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November

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//


Monday November 28

FREE RECITAL: Tom Healey plays the organ at St Mary’s Basilica while his soprano wife, Helen Seymour sings in a short, free lunchtime concert to celebrate Advent. 12.30pm to 1.15pm, free entry, no booking required.


Saturday November 26

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//

Saturday December 3

FREE CONCERT: Denis Walter’s Carols By The Bay returns to Eastern Beach after its Covid lockdowns. This year featuring Rhonda Burchmore as well as traditional artists including the Geelong Concert Band. It’s free, pre-show begins 7.00pm and the concert starts at 8.00pm. But be warned – the traffic wardens will be out.

Sunday December 4

3.00pm
PLAY: Strength & Grace highlighting the women who shaped Geelong in a musical show researched and written by Colin Mockett, presented by Colin with Shirley Power, Reyna Hudgell and Jocelyn Mackay.
3.00pm in Geelong West Neighborhood House, Cnr Pakington & Aberdeen, in West Park. This is part of CoGG’s Positive Ageing strategy. Tickets are free, but booking essential on 0427 703 218.

5.00pm
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

Monday December 5

FREE RECITAL: Beverley Phillips plays the organ, Prue Farnsworth her flute in St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, for a short, free lunchtime concert to celebrate Advent.
12.30pm to 1.15pm, free entry, no booking required.

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
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Monday December 12

FREE RECITAL: Dion Henman plays the organ, Larissa Cairns sings soprano in St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, for a short, free lunchtime concert to celebrate Advent.
12.30pm to 1.15pm, free entry, no booking required.

Monday December 19

FREE RECITAL: Frank De Rosso plays the organ, Barney Ellis hi bassoon in St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St, for a short, free lunchtime concert to celebrate Advent.
12.30pm to 1.15pm, free entry, no booking required.

Saturday December 24

CONCERT: Carols By Candlelight Geelong’s longest-running Christmas celebration takes over Johnstone Park (That’s beside the Dome Library for newcomers). Begins at dusk, features some of Geelong’s leading performers backed by the Geelong Concert Band – it’s an ongoing family-friendly city tradition and it’s free.

Jan 2023

January 26 – 28

MUSICAL: Wish Upon A Song Volume II – showcases the magic songs of Disney performed by some of Geelong’s finest talent in the region’s best venue. Presented by Geelong Lyric Theatre Society with the same team that presented the original Wish Upon A Song – that’s director and choreographer Xavier McGettigan, Musical direction by Brad Treloar. 7.30pm Jan 26 & 27, while Jan 28 has shows at 1.00pm and 5.30pm all at the Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront. Tickets $44.90 & $39.90 from Geelong Arts Centre www.geelongartscentre.org.au

Feb 2023

Sunday February 26

CONCERT: Music At The Basilica 3.00pm

Mar 2023

Friday March 3

CONCERT: Geelong Chamber Music Society brings Melbourne Chamber Orchestra playing Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Arensky, Coleridge-Taylor 7.30pm

Tuesday March 7

CONCERT: Hail Hail Rock & Roll – The Chuck Berry story. Every Baby Boomer’s best-ever singalong Show,part of Drop Of A Hat’s Morning Showtime series. Featuring Colin Mockett and All Shook Up! 10.30am at The Potato Shed, tickets $17 book at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au

March 16 – 25

PLAY: The Other Place directed by John Bishop for Torquay Theatre Troupe. The story of hen truth blurs with fiction. 8.00pm at the company’s Shoestring Playhouse, 77 Beach Rd Torquay. Tickets $25 concession $23 book through  https://www.trybooking.com

Friday March 24

CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the Costa Hall

April

Friday April 28

CONCERT: Geelong Chamber Music Society brings Marshall McGuire, Harp, and Paula Rae, flute. 7.30pm

May

Tuesday May 9

CONCERT: Conquest and Rebellion– The story Ireland told in the nation’s music. Researched, written by Colin Mockett with a top band – part of Drop Of A Hat’s Morning Showtime series. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, tickets $17 book at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au

May date TBA

PLAY: Persuasion adapted and directed by Amelia Baker for Theatre Of The Winged Unicorn from the novel by Jane Austin.

Friday May 26

CONCERT: Geelong Chamber Music Society brings Flinders Quartet 7.30pm

June

Tuesday June 6

CONCERT: Just Brill– The music that came from New Yorks’ Brill Building. Researched, written by Colin Mockett with Adam Parsons and Reyna Hudgell. Part of Drop Of A Hat’s Morning Showtime series. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, tickets $17 book at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au

June – date TBA

PLAY: The Lonesome West directed by Glen Barton for Torquay Theatre Troupe. Martin McDonagh’s sharply drawn tale of two feuding brothers dealing with life after their father’s death. 8.00pm at the company’s Shoestring Playhouse, 77 Beach Rd Torquay. Tickets $25 concession $23 book through  https://www.trybooking.com

Friday June 30

CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the Costa Hall

July

Friday July 28

CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the Costa Hall

Sunday July 30

CONCERT: Music At The Basilica

July/August dates TBA

PLAYS: Two One Act Plays directed by Zina Carmen and Sindi Renea for Torquay Theatre Troupe. Two very different plays, one a contemporary look at how lockdown affects us, the other a light-hearted romp to delight the spirit. 8.00pm at the company’s Shoestring Playhouse, 77 Beach Rd Torquay. Tickets $25 concession $23 book through  https://www.trybooking.com

August

Friday August 11

CONCERT: Geelong Chamber Music Society brings ANAM 7.30pm

Tuesday August 15

CONCERT: The Authentic Geelong 1950s Community Singalong Show. Researched and led by Colin Mockett with guest performers. Part of Drop Of A Hat’s Morning Showtime series. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, tickets $17 book at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au

September

Friday September 1

CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra brings Flinders Quartet 7.30pm

Friday September 8

CONCERT: Geelong Chamber Music Society brings Ian Munro, piano 7.30pm

Tuesday September 12

CONCERT: Lennon, McCartney & Harrison – the Beatles individual songs, why and to whom they wrote them. Researched and led by Colin Mockett with Adam Parsons. Part of Drop Of A Hat’s Morning Showtime series. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, tickets $17 book at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au

October

October 6 – 15

Festival: Windfire Music Festival brings fine music to Geelong’s churches part of Music at the Basilica.

Tuesday October 10

CONCERT: The Elvis Presley Story – yes, The King is Back in The Room. Researched and written by Colin Mockett with All Shook Up!. Part of Drop Of A Hat’s Morning Showtime series. 10.30am at The Potato Shed, tickets $17 book at tickets.geelongaustralia.com.au

October does TBA

PLAY: Tartuffe by Moliere directed by Zina Carmen for Torquay Theatre Troupe.Written in 1664 and, like Shakespeare, this classic play lends itself to being set in other circumstances. In this version our hero is a snake-oil salesman who joins a circus… 8.00pm at the company’s Shoestring Playhouse, 77 Beach Rd Torquay. Tickets $25 concession $23 book through  https://www.trybooking.com

November

Sunday November 5

CONCERT: Music at the Basilica.

December

Sunday December 3

CONCERT: Music at the Basilica. 3.00pm

Sunday December 3

CONCERT: Music at the Basilica. Windfire Christmas Concert