December

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  GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

December 13, 14*, 15**

CONCERT: Songs For Nobodies presented by Bernadette Robinson  now 10 years on and Ms Robinson has taken this superb tribute to  Garland, Cline, Callas Piaf and Holiday around the world to huge acclaim. 7.30pm (*2.00pm & 7.30pm, **2.00pm) at GAC. Tickets $65, $57 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Saturday December 14 

CONCERT: Nine Lessons and Carols presented by  Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir. A traditional Carol service sung by the choir of St Paul's Church directed by Tom Healey with Terry Norman at the organ. 3.00pm & 7.00pm in St Paul's Church, La Trobe Tce. More on healyetf@gmail.com or 0451 960 768.  


****

Monday December 16

CONCERT: Free Lunchtime Concert  featuring Christopher Trikilis at the organ of St Mary's Basilica, Yarra St. 

12.30 to 1.15 pm, free entry. 


****

Monday December 23

CONCERT: Free Lunchtime Concert  featuring Frank De Rosso at the organ of St Mary's Basilica, Yarra St. 

12.30 to 1.15 pm, free entry. 


****

December 26 - January 27
Event: Circus Wonderland - Circa 1920 Capturing the golden age of gymnastics and trapeze in the Wonderland Spiegeltent at Barwon Heads. 6.30pm in the Spiegeltent, sited at Ewing Blyth Drive Lahey Square Park (next to Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove Bridge.) Tickets $37.20, $32.20 at wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au


****


January 2020

January 3 - 11

 Event: Debauched adult entertainment  starring Gingzilla the 7ft ginger-bearded glamourstar in the Wonderland Spiegeltent at Barwon Heads. 18+ only, show starts 8.30pm in the Spiegeltent, sited at Ewing Blyth Drive Lahey Square Park (next to Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove Bridge.) Tickets $$61.20, $50.10, $47.20 at wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au


****

January 4, 5.

PLAY: Twelfth Night Shakespeare's comedy of disguise in the open - presented  by OzAct in the Geelong Botanic Gardens. 4.00pm, take a picnic and don't forget the mozzie spray.  Tickets $35, $25 at trybooking.com.  or phone 0419 330 516


****

Saturday January 11

CONCERT: Michael Waugh - Australian singer/songwriter in concert  7.30pm at The Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarra. Tickets $40 from theminya.com.au or 5225 1200.


****

January 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25*, 29, 30, 31, (Feb1*)

MUSICAL: Mamma Mia directed by Alister Smith for Footlight Productions. Here We Go Again... The ABBA musical arrives in Geelong for the first time! 7.30pm (*2.00pm & 7.30pm) in the Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre, tickets $52.90, $47.90, $42.90 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Saturday January 25

CONCERT: Shirazz - top Melbourne dixieland band in concert  7.30pm at The Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarra. Tickets $40 from theminya.com.au or 5225 1200.


****

January 25, 26, 27

FESTIVAL: Geelong Festival Of Sails sees our bay looking picturesque with yachts and sailing boats racing and displaying. There's free entertainment, too, centred on the Royal Geelong Yacht Club  and surrounding waterfront. Watch out for the killjoy parking wardens though. Full details on festivalofsails.com.au 

February 2020

Saturday February 1

MUSICAL: Mamma Mia directed by Alister Smith for Footlight Productions. Here We Go Again... The ABBA musical arrives in Geelong for the first time! 2.00pm & 7.30pm in the Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre, tickets $52.90, $47.90, $42.90 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


CONCERT: The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra high-energy dance music from Canada in concert  7.30pm at The Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarra. Tickets $40 from theminya.com.au or 5225 1200.


****

February 7, 8, 9* 13, 14, 15, 16*, 20, 21, 22

PLAY: The Foreigner directed by Scott Beaton for Geelong Rep. Wacky farce-with-a-twist set in the USA opens Rep’s 2020 season. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Friday February 14 

CONCERT: Thomas Heywood Virtuoso Organ Concert the consummate entertainer with flying hands and feet on the big screen! 6.00pm in St Paul's Church, La Trobe Tce. Tickets at the door,  $30, $25, under 18, free. More on healyetf@gmail.com or 0451 960 768.  


****

February 14, 15

PLAY: Macbeth at Leura Park from Essential Theatre. The Scottish play with a background of Bellarine Peninsula vineyards.  7.00pm (doors open 5.00pm) at Leura Park Vinyard, 1400 Portarlington Rd, Curlewis. All tickets $45 from GAC  5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Saturday February 15

CONCERT: The Cartridge family Sarah Carroll and family channel the Carter Family as well as play original foot stomping music.  7.30pm at The Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarra.Tickets $40 from theminya.com.au or 5225 1200.


****

Sunday February 16

CONCERT: Summer Sounds  presented by  Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir directed by Tom Healey with Mary Doumany (harp). 5.00pm in the Geelong Gallery, Lt Malop St. Booking essential. Details on healyetf@gmail.com or 0451 960 768.  


****

February 19*, 20, 21, 22 

Event: Double Delicious directed by Darren Yap for Carriageworks. Promoted as ‘a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the 2014 Sydney Festival hit ‘The Serpents Table’ 5.30pm & 7.30pm (*7.00pm) in The Playhouse, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $85, $81, $77, $55 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Saturday February 22

CONCERT: Celebrating Beethoven, presented by Geelong Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Davis, soloist Emily Sun violin. Programme Beethoven, Violin concerto in D Major Op. 61; Symphony No 5 in C Minor Op. 67. 7.30pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45 (conc) children under 12 free. Book through GAC, 52251200 or geelongartscentre.org.au  


**** 

Saturday February 29

FESTIVAL: Pako Festa sees the State’s largest multicultural Festival centred on West Geelong’s Pakington St. Food, dance, music, fun - and it’s free. 9.am - 5.00pm.


CONCERT: Lost in suburbia Warrnambool band draws inspiration from Nevada, Dead Livers, Slap ‘n’ the Cats..  7.30pm at The Minya Winery, Minya Lane, Connewarra. Tickets $40 from theminya.com.au or 5225 1200.


CONCERT: John McCutcheon - world-class Canadian songwriter, instrumentalist and story teller breaks his big festival tour for a concert 8.00pm at The Potato Shed. Tickets $32, $28.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

March

Tuesday March 3 

CONCERT: Meet The Ancestors III - Meet iconic historic Geelong residents who will explain their stories and their place in our region’s heritage. They sing songs from their times, too. You’ll meet Charles Brownlow, Godfrey Hirst, Dr Mary de Garis, Alfred Douglass, Ellen Davitt, Francis Ormond, Bransby Cooper and more. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book at CoGG outlets, online tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au or phone 5251 1998


****

March 6, 7, 8, 9
FESTIVAL: Port Fairy Folk Music Festival  Takes over the picturesque township with more than 1000 performers and around 8,000 festivalgoers. Headlined by the Blind Boys of Alabama and Archie Roach leading a strong list of indigenous artists. But in truth, everybody who is anybody in the music business will be there. Details, tickets from portfairyfestival.com


****

Saturday March 14

PLAY: Summer of the 17th Doll directed by Denny Lawrence for Hit Productions. Ray Lawler’s classic 1950s cane-cutter romance kicks off The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $46, $42 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

Sunday March 15

CONCERT:Tom Healey plays at St Paul's presenting Vivaldi, Bach, Fanny Hensel, Cesar Franck, Edward Elgar and more played by Tom Healey with Mary Doumany (harp). 3.00pm in St Paul's Church, La Trobe Tce. Tickets at the door, $25, $20, under 18 free.  Details on healyetf@gmail.com or 0451 960 768.  


****

Friday March 20 

CONCERT: Beethoven and Mendelssohn - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, featuring Benjamin Northey conductor, Christian Li violin. Program: Lachlan Skipworth Spiritus; Mendelssohn Violin Concerto; Beethoven Symphony No 7. 7.30pm at The Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $114 ($108) $95 ($89) $59 ($55) Book through mso.com.au/geelong ph 1300 251 200


****

Friday March 27

CONCERT: Easter Concert featuring the Windfire Choir and Orchestra. 8.00pm  at St Mary's Basilica, Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au  


****

March 25, 26, 27, 28*
PLAY: Family Values directed by Lee Lewis for Griffin Theatre Company. David Williamson contemporary Australian social drama examines today’s virtues and values. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm) in The Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $64, $61, $58, $42 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Friday March 27

CONCERT: Easter Concert - Seven Last Words of Christ  sung by Windfire Choir and Orchestra, conductor Joseph Hie, soprano Teresa Duddy, tenor David Campbell, baritone Manfred Pohlenz. 8.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets $50, $40, children free, from trybooking.com/BHDZY


****

March 27, 28, 29*

PLAY: Cosi directed by Rob MacLeod for Theatre 3222. Louis Nowra’s classic set in a 1970s mental facility continues The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm (*2.00pm) at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $32, $28 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

March 27, 28*, 29  (April 1, 2, 3, 4*)

MUSICAL: West Side Story directed by Jordan Reid for Centerstage Geelong. The classic Bernstein/Sodheim take on Romeo & Juliet returns in the hands of Victoria's largest amateur theatre company. 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm) in the Playhouse at Geelong Arts Centre Tickets $51.90, $46.90, $42.90 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****


April

April 1, 2, 3, 4*

MUSICAL: West Side Story directed by Jordan Reid for Centerstage Geelong. The classic Bernstein/Sodheim take on Romeo & Juliet returns in the hands of Victoria's largest amateur theatre company. 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm) in the Playhouse at Geelong Arts Centre Tickets $51.90, $46.90, $42.90 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Thursday April 2

CONCERT: Susan O’Neil - SON from Ireland, a stunning new talent fusing Irish Folk music with rock, gospel, blues and soul. Part of her big festival tour is a concert 8.00pm at The Potato Shed. Tickets $32, $28.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

Tuesday April 14

CONCERT: The Music Of The Shadows - played by The Bayside Drifters. Lead guitarist Peter Taylor will make you believe that Hank B Marvin is actually in the room… 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

Saturday April 18

PLAY: Memoirs and Mullets by Fava Productions. A uniquely Australian love story told in music, roller-skating, circus, comedy and dance as part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $36, $32 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

April 24, 25, 30,  (May 1, 2)

MUSICAL: Side Show - The depression-era circus- musical  brought by Theatre Of The Damned as a first for Geelong. 7.30pm in the Shenton Centre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 from www.trybooking.com


****

April 24, 25, 26*, 30 (May 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9)

PLAY: Tuesdays With Morrie directed by Greg Shawcross for Geelong Rep. Thoughtful, moving U S autobiographical drama. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

April 29, 30 (May 1*)
PLAY: Jekyll And Hyde from A Slightly Isolated Dog. Madcap comedy version of the well-known tale. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm) in the Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $59, $56, $53, $38 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 

****

May

May 1, 2

MUSICAL: Side Show - The depression-era circus- musical  brought by Theatre Of The Damned as a first for Geelong. 7.30pm in the Shenton Centre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 from www.trybooking.com


May 1
PLAY: Jekyll And Hyde from A Slightly Isolated Dog. Madcap comedy version of the well-known tale. 1.30 & 7.30pm in the Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $59, $56, $53, $38 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


****

May 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9

PLAY: Tuesdays With Morrie directed by Greg Shawcross for Geelong Rep. Thoughtful, moving U S autobiographical drama. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets 


****

Saturday May 2

CONCERT: The Bayside Drifters Play The Shadows - local group of excellent guitar musicians achieve a long-held ambition to stage their Shadows concert. Lead guitarist Peter Taylor will make you believe that Hank B Marvin is actually in the room… 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $36, 32 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

Tuesday May 5

CONCERT: The All-Beatles Singalong - Close your eyes and we’ll miss you…All the words of all your favourite Beatle songs will be on the big screen for you to join in. It’s all live. Yesterday… Imagine… All You Need Is Love… In a Yellow Submarine…

The songs’ backgrounds are explained by Colin Mockett, with Adam Parsons singing live. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

Saturday May 9

CABARET: Cabaret Star For Hire  - is the musings of Adelaide-Festival winner Anya Anastasia’s latest blend of comedy, opera and original songs. Part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $36, 32 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

Friday May 15

PLAY: The Magnolia Tree by Michael Griffith. Psychological family-based thriller with two endings (the audience votes) arrives as part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $46, $42available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


CONCERT: Celebrating Beethoven presented by Orchestra Geelong, conductor - Mark Shiell. Featuring ‘Primo Amore’ for soprano and orchestra. Part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 8.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets $25 from trybooking.com


****

Saturday May 16

CONCERT: From Myth to Masterpiece presented by Vardos Trio. Exploring the folk traditions behind classical Eastern European composers Chopin, Liszt, Bartok and Tchaikovsky, on violin, accordion, double bass and early instruments; three-string viola and hurdy gurdy. Part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 3.00pm at Wesley Uniting Church, Yarra St. Tickets $25 from trybooking.com


****

Sunday May 17

CONCERT: Music From the Spanish Renaissance presented by The Australian Boys Choir and The Vocal Consort, Director - Nicholas Dinopoulos. Requiem Mass of the Spanish master Tomas Luis de Victoria in a full reconstruction of the funeral of the Dowager empress Maria of Austria at the Royal Convent of Madrid in 1603. Part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets $25 from trybooking.com


****

Monday May 18

CONCERT: Organ Plus One recital presented by Ken George   in a free concert, part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 12.30pm - 1.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Free entry


****

Wednesday May 20

CONCERT: Organ Plus One recital presented by Frank De Rosso   in a free concert, part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 12.30pm - 1.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Free entry


PLAY: Brenda Goes Country featuring Fiona O’Loughlin playing Brenda from ‘ the TV show ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ arrives as part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $52, $48, $46, $42 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

May 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

MUSICAL: Ladies in Black  The 1950s era Australian Musical  with music by & lyrics Tim Finn, book by Carolyn Burns  is  brought by Theatre Of The Damned as a first for Geelong. 7.30pm in the Shenton Centre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 from www.trybooking.com.


****

Friday May 22

CONCERT: Organ Plus One recital presented by Tom Healey  in a free concert, part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 12.30pm - 1.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Free entry


CONCERT: The Lark Ascending - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, featuring featuring Dale Barltrop director / violin; Stephen Newton, tenor. Program: Purcell Fantasia for Strings; Holst St Paul’s Suite; Thomas Ades O Albion from Arcadiana; Vaughan Williams Five variants of Dives and Lazarus; Purcell The Fairy Queen (excerpts); Britten Les Illuminations; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending. 7.30pm at The Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $114 ($108) $95 ($89) $59 ($55) Book through mso.com.au/geelong ph 1300 251 200


****

May 23, 24

EVENT: The Bellarine Dance Fest is a showcase for companies at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Details at 0432 784 312.


****

Sunday May 24

CONCERT: Geelong Concert Band director Kevin Cameron  in a concert, featuring a commissioned work composed for Music at the Basilica by Kim Dillon as the finale to 2020 Windfire Festival. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets $35, $30 from www.trybooking.com.


CONCERT: From Music Into Silence recital presented by Peter Roberts  part of 2020 Windfire Festival. 7.30pm in All Saints Church Noble St. Tickets $25 from www.trybooking.com.


****

Saturday May 30

Musical: Mission Songs Project reveals what daily life was like for Aboriginal Australians on the Christian missions and State-run settlements. Project by Jessie Lloyd, produced by Performing Lines. 6.00pm in the Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $39, $37, $35, $25 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 

PLAY: The Merger featuring Damian Callinan presenting the latest instalment of his Bodgy Creek Roosters country Victorian Footy team which is recruiting refugees in an attempt to avoid a merger with arch-rivals. Part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $36, available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 



****

June

Tuesday June 2

CONCERT: Strength And Grace - Strong Women who helped shape Geelong. Researched & presented by Colin Mockett presenting the stories of our region’s strong women and explaining their part in our history. From pioneers right up to the present. Included are Fanny Brownbill, Caroline Newcomb, Anne Drysdale, Carrie Moore, Elizabeth Austin, Louie Hitchcock and more. Actor/singers are Jocelyn Mackay, Reyna Hudgell, Emma Jones, ShirleyPower 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

June 4, 5, 6*, 7**

MUSICAL: Bran Nue Dae directed by Andrew Ross for Opera Conference. The big indigenous Australian musical comedy returns with a fresh lift. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm)(**1.30pm) in The Playhouse, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $79, $75, $71, $51 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

June 7, 8, 9, 10
FESTIVAL: National Celtic Festival  Takes over the picturesque township of Portarlington with a host of music, dance and Celtic fun. Headlined by international imports Solas, Grada, Beoga and Gaelic Storm. Details, tickets from nationalcelticfestival.com


****

June 10, 11, 12
PLAY: Man With The Iron Neck directed by Josh Bond & Gavin Robins for Legs On The Wall Theatre Company. Physical theatre takes flight in a tender story told by young indigenous performers. 7.30pm in The Playhouse, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $64, $61, $58, $42 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 

 

****

Friday June 12

PLAY: Slap Bang Kill by Dan Giovannoni for Melbourne Theatre Company. Topical issues involving young people in three plays aimed at 14+ age group and presented by MTC as part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 1.00pm & 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $35, $33, available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

Saturday June 13

CONCERT: Marcia Howard - House of Song -Marcia reviews her 30-year career as a singer/songwriter that began with the local cult group Goanna. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed. Tickets $32, $28.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


****

Sunday June 14

CONCERT: Winter Concert presented by  Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir directed by Tom Healey with string ensemble, Deborah Anne Hackett (recorder) Terry Norman (organ) (harp). Vivaldi's Magnificat, & recorder concerto, Monteverdi, Isabella Leonarda Gabriel Faure and more. 3.00pm in St Paul's Church, La Trobe Tce. Tickets at the door, $25, $20, under 18 free.  Details on healyetf@gmail.com or 0451 960 768.  


****

June 19, 20*
PLAYS: Winter Solstice presented by Theatre 3222. Two one-act plays, one of them commissioned by the winner of last year’s 12 X 12 short play event. 8.00pm (*2.00pm & 8.00pm) at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $24 available online at  tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998.


****

Friday June 26

CONCERT: Dark Romance: Tchaikovsky and Bruckner - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, featuring Lawrence Renes, conductor; Joyce Yang, piano. Program: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1; Bruckner Symphony No.4 Romantic. 7.30pm at The Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $114 ($108) $95 ($89) $59 ($55) Book through mso.com.au/geelong ph 1300 251 200


****

Sunday June 28

PLAY: Mother and Son by Geoffrey Atherton directed by Aarne Neeme for Jally entertainment. Stage adaptation of the hit TV series by the original writer arrives as part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 2.00pm & 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $52, $48, $22 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998.

 

July

July 2

Concert: Isaiah  from Yo Yo music. Isaiah Firebrace tells of his move from impoverished living in country Victoria through to hit stardom through his music.  6.00pm in the Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $39, $37, $35, $25 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


****

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

PLAY: Albert Nobbs directed by Geoff Gaskill for Geelong Rep. Charming ghost story for seniors. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


****

Tuesday July 14

CONCERT: Peter Sullivan plays Liberace, Winifred Atwell, Scott Joplin and other great popular pianists. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

July 16, 17*

CABARET: Mental As Everything  by Damon Smith for Under The Microscope Theatre. Raw, honest journey of two excellent musicians, one with OCD & bi-polar, the other his anxious companion. Part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm (*11.00am) at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $52, $48, $22 available online at  tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

July 17 - August 1

MUSICAL: Priscilla - Queen of the Desert presented by CenterStage Geelong. The stage musical version of the now classic film arrives courtesy of  of Victoria's largest amateur theatre company. Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre - performance, booking details TBA


****

Friday July 24

CABARET: The Glenn Campbell and Frankie Laine Show  tribute cabaret by Issi Dye and Glenn Douglass with the duo’s big hits.. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $36 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

Friday July 31

DANCE: Pointe, Line and Surface - the History of Ballet from Dancebourne Arts. Defining the evolution of classical dance through time.Part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $38, $22 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998

August

Tuesday August 4

CONCERT: California Dreaming The music of the Mamas & Papas, Linda Ronstat and Carole King among others. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


****

August 7, 8*
PLAY: Animal Farm directed by Michael Futcher for Shake & Stir Theatre Company. Orwell’s powerful message gets a modern facelift. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm) in The Playhouse, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $69, $66, $62, $45 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


.****

Saturday August 8

CONCERT: Strauss The Waltz King, presented by Geelong Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Dobernig, soloist Carole Wang, bassoon, Lee Abrehmsen, soprano. Programme; Weber, Andante e rondo ongarese Op. 35; Johan Strauss II selections. 7.30pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45 (conc) children under 12 free. Book through GPAC, 52251200 or geelongartscentre.org.au


****

August 14, 15*

Musical concert: A Migrant’s Son  created and performed by Michaela Burger telling her family’s heritage through her father’s story and songs.  8.00pm (1.30pm & 8.00pm) in the Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $39, $37, $35, $25 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


****

Saturday August 15

PLAY: Wallflowering by Peta Murray from HIT Productions. Revolving around the lives of Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary middle-aged couple who were once champion ballroom dancers. Part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $36, $32, available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


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Sunday August 23

CONCERT: Melbourne Chamber Choir sing a Capella choral music from Ravel and Gounod 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets $35, $30 from trybooking.com


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August 27, 28, 29, (Sept 2, 3, 4, 5*)
PLAY: Metro Street directed by Chris Parker for Doorstep Arts.  Fresh, invigorating modern Australian social drama from a Geelong company. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm) in The Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $69, $66, $62, $45 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


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September

Sept 2, 3, 4, 5*
PLAY: Metro Street directed by Chris Parker for Doorstep Arts.  Fresh, invigorating modern Australian social drama from a Geelong company. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm) in The Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $69, $66, $62, $45 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 

  

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Saturday September 5
PLAY: Newk written by Kieran Carroll, performed by Damian Callinan, this profile of the champions tennis player John Newcombe arrives as part of The Potato Shed’s All-Australian theatre season. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $32, $22 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998 


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Tuesday September 8

CONCERT: The History of Music Hall - My Old Man Said ‘Follow The Van’ - straight to the Potato Shed where historian/entertainer Colin Mockett will explain the history of Britain’s Old Time Music Hall. He’s helped, at enormous expense, by your very own entertainers Mr Ronald Sudden and the delectable Mistress Shirley Power. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998


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September 11, 12, 13*, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 24, 25, 26

PLAY: Metamorphosis directed by Kelly Clifford for Geelong Rep. Berkoff’s adaptation of Karka’s story is considered a masterpiece. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au .  


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Sunday September 20

CONCERT: Bach’s Genius - the Motets sung by Melbourne Chamber Choir, director - Douglas Lawrence. Also movements from the suites for solo cello. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets from www.auschoir.orgSunday 



October

Friday October 2

CONCERT: Death and Desire - Strauss and Dvorák - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, featuring Fabien Gabel, conductor; Daniel Müller-Schott, cello. Program: R. Strauss, Don Juan; R. Strauss, Death and Transfiguration; Dvořák Cello Concerto. 7.30pm at The Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $114 ($108) $95 ($89) $59 ($55) Book through mso.com.au/geelong ph 1300 251 200


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Saturday October 3

CABARET: Aussie Golden Boys of Rock  featuring Lucky Starr and Roland Storm along with John Watson arrive from Sydney to reminisce their past world-wide successes. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $38, $35 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au 

at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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Sunday October 4

CABARET: The Jeanne Little Show  featuring Kieran Carroll playing the quirky gold-logic winning TV and stage star of the 70s. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $38, $35, $30 available online at  tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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Tuesday October 6

CONCERT: Songs of Swinging Britain - We’re going back in time to London in the 1960s - when England was swinging to the sounds of a new wave of pop music.The show is narrated by Colin Mockett with music from favourite group The Drop Of A Hatband. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au 

at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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October 9, 10

Comedy: I Have A Face  created and performed by Jude Perl telling her story of mental health problems and her solutions using comedy.  8.00pm in the Drama Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $39, $37, $35, $25 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


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Sunday October 11

CABARET: Grand Hotel  featuring Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers recreating the elegant songs and atmosphere from the 1930s Waldorf Astoria. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $38, $35, $30 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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Friday October 23

CABARET: The 50s and 60s Rock & Roll Show featuring the inimitable energetic and irrepressible Issi Dye. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $38, $35, $30 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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Saturday October 24

CONCERT: Tales of Love and Death, Geelong Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Davis, soloist Olivier Bonnici, violin. Programme: Rimski-Korsakov, Scheherazade Op. 35; Tchaikovsky, Romeo & Juliet; Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre Op. 40.  presented by  7.30pm in the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $55, $45 (conc) children under 12 free. Book through GPAC, 52251200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


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Sunday October 25

CONCERT: Sing Into Spring featuring Geelong Harmony Chorus. Geelong’s own close-harmony a cappella group in a Seniors Festival special. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $25, $20, $10 available online at  tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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October 30, 31*
PLAY: Rovers directed by Caroline Dunphy for Bellog Creative and Critical Stages.Modern comedy-drama about Australia’s trailblazing women. 7.30pm (*1.30 & 7.30pm) in Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $59, $56, $53, $38 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


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November

Saturday November 7

CABARET: Lost In Venice featuring Julia Foenander telling the story of her grandfather’s ill-fated Italian adventures in a multi-media biography that encompasses the art of burlesque. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $40, $38, $35, $30 available online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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Tuesday November 10

CONCERT: The Elvis Presley Story - He’s back in the building by popular demand, a reprise of our show which tells the story of The King - told by Colin Mockett - enhanced by images and highlighted with his songs played and sung by All Shook Up! This show sold out fast last year, we recommend you book early. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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November 12, 13, 14 

PLAY: Prima Facie directed by Lee Lewis for Griffin Theatre Company. Critical look at the Australian justice system, especially in its treatment of women. 7.30pm in Geelong Arts Centre. Tickets $59, $56, $53, $38 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 


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Friday November 13

CONCERT: American Heroes - Gershwin and Copland - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, featuring Gemma New, conductor; Simon Tedeschi, piano. Program: Salina Fisher, Rainphase; Gershwin Concerto in F; Copland, Symphony No.3. 7.30pm at The Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $114 ($108) $95 ($89) $59 ($55) Book through mso.com.au/geelong ph 1300 251 200


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November 13, 14, 15

FESTIVAL: The North Bellarine Film Festival  features five selected films over the weekend at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets full weekend $61.50, $51.50, sessions $16.00, $13.00 available online at  tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 



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Sunday November 15

CONCERT: Australian Chamber Choir feature in Music at the Basilica.  3.00pm  at St Mary's Basilica, Yarra St. Details from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au 


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November 20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28, 29*, (December 3, 4, 5)

PLAY: Summer of the Aliens directed by Stacey Carmichael for Geelong Rep. Australian social comedy/drama written by Louis Nowra. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au   


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November 26, 27, 28
Event: Tutti featuring Circus Oz and the Geelong Symphony Orchestra. From terrifying tricks to tremendous tempos… Spectacular show created by Circus Oz with our own orchestra. 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm) in The Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $69, $66, $62, $30 (child) at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au 

  

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December

December 3, 4, 5

PLAY: Summer of the Aliens directed by Stacey Carmichael for Geelong Rep. Australian social comedy/drama written by Louis Nowra. 7.30pm in The Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 at GAC 5225 1200 or geelongartscentre.org.au


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Tuesday December 8

CONCERT: Pl@n B Christmas - with the best of rock & roll, blues and soul music with plenty of Christmas surprises. 

10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $17 include refreshments.   Book online at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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Friday December 11

CONCERT: St Nicholas - Benjamin Britten performed by Windfire Choir and Orchestra, director - Rick Prakhoff. 8.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Tickets from www.trybooking.com


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Saturday December 15

PLAYS: 12 X12 hosted by Theatre 3222. 12 original plays of 12 minutes duration and the audience votes the winner. 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $24 available online at  tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au  at all CoGG outlets or phone 5251 1998. 


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