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SEASON ENGAGE. ESCAPE. EXPERIENCE.


Entertaining Tamworth All Year Round!

Greg Norman Drive Tamworth NSW 2340

Level 1, Centrepoint Tamworth Peel Street Tamworth NSW 2340

Fitzroy Street Tamworth NSW 2340

To see what’s on across the venues go to A division of Tamworth Regional Council


CONTENTS

S E A S O N ENGAGE. ESCAPE. EXPERIENCE.

Season Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 From the Theatre Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Philip Quast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An intimate musical tale of an extraordinary life 7 Staff & Friends Concert - TRCM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An evening of fine music and fun 9 HMS Pinafore - Hayes Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A reimagining of this nautical infectious caper 11 Grace Under Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hidden stories within the health profession 13 She Kills Monsters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Dramatic Society 15 MAMMA MIA!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Musical Society 17 The Sapphires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Energetic, fun and engaging - back by popular demand 19 2340 Big Band - Swingin’ on a Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2340 Big Band 21 Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A new dance theatre work 23 The Story & Songs of Billy Joel - My Life. . . . . . Celebrating a living legend of the music industry 25 Melbourne Comedy Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Australian Comedy 27 Sydney Symphony Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . Lead by conductor Umbrto Clerici: Mozart & Bruch 29 Chapter One & Solo Showcase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt - Dance 31 Beethoven’s Pastoral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Australian Haydn Ensemble 33 Len Waters Cultural Spectacular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kamilaroi cultural spectacular 35 Carmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opera Australia 37 Steel Magnolias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Dramatic Society 39 Magic Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A CDP Kids Production 41 Wallflowering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Harris & HIT Productions 43 Gone Too Soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remembering the music and legacy fo the greats 45 The Brilliance of Brass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An evening of rousing music 47 The Comedy of Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bell Shakespeare 49 Sweeney Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Musical Society 51 A Midsummer Night’s Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Dramatic Society 53 2340 Big Band - Rock the Classics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2340 Big Band 55 Edward the Emu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children’s Theatre by Monkey Baa Theatre Productions 57 The Nutcracker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt - Dance 59 Eternity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth City Dance Academy 61 ADFAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decorative and Fine Arts Lecture Series 62 Deco Dinner & Show Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Tamworth Dramatic Society Performance Times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Tamworth Musical Society Performance Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Subscription & Membership information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 2020 Ticket Prices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Year At A Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Membership Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77


With Thanks to our

PARTNERS MAJOR PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS

PROGRAM PARTNER

ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

PRESENTING PARTNERS

TAMWORTH

Tamworth Musical Society

Inc

KRISTI CINI & MORGAN HOLT Locally owned by Sharon & Rod

FLORIST PARTNER


From the

TheatreDirector

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NGAGE. ESCAPE. EXPERIENCE. In 2020 we invite you to engage with live entertainment - be it a play, music, dance or a musical. We encourage you to escape the stress of life for a moment with friends or family and laugh, cry and be transported. And we want you to experience a great night in the theatre and the elation that live entertainment can deliver. 28 events, made up of local and touring productions, are on offer across the Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Town Hall and TRECC. There are two great ways to get involved: Subscribe, which is great for those who like the same seats as well as planning ahead, and Membership which is great for those who might like the benefits of subscribing but the flexibility throughout the year. See page 68 for more information.

In 2020 there are even more benefits to becoming a member or subscriber; a free ticket to either Grace Under Pressure or Playlist, a free ticket to the Season 2021 Launch and a chance to go in the draw to win a trip for two to Melbourne in November 2020. We are thrilled to offer a season that supports both the wonderful work of Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, Tamworth Dramatic Society, Tamworth Musical Society, Tamworth City Dance Academy, the 2340 Big Band, Kristi Cini and Morgan Holt, Len Waters and the Tamworth RSL Brass Band as well as bringing a range of respected artists and companies including, Philip Quast, Monique Montez, CDP Kids, HIT Productions, Australian Haydn Ensemble, Hayes Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Opera Australia and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Capitol Theatre Tamworth sits within the Entertainment Venues Division of Tamworth Regional Council, along with Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) and Tamworth Community Centre and it is my privilege to be at the helm of a fantastic team. We aim to deliver a consistent level of service across these four wonderful community assets. Thank you to all our presenting partners, media partners, and to Tamworth Regional Council for its commitment to the performing arts. Finally, thank you for your involvement and support of the theatre by just buying a ticket and attending a live show. See it live, see it local!

Peter Ross

Manager Entertainment Venues


Quest Tamworth presents

PHILIP QUAST with

Anne-Maree McDonald at the piano

Musical tale of an extraordinary life in the theatre

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ne of Australia’s best loved and most internationally recognised performers, Philip Quast – accompanied by Anne-Maree McDonald on piano – will delight you with an intimate musical tale of his extraordinary life in the theatre. The three time Olivier Award winning actor will share his favourite stories and songs from his journey so far. From Tamworth, where he grew up on his parents’ turkey farm, to the glittering stages of the West End and Broadway, Philip is a passionate actor, singer, director, writer, teacher and fisherman.

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Often hilarious, sometimes outrageous and always from the heart.

Saturday 22 February | 8pm Capitol Theatre Tamworth

TAMWORTH

90 minutes | Includes Post Show Q&A. No Interval

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Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music presents

An evening of fine music and fun

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oin Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music for an evening of fine entertainment presented by the Conservatorium’s talented staff and their friends. Many

of the performers have achieved national success in their chosen areas of performance. The program will include solo and ensemble performances and cover a wide range of musical genres from classical to jazz. This concert offers you everything from ukuleles to euphoniums. ‘It all starts at the Con’ and the 2020 concert is sure to be an

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evening of fine music and fun.

Saturday 29 February | 8pm Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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Photo credit: Harvey House Productions (Model Lara Lighfoot; Hair & Makeup Natalia Ladyko)


CH Boutique Hotel presents a Hayes Theatre Co. production

H.M.S. PINAFORE Music by Arthur Sullivan, Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

Cast: Katherine Allen Gavin Brown Thomas Campbell Jermaine Chau Tobias Cole Sean Hall Bobbie Jean Henning Dominic Lui Rory O’Keefe Billie Palin Zachary Selmes Zara Stanton Director Kate Gaul Musical Director Zara Stanton Choreographer Ash Bee Production Designer Melanie Liertz Lighting Designer Fausto Brusamolino Sound Designer Nate Edmondson

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Mistaken identity and the trickiest of tongue twisters abound!

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et sail on the high seas with H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comedy of starcrossed lovers, mismatched marriages and mistaken identities. Award winning director, Kate Gaul, makes her Hayes Theatre Co debut with this re-imagined, gender-bending, hyper-theatrical and kinky take on this Gilbert & Sullivan classic. This nautical caper overflowing with infectious tunes such as I am the Monarch of the Sea, I’m Called Little Buttercup and He is an Englishman, H.M.S. Pinafore is a sharp satire of the English social hierarchical system of the Victorian Age. Don’t miss out on this rollicking farce and get set for some hysterical hi-jinks on the high seas.

Thursday 5 March | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 45 mins | Includes Interval | Post Show Q&A

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“A very effective and affecting verbatim work exploring the dysfunctional culture of the healthcare system.” JASON BLAKE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


Allsopp Signs presents An Alternative Facts production

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

by David Williams & Paul Dwyer in collaboration with the Sydney Arts & Health Collective

Hidden stories within the health profession come to life onstage

Writers David Williams & Paul Dwyer Sydney Arts & Health Collective Dr Claire Hooker Assoc. Professor Louise Nash Dr Karen Scott Dr Kimberley Ivory Dr Jo River Professor Paul Macneill Mr James Dalton Director David Williams Dramaturg Paul Dwyer Lighting Designer Nicholas Higgins Sound Designer Gail Priest Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson

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ealth professionals are with us when we’re born, and they’re with us when we die. They devote their lives to caring for us, but how do we care for them? Can a doctor or nurse give a patient the best possible care if he or she hasn’t slept for days? What if they are also being bullied or sexually harassed at work? What if they complain about having to work excessive hours, but are told to stop whinging and suck it up? How do they cope with the pressure? Based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses about their experiences of training and working in hospitals, Grace Under Pressure is a surprising, intimate, and deeply moving theatre experience that reveals these hidden stories of health professionals in their own words. Ranging from wildly funny to utterly heartbreaking, the stories within Grace Under Pressure will leave no audience member unaffected. Beautifully staged and disarmingly performed, Grace Under Pressure is a truly unique theatre experience. Recommended age: 14yrs+. Occasional coarse language and challenging content.

Saturday 7 March |8pm Capitol Theatre Tamworth 85 minutes | No Interval

Grace Under Pressure was co-commissioned by Seymour Centre and The Big Anxiety, and developed with the support of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney. The Big Anxiety was assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. This tour of Grace Under Pressure has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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“It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.” - The New York Times


Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

A heart-warming comedy packed with action, wit and a sizeable nerd-quotient!

Director Ben Mettam Set Design Cora Boyer Costume Design Jasmine Byrne Fight Direction Ben Sutton

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he Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, a young woman grieving for her deceased sister.

The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly’s death, Agnes stumbles upon a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was a well-known Dungeons and Dragons player and that she was passionate about the game. In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious younger sibling, Agnes embarks on an actionpacked adventure to discover more about her geeky sister than she previously cared to know. A heart-warming comedy about loss, bullies, and dragons, She Kills Monsters is a surprisingly sweet tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance.

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Recommended 13+ years; strong language and mild adult themes

Wednesday 11 March – Saturday 14 March See page 66 for detailed performance times

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 90 minutes | No Interval An Amateur Production by ARRANGEMENT WITH ORIGIN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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A mother A daughter Three possible dads And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The perfect musical for the whole family.


Tamworth Musical Society presents

Music and Lyrics by

BENNY ANDERSSON BJÖRN ULVAEUS

and some songs with STIG ANDERSON Book by CATHERINE

JOHNSON CRAYMER

Orignally Conceived by JUDY

Director Peter Ross Musical Director Tim Godden Choreography Kristi Cini Set Design Josh McIntosh Costume Designer Audrey Currie Lighting Design Shane Elsworthy Audio Design Mitch Alcorn Assistant Director Adam Petronaitis

Hilarious, Heart-warming and a huge amount of fun

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amworth Musical Society will transform the Capitol Theatre stage into a Greek Island paradise when they burst onto stage in a brand-new production of one of the world’s favourite feel-good musicals, MAMMA MIA! Featuring hit after hit from the incredible songs of ABBA including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me and The Winner Takes It All, MAMMA MIA! tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! MAMMA MIA! is the perfect musical for the whole family.

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Tamworth Musical Society

Inc

Don’t miss Tamworth Musical Society’s ‘Made in Tamworth’ production of this joyous and uplifting musical.

Friday 8 May to Saturday 23 May See page 67 for detailed performance times

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 35 mins | Includes Interval

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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“This was a winner. A good production, a heart-warming storyline and a great score.” - SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE


Jamaica Blue presents A Production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

Written and Directed by Tony Briggs

Writer & Director Tony Briggs Associate Director Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljiba Kaardn] Musical Director Nathaniel Andrew Set & LX Designer Mark Howett Choreographer Leonard Mickelo

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Australia’s beloved modern classic returns by popular demand!

he Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is now embarking on a national tour spreading the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story to audiences Australia wide. Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother. Tony will direct his play in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of the story yet – the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is energetic, fun and engaging theatre that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

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Recommended age: 12 yrs+ Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of coarse language.

Tuesday 26 May | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth Locally owned by Sharon & Rod

2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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Piper Street Veterinary Clinic presents

Musical Director Tim Godden Featuring Kate Armstrong & Brad Gill

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An afternoon of jazz favourites!

he 2340 Big Band’s Swingin’ on a Sunday, celebrates the great Big Bands of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s as well as the prominent male and female vocalists of the era.

Bands chosen will include The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Duke Ellington’s Big Band, The Benny Goodman Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra and many more. Vocalists saluted will include Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and his daughter Natalie Cole, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong. From this vast resource expect to hear songs like It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Zing Went the Strings of my Heart, I’ve Got The World On A String, Fever, Stardust and many more.

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Resident vocalists Kate Armstrong and Brad Gill invite you to join them and the 2340 Big Band for an afternoon of Big Band jazz classics.

Sunday 31 May | 2:00pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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“They dance, they share, they speak from the heart.” SYDNEY ART’S GUIDE

Photo credit: Alex Wisser


Capitol Theatre Tamworth presents A PYT Fairfield production

Directed by Karen Therese Directed by Karen Therese Choreographer Larissa McGowan Designer Zanny Begg Co-Sound Designers Jasmine Guffond & Gail Priest Lighting Designer Verity Hampson Dramaturg Kate Armstrong–Smith Associate Artist Koco Carey Cast: Ebube Uba May Tran Tasha O’Brien Mara Knezevic Neda Taha

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A new dance theatre work exploring the state of feminisms through pop culture and music

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LAYLIST is Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. It’s full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies.

Five incredible young women talk about their favourite female pop stars and how these narratives inspire and shape their personal worlds in this genre-defying dance theatre work. The extraordinary cast represent a unique and powerful cross section of emerging artists in contemporary Australia, featuring Ebube Uba, a Nigerian-Australian actor and dancer; Neda Taha, a Tongan-Iraqi-Australian hip hop dancer; May Tran a Vietnamese-Australian slam poet; comedic actor Tasha O’Brien; and Croatian- Australian pop star Mara Knezevic. Created by PYT Fairfield (Jump First, Ask Later), one of Australia’s most celebrated makers of brave and transformative new work that reflects the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia. Recommended age 14yrs+ - course language and adult themes Strobe lighting and haze will be used during this performance

Wednesday 10 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hr 10 mins | Includes Interval S E A S O N

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Quest Tamworth presents

THE STORY OF

STARRING ANTHONY MARA

Journey into the world that is Billy Joel

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ore than just a ‘piano man’, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years.

The singer/songwriter not only has fascinating stories behind his music, but also compelling stories behind the man himself. The Story & Songs of Billy Joel - My Life chronologically shares the journey of a remarkable career - the highs, the lows, private & public life, family & relationships, but most importantly, the music - through live performance, audiovisual footage and narration. The live band consists of the some of the finest musicians around, plus state of the art sound and lighting, in a powerful show that will mesmerise audiences with all the Billy Joel hits such as: Piano Man, New York State Of Mind, Honesty, Uptown Girl, It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me, We Didn’t Start The Fire, River Of Dreams, plus many more.

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Allow us to take you right into the world of Billy Joel in a show not to be missed!!!

Friday 19 June | 8pm Capitol Theatre Tamworth

TAMWORTH

2 hours 10 mins | Includes Interval

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“Some of the country’s best comics… had audiences in tears” - THE QUEENSLAND TIMES


Quest Tamworth presents

Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and hitting every corner of the country!

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oin our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jampacked night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll have all year.

For over twenty years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to towns and cities across Australia. From Mandurah to Mackay, Devonport to Darwin and 80 destinations in between, this really is the riproaring road trip of a life time!

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Recommended for ages 15yrs+. May contain course language, sexual references and material that can offend.

Wednesday 24 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth TAMWORTH

2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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Photo credit: Alex Wisser


Tamworth Regional Council presents

Great Classics: Mozart and Bruch Conductor Umberto Clerici Violin Andrew Haveron REPERTOIRE Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Mozart Symphony No.41 Jupiter

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he Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conductor Umberto Clerici make a welcome return to Tamworth with two of the greatest works in the classical repertoire: Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. Bruch’s gorgeous Violin Concerto is an audience favourite, full of fire, passion, and some of the most beautiful melodies ever written. Sydney Symphony Concertmaster Andrew Haveron brings a radiant tone and blistering intensity to the virtuosic solo part to create a truly special performance. Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony was his final symphony, and he saved the best for last! From the jubilant opening notes to the exhilarating finale, it’s Mozart at his finest and one of the greatest symphonies ever written. Directing the orchestra is conductor Umberto Clerici, the Orchestra’s Principal cellist. With his innate musicianship and “irresistible charm” he leads the orchestra to new heights in a concert you don’t want to miss.

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Age Recommendation: Suitable for ages 12+

Wednesday 24 June | 7:30pm

School Matinee performances will occur on Thursday 25. Visit our website for more information.

Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

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Bringing together your favourite stories through the art of dance

Image Credit: Julie Photo Craigie Photography credit: Alex Wisser


Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt present

Featuring local dance students from Tamworth & Barraba Directed by Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt

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ou won’t want to miss Chapter One in 2020. A production including all students from a local dance studio (previously known as Ballet Stars). This show,

directed by Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt will leave you stunned as your favourite books come to life on stage.  Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment inspired by characters in books such as Where’s Wally, Peter Pan, Pippi Long Stockings and more. What could be more exciting than bringing to life your favourite stories by Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl and other famous authors through the art of dance. You can also see the students perform in a Solo Showcase at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday the 27June at 1:30pm.

Presented by

KRISTI CINI & MORGAN HOLT

Saturday 27 June | 1:30pm - Solo Showcase Saturday 27 June | 6:00pm - Chapter One Sunday 28 June |11:00am - Chapter One

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 45 mins | Includes Interval

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“The clarity and dynamic that the AHE create on their period instruments leaves no one in doubt that they are a world-class ensemble...” - LIMELIGHT Photo credit: Alex Wisser


Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music presents Australian Haydn Ensemble

PROGRAM Boccherini String Sextet in F minor Op. 23 No. 4 Mozart  Haffner Serenade K. 250 (arr. Masi) Beethoven  Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 Pastoral (arr. Watts)

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Two masterworks in chamber version

he Australian Haydn Ensemble is well known for its unearthing of forgotten composers and rediscovery of unknown historical chamber versions of the classics. In this program it brings to light two of the greats: Beethoven’s Pastoral and Mozart’s Haffner Serenade along with a melancholic and moving string sextet by Boccherini. Beethoven often criticised chamber versions of his own works by other composers. The eighteenth century arrangement of Beethoven’s masterwork, the Pastoral, presented in this program, however, is a vibrant and passionate reinterpretation of this dramatic work that will capture your imagination and reinvent it for you as a septet. Haffner Serenade, by Mozart, is perhaps one of his most frequently performed works. This chamber version, arranged by eighteenth century Italian composer Girolamo Masi is possibly unknown.

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AHE also performs a beautiful, dark and moving string sextet in F minor by Luigi Boccherini. Boccherini takes the listener on a journey full of drama, melancholy and dance - a characteristic of his music that makes it a listening pleasure.

Tuesday 30 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

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Len Waters Cultural Tours presents

Featuring Len Waters Roger Knox Mark Atkins David Leha Loran Ryan Chelsea Atkins Buddy Knox and more

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pend the evening with Len Waters and friends as they bring the stories of the Kamilaroi to life on the big stage. Stories of place, people and the ancient knowledge that connects with our everyday. Full stage production with stage imagery, sound and light will bring the characters of culture into a new setting through story, song and performance. Join Len, Mark Atkins, Chelsea Atkins, Buddy Knox, Roger Knox, Loren Ryan, David Leha and more as they bring a new understanding and admiration of the richness of Aboriginal culture to the Capitol stage.

Saturday 1 August | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | No Interval

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Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music presents An Opera Australia production Conductor: Luke Spicer Director: Matthew Barclay Set & Costume Designer: Anna Cordingley Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson Orchestration: Robert Andrew Greene CAST Carmen Angela Hogan Dimity Shepherd Don José Jared Holt Matthew Reardon Micaëla Giuseppina Grech Danita Weatherstone Escamillo / Zuniga Christopher Hillier Simon Meadows Dancairo Michael Lampard El Remendado Mathew Waugh Frasquita Kathryn Radcliffe Mercédès Celeste Haworth Moralès Daniel Macey

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aught between her desire for love and a longing for freedom, Carmen faces an impossible choice. She’s enigmatic and elusive: a femme fatale you can’t

forget. Captivating Don José with her sensual Habanera, he abandons everything to pursue her. But Carmen won’t be owned and finds herself a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is untameable and in a gripping finale, Carmen is destined to fight for her life. This new production highlights the colour and vibrancy of postcard Spain, with vintage-inspired costumes it evokes an era of bikers and shady police in a post-war setting of teen angst and rebellion. A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and local children’s chorus to perform the world’s most popular opera. Hear the famous Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for

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Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen.

Tuesday 11 August | 7:30pm

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Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 35 mins | Includes Interval NATIONAL TOUR PARTNERS LEADING PARTNER

PRODUCTION PARTNER

SUPPORTING PARTNER

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

PATRON-IN-CHIEF DR HARUHISA HANDA

GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

OPERA CONFERENCE

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The funniest play to ever make you cry


Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

Director Gero Cutmore

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A comedy with heart ruvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are ‘anybody’ in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment.

Along with her anxious and eager new assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Miss Clairee, local curmudgeon Miss Ouiser (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s child. As the women of Chinquapin make their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.

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This Tamworth Dramatic Society ‘Made in Tamworth’ production, directed by Gero Cutmore will have you in stitches and bring a tear to your eye. Great entertainment!

Friday 21 August – Saturday 29 August See page 66 for detailed performance times

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 minutes | No Interval

An amateur production by arrangement with Origin (TM) Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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Capitol Theatre Tamworth presents A CDP Kids Production

Book Author/ Adaptation Consultant Alison Lester Playwright/Adaptor Finegan Kruckemeyer Director Liesel Badorrek Set/Costume/ Puppet Designer Isla Shaw Composer/ Sound Designer Gail Priest Lighting Designer Nicholas Higgins

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At our beach, at our magic beach… very year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach - it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year

is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind? Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement for children aged 3-8 and their adults. From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13-, 26-, 52-,

78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special. Age recommendation 3 - 8yrs+ and their adults

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Monday 31 August | 6pm Tuesday 1 September | 10:30am & 12:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 55 mins| No Interval S E A S O N

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…loving in an ordinary way may be quite an extraordinary gift after all.” - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN


A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

A delightfully amusing and poignant play about the nature of marriage, the pursuit of happiness and the perfect foxtrot!

Producer Christine Harris & HIT Productions Director Denny Lawrence

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allflowering, by award winning Australian playwright Peta Murray, is a delightfully amusing and poignant play about the nature of marriage, the pursuit of happiness and the perfect foxtrot! The play revolves around the lives of Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary, suburban, middle aged couple who were once prize-winning ballroom dancers. The action is interspersed with ballroom dancing by a younger couple, who represent not only Peg and Cliff in their glory days, but also the older couple’s romantic, idealised view of themselves. While Cliff now has dreams of becoming a writer, but can get no further than writing lists of clever book titles, Peg on the other hand is no longer content to quietly and unquestioningly follow her husband. She wants to lead and sees the possibilities and excitement in change. These changes cause them to be out of step with each other and threaten their marriage.

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There is great comedy and pathos in the exploration of Cliff and Peggy’s ‘ordinary’ lives. In the swish of a taffeta skirt and slide of patent shoes across the floor, the audience are transported to a glorious and romantic vision of our champions as perfectly synchronised, beautiful and extraordinary people.

Wednesday 2 September | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hrs 10 mins | Includes Interval

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Jamaica Blue presents a production by Neil Gooding Productions & Mama Montez Productions

Gone but not forgotten, their legacy lives on through their music forever..... Written and created by Monique Montez & Nigel Turner-Carroll Directed by Nigel Turner-Carroll

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elebrating in concert style, this stunning evening is inspired by and in honour of the most loved superstars that have Gone Too Soon. Sharing the sensational music & legacy of artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse & George Michael to the powerful songbook of Freddy Mercury, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin & Whitney Houston, this compilation delivers hit after hit! Starring three powerhouse vocalists, accompanied by a stellar live band, this electrifying performance is not to be missed!

See page 65 for details

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Gone Too Soon was written and created by multiple award winning vocalist Monique Montez and director, Nigel TurnerCarroll.

Saturday 12 September | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth Locally owned by Sharon & Rod

1 hr 40 mins | Includes Interval

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Brown & Krippner Surveyors + Planners presents

THE BRILLIANCE OF Gunnedah Shire Band Supported by Tamworth RSL Brass Band & Friends

An evening of rousing music of the celestial kind!

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ow a much loved yearly event, The Brilliance of Brass returns for one brilliant evening of rousing brass band music including many of the great themes of the stars.

The Gunnedah Shire Band has previously won the Australian Open, State and National Open A Grade titles and, on numerous occasions, has won the Ern Keller International Band of the Year. The Band includes players of outstanding ability who hold both national and international solo titles as well as outstanding young players.

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The Tamworth RSL Brass Band is always striving to improve the skill and entertainment level of its performances in order to demonstrate the flexibility and nuances of the modern Brass Band. For this concert the Band has been fortunate to secure the help of some talented friends from outside the Brass Band world. Some interesting performances are guaranteed!

Saturday 19 September | 7pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition. - AUSTRALIAN STAGE


CH Boutique Hotel presents Bell Shakespeare’s

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTOR JANINE WATSON

A beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter

Director Janine Watson Designer Melanie Liertz Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee Composer & Sound Designer Ben Pierpoint Movement Director Samantha Chester

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hipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of longlost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins. At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children who has found himself in the fight of his life…to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan. After a day of mistaken identity leading to unfair thrashings, wrongful arrests and false charges of infidelity, robbery, madness and even demonic possession, can the twins possibly reunite and live happily ever after?

See page 65 for details

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Recommended age 12+

Friday 25 September | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hour 40 mins | Includes Interval

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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Tamworth Musical Society presents

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by HUGH WHEELER

From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND

Originally Directed by HAROLD PRINCE Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards In Association with Dean and Judy Manos

Co-Directors Natalie Creighton & Mitch Alcorn Co-Musical Directors Samara Redman & Todd Power Choreographer / Make-up & Hair Sequoya Oldman Costume Design Emily Docking

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A Musical Thriller

weeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat is sure to both thrill and delight audiences. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun! Don’t miss Tamworth Musical Society’s ‘Made in Tamworth’ production of this unforgettable musical masterpiece that has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. Come ‘meat’ the cast!

Friday 23 October – Saturday 7 November See page 67 for detailed performance times

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 45 minutes | Includes Interval

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s most popular comedy Director Daniel Gillett Designer Miranda Heckenberg

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isaffected hipsters, Neo-Victorian tradies, and faeries with beer goggles on. This is Shakespeare’s most popular comedy retold in a local context, in the

beautiful surrounds of Tamworth Botanical Gardens. Made possible by Joblink Plus and supporting CAN Assist and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, this evening picnicin-the-park will delight young and old. Directed by Daniel Gillett and designed by Miranda

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Supper Hamper see page 66 for details

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Heckenberg, A Midsummer Night’s Dream invites you to explore the bonds between lovers, the boundaries between light and shade, and the reflections of the uncanny in laughter and love.

Thurs 12 – Sat 14 November | 7:00pm See page 66 for detailed performance times

Tamworth Botanical Gardens 2 hours | Includes Interval

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Move to the groove and rock your socks off……again.

ook at these great bands and musicians from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s... Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Blues Brothers, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Procul Harem, The Eagles, The Commitments, Katrina and the Waves, Joe Cocker, Bad Company, Blood Sweat And Tears and ZZ Top. They, and others, will provide the most popular hits that the 2340 Big Band will performing in a fabulous night of rock nostalgia. You’ll recognise every song and probably know most of the words! All the guitar riffs, brass phrases, organ licks, vocal harmonies and rhythmic grooves from the songs chosen will be recreated to bring back the good times.

Come along and be entertained by 2340 Big Band, musically directed by Tim Godden with vocalists Kate Armstrong and Brad Gill. Special guest appearances by Rae Moody, Matt O’Leary and Sally-Anne Whitten. See page 65 for details

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Rock the Big Band! Rock the Classics!

Saturday 14 November | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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Illustrations by Rod Clement


Capitol Theatre Tamworth presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Production

Based on the book by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement Written for the stage by Eva Di Cesare Directed by Eva Di Cesare

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The classic Australian tale of two emus searching for their identity

dward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures are more popular, Edward breaks ranks and goes to find the fun. Meanwhile the Keepers are in hot pursuit, hunting high and low to relocate their crowd-pleasing, much-loved feathered attraction. Edward stays one step ahead until he’s ready to head home; concluding that being an emu might be just right after all. Back at HIS pen, a very shocking but welcome surprise awaits... he’s been replaced by the rather wonderful Edwina the Emu! Lonely no more, the pair are soon the expectant parents of 10 eggs. With the impending arrival of their large family, Edwina is driven to find the right job to support her brood. Whilst Edward assumes nesting duties, she throws her hat in the job-market ring and heads out into the world. Trying all sorts of roles on for size, from dancer to waiter, she discovers she’s not the right fit for any of the human jobs! The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage the classic Australian tale of two emus searching for their identity. The emus’ journey of hilarity and tenderness leads them to discover that the best thing you can be is … you! Recommended ages: 4 - 9 years and their adults

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Monday 16 November | 6pm Tuesday 17 November | 10:30am & 12:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 50 mins| No Interval S E A S O N

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Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt present

A FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRADITION Two performances featuring local ballet students from Tamworth & Barraba

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his annual production of The Nutcracker, directed by Kristi Cini and Morgan Holt is the perfect way to get into the 2020 Christmas spirit. The local dance school

(formally known as Ballet Stars) will impress you with their discipline, technique and artistry. Come and start your Christmas festivities with a beautiful production of The Nutcracker, performed by students ranging from ages 3 - adult and led by local part-time program ballet students. Make this Christmas one to remember!!! 

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KRISTI CINI & MORGAN HOLT

Saturday 5 December | 11:00am & 5:00pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 30 mins | Includes Interval

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Tamworth City Dance Academy presents

What is and what is not, and what is beyond is eternity Designed and Directed by Kellie Singh & Paul Singh Choreographed by Kellie Singh Danielle Harvie Lily Singh & Meg Attwell Performed by The students of Tamworth City Dance Academy

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ove, the soul, our memories, human spirit and sometimes even the working week can feel eternal.

Tamworth City Dance Academy’s major production explores the myriad interpretations of the infinite, creating a production that is at once entertaining, thought provoking and fun for performers and audiences alike. Each act will run continuously using lighting effects and staging to segue from one concept to another reflecting constant movement and will feature collaborations with local musicians and visual artists highlighting the eternal flow of creative energy. Performed by over 400 students from our Tamworth and Quirindi studios, Eternity is a celebration of life, creativity, love and dance.

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Saturday 5 December | 2:00pm

TRECC 3 hrs | Includes Interval

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Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies

ADFAS Tamworth Region 2020 Lectures ADFAS societies present a series of quality lectures by leading UK and Australian experts. Each lecture is followed by light refreshments and a convivial social forum. Events will take place at the Passchendaele Room, Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall unless otherwise indicated. Meet at 5.45 pm for 6.00 pm start.

Friday 6 March – Catherine Wallace

A tale of two Barbaras – Barbara Hepworth and Barbara Tribe Famous sculptors, Barbara Hepworth and Barbara Tribe, made Cornwall their home for much of their lives. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) became a leading light in the modernist movement in British art while Barbara Tribe , (19132000) became a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Sculptors in 1953. The lecture looks at the similarities and differences in the work of these two pioneering 20th century female artists.

Friday 3 April – John Neylon

A tale of two studios: Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen The Hans Heysen story of the artist who opened Australians’ eyes to the beauty of the bush and inland, is well known. More recently, his daughter Nora has stepped out of the shadows of her father’s reputation to claim her own place within Australian art, winning the Archibald Prize. This lecture traces a unique story of two creative journeys separated by an independence of spirit but linked by a love of art.

Friday 15 May – Alan Read

The Sculptures of the Parthenon, or How Lord Elgin Gained and Lost his Marbles In the two centuries since they were removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin, the meaning and significance of the ‘Elgin marbles’ has changed dramatically from architectural decoration to disputed cultural objects. This lecture looks at the response to these artefacts over their time in Britain.

Friday 12 June – Dr Stephen Cunneen

Phillip, the Colony, the Convicts and the Arts In January 1788 Governor Phillip, together with 750 convicts, about 500 marines, sailors and medics began a unique experiment in social development on an inhospitable and isolated shoreline. Despite the harsh climate, floggings and executions, a viable society slowly emerged amid the high drama of cross-cultural relationships. Under Phillip’s inspired leadership artistic expressions such as engravings, theatre, dance, music and fine arts were encouraged.

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To become an ADFAS Member pick up a brochure from the Capitol Theatre foyer or email: adfas.tamworth@gmail.com Tickets available at the door.


Friday 10 July – Kate Strasdin

Dress Detective: Miss Fisher’s Wardrobe Revealed The phenomenal success of the Miss Fisher’s Mysteries TV series had a great deal to do with a glamourous protagonist and the aesthetic of 1920’s Melbourne. This lecture looks at fashions in the 1920s and the designers who were influencing style and developments that were changing the way people thought about clothes.

Friday 14 August – Dr Caroline Shenton Venue: Tamworth Regional Gallery

Packing Up the Nation This is the gripping and sometimes hilarious story of how a band of heroic curators and eccentric custodians saved Britain’s national heritage during World War II.

Friday 11 September – Sandy Burnett

The Amadeus Myth: Mozart and his World – Culture and Society in Late 18th Century Vienna Classical music reached a peak of perfection in Vienna during the last three decades of the 18th century. This, an era in which the string quartet was held to be the highest form of musical art; the elegant interplay of its various string instruments likened by Goethe to “four intelligent people conversing”. This lecture examines the perfect storm of circumstances that made this era possible.

Friday 16 October – Dr Kathy McLaughlan

Urban Noir: Edward Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks’ Edward Hopper’s paintings of urban life are typically characterised by a sense of loneliness and alienation. The most celebrated is ‘Nighthawks’ which depicts three men and a woman gathered in a brightly illuminated restaurant in New York. We are given few clues to the identity of these people. It is the inexplicable quality of this scene that has made it one of the iconic images of 20th century urban life. The lecture considers the background to this masterpiece and offers possible reasons for its lasting fascination.

Friday 13 November – Dr Karen Pearlman

“Telling our Stories” Images and Ideas in Three Waves of Australian Film Australian film rose to the world’s attention as a distinctive cinema in the 1970s and early 80s with a series of beautifully shot and performed period dramas such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career, and Breaker Morant. These films created a lyrical and bittersweet image of Australia for world audiences. A decade later “The Glitter Cycle”, created a very different image, this one covered in sequins. Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. We are now experiencing a new wave of attention from local and international critics and audiences for the distinctive work of Indigenous filmmakers. This lecture will look at examples from these three ‘waves’ of Australian Cinema and consider the different ways our film industry tells ‘our stories’ and projects an image of Australia to the world. Australian Australian Decorative Decorative & & Fine Fine Arts Arts Societies Societies are are all all about about the the arts. arts. Together Together they they form form part part of of aa global global network network of of over over 90,000 90,000 members members connected connected by by aa shared shared interest interest in in fine fine art, art, design, design, music music and and travel. travel. Join Join one one of of 37 37 welcoming welcoming ADFAS ADFAS societies societies to to enjoy enjoy customized customized access access to to the the arts arts at at home home and and abroad. abroad. Open Open the the website website for for an an invitation invitation to to the the program program of of events: events:

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ADFAS members also receive ArtLife, an annual national arts magazine Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies are all about the arts. Together they form part of a global network of over 90,000 members connected by a shared interest in fine art, design, music and travel. Join one of 37 welcoming ADFAS societies to enjoy customized access to the arts at home and abroad. Open the website for an invitation to the program of events:

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Photo: Lou Farina

466 Peel St Tamworth NSW 2340 Phone: (02) 6767 5248 tamworthregionalgallery.com.au Opening hours: Tue to Fri • 10am to 5pm, Sat to Sun • 10am to 4pm

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PERFORMANCE TIMES See Page 15 Wednesday 11 March at 8pm Thursday 12 March at 8pm Friday 13 March at 8:00pm Saturday 14 March at 2pm & 8pm

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Friday 21 August at 8pm Saturday 22 August at 8pm Sunday 23 August at 2pm Wednesday 26 August at 8pm Thursday 27 August at 8pm Friday 28 August at 8pm Saturday 29 August at 8pm

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PERFORMANCE TIMES See Page 17 Friday 8 May at 7:30pm Saturday 9 May at 7:30pm Sunday 10 May at 2:00pm Wednesday 13 May at 7:30pm Friday 15 May at 7:30pm Saturday 16 May at 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday 17 May at 2:00pm Tuesday 19 May at 7:30pm Wednesday 20 May at 7:30pm Friday 22 May at 7:30pm Saturday 23 May at 2pm & 7:30pm

See Page 51 Friday 23 October at 8pm Saturday 24 October at 8pm Sunday 25 October at 2pm Wednesday 28 October at 8pm Friday 30 October at 8pm Saturday 31 October at 8pm Sunday 1 November at 2pm Wednesday 4 November at 8pm Friday 6 November at 8pm Saturday 7 November at 8pm

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TWO GREAT WAYS TO SAVE & WIN We are offering those who love to come to the theatre on a regular basis, two ways to save and get additional benefits. Plus, when you subscribe or become a member you go into the draw for a chance to win a trip for two to Melbourne in November, 2020.

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SUBSCRIBE

A Subscription suits those who like to have similar seats and plan ahead. You are required to pick your performances and dates at the time of subscribing. That way you know what shows and performances you have picked and most importantly, you’ve secured the seats you like. Pick 5 or more Season 2020 events to become a Subscriber.

WHY SUBSCRIBE?

Access to the best seats in the theatre Savings of up to $10 per ticket One complimentary ticket to Grace Under Pressure or Playlist* One complimentary ticket to Season 2021 Launch Discounts on additional tickets for friends Discounts on other events outside the subscription season (where applicable) Flexibility of dates with one free exchange per event Receive all the latest news and exclusive offers through our e-newsletter Save 10% off your bill on accommodation at CH Boutique Hotel when you present your Subscription/Membership card at time of payment# Save 10% off food and beverage at DECO Wine Bar & Restaurant when you present your Subscription/Membership card at time of payment (not valid for lunch)# PLUS GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO MELBOURNE IN NOVEMBER, 2020 VALUED AT $5000+

* Subscribers Advantage: Enjoy one FREE ticket to either Grace Under Pressure or Playlist. Subscribers must pick 5 or more season 2020 events to qualify for one of the additional free shows. # Not valid for lunch. Not valid on Public holidays. Not in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or gift voucher. Excludes 17 to 26 January 2020 and 18 to 20 August 2020.

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The price of a Subscription is determined by how many shows you attend. You must pick 5 or more paid shows to access the discount and once you’ve selected your shows on the booking form, you can tally the cost.


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This option suits those who don’t know what they may be up to during the year. With a membership you pay an upfront membership fee that gives you access to discounted tickets and other benefits. A member is entitled to purchase one ticket, per performance at the discounted price. So, if you are regularly attending with a family member or friend you both need a membership to access the discount.

WHY A MEMBERSHIP? Savings of up to $10 per ticket One complimentary ticket to Grace Under Pressure or Playlist* One complimentary ticket to Season 2021 Launch Earlybird access to tickets prior to the General Public on sale dates Discounts on other events outside the season Flexibility of dates with one free exchange per event Receive all the latest news and exclusive offers through our e-newsletter Save 10% off your bill on accommodation at CH Boutique Hotel when you present your Subscription/Membership card at time of payment# Save 10% off food and beverage at DECO Wine Bar & Restaurant when you present your Subscription/Membership card at time of payment (not valid for lunch)# PLUS GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO MELBOURNE IN NOVEMBER, 2020 VALUED AT $5000+ * Members Advantage: Enjoy one FREE ticket to either Grace Under Pressure or Playlist. Members qualify for the additional free show once membership has been processed. # Not valid for lunch. Not valid on Public holidays. Not in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or gift voucher. Excludes 17 to 26 January 2020 and 18 to 20 August 2020.

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SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION Special Seating Requests Should wheelchair access or special seating be required, please indicate this on the booking form. Sitting with a Friend If you have friends who are also subscribing you can request to sit with them. You must mail or submit all forms stapled together with a note requesting you sit together. Ticket Exchanges Subscribers are entitled to one free exchange per event subject to the following conditions: • Exchanges must be made by no later than 4pm on the day of the performance • Ticket exchanges are subject to availability - so if you need to exchange your tickets please do so at your earliest convenience • Additional exchanges incur a fee of $5.50 per ticket • If exchanging for another event with a higher price then you will be charged the difference. If exchanging for a lower priced event, a refund cannot be issued • Tickets are non-refundable Additional Subscriber Guest Tickets Subscribers can access additional tickets for themselves, friends or family members to any of your chosen performances at a Subscriber Guest Price. These can be purchased at the time of booking or at a later date. Tickets booked at a later date may not be able to be seated with your original booking.

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Access Information Capitol Theatre Tamworth is dedicated to ensuring our theatre is accessible to all. • Lift access from street level • Wheelchair spaces are available • Hearing Loop within theatre • Companion Card accepted Concessions Capitol Theatre Tamworth offers concession prices. These are available to valid cardholders of Centrelink Pension Card, NSW Senior Card, Tertiary Student Card and School Student ID card. Gift Certificates An Entertainment Venues Gift Certificate makes an ideal gift for Christmas or a birthday. The recipient has the flexibility to choose performances, dates and times. Gift vouchers are available in varying amounts online or at the box office. They can be used for subscription or single ticket purchases. Purchase your gift voucher and slip it into our Season 2020 booklet. All the recipient needs to do is fill in the form and redeem using the voucher or purchase individual shows. Group Bookings & School Group Bookings Group Bookings are available across most Season 2020 events. Prices are indicated in the General Public Price column on the 2020 Price Guide on page 72. School Bookings of 10 or more are also available for most events. Accompanying teachers receive complimentary tickets with all school group bookings sold. Ticket Booking Dates 2020 Subscribers and Members have a priority booking period from Thursday 28 November to 4pm Tuesday 3 December 2019. New Subscriptions and Memberships processed from 10am Wednesday 4 December 2019. Subscription bookings close 4pm Thursday 24 September 2020 General Public (GP) Tickets on sale approximately 10 weeks prior to each event, see page 76 for details.

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School Student

$35.00

$30.00

$30.00

$33.00

Groups 10+

$68.00

PHILIP QUAST, HMS PINAFORE, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE SAPPHIRES, THE STORY & SONGS OF BILLY JOEL - MY LIFE, BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL, GONE TOO SOON

Adult

$56.00

$50.00

$50.00

$54.00

Pen/Sen/Tertiary

$51.00

$45.00

$45.00

$49.00

School Student

$32.00

$28.00

$28.00

$30.00

Groups 8+

$50.00

Schools 10 + 1 comp per 10

$21.00

MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL, GRACE UNDER PRESSURE, PLAYLIST, WALLFLOWERING, LEN WATERS CULTURAL SPECTACULAR

Adult

$51.00

$45.00

$45.00

$49.00

Pen/Sen/Tertiary

$46.00

$40.00

$40.00

$44.00

School Student

$29.00

$26.00

$26.00

$27.00

Groups 8+

$45.00

Schools 10 + 1 comp per 10

$21.00

MAMMA MIA!

Adult

$49.00

$46.00

$46.00

$47.00

Pen/Sen/Tertiary

$45.00

$42.00

$42.00

$43.00

School Students

$32.00

$29.00

$29.00

$30.00

Groups 8+

$44.00

SWEENEY TODD

Adult

$46.00

Pen/Sen/Tertiary

$42.00 $39.00 $39.00 $40.00

$43.00

School Students

$29.00

Groups 8+

$41.00

$26.00

$43.00 $26.00

$44.00 $27.00


2020 GENERAL PUBLIC PRICE

2020 MEMBERS PRICE

2020 SUBS PRICE

ADDITIONAL SUBS GUEST TICKETS

STAFF & FRIENDS CONCERT, 2340 BIG BAND - SWINGIN’ ON A SUNDAY, 2340 BIG BAND ROCK THE CLASSICS, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM* Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+

$38.00 $33.00 $33.00 $36.00 $33.00 $30.00 $30.00 $31.00 $25.00 $22.00 $22.00 $23.00 $32.00

* Early Childhood - 2yrs+ & not at school $10.00 $10.00 * For A Midsummer Night’s Dream the ticket price includes a basic hamper. You can purchase a separate upgrade to your hamper or add wine. *Bard’s Best Hamper (upgrade) $20.00 *Wine $20.00

ETERNITY

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Family (2 Ads, 2 Sch Students)

$38.00 $36.00 $36.00 $37.00 $32.00 $30.00 $30.00 $31.00 $32.00 $30.00 $30.00 $31.00 $33.00

CHAPTER ONE, THE NUTCRACKER Adult $35.00 $32.00 $32.00 $33.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $32.00 $29.00 $29.00 $30.00 School Student $24.00 $22.00 $22.00 $22.00

EDWARD THE EMU, MAGIC BEACH

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Group 6+

$27.00 $22.00 $22.00 $27.00 $22.00 $22.00 $22.00 $19.00 $19.00 $21.00

$25.00 $25.00 $20.00

* Early Childhood - 2yrs+ & not at school $12.00 * Schools 10+ 1 comp per 10 $12.00

STUDENT SOLO SHOWCASE 2020 Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student

$20.00 $19.00 $19.00 $20.00 $15.00 $14.00 $14.00 $15.00 $15.00 $14.00 $14.00 $15.00

SEASON 2021 LAUNCH Admit One

$20.00

FREE

FREE

$20.00


YEAR AT A GLANCE PERFORMANCE DETAILS

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE DATE

FEBRUARY Sat 22 Sat 29 MARCH Thurs 5

PHILIP QUAST with ANNE-MAREE MCDONALD at the piano @ 8pm - CAPITOL THEATRE STAFF & FRIENDS CONCERT @ 8pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Mon 9 Dec 2019 Fri 13 Dec 2019

HMS PINAFORE @ 8pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Sat 7

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE @ 8pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Wed 11 – Sat 14 MAY Fri 8 – Sat 23 Tues 26

SHE KILLS MONSTERS - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 10 Jan 2020

Sun 31 JUNE Wed 10 Fri 19 Wed 24 Wed 24

MAMMA MIA! - CAPITOL THEATRE THE SAPPHIRES @ 7:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE SWINGIN’ ON A SUNDAY with 2340 BIG BAND @ 2pm

Mon 9 Dec 2019

PLAYLIST @ 7:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE THE STORY & SONGS OF BILLY JOEL - MY LIFE @ 8pm -

Fri 27 Mar 2020

- CAPITOL THEATRE

CAPITOL THEATRE

MELBOURNE INT. COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW @ 7:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ 7.30pm - TAMWORTH TOWN HALL

Fri 20 Mar 2020 Fri 20 Mar 2020

Fri 27 Mar 2020 Fri 3 Apr 2020 Fri 7 Feb 2020

Sat 27 Sat 27 Sun 28 Tues 30 AUGUST

DANCE - SOLO SHOWCASE @ 1:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE CHAPTER ONE @ 6pm - CAPITOL THEATRE CHAPTER ONE @ 2pm - CAPITOL THEATRE BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL @ 7:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Sat 1

LEN WATERS CULTURAL SPECTACULAR @ 8pm

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Tues 11 Fri 21 – Sat 29 Mon 31 SEPTEMBER Tues 1 Wed 2 Sat 12 Sat 19 Fri 25 OCTOBER Fri 23 – Sat 31 NOVEMBER Sun 1 – Sat 7

CARMEN @ 7:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE STEEL MAGNOLIAS - CAPITOL THEATRE MAGIC BEACH @ 6pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 29 May 2020

- CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 3 Apr 2020 Fri 3 Apr 2020 Fri 3 Apr 2020 Fri 3 Apr 2020

Fri 17 Apr 2020 Fri 29 May 2020

MAGIC BEACH @ 10:30am & 12:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE WALLFLOWERING @ 7:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE GONE TOO SOON @ 8pm - CAPITOL THEATRE THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS @ 7pm - CAPITOL THEATRE THE COMEDY OF ERRORS @ 8pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 12 June 2020

SWEENEY TODD - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 22 May 2020

SWEENEY TODD - CAPITOL THEATRE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM @ 7pm

Fri 22 May 2020

Thurs 12 – Sat 14 Sat 14

2340 BIG BAND ROCK THE CLASSICS @ 7:30pm

Mon 16 Tues 17 Wed 25 DECEMBER Sat 5 Sat 5

EDWARD THE EMU @ 6pm - CAPITOL THEATRE EDWARD THE EMU @ 10:30am & 12:30pm - CAPITOL THEATRE SEASON 2021 LAUNCH @ 6pm - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 28 Aug 2020

THE NUTCRACKER @ 11am & 5pm - CAPITOL THEATRE ETERNITY @ 2pm - TRECC

Fri 25 Sept 2020

- TAMWORTH BOTANICAL GARDENS - CAPITOL THEATRE

Fri 29 May 2020 Fri 29 May 2020 Fri 5 June 2020 Fri 5 June 2020

Fri 28 Aug 2020 Fri 28 Aug 2020 Fri 28 Aug 2020 Fri 2 Oct 2020

Fri 25 Sept 2020


TAMWORTH SERVICES CLUB

TAMWORTH POLICE STATION

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LEVEL 1 CENTREPOINT TAMWORTH TOWN HALL

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Administration and Ticket Purchases: 02 6767 5200 Email: entvenues@tamworth.nsw.gov.au


FEBRUARY

Sat 22 - PHILIP QUAST with ANNE-MAREE MCDONALD at the piano @ 8pm Sat 29 - STAFF & FRIENDS CONCERT @ 8pm

MARCH

MAY

JUNE

- TAMWORTH TOWN HALL

Thurs 5 - HMS PINAFORE @ 8pm Sat 7 - GRACE UNDER PRESSURE @ 8pm Wed 11 – Sat 14 - SHE KILLS MONSTERS

Fri 8 – Sat 23 - MAMMA MIA! Tues 26 - THE SAPPHIRES @ 7:30pm Sun 31 - SWINGIN’ ON A SUNDAY with 2340 BIG BAND @ 2pm

Wed 10 - PLAYLIST @ 7:30pm Fri 19 - THE STORY & SONGS OF BILLY JOEL - MY LIFE @ 8pm Wed 24 - MELBOURNE INT. COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW @ 7:30pm Wed 24 - SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ 7.30pm Sat 27 - CHAPTER ONE @ 6pm (SOLO SHOWCASE @ 1:30pm) Sun 28 - CHAPTER ONE @ 2pm Tues 30 - BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL @ 7:30pm

AUGUST

Sat 1 - LEN WATERS CULTURAL SPECTACULAR @ 8pm Tues 11 - CARMEN @ 7:30pm Fri 21 – Sat 29 - STEEL MAGNOLIAS Mon 31 - MAGIC BEACH @ 6pm

SEPTEMBER

Tues 1 - MAGIC BEACH @ 10:30am & 12:30pm Wed 2 - WALLFLOWERING @ 7:30pm Sat 12 - GONE TOO SOON @ 8pm Sat 19 - THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS @ 7pm Fri 25 - THE COMEDY OF ERRORS @ 8pm

OCTOBER

Fri 23 – Sat 31 - SWEENEY TODD

NOVEMBER

Sun 1 – Sat 7 - SWEENEY TODD Thurs 12 – Sat 14 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM @ 7pm

- TAMWORTH BOTANICAL GARDENS

Sat 14 - 2340 BIG BAND ROCK THE CLASSICS @ 7:30pm Mon 16 - EDWARD THE EMU @ 6pm Tues 17 - EDWARD THE EMU @ 10:30am & 12:30pm Wed 25 - SEASON 2021 LAUNCH @ 6pm

DECEMBER

Sat 5 - THE NUTCRACKER @ 11am & 5pm Sat 5 - ETERNITY @ 2pm - TRECC

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