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WHAT'S ON at the Whitehorse Centre

The Whitehorse Centre presents


AUGUST – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2013 Box Office 9262 6555

Whitehorse Tickets is the ticketing and box office service of the Whitehorse Centre. Internet Tickets for the Professional Theatre and Music Season and selected performances can be purchased via: Internet bookings attract a handling fee of $3.00 per transaction – not per ticket. Box Office Hours Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm Phone 9262 6555 Phone bookings attract a handling fee of $3.75 per call – not per ticket. Email Methods of Payment We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa and EFTPOS. Cheques made payable to Whitehorse Centre are accepted up to a week before the performance. Conditions of Sale In purchasing the ticket, patrons agree to the Conditions of Sale. The conditions are summarised on the rear of the ticket. Please speak to a box office attendant for information and check your tickets carefully for the correct date, time and venue of your chosen event. Gift Vouchers Gift vouchers are available for any amount and can be redeemed for any shows on sale with Whitehorse Tickets. Location Whitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Road Nunawading 3131 Melway Map 48 G9. Free parking is available at the door of the Centre. Nunawading train station (Belgrave and Lilydale lines) is a 10-minute walk from the Centre.

Accessibility Whitehorse Centre is fully accessible for patrons in wheelchairs or with mobility impairment. If you require a wheelchair space in the theatre, please request this when booking tickets. An audio loop providing enhanced audio volume is available in selected theatre seats for patrons wearing a hearing aid with a T switch. Please request these seats when booking tickets. Patrons with hearing impairment and access to a TTY can connect to Council’s TTY by dialling 9262 6325. Privacy Personal information requested when making a phone or mail booking, such as name and address, is collected for the purpose of registering and administering seat allocation and issuing of tickets for shows. Information will also be used to keep you informed of any upcoming shows being performed at the Whitehorse Centre, or on sale through the centre’s ticketing service, or to seek your feedback on shows you have attended. The personal information collected will not be used without your agreement for any other purpose or disclosed except as may be required by law. If you do not wish to receive information as stated above, please advise the booking officer at time of booking. You may access the information collected about you by contacting Whitehorse Centre on 9262 6555. Whitehorse Centre is a service of the City of Whitehorse and is a member of the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres. Details are correct at time of printing and the right to rectify errors is reserved.

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The City of Whitehorse Band presents

Winter Showcase Keep the winter chills at bay and join the City of Whitehorse Band for an enjoyable afternoon of music. The Band will entertain with pieces from their vast brass repertoire through to disco tunes. The special guest is Don Stevenson, who will play guitar and delight you with his ballads and humorous songs. Compered by Di Anderson and directed by Brian Kemp, this will be a very entertaining concert. Sunday 4 August 2pm Full $20 Conc.$15 The Whitehorse Centre presents

When Dad Married Fury Watch out, because here comes the bride.... Brothers Ian and Ben are on their way to Sydney to visit their recently widowed father. Three big surprises are in store when they arrive at his 75th birthday celebrations: the ‘Old Man’ is worth $100 million, he’s gone and married Fury, an American beauty queen half his age, and ... there is no pre-nup. Australia’s leading playwright David Williamson delivers another gripping play, and his most memorable characters to date. Friday 9 August 8pm Saturday 10 August 2pm & 8pm Full $43 Conc. $40 U25 $25 Whitehorse Showtime presents


We’ve all experienced the joy of having a favourite toy, the one we’ve kept for years and played with whenever we got the chance, but have you ever wondered what it’s like for the toys that don’t get sold? Harry is a lonely teddy bear, sitting on the toy shop shelf waiting to be purchased. This delightful theatrical experience stars local Scouts and Guides, and tells the tale of Harry’s adventures after he sets off to explore the toy store. A show for all the family to enjoy! 23 – 31 August Contact the box office for performance details Full $25 Conc. $18 Group (10+) $18

Doncaster Primary School presents

Aladdin Jr

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favourite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides, along with an Academy award-winning score, this musical will be a favourite for years to come! Monday 2 September 7pm Tuesday 3 September 1pm & 7pm Full $22 Conc. $14 Family (2 adults & 2 children) $65 The Whitehorse Centre presents


Rekindling the Indigenous culture of Australia, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre has created an original and breathtaking theatrical piece. Bangarra connects the spirit of traditional culture with our contemporary lives, creating inspiring dance theatre productions of integrity and excellence. Saturday 7 September 8pm Full $50 Conc. $48 U25 $25 (Sorry, sold out) The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir

Singer of the Year 2013 and Concert The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir is steeped in the Welsh Choral tradition but still is proudly Australian. The Choir has performed overseas with tours of South Africa, Canada, Wales and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Through its annual Singer of the Year competition for young singers the choir fosters new talent with many of the winners currently performing on the world stage. The four finalists for 2013 will perform at this concert, with the winner to be announced at the end of the night's program. Sunday 8 September 2pm Full $30 Child $15 Group 6+ $25 The Centre for Creative Industries at Box Hill Institute presents


The Centre for Creative Industries has an enviable reputation for providing training in the creative arts and is proud to present contemporary musical performances from some of its best musicians. Bands, soloists, choirs and quirky combinations, with stage management, lighting and sound by our student technicians! Tuesday 10 September 1pm & 7.30pm Full $16 Conc. $14

The Whitehorse Centre presents

The 39 Steps

Hitchcock meets hilarious in a jolly good show! The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy for all the family, featuring 150 characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, this spectacularly funny and clever stage adaptation is a rip-roaring night out. Friday 13 September 8pm Saturday 14 September 2pm & 8pm Full $43 Conc.$40 U25 $25 Whitefriars and Siena Colleges present


Whitefriars and Siena Colleges are proud to present Lionel Bart’s Oliver! Set in London in the 1830’s, this enduringly popular musical is the story of orphan boy Oliver and his escape from the workhouse and adventures on the streets of London. This production brings to life all the drama, action and comedy of the pickpockets and their underworld associates, with well-known songs – Food Glorious Food, Pick a Pocket and Consider Yourself – energetic dances and wonderful characters. With outstanding singers, dancers and actors, this is a show not to be missed! 19 - 21 September Contact the box office for performance details Full $26.50 Conc $23.50 (On sale from 19 August) AKA & GGA presents

Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat School Holiday Entertainment With mischievous humour and madcap style, The Cat in the Hat introduces his new friends to a crazy afternoon. Based on the all-time favourite book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is now a magically witty play by Britain’s National Theatre and reproduced with an Australian cast. Wonderfully anarchic and with its unique combination of hilarious stories and riotous rhymes, Cat in the Hat promises to delight and transport audiences young and old into the world they've always imagined. Tuesday 24 September 2pm & 4pm All tickets $39 (12 months+) Suitable for children 3 – 7 years

The Whitehorse Centre presents

Squaring The Wheel School Holiday Entertainment

When an eccentric misfit meets a strange world of contraptions, everything turns into a challenging and surprising discovery. Squaring The Wheel brings together circus skills, puppetry, magic, wacky mechanisms, unexpected music and audience participation in a set full of delightfully impractical metal and wooden contraptions! Friday 27 September 11.00am Single $16 Family (4+) $14 each Suitable for children 8+ years Dennis Smith presents

Diana Trask

Australia’s international singing star Diana Trask was born in Melbourne. After touring Australia with Frank Sinatra she became a major recording star in the US and was a regular on the hit television series Sing Along With Mitch. Diana will be singing all her hits including Oh Boy and her special guest will be the star of The Sullivans television hit series Reg Gorman. Sunday 29 September 2pm Full $45 Conc. $40 The Whitehorse Centre presents

The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell Something happened at Mt Ragged... and the incident inspired Daniel Gartrell’s most analysed poem, which is missing its final verse. Now an enigma, Gartrell lives as a recluse in the suburbs when an emerging actor, cast to play him in a biographical movie, knocks on his door. Ambitious and optimistic, the actor is ready for anything … or so he thinks. Starring Samuel Johnson and Max Gillies, this play offers something for everyone. Audiences will experience a journey that stretches their senses, hits their funny bone and delivers a poignant message for all. Warning: Strong language and partial nudity Friday 4 October 8pm Saturday 5 October 2pm & 8pm Full $43 Conc. $40 U25 $25

Babirra Music Theatre presents


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel tells the story of Billy Bigelow, whose romance with mill worker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. Billy unsuccessfully attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child. When it all goes wrong, he is given a second chance to make things right. The show’s many songs include If I Loved You and You’ll Never Walk Alone. 11 – 19 October Contact the box office for performance details Full $38 Conc. $34 Child $30 Nova Music Theatre presents


Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee and follows the dreams and efforts of Gypsy’s headstrong mother, Rose, to raise her daughters to be stars of the American stage. With songs that became popular standards, including Everything's Coming Up Roses and Small World, this timeless and quintessentially American musical is not to be missed. 26 October – 10 November Contact the box office for performance details Full $40 Conc. $35 Child $32 Surrey Music Cafe at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre presents

Jeremy Woolhouse’s Silverbeat

Utilizing Jeremy’s original compositions as a springboard, Silverbeat weaves an intricate web of textured music, creating a distinctive sound. Inspired by Keith Jarrett’s European quartet recordings, the band's flavour reflects influences of popular, European and world music in a contemporary jazz context. Friday 27 September 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) Tickets $18 each/Group (10+) $16 Performance held at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre 470 Station St Box Hill

Midweek Matinees Tune In Tomorrow (live show) The ever popular Lux Radio returns with Tune In Tomorrow, a compilation of songs from serials, commercials and shows during the classic radio period of the 1940s and '50s. From Aeroplane Jelly to the ’56 Olympics, enjoy a wonderfully funny recollection of songs. Wednesday 7 August 11am Complimentary morning tea 10am Single $16 each/Group (10 +) $14 each

The Women of the 60s (live show) Let this high class show take you back to the fabulous music of the 60s, featuring songs by artists such as Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Lulu and more. With music theatre star Gina Hogan (Beauty and The Beast, Cats and Mama Mia!), the show captures the essence of this memorable decade. Wednesday 4 September 11am Complimentary morning tea 10am Single $16 each/Group (10+) $14 each

The Court Jester (classic film 1955) Danny Kaye stars as kind-hearted entertainer Hawkins who, disguised as Giacomo, king of jesters, infiltrates the court of evil Basil Rathbone. Using swordplay and wordplay, Kaye displays both his fancy footwork and his comic genius. Wednesday 30 October 10am Complimentary morning tea 9.15am Single $7 each/Group (10 +) $6.50 each

How to book You can book tickets to any of these performances by calling us on 9262 6555 Mon – Fri 10am – 4:30pm or visiting our website at any time (Click on the View Seat Map icon to select your own seats).

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Whitehorse Centre - What's On  

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