Comprehensive Diary

December 2018


Wednesday 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.

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Friday December 14 

CONCERT: Cheryl Barker & Peter Coleman-Wright sing arias from operas and oratorios from Mendelssohn, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Strauss and Novello with carols by Rutter with Wendy Rechenberg - piano and Frank De Rosso - organ 8.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. 

Tickets $50,   $45 (conc) from www.trybooking.com/TNVC or at the door.  Children and school students - free

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Monday December 17

CONCERT: Colin Jenkins at the organ of St Mary’s Basilica, part of the venue’s Free Lunchtime Concerts series. An island of calm at this busy time, 12.30 to 1.15pm at St Mary’s Yarra St. Free entry, just walk in.

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Monday December 24

CONCERT: Frank De Rosso at the organ of St Mary’s Basilica, part of the venue’s Free Lunchtime Concerts series. An island of calm at this busy time, 12.30 to 1.15pm at St Mary’s Yarra St. Free entry, just walk in.


TRADITION:Carols By Candlelight in Johnstone Park, organised by the Y Service club, puts some of Geelong's best performers on stage from 8.00pm. It's a free event - but it's advisable to  get there early (take a picnic), and park properly because the grey ghosts will be working the Scrooge shift. 


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December 26, 27, 28, 29*, 30**, 31 (then Jan 1- 28)
CIRCUS: Circus Wonderland - A Mermaid’s Tale be astounded and amazed at the first-class performers in the Wonderland Spiegeltent, positioned in Lahey Square Park, Barwon Heads . 6.30pm (*1.00pm) (**1.00pm & 3.00pm)  tickets $30, $25 from https://www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au


****

December 28, 29, 31( Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
CABARET: Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club a night of dangerously funny cabaret, circus and fire-breathing sideshow. at the Wonderland Spiegeltent, positioned in Lahey Square Park, Barwon Heads . 8.30pm (*6.30pm) tickets $55, $45, $40 from https://www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au

January 2019

Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6*, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12^, 13, 16, 17, 18. 19, 20*, 23, 24, 25^, 26, 27*, 28*
CIRCUS: Circus Wonderland - A Mermaid’s Tale be astounded and amazed at the first-class performers in the Wonderland Spiegeltent, positioned in Lahey Square Park, Barwon Heads . 6.30pm (*1.00pm) (**1.00pm & 3.00pm) (^1.00pm & 6.30pm) tickets $30, $25 from https://www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au


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January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5*, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
CABARET: Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club a night of dangerously funny cabaret, circus and fire-breathing sideshow. at the Wonderland Spiegeltent, positioned in Lahey Square Park, Barwon Heads . 8.30pm (*6.30pm) tickets $55, $45, $40 from https://www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au


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Saturday January 5
CONCERT: The Fretless in concert for Minya by Moonlight series. Award-winning folk musicians. 7.30pm at Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarre. Tickets $38 from GPAC 5225 1200 or www.gpac.org.au

****

January 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, Feb 1, 2*, 3**
MUSICAL: Les Miserables directed by Alister Smith for Footlight Productions. Top show, top company - get in early for tickets! 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm, **1.30pm only) at GPAC's Playhouse. Tickets $52.90, $47.90 (conc) student $47.90, Child $42.90 at GPAC 5225 1200. 

****

January 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27*

CABARET: Rouge (For adults 18+) a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue-in-cheek burlesque at the Wonderland Spiegeltent, positioned in Lahey Square Park, Barwon Heads . 8.30pm (*6.30pm) tickets $55, $45, $40 from https://www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au


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Saturday January 26
CONCERT: The Slipdixies in concert for Minya by Moonlight series. 1920s & 30s jazz & blues. 7.30pm at Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarre. Tickets $38 from GPAC 5225 1200 or www.gpac.org.au

****

February 2019

February 1, 2*, 3** MUSICAL: Les Miserables directed by Alister Smith for Footlight Productions. Top show, top company - get in early for tickets! 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm, **1.30pm only) at GPAC's Playhouse. Tickets $52.90, $47.90 (conc) student $47.90, Child $42.90 at GPAC 5225 1200. 

****

February 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9, 10*,14, 15, 16, 

PLAY Angels In America directed by David Postill & Scott Bradley for Geelong Rep. Award-winning 'Gay Fantasia' opens Rep's 2019 season in rare style. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets at GPAC 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au .  

****

Saturday February 9

CONCERT: Fred Smith in concert for Minya by Moonlight series. Canberra-based thoughtful folk. 7.30pm at Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarre. Tickets $38 from GPAC 5225 1200 or www.gpac.org.au

****

February 15, 16, 

PLAY A Midsummer Night's Dream  presented by Essential Theatre for Shakespeare In The Vines. Classic open-air theatre 7.00pm at Leura Park (winery) Estate, 1400 Portarlington Rd Curlewis.   Tickets $45 at GPAC 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au .  

****

Sunday February 17

CONCERT: Marjorie Lawrence tribute concert featuring Wendy Grose and Len Vorster. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au

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February 21, 22, 23*

Dance: Bennelong created and directed by Stephen Page for 

Bangarra Dance Theatre. Acclaimed as ‘a benchmark in Australian dance creativity’, Bennelong explores the life of one of history’s most iconic Aboriginal figures in movement. 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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Saturday February 23
FESTIVAL: Pako Festa Victoria’s largest free multicultural celebration 9.00am to 5.00pm at the Bay end of Pakington St. Free

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February 27, 28

CONCERT: Magic - the songs of Olivia Newton John. Part of GPAC’s Musical Mornings season, 10.30am at The Playhouse Theatre, tickets $22 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

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March 2019


Saturday March 2

CONCERT: Two Romantics, presented by Geelong Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Davis, soloist Rio Xiang. Classics:  Brahms, Academic Festival Overture, Tchaikovsky Piano concerto No 1, Brahms Symphony No. 1.
7.30pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45 (conc) children under 12 free. Book through GPAC 52251200.


CONCERT: Heart & Music featuring Geelong’s own stars Simon Gleeson & Natalia O’Donnell in an intimate evening of storytelling and song. 8.00pm at The Playhouse Theatre, GPAC, tickets $55 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


 CONCERT: Sun Rising relive the rock & roll magic of Sun Studios, Memphis. Artists portrayed include Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins et al.. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $42 ($38 conc) cabaret, $40, $36 theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


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Tuesday March 5
CONCERT: The History of Rock & Roll written and presented by Colin Mockett with All Shook Up (aka The Hip Cats) - we’ll be taking you back to the Sun Studios, Memphis in the 1950s 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


****

March 6, 7

CONCERT: Pirates to Pinafore - G & S favourites arrive, part of GPAC’s Musical Mornings season. 10.30am at The Playhouse Theatre, tickets $22 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


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Friday March 15

CONCERT: Stefan Dohr & ANAM musicians. Acclaimed French horn player Stefan Dohr (Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic) plays R Strauss Serenade in E flat major Op.7; Berio Opus Number Zoo; Mozart Serenade in E flat major K.375; Beethoven Rondino in E flat major WoO 25; Globokar Avgustin, dober je vin and Raff Sinfonietta in F major Op.188. Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm in McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart (under 25) at the door, or from geelongchamber.org


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Friday March 22

CONCERT: Mahler 10: Letters and Readings presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Mahler’s tenth, final - and most challenging work in the hands of the MSO. 7.30pm in TheCosta Hall, tickets $102 ($97conc) $85 ($80) $53 (49) from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


****

March 22 - 30
MUSICAL: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella presented by CenterStage Geelong in GPAC’s newly refurbished Playhouse. Details TBA


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Saturday March 23
CONCERT: We’ve Only Just Begun relive the magic of The Carpenters courtesy of Angela Giuseppina Lumicisi, from Brunswick.. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $42 ($38 conc) cabaret, $40, $36 theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


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Saturday March 30
CABARET: Paris Underground Comedy, magic, illusion, burlesque, flesh & feathers, song - welcome to the underground heart of Paris… 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $52 ($48 conc) cabaret, $46, $42 theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

April 2019

Tuesday April 2: 

CONCERT: The Seekers and Beyond - The Geekers with Colin Mockett, taking the hits of Australia’s top group of the 70s and putting them into perspective with the times. 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


****

April 3, 4

CONCERT: Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick - the original Beauty & Beast sing as part of GPAC’s Musical Mornings season, 10.30am at The Playhouse Theatre, tickets $22 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


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Thursday April 4
THEATRE: Fall Of The Roman Umpire one-man show written, directed and featuring Dennis Coard - a charming, cheeky one-man journey through life… 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $22 ($18 conc) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


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Thursday April 11

CONCERT: Easter Concert featuring Capalla St Crucis Choir from Hanover, Germany. 7.30pm at St Mary’s Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au

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Saturday April 27
CONCERT: Anya Anastasia, The Executioners Award-winning cabaret artist Anya brandishes her wit and humour in dismembering perils in the modern world. . 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $42 ($38 conc) cabaret, $40, $36 theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

May 2019

Friday May 3

CONCERT: The Orava Quartet, brothers Daniel Kowalik (violin) and Karol Kowalik (cello), with Thomas Chawner (viola), and David Dalseno (violin), is one of the most exciting string quartets of the current generation. Known for their passionate and engaging performances, they have been hailed by The Australian as  “the future of Australian Chamber Music”. They’re playing Haydn String quartet in G major Op.76 No.1; Schulhoff Five pieces for String quartet; Brahms String quartet in A Minor Op.51 No.2 and Urbanski Kilar Orawa.” 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


****

May  3, 4, 5*, 9, 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18 

PLAY Mr Bailey's Minder directed by Geoff Gaskill for Geelong Rep. Emotional Australian drama built around the relationship between a cantankerous old boozer and a minder who's fresh out of jail... 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24  at GPAC 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au .  


****

Tuesday May 7:
CONCERT: Lights, Camera - GEELONG! Shirley Power & Colin Mockett with Vintage films and images of old Geelong with new commentary and live music from the times. 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


****

May 10, 11* 16, 17, 18*

MUSICAL: It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane - It’s Superman! It’s actually a 1966 Broadway hit musical that failed to take off, despite positive reviews. Now it’s brought by Theatre Of The Damned as yet another Geelong first. 7.30pm (*2.00pm & 7.30pm) in the Shenton Centre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 from www.trybooking.com.


****

May 10 - 26 

FESTIVAL: Annual Windfire Festival at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au

****

May 13, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

 PLAY: The Memory of Water directed by Sandy Fairthorne for Torquay Theatre Troupe. Award-winning modern British tragi-comedy in the hands of our own award-winning playwright and company. 

Dates, details TBA


****

Friday May 17

CONCERT: Ludovic Morlot: A Night at Sea presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ludovic Morlot. 

Acclaimed French conductor with water-themed works by Liadov, Sibelius, Britten, Dalbavie and Debussy. 7.30pm in TheCosta Hall, tickets $102 ($97conc) $85 ($80) $53 (49) from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


****

Saturday May 18

CABARET: Yummy Deluxe breathtaking drag, dance, circus and burlesque part of a never-ending world tour.… 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $52 ($48 conc) cabaret, $46, $42 theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


****

Tuesday May 28

PLAY: The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You directed by Prue Clarke for Melbourne Theatre Company. 16-yr-old Connor was angry and annoyed until he was isolated in the forest for a week… 7.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $33 ($30 conc) student $22, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


****

May 30, 31 (June 1*)

CIRCUS: Precarious created and directed by Rob Tannion for 

Circus Oz. Innovative, athletic themed presentation asking ‘What happens when the overseers of nature fail their duty of care? Be amazed from 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 


****

Friday May 31
BALLET: Alice In Wonderland danced by Melbourne City Ballet. Enchanting dance treatment of Lewis Carroll’s fantasy. 7.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $40 ($38 conc) student $22, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


June 2019

June 1
CIRCUS: Precarious created and directed by Rob Tannion for 

Circus Oz. Innovative, athletic themed presentation asking ‘What happens when the overseers of nature fail their duty of care? Be amazed from 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


****

Tuesday June 4 

CONCERT: The Star That Burned Too Bright - the astonishing story of C J Dennis, written and presented by Colin Mockett and Shirley Power. The duo were commissioned to write & present this in South Australia, it was a big hit - now in Geelong for the first time. 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


****

June 7 - 10

FESTIVAL: National Celtic Festival at Portarlington, now the State’s largest winter festival, and Australia’s premier Celtfeis. Details, tickets from https://www.nationalcelticfestival.com

*****

Friday June 14

CONCERT: Neil Diamond & Bobby Darin two music legends presented by Garry Johns and Issy Dye. 7.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $40 ($38 conc) cabaret, $38 , $34 (conc) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

Saturday June 15

PERFORMANCE: Captured - Installation written and presented by Andy Howitt. The show that puts you centre stage. Every 45 minutes from 5.00pm at the Potato Shed, all tickets $10.50. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

Friday June 21

CONCERT: Diana Doherty & Melbourne Chamber Orchestra 

Diana Doherty has been principal oboe with the Sydney Symphony for the past 20 years. She’s playing Corelli Concerto grosso in C minor Op.6 No.3; Avison Concerto grosso in E flat major Op.9 No.7; Chindamo Sanctuary for oboe, cor anglais & orchestra; Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe & Violin in B flat major RV 548; Handel Concerto grosso in C minor Op.6 No.8 and Albinoni Oboe concerto in G minor Op.9 No.8. 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


****

June 21, 22

PLAYS: Winter Solstice brings two one act plays and midwinter mulled wine to the Potato Shed, from 8.00pm. All tickets $22, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


****

June 28, 29, 30
MUSICAL: Hercules, The Panto! directed by Nicole Kaminski for GSODA Juniors. Geelong’s Arena turns into the Greek Acropolis for this big production. Details TBA

July 2019

Tuesday July 2: 

CONCERT: A Morning with Issy Dye - 40 years in cabaret on Australia’s stages, shares his experience and memories. 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

****

July 3, 4

CONCERT: The B Sharp Big Band plays as part of GPAC’s Musical Mornings season, 10.30am at The Playhouse Theatre, tickets $22 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


****

July 5, 6, 7*, 11, 12, 13, 14*,  18, 19, 20

PLAY The Book of Everything directed by Ryan Bentley for Geelong Rep. Thought-provoking storytelling built around an imaginative nine-year-old..
7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24  at GPAC 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au .  

****

July 17, 18, 19, 20*

PLAY: Diplomacy directed by John Bell for Ensemble Theatre. Fascinating historical thriller based on the true story of the negotiations for for future of Paris at the end of WWII. 8.00pm (*1.00pm & 8.00pm) at The Drama Theatre, GPAC, tickets $62, $59, $53 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

****

July 18, 19

MUSICAL: The Sapphires the stage musical adapted from the hit film follows four young aboriginal girls booked to sing to the troops during the Vietnam war. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $46 ($42 conc) $22 students, theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


****

Friday July 19

CONCERT: The Rite of Spring and Firebrand presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. 

Masterworks by Ravel & Stravinsky. 7.30pm in The Costa Hall, tickets $102 ($97conc) $85 ($80) $53 (49) from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

****

Friday July 26

PLAY: Swan Song  Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by Church, state and family, Occi fights his way into adulthood. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $40 ($38 conc) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

Sunday July 28

CONCERT: Windfire Chamber Choir & Orchestra. 7.30pm at St Mary’s Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au


****

July 31, (August 1, 2, 3*)

PLAY: Guru of Chai directed by Justin Lewis for Indian Ink Theatre Co. Delightfully funny slice of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods… 8.00pm (*1.00pm & 8.00pm) at The Drama Theatre, GPAC, tickets $58, $54, $48 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

August 2019

August 1, 2, 3*

PLAY: Guru of Chai directed by Justin Lewis for Indian Ink Theatre Co. Delightfully funny slice of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods… 8.00pm (*1.00pm & 8.00pm) at The Drama Theatre, GPAC, tickets $58, $54, $48 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


****

Saturday August 3 AFTERNOON

CONCERT: The Four Seasons with Rebecca Chan presented by Geelong Symphony Orchestra with leader and soloist Rebecca Chang. Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by our orchestra with glamorous international star violinist Rebecca.3.00 pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45 (conc) children under 12 free. Book through GPAC 52251200.

****

Tuesday August 6 

CONCERT:- Plan B the 4 piece band returns to play blues, soul & rock. 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


****

August 15, 16, 17*

MUSICAL: Sunday In The Park With George directed by Dean Drieberg & Sonya Suares for Watch This. Set in Paris 1884, with a strong storyline around an artist, his wife and mistress with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim… Need we say more? 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

****

Friday August 16

PLAY: The Hunter, The Hunted presented Company 13 - this devised physical ensemble theatre melds Gothic melodrama with the passion of the romantic era. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $40 ($38 conc) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998


****

August 23, 24*, 29, 30, 31*

MUSICAL: If / Then Hit Broadway musical from 2014 based on a New York girl starting a new life with double identities. Another 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.


****

Sunday August 25

CONCERT: Tudor Choristers 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au

****

Friday August 30

CONCERT: Elyane Laussade

Here is what the New York Times has said about Elyane Laussade, ‘a pianist with a polished technique... dazzling power... and an impeccable sense of style…’ 

Elyane Laussade has delighted audiences on five continents for her imaginative and strongly individual playing. She’s playing Schubert Sonata in B flat major D.960; Rachmaninoff Elegie in E flat minor; Chopin Scherzo in B flat minor Op. 31; Schmidt The Priestess and the Moon-gods and Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. 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

September 2019

Tuesday September 3

CONCERT: The Elvis Presley Story - written and presented by Colin Mockett with images on big screen & live music from Allan & Trevor from All Shook Up. 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


****

September 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14, 15*, 19, 20, 21

PLAY And Then There Were None directed by Greg Shawcross for Geelong Rep. New twist on an old Agatha Christie murder mystery.. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24  at GPAC 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au .  


****

Saturday September 7

MUSICAL: Waistwatchers - The Musical presented by HIT Productions Set in a women’s gym, takes a lighthearted look at four women’s honesty about food, diet, friendships, excercise, love and sex. 2.00pm 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


****

September 18, 19

CONCERT: Lady Beatle featuring Naomi Price with a magical mystery tour linked throughout by the music of the Beatles. 8.00pm at The Drama Theatre, GPAC, tickets $55 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


****

Friday September 20

CONCERT: Mozart and Elgar: An Evening of Variations presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth (piano). Paul Lewis (piano) - Mozart’s Piano concerto No 10 for two pianos, plus Mozart variations and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. 7.30pm in The Costa Hall, tickets $102 ($97conc) $85 ($80) $53 (49) from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au

October 2019

October 3, 4, 5*, 6**

PLAY: The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes - the latest from Back To Back Theatre. Five activists with intellectual disabilities hold a public meeting to start a frank and open conversation.. Covering everything from the ethics of food production to the probable impact of artificial intelligence, this is Geelong’s award-winning Back To Back 8.00pm (*1.00pm & 8.00pm) (** 1.00pm) at The Back To Back Theatre. Tickets $58, $54, $48 from GPAC, 5225 1200 or online gpac.org.au


****

October 4 - 12

MUSICAL: Kinky Boots directed Christian Cavallo who brings back the 2017 production team behind Heathers to present the recent favourite in Geelong’s Playhouse. Details TBA 


****

Sunday October 6

PLAY: Sherlock Holmes and A Woman’s Wit presented by Lux Radio Theatre as two mystery radio plays enacted live on stage. 8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $40 ($38 conc) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

Tuesday October 8

CONCERT: The Al Jolson Story, written and presented by Issy Dye. 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

****

Friday October 11

PLAY: My Brilliant Divorce presented by Mandi Lodge in the witty and warm role created by Dawn French in London’s West End.  8.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $40 ($38 conc) ($35 seniors) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

Sunday October 13   CONCERT: Geelong Harmony Chorus  all-woman barbershop-style harmonies from Geelong’s own. 2.00pm at the Potato Shed, tickets $25 ($20 conc, $18 seniors, $15 child) theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

****

October 16, 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


****

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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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

November 2019

Sunday November 3

CONCERT: Keys To Heaven featuring Australian Chamber Choir. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au

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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

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

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November 15, 16, 17

FESTIVAL: North Bellarine Film Festival presents five full-length feature lfilms along with shorts and experimental films from around the world. At the Potato Shed. Full Fest tickets $60 $50 conc; Opening night $25 $20 conc: Sessions $14, $12(conc). Theatre seating. Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

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

PLAYOne 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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Sunday November 24

AWARDS NIGHT! Geelong’s Glamorous Theatre Awards 2019 organised by entertainmentgeelong.com.Cabaret-style seating at tables for theatre groups, theatre-style public seating. BYO nibbles, but not alcohol. Tea, coffee soft-drinks supplied, the bar is open. All tickets $20, Book at CoGG outlets or on 5251 1998

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