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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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SNUGGLEPOT and CUDDLEPIE - Live on Stage - adapted from the book by May Gibbs Sunday 2 October, 2pm More details Buy tickets now
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GRACE KNIGHT - Seniors Festival 2016 Tuesday 4 October, 11am More details  
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WAR HORSE - NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Tuesday 11 Oct, 7.30pm - Wednesday 12 Oct, 1pm 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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BOREDOM PROTECTION POLICY by Rod Quantock OAM Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm More details Buy tickets now
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Hamilton Dance Company presents - Performance 2016 Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November, 7pm - Sunday 6 November, 2pm 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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FOOTY'S REGIONAL ROADSHOW - Presented by Simonds Homes Saturday 12 November, 7pm More details Buy tickets now
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ANH DO - THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!! Friday 25 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
MADPAC Membership - Hamilton Performing Arts Centre - 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. 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

MUSTANG (M) TURKEY 97 mins sub-titles
Thursday 20 Oct at 7.30pm
Friday 21 Oct at 2pm
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

In a remote, seaside village in northern Turkey, five orphaned sisters frolic boisterously with their male classmates on the way home from school, buoyed by the end of term and the prospect of summer break. Their innocent physical play catches the eye of a disapproving villager who swiftly informs the girls' caretaker grandmother and domineering uncle. Panic and hysteria quickly set in as the adults take draconian steps to safeguard the girls' virtue and marriage prospects.
Shot in a naturalistic style and winning the Cannes Directors' Fortnight Europa Cinemas Prize, Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut feature is an understated, heartfelt feminist drama that highlights the sisters' fierce unity and resilience as well as the bittersweet loss of their childhood.
"The effortless sororal chemistry between these young actresses is a compelling reason to seek out Mustang and to welcome the arrival of Ergüven as a promising new female voice in the Turkish cinema scene." –Indiewire

MACADAM STORIES (M) FRANCE 101 mins subtitles
Thursday 17 Nov at 7.30pm
Friday 18 Nov at 2pm

In the strange beauty of a cold urban landscape, a stingy old man in a wheelchair goes on a moonlight escapade to meet a lonely night nurse. A troubled actress in decline sparks the fascination of a latchkey teen. And an American astronaut jettisoned from space onto a high-rise rooftop is taken in by a doting mother who speaks no English.
The extraordinary encounters that can be found within ordinary moments’ drive this darkly humorous story by director Samuel Benchetrit (I Always Wanted to be a Gangster, 2007), as the lonely existances of six solitary people give rise to surprising moments of compassion and intimacy.

“It’s a quirky black comedy set in a housing estate on the fringes of Paris. It was one of my picks from Cannes last year and got some of the best laughs I witnessed at the festival due to some wonderful physical comedy and deadpan humour. I saw it in Melbourne this week and I can assure you that local audiences are finding it both funny and touching as well.”

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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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*

Note: Family and Member tickets are only available via the Box Office.

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Sunday 2 October, 2pm


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GRACE KNIGHT
Seniors Festival 2016

SENIORS FESTIVAL 2016 presents: GRACE KNIGHT

She is one of the most enduring talents in Australian music. With Aria nominations and chart topping recordings in each of the past three decades, her career spans over thirty five years. Acclaimed for her live performances, Grace is one of the finest interpreters of popular music in Australia today. Knight’s spellbinding performances touch the soul and lift the heart. Her magical presence connects with audiences of all ages like few others can.

Tickets: Admit $5 (includes light refreshments)
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Where: Performing Arts Centre Function Room

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Tuesday 4 October, 11am



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WAR HORSE - NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

The play that took the globe by storm. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man’s Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.

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 11 Oct, 7.30pm
Wednesday 12 Oct, 1pm


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Cancelled -HOT AUGUST NIGHT and ME - THE NEIL DIAMOND STORY

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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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BOREDOM PROTECTION POLICY by Rod Quantock OAM

Presented by: Regional Arts Victoria and Nelly Thomas Productions
A Hamilton PAC PACked Stage Gig.

Rod Quantock has been a stand-up and, more recently, a sit-down comedian for almost 50 years.

Rod is a vital voice in many social and political debates, and his shows are always relevant to the moment and change with the headlines of the day. But what Rod has noticed is that the headlines of today are the same as the headlines of yesterday. To prove it, he is reprising one of his most successful shows, Boredom Protection Policy. In this incarnation, Rod revisits the issues that flared on the front pages of the press in the post 9/11 world fourteen years ago and concludes the more things change the more they stay the same. "In 2002," says Quantock, "the raw issues were terrorism, refugees and the Prime Minister. In 2016 the raw issues will be terrorism, refugees and the Prime Minister and possibly still James Hird."

Quantock's Boredom Protection Policy debuted in 2002 at Trades Hall Melbourne to critical and popular acclaim – "Once again, Quantock delivers telling blows to the right with disarming humour, cunningly disguised intelligence and idiosyncratic charm." The Age

Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society presented by Australia's longest serving comedian. Then, as now, Quantock's comedy is at once topical, intelligent, relaxed and, for those in his cross-hairs, positively brutal. He is a modern day jester who targets the antics of the ruling elites and the follies of humankind with playful delight.

Tickets: Adults $39, Concession $35, Groups 6+ $33*, U16 $15 *MADPAC Member Adult $33.50, *Member Concession $30
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Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm



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Hamilton Dance Company presents - Performance 2016

This Annual Performance showcases young and talented dancers in an entertaining program of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop.
Presenting "Graduation Ball" ballet production, this end of year Performance from Hamilton Dance Company, is not to be missed.

Adults: $24
Con:$18
U16: $15
All performances:$18 each

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Friday 4 & Saturday 5 November, 7pm
Sunday 6 November, 2pm



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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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FOOTY'S REGIONAL ROADSHOW
Presented by Simonds Homes

Footy's Regional Roadshow is coming to town! Featuring: Sam Newman, Billy Brownless, Brendan Fevola, Brian Lake and Damien Barrett. Come and enjoy the 'Footy Show' experience live in theatre! Hear the stories of the past, enjoy Sam's rant and who knows... Billy may also bring his wheel along to the show!
Boys will be boys!

Tickets: $55
Available online or at the box office - 5573 0429

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Saturday 12 November, 7pm




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ANH DO - THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!!

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

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

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

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

“Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season” themusic.com.au

Tickets: Adult $49.90, Conc $46.90, Group 10+ $46.90
What a great idea for a social get together with friends, work colleagues or family prior to Christmas!

Note: group priced tickets are not available online. Please contact our friendly staff by phone, 5573 0429 or pop in and see us in person.

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Friday 25 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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A great place to meet up with
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