The proud and distinguished history of Ivanhoe Grammar School is celebrated through a Centenary Gala concert at Hamer Hall. This concert event calls on the talents of its current students from all Campuses, together with alumni, parents and staff. Celebrating the themes of belonging, and internationalism, the school body as a collective will pay tribute to their past, acknowledge its rich diversity and celebrate the future through the eyes of our younger students. This major musical and performing arts event in the life of the school is a must-see.
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
Closing 26 April
One hundred years have passed since the Great War yet some stories remain untold – Black Diggers is one of them.
Through interweaving vignettes, an all-star cast of male actors tells of the hundreds of dispossessed Indigenous soldiers who heard the call to arms and stepped up to fight for Australia on the battlefields of Europe.
Drawing from interviews with the families of these soldiers, as well as conversations with veterans, historians and academics, this production tells a story of honour and sacrifice, with a lightness of touch and an Aussie-larrikin attitude.
Following critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide Black Diggers is already a contemporary classic. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and wise, Black Diggers ensures that after the curtain falls we will finally remember all who served.
Arts Centre Melbourne, The State Theatre
4 – 30 May
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
11 – 30 May
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
20 – 29 May
Don Carlos (Verdi)
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Theatre
Closing 18 January
Hold onto your biscuits! The tea-guzzling Tiger roars into Melbourne this summer in this mischievous musical play brought to you by the team behind We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
Join Sophie and her unexpected guest for some tea-time mayhem packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. This stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale is adapted for the stage by David Wood, deemed the UK’s ‘the national children’s dramatist’ and the undisputed leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. Direct from a sell-out season in London’s West End, where it broke box office records. Kids will “squeal with delight!” (Daily Mail, UK).
One of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Judith Kerr’s picture book has played a special role in the imaginations of children around the world since 1968. So pull the book from your shelf and book tickets now to share the magic of this modern classic with your family in this summer school holidays kids’ show.