeling stand up. This is a chance to see Noble live on stage in his natural habitat.

What’s it about? What will we learn? How will it change the world? These are all pointless questions to ask when Noble is off on one of his tangents. Grab a ticket and come and enjoy the ride!

"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 Mail

Duration: 90 minutes no intermission

Full: $54.90
Concession: $49.90
Youth U/18: $49.90
Group 10+: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Monday Music with Fiddlesticks

Monday 12 August 10:00am                                                              

Join Jayne for a fantastic Fiddlesticks jam of moving and grooving to music. Designed especially for children between 18 months-3 years, Jayne will take the children on a musical journey with a variety of tapping, scrapping, shaking instruments and using bright vibrant props to help explore their creativity through dancing to tunes from around the world!

The absolute best way to explore music is through play with lots of friends and we welcome you to join us at 10am for 45 minutes of action packed musical fun!

Duration: 45 minutes

All Tickets: *FREE
*This is a free event however registrations are essential for participating children.
This event is limited to 20 participants.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Foyer 2

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Choirboys: Run To Paradise

Saturday 17 August 8:00pm                                                                   

As young twenty-something-year-olds, Choirboys formed in 1978, growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The wild, hedonistic lifestyle the band witnessed of the youth in the '70s is ultimately what gave birth to their seminal rock anthem, Run To Paradise. It’s all about the stories that sound all too familiar within the culture widely assumed of the music industry - “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” and they tell it all.

Who would have thought that Run To Paradise, thirty-five years on, would ultimately have started the first chapter of a myriad of untold stories as recalled by a band that’s seen it all, heard it all, and helped in the craziness?

Run To Paradise is a “spilling of the beans” of sorts. It's part story, part song that chronicles some of the wildest, most risqué, outrageous, and downright hilarious stories of Australian Rock. All, as these Oz pub-rock icons recall it.

“They didn’t call it Pub Rock in those days, but we were there in the beginning and we’re still here now,” says front-man, Mark Gable. “Put it down to hearsay – it’s our opinion, it’s what we saw, it’s what people told us and most of it is extremely funny and incredibly interesting. Some of the stories are so funny and just plain stupid because back then, we could do things that nobody else could do because it wasn’t a normal job. There were no rules.""

Which movie star did the Divinyls bass player meet under a table at a nightclub, what were Chuck Berry’s weird work tactics, if Deep Purple was really responsible for Mark walking with a limp, and what happened to a pair of Iggy Pop’s pants?

And behind the narrative are the classic songs that define the musical landscape of rock music in the ’70s and ’80s, including Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water, Chuck Berry’s Never Can Tell, TMG’s Jump In My Car, Dragon’s Are You Old Enough, AC/DC’s Long Way To The Top and of course the Choirboys hits Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die, Struggletown and the pub-rock anthem, Run to Paradise, to name a few.

Duration: 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission

*The VIP Choirboys Experience!
Take your night out to the next level by getting up close and personal with the legendary Choirboys! Arrive at 7pm sharp to meet the band and let the magic unfold! Hurry, there are only a limited number of VIP tickets so get in quick!

VIP: $120*
Members: $64
Full: $69
Concession: $64
Groups 10+: $64

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Music Of The Night

Sunday 18 August 2:00pm                                                                  

Prepare to be whisked away on an extraordinary musical adventure as Joey Fimmano proudly presents the sensational MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. This mesmerizing stage show is taking Australia by storm, leaving audiences spellbound with the sheer brilliance of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless creations, and the world's greatest musical hits from the West End and Broadway!

Enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with breathtaking musical performances from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved productions. From the haunting melodies of Phantom of the Opera to the electrifying rhythms of Jesus Christ Superstar, and the heart-warming tunes of Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The stage will come alive with the unrivalled artistry of Australia's very own multi award-winning instrumentalist and vocalist, Joey Fimmano. Together with world-class performers, Miss Saigon star Dexter Villahermosa, and leading soprano Jessica Di Bartolo, they'll create an experience that transcends boundaries and ignites your soul.

You'll be treated to a splendid tribute featuring selections from the West End Musicals, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, Boy From Oz and many more– a celebration of musical excellence like no other!

Accompanied by an incredible live band led by some of the finest musicians in the country, the atmosphere will be electric, inviting you to sing along, tap your feet, and lose yourself in the enchanting melodies.

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT has been hailed as one of the most unforgettable and uplifting shows ever witnessed on Australian stages. Don't miss your chance to be part of this magical journey and experience the genius and power of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic compositions, brought to life in a way that will leave you in awe, along with some of the finest hits of the West End and Broadway. Discover why audiences can't stop talking about this dazzling musical production - don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that celebrates the very best of musical theatre!

Duration:
2:00pm – 3:00pm Act 1
3:00pm – 3:20pm Interval
3:20pm – 4:20pm Act 2

Members: $64.95
Full: $69.95
Concession: $64.95
Youth U/18: $49.95
Group 10+: $64.95

Watch an exciting preview of Music Of The Night on YouTube

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Guest Speaker, Comedy Stand Up

Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!

Monday 19 August 7:30pm                                                                   

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as 'the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.'

Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

"Irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism" - The Sydney Morning Herald

"The happiest audience experience I have ever had" - ArtsHub

"Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season" - The Music

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes no intermission

Full: $69.90
Concession: $64.90
Youth U/18: $64.90
Group 10+: $64.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

BUDDY HOLLY IN CONCERT

Saturday 24 August 2.00pm                                                                   

A Tribute to the Musical Sensation Buddy Holly, starring internationally renowned artist, Scot Robin!

Buddy Holly was one of the greatest pioneers of Rock and Roll music in the 50's, a career spanning only two short years that made a lasting impact on popular music and the world.

During this dynamic two-hour production show, Scot Robin, who played the lead role in the smash hit musical “Buddy”, (original cast) together with his Crickets will perform over thirty of Buddy Holly’s hit songs such as - 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Heartbeat', 'Think It Over', 'Peggy Sue', 'Raining In My Heart', 'Rave On', 'Maybe Baby', 'True Love Ways' and of course 'Oh Boy!' & much much more.

This internationally acclaimed production show has and will continue to mesmerize & excite audiences both visually and musically with its high-energy performance, brilliant costumes and fantastic musicianship. This special 60th-anniversary tour will see the show perform Australia-wide and as always... leave the audience feeling as though they have witnessed the real thing!

Let’s go back to where it all began – rock & roll at its very best!

“A must-see show for anyone who wants to relive the sound, the voice and all of the magical hits of Buddy Holly in an exciting two-hour concert experience that is much like the man himself – unforgettable”.

Watch an exciting preview of Buddy Holly in Concert on YouTube.

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $59.90
Full: $69.90
Concession: $64.90
Youth U/18: $39.90
Group 10+: $59.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine

Brahms Requiem & St Cecilia's Day

Sunday 25 August 2:30pm                                                                   

The West Gippsland Chorale and the Heidelberg Choral Society are excited to collaborate for 'Brahms Requiem' under the direction of Mr. Peter Bandy.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the West Gippsland Chorale, this special concert presents a unique opportunity for Gippsland audiences to experience the powerful sound of a 120-voice choir accompanied by a full orchestra. The programme includes ‘Ein deutsches Requiem – A German Requiem’ by Johannes Brahms and a performance of ‘St Cecilia’s Day’ by George Loughlin.

Join us at the West Gippsland Arts Centre to celebrate this momentous occasion that showcases the rich musical talent of the West Gippsland Chorale and Heidelberg Choral Society!

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes including an intermission

Members: $55
Full: $60
Concession: $55
Students: $35

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment, Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk/Soul

The Australian Michael Buble Show

Friday 30 August 11:00am                                                                   

It’s time to experience the magic, the emotion, the brilliance of Bublé.

Glenn Starr and his big band deliver 90 minutes of unforgettable music – with all the style and sophistication of the man himself. Classic standards come alive in Come Fly With Me, For Once In My Life, and Sway. Hits that have been revolutionised, Can’t Buy Me Love, Moondance’, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. And of course, revered compositions from Buble’s own repertoire including Home, Everything, Lost, and Haven’t Met You Yet.

All recreated with some of the best musicians in the business in an 8-piece band!

Glenn Starr and his band, deliver charisma, charm, and crowd participation. And a presence so enchanting that Glenn Starr will leave you, quite simply, wondering if you’ve just witnessed the real thing.

A lifetime of destiny, and years in the making. It’s Time! The Australian Michael Buble Tribute Show. A show that really is, Some Kind of Wonderful.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Members: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

CHOCOLATE STARFISH

Saturday 31 August 2024 7:30pm                                                                   

Chocolate Starfish marks 30 years with a spectacular Australian tour that celebrates the best of everything – the albums, the songs, and the exhilarating shows for which the band is widely renowned. Featuring the hits of their self-titled debut album and favourites from Box, Spider, Primitive and The Beautiful Addiction along with stand-out selections from their brilliant Classic Album Series - Bat Out of Hell, INXS Kick and Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Concert, this celebration promises – and delivers – everything and more.

Still smoking from the 2023 tour of their acclaimed Bat Out of Hell show, Australia’s most entertaining live band shows no signs of slowing down as they approach their 30-year anniversary in 2024. With audience accolades consistently pouring in, the Fish are winning new fans with every performance and welcome the latecomers with open arms.

‘Our audience is the centrepiece of the Starfish experience,’ says electrifying front man Adam Thompson. ‘We perform with them, not for them. They deserve the ‘best of everything’ – so that’s what we will give them.’

The Best of Everything tour promises audiences everything they know and love about a Chocolate Starfish show – pure, unrivalled entertainment…and the joy of the unexpected.

‘Sometimes it feels like these first 30 years, we’ve just been warming up,’ muses Thompson. ‘This truly is The Best of Everything we have to offer.’

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

All Tickets: $95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Dance

THE TAP PACK

Saturday 14 September 7:30pm                                                                   

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End, at Sydney Opera House and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to West Gippsland Arts Centre!

Picking up where The Rat Pack left off, The Tap Pack conjures up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the ‘50s through to the noughties! Featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr to Ed Sheeran, Michael Bublé and Beyoncé.

The Tap Pack mix slick humour, high-energy entertainment, and world-class tap dance. A show of pure entertainment inspired by the legendary kings of swing, the Rat Pack, freshly created for the audience today. Cool classics with a fresh new twist. All your favourites including “The Lady Is a Tramp”, “Come Fly with Me”, “One For My Baby”, “Me And My Shadow” and much more.

They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style!

"Exhilarating" – The Herald Sun
"Knockout performances" – The Age
"Sensational evening" – The Advertiser
"Genuinely breath catching" – Timeout.com
"Sheer brilliance" - London Theatre One

The Tap Pack is an all-ages, family friendly production. Created by Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard, and Thomas J Egan. Co-created and directed by Nigel Turner Carroll. Produced by Kym Halpin in association with SK Entertainment

Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission

Premium: $99.90
A Reserve: $79.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Michael Jackson - The Legacy Tour

Sunday 15 September 7:30pm                                                                   

Direct from the USA, Michael Jackson - The Legacy Tour Starring William Hall is the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer!

William Hall becomes The King of Pop when he hits the stage with his production of Michael Jackson’s The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer. The choreographed dance moves, full live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience.

Michael Jackson - The Legacy Tour Starring William Hall is a celebration of The King of Pop’s musical legacy in a mammoth tribute featuring all his Greatest Hits.

If you love Michael Jackson, you can’t miss the greatest experience since the King of Pop himself.

Setlist Includes –
Bad
Beat It
Billie Jean
Black Or White
Can You Feel It
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Heal the World
Human Nature
Man In the Mirror
Rock with You
Smooth Criminal
The Way You Make Me Feel
They Don't Care About Us
Thriller
Wanna Be Startin Somethin’

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes including intermission

All Tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Hello Red Planet

Thursday 19 September 7:00pm                                                                   

Hello Red Planet is a humorous theatrical celebration of our community’s shared history. This family-focused production engages with local residents to collect their perspectives and stories, and then integrates these into a public ‘info-night’ comedy puppet show.

Baw Baw Shire is being re-located to Mars (we promise, it's the best way to dodge those Earthly troubles), and this info session is required viewing. Tired of lush Mt Baw Baw? Embrace the endless shades of Martian red. No more mosquitos, no more noisy corellas and no more hayfever!

Ahead of the 'info-night' audio interviews with local residents are recorded, investigating the pride, problems and shared stories of the local community. These are edited and re-purposed using puppetry and animation techniques and presented at the main public event where two hilariously out-of-touch futurist developers will make their impassioned pitch on why and how the community will be relocated to the new Mars colony.

Join renowned storytellers Bunk Puppets for a satirical information session laying out their daring escape plan from Earth. Learn what’s coming along, (and who’s not).

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Members: $25
Full: $40
Concession: $35
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4: $65

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

360 ALLSTARS

Saturday 5 October 7:30pm                                                                   

Sold Out on Broadway
Sold Out in Edinburgh
Sold Out at the Sydney Opera House
AND SOLD OUT at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in 2023!
Seen by over 1 million people worldwide

BMX, basketball, breakdancing, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit returns!

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus. Boasting a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record holding artists and athletes, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.

Add to this a stunning live soundtrack delivered by award winning musicians, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding.

A magnificent, colourful and astonishing expression of a generation that has reinvented the circus, 360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement!

Don't miss this chance to catch 360 ALLSTARS at West Gippsland Arts Centre. Get your tickets before it sells out again!

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Members: $50
Full: $60
Concession: $55
Youth U/18: $25
Group 8+: $48
Family of 4: $140

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Fabulous Caprettos

Wednesday 16 October 7:30pm                                                                   

You asked for it, we're back! Encore Tour October 2024!

Multi Award winner Dave Gleeson (The Screaming Jets/The Angels) will join forces with Aria Hall of Famer and multi-award winner Russell Morris and music giants Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc/Joe Satriani/Sammy Hagar) performing their biggest hits for what promises to be an extraordinary evening of music.

Appearing as The Fabulous Caprettos performing together on stage for the entire concert combining their unique musical virtuosities and stage presence to reimagine some of Australian rock music history’s most memorable moments from the 60s to the present day plus new songs & surprises.

Hear iconic songs from The Screaming Jets “Better”, Russell Morris’ spirit of the 60s anthem "The Real Thing", Southern Sons' “Hold Me in Your Arms”, and Thirsty Merc's “In The Summertime”.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

Members: $69
Full: $74
Concession: $69
Youth U/18: $74
Groups 10+: $69

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Broadway Bound

Friday 18 October 11:00am                                                                   

Star Australian tenor Roy Best has always had a love of Broadway and in this new production, he gets to sing all the classic hit songs from the classic hit musicals and some of his favourite composers.

Roy has performed as a guest soloist with the Australian Pops Orchestra and has recorded for ABC Classics. Broadway Bound will feature songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner & Lowe, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and others, as well as hits from musicals including Phantom, Les Miserables, and Cats, to name a few.

Roy Best will be joined on stage by international soprano Ali Jones and narrated by Christopher McKenna with William Schmidt on piano. If there is a Broadway show or song you love or sing around the house… It’s probably in this show!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Comedy Stand Up

Tash York's Happy Hour

Friday 18 October 7:30pm                                                                   
Theatre 2

The Trash Queen of Cabaret, Tash York, is determined to find out what makes us happy. Is it finishing that 3rd bottle of wine? Staying up until 3am because you don’t want the night to end? Buying yet another cat? (She has 3 already you know…)

After two years lost to the global panini, Tash York’s Happy Hour is set to thrill you even more than a half-price wine list. Tash unapologetically drinks a pool of wine, practices self-care, slays her insecurities, and makes the effort to make sure everyone leaves their troubles at the door. Backed by her boozy music makers and backing singers The Red Red Wines (Peppy Smears & Vivian Fonteyn) expect powerful three-part harmonies, hilarious true stories, improvised numbers and of course Australia’s favourite game - Goon of Fortune!

Don’t let the makeup, wigs and costumes fool you; Tash York is as bogan as they come. Celebrated with countless awards and glowing reviews, Happy Hour combines Drag and Cabaret in a way unlike any other - Think Meow Meow meets Bianca Del Rio but on a budget! Your Hostess with the Mostess (wine) Tash York is a multi-award winning cabaret artist who has been touring the world with her hit solo shows and is also celebrated Emcee of The After Hours Cabaret Club, The Australian Burlesque Festival and Briefs: Sweatshop.

Choose either theatre seating or table seating.
Members: $35
Full: $50
Concession: $45
Youth U/18: $15
Group 4+: $35


Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

MARCIA HINES

Friday 25 October 2024 7:30pm                                                                   

Australia’s legendary musical treasure has announced that she will tour Australia in 2024 performing her ‘Still Shining’ album concert repertoire. This two-and-a-half-hour musical showcase is a celebration of Marcia’s career and will feature every charting song from her vast repertoire, commencing with ‘Fire and Rain’ through to the discotheque era and to 2023 with the greatest hits album and ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’.

Marcia has returned to the judging panel for the 2024 season of Australian Idol on the Seven Network and is currently touring Australia in the hit stage production Grease the Musical.

Marcia’s love affair with Australian audiences continues in 2024. Having sold over three million copies of her 23 albums, been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian entertainment industry, a Marcia Hines concert is a celebration of her journey, the highs, the lows and the extraordinary relationship she has with Australian audiences.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes inclusive of a 20 minute intermission

Members: $70.00
Full: $75.00
Concession: $70.00
Youth U/18: $75.00
Group 10+: $70.00

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music

LES DIVAS

Saturday 26 October 8.00pm                                                                   

From the producers of Prada Clutch’s: All-Drag Revue comes Les Divas: An All-Male Revue.

Australia’s six-foot-something songstress Prada Clutch plays the Goddess of Pop; Cher in her new show set on the Las Vegas Strip featuring an all-star line-up of her most famous friends.

This all-male revue includes some of the world’s greatest divas including: Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Diana Ross & of course – Cher! Relive their greatest hits including: 'If I Could Turn Back Time', 'Get The Party Started', 'Proud Mary', 'I Will Always Love You' & 'I'm Coming Out'.

The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in-demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia, playing both major cities & regional towns. Witness the greatest divas being impersonated like never before as they tour Australia.

"[Prada is] not your typical drag performer... she's a show stopping, live-singing entertainer, with a whole lot of class!" - Glenn Frey, The Eagles

Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission

Members: $66.50
Full: $71.50
Concession: $67.50
Youth U/18: $67.50
Groups 10+: $65.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

The Gruffalo

Thur 7 - Fri 8 Nov

Thursday 7 November 6:00pm
Friday 8 November 10:00am
                                                                   

CDP presents Tall Stories' production of The Gruffalo based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party-mad Snake.

Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups!

Duration: Approximately 55 minutes with no intermission

Member: $15
Full: $25
Concession: $23
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4*: $60

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Billy Joel Story

Friday 15 November 7:30pm                                                                   

West Gippsland Arts Centre presents Music Legends: The Billy Joel Story.

The timeless music of the great Billy Joel, performed live by James van Cuylenburg and his 'Big Shot' band. Enjoy singing along to over 2 hours of Billy's greatest tunes, including 'Piano Man', 'Uptown Girl', 'She's Always a Woman', and many more!

All the songs you love faithfully recreated, with energy and fun for all!

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission

Members: $60
Full: $65
Concession: $60
Youth U/18: $55
Group 10+: $60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

RocKwiz LIVE!

Saturday 16 November 7:30pm                                                                   

Never Mind the Buzzers, Here’s RocKwiz LIVE! The RocKwiz gang is back on the road, coming to a theatre near you. Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra will be revelling in the chaos and quizzery of RocKwiz LIVE.

If you've seen a RocKwiz LIVE show you know what we mean. If you haven’t, buckle up for a fantastic night of musical and comedic treats.

Every show begins with Brian's contestant selection process, with audience members demonstrating their rock knowledge. Contestants with the highest scores sit alongside guest musicians for a magical night of music and trivia.

Don’t miss this fabulous night!

“The laughs are huge. The music is magnificent. The hosts marvellous. And the contestants a delight. It’s the kind of experience that makes you feel good from the inside out”. - Julia Hosking, Seesa

“The RocKwiz band is exceptional, providing flawless backup to the special guests who performed.” - Doug Phillips, Glam Adelaide

Duration: Approximately 3 hours including intemission

Full: $102.50
Concession: $97.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Dance, Ballet

The Nutcracker

Sunday 17 November 2:30pm                                                                   

An Enchanting Christmas Ballet Treat!

The Nutcracker Ballet is a time-less, world famous traditional classical ballet Christmas treat! Adventurous, exciting, enchanting and simply a pure delight of the festive season!

Join Clara at her Christmas party, as she ventures into her Nutcracker prince's magical land. Delight at the famous sugar plum fairy pas de deux, breathtaking snow scenes, a beautiful Christmas tree and party surprises. This delightful and powerful ballet will enchant children and grown-ups alike. A rich display of mesmerising classical ballet performed by stars of the Victorian State Ballet.

The Nutcracker is a feast of outstanding classical ballet skill that continues to bring joy throughout the ages to all who see it. The story is also told through its breathtaking musical score by Tchaikovsky. Don’t miss out on experiencing this enchanting classical ballet tale!

Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Members: $49
Full: $69
Concession: $59
Youth U/18: $49
Groups 10+: $49

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Ray Charles and Friends

Friday 22 November 11:00am

Get ready to experience the electrifying musical landscape of Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis in an electrifying piano-pounding performance that takes you on a journey back to the rockin' 1950s, a decade that witnessed the rise of these musical giants who revolutionised popular music.

Along with a killer world-class band, award-winning boogie-woogie virtuoso, Damon Smith, will showcase the life and music of these iconic piano legends, capturing Ray's soulful charm, Fats' genius, Little Richard's flamboyance, and Jerry Lee's sheer power, all in one mesmerising live show.

With every piano key pressed, the audience will witness the beating heart of rock 'n' roll history with a plethora of red-hot classics along with a narrative filled with stories and side-splitting anecdotes that add depth and help create a truly unique show.

In this celebration of incredible rock and roll and blues & roots music, you’ll hear stunning renditions of songs like Hallelujah, I Love Her So, What'd I Say, Georgia On My Mind, Hit The Road Jack, Blueberry Hill, Ain't That A Shame, Walking To New Orleans, Kansas City, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly, Lucille, Great Balls Of Fire , Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, When The Saints Go Marching In, and many more, all weaved throughout a historically informative and thoroughly entertaining narrative that tells the story of these great pioneers of popular music of the 20th century!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Elvis The Legendary Performer

Friday 29 November 7:30pm                                                                   

Elvis Presley is a legend. Of that, there is no doubt.

Mark Anthony, Australia’s premier Elvis tribute artist, is himself a legendary artist. With his international-class band, Mark Anthony’s performances as Elvis are always sold out, earning him the status of Australia’s number-one Elvis tribute artist. Mark is also recognised by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland USA, as one of the top professional tribute artists in the world today. Mark’s tribute to Elvis is flawless - in music, mood, and movement. Like a well-trained and gifted actor, Mark ‘becomes’ Elvis in a mysterious, magical way that is difficult to describe. Simply, you have to experience it for yourself.

This new show, “Elvis – A Legendary Performer” is the story of Elvis’ magnificent Comeback Special in 1968 and the triumphant performances that followed in the 1970s. These were the performances in which Elvis shook off the shackles of cinematic mediocrity and reclaimed his position as the ultimate performer of the age.

Mark’s performances of these timeless songs, backed by his world-class band, are indistinguishable from the originals: abundantly energetic, meticulously orchestrated, and brilliantly performed. You will leave the theatre mesmerised - wondering what it was that just happened.

It does not – cannot - get any better than this! Watch a preview of Elvis The Legendary Performer on YouTube.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Member: $69.90
Full: $79.90
Concession: $74.90
Youth U/18: $39.90
Group 10+: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Classical/Traditional, Music Fine

Marina Prior & Michael Cormick

Thursday 5 December 7:30pm                                                                   

With an astonishing 50 stage productions combined, world-class and leading artists, MARINA PRIOR & MICHAEL CORMICK unite for their first full-length tour titled ‘CENTRESTAGE’.

Having been friends for decades, first performing together in the production of CATS in 1986, it’s now time they take their remarkable voices and stagecraft on tour around the country. Touring Metro and Regional cities, in a 2-hour show, accompanied by renowned pianist Andrew Ross (Barry Humphries, Dame Edna, Moulin Rouge, Miss Saigon), Marina & Michael will perform songs from their hit musicals (Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage aux Folles, Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar to name just a few). There’ll be gorgeous duets, iconic show tunes plus their own personal and crowd favourites. The onstage chemistry is captivating.

Come on a musical journey!

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $72.95
Full: $79.95
Concession: $74.95
Youth U/18: $44.95
Group 10+: $74.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

A Very Aussie Christmas

Friday 6 December 11:00am                                                                   

Santa’s slapping on the sunblock and squeezing into a pair of board shorts! Is that a six pack of wallabies pulling the sleigh? Pass the aeroguard and help yourself to another plate of Nanna’s famous trifle - it’s going to be A Very Aussie Christmas!

Two of Australian musical theatre's favourite funny ladies Melissa Langton and Susan Ann Walker join forces to fire up the BBQ, pour the custard on the plum pudding and lead some Yuletide singalongs around the old ‘goanna’. Fancy a nice pair of socks? A novelty fly swatter? Yet another copy of Michael Buble’s Christmas CD? There’ll be Aussie Christmas gifts up for grabs for those who come prepared to share a classic Christmas Cracker joke!

Of course, we’ll still be decorating the tree and singing Silent Night and Away in a Manger - but songs about snow are definitely a no go! A heart-warming celebration of all the great Aussie Christmas traditions new and old!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15
Please be advised that although Sally Bourne was initially advertised to star in 'A Very Aussie Christmas,' Melissa Langton has now taken over the role.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine

Handel's Messiah

Friday 6 December 7:30pm                                                                   

Handel’s greatest oratorio celebration is still as potent today as it was at its premiere more than 280 years ago. Inspiring joy and wonder from both first-time listeners and those who've made it a yearly tradition, Messiah will have you singing 'Hallelujah!' all the way home.

Featuring:

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Erin Helyard* director
Stacey Alleaume soprano
Helen Sherman alto
Michael Petrucelli tenor
David Greco bass
MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus director

*MSO Artist in Residence

Program:

Handel's Messiah

MSO’s regional touring program is supported by Creative Victoria, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, the Robert Salzer Foundation, and the Angior Family Foundation.

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $40
Full: $50
Concession: $45
Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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It's De-Lovely

Friday 28 June 11:00am                                                                   

It’s De-Lovely – A Celebration of Cole Porter brings together some of Porter’s greatest hits from Broadway and Hollywood’s most popular musicals in this elegant jazzy production.

Starring international cabaret performer and jazz singer Belinda Hanne-Reid along with a special guest artist and accompanied by Mark Bradley on piano, It’s De-Lovely features songs including Let’s Do It Let’s Fall in Love, I Get A Kick Out of You, Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You’re the Top, True Love and many more.

If you love the Great American Songbook, you will be enchanted with the music, the dancing and the story behind one of the greatest songwriters in history as our fabulous duo sing, dance and perform some of the hottest show-stopping, toe-tapping songs of all time in this unique tribute to Cole Porter.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Animals (UK)

Friday 28 June 8:00pm                                                                   

The Animals announce their 60th Anniversary “The Farewell Tour: Greatest Hits” – The band’s final tour of Australia!

The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, whilst The Animals were the backbone of blues!

The Animals' impact and influence is undeniable. They created some of the most iconic songs in popular music history including - We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, The House of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down and Boom Boom and more all of which will be performed on this Greatest Hits Final Tour.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including intermission

All Tickets: $79.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

SHANNON NOLL

Saturday 29 June 8:00pm                                                                   

20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2024

Shannon Noll’s
everyman appeal lies in his honesty and instant relatability. Nollsie’s rise to fame as the runner-up of the record-breaking first series of Australian Idol, saw him go from being a farm hand in Condobolin, to one of Australia’s most cherished and recognised recording artists and entertainers.

In 2024, Nollsie is celebrating 20 years since the release of his multi-platinum debut album That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, with a special 20th Anniversary album release and national tour.

Fans will be treated to a high-energy and nostalgic live show featuring songs from Nollsie’s historic debut album as well as hits and fan favourites across his illustrious full career catalogue to date.

Since taking to the stage and commencing his successful recording career, “Australia’s Favourite Son” has gone on to receive consistent acclaim with seven ARIA top 10 albums, including two multi-platinum #1 ARIA albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditations. He boasts a reputation as the only Australian male artist in national ARIA chart history to have achieved ten consecutive top-ten singles. His landmark single ‘What About Me’ was certified 4× platinum and was the highest-selling single in Australia in 2004.

Twenty years on, Nollsie is at the peak of his powers as he continues to release new music, host his popular new podcast Idol Talking With Nollsie, headline major festivals and perform to huge crowds across Australia. His most recent album release, RAW debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Album Chart and #1 on the AIR Independent Album Chart.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

Premium: $100.90
B Reserve: $73.40

Tickets strictly limited to a maximum of 10.

The venue will be open from 7pm for an 8pm start.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

The Listies

Tuesday 2 July 1:00pm                                                                   

AN INSANE MIXTAPE OF SILLY SONGS, STUPID SKETCHES + CRAZY CLOWNING.

For over a decade, the award-winning Listies have toured the world doing shows for literally gazillions of kidults (that’s kids and their adults). Now it’s your turn.

Make Some Noise! is a comedy concert for humans aged 4-400. Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as they belt out a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11.

Will they be in tune? Almost.
In time? Not quite.
In order? Definitely.
Can Rich dance? Let’s find out.

It’s a party for your ears and both of them are invited! Hilarious, fabulous fun for the whole family! Get ready for The Listies show by watching their YouTube, listening to their albums on Spotify, or grabbing a copy of their books, Teleportaloo and The Big No. 2.

“Nobody else does Kids comedy this brilliantly, what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun.” - The Age

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Members: $15
Full: $25
Concession: $23
Youth U/18: $10
Family of 4: $60

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

Comedy Festival Roadshow

Thursday 4 July 7:30pm                                                                   

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy royalty alongside the freshest sensations from the Festival, all in one hilarious show that guarantees nationwide laughs.

Gather your pals, secure your tickets, and get ready for a well-deserved blast of comedy when the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow graces the stage at West Gippsland Arts Centre!

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. This includes a 20 minute intermission.

Members: $30
Full: $35
Concession: $32
Youth U/18: $25
Group 8+: $32

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Music Fine

DAVID HOBSON & COLIN LANE "In Tails"

Friday 5 July 7:30pm                                                                   

A comedian and an opera singer’s worlds collide!

David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?”. So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener!

It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain.

In Tails launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause.

Colin Lane, comedian/professional showoff is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country. Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook.

David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia. He is an ARIA Award Winner, has starred as leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl, appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, and It Takes Two, been a presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production The 2 Of Us with Marina Prior.

“So funny, I cried” - The Age
""The chemistry and energy between the men is impeccable and infectious” - GLAM Adelaide

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $62.95
Full: $69.95
Concession: $64.95
Youth U/18: $34.95
Group 10+: $64.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Classical/Traditional, Music Fine

GSO - A Classical Triumvirate

Sunday 7 July 2:00pm                                                                   

Experience the grandeur of classical music with the Gippsland Symphony Orchestra in its celebration of three titans of classical music as we present A Classical Triumvirate featuring masterpieces by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

Composed at the tender age of 15 Mozart’s Divertimento No 1 K113 in Eb Major (1771) is a composition of firsts, most notable is the first time he featured the clarinet in his compositions. This work showcases the extraordinary youthful talent for melody, form, and orchestration. Divertimento No 1 is a pointer to the genius of a composer who revolutionised the world of classical music.

Haydn Symphony No 101 in D Major “The Clock” is one of the most celebrated works of the late classical period. Composed in 1793 during Haydn’s second trip to London the symphony explores, new for the time, approaches to rhythm, orchestration, and melodic ideas. This work along with Beethoven’s symphonic catalogue moved the composition ethos inextricably towards the Romanticism of the late C18 and C19.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major is an understated masterpiece of the classical era. Situated between the titanic 3rd and 5th symphonies the 4th offers a wealth of musical invention and depth. From the stirring opening to the thrilling finale this symphony showcases the brilliance of Beethoven and stands as a testament to his creativity and mastery of the symphonic form.

Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission

Members: $20
Full: $25
Concession: $20
Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Workshop/Seminar, Dance

Transit Regional Creative Project - Workshop

Monday 8 July to Thursday 11 July                                                                   

Transit Regional Creative Project

The Transit Regional Creative Project is a four-day creative workshop designed for youth aged 12-25 who have a creative streak or an interest in furthering their creative ability.

Working with leading Australian choreographers, participants will create an original 20-minute dance work focussed around their stories.

At the end of the four days, this dance work will be performed at West Gippsland Arts Centre alongside a work from Transit Dance Company.

Workshop dates: Monday 8 July - Thursday 11 July 10am-4pm
Performance: Thursday 11 July 7:00pm

The cost for the four-day workshop and performance is $200.

Duration: 4 day workshop

Tickets: $200

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Fountain Room

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Dance, Family/Children

CELTIC ILLUSION

Tuesday 9 July 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 tour nationwide in 2024.

Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2024 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, and Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other. The show 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 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.

Celtic Illusion is not to be missed!

Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes including a 20 minute intermission

Full: $89.90
Concession: $84.90
Youth U/18: $79.90
Group 10+: $80.00
Family of 4: $320

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Workshop/Seminar, Dance

Transit Regional Creative Project - Performance

Thursday 11 July 7:00pm                                                                   

Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of contemporary dance with Transit Dance's captivating performance! Students who have honed their skills in a four-day creative dance workshop will take the stage to present a mesmerizing piece of their own creation, guided by the talented choreographers at Transit Dance.

After the break, brace yourself for the spellbinding performance of SUITE 13B by Transit Dance’s professional dancers. This contemporary dance epic, set to the electrifying beats of FATBOY SLIM, delves into the physical embodiment of work, delivering a powerful and athletic exploration of the human experience.

Step into the monochromatic 90s office setting and witness a highly physical and enthralling contemporary marathon that unravels themes of conformity, society, and identity. This breathtaking production, brought to life by emerging choreographer Lachlan Hall, seamlessly weaves movement and music to leave you spellbound throughout the performance.

Don't miss out on this exhilarating fusion of creativity and expression, guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat!

Duration: TBC

Members: $25
Full: $35
Concession: $30
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4: $66*

*Family of 4 consists of 2 Adults / 2 Children OR 1 Adult / 3 Children.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Queen Forever

Saturday 13 July 7:30pm                                                                   

Prepare to be enthralled as Queen Forever brings their spectacular “A Night at the Theatre” tour to the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Saturday, the 13th of July, 2024. This Queen tribute band offers an immersive and interactive experience, showcasing the legendary journey of one of the most iconic bands in history.

Leading the charge is Gareth Hill, whose portrayal of Freddie Mercury is not just remarkably accurate but also infused with a sense of fun and cheeky humour, earning him accolades as the most entertaining Freddie Mercury impersonator globally. Scott Bastian, emulating Sir Brian May, brings the guitar maestro’s sounds to life with precision. Brad Hodgkinson embodies Roger Taylor, perfectly capturing both his drumming prowess and his playful spirit. Darryn McLaughlin, as John Deacon, ensures the bass line’s solidity with reliable entertainment, while Danny Oakhill, as the unofficial fifth member Spike Edney, amazes with his keyboard skills.

The show promises an explosion of Queen’s greatest hits, including anthems like “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “We Are the Champions,” alongside deeper cuts for the true aficionados. Spanning the band’s versatile genres from glam rock to hard rock and anthemic hits, the setlist offers a comprehensive journey through Queen’s musical legacy.

Set against the backdrop of West Gippsland’s picturesque landscape, with its rolling hills, verdant pastures, and tranquil village vibes, this performance promises to blend the grandeur of Queen’s music with the region’s serene beauty. The area, known for its alpine adventures and warm community spirit, provides the perfect setting for an evening of timeless music and nostalgia.

The production values of the show are unparalleled, with state-of-the-art costumes and lighting designed to transport audiences through the various eras of Queen’s career. This immersive experience will captivate music lovers of all ages, promising a night filled with singing, dancing, and the enduring charm of Queen’s hits.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Queen in the serene and beautiful setting of West Gippsland. Secure your tickets now for Queen Forever’s “A Night at the Theatre” Tour at the West Gippsland Arts Centre and prepare for an unforgettable night of music, fun, and nostalgia.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

All Tickets: $75.00

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Grug

Tuesday 16 July 9:30am                                                                

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss.

When dancing instructions are too difficult to understand, he invents his own dance and calls it ‘The Grug’. When snails eat his cabbages, Grug plants more cabbages so there will be enough for both him and the snails.

Having performed for more than 50,000 children and families worldwide, Grug is perfect for our youngest theatre lovers.

"He’s like the Elmo of Down Under." - The New York Times

A Windmill Theatre Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival co-production.

Duration: Approximately 35-40 minutes with no intermission

Member: $15
Full: $25
Concession: $23
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4*: $60

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Drama

Wine & Nibbles!

Friday 19 July 8:00pm
Theatre 2
                                                                   
You think your family is bad... Wait until you meet this lot!

Based on actual events, this is a housewarming comedy nightmare to end them all!

Tim and Andrea have just bought their first apartment together, and they’re throwing a housewarming to celebrate. Their carefully chosen guest list, which includes her family but not his, is about to be thrown into chaos by some uninvited guests, who proceed to upend the evening, and drive a wedge into their relationship.

Can this young relationship survive a meeting of their vastly different families?

This is a comedy for anyone that has certain family members who are described as black sheep, or have eccentric neighbours you would not invite over for a drink!

A mix of social observation, modern relationship commentary, and satirical farce, Wine & Nibbles is an outrageous new comedy from the multi-award-winning HT&E Theatre Co! (Bogan Shakespeare, Table 17, Couples and El Diablo)

Duration: 90 minutes no intermission

Members: $22
Full: $30
Concession: $22
Youth U/18: $22
Group 10+: $22

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Late, Late At Night

Sunday 21 July 2:00pm
Theatre 2
                                                                   

A Pop-rock Adaptation Of Rick Springfield’s Autobiography.

Written by award-winning Australian playwright, Kieran Carroll and starring rising Sydney performer, Jackson Carroll (no relation) Late, Late At Night is a pop-rock stage adaptation of Rick Springfield’s compelling and searing autobiography, the New York Times best-seller, Late, Late at Night. Directed by Robert Johnson, the show features over 20 fantastic Springfield gems from Zoot to the present day and includes many of Springfield’s 17 Top 40 American hits in the 1980s.

This show traces Springfield’s Australian and British childhood, his early music days in Australia, his rollercoaster ride in 1970s America and the huge pop and acting successes of the 1980s. This is followed by his fall from public view, his mental health demise, and finally, the resurrection of Rick Springfield as an artist in the 21st century.

Late, Late At Night captures the heart and essence of Springfield’s major concerns and musings: depression, God, no God, his parents, self-motivation, a long sustaining career, love versus sex, music versus acting, his wife and sons, the way America shaped him and what he left behind in Australia as he built his career to lead the seemingly glamorous and not-so-glamorous expatriate life.

Late, Late At Night is an epic journey of a suburban boy whose journey to fame and fortune came with large personal costs.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Members: $20
Full: $40
Concession: $35
Youth U/18: $15
Group 8+: $30

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Opera Australia - La Bohème

Wednesday 24 July 7:30pm                                                                   

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever.

Experience the original bohemian love story.

When Mimì meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musetta and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can’t warm a freezing winter.

For our bohemians, everything is possible and the future can't come quickly enough. Rodolfo and his friends are determined to make their mark on the world and experience everything it has to offer – but right now they'd settle for something warm to eat.

Some emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express. The music soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.

Puccini’s score has always captured the soaring spirit of young love, and this new production breathes fresh life into one of the world’s favourite operas. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging, which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you'll live forever.

Director:
Dean Bryant
Set & Costume Designer:
Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer:
Damien Cooper

This production is supported by The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts and funding advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Members: $55
Full: $65
Concession: $60
Youth U/18: $25
Family of 4: $140

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Music Theatre

The Grandparents CLUB

Thursday 25 July 3:00pm & 7:00pm                                                                   

Finally, a show that celebrates Grandparenthood! 90 mins of pure joy that is hilariously funny and touchingly authentic. Written by comedy legend Wendy Harmer with toe-tapping, sing-a-long music from John Field, this is a show that understands how truly Grand life can be!

Join Lynne McGranger (Home and Away), Wayne Scott Kermond, Andrew James and Meredith O’Reilly in a whirl of stand-up, send-up and song as they share their hearts, stories and mishaps over coffee… or was that a gin… in the famous Grandparents Club.

All Grands and Great Grands welcome – we’re all in this Club together!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission.

Members: $64.50
Full: $69.50
Group 10+: $64.50

For more about The Grandparents CLUB head over to their Facebook Page or Website

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Guest Speaker

Secret Screening with Beau Miles

Saturday 27 July 7:30pm                                                                   

A secret screening is your chance to see Beau’s quirky films before they’re uploaded to YouTube. The idea is that these films aren't yet the ‘final version’, but good enough to understand and tell your pen pal about.

In between, Beau will tell you a bunch of excellent stories that may or may not have anything to do with what you've just watched. He’ll be operating at 90 percent for at least 70 percent of the night, which by all accounts is what most people consider above average.

To finish the show, Beau will answer your questions during a Q&A.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including an intermission

All Tickets: $53.60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

URZILA CARLSON

Sunday 28 July 7:00pm & 9:00pm                                                                

Second show now on sale!

Australia’s favourite South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is coming to the West Gippsland Arts Centre as part of her brand-new show JUST JOKES!

According to Carlson, the show's premise is simple. “Just Jokes is as it says on the label! Just jokes! Come for a show and leave with a sore face from laughing! Switch off and relax”, she said.

A deadset fan favourite (quite literally), Urzila is now a three-time winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's People's Choice Award for most tickets sold at the Festival. She is also a household name in Australia, not least of all as a regular member of the panel of Network Ten's Have You Been Paying Attention? She was a contestant in season 2 of Taskmaster NZ in New Zealand, now airing on BINGE in Australia and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Urzila made her UK TV debut in 2023, appearing on QI during her September overseas tour. She also appears on Celebrity Gogglebox Australia alongside her mates, Julia Morris and Nazeem Hussain.

An undoubted comedy workhorse, Urzila is currently at the top of her touring game. Urzila has sold out two tours of the United Kingdom and a European tour in the last twelve months. Urzila also managed to squeeze in a season at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In November, she will also host The Just For Laughs All-Star Gala alongside Dara O Briain, Joanne McNally and Russell Kane at the Sydney Opera House. And 2024 is already shaping up to be as big, with Urzila set to be heard in feature animation Ozi, lending her voice to the character 'Honkus' in the film alongside a star-studded cast, including Donald Sutherland, Laura Dern, Ru Paul, and Amandla Stenberg, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

If that dance card isn't full enough, Carlson is now in the 4th season of her chart-topping podcast, 'That's Enough Already!' where she interviews comedians about what annoys them the most about themselves and others. Guests so far include Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Julia Morris, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard and many more.

Buy quick and buy early; Urzila Carlson is a guaranteed sell-out!

“Effortlessly likeable... stream of belly-laughs.” - The Age
“Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian - an absolute must-see.” - Appetite for the Arts

Duration: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission

All Tickets: $61.10

Babes In Arms Policy: All patrons must hold a valid ticket for entry, regardless of age.

FOR TOUR INFORMATION AND EXCLUSIVE PRESALES SIGN UP GO TO WWW.LIVENATION.COM.AU

TICKET LIMIT: There is a limit of ten (10) tickets per customer on this event.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Theatre, Family/Children

The Addams Family

Fri 2 - Sun 4 August                                                                   

Friday 2 August 7:30pm
Saturday 3 August 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 4 August 1:30pm

Ghostlight Theatre presents The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

It features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes including an intermission

Members: $45
Full: $50
Concession: $45
Family of 4: $170
Groups 10+: $45
Youth U/18: $40

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Drama

Slap. Bang. Kiss.

Tuesday 6 August 7:00pm                                                                   

SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a small-town supermarket, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.

SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?

Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, director Katy Maudlin delivers a bold production featuring Sarah Fitzgerald, Conor Leach and Tsungirai Wachenuka for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, this new play is from multi-award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni.

Duration: 1 hour no intermission

Members: $10
Full: $20
Youth U/18: $10
For school bookings please phone the Box Office on 5624 2456

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Stand Up

ROSS NOBLE - Jibber Jabber Jamboree

Wednesday 7 August 8:00pm                                                                   

Jibber Jabber Jamboree marks Ross Noble’s 21st solo stand-up tour.

To celebrate this milestone, he invites you to join him for an evening of the sort of inspired nonsense that has cemented his place as the supreme master of stream of conscious freewheeling stand up. This is a chance to see Noble live on stage in his natural habitat.

What’s it about? What will we learn? How will it change the world? These are all pointless questions to ask when Noble is off on one of his tangents. Grab a ticket and come and enjoy the ride!

"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 Mail

Duration: 90 minutes no intermission

Full: $54.90
Concession: $49.90
Youth U/18: $49.90
Group 10+: $49.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Monday Music with Fiddlesticks

Monday 12 August 10:00am                                                              

Join Jayne for a fantastic Fiddlesticks jam of moving and grooving to music. Designed especially for children between 18 months-3 years, Jayne will take the children on a musical journey with a variety of tapping, scrapping, shaking instruments and using bright vibrant props to help explore their creativity through dancing to tunes from around the world!

The absolute best way to explore music is through play with lots of friends and we welcome you to join us at 10am for 45 minutes of action packed musical fun!

Duration: 45 minutes

All Tickets: *FREE
*This is a free event however registrations are essential for participating children.
This event is limited to 20 participants.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Foyer 2

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Choirboys: Run To Paradise

Saturday 17 August 8:00pm                                                                   

As young twenty-something-year-olds, Choirboys formed in 1978, growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The wild, hedonistic lifestyle the band witnessed of the youth in the '70s is ultimately what gave birth to their seminal rock anthem, Run To Paradise. It’s all about the stories that sound all too familiar within the culture widely assumed of the music industry - “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” and they tell it all.

Who would have thought that Run To Paradise, thirty-five years on, would ultimately have started the first chapter of a myriad of untold stories as recalled by a band that’s seen it all, heard it all, and helped in the craziness?

Run To Paradise is a “spilling of the beans” of sorts. It's part story, part song that chronicles some of the wildest, most risqué, outrageous, and downright hilarious stories of Australian Rock. All, as these Oz pub-rock icons recall it.

“They didn’t call it Pub Rock in those days, but we were there in the beginning and we’re still here now,” says front-man, Mark Gable. “Put it down to hearsay – it’s our opinion, it’s what we saw, it’s what people told us and most of it is extremely funny and incredibly interesting. Some of the stories are so funny and just plain stupid because back then, we could do things that nobody else could do because it wasn’t a normal job. There were no rules.""

Which movie star did the Divinyls bass player meet under a table at a nightclub, what were Chuck Berry’s weird work tactics, if Deep Purple was really responsible for Mark walking with a limp, and what happened to a pair of Iggy Pop’s pants?

And behind the narrative are the classic songs that define the musical landscape of rock music in the ’70s and ’80s, including Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water, Chuck Berry’s Never Can Tell, TMG’s Jump In My Car, Dragon’s Are You Old Enough, AC/DC’s Long Way To The Top and of course the Choirboys hits Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die, Struggletown and the pub-rock anthem, Run to Paradise, to name a few.

Duration: 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission

*The VIP Choirboys Experience!
Take your night out to the next level by getting up close and personal with the legendary Choirboys! Arrive at 7pm sharp to meet the band and let the magic unfold! Hurry, there are only a limited number of VIP tickets so get in quick!

VIP: $120*
Members: $64
Full: $69
Concession: $64
Groups 10+: $64

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Music Of The Night

Sunday 18 August 2:00pm                                                                  

Prepare to be whisked away on an extraordinary musical adventure as Joey Fimmano proudly presents the sensational MUSIC OF THE NIGHT. This mesmerizing stage show is taking Australia by storm, leaving audiences spellbound with the sheer brilliance of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless creations, and the world's greatest musical hits from the West End and Broadway!

Enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with breathtaking musical performances from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved productions. From the haunting melodies of Phantom of the Opera to the electrifying rhythms of Jesus Christ Superstar, and the heart-warming tunes of Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The stage will come alive with the unrivalled artistry of Australia's very own multi award-winning instrumentalist and vocalist, Joey Fimmano. Together with world-class performers, Miss Saigon star Dexter Villahermosa, and leading soprano Jessica Di Bartolo, they'll create an experience that transcends boundaries and ignites your soul.

You'll be treated to a splendid tribute featuring selections from the West End Musicals, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, Boy From Oz and many more– a celebration of musical excellence like no other!

Accompanied by an incredible live band led by some of the finest musicians in the country, the atmosphere will be electric, inviting you to sing along, tap your feet, and lose yourself in the enchanting melodies.

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT has been hailed as one of the most unforgettable and uplifting shows ever witnessed on Australian stages. Don't miss your chance to be part of this magical journey and experience the genius and power of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic compositions, brought to life in a way that will leave you in awe, along with some of the finest hits of the West End and Broadway. Discover why audiences can't stop talking about this dazzling musical production - don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that celebrates the very best of musical theatre!

Duration:
2:00pm – 3:00pm Act 1
3:00pm – 3:20pm Interval
3:20pm – 4:20pm Act 2

Members: $64.95
Full: $69.95
Concession: $64.95
Youth U/18: $49.95
Group 10+: $64.95

Watch an exciting preview of Music Of The Night on YouTube

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Guest Speaker, Comedy Stand Up

Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!

Monday 19 August 7:30pm                                                                   

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as 'the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.'

Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

"Irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism" - The Sydney Morning Herald

"The happiest audience experience I have ever had" - ArtsHub

"Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season" - The Music

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes no intermission

Full: $69.90
Concession: $64.90
Youth U/18: $64.90
Group 10+: $64.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

BUDDY HOLLY IN CONCERT

Saturday 24 August 2.00pm                                                                   

A Tribute to the Musical Sensation Buddy Holly, starring internationally renowned artist, Scot Robin!

Buddy Holly was one of the greatest pioneers of Rock and Roll music in the 50's, a career spanning only two short years that made a lasting impact on popular music and the world.

During this dynamic two-hour production show, Scot Robin, who played the lead role in the smash hit musical “Buddy”, (original cast) together with his Crickets will perform over thirty of Buddy Holly’s hit songs such as - 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Heartbeat', 'Think It Over', 'Peggy Sue', 'Raining In My Heart', 'Rave On', 'Maybe Baby', 'True Love Ways' and of course 'Oh Boy!' & much much more.

This internationally acclaimed production show has and will continue to mesmerize & excite audiences both visually and musically with its high-energy performance, brilliant costumes and fantastic musicianship. This special 60th-anniversary tour will see the show perform Australia-wide and as always... leave the audience feeling as though they have witnessed the real thing!

Let’s go back to where it all began – rock & roll at its very best!

“A must-see show for anyone who wants to relive the sound, the voice and all of the magical hits of Buddy Holly in an exciting two-hour concert experience that is much like the man himself – unforgettable”.

Watch an exciting preview of Buddy Holly in Concert on YouTube.

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $59.90
Full: $69.90
Concession: $64.90
Youth U/18: $39.90
Group 10+: $59.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine

Brahms Requiem & St Cecilia's Day

Sunday 25 August 2:30pm                                                                   

The West Gippsland Chorale and the Heidelberg Choral Society are excited to collaborate for 'Brahms Requiem' under the direction of Mr. Peter Bandy.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the West Gippsland Chorale, this special concert presents a unique opportunity for Gippsland audiences to experience the powerful sound of a 120-voice choir accompanied by a full orchestra. The programme includes ‘Ein deutsches Requiem – A German Requiem’ by Johannes Brahms and a performance of ‘St Cecilia’s Day’ by George Loughlin.

Join us at the West Gippsland Arts Centre to celebrate this momentous occasion that showcases the rich musical talent of the West Gippsland Chorale and Heidelberg Choral Society!

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes including an intermission

Members: $55
Full: $60
Concession: $55
Students: $35

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment, Music Blues/Jazz/Swing/Folk/Soul

The Australian Michael Buble Show

Friday 30 August 11:00am                                                                   

It’s time to experience the magic, the emotion, the brilliance of Bublé.

Glenn Starr and his big band deliver 90 minutes of unforgettable music – with all the style and sophistication of the man himself. Classic standards come alive in Come Fly With Me, For Once In My Life, and Sway. Hits that have been revolutionised, Can’t Buy Me Love, Moondance’, Crazy Little Thing Called Love. And of course, revered compositions from Buble’s own repertoire including Home, Everything, Lost, and Haven’t Met You Yet.

All recreated with some of the best musicians in the business in an 8-piece band!

Glenn Starr and his band, deliver charisma, charm, and crowd participation. And a presence so enchanting that Glenn Starr will leave you, quite simply, wondering if you’ve just witnessed the real thing.

A lifetime of destiny, and years in the making. It’s Time! The Australian Michael Buble Tribute Show. A show that really is, Some Kind of Wonderful.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Members: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

CHOCOLATE STARFISH

Saturday 31 August 2024 7:30pm                                                                   

Chocolate Starfish marks 30 years with a spectacular Australian tour that celebrates the best of everything – the albums, the songs, and the exhilarating shows for which the band is widely renowned. Featuring the hits of their self-titled debut album and favourites from Box, Spider, Primitive and The Beautiful Addiction along with stand-out selections from their brilliant Classic Album Series - Bat Out of Hell, INXS Kick and Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Concert, this celebration promises – and delivers – everything and more.

Still smoking from the 2023 tour of their acclaimed Bat Out of Hell show, Australia’s most entertaining live band shows no signs of slowing down as they approach their 30-year anniversary in 2024. With audience accolades consistently pouring in, the Fish are winning new fans with every performance and welcome the latecomers with open arms.

‘Our audience is the centrepiece of the Starfish experience,’ says electrifying front man Adam Thompson. ‘We perform with them, not for them. They deserve the ‘best of everything’ – so that’s what we will give them.’

The Best of Everything tour promises audiences everything they know and love about a Chocolate Starfish show – pure, unrivalled entertainment…and the joy of the unexpected.

‘Sometimes it feels like these first 30 years, we’ve just been warming up,’ muses Thompson. ‘This truly is The Best of Everything we have to offer.’

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

All Tickets: $95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Dance

THE TAP PACK

Saturday 14 September 7:30pm                                                                   

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End, at Sydney Opera House and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to West Gippsland Arts Centre!

Picking up where The Rat Pack left off, The Tap Pack conjures up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the ‘50s through to the noughties! Featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr to Ed Sheeran, Michael Bublé and Beyoncé.

The Tap Pack mix slick humour, high-energy entertainment, and world-class tap dance. A show of pure entertainment inspired by the legendary kings of swing, the Rat Pack, freshly created for the audience today. Cool classics with a fresh new twist. All your favourites including “The Lady Is a Tramp”, “Come Fly with Me”, “One For My Baby”, “Me And My Shadow” and much more.

They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style!

"Exhilarating" – The Herald Sun
"Knockout performances" – The Age
"Sensational evening" – The Advertiser
"Genuinely breath catching" – Timeout.com
"Sheer brilliance" - London Theatre One

The Tap Pack is an all-ages, family friendly production. Created by Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard, and Thomas J Egan. Co-created and directed by Nigel Turner Carroll. Produced by Kym Halpin in association with SK Entertainment

Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission

Premium: $99.90
A Reserve: $79.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Michael Jackson - The Legacy Tour

Sunday 15 September 7:30pm                                                                   

Direct from the USA, Michael Jackson - The Legacy Tour Starring William Hall is the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer!

William Hall becomes The King of Pop when he hits the stage with his production of Michael Jackson’s The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer. The choreographed dance moves, full live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience.

Michael Jackson - The Legacy Tour Starring William Hall is a celebration of The King of Pop’s musical legacy in a mammoth tribute featuring all his Greatest Hits.

If you love Michael Jackson, you can’t miss the greatest experience since the King of Pop himself.

Setlist Includes –
Bad
Beat It
Billie Jean
Black Or White
Can You Feel It
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Heal the World
Human Nature
Man In the Mirror
Rock with You
Smooth Criminal
The Way You Make Me Feel
They Don't Care About Us
Thriller
Wanna Be Startin Somethin’

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes including intermission

All Tickets: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

Hello Red Planet

Thursday 19 September 7:00pm                                                                   

Hello Red Planet is a humorous theatrical celebration of our community’s shared history. This family-focused production engages with local residents to collect their perspectives and stories, and then integrates these into a public ‘info-night’ comedy puppet show.

Baw Baw Shire is being re-located to Mars (we promise, it's the best way to dodge those Earthly troubles), and this info session is required viewing. Tired of lush Mt Baw Baw? Embrace the endless shades of Martian red. No more mosquitos, no more noisy corellas and no more hayfever!

Ahead of the 'info-night' audio interviews with local residents are recorded, investigating the pride, problems and shared stories of the local community. These are edited and re-purposed using puppetry and animation techniques and presented at the main public event where two hilariously out-of-touch futurist developers will make their impassioned pitch on why and how the community will be relocated to the new Mars colony.

Join renowned storytellers Bunk Puppets for a satirical information session laying out their daring escape plan from Earth. Learn what’s coming along, (and who’s not).

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Members: $25
Full: $40
Concession: $35
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4: $65

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

360 ALLSTARS

Saturday 5 October 7:30pm                                                                   

Sold Out on Broadway
Sold Out in Edinburgh
Sold Out at the Sydney Opera House
AND SOLD OUT at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in 2023!
Seen by over 1 million people worldwide

BMX, basketball, breakdancing, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit returns!

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus. Boasting a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record holding artists and athletes, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.

Add to this a stunning live soundtrack delivered by award winning musicians, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding.

A magnificent, colourful and astonishing expression of a generation that has reinvented the circus, 360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement!

Don't miss this chance to catch 360 ALLSTARS at West Gippsland Arts Centre. Get your tickets before it sells out again!

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Members: $50
Full: $60
Concession: $55
Youth U/18: $25
Group 8+: $48
Family of 4: $140

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Fabulous Caprettos

Wednesday 16 October 7:30pm                                                                   

You asked for it, we're back! Encore Tour October 2024!

Multi Award winner Dave Gleeson (The Screaming Jets/The Angels) will join forces with Aria Hall of Famer and multi-award winner Russell Morris and music giants Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc/Joe Satriani/Sammy Hagar) performing their biggest hits for what promises to be an extraordinary evening of music.

Appearing as The Fabulous Caprettos performing together on stage for the entire concert combining their unique musical virtuosities and stage presence to reimagine some of Australian rock music history’s most memorable moments from the 60s to the present day plus new songs & surprises.

Hear iconic songs from The Screaming Jets “Better”, Russell Morris’ spirit of the 60s anthem "The Real Thing", Southern Sons' “Hold Me in Your Arms”, and Thirsty Merc's “In The Summertime”.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission

Members: $69
Full: $74
Concession: $69
Youth U/18: $74
Groups 10+: $69

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Broadway Bound

Friday 18 October 11:00am                                                                   

Star Australian tenor Roy Best has always had a love of Broadway and in this new production, he gets to sing all the classic hit songs from the classic hit musicals and some of his favourite composers.

Roy has performed as a guest soloist with the Australian Pops Orchestra and has recorded for ABC Classics. Broadway Bound will feature songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner & Lowe, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and others, as well as hits from musicals including Phantom, Les Miserables, and Cats, to name a few.

Roy Best will be joined on stage by international soprano Ali Jones and narrated by Christopher McKenna with William Schmidt on piano. If there is a Broadway show or song you love or sing around the house… It’s probably in this show!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Comedy Stand Up

Tash York's Happy Hour

Friday 18 October 7:30pm                                                                   
Theatre 2

The Trash Queen of Cabaret, Tash York, is determined to find out what makes us happy. Is it finishing that 3rd bottle of wine? Staying up until 3am because you don’t want the night to end? Buying yet another cat? (She has 3 already you know…)

After two years lost to the global panini, Tash York’s Happy Hour is set to thrill you even more than a half-price wine list. Tash unapologetically drinks a pool of wine, practices self-care, slays her insecurities, and makes the effort to make sure everyone leaves their troubles at the door. Backed by her boozy music makers and backing singers The Red Red Wines (Peppy Smears & Vivian Fonteyn) expect powerful three-part harmonies, hilarious true stories, improvised numbers and of course Australia’s favourite game - Goon of Fortune!

Don’t let the makeup, wigs and costumes fool you; Tash York is as bogan as they come. Celebrated with countless awards and glowing reviews, Happy Hour combines Drag and Cabaret in a way unlike any other - Think Meow Meow meets Bianca Del Rio but on a budget! Your Hostess with the Mostess (wine) Tash York is a multi-award winning cabaret artist who has been touring the world with her hit solo shows and is also celebrated Emcee of The After Hours Cabaret Club, The Australian Burlesque Festival and Briefs: Sweatshop.

Choose either theatre seating or table seating.
Members: $35
Full: $50
Concession: $45
Youth U/18: $15
Group 4+: $35


Duration: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 2

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

MARCIA HINES

Friday 25 October 2024 7:30pm                                                                   

Australia’s legendary musical treasure has announced that she will tour Australia in 2024 performing her ‘Still Shining’ album concert repertoire. This two-and-a-half-hour musical showcase is a celebration of Marcia’s career and will feature every charting song from her vast repertoire, commencing with ‘Fire and Rain’ through to the discotheque era and to 2023 with the greatest hits album and ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’.

Marcia has returned to the judging panel for the 2024 season of Australian Idol on the Seven Network and is currently touring Australia in the hit stage production Grease the Musical.

Marcia’s love affair with Australian audiences continues in 2024. Having sold over three million copies of her 23 albums, been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian entertainment industry, a Marcia Hines concert is a celebration of her journey, the highs, the lows and the extraordinary relationship she has with Australian audiences.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes inclusive of a 20 minute intermission

Members: $70.00
Full: $75.00
Concession: $70.00
Youth U/18: $75.00
Group 10+: $70.00

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music

LES DIVAS

Saturday 26 October 8.00pm                                                                   

From the producers of Prada Clutch’s: All-Drag Revue comes Les Divas: An All-Male Revue.

Australia’s six-foot-something songstress Prada Clutch plays the Goddess of Pop; Cher in her new show set on the Las Vegas Strip featuring an all-star line-up of her most famous friends.

This all-male revue includes some of the world’s greatest divas including: Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Diana Ross & of course – Cher! Relive their greatest hits including: 'If I Could Turn Back Time', 'Get The Party Started', 'Proud Mary', 'I Will Always Love You' & 'I'm Coming Out'.

The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in-demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia, playing both major cities & regional towns. Witness the greatest divas being impersonated like never before as they tour Australia.

"[Prada is] not your typical drag performer... she's a show stopping, live-singing entertainer, with a whole lot of class!" - Glenn Frey, The Eagles

Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission

Members: $66.50
Full: $71.50
Concession: $67.50
Youth U/18: $67.50
Groups 10+: $65.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Family/Children

The Gruffalo

Thur 7 - Fri 8 Nov

Thursday 7 November 6:00pm
Friday 8 November 10:00am
                                                                   

CDP presents Tall Stories' production of The Gruffalo based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party-mad Snake.

Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups!

Duration: Approximately 55 minutes with no intermission

Member: $15
Full: $25
Concession: $23
Youth U/18: $15
Family of 4*: $60

*Family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Babes in arms policy: Infants under 2 free on the knee, no ticket required.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

The Billy Joel Story

Friday 15 November 7:30pm                                                                   

West Gippsland Arts Centre presents Music Legends: The Billy Joel Story.

The timeless music of the great Billy Joel, performed live by James van Cuylenburg and his 'Big Shot' band. Enjoy singing along to over 2 hours of Billy's greatest tunes, including 'Piano Man', 'Uptown Girl', 'She's Always a Woman', and many more!

All the songs you love faithfully recreated, with energy and fun for all!

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission

Members: $60
Full: $65
Concession: $60
Youth U/18: $55
Group 10+: $60

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Comedy Music, Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

RocKwiz LIVE!

Saturday 16 November 7:30pm                                                                   

Never Mind the Buzzers, Here’s RocKwiz LIVE! The RocKwiz gang is back on the road, coming to a theatre near you. Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra will be revelling in the chaos and quizzery of RocKwiz LIVE.

If you've seen a RocKwiz LIVE show you know what we mean. If you haven’t, buckle up for a fantastic night of musical and comedic treats.

Every show begins with Brian's contestant selection process, with audience members demonstrating their rock knowledge. Contestants with the highest scores sit alongside guest musicians for a magical night of music and trivia.

Don’t miss this fabulous night!

“The laughs are huge. The music is magnificent. The hosts marvellous. And the contestants a delight. It’s the kind of experience that makes you feel good from the inside out”. - Julia Hosking, Seesa

“The RocKwiz band is exceptional, providing flawless backup to the special guests who performed.” - Doug Phillips, Glam Adelaide

Duration: Approximately 3 hours including intemission

Full: $102.50
Concession: $97.50

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Dance, Ballet

The Nutcracker

Sunday 17 November 2:30pm                                                                   

An Enchanting Christmas Ballet Treat!

The Nutcracker Ballet is a time-less, world famous traditional classical ballet Christmas treat! Adventurous, exciting, enchanting and simply a pure delight of the festive season!

Join Clara at her Christmas party, as she ventures into her Nutcracker prince's magical land. Delight at the famous sugar plum fairy pas de deux, breathtaking snow scenes, a beautiful Christmas tree and party surprises. This delightful and powerful ballet will enchant children and grown-ups alike. A rich display of mesmerising classical ballet performed by stars of the Victorian State Ballet.

The Nutcracker is a feast of outstanding classical ballet skill that continues to bring joy throughout the ages to all who see it. The story is also told through its breathtaking musical score by Tchaikovsky. Don’t miss out on experiencing this enchanting classical ballet tale!

Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Members: $49
Full: $69
Concession: $59
Youth U/18: $49
Groups 10+: $49

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

Ray Charles and Friends

Friday 22 November 11:00am

Get ready to experience the electrifying musical landscape of Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis in an electrifying piano-pounding performance that takes you on a journey back to the rockin' 1950s, a decade that witnessed the rise of these musical giants who revolutionised popular music.

Along with a killer world-class band, award-winning boogie-woogie virtuoso, Damon Smith, will showcase the life and music of these iconic piano legends, capturing Ray's soulful charm, Fats' genius, Little Richard's flamboyance, and Jerry Lee's sheer power, all in one mesmerising live show.

With every piano key pressed, the audience will witness the beating heart of rock 'n' roll history with a plethora of red-hot classics along with a narrative filled with stories and side-splitting anecdotes that add depth and help create a truly unique show.

In this celebration of incredible rock and roll and blues & roots music, you’ll hear stunning renditions of songs like Hallelujah, I Love Her So, What'd I Say, Georgia On My Mind, Hit The Road Jack, Blueberry Hill, Ain't That A Shame, Walking To New Orleans, Kansas City, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly, Lucille, Great Balls Of Fire , Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, When The Saints Go Marching In, and many more, all weaved throughout a historically informative and thoroughly entertaining narrative that tells the story of these great pioneers of popular music of the 20th century!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Pop/Rock/Contemporary

Elvis The Legendary Performer

Friday 29 November 7:30pm                                                                   

Elvis Presley is a legend. Of that, there is no doubt.

Mark Anthony, Australia’s premier Elvis tribute artist, is himself a legendary artist. With his international-class band, Mark Anthony’s performances as Elvis are always sold out, earning him the status of Australia’s number-one Elvis tribute artist. Mark is also recognised by Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland USA, as one of the top professional tribute artists in the world today. Mark’s tribute to Elvis is flawless - in music, mood, and movement. Like a well-trained and gifted actor, Mark ‘becomes’ Elvis in a mysterious, magical way that is difficult to describe. Simply, you have to experience it for yourself.

This new show, “Elvis – A Legendary Performer” is the story of Elvis’ magnificent Comeback Special in 1968 and the triumphant performances that followed in the 1970s. These were the performances in which Elvis shook off the shackles of cinematic mediocrity and reclaimed his position as the ultimate performer of the age.

Mark’s performances of these timeless songs, backed by his world-class band, are indistinguishable from the originals: abundantly energetic, meticulously orchestrated, and brilliantly performed. You will leave the theatre mesmerised - wondering what it was that just happened.

It does not – cannot - get any better than this! Watch a preview of Elvis The Legendary Performer on YouTube.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Member: $69.90
Full: $79.90
Concession: $74.90
Youth U/18: $39.90
Group 10+: $69.90

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Classical/Traditional, Music Fine

Marina Prior & Michael Cormick

Thursday 5 December 7:30pm                                                                   

With an astonishing 50 stage productions combined, world-class and leading artists, MARINA PRIOR & MICHAEL CORMICK unite for their first full-length tour titled ‘CENTRESTAGE’.

Having been friends for decades, first performing together in the production of CATS in 1986, it’s now time they take their remarkable voices and stagecraft on tour around the country. Touring Metro and Regional cities, in a 2-hour show, accompanied by renowned pianist Andrew Ross (Barry Humphries, Dame Edna, Moulin Rouge, Miss Saigon), Marina & Michael will perform songs from their hit musicals (Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage aux Folles, Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar to name just a few). There’ll be gorgeous duets, iconic show tunes plus their own personal and crowd favourites. The onstage chemistry is captivating.

Come on a musical journey!

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $72.95
Full: $79.95
Concession: $74.95
Youth U/18: $44.95
Group 10+: $74.95

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Daylight Entertainment

A Very Aussie Christmas

Friday 6 December 11:00am                                                                   

Santa’s slapping on the sunblock and squeezing into a pair of board shorts! Is that a six pack of wallabies pulling the sleigh? Pass the aeroguard and help yourself to another plate of Nanna’s famous trifle - it’s going to be A Very Aussie Christmas!

Two of Australian musical theatre's favourite funny ladies Melissa Langton and Susan Ann Walker join forces to fire up the BBQ, pour the custard on the plum pudding and lead some Yuletide singalongs around the old ‘goanna’. Fancy a nice pair of socks? A novelty fly swatter? Yet another copy of Michael Buble’s Christmas CD? There’ll be Aussie Christmas gifts up for grabs for those who come prepared to share a classic Christmas Cracker joke!

Of course, we’ll still be decorating the tree and singing Silent Night and Away in a Manger - but songs about snow are definitely a no go! A heart-warming celebration of all the great Aussie Christmas traditions new and old!

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Member: $10
Full: $20
Concession: $17
Group 8+: $15
Please be advised that although Sally Bourne was initially advertised to star in 'A Very Aussie Christmas,' Melissa Langton has now taken over the role.

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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Music Fine

Handel's Messiah

Friday 6 December 7:30pm                                                                   

Handel’s greatest oratorio celebration is still as potent today as it was at its premiere more than 280 years ago. Inspiring joy and wonder from both first-time listeners and those who've made it a yearly tradition, Messiah will have you singing 'Hallelujah!' all the way home.

Featuring:

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Erin Helyard* director
Stacey Alleaume soprano
Helen Sherman alto
Michael Petrucelli tenor
David Greco bass
MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus director

*MSO Artist in Residence

Program:

Handel's Messiah

MSO’s regional touring program is supported by Creative Victoria, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, the Robert Salzer Foundation, and the Angior Family Foundation.

Duration: 2 hours including intermission

Members: $40
Full: $50
Concession: $45
Youth U/18: $15

Location West Gippsland Arts Centre

subvenue Theatre 1

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