Sep
27
Fri
The Last 5 Years
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Last 5 Years

Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN

Originally Produced for the New York Stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell.

Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, IL.

Licensed Exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

 

The Last Five Years is a 1 act, 2 actor chamber musical that has reached a form of cult status since its premiere at Northlight Theatre, Chicago on 2001.

The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising New York based novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. Each character’s story plays out through a cycle of 14 killer songs. The major quirk is, Cathy’s timeline moves backwards while Jamie’s hurtles forward. Joy and despair are continually pitched at odds as a love affair bursts to life while simultaneously falling apart.

 

Director: Paul Watson

Musical Director: Brad Treloar

Guest Choreography: Vanessa Paech

Production Design: Paul Watson & Lisa Hunter

Sound: Ben Anderson

Lighting: Daniel Jow – Starlight Productions

 

CAST 1  – FOUR PERFORMANCES       

Nick Addison as Jamie Wellerstein

Georgie Walker as Cathy Hiatt

Performance Dates & Times:  

Friday 27th September – 7.30pm, Saturday 28th September – 7.30pm

Friday 4th October – 7.30pm, Saturday 5th October – 7.30pm

 

CAST 2  – Understudy Cast plus One Special Performance

Charlie McIntyre as Jamie Wellerstein

Shani Clarke as Cathy Hiatt

Special Performance:

Thursday 3rd October – 7.30pm

 

BOOKINGS VIA: trybooking.com.       tinyurl.com/gltslast5

 

TICKET PRICES: ADULT $36.50     STUDENT / CONCESSION $31.00

 

VENUE: Peter Cannon Performing Arts Centre, St Joseph’s College,

Newtown, Geelong

 

Q&A Sessions: Patrons are warmly invited to attend an informal Q&A with 

cast and creatives in theatre following each performance.

Oct
2
Wed
Spring Awakening @ Chapel Off Chapel
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
Spring Awakening @ Chapel Off Chapel

North by South Theatre Company Presents the first gender-fluid production the rock musical SPRING AWAKENING. 

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and four Drama Desk Awards. This amazing musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. 

This production will include inclusive casting as the story will shift its focus to the personal struggles of gender and identity within society of past and present. 

Music by – Duncan Sheik 
Lyrics and book by – Steven Sater

Tickets – https://chapeloffchapel.com.au/show/spring-awakening

Joseph Spanti – Melchoir

Francesca O’Donnell – Moritz

Majella Davis – Wendla

Juan Gomez – Ilse

Tayla Muir – Martha

Samantha Hafey – Hanschen

Laein-Antoni C.Garcia – Ernst

Yash Fernando – Georg

Hannah Gwatkin – Otto

Morgan Dooley-Axup – Anna

Daniel Agar – Thea

Melina Wylie – Adult Woman

Georgio Goris – Adult Man

Oct
11
Fri
Rent
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
Rent
GTC is proud to present our 2019 musical: Rent by Jonathan Larson.

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Hannah Bird
Musical Director – Ben Heels
Choreographer – Lizzie Pereira
Assistant Choreographer – Ashleigh Janky
Production Manager – Harley Gabriel-Brown
Set designer – Stephanie Hommellhoff

CAST
Mark – Lachie Trappett
Roger – Stewart Hawkey
Mimi – Laura Harris- Rilen
Angel – Sean French
Collins – Tristan Cullinan-Smayle
Maureen – Sos Gill
Joanne – Cynthia Gallie
Benny – Like Peverelle

Featured Ensemble – Bec Grey, Taylor Kendal, Charlotte Beveridge, Mackenzy Stow, Kelley Murphy, Skye Macfarlane, Jack Bell, Connor Jamieson, Kyle Leitermann, Phoebe Myring, Breanon Lee, Natalie Hamman

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Friday 11th October 7pm
Saturday 12th October 1pm and 7pm
Sunday 13th October 3pm
Wednesday 16th October 7pm
Thursday 17th October 7pm
Friday 18th October 7pm
Saturday 19th October 7pm

TICKET PRICES:
Early Bird special (ends 1st July) – $30
Adult – $37
Concession – $34
Groups of five or more – $32 each

Tickets on sale now so book quick!
https://www.trybooking.com/BCWWA

We can’t wait to see you there!

Rent is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Mamma Mia! @ The National Theatre
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 11:00 pm
Mamma Mia! @ The National Theatre

CLOC Musical Theatre’s upcoming production needs little introduction, other than saying just one word – ABBA. You can guess the rest.

Mamma Mia! is a true phenomenon – seen in over 440 major cities in 6 continents, translated into 26 languages, and seen by more than 60 million people world-wide (and counting). It’s not hard to see why – a funny and heart-warming story of family and love set in a sun-drenched paradise and fused with nearly 30 glorious, instantly recognisable ABBA songs.

Playing the lead role of Donna and her two best friends is a trio made up of Melbourne music theatre royalty – Pam Christie Birkett (left, playing Tanya), Rosa McCarty (centre, playing Donna) and Carolyn Waddell (right, playing Rosie). Between them, these prolific performers have appeared in nearly 100 on-stage roles. All three grew up singing, dancing and miming to ABBA songs, so to recreate the sounds and the iconic 70s look made famous by their idols is a dream come true for Donna and the Dynamos.

Mamma Mia! will bop its way on to the stage of the National Theatre in St Kilda for 12 performances from October 11-26. We hope you can support our production.

For further information and tickets, visit www.cloc.org.au or www.facebook.com/CLOCMusical

The Producers
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 10:30 pm

Presented by Babirra Music Theatre

Friday 11 October 8pm
Saturday 12 October 2pm
Saturday 12 October 8pm
Sunday 13 October 2pm

Thursday 17 October 8pm
Friday 18 October 8pm
Saturday 19 October 2pm
Saturday 19 October 8pm

Full $46, Conc $42, Child $38, Family (2 adults + 2 children) $160
Group of 10+  $42 per person (please contact the Box Office for group bookings)
*Opening Night Gala Supper is an additional $15 per ticket.

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Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. It ran for more than 6 years on Broadway and won an un-precedented 12 Tony Awards, a record that still stands today.

Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousey accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesises that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock and Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit!

With many great songs by Mel Brooks including: I Wanna Be A Producer, Keep It Gay, and the show-stopping Springtime For Hitler, The Producers is hilarious, light-hearted entertainment that guarantees you lots of laughs and a smile on your face as you leave.

For more information, phone the Box Office on 9262 6555 or email [email protected]

– Booking fees apply per transaction, not per ticket.
– $4.00 via phone and $3.00 via online. No fee when purchasing in person at the Box Office.

Concession:  Seniors Card (60+), Government Concession Card, full time students 16 years and older with valid ID card.
– Children: Children 15 years and under.
– Under 24 months: free of charge if held by carer and not occupying a seat.
– Family Ticket: Strictly 2 Adults and 2 children

Oct
16
Wed
REBEL @ The MC Showroom
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm
REBEL @ The MC Showroom
Set in 1969, Rebel recalls his journey from small town Texan farm boy to one of California’s hottest acts during the peak of the rock and roll era. A story of self-discovery, self-acceptance and family – whatever that happens to be.
Featuring a Book and Greenroom Award-nominated Original Songs by Drew Downing, this new production is directed by Clary Riven (Tinder Tales, Memphis) with musical direction by Melbourne-theatre favourite Tyson Legg. Set & Costume Design is by Betty Auhl (UgLeigh, Polygraph). The show is lead by Frank Kerr in the titular role, supported by onstage band.

After two development seasons in 2014 (Midsumma, Melbourne Cabaret Festival), the production is now presented in its entirety for the first time.
REBEL is a love letter to country music and storytelling; paying tribute to LGBTIQ+ history. Each performance of REBEL will support a Melbourne not-for-profit organisation.
REBEL – A New Musical plays The MC Showroom for a limited season October 16 – 20.
Book: http://www.themcshowroom.com/event/rebel-a-new-musical/
Oct
18
Fri
My Brilliant Career
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 10:30 pm
My Brilliant Career

A new musical by Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank

Based on the legendary coming-of-age novel by Miles Franklin, the musical adaptation of My Brilliant Career takes us into the world of fiery misfit Sybylla as she wrestles against the restricted life on offer for a young woman in rural Australia a hundred years ago.

We follow wannabe-writer Syb from her drought-struck farm to the paradise of her grandmother’s estate, where she grows into her looks and her mind, fighting and flirting with the local aristocrats. An offer of marriage forces the ultimate choice; will she become just another wife or risk it all in hopes of a ‘brilliant career’?

The production forms part of the Jeanne Pratt Musical Theatre Artists in Residence program, a groundbreaking collaboration between Monash University performing arts students and professional artists that aims to create and promote the development of Australian musical theatre. Written by Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank, who won Green Room awards for their musicals Prodigal and Once We Lived Here, the score promises a mix of period Victoriana and contemporary pop, bringing to vivid life one of Australia’s most loved feminist characters.

My Brilliant Career is presented by The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, The Centre for Theatre and Performance and Monash Academy of Performing Arts in association with the Jeanne Pratt Musical Theatre Artists in Residence Program.
Photo by Sarah Walker.
Dates & times

Friday 18 October 2019, 7:30pm – Preview

Saturday 19 October 2019, 2:00pm – Preview

Saturday 19 October 2019, 7:30pm

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 7:30pm

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 7:30pm

Thursday 24 October 2019, 7:30pm

Friday 25 October 2019, 7:30pm

Venue

Alexander Theatre

pricing

$20 – $39

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Oct
23
Wed
Sacred Heart Mission’s Heart of St Kilda Concert
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sacred Heart Mission's Heart of St Kilda Concert

HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT:         Wednesday 23 October

VENUE:                                              Palais Theatre, St Kilda

TICKETS:                                             Ticketmaster: 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

A-Reserve $99; B-Reserve $79

#heartofstkilda    www.sacredheartmission.org

DESCRIPTION:                          Appearing at this years Sacred Heart Mission’s, Heart Of St Kilda Concert are The Teskey Brothers, Joe Camilleri Carl Barron, Steph Tisdell, Dan Sultan, Rhonda Burchmore, The Chantoozies, Libbi Gorr, Rob Snarski, Pierce Brothers, Kiki Courtidis, The Meltdown, Billy Miller, Rebecca Barnard and The Caravan Choir with MC extraordinaire Brian Nankervis.

 

This is the  12th year of this fabulous and exciting concert which supports the Mission’s Dining Hall and Meals Program, which serves about 400 free nutritious meals a day, every day of the year, to people experiencing homelessness and social isolation.

Oct
25
Fri
Jekyll and Hyde
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 10:45 pm
Jekyll and Hyde

Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix will star in the first Australian professional production of Jekyll & Hyde in Melbourne on Friday 25th October and in Sydney on Saturday 2nd November.

“I am thrilled to have been invited to recreate the music and lyrics of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse for this 25th anniversary celebration of Jekyll & Hyde. After re-imagining these iconic characters for the concept recording, I look forward to bringing Frank’s ‘Gothic Musical’ to the Australian stage in these concert performances”. Anthony Warlow.

Based on the “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll & Hyde is a tale of tantalising suspense about the duplicity of human nature: restraint and transgression, brutality and civility–a singularly compelling story of Victorian dread.

Anthony Warlow performing this magnificent musical thriller live on stage has been highly anticipated throughout the world for 25 years. At last the popular, haunting and powerful music, especially ‘This is the Moment’ that Anthony is so well-known for, will come alive in Melbourne with Australia’s leading orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in Sydney with the Sydney International Orchestra. The stunning, resplendent ‘Victorian Gothic’ costumes will truly lend to an unforgettable evening for audiences!” Paul Fanning, Executive Producer.

Jekyll & Hyde features a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn with the Book and Lyrics by double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse.“I am absolutely thrilled that one of my favourite musical artists in the world, Anthony Warlow, is going to celebrate the 25th year of his amazing performance on the Jekyll & Hyde “Complete Works” double CD, with a series of theatrical concerts.Anthony has so many beautiful gifts as a musician and actor, and all were on display on those recordings. Anthony’s performance on those recordings introduced a whole generation of fans around the world to Jekyll & Hyde!” Frank Wildhorn(Composer).

More Information: www.concertworks.com.au/jekyll

Melbourne Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne Friday 25 October 2019

Tickets from $99.90

Bookings: mso.com.au or Ph: 03 9929 9600 or www.artscentremelbourne.com.au Ph: 1300 182 183

Tickets on sale General Public: Friday 14 June

Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Saturday 2 November 2019

Tickets from $99.90

Bookings: ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Tickets on sale General Public: Friday 14 June 2019

Oct
26
Sat
The Wizard of Oz
Oct 26 @ 10:07 am – Nov 10 @ 11:07 am

Presented by Nova Music Theatre

Saturday 26 October 8pm – Gala Supper
Sunday 27 October 2pm

Friday 1 November 8pm
Saturday 2 November 2pm
Saturday 2 November 8pm

Thursday 7 November 8pm
Friday 8 November 8pm
Saturday 9 November 2pm
Saturday 9 November 8pm
Sunday 10 November 2pm

Full $45, Conc $42, Child $39, Group of 10+ $39 per person
*Opening Night Gala Supper is an additional $15 per ticket

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2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz! the wonderful story that has delighted young and old alike for generations. Follow the yellow brick road and experience the magic of the beloved classic story of Dorothy Gale, a young girl who dreams of more than her life on a small Kansas farm.

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road towards the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.

For more information, phone the Box Office on 9262 6555 or email [email protected]
This show is presented by www.novamusictheatre.com.au and tickets can also be purchased via their website.

Booking fees apply per transaction, not per ticket.
$4.00 via phone and $3.00 via online. No fee when purchasing in person at the Box Office.

Fees subject to change

Concession:  Seniors Card (60+), Government Concession Card, full time students 16 years and older with valid ID card.
– Children: Children 15 years and under.
– Under 24 months: free of charge if held by carer and not occupying a seat.
– Group: 10 or more tickets purchased in the one transaction.