Comprehensive Diary

October 2018






Wednesday October  17

TOUR: General Gordon's tours of the Gordon Institute. Join Colin Mockett in the guise of Maj. Gen Charles Gordon for a walking tour of the Gordon Institute, pointing out its long history and potent future. 90-minute tour begins at Davidson Restaurant, Fenwick St, ends with light lunch in the Gordon Gallery. 11.30am every Wednesday in October, part of Geelong Seniors Festival. Cost $10, numbers limited, book through the Gordon, 5225 0567 


*****

October 18, 19, 20* 

COMEDY: Dinkum Assorted, directed by Jennie Roles for Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group. A comedy with music, set in a WWII Queensland biscuit factory with an all-woman cast. 7.30pm (*2.00pm & 7.30pm)  in the Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall, tickets $29, $20 from trybooking.com  


***** 

Sunday October 21
Fun Day: Family Fun Day free family fun all day with live music, pony rides, storytelling, face painting and more at The Potato Shed.  All free bus some events are ticketed. Details from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.


CONCERT: Geelong Youth Choir celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gloriously happy concert of favourite works and songs. 3.30pm in McAuley Hall, Aphrasia St, Newtown, tickets $20, $15, $2 from trybooking.com
 

*****

Wednesday October  24

TOUR: General Gordon's tours of the Gordon Institute. Join Colin Mockett in the guise of Maj. Gen Charles Gordon for a walking tour of the Gordon Institute, pointing out its long history and potent future. 90-minute tour begins at Davidson Restaurant, Fenwick St, ends with light lunch in the Gordon Gallery. 11.30am every Wednesday in October, part of Geelong Seniors Festival. Cost $10, numbers limited, book through the Gordon, 5225 0567 


*****

October 26, 27, 28*, (Nov 2, 3, 4*, 8, 9, 10).

MUSICAL: Little Shop Of Horrors the delightful cult musical presented by CenterStage Geelong with a top cast at its home venue. 7.30pm (*5.00pm) at Warehouse 26, Rodney Rd, North Geelong. Tickets $31.50, $28.00 from trybooking.com


****

Saturday October 27 

CONCERT: Geelong Symphony Orchestra conductor Fabian Russell, solo pianist Stefan Cassomenos with a concert titled The Mighty Ninth. Yes, our orchestra is presenting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 - plus other works by Beethoven

With soloists and the GSO Chorus.  7.30pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45, $35 from GPAC or online at gso.org.au 

***** 


Sunday October 28
CONCERT: Petula - Downtown to Broadway, a tribute from Hilary Henshaw with Will Conyers. Part of Geelong Seniors Festival, 2.00pm at The Potato Shed.  Tickets $25 (seniors) $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

Wednesday October 31

TOUR: General Gordon's tours of the Gordon Institute. Join Colin Mockett in the guise of Maj. Gen Charles Gordon for a walking tour of the Gordon Institute, pointing out its long history and potent future. 90-minute tour begins at Davidson Restaurant, Fenwick St, ends with light lunch in the Gordon Gallery. 11.30am every Wednesday in October, part of Geelong Seniors Festival. Cost $10, numbers limited, book through the Gordon, 5225 0567 


November 2018

Get excited! This is Geelong Theatre Award month!

November 2, 3, 4*, 8, 9, 10.

MUSICAL: Little Shop Of Horrors the delightful cult musical presented by CenterStage Geelong with a top cast at its home venue. 7.30pm (*5.00pm) at Warehouse 26, Rodney Rd, North Geelong. Tickets $31.50, $28.00 from trybooking.com

*****

November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11*, 15, 16, 17
COMEDY: Black Adder Goes Forth directed by Christine Davey for her Skin Of Our Teeth Productions. 8.00pm  (*2.00pm) at East Geelong’s Shenton Centre. Tickets $28, $25 conc, ($20 opening night) at www.trybooking.com.  

***** 

Sunday November 4
MUSICAL: Menopause The Musical - Women On Fire! from Jally Entertainment. Part two from the women who brought the original Menopause show. 2.00pm & 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.  Tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.
 

*****

November 5, 8, 9, 10, 11* 15, 16, 17

PLAY: Any Given Monday directed by Gay Bell for Torquay Theatre Troupe. Dark comedy with a social twist presented in style. 8.00pm (*2.00pm) in Torquay's Price St Theatre. Tickets $23 $20 conc. from trybooking.com or www.ttt.org.au-tickets

*****

Friday November 7

CONCERT: In Flanders Fields, a Remberance Day concert presented by Windfire Chamber Choir conducted by Rick Prakhoff. featuring music and poetry from the Great War. 8.00pm at St Mary's Basilica, Yarra St, part of Music at the Basilica series. Tickets $40, $35 at the door or from try booking.com/TNVA


*****

Sunday November 11
CONCERT: In Remberence a concert to acknowledge the centenary of the WW1 Armistice and to commemorate the sacrifice made by many in all wars. This program will include Messe De La Délivrance by Théodore Dubois For the Fallen by Edward Elgar and
Lest We Forget by Matthew Orlovich as well as poetry by Wilfred Owen. Presented by The Geelong Chorale, details TBA.

JAZZ: Jazz Australia presents Stevenson’s Rockets from midday at the Point Lonsdale Community Hall. Details, tickets from Diana, 5258 3936.

***** 

Tuesday November 12

MUSICAL CONCERT: J F Archibald - Australia’s gift to the world presented by Colin Mockett with Shirley Power. The Geelong-born man who gifted Australia its larrikin image. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.

***** 

Friday November 16

CONCERT: Beethoven 5 played by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with American guest conductor Karina Canellakis including a rich program of Beethoven, Dvořák and Shostakovich. 7.30pm at the Costa Hall, Deakin University, Gheringhap St. Tickets $102, $85, $53, $97, $80, $49 from GPAC 5225 1200.
 

*****

November 16, 17*, 20**, 22**, 23, 24*

PANTO: Aladdin directed by Scott Graham for Medimime. Our annual fun fundraiser puts medical staff on stage besides theatricals all to benefit the hospital. 7.30pm (*1.00pm & 5.30pm) (**6.00pm) at GPAC's Drama theatre. Tickets at GPAC  5225 1200.


Nov 16, 17, 18*, 22, 23, 24, 25*, 29, 30

PLAY: Private Lives directed by Stephen Macklin for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. Noel Coward’s classic 1930s battle-of-the-sexes witty romp brings Rep’s 2018 season to a close. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.

***** 

November 16, 17, 18
MUSICAL: Starlight Express presented by CenterStage Geelong Performing Arts Academy. The big Lloyd Webber/ Stilgoe roller-skating musical in the company's home venue. 7.00pm Friday, 6.00pm Saturday, 1.00pm Sunday at Warehouse 26, North Geelong. Tickets $20, $15 at trybooking.com

 FESTIVAL: North Bellarine Film Festival hosted by Portarlington Film Society, held at The Potato Shed. Tickets $55, $45, for weekend passes, $25, $20 for opening night, $14, $12 session tickets details from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.
 

*****

Friday November 23

CONCERT: Simon Tedeschi plays Schubert Sonata no. 18 in G major D894; Schumann Gesange der Fruhe ( Songs of Dawn) Op. 133; Brahms Three Intermezzi Op. 117; Francaix Cinq Bis (5 encores). Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $50, $45,(conc) $10 (under 25) from 5243 6931, music@gcms.org.au or at GPAC 5225 1200.
 

***** 

Saturday November 24

LAUNCH: Geelong Repertory Company launches its 2019 play season by trailing snippets - and offering bubbles and nibbles in its Woodbin home. Free event - but it's necessary to book ahead. Details on www.geelongrep.com
 

***** 

Sunday November 25 

CONCERT: Concert Orchestral Spirit presented by Orchestra Geelong - (formerly Geelong Community Orchestra) - 3.00pm in The McAuley Hall,Costa Centre for the Performing Arts, Sacred Hearth College, Aphraisia St, Newtown. Tickets $20, $15 (conc) under 17 free, available at the door or contact Melissa Murphy 0448 313 462 Email: mel.murphy@hotmail.com

***** 

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 2018 awards ceremony. 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.

*****

November 30 (Dec 1, 2)
MUSICAL: Cats presented by CenterStage Geelong Performing Arts Academy. The hit Lloyd Webber feline musical based on T S Elliott's book staged in the company's home venue. 7.00pm Friday, (2.00pm & 5.30pm  Saturday & Sunday) at Warehouse 26, North Geelong. Tickets $20, $15 at trybooking.com

December 2018

December 1, 2

 MUSICAL: Cats presented by CenterStage Geelong Performing Arts Academy. The hit Lloyd Webber feline musical based on T S Elliott's book staged in the company's home venue. 2.00pm & 5.30pm  at Warehouse 26, North Geelong. Tickets $20, $15 at trybooking.com


Saturday December 1

CONCERT: Denis Walter's Carols by The Bay with guest artistes and local elements in a free family concert at Eastern Beach. Begins +/- 7.00pm, ends with fireworks +/- 9.15pm, be there early because of the crowds. Take mossie spray - and park lawfully - the parking inspectors traditionally make a fortune for CoGG.

*****

Tuesday December 4

PREMIERE OPENING! MUSICAL CONCERT: The Happiest Christmas presented by Colin Mockett, Shirley Power and the whole Drop Of A Hat crew. Final of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.

***** 

Saturday December 8
CONCERT: Christmas Carols presented by The Geelong Chorale, 5.00pm at Queenscliff Uniting Church, 85 Hesse St. details TBA. 

***** 

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.

January 2019

Opening January 18
MUSICAL: Les Miserables presented by Footlight Productions in GPAC’s newly refurbished Playhouse. Details TBA

February 2019

TBA

March 2019

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

April 2019

TBA

May 2019

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