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By A Thread

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One Fell Swoop presents By A Thread
Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship the performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a precise negotiation of cause and effect.
By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best emerging circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills, and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways.
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 6th November 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $46.00  |  Subscriber $40.00  |  Concession $42.00  |  Junior $28.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

RESCHEDULED – Girls On Tap

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This performance has been rescheduled to Friday 8 October 2021. Existing tickets have been transferred to new date. Patrons are entitled to a full refund if this date does not suit

Kym Halpin TheatricHals and Well Done Creative Pty Ltd presents Girls On Tap
A high energy, theatrical tap show celebrating women and female empowerment throughout the ages. The ladies of Girls On Tap multi-task (of course) live on stage – whether they are dancing, singing, tapping and playing the piano at the same time or using their daily hair care routine to tap out fun rhythms with a can of hair spray and a hair brush.
Girls On Tap takes a look at female life both good and bad. Legacy and sisterhood vs betrayal by our female counterparts, stereotyping and objectification by the media. It’s not all noise and backstabbing though. We are making a statement, but we’re having a lot of fun doing it. Gershwin to Girl Power and everything in between. There’s a powerful, live rock version of Rolling in the Deep, a fierce Film Noir style jazz routine reminiscent of Golden Era classics like Band Wagon and Singing in the Rain, a tongue-in-cheek take on the stereotypical 1950s housewife, and so much more. A little bit of pop, rock and jazz: Girls On Tap is sure to appeal to people of all ages.
Fabulous, female and guaranteed to entertain.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 8 October 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $48.00  |  Subscriber $42.00  |  Concession $44.00  |  Junior $28.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

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Orange Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Colour City Chamber Orchestra presents The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
On his first visit to England and the Scotland, the 20 year-old Felix Mendelssohn was inspired to write his Hebrudes Overture. The music portrays the heaving ocean and is one of the most famous works of his composer – full of wonderful melodies and joy.
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, is written for violin, viola and chamber orchestra. The music is in parts grand, lyrical and playful, and a much-loved work.
During the Second World War amd under occupation, the Finnish Composer, Sibelius wrote this anthemic, passionate and patriotic work – Finlandia. His masterpiece, and a terrific work to complete the first half of the program.
How do you paint Australia’s vast landscape, its changing seasons, its ancient indigenous culture, in musical sounds? In Kakadu, Peter Sculthorpe does just this.
Benjamin Britten’s Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra spotlights each of the instrumental groups before the full orchestra comes together for a rousing finale. In a special performance, the work will be narrated by Marian Arnold.
This is concert for the young – and the young at heart. Not to be missed!TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESAY 4 DECEMBER 2019
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Sunday 21 September 2021
Time: 2:30 PM
Prices: Adult $48.00  |  Subscriber $43.00  |  Concession $45.00  |  Junior $20.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Wallflowering

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HIT Productions presents Wallflowering
HIT is delighted to be revisiting Wallflowering by award winning Australian playwright Peta Murray for an extensive national tour in 2020. The play revolves around the lives of Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary, suburban, middle aged couple who were once prize-winning ballroom dancers. This delightfully amusing and poignant play about marriage, happiness and the pursuit of the perfect foxtrot, features action interspersed with world class ballroom dancing by a younger couple, who represent not only Peg and Cliff in their glory days, but also the older couple’s idealised view of themselves.
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 27 August 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $46.00  |  Subscriber $40.00  |  Concession $42.00  |  Junior $28.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour

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Queen

 

QUEEN is amongst the greatest rock band of the twentieth century and Freddie Mercury is hailed by many as the most charismatic and flamboyant performer in contemporary rock and has that amazing and unmistakable unique voice loved by many fans Worldwide.

Thomas Crane is arguably the best Freddie Mercury in Australia if not the World. He has had many years of experience and is the closest thing to the real Freddie Mercury alive. He sounds like Freddie, looks like Freddie and get the crowd’s reaction just like Freddie. Thomas can even sing amazing Opera and play the piano so, you won’t be disappointed with his fantastic talent.

Now Thomas Crane and his band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement and stage energy for which Queen are renowned. They are touring Sydney from late April 2013.

Anyone who knows anything about Queen is well aware that a huge part of the Queen live experience was their stage presence, their flamboyance, theatrics and energy. At a Bohemian Rhapsody show, none of this is lost in translation, the posturing and preening, the strutting and showmanship. Bohemian Rhapsody stands alone to showcases the music of the greatest rock band of all times.

Everything is here, right down to the trademark cheeky banter and singing contests between Freddie and his audience. Bohemian Rhapsody manage to take everything that made a Queen show unique, and bring it back to life before your very eyes and ears. Featuring some of Australia’s best musicians Bohemian Rhapsody will leave you with an unforgettable Queen experience.

For those of you who were fortunate enough to see Queen perform live during their reign, this will be a wonderful trip down memory lane for you.

For those of you who never got quite that lucky….The Show Must Go On…. And it does….. with Bohemian Rhapsody !!

Bohemian Rhapsody starts their performance from the music of the 1970’s – the decade and leather and long hair, through to the 80’s and 90’s when Queen were the hottest act in music, with such immortal rock hits as “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, ”We Will Rock You” “We Are The Champions” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

The show is becoming more and more in demand that they are touring the U.S. in July this year. Bohemian Rhapsody plays to packed houses and passionate audiences, and their popularity is such that their fan base is strong throughout Australia and overseas. Because the music featured in the show covers the 1970’s through to the millennium, the audience is always a broad collection of fans from eighteen year olds through to retirees – who all share a love of timeless rock music

For a fantastic Queen experience catch BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY at a venue near you.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 30 July 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $60.00  |  Subscriber $55.00  |  Concession $55.00  |  Junior $30.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Impermanence

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Impermanence

SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY – IMPERMANENCE

A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation.

Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. With a score performed by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, Impermanence was only four days from its world premiere and opening night. After a tumultuous year, Sydney Dance Company bring it to the stage for the first time in 2021, now with added poignancy. Experience the power of dance and music, laden with meaning, fleeting and vulnerable.

Join Sydney Dance Company in their return to the stage and from devastation, find energy, urgency, radiance and hope.

Bryce Dessner’s music composition Impermanence is commissioned by the Australian String Quartet and Sydney Dance Company. This commission has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 10 July 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $52.00  |  Subscriber $44.00  |  Concession $48.00  |  Group 10+ $48.00|  School Groups $20.00|  Junior $28.00 up to 14 years of age
Contact: 02 6393 8111

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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A Midsummer Nights Dream

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By William Shakespeare

Director Peter Evans

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.

Love is in the air in Athens – and it’s contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just days away, there are young lovers dreaming of enchanted futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helena adores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia – and he’s got Hermia’s father on his side. So nobody is happy. (Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said the course of true love never did run smooth.)

Determined to be together, Hermia and Lysander meet in a moonlit forest, with plans to elope. Following hot on their heels is Demetrius, who in turn is pursued by a lovelorn Helena. But the young lovers are not alone in the forest. Nick Bottom and his hapless bunch of tradies have gathered to rehearse a play to be performed at the royal wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of fairies are also in the forest that night. The three worlds collide in an explosion of comic confusion that throws the future of all the lovers into jeopardy.

This production is quick as a shadow. Fast, funny and family-friendly, this is A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 2 July and Saturday 3 July 2021
Time: 7.30 PM
Prices: Adult $54.00  |  Subscriber $46.00  |  Concession $48.00  |  School Group $20.00|  Junior $28.00 up to 14 years of age
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

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Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show.
Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. From the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the iconic Ring of Fire.
For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.
Now JEFF CARTER together with BROOKE McMULLEN bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert.
These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, perfectly recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared.
This 2 hour live concert event “LEAVING JACKSON” The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Thursday 24 June 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $57.00  |  Subscriber $49.00  |  Concession $49.00  |  Junior $25.00  |  Group 6+ $49.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Zooom – A lost star finds its way home

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Orange Civic Theatre presents ZOOOM by Patch Theatre

Combining old school whimsy with state of the art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand.

She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place.

Adventures happen and with the assistance of the audience the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems. Part music video, part dream, ZOOOM is a show about all sorts of perspective.

Inspired by iconic children’s book Harold and The Purple Crayon, ZOOOM channels the same philosophy; a child who makes sense of their world through art. The show is driven by the power of ‘child logic’, combined with the magic of science.

Using original music, lasers and projections, the performance takes the audience on an immersive journey. We unpack the science of animation from pixel to line to animation, as miniature worlds are blown up to be larger than life.

Z
OOOM begins at home or in the classroom, as we invite our audience to bring a piece of dark to the show. They arrive and their dark is exchanged for their own personal light – a little spark that will keep them safe and help guide them through the interactive sessions of the show.

Age recommendation – 3 – 10 year olds

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 18 June 2021
Time: 10:00 am and 12.30pm
Prices: Adult $28.00  |  Subscriber $20.00  |  Concession $24.00  |  Junior $20.00 |  Family $78.00|  School Group $15.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111
The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

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The Appleton Ladies Potato Race

Appleton is a small country town being forced into the present with a recent influx of wealthy city slickers, treechangers and refugees. Simmering tensions come to a head when new GP Penny Anderson discovers that the famous Appleton Potato Race awards $1000 prize money to men, and a measly $200 to women. When Penny decides to take steps to restore gender parity and coax Appleton into the 21st century, little could she have anticipated the spiralling, hilarious culture war that would follow.

Inspired by real life events and featuring a cast of five fabulous women, THE APPLETON  LADIES’ POTATO RACE is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles. 

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Thursday 27 May 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $42.00  |  Subscriber $38.00  |  Concession $40.00  |  Junior $28.00 up to 14 years of age
Contact: 02 6393 8111