Diary

August

W/e August 13 /14

FESTIVAL: Anglesea One-Act Play Festival our region’s premier play festival with companies from around the State competing. Held at the township’s Memorial Hall, McMillan St.

Sunday August 14

2.30pm

CONCERT: Baritone & Piano featuring Tom Healey and Sonoka Miyake in Barwon Heads. Brought by Barwon Heads Fine Music Society, 2.30pm at All Saints Anglican Church, Hitchcock Ave. Tickets $15 members, $20 visitors, more on 0412713102

3.00pm

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
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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

October 14 – 22

MUSICAL: Gypsy, presented by Theatre Of The Damned. The story of strip-tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee has a top cast led by Sophie Collins in the lead role. 8.00pm at the Shernton Theatre, East Geelong. Tickets $37.50 are on sale now at trybooking.com

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 Callinan 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/

Saturday October 22

OUTDOOR THEATRE: An innovative new feature of Geelong Cemeteries Trust & Drop Of A Hat Productions History Alive! tours is a new ‘Seated Tour’ titled ‘Under The Peppercorns’. You’re shown to white plastic chairs under Eastern Cemetery’s historic Peppercorn trees where your cemetery resident hosts Godfrey Hirst and Charles Brownlow introduce the man who planted those trees – Daniel Bunce, along with crime writer Ellen Davitt, visionary mayor Howard Hitchcock, tragic widow Eliza Batman, suffrage influencer Mayoress Emma Humble and pioneer squatter Caroline Newcomb – all telling their stories, played by some of our region’s leading actors in costume. 11am and 2.pm, costis $17, seats are limited, book through Geelong Cemeteries Trust at gct.net.au/news-events/geelong-tours

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/

Saturday October 29

OUTDOOR THEATRE: An innovative new feature of Geelong Cemeteries Trust & Drop Of A Hat Productions History Alive! tours is a new ‘Seated Tour’ titled ‘Under The Peppercorns’. You’re shown to white plastic chairs under Eastern Cemetery’s historic Peppercorn trees where your cemetery resident hosts Captain Foster Fyans and James Harrison introduce Hospital founders Rev Andrew Love and Elizabeth Austin, along with WWI nurse Sr. Eileen McCalman, record-breaking town clerk William Weire, champion cricketer B B Cooper and pioneer female doctor Mary De Garis, all telling their stories, played by some of our region’s leading actors in costume. 11am and 2pm, cost is $17, seats are limited, book through Geelong Cemeteries Trust at gct.net.au/news-events/geelong-tours

November


Saturday November 5

WALKING THEATRE: History Alive! tours of Geelong Cemeteries presented by Geelong Cemeteries Trust & Drop Of A Hat Productions. Opening tour is of Geelong Western Cemetery, Minerva Rd, where cemetery resident hosts – designer of the Ute Lewis Band and businessman/ benefactor Alexander Miller show a host of interesting graves and introduce fellow residents triumphal heiress Fanny Clee, much-loved MP Fanny Brownbill, millionaires Lilias Strachan and Geelong College founder George Morrison to tell their stories. They’re played by some of our region’s leading actors in full costume. 11.00am and 2.00.pm, cost is $17, places are limited, book through Geelong Cemeteries Trust at gct.net.au/news-events/geelong-tours


Saturday November 12

11.00am &2.00pm

WALKING THEATRE: History Alive! tours of Geelong Cemeteries presented by Geelong Cemeteries Trust & Drop Of A Hat Productions. Second tour is of Geelong’s Eastern Cemetery, Ormond Rd, where cemetery resident hosts – Geelong founder Capt. Foster Fyans and refrigeration innovator James Harrison show interesting graves and introduce historic residents to tell their stories. They’re played by some of our region’s leading actors and include record-holder Rev Andrew Love, world’s greatest actor Francis Nesbitt, tragic WWI nurse Sr McCalman, influencer Mayoress Emma Humble and champion cricketer B B Cooper. 11.00am and 2.00.pm, cost is $17, places are limited, book through Geelong Cemeteries Trust at gct.net.au/news-events/geelong-tours

8.00pm

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 19

WALKING THEATRE: History Alive! tours of Geelong Cemeteries presented by Geelong Cemeteries Trust & Drop Of A Hat Productions. Third tour is at Queenscliff Cemetery where your host James Baillieu shows interesting graves and introduces fellow residents including road safety pioneer Dr John Birrell, first female postmaster Anna Maria Dod, Australia’s leading suffragette Henrietta Dugdale, tragic governess Elizabeth Jones and first mayor Dr David Williams to tell their stories. They’re played by some of our region’s leading actors in full costume. 11.00am and 200.pm, cost is $17, places are limited, book through Geelong Cemeteries Trust at gct.net.au/news-events/geelong-tours


Saturday November 26

11.00am & 2.00pm

WALKING THEATRE: History Alive! tours of Geelong Cemeteries presented by Geelong Cemeteries Trust & Drop Of A Hat Productions. Final tour for 2022 is the All-Female tour at Geelong’s Eastern Cemetery where your hosts Elizabeth Austin and Mayoress Zillah Crawcour introduce lady squatter Caroline Newcomb, tragic Eliza Batman, medical pioneer Mary De Garis and trailblazing novelist Ellen Davitt. to tell their stories. They’re played by some of our region’s leading actors in full costume. 11.00am and 200.pm, cost is $17, places are limited, book through Geelong Cemeteries Trust at gct.net.au/news-events/geelong-tours

8.00pm

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

Jan 2023

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