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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
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MILES and SIMONE Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER - By Tim Watts Saturday 16 July, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
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AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! - Circus Trick Tease Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - HANGMEN Tuesday 26 July, 7.30pm - Wednesday 27 July, 1pm More details Buy tickets now
SIMON & GARFUNKEL – ‘THE CONCERT’ Friday 29 July, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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SIMON'S FINAL SOUND - a comedy by Finegan Kruckemeyer - - Wednesday 24 August, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
ATHOL GUY & FRIENDS - THE SEEKERS STORY Wednesday 31 August, 1.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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CELEBRATE - HAMILTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sunday 11 September, 2pm More details Buy tickets now
LA MAUVAISE REPUTATION Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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THE BEATLES NO1'S - The Fabulous Beatle Boys Friday 23 September, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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SNUGGLEPOT and CUDDLEPIE - Live on Stage - adapted from the book by May Gibbs Sunday 2 October, 11am More details Buy tickets now
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HOT AUGUST NIGHT and ME - A THE NEIL DIAMOND STORY - Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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DAMIEN LEITH - THE WINNER'S JOURNEY - 10th Anniversary Tour Friday 21 October, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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JOHN WILLIAMSON - In Concert Thursday 10 November, 8pm More details Buy tickets now
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SWAN LAKE - performed by the RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE Monday 28 November, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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HAMILTON FILM GROUP

Welcome to 2016 and another year of fabulous, 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 - 2016 Screenings

TRUMBO (M) USA 124 mins
Thursday 16 June at 7.30pm
Friday 17 June at 2pm

Dalton Trumbo was one of the most successful screenwriters in classical Hollywood. He also happened to be a left-wing political activist and member of the American Communist Party in a time when being red was worse than being dead. Blacklisted as one of the infamous ‘Hollywood 10’ during the anti-red hysteria brought on by the rise of McCarthyism, Trumbo was forced out of work… at least until, with the support of key industry players and friends, he began anonymously producing scripts that were then ‘fronted’ by other screenwriters.

The film recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Starring Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo and an impressive supporting cast including Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Alan Tudyk, Louis CK and John Goodman, TRUMBO is the story of one man’s fight against the U.S. government and Hollywood studio bosses in a war over words and freedom.


A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (PG) AUST 110mins
Thursday 14 July at 7.30pm
Friday 15 July at 2pm

Real estate agent, Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia), won’t admit it, but he can’t move on. Divorced but still attached, he can’t sell a house in a property boom - much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from the fact that she died a year ago.

Starring Anthony LaPaglia, John Clarke, Julia Blake and Justine Clarke, A MONTH OF SUNDAYS is about parents, children, regrets, mourning, moments of joy, houses, homes, love, work, television, Shakespeare and and jazz fusion: about ordinary people and improbable salvation.

GOD WILLING (PG) ITALY 88 mins sub-titles
Thursday 18 Aug at 7.30pm
Friday 19 Aug at 2pm

★★★★ “Fresh and elegant.” Maria Andrian, MEDIACRITICA
“Irresistible. An original debut – witty, realistic and poetic.” Paolo Casella, CINEMA ITALY
WINNER – AUDIENCE PRIZE – 2015 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – BEST NEW DIRECTOR – 2015 ITALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS
WINNER – BEST NEW DIRECTOR – 2015 ITALIAN NATIONAL SYNDICATE OF FILM JOURNALISTS
NOMINATED – BEST ACTOR (Giallini) – 2015 ITALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS

Tommaso (Marco Giallini) is an esteemed and defiantly self-confident cardiac surgeon, and an unabashed atheist. But the veneer of his perfect life is abruptly cracked when his only son Andrea (Enrico Oetiker) brings the family together for an important announcement; it’s not a heavily speculated-upon declaration relating to his sexuality, but rather – to his father’s great horror – his intention to abandon his medical studies to become a priest!
Tommaso refuses to accept his son’s newfound vocation, and decides to ‘go undercover’ to expose the charismatic Father Don Pietro (Alessandro Gassman) whom he is convinced has brainwashed his son. Meanwhile the other members of the family – unfulfilled wife Carla (a wonderful Laura Morante) and listless daughter Bianca – are provoked by Andrea’s revelation in different ways, undertaking their own renaissance-of-sorts…
Featuring delicious performances from the talented ensemble cast, and a series of set pieces that are mined for explosive laughs, GOD WILLING also has a sly subtext about how change can be triggered not only through personal introspection, but also by a good shock to the system.

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (M) COLUMBIA 124 mins sub-titles
Thursday 8 Sept at 7.30pm
Friday 9 Sept at 2pm

“Majestic. Spellbinding… Beautiful isn’t strong enough a word.” Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A dazzlingly singular vision.” Guy Lodge, VARIETY
NOMINEE – 2016 ACADEMY AWARDS – Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER – 2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2015 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – 8 x COLOMBIAN OSCARS – incl Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound

Widely considered one of the major discoveries of the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival, Ciro Guerra’s multi award-winning EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a breathtaking cinematic odyssey through the Amazon, following the quests of two European explorers (one in 1909 and the other in the 1940s) in search of a rare flower alleged to have healing properties.
Inspired by the real-life journals kept by Theodor Koch-Grunberg (portrayed by Jan Bijvoet) and Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis), the film charts each man’s treacherous and life-changing journey. Though decades apart, both are guided through the labyrinthine rivers and jungles by the same native shaman, Karamakate (Nilbio Torres, and later Antonio Bolivar Salvado Yangiama), the last surviving member of his tribe, who takes them deeper and deeper into a heart of darkness…
Recalling such visionary films as Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man and Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Embrace Of The Serpent grips with suspense and revelation as it mediates on both the beauty of nature and the devastating impact of colonial interference on native culture. The spectacular widescreen black and white cinematography and evocative sound design combine to depict the landscapes and characters with an hypnotic, mythical sense of wonder.
At once blistering and poetic, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is truly a one-of-a-kind accomplishment with a power described by several critics as ‘Kubrickian’. It demands to be experienced on the big-screen.

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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)



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MILES and SIMONE

Heartbreaker country and folk music

Miles and Simone are a music act with a difference. Their lilting melodies and harmonies will sweep you away, and their between show humour and banter will crack you up – journey from the delicate realms of love, loss and the sea and then come down to earth with two funny, quirky best friends.

Having been programmed in The Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Brisbane Powerhouse World Theatre Festival, The Darwin Festival,The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Falls Festival,The Famous Spielgeltent and supporting the likes of Clairy Browne and the Banging Rackettes, Tinpan Orange and Harry James Angus, Miles and Simone are a much loved Australian musical duo.

Both Actors and musicians by trade, they met during a production of Summer of the 17th Doll and have been collaborating on various projects ever since. Miles is a musician, actor and founding member of internationally renowned band and performance group The Suitcase Royale. Simone is an opera singer, cabaret star and creator of the critically acclaimed cabaret The Lovebirds.

Miles & Simone was born in the summer months of 2012, when they found themselves on many an afternoon drinking gin and singing lonesome duets in the backyard. As the months got colder they left the backyard and began recording the songs in Miles' spare room studio.

They eventually put a rough mix of the album into the hands of Darren Hanlon when he took a loan of Miles' wonky old piano. Hanlon liked the songs so much he took them to Portland, Oregon to be mixed by renowned engineer Adam Selzer (She and Him, M. Ward, Jolie Holland) at the famed Type Foundry Studios. As well as that, Darren Hanlon recruited a handful of talented Portland musicians to play on the record.

You can download their newest album from iTunes or their website to experience their music before enjoying the live show… go on try it, you'll love it.

Adult $37; Conc. $33; Group 6+ $31; U16 $15 MadPAC Member $31.50; Member Conc. $28

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Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm




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THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER
By Tim Watts

A show for the whole family. Includes puppetry and animation.

The seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are rotting icons of failure. Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live.

Alvin Sputnik, who has just lost his wife, accepts this perilous mission so that he may follow her soul down to the underworld to be together again once more. This exquisite multi award-winning one-man show is a unique and charming performance, which is emotional, uplifting, touching and funny – a heart-warming and beautiful experience that’s a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance.

Having charmed audiences worldwide, and received countless five star reviews, we are delighted to be able to present this gorgeous production.

“absorbing, touching and uplifting” The Australian

Tickets: Adult $35, Conc $31, Group 6+ $29, U16 $10, Family (2Ad+2ch) $72
MADPAC Member Adult $30, Member Conc $27

Note: Group, family and member prices can only be purchased via the Box Office in person or by phone, 5573 0429.
Duration: 1hr with a possible Q & A session following.

Creator: Tim Watts , Performer: St John Cowcher, Producer: Sarah Weber / The Last Great Hunt
‘This production was originally supported by The Blue Room and Perth Theatre Company. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.'

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Saturday 16 July, 7pm




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AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!
Circus Trick Tease

This may not be Cirque du Soleil but it does come pretty close!

It is a tongue-in cheek, social commentary satire, concerning different ideas of the evolving Australian identity and will deliver incredible acrobatics, plenty of comedy, iconic Australian songs and astounding circus tricks!

Featuring awe inspiring acrobatics, beer can juggling, aerial keg, 3 meter high handstands and standing on heads.

“You will walk away amazed, chin to the floor and wanting to see more.” Adelaide Advertiser

**Warning: Contains Adult Themes**

Adult $37, Conc $33, Group 6+ $31, U16 $15
MADPAC Member $31.50, Member Conc $28
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Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm



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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - HANGMEN

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world. Here is your chance to see a London show with an international star in Hamilton!

Each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the 'best seat in the house' view of each production.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to
do on the day they’ve abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Adult $25 Conc. $23 screened at Hamilton Cinema
Purchase of tickets only at PAC

Tuesday 26 July, 7.30pm
Wednesday 27 July, 1pm



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SIMON & GARFUNKEL – ‘THE CONCERT’

Performed by Mark Shelley & John Robertson

“Here’s to you…..”
Mrs Robinson, Homeward Bound, Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Feelin Groovy, El Condor Pasa…….
With over 70 million record sales & 10 Grammy Awards, Simon & Garfunkel are one of the greatest vocal duos of all time.
Their many hits defined the Folk Rock sound & established them as counterculture icons of the 1960’s social revolution.
‘Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert’ is inspired by their remarkable reunion Concert in Central Park New York. Shelley & Robertson and their live band recreate the magic, the sound and the stories of those memorable times.

Tickets: Adults $57.50, Concessions $52.50, *Groups 8+ $50
Early Bird Special Offer - $48. Available until 16 May.

*Special discount price for groups of 8 or more is only available at the Box Office.

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Friday 29 July, 7.30pm



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SIMON'S FINAL SOUND
a comedy by Finegan Kruckemeyer

Simon’s Final Sound – a play about a man who has little, and is about to have a whole lot less. Written by the prolific and multi-award winning Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer.

A adult comedy about people who try and fail, try again, and fail better.

Four people on a boat. There's Simon, an unemployed dreamer with dodgy hearing. Michael, with his grey suit, grey sandwiches and grey life, and his wife Ginny, frustrated and craving excitement. And there's Claude. Think of the loudest, most annoying person you know, and triple it...that's Claude.

And they are all stuck together on a boat, looking for an island that may or may not exist.

"Some of the most riotously comic moments you are likely to experience in the theatre. ... This is a finely produced and acted adult comedy with deliciously outrageous moments." The Mercury.

Presented by Blue Cow Theatre and Tasmania Performs with the support of the Tasmanian Government, and the Australian Government’s Australia Council for the Arts.

Adult $37, Conc $33, Group 6+ $31, U16 $15
MADPAC Member $31.50, Member Conc $28
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Wednesday 24 August, 7.30pm



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ATHOL GUY & FRIENDS - THE SEEKERS STORY

Athol Guy & Friends - The Seekers Story, Live in Concert
Celebrating one of the country's most revered music groups, Athol Guy - The Seekers Story, is a musical and visual spectacular that takes the audience on a journey from the 60s through to modern day.

Join Athol Guy (bassist and founding member of The Seekers) and an all-star cast for this personal journey through the life and music of The Seekers. The show features live performances of the hit songs of The Seekers and other great 60s musical icons, plus unique and never before seen footage.

Wednesday 31 August, 1.30pm



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CELEBRATE - HAMILTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Earlier this year HSO celebrated the creativity of our regional composers. In this concert we will be celebrating the best of our regional soloists, including Tameka Nube (french horn) and Michael
Walsh (classical guitar) from Mt Gambier, Ben Hiscock (piano) and Linda Thompson (soprano) from Hamilton and Johnny and Julia Chen (violins) formerly of Horsham, and the multi-award winning children's choir "Chamber Singers" from The Hamilton & Alexandra College.

A gala program of beautiful music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Franck, Vivaldi and Wagner plus music from the silver screen.

Come and celebrate the best this region has to offer, enjoy a lavish afternoon tea and a free glass of bubbly after the concert.

Adult $25, Conc $20, U16/Stud $14
MADPAC Member $21.50, Conc Member $17

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Sunday 11 September, 2pm




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LA MAUVAISE REPUTATION

French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia's most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz and the beautiful melodies of classic French chanson - sung en français, bien sûr.

A four piece ensemble of vocals/guitar (Paul Gillett), accordion (Salvatore Greco), double-bass (Enzo Ruberto) and the extraordinary talents of internationally-acclaimed manouche guitarist Jon Delaney, the group's repertoire specialises in the timeless songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Serge Gainsbourg and Jean Sablon and the unique sounds of Django Reinhardt.

La Mauvaise Réputation have performed at festivals, jazz clubs, private functions and high-profile events across Australia including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival, OzManouche, Inverloch Jazz Festival, Kingston Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival, Queen Victoria and Coburg Night Markets, Boite World Music Café, Northcote Social Club, Spotted Mallard and the Paris Cat Jazz Club. They have also performed live on ABC Radio National's The Music Show and many other radio programs across Australia.

Adult $37, Conc $33, Group 6+ $31, U16 $15
MADPAC Member $31.50, Conc Member $28
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Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm




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THE BEATLES NO1'S - The Fabulous Beatle Boys

All the Beatles Number 1 hits from 1963 to 1970 in one sensational two hour concert.

Relive the magic of Beatlemania, as today’s Fab Four take you back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts.

Every classic Beatles song that ever made it to No 1 The unique sound that made the Beatles the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band the word has known.

Help, A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, She Loves You, Hey Jude, Let It Be.& many more...

“The Fab Beatle Boys impress with their deft grasp of the Fab Four’s entire span.” – Glenn A Baker

Tickets: Adults $69.90, Conc $64.90, Group 8+ $59.90
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Friday 23 September, 8pm



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SNUGGLEPOT and CUDDLEPIE - Live on Stage
adapted from the book by May Gibbs

adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry
from a series of books by May Gibbs
by arrangement with The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance

A classic Australian tale told with a modern sensibility and is full of action and humour.

May Gibbs’ quintessentially Australian classics have fascinated and delighted generations of children and families, introducing them to the wonder and magic of the Australian bush. In this new adaptation for children aged 5–10 and their families, these iconic tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come alive on stage for contemporary audiences.
The gumnut babies are on a mission to see a human – but only in the distance! On their journey to the big city they meet friends and foes including Professor Kookaburra, Mrs Fantail, Mr Lizard, Mr Frog, Mrs Snake, Mr Possum and, of course, Little Ragged Blossom.
Can Snugglepot lead the way? Can Cuddlepie hold his nerve? Can they avoid falling victim to the Big Bad Banksia Man? These beloved characters come to life on stage as this funny, enchanting production introduces today’s children to the wonderful world of May Gibbs.

A CDP Theatre production

Tickets: Admit $20, Family 2 adults and 2 children $48*, MADPAC Member $17*

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Sunday 2 October, 11am



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HOT AUGUST NIGHT and ME
A THE NEIL DIAMOND STORY

Starring Dominic Finley and the Diamantes
Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night album in its entirety, with interesting stories about how the songs were created, and of Diamond’s dark journey from being a struggling Brooklyn poet, to becoming one of the worlds most loved performers.
As well as being a celebration of Diamond’s greatest hits, and of one of the world’s most iconic albums…’HOT AUGUST NIGHT and Me’, offers its audience so much more…

Early Bird $32.40 offer ends 1 August, 2016
Adult $44.60 Conc. $42.60
Group & Member prices available through Box Office 5573 0429

Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm



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DAMIEN LEITH - THE WINNER'S JOURNEY
10th Anniversary Tour

2016 marks ten years since Damien won Australian Idol and released his 6 times platinum album, ‘The Winner's Journey’. To celebrate, Damien will perform songs from his first album right through to today. Hear all your favourites like ‘Night of my Life’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Roy Orbison Classics’, along with rare gems, audience requests and hilarious untold stories. Having performed to over half a million people in the past 10 years, Damien’s shows are a must see.

Tickets: Adult $65 Conc $55 MADPAC Member $60 Member Conc. $55
Note: Group and MADPAC member prices are only available via the Box Office - 03 5573 0429

Tickets on sale Monday 2 May.

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Friday 21 October, 7.30pm



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JOHN WILLIAMSON - In Concert

There is no question; John Williamson is a musical icon of Australia. His name is firmly cemented in the culture and fabric of the country he loves. His impressive career now spans more than forty five years and he has survived and soared in the entertainment industry whilst most of his ‘colleagues’ have not. To his credit are unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads that have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. His honest and passionate songs are synonymous with the country that inspires him and connect him with his countrymen regardless of age, sex or creed. He is honest and open with all he does. Add to this his ability to deliver unforgettable live concert experiences that combine the perfect blend of humour, romance and campfire stories woven together by his music. You can understand why he is one of the most in-demand live performers in Australia.

Inducted into the ARIA HALL OF FAME in 2010 and the recipient of more awards than he cares to mention,
there is no question that JOHN WILLIAMSON is the real deal, stands by what he represents and is
unashamedly proud of the country he loves. For this artist, whilst the awards are a nice recognition, there is no doubt it is the reaction from his audience that is the most important.

Along his journey he has been inducted into the prestigious ARIA Hall of Fame, secured three ARIA Awards, 25 Golden Guitars, MO Awards, APRA Awards, Platinum and Gold albums and over 4 million album sales to name just some of the recognition he has earnt. He continues to be at the forefront of significant events in Australia, presenting the voice of Australia when it is needed most. Accolades and awards though have never been a huge deal to John Williamson; it has always been about the fans to the ever humble ex-farmer. Even after what he has achieved, or what he has been invited to be a part of, he remains nonchalant about it all.

You can call him what you want, Mallee Boy, True Blue or just plain Fair Dinkum; but there is no denying that after more than forty years in the music industry, John Williamson is truly an Australian icon.

Tickets: Adult $49 Conc. $47 Child/U14 $33

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Thursday 10 November, 8pm




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SWAN LAKE - performed by the RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE

Swan Lake

ACT I
Scene 1
It’s a sunny summer day. In the garden in front of the castle Prince Ziegfried’s friends and courtiers are celebrating the Prince’s coming of age, they are dancing and enjoying themselves. The court jester, everybody’s favourite, is in the limelight of attention. The Queen arrives followed by her suite, she gives her son a medallion as a symbol of maturity as well as an crossbow as a symbol of a warrior.
The happy Prince is dancing with his friends and courtiers.
It is getting dark and Ziegfried is left alone with his dreams. The Prince’s friends arrive together with the court jester, they invite the Prince to go hunting with them.

Scene 2
The action takes place on the bank of a lake. A flock of swans is swimming by in the evening mist. The Prince watches the birds turn into young girls. Odette – the queen of the swans tells Ziegfried about the sorcery of the evil magician Rotbart who has turned Odette and her friends into swans. The evil spell can only be broken if a young man who has never given a vow of love to another girl falls in love with her. Ziegfried is enchanted by Odette’s beauty and gives her a vow of eternal love and fidelity.

ACT II
Scene 3
A big gala ball is in full swing at the Queen’s castle. At the ball, in accordance with his mother’s wish, Ziegfied is to choose himself a fiancée. The prince dances with different young girls and his mother asks him to make his choice. The Prince is at a loss. Suddenly there appears a mysterious knight with a beautiful girl. Bewitched by the girl’s beauty and her likeness to Odette, Ziegfried announced her to be his fiancée and gives her a vow of eternal love. The evil wins and celebrates a victory. A white swan appears in the window and throws itself against the window glass. The frustrated Prince is in despair and runs away from the castle.

Scene 4
It is night. At the lake the swan-girls are waiting for Odette. Odette returns and tells them about Ziegfried’s betrayal. She is in despair.
Rotbart triumphs, the evil sorcery wins a victory. Suddenly Ziegfried appears and fights with Rotbart. True and selfless love breaks the evil charms. The evil is defeated. All-powerful love wins.

Dawn is breaking. The swans are turning into girls and together with Odette and Ziegfried they set out on the road towards a new life.

Tickets: Adults $72.80, Concession $62.60, Students $52.40, Groups 8+ $52.40 each, Family (2Ad + 2ch) $209.60 ($52.40 each)
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Monday 28 November, 7.30pm



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MADPAC Membership
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

NEW MEMBERSHIP SCHEME 'MADPAC' MEMBER

See more of the shows you love for less by becoming a Member of Hamilton Performing Arts Centre As well as supporting the performing arts in our area you will benefit from:
• Discounts of between 5% and 15% on most shows* at the Centre including concerts, comedy, theatre, National Theatre Live, Encore matinee series and children’s shows.
• Four complimentary drinks at our café.
• First choice of seats (perhaps the row with more leg room?),
• No refund fee (usually $2.80) if ticket returned no later than 24 hours before the show,
• Free ticket exchange (usually $1.20)

* We cannot guarantee that every show will be part of this scheme. Refer to advertised prices for each show for Member discounts

MADPAC Membership costs just $10 and you can join at any time of the year by calling our Box Office.
MADPAC Membership benefits are available straight away and run for 12 months.
Discounted MADPAC Members tickets must be purchased at least three weeks prior to the show.


 

 

 

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