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Music

Sing A Song Of Sixpence

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY, 8PM A beautiful night and a songwriter’s delight with local Hamilton musicians, Adrian Calvano and Matt Pitman from The Settlement joining other stellar performers on stage. Adrian and Matt join Mick Thomas (poetic troubadour) from Weddings Parties Anything; dreamy indie-folk sisters, Charm of Finches; ‘city-bound bush poet’, Delsinki; and blues/roots guitarist and songwriter Lee Spence along with jazz improviser James Macauley (The Lagerphones) for a night of live music. 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. Talented songwriters will perform, showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists. Come early to grab a drink from the bar, and settle in on our Persian-rug laden stage beneath the festoon lights for a night you won't forget. You'll be seated around the performers up close, on the stage at HPAC in this intimate experience, like a campfire or a loungeroom jam. If you love live music, soulful sounds and compelling storytelling, this is the night for you. About the performers Mick Thomas Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet best known as chief songwriter of pub-rock icons Weddings, Parties, Anything and current band, The Roving Commission. Delsinki Melbourne’s ‘city-bound bush poet’ Delsinki, AKA, is the talented singer-songwriter and producer behind “in the round” Sing A Song Of Sixpence shows The Settlement Charismatic front-man, Adrian Calvano and foot-stomping fiddle-player Matt Pittman join from Hamilton’s much-loved alt-folk rock quintet; The Settlement. Lee Spence Blues & roots guitarist and songwriter with a degree in bitter and twisted sarcasm. Charm of Finches Melbourne sister duo singing ethereal indie folk, winners of the 2021 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Artist of the Year award and 2020 Independent Music Awards' Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album. James Macaulay One of Melbourne’s best contemporary jazz musicians and composers from The Lagerphones. Tickets:Admit $38Friends - 10% off full ticket price COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Music

Season Launch 2022

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY, 5.30PM Think 80’s fancy dress, sneak previews of upcoming shows, a talented performer leading karaoke-style singalongs and live music from and awesome band over drinks and nibbles. This is a launch night to remember! We are bringing our community this COVIDsafe event for FREE to celebrate the biggest year of shows in HPAC’s history. After many challenges for the Arts industry, 2022 is the year for live music, memorable performances and shared events. Launch Highlights: 5.30pm – An engaging sneak preview of all the exciting shows heading this way in 2022; from live music and drama to drag queens and cabaret! 6.30pm – Nibble on delicious local catering and hit our pop-up bar as you enjoy live music from The Bar Trio! 7pm – Be treated to a special performance of the 80’s cabaret sing-along show; Sunglasses at Night! 8pm + Enjoy drinks, nibbles and music as you share your excitement for the year ahead! About Sunglasses at Night: Winding Road Productions presents…. ‘Sunglasses At Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret!’ “A brilliant blend of sass, satire and pathos, delivered with an electrifying voice that can strip paint off the walls or retreat into haunting vulnerability.”– The Age ***** The 1980’s wasn’t all parties, rah-rah skirts and side-ponytails.  It was the Cold War.  Chernobyl.  The Berlin Wall.  And the best ‘poncing’ about in pop music history. Enter a world of artsy, decadent 80’s pop music excessas your award-winning host, Geraldine Quinn (Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight and Rockwiz) gives you a crash course in apocalyptic 80s. Inflate those luft balloons and sing along to gloriously pretentious hits of the era, from Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Bonnie Tyler and Pat Benatar to Duran Duran. Geraldine Quinn digs through this fabulous era to present a loving, parodic, hilarious and exotic interactive cabaret like none other. Lyrics, sartorial tips and dance moves supplied.  Prizes for best pretentious Euro-centric 80s outfit.  Grab your shades.  Pop your trench coat collar – you have a date with GLAMOUR.  Oh. Vienna. About Geraldine Quinn Geraldine Quinn has been performing her award- winning original pop/rock cabaret all around the world for a decade. Since winning Victoria’s Green Room Awardfor Best Emerging Cabaret Artiste in 2006, Quinn has continued to draw recognition and plaudits in Australia. New Zealand and The United Kingdom. Winning the Short and Sweet Cabaret Competition in 2009, she went on to be highly commended for Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe, and was nominated for a Golden Gibbo Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and three Green Room Awards for her 2010 show Shut Up and Sing. In 2011, she created The Last Gig In Melbourne, a unique suite of original songs inspired by the local live music scene. Geraldine has appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks,Adam Hills Tonight, Upper Middle Bogan, True Story and  She has been a cabaret judge for Short + Sweet, Melbourne Fringe and the Green Room Awards. Her covers show Sunglasses at Night: The 80's Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaretsold out in Melbourne and Perth and earned her a third Best Cabaret Artiste nomination in the Green Room Awards. She currently acts as Cabaret Panel Chairfor the Victorian Green Room Awards and released her sixth independent album Fox Poncing in early 2017. She has co-hosted Casey Bennetto’s Swingin’ Bella Christmas since 2014, performing alongside guests such as Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, Rebecca Barnard and Eddie Perfect. About The Bar Trio: The Bar Trio are three talented local musicians, singers and songwriters hailing from the Western District; Beau, Angela and Riley.Based in Hamilton, the newly formed trio have been causing a stir in the local music scene, and we’re delighted to have them perform a selection of awesome covers at our Season Launch. 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. Things To Note: Your complimentary ticket includes an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink on arrival, shared nibbles, entry to the performance and the post-show disco. Our pop-up bar can keep you quenched for the rest of the night with cash and card accepted. There will be prizes for the best dressed, so channel your inner 80’s star! This event is open to everyone over age 13, though you may be asked for ID at the bar, and you must be fully vaccinated or medically exempt. Tickets: FREE EVENT

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Lloyd Webber & The Great Composers!

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY at 11AM La Scala, Milan, Covent Garden, New York…” The Classics from J.S. Bach thru to contemporary Broadway hits. This new production from 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. As well as the fascinating story behind some of the worlds most loved songs and their composers…. A fully scripted, produced and directed production from Promac Productions. Starring in this new production will be Tenor Roy Best, International Soprano Alison Jones, Opera Australia’s Caroline Vercoe and will be beautifully backed on the grand piano by rising virtuoso William Schmidt, who will perform two stunning Bach pieces. All this will be narrated and compared by Christopher McKenna who will provide the usual laughs along the way. Some of the highlights will be “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. 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 $30Senior $27Concession $25Child $20Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Drama

Stardust + The Mission

SATURDAY 5 MARCH at 7.30PM STARDUST tells the story of bandleader and trumpet player Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it up, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told by his grandson, award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, STARDUST is a heart-warming musical quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind. THE MISSION follows “Fighting Gunditjmara” man Allan McDonald off to war. As one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist, Allan fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement upon return and forced from his traditional land. Told by his great, great nephew, acclaimed Gunditjmara actor Tom Molyneux, THE MISSION tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle; fighting for Country, for love, and for justice. Accompanying music by a local brass band. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What an absolute triumph. I was blown away by the stories, both so, so powerful. I feel so moved.” “This show (Stardust) truly is a treat…” ABC Radio National “The Mission is a beautiful, touching, rich tribute…” Keith Gow Reviews Warnings: includes adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, and scenes depicting war and violence. ‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Aboriginal people who have passed away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession, and mistreatment of First Nations Peoples. STARDUST + THE MISSION is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the RISE Fund; by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; by Creative Partnerships Australia through ACF Boost; the Robert Salzer Foundation; City of Stonnington and Chapel off Chapel; and the Geelong Arts Centre. ‘Stardust + The Mission’ has been created and produced by The Space Company with the 2022 national tour coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria. COVIDsafe: This is a COVIDsafe event. Please adhere to restrictions in place at the time of the event, and be advised that entry will be refused for non-compliant ticketholders. Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance accessing the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket, or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $42Seniors $40Concession $38Under 30's $35Child $25Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

Cadd & Morris

THURSDAY 10 MARCH, 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 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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The Rubens - Waste A Day Tour

WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 7pm After a career-defining 2021, which included the release of their fourth album 0202, an AMP & ARIA Award nomination, accreditations The Rubens have treated fans to their fresh new single, ‘Waste A Day’, an earworm bursting with singalong hooks and a strong message of hope right in time for summer. ‘Waste A Day’ is the first song by The Rubens that band mates & brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac Margin have co-written together. Having come to life right at the end of recording their #1 ARIA-charting album 0202 and just missing the deadline to make the record, now more than ever felt like the right to release it into the world. ‘Waste A Day’ comes off the back of a big 2021, with 0202 released in Feb and following their hugely success 0202 Album Tour, which sold over 23,000 tickets. The Rubens plan to spend majority of 2022 on tour, celebrating the release of new music & the 10-year-anniversary of their self-titled debut album in person with their fiercely loyal and ever-growing fanbase. The Rubens head out on their ‘Waste A Day’ 25+ date headline tour across the country from Feb – April, before rounding out 2022 alongside Vance Joy as part of his The Long Way Home national tour across Sept – Nov. ‘Waste A Day’, with its slick, breezy melody and the band’s signature lyrical-swirls, is a fresh and inspiring offering from The Rubens, yet also sits comfortably alongside recent fan-favourites from 0202, ‘Live In Life’ and ‘Masterpiece’. The band said of the track, “Everyday has the potential to be a good day. Squeeze what you can from it.” More info about The Rubens 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:Admit $55

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Music

Tom Burlinson - Now We're Swingin'

THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 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 $60Friends - 10% off full ticket price 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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Comedy

The Multicultural Comedy Gala

SUNDAY 20 MARCH, 7PM A night celebrating cultural diversity with a superb line up of some of Australia’s best stand-up comedians. Join a star studded line up of Australia’s best and emerging comedic talent as they touch on cultural identity in a concoction of comedy that pokes fun at what makes us all different but so much the same. The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a hilarious celebration of diversity and multicultural Australian identity and exemplifying how it is one of our greatest cultural assets. This is a night of side splitting, thigh slapping stand-up comedy that illuminates your soul. The Multicultural Comedy Gala will leave you captivated, connected and smiling at our proud inclusive heritage. So, do your soul a favour and treat it to a night of laughter that you will never forget. You probably need it! 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 $59.90Concession $54.90Groups 10 or more $54.90

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Children

The Dinomaniacs

SUNDAY 24 APRIL at 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 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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Bjorn Again

FRIDAY 27 MAY, 2022 at 8PM BJORN AGAIN – THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE ABBA SHOWMAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2022 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! 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $69Concession $65Student / U17 $65Groups of 8 or more $65 each 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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Circus, Comedy, Music

Rebel

THURSDAY 23 JUNE, 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 $37Friends - 10% off full ticket price 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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Madonna "Express Yourself" - Stellar Perry

FRIDAY 29 JULY, 8PM STRIKE A POSE and get ready to celebrate the Queen of Pop like never before! “STELLAR PERRY DAZZLES” in this 2 hour high energy concert experience featuring ALL THE BIGGEST MADONNA HITS , Holiday, Like A Prayer, La Isla Bonita, Express Yourself, Papa Don’t Preach , Vogue! And much more Fresh from her breathtaking performances as a Grand Finalist on The Voice 2020, Stellar Perry pays homage to Madonna with finesse, class and power - giving all her love and respect to one of the most iconic, trailblazing female artists of all time! Backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians, dancers and vocalists! It's a celebration of the magic, the moves and the music of MADONNA in this next level production show that’s not to be missed! Directed by Greg Gould 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 $49Concession $45Groups 10 $45

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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Two Of Us

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST, 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 All Tickets: $55 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

Blame it on the Movies

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER, 8PM Popcorn in hand! Get ready to relive the greatest movie magic moments of all time in this show stopping music production that celebrates the biggest BLOCKBUSTER soundtracks and all their unforgettable tunes! From the infectious Footloose to the Cash classics of Walk The Line... From the gorgeous music of Ghost to the toe tapping hits of ABBA featured in the iconic Australian comedy Muriel's wedding - BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES is THE show to see! Featuring all the songs you know and love performed by Australia's finest musicians and vocalists! From Celine Dion's Oscar winning 'My Heart Will Go On' to Whitney Houston's breathtaking 'I Will Always Love You', there's all the Bee Gees hits from Saturday Night Fever and the magical sing along moments from Grease, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Flashdance & Moulin Rouge! This show is fun, fabulous and full of energy and if these iconic songs get stuck in your head.... well just BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES!  ABOUT THE MELBOURNE CAST EUAN DOIDGE Euan Doidge is originally from South Australia and in 2011 moved to Melbourne and completed the Fulltime Music Theatre course at Patrick Studios Australia. Euan’s Theatre credits include Anything Goes (The Production Company) 2011, The Producers (The Production Company) 2012, Paul San Marco in the Australian cast of A Chorus Line (TML Enterprises) 2012 for which he was the youngest ever nominee for the Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. From 2012 – 2014 Nikos/Padamadan in the Australian tour of Legally Blonde (ATG/GFO/Farrelly Prods), Grease (GFO) understudy of Kenickie and Vince Fontaine, as well as understudying and performing the role of Teen Angel. Marius in the Australian tour of Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Cassel) 2014 – 2016, Felicia/Adam in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and was the Lead Singer in Burn The Floor (Norwegian Cruise Lines) in 2016 before returning to star in the Australian tour of Kinky Boots (Michael Cassel) as an Angel and also covered the role of Lola which he performed many times to great acclaim. Euan then reprised the role of Felicia in the 2018 Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He then played the role of Tony Manero in GFO’s Saturday Night Fever in 2019. At the end of 2020 he played the role of Lewis and understudied the lead role of Pippin in Pippin The Musical (GFO) and is now currently performing in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (QPAC in association with Crossroads live). CASSIE MCIVOR Cassie McIvor is an International Vocalist from Melbourne, Australia. A BAPA grad, Cassie started working overseas as Elphaba in the Universal Studios production of Wicked. With a taste for travel she followed the work and joined Cabaret and Circus shows around the globe including Franco Dragone's (Cirque Du Soleil) show Taboo in Macau and Grand Review Varieté at the Friedrichsbau in Germany. In London she sang with World and Olympic Ice Skating Champions in Sochi Ice Symphony in Kensington Gardens for the 2012 Olympic Games. She has performed shows at Café de Paris in London, Birdland in NYC, City of Dreams Casino, MGM Grand and headlined the Grand Opening of the Studio City Arena in Macau. In Tokyo she originated the role of the Diva in Disney's premier show Song of Mirage whilst performing her own jazz shows across Japan. And between these contracts Cassie was a Guest Artist on board Forbes No.1 Luxury Liner, The Europa 2 for HapagLloyd Cruise Lines. As the pandemic hit Cassie returned to Australia and used her time to complete a course with Berklee College of Music in Songwriting & Music Production. And most recently she appeared on Channel 7’s The Voice Australia. 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 $49Concession $45Groups 10 $45

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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Pop Music

From Motown To Memphis

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER, 8PM TALENT OZ ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS Platinum Selling Young Diva KATE DEARAUGO & International chart sensation GREG GOULD are a "knockout" in this critically acclaimed smash hit show FROM MOTOWN TO MEMPHIS - a celebration of some of the greatest songs of all time! From the birthplace of Rock N Roll to one of the most influential sounds of the 20th Century, this show pays homage to Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, Carole King & the Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin! After a sell out season in 2019, Australia’s Got Talent Runner Up, Greg Gould is back by popular demand bringing along with him one of Australia's finest female vocalists in this “stage-shaking” production that transports you through the music that shaped the industry! Gould has toured the world with his infectious energy and incredible vocals with a #1 album under his belt and over 20 million views of his groundbreaking music videos. After winning Australian Idol Kate has had incredible success as both a solo artist topping the charts and touring to sold out shows across the country and being a founding member of the hugely successful girl group Young Divas! Strap yourself in as two powerhouse voices perform all the hits including Chain Of Fools, Suspicious Minds, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Pretty Woman, Son Of A Preacherman, Superstition, Midnight Train To Georgia, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, I Want You Back and Proud Mary! For the “hottest ticket in town”, jump on board with Greg, Kate & their rockin’ band for this NOT-TO-BE-MISSED concert experience! 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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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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Sing A Song Of Sixpence

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY, 8PM A beautiful night and a songwriter’s delight with local Hamilton musicians, Adrian Calvano and Matt Pitman from The Settlement joining other stellar performers on stage. Adrian and Matt join Mick Thomas (poetic troubadour) from Weddings Parties Anything; dreamy indie-folk sisters, Charm of Finches; ‘city-bound bush poet’, Delsinki; and blues/roots guitarist and songwriter Lee Spence along with jazz improviser James Macauley (The Lagerphones) for a night of live music. 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. Talented songwriters will perform, showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists. Come early to grab a drink from the bar, and settle in on our Persian-rug laden stage beneath the festoon lights for a night you won't forget. You'll be seated around the performers up close, on the stage at HPAC in this intimate experience, like a campfire or a loungeroom jam. If you love live music, soulful sounds and compelling storytelling, this is the night for you. About the performers Mick Thomas Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet best known as chief songwriter of pub-rock icons Weddings, Parties, Anything and current band, The Roving Commission. Delsinki Melbourne’s ‘city-bound bush poet’ Delsinki, AKA, is the talented singer-songwriter and producer behind “in the round” Sing A Song Of Sixpence shows The Settlement Charismatic front-man, Adrian Calvano and foot-stomping fiddle-player Matt Pittman join from Hamilton’s much-loved alt-folk rock quintet; The Settlement. Lee Spence Blues & roots guitarist and songwriter with a degree in bitter and twisted sarcasm. Charm of Finches Melbourne sister duo singing ethereal indie folk, winners of the 2021 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Artist of the Year award and 2020 Independent Music Awards' Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album. James Macaulay One of Melbourne’s best contemporary jazz musicians and composers from The Lagerphones. Tickets:Admit $38Friends - 10% off full ticket price COVIDSafe measures apply, including the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination status or exemption.

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue PACked Stage Gig

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Season Launch 2022

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY, 5.30PM Think 80’s fancy dress, sneak previews of upcoming shows, a talented performer leading karaoke-style singalongs and live music from and awesome band over drinks and nibbles. This is a launch night to remember! We are bringing our community this COVIDsafe event for FREE to celebrate the biggest year of shows in HPAC’s history. After many challenges for the Arts industry, 2022 is the year for live music, memorable performances and shared events. Launch Highlights: 5.30pm – An engaging sneak preview of all the exciting shows heading this way in 2022; from live music and drama to drag queens and cabaret! 6.30pm – Nibble on delicious local catering and hit our pop-up bar as you enjoy live music from The Bar Trio! 7pm – Be treated to a special performance of the 80’s cabaret sing-along show; Sunglasses at Night! 8pm + Enjoy drinks, nibbles and music as you share your excitement for the year ahead! About Sunglasses at Night: Winding Road Productions presents…. ‘Sunglasses At Night: The 80s Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaret!’ “A brilliant blend of sass, satire and pathos, delivered with an electrifying voice that can strip paint off the walls or retreat into haunting vulnerability.”– The Age ***** The 1980’s wasn’t all parties, rah-rah skirts and side-ponytails.  It was the Cold War.  Chernobyl.  The Berlin Wall.  And the best ‘poncing’ about in pop music history. Enter a world of artsy, decadent 80’s pop music excessas your award-winning host, Geraldine Quinn (Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight and Rockwiz) gives you a crash course in apocalyptic 80s. Inflate those luft balloons and sing along to gloriously pretentious hits of the era, from Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Bonnie Tyler and Pat Benatar to Duran Duran. Geraldine Quinn digs through this fabulous era to present a loving, parodic, hilarious and exotic interactive cabaret like none other. Lyrics, sartorial tips and dance moves supplied.  Prizes for best pretentious Euro-centric 80s outfit.  Grab your shades.  Pop your trench coat collar – you have a date with GLAMOUR.  Oh. Vienna. About Geraldine Quinn Geraldine Quinn has been performing her award- winning original pop/rock cabaret all around the world for a decade. Since winning Victoria’s Green Room Awardfor Best Emerging Cabaret Artiste in 2006, Quinn has continued to draw recognition and plaudits in Australia. New Zealand and The United Kingdom. Winning the Short and Sweet Cabaret Competition in 2009, she went on to be highly commended for Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe, and was nominated for a Golden Gibbo Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and three Green Room Awards for her 2010 show Shut Up and Sing. In 2011, she created The Last Gig In Melbourne, a unique suite of original songs inspired by the local live music scene. Geraldine has appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks,Adam Hills Tonight, Upper Middle Bogan, True Story and  She has been a cabaret judge for Short + Sweet, Melbourne Fringe and the Green Room Awards. Her covers show Sunglasses at Night: The 80's Apocalypse Sing Along Cabaretsold out in Melbourne and Perth and earned her a third Best Cabaret Artiste nomination in the Green Room Awards. She currently acts as Cabaret Panel Chairfor the Victorian Green Room Awards and released her sixth independent album Fox Poncing in early 2017. She has co-hosted Casey Bennetto’s Swingin’ Bella Christmas since 2014, performing alongside guests such as Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, Rebecca Barnard and Eddie Perfect. About The Bar Trio: The Bar Trio are three talented local musicians, singers and songwriters hailing from the Western District; Beau, Angela and Riley.Based in Hamilton, the newly formed trio have been causing a stir in the local music scene, and we’re delighted to have them perform a selection of awesome covers at our Season Launch. 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. Things To Note: Your complimentary ticket includes an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink on arrival, shared nibbles, entry to the performance and the post-show disco. Our pop-up bar can keep you quenched for the rest of the night with cash and card accepted. There will be prizes for the best dressed, so channel your inner 80’s star! This event is open to everyone over age 13, though you may be asked for ID at the bar, and you must be fully vaccinated or medically exempt. Tickets: FREE EVENT

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Lloyd Webber & The Great Composers!

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY at 11AM La Scala, Milan, Covent Garden, New York…” The Classics from J.S. Bach thru to contemporary Broadway hits. This new production from 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. As well as the fascinating story behind some of the worlds most loved songs and their composers…. A fully scripted, produced and directed production from Promac Productions. Starring in this new production will be Tenor Roy Best, International Soprano Alison Jones, Opera Australia’s Caroline Vercoe and will be beautifully backed on the grand piano by rising virtuoso William Schmidt, who will perform two stunning Bach pieces. All this will be narrated and compared by Christopher McKenna who will provide the usual laughs along the way. Some of the highlights will be “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. 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 $30Senior $27Concession $25Child $20Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Stardust + The Mission

SATURDAY 5 MARCH at 7.30PM STARDUST tells the story of bandleader and trumpet player Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it up, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told by his grandson, award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, STARDUST is a heart-warming musical quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind. THE MISSION follows “Fighting Gunditjmara” man Allan McDonald off to war. As one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist, Allan fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement upon return and forced from his traditional land. Told by his great, great nephew, acclaimed Gunditjmara actor Tom Molyneux, THE MISSION tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle; fighting for Country, for love, and for justice. Accompanying music by a local brass band. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What an absolute triumph. I was blown away by the stories, both so, so powerful. I feel so moved.” “This show (Stardust) truly is a treat…” ABC Radio National “The Mission is a beautiful, touching, rich tribute…” Keith Gow Reviews Warnings: includes adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, and scenes depicting war and violence. ‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Aboriginal people who have passed away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession, and mistreatment of First Nations Peoples. STARDUST + THE MISSION is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the RISE Fund; by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; by Creative Partnerships Australia through ACF Boost; the Robert Salzer Foundation; City of Stonnington and Chapel off Chapel; and the Geelong Arts Centre. ‘Stardust + The Mission’ has been created and produced by The Space Company with the 2022 national tour coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria. COVIDsafe: This is a COVIDsafe event. Please adhere to restrictions in place at the time of the event, and be advised that entry will be refused for non-compliant ticketholders. Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance accessing the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket, or contact us directly. Tickets:Adult $42Seniors $40Concession $38Under 30's $35Child $25Friends - 10% off full ticket price

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Cadd & Morris

THURSDAY 10 MARCH, 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 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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The Rubens - Waste A Day Tour

WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 7pm After a career-defining 2021, which included the release of their fourth album 0202, an AMP & ARIA Award nomination, accreditations The Rubens have treated fans to their fresh new single, ‘Waste A Day’, an earworm bursting with singalong hooks and a strong message of hope right in time for summer. ‘Waste A Day’ is the first song by The Rubens that band mates & brothers Sam, Elliott and Zaac Margin have co-written together. Having come to life right at the end of recording their #1 ARIA-charting album 0202 and just missing the deadline to make the record, now more than ever felt like the right to release it into the world. ‘Waste A Day’ comes off the back of a big 2021, with 0202 released in Feb and following their hugely success 0202 Album Tour, which sold over 23,000 tickets. The Rubens plan to spend majority of 2022 on tour, celebrating the release of new music & the 10-year-anniversary of their self-titled debut album in person with their fiercely loyal and ever-growing fanbase. The Rubens head out on their ‘Waste A Day’ 25+ date headline tour across the country from Feb – April, before rounding out 2022 alongside Vance Joy as part of his The Long Way Home national tour across Sept – Nov. ‘Waste A Day’, with its slick, breezy melody and the band’s signature lyrical-swirls, is a fresh and inspiring offering from The Rubens, yet also sits comfortably alongside recent fan-favourites from 0202, ‘Live In Life’ and ‘Masterpiece’. The band said of the track, “Everyday has the potential to be a good day. Squeeze what you can from it.” More info about The Rubens 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:Admit $55

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Tom Burlinson - Now We're Swingin'

THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 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 $60Friends - 10% off full ticket price 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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Comedy

The Multicultural Comedy Gala

SUNDAY 20 MARCH, 7PM A night celebrating cultural diversity with a superb line up of some of Australia’s best stand-up comedians. Join a star studded line up of Australia’s best and emerging comedic talent as they touch on cultural identity in a concoction of comedy that pokes fun at what makes us all different but so much the same. The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a hilarious celebration of diversity and multicultural Australian identity and exemplifying how it is one of our greatest cultural assets. This is a night of side splitting, thigh slapping stand-up comedy that illuminates your soul. The Multicultural Comedy Gala will leave you captivated, connected and smiling at our proud inclusive heritage. So, do your soul a favour and treat it to a night of laughter that you will never forget. You probably need it! 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 $59.90Concession $54.90Groups 10 or more $54.90

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Children

The Dinomaniacs

SUNDAY 24 APRIL at 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 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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Bjorn Again

FRIDAY 27 MAY, 2022 at 8PM BJORN AGAIN – THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE ABBA SHOWMAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! 2022 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! 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $69Concession $65Student / U17 $65Groups of 8 or more $65 each 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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Circus, Comedy, Music

Rebel

THURSDAY 23 JUNE, 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 $37Friends - 10% off full ticket price 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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Madonna "Express Yourself" - Stellar Perry

FRIDAY 29 JULY, 8PM STRIKE A POSE and get ready to celebrate the Queen of Pop like never before! “STELLAR PERRY DAZZLES” in this 2 hour high energy concert experience featuring ALL THE BIGGEST MADONNA HITS , Holiday, Like A Prayer, La Isla Bonita, Express Yourself, Papa Don’t Preach , Vogue! And much more Fresh from her breathtaking performances as a Grand Finalist on The Voice 2020, Stellar Perry pays homage to Madonna with finesse, class and power - giving all her love and respect to one of the most iconic, trailblazing female artists of all time! Backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians, dancers and vocalists! It's a celebration of the magic, the moves and the music of MADONNA in this next level production show that’s not to be missed! Directed by Greg Gould 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 $49Concession $45Groups 10 $45

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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Two Of Us

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST, 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 All Tickets: $55 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

Blame it on the Movies

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER, 8PM Popcorn in hand! Get ready to relive the greatest movie magic moments of all time in this show stopping music production that celebrates the biggest BLOCKBUSTER soundtracks and all their unforgettable tunes! From the infectious Footloose to the Cash classics of Walk The Line... From the gorgeous music of Ghost to the toe tapping hits of ABBA featured in the iconic Australian comedy Muriel's wedding - BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES is THE show to see! Featuring all the songs you know and love performed by Australia's finest musicians and vocalists! From Celine Dion's Oscar winning 'My Heart Will Go On' to Whitney Houston's breathtaking 'I Will Always Love You', there's all the Bee Gees hits from Saturday Night Fever and the magical sing along moments from Grease, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Flashdance & Moulin Rouge! This show is fun, fabulous and full of energy and if these iconic songs get stuck in your head.... well just BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES!  ABOUT THE MELBOURNE CAST EUAN DOIDGE Euan Doidge is originally from South Australia and in 2011 moved to Melbourne and completed the Fulltime Music Theatre course at Patrick Studios Australia. Euan’s Theatre credits include Anything Goes (The Production Company) 2011, The Producers (The Production Company) 2012, Paul San Marco in the Australian cast of A Chorus Line (TML Enterprises) 2012 for which he was the youngest ever nominee for the Helpmann Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. From 2012 – 2014 Nikos/Padamadan in the Australian tour of Legally Blonde (ATG/GFO/Farrelly Prods), Grease (GFO) understudy of Kenickie and Vince Fontaine, as well as understudying and performing the role of Teen Angel. Marius in the Australian tour of Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Cassel) 2014 – 2016, Felicia/Adam in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and was the Lead Singer in Burn The Floor (Norwegian Cruise Lines) in 2016 before returning to star in the Australian tour of Kinky Boots (Michael Cassel) as an Angel and also covered the role of Lola which he performed many times to great acclaim. Euan then reprised the role of Felicia in the 2018 Australian tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He then played the role of Tony Manero in GFO’s Saturday Night Fever in 2019. At the end of 2020 he played the role of Lewis and understudied the lead role of Pippin in Pippin The Musical (GFO) and is now currently performing in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (QPAC in association with Crossroads live). CASSIE MCIVOR Cassie McIvor is an International Vocalist from Melbourne, Australia. A BAPA grad, Cassie started working overseas as Elphaba in the Universal Studios production of Wicked. With a taste for travel she followed the work and joined Cabaret and Circus shows around the globe including Franco Dragone's (Cirque Du Soleil) show Taboo in Macau and Grand Review Varieté at the Friedrichsbau in Germany. In London she sang with World and Olympic Ice Skating Champions in Sochi Ice Symphony in Kensington Gardens for the 2012 Olympic Games. She has performed shows at Café de Paris in London, Birdland in NYC, City of Dreams Casino, MGM Grand and headlined the Grand Opening of the Studio City Arena in Macau. In Tokyo she originated the role of the Diva in Disney's premier show Song of Mirage whilst performing her own jazz shows across Japan. And between these contracts Cassie was a Guest Artist on board Forbes No.1 Luxury Liner, The Europa 2 for HapagLloyd Cruise Lines. As the pandemic hit Cassie returned to Australia and used her time to complete a course with Berklee College of Music in Songwriting & Music Production. And most recently she appeared on Channel 7’s The Voice Australia. 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 $49Concession $45Groups 10 $45

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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Pop Music

From Motown To Memphis

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER, 8PM TALENT OZ ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS Platinum Selling Young Diva KATE DEARAUGO & International chart sensation GREG GOULD are a "knockout" in this critically acclaimed smash hit show FROM MOTOWN TO MEMPHIS - a celebration of some of the greatest songs of all time! From the birthplace of Rock N Roll to one of the most influential sounds of the 20th Century, this show pays homage to Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, Carole King & the Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin! After a sell out season in 2019, Australia’s Got Talent Runner Up, Greg Gould is back by popular demand bringing along with him one of Australia's finest female vocalists in this “stage-shaking” production that transports you through the music that shaped the industry! Gould has toured the world with his infectious energy and incredible vocals with a #1 album under his belt and over 20 million views of his groundbreaking music videos. After winning Australian Idol Kate has had incredible success as both a solo artist topping the charts and touring to sold out shows across the country and being a founding member of the hugely successful girl group Young Divas! Strap yourself in as two powerhouse voices perform all the hits including Chain Of Fools, Suspicious Minds, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Pretty Woman, Son Of A Preacherman, Superstition, Midnight Train To Georgia, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, I Want You Back and Proud Mary! For the “hottest ticket in town”, jump on board with Greg, Kate & their rockin’ band for this NOT-TO-BE-MISSED concert experience! 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

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