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Season 2018 Building Cultural Connections in Our Community SEASON PARTNER


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Season 2018

CONTENTS

Season Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From the Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isaiah Live In Concert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X Factor winner 2016 The Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Celebration of the Greatest Divas London Klezmer Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toe-Tapping Soulful Music The 78 Storey Treehouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CDP Kids Production Thomas Murray & the Upside Down River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Great Australian Story The Story Only I Can Tell - William Yang. . . . A Story of Love, Family Secrets and the land Nell Gwynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Australian Premiere - Tamworth Dramatic Society Afternoons Tonight! With James Valentine. . . . . . ABC’s hilarious radio show live on stage The Wine Bluffs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Comedy Wine Masterclass Dustier Than Ever - A Show in Honour of Slim. . . . . Performed by Chris Cook and his Band Sydney Writers’ Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Live & Local Streamed from Sydney Funny Girl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Musical Society Creature: An Adaptation of Dot & the Kanagroo. . . . . . Stalker Theatre & Out of the Box Bosom Buddies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney 2340 Big Band - Rock The Classics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2340 Big Band Carmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melbourne City Ballet Stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Theatr of Parramatta Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival Roadshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Australian Comedy Headlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ballet Stars Letters to Lindy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merrigong Theatre Company The Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starring Catherine McClements Madame Butterfly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opera Australia Romeo & Juliet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Dramatic Society Model Citizens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Circus Oz Melinda Schneider Salutes The Great Women of Jazz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2340 Big Band Hotel Sorrento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hit Productions Josephine Wants to Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monkey Baa Theatre Company Sydney Comedy Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two Hours of Hard Hitting Laughter B2M - Mamanta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Pumping RnB performance, Tiwi Island style The Brilliance of Brass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An Evening of Rousing Music Big Bad Wolf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windmill Theatre Company Jesus Christ Superstar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth Musical Society Pictures At An Exhibition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamworth City Dance Academy Christmas at the Capitol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Guest Rachael Beck…and Santa!

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TMS & TDS Performance Times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Capitol Theatre Presents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taking Theatre across the region 75 ADFAS - Tamworth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decorative and Fine Arts Lecture Series 76 Subscription & Membership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 2018 Ticket Prices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Year At A Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Membership Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SEASON PARTNER


With Thanks to our

PARTNERS

SEASON PARTNER

MAJOR PARTNER

EDUCATION & FAMILIES PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS

PROGRAM PARTNER

ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

PRESENTING PARTNERS

let your mind wander

FLORIST PARTNER


From the

TheatreDirector Season 2018

Building Cultural Connections in Our Community There are many physical things that go into building a community – bricks, steel, roads, houses, infrastructure… and there are the many non-physical things that make up the spirit of a community – trust, passion, honesty, generosity, collaboration, pride and respect. The arts play a major part in contributing to the community in a physical way that in turn feeds and strengthens the spirit and social pride within a community. There are many great community leaders and businesses that do the same to contribute to the growth of Tamworth and our region. We are thrilled to welcome Single Builders as our 2018 Season Partner and we believe there are great parallels in the service and community contribution we both make. Single Builders’ support of the arts will mean we can continue to deliver a diverse and creative mix of events to our city. We are delighted to see them take this prestigious positon as the overarching partner and to join with us to build cultural connections within our community. We are also pleased to welcome back Jump Up Trampoline Zone as our 2018 Education and Families Partner. 34 events, made up of local and touring productions, are on offer across the Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Town Hall and TRECC. And, again in 2018, through the new initiative called Capitol Theatre Presents, we will be presenting shows in the towns of Nundle, Manilla and Bendemeer. See pages 11, 17 & 25 for more information. 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 81 for more information. We are thrilled to offer a season that both supports the wonderful work of Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, Tamworth Dramatic Society, Tamworth Musical Society, Tamworth City Dance Academy, the 2340 Big Band, Ballet Stars, and the Tamworth RSL Brass Band as well as bringing a range of respected artists and companies including Opera Australia, Circus OZ, Belvoir, Catherine McClements, James Valentine, Melinda Schneider, Melbourne City Ballet, CDP Kids, Monkey Baa, Stalker Theatre, Hit Productions, Rachael Beck, Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney. Capitol Theatre Tamworth sits within the Entertainment Venues Division of Tamworth Regional Council, along with Tamworth Town Hall and Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) 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 three wonderful community assets. Thank you to all our presenting partners, media partners, and to Tamworth Regional Council for their commitment to this proud community asset. 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! SEASON PARTNER

Peter Ross Manager Entertainment Venues  

02 6766 1477 www.singlebuilders.com.au

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Single Builders presents

In Concert X Factor…Eurovision…Double Platinum song… all at just 17 years of age

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ith a population of just over 5000 people, Moama, southern NSW, is hardly the kind of place you expect to find a superstar… well, no one told Isaiah Firebrace

In the past two years, the talented teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams, to one of Australia’s most successful artists. Along the way he’s won The X Factor, was signed to Sony Music, released a debut single that charted all over the world notching up over 140 million international streams, he supported the incredible Jessica Mauboy on her Australian tour and represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 finishing in the top 10 and was viewed by over 250 Million People. All that at just 17 years of age. After winning The X Factor in 2016, Isaiah buckled down and released his debut album, anchored by lead single, It’s Gotta Be You. The song quickly found an international audience, going double platinum in Sweden and gold in Norway and Australia. There’s no denying that Isaiah is on fire and he and his band are set to heat up the Capitol Theatre in February – what a way to kick start 2018! Presented by

Saturday 3 February | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

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‘Diva Fever, Nine carats of pure talent’


Just Irresistible and SMA Productions presents

A celebration of the greatest divas of all time!

Producer SMA Productions Choreographer Cameron Mitchell Starring Casey Burgess Shikye Smith Hannah-May Buckley

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rom the creators of international hit show Boys in the Band comes global sensation, The Diamonds. Grab your friends and get ready to boogie as this hit after hit concert extravaganza brings to life some of the best female anthems the world has ever known.

Described by audiences as “The Supremes meets Destiny’s Child”, the show features television personality Casey Burgess (Hi-5, Home and Away), Moulin Rouge star Shikye Smith and soul singing sensation Hannah-May Buckley who together are an unbeatable combination of high octane glamour and knock out talent. Backed by their sensational live band The Players, this spectacular show weaves together more than five decades of music with amazing harmonies, stunning costumes, and choreography by internationally renowned Cameron Mitchell (So You Think You Can Dance). Songs include: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Respect, Rescue Me, Say A Little Prayer, Hot Stuff, It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, All The Single Ladies, I’m Every Woman, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, Born This Way, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and many more.

Presented by

Saturday 10 Feb | 3pm & 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

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“Virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. What’s not to like?” - Songlines Magazine


A Capitol Theatre Presents presentation

LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET Celebrate the toe-tapping soulful music of Eastern Europe

Violin Ilana Cravitz Clarinet Susi Evans Piano Accordion Carol Isaacs Double Bass & Vocals Indra Buraczewska

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he London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments. The group is Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) – all direct from the UK – and Aussie, Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals). The band’s winning combination of exuberance, passion and accomplishment has proven popular – within a year of its formation in 2009, the London Klezmer Quartet was being booked by leading UK world and folk music promoters and festivals.

Presented by

Wednesday 21 Feb | 7:30pm | Bendemeer Hall Thursday 22 Feb | 7:30pm | Capitol Theatre 1 hour 40 mins | Includes Interval

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“Lively, colourful and very funny… A cool, clever show that all youngsters will love” - The Daily Telegraph on

The 52-Storey Treehouse


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents A CDP Kids Production

A play by Richard Tulloch Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up EVERYWHERE?

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ndy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a highsecurity potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre. Speaking of movies, our friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on. Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?

The team behind The 13-, 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage comes to Tamworth for the first time with the newest, biggest, brightest blockbuster in the series, The 78-Storey Treehouse… but watch out for those cows! Age recommendation: 6-12yrs and their families

Presented by

Tuesday 27 February | 10:30am, 12:30pm & 6pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 60 mins | No Interval

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“Big sky. Big river. Big betrayal. Big secrets exposed as the river recedes. Thomas Murray is a lot of play for your money… Chris Bendall’s direction is imaginative...” Sydney Morning Herald, Jason Blake


Tamworth Regional Council presents A Stone Soup & Critical Stages production

An edge-of-your seat epic Australian story about love, family secrets and the land

Writer Reg Cribb Director Chris Bendall Set & Costume Designer Dann Barber Composer & Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage Producers Pippa Bailey & Chris Bendall Cast includes Grant Cartwright Francesca Savige Nicholas Papademetriou Bjorn Stewart

Presented by

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he Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and

Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife. From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes, Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River, a thrilling new Australian drama, brought to you by the producers and creative team behind Stones in his Pockets including Grant Cartwright in the title role (Barracuda). An Australian story that especially connects and resonates with regional people – a must see night of thrilling theatre. Suitable for audiences 15 yrs+. Occasional coarse language and adult themes.

Saturday 3 March | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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“…he has a fantastic nose for the magic of ordinary life” - DEBORAH JONES, THE AUSTRALIAN


A Capitol Theatre Presents presentation

THE STORY ONLY I CAN TELL By William Yang

An edge-of-your seat epic Australian story about love, family secrets and the land

Creator & Performer William Yang Composer James Brown

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he Story Only I Can Tell is the fascinating story of William’s life. His forebears migrated from China to Australia over a hundred years ago and subsequent generations adapted to Western culture. William grew up in North Queensland on a tobacco farm, and has made his way in the world as an architect, a playwright, a photographer, a visual artist, a film-maker, and now a story-teller. He has led a varied life, working alongside many of Australia’s best-known artists from all artforms, including Brett Whitely, Jenny Kee and Patrick White. He is internationally renowned for his poignant work exploring social diversity, belonging and travel. From behind the camera, William Yang connects with audiences around Australia and the world through his intimate photographs and observations of events and people around him. We are thrilled to take this production to Nundle under the Capitol Theatre Presents banner.

Suitable for audiences 15 yrs+

Presented by

Tuesday 6 March | 7:30pm

Nundle Memorial Hall 1 hour | No Interval

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UNNY F , N FU OUS Y O J AND A

D T AN D S A C A BAN ! 0 2 OF NGS TY SO H NAUG

Y MERRES DANC

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Bawdy, funny, poignant - THE TIMES

“…as ripe and juicy as the fruits its heroine hawks.” - INDEPENDENT

DOG

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Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

BY JESSICA SWALE

A radiantly comical, rollicking celebration of history and heart Director Daniel Gillett Assistant Director Ellie Sampson Designer Miranda Heckenberg Featuring Jessi Le Brocq as Nell Gwynn

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE!

Presented by

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ondon, 1660. The drab, grey Puritans have gone and theatre is all the rage once more. There’s a new fad for putting a woman, an ‘actor-ess’, on the stage and

when The King’s Company at Drury Lane casts the pretty, witty orange seller Nell Gwynn as its first leading lady, its royal

patron, Charles II, is immediately smitten. Having captured the heart of her King, the unlikely heroine takes her country by storm and becomes a 17th century media sensation. Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale’s brilliant and bodacious new work about theatre’s most legendary love affair is a love-letter to theatre itself and the cheerful chaos involved in putting on a play. This Australian Premiere and ‘made in Tamworth’ production by Tamworth Dramatic Society is sure to be a radiantly comical, rollicking night in the theatre!...and a dog!

Friday 16 March – Saturday 24 March

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hour 30 mins | Includes Interval

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“You’ll laugh, you’ll crack up and you’ll have something to talk about all weekend!” – James Valentine


Live Ideas and Capitol Theatre Tamworth present

with

JAMES VALENTINE

ABC’s hilarious radio show – but after dark! And in the theatre!

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irect from sell out seasons in Sydney, James Valentine tours his wildly funny stage show to Tamworth’s Capitol Theatre in 2018.

Expect live versions of such legendary segments as This Is What I Live With,  Ex,  The New Normal and Petty Crime Stoppers… they’ll all be there. Who knows, maybe he’ll even attempt… Nothing. You’ll laugh, you’ll crack up and you’ll have something to talk about all weekend! No one looks at the world quite like James Valentine, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it does. Afternoons Tonight! is a fantastically funny and interactive night at the theatre and a great insight into how this radio show really works! James Valentine is one of Australia’s most loved radio presenters and in a long and eclectic career has worked as a journalist, author, television host and musician.

Saturday 7 April | 8pm

Presented by

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval 6 - 15 April 2018

Media Partner

Accomodation Partner

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½ “Wildly funny winespeak, a romp around the vineyard that seeks to demystify the cellar door experience and only leaves us feeling more confused.” - HERALD SUN

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“Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja have hit on a winning formula with The Wine Bluffs, a standup show that lovingly lampoons wine snobbery.” – ARTSHUB

½ “Become a wine connoisseur in one hilarious hour” – THE CLOTHESLINE (2016)


CH on Peel Boutique Hotel presents

A Comedy wine masterclass with Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja

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ver wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja. After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best: bullshit about wine. Laying spurious claim to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will take you through the cellar door experience with a comedic twist. They’ll help you match wine to Chiko Rolls, translate over-written bottle blurbs and identify the biggest ‘wine wanker’ in the room: if you have a wine fridge set on two temperatures... It’s probably you. A must see during Taste Tamworth Festival! Warnings: Frequent Course Language, Sexual references, alcohol consumption and adult themes. 18yrs+

Wed 11 & Thurs 12 April | 8pm Sat 14 April | 8pm

Presented by

Passchendaele Room - Tamworth Town Hall 60 mins | No Interval (bar open before and after) 6 - 15 April 2018

A proud initiative of

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This presentation captures the nostalgic atmosphere of another era of live entertainment and always leaves the audience feeling good and remembering times past


A Capitol Theatre Presents presentation

Dustier Than Ever A SHOW IN HONOUR OF SLIM

Performed by Chris Cook and his Band

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hris Cook believes the single most significant influence on his musical development is Slim Dusty. Everything musical about him is based on Slim Dusty’s ethics. He remembers hearing Slim’s music all of his life and he grew up playing and loving it. He vividly remembers the first time when he was about 9 years old at Coffs Harbour Civic Centre. He is one of Slim Dusty’s greatest fans.

Chris first met Slim Dusty in Coffs Harbour in 1977. They met up again at Mataranka in the Northern Territory about 23 years ago and went fishing together on the Roper River. A firm friendship was established between them which remained strong for the last 12 years of Slim’s life. Slim recorded three of Chris’ songs – When the Country’s Wet, Diggin’ a Hole in my Guitar and Rollin’ Down the Road. There is a devotion to, admiration of and love for the songs of Slim Dusty which this show captures. The songs and music are accompanied by Chris’ encyclopaedic knowledge of Slim’s music and snippets from times he and Slim spent together. Dustier than Ever is a show, presented with the permission of Joy McKean, is a show to reminisce and be remembered. Presented by

Friday 13 April | 7:30pm

Manilla Town Hall 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

Relaxed table seating. BYO drinks and nibbles welcome. A proud initiative of

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“Stimulating and engaging – conversations, debates, discussions in real time.”

Image credit: Prudence Upton

PETER ROSS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES


Collins Booksellers Tamworth presents

LIVE & LOCAL Live & Local returns to Tamworth in 2018 for three days of streaming

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ne of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling,

Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to the Tamworth Regional Gallery on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May.   Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Tamworth in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.   Be part of Live & Local, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally as part of our Capitol Theatre Season in association with Tamworth Regional Gallery.

Presented by

Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6 May | 10am – 5:30pm

Tamworth Regional Gallery let your mind wander

A day pass includes morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea

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Hello Gorgeous!

“I’m a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls!” - FANNY BRICE


Tamworth Musical Society presents

Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart Produced for the Broadway Stage by Ray Stark New York Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins Original Production Directed by Garson Kanin

In all of the world so far, she’s the greatest star!

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Director Ann walsh

er career spanned from comedienne to Vaudeville star. In The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. This show is her story. Musical numbers include I’m the Greatest Star, I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight, Don’t Rain On My Parade, People, The Music That Makes Me Dance, Who Are You Now? and You Are Woman, I Am Man. As talented as she was, she deserved to be loved by everyone; audience and husband alike.

Musical Director Tim Godden Choreographer Cherie Gaites Assistant Director Jessi Le Brocq

Tamworth Musical Society brings to you the classic musical that was made famous by none other than the greatest star, Barbra Streisand, both on stage and screen. Now see our own greatest star in this grand home-grown production – iconic, legendary, laugh-out-loud!

Costume Design Emily Docking

Friday 11 May - Saturday 26 May

Presented by

Capitol Theatre Tamworth Celebrating 130 Years

2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

“Funny Girl” is presented by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

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“This is so stunningly beautiful and touching “children” of all ages should come away with a smile”

Photo Credit: Darren Thomas

- Susan Hetherington, ABC


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents A Stalker Theatre and Out of the Box production

CREATURE

AN ADAPTATION OF DOT AND THE KANGAROO Adapted by John Romeril Conceived by Margie Breen and David Clarkson Co-Directors David Clarkson Cristabel Sved Writer John Romeril Composer Peter Kennard Visual Artists Andrew Bluff Boris Bagatinni Andrew Johnston Choreographer Dean Walsh Costume Designer Annemaree Dalziel

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hen 5-year-old Dot gets lost in the bush, she is rescued by a kangaroo who gives her magic ‘berries of understanding’ that allow her to follow

the languages of all the animals and insects around her. With this new gift, Dot and Kangaroo set out on an action-packed adventure to return her home – an adventure that changes the way she sees the Australian bush and her place within it forever. But how long before this unique native wildlife disappears as humans encroach on their habitat? Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions and choices affect the world around us.

Lighting Designer Ross Graham

Combining physical theatre, interactive digital technology,

Original Cast Ursula Yovich Kate Hoskin Rick Everett LeeAnne Litton Jordan O’Davies

the 1899 Australian classic children’s book, Dot and the

Presented by

storytelling, and song, Creature is a modern retelling of Kangaroo. Age recommendation: 4yrs+ and their families

Tuesday 22 May | 6pm Wednesday 23 May | 10:30am & 12:30pm

TRECC 45 mins | No 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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“Nancye Hayes is a master in keeping an audience riveted”

– The Age

“Todd McKenney is magnetic, exciting and, above all, memorable” – Radio 2GB

She is Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre He is Australia’s favourite song and dance man Together on stage, these two stars are brightly shining


Quest Tamworth presents a Christine Dunstan Production

Devised by Peter J Adams Director Jason Langley Musical Director Michael Tyack Lighting Designer Trudy Dalgleish Exclusive post-show ‘meet & greet’ tickets available for evening performance Presented by

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The music, the stories and the laughs that stopped the show

ancye Hayes and Todd McKenney are pals, chums, bosom buddies. In this new show, they reflect on their stage careers and their lives in showbiz.

They sing, they dance, they reminisce - about the lows as well as the highs. They tell back stage stories never before told and they show video footage never before seen. As part of each performance the audience is invited to ask Nancye and Todd the questions they’ve always wanted to ask. Answers guaranteed! Moving, poignant and hilarious, Bosom Buddies once again proves all the world is indeed a stage.

Monday 28 May | 7:30pm Tuesday 29 May | 11am

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 15 mins | Includes Interval

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60’s, 70’s & 80’s

Rob

SCOTT Lara

NORTHEY Toni Rae

SWAIN

MOODY

Brad

GILL Kate

Matt

ARMSTRONG

O’LEARY

If you were there, you know how good it was! If you weren’t, come and be amazed.


88.9FM presents

Move to the groove and rock your socks off! Resident Vocalists Kate Armstrong Brad Gill Featuring Rae Moody Lara Northey Matt O’Leary Rob Scott Toni Swain

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he 2340 Big Band will take you on a time warp back to the popular music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Get down and boogie to the disco hits of K C and the Sunshine Band, Kool and the Gang and The Village People. Groove to the R&B hits of James Brown, The Commitments, The Doobie Brothers and The Blues Brothers. Freak out to the Funk of Stevie Wonder and The Average White Band and rock your socks off to the hits of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Chicago and The Moody Blues.

There will be many other surprises – for example Procul Harem’s greatest hit – The Eagles’ number one best seller. All the guitar riffs, brass phrases, organ licks, vocal harmonies and rhythmic grooves from these great songs will be recreated to bring back the good times with resident vocalists Kate Armstrong and Brad Gill, as well as special guests Rae Moody, Lara Northey, Matt O’Leary, Rob Scott and Toni Swain. Why not dress for the occasion? Rock the Big Band! Rock the Classics!

Presented by

Saturday 2 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame‌�


CARMEN

Melbourne City Ballet presents

Choreographer Michael Pappalardo Music Bizet

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An Operatic, Dance infusion of Lust, Passion and Heartbreak

ollowing on from the very successful performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in our 2017 Season, the Melbourne City Ballet is back by popular demand with their interpretation of this classic tale. Melbourne City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Michael Pappalardo, reimagines Carmen to Bizet’s famous score to bring to life an evocative opera ballet paying homage to the well known spanish inspired tragedy. Carmen tells the story of a city policeman Don Jose whose mother calls him to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaela but a chance encounter with the enchanting gypsy girl, Carmen, leads them both into a relationship of both passion and destruction. Pappalardo’s Carmen is designed to be a loud and bold affair, pulling the audience in from the first overture.

Presented by

Friday 8 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 30 mins | Includes Interval

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“The play is at once a chance to reflect on the tragedies of our recent past and a celebration of the endurance of Aboriginal people and their diverse cultures…a modern classic.” - Daily Review


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents A National Theatre of Parramatta production of

STOLEN A modern classic – a must see for all Australians

Director Vicki Van Hout

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tolen is a must see for all Australians. On the 20th anniversary of its premiere season, this timely revival of Jane Harrison’s landmark play is as powerful today as it was for its very first audience. Stolen interweaves the stories of five children taken from their families – Ruby, Jimmy, Shirley, Sandy and Ann. Their stories are from different times and different places, but the five characters interact with each other as if their experiences were shared. Theirs are the stories of many. Wiradjuri director Vicki Van Hout’s critically acclaimed production is vibrant and inventive, with endearing characters and plenty of humour. With endearing characters and plenty of humour, Stolen is ultimately a play about love and loss, resilience and hope. As we recognise that more Indigenous children are being removed today than at any other time in Australian history, this contemporary retelling is a thoughtful and moving reminder of our past and our present that will resonate long after you return home. Contains coarse language and adult themes - Recommended age: 15yrs+ / Years 10-12

Presented by

Thursday 14 June | 12:30pm & 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 30 mins | No Interval

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‘Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit.’ - DAILY EXAMINER, GRAFTON (NSW)


Quest Tamworth presents

Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll up the New England Hwy!

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oin the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, homedelivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far – including Tamworth! Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show! For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere in between. There’s nowhere our exceptional entertainers fear to tread. You won’t want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Tamworth and the New England North West - pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow! Recommended for ages 15yrs+. May contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.

Presented by

Friday 15 June | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 15 mins | Includes Interval

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Headlines -

some you’ve heard and some you haven’t.


Directed by Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt

Ballet Stars presents

Headlines Starring all the students at Ballet Stars Tamworth & Barraba Directed by Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt

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production not to be missed. This show, directed by Kristi Cini & Morgan Holt will leave you stunned as we turn the world of news from the past 12 months into

an entertainment filled show featuring ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, acrobatics and musical theatre. Does watching the news ever get you down? Well, this will be a news show you will wish you could watch again and again. Headlines is made up of performances based on real headlines from across the world, come and join us as we celebrate and reflect through the art of dance. Featuring the students of Ballet Stars Tamworth & Barraba ranging from ages 3 - adult. You will see news like you’ve never seen it, you will laugh, you will cry and you’ll leave feeling inspired.

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Sunday 17 June | 11am & 6pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 45 mins | Includes Interval

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“…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity,and to women who do not conform to expectations… Cronin’s pitch-perfect Lindy… is a warm, earthy, personable focal point in an evening that rises strongly in the final minutes to pay tribute to Chamberlain’s resilience and to the child she lost.” Photo by AP via AAP

- Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents

Director Darren Yap Designer James Browne Co-Composer / Co-Sound Designer Max Lambert and Roger Lock Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett Cast Includes Jeanette Cronin

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A mother’s loss. A nation’s obsession.

illed with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures. The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality, and a nation’s prejudices laid bare. Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who have lost a child, these letters traverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story.

Directed by Darren Yap and featuring the critically acclaimed performance from Jeanette Cronin as Lindy ChamberlainCreighton, Letters to Lindy provides a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times. It paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother and her 30 year fight for justice. Contains strong language and adult themes. Age recommendation: 13yrs+

Presented by

Saturday 30 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 10 mins | Includes Interval

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Catherine McClements and One World Choral. Photo by Brett Boardman

THE EVENTS IS A SUPERB AND UNIQUE EXAMINATION OF ONE VICTIM’S SELF-DESTRUCTIVE DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND THE ESSENCE OF VIOLENCE. – Stage Whispers


Capitol Theatre Tamworth presents A Belvoir, Malthouse Theatre and State Theatre Company South Australia co-production

THE EVENTS By David Greig

A beautiful story of hope and healing.

Written by David Greig Composer John Browne Director Clare Watson Set & Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham Musical Director Luke Byrne Fight Choreographer Scott Witt Cast includes Luke Byrne Johnny Carr Catherine McClements Community Choir

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ne of Australia’s most powerful actors, Catherine McClements (Water Rats, Rush), plays Claire, a minister and leader of a community choir that regularly meet in a local town hall. When a young man enters the hall and opens fire, her beloved community – and the ideals that sustain it – is blown apart. Set in the wake of the tragedy, a conversation unfolds between Claire and the young man. She is unpacking her rage, her fears and ultimately, her forgiveness. The young man is something else: the voice of the alienated, an enemy within and a lost generation. In an era of uncertainty and inexplicable events, questions are asked and resolutions sought. Could he have been stopped? The Events is an extraordinary blend of theatre and music and features a community choir drawn from the Tamworth region, as it questions whether there are limits to our capacity for understanding and seeks to explain why events that are unthinkable, are the hardest to put behind us.

Recommended age: 16yrs+ Contains adult themes, strong language

Tues 17 July | 7:30pm Wed 18 July | 7:30pm

Presented by

Tamworth Town Hall 1 hour 15 mins | No Interval

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“as dramatic and full-blooded account of Puccini’s masterpiece as you could wish for.” - The West Australian


Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music presents

Choreographer Sachiko Tange

Cast Cio-Cio-San Danita Weatherstone Sharon Zhai Pinkerton Martin Buckingham James Egglestone Suzuki Kristen Leich Anna Yun Sharpless Andrew Moran Goro Michael Petruccelli

Presented by

Opera Australia’s 2016 tour of

Lighting Designer Matt Scott

CONTACT DETAILS AND MARKETING REQUIREMENTS

Set & Costumes Realised By Julie Lynch

Phone – 03 9685 3721

Rob Hurcum

Operations & Project Manager

Set & Costume Designer Jennie Tate

In order for Opera Australia to take your requests into account when printing our flyers, please return this form no later than Friday 25 September, 2015

Director John Bell

Please return a copy of your venue seating plan with this form, with the 24 contracted promoter holds clearly marked to Kate McMillan, Coordinator – Touring & Outreach.

Email – Kate.McMillan@opera.org.au

PRESENTER CONTACT DETAILS

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Conductor Warwick Stengards

A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West.  Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love? 

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adame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.

U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins. Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour. What will become of her great hope? Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical, Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria One Fine Day and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes. One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets. Hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from our Tamworth community.

Saturday 4 August | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth

2 hours 25 mins | Includes Interval

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“sprung from

My only love

my only hate.

- Juliet (I, V, 147)


Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

by William Shakespeare

Director Jenny Sullivan Assistant Director Chelsea Roulstone

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“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”

timeless Shakespeare tale of young love struggling to survive amid a brutal and long standing feud between two families.

Old hatreds are reignited in the stifling heat of a long hot summer – the air fills with rage and torment as a new generation takes up their parents’ hostilities. But out of the violence grows a seed of hope, Romeo & Juliet, born of a single stolen moment between two star crossed lovers from either side of the conflict – their forbidden love as strong as their parents’ hate. Fate dictates their future and violence leads to fatal consequences. Tamworth Dramatic Society is proud to present this ‘made in Tamworth’ production of Shakespeare’s most beloved play, as vibrant and lively as ever, speaking boldly across the centuries to the divided world we live in today.

Presented by

Friday 17 August – Saturday 25 August

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval

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Celebrating their 40th year, Circus Oz has won the hearts of generations of audiences, while celebrating their role as Australia's National Circus


Capitol Theatre Tamworth presents

Circus Oz explodes back on stage with this high octane circus show Created & Directed by Rob Tannion

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odel Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality. In Model Citizens over-sized, everyday objects are used as unexpected circus equipment that create an intriguing new playground for the all-human ensemble. Acrobats will back-flip off a giant vertical clothes peg, become tangled in an oversized cotton reel, balance on a house of oversized collapsing cards and fly high in an enormous pair of aerial undies! Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens presents stunning group acrobatics with a twist. Model Citizens is a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble, which explores what it really means to be a model citizen in today’s ‘model kit’ society.

Recommended age: 5yrs+

Presented by

Sat 1 Sept | 7:30pm Sun 2 Sept | 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval

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“My goodness, does Melinda Schneider shine.� - Inside Entertainment

Peter Ross

Kate Armstrong

Brad Gill


Piper Street Veterinary Clinic presents

MELINDA SCHNEIDER Salutes The Great Women of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole and Doris Day Special Guest Melinda Schneider Featuring Peter Ross Kate Armstrong Brad Gill

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he 2340 Big Band is proud to support Melinda Schneider as she Salutes The Great Women of Jazz.

Melinda’s reputation as a talented vocalist has been enhanced by her forays into the jazz idiom. She has released two tribute albums to Doris Day and has combined with Tom Burlinson to recreate The Hits of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra in sold out live performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane. Expect to hear songs from the repertoires of jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole and Doris Day. With guest artist Peter Ross and 2340 Big Band resident vocalists Kate Armstrong and Brad Gill, an entertainment packed show is guaranteed.

Presented by

Saturday 8 September | 7:30pm Sunday 9 September | 2pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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“…a heart-warming tale of one family’s struggle with loyalty and self expression…” - Courier Mail

“This is a real Australian family in a real Australian setting, a gentle psychological thriller that no Australian should miss.” - Adelaide Theatre Guide


Quest Tamworth presents A Production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

A place where time stood still, is about to change, forever

Director Denny Lawrence

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his award winning comedy drama, Hotel Sorrrento, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of three sisters who grew up together in the seaside town of Sorrento.

Hilary lives in the family home in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Pippa, a business woman, is visiting from New York and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England. When the three sisters are reunited after 10 years apart they again feel the constraints of family life. A semi autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate. The multi-award winning Australian play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false. This production represents the 20th anniversary of HIT’s first production of the play and launched HIT Productions’ touring arm in 1999. Presented by

Tues 11 Sept | 8pm Wed 12 Sept | 11am

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval

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“Monkey Baa isn’t just about putting good books on stage. They show kids how ideas and characters can be translated from one artform to another. They take them on an adventure of the mind and spirit”. - Jackie French

© Bruce Whatley 2006, from Josephine Wants to Dance by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Published by Harper Collins Australia.


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

A story about dreams, believing in yourself ... and a dancing kangaroo

Adapted by Eva Di Cesare Sandra Eldridge Tim McGarry Director Jonathan Biggins Composer Philip Scott Choreographer Tim Harbour (courtesy of the Australian Ballet) Designer James Browne Lighting designer Emma LockhartWilson

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rom the award-winning team behind Pete The Sheep comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget.

Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the ballet company prepares to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as they perfect their routine. Then Josephine goes home and practices all night, all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes! On the day of the first performance the ballet company was in trouble: the prima ballerina twisted her ankle and the understudy had a splinter in her toe! Who could dance the lead role? Who else could leap that high? Josephine’s talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she’s a kangaroo? A delightfully funny tale that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams.

Recommended age: 4yrs+ and their families Presented by

Thurs 13 Sept | 6pm Fri 14 Sept | 10:30am & 12:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 45 mins | No Interval

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“…the comedians in the showcase all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches” AU REVIEW

“This is so stunningly beautiful and touching “children” of all ages should come away with a smile” - Susan Hetherington, ABC


Sydney Comedy Festival presents

THE FESTIVAL’S FUNNIEST IN ONE HILARIOUS NIGHT!

Get ready Tamworth… we’re coming back

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he Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the Festival right to Tamworth’s doorstep. Expertly curated and lovingly presented the showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs! So get ready ‘Straya… The Showcase Tour is back on the road! Call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year!

Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over. May contain coarse language and adult themes.

Presented by

Saturday 15 September | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval

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“B2M…wow, the music, the joy, the talent - it was contagious. It would have been a standing ovation that demanded an encore- but everyone was already on their feet dancing! We couldn’t get enough of them!” Phaedra Watts Artistic Director, Nannup Music Festival


Tamworth Regional Council presents an Artback NT coordinated tour of

A pumping RnB performance, Tiwi Islands style!

B2M Musicians Shelton Murray Greg Orsto Fabian Kantilla Daniel Cunningham Damien Narul Darren Narul Jeffrey Simon Producer Skinnyfish Music Director Rob Collins Music Co-Producers & Collaborators Michael Hohnen & James Mangohig Multi-media Creator Juno Aragon Presented by

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uilding on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound. Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta, meaning ‘friend’ in Tiwi, is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song. In an historic show of support from the Tiwi Elders, B2M have gained permission to use traditional Tiwi chants and blend them with modern musical elements. If you’ve never had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands before, this show is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey. Hailed as “Australia’s answer to the Backstreet Boys” (Huffington Post), this unique boyband have conquered China, East Timor, Taiwan and Ireland. You’ll find yourself dancing as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm.

Suitable for all ages

Wednesday 19 September | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 10 mins | No Interval

B2M – Mamanta national tour is coordinated and presented by Artback NT with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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“I had no idea that a Brass Band could sound that good!” “What a huge sound!” “The soloist was absolutely fabulous!” AUDIENCE COMMENTS AFTER PREVIOUS CONCERTS


Brown & Krippner Surveyors + Planners presents

Gunnedah Shire Band Supported by Tamworth RSL Brass Band & Friends

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An evening of rousing music

ow a much loved yearly event, The Brilliance of Brass returns for one brilliant evening of rousing brass band music.

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. The Tamworth RSL Brass Band is always striving 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!

Presented by

Saturday 22 September | 7pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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“A clever, warmhearted parable that... lights up the imaginations of its target audience. It’s an ideal introduction to theatre.” - THE AGE “Greeted with delight from both children and adults...” - THE GUARDIAN


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents A Windmill Theatre Company production

Writer Matthew Whittet Director Rosemary Myers Designer Jonathon Oxlade Sound Designer Harry Covill Lighting Designer Chris Petridis Movement Carol Wellman Kelly Cast Includes Patrick Graham Emma J Hawkins

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The most misunderstood character in fairytale history ig Bad Wolf is a modern fairytale of friendship that explores what it’s like to be misunderstood and a little bit different.

Wolfy may look scary, but he’s really just a poem-writing vegematarian. He’s all alone in the world because of how he looks and sounds, and because of what everyone thinks he is – a big bad wolf. It’s only when the irrepressible Heidi Hood appears that someone thinks twice and starts to see him for who he really is. Big Bad Wolf is joyful, funny and full of quirky characters. Since its 2013 premiere in Adelaide, Big Bad Wolf has been presented across Australia and the world, including seasons in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and a major North American tour in 2016. This hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.

Age recommendation: 5yrs+ and their families

Presented by

Thursday 18 October | 6:00pm Friday 19 October | 10:30am & 12:30pm

TRECC 50 mins | No Interval

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“A triumph... Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score is vibrant, richly varied and always dramatically right and much the same can be said of Tim Rice’s lyrics.” - DAILY NEWS


Tamworth Musical Society presents

Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by TIM RICE Powerful and poignant Director Ben Mettam Musical Director Sam Langston Choreographer Anika Chillingworth Assistant Director Lara Northey

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hen Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the stage in 1971, it changed the world of musical theatre forever.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brilliant score includes Jesus Christ Superstar, Heaven On Their Minds, What’s the Buzz?, and Mary Magdalene’s Everything’s Alright and I Don’t Know How to Love Him. This, the greatest story ever told, is based on the last week of Jesus’s life. The plot highlights the political and personal struggles between Jesus and Judas and Christ’s final days are dramatised with emotional intensity and explosive theatricality. Tamworth Musical Society, who in 2018 celebrate 130 years of bringing musical theatre to the city, are proud to present this ‘made in Tamworth’ production.

Warning: contains adult themes, sexual references, violence, replica weapons, gun shots, haze & smoke effects.

Presented by

Friday 26 October – Saturday 10 November

Capitol Theatre Tamworth Celebrating 130 Years

2 hours 10 mins | Includes Interval TM© 1996 The Really Useful Group Limited

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LIMITED

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Image credit: Paul Singh

Dance is our art, The stage is our canvas. Our bodies are the brushes. Our imagination is the paint.


Tamworth City Dance Academy presents

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - EDGAR DEGAS Designed and Directed by Kellie Singh & Paul Singh Choreographed by Kellie Singh & Danielle Harvie Performed by The students of Tamworth City Dance Academy

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conic paintings, drawings and sculptures provide the stimulus for the Tamworth City Dance Academy’s 2018 major production, Pictures at an Exhibition.

Lyrical dancers are thrown across the stage as though cast from one of Jackson Pollock’s brushes, contemporary performers portray Munch’s enormous infinite scream of nature and life is breathed into Degas’ elegant and petite classical ballerinas. Performed by over 400 students, from their Tamworth and Quirindi studios, and aged from 3 to adult, Tamworth City Dance Academy have transformed their shows from the more traditional dance recital to the arena of dance spectacular with production values that rival any touring show.

Presented by

Saturday 8 December | 2:30pm

TRECC 3 hours | Includes Interval

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Join star of stage and screen Rachael Beck and a host of locals to celebrate Christmas


Centerpoint Tamworth presents

Christmas at the CAPITOL Special Guest Rachael Beck Featuring 2340 Big Band Tamworth City Dance Academy Gabriela McDonald Peter Ross Natacha Curnow Ann Walsh Rob Christmas Kate Armstrong Brad Gill Santa

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A concert to celebrate the festive season

oin us for a festive celebration in the comfort of the Capitol as the theatre bursts with the sights and sounds of Christmas. First presented in 2017, this annual event brings together some of the city’s much loved performers as well as special guest artist, Rachael Beck. Featuring the wonderful sound and backing of the 2340 Big Band and with performances by Tamworth City Dance Academy, Gabriela McDonald, Peter Ross, Natacha Curnow, Ann Walsh, Rob Christmas, Kate Armstrong, Brad Gill, and more, Christmas at the Capitol will be a true community event. The big man himself, Santa, will make a jolly appearance and will be giving everyone who attends a festive gift! We are thrilled that Rachael Beck, star of stage and screen, including Cabaret, The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Beauty & the Beast, Home & Away and Hey Dad, will be joining us for this very special time that brings people together and celebrates family, friendship and love. What a way to celebrate Christmas! Warning: No humbug allowed

Presented by

Sunday 9 December |3pm & 6pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 15 mins | Includes Interval

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Pick your performance time for Tamworth Musical Society & Tamworth Dramatic Society See Page 19

Friday 16 March @ 8pm Saturday 17 March at 8pm Sunday 18 March at 2pm Wednesday 21 March at 8pm

BY JESSICA SWALE

Thursday 22 March at 8pm Friday 23 March at 8pm Saturday 24 March at 2pm Saturday 24 March at 8pm

See Page 29

See Page 51

Friday 11 May at 8pm Saturday 12 May at 8pm Sunday 13 May at 2pm Wednesday 16 May at 8pm Friday 18 May at 8pm Saturday 19 May at 8pm Sunday 20 May at 2pm Wednesday 23 May at 8pm Friday 25 May at 8pm Saturday 26 May at 2pm Saturday 26 May at 8pm Friday 17 August at 8pm Saturday 18 August at 8pm Sunday 19 August at 2pm Wednesday 22 August at 8pm Thursday 23 August at 8pm Friday 24 August at 8pm

by William Shakespeare

See Page 69

Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by TIM RICE

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Saturday 25 August at 2pm Saturday 25 August at 8pm

Friday 26 October at 8pm Saturday 27 October at 8pm Sunday 28 October at 2pm Wednesday 31 October at 8pm Friday 2 November at 8pm Saturday 3 November at 8pm Sunday 4 November at 2pm Wednesday 7 November at 8pm Friday 9 November at 8pm Saturday 10 November at 2pm Saturday 10 November at 8pm


An Initiative of Tamworth Regional Council

Entertainment Venues are proud to announce the continuation of Capitol Theatre Presents, an initiative that takes hand picked, small scale shows taken into our smaller towns and villages offering them access to quality live entertainment. Capitol Theatre Presents remains part of our overall season for 2018 and sees these outstanding performances travelling to Manilla, Bendemeer and Nundle.

LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET see page 11 Wednesday 21 Feb @ 7;30pm – Bendemeer Hall Thursday 22 Feb @ 7:30pm – Capitol theatre

THE STORY ONLY I CAN TELL – WILLIAM YANG see page 17 Tuesday 6 March @ 7:30pm – Nundle Memorial Hall

DUSTIER THAN EVER – A SHOW IN HONOUR OF SLIM see page 25 Fri 13 April @ 7:30pm – Manilla Town Hall

Season 2019 Launch Event This year, when you book your 2018 Subscription or purchase your 2018 Membership, you will be able to secure your seats, prior to the general public, to our Season 2019 Launch Event. Tick the event in the add-on section of the form.

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Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies

ADFAS Tamworth Region 2018 Lectures

These events will take place at the Passchendaele Room, Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall unless otherwise indicated. Meet at 5:45 pm for 6pm start. Friday 2 March 2018 - Christopher Bradley B.Eng (Hons) FRGS

The Magnificence of Persia the Art of Isfahan, Shiraz and Ancient Persepolis

The greatest site from the pre-Islamic period is at Persepolis, whose basreliefs are a unique blend of styles from all over the Achaemenid Empire, including Egypt, Greece and India. Many Persian art forms predate the Arab conquest, but as their peak was reached within the Islamic era, religious influences are rarely completely absent. Calligraphy, geometrical patterns and Islamic architecture combined to reach unparalleled heights in the 17th century. Throughout many centuries of occupation, it has been the respected poets who have kept the traditions of the Persian language and religion alive, particularly Sufism Friday 13 April 2018 - Robin Haig

The Ballet Russes

In 1909, a group of Russian dancers, choreographers, composers and painters burst upon the jaded dance scene in Paris, appearing at the Theatre de Chatelet before a delighted and ecstatic audience. Diaghilev, the Director of the Ballet Russes believed in a total theatre concept and changed history in not just dance but in music, scenic design and choreography. The likes of Stravinsky became world famous and over the period of 20 yrs artists such as Picasso collaborated in an unprecedented experiment of total theatre. Friday 11 May 2018 - Anne Sebba BA (Hons)

Les Parisiennes

Les Parisiennes is a story about women’s lives during the dark years of Nazi occupation and beyond and includes British and American women caught in Paris as well as native born resisters who were eventually sent to camps. It also tells the story of couturiers and jewelers, some of whom flourished in wartime, as well as actors, singers, night club dancers and housewives. The lecture opens with a magnificent circus ball held by Elsie de Wolfe at the magnificent Villa Trianon, a chateau in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Friday 8 June 2018 - Adrian Boddy M App Sc, B Arch, ARAIA

The Aesthetics of Traditional Japanese Architecture and Design

Traditional Japanese building materials such as fabric, timber, stone, clay, metal, fibre and fabric inform the lecture’s structure… Architecture’s elements and precedents: paths, gateways, garden walls, framed pavilions, platforms, screens and their associated subdued lighting, broad eaves and designed garden settings are then the subjects for discussion. In all cases traditional Japanese artefacts — painting, sculpture, pottery and utilitarian objects offer a wider context.

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To become an ADFAS Member pick up a brochure from the Capitol Theatre foyer or email: adfas.tamworth@gmail.com To purchase tickets go to www.entertainmentvenues.com.au or phone 6766 2028


Friday 13 July 2018 - Dr Alexey Makhrov PhD

Summer Palaces of the Tsars

The royal estates in the environs of St Petersburg not only impress with their splendour but also give fascinating insights into the private life of the Romanovs. During the 18th century inhospitable terrain was transformed into idyllic locations. Peter the Great, his daughter Elisabeth, Catherine the Great and their successors spared no expense in building and decorating palaces, villas and gardens. During the Second World War most of the estates were heavily damaged but have since been lovingly restored. The lecture gives an account of their past and present. Friday 10 August 2018 - Linda Smith MA

Great Tarts in Art: High Culture and the Oldest Profession

A mixture of art-historical analysis and scandalous anecdote, this lecture takes a generally light-hearted look at changing attitudes to sexual morality down the ages, by examining the portraits and careers of some of history’s most notorious mistresses and courtesans. Friday 7 September 2018 -John Ericson

Inn Insignia: The Artwork and Stories behind Peculiar Pub Signs

Pubs and their signs are a fundamental part of our history and cultural heritage. In this colourful and entertaining lecture John shows some of the most interesting and distinctive signs before exploring the fascinating stories behind the origin of some of their peculiar names. Who could fail to be intrigued by ‘The Bucket of Blood’, the ‘Cow and Snuffers’ or even the ‘Eager Poet’ – and who on earth was ‘Blind Jack’? Friday 12 October 2018 -Martin Ellis MA (Hons) AGMS, FRSA

Colour and Brilliance: Women Stained Glass artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement

In the early years of the 20th century a new generation of young women artists emerged triumphantly into the art world. Like their Australian cousins, they were trained in the newly established public and municipal schools of art. Following the tenets of the Arts & Crafts Movement, many found a natural home in the field of stained glass. They were an extraordinary generation: fiercely independent, champions of women’s rights and gender politics, suffragists and challengers of the political establishment, they also created some of the most beautiful windows of the 20th century, bringing a richness and sensitivity to the art. Friday 16 November 2018 - Gary Wilson

Duyfken - the First European Ship to visit Australia in 1606 - historic voyages and voyages in the replica

Duyfken - the first European ship to visit Australia in 1606 - historic voyages and voyages in the replica. In 1606, Willem Janszoon in the jacht Duyfken made the first European contact with the continent that was to become Australia. This remarkable voyage, not well known despite its historical significance, lead to many more Dutch voyages to “New Holland” and pre-dates the much more widely known 1770 Cook voyage by 164 years.

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Option One A Subscription suits those who like to have the same seat 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 and get those seats across all performances. Pick 5 or more Season 2018 events to become a Subscriber. WHY SUBSCRIBE? • Access to the best seats in the theatre • The same seats for all your events • Savings of between $2 and $5 per ticket • Discounts on additional tickets for friends • Discounts on other events outside the subscription season • Flexibility of dates with one free exchange per event • Receive all the latest news and exclusive offers through our e-newsletter How Much To Subscribe? The price of a Subscription is determined by how many shows you attend. You must pick 5 or more to access the discount and once you’ve selected your shows on the booking form, you can tally the cost.

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Option Two 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 between $2 to $5 per ticket • 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, exclusive offers and 'behind the scenes' scoops through our e-newsletter

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How Much To Become a Member? Adults: $30 Senior/Pensioner/Tertiary Student: $25 School Students: $20 Season 2018 Subscriber & Member Card As a Subscriber or Member you will receive a Season 2018 Card. Present this card to purchase tickets and to access a range of other benefits. For further detailed information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

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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.

GENERAL INFORMATION 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 A Capitol Theatre 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 2018 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 2018 events. Prices are indicated in the General Public Price column on the 2018 Price Guide on page 82. School Bookings of 10 or more are also available for most events. Accompanying teachers receive complimentary ticket with all school group bookings sold. Ticket Booking Dates 2018 Subscribers and Members have a priority booking period from Thursday 30 November to 4pm Tuesday 5 December 2017. New Subscriptions and Memberships processed from 10am Wednesday 6 December 2017. Subscription bookings close 4pm Friday 21 September 2018 General Public (GP) Tickets on sale approximately 10 weeks prior to each event, see page 82 for details.

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2018 Ticket Prices 2018 GENERAL PUBLIC PRICE

2018 MEMBERS PRICE

2018 SUBS PRICE

ADDITIONAL SUBS GUEST TICKETS

BOSOM BUDDIES

Adults Pen/Sen/Tertiary Groups 10+ Post Show Meet & Greet 7:30pm Performance only - Limit 40 Includes Refreshments & Nibbles

$65.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 $62.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 $55.00

$25.00

$20.00 $20.00 $22.00

THE DIAMONDS

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+

$60.00 $55.00 $55.00 $58.00 $55.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00 $55.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00 $55.00

AFTERNOONS TONIGHT! WITH JAMES VALENTINE

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+

$55.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00 $52.00 $50.00 $50.00 $51.00 $37.00 $35.00 $35.00 $36.00 $51.00

MADAME BUTTERFLY, ^CIRCUS OZ - MODEL CITIZENS

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+ ^Family (2 Ads, 2 Sch Students)

$55.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00 $50.00 $45.00 $45.00 $48.00 $29.00 $26.00 $26.00 $27.00 $49.00 $130.00

THOMAS MURRAY AND THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER, STOLEN, LETTERS TO LINDY, THE EVENTS, HOTEL SORRENTO

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+ *Schools 10 + teacher comp. applies

$49.00 $44.00 $44.00 $47.00 $45.00 $40.00 $40.00 $43.00 $26.00 $23.00 $23.00 $24.00 $44.00 $21.00

I SAIAH IN CONCERT, MELINDA SCHNEIDER SALUTES THE GREAT WOMEN OF JAZZ, MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL, SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+

$45.00 $40.00 $40.00 $43.00 $40.00 $37.00 $37.00 $38.00 $28.00 $25.00 $25.00 $26.00 $39.00

CARMEN

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+

$45.00 $40.00 $40.00 $43.00 $40.00 $37.00 $37.00 $38.00 $34.00 $30.00 $30.00 $32.00 $39.00

FUNNY GIRL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Students Groups 8+

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$44.00 $41.00 $41.00 $42.00 $40.00 $37.00 $37.00 $38.00 $29.00 $26.00 $26.00 $27.00 $39.00


2018 GENERAL PUBLIC PRICE

2018 MEMBERS PRICE

2018 SUBS PRICE

ADDITIONAL SUBS GUEST TICKETS

CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL

Adult $39.00 $34.00 $34.00 $37.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $34.00 $31.00 $31.00 $32.00 School Student $25.00 $22.00 $22.00 $23.00 Early Childhood - 2yrs+ & not at school $20.00

LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET, THE STORY ONLY I CAN TELL (WILLIAM YANG), 2340 BIG BAND ROCK THE CLASSICS, B2M MAMANTA

Adult $35.00 $30.00 $30.00 $33.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $30.00 $27.00 $27.00 $28.00 School Student $22.00 $19.00 $19.00 $20.00 Groups 8+ $29.00

HEADLINES

Adult $35.00 $32.00 $32.00 $33.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $32.00 $29.00 $29.00 $30.00 School Student $22.00 $20.00 $20.00 $21.00

NELL GWYNN, ROMEO & JULIET, THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS

Adult $33.00 $30.00 $30.00 $31.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $28.00 $25.00 $25.00 $26.00 School Student $20.00 $17.00 $17.00 $18.00 Groups 8+ $27.00 *Schools 10 + teacher comp. applies $16.00

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL 2018

All Day Single Session*

$33.00 $18.50

$30.00 $16.50

*Not available through initial Subscription. Can be purchases seperately

$30.00 $16.50

$31.00 $17.50

THE WINE BLUFFS, DUSTIER THAN EVER

Adult $32.00 $30.00 $30.00 $31.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $28.00 $26.00 $26.00 $27.00 Groups 8+ $28.00

PICTURES IN AN EXHIBITION

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

$32.00 $30.00 $30.00 $31.00 $27.00 $25.00 $25.00 $26.00 $27.00 $25.00 $25.00 $26.00 $25.00

THE 78 STOREY TREEHOUSE, CREATURE, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE, BIG BAD WOLF

Adult $26.00 $23.00 $23.00 $24.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $26.00 $23.00 $23.00 $24.00 School Student $22.00 $19.00 $19.00 $20.00 Group 6+ $21.00 Early Childhood - 2yrs+ & not at school $12.00 *Schools 10 + teacher comp. applies $12.00

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YEAR AT A GLANCE

PERFORMANCE DETAILS FEBRUARY Sat 3 Sat 10 Wed 21 Thurs 22 Tues 27 MARCH Sat 3 Tues 6 Fri 16 – Sat 24 APRIL Sat 7 Wed 11 Thurs 12 Sat 14 Fri 13 MAY Fri 4 Sat 5 Sun 6 Fri 11 – Sat 26 Tues 22 – Wed 23 Mon 28 – Tues 29 JUNE Sat 2 Fri 8 Thurs 14 Fri 15 Sun 17 Sat 30 JULY Tues 17 – Wed 18 AUGUST Sat 4 Fri 17 – Sat 25 SEPTEMBER Sat 1 – Sun 2 Sat 8 – Sun 9 Tues 11 – Wed 12 Thurs 13 – Fri 14 Sat 15 Wed 19 Sat 22 OCTOBER Thurs 18 – Fri 19 Fri 26 – Wed 31 NOVEMBER Fri 2 – Sat 10 Wed 28 DECEMBER Sat 8 Sun 9

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE DATE

ISAIAH LIVE IN CONCERT @ 7:30pm THE DIAMONDS @ 3pm & 8pm LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET – Capitol Theatre Presents 7:30pm Bendemeer Hall 7:30pm Capitol Theatre THE 78-STOREY TREEHOUSE @ 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 6PM

Fri 8 Dec 2017 Fri 8 Dec 2017

THOMAS MURRAY & THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER @ 8pm THE STORY ONLY I CAN TELL – WILLIAM YANG – Capitol Theatre Presents 7:30pm Nundle Memorial Hall NELL GWYNN

Fri 12 Jan 2018

AFTERNOONS TONIGHT! WITH JAMES VALENTINE @ 8pm THE WINE BLUFFS 8pm Passchendaele Room – Tamworth Town Hall 8pm Passchendaele Room – Tamworth Town Hall 8pm Passchendaele room – Tamworth Town Hall DUSTIER THAN EVER – A SHOW IN HONOUR OF SLIM – Capitol Theatre Presents 7:30pm Manilla Town Hall

Fri 8 Dec 2017

SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL 10am – 5:30pm - Tamworth Regional Gallery 10am – 5:30pm - Tamworth Regional Gallery 10am – 5:30pm - Tamworth Regional Gallery FUNNY GIRL CREATURE – AN ADAPTATION OF DOT & THE KANGAROO TRECC BOSOM BUDDIES @ 7:30pm & 11am

Fri 8 Dec 2017 Fri 8 Dec 2017 Fri 8 Dec 2017

Fri 12 Jan 2018 Fri 19 Jan 2018

Fri 8 Dec 2017 Fri 8 Dec 2017 Fri 8 Dec 2017 Fri 9 Feb 2018

Fri 23 Feb 2018 Fri 23 Feb 2018 Fri 23 Feb 2018 Fri 2 March 2018 Fri 9 March 2018 Fri 8 Dec 2017

2340 BIG BAND- ROCK THE CLASSICS @ 7:30pm CARMEN @ 7:30pm STOLEN @ 12:30pm, 7:30pm MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW @ 8pm HEADLINES @ 11am, 6pm LETTERS TO LINDY @ 7:30pm

Fri 23 March 2018 Fri 30 March 2018 Fri 6 April 2018

THE EVENTS @7:30pm Tamworth Town Hall

Fri 4 May 2018

MADAME BUTTERFLY @ 7:30pm ROMEO & JULIET

Fri 25 May 2018 Fri 8 June 2018

CIRCUS OZ – MODEL CITIZENS MELINDA SCHNEIDER SALUTES THE GREAT WOMEN OF JAZZ HOTEL SORRENTO JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE @ 8pm B2M – MAMANTA @ 8pm THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS @ 7pm

Fri 22 June 2018

BIG BAD WOLF TRECC JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Fri 10 Aug 2018 Fri 17 Aug 2018

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR CAPITOL THEATRE SEASON 2019 LAUNCH @ 6PM

Fri 17 Aug 2018 Thur 1 Nov 2018

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION @ 2:30pm CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL @ 3pm, 6pm

Fri 28 Sept 2018 Fri 12 Oct 2018

Fri 6 April 2018 Fri 6 April 2018 Fri 13 April 2018

Fri 29 June 2018 Fri 29 June 2018 Fri 6 July 2018 Fri 6 July 2018 Fri 13 July 2018 Fri 13 July 2018


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FEBRUARY Sat 3 ISAIAH LIVE IN CONCERT @ 7:30pm Sat 10 THE DIAMONDS @ 3pm & 8pm LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET – Capitol Theatre Presents Wed 21 @ 7:30pm Bendemeer Hall Thurs 22 @ 7:30pm Capitol Theatre Tamworth Tues 27 THE 78-STOREY TREEHOUSE @ 10:30am, 12:30pm, 6pm

Season 2018

MARCH Sat 3 THOMAS MURRAY & THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER @ 8pm THE STORY ONLY I CAN TELL – WILLIAM YANG – Capitol Theatre Presents Tues 6 @ 7:30pm Nundle Memorial Hall Fri 16 – Sat 24 NELL GWYNN APRIL Sat 7 AFTERNOONS TONIGHT! WITH JAMES VALENTINE @ 8pm Wed 11, Thurs 12 & Sat 14 THE WINE BLUFFS @ 8pm Passchendaele Room, Tamworth Town Hall DUSTIER THAN EVER – A SHOW IN HONOUR OF SLIM – Capitol Theatre Presents Fri 13 @ 7:30pm Manilla Town Hall MAY Fri 4 – Sun 6 SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL @ 10am - 5:30pm Tamworth Regional Gallery Fri 11 – Sat 26 FUNNY GIRL Tues 22 – Wed 23 CREATURE: AN ADAPTATION OF DOT & THE KANGAROO TRECC Mon 28 – Tues 29 BOSOM BUDDIES

Building Cultural Connections in Our Community

JUNE Sat 2 2340 BIG BAND – ROCK THE CLASSICS @ 7:30pm Fri 8 CARMEN @ 7:30pm Thurs 14 STOLEN @ 12:30pm & 7:30pm Fri 15 MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL @ 8pm Sun 17 HEADLINES @ 11am & 6pm Sat 30 LETTERS TO LINDY @ 7:30pm JULY Tues 17 – Wed 18 THE EVENTS @ 7:30pm Tamworth Town Hall AUGUST Sat 4 MADAME BUTTERFLY @ 7:30pm Fri 17 – Sat 25 ROMEO & JULIET SEPTEMBER Sat 1 – Sun 2 CIRCUS OZ – MODEL CITIZENS Sat 8 – Sun 9 MELINDA SCHNEIDER SALUTES THE GREAT WOMEN OF JAZZ Tues 11 – Wed 12 HOTEL SORRENTO Thurs 13 – Fri 14 JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Sat 15 SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL @ 8pm Wed 19 B2M – MAMANTA @ 8pm Sat 22 THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS @ 7pm OCTOBER Thurs 18 - Fri 19 BIG BAD WOLF TRECC Fri 26 – Wed 31 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

SEASON PARTNER

NOVEMBER Fri 2 – Sat 10 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Wed 28 CAPITOL THEATRE SEASON 2019 LAUNCH @ 6pm DECEMBER Sat 8 PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION @ 2:30pm TRECC Sun 9 CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL @ 3pm & 6pm

Capitol theatre Tamworth Season 2018 Book (issuu)  
Capitol theatre Tamworth Season 2018 Book (issuu)  

Building Cultural Connections in Our Community 34 Events made up of local and touring productions and present at the Capitol Theatre, Tamwor...

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