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Season 1 January – June

HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE 2014


WELCOME

We’re finally here! After a major transformation of the magnificent Hawthorn Town Hall, we are so proud and enthused to bring you the inaugural season program of your new premier arts venue, Hawthorn Arts Centre. Opening a world of possibility, reflecting the love of all things artistic and creative of our local community and beyond, we have curated a season of performances that will move you to the core, make you laugh until your cheeks ache and wow you with some of Australia’s most solid entertainers.

Drawing in the best work going around, whether you love dance, music, theatre or something with a splice of each, the opulent Main Hall Stage will present a program that speaks to all ages and backgrounds. We’re dedicated to sharing the stories and giving a voice to our youth with quality teen and children’s programs. It’s not all serious though, some of the most fun you’ll have will be with the whole family at one of these shows! Matinee Music will host some of the best daytime performers touring the circuit. On offer is a classic line up of names that have been sitting in the back of your memory for some time and will now grace the stage for the first time in a while. Be the first to see them back in action and why not sample a culinary treat at the Centre’s new cafe, Second Empire, before or after the performance. It’s a perfect day out with friends.

What’s inside these pages is only the beginning of what’s to come. Featuring the Melbourne Ballet Company, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and the stunning production of The Harbinger, Season 2 will launch in May 2014. All will leave you mesmerised. We’ve popped in a teaser so you can clear your diary early! A thought provoking and inspiring series of public programs is also in planning and will allow you to delve deep inside the art, through workshops, talks and use of digital media. Hawthorn Arts Centre is the new heart of the arts in Melbourne’s east and we hope it finds its place in yours. So let’s get started!


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DAVID HELFGOTT IN CONCERT PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE

FRI 31 JAN 

8PM

TICKETS $60 FULL $55 CONCESSION hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770

Australian concert pianist, David Helfgott is, without doubt, one of the most recognisable classical music artists in the world today. His story is known to millions through the massive success of the Oscar winning feature film, Shine which caused his recordings, particularly of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, to top both the classical and pop music charts worldwide and saw him play his signature piece, The Flight Of The Bumble Bee at the Academy Awards ceremony.

His live concerts continue to be sold out and include standing ovations at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House and as part of the opening events of the newly re-furbished Hamer Hall in Melbourne. David’s playing continues to go from strength to strength and his forthcoming performance at the Hawthorn Arts Centre forms part of a year of concerts which will also include Denmark, Istanbul, Warsaw and an extensive tour of the major recital venues in China.


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RHONDA BURCHMORE IN CRY ME A RIVER: THE WORLD OF JULIE LONDON PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE SUN 30 MAR

2PM

TICKETS $40 FULL $34 CONCESSION hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770

After rave reviews and sell-out shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Brisbane’s Powerhouse, and Melbourne Comedy Theatre, Australia’s sexiest chanteuse, Rhonda Burchmore, brings Cry Me A River: The World of Julie London. Throughout her career Burchmore has made a distinctive impression on audiences with her dazzling dance steps, superb comic timing, effervescent personality and impressive voice. Backed by a five-piece band, Rhonda dims the lights as she slinks into the world of one of America’s most mysterious sirens, Julie London. Taking audiences to the west coast cool jazz scene of the 1950s and 1960s, she tells London’s story through a mix of sensuality and humour.

With a song list that includes some of the great tunes of the era, Burchmore teases the audience and captures London’s effortless style while showcasing some of her biggest hits. Her timeless songbook includes Cry Me A River, Let There Be Love, Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night in the Week), ‘S Wonderful, You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To, Daddy, Black Coffee, Hello Dolly and The Party’s Over; written by legendary composers Cole Porter, Jules Styne and George & Ira Gershwin among others.


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UNPACK THIS

A comedy about a men’s anger management workshop. Pain. Regret. Tears. And that’s just the counsellors!

PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE + RED SKIN PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH 6PAC

SAT 14 JUN 

7.30PM

TICKETS $30 FULL $25 CONCESSION hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770

Geoff Paine played nice guy Clive Gibbons in the early years of Neighbours. Twenty years later his real life neighboursfrom-hell proved life wasn’t like the television show. One fateful night he finally snapped, head-butting his neighbour while an onlooker sang the Neighbours theme song. True story. Arrested and ordered to attend an anger management course, Geoff discovered that the most surreal part of this tale was still to come.

Unpack This is a comedy exploring the funnier side of anger management. From the jargon riddled politically correct language, to the antics of a social worker who can’t control his temper, A hilarious and poignant show that focuses on what happens when two social workers try to show six men how to manage their anger, with varying degrees of success. If you have ever lost your cool, blown a fuse, flown off the handle, gone through the roof, chucked a wobbly or just been plain angry. There’s almost always a funny side. Geoff Paine has since moved house. Written by Geoff Paine Directed by Emily Collyer Cast Michelle Nussey, Syd Brisbane, Ross Daniels and Geoff Paine


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PIANO CONCERT WITH THE ZELMAN MEMORIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE + BOROONDARA EISTEDDFOD + ZELMAN MEMORIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. SUN 15 JUN 

The renowned Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra will accompany three talented pianists in the 2014 Boroondara Eisteddfod’s Piano Concerto Award. 2PM

TICKETS FREE EVENT (Booking essential) Tickets available May 1 boroondara.vic.gov.au/eisteddfod or (03) 9278 4770

Each year over twenty talented young pianists vie for the chance to play with full orchestral accompaniment and take out the coveted title of Piano Concerto Award Champion at one Australia’s most prestigious eisteddfod contests.

Sweating hours of practicemakes-perfect, this performance will see future stars in the making covering masterpieces of the likes of Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven and Brahms. With the heats held in late April, further program information will be released and tickets available on Thursday 1 May. The City of Boroondara and Hawthorn Arts Centre would like to thank the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra for their support of this event.


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MATINEE MUSIC

PIRATES OF PINAFORE

PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE + PROMAC PRODUCTIONS

Featuring over 20 smash-hit Gilbert & Sullivan songs, this show takes you on a ride through their not-so-illustrious beginnings to the popularity machine they became. With great solos, duets, trios spanning the breadth of their repertoire and seen through the eyes of the men who penned them.

STRING FEVER

PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE

Wife and husband team Jacqui and Brenton Edgecombe – aka String Fever – are a classic mismatch of cello-toff with fiddling maniac, but they never have a fight!

Starring Australian music theatre and London West End star Philip Gould as Arthur Sullivan, hilarious veteran actor Brian Hannan as WS Gilbert, Chris McKenna as their manager, Richard D’Oyly Carte, and featuring international soprano Alison Jones as Leanora Braham, the first soprano Gilbert & Sullivan ever employed.

This dynamic duo combine early careers in the Symphony (working with artists including Pavarotti, Ray Charles and the Beatles’ Sir George Martin) with fifteen years as full-time entertainers to present a show that is unique, classy – and most importantly – a lot of fun. Their musical roller-coaster will take you from Bluegrass to Beethoven to the Beatles; a cheeky tribute to Andre Rieu and Brenton’s unforgettable Elton John impression.

Gilbert & Sullivan collaborated on fourteen operas in their twenty five-year partnership, which are some of the most frequently performed operas in history.

They have received 11 National Awards for their services to showbiz, including five ‘MO’ Awards, and the “Qantas Peter Allen Variety Performers of the Year”.

Fast paced and full of surprises, experience all of the Gilbert & Sullivan musicals in one afternoon!

WED 19 MAR 

11AM

TUE 15 APRIL 

11AM

TICKETS

TICKETS

$20 (includes complimentary tea and coffee)

$20 (includes complimentary tea and coffee)

hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770

hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770


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SIMON GALLAHER

PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE + PROMAC PRODUCTIONS

After a long absence from the solo stage, Simon Gallaher returns to Victoria for his first solo performances in half a decade. Gallaher’s new show is a tribute to the great composers of the twentieth century featuring classic love songs and torch songs spanning the past fifty years and beyond. Such a masterful vocal performance would not be the same without some greats from the musical stage and with the help from Andrew Lloyd Weber to Sigmund Romberg, this fine tenor voice will shine as never before.

JACKIE LOVE

PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE + PROMAC PRODUCTIONS

Jackie Love is an Australian singer and dancing star. At an early age Love toured Australia and the United States with Sammy Davis and has since performed all over the world. She has starred in many musicals which have toured Australia including Dancing Man opposite David Atkins, Hello Dolly, Hot Shoe Shuffle and most recently Singing in the Rain opposite Todd McKenney. Love performs her outstanding one-woman show with many great songs and stories of her fascinating career.

Gallaher is such an endearing favourite and you won’t want to miss this special music concert as he returns to the concert stage with musical director Kevin Hocking at the piano. Written by Philip Wheeldon Directed by Hugh Halliday

TUE 20 MAY 

11AM

TUE 10 JUN 

11AM

TICKETS

TICKETS

$20 (includes complimentary tea and coffee)

$20 (includes complimentary tea and coffee)

hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770

hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770


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KIDS

CINDERELLA PRESENTED BY HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE + PROMAC PRODUCTIONS WED 22 JAN THURS 23 JAN

2PM 11AM

TICKETS $20 hawthornartscentre.com.au or (03) 9278 4770

What on Earth is Elvis doing as a guest artist at The Royal Ball? Why are the Ugly Stepsisters called Kylie and Dannii? Why has the traditional Fairy Godmother been replaced by a Footy Fairy? And what are they all doing here in Hawthorn? All of these questions are answered in this hilarious, out-of-the-box version of probably the most popular pantomime of all time, Cinderella.

With musical styles ranging from rap to rock, country to classical; this is not Cinderella as you know it! Fast paced and punchy, this is one for kids of all ages. Let the whole family break free with this unmissable show. Dance and sing in the aisles too – we won’t tell anyone! Directed by Hugh Halliday Original Direction by Norman Yemm


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COMING UP IN 2014 From July 2014, the Hawthorn Arts Centre will continue to showcase a diverse program of some of Australia’s most beautiful, moving and ground-breaking presentations. Keep an eye out for these special performances in the second half of the year. Full details and tickets available in May 2014.

MOTION TRANSCEND – LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS

THE ORCHESTRA COMES TO TOWN

THE HARBINGER

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE BALLET COMPANY + HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA + HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE

PRESENTED BY THE DEAD PUPPETS SOCIETY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CRITICAL STAGES + HAWTHORN ARTS CENTRE

Motion Transcend provides an expressionist canvas for its choreographers, examining movement both in a physical, athletic setting as well as in a spiritual or inner sense. The interaction between beings and the study of emotion and of self all emerge from this canvas.

JS Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor brings an infectious spontaneity to this program, which celebrates both the lively rhythmic energy and the elegiac poignancy of music for strings.

The story of an Old Man who works in a rundown bookshop, watching the world around him change until one day his quiet life is interrupted by a Little Girl who enters the shop and won’t leave.

Bartok’s Roumanian Dances exude a lively rustic charm whilst Grieg’s ever-popular Holberg Suite takes the form of a colourful tribute to the courtly manners of the 18th century ballroom.

What happens next takes the audience on a journey through magical worlds of story and memory where the lines between reality and make believe fall away.

This program also features a masterclass presented by Melbourne Ballet Company. Coming August 2014

Coming September 2014

Coming September 2014


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TICKETS

VENUE HIRE

Tickets for Hawthorn Arts Centre events can be purchased online at hawthornartscentre.com.au, by phone on 03 9278 4770 or in person at the venue.

The Hawthorn Arts Centre is also a venue for hire with spaces that can be used for performances, rehearsals, exhibitions and meetings.

Tickets may be purchased at the performance subject to availability. Please visit hawthornartscentre.com.au to view full terms and conditions for the purchase of tickets.

For venue hire information on spaces at Hawthorn Arts Centre visit hawthornartscentre.com.au or call 03 9278 4770


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Swinburne University

LYNCH ST

WATTLE RD

PATERSON ST DEAN AVE

Hawthorn Library

JOHN ST

ST.COLUMBS ST

LAUNDER ST

OXLEY RD

CAMDEN RD

KENT ST

GLENFERRIE RD

GUEST ST

360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Glenferrie Primary School

GEORGE ST McLeod Ln

BURWOOD RD

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MANNINGTREE RD

Central Gardens

Swinburne Walk

Glenferrie

GETTING THERE

Wakefield St

WILLIAM ST

Swinburne University

JOHN ST

ALFRED ST

WAKEFIELD ST

FREDERICK ST

CR

GRACE ST

PARK ST LI N D A

SWINBURNE AVE

Melway reference 45 D10

TRAIN

TRAM

BUS

Alamein Line Belgrave Line Lilydale Line

Route 16 Melbourne University – Kew via St Kilda Beach

Route 624 Kew – Oakleigh

Get off at Glenferrie Train Station, walk 2 minutes south along Glenferrie Road then turn left into Burwood Road.

Get off at the corner of Glenferrie and Burwood road and walk 1minute along Burwood Road. Route 70 Docklands – Wattle Park Get off at the corner of Riversdale and Glenferrie Roads and walk north on Glenferrie Road for 5 minutes until you get to Burwood Road. From here, turn right and walk 1 minute east along Burwood Road. Route 75 City - Vermont South Get off at the corner of Riversdale and Glenferrie roads and walk north on Glenferrie Road for 5 minutes until you reach Burwood Road, turn right and walk 1 minute east along Burwood Road.

Get off along Auburn Road and walk one block east for 5 minutes to Glenferrie Road. Check out ptv.vic.gov.au for more public transport information, including timetables, fares, route information and the Journey Planner, or call Public Transport Victoria (PTV) on 1800 800 007.


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ACCESSIBILITY We aim to make our events and venues accessible to all. For access enquiries please contact Hawthorn Arts Centre on 03 9278 4770

COMMUNICATION ASSISTANCE For further communication assistance including translation, interpreter or access to the National Relay Service phone City of Boroondara Customer Service on 03 9278 4444. Program details are correct at the time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please check the website for updates.


Hawthorn Arts Centre 2014 - Season 1  

Hawthorn Arts Centre performance program running from January to

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