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The Production Company

21 November – 6 December

Broadway legend, Jerry Herman created JERRY’S GIRLS to showcase his best loved songs from his greatest musicals. His iconic show stoppers include Hello, Dolly!, I Am What I Am, Wherever He Ain’t, Mame, Before The Parade Passes By, Bosom Buddies, I Won’t Send Roses, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Tap Your Troubles Away and Time Heals Everything.

Created from a concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento and Jerry Herman and featuring the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman, The Production Company is staging JERRY’S GIRLS for a season of 19 performances at Arts Centre Melbourne opening on 21 November.

Helpmann Award winning duo Director Dean Bryant and Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, with Musical Director Mathew Frank, are shaping JERRY’S GIRLS as a celebration of Australia’s leading ladies, with 12 stars sharing the spotlight.

Each Leading Lady plays a version of herself in this fun and intimate look at the backstage mayhem and onstage razzle dazzle of show business. Bryant and Hallsworth are contextualising the songs to give drive and comedy to the evening, moving between two worlds: the show itself and the rehearsal process.

Light-hearted and funny, audiences will discover the thrill of what it’s like to rehearse and perform in a musical and the unique joy of the creative process.

 

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joanbaez

Hamer Hall

24 September

A rare opportunity to experience one of the world’s great performers. America’s legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez returns for one concert only in Melbourne. A musical and political force of nature whose influence is incalculable.

Her music encompasses everything from folk rock to country and gospel music. The powerful messages, sung in her passionate, sensitive voice remain as compelling today as when they were first heard.

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Hamer Hall

17 September

Tens of thousands of barbershop singers all over the world now perform and compete to deliver spine-tingling, a cappella singing at an ever-improving level.  Australia’s top quartets and choruses now rank with the best in the world.

At the 2015 Melbourne Harmony Goldrush,  BHA (Barbershop Harmony Australia) National Convention, scores of Australia’s best barbershop singers will appear together with the World Gold Medal (2006) Barbershop Quartet, Vocal Spectrum.

Experience the skill and wonder of a cappella singing; singing without instruments. The vocal phenomenon of “ringing” matched voices creates overtones and a more exciting, harmonious delivery of notes and chords.

Come and see more than 20 choruses and 40 quartets competing for Gold in Hamer Hall, a venue which will surely enhance the pleasure of listening to this fabulous singing art form.

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givemyregards

Hamer Hall

14 September

Featuring a cast of 100 young singers and dancers, with guest host Patti Newton. See the stars of tomorrow – today!

For fifteen years, the Young Australian Broadway Chorus has been thrilling audiences around Australia and throughout the world with their high energy musical theatre performances.

Previous seasons have included engagements at the Smithsonian Institute Washington DC, Walt Disney World in Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, the York Theatre Company New York City, Malthouse Theatre, Chapel off Chapel Theatre Melbourne, as well as 15 years of biannual concerts at the National Theatre and performances in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Rome, London, Athens, Oxford, Boston and Paris.

Give My Regards to Broadway is a celebration of the chorus numbers from the golden age of Broadway musicals, including A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and many more.

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Arts Centre Melbourne

15 – 26 September

WORLD PREMIERE

Fairies, bluebirds, a gilded court and a spell-shattering kiss: the world’s most extravagant ballet is awakened to new life by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister.

The Sleeping Beauty, with its Rose Adage, its grand pas de deux, its charming variations and its enchanting Tchaikovsky score, is the zenith of ballet’s golden age. Keeping true to the spirit of the traditional Beauty, David McAllister will direct a production that gives thrilling rein to the talents of the entire company. Lavish sets and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova, whose work for ballet, opera and theatre includes the much-lauded designs for Love Never Dies, will evoke the splendour of the Imperial court and the magic of fairies, nymphs and visions.

The much-anticipated world premiere of this landmark production will be the crowning moment of the year and perfect for all ages. Don’t miss the moment when this majestic Beauty opens her eyes.

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caulfield

Hamer Hall

8 September 

Our School Concert, to be held on Tuesday 8 September, is a wonderful celebration of music in our School. Both Primary and Secondary students from the three metropolitan campuses of Caulfield Grammar School join together to present a professional and very enthusiastic evening of entertainment. With around 500 performing students, it is a great team effort with staff and students coming together for many months to support each other and enjoy music making.

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lore

Arts Centre Melbourne

Closing 5 September 

Deeply moving performances and authentic storytelling presented on stage by some of Australia’s best dancers are at the heart of lore – Bangarra’s brand-new work touring nationally in 2015.

Artistic Director Stephen Page brings together three powerful and passionate Bangarra artists to choreograph this double-bill: award-winning Frances Rings is joined by emerging choreographic voices Deborah Brown and Waangenga Blanco.

From the enigmatic waters of the Torres Strait Islands to the deeply rooted inland trees in Australia, the trio draw a realistic portrayal of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In these heartfelt dance works, they explore themes of identity, inequality, climate change and sustainability with a hopeful and positive outlook for the future.

lore showcases Bangarra’s unique contemporary dance form with its compelling Australian storytelling expression – an unforgettable night at the theatre.