2017 Season Booklet

enterta nment
engaging
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SEASON 2017
The Q • Queanbeyan
The Q
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Located in the Lowe Street Car Park, at
251 Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Box Office
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturdays 10.00am - 2.00pm and one
hour prior to each show.
Telephone: 02 6285 6290
The Q is proudly supported by:
theq.net.au
Administrators Message 2
Program Managers Message 3
SUBSCRIPTION SHOWS
Always... Patsy Cline 6
Stones in his Pockets 8
Rumour Has It 10
Hypnolicious! 12
Shirley Valentine 14
Bakersfield Mist 16
Cinema Fiasco: Troll2 18
Julia: The Musical 20
Around the World in 80 days 22
Archè 24
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 26
From Broadway to Ballroom 28
CHILDREN SHOWS
The Listies 32
The Wind in the Willows 34
Horrible Harriet 36
OTHER SHOWS
The Addams Family Musical 4
Town Folk 38
Morning Melodies 40
AND THE OTHER STUFF!
General Information 48
Seating 50
The Q Exhibition Space 51
Membership 52
Q-Club 53
How to Subscribe 58
SEASON GUIDE CONTENTS
1
SEASON 2017
A MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR OF
QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL COUNCIL
It is hard to believe that The Q is heading into its 9th official season! The theatre is now an
established presence in the local arts and entertainment scene and it is fabulous to see productions
of such a high quality being presented here in Queanbeyan, year after year. Season 2017 is no
different in this regard with the theatre focused on creating Entertainment that is Engaging on
many different levels and celebrates the unique and Intimate theatre experience that The Q brings.
Some of the highlights to look forward
to in 2017 include the Councils
production of
The Addams Family
musical which promises to be a
very entertaining musical comedy.
This will be directed by The Q’s very
own Program Manager and Artistic
Director Stephen Pike and promises
to be an excellent show.
Other shows to look forward to
include
Stones in His Pockets
, a
multi-award winning comedy which
has been produced internationally
and is touring Australia with a stop in
Queanbeyan during March 2017. Matt
Hales
Hypnolycious
looks like it will
be a modern, fun take on a traditional
hypnosis show. Matt has won three
national comedy awards and hypnotised
people all over the world so it is exciting
to have him come and perform at The Q.
Don’t miss Hypnolycious which is on for two nights
only during March. The increasingly-popular
Morning
Melodies
returns for 2017 featuring, among others,
Joey Fimmano, who is one of Australia’s international
multi-award winning entertainers and is capable of
dazzling his audiences with his talent on the piano.
Season 2017 has some fantastic shows for children
and their families to look forward to. One certain to
be a highlight is
Horrible Harriet
, a play adapted from
the famous Australian children’s author Leigh Hobbs
characters, with the story featuring the larger than
life Mr Chicken. This should be a real highlight.
I congratulate the team at The Q for putting
together what looks to be another fantastic
season of entertainment. Whatever your taste
in entertainment, be it Music, Drama, Tragedy
or Comedy be sure to check out season 2017
at The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.
Tim Overall
Administrator
WELCOME
All art, not just theatre, serves society. At the very
least it is a diversion from everyday concerns. You
only need to listen to the daily news to feel there is a
lot to be gained from a visit to the theatre. Much that is
best in art and culture is non-monetary and it should
not be judged by the same yardstick as other financial
investments. Theatre creates value, both real and
perceived, by engaging with the audience on many
levels including story, performance and music.
There is immeasurable value in the immense amount
of enjoyment that theatre gives millions of ordinary
citizens every year.
For 2017 we have programmed to provide you with
a variety of productions that we hope you will find
Entertaining as they Engage you in the Intimate
environment of The Q. Within the Season you will find
Drama, Comedy, a variety of Music and Musicals,
Dance and even Cinema. The shows range from
traditional to contemporary and will be presented
by local, national and international artists.
Outside of our designated Season productions will be
our in-house production of
The Addams Family
musical
which is one of the funniest musicals I have ever
seen. We will also facilitate a very unique community
engagement which will be created by comedian
Damian Callinan and filmed by John Cherry.
This adventure will involve interviewing and working with
prominent Queanbeyan citizens, making a film and will
culminate in a performance of their work, giving a humorous
and informative insight into the eclectic make-up of the city.
We will also co-produce the world premiere of a new musical
based on the rise of Julia Gillard to become Australia’s first
female Prime Minister.
2017 will be one of the busiest years The Q has seen as a result
of our growing popularity with hirers both community based and
professional. These entrepreneurs will provide you with a feast
of additional choices for your entertainment throug hout the year.
You will find many of these shows listed at the back of the booklet.
We are also introducing a number of new initiatives regarding
ticket sales and packages. I am happy to report that the traditional
Season Subscription has survived but there will be an alternative
option for those who are more inclined towards technology.
A new Q-Club app and card will be available for you to access
discount tickets and raise credit towards a range of other gifts
and special offers. Information can be found on this elsewhere
in the booklet. We are also introducing a very special discount
card for those aged 25 and under which we hope will make
many productions more accessible to our young people.
“The arts need to stop trying to justify itself in economic terms
and embrace the real public value it delivers.”
Ben Eltham
Stephen Pike
Program Manager
A MESSAGE FROM
THE PROGRAM MANAGER
3
SEASON 2017
“Funny, charming and tuneful the show is an infectiously enjoyable
treat. Slick and witty, family friendly but with a delicious edge,
it has a solid captivating appeal.”
Simon Parris: Man in Chair
“Five Stars! Uproarious!
A glitzy gloomy musical.”
Bloomberg News
MARCH
“Insanely funny.
A definite must-see!”
Broadwayworld
They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
mysterious and spooky.
They’re all together ooky.
A new musical. Book by Marshall Brickman and
Rick Elice. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
The Addams Family Musical
features an original story, and it’s every father’s
nightmare. Wednesday Addams, now eighteen years old, has found herself
experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her
family: she has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable
family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough,
she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret
from his beloved wife, Morticia. So Lucas Beineke, the object of Wednesday’s
affections, and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addam’s estate
to become better acquainted with the family over dinner. Meanwhile Morticia finds
herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughters newfound feelings, while
Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were. As they lear to
relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain:
the Addams family will never be the same.
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in
The Addams Family Musical
, a magnificently macabre new musical
comedy by the creators of Jersey Boys. We’ll leave the lights off for you!
“FULL OF CHARM, WIT AND SURPRISES, ITS A HIT!”
CBS New Orleans
This show is lively, colourful and entertaining. It has
many things going for it: catchy numbers, fabulous costumes,
a very competent cast and some spectacular visual gags.
The Addams Family is a fun show the whole family can enjoy.
3 - 19 MARCH 2017
Friday 3 March 8.00pm
Saturday 4 March 2.00pm
Saturday 4 March 8.00pm
Tuesday 7 March 8.00pm
Wednesday 8 March 8:00pm
Thursday 9 March 8.00pm
Friday 10 March 8.00pm
Saturday 11 March 2.00pm
Saturday 11 March 8.00pm
Tuesday 14 March 8.00pm
Wednesday 15 March 8.00pm
Thursday 16 March 8.00pm
Friday 17 March 8.00pm
Saturday 18 March 2.00pm
Saturday 18 March 8.00pm
Sunday 19 March 3.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $59.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $54.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $54.00
Concession $49.00
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Running Time & Audience Advice:
2hrs 20mins, includes interval .
Suitable for all ages.
Director: Stephen Pike Music Director: Matthew Webster
Choreographer: Annette Sharpe Production/Stage Manager: Joyanne Gough
Set Designer: Brian Sudding Lighting Designer: Hamish McConchie
Costume Designer: Christine Pawlicki Costume Coordinator: Barbara Denham
5
SEASON 2017
“Filled with so many wonderful songs this biographical
musical revue overflows with memorable melodies
and is simply irresistible.”
Chicago Theatre Review
Always… Patsy Cline
has enjoyed great success all over the world!
United States, (including a successful run off-Broadway)
plus countries like Canada, the UK and Australia.
FEBRUARY
Considered one of the leading female vocal performers of our time and one
of the most iconic country singers, Patsy Cline was taken away from us too
quickly.
Always… Patsy Cline
is more than a tribute to the legendary country
singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963 aged 30. The show is based
on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise
Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued
a correspondence with Cline until her death.
The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and
even some audience participation, includes 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such
as
Crazy
,
I Fall to Pieces
,
Sweet Dreams
and
Walking After Midnight
. The show’s
title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed
“Love always… Patsy Cline.”
Ultimately,
Always... Patsy Cline
concerns dreams and persistence.
It’s a useful reminder that, no matter how successful we may be, we
all need a friend sometimes.
Always... Patsy Cline will be performed Cabaret Style in the
Bicentennial Hall next door to The Q.
“I can’t point to a single thing in this production that
you’ll find lacking, except maybe you might be wanting
one more song at evening’s end. And that is a fine way
to leave the theatre.”
A2View
15 - 18 FEBRUARY 2017
Wednesday 15 February 8.00pm
Thursday 16 February 10.30am
Thursday 16 February 8.00pm
Friday 17 February 8.00pm
Saturday 18 February 2.00pm
Saturday 18 February 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice:
Suitable for all ages.
Starring Courtney Conway as Patsy Cline and Mandi Lodge as Louise Seger.
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley — based on a true story.
Writer: Ted Swindley. Director: Denny Lawrence.
Costume Coordinator: Sophie Woodward. Music Director: Ross Sermons.
Set Designer: Jacob Battista. Lighting Designer: Clare Springett.
7
SEASON 2017
N N N N “It is refreshing to know that two men and a box
can succeed in keeping a theatre audience fully satisfied
for two hours. This is a pitch-perfect two-hander that is
entirely absorbing from start to finish.”
The Irish Times
W r i t t e n b y M a r i e J o n e s
D i r e c t e d b y C h r i s B e n d a l l
P r o d u c e d b y C r i t i c a l S t a g e s
Starring Scott Sheridan and Jamie Oxenbould
MARCH
Having played all over the world including a five year run in the West End,
the multi award winning comedy by Marie Jones is now touring Australia
in a new production.
Stones in his Pockets
is the hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish
community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.
The film’s story of a budding romance between a rich girl and a local farmer,
is played out in stark contrast with the growing friction that develops
between the locals hired as extras on the film and the Hollywood big shots.
Alternately riotously funny and deeply moving, the play is universally loved
by all who see it. Over a dozen characters, including the extras, are played
by just two actors, throughout the production. This involves lightning fast
character transformation, often from one word to the next, with only minimal
props and costume shifts possible to support these changes.
As such it requires a high level of dexterity in physical and vocal
transformation, a feat achieved by the outstanding cast. It is an artistically
vivid and original production, moving and funny, theatrically inventive
and entirely engaging for a broad audience.
N N N N
“It’s a delightful piece, offering a chance for
two actors to display their virtuosity as they play fifteen
different characters. But though it is often richly funny,
there are sudden glimpses of anger and emotional depth
in Stones in his Pockets, too.”
The Telegraph
23 - 25 MARCH 2017
Thursday 23 March 8.00pm
Friday 24 March 8.00pm
Saturday 25 March 2.00pm
Saturday 25 March 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
1hr 55mins, including interval.
Audience Advice:
Suitable for 14+
9
SEASON 2017
“Both poignant and pithy…
Fabulously entertaining!”
The Courier-Mail
“Naomi Price is the
voice of a generation.”
Australian Stage
“Don’t miss this. It will
make you glad to be alive.”
Scenestr
“Full of heart, genuine laughs
and incredible talent.”
Cultural Flanerie
NAOMI
PRICE
AN AWARD-WINNING
PORTRAYAL OF
SUPERSTAR ADELE
THE NEXT
BEST THING
TO SEEING
ADELE LIVE!
Stage Whispers
APRIL
Following standing ovations across the country including acclaimed
seasons at Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall and Adelaide Cabaret Festival,
Australia’s smash hit stage spectacular
Rumour Has It
returns bigger and
bolder than ever.
Starring stage and television star Naomi Price (The Voice Australia) in her
award-winning portrayal of international superstar Adele,
Rumour Has It
charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern
age live in story and song. Hear Adele’s deliciously frank life story come
alive in the words of this world-class performer backed by an electrifying six
piece band, delivering the greatest hits from a mega-platinum catalogue,
including
Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Turning Tables, Set Fire
to the Rain
and the Oscar-winning
Skyfall
.
Rumour Has It
evokes the inspirational spirit and talent of a mischievous
working class diva from Tottenham as she spills intimate details about
a meteoric rise that has captured hearts across the globe.
Rumour Has It
will be performed Cabaret Style in the Bicentennial Hall
next door to The Q.
A powerhouse performance that never flags
for a second.”
Greenroom
6 - 8 APRIL 2017
Thursday 6 April 8.00pm
Friday 7 April 8.00pm
Saturday 8 April 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice:
This production contains frequent
coarse language and adult themes.
A Production by The Little Red Company in association
with Christine Harris and HIT Productions
Created by: Adam Brunes & Naomi Price
Original Arrangements: Naomi Price, Jason McGregor & Michael Manikus
Vocal Arrangements: Naomi Price & Luke Kennedy
Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright. Sound Design: Jamie Taylor
Costumes: Leigh Buchanan & Nathalie Ryner
11
SEASON 2017
“Thoroughly entertaining.”
Channel 7
“Brilliant night of entertainment.”
Channel 9
“You are amazing.”
Mike Tyson, Vegas
HYPNOLICIOUS!
A Comedy Hypnosis Treat
Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist presents
MAY
See it to believe it! After wowing and amazing sell out Fringe World
crowds, touring internationally and filming a new TV show, Comedy Hypnotist
Matt hits Queanbeyan to dish up another tasty serve of his modern brand of
fun, friendly hypno laughs in this special show full of new routines.
It’s volunteers-only on stage, so you get to decide whether to join him
for the full experience, or be amazed and laugh yourself silly from the
audience. Turning the traditional hypnosis show on it’s head, Matt has zero
interest in embarrassing anyone, and truly wants the volunteers to have
as much fun as the audience whilst amazing themselves with what their
imagination is capable of.
No two shows are ever the same!
Winner of 3 national comedy awards, Matt has hypnotised people all over
the world from London to Vegas (where even Mike Tyson told him “You are
AMAZING!”). He’s appeared in media as diverse as the UK’s tabloids, BBC,
ABC, Today Tonight and has been included in the National Film and Sound
Archive and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. He has also released his own range
of hypnosis products.
“Still laughing... this man was an absolute blast!
Hilarious. Must see.”
Christina Morrissy, Channel Nine
19 - 20 MAY 2017
Friday 19 May 8.00pm
Saturday 20 May 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $49.00
Concessions & Groups 8+ $44.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $39.00
Concession $34.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $44.00
Concession $39.00
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Running Time:
90 mins with no interval.
Audience Advice:
A super fun comedy hypnosis treat!
“Had the crowd & us in stitches.”
96FM
“Fantastic... Haven’t stopped talking about it.”
Nova FM
13
SEASON 2017
“It is a simple and brilliant idea... the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have
contemplating the idea of a woman alone - in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she
unravels her own sexual and social identity. The play is not only funny, it is also moving.”
Michael Coveney, Financial Times
By Willy Russell
With much humour,
warmth, sympathy, human insight
and a great deal of empathy for his
female protagonist, Willy Russell
brilliantly shows Shirley breaking out of
the mould in which she was cast by society.
MAY
“THIS PLAY IS NOT
ONLY FUNNY, IT IS
ALSO MOVING.
Michael Coveney,
Financial Times.
Shirley Valentine, tired of the same old routines, speaks of the excitement
of not knowing what will happen next.
The play is about escape and takes the form of a monologue by a 42-year-old
Liverpool mother and housewife, before and after a transforming holiday
to Greece. Inside Mrs Joe Bradshaw is the former Shirley Valentine longing
to emerge.
Her self-esteem battered by school, marriage and life in general, she finds
herself talking to the wall while her husband is out working. “I always said
I’d leave him by the time I was 40,” she says. “But by the time I was 40,
there was no place to go.” She feels that her life is terribly mundane as she
compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels
she has stagnated. When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation
to Greece for two, Shirley grasps the opportunity to head for the sun and
leave her current drudgery behind, to re-find herself, follow her dreams and
to get a new lease on life.
The note in the kitchen reads “Gone to Greece, back in two weeks”.
Here on an unknown island, Shirley has no earth-shattering epiphanies,
no religious awakening (she does have great sex) but more importantly
she realizes that her dreams are not where she thought they would be
waiting. And in the end she must face a second decision: should she
return home to her husband or stay and indulge the new found
freedom that is offered?
A Liverpool housewife who feels unappreciated
rediscovers herself on a trip to Greece.
24 - 27 MAY 2017
Wednesday 24 May 8.00pm
Thursday 25 May 2.00pm
Thursday 25 May 8.00pm
Friday 26 May 8.00pm
Saturday 27 May 2.00pm
Saturday 27 May 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice:
This production contains adult themes.
Starring: Mandi Lodge
Produced by Christine Harris and HIT Productions
15
SEASON 2017
“... great fun, and there’s a natural odd-couple rapport between the two that powers
‘Bakersfield Mist’
... on the more earnest side, Sach’s does manage to make quite
a decent point about the subjectivity of value judgement, in both art and class.”
Time Out
JUNE
AN INTELLECTUAL SHOW FULL OF SHADINGS
“SACHS’ SHORT, CLEVER
PLAY IS A BATTLE OF WITS”
The New York Times.
STARRING JOHN WOOD AND JULIE NIHILL
By Stephen Sachs.
Presented by The Tasmanian Theatre Company & Straightjacket
Productions in association with The Karralyka Centre
“Wonderfully funny! Entertaining!
Terrific! Definitely the genuine
article.”
The London Telegraph
Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?
Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting
for a few bucks from an opp shop.
Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth
millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel
Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park
home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what
he’s about to discover.
Based on a true story,
Bakersfield Mist
is a comedy set in the present day.
“It’s exhilirating in the extreme when a play strikes rich on
every conceivable level. Such is the case with Stephen Sachs
Bakersfield Mist
. A wry two-hander that handles highbrow
artistic issues while zinging in plenty of uproarious one-liners.
A perfect marriage of emotion and ideas that is rare indeed.”
Los Angeles Times
“Inspired by true events, this sparkling and colourful
new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what
makes art and people truly authentic.”
The Telegraph
22 - 24 JUNE 2017
Thursday 22 June 8.00pm
Friday 23 June 8.00pm
Saturday 24 June 2.00pm
Saturday 24 June 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
Approximately 85mins, with no interval.
Audience Advice:
This production contains strong
language and adult themes.
S t a r r i n g : J o h n Wo o d a n d J u l i e N i h i l l D i r e c t o r : L u c y F r e e m a n
S e t D e s i g n e r : J i l l M u n r o L i g h t i n g D e s i g n e r : S c o t t A l l a n
Sound Designer: Heath Brown
17
SEASON 2017
“Geoff Wallis and Janet A McLeod do a great job introducing the film, giving us some background about why such
a terrible film could be made, which scenes to look out for and details to note. With judicious use of a laser pointer
they highlight thematic incongruencies, bad acting and crappy special effects.”
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
CIN
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MA
FI
A
SC
0
WITH JANET A MCLEOD
AND GEOFF WALLIS
present the funniest
bad movie ever made!
2
TR
O
L
L
JULY
”THEY RIP FILMS
TO SHREDS, WITH
HILARIOUS RESULTS.”
THE AGE
IN SHORT, THIS IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE FUNNIEST BAD MOVIE EVER MADE.
Come on, admit it. It’s the guilty pleasure we all have - sitting at home and
laughing at crappy movies. Well, it’s time to go public and join a bunch of
like-minded film-goers as you chuckle along with the
Cinema Fiasco
team.
You’ll be encouraged to behave in a distinctly un-cinema-like fashion:
• Laugh out loud at the dumb storylines
• Heckle the luckless stars
• Jeer the ridiculous dialogue
• Shriek at the hardly-special special effects
A perfectly awful family goes to a small town and encounters a bunch of goblins
who want to turn them into plants and eat them. This bogus sequel (trust us –
you don’t need to have seen the first one) boasts really bad acting, bad direction,
bad editing, bad camera work, bad dialogue and bad make-up effects.
Troll 2
goes waaaaay beyond your ordinary bad movie thanks to a lunatic
quality that seems to infuse everything about it. With bad-movie buffs
Geoff Wallis and Janet A McLeod you’ll have a hilarious time enjoying
these gut-bustingly atrocious movies.
“The Margaret and David of bad movies.”
Same, Same
“Cinema Fiasco is a show like no other. Janet and Geoff
are the ultimate duo; both comics and film experts, they
choose a film that is absolutely appalling and then rip it
to shreds for the mirth of the audience.”
theblurb.com
SUNDAY 2 JULY 5PM
One night only so book now!
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $35.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $32.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $30.00
Concession $27.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $30.00
Concession $27.00
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Running Time:
110mins with no interval.
Audience Advice:
Suitable for 13+, comic horror violence,
some language, a brief sexual situation.
Photo by Melissa Powell
19
SEASON 2017
“Time, they say, is the great healer. It is a wise observation.
Our interest is in presenting the personality and the professional
life of Julia Gillard now that the dust has settled.”
Francesco Sofo
JULY
JULIA
musical
THE
In politics the winning move
lies in those Ruddy numbers
THERE IS NO
CRUEL, ACERBIC
CONCOCTION IN
WHAT WE HAVE
DONE. WE DID
NOT NEED TO AS
THE FACTS ARE
INTERESTING
ENOUGH.
:
“This script has the potential to contribute to
Australian theatre as well as to world theatre.”
Dr Linda Seger, Broadway Script Specialist
Born into a working class immigrant family, Julia Gillard gave little indication of
leadership aspirations. She was a teenager who had few friends, she was neither
cheerleader nor athlete. An inkling of her ambition arose when she became
President of the Australian Union of Students and during her partnership at a law
firm. The more she succeeded, the further she could see her career growing.
Strong alliances allowed her to travel a pathway to the Labor Party executive. At no
stage did she ever win universal support but enough majority to progress her to make
Australian political history by becoming the first woman Prime Minister. To her credit
she had learned that it was all about the numbers. What followed was 3 years and 3
days of personal, political and emotional turmoil. Each and every blow was examined
by local, national and international media.
JULIA: The Musical
is based on Julia Gillard’s own recollections as well as other
key players including Kevin Rudd, the left and right factions and prominent media
personalities. The audience is taken on a journey following Julia’s ascent through
the Labor Party ranks – including the not-so-subtle coup of Kevin Rudd as PM
— to her advent as Prime Minister of Australia. You will see the wedding feast of
Canberra where Julia and Kevin say ‘I do’ to becoming a political couple, until
their forced separation and ultimate political divorce. The ‘Gravy Train’
song leaves us wondering whether Julia’s sacrifices – both personal
and political — were worthwhile.
Julia Gillard would recognise her own words in
the dialogue and the song lyrics. She would perhaps
disagree with the poetic licence we use to highlight
but not fabricate.”
Francesco Sofo
12 - 22 JULY 2017
Wednesday 12 July 8.00pm
Thursday 13 July 8.00pm
Friday 14 July 8.00pm
Saturday 15 July 2.00pm
Saturday 15 July 8.00pm
Sunday 16 July 3.00pm
Wednesday 19 July 8.00pm
Thursday 20 July 8.00pm
Friday 21 July 8.00pm
Saturday 22 July 2.00pm
Saturday 22 July 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $55.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $50.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $45.00
Concession $40.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $50.00
Concession $45.00
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Running Time:
2hrs 20mins, including interval.
Librettists: John Camillo & Francesco Sofo Composers: Francesco Sofo & Adam Sofo
Director: Stephen Pike Musical Diretor: Ian McLean
Choreographer: Annette Sharpe Set Designer: Brian Sudding
Costume Designer: Anna Senior
JULIA
musical
THE
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“It’s a pleasure to watch. Jules Verne’s famous story is a kinetic, boisterous, joke-fuelled treat.
Travellers of all ages should hop aboard for a frantic romp spanning an ever-shrinking globe.”
The Reviews
AUGUST
WHAT A
DELIGHT
THIS IS!
THE GUARDIAN
A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring
deeds and downright silliness. Three actors portray a cast of thousands in
this madcap adaptation of Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea
storms, police chases and even elephant rides!
The story begins with a bank robbery by a mysterious figure. Then we are
introduced to Mr. Fogg, honest-looking, well-turned out and with good
teeth. He is accompanied by his newly-acquired valet, Mr. Passepartout.
Hot in their pursuit is Detective Fix of Scotland Yard, who thinks that
Fogg is the man who robbed the bank. This madcap adventure quickly
moves along on a succession of locomotives, steamers, and hilarity.
With a style that incorporates elements of The 39 Steps, classic farces,
theatrical storytelling inventiveness and madcap silliness, the sheer spirit
of theatrical imagination combines with the great age of industrial invention
to produce a piece of theatre that will have you crying with laughter as you
travel the world.
" An inventive romp... Something for everyone; though the characters may
not yet have the ability to fly, this production certainly does.”
The Times
N N N N
Jules Verne’s novel and the films made from
it can boast a cast of hundreds. Toby Hulse’s hilariously
enjoyable and perky adaptation… makes use of three.
But oh boy, does he make them work.”
The Times
2-5 AUGUST 2017
Wednesday 2 August 8.00pm
Thursday 3 August 8.00pm
Friday 4 August 8.00pm
Saturday 5 August 2.00pm
Saturday 5 August 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice:
Perfect for adults, families
and children over 7 years.
Presented by
Ellis Productions.
Adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse and Directed by Terence O’Connell.
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AUGUST
ARCHÈ!
MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY’S
Concept and direction by Simon Hoy
AN ORIGINAL
BALLET BASED
ON THE CLASSIC
SWAN LAKE
“The Melbourne Ballet Company can boast not only a cast of proficient performers, but a resident choreographer in Simon
Hoy whose movement signature is lyrical, generous and optimistic somewhat reflective of the buoyant spirit of this young
contemporary ballet company.”
The Age
“EQUISITE IS THE ONLY
WORD TO DESCRIBE
MELBOURNE BALLET
COMPANY’S LATEST
PRODUCTION ARCHÈ!”
The Melbourne Observer
The Melbourne Ballet Company proudly presents,
Archè!
This is an
original ballet based on the age-old classic Swan Lake, with inspiration
taken from The Greek Myth -
Leda and The Swan
, and
The Dying Swan
.
The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and
some of the classical repertoire.
Director Simon Hoy has structured this work around his unique choreographic
style and has developed a score including music by P. Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi,
E.Morricone and E. Elgar.
Archè
is the Greek word that indicates the beginning,
the principle from which all things arise.
The ancient Greek philosophers such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes,
sought the
Archè
in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water,
earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other. This
emotionally charged production has received extremely positive critical
acclaim and is suitable for audience everywhere.
“Ballet fanatics or not, this piece would suit all audiences.
A stunning performance by all.” Dancetrain
25 - 26 AUGUST 2017
Friday 25 August 8.00pm
Saturday 26 August 2.00pm
Saturday 26 August 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $49.00
Concession and Groups 8+ $44.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $39.00
Concession $34.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $44.00
Concession $39.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice:
Suitable for audiences everywhere.
Choreography by: Simon Hoy and Timothy Podesta.
Music: Peter Tchaikovsky, L. Einaudi, O. Arnalds, E.Morricone,
J.Jeanrenaud and Edward Elgar.
Artists include: MBC Director and Resident Choreographer Simon Hoy,
MBC Dancers; Kristy Lee Denovan, Alexander Baden Bryce, Francesca Giangrasso,
Johanna Lee, Masha Peker, Michael Braun, Chloe Henderson, Samuel Harnett-Welk
and Charles Riddiford.
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“There are jokes and lines that still take the audience by surprise, and the
unique circumstances of the central characters create powerful theatre.
Lawler’s ending still packs a punch.”
Greg Elliott (Independent News)
SEPTEMBER
“Lawler has written a play so superbly true to
Australian thought and the Australian scene that
theatrical conventions disappear...”
The Argus
AN QUINTESSENTIALLY
AUSTRALIAN STORY
IT PACKS A
POWERFUL
PUNCH, AND
LAWLER’S
WORDS HAVE A
LOT OF SWING
LEFT IN THEM.
Summer of the
Seventeenth Doll
PIGEONHOLE THEATRE PRESENTS
BY RAY LAWLER
Ray Lawler wrote the iconic
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
in the fifties,
but that doesn’t mean the spirit has gone out of it. It’s hard to say just what
has kept audiences gob-smacked for over half a decade – perhaps it is the
stark realism, or the setting of endless, grinding summer or the sheer emotional
density of the thing — but there’s no denying
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
still stands as one of Australia’s most praise-worthy plays. Just about every
Australian knows about “The Doll”, but not everyone has had the opportunity
to see it. It is a play that has become part of Australia’s history and psyche
and one that every Australian should see.
Set in Melbourne in 1953 the story takes place in the lay off season when
Queensland cane cutters Barney and Roo travel south again for a summer of fun
and frivolity with city barmaids Olive and her friend Pearl. However, this summer
is different to the summers that came before; it is full of tensions and strains
to recreate lost youth as they struggle.
A play about passion, expectations and disappointment,
Summer of the
Seventeenth Doll
tells how life’s illusions — both public and private —
inevitably shatter.
“Lawler’s writing is still delightfully relevant, peppered
with vernacular Aussie-isms.”
Peter Bleby (Aussie Theatre)
20 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
Wednesday 20 September 8.00pm
Thursday 21 September 8.00pm
Friday 22 September 8.00pm
Saturday 23 September 2.00pm
Saturday 23 September 8.00pm
Wednesday 27 September 8.00pm
Thursday 28 September 8.00pm
Friday 29 September 8.00pm
Saturday 30 September 2.00pm
Saturday 30 September 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice: 15+
Director: Karen Vickery Set Design: Michael Sparks
Costume: Fiona Leach Lighting Design & Photography: Kelly McGannon
Sound Design: Matthew Webster
Olive: Jordan Best Pearl: Andrea Close
Emma: Liz Bradley Johnny Dowd: Alexander Hoskison
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The stunning combination of ballroom, opera and classic favourite
melodies in
From Broadway to Ballroom
will take the audience to
new heights and keep them on the edge of their seats.
Broadway
to Ballroom
Fro m
A glittering fusion
of musical theatre,
opera and dance.
From its romantic atmospheric beginning to its light-hearted
ending tribute to Australia’s favourite dance movie: Strictly
Ballroom’s Love is in the Air - this is a show not to be missed.
OCTOBER
FROM BROADWAY TO BALLROOM STARS SEASONED
OPERA PERFORMERS LIZA BEAMISH AND LACHLAN BAKER
AND THE 2015 WORLD DANCE COUNCIL CHAMPIONS EMMA
AND RHETT SALMON.
Atmospheric dappled lighting, gently billowing mist and flowing white gowns
set the mood for
From Broadway to Ballroom’s
spectacular opening number
of Everything I Do, I Do it For You. Rhett and Emma’s graceful dancing perfectly
complements the sweeping orchestral version of the classic ballad.
From Broadway to Ballroom’s
is a stunningly beautiful show with a spectacular
fusion of ballroom dancing, song and Liza’s and Emma’s multitude of sparkling
and glamorous costumes and gowns. An unforgettable and vibrant performance,
captivating audiences both young and old with beautiful voices and spectacular
dance routines.
Songs include Crazy Little Thing Called Love,
The Phantom of the Opera’s
beautiful All I Ask of You, the haunting Bring Him Home from
Les Miserables
, the
romantic Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Lehar, the exhilarating Puccini’s Nessun
Dorma from Turandot,
My Fair Lady’s
I Could have Danced All Night, the stirring
You Raise Me Up and operatic arias from Rigoletto and La Traviata by Verdi.
Emma and Rhett’s world class dancing includes Jive, Tango, Quickstep,
Waltz and more. A member of the original cast of Cameron McIntosh’s
The Phantom of the Opera
in Melbourne, Liza has performed with the Grand
Opera at the Sydney Opera House and toured England as an operatic soloist.
Lachlan too has been much in demand as an operatic event singer, having
performed in Germany, China, Malaysia, Singapore and every state and
major city in Australia including a role of Jean val Jean in
Les Miserables
.
STARRING THE STUNNING & TALENTED DUO
Liza Beamish (Phantom) and Lachlan Davis (Les Mis).
26 - 28 OCTOBER 2017
Thursday 26 October 8.00pm
Friday 27 October 8.00pm
Saturday 28 October 2.00pm
Saturday 28 October 8.00pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $52.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $47.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $47.00
Concession $42.00
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Running Time:
2hrs, including interval.
Audience Advice:
Suitable for all ages.
Producer: Liza Beamish
Co-Producer Christine Harris and HIT Productions
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AN AWARD WINNING SHOW!
2 0 1 3 B e s t P ro d u c t i on fo r C hi l d re n , S y d n ey T he a t re Awa rd s
2010 Nominated “Best Show”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Producers
“I HAVE NEVER SEEN
MY CHILDREN LAUGH SO
MUCH! THEY WERE QUITE
LITERALLY JUMPING OUT OF
THEIR SEATS IN EXCITEMENT!”
JANUARY
Australia’s most sort after kids’comedians the award-winning Listies star
in
6D
(It’s twice as good as 3D), a kids’ comedy show all about the movies.
Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nans, vomiting puppets and fully
automatic toilet paper guns. Best of all an actual movie is made at every
performance with a helmet mounted GoPro!
While stuffed full of all the high-brow things that kids love (like fart jokes
and vomiting),
The Listies
ensure that audiences of all ages laugh as
many times as they can. They create an interactive atmosphere to tell
stories set in the world of kids parodying pop culture, celebrity, parents,
computer games and txt speak. The silver screen is about to turn brown.
THIS SHOW IS SIX DIMENSIONS OF FUN
1. Raucous 2. Cheeky 3. Interactive
4. Irreverent 5. Hilarious 6. Awesome
This is kids entertainment like you have never seen!
The Listies
teach children that the theatre can be
a wonderful and exciting place. If your kids have
never been to the theatre before, do them a favour
and make this their first experience. It’s something
they will never forget.”
The Scotsman
12 - 14 JANUARY 2017
Thursday 12 January 2.00pm
Friday 13 January 10.30am
Friday 13 January 2.00pm
Saturday 14 January 10.30am
Saturday 14 January 2.00pm
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TICKETS
Single $27.50
Family of four $100.00
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Running Time:
60mins with no interval.
Audience Advice: Warning!
This show is Rated S for stupid.
Suitable for ages 5-80yrs.
Written, Directed and Starring:
Richard Higgins and Matt Kell.
Photo by: Andrew Wutke
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“BELIEVE ME, MY YOUNG FRIEND, THERE
IS NOTHING — ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
HALF SO MUCH WORTH DOING AS SIMPLY
MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS.”
A huge hit.”
Absolute Theatre
“Fun, playful, full of life.”
Aussie Theatre
An excellent outing for schools.”
The Blurb
“The adults were having just as much fun as the kids.”
Aussie Theatre
JUNE
A FRESH TAKE
ON A CLASSIC
ADVENTURE OF
FUN FOR THE
WHOLE FAMILY!
Wind
Willows
The
in the
La Boite Presents
By Kenneth Grahame in a new version by Maxine Mellor
This is a charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in
a brand-new one-man adaptation — starring Shaka Cook (Jasper Jones).
Kenneth Grahame’s rollicking tale of four woodland creatures is one of
the true enduring classics of children’s literature and writer/director team
Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have given it a fresh coat of paint.
Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible Mr. Toad on their journeys,
trials and misadventures around the river, the Wild Woods and beyond.
Featuring a magical set with plenty of surprises throughout, and playful
costuming and props.
The Wind in the Willows
will take badgers (small and large) on a heartfelt
and humorous adventure that explores humanity, time and the value of
friendship.
The Wind in the Willows will be performed in the Bicentennial Hall
next door to The Q.
28 JUNE - 1 JULY 2017
Wednesday 28 June 6.00pm
Thursday 29 June 10:30am
Thursday 29 June 6.00pm
Friday 30th June 10:30am
Friday 30th June 1.00pm
Saturday 1 July 10:30am
Saturday 1 July 1.00pm
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TICKETS
All Tickets $15.00
Family of 4 $55.00
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Running Time:
60 mins, with no interval.
Audience Advice:
For children aged 4 - 12 years and anyone
who enjoys messing about in boats.
“La Boite managed to capture the hearts and
imaginations of not only the little badgers who came
to see the world premiere of
The Wind in the Willows
,
but also the bigger badgers who brought them along.”
Aussie Theatre
Performer: Shaka Cook Director: Kat Henry
Designer: Hugh O’Connor Lighting Designer: Keith Clark
Composer and Sound Designer: Daniel Edmonds
Photo by: Dylan Evans
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“Funny, energetic and inventive,
this is a gloriously scandalous story.”
Sydney Morning Herald - ‘On the books
“There’s something universally appealing about
all Hobbs’ creations... completely irresistible.”
The Age - ‘On the books’
SEPTEMBER
A CDP Kids
production
A TALE OF
IDENTITY,
FRIENDSHIP AND
MR CHICKEN!
© Leigh Hobbs 2016
LOOK OUT!
HERE COMES
HORRIBLE HARRIET
She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of
her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework.
Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye — but all Harriet really
wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet
finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives to
disrupt the whole show! Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle
him... or does she?
Join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs,
mischievous fun — and not least Mr Chicken himself!
Horrible Harriet will be performed in the Bicentennial Hall
next door to The Q.
“From one of today’s best living children’s book
illustrators comes this hilarious and highly original
picture book… characters will entertain young readers
and adults alike.”
Booktrusted Magazine UK
6 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2017
Wednesday 6 September 10.30am
Wednesday 6 September 1.00pm
Thursday 7 September 10.30am
Thursday 7 September 1.00pm
Friday 8 September 10.30am
Friday 8 September 1.00pm
Saturday 9 September 10.30am
Saturday 9 September 2.00pm
Sunday 10 September 10.30am
Sunday 10 September 2.00pm
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TICKETS
Adult $25.00
Children $15.00
Family of 4 $60.00
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Running Time:
60 mins with no interval.
Audience Advice:
4+ years and their adults.
Director: Liesel Badorrek Playwright: Maryam Master
Designer: Mark Thompson Sound Designer: Ross Johnston
Lighting / AV Designer: Nicholas Higgins
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“I’m sending a message of support because your adventure is fantastic... I am amazed by your indefatigable energy in taking on
this project, especially when you come up with great stuff wherever you go. It’s a film that would enchant the nation and be
a fitting memento to this bold and brilliant concept… You are all the wind beneath our big oyster.”
Helen Knight from Taree, NSW
DAMIAN
CALLINAN IS A
MULTI AWARD
WINNING
STAND-UP
COMIC, ACTOR
AND WRITER!
SEPTEMBER
A SHOW
FOR OUR
TOWN, ABOUT
OUR TOWN!
WITH
DAMIAN
CALLINAN
DAMIAN CALLINAN IS
A THREE-TIME BARRY
AWARD NOMINEE.
HE’S BEST KNOWN TO
TV AUDIENCES FOR
HIS APPEARANCES
ON SKITHOUSE,
BEFORE THE GAME,
SPICKS & SPECKS
AND THE MELBOURNE
INTERNATIONAL
COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA.
Town Folk
tears up the town planner’s blueprints and gets under the
foundations to find out ‘who’ are the bricks and mortar that make up our
community! Comedian Damian Callinan and award winning filmmaker John
Cherry will capture local identities on camera to celebrate the human fabric
of Queanbeyan. These clips will be combined with onstage interactions,
hijinks and stunts to present an entirely curated show based on local
individuals and groups. On location for less than a week, John and Damian
will create a living, vibrant time capsule of each and every place they visit.
Based on surveys sent out to the community prior to the performance,
the
Town Folk
team will identify subjects for the show, and questions will
be posed. Does Eddie make the best passionfruit sponge in town? What
makes Jenny the Travel Queen of Queanbeyan? Does Peter make the best
sausages? From the pillars of the community to the lovable rogues, Callinan
w i l l i n t r o d u c e y o u t o o u r f e l l o w t o w n f o l k i n a w a y y o u m a y n o t e x p e c t .
Town Folk
combines Callinan’s tailored local observations with a genuine
attempt to patch together a human tapestry of our community.
“Damian Callinan is Australia’s living treasure. His
storytelling makes you want to pull up a chair, grab a drink
and bunker in because it is always entertaining and often
tugs at the heartstrings. 10/10.”
Chelsea McLaren Wodonga
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017
Show starts at 7.30pm
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NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $47.00
Concession & Groups 8+ $42.00
SUBSCRIBER TICKETS
Adult $37.00
Concession $32.00
Q-CLUB
Adult $42.00
Concession $37.00
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Running Time:
1hr 40 mins, including interval.
Audience Advice:
May contain mild coarse language
and adult themes.
Producer: Hey Boss Devised by: Damian Callinan
Performed by: Damian Callinan Cinematographer & Editor: John Cherry
Image left by: James Penlidis
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What better way to spend a
weekday morning than enjoying
some top class entertainment
in the welcoming ambience
of The Q. Following the shows
there will be a complimentary
cuppa and biscuits in the foyer
and a chance to meet the stars.
JOEY FIMMANO
A MULTI-AWARD
WINNING ENTERTAINER
A brilliant pianist, vocalist and
accordionist, Joey is a true showman
with a versatility and energy that
captures audiences wherever he
performs. Joey has received rave
reviews and standing ovations
in theatres all across Australia,
making him one of the most popular
performers on the theatre circuit.
He has appeared on numerous
Australian TV shows and was a
member of the ever popular Johnny
Young’s Young Talent Team in the late
70s. In 2016 Joey received a record
17th Australian Club Entertainment
Award, ‘ACE’, for excellence in
entertainment and also received a
nomination for the prestigious Peter
Allen Club Performer of the Year
along with Jon English, Mark Vincent
and Monique Montez.
Joey Fimmano is definitely worth
seeing and you will be experiencing
the ultimate in Australian talent.
8 FEBRUARY - 10.30AM
All Tickets $25.00
LUKE KENNEDY
HIS VOICE
AN UNMISSABLE LIVE
EXPERIENCE FOR
FANS OF BRILLIANT
MUSIC & POWER VOCALS
Experience the inimitable
talents of the most versatile
singer in Australia, Luke
Kennedy, in this incredible
collection of classic songs which
showcase his world-class voice.
Witness Luke effortlessly slide between
musical styles as he takes you on his journey
from teenage pub rocker through his considerable
international touring experience as a previous member
of vocal sensation The Ten Tenors, to ultimately
breaking out as Ricky Martin’s grand finalist, and
series runner-up, on The Voice Australia Season 2.
Featuring timeless popular music by artists like John
Farnham, Elton John and Sting, plus Italian classics
such as ‘Un Giorno Per Noi (A Time For Us)’, and
his signature version of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, a
Number One smash-hit in 2013. Luke’s astonishing
vocal prowess, coupled with his down-to-earth Aussie
humour and charisma, will enthral and entertain
audiences of all ages.
Luke’s show will be in the
Bicentennial Hall (Next door to The Q).
7 MAY - 10.30AM
All Tickets $25.00
Morning
Melodies
THE PAUL MARTELL
AND JANE SCALI SHOW
PAUL MARTELL IS THE COMIC’S COMIC!
This dynamic husband and wife team have
been treading the boards on and off the stage
for over 20 years around Australia in Clubs,
Casino’s, The Hilton Circuit, Sporting Events
and at Corporate functions. They have won
17 “MO” Awards. Paul has been voted by his
peers Comedian of The Year on 11 occasions
and Jane 6 times for Female Vocal Entertainer.
Jane Scali will be remembered as one of the
original team members from Young Talent
Time and more recently from 2 years on the
Roy and HG Show plus countless appearances
on Mid-Day Show,
Don Lane and
Hey Hey. She
also appeared
in the musicals
ANNIE” with
Anthony Warlow,
Smokey Joe’s Café and
as the female lead in the
original Grease The Arena
Spectacular with Craig
McLauchlan and Danni Minogue.
6 OCTOBER - 10.30AM
All Tickets $25.00
MELODY BECK IN ‘UNSEEN’
A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON
YOU’VE HEARD HER VOICE,
NOW HEAR HER STORY!
Unseen: A Tribute
to Marni
Nixon takes audiences on
a stroll down memory lane,
exploring the incredible
life and career of singer
and actress Marni Nixon.
Having dubbed the singing voice
of luminaries including Marilyn
Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Rita
Moreno and Deborah Kerr, Nixon
became one of the most remembered but
unknown voices of the golden age of movies.
Featuring songs from hit films including
West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The King
and I and many more, Beck’s dulcet
tone memorialise some of the
greatest music theatre
tunes of our time.
8 AUGUST - 10.30AM
All Tickets $25.00
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ADULT TICKETS: $45.00
YOUTH 0-13 YEARS: $39.00
CONCESSION: $30.00
15 - 17 MAY 2016
BOX OFFICE 02 6285 6290
THEQ.NET.AU
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THE STORY OF FLEETWOOD MAC'S MOST FAMOUS SONGBIRD IS COMING TO THE Q!
CATHERINE ALCORN
IN
THE STORY OF CHRISTINE McVIE
FRIDAY 30 JUNE 8PM
"THE OTHER WOMAN" IN FLEETWOOD MAC
"Alcorn is masterful"
– THE COURIER MAIL
"Magnicent!"
– AUSTRALIAN
WOMEN'S WEEKLY
Photo by Luke Stambouliah. Shot on location at The Bar At The End of the Wharf, STC.
GO YOUR OWN WAY
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! theq.net.au (02) 6285 6290
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Q INFO
THE VENUE
The auditorium doors open approximately
20 minutes prior to the performance.
Late arrival is disruptive to both
performers and patrons therefore
latecomers may not be admitted until
a suitable break in the performance.
All mobile phones must be turned off before
the performance commences. Cameras
or any form of recording device are not
permitted during any performance. For the
safety and comfort of patrons, all backpacks
and large bags are to be checked into our
cloakroom prior to entering the theatre.
This service is free — please allow extra
time to make use of cloakroom facilities.
KIOSK AND BAR FACILITIES
Snacks and beverages can be purchased
from the bar or our kiosk facilities.
COMPANION CARD
The Q is an affiliate of the Companion
Card program. A Companion Card must
be presented when booking or collecting
tickets – please contact the Box Office
for details.
HEARING IMPAIRED
Hearing impaired Infra-red assistive
listening equipment is available for those
patrons who may be hearing impaired.
THE Q
GENERAL
INFORMATION
The receiver units can be used in
conjunction with the neckloop telecoil
couplers available for use by patrons
whose hearing aids are equipped with
a telephone coil (T-Switch).
For those patrons who do not use
hearing aids but require the sound to
be amplified, the units are compatible
with a wide variety of earphones
and headphones which plug directly
into the receiver units. Patrons
are encouraged to bring their own
earphones or headphones where
possible. Contact the Box Office
for further information.
ACCESS INFORMATION
The Q has two wheelchair seats
available in Row B Seats 24-28 and
carers seating immediately behind
in Row C Seats 25-29. These seats
can only be booked through the
Box Office on 6285 6290 and are
not available through the online
ticketing system. Disabled access
is via ramps to the front and side
entrances on the ground floor and
through Door 3 into the theatre. If
you have any difficulty with mobility
please indicate your requirements
at the time of booking.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING
The Q can be accessed from both
Rutledge and Lowe Streets. Parking
is free with spaces for 160 cars. On
weekdays parking is limited and a
three hour time limit applies.
Additional parking can be found
at the: Queanbeyan Showground
(access via the Lowe Street
entrance) and Rutledge Street Car
Park (access via both Rutledge
Street and Crawford Street) which
also have limited on-street parking.
REFUND POLICY
Tickets are non-refundable unless
a performance is cancelled and in
accordance with The Entertainment
Industry Code of Fair Practice.
CHECK YOUR TICKETS
When you receive your tickets
please check them carefully to
ensure the performance time
and date are correct.
AUDIENCE ADVICE
Please note that from time
to time our productions may
contain coarse language, adult
references, smoke effects, strobe
lighting or loud music. Where
informed we will endeavour to
provide notice of this in the theatre
foyer prior to the performance.
The Q is a smoking free venue.
BOX OFFICE
The Box Office is located in the
main foyer of the venue and
opens one hour prior to each
performance for ticket collections,
purchases and enquiries.
BOX
OFFICE
HOURS
Monday to Friday
10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturdays
10.00am - 2.00pm
Phone Bookings
02 6285 6290
Online Bookings
theq.net.au
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Please note there are no central aisles
and Row B is the row with no steps for
patrons with limited mobility. We have two
wheelchair accessible seats in the theatre
if you require these seats please call the
Box Office on 6285 6290.
SEATING
OUR SEATING
Join us in 2017 to experience a diverse
program of exhibitions and displays by local,
regional and national artists and artisans.
As our local government area has grown
to include the Palerang region, we look to
highlight the wealth of creative talent in this
larger district through the year’s exhibitions.
This years’ program will explore themes
such as ‘place’, ‘home’ and ‘connection’.
Combine this with a number of touring
exhibitions, Councils annual Regional
Art Award and a number of community
exhibitions, and the year promises to be a
busy one for the visual arts in our region.
Top: The Q Exhibition Space
Middle Left: Carolyn Sullivan
(Part of touring exhibition by OzQuilt Network)
Middle Centre: Anneke Paijmans
(Part of Spiral Gallery 20th Anniversary
Exhibition in March 2017)
Middle Right: Sally Simpson (2016
QPRC Regional Art Award winner)
Bottom: Tanja Riese
(Part of Spiral Gallery 20th
Anniversary Exhibition in
March 2017)
THE Q
EXHIBITION
SPACE
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Q-U25 CARD
The Q-U25 Card is an initiative
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affordable and accessible to
young people.
Card holders must be twenty
ve years or under and register
in person at the Box Ofce
to receive the card. Q-U25
cardholders will qualify for
special pricing and promotions.
THE Q-CLUB
The Q-Club is our new loyalty
club! It is FREE to join, and
membership offers a range
of benefits such as discounts,
rewards, competitions, special
promotions, member’s only
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Anyone can join The Q-Club,
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OUR MEMBERSHIP MODELS
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Subscriptions
require each
person to select
a minimum of four
shows and complete
all details required on
the subscription form.
If you are subscribing with others
please ensure that you book online
as one booking or return all booking
forms together in the same envelope
to the Box Office. Forms received
separately will be processed as
individual subscriptions. Concession
tickets and concession subscription
tickets are available for pensioners,
full time students and seniors.
A photocopy of concession cards
must be submitted with the
subscription form.
ONLINE
Complete the secure online
subscription booking form at
theq.net.au. Forward proof of
eligibility for concession tickets
(if applicable) by email: boxoffice.
adminassistant@qprc.nsw.gov.au
post or in person.
BOOKING YOUR
SUBSCRIPTION
BY MAIL
Post your subscription form with a cheque
made payable to Queanbeyan-Palerang
Regional Council or your credit card
details and include proof of eligibility
for concession tickets if applicable to:
Box Office
The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
PO Box 90, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
IN PERSON
The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Rear of 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm
Phone 02 6285 6290
Subscription forms are processed in order
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some time to administer and therefore
tickets cannot be processed over the
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We will post your tickets to you within
five working days from receipt of the
form. When you receive your tickets
please check them carefully to ensure the
performance date and time are correct.
Please notify the Box Office staff as
soon as possible if you have any concerns.
If you require assistance to complete the
form please phone 6285 6290 to make
an appointment for our staff to assist you
in person.
TICKET REFUNDS
Tickets are non-refundable unless
a performance is cancelled or is in
accordance with The Entertainment
industry Code of Fair Practice.
VISIT US ONLINE
Remember you can easily subscribe on
our website and while you are there check
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The Q
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
251 Crawford St, Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Box Office : 02 6285 6290