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Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live !!

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And Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!!

ANH DO – THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!!

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism”…The Sydney Morning Herald

the happiest audience experience I have ever had”…Arts Hub

Two thumbs, five stars, show of the seasonwww.themusic.com.au

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $64.90  |  Concession $59.90  |  Group $59.90 10+
Contact: 02 6393 8111

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

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

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THE FESTIVAL’S FUNNIEST IN ONE HILARIOUS NIGHT!

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia. Boasting a line-up of festival favourites and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you!

“The comedians all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches… the talent on show definitely left the crowd wanting more…” – AU REVIEW

Warning
May contain strong course language and adult themes. Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Sunday 31 October 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $35.00  |  Subscriber $30.00  |  Concession $32.00  |  Group 4+ $32.00|
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Jason Owens sing John Denver

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Due to popular demand, Aussie country music artist Jason Owen will be returning in 2021 with his acclaimed show Jason Owen Sings John Denver.

Performing in intimate settings around the nation, Jason will be singing many of Denver’s most loved songs from his fourth album Jason Owen Sings John Denver: the 20th Anniversary. When the album was released in 2017 to mark 20 years since Denver’s passing, it became an instant smash hit, going straight to number one on the Australian iTunes Country music chart.

With a Golden Guitar and three Country Music Channel (CMC) Award nominations to his name in categories including New Oz Artist of the Year and Male Artist of the Year, Jason has firmly made his mark on Australian music. A national tour with country music darling Amber Lawrence, a collaboration with iconic Indigenous entertainer Christine Anu on his single Proud and a successful 2019 tour The Power of Love have been just some of his many career highlights.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 29 October 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $39.00  |  Concession $39.00  |  Junior $25.00 up to 12 years
Contact: 02 6393 8111
Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia!

Presented by: Orange Theatre Company

Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, Orange Theatre Company invites you to fall in love all over again! Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me, Dancing Queen and so many more hits you know and love make this worldwide phenomenon a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, MAMMA MIA! is exactly what the world needs right now!

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date:

Thursday 14 October at 8pm
Friday 15 October at 8pm
Saturday 16 October at 2pm
Saturday 16 October at 8pm
Sunday 17 October at 2pm

Thursday 21 October at 8pm
Friday 22 October at 8pm
Saturday 23 October at 2pm
Saturday 23 October at 8pm
Sunday 24 October at 2pm

Time: 2:00 PM and 8.00 PM
Prices: Adult $49.00  |  Theatre Subscriber $45.00  |Pensioner and Concession $45.00  |  Junior  (13-17 years) $30.00
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

Orange Symphony Orchestra Returns

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Orange Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Colour City Chamber Orchestra presents OSO Returns

1. The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave), Op. 26 – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
2. Sketches of Notre Dame – Noel Annett*
3. Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major for violin, viola and orchestra K364/320d – WA Mozart
4. Symphony no. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral) – Ludwig van Beethoven
*denotes world premiere.

On his first visit to England and Scotland, the 20 year-old Felix Mendelssohn was inspired to write his Hebrides Overture. The music portrays the heaving ocean and is one of the most famous works of his composer – full of wonderful melodies and joy.
Noel Annett, a local Orange musician, teacher and composer, has produced a work specifically for the OSO, entitled Sketches of Notre Dame. The four-movement work takes listeners on a journey from the renaissance through to the modern-day tragedy that struck the iconic cathedral in 2019. In this world premiere performance, Annett’s work comes to life.
WA Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, is written for violin, viola and chamber orchestra. Like Mendelssohn, Mozart was only 23 when he composed this work – a cross between a symphony and a concerto – and he could of course play both parts, though it is said he favoured the viola.
The capstone to the program is the extraordinarily exquisite 6th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven premiered this symphony with himself as the conductor, alongside his 5th symphony, his fourth Piano Concerto, and a raft of other smaller works. Even by nineteenth-century standards, this concert in 1808 was something of an endurance test for the audiences. Presented here alongside Mendelssohn, Mozart and Annett, the program promises to be a lighter affair than its first outing, but no less musically pleasing.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Sunday 19 September 2021
Time: 2:30 PM
Prices: Adult $48.00  |  Subscriber $45.00  |  Concession $45.00  |  Junior $24.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Marina Prior and David Hobson – The Two of Us Encore

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Marina Prior and David Hobson The Two of Us Encore Tour

After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode.  Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour spectacular show.
Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera,
Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.
‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David.  “We’ve met so many wonderful people and made new friends along the way and we privileged to be able to do this and do not, for once take it for granted’, says Marina & David.
“It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country, that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in’ says Marina.  ‘With the Up Close & Personal show, it’s like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both your and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in’, says David.
David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists.  He has sung and performed many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL Grand Final, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, Studio.
Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.  She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, to name just two.   She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras.  Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, she was recently seen on the ABC TV series The Divorce.  In 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century.
Hear the classics, their recorded favourites with a hint of humour thrown in!  Definitely a show not to be missed!

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Saturday 18 September 2021
Time: 8:00 PM
Prices: Adult $69.95  |  Subscriber $62.95  |  Concession $64.95  |  Junior $34.95 2 – 16 years of age|  Group 6+ $64.95
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Once

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Presented by: Darlinghurst Theatre Company

This achingly beautiful smash-hit folk musical strikes an unforgettable chord

After a sell-out 2019 season, our breathtaking production of Once returns to make you fall in love all over again.

Once is a tender love story of a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who reminds him how to dream. Featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing instrumentals live on stage, Once is a modern-day musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all.

With songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song Falling Slowly, this spellbinding score will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.

“Original and unforgettable, Once draws you in from the very first note, grabs you by the heart strings and never lets go.”

★★★★  New York Daily News

“Caccamo is an extraordinary vocalist, full of gorgeous yearning, and she’s well-matched by Francis, who could sing Apple’s endless Terms and Conditions and make it sound profound.” – TimeOut ★★★★

“Led by Carroll, who brings just the right light touch to his direction, everything in the production (choreography, music, lighting, design) combines organically to create something heartfelt, bittersweet, and very special.” – Limelight Magazine ★★★★1/2

“Once succeeds, rather than suffers, from how personal and specific it is. It makes you remember musical theatre can be better than it inevitably is.” – Daily Review ★★★★

Winner
8 Tony Awards
4 Drama Desk Awards
1 Academy Award
1 Grammy Award
1 Olivier Award

Book by

Music & Lyrics by

Enda Wals

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

 

Director
Richard Carroll

Movement Director
Amy Campbell

Musical Director
Victoria Falconer

Set & Costume Designer
Hugh O’Connor

Lighting Designer
Peter Rubie

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date:

Thursday 2 September at 7.30pm

Friday 3 September at 7.30pm

Saturday 4 September at 2pm

Saturday 4 September at 7.30pm

Time: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $69.00  |  Student $50.00  |  Pensioner and Concession $59.00  |  Junior  (13-17 years) $45.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111

Once

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Presented by: Darlinghurst Theatre Company

This achingly beautiful smash-hit folk musical strikes an unforgettable chord

After a sell-out 2019 season, our breathtaking production of Once returns to make you fall in love all over again.

Once is a tender love story of a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who reminds him how to dream. Featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing instrumentals live on stage, Once is a modern-day musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all.

With songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song Falling Slowly, this spellbinding score will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.

“Original and unforgettable, Once draws you in from the very first note, grabs you by the heart strings and never lets go.”

★★★★  New York Daily News

“Caccamo is an extraordinary vocalist, full of gorgeous yearning, and she’s well-matched by Francis, who could sing Apple’s endless Terms and Conditions and make it sound profound.” – TimeOut ★★★★

“Led by Carroll, who brings just the right light touch to his direction, everything in the production (choreography, music, lighting, design) combines organically to create something heartfelt, bittersweet, and very special.” – Limelight Magazine ★★★★1/2

“Once succeeds, rather than suffers, from how personal and specific it is. It makes you remember musical theatre can be better than it inevitably is.” – Daily Review ★★★★

Winner
8 Tony Awards
4 Drama Desk Awards
1 Academy Award
1 Grammy Award
1 Olivier Award

Book by

Music & Lyrics by

Enda Wals

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

 

Director
Richard Carroll

Movement Director
Amy Campbell

Musical Director
Victoria Falconer

Set & Costume Designer
Hugh O’Connor

Lighting Designer
Peter Rubie

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date:

Thursday 2 September at 7.30pm

Friday 3 September at 7.30pm

Saturday 4 September at 2pm

Saturday 4 September at 7.30pm

Time: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Prices: Adult $69.00  |  Student $50.00  |  Pensioner and Concession $59.00  |  Junior  (13-17 years) $45.00
Contact: 02 6393 8111