October 2019


October  17, 18, 19*

PLAY: Scaramouche Jones featuring Colin Friels for Wander Productions. Acclaimed actor Friels takes on the one-man role from Pete Postlethwaite - an ancient clown reflects on the phases of his life which covers some of the darkest moments of the 20th Century. Poignant and funny… 8.00pm (*1.00pm & 8.00pm) at The Drama Theatre, GPAC, tickets $62, $59, $53 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


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Saturday October 19  

CONCERT: The Seekers... And Beyond  presented by Colin Mockett with The Geekers. Tells the story of the Melbourne group's rise to world fame and the musical influences from that time. Fundraiser for Queenscliffe Historical Museum, 3.00pm at Point Lonsdale Community Hall, tickets $35, $20 includes refreshments. Tickets at trybooking.com/BFCEA enquiries 5258 3936


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Wednesday October   23

TOUR: General Gordon's Walking Tour of The Gordon conducted by Colin Mockett in the guise - and uniform - of Maj-Gen Charles Gordon. The 90-minute tour explains the institution's crucial role in Geelong's history. 11.30pm at the Gordon's City Campus - meet at the Davidson Restaurant - finishes with lunch in the Gordon Gallery. Cost $16.50, bookings essential through The Gordon at 03  5225 0800


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Thursday October 24

TOUR:  Walk the bollards with Colin Mockett begins at Rippleside Park - free parking - and ends 4.8kn later at Limeburners Point where a chartered bus will take the walkers back to Rippleside. Colin had a uniuque relationship with bollard creator Jan Mitchell and can explain the background behind each character. Part of Geelong Seniors Festival, cost $18, booking is essential as numbers are limited. Book through 5278 3768  


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Friday October 25

CONCERT: Syzygy Ensemble

After just one year of performing together this group was awarded first prize in the chamber music section of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and, subsequently, were the only Australian group selected to perform at the 2011 Gaudeamus International Interpreters Award in Amsterdam. They’re playing Dargaville After and Before; Debussy Clair de Lune / Cello sonata ; Broadstock Syzygy; Bartok Contrasts and Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No.1 (arr. Webern). Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm in McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $50, $45 (conc) $10 (under 25) at the door, or from geelongchamber.org


CONCERT: Johnny O’Keefe, Roy Orbison, Legends of Rock & Roll presented by Issy Dye. Part of Geelong Seniors Festival. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed. Tickets $40 $38 conc, $35 seniors, cabaret seating, $38 $34 conc, $30 seniors, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


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October 25, 26, 27, (Nov 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9)

MUSICAL: Urinetown - the musical directed by Michele Marcu and David Greenwood for Centerstage Geelong.  Fun, fantasy tale of  a Gotham-like city that runs out of water with strange consequences. 7.30pm in tWarehouse 26, Rodney Road, North Geelong. Tickets $31.50, $29.50 from trybooking.com 


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Saturday October 26

CONCERT: New York To Norway, presented by Geelong Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabian Russell, soloist Hoang Pham.
A concert of modern classics including Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Greig's Piano Concerto, Sibelius Finlandia.
7.30pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45 (conc) children under 12 free. Book through GPAC, 52251200.


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Sunday October 27

CONCERT: From Broadway to Ballroom, puts opera stars singing Broadway hits alongside champion ballroom dancers. Part of Geelong Seniors Festival. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed. Tickets $40, $38 conc, $35 seniors, cabaret seating, $38, $34 conc, $30 seniors, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


Wednesday October  30

TOUR: General Gordon's Walking Tour of The Gordon conducted by Colin Mockett in the guise - and uniform - of Maj-Gen Charles Gordon. The 90-minute tour explains the institution's crucial role in Geelong's history. 11.30pm at the Gordon's City Campus - meet at the Davidson Restaurant - finishes with lunch in the Gordon Gallery. Cost $16.50, bookings essential through The Gordon at 03  5225 0800


November

Nov 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

MUSICAL: Urinetown - the musical directed by Michele Marcu and David Greenwood for Centerstage Geelong.  Fun, fantasy tale of  a Gotham-like city that runs out of water with strange consequences. 7.30pm in tWarehouse 26, Rodney Road, North Geelong. Tickets $31.50, $29.50 from trybooking.com  


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Sunday November 3

CONCERT: Keys To Heaven presented by The Australian Chamber Choir directed by Douglas Lawrence. Music by Josquin and Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel. The idea was to musically depict how it would feel to be transported to heaven. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica. Tickets $50, $45, $40 with children, school students free, from www.auschoir.org or at the door. 

****

November 4,  7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16

PLAY: Paramatta Girls directed by Zina Carman for Torquay Theatre Troupe. Alana Valentines adaptation of the true stories from the convict-era girl's facility at Sydney's Paramatta has a strong cast. 8.00pm at the Price St Theatre, Torquay, tickets $23, $20 from trybooking.com


****

November 6, 7, 8, 9*

PLAY: The 39 Steps directed by Jon Halpin for State Theatre Co of South Australia. The reworked classic British noir spy film makes delicious theatre. 8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) at The Playhouse Theatre, GPAC, tickets $69, $65, $59 ($30 under 18) from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

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Sunday November 9

MUSICAL TOUR: A Country Ramble takes the form of a bus tour and refreshments, leaving Geelong 9.00am, calling at churches in Torquay (hear Tom Healey & Teresa Duddy) Inverleigh (Johannes Roose, flute) and Winchelsea (Shirley Power & Colin Mockett) as well as morning tea at the Chocolaterie and lunch at Winchelsea Tavern, Details musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0408 305 868.

PLAY: This Is Eden, award-winning historical convict drama set in Hobart's Cascade Women’s Factory. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed. Tickets $40, $38 conc, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

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Tuesday November 12: 

CONCERT: Golden Hits of 20th Century presented by the Drop Of A Hatband That’s Geoff, Matiss, Shirley, Sandy & Colin with hits and backgrounds from Piaff to Johns Lennon and Denver and so much more. Part of Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed. 10.30am at the Potato Shed, all tickets $17 include refreshments from Baker’s Delight Drysdale. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

November 15, 16*, 19**, 21**, 22, 23*

PANTO: Rapunzel - A Tangled Panto directed by Liz Lester for Medimime. Geelong's traditional big, colourful show raises money for Barwon Health’s Acute Neurosciences Unit (ACU) – Heath Wing 2.  7.30pm (*1.00pm & 5.30pm) (**6.00pm) in GPAC's Drama Theatre, tickets go on sale mid September. 

****

November 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22, 23, 24*, 28, 29, 30

PLAY: One Man, Two Guvnors directed by Derek Ingles for Geelong Rep. Neat modern adaptation of Italian classic becomes a Tony-award-winning British farce... 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24  at GPAC 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au .  


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Friday November 22

CONCERT: Ode For St Cecilia Day featuring Windfire Chamber Choir & Orchestra.. 8.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au

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December 2019

Tuesday December 3 

CONCERT: A Sassy Christmas with the talented girls os Sassy Soul Sisters in Christmas harmony mode.

All tickets cost $17 including refreshments.   Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


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Friday December 13

CONCERT: The Messiah presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Warren Trevelyan-Jones. Jacqueline Porter, soprano, Sally-Anne Russell alto, Robert MacFarlane tenor, Jeremy Kleeman bass and the MSO Chorus present Handel’s Messiah 7.30pm in The Costa Hall, tickets $102 ($97conc) $85 ($80) $53 (49) from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

January 2020

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February 2020

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March 2020

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April 2020

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May 2020


Dates TBA

MUSICAL: Side Show - The Musical  brought by Theatre Of The Damned as a first for Geelong. 7.30pm (*2.00pm & 7.30pm) in the Shenton Centre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 from www.trybooking.com.****

June 2020

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July 2020

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August 2020

Dates TBA

MUSICAL: Ladies In Black - another new  musical  brought by Theatre Of The Damned as a first for Geelong. 7.30pm (*2.00pm & 7.30pm) in the Shenton Centre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 from www.trybooking.com.****