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Orange Civic Theatre is a purpose built performing arts centre.  As a presenter and co-producer of works, we offer professionalism and expertise in the development of both contemporary and community based work.

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NOVEMBER 2017
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Curiouser and Curiouser
Orange Public SChool
Tuesday 21st November 2017
7:00 PM
Orange Public School proudly presents ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’. Before Alice grows up she revisits Wonderland to meet up with her old friends The White Rabbit, The Cheshire Cat and The Tweedly Twins. Will Wonderland still be the same? Is the Hatter still mad? Is the Queen of Hearts still angry? If you are curious come along, November 21st and 22nd to revisit Wonderland with us.
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Romeo and Juliet
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Thursday 23rd November 2017
7:30 PM
The forever romance, the hundred year classic, the most heart-warming dancing you will see this year. The Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming back. They will bring the world's greatest classic ballet Romeo and Juliet this time.
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The Nutcracker
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Friday 24th November 2017
7:30 PM
Presented by: XDR Australia Cultural Promotions After the Swan Lake succeed in touring Australia last year,The Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming back. They will bring the world's greatest classic ballet The Nutcracker this time.
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Colin Buchanan - Calvary Road Tour
Mojo Events in conjunction with Compassion Australia
Saturday 25th November 2017
7:30 PM
ARIA award & 9-time golden guitar winning artist, Colin Buchanan’s Calvary Road event is about sharing stories in song of ordinary people, living ordinary lives, with an extraordinary God. Colin’s rustic sensibility collides with his faith in a way that’s fresh and arresting and is sure to be entertaining.
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DECEMBER 2017
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Wonderland
Colour City Dance Ballet
Saturday 2nd December 2017
10:00 AM
Colour City Dance presents their annual ballet production “Wonderland” a beautiful show full of fabulous characters and amazing dancers !
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Let's Celebrate
Stepping Out Dance Factory
Sunday 10th December 2017
11:00 AM
You are invited to join Stepping Out Dance Factory as we celebrate an AMAZING 10 years of Dance with our 2017 production of “Let’s Celebrate”. The talented cast from Stepping Out presents an original and breathtaking experience full of excitement and FUN! Sunday the 10th December 2 shows 11am and 3pm Tickets on sale 10am 8 November 2017
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A Showcase of Talent
Central West Performing Arts
Saturday 16th December 2017
3:00 PM
End of year performance featuring the talented students from Central West Performing Arts in a variety of genres.
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FEBRUARY 2018
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The Diamonds
SMA Production
Sunday 4th February 2018
3:00 PM
From the creators of international hit show ‘Boys in the Band’ comes global sensation ‘The Diamonds’ - a celebration of the greatest divas of all time! Grab your friends and get ready to boogie as this hit after hit concert extravaganza brings to life some of the female anthems the world has ever known.
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Isaiah Live In Concert
HIT Productions Pty Ltd
Thursday 8th February 2018
8:00 PM
Turning small town dreams into international streams With a population of just over 5000 people, Moama is hardly the kind of place you expect to find a superstar… well, no one told Isaiah that.
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Prada's Priscillas - An All-Male Revue
Sydney Drag Queen
Thursday 15th February 2018
8:00 PM
Flanked by gorgeous men, lead singer Prada Clutch & her 'girls', take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60’s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90’s, & into 2018 with a celebration of today’s music icons.
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The 78-Storey Treehouse
CDP Kids
Monday 19th February 2018
11:30 AM
A Play by Richard Tulloch Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.
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Francois Leleux and the French Connection
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 24th February 2018
2:00 PM
One of the great oboists of our time, François Leleux, joins the SSO for a breezy program with a French theme. And this multi-talented and charismatic musician will be playing oboe, its low-voiced cousin the cor anglais, and conducting! He’s chosen a brilliant oboe ‘concerto’ by Hummel (a contemporary of Beethoven) and a new arrangement for cor anglais of Debussy’s sublime saxophone rhapsody.
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Calamity Jane
One Eyed Man Productions, Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre
Wednesday 28th February 2018
8:00 PM
Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical - CALAMITY JANE is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West. From the famous 1950s Doris Day movie musical to the HBO series Deadwood, the courageous individuality of Calamity Jane has delighted audiences for decades.
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MARCH 2018
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Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River
Stone Soup & Critical Stages Production
Thursday 8th March 2018
8:00 PM
The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife
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A Town Named War Boy
Australian Theatre for Young People
Wednesday 21st March 2018
7:30 PM
Based on the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men that set sail for the far side of the world.
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APRIL 2018
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Bosom Buddies
Christine Dunstan Productions
Friday 6th April 2018
8:00 PM
She is Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre He is Australia’s leading song and dance man Together on stage, these two stars are brightly shining
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James Reyne - A Crawl To Now
The Harbour Agency
Saturday 14th April 2018
7:30 PM
Late in 2013, James Reyne played two sold-out shows at The Basement in Sydney, exciting fans with a new live offering, A Crawl To Now. Showcasing a broad selection of Australian Crawl tracks plus songs from his time with Company Of Strangers and his solo hits, the acoustic trio of James with Tracy and Brett Kingman, paid homage to an exceptional body of work. They brought the house down.
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MAY 2018
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George's Marvellous Medicine
shake & stir co and QPAC
Friday 4th May 2018
9:30 AM
What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George's Marvellous Medicine bounds off the page in a spectacular live show for the whole family.
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Legally Blonde
Orange Theatre Company
Friday 11th May 2018
7:30 PM
Omigod you guys, this fabulously fun, international award-winning musical, based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the Musical is coming to Orange. It tells the story of Elle Woods - Sorority President of Delta Nu who, after being dumped by her boyfriend Warner, enrols at Harvard Law School to try to win him back.
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Chat 10 Looks 3 Live
Eggs & Soldiers Pty Ltd
Saturday 26th May 2018
7:30 PM
Crabb and Sales take the show on the road to regional Australia in a shameless grab to secure pickles and jams from CWA stalwarts
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Yo Diddle Diddle
Patch Theatre
Wednesday 30th May 2018
10:00 PM
What if your dream was only one jump away? Cat tells us the story of Cow & her dream to jump the moon, and the night the famous nursery rhyme was created. Cow tries and tries again, encouraged by the wise and resourceful Cat, and musical and inventive Houston. Her friends band together to help Cow to keep trying while Cow discovers what it takes to achieve your dreams.
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JUNE 2018
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Quiet Faith
Alternative Facts
Friday 1st June 2018
7:30 PM
From award-winning documentary theatre maker David Williams (Smurf in Wanderland, Grace Under Pressure, The Table of Knowledge), comes a surprising journey into the world of the quietly, progressively faithful.
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Stolen
National Theatre of Parramatta
Tuesday 5th June 2018
11:00 AM
Stolen is a must see for all Australians. On the 20th anniversary of its premiere season, this timely revival of Jane Harrison’s landmark play is as powerful today as it was for its very first audience.
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Reviewing the Situation
Tenacious C
Friday 22nd June 2018
8:00 PM
In this one-man show, Phil Scott plays the English/Jewish composer and lyricist Lionel Bart.
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Present Laughter
Orange Theatre Company
Friday 29th June 2018
7:30 PM
In 2018, Orange Theatre Company is proud to bring back the genius of Noel Coward to the Orange Civic Theatre in their production of Present Laughter. Directed by Rod Jones and Greg Pringle, this hilarious three act play is witty, sparkling and eminently theatrical.
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JULY 2018
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Letters to Lindy
Merrigong Theatre Company in association with Canberra Theatre Centre
Thursday 5th July 2018
7:30 PM
Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures. The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system.
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Friday 6th July 2018
8:00 PM
Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.
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Julius Caesar
Bell Shakespeare
Friday 13th July 2018
7:30 PM
Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves.
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Which Way Home
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Thursday 19th July 2018
7:30 PM
A road trip comedy 80,000 years in the making Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever.
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AUGUST 2018
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Ab [intra]
Sydney Dance Company
Saturday 4th August 2018
7:30 PM
Sydney Dance Company’s 2018 season opens with an electrifying journey into the extremes of human nature. Discover what drives our relationships and ignites our ambitions in this visceral new piece showcasing Australia’s best contemporary dancers.
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Falling In Love Again
Andrew McKinnon
Tuesday 7th August 2018
7:30 PM
Jennifer Ward-Lealand pays tribute to the iconic actress and singer Marlene Dietrich, in Falling in Love Again. This show was devised in collaboration with musical director and pianist Grant Winterburn. Singing highlights from Miss Dietrich’s films, concerts and recordings, Jennifer features songs by Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, Frederic Hollander and Pete Seeger. Jennifer and Grant are joined by bass player Aaron Coddel.
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Madame Butterfly
Opera Australia
Tuesday 28th August 2018
7:30 PM
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West. Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love? Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
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SEPTEMBER 2018
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The Season
Tasmania Performs
Saturday 1st September 2018
8:00 PM
Families are like seasons: you don’t get to pick them, and when they show up you best be ready. Somewhere between mainland Australia and its southern-most mate Tassie lies Dog Island. For six weeks every year that’s where you’ll find the Duncans, a mob as funny as they are unforgettable.
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B2M Mamanta
Artback NT & Skinnyfish Music
Friday 7th September 2018
8:00 PM
Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound.
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Circus Oz - Model Citizens
Circus Australia Ltd
Saturday 15th September 2018
7:30 PM
Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour.
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OCTOBER 2018
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Hotel Sorrento
HIT Productions Pty Ltd
Friday 12th October 2018
8:00 PM
Hotel Sorrento by Australian playwright Hannie Rayson is a highly commercial and relatable comedy/drama and familial story for a mainstream audience. This award winning play, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of three sisters who grew up together in the seaside town Sorrento.
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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Saturday 13th October 2018
8:00 PM
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival to Orange!
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Disney's The Little Mermaid
Orange Theatre Company
Friday 26th October 2018
7:00 PM
Orange Theatre Company is pleased to present this hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages, based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
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NOVEMBER 2018
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The Magic Pudding
Michael Sieders Presents
Friday 9th November 2018
9:30 PM
Virtuoso #3: David Pereira 'Cello Concertante'
Colour City Chamber Orchestra
Saturday 17th November 2018
8:00 PM
In this third concert of Colour City Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Virtuoso’ series, the emergence of the Cello as a solo and instrument will be showcased. David Pereira is one of the world’s esteemed cello soloists.
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