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be entertained January - May 2014

Welcome from the Mayor

Calendar of Events Neil Finn

6 March - Music

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1984 by George Orwell

2014 promises to be an exciting year in our venues - we will be presenting a diverse range of live theatre and music, major sporting and leisure events, art house cinema and holiday entertainment.

11 March - Drama

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José Carbó with the Grigoryan Bros - My Latin Heart 20 March - Music

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David Strassman

You will be impressed with the high calibre of performances and events in our What’s On guide for January to May. There is something for everyone including live music, edgy drama and enchanting family shows to entertain and delight residents and visitors to our region.

27 March - Comedy

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Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls 8 May - Comedy/Drama

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Children’s Theatre Wulamanayuwi and the 7 Pamanui

Sunshine Coast Council has an ongoing commitment to supporting cultural and creative activities and events across the region. I hope you enjoy what our venues have to offer.

11 and 12 March

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Pete the Sheep 28 and 29 April

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NeiL FiNN - Dizzy HeiGHTS There aren’t many artists whose songs and emotive performances have infiltrated the hearts and minds of a generation of Australians in quite the same way as NEIL FINN. In March 2014 Finn will return for a national tour in support of his new album ‘Dizzy Heights’. The ‘Dizzy Heights’ Tour will follow the February 7 release of Finn’s third solo album - ‘Dizzy Heights’ - and will give the iconic artist the opportunity to showcase these new songs as part of his already extensive repertoire. Fans can expect to hear new songs like ‘Divebomber’ and ‘Flying In The Face Of Love’ interspersed with a catalogue of songs that are now intrinsically part of Australian culture. Neil Finn said, “I have a long-lasting and unique connection with Australian audiences and want to make this upcoming tour quite special. It is an exciting prospect as I am appearing under my own name and so am able to bring out a personal selection of the best songs from all the eras of my musical life as well present new songs from the album Dizzy Heights.” Special guest for Finn on all show dates is the ubertalented Utah-based rock and folk singer JOSHUA JAMES.

Duration: 120 minutes Genre: Music

Nambour Civic Centre

Thursday 6 March 8.00pm Tickets:




1984 By george orwell

adapted and created by shake & stir theatre co “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength” Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move and Thought Police roam the streets. A place Winston Smith calls home. By day, Winston is an editor at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history to align the past with the radical political agenda of the ruling party and its illusive leader, Big Brother. But, when he’s handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. From the team that brought you Animal Farm, this terrifyingly frightening new stage adaptation brings George Orwell’s final novel screaming into the present. “... to borrow from Newspeak, “doubleplusgood” doesn’t quite do 1984 justice. Can Big Brother approve us going up to “tripleplusgood”?” The Courier-Mail

Duration: 85 minutes no interval Genre: Drama

Lake Kawana Community Centre Tuesday 11 March 7pm This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour developed by arTour. Tour managed and coordinated by Artslink Queensland. An initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Tickets: Adults $42 / Conc $35 / Groups 8+ $35 Members $32 / U26 yrs $25 Warning: Not suitable for people aged under 14 years, swearing and adult concepts


José Carbó with slava & leonard GriGoryan

A CELEBrATION OF LATIN PASSION AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC Internationally-acclaimed baritone José Carbó is joined by Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, for an evening of passionate music and tango, as the hit album ‘My Latin Heart’ comes to life on stage. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are regarded as one of Australia’s finest classical guitar duos. Between them, the pair has performed to audiences in concert halls and at music festivals across the globe, showing their diverse range of musical talent from classical, Latin, jazz, baroque and more. José’s sensuous collection of Latin American songs on the ABC Classics label shot straight to Number One on the Limelight Classical Music Charts and was nominated for the ArIA Award for Classical record of the Year. Expect an evening of sumptuous song, stunning strings and tantalising tango.

Duration: 110 minutes including interval Genre: Music 6

Nambour Civic Centre

Thursday 20 March 7.30pm Tickets: Adults $45 / Conc $40 / Groups 8+ $40 Members $39 / U26 yrs $35


riotously funny! An all new comedy creation from the twisted mind of Strassman. Alternate realities? Parallel universes? Strassman’s sidesplitting new show tumbles down the rabbit hole – a mind-bending journey where nothing is as it seems. Chuck and Ted E. Bare are back, transformed by a strange ‘wish’ into bizzaro-alternate selves. The road home may be scary for Strassman... but a hilarious scream for us! What have the critics said? At the Edinburgh Festival, The List said “Absolute genius. The writing is truly superb and the performance – or should that be performances? – breathtaking in linguistic and ventriloquistic dexterity. Takes the ancient art of ventriloquism up several notches.”

Genre: Comedy

Nambour Civic Centre

Thursday 27 March 7.00pm Tickets: Adults $54.90 / Conc $49.90 Groups 10+ $49.90


Warning: This performance is rated MA. Children 12 to 15 years must be accompanied by parents or guardian. No person under 12 years admitted.


Long gone Lonesome CowgirLs a play by Philip Dean. Originally published in 1995 and receiving a Matilda Award in the same year. Thrown together by chance, two women strike up an unexpected friendship. Vicki and rae are united by their devotion to country music, American cowboy heroes and their abandonment by errant husbands. Set in a Queensland country town in the mid-1960s. Vicki is a housewife and conforming Catholic, forever awaiting the arrival of her itinerant husband. Into her small-town existence comes rae, a brash, hard-living barmaid, abandoned on the roadside by her rodeo-riding husband of 5 weeks. Together they find their way through the confusions of the not-so-swinging sixties towards independence, carried on dreams and the songs of Hank Williams, Patsy Kline and Johnny Cash.

Duration: 105 minutes with interval Genre: Comedy / Drama

Nambour Civic Centre Thursday 8 May 7.30pm

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Warning: Suitable - People 15+ due to occasional coarse language



By Vanessa Bates, Directed by Chris Bendall Thought you knew Grimm’s fairy tales? Think again. Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich (Australia, Jindabyne) plays a cast of sideline female characters who’ve been updated and dropped into the gutters and alleyways of bleak Australian life. From one of Australia’s most original contemporary playwrights, Vanessa Bates, The Magic Hour is a gutsy one-woman comedy told with dark humour and soulful song. A night of stories told at twilight with werewolves and a touch of magic…

Nambour Civic Centre Thursday 5 June 7.30pm

Tickets: Adult $42 / Conc $35 / Members $32 / U 26yrs $25

Lior SoLo This is a chance to hear the acclaimed vocalist Lior in a manner harking back to archetypal ‘salon’ concerts; where both audience and performer share an evening enjoying the connection that only proximity can offer. One of the country’s leading independent music artists and ArIA nominee. Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances, and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers. He is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved a great degree of success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft.

Lake Kawana Community Centre Saturday 12 July 7.30pm The Magic Hour is supported by Managing and Producing Services for theatre and dance artists in WA (Maps for Artists), a joint initiative of the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

Tickets: Adult $39 / Concession $35 Members $32 / U 26yrs $25


ALSO COMING IN 2014... The Lost Property rules

A fun and interactive theatre and activity experience for children and families based on sustainability and recycling. Produced by the Queensland Theatre Company. Lake Kawana Community Centre

Wombat Stew

THe BACKBONe COLLeCTiVe THeATre WOrKSHOPS Dive into the world of theatre, challenge your imagination and make the impossible possible. Backbone’s workshops are facilitated by professional artists for young people from 5-16 years. The Backbone program works with students to develop the principles of acting and creative story-telling, foster dramatic character building and development skills and encourage exploration of their identity, imagination and sense of expression. Skills covered in the 10 week workshops will include movement/vocal work, scene work, improvisation, character development and creating work as a dynamic team.

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Celebrating 30 years in print, this timeless children’s story is brought to the stage in a true blue dinky-di Aussie musical. Nambour Civic Centre


Based on his bestselling book Flak, well known author and performer Michael Veitch retells the true stories from the airmen who flew in World War Two. Nambour Civic Centre

Grace Barbe

Seychelles islander Grace Barbe brings a colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms and African percussion with reggae, pop and Latin influences. Nambour Civic Centre Go to for more details. Sign up to our e-newsletter and keep up to date with the latest entertainment news. 15



Playwright Jason De Santis brings a Tiwi twist to an old favourite to create a modern Aboriginal adventure story, inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Wulamanayuwi (pronounced “Wool-a-man-aye-you”) and the Seven Pamanui is a joyful romp through a familiar tale of myth, magic and adventure. Narrated by Jarparra, the Moon Man, join Wulamanayuwi, daughter of a Tiwi warrior, on her journey to rescue her seven little brothers transformed by Jirrakilala, her evil stepmother into seven mischievous spirits, the seven Pamanui.

Nambour Civic Centre

Tuesday 11 March 6pm and Wednesday 12 March 10.30am Tickets: Single Tickets $15 / Members $13.50 Group of 4 minimum 2 kids $55 Suitable for children over 7 years and their families. Please note Haze will be used in this performance.

Photograph by: Angela Keith

Puppets, song, dance combine to make this a whole family adventure featuring the language and rhyme of the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin. Packed with spirit and humor, Wulamanayuwi will delight audiences young and old. “Writer-performer Jason De Santis took a Dreamtime story, added a classic European fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and mixed in some pop culture references a la Shrek. The result was Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui.” ArtsHub

Duration: 70 minutes no interval Genre:

Children’s theatre


Illustration by Bruce Whatley

Monkey Baa Theatre Company

PETE THE SHEEP Pete the Sheep is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book. Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them, but not Shaun. His partner is Pete, a sheep-sheep! The other shearers in the shed are not happy with Shaun and his sheep-sheep. Following rejection by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town where they are inundated with woolly clients, who delight in Shaun’s styling prowess. Directed by Jonathan Biggins. Composer / Lyricist Phillip Scott. Adaptors Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry. …a truly Aussie tale – delightful, funny, iconic, warm and hilariously Ocker, from the lingo to the names to the shearers’ blue singlets… KIDS BOOK rEVIEW 2011

Duration: 50 minutes no interval Genre: Children’s musical Suitable for ages 3 and up and their families

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January School Holiday Program highlights

April School Holiday Program highlights

Parkour Demo & Workshop

Laughin’ at the Lake!

Parkour is a discipline based on fluid and efficient movements with a philosophy of altruism. Develop coordination, balance, agility, functional strength, and fitness in a fun and safe environment with experienced instructors. FrEE admission. Workshop for 12 – 18 year olds only. Limited numbers prior booking essential.

Check out the website for dates and times.

Wednesday 15 January 1pm to 3pm Lake Kawana Community Centre

Funded by the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

Nickleby & Friends

Tuesday 14 January 1pm Lake Kawana Community Centre In this spectacular 1 hour magic show, Nickleby the Magician will be joined by special guests ranger rango, ralph the rabbit and Pavlo as they perform amazing illusions. Tickets: $15 each or $12 each for Groups of 8+

Jurassic Joe Dinosaur Show

Thursday 23 January 10am & 1pm Lake Kawana Community Centre A 45-minute, fun-filled musical ride through the amazing world of prehistoric reptiles, suitable for the whole family. Join in the dinosaur activities in Lakurassic Park before and after the show! Aimed at children 2 years and up. Tickets: $8 each

Interactive 3-D adventure playground for little kids and big kids with inflatable jumping castles and much, much more at Lake Kawana Community Centre. It’s the ultimate Easter party game combo.

Circa’s Holiday Workshop Wednesday 16 April Nambour Civic Centre

Great circus is for everyone! Circa’s holiday workshops are appropriate for all age groups. Whether you are new to circus or already have some previous experience. This one day workshop will focus on specific skills in hula hooping, tumbling, ground acrobatics and building human pyramids as well as a focus on building skill development within a social and fun environment. Tickets: $100 per child recommended ages 6 – 16 years

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


NAMBOUr ArTHOUSE CINEMA Experience the best in arthouse, foreign and classic films at the Nambour Arthouse Cinema. Nambour Civic Centre is the home of the Nambour Arthouse Cinema and is the coast’s premier arthouse cinema. The cinema screens films on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and shows foreign and independent films along with classic films and selected acclaimed Hollywood releases. The cinema has a loyal membership group called ‘The Film Club’ which is now in its 16th year. New members are always welcome and can join for a 12 month rolling membership at any time throughout the year. Film Club members enjoy monthly functions, discounted cinema tickets, e-news subscriptions and more.


To get involved in this vibrant group or to find out more about the Nambour Arthouse Cinema please call 5475 7777 or go to The Nambour Arthouse Cinema is located on the Upper Level of Centenary Square, 52 – 64 Currie St, Nambour. Tickets: Adults $14 Concession $11 Film club member $9 Student (full time) $11 Child (13yrs & under) $9

The Nambour Civic Centre Conveniently located in the heart of Nambour and one of the largest venues on the Sunshine Coast, Nambour Civic Centre has hosted thousands of performances over the years, bringing a rich diversity of entertainment and events to the Sunshine Coast region. Whether you are looking for high quality theatre, live music, comedy, children’s entertainment and more Nambour Civic Centre has something for you. Nambour Civic Centre has a large proscenium arch performance and function space which can seat 770 theatre style, 450 banquet style with new tiered seating and 1100 for a standing event. There is also a small proscenium arch theatre seating 265 and is the home of the Nambour Arthouse cinema. Nambour Civic Centre also has a licenced bar, kiosk and commercial kitchen.


Lake Kawana Community Centre A multi-purpose, modern facility set on the banks of Lake Kawana in Bokarina. Lake Kawana Community Centre offers flexibility to create the right space for every event, whether it’s a large conference or an intimate executive meeting; a small theatre production or a large scale music concert; a weekly dance, pilates or sporting class. With 15 spaces for hire (including a commercial kitchen), ample parking and a lakeside courtyard, the venue can cater for up to 500 banquet style, 750 theatre style or 1300 general admission standing in the main halls. The performance space is complemented with high quality sound and lighting infrastructure and dressing rooms. The professional staff at Lake Kawana Community Centre are committed to outstanding service and ensuring your successful event.


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Stockland Park is a regional sport, recreation and event facility in Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. The precinct is a well-developed, consisting of Stockland Stadium, 10 full sized football fields, Lake Kawana rowing course and foreshore. Stockland Stadium hosts an array of events including international and national games, training camps across codes, regional and state league games as well as music and entertainment events. With 1050 grandstand seats, 1400 outer seating and an outdoor capacity of 15,000+, the Stadium is the perfect venue for any event. Not only does Stockland Park offer quality grounds with excellent facilities, the venue can cater for corporate functions and meetings on a community and commercial scale. Stockland Park has everything you need!


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2014 SCVIPs MEMBErSHIP PrOGrAM Sunshine Coast Venues have introduced a membership program ahead of the 2014 performance and events season at Nambour Civic Centre, Lake Kawana Community Centre and Stockland Park. Become a member of the Sunshine Coast Venues VIP (SCvip) program and gain access to a range of benefits and experiences that will enrich your cultural experiences as well as help support the fantastic productions and events that are presented on the Sunshine Coast. SCvip member shows are highlighted in this guide with the SCvip tag.





• Membership is only $20 per calendar year. member music • Save up to $10 off the member events member theatre full ticket price on 2014 Sunshine Coast Venues presented events. • Save 10% on individual tickets to 2014 Sunshine Coast Venues presented children’s performances. Family passes excluded. • regular member offers on refreshments and beverages at the venues. • Members can purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per show at the discounted member price for friends and family. 28

Members have priority access to the best seats in the house and can be booked online or over the phone. Phone booking charges will be waived for members when booking SCvip events.

INSIDE INFOrMATION Be the first to hear exclusive news, updates and special offers. receive our What’s On guide in your letterbox 3 times a year. Simply go to and purchase your membership online with your credit card. Your membership key tag will be mailed to you or you can collect in person from the box office. If you prefer to purchase a membership in person, Nambour Civic Centre and Lake Kawana Community Centre box offices are open Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm.

MEMBErSHIPS, THE PErFECT GIFT IDEA Looking for a gift that will last all year? An SCvip membership is the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thank you. 29

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Looking for a Venue for your Next event? Nambour Civic Centre Lake Kawana Community Centre Stockland Park Sunshine Coast Venues offer unique and flexible spaces for performances, concerts, weddings, conferences, product launches, meetings, expos and much more. Our box office can service all your ticketing requirements including sales, ticket printing and reporting.

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Friday Afternoon Drinks Finish work at 5pm?

Drop into the Five-O-Five Club at the Nambour Civic Centre Foyer for after work drinks. Free canapÊs, great music and an opportunity to network with like-minded business people and professionals. 5:05 – 7pm. First Friday of every month. Free entry.

Interested in events? Volunteer positions available at all venues. Contact the box office for more information.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW rEFrESHMENTS Our venues stock a range of beverages and light refreshments for your enjoyment. Service opens one hour prior to performances. Nambour Civic Centre and Stockland Park are licensed venues. Depending on the nature of the event, alcohol may be served. Conditions of entry apply when alcohol is served. GrOUP BOOKINGS Most of our 2014 performances and events offer generous discounts for group bookings, so get some friends together for a great night out. LATECOMErS AND STArTING TIMES Latecomers will not be admitted after the advertised starting times unless there is a suitable break in the performance. Patrons are advised to check their tickets for starting times and arrive at least 15 minutes before the advertised time.

HOW TO BOOK Bookings can be made online at or you can purchase tickets by phone or in person at one of the following venues: Nambour Civic Centre Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street NAMBOUr QLD 4560 T: 07 5475 7777 E: Lake Kawana Community Centre 114 Sportsmans Parade, BOKArINA QLD 4575 T: 07 5413 1400 E: Venues Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9am–4:30pm and one hour prior to a performance

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COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES LAKE KAWANA COMMUNITY CENTrE U3A on Display: Friday 17 January Sunshine Coast yoga Day: Saturday 15 February Lego expo: Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 March 121st Heritage Queensland eisteddfod: Good Friday 18 April – Easter Sunday 20 April all day and evening NAMBOUr CIVIC CENTrE The Five-O-Five Club: After work drinks for local business people @ Nambour Civic Centre. A great opportunity to network. First Friday of the month. Music2Grow Kindamusik: Free demonstration classes Thursday 23rd January and Thursday 30th January 10.00am—10.45am Alliance François French Film Festival: Coming Soon STOCKLAND PArK Queensland Oztag Junior State Cup: Friday 31 January – Sunday 2 February AOCrA National Outrigger Sprint Titles on Lake Kawana: Friday 31 January – Sunday 2 February GPS rowing Head of the river Series on Lake Kawana: Each Saturday from 8 – 15 February 34

STOCKLAND PArK continued Queensland Oztag Senior State Cup: Friday 21 March – Sunday 23 March Queensland Dragon Boat Federation State Titles on Lake Kawana: Saturday 29 March – Sunday 30 March Australian Dragon Boat Federation National Championships on Lake Kawana: Qld State representative Crews take on the best from each State. Wear your maroon, slip slop slap & bring your family to this free event. Tuesday 15 April – 20 April. For more information on this great event visit

Sunshine Coast Sea eagles - Home games at Stockland Stadium 2014 – See website for ticket details Sunshine Coast FC Fire - Home games at Stockland Stadium 2014 – See website for ticket details 35

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