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COMPREHENSIVE   DIARY

December 2017


Monday December 11
CONCERT: Free Advent Organ Recital presented by Ria Angelika Polo,  12.30 to 1.15pm in St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Free entry.


*****

Tuesday December 12
PLAYS: 12 X 12 Festival presents twelve new plays each 12 minutes long on the 12th December. 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $20 from CoGG Service Centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Friday December 15
CONCERT: Christmas Noel presents the Windfire Choir and Orchestra, soloists Lee Abrahmsen, Timothy Reynolds, Manfred Pohlenz and a special from the Geelong Youth Choir. 8.00pm in St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St.
Tickets $35, $30 at trybooking.com or at the door.


*****

December 16, 17
PLAY: A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Christine Davey for Skin of our Teeth Productions. Shakespeare’s classic comedy presented in modern dress the open at Murgheboluc Reserve. Both performances 5.30pm, all tickets $20, at trybooking.com.


*****

Monday December 18
CONCERT: Free Advent Organ Recital presented by Frank De Rosso  12.30 to 1.15pm in St Mary’s Basilica, Yarra St. Free entry.


*****


Sunday December 24

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: This year moved from Johnstone Park to Kardinia Park’s Simonds Stadium with the event beginning from dusk.  Presented by Geelong Ys Mens club. Fine artists give their time for Geelong’s traditional candlelit celebration. 
Free entry.


*****


January 2018


January 8 - 16
PANTOMIME: Peter Pan - presented Queenscliff Lighthouse Theatre Group in Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall.
Details TBA

*****


January 9, 10, 11
BLUES CAMP: hosted by Sleepy Hollow Blues Club has interactive music workshops for musos 12 - 25 years culminating in a happy end-of-camp concert. All held at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Cost $168.90 for participants; entry to the concert costs $12, $10 and $6. Tickets, details from 5251 1998.

*****

January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27**, 28*, 31 (Feb 1, 2, 3** 4*)
MUSICAL: Beauty & The Beast - directed by Alister Smith for Footlight Productions in GPAC’s Playhouse. Disney favourite in the hands of top Geelong company. 7.30pm (**2.00pm & 7.30pm) (*2.00pm) in GPAC’s Playhouse Theatre. Tickets $49.50, $45.90, $42.90 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****



February 2018


Friday February 2
CONCERT: Sangria Jam presented by Nancy Ruth. Canadian Nancy opens The Potato Shed’s theatre season with her astonishing voice and musical passion which ranges from jazz to flamenco. 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, tickets $40, $35 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

February 2, 3, 4*, 8, 9, 10, 11*, 15, 16, 17

PLAY: Jake’s Women directed by Peter Jukes for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. Neil Simon’s dark, semi-autobiographical adult comedy begins Rep’s 2018 season. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

February 9, 10
CABARET: Dance Hall presented by Finucane & Smith for The Potato Shed’s theatre season. A transcendent night of song and dance from Victoria’s leading burlesque performers. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed,  tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

February 22, 23, 24*

PLAY: A Little Night Music directed by Nicholas Cannon for Watch This. Stephen Sondheim’s emotional musical of complications kicks off GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Playhouse.

Tickets $69, $65(sen) $59 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Friday February 23

CONCERT: Firebird Trio plays Stravinsky - Selections from The Firebird Suite; Haydn, Piano trio in E flat minor Hob XV:31; Schubert, Piano Trio in E flat D.929. Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $50, $45 (conc) $10 (under 25) from 5243 6931, music@gcms.org.au or at GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

Saturday February 24

FESTIVAL: Pako Festa promoted as Victoria’s largest multicultural event sees Pakington St closed to traffic between Waterloo and Autumn streets and the place taken over with music, dance, colour and fun. Free, but the traders charge for food, and the custom is to eat your way from end to end..


PLAY: Sunshine Boy - The Life Of Leigh Bowery presented by the man himself - born in Sunshine, became a leader in London’s Underground club scene.  Part of The Potato Shed’s theatre season. A transcendent night of song and dance from Victoria’s leading burlesque performers. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed,  tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

March 2018


Friday March 9

CONCERT: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius played by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Andrew Davis, with Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass; with MSO Chorus 7.30pm at the Costa Hall, Deakin University, Gheringhap St. Tickets $102, $97, $86.70,  from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****


March 9, 10, 11, 12

FESTIVAL: Port Fairy Folk Festival  brings the world’s - and the nations’s top performers together in the township for a weekend celebrating musical excellence. Find details of the performers, venues, early bird tickets - all at www.portfairyfolkfestival.com


*****


Tuesday March 13

MUSICAL CONCERT: The History Of Rock & Roll written and presented by Colin Mockett with the region’s top rockers The Hip Cats. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

March 16, 17*, 18**, 22, 23, 24*

MUSICAL: 42nd St - Broadway’s biggest show presented by CenterStage Geelong. 7.30pm, (*1.30pm & 7.30pm; **3.00pm)
at  GPAC’s Playhouse Theatre, tickets $44.50, $40, $36 from GPAC 5225 1200
.

*****


March 23, 24
PLAY: The Zipper written by Bernard Clancey, set in a retirement village where a group of recent heart by-pass patients are recovering. Some are definitely NQR. Friday 1pm & 7.30pm,  Saturday 2.00pm & 7.30pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets $26, $22 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


April 2018


Saturday April 7
PLAY: Glorious! from Hit Productions, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, billed as The Worst Singer In The World - who became a star! 2.00pm & 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

April 11, 12, 13, 14*

CIRCUS: Peepshow presented by CIRCA - internationally acclaimed blend of nostalgia with acrobatics and circus  skills arrives as part  of GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Drama Theatre.

Tickets $62, $59 (sen) $53 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****


Tuesday April 15

MUSICAL CONCERT: The Gentle Beatles presented by Adam Parsons and Colin Mockett. The softer side of the supergroup delivered acoustically by singer/guitarist Adam with song explanations from Colin. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****


Thursday April 19

FESTIVAL: Bio Diversity In Your Backyard hosted by Bellarine Catchment Network. Explore the region’s flaura and fauna in art, sculpture, song - and learn how to enhance local bidiversity in the process. At the Potato Shed, Drysdale, 7.00pm free.


*****

Friday April 20

CONCERT: Australian String Quartet plays Mozart,String Quartet in D major K.575; Ligeti, String quartet no.1 ‘Metamorphoses nocturnes’;Mendelssohn, String quartet in D major Op. 44 no. 1. Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $55, $50,(conc) $10 (under 25) from 5243 6931, music@gcms.org.au or at GPAC 5225 1200.


CABARET: Rogue Romantic presented by Anya Anastasia and her all-female group. Billed as feisty, feminist, fierce - and fun!. Definitely different for the PS’s BYO nibbles cabaret. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

April  20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28, 29* (May 3, 4, 5)

PLAY: The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui directed by Greg Shawcross for Geelong Repertory Company. Bertold Brecht’s classic satirical political parallel brings a thought-provoking element to  Rep’s 2018 season. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

April 20 - 28
MUSICAL: The Toxic Avenger presented by Theatre Of The Damned in the Shenton Performing Arts Centre, East Geelong. Details TBA


*****

Saturday April 28

CONCERT: Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney   two Australian showbiz legends on stage together for GPAC’s 2018 Season bonus.  1.00pm & 8.00pm details at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Sunday April 29
CONCERT: The Two Of Us - Up Close And Personal featuring Marina Prior and David Hobson. 3.00pm in the Costa Hall, tickets $69.95, $64.95, $34.95 (under 16) at GPAC 5225 1200.   


May 2018


Tuesday May 1

PLAY: Creature an adaptation of Dot & The Kangaroo using live performance and 3-D projection.  One of  GPAC’s 2018 Season bonus plays,  1.00pm & 8.00pm details at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

May 3, 4, 5

PLAY: The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui directed by Greg Shawcross for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. Bertolt Brecht’s classic satirical political parallel brings a thought-provoking element to Rep’s 2018 season. 7.30pm  in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****


May 10, 11, 12* 16, 17, 18, 19*

MUSICAL: Song Contest -  The Almost Eurovision Experience directed and choreographed by Kai Mann-Robertson for Geelong Lyric Theatre Society. Promoted as more than a musical - an event!  Venue, times, booking details at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26.

PLAY: Jane Eyre presented by Christine Davey’s Skin Of Our Teeth Productions at East Geelong’s Shenton Centre. Details TBA


*****


Saturday May 12
TRIBUTE: Roy Orbison and the Everly Bros Tribute Show presented by Issi Dye and Glenn Douglas 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Monday May 14
PLAY: Caliban from Western Edge Youth Arts, the story explores global climate politics - starting where Shakespeare’s The Tempest leaves off... 11.00am at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  Students $20, adults $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Tuesday May 15

MUSICAL CONCERT: Alfred Deakin’s Women written and presented by Shirley Power & Colin Mockett and telling the story of the women who surrounded, comforted and advised the man rated our finest prime minister. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

May 23, 24, 25, 26*

PLAY: The Bleeding Tree directed by Lee Lewis for Griffin Theatre Company. Acclaimed modern Australian revenge drama arrives as part  of  GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Drama Theatre.  Tickets $58, $54 (sen) $48 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Saturday May 26
FESTIVAL: Bellarine Dance Festival - really a showcase of the region’s dance schools, clubs and groups. Dancers between 6 and 18 yrs old - all day event at The Potato Shed.  Details from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Tuesday May 29
PLAY: Hungry Ghosts from Melbourne Theatre Company, explores the concept of going missing - and the effect on families in Australia. 1.00pm & 7.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  Students $20, adults $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


June 2018


June 7, 8, 9*
PLAY: Sense and Sensibility directed by Geordie Brookman for the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Jane Austin’s classic gets a sparkling new theatrical overhaul. Part of GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Playhouse.

Tickets $69, $65 (sen) $59 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Friday June 8

CONCERT: Thomas Hampson Sings Mahler with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrea Molino with Thomas Hampson,  baritone; Mahler Totenfeier; Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen;

Messiaen Le Tombeau Resplendissant; R. Strauss Tod und Verklärung. 7.30pm at the Costa Hall, Deakin University, Gheringhap St. Tickets $102, $89, $53,  from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

June 8, 9, 10, 11

FESTIVAL: National Celtic Festival now the nation’s largest celebration of Celtic culture sees  Portarlington alive with Celtic music, dance, colour and fun. And all the township’s venues are heated.
Find details of performers, venues, and buy tickets at http://nationalcelticfestival.com


*****

Saturday June 16
PLAY: Which Way Home from Ilbijerri Theatre Company, explores perceptions when Tash and her Dad go on a road trip home to find they have two black faces in a white community.. Infused with humour and heart, 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  Students $20, adults $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


Tuesday June 19

MUSICAL CONCERT: Fun With The Celts! From wacky Irish toasts to odd Welsh myths presented by Colin Mockett with Shirley Power. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****


Friday June 22

CONCERT: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with Anna Goldsworthy plays Krauss Olympic Overture; Mozart, piano sonata no.17 in B flat K.570;  Mozart, piano concerto no. 6 in B flat K.238; Haydn, piano concerto no. 11 in D Hob.XVIII:11; Mozart, Symphony no 30 in D major K. 202.  Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $55, $50,(conc) $10 (under 25) from 5243 6931, music@gcms.org.au or at GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

June 22, 23
PLAY: Hotel Sorrento from Hit Productions.  Hannie Rayson’s story  three sisters reunion in Sorrento is now an Australian classic. 8.00pm Friday, 2.00pm Saturday at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


June 23, 29, 30*

MUSICAL: Shrek - The Musical presented by GSODA Senior Company in the Playhouse, Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Details from GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

June 29, 30, (July 1*, 5, 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14)

PLAY: Barefoot in the Park directed by Kelly Clifford for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. A second helping of Neil Simon brings delightful romantic comedy to Rep’s 2018 season. 7.30pm  in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.


June 29, 30
PLAYS: Winter Solstice from Theatre 3222.  Two short plays - locally written plus mulled wine and warm fires.  8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   All tickets  $20 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


July 2018


July 1*, 5, 6, 7, 8*, 12, 13, 14

PLAY: Barefoot in the Park directed by Kelly Clifford for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. A second helping of Neil Simon brings delightful romantic comedy to Rep’s 2018 season. 7.30pm  (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****


July 11, 12, 13, 14*

PLAY: The Events directed by Clare Watson for Belvoir & STCSA - modern drama with song set in the wake of a massacre.  Part  of GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season, 8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Drama Theatre. Tickets $62, $59 (sen) $53 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Tuesday July 17

MUSICAL CONCERT: A Morning With Issi Dye presented by the Australian icon who can boast 40 years cabaret experience.  Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****


July 20*, 21
PLAY: Point Of No Return from Essence Productions.  Explores the Australian convict prison system’s treatment of boys in the 19th Century. 1.00pm & 8.00pm Friday, 8.00pm Saturday at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $20 students, $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Friday July 22

CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Simone Young, conductor  and Kolja Blacher, violin play Britten Violin Concerto;

Bruckner Symphony No.6. 7.30pm at the Costa Hall, Deakin University, Gheringhap St. Tickets $102, $85, $53,  $97, $80, $49 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

July 20, 21*, 27, 28 29, (August 2, 3, 4*)

MUSICAL: We Will Rock You the Queen rock musical written by Ben Elton staged by CenterStage Geelong. 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm) at GPAC’s Playhouse. Tickets $44.50, $41.00, $38 from GPAC 5225 1200

*****



August 2018


August 2, 3, 4*

MUSICAL: We Will Rock You the Queen rock musical written by Ben Elton staged by CenterStage Geelong. 7.30pm (*1.30pm & 7.30pm) at GPAC’s Playhouse. Tickets $44.50, $41.00, $38 from GPAC 5225 1200

*****

August 9, 10, 11*

PLAY: The Season  directed by Isaac Drandic for Tasmania Performs - a warm Australian comedy built around an aboriginal family’s annual get together for the traditional Mutton Bird Harvest.  Part  of GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Playhouse. Tickets $62, $59 (sen) $53 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Tuesday August 7

MUSICAL CONCERT: The Sassy Girls - formerly Soul Sister -bring their crisp and classy harmonies to CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

August 10 - 25
MUSICAL: Chicago presented by Theatre Of The Damned in the Shenton Performing Arts Centre, East Geelong. Details TBA


*****

Friday August 17
BALLET: Madam Butterfly from Melbourne City Ballet.  Artistic director Michael Pappalardo’s dance take on the classic opera. 8.00pm in The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Sunday August 25
PLAY: The World Of Men multimedia event featuring artists from the region exploring the role of men in a very different perspective. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

August 29, 30, 31, (Sep 1*)

PLAY: Jurassica  directed by Bridget Balodis for Red Stitch & Critical Stages - another Australian family saga, this one covers migration,  language and growing old...   Part  of GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Drama Theatre. Tickets $58, $54 (sen) $48 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Friday August 31

CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sir Andrew Davis, conductor play Holst’s The Planet Suite and the world premiere of Vine’s Symphony no. 8 with Ladies of the MSO Chorus. 7.30pm at the Costa Hall, Deakin University, Gheringhap St. Tickets $102, $85, $53,  $97, $80, $49 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****


September 2018


Friday September 7
PLAY: Hell Ship - The Journey of the Ticonderoga narrated, explained and acted by Michael Veitch. Part of Victoria’s maritime tragedy unfolded by a top talent - with a family connection.  8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

September 7, 8, 9*, 13, 14, 15, 16*, 20, 21, 22

PLAY: The Charitable Sisterhood Of The Second Trinity Victory Church directed by Geoff Gaskill for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. A fresh, heartwarming, social comedy continues Rep’s 2018 season. 7.30pm (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

Tuesday September 11

MUSICAL CONCERT: Slyde Back - Hits of the 60s presented by the happy Slyde Back trio. Part of  Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****


September 13, 14, 15*

PLAY: The Almighty Sometimes directed by Lee Lewis for Griffin Theatre Company. Award winning British mother-daughter drama.  Part  of GPAC’s 2018 Theatre Season.  8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Playhouse. Tickets $58, $4 (sen) $48 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Friday September 14

CONCERT: Omega Ensemble plays Poulenc, Selected songs; Mozart, Trio for clarinet, Viola and Piano K.498 ‘Kegelstatt’; Rachmaninoff selected songs from 14 romances Op. 34; Schubert, The Shepherd On The Rock D965.  Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $55, $50,(conc) $10 (under 25) from 5243 6931, music@gcms.org.au or at GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

Saturday September 15
CABARET: Paris Underground from Madotti ad Vegas - comedy, magic illusion, song, dance, burlesque - all rolled into a beautifully strange cabaret based on the Paris underground..   8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Thursday September 27
PLAY: Around The Word In 80 Days from Hit Productions.  Jules Verne’s  classic story with a funny, madcap twist. 2.00pm and 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

October 2018


October 3, 4, 5, 6*

PLAY: Prize Fighter directed by David Walters for La Boite Theatre - a rare combination of storytelling and boxing as a migrant refugee to Australia tells his story.   8.00pm (1.00pm & 8.00pm) in The Drama Theatre. Tickets $58, $54 (sen) $48 (conc) $35 (under 27) at GPAC 5225 1200.


*****

Sunday October 7
CONCERT: My Life As A Piano presented by the Queen of Boogie-Woogie, Jan Preston, now back to her brilliant best after breaking both wrists in a fall. 2.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Tuesday October 9

MUSICAL CONCERT: A Short History Of Queenscliff presented by Colin Mockett, Shirley Power and guests. Meet the ancestors who tell the story of our region’s historic fort town. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

October 26 - November 10

MUSICAL: Little Shop Of Horrors the quirky comedy musical staged by CenterStage Geelong at its Warehouse 26 venue in North Geelong. Details TBA.

*****

Friday October 12
CABARET: Larry Paradiseo and the Fabulous Dame Farrar  from Nicholas Clark Management. Gender movement in Carita Farrer Spencer’s tour de force.. Billed as a theatrical cyclone with more moves than Mick Jagger. 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****


Sunday October 14
CONCERT: Sing Into Spring  with Geelong Harmony Chorus.  Part of Geelong Seniors Festival,  2.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $15 (seniors) $22 adut, $18 conc, $12 child from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Sunday October 21
Fun Day: Family Fun Day  free family fun all day with live music, pony rides, storytelling, face painting and more at The Potato Shed.   All free bus some events are ticketed. Details  from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Sunday October 28
CONCERT: Petula - Downtown to Broadway, a tribute from Hilary Henshaw with Will Conyers.  Part of Geelong Seniors Festival,  2.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets  $25 (seniors) $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

November 2018


November 1 - 10

MUSICAL: Little Shop Of Horrors the quirky comedy musical staged by CenterStage Geelong at its Warehouse 26 venue in North Geelong. Details TBA.

*****


November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17
PLAY: Black Adder Goes Forth
presented by Christine Davey’s Skin Of Our Teeth Productions at East Geelong’s Shenton Centre.
Details TBA

*****


Sunday November 4
MUSICAL: Menopause The Musical - Women On Fire!  from Jally Entertainment. Part two from the women who brought the original Menopause show.  2.00pm & 8.00pm at The Potato Shed.   Tickets $38, $34, $30 from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Tuesday November 12

MUSICAL CONCERT: J F Archibald - Australia’s gift to the world presented by Colin Mockett with Shirley Power. The Geelong-born man who gifted Australia its larrikin image. Part of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


*****

Friday November 16

CONCERT: Beethoven 5 played by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with American guest conductor Karina Canellakis including a rich program of Beethoven, Dvořák and Shostakovich. 7.30pm at the Costa Hall, Deakin University, Gheringhap St. Tickets $102, $85, $53,  $97, $80, $49 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

November 16, 17, 18*, 22, 23, 24, 25*, 29, 30

PLAY: Private Lives directed by Stephen Macklin for Geelong Repertory Theatre Company. Noel Coward’s classic  1930s battle-of-the-sexes witty romp brings Rep’s 2018 season to a close. 7.30pm  (*2.00pm) in the Woodbin Theatre, Geelong West. Tickets $30, $28, $24 from GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

November 16, 17, 18
FESTIVAL: North Bellarine Film Festival hosted by Portarlington Film Society, held at The Potato Shed. Tickets $55, $45, for weekend passes,  $25, $20 for opening night, $14, $12 session tickets details from CoGG service centres or phone 5251 1998.

*****

Friday November 23

CONCERT: Simon Tedeschi plays Schubert Sonata no. 18 in G major D894; Schumann Gesange der Fruhe ( Songs of Dawn) Op. 133; Brahms Three Intermezzi Op. 117; Francaix Cinq Bis (5 encores).  Brought by Geelong Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm at McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia St, Newtown. Tickets $50, $45,(conc) $10 (under 25) from 5243 6931, music@gcms.org.au or at GPAC 5225 1200.

*****

Sunday November 25
AWARDS: Geelong’s Theatre Awards Ceremony Geelong’s glamorous night of nights begins 6.00pm when the red carpet is rolled out at The Potato Shed, Drysdale.  
The venue will be at its glossiest for an event that will see Geelong’s theatre people at their best in suits and posh frocks for their ‘best of’ musical and non-musical 2018 awards ceremony. It’s cabaret seating, BYO nibbles, free soft drinks, tea and coffee with the bar open and stocked with celebratory bubbly. All tickets $20, book at 5251 1998 or CoGG service centres.


*****


December 2018


Tuesday December 4

MUSICAL CONCERT: The Happiest Christmas presented by Colin Mockett, Shirley Power and the whole Drop Of A Hat crew. Final of CoGG’s Morning Showtimes at The Potato Shed series, 10.30am in the Potato Shed, Drysdale. All tickets $15 include refreshments, buy through CoGG’s service centres or phone 5251 1998.


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Wednesday December 12
PLAYS: 12 X 12 Festival presents twelve new plays each 12 minutes long on the 12th December. 7.00pm at The Potato Shed, Drysdale. Tickets $20 from CoGG Service Centres or phone 5251 1998.

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MUSICAL: Strictly Ballroom - Geelong premiere  presented by Geelong LyricTheatre Society.  Venue, times, etc TBA.


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