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Children, Family

The Wiggles - Superhero Tour!

MONDAY 4 July, 10am and 12:30pm   Calling all superheroes… The Wiggles are flying onto stages with their brand-new action-packed Superhero Tour! The world's most popular children's entertainment band, The Wiggles are travelling across regional Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to perform for you! Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy and Simon are super excited to once again sing, dance and play music for their fans, and will be bringing along their Wiggly friends too! Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn are coming along for the fun PLUS special appearances by Caterina Wiggle and John Wiggle from the Fruit Salad TV Wiggles series! The Wiggles Superhero Tour will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, as well as new and catchy tunes such as Dippy Do Dinosaur Dance! It’s time to sing and dance to your favourite Wiggles tunes both old and new!   COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly.   TicketsAll Tickets $33.90Kids under 12 months that do NOT occupy a seat are free

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

The Sapphires

FRIDAY 15 JULY, 8PM The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. There was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Hamilton’s and across the nation. Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet. “I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces.” Said Tony. Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams. COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $42Senior $40Concession $38U30 $35Child $25Secondary Student $20Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Country

Leaving Jackson

THURSDAY 11 AUGUST, 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. This 2 hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Ticket Prices:Adult $55Concession $49Group 6+ $49School Student $25 COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Bach to Broadway

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER, 11AM La Scala, Milan, Covent Garden, New York…” The Classics from J.S. Bach thru to contemporary Broadway hits. This new production will highlight some of the classic opera songs from all the great European Opera Houses and wind its way thru to contemporary Broadway hits from the “City That Never Sleeps” - New York. Plus, you will hear about the fascinating story behind some of the worlds most loved songs and their composers. Starring in this new production will be star tenor Roy Best, international soprano Alison Jones, Opera Australia’s Caroline Vercoe all beautifully backed on the grand piano by rising virtuoso William Schmidt, who will perform two stunning Bach pieces. All this will be narrated and compered by Christopher McKenna who will provide the usual laughs along the way. Some of the highlights – ‘Oh My Beloved Father’, ‘Mon Cur’, ‘Granada’, ‘O Sole Mio’ right thru to Broadway Classics, ‘If I Loved you’, ‘Time to say Goodbye’ and many more along with a specially arranged musical tribute to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Morning tea included from 10.30am. COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $30Seniors $27Concession $25Child $20

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy, Dining

Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant

WEDNESDAY 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 COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue Function Room

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Drama

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 8PM Plays and playwrights go in and out of fashion but some endure and speak to each subsequent generation.  Lawler’s much loved tale of Queensland cane cutters and Melbourne barmaids has endured, not through nostalgia, nor because it spawned a new age in Australian writing, but because the characters and their dilemmas are so true, so beautifully observed, so humorous and so poignant.  A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, it was followed by a national tour and hugely successful season in London’s West End where it won an award for best new play.  For sixteen years two Queensland cane cutters have worked the punishing routine up north in the sugar cane fields for seven months of the year and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. This seventeenth summer everything is different.  One of the barmaids has ‘settled down’ and married a city bloke so a replacement date has had to be found.  This ‘off-season’ proves challenging for them all.  This production will be directed by the award-winning Denny Lawrence whose history with HIT includes many successful productions including Shirley Valentine, Always…Patsy Cline, Educating Rita, Glorious! Hotel Sorrento and most recently, My Brilliant Divorce. Denny will be supported by a highly-experienced creative team. COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $57Seniors $55Concession $53Under 30 $50Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy

Participation Award

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM A musical comedy that asks the question - why does school suck so much?! Is it the compulsory sporting events? The one size fits all grading methods? Maintaining your precarious position in a volatile social food chain? Or is it just the arbitrary bullying? Using comedy, music, dancing (of the boy band variety), Perl takes her audience on an incredible journey through primary school life as an outcast. It’s not a new story, by any means, but the Melbourne comic makes the tale so hilariously personal that it becomes completely original. Delivered with her signature high-energy, high-awkward, vulnerable-when-no-one-asked-her-to-be musical story-telling, Jude explores confrontation through the ages (her ages). As it turns out, confrontation isn’t so hard if you just close your eyes, and imagine you are in a calmer, distant place… then all you have to do is move to that place, change your name and hair colour, and that way the person you are confronting has no way of ever finding you. Jude Perl is a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and comedian based in Melbourne. In her hometown, 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 well-crafted songs. Her last show I Have A Face has won multiple awards, toured all over Australia to sold out audiences and has been widely praised for its unique voice and honesty. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “One of the most genuine, honest feeling performers going around" - Theatre People "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 and yet you’re still laughing.“ - AU Review Tickets:Adult $37Senior $35Concession $33U30 $30Secondary Student $20Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Marina Prior & David Hobson - The 2 Of Us

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER, 8PM After 4 years of selling out 170 + shows around the country and over 80,000 tickets, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode.  Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour spectacular show. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera,Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums. ‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David.  “We’ve met so many wonderful people and made new friends along the way and we privileged to be able to do this and do not, for once take it for granted’, says Marina & David. 'It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country, that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in’ says Marina.  ‘With the Up Close & Personal show, it’s like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both your and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in’, says David. David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists.  He has sung and performed many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL Grand Final, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, Studio. Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.  She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, to name just two.   She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras.  Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, she was recently seen on the ABC TV series The Divorce.  In 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century. Hear the classics, their recorded favourites with a hint of humour thrown in!  Definitely a show not to be missed! Sneak Peek of Marina & David Tickets:Adult $69.95Concession $64.95Groups 6 or more $64.95Under 17 $34.95

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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The Wiggles - Superhero Tour!

MONDAY 4 July, 10am and 12:30pm   Calling all superheroes… The Wiggles are flying onto stages with their brand-new action-packed Superhero Tour! The world's most popular children's entertainment band, The Wiggles are travelling across regional Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to perform for you! Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy and Simon are super excited to once again sing, dance and play music for their fans, and will be bringing along their Wiggly friends too! Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn are coming along for the fun PLUS special appearances by Caterina Wiggle and John Wiggle from the Fruit Salad TV Wiggles series! The Wiggles Superhero Tour will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as ‘Do the Propeller!’, ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a- Bye Your Bear’, as well as new and catchy tunes such as Dippy Do Dinosaur Dance! It’s time to sing and dance to your favourite Wiggles tunes both old and new!   COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly.   TicketsAll Tickets $33.90Kids under 12 months that do NOT occupy a seat are free

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

The Sapphires

FRIDAY 15 JULY, 8PM The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album. There was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Hamilton’s and across the nation. Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet. “I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces.” Said Tony. Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams. COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $42Senior $40Concession $38U30 $35Child $25Secondary Student $20Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Country

Leaving Jackson

THURSDAY 11 AUGUST, 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. This 2 hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Ticket Prices:Adult $55Concession $49Group 6+ $49School Student $25 COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

Bach to Broadway

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER, 11AM La Scala, Milan, Covent Garden, New York…” The Classics from J.S. Bach thru to contemporary Broadway hits. This new production will highlight some of the classic opera songs from all the great European Opera Houses and wind its way thru to contemporary Broadway hits from the “City That Never Sleeps” - New York. Plus, you will hear about the fascinating story behind some of the worlds most loved songs and their composers. Starring in this new production will be star tenor Roy Best, international soprano Alison Jones, Opera Australia’s Caroline Vercoe all beautifully backed on the grand piano by rising virtuoso William Schmidt, who will perform two stunning Bach pieces. All this will be narrated and compered by Christopher McKenna who will provide the usual laughs along the way. Some of the highlights – ‘Oh My Beloved Father’, ‘Mon Cur’, ‘Granada’, ‘O Sole Mio’ right thru to Broadway Classics, ‘If I Loved you’, ‘Time to say Goodbye’ and many more along with a specially arranged musical tribute to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Morning tea included from 10.30am. COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $30Seniors $27Concession $25Child $20

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy, Dining

Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant

WEDNESDAY 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 COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue Function Room

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Drama

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 8PM Plays and playwrights go in and out of fashion but some endure and speak to each subsequent generation.  Lawler’s much loved tale of Queensland cane cutters and Melbourne barmaids has endured, not through nostalgia, nor because it spawned a new age in Australian writing, but because the characters and their dilemmas are so true, so beautifully observed, so humorous and so poignant.  A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, it was followed by a national tour and hugely successful season in London’s West End where it won an award for best new play.  For sixteen years two Queensland cane cutters have worked the punishing routine up north in the sugar cane fields for seven months of the year and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. This seventeenth summer everything is different.  One of the barmaids has ‘settled down’ and married a city bloke so a replacement date has had to be found.  This ‘off-season’ proves challenging for them all.  This production will be directed by the award-winning Denny Lawrence whose history with HIT includes many successful productions including Shirley Valentine, Always…Patsy Cline, Educating Rita, Glorious! Hotel Sorrento and most recently, My Brilliant Divorce. Denny will be supported by a highly-experienced creative team. COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance at the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $57Seniors $55Concession $53Under 30 $50Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Comedy

Participation Award

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM A musical comedy that asks the question - why does school suck so much?! Is it the compulsory sporting events? The one size fits all grading methods? Maintaining your precarious position in a volatile social food chain? Or is it just the arbitrary bullying? Using comedy, music, dancing (of the boy band variety), Perl takes her audience on an incredible journey through primary school life as an outcast. It’s not a new story, by any means, but the Melbourne comic makes the tale so hilariously personal that it becomes completely original. Delivered with her signature high-energy, high-awkward, vulnerable-when-no-one-asked-her-to-be musical story-telling, Jude explores confrontation through the ages (her ages). As it turns out, confrontation isn’t so hard if you just close your eyes, and imagine you are in a calmer, distant place… then all you have to do is move to that place, change your name and hair colour, and that way the person you are confronting has no way of ever finding you. Jude Perl is a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and comedian based in Melbourne. In her hometown, 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 well-crafted songs. Her last show I Have A Face has won multiple awards, toured all over Australia to sold out audiences and has been widely praised for its unique voice and honesty. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “One of the most genuine, honest feeling performers going around" - Theatre People "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 and yet you’re still laughing.“ - AU Review Tickets:Adult $37Senior $35Concession $33U30 $30Secondary Student $20Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

Marina Prior & David Hobson - The 2 Of Us

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER, 8PM After 4 years of selling out 170 + shows around the country and over 80,000 tickets, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode.  Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour spectacular show. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera,Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums. ‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David.  “We’ve met so many wonderful people and made new friends along the way and we privileged to be able to do this and do not, for once take it for granted’, says Marina & David. 'It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country, that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in’ says Marina.  ‘With the Up Close & Personal show, it’s like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both your and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in’, says David. David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists.  He has sung and performed many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL Grand Final, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, Studio. Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.  She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, to name just two.   She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras.  Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, she was recently seen on the ABC TV series The Divorce.  In 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century. Hear the classics, their recorded favourites with a hint of humour thrown in!  Definitely a show not to be missed! Sneak Peek of Marina & David Tickets:Adult $69.95Concession $64.95Groups 6 or more $64.95Under 17 $34.95

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium