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Comedy, Stand Up

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST, 7.30PM Australia's favourite comedy convoy can't wait to tour Australia once again... and they're stopping at Dunkeld to bring you all the laughs. Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls across the country to home deliver the Comedy Festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia. From Brisbane to Broome, Townsville to Traralgon, we're criss-crossing the country taking in more than 80 destinations along the way. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs. With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings! To keep you on the edge of your seats laughing will be your MC - Daniel Connell and comedians David Quirk and Kirsty Webeck, Dane Simpson, Emma Holland. Get in quick to book your seat at a table, bring your drinks and nibbles and enjoy. There will be limited seating available so don't miss out. Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $25

Location Sterling Place, Dunkeld Community Centre

subvenue Sterling Place

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Music

Sing A Song Of Sixpence

THURSDAY 26 AUGUST, 8PM A beautiful night and a songwriter’s delight. Join Mick Thomas, Kerryn Fields, Adrian Calvano, Delsinki, Lee Spence along with James Macauley (The Lagerphones) and Matt Pitman (The Settlement) for lovers of live music. You'll be seated around the performers - think sitting around a campfire and you'll be close to what it will feel like. Being there the first time a song is performed in public is always special and songwriters have for a long time, tried their wares on the St. Kilda faithful. This tradition continues at Hamilton with Sing A Song Of Sixpence. Songwriters will perform, showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists. A truly intimate experience for lovers of live music! Tickets:Admit $38*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Two Of Us

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER, 8PM Two of Australia’s most applauded performers, Damien Leith & Darren Coggan, come together to celebrate the songbook of the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon & Paul McCartney. Performing immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon & McCartney’s solo careers, Damien and Darren transport the audience back in time, back to the well of inspiration, to hear the timeless songs of Lennon & McCartney as they would have sounded when they were freshly penned, just a guitar, a piano and two voices. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney, starring Damien Leith & Darren Coggan promises to be a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. Damien Leith first captured the attention and affection of Australians when he was crowned winner of 2006 Australian Idol on Network 10. Since then Damien has made his mark in Australia as a singer, songwriter, producer, author, playwright and tv personality. He has enjoyed platinum-selling albums and toured Australia extensively with his tributes to Roy Orbison & Elvis Presley. Damien recently released an app entitled ’Damien Leith Storytime' featuring bedtime stories for kids and is currently enjoying his experience as breakfast announcer on 98.1 Power Fm. Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller who has carved a solid career within the Australian Country Music Industry, winning numerous Golden Guitar Awards. Darren has been equally as comfortable in musicals and on screen, currently presenting for the Network 7 lifestyle program ‘Sydney Weekender’. Darren Coggan is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens that has inspired audiences in the most prestigious theatres around the world, including sell out seasons at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall & Liverpool Philharmonic. The songs of Lennon & McCartney reward listeners at every turn, and in the end, they will outlive us all. “You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead” Two Of Us - Lennon/McCartney Sneak Peek All Tickets: $55

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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HSO Gala Concert 2021

SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 2PM Hamilton Symphony Orchestra is back, bigger and better than ever! This year the orchestra will perform a wide range of well-known concert favourites, as well as some surprises that will delight audience members. As always, the orchestra will be joined by the finest of our regional soloists including flautist Peter Cheng, young violinist Matthew Lim, tuba virtuoso from Mount Gambier Georgina Farrugia, Warrnambool operatic soprano Leah Oswin, Hamilton’s own lyric baritone Craig Everingham and double bassist Geoff Kilminster. Choirs of the Hamilton and Alexandra College will join the orchestra for a rousing finale which will include Glyn Lehmann’s I am the Earth and Greg Gilpin’s uplifting anthem, Why We Sing. Composer David Cundy, raised in Glenthompson, will make his HSO debut with a freshly orchestrated version of his beautiful song Daffodils, and we will also be treated to the world premiere of his Impennata (soaring). Other composers include Elgar, Wagner, Mozart, Dvorak, Handel and Satie. The concert will be conducted by Angus Christie. Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert full of musical delights! Tickets:Adult $25Concession $20Student $15Family $60

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy, Dining

Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 7PM Come along and enjoy this special 50th Anniversary show with ALL the 'Best Bits' of Dirty Dick’s. Dirty Dick’s is more than just a night out. Laugh-a-long, Sing-a-long and Clap-a-long AND enjoy a fantastic, fully themed night of Olde English merrymaking. From the moment you arrive, the fun starts. Join our wondrous wenches, lively lads and merry minstrels as they settle you into the spirit of the evening. Then sit back and be entertained by a host of historical (or should that be hysterical!) stage characters as they recount some of history’s more notable events. Whether you’re a 'first timer' or you’ve been before, there is always something new and different for you to enjoy. Come and (RE) discover Dirty Dick’s. Dress: Smart CasualShow finishes: 10.20pm Then stay and enjoy the PAC's facilities till closing timeDirty Dick’s is ideal for small or large groups, for the young and not so young, for special celebrations or just a great night out. Arrive: at 6.30pm for 7pm startTickets: $70ea which includes the brilliant stage showPLUSMeal: A magnificent 3 course dinner

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue Function Room

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Children

Jugg Life

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 2PM Three words to sum up this amazing show: FUN EXCITEMENT AWE An explosive fusion of juggling and dynamic live percussion with relentless energy. Beginning with the simple beat of a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment. As sound melds seamlessly with world-class technical ability and energetic stage presence, the performers display precisely what we love about juggling in every way possible, incorporating competition, danger, music and teamwork. Colourful, visual, turbulent and fun, Jugg Life is a show for the entire family. Tickets to workshop are complimentary when buying tickets for the performance. To claim your free workshop ticket select your performance tickets and add them to the basket then go to the Workshop (click on the button below) and select the number of tickets required and add them to the basket. The price will be adjusted at the check out. Workshop ONLY tickets are available at $10 each REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  ‘A show full of laughter that will have you in awe of their spectacular skill’ Aspire Magazine, Naomi Giatas Tickets:Admit: $12 (includes Workshop, limited workshop tickets available)Workshop ONLY: $10 (limited tickets available) Workshop Tickets Here Sneak Peek

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Children

Jugg Life - Workshop

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 3PM Want to learn to juggle? Come along to the one hour workshop. (or see the show and stay for the workshop) Juggling is for everyone! No matter your background, with a little bit of hard work you can learn. Jugg Life will take you through the steps for juggling three balls as well as how to break down technique and make tricks unique to you. Learn how to juggle and make tricks of your very own! Limited participants though so you'll need to get in quick, once they're gone... Workshop is appropriate for ages 5+ and runs for 1 hour. Tickets:Admit: $10 Want to see the performance too? Buy a ticket and get a free workshop ticket. (if not sold out) Buy Performance Tickets Here To access the free workshop ticket - add the number of workshop tickets required to the basket then click on the above button and add the number of performance tickets to the basket. The workshop ticket price will be removed at the checkout.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Children

The Dinomaniacs

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER, 10.30AM Look no further for a family show that's fun, interactive, entertaining and out of this world. THE DINOMANIACS is a family show spectacular that allows imaginations to run wild. The audience will embark on an awe-inspiring, exhilarating and gripping journey back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They will come face to face with FOUR dinosaurs and a quirky cast as the battle unfolds to find out who is the real champion of dinosaurs - the T-Rex or the Raptor! There are plenty of surprises, songs and dancing from start to finish. The show is suitable for ALL ages from 1-100 years old. Pre-show entertainment includes giveaways and a children’s entertainer to provide excitement so make sure you come dressed up as your favorite dinosaur. There are prizes to be won for the best dressed! You may even be lucky enough to be picked out of the audience to join these prehistoric dino’s on stage. Tickets:Admit: $16.50Family of 4: $55 Sneak Peek

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy, Music

Rebel

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER, 7.30PM Rebel is a live rock tribute – with a bit of comedy and a bit of circus -  to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock and spectacular heart stopping sideshow. Live music combined with comedy brings to life an incredible body of work that spanned over 50 years and an aesthetic that broke ground and inspired generations. Rebel has been inspired by the words of Bowie; "I want to tart rock up. I don't want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage — I want to take them on stage with me.” Rebel is your Bowie fantasies realised - a live band and a spectacular rock and roll sideshow. Rebel is much more than a tribute show, with aesthetics and theatricality inspired Bowie fed into a live rock and roll extravaganza. Headlined by the incredible multi-award winning Stewart Reeve and featuring a rockstar band of artists from across artistic genres. Co-created by Highwire Entertainment, the production house behind Rouge, Papillon and Pop Party. Throwdown among others, Rebel is a non-stop rock and roll party. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $45Seniors $42Concession $40Under 30 $37*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Jude Perl: I Have A Face

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER, 7.30pm Ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well did you read the label? Life didn’t come with a label, but you will be told your whole life how you should behave or who you should be. You will be told that if you have a problem, there’s a quick fix you can buy... but somehow the problem doesn’t ever seem to really go away. Jude Perl’s insight into her personal and relatable mental health struggles of being an adult, will make you want to sing along, cry and laugh all at once. Sometimes labels are super useful, particularly when you’re washing your fave jumper. But at other times, labels can halt your growth and supress you’re very existence. Jude reminds us when to be aware of these labels, and when the labels are totally useless–and most importantly, that we are not alone. She’ll talk about some tough stuff, make you laugh and make you feel truly human. Jude Perl is a Melbourne based songwriter and comedian. In her home-town, she has created a name for herself by writing and performing hilarious,yet brutally honest, stream-of-consciousness style lyrics,set to undeniably catchy and wellcrafted songs. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'These songs are not only funny, but also infinitely better composed than many of the songs on commercial radio' (AU Review) 'One of the most insanely clever, comical and talented comedians I may have ever stumbled across... It was the comedy show I had been dreaming about... Jude, you made me laugh, cry and then do that weird laugh-cry thing where you aren’t exactly sure what emotions you’re feeling but snot and tears are dribbling down your face yet you’re still laughing.' AUSSIE REVIEW (5 Stars) Tickets:Adult $39Senior: $37Concession $35Under 30 $31*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Country

Leaving Jackson

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER, 7.30PM Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. Their love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written, from the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues, to the iconic Ring Of Fire. Now Jeff Carter together and Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert in Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared. This 2 hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Ticket Prices:Adult $55Concession $49Group 6+ $49School Student $25

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Cadd & Morris

THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM There are some truly beautiful entertainment bromances. Bert and Ernie, Lenny and Carl, Tyrion and Varys, Howard and Raj and then there is Brian and Russell. The lifelong friendship of Brian Cadd and Russell Morris should have its own name ... 'Brussell'. Brussell's history has heritage. Both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris had their first hits in the '60s. Both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris endured through the '70s, '80s, '90s and into the 21 century. Both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris are still delivering relevant new music in the '10s and now both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris are about to step into the Roaring '20s with a new show together. When Brian and Russell collaborate on a setlist fans are treated to a dose of Australian rock history. With their new albums 'Silver City' from Brian and 'Black and Blue Heart' from Russell bookended with their first hits dating back to the late '60s, 'Brussell' delivers a lifetime of original music in one show. When you take away their names and just look at the songtitles 'The Real Thing', 'Don't You Know Its Magic', 'Sweet Sweet Love', 'Ginger Man', 'Wings of an Eagle', 'A Little Ray of Sunshine', 'Rachel', 'Arkansas Grass' reads like a sample hour from your favourite radio station. When you just listen to the new songs like Russell's 'Forever Remembered' or Brian's 'Everybody's Leaving' you begin to understand to depth of life experience these two legends of Australian music have observed and appreciate the musical documents they have given us all over the past 50-plus years. But the show itself isn't just about the songs. Brian Cadd and Russell Morris have been best mates for more than half a century. What happens between the songs can only happen between two people whose professional and personal lives are aligned. You may come for the Brian Cadd and Russell Morris music but you'll leave laughing about the Brussell banter.  All Tickets: $66.20

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Rouge

FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM A circus for grown ups Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. This is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, the surprising and the downright sexy. Rouge is circus for grown-ups. The brand new adult circus cabaret from the creators of Australian sensation Papillon, Rouge is set to take the world by storm and is a headline show at the Adelaide Fringe. Escape the every day and join Rouge for the most twisted and ridiculous experience you’ll have this year. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Rouge is a show that never drops momentum and energy, all the while keeping your attention, and stirring up lustful thoughts until the very end.' - Hi-Fi Way (AU) 'What really made this show stand out though was the pure, unadulterated joy that came from every single performer.'- Out In Perth (AU) You will be seated on our stage for this show.For over 18's only. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $39Seniors $37Concession $35Under 30's $31*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Bjorn Again

SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER, 8PM BJORN AGAIN – THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE ABBA SHOWMAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 TOUR Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. Bjorn Again have performed over 7000 in over 120 countries world-wide, are endorsed by the members of ABBA and are regarded as the most successful tribute show of all time. Their critically acclaimed shows have been attended by JK Rowling, Tom Jones, Dave Grohl and Paul Kelly, Metallica, Robert Plant, Bill Gates and Nirvana just to name a few. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again’Q Magazine UK 'One of the most entertaining live shows in the world today'Time Out New York ‘Bjorn Again are phenomenal in every sense of the word!'The Stage UK ‘I like Bjorn Again because they are the ABBA for this generation. Why should we miss out?’David Lawrence UK 'Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!'Benny Andersson of ABBA 'The best of luck. Anyone who looks like me ought to have a successful career!'Bjorn Ulvaeus So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 AUSTRALIAN TOUR Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $69Concession $65Student / U17 $65Groups of 8 or more $65 each

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Tom Burlinson - Now We're Swingin'

SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM Presenting Australian star of screen and stage, Tom Burlinson, in his latest musical production, Now We’re Swingin’ - a sensational, swinging salute to the masters of the genre. The song list for the show is a feast of swing classics. The show includes the greatest songs from the era of swing and the ones for which the individual singers became best known, including: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Summer Wind, That’s Life and Mack the Knife in the Sinatra segment of the show. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a swing band with some of Australia’s best jazz musicians. This will be an evening of timeless music with a dash of style as Tom Burlinson takes to the stage. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $67Seniors $65Concession $63Under 30's $60*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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A Very Merry HPAC Christmas

TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER, 11AM It’s been a challenging year and what better way to end it than with a very special Christmas performance. The show is full of Christmas Carols blended with some contemporary Christmas songs mixed in with a whole lot of laughs. We’re thrilled to welcome a great cast led by star Australian tenor Roy Best. Roy has recorded for ABC Classics, sung leading roles with Opera Australia and is currently guest soloist with the Australian Pops Orchestra. His stunning version of the “Holy City” is not to be missed. Joining Roy will be international soprano Alison Jones, who has sung all over the world including leading roles on the West End of London. The show will be compered by perennial favourite Christopher McKenna with the incredibly talented William Schmidt at the grand piano. Come and enjoy a relaxing morning of music and you may even find a Christmas flavoured surprise. Tickets:Admit $20

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

SATURDAY 14 AUGUST, 7.30PM Australia's favourite comedy convoy can't wait to tour Australia once again... and they're stopping at Dunkeld to bring you all the laughs. Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in 2021 as it rolls across the country to home deliver the Comedy Festival vibe to every crack and crevice of Australia. From Brisbane to Broome, Townsville to Traralgon, we're criss-crossing the country taking in more than 80 destinations along the way. More than any year before, our comedians are champing at the bit to break out from the barriers, shake off the seclusion and roll out the laughs. With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings! To keep you on the edge of your seats laughing will be your MC - Daniel Connell and comedians David Quirk and Kirsty Webeck, Dane Simpson, Emma Holland. Get in quick to book your seat at a table, bring your drinks and nibbles and enjoy. There will be limited seating available so don't miss out. Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $25

Location Sterling Place, Dunkeld Community Centre

subvenue Sterling Place

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Sing A Song Of Sixpence

THURSDAY 26 AUGUST, 8PM A beautiful night and a songwriter’s delight. Join Mick Thomas, Kerryn Fields, Adrian Calvano, Delsinki, Lee Spence along with James Macauley (The Lagerphones) and Matt Pitman (The Settlement) for lovers of live music. You'll be seated around the performers - think sitting around a campfire and you'll be close to what it will feel like. Being there the first time a song is performed in public is always special and songwriters have for a long time, tried their wares on the St. Kilda faithful. This tradition continues at Hamilton with Sing A Song Of Sixpence. Songwriters will perform, showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists. A truly intimate experience for lovers of live music! Tickets:Admit $38*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Two Of Us

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER, 8PM Two of Australia’s most applauded performers, Damien Leith & Darren Coggan, come together to celebrate the songbook of the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon & Paul McCartney. Performing immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon & McCartney’s solo careers, Damien and Darren transport the audience back in time, back to the well of inspiration, to hear the timeless songs of Lennon & McCartney as they would have sounded when they were freshly penned, just a guitar, a piano and two voices. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney, starring Damien Leith & Darren Coggan promises to be a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. Damien Leith first captured the attention and affection of Australians when he was crowned winner of 2006 Australian Idol on Network 10. Since then Damien has made his mark in Australia as a singer, songwriter, producer, author, playwright and tv personality. He has enjoyed platinum-selling albums and toured Australia extensively with his tributes to Roy Orbison & Elvis Presley. Damien recently released an app entitled ’Damien Leith Storytime' featuring bedtime stories for kids and is currently enjoying his experience as breakfast announcer on 98.1 Power Fm. Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller who has carved a solid career within the Australian Country Music Industry, winning numerous Golden Guitar Awards. Darren has been equally as comfortable in musicals and on screen, currently presenting for the Network 7 lifestyle program ‘Sydney Weekender’. Darren Coggan is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens that has inspired audiences in the most prestigious theatres around the world, including sell out seasons at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall & Liverpool Philharmonic. The songs of Lennon & McCartney reward listeners at every turn, and in the end, they will outlive us all. “You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead” Two Of Us - Lennon/McCartney Sneak Peek All Tickets: $55

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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HSO Gala Concert 2021

SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 2PM Hamilton Symphony Orchestra is back, bigger and better than ever! This year the orchestra will perform a wide range of well-known concert favourites, as well as some surprises that will delight audience members. As always, the orchestra will be joined by the finest of our regional soloists including flautist Peter Cheng, young violinist Matthew Lim, tuba virtuoso from Mount Gambier Georgina Farrugia, Warrnambool operatic soprano Leah Oswin, Hamilton’s own lyric baritone Craig Everingham and double bassist Geoff Kilminster. Choirs of the Hamilton and Alexandra College will join the orchestra for a rousing finale which will include Glyn Lehmann’s I am the Earth and Greg Gilpin’s uplifting anthem, Why We Sing. Composer David Cundy, raised in Glenthompson, will make his HSO debut with a freshly orchestrated version of his beautiful song Daffodils, and we will also be treated to the world premiere of his Impennata (soaring). Other composers include Elgar, Wagner, Mozart, Dvorak, Handel and Satie. The concert will be conducted by Angus Christie. Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert full of musical delights! Tickets:Adult $25Concession $20Student $15Family $60

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy, Dining

Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 7PM Come along and enjoy this special 50th Anniversary show with ALL the 'Best Bits' of Dirty Dick’s. Dirty Dick’s is more than just a night out. Laugh-a-long, Sing-a-long and Clap-a-long AND enjoy a fantastic, fully themed night of Olde English merrymaking. From the moment you arrive, the fun starts. Join our wondrous wenches, lively lads and merry minstrels as they settle you into the spirit of the evening. Then sit back and be entertained by a host of historical (or should that be hysterical!) stage characters as they recount some of history’s more notable events. Whether you’re a 'first timer' or you’ve been before, there is always something new and different for you to enjoy. Come and (RE) discover Dirty Dick’s. Dress: Smart CasualShow finishes: 10.20pm Then stay and enjoy the PAC's facilities till closing timeDirty Dick’s is ideal for small or large groups, for the young and not so young, for special celebrations or just a great night out. Arrive: at 6.30pm for 7pm startTickets: $70ea which includes the brilliant stage showPLUSMeal: A magnificent 3 course dinner

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue Function Room

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Children

Jugg Life

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 2PM Three words to sum up this amazing show: FUN EXCITEMENT AWE An explosive fusion of juggling and dynamic live percussion with relentless energy. Beginning with the simple beat of a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment. As sound melds seamlessly with world-class technical ability and energetic stage presence, the performers display precisely what we love about juggling in every way possible, incorporating competition, danger, music and teamwork. Colourful, visual, turbulent and fun, Jugg Life is a show for the entire family. Tickets to workshop are complimentary when buying tickets for the performance. To claim your free workshop ticket select your performance tickets and add them to the basket then go to the Workshop (click on the button below) and select the number of tickets required and add them to the basket. The price will be adjusted at the check out. Workshop ONLY tickets are available at $10 each REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  ‘A show full of laughter that will have you in awe of their spectacular skill’ Aspire Magazine, Naomi Giatas Tickets:Admit: $12 (includes Workshop, limited workshop tickets available)Workshop ONLY: $10 (limited tickets available) Workshop Tickets Here Sneak Peek

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Children

Jugg Life - Workshop

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 3PM Want to learn to juggle? Come along to the one hour workshop. (or see the show and stay for the workshop) Juggling is for everyone! No matter your background, with a little bit of hard work you can learn. Jugg Life will take you through the steps for juggling three balls as well as how to break down technique and make tricks unique to you. Learn how to juggle and make tricks of your very own! Limited participants though so you'll need to get in quick, once they're gone... Workshop is appropriate for ages 5+ and runs for 1 hour. Tickets:Admit: $10 Want to see the performance too? Buy a ticket and get a free workshop ticket. (if not sold out) Buy Performance Tickets Here To access the free workshop ticket - add the number of workshop tickets required to the basket then click on the above button and add the number of performance tickets to the basket. The workshop ticket price will be removed at the checkout.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Children

The Dinomaniacs

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER, 10.30AM Look no further for a family show that's fun, interactive, entertaining and out of this world. THE DINOMANIACS is a family show spectacular that allows imaginations to run wild. The audience will embark on an awe-inspiring, exhilarating and gripping journey back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They will come face to face with FOUR dinosaurs and a quirky cast as the battle unfolds to find out who is the real champion of dinosaurs - the T-Rex or the Raptor! There are plenty of surprises, songs and dancing from start to finish. The show is suitable for ALL ages from 1-100 years old. Pre-show entertainment includes giveaways and a children’s entertainer to provide excitement so make sure you come dressed up as your favorite dinosaur. There are prizes to be won for the best dressed! You may even be lucky enough to be picked out of the audience to join these prehistoric dino’s on stage. Tickets:Admit: $16.50Family of 4: $55 Sneak Peek

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy, Music

Rebel

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER, 7.30PM Rebel is a live rock tribute – with a bit of comedy and a bit of circus -  to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock and spectacular heart stopping sideshow. Live music combined with comedy brings to life an incredible body of work that spanned over 50 years and an aesthetic that broke ground and inspired generations. Rebel has been inspired by the words of Bowie; "I want to tart rock up. I don't want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage — I want to take them on stage with me.” Rebel is your Bowie fantasies realised - a live band and a spectacular rock and roll sideshow. Rebel is much more than a tribute show, with aesthetics and theatricality inspired Bowie fed into a live rock and roll extravaganza. Headlined by the incredible multi-award winning Stewart Reeve and featuring a rockstar band of artists from across artistic genres. Co-created by Highwire Entertainment, the production house behind Rouge, Papillon and Pop Party. Throwdown among others, Rebel is a non-stop rock and roll party. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $45Seniors $42Concession $40Under 30 $37*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy

Jude Perl: I Have A Face

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER, 7.30pm Ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well did you read the label? Life didn’t come with a label, but you will be told your whole life how you should behave or who you should be. You will be told that if you have a problem, there’s a quick fix you can buy... but somehow the problem doesn’t ever seem to really go away. Jude Perl’s insight into her personal and relatable mental health struggles of being an adult, will make you want to sing along, cry and laugh all at once. Sometimes labels are super useful, particularly when you’re washing your fave jumper. But at other times, labels can halt your growth and supress you’re very existence. Jude reminds us when to be aware of these labels, and when the labels are totally useless–and most importantly, that we are not alone. She’ll talk about some tough stuff, make you laugh and make you feel truly human. Jude Perl is a Melbourne based songwriter and comedian. In her home-town, she has created a name for herself by writing and performing hilarious,yet brutally honest, stream-of-consciousness style lyrics,set to undeniably catchy and wellcrafted songs. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'These songs are not only funny, but also infinitely better composed than many of the songs on commercial radio' (AU Review) 'One of the most insanely clever, comical and talented comedians I may have ever stumbled across... It was the comedy show I had been dreaming about... Jude, you made me laugh, cry and then do that weird laugh-cry thing where you aren’t exactly sure what emotions you’re feeling but snot and tears are dribbling down your face yet you’re still laughing.' AUSSIE REVIEW (5 Stars) Tickets:Adult $39Senior: $37Concession $35Under 30 $31*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Country

Leaving Jackson

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER, 7.30PM Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. Their love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written, from the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues, to the iconic Ring Of Fire. Now Jeff Carter together and Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert in Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared. This 2 hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Ticket Prices:Adult $55Concession $49Group 6+ $49School Student $25

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

Cadd & Morris

THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM There are some truly beautiful entertainment bromances. Bert and Ernie, Lenny and Carl, Tyrion and Varys, Howard and Raj and then there is Brian and Russell. The lifelong friendship of Brian Cadd and Russell Morris should have its own name ... 'Brussell'. Brussell's history has heritage. Both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris had their first hits in the '60s. Both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris endured through the '70s, '80s, '90s and into the 21 century. Both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris are still delivering relevant new music in the '10s and now both Brian Cadd and Russell Morris are about to step into the Roaring '20s with a new show together. When Brian and Russell collaborate on a setlist fans are treated to a dose of Australian rock history. With their new albums 'Silver City' from Brian and 'Black and Blue Heart' from Russell bookended with their first hits dating back to the late '60s, 'Brussell' delivers a lifetime of original music in one show. When you take away their names and just look at the songtitles 'The Real Thing', 'Don't You Know Its Magic', 'Sweet Sweet Love', 'Ginger Man', 'Wings of an Eagle', 'A Little Ray of Sunshine', 'Rachel', 'Arkansas Grass' reads like a sample hour from your favourite radio station. When you just listen to the new songs like Russell's 'Forever Remembered' or Brian's 'Everybody's Leaving' you begin to understand to depth of life experience these two legends of Australian music have observed and appreciate the musical documents they have given us all over the past 50-plus years. But the show itself isn't just about the songs. Brian Cadd and Russell Morris have been best mates for more than half a century. What happens between the songs can only happen between two people whose professional and personal lives are aligned. You may come for the Brian Cadd and Russell Morris music but you'll leave laughing about the Brussell banter.  All Tickets: $66.20

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Dance, Circus

Rouge

FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM A circus for grown ups Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. This is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, the surprising and the downright sexy. Rouge is circus for grown-ups. The brand new adult circus cabaret from the creators of Australian sensation Papillon, Rouge is set to take the world by storm and is a headline show at the Adelaide Fringe. Escape the every day and join Rouge for the most twisted and ridiculous experience you’ll have this year. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Rouge is a show that never drops momentum and energy, all the while keeping your attention, and stirring up lustful thoughts until the very end.' - Hi-Fi Way (AU) 'What really made this show stand out though was the pure, unadulterated joy that came from every single performer.'- Out In Perth (AU) You will be seated on our stage for this show.For over 18's only. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $39Seniors $37Concession $35Under 30's $31*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Music

Bjorn Again

SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER, 8PM BJORN AGAIN – THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE ABBA SHOWMAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 TOUR Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. Bjorn Again have performed over 7000 in over 120 countries world-wide, are endorsed by the members of ABBA and are regarded as the most successful tribute show of all time. Their critically acclaimed shows have been attended by JK Rowling, Tom Jones, Dave Grohl and Paul Kelly, Metallica, Robert Plant, Bill Gates and Nirvana just to name a few. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again’Q Magazine UK 'One of the most entertaining live shows in the world today'Time Out New York ‘Bjorn Again are phenomenal in every sense of the word!'The Stage UK ‘I like Bjorn Again because they are the ABBA for this generation. Why should we miss out?’David Lawrence UK 'Fans had better make the most out of Bjorn Again because that’s the closest they are going to get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!'Benny Andersson of ABBA 'The best of luck. Anyone who looks like me ought to have a successful career!'Bjorn Ulvaeus So what are you waiting for? Send out an SOS and RING RING Fernando and Chiquitita and TAKE A CHANCE on BJORN AGAIN’S MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2021 AUSTRALIAN TOUR Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $69Concession $65Student / U17 $65Groups of 8 or more $65 each

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

Tom Burlinson - Now We're Swingin'

SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM Presenting Australian star of screen and stage, Tom Burlinson, in his latest musical production, Now We’re Swingin’ - a sensational, swinging salute to the masters of the genre. The song list for the show is a feast of swing classics. The show includes the greatest songs from the era of swing and the ones for which the individual singers became best known, including: I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Summer Wind, That’s Life and Mack the Knife in the Sinatra segment of the show. Accompanying Tom on stage will be a swing band with some of Australia’s best jazz musicians. This will be an evening of timeless music with a dash of style as Tom Burlinson takes to the stage. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $67Seniors $65Concession $63Under 30's $60*Friends of Hamilton Gallery - 10% off full ticket price*Must be a current member

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

A Very Merry HPAC Christmas

TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER, 11AM It’s been a challenging year and what better way to end it than with a very special Christmas performance. The show is full of Christmas Carols blended with some contemporary Christmas songs mixed in with a whole lot of laughs. We’re thrilled to welcome a great cast led by star Australian tenor Roy Best. Roy has recorded for ABC Classics, sung leading roles with Opera Australia and is currently guest soloist with the Australian Pops Orchestra. His stunning version of the “Holy City” is not to be missed. Joining Roy will be international soprano Alison Jones, who has sung all over the world including leading roles on the West End of London. The show will be compered by perennial favourite Christopher McKenna with the incredibly talented William Schmidt at the grand piano. Come and enjoy a relaxing morning of music and you may even find a Christmas flavoured surprise. Tickets:Admit $20

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium