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Dance, Circus

Rouge

WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER, 7.30PM A circus for grown ups Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. This is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, the surprising and the downright sexy. Rouge is circus for grown-ups. The brand new adult circus cabaret from the creators of Australian sensation Papillon, Rouge is set to take the world by storm and is a headline show at the Adelaide Fringe. Escape the every day and join Rouge for the most twisted and ridiculous experience you’ll have this year. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Rouge is a show that never drops momentum and energy, all the while keeping your attention, and stirring up lustful thoughts until the very end.' - Hi-Fi Way (AU) 'What really made this show stand out though was the pure, unadulterated joy that came from every single performer.'- Out In Perth (AU) You will be seated on our stage for this show.For over 18's only. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $39Seniors $37Concession $35Under 30's $31Friends - 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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A Very Merry HPAC Christmas

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

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Handel's Messiah

WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER, 7PM An evening of sublime music with 6-piece chamber orchestra led by Jane Matheson at the Harpsichord and 8-piece vocal ensemble led by Opera Australia baritone, Adrian Tamburini. This project is the first live classical music concert to be presented in Regional Victoria since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. This uplifting and joyous concert is the perfect event in the lead up to Christmas 2021, helping bring families together, raise hope and fill their hearts with joy for the festive season. Presented by Pure Harmony Events & Music 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 booking in or accessing the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket, or contact us directly.  Tickets:Adult $69Concession $55Friends - 10% off full ticket price

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 for lovers of live music. Join Mick Thomas, Kerryn Fields, Adrian Calvano, Delsinki, Lee Spence along with James Macauley (The Lagerphones) and Matt Pitman (The Settlement) up close, on the stage at HPAC. Being there the first time a song is performed in public is always special and songwriters have for a long time, tried their wares on the St. Kilda faithful. This tradition continues at Hamilton with Sing A Song Of Sixpence. Songwriters will perform, showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists. A truly intimate experience for lovers of live music! Tickets:Admit $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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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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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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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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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. Now Jeff Carter together and Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert in Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared. This 2 hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Ticket Prices:Adult $55Concession $49Group 6+ $49School Student $25 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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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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Dance, Circus

Rouge

WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER, 7.30PM A circus for grown ups Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. This is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, the surprising and the downright sexy. Rouge is circus for grown-ups. The brand new adult circus cabaret from the creators of Australian sensation Papillon, Rouge is set to take the world by storm and is a headline show at the Adelaide Fringe. Escape the every day and join Rouge for the most twisted and ridiculous experience you’ll have this year. REVIEWS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Rouge is a show that never drops momentum and energy, all the while keeping your attention, and stirring up lustful thoughts until the very end.' - Hi-Fi Way (AU) 'What really made this show stand out though was the pure, unadulterated joy that came from every single performer.'- Out In Perth (AU) You will be seated on our stage for this show.For over 18's only. Sneak Peek Tickets:Adult $39Seniors $37Concession $35Under 30's $31Friends - 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

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A Very Merry HPAC Christmas

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

Location Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

subvenue The Handbury Auditorium

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Handel's Messiah

WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER, 7PM An evening of sublime music with 6-piece chamber orchestra led by Jane Matheson at the Harpsichord and 8-piece vocal ensemble led by Opera Australia baritone, Adrian Tamburini. This project is the first live classical music concert to be presented in Regional Victoria since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. This uplifting and joyous concert is the perfect event in the lead up to Christmas 2021, helping bring families together, raise hope and fill their hearts with joy for the festive season. Presented by Pure Harmony Events & Music 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 booking in or accessing the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket, or contact us directly.  Tickets:Adult $69Concession $55Friends - 10% off full ticket price

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 for lovers of live music. Join Mick Thomas, Kerryn Fields, Adrian Calvano, Delsinki, Lee Spence along with James Macauley (The Lagerphones) and Matt Pitman (The Settlement) up close, on the stage at HPAC. Being there the first time a song is performed in public is always special and songwriters have for a long time, tried their wares on the St. Kilda faithful. This tradition continues at Hamilton with Sing A Song Of Sixpence. Songwriters will perform, showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists. A truly intimate experience for lovers of live music! Tickets:Admit $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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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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Music

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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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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Music

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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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. Now Jeff Carter together and Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert in Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared. This 2 hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Ticket Prices:Adult $55Concession $49Group 6+ $49School Student $25 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

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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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