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HAMILTON FILM GROUP Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St. - usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm and MATINEE SESSION on FRIDAYS at 2pm. (please check screening dates) - More details Buy tickets now
2017 THEATRE SEASON PASS Available for sale until 19 April, 2017 More details  
JUSTICE CREW CONCERT 'POP DAT BUCKLE' Tour Tuesday 17 January, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
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THE GRIGORYAN BROTHERS - Classical Music at its Finest Sunday 19 February, 2pm More details Buy tickets now
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A FINE ROMANCE - The Magic of Fred Astaire Friday 10 March, 1.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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YOURS TRULY by Transit Dance Company Wednesday 22 March, 7:30PM More details Buy tickets now
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NO MAN'S LAND - NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Tuesday 28 March, 7.30pm - Wednesday 28 March, 1pm More details Buy tickets now
SLAP DASH GALAXY by Bunk Puppets, Shadow Puppets in Space! Saturday 1 April, 11am More details Buy tickets now
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THE VERY ROUND ROBIN Presented by Turning Pirate Wednesday 19 April, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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PEACE TRAIN - Remember The Days, Celebrating 50 years of Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan Thursday 27 April, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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HELLO BEAUTIFUL Starring: Hannie Rayson - In association with GASWORKS ARTS PARK Tuesday 9 May, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW 2017 Wednesday 17 May, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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MYSTERY of a HANSOM CAB presented by Lux Radio Theatre Thursday 18 May, 1.30pm More details Buy tickets now
DRACULA by Bram Stoker and presented by Shake & Stir Theatre Co and QPAC Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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AMADEUS by Peter Schaffer - NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Thursday 30 May, 7pm & Friday 31 May, 1pm More details Buy tickets now
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA presents DEATH & THE MAIDEN - with ACO Collective Wednesday 21 June, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY proudly presents ARCHÈ - an original ballet based on the classic Swan Lake Friday 21 July, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION presents ANDREY GUGNIN - The Winners Tour 2017 Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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THE EXOTIC LIVES OF LOLA MONTEZ Thursday 7 September, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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Chester Productions presents Michael Veitch and Simon Oats in… MYSTERY IN THE AIR - Horror in the Wax Works & Flash Gordon's Deep Space Drama Tuesday 19 September, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - MSO PLAYS BEETHOVEN 8 Wednesday 18 October, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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EXPOSING EDITH - Celebrating the life of Edith Piaf Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra - LETTERS FROM TCHAIKOVSKY Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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HAMILTON FILM GROUP

2017 promises to be another fantastic year with more great, thought provoking films.

We look forward to seeing you all for our Thursday evening sessions or else at the 2pm matinee session on the Friday. So let all your friends know, especially those that no longer like heading out at night about the matinee screenings.

For the best in Art House and limited release movies, come and join our Film Group! Movies screen twice a month, usually on the third Thursday at 7.30pm & Friday matinee at 2pm. We are not able to sell single tickets so a membership pass must be purchased. 12, 6 and 3 month film passes are available and these must be used in calendar year of issue.

Memberships are available at the door, at Hamilton PAC and on the PAC's website.

Full Year membership $95 Conc.($85)
Six Films $55 Conc.($50)
Three Films $35 Conc.($30)

FILM GROUP - 2017 Screenings

To be announced soon!

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Screened at Hamilton Cinema, 109 Brown St.
usually every third THURSDAY of the month at 7.30pm and MATINEE SESSION on FRIDAYS at 2pm. (please check screening dates)


2017 THEATRE SEASON PASS

Buy a Theatre Season Pass and save $$$.

Purchase all 13 shows for $339. Select your shows all at once and you are organised for the year!

What you get - 13 live shows for approximately $26 per show. Wow! What a saving.

Plus, you also get *MATES RATES! A season pass holder can access the theatre season ticket prices for any TWO of your mates that you bring to a show - a perfect way to introduce some friends to the theatre.

*Mate rates are only available within 1 week of the performance.
*No ticket refunds

This package is so exceptional that it is only available in person at the box office or via phone: 03 5573 0429.

Grigoryan Brothers
Yours Truly
The Very Round Robin
Hello, Beautiful
Dracula
ACO Collective
Melbourne Ballet Company - ARche
Andrey Gugnin: Sydney International Piano Competition Winners Tour
The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez
Mystery in the Air
MSO plays Beethoven 8
Exposing Edith
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

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JUSTICE CREW CONCERT 'POP DAT BUCKLE' Tour

Coming to Hamilton!

Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are hitting the road in January 2017 bringing their new show for 15 special performances across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania on the POP DAT BUCKLE tour. Performing their biggest hits, including "Que Sera," " Boom Boom," "Everybody," " Best Night, " "Love my Life" and their hottest new material.

Since winning Australia's Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single "Boom Boom" is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles "Best Night" and "Everybody," both of which are certified 2 x Platinum. Their debut album 'Live By The Words', released in 2014, debuted at #7 on the ARIA Album charts and sparked the 5 x Platinum hit smash "Que Sera" which rewrote the Australian history books, spending nine weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart.

Justice Crew continue to solidify their place in Australian music by releasing chart topping music, as well as tour with industry heavy weights One Direction, Jason De Rulo, Chris Brown, Kesha and Pitbull. Justice Crew are very loyal to their fans and have added several new tour destinations to their Pop Dat Buckle tour, to show their appreciation. Justice Crew love nothing more than performing and touring, so buckle up, because the 'POP DAT BUCKLE' tour is coming live and direct!

***V.I.P. Soundcheck Party commences @ 5pm and the experience with run for approximately 20mins. Ticket holders must be at the venue by 4.50pm and will be able to experience the live sound check and Q & A, plus entry to concert. Attendees will be required to leave the Auditorium and return at 7pm.

Tickets: V.I.P. $85, Admit $45 Duration: 1.5hrs

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Tuesday 17 January, 7pm



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THE GRIGORYAN BROTHERS - Classical Music at its Finest

Sunday Afternoon Music

Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.

For this performance The Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their latest release, which sees a return to classical repertoire. The album will include songs by composers such as Bach, Elgar, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Faure, De Falla and Ponce all masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward.
The program will also include other works highlighting the Slava and Leonard’s diverse skills: their deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences.
It is not classical, not jazz, not world....it is the Grigoryan Brothers.

Running time: 120 minutes including interval

Tickets: Ad 438, Conc $36, *Groups 6+ $34, U 16 $18, **Theatre Season Adult $33, **Theatre Season Conc $30

*Only available through the Box Office either in person or via phone 03 5573 0429
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On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Sunday 19 February, 2pm



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A FINE ROMANCE - The Magic of Fred Astaire

PAC Encore Series

'Can't sing, can't act, slightly balding, can dance a little'

The Magic of Fred Astaire is an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all times. Bringing back the old world glamour and charm with plenty of toe-tapping tunes and legendary dance routines of the era, A Fine Romance takes the audience from Fred's humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Rita Hayworth.

Audiences will love the costumes, the songs, the glitz, the extraordinary dancing and of course, the music. This show has something for everyone.

Songs include: The Way You Look Tonight, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Cheek to Cheek, Puttin on the Ritz, Top Hat, That's Entertainment, S Wonderful, Night and Day and many more.

Friday 10 March, 2017, 1.30pm
Duration: 1hr 5mins, no interval

Tickets: Adult $18, Concession $17, *Group 6+ $16
*Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

Friday 10 March, 1.30pm



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YOURS TRULY by Transit Dance Company

An Australian wartime love story.

Yours Truly is a wartime inspired love story of those who left, and those who were left behind.

Set against the backdrop of World War II and 1940s rural Australia, this critically acclaimed production uniquely combines dance and drama to tell the powerful story of three couples separated by war. Featuring choreography by renowned Australian choreographers Paul Malek and Kim Adam.

Yours Truly is a poignant journey of love, loss and mateship, set to a breathtaking soundtrack by Academy Award Nominee Anohni of Antony &The Johnson. It provides a heartbreaking glimpse into Australian history, remembering not just the fallen, but those that were left behind. An exceptional show that will never be forgotten.

"Sublime. Jayden Hicks and Lauree Malek shone like flawless diamonds on stage and left me with tears in my eyes." Dance Australia

"Thrilling. Powerful. Outstanding." The Age

Yours Truly is a story driven contemporary dance work which combines dance and drama, creating a unique theatrical experience.

Choreographed by Paul Malek & Kimberley Adam Warnings: The production explores themes around war and loss. Parental guidance recommended.

Duration: 100 minutes including an interval

Tickets: Adult $38 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $34 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $33 **Theatre Season Concession $30

*Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 04219. **Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Wednesday 22 March, 7:30PM



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NO MAN'S LAND - NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, captured live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London.

One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don't miss this glorious revival of Pinter's comic classic. The screening will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

March: Tuesday 28, 7.30pm and Wednesday 29, 1pm
Running time: approx 150 minutes including interval.

National Theatre Live is filmed live in high definition and brings the best of British theatre from the London stage to cinemas around the world.

Screened at Hamilton Cinema.
Tickets: Ad $25, Conc $23
Large group prices available - ask at PAC box office.

Tickets must be purchased through Hamilton PAC box office, they are not available at the cinema.

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Tuesday 28 March, 7.30pm
Wednesday 28 March, 1pm



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SLAP DASH GALAXY by Bunk Puppets, Shadow Puppets in Space!

What a way to start the school holidays.

Shadow puppets in space! Two brothers embark on an epic quest to find a new home planet.

This is the tale of Sam and Junior. Two brothers, who must flee their barren planet, and embark on an epic quest across the galaxy. Using the contents of your cleaning closet, Bunk Puppets' Hamish Fletcher conjures up astonishing lo-fi theatrical wizardry using only old boxes, bubble wrap, drinking straws, tennis balls, ping pong bats and old toys. It's a crazy shadow puppet universe, all made up from bits of rubbish.

Award winning Bunk Puppets, creators of 'Swamp Juice' and 'Sticks Stones Broken Bones' are back on tour in Australia, with a new, delicious D.I.Y theatre event. With their unusual, comical and hugely imaginative approach to puppetry and theatrical effects making, Bunk Puppets have earned international acclaim with recent tours through Egypt, Japan, China, UK, Germany, Dubai, New Zealand and Off Broadway in New York City.

So forget what you think you know about shadow puppets, buckle-in and tear open your imagination for an epic journey with two brothers as they battle the bad guys, and find strength in each other at warp speed.

Saturday 1 April, 11am
Duration: 55 minutes, no interval

Tickets: Admit $18 *Family (2+2) $58
* Family price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429

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Saturday 1 April, 11am





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THE VERY ROUND ROBIN Presented by Turning Pirate

An intimate evening of songs and storytelling.

The Very Round Robin as simple as it is endearing is by no stretch a new idea. It is as old as the idea of a music show itself. The show brings together three award winning artists to share their stories and songs. The honest and stripped back nature of the show gives the audience a personal insight into the background of each songsmith's creation.

The Very Round Robin has now landed in Australia and is led by Irish singer/songwriters Roesy and Gallie and joined by a special guest on each of the shows. If sitting around a campfire listening to stories and songs is your thing then this is the warmth you are looking for.

Our first PACKed Stage Gig for 2017.

Wednesday 19 April, 7.30pm
Duration: 90 minutes plus an interval

Tickets: Adult $38 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $34 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $33 **Theatre Season Concession $30

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Wednesday 19 April, 7.30pm




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PEACE TRAIN - Remember The Days, Celebrating 50 years of Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan

Cat Stevens. The name brings back a thousand memories – dark eyes, a winning voice and songs which the whole world sang along to.

Back in the 70s, Cat Stevens was the ultimate rock star. Talented, charismatic, with a seemingly endless succession of beautiful melodies streaming from his imagination, the international singing star had everything. He sold more than 60 million albums, earned enough money to last several lifetimes, and enjoyed all the trappings of fame.

But he wanted more out of life. So at the height of his career he shocked the world by taking his last bow. The music stopped and Cat Stevens was no more. Whatever became of the man who wrote Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children Play? Why did he turn his back on the world?

PEACE TRAIN – A tribute to Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.

Then, of course, there is the music. Hear twenty-three hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia's most exciting young artists, backed by a high-energy band. From The First Cut is the Deepest, to Remember the Days of the Old School Yard, Lady D'Arbanville, Sad Lisa and Peace Train, Darren Coggan traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.

PEACE TRAIN – A tribute to Cat Stevens, starring Darren Coggan, has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more at every stop.

Tickets: Adults $55 Conc $50

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Thursday 27 April, 8pm




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HELLO BEAUTIFUL Starring: Hannie Rayson
In association with GASWORKS ARTS PARK

Hello, Beautiful! is a funny, big-hearted, one-woman show performed by Hannie Rayson, one of Australia's best-loved playwrights.

Based on her best-selling memoir, Hello, Beautiful! brings you a 60-minute piece of sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation, and intimacy. Rayson takes you from the East Brighton of her childhood to the treacheries of Hollywood, from share-houses in Fitzroy to the beauties of rural Australia. Rayson's life and writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how we live and what matters to us – the political and ethical challenges we face.

Both as a playwright and columnist for magazines and newspapers, she has an ear for the ways we speak and a knack for understanding how our inner lives affect our public selves.

You'll be struck with many "OMG that happened to me" moments, and feel as if you've been listening to stories told by your new best friend.

"As nourishing and delicious as homemade soup." Noni Hazlehurst

Warning: Contains some coarse language

Tuesday 9 May, 7.30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 04219.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Tuesday 9 May, 7.30pm



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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW 2017

Buckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia's largest comedy festival!

With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers we've got all your comedy bases covered. Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show.

Every year our cast of intrepid entertainers board the bus and set their sights on over 80 destinations across this great Southern land. No road is left untraveled and no sides are left un-split, from Darwin to Devonport and everywhere in between!

Don't miss your chance to join the laughs at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town!

Warning: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

'You are guaranteed a night filled with nothing but good feelings and laughter' Pelican Magazine, Perth (WA)
'A definite must see' Bunbury Mail (WA)

Wednesday 17 May, 7.30pm
Duration: Approximately 2.5hrs including interval

Tickets: Adult $40 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $35

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Wednesday 17 May, 7.30pm



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MYSTERY of a HANSOM CAB presented by Lux Radio Theatre

PAC Encore Series

Let your imagination run wild as a group of top Melbourne theatre and screen actors recreate the pre-television days with the rediscovered Australian whodunnit MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB, the successful book that preceded Sherlock Holmes.

Set in the 1880s in a mansion in the fashionable suburb of St Kilda, at the exclusive Melbourne Club and the criminal haunt of Little Bourke Street the intriguing story centres around a murder in a hansom cab.

Again featuring a line up of distinguished actors including our regulars James Wright, Paul David Goddard, Simon Russell straight out of a leading role in We Will Rock You and Lucy Gransbury who featured in the recent Godspell at the Sydney Opera House, Hansom Cab will delight audiences not only with its unexpected plot twists, but with its colourful references to late nineteenth century Victoria.

A feature of the performance is the sound effects created live and the vintage soap commercials.

Thursday 18 May, 1.30pm
Duration: Approximately 80 mins, no interval

Tickets: Adult $18, Concession $17, *Group 6+ $16

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

Thursday 18 May, 1.30pm



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DRACULA by Bram Stoker and presented by Shake & Stir Theatre Co and QPAC

Another bloody classic!

The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.

When young Lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he's not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table - he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all - blood.

From the company behind the multi-award winning, national touring productions of 1984 and Animal Farm comes this new adaptation of Stoker's twisted tale.

WARNINGS: Includes simulated violence, sexual and supernatural themes, haze and strobe lighting.

Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm
Duration: 100 minutes, no interval

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33
* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

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Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm



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AMADEUS by Peter Schaffer
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, captured live from the National Theatre, and with orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he's determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

May: Tuesday 30, 7pm and Wednesday 31, 1pm
Running time: approx 210 minutes including interval

Tickets: Adult $25 Concession $23 *Group 10+ $20 (Enquire about special school group price)
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Thursday 30 May, 7pm & Friday 31 May, 1pm



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AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA presents DEATH & THE MAIDEN
with ACO Collective

Join multifaceted Swedish violinist Malin Broman and the ACO Collective for a delightfully inventive evening of music.

Crying, whether tears of happiness or grief, forms the central theme of this concert, and is inspired by one of the pillars of chamber music, Schubert's Death and the Maiden.

2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the ACO Collective, the critically acclaimed ensemble that combines musicians of the ACO with Australia's most talented young professional musicians at the outset of their careers, creating an orchestra with a fresh, energetic performance style.

PROGRAM
SCHUBERT Rondo for Violin and Strings in A major
DOWLAND Lachrimæ Antiquæ from Lachrimæ, or Seven Teares
BRITTEN Lachrymæ
SCHUBERT (arr. strings) Death and the Maiden
SCHUBERT (arr. strings) String Quartet in D minor, Death and the Maiden

ARTISTS Malin Broman – Guest Director, Violin & Viola and ACO Collective

"If you're looking for the finest young string players in this country and, most probably, well beyond, this is where you'll find them." - Australian Stage Online on ACO collective

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Wednesday 21 June, 7.30pm



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MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY proudly presents ARCHÈ
an original ballet based on the classic Swan Lake

Archè is an original ballet based on the age-old classic Swan Lake, with inspiration taken from the Greek myth – Leda and The Swan – and The Dying Swan.

The program explores and embraces much of the original narrative and some of the classical repertoire. Director Simon Hoy has structured this work around his unique choreographic style and has developed a score including music by Tchaikovsky, Einaudi, Morricone and Elgar.

Archè is the Greek word that indicates the beginning, the principle from which all things arise. The ancient Greek philosophers, such as Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, sought the archè in the four fundamental essences of the Earth: water, earth, air, fire; focusing on how they interact with each other.

This emotionally charged production has received critical acclaim and is suitable for audiences of all ages.

MBC Director and Resident Choreographer: Simon Hoy

Friday 21 June, 7.30pm
Duration: 80 minutes including an interval

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

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Friday 21 July, 7.30pm



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SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION presents ANDREY GUGNIN
The Winners Tour 2017

Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Russian–born Andrey Gugnin, is touring the country to give you a glimpse at the mastery that won him the most prestigious piano prize in the Southern Hemisphere.

Come and hear an exquisite program of varied works by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.

Program includes: Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonid Desyatnikov, Michael Kieran Harvey and Igor Stravinsky. Andrey Gugnin – Piano

Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm
Duration: 110 minutes, including an interval

Tickets: Adult $38 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $34 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $33 **Theatre Season Concession $30

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Thursday 17 August, 7.30pm



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THE EXOTIC LIVES OF LOLA MONTEZ

From Patrick White Playwright Award Winner Jackie Smith and world famous cabaret stars Finucane & Smith comes the story of the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez.

She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad review), swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand, escaped arrest dressed only in her jewels, and was showered with gold nuggets and insults. Swathed in scandal, Lola Montez toured Australia and its goldfields. Her erotic Spider Dance was "the most libertinish and indelicate performance that could be given on the public stage" (Sydney Morning Herald 1855).

From award winning creators of the smash-hit national touring legend Caravan Burlesque, the internationally adored Glory Box and the haunting drama The Flood, comes a brand new drama decked in couture black lace, a thousand true lies, jaw-dropping dance, award winning storytelling, sultry songs and a death scene or three.

Starring triple Green Room Awards Winner of Best Actress (and direct descendant of Lola herself!) Miss Caroline Lee and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant, directed by the international Queen of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane, Lola Montez is a wildly contemporary dreamscape steeped in Australian history and the extraordinary lives and freedom of one of the world's most adventurous women.

A Finucane & Smith Production In Partnership with Her Majesty's Ballarat

Written by Jackie Smith Director Moira Finucane Performers Caroline Lee & Holly Durant, Gowns Keon Couture

Thursday 7 September, 7.30pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Warning: Contains mature themes and haze effects

Included in the ticket price is a light supper and "Meet and Greet" after the show.

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Thursday 7 September, 7.30pm



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Chester Productions presents Michael Veitch and Simon Oats in… MYSTERY IN THE AIR
Horror in the Wax Works & Flash Gordon's Deep Space Drama

A PACked Stage Gig

Take a couple of hilariously antiquated radio plays; add two somewhat over-stressed actors and you're on the air with Mystery in the Air!

And this week's plays are two absolute corkers: a cracking horror wax museum story and another of the thrilling space adventures of Flash Gordon, set in that unimaginably far-off year of 1986. Yes, with 50 voices and a pile of live-to-air sound effects all performed by just two frazzled actors, things are jolly going to come to a head. But, as they say, the show must go on – if it can!

Come see the fireworks fly for yourself in Mystery in the Air, the show that transports audiences – kicking and screaming – back to the style, the fashion and – let's face it – the sheer political incorrectness of the 1940s.

Of course, back in those days, such luxuries as a proper cast and a sound effects department were the norm, but in these economically stringent times, it's all down to just our boys – costumes, sound effects, scene changes, music, voices – they'll do the lot. It's a big ask, and occasionally they might even succeed.

Starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats, the results are sure to be hilarious.

Family Friendly – suitable for all ages!

Tickets: Adult $38 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $34 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $33 **Theatre Season Concession $30

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

Tuesday 19 September, 7.30pm



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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
MSO PLAYS BEETHOVEN 8

Michael Collins clarinet / director Lloyd Van't Hoff clarinet

The mighty Melbourne Symphony Orchestra returns to the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre in 2017!

Join British clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins, 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year, Brisbane-born Lloyd Van't Hoff, and the MSO's 2017 Composer in Residence Elena Kats-Chernin, for this special line-up that emphasises the power and versatility of woodwind instruments and features some of the country's most accomplished and vibrant talent.

PROGRAM Dvorˇák Serenade for Winds Kats-Chernin Ornamental Air Mendelssohn Konzertstück Beethoven Symphony No.8

Wednesday 18 October, 8pm
Duration: 105 minutes including an interval

Tickets: Adult $55 Concession $47 *Group 10+ $46 U26 $29 **Theatre Season Adult $48 **Theatre Season Concession $42

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Thursday 19 October, 10am & 11.30am: Schools concert. Contact the box office for further information.

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Wednesday 18 October, 8pm



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EXPOSING EDITH
Celebrating the life of Edith Piaf

A PACked Stage Gig

An award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French star, Edith Piaf.

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices and Auckland International Cabaret Festival, winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Award, Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.

Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien. Created and performed by Michaela Burger (vocals) and Greg Wain (guitar), Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.

Having explored the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain have created their own unique interpretations of Piaf's work, using voice and acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf's life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith's half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval.

Tickets: Adult $38 Concession $36 *Group 6+ $34 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $33 **Theatre Season Concession $30

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm



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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
LETTERS FROM TCHAIKOVSKY

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion...

Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic— conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO's string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky's breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the Young and Souvenir d'un lieu cher, imaginative variations by Arensky and witty dances by Shostakovich.

SHANE CHEN – Violin
WILLIAM HENNESSY – Director

Program includes: ARENSKY, SHOSTAKOVICH and TCHAIKOVSKY

Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm
Duration: 120 minutes including an interval

Tickets: Adult $42 Concession $37 *Group 6+ $35 U16 $18 **Theatre Season Adult $36 **Theatre Season Concession $33

* Group price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
** Theatre Season price tickets are only available at the box office either in person or by phone, 5573 0429.

On Sale: Wednesday 11 January, 2017

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Wednesday 22 November, 7.30pm


 

 

 

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fresh coffee and soft drinks.
A great place to meet up with
friends before a show.

Photos courtesy of Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Association, John Kiely,
Karla Northcote, Talitha Prendergast and Southern Grampians Shire Council.
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