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Spotlight Event Guide March - April 2012

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ROCKHAMPTON VENUES AND EVENTS


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Welcome to Spotlight, the newsletter of Rockhampton Venues and Events. Inside, you’ll find a variety of events at the Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton Showgrounds and other venues. Tickets for events listed here are on sale through the Pilbeam Theare Box Office, Dial’n’ Charge on 4927 4111 or on line at www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au For showgrounds events contact the organizations listed with the event. Spotlight is also available online.

FRIENDS OF THE THEATRE If you enjoy the theatre, why not become a Friend of the Theatre? Friends of the Theatre is an organisation where members volunteer to work in various aspects of the theatre such as ushering, bar, candy bar and program selling. Friends receive discounts to many of the shows listed in Spotlight, and also receive this newsletter mailed direct to them. Each time a Friend of the Theatre works they receive a Performance Work Voucher, which is exchanged for tickets to events. Unlimited seats are available in exchange for Performance Work Vouchers on events in Spotlight bearing the blue star symbol. For other events, voucher seats are limited to a total of six seats per performance. Further details as well as membership forms are available from the Box Office.

GENERAL INFORMATION Theatre programs start promptly at the advertised start time and latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Smoking is not allowed in any part of the Pilbeam Theatre or other Council venues. The use of cameras and recording devices during performances is illegal and penalties for infringement of copyright in this way are severe. Please ensure all mobile phones are switched off before entering the auditorium.

TICKETING ABBREVIATIONS A = Adult S = Student U = Unemployed Y = Youth FoT = Friend of Theatre P = Pensioner J = Junior * G10 = Group of 10 or more SC = Senior’s Card C = Concession RP = Reward Pensioner RA = Reward Adult CSC – Commonwealth Senior Card F = Family (2 adults & 2 children unless otherwise stated)

*Preschool & school age, 3yrs & over. May have additional age restrictions Please check with the Box Office to ensure you are eligible for a particular price category.

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March

Art Anytime- Sandcasting in Bronze at the Caves Brendon Tohill conducts a one day introductory workshop in techniques of mould making and sandcasting in bronze. Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council.

COMMUNITY RECREATION HALL, THE CAVES SUNDAY 4 MARCH 10AM TO 4PM $30 INCL MATERIALS. REGISTER AT PILBEAM THEATRE BOX OFFICE.

Arts Brunch An informal opportunity for some social and community networking with artists and arts workers. Please bring a plate of ‘brunch type’ finger food to share. Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council.

COMMUNITY RECREATION HALL, THE CAVES. SUNDAY 4 MARCH, 11AM TO 1PM

Twilight Movie: Charlotte’s Web Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. A Rockhampton Regional Council event. Free entry, refreshments on sale.

RIVERSIDE PARK, ROCKHAMPTON FRIDAY 9 MARCH AT 7PM

Class Clowns Workshop Calling students in grades 9 to 12! Develop your comedy routine with Rebecca De Unamuno, an experienced performer and comedian from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Class Clowns is a national secondary school comedy competition with State finals and national finals. Workshops are free but bookings are essential.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SATURDAY 10 MARCH 10.30AM TO 12.30PM FREE. REGISTRATION AT PILBEAM THEATRE BOX OFFICE.

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Class Clowns Competition This is it. Central Queensland Class Clowns do their stuff! Come along, support your favourite entrant and see who will win their ticket to compete in the State competition at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 25 March 2012.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SATURDAY 10 MARCH AT 1PM FREE ENTRY.

Improvisation Workshop for Actors An opportunity to work with professional performer, Rebecca De Unamuno to develop skills in improvisation. Suitable for those interested in the development of acting skills and short play scenarios. Rebecca De Unamuno is a regular on Australian television, radio, stage and film. Her television credits range from The Chaser to Kath and Kim. She has been an improviser for over ten years and has performed nationally and overseas.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE AUDITORIUM SATURDAY 10 MARCH 3PM TO 5PM $15. REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AT PILBEAM THEATRE BOX OFFICE.

Buy tickets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.seeitlive.com.au.

Art Anytime – Material Magic Create a coloured silk scarf, a bag and a pair of socks in this fabric colouring session. Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council.

CWA HALL, RIDGELANDS. TUESDAY 13 MARCH AT 10AM $20 INCL MATERIALS. REGISTER AT PILBEAM THEATRE BOX OFFICE.

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CQ Transport Trades and Mining Expo This event is designed to support the Queensland resources industry while providing an excellent environment for businesses to network, market, and generate sales, leads and industry contacts. The event is run over 2 days at the Rockhampton Showgrounds, utilising three pavilions and extensive outdoor areas.

ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS WEDNESDAY 14 TO THURSDAY 15 MARCH

Rocky Flix: The King of Devil’s Island This gripping true account of a juvenile prison uprising took the Norwegian box office by storm. In 1915, hundreds of teenage boys were incarcerated in a brutal reform school just outside Oslo. Stripped of their names, forced into manual labour, their lives are an endless parade of collective misery. With the arrival of the defiant and worldly Erling, the spark is set for a most unlikely rebellion. Recently screened at film festivals around Australia. Rated M. 2010, 120 minutes. Norway/France/Sweden/Poland.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH AT 6.30PM A $15, C $10, MEMBERS $10

Art After Dark – Beaut Batik Explore the age old process of batik with a modern twist utilising a soy wax and ‘liquid radiance’. Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council.

GRACEMERE COMMUNITY HALL. THURSDAY 15 MARCH AT 7PM $20 IINCL MATERIALS. REGISTER AT PILBEAM THEATRE BOX OFFICE.

Over the Fence Short Comedy Film Festival After last year’s sold out screening, Over the Fence is back with it’s 13th festival which is sure to entertain. This dynamic short film festival is a mixture of comic shorts from around the globe. Rated M

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE FRIDAY 16 MARCH AT 8PM ALL TICKETS $15

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Hollywood Classics: Some Like It Hot When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state with an all female band disguised as women. Stars Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis. Free morning tea courtesy of Woolworths from 10am, film screens at 10.30am.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE TUESDAY 20 MARCH AT 10.30AM ALL TICKETS $5

DUSTY Book by John-Michael Howson, David Mitchell, Melvyn Morrow Director: Karen Crone Musical Director: Bob Heppell Choreographer: Lita Hegvold Vocal Director: Julie Layt Mary O’Brien had a dream. That dream became Dusty Springfield. From the creative team that brought you The Boy From Oz, comes DUSTY, the extraordinary story and music of Dusty Springfield. It’s got laughter, tears, tragedy and triumph. Most musicals have a few great songs...this one has all great songs. Over 30 hits including Son of a Preacher Man, Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Look of Love, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, Only Want to Be with You, Who Can I turn to, Little by Little, Dancin’ in the Street and more! Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2012 See It Live Theatre Season. The cast includes: Dusty, Amanda Locker; Reno , Laura Chastain; Mary O’Brien, Alexis O’Donnell; Rodney, Levi Burrows; Peg, Julianne Webster-Scott; Kay O’Brien, Sharee Canning; Jim O’Brien, Kerry Kay; Tom O’Brien, Jeremy Gordon.

PILBEAM THEATRE FRIDAY 23 MARCH AT 7.30PM SATURDAY 24 MARCH AT 7.30PM SUNDAY 25 MARCH AT 3PM FRIDAY 30 MARCH AT 7.30PM SATURDAY 31 MARCH AT 7.30PM A $45, P$40, Y (17 TO 25) $40, J $32, F $135, G10+A $42, RA $42, RP $38, AFOT $42 PFOT $38

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Shrek The Third When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d’etat by the jilted Prince Charming. A Rockhampton Regional Council event.

RATED PG. MAIN BEACH, YEPPOON FRIDAY 30 MARCH AT 7PM FREE ENTRY

Yearling Sale The Annual Yearling Sale will be held in the Robert Schwarten Pavilion on Sunday 1 April. This event has been running for more than 15 years at the Showgrounds and is a recognized and respected event.

ROBERT SCHWARTEN PAVILION, ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS SUNDAY 1 APRIL

Ross Noble – Nonsensory Overload Prepare your brain for a Nonsensory Overload! Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best: spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Now is your chance to see one of the best live comics working internationally today. Suitable for ages 15+

PILBEAM THEATRE SATURDAY 7 APRIL AT 7.30PM A$44.90, PSU $39.90, SC, Y (15 TO 18) $39.90 SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+

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Hollywood Classics: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. This Roald Dahl story comes to life starring Gene Wilder. Free morning tea courtesy of Woolworths from 10am, film screens at 10.30am. Rated G. 1971, 100 minutes.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE TUESDAY 10 APRIL ALL TICKETS $5

See It Live Rewards We’re introducing an exciting new rewards program to the Pilbeam Theatre in 2012. It’s called See It Live Rewards. See It Live Rewards will offer discounts on shows and on purchases at the Pilbeam Theatre Bar and Candy Bar, copies of the See It Live Season brochure and Spotlight newsletter mailed to you, discounts at selected local businesses and other special offers from time to time. Membership is $25 for one year, $40 for two years or $200 for a life membership. Ticket prices for See It Live Rewards members are listed as RA (Reward Adult) and RP (Reward Pensioner) is the prices listed with events in the Spotlight Newsletter. Ask the Box Office for more details.

ROCKY FLIX – La Havre Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki’s stylised perculiarities and love of cinema come to the fore in this contemporary fairytale, the story of a town filled with poker-faced everyday Samaritans banding together to save an unlikely fish out of water. Recently screened at film festivals around Australia. Rated M. 2011, 93 minutes. Finland/France/ Germany.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL AT 6.30PM A $15, C$10, MEMBERS $10

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April

John Williamson Experience the iconic John Williamson at the Pilbeam Theatre, unveiling his new songs from his new album. Your chance to hear them performed live first! A modern day poet firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, John Williamson’s impressive career spans more than forty years. His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other.

PILBEAM THEATRE THURSDAY 12 APRIL AT 8PM ADULT $54, PENSIONER / SENIOR $52, CHILD (14 & UNDER) $33

Rockfest 2012 Rockfest is back with a new venue and all new event for Youth Week 2012. In addition to a great headline act and local bands, there will also be a BMX display, hip hop dance displays and workshops, sideshow alley and more. Entry by donation to this year’s charity. A Rockhampton Regional Council event.

ROBERT SCHWARTEN PAVILION ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS FRIDAY 13 APRIL 3PM TO 9PM ENTRY BY DONATION

White Shadows in the South Seas A silent film with live sound-track composed and played by Mike Cooper. In this one-off Rockhampton screening of this unique silent film, Mike Cooper performs the soundtrack composed for lap steel guitar.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE FRIDAY 13 APRIL AT 8PM A $15, C $12

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Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Come along with Elmo and the Sesame Street gang as they circle the globe in this all-singing, all-dancing stage show. Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster and Elmo use the letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage through imagination that sees the gang visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia! Elmo and his friends have fun learning how people sing and dance and say hello in different places, but things don’t go to plan when Cookie Monster eats a letter of the alphabet.

PILBEAM THEATRE FRIDAY 13 APRIL AT 10AM, 12PM ALL TICKETS $29.90 (CHILDREN 12 MONTHS AND UNDER, ON YOUR KNEE, ADMITTED FREE)

April’s Fool A true story of love, family, strength and the choices we make. In April 2009 Toowoomba teenager Kristjan Terauds died due to complications from illicit drug use. Inspired by ‘April’s Fool’, an account of his son’s death by Kristjan’s father, the Empire Theatre commissioned awardwinning playwright, David Burton to bring this story to the stage. April’s Fool is a powerful mix of sadness, loss, and ultimately love, laced with humour. A thought-provoking and ultimately optimistic reflection on how we all live our lives. Suitable for patrons aged 12+, mild coarse language. Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2012 See It Live Theatre Season.

PILBEAM THEATRE SATURDAY 14 APRIL AT 7.30PM A $45, P $40, Y (17 TO 25) $40, J $32, F $135, G10+ A $42EA, RA $42, RP $38, AFOT $42 PFOT $38

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The Flapper Welcome to the Roaring Twenties, a time of big cars, the Ziegfield Follies, raccoon coats, gangsters, and, of course jazz, in The Cathedral College’s musical The Flapper. Polly Pepper is a young flapper who is about to turn 18 and inherit a fabulous diamond necklace. To celebrate, she throws a madcap birthday party but there’s trouble ahead with mobsters planning to grab the necklace. With a host of crazy characters, stylish dance routines and sensational songs, The Flapper is a great night out for all the family.

PILBEAM THEATRE THURSDAY 19 APRIL AT 7.30PM FRIDAY 20 APRIL AT 7.30PM SATURDAY 21 APRIL AT 1.30PM AND 7.30PM.

Buy tickets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.seeitlive.com.au.

The One Day of the Year Come and see one of Australia’s truly classic plays performed by the Rockhampton Little Theatre. Returned soldiers Alf Cook and neighbour Wacka Dawson celebrate Anzac Day the way they always do – getting roaring drunk following the March. Alf’s son, Hughie, is disgusted with his father’s behaviour and is determined to “blow the lid” on the drunken excesses of Anzac Day celebrations in his own devious way much to the chagrin of his father & mother. What follows is an emotional rollercoaster, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, as father and son come head to head.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SATURDAY 21 APRIL 7.30PM, FRIDAY 27 APRIL 7.30PM, SATURDAY 28 APRIL 7.30PM SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2PM A $22, PSU $18, J $12, G10+A $20 EA. BAR OPERATING FROM 7PM FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES.

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Auspicious Arts Workshops Artists who would like to develop audiences and patrons and get their work “out there” are invited to attend the Auspicious Arts workshops. The first session covers effective marketing strategies, maximising return on expenditure and building a lasting patron/audience base. The second session will cover social media – how to use it and how to get the best from it. The final session will be a hands on tutorial on how to use social media.

FITZROY ROOM, ROCKHAMPTON LIBRARY SATURDAY 21 APRIL WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SUNDAY 22 APRIL COIN ACADEMY SATURDAY 26 MAY $15 PER WORKSHOP OR $40 COMBINED

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIVE THEATRE If you’re stuck for an idea for a gift, then why not try a Pilbeam Theatre Gift Voucher? You can buy gift vouchers for any amount and they are redeemable for tickets to events which are on sale through the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office (provided tickets are available). Contact the Box Office on 4927 4111 for more details.

Stage Stunners 2012 The Rockhampton Musical Union Choir will join with the Capricornia Silver Band for Stage Stunners 2012, a concert of popular music including This is the Moment, Les Miserables Medley, and The Halleluliah Chorus. Special guest performer is former Rockhampton singer Kara Lane - presently appearing as Nancy in the Cameron Mackintosh touring company of Oliver! in the United Kingdom.

PILBEAM THEATRE SUNDAY 22 APRIL AT 2.30PM A $28, P/ S $23, J $14, F $70, G10+ A $26 EACH, RA $26, RP $21, AFOT $26, PFOT $21.

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Morning Melodies - Jane Rutter You won’t want to miss April’s Morning Melodies, An Australian In Paris, featuring the warm and sensual flute playing of Jane Rutter. An Australian In Paris is a concert-theatre piece that follows the story of an artistic young musician who goes to Paris to learn how to live ... along the way she encounters ghosts of the artistic Parisian past. With music by Debussy, Faure, Jolivet, Poulenc, Elgar, Roussel, Marais, Ravel, Bolling, Cole Porter, Mancini, Piaf and Aznavour, this is a virtuosic musical tour de force which has received standing ovations in Paris and Australia. Morning Melodies is presented by Bolsover Radiology and Rockhampton Regional Council. Morning Tea Supplied by

PILBEAM THEATRE MONDAY 23 APRIL AT 11AM A $17, P $15, RA $16, RP $14, AFOT $16, PFOT $14, G10+A $15.50, G10+P $13.50.

Disco Nights ABBA v The Bee Gees It’s back by popular demand! In the 1970s disco was king and two groups consistently at the top of the charts were ABBA and The Bee Gees. With combined sales totaling more than half a billion albums, both bands rightly claimed the title of Super Group. Now, the internationally renowned tribute shows ABBA Re-Bjorn and The Brothers Gibb will combine for one big disco inferno of an evening. Disco Nights is a lavish production, featuring over two hours of faithfully reproduced hits with live bands and perfect harmonies in a fully choreographed stage spectacular.

PILBEAM THEATRE FRIDAY 27 APRIL AT 8PM

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Dance Round the World Young Dancers Company of Central Queensland returns to Rockhampton with a new production, taking audiences on a trip round the world with some truly international works. The program includes Calliope, The Scottish Suite (from La Sylphide Act 1), Scribe created by Peter AB Wilson and The Kingdom of Sweets from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Act II.

PILBEAM THEATRE SATURDAY 28 APRIL AT 7.30PM ADULT $40, JUNIOR $20, SENIOR $25, FAMILY $110. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Unlocking your Poetic Voice workshop Through poetry, we see the world through a different lens. It is about unlocking the creative self and uncovering the beauty of words and the rhythms of language. Join Paul Summers in developing the practical tools around structure, language, and style to help you develop your own poetic expression.

ROOM 1.4, FIRST FLOOR, WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SATURDAY 28 APRIL, 10AM TO 4PM FREE. REGISTRATION AT PILBEAM THEATRE BOX OFFICE

Eisteddfod The Rockhampton Eisteddfod is on again. Commencing on 29 April with speech sections and continuing through to 31 May.

PILBEAM THEATRE, WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE

Twilight Movie: Finding Nemo A father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, a boy clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home. His timid father must then travel to Sydney and search Sydney Harbour to find Nemo.

BIG DAM, MOUNT MORGAN FRIDAY 4 MAY AT 7PM FREE ENTRY

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The 2012 See It Live Theatre Season has something for everyone. There’s dance, drama, comedy and music. Make your choice between a 4 Pack, 6 Pack or 8 Pack. You can save at least $9 per ticket. Contact the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office on 4927 4111 for a copy of the brochure. You can also read or download a copy online at our website, www.seeitlive.com.au

DUSTY Friday 23 to Saturday 31 March APRIL’S FOOL 14 April NAMATJIRA Wednesday 30 May BIDDIES Saturday 2 June MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL Saturday 23 June CLOUDLAND Friday 29 June SHIFTING SAND Saturday 7 July THE MIKADO Saturday 11 August WINNER SYDNEY PIANO Friday 24 August COMPETITION CARAVAN BURLESQUE Friday 7 September

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Events CALENDAR MARCH 4 4 9 10 10 13 14-15 14 15 16 20 23-31 30

Art Anytime- Sandcasting in Bronze Arts Brunch Twilight Movie: Charlotte’s Web Class Clowns workshop and show Improvisation Workshop Art Anytime – Material Magic CQ Trades and Mining Expo Rocky Flix Art After Dark – Beaut Batik Over the Fence Film Festival Hollywood Classics: Some Light it Hot Dusty Twilight Movie: Shrek The Third

O O O WRCC WRCC O RSG WRCC O WRCC WRCC PT O

APRIL 1 7 10 11 12 13 13 13 14 19 to 21 21-28 21-22 22 23 27 28 28 29 to 31 May

Yearling Sale. Ross Noble Nonsensory Overload Hollywood Classics: Willy Wonka Rocky Flix: La Havre John Williamson Rockfest White Shadows in the South Seas Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World April’s Fool The Flapper The One Day Of the Year Auspicious Arts Workshop Stage Stunners 2012 Morning Melodies: Jane Rutter Disco Nights. Unlocking Your Poetic Voice workshops Dance Round the World Rockhampton Eisteddfod

RSG PT WRCC WRCC PT RSG WRCC PT PT PT WRCC O PT PT PT WRCC PT PT, WRCC

PT = Pilbeam Theatre MB = Music Bowl RSP = Riverside Park O = Other Venue RSG=Rockhampton Showgrounds

Contact details Rockhampton Venues and Events is a business unit of Rockhampton Regional Council. Administration Office Pilbeam Theatre, 2 Cambridge Street. PO Box 1860 Rockhampton 4700. Ticketing Ph 4927 4111 Administration Ph 4924 5600 Fax 4924 5633

www.venuesandevents.com.au

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