Diary

July

July 1 – 16


PLAY: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency written by James Goss & Arvind Ethan David, directed by Xavier McGettigan for Geelong Rep. Based on the novels by Douglas Adams who described it as ‘a thumping good detective ghost horror whodunnit time travel romance. Says it all, really. Another first time production in our region. 7.30pm, (2.00pm Sundays) at Rep’s Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 book https://geelongartscentre.org.au//

Saturday July 2

Tribute CONCERT: 60 Years On Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody presented by Ben Maiorana Entertainment and featuring Thomas Crane as Freddie Mercury in a touring tribute to superstar group Queen. 8.00pm at the Costa Hall, tickets $79.90, $69.90 $49.90 (students) from Geelong Arts Centre

Sunday July 10

CONCERT: Around the World In Eighty Minutes presented by The Geelong Chorale conducted by Anne Pilgrim. Folksongs from many nations sung by our premier choir. 2.30pm in All Saints Church, Cnr Noble & Talbot Sts, Newtown. Admission $35, $30 at the door, book ahead through www.trybooking.com/CABIL

Tuesday July 12

Morning Showtime CONCERT: The Seekers Tribute sung by Leslie Martin, who is touring her sound-alike tribute show. Leslie sings the songs of Judith Durham and Australia’s top 60s group The Seekers. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All seats $17 book through CoGG at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/


Saturday July 17

DANCE: Five Elements from Dancebourne Arts. a programme of new original and independent dance choreographies with classic and contemporary themes on the elements of earth, water, fire, air and void. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $25 – $34 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/


Saturday July 30

CABARET: Let’s Be Frank Steven Zammitt’s live on stage tribute to Frank Sinatra plus bonus! Issy Dye,s own tribute to Bobby Darin. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $28 – $34 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

August

Tuesday August 2

MORNING SHOWTIME: Strength & Grace – Women Who Shaped Geelong Researched and written by Colin Mockett, this show sold out in 2020 – but the venue was Covid-restricted to 50 people and we’ve been fielding requests for a repeat ever since. The stories of Geelong’s strong women from pioneers to the present. Included are Fanny Brownbill, Caroline Newcomb, Carrie Moore, Elizabeth Austin, Patricia Heath and many more. And it’s a musical! With Jocelyn Mackay, Reyna Hudgell, Shirley Power. 10.30am, $17, Box office number is 5251 1998, book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/


Saturday August 6

PLAY: Lost In Venice directed by Richard Gyoeffy. True story of retired businessman Ron Vincent and his enigmatic set of super 8 films he gave to his granddaughter… 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $32 – $38 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

Sunday August 14

CONCERT: Orchestra Geelong, conducted by Janice Wilding presents A Sweet Serenade featuring Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D major with soloist Max Rudd. 3.00pm in The C.A.Love Hall at Geelong High School, Corner of Ryrie and Garden Streets, East Geelong. Tickets $30 at the door or through
trybooking.com


Sunday August 21

CONCERT: The Top Dozen Choral Classics sung by The Australian Chamber Choir, director Douglas Lawrence. The top 12 as voted by Geelong audiences. 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, part of the Music at The Basilica series. Tickets $50 – $40 from www.auschoir.org

Musical: Margaret Fulton – the Musical a true Aussie legend based on her biography I Sang For My Supper. … 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $35 – $45 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

September


Saturday September 3

CONCERT: Tributes Eddie James and Issi Dye present their musical tributes to Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink.8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $28 – $34 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

Tuesday September 6

MORNING SHOWTIME: I Guess It Doesn’t Matter Any More Researched and written by Colin Mockett, with music by the rockers All Shook Up, The fascinating stories and songs from Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and all the other 50s and 60s favourites. 10.30am, $17, Box office number is 5251 1998, book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/


Friday September 9

CONCERT: Dave Cosma and Charles Jenkins World Tour of Australia two of Australia’s finest independent singer/songwriters with their original songs. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $28 – $34 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

September 9 – 24


PLAY: Some Girl(s) written by Neil LaBute,, directed by Georgia Chara for Geelong Rep. In turn humorous and serious, this portrait of a young seducer casts a truthfully different light on American society. 7.30pm, (2.00pm Sundays) at Rep’s Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 book https://geelongartscentre.org.au//

Sunday September 11

CONCERT: Cathedral Windows – trumpet and organ. Music from the Baroque, classical and contemporary presented by Dr Joel Brennan (trumpet) and Rhys Boak (pipe organ) 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, part of the Music at The Basilica series. Tickets $35 – $30 from www.trybooking.comBZIXG

October


Saturday October 1

CABARET: Barbaro a cyberpunk world in the not-too-distant future… a high-octane blend of shadowy circus cabaret theatre. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $25 – $38 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

Friday October 7

CONCERT: J S Bach – St John Passion a rare Geelong performance of this monumental musical work presented by The Windfire Choir and Orchestra augmented by the Geelong Chorale and some star soloists. 7.30pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Part of 13th Annual Windfire Festival. Tickets $50, $45, Details, booking at musicatthebasilica.org.au

Saturday October 8

CABARET: Legends of Vegas presented by John Watson and Friends. Australia’s piano brings everything from classics to rock. Expect Liberace to Jerry Lee with a dose of Elvis . 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $24 – $38 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

CONCERT: BASILICA DREAMING presented by Vicki Hallett & Dr Ros Bandt. 8.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Details, tickets from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0447238432

Sunday October 9

CONCERT: Metamorphosis Project (Classical to Baroque fusion) presented by the Christopher Skepper Jazz Quintet 3.00pm at All Saints Church, 113 Noble St, Newtown. Part of 13th Annual Windfire Festival . Details, tickets from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0447238432

Wednesday October 12

CONCERT: NEW SOUNDS – ANCIENT RESONANCES presented by Dr. Andrew Blackburn and Jean Penny. Music for organ, flute and live electronics – Part of 13th Annual Windfire Festival Details, tickets from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0447238432

Friday October 14

CONCERT: LOST, Found, presented by the Sandpiper Trio (that’s Brighid Mantelli – flute, Regina Thomae – piano and Siobhan O’Shaughnessy – cello). Featuring a new commissioned work by Kym Dillon. Part of 13th Annual Windfire Festival Details, tickets from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0447238432

Saturday October 15

CONCERT: THE MAGNIFICIENT SEVEN presented by Maximillian Rudd and Doug de Vries. A celebration of the Brazilian seven-stringed guitar. 3.00pm at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 Surf Coast Hwy, Grovedale. Part of 13th Annual Windfire Festival Details, tickets from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0447238432


Sunday October 16

CONCERT: SING OUT FOR UKRAINE presented by Vox Angelica Geelong Chamber Choir, director Tom Healey. 4.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Part of the 13th Windfire Festival. Details, tickets from www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0447238432

CABARET: Dahlin! It’s Jeanne Little The lady returns in full flight courtesy of entertainer Caroline Ferguson. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $30 – $38 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/


Thursday October 20

COMEDY: Mayor For A Day presented by the unelected Damian Calling slipping into the City’s mayoral robes for a day to get his own way. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $26 – $38 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/


Sunday October 23

CONCERT: Sing Into Spring presented by Geelong Harmony Chorus. Slick routines and close four-part harmonies from Geelong’s elite all-female group. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $10 – $25 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

November


Saturday November 12

MUSICAL: Practically Perfect – The Julie Andrews Story presented by HIT Productions, the songs, stories and life of Britain’s first Dame of Theatre is presented on stage. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $32- $38 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

Sunday November 13

CONCERT: Rameau Concertos from Academia Arcadia. Jacqueline Ogeil (harpsichord) Elizabeth Welsh (violin) Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) 3.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, part of the Music at The Basilica series. Tickets $35 – $30 from www.trybooking.comBZHHD

November 18 – December 3


PLAY: The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan’s book and Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Directed by Kelly Clifford for Geelong Rep. This brings back the award-winning cast and crew of this breakneck-speed comedy of a 10th anniversary celebration. 7.30pm, (2.00pm Sundays) at Rep’s Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 book https://geelongartscentre.org.au//


Saturday November 26

MUSICAL: Pl@n B Trivia Cabaret presented at The Cavern. A Magical Mystery Tour of the 1960s and 70s. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $25 book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

December

December 1, 2, 3


PLAY: The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan’s book and Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Directed by Kelly Clifford for Geelong Rep. This brings back the award-winning cast and crew of this breakneck-speed comedy of a 10th anniversary celebration. 7.30pm) at Rep’s Woodbin Theatre, Coronation St, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 book https://geelongartscentre.org.au//

Sunday December 4

CONCERT: Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols presented by Australian Chamber Choir, director Douglas Lawrence. 5.00pm at St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, part of the Music at The Basilica series. Tickets $50, $45, $40 from www.auschoir.org


Wednesday December 7

SEASON LAUNCH: The Potato Shed outlines its 2023 seasons with snippets, bubbles and nibbles. It’s all free – but booking is essential . 6.30pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Book at https://tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au/

Sunday December 11

CONCERT: Orchestra Geelong, conducted by Janice Wilding presents With One Heart And One Voice – Music of the Screen. Featuring Kym Dillon’s One Voice choir and Jeanette Johns’ Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir. 3.00pm in The C.A.Love Hall at Geelong High School, Corner of Ryrie and Garden Streets, East Geelong. Tickets $30 at the door or through
trybooking.com

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