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October 2017


October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
FILM FESTIVAL: Seniors Movie Festival for Geelong Seniors Festival 11.00am daily. Monday, Cyber Seniors, Tuesday, Lucky Miles, Wednesday, Golden Years, Thursday, Cracker Jack, Friday Charlie’s Country. 11.00am at the Pivotonian Cinema, Cnr Moorabool & Verner Sts, South Geelong. Free  Book on 5272 4659.

*****

Tuesday October  17
CONCERT: Salvation Army Band and Male Voice Choir in concert for Geelong Seniors Festival 1.30pm in the Salvos Citadel, cnr Malop & Swanston Sts, City Gold coin donation, book on 5229 5425.

*****

Wednesdays October  18 & 25
WALK TOUR: Walk A Mile In My Shoes conducted by Colin Mockett for Geelong Seniors Festival. Geelong’s surprising historical past is revealed in a 90-minute walk along the city’s Sri Chinmoy Mile in Eastern Gardens. Cost $12, numbers limited, book on 5278 3768. 


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October 18, 19
CONCERT: The Peter Allan Songbook tribute show for GPAC’s Musical Morning series. 10.30am in the Playhouse Theatre, all tickets $20 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****

October  19, 20
PLAY: The Hope Song written by Janet Brown, co-directed by Iris Walshe-Howling & Janine McKenzie for Anglesea Performing Arts. 7.30pm  in Anglesea Memorial Hall. Tickets $25, $20 from trybooking.com or at the door.

Read our No-Nonsense Review HERE

See the show’s Virtual Oscar nominations HERE


*****

Friday October  20
CONCERT: Songs From The Old Days as part of Geelong Seniors Festival. Spend a morning in the National Wool Museum’s ‘Reminiscence Cottage’ and sing along to the old songs. Free, but must book on 5272 4701. 


*****


Saturday October  21
CONCERT: A Day On The Village Green with live jazz bands as part of Geelong Seniors Festival. an afternoon listening to jazz in the open. Cost $5 seniors, $10 others, book at trybooking.com. 


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Sunday October 22
FAMILY DAY: The Potato Shed’s Free Family Fun Day Out attracts thousands to the Shed between 11am and 3.00pm with live performance, music, activities  Free, just turn up - more info phone 5251 1998.


SING: For The Joy Of Singing The Classics  a one-off chance to join a big choir hosted by members of Geelong Chorale to sing classic choruses. This time it’s Requiem by Johannes Brahms conducted by Anne Pilgrim. 2.00pm to 5.00pm at St Luke’s Uniting Church, cnr Barrabool & Scenic Rds, Highton. Cost $15 includes afternoon tea. more on 0412 524 316.


CONCERT: Marvellous Deakin - The Man Who Dreamed Australia  a musical documentary biography of the man voted Australia’s best PM. Presented by historian Colin Mockett with musician Shirley Power as part of History Week 2017. 3.00pm in the Coach House Room at the Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff.
Tickets $15 from the Queenscliff Historical Museum, Hesse St.


CONCERT: The Rhythms of Ireland brings the charm, culture, dance of the Emerald Isle. 7.00pm in the Playhouse, tickets $69.90 and $74.90 at GPAC 5225 1200


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Monday October  23
CONCERT: International Harvester Choir in concert as part of Geelong Seniors Festival. 1.30pm at Belmont Seniors Theatre, 52 Thomson St, Belmont, free, book on 5241 1776. 


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Thursday October 26


CONCERT: Scones, Lamingtons And Chocolate Roll presented by Christine Middleton for Geelong Seniors Festival. Images, music memories - and cake! 1.00pm in Portarlington Uniting Church Hall, 111 Newcombe St Portarlington. Free entry, must book 0412 191 971  


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Friday October 27

CONCERT Geelong Symphony Orchestra presents Last Night Of The Proms with conductor Kevin Cameron with guest artists, soloists and chorus including the Geelong Chorale. Music by Borodin, Elgar, Holst, Handel, Williams etc including the famous Jerusalem, Land Of Hope And Glory and more. You’re invited to bring and wave flags, throw streamers and make the occasion memorable. MC - Colin Mockett. 8.00pm in the Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront Campus, tickets $55 & $45, with generous discounts for early and series booking. Details from GPAC 5225 1200 or go to www.gpac.org.au/gsoearlybird 


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Saturday October 28
CONCERT: Country Rock Concert presented by Norlane Seniors as part of Geelong Seniors Festival. 1.00pm in Norlane Seniors Club, 55 Yooringa Ave. Gold coin donation.  


CONCERT Geelong Symphony Orchestra presents Last Night Of The Proms with conductor Kevin Cameron with guest artists, soloists and chorus including the Geelong Chorale. Music by Borodin, Elgar, Holst, Handel, Williams etc including the famous Jerusalem, Land Of Hope And Glory and more. You’re invited to bring and wave flags, throw streamers and make the occasion memorable. MC - Colin Mockett. 2.00pm in the Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront Campus, tickets $55 & $45, with generous discounts for early and series booking. Details from GPAC 5225 1200 or go to www.gpac.org.au/gsoearlybird 

CONCERT: The Beatles Rock & Roll Show tribute show. 8.00pm in GPAC’s Drama Theatre. All tickets $65 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****


Sunday October 29
MUSICAL: Exposing Edith created and performed by Michaela Burger and arriving as part of the Potato Shed’s 2017 season.  The life story - and songs - of Edith Piaf . 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale.  Tickets  $36, $32, $25 available from CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998.


CONCERT: Hymns We Love To Sing surprisingly, played by Des Camm’s Jazz Band as part of Geelong Seniors Festival. 2.00pm in East Geelong Uniting Church Hall, cnr Ormond & Boundary Rds, East Geelong. Entry by gold coin donation


*****


November 2017


November 4
CONCERT: Sinatra At The Sands tribute show from Tom Burlinson. 7.30pm in GPAC’s Drama Theatre, all tickets $69.90 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****

November 6, 9, 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18

PLAY: When Dad Married Fury  directed by Michael Baker for Torquay Theatre Troupe. Written by David Williamson, sharply-observed Australian social drama. When Dad arrives home with a much younger wife, family members worry and scurry about their inheritance. 8.00pm (*2.00pm) in Torquay’s Price St Theatre, tickets $23, $20 from trybooking.com


*****

November 8, 9
CONCERT: The Choir of Hard Knocks with artistic director Jonathon Welch arrive for GPAC’s Musical Morning series. 10.30am in the Playhouse Theatre, all tickets $20 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****

November 10, 11, 12

DANCE FESTIVAL: Spring Dance weekend hosted by Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria at the Parks Hall, Portarlington. Friday night welcome dance, Saturday social & six dance workshops, plus workshops for musicians. Details on //tsday.asn.au


*****

Saturday November 11
CONCERT: An Evening with Leah Senior supported by Forever Son part of The Sound Doctor’s series of Folk Music nights on the Surf Coast. 7.30pm in Anglesea Memorial Hall, McMillan St, tickets $30 from trybooking.com/SGVX or  http://thesounddoctor.info/


*****

Tuesday November 14
CONCERT: A Very Grumpy Christmas those Grumpy Old Men, Bryan, Robert & Colin, their Grumpy Old Manhandler Shirley and some surprise guests present Christmas from a Grumpy point of view. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at the Potato Shed, tickets $15 include refreshments. Available from all CoGG Service Centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

November 17 - 25
PANTO: The Grinch   presented by Medimime sees Geelong’s theatre and medical communities come together in order to raise money for our hospital. In the Drama Theatre, details at GPAC 5225 1200


*****

November 17, 18, 19*, 23, 24, 25, 26*, 30 (Dec 1, 2)
PLAY: The Butler Did It   written by Tim Kelly and directed by Jon Mamonski for Geelong Rep.  Rep’s now traditional end-of-season comedy parodies just about every British mystery play from an American comedy viewpoint. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GPAC 5225 1200


*****

November 19
CONCERT: A Very Kransky Christmas featuring the Kransky Sisters. 5.00pm in GPAC’s Playhouse Theatre, tickets $49.50, $44.50 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****


November 23
BALLET: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring the Melbourne City Ballet. 7.30pm in GPAC’s Playhouse Theatre, tickets $48.00, $42.00 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****


Friday November 24
CONCERT: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society. With a Russian-flavoured concert featuring violin soloist Shane Chen.  7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St. Tickets $50, $45, $10 from http://www.gcms.org.au, GPAC 5225 1200 or at the door.

*****

Sunday November 26
AWARDS: Geelong’s Theatre Awards Ceremony Geelong’s glamorous night of nights begins 6.00pm when the red carpet is rolled out at The Potato Shed, Drysdale.  
The venue will be at its glossiest for an event that will see Geelong’s theatre people at their best in suits and posh frocks for their ‘best of’ musical and non-musical 2017 awards ceremony which replaces this website’s Virtual Oscars. It’s cabaret seating, BYO nibbles, free soft drinks, tea and coffee with the bar open and stocked with celebratory bubbly. All tickets $20, book at 5251 1998 or CoGG service centres.


*****


December 2017


Saturday December 2
CONCERT: A Carol To Sing Geelong Chorale’s annual celebration for Christmas. 5.00pm  at All Saints Anglican Church, Noble St Newtown.

*****

December 6, 7
CONCERT: The Christmas Extravaganza from Promac Productions for GPAC’s Musical Morning series. 10.30am in the Playhouse Theatre, all tickets $20 at GPAC 5225 1200.   

*****

Tuesday December 12
PLAYS: 12 X 12 Festival presents twelve new plays each 12 minutes long on the 12th December. 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $20 from CoGG Service Centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


Sunday December 24

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: In Johnstone Park from dusk presented by Geelong Ys Mens club. Fine artists give their time for Geelong’s traditional candlelit celebration. 
Free entry.


*****


January 2018


January 8 - 16
PANTOMIMEPeter Pan - presented Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group in Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall.
Details TBA


January 19  - February 4
MUSICALBeauty & The Beast - directed by Alister Smith for Footlight Productions in GPAC’s Playhouse. More details when available/announced. 




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March 2018


March 16, 17*, 18**, 22, 23, 24*

MUSICAL42nd St - Broadway’s biggest show presented by CenterStage Geelong. 7.30pm, (*1.30pm & 7.30pm; **3.00pm)
at  GPAC’s Playhouse Theatre, tickets $44.50, $40, $36 from GPAC 5225 1200.


April 2018

Sunday April 29
CONCERT: The Two Of Us - Up Close And Personal featuring Marina Prior and David Hobson. 3.00pm in the Costa Hall, tickets $69.95, $64.95, $34.95 (under 16) at GPAC 5225 1200.   


May 2018

May 11- 19

MUSICALSong Contest - The Almost Eurovision Experience presented by Geelong Lyric Theatre Society.  Venue, times, etc TBA.

May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26.

PLAY: Jane Eyre presented by Christine Davey’s Skin Of Our Teeth Productions at East Geelong’s Shenton Centre. Details TBA



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November 2018


November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17
PLAY: Black Adder Goes Forth presented by Christine Davey’s Skin Of Our Teeth Productions at East Geelong’s Shenton Centre.
Details TBA



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May 2019

May

MUSICALStrictly Ballroom - Geelong premiere presented by Geelong Lyris Theatre Society.  Venue, times, etc TBA.


June 2019


 









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