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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour

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Queen

 

QUEEN – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

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 17 July 2020
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $60.00  |  Subscriber $55.00  |  Concession $55.00  |  Junior $30.00
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.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
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
The Robertson Bros

The Robertson Bros 60s Variety TV Show

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The Robertson Bros

Do you dream of reliving the good old days?

Well don’t miss THE ROBERTSON BROTHERS 1960’s TV VARIETY SHOW with special guest Simon Brook McLachlan – from the original cast of the hit musical Jersey Boys.

After a massive 2019, the boys are back with a brand new show!
Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from: The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!

The Robertson Brothers grew up in a home that appreciated the Variety TV Show. When designing this new live touring show they decided to reinvent the magic and diversity of the old school 1960’s Variety TV shows.

With a rockin’ live band and an amazing multimedia presentation, expect to be entertained by many of the Classic Hits from the 60’s. Through the prism of the Variety TV show format you’ll travel back in time to embrace and celebrate all the hits of these 60’s Music Legends.

You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying to ‘Georgy Girl’, ‘Morningtown Ride’, ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, ‘Oh Carol’, ‘Calendar Girl’, ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’, ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘To Love Somebody’, ‘Massachusetts’, ‘I Started A Joke’, ‘Got To Get A Message To You’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Let’s Hang On’, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Bus Stop’, plus so many more in this celebration of your favourite 60’s Superstars!

“It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” – Ray Hadley, 2GB

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 30 May 2020
Time: 8:0PM
Prices: Adult $69.00  |  Subscriber $65.00  |  Concession $65.00  |  Junior $60.00 (Up to 12 years of age) |  Group 6+ $65.00 each | Family (2ad & 2ch) $250.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival now in its 44th year. After premiering in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada, a selection of the best short films about adventure tour the globe.

The 2020 tour promises 3 hours of captivating footage, shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to set your pulse racing, this carefully curated program showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Audiences will experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today.

TICKETS ON SALE  1 OCTOBER 2019, 9am

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 29 May 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Prices: Adult $29.95  |   Junior $21.95  |  Group 10+ $25.95 each
Contact: 02 6393 8111
Mark Vincent

Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza

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Mark Vincent

Singing from the age of 15, Mark Vincent has gone on to become one of Australia’s most beloved tenors, having released nine consecutive #1 ARIA Classical Crossover Albums, earning accolades both nationally and internationally.

Vincent’s last album, A Tribute to Mario Lanza, contains the ground breaking ‘virtual duet’ of “Because You’re Mine” with the Hollywood legend. The ‘duet’ made headlines and received the patronage of Mario Lanza’s daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, who gave permission for the re-recoding of the ‘virtual duet’ and said, “I’m pleased to allow my father’s recoded voice to be joined on this historic recording by the exciting young tenor, Mark Vincent.”

Like many other tenors, Mark discovered Mario Lanza through the film, The Great Caruso. Mark describes that moment, saying, “Throughout the whole movie I was in awe and struck by the incredible beauty of operatic singing and the urgency and intensity of his voice. It has been a life-long dream of mine to record an album as a tribute to an artist who was an inspiration to many modern singers including The Three Tenors, Andrea Bocelli, and even Elvis Presley. I am so proud to be the first Australian tenor to have recorded this album and tour this show across Australia.”

Released by Sony Music Australia, Tribute debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Charts, and at #1 on the ARIA Classical Crossover Charts. The album went on to be the highest selling ARIA Classical Crossover album of 2017.

Fans can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza including “Because You’re Mine”, “Be My Love”, The Loveliest Night of the Year” and “Nessun Dorma” to name a few.

There is no doubt this show will sell out – book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!!

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 21st March 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Prices: Adult $59.00  |  Subscriber $57.00  |  Concession $57.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Taylor henderson: The A-Team Tour

Taylor Henderson: The A-Team Tour

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Taylor Henderson: The A Team Tour

 

Taylor Henderson takes to “The A-Team” On tour. A special two hour concert in 2 sets – Mine, His and Inspirations.
A powerful and emotive performance of his multi-platinum selling hits ‘When You Were Mine’, ‘Borrow My Heart’ & ‘Already Gone’.
Followed by Taylor Henderson’s handpick favourites of one of his biggest influence, Ed Sheeran.
Set one.
All of Taylor Henderson’s award winning hits from his platinum selling albums ‘Self-Titled’ and ‘Burnt Letters’ plus a selection of songs from singer-songwriters that have shaped the world of music today. They have inspired him to pick up a guitar and write a lyric and dare to walk on stage to bare his soul, they have helped sculpt and express the artist he is today.
Set Two.
The greatest hits from Ed Sheeran’s history making albums X   +  and  ÷ .  Featuring songs such as ‘Lego House’, ‘Thinking Out Loud’, ‘Shape Of You’ and a playlist that will have you singing along. Ed Sheeran had been a significant force in Taylor Henderson’s creative life, and he is so excited to be able to perform the songs that have fuelled the flames of creativity in his journey so far.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness this rare event.TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER @ 9AM
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 13 March 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $50.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111
Ian Moss

Ian Moss Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour – Solo & Acoustic

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Ian Moss

Hot on the heels of the recent metro Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour dates, Ian Moss has today announced Regional tour dates commencing he’ll be taking the iconic album on the road across Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania from February 2020.

Mossy’s debut album was released on 1 August, 1989 and peaked at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It remained in the Top 10 for an amazing 14 weeks, shipping more than 200,000 copies in the first 12 months alone.

Matchbook hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 1989 and remained in the Top 10 for 14 weeks, selling over 200,000 copies and went on to see “Mossy” take away Album of the Year, Best Male Artist and Breakthrough Artist – Album,  Breakthrough Artist – Single and Song of the Year (shared with Don Walker) for Tucker’s Daughter, as well as being nominated for Single of the Year.

Six of the album’s 10 songs, including Tucker’s Daughter, were written by Cold Chisel bandmate Don Walker; two were co-written by Moss and Walker; and one co-written by Moss, Walker and Cold Chisel drummer, Steve Prestwich.

Ian said, “Touring into the heartland that is regional Australia has always been something that I have looked forward to for over 40 years, especially meeting the fans & hearing their stories. The audiences have always been supportive, and I’m looking forward to getting back out there next year and sharing this special Matchbook 30th anniversary with them”

Fans are reminded to only buy tickets by following the direct ticket links listed below. People who choose to ignore this clear advice and who instead use search engines like Google to find tickets typically get steered to unofficial reselling sites like Viagogo that often lead to rip offs.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 29th February 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $69.90
Contact: 02 6393 8111
Lennon Through A Glass Onion

Lennon Through A Glass Onion

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Lennon Through A Glass Onion

“A deeply felt reflection of the man. Savour every minute” – NEW YORK TIMES

“Lennon’s spirit shines through” – New York Post

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia following their sensational 16 week season in New York. The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon which we know and loved as LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION was re-produced and rebranded for its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre.

Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion , part concert and part biography, reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century with a story and 31 songs including “Imagine,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother,” “Jealous Guy,” and more.

“It was truly an emotional experience seeing Lennon: Through a Glass Onion in New York at its American premiere” said producer Harley Medcalf. “We were overwhelmed, blessed really, to have the support of Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate. As Charles Waterstreet (Fairfax) said, “We should get out the streamers and confetti to shower D’Arrietta and Waters in an open limousine to the steps of our town halls””. The show will return to the US following the Australian tour in April/May.

John Waters added “To be embraced by New Yorkers as we were from October to January, this was a great reward for all of us who worked so hard to get our show there, at the Union Theatre. It truly felt as though Glass Onion had in fact given the city what it needed, to reconcile their own sense of loss of a much loved ‘son’, as John Lennon came to be. Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, and it doesn’t get much better than that.”

In 1992, twelve years after Lennon’s death, Waters and D’Arrietta first conceived and performed Lennon: Through a Glass Onion on a small stage at the Tilbury Hotel in Sydney. The show was an instant success. In the years that followed, Waters and D’Arrietta toured the show and played sold out engagements at venues including The Sydney Opera House. The show performed a three-month engagement in London’s West End.

“Its been fantastic the response the show is receiving, especially from the younger audiences that are coming along, some of whom were not even born when Lennon and The Beatles were recording and releasing their music. It’s a testament to the legacy of the man and his music that still excites and intrigues people to this day” says Waters.

“It never ceases to amaze us how many people still request to see the show, even after our last lengthy tour, we’re constantly getting emails and messages asking when is the show coming back, so its great that the demand and interest is always there”, says Waters.

“The song Glass Onion was John Lennon’s postscript to The Beatles. It had such a strong image of crystal ball-gazing and peeling away the layers that it inspired the format for this show – a kaleidoscope collage of song, word, emotion and image”, agrees D’Arrietta with Waters.

For the audience this is either an emotional trip down memory lane or a wonderful introduction to the life and times of one of the most fascinating icons of our time.

In late 2020, Lennon Through A Glass Onion will be touring through the United States with Symphony Orchestras, commencing with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID…..

“Lennon’s spirit shine through on “Glass Onion””NEW YORK POST

“D’ARIETTA is a powerful pianist with strong beats for a Honky Tonk”CURTIN UP NEW YORK

“His credible take on Lennon’s Liverpudlian dialect is top notch, meritoriously channeling the singer/songwriter’s acerbic wit and rebel yell moxie over the course of the 90 minute one act concert monologue”.EDGE NEWORK NEW YORK

“a remarkable celebration of a unique talent… Waters does it brilliantly” – THE SPECTATOR, LONDON

“John Waters encapsulate the essence of Lennon.”CAPITAL RADIO, LONDON

 “The humour, the pace, the crisp intercuts of light and sound, the emotional texture of music and narrative, and the insights add up to a stirring celebration of genius.”SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 “Part bio, part great concert, totally excellent.”THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

 “Angry, wired and wiry…..a powerfully recalled lament.”LONDON GUARDIAN

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 8th February 2020
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $55.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Central West Performing Arts – A Showcase of Talent

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CWPA A Showcase of Talent

End of year performance featuring the talented students from Central West Performing Arts in  a variety of genres.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER @ 9AM

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 14th December 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Prices: Adult $26.00  | Concession $20.00  |  Junior $18.00 3-17 years of age
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Cream Dream Inspire Imagine UNITE

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United Dance Project are proud to present their 2019 showcase CREATE. DREAM. INSPIRE. IMAGINE- UNITE in three dazzling performances.
Our amazing cast will showcase performances from Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Cheerleading.TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Sunday 8th December 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Prices: Adult $28.00  | Concession $22.00  |  Junior $22.00  |  Student $22.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111