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Welcome to our spring 2017 program. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store this season. This Spring, get drawn into quality drama, with Australian plays Grounded and Children of the Black Skirt, as well as a retelling of a classic in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, roll in the aisles with Arj Barker in September, Wyong Drama Group’s hilarious ‘Allo ‘Allo in November and a little bit of cheek from the Paradise Playboyz in October. This season we’re also hosting international musical talent with all 24 members of The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Jane Rutter & Teddy Tahu Rhodes on our theatre stage, as well as a fistful of other brilliant live musicians. There’s fun for little theatre-lovers, too. Introduce them to a classic with Wyong Musical Theatre Company Inc.’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as a stage adaptation of the hugely popular children’s book, Room on the Broom. There’s so much to see this season, with new shows being added all the time, so don’t forget to check out our website for all the latest additions. The Art House Team

Spring at a Glance 1-30 Sept 1-9 Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 14 Sept 15 Sept 16 Sept 16 Sept 22-30 Sept 6-14 Oct 7-14 Oct 13 Oct 17-19 Oct 20 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 17-25 Nov

Art Exhibition: Peter Fennell Arthur Miller’s the Crucible The Glenn Miller Orchestra Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver My Leonard Cohen Wallarah Community Band: Banding Together Arj Barker Worm Farming (Studio) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Grounded (Studio) Children of the Black Skirt (Studio) Paradise Playboyz Central Coast Choral Festival Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen Room on the Broom Jane Rutter & Teddy Tahu Rhodes ‘Allo ‘Allo

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Endless Night Theatre Co. Inc.

ARTHUR MILLER’S THE CRUCIBLE Friday 1 Saturday 9 September Tickets: $30 - $34

Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria originally draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the American anti-communist purges of Macarthy-ism in the 1950s. However, in the face of a technologically led global society and the very inception of ‘fake-news’, ‘The Crucible’ is more relevant now than ever.

THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Friday 8 September 7:30pm Tickets: $79.90$89.90

The long-awaited return of the greatest big band of the 1940’s. Direct from the USA… The Glenn Miller Orchestra. A concert spectacular… 24 musicians, singers and dancers on stage! The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform all their great classic hits… Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and songs from the repertoire from the Andrew Sisters.

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Big Guns Entertainment Presents

GLEN CAMPBELL, LINDA RONSTADT, JOHN DENVER Saturday 9 September 8pm Tickets: $53-$59

Father and daughter, Graham and Ashleigh Toole join together to relive the magic and great hits of superstars Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt and John Denver. In a truly unique show, Graham and Ashleigh pay tribute to three music legends who dominated the charts in the 60’s 70’s & 80’s.

Duet Proudly Presents Stewart D’Arriettta

MY LEONARD COHEN Thursday 14 September 8pm Tickets: $59

Stewart D’Arrietta’s seven-piece band presents a stirringly personal tribute to the legendary Cohen. D’Arrietta’s seven piece band provides gutsy and arresting interpretations of Cohen’s powerful works, framed by a personal narrative. The stories give an insight into Cohen’s life and the motivations behind the songs, with a sprinkling of laconic humour.

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Wallarah Community Band Presents

BANDING TOGETHER Friday 15 September 6.30pm Tickets: $10-$20

Banding together is a Wallarah Community Band initiative to provide an opportunity for local primary schools to perform in a world class venue. Hear NSW’s C-Grade Champion Band provide you with an entertaining evening of concert favourites. Presents

ARJ BARKER – ORGANIC Saturday 16 September 8pm Tickets: $46.90$49.90

Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

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Wyong Musical Theatre Company Inc. presents


Friday 22 Saturday 30 September Tickets: $30-$38

Originally written for his son, Ian Fleming’s book became the much loved 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert) includes such unforgettable songs as “Truly Scrumptious”, “Toot Sweets”, “Hushabye Mountain”, and, of course its Oscar-nominated title song, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. Reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG details the fantastic adventures of the out-of-the-ordinary magical car that flies through the air and sails the seas, the eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts and his two children Jemima and Jeremy, alongside Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, who are all trying to outwit the dastardly Baron Bomburst and the evil Child Catcher.

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Salt House Theatre Company Presents

WORM FARMING Saturday September 16 8pm Tickets: $34 In the Studio

A hard working farming couple, their egotistical daughter, and disregarded son are taking in a Syrian refugee... At least they’re trying to. First they must impress the hard nosed representative from the Refugee Council of Australia. This will involve wearing pants, demonstrating a sensitive cultural awareness, keeping unwanted boyfriends, girlfriends, and neighbours at bay, and ensuring everyone stays alive.

Jopuka Productions Presents

GROUNDED Friday 6 Saturday 14 October Tickets: $28/ $22.50 if part of package In the Studio

Against the backdrop of one of the most intriguing events in Newcastle’s recent history we meet Farrah, a teenager obsessed with the industrial port. It’s a fascination none of the kids at school understand. It’s fine to be interested in something, but take it too far and you’re a total freak. When a storm forces the Pasha Bulker onto Nobbys Beach, and the world’s attention turns to the harbour she knows so well, all of Farrah’s plans for the future become grounded in a confronting reality.

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Jopuka Productions Presents

CHILDREN OF THE BLACK SKIRT Saturday 7 Saturday 14 October Tickets: $28/ $22.50 if part of package In the Studio

A gothic fairytale for young people. Four children, lost in the bush, discover the ruins of an orphanage. As they dress themselves in the abandoned clothes scattered about the room the spirits of the old building take the opportunity to tell their stories and seek release. From convicts, to world wars and cultural tragedy, this play offers a very human exploration of Australian history.

Paradise Playboyz:

STREET MEETS STRIP Friday October 13 8pm Tickets: $49-$59 Suitable for ages 18+

The Gold Coast presents a cabaret show giving ladies and yes, gentleman too, a performance guaranteed to entertain in more ways than one. This 2 hour show incorporates comedy, entertainment, seduction, and world renowned break-dancing. With performances from Grand Finalists of Australia’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance.

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Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen

THE PIANO SESSIONS Friday 20 October 8pm Tickets: $75

Few, if any have done as much to celebrate the life and music of Peter Allen as Todd McKenney, who delighted audiences as the original star of the musical The Boy From Oz and who has been shaking Allen’s maracas in various guises ever since. You’ll laugh, you might cry and you’ll certainly be entertained by one of the nation’s best-loved performers.

CENTRAL COAST CHORAL FESTIVAL Tuesday 17 Thursday 19 October

This year’s Choral Festival will involve around 700 Department of Education primary school students from schools right across the Central Coast. The shows will feature performances of songs written by world-renowned Australian composer, Paul Jarman. This is an event not to be missed!

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The Art House Wyong Presents CDP with Tall Stories’ Production of

ROOM ON THE BROOM Adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.

Monday 23 October 11:30am & 6:30pm Tickets: $18.75$25

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost Suitable for ages 3+ things, and they all hop on the broom for Show length: 55 a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for mins no interval five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Room on the Broom promises songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups...

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The Art House Presents


Award-winning bass baritone singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes and internationally acclaimed flautist Jane Rutter are both bona fide rock stars of the Classical Music world. In this sublime concert they combined their musical gifts, pulling at your heartstrings with some of the world’s greatest love songs. From the passion of operatic Italy to the classical perfection of Handel, Mozart (The Magic Flute), Donizetti and Schubert. From the yearning songs of the Celtic Canon to the wit and charm of Cole Porter, Tosti, and Rogers and Hammerstein, this stellar duo will artfully romance you in a stunning program. Be swept away on a seductive musical journey by two of Australia’s finest performers… Book early!

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Wyong Drama Group Presents

‘ALLO ‘ALLO BY JEREMY LLOYD & DAVID CROFT Friday 17 Saturday 25 November Tickets: $27-$30

“I will say zis only oance … “ Café owner René juggles a menagerie including irrepressible, tone-deaf chanteuse wife Edith, waitresses Yvette Carte-Blanche and Mimi Labonq, smitten German Officer Grüber, Herr Flick of the Gestapo, “It is I… Leclerc”, Police Officer Crabtree (“good moaning!”) and many more. Co-directed by Howard Oxley and Duncan Mitchell, with none other than Howard Oxley as René Artois, along with a stellar cast of all your favourite actors, this will be top class entertainment.

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Visit the foyer exhibition space 10-5.30 Monday-Friday and for one hour before every show at weekends. Peter Fennell presents “IMPRESSIONS” [at home and abroad] 16 OCTOBER 11 NOVEMBER

17 - 25 NOVEMBER

Francisco Pacheco: ART AND WELLNESS

Tuggerah Lakes Art Society: FAB FAKES

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give the gift of theatre. Gift certificates are available and can be redeemed on any production held at The Art House, whether it’s stand-up comedy, live music or classic drama. Choose how much you want to give, with a range of gift certificate options. Redeem online 24/7 or through the box office. Not going to use it all at once? Gift certificates are valid for 12 months and can be used on multiple shows or as part payment. Get yours through the box office: 02 4335 1485

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ABOUT US The Art House is the premier performing arts facility on the Central Coast, with a 500-seat theatre and 130-seat studio, as well as a foyer exhibition space and function facilities.

BUYING TICKETS Online: Box Office: Open Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm 02 4335 1485

LOCATION We are located at 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong, on the corner of Margaret Street and Anzac Avenue.

PARKING Parking is available free of charge in various spots across the Wyong town centre and close to The Art House. The Art House is adjacent to a residential area, so please be respectful when parking. Accessible parking is also available in the laneway running alongside The Art House.

YOUR VISIT The building opens one hour before each theatre performance. The theatre doors open 20 minutes prior to each performance. A range of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available for sale at the bar inside the venue, plus a selection of snacks. The bar will be open one hour prior to each performance and during interval

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