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Spotlight Event Guide September - October 2012

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ROCKHAMPTON VENUES AND EVENTS


How to buy tickets Pilbeam Theatre Box Office Dial’n’Charge 4927 4111 www.seeitlive.com.au

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.

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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. Crying or fidgety children can be a distraction to other theatregoers and performers, so if you bring your small child to the theatre, please book an aisle seat in case you need to exit 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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Puppetry of the Penis 3D Live! Puppetry of the Penis is back with a brand new show, and this time live and in 3D!! You can watch the Boys manipulate their members live on stage while getting the 3D experience from the giant screen. Puppetry of the Penis has broken all box office records worldwide. The new show will be utilizing the latest 3D projection technology with the audience given 3D glasses to wear, to experience the astonishing and unforgettable ancient Australian art of genital origami in this head shaking, outrageously funny production as it’s never been seen before. So real you can almost touch it.!

PILBEAM THEATRE SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER AT 8PM A $39.90, P $34.90, AC $34.90 18+ EVENT.

Rockhampton Kennel Club Dog Show Come and enjoy a day out with hundreds of different breeds of dogs all vying to be the best in Show! These pets are well groomed, trained and obedient it is an absolute credit to their owners. You will be amazed at the outstanding ability of these dogs and the variety of dog breeds on display.

KENNEL CLUB, ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS ENTRY VIA GATE 7 OFF LION CREEK ROAD SATURDAY 1 AND SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY 8 AND SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER FREE ENTRY

Rocky Fringe Film Industry Workshop Don’t miss this entertaining workshop, facilitated by Stephen Lance, award-winning director of internationally renowned short films, Australian music videos and commercials. He is currently developing his first feature project scheduled for production later in 2012.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE, ROOM 1.4 SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 10.30AM TO 12.30PM FREE ENTRY

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Choral Festival 2012 Hundreds of children will come together in song for a night of delightful choral music in the 2012 Choral Festival. The children are chosen from more than a dozen state schools from Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast. Conductor of internationally known Birralee Voices, Julie Christiansen OAM will be responsible for an amazing 400 children singing together so book early to avoid disappointment.

PILBEAM THEATRE MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM A$12, S $9, P $9, J $9, F [2A + 2C] $35

Caravan Burlesque The globally acclaimed salon of seductive, subversive, and electrifying acts is here! From multi-award winning Finucane & Smith, creators of global smash hit The Burlesque Hour, comes a travelling emporium that fuses Parisian nightclub with jaw-dropping cabaret and seductive spectacle, tipping a velvet wink to Australia’s wild past of touring vaudeville & variety. Step into this sumptuous salon and be swept away by intoxicating Ethiopian dance and razor sharp wit, sultry songs & underdressed sirens, whip-cracking dames, Bollywood lovegods, sizzling jazz moves, backroom ballet and gothic divas. Packed to the rafters with international stars, Caravan Burlesque has left critics raving and 70,000 audience members worldwide in raptures. So grab your friends, dress to the nines, and swing on board The Caravan. We guarantee you won’t want it to leave… Contains nudity, strobe lighting and smoke effects. Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2012 See It Live Theatre Season.

PILBEAM THEATRE, FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM A $45, P $40, Y (17 TO 25) $40, J $32, F $135, G10+A $42, AFOT $42 PFOT $38, RA $42 RP $38

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Skating Join in the fun of skating at the Rockhampton Showgrounds. Fully supervised but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Entry through Gate 6, Lion Creek Road.

EXHIBITION PAVILION, ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT $7 PER SKATER. SKATE HIRE $2 INLINE, $1 QUAD

Antiques Collectables & Militaria Fair The show consists of dealers from Qld, NSW & Victoria selling all types of collectibles. On offer you will find a large & varied range of collectables plus some modern outdoor equipment –some of the items in the Militaria ranges include a vast selection of antique firearms, swords dating back to circa 1300 through to modern day, bayonets ,antique armour, daggers dating from 1500 though to World War 2, medals, badges, helmets & uniforms. There will also be hunting, fishing and shooting accessories, jewelry and general collectables.

WALTER PIERCE PAVILION, ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, 9AM TO 5PM SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER, 9AM -3PM A $10, P $8, J (UNDER 15) FREE IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Buy tickets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.seeitlive.com.au. Walter’s Lounge Come along to Walter’s Lounge, a lounge-style information and performance event presented by Creative Capricorn in partnership with the Keppel Coast Arts Council. Enjoy performances by local artists and discuss ideas and opportunities in the performing arts.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2PM TO 5PM FREE ENTRY

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Under the Influence of Hendrix and Clapton Under the Influence of Hendrix & Clapton is a ‘Rockumentary’ that tells stories from the lives of two of the world’s most influential guitar players. Mike Wade & Tim Gaze with their band The Haze will play many of Jimi and Eric’s hits, bringing the Supergroups back to life with the sheer power of music.

PILBEAM THEATRE SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM A $55, P $50, SC $50, S $45.

Rocky Flix - Where do we go now? Is a heart-warming modern fable follows Nadine Labaki’s impressive directorial debut Caramel. Set in a small, isolated Lebanese village, a group of Muslim and Christian women band together to ingeniously devise a plan to distract the local menfolk in an attempt to defuse mounting inter-religious tensions. Lebanon, 2011. PG. 100mins.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER AT 6.30PM A $15, MEMBERS AND CONCESSION $10

Pirates of Penzance Jr Rockhampton Grammar Primary School takes to the stage again this year to present the entertaining and hilarious Gilbert and Sullivan favourite, Pirates of Penzance Jr. Featuring 50 students, the show features amazing sets, costumes, choreography and those famous songs such as Pour o Pour the Pirate Sherry, Oh Better Far to Live and Die and When the Foeman Bares His Steel, not to mention the comical and hilarious script and characters.

PILBEAM THEATRE FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER AT 7PM SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER AT 7PM A $18, P/U/SC/S $12, J (3 TO 17) $10, F $45

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The Last Five Years The Last Five Years is a contemporary musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up... or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. Written by Jason Robert Brown, The Last Five Years is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view. Starring two of Rockhampton’s much loved performers Amanda Locker (Dusty in Dusty the Musical) and Grant Pegg (Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz) and directed by Travis Hock. A Rockhampton Regional Council production.

PILBEAM THEATRE FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM A $35, P $32, U $30, S $30, Y (13 TO 17 YEARS) $25, G10+ A $32 EACH, G10+ SECONDARY STUDENTS $22 EACH, AFOT $32, PFOT $30, RA $32, RP $30 RECOMMENDED FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER

Morning Melodies - Morning Tea with Keith Potger Whether you grew up with The Seekers or you just like to hear some great music, you’re sure to love Morning Tea with Keith Potger. Featuring some old favourites from The Seekers, a touch of Nashville, some beautiful original ballads from his three solo CDs and a few covers from the 1960s to the 1980s, this is a Morning Melodies you won’t want to miss. Morning Melodies is presented by Bolsover Radiology and Rockhampton Regional Council. Morning Tea Supplied by

PILBEAM THEATRE MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER AT 11AM A $17, P $15, AFOT $16, PFOT $14, G10+A $15.50, G10+P $13.50.

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Swan Lake Appearing for the first time in Rockhampton, the Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform the eternal classic, Swan Lake. Under the direction of Company Director Evgeny Amosov, the company has received a worldwide reputation for excellence in classical ballet. With its fairy tale story of a beautiful princess, a passionate prince, and the evil spell that threatens their happiness together, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake was composed in 1875 and is to this day one of the most loved classical ballets.

PILBEAM THEATRE WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM A RESERVE A $87.90, C $77.90, J (3 TO UNDER 18) $67.90 B RESERVE A $77.90, C $67.90, J (3 TO UNDER 18) $57.90

2012 Dance Festival Come celebrate with us at the tenth annual Rockhampton Dance Festival in September/October school holidays. Competition will run from Thursday 27 September to Saturday 6th October. The Festival Concert and Trophy presentation will be Sunday 7 October commencing 2pm. Everyone entering the theatre during the Festival and the Dance Festival 10 Year Celebration Concert must have a ticket (including competitors). Please note that Season Tickets cannot be used for the Concert.

PILBEAM THEATRE THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER TO SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER. SESSION TICKET: A $7, C $4.50 SEASON PASS: A $27, C $18, COMPETITOR $15 CONCERT: A $15, C $10

Manhattan Short Film Festival Filmgoers in Rockhampton will unite with audiences in 203 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the next generation of filmmakers for the 14th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER AT 8PM ALL TICKETS $15

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Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. A Rockhampton Regional Council event. Rated G.

BIG DAM, MOUNT MORGAN FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER AT 7PM FREE ENTRY

Australian Miniature Horse Event Come and see these beautiful temperamental horses compete in the local Show. There will be more than 80 miniature horses competing through the weekend.

ROBERT SCHWARTEN OUTDOOR ARENA ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, OPERATING 8AM TO 9PM FREE ENTRY

NIDA Workshops NIDA is bringing short courses to Rockhampton in the Spring school holidays. Develop practical skills, build confidence and finesse your craft. NIDA classes cater for all levels of experience and are a great way to gain up-to-date knowledge and skills for the arts and entertainment industries. Courses run from 2 to 7 October and are held at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre. Courses include NIDA Acting Techniques and Drama School and are available for a 9 to11, 12 to 15 and 16 + age group. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with experienced and inspiring NIDA tutors.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER TO SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER TWO DAY COURSE: $250 (EARLY BIRD $220 BOOK BEFORE 2 SEPT) FOUR DAY COURSE: $455 (EARLY BIRD $395 BOOK BEFORE 2 SEPT)

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Art and Soul Exhibition Members of the Royal Qld Art Society Rockhampton Branch Inc. proudly present their annual exhibition, Art and Soul, incorporating a special themed section titled A Moment in Time.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER TO TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER, 10AM TO 4PM. FREE ADMISSION

Twilight Movies - Kung Fu Panda In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts. Stars voices of Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman. A Rockhampton Regional Council event. Rated PG.

CONAGHAN PARK, GRACEMERE FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER AT 7PM FREE ENTRY

Speedway If you have the need for speed, come to the Rockhampton Speedway.

ROCKHAMPTON SHOWGROUNDS CENTRE RING ENTRY THROUGH MAIN GATE SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER

Hebel Block Carving Workshop Participants will work with sculptor Brenden Tohill to create a garden sculpture with hebel blocks.

THE CAVES SHOWGROUNDS SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER FROM 10AM TO 4PM COST $30 INCLUDES MATERIALS

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Dance Festival 10 Year Celebration Concert Celebrate ten years of the Rockhampton Dance Festival with a concert and trophy presentation. Everyone entering the theatre during the Festival and the Dance Festival 10 Year Celebration Concert must have a ticket (including competitors). Please note that Season Tickets cannot be used for the Concert.

PILBEAM THEATRE SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER AT 2PM A $15, C $10

Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Russian Spectacular Russian music, like the land itself, is a universe. This wonderful program is not just a journey through this vast, mysterious country, but a no-to-be-missed exploration of the Russian soul through its music, led by Russian conductor Edvard Tchivzhel. Presented by Guy Noble with Tenor Kang Wang.

PILBEAM THEATRE WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER AT 7.30PM A $55, P/SC $49, F (2 A + 2 J) $110, J (UNDER 18) $12, G10+A $49 EACH, RACQ MEMBER $40

Rocky Flix Set in Denmark in 1766, A Royal Affair is based on true events – an epic tale of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. Denmark, 2011. M. 137 mins.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER AT 6.30PM A $15 & MEMBERS / CONCESSION $10

Walter Reid Cultural Centre Open Day Come and see what happens at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre and maybe discover a hidden talent. The Walter Reid Cultural Centre is home to a variety of local arts, crafts and performance groups and members will be on hand to answer any questions.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER, 9.30AM TO 3.30PM

FREE ENTRY

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Music Art Dance and Drama Music, Art, Dance and Drama is Rockhampton’s High Schools night to showcase the vast array of talents within the school from both the performing and visual arts students. Come along for a great night of entertainment, filled with singing, dancing, acting and musical items all of the highest of standards. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the dance production ‘Calendar Events, involving over 200 high school and primary school students from Bajool, Stanwell and Allenstown Primary schools. A night not to be missed!

PILBEAM THEATRE THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 6.30PM PRICES TBC

Buy tickets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.seeitlive.com.au. Rhythms of Ireland Following the highly-successful and critically acclaimed sell-out Australian and World tour, Ireland’s most celebrated and elite company of dancers, The Rhythms of Ireland, return with their aweinspiring and innovative all new production to Australia. The Rhythms of Ireland has been seen by over two-million worldwide amassing an unsurpassed reputation for their stunningly executed performances. Legend, folklore and enchantment are interwoven in a voyage of discovery. Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced by stunning costumes, lighting and sound. This is indeed, The Rhythms of Ireland.

PILBEAM THEATRE FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER AT 8PM A $69.90, P/U/SC $59.90, S/J (15 YEARS AND UNDER) $44.90, G6+A $59.90.

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Rockhampton Grammar School Music Festival The Rockhampton Grammar School Music Festival is on again in 2012 with some great performances by primary and secondary school students. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include musical selections from Grease the secondary musical and Pirates of Penzance Jr, the primary musical, vocal items from the senior choir, chamber choir and the primary choirs, the memorable signing choirs, stage band, big band, symphonic band, concert bands, string orchestra, jazz ensemble, primary rock band and talented student soloists.

PILBEAM THEATRE SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 7PM A $14, P $12, S/J $7

Walter’s Lounge Come along to Walter’s Lounge, a lounge-style information and performance event presented by Creative Capricorn in partnership with the Keppel Coast Arts Council. Enjoy performances by local artists and discuss ideas and opportunities in the performing arts.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER 2PM TO 5PM FREE ENTRY

Our Priceless Past Exhibition In 2012, this exhibition is a combined cultural project between The Rockhampton Mirror, Rockhampton Regional Council and the Girls’ Grammar School. It combines the artforms of storytelling, oral history interviews, writing and photography. Twenty local seniors generously shared their stories with student writers leading to a display which celebrates how individual lives impact on a community and makes Rockhampton the culturally vibrant city it is today.

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE, GALLERY 6 23 – 28 OCTOBER, 10AM TO 4PM DAILY

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Hairspray Rockhampton Musical Union Choir presents the multi award winning feel-good musical Hairspray. Set in the early 1960s in Baltimore, the story centres around Tracy Turnblad, a plump girl whose dream is to dance on a TV music show. She makes it onto the show and becomes a celebrity overnight. The songs include 1960’s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues in a fast paced family musical that is sure to please.

PILBEAM THEATRE THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER AT 7.30PM FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER AT 7.30PM SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER AT 7.30PM SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER AT 1.30PM A $45, P/U $38, SC $42, CSC $38, S $38, J $32, F $135, G10+ A $42,A FOT $42, PFOT $36.

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

Combined Schools Secondary Concert The 2012 Combined Schools Secondary Concert will showcase talented music students from State High Schools in Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast. The night will feature invited musicians in the Honours Symphony and Honours Stage Band as well as Concert Bands, String Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles. A highlight will be a performance by the winners of the Central Regional Education Queensland Fanfare Competition, Yeppoon State High School Concert Band.

MONDAY 29 OCTOBER AT 7PM A $10, C $8, J $5.00

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Imperial Russian Ballet Sleeping Beauty Following their 2011 sell out performance of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet company return to Australia with their presentation of the classic masterpiece Sleeping Beauty in three acts. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company combines the unity and integrity of the great Russian ballet schools where traditions are passed on from one generation to another. Sleeping Beauty is a ballet that has enchanted audiences for generations.

PILBEAM THEATRE TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER AT 8PM A $87.90, P/S/J (13-18) $77.90, J (UNDER 12) $67.90, G10+A $77.90 EACH. DISCOUNT FOR CASH AT THE BOX OFFICE.

More than meets the eye Stanley Nichols writes successful children’s stories under the pen name of Grandma Letty but is desperate to be known in his own right as a serious author. When Grandma Letty is voted “Grandmother of the Year” and Stanley’s house is besieged by reporters and photographers, Stanley is afraid that the exposure will jeopardize the chances of his serious new novel, and so he has to produce a Grandma with farcical results. Performed by Rockhampton Little Theatre

WALTER REID CULTURAL CENTRE SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER 7.30PM SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2.00PM FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 7.30PM SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 7.30PM A $22, P/S/C $18, J $12, G10+ A $20 EACH. BAR OPERATING FROM 7PM FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES.

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Events CALENDAR SEPT 1 1-2 1 8-9 3 7 8-9 9 9 12 14-15 21-22 22 24 26 27 to 6 Oct 28 28 OCT 2-7 5-16 5 6 7 7 10 10 13 18 19 20 21 23-28 25-28 29 30 NOV 3-4, 9-10

Puppetry of the Penis Kennel Club Dog Show Rocky Fringe Workshop Kennel Club Dog Show Choral Festival Caravan Burlesque Antiques and Militaria Fair Walter’s Lounge Under the Influence of Hendrix and Clapton Rocky Flix Pirates of Penzance Jr The Last Five Years Speedway Morning Melodies Swan Lake Dance Festival Manhatan Short Film Festival Twilight Movie

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

NIDA Workshops RQAS Exhibition Twilight Movie Speedway Hebel block workshop Dance Festival Concert QSO’s Russian Spectacular Rocky Flix Walter Reid Open Day Music Art Dance Drama Rhythms of Ireland RGS Music Festival Walter’s Lounge Our Priceless Past Exhibition Hairspray Combined Schools Secondary Concert Sleeping Beauty More than meets the eye

WRCC WRCC O O O PT PT WRCC WRCC PT PT PT WRCC WRCC PT 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

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