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In Between Two

In Between Two

Presented by Contemporary Asian Australian Performance.
Written by Joelistics and James Mangohig

…a breathtaking 70 minutes of beats, raps and storytelling.

Music / Storytelling

Two trailblazing stars of the Australian music scene survey the forces that have shaped their way.

TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop, but their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. Both half-Asian, their respective heritages are woven through their experiences growing up in Australia.

From a nightclub-owning grandma in an open marriage to globetrotting parents with a political streak, the pair lovingly paint a canvas filled with failed proposals and religious strictures, casual racism and empowerment through music.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 23 March, 7:30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

70 minutes. No interval.
Mild coarse language
15+

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Shostakovich, Raff & Brahms

SHOSTAKOVICH, RAFF & BRAHMS

Australian Octet, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Music

Three extraordinary works showing the full range of the dramatic, virtuosic and emotional
possibilities of chamber music. Shostakovich’s theatrical, short octet is one of the great works of
twentieth-century chamber music. Swiss-German composer Joachim Raff brings music brimming
with joyous energy and lush melody. Finally, Brahms’ youthful and sonorous second sextet brings
this chamber music recital to a ravishing close. With six and eight string musicians performing in
perfect synergy, this is a performance of enthralling energy and compelling intimacy.

Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11
Raff Octet in C major Op 176
Brahms Sextet No 2 in G major Op 36

CASTERTON TOWN HALL
Friday 29 March, 7.30pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

2 hours, includes 20 minute interval
MCO advises parental judgment when bringing children under 10 years of age.

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Two

Two

Image by Clare Hawley

An Ensemble Theatre Production
Written by Jim Cartwright
Directed by Mark Kilmurry

Drama

Set in a local pub, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO introduces a misfit crowd of fourteen eccentric
characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan (Sea Patrol, Water Rats) and Kate Raison (A Country Practice, E-Street).

By turns funny, heart-warming and poignant, don’t miss this entertaining night at the theatre directed by award winning Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry.

Starring: Brian Meegan and Kate Raison

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Tuesday 9 April, 7.30pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

90 minutes. No interval
15+
TWO contains references to domestic violence. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463.

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Practically Perfect - The Music of Julie Andrews

Practically Perfect

Presented by JTM Productions
Written and produced by Margaret Fisk

Morning Music

For generations she has graced the stage and screen, and is fondly remembered for being Maria in The Sound of Music and of course, the wonderful nanny in Mary Poppins.

Now in one glorious stage production, Practically Perfect celebrates the life and music of the legendary
Dame Julie Andrews.

Featuring some of her best known songs from shows such as Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Victor Victoria and more, interwoven with stories of her life both on and off the stage, be taken on an all singing, all dancing journey from the West End to Broadway and onto Hollywood.

With beautiful costumes, extraordinary dancing together with some of the most memorable music ever written and sung, this is an exquisite musical tribute to a living legend which will thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Starring Karla Hillam and her Leading Man, Jonathan Guthrie-Jones, Practically Perfect –The Music of Julie Andrews is, well simply practically perfect.

‘Another wonderful production brought to you by the team behind the blockbuster shows A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire’, ‘Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men’ and ‘A Night in Vegas’

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Thursday 2 May, 10:30am

$15

60 minutes

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/

Children Are Stinky

Children Are Stinky

Presented by Circus Trick Tease

Children/Families

Fresh from a smash hit, award-winning, 5 star, SELL OUT season at the Edinburgh Fringe, Children are Stinky is packed with lots of fun, lighting fast hula hooping, daredevil balances, astounding strength, incredible acrobatics and loads of comedy..

Set in the 90s (with all their favourite songs) this extremely talented duo will astound with their incredible circus skills. Children are Stinky will have both adults and kids with their jaws on the
floor wanting to see more. You’ll laugh till your sides hurt.

Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease, Men of Steel) and Chris Carlos (Three High Acrobatics, Circus Quirkus) join forces to create a powerhouse duo. With their focus on high skilled, entertaining circus mixed with a fun, accessible narrative, Children are Stinky challenges children to step on stage and prove themselves worthy, smart, co-ordinated and imaginative against these ridiculous circus performers resulting in wonderful interaction and an audience of proud kids and parents.


PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Tuesday 7 May, 6.30pm

Wednesday 8 May, 10.30am and 1pm
$15

50 minutes. No interval.
3 to 12 year olds

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/

The Wine Bluffs

The Wine Bluffs

A comedy wine masterclass with Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja

Comedy

Ever wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja.

After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best: bullsh*t about wine. Laying spurious claim to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will take you through the cellar door experience with a comedic twist.

The union of Callinan [Melbourne Fringe Comedy winner & three time Barry Award Nominee] and Calleja [stand up and writer on Before The Game & countless other TV shows] has everyone’s palate salivating as they prepare to uncork their latest vintage and let the comedy breathe.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

60 minutes. No interval.
Show is 18+ due to subject matter revolving around alcohol. Strong language and adult themes.

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

MICF

Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Comedy

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities nationwide. With a line-up of artists sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone, the Roadshow has something for everyone. Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

HEYWOOD COMMUNITY HALL
Sunday 26 May, 7:00pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

2 hours and 15 minutes, plus 20 minute interval
15+
Smoke machine/Hazer may be used during this performance

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/

L'Amante Anglaise

L'Amante Anglaise

Presented by Critical Stages
Directed by Laurence Strangio

Classic psychological thriller from one of France’s most renowned authors.

Drama

A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… all except the head.

Based upon a true crime, L’Amante Anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion.

Starring: Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 1 June, 7.30pm

$35 / $15 (Conc.)

1 hour and 45 minutes. No interval.
15+

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/

Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash

Otto&Astrid

A Salvador Dinosaur & Critical Stages Production

The award-winning post-punk musical cabaret comedy sensation!

Comedy

Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band. Otto & Astrid are
Die Roten Punkte (‘The Red Dots’).

Orphaned as kids, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ well looked
back. Eurosmash! packs the best and worst of Eurovision into one night of warped and riotous entertainment. In this, Otto and Astrid's latest show, the dysfunctional siblings are ready for mainstream
chart success. It’s a tough choice between dancing and laughing, as this duo kick out some mother
smashing jams.

An Otto & Astrid gig is a wild rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award-winning songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings. One of the most irreverent and funny gigs you are ever likely to see.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday 19 June, 7.30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

70 minutes
15+
Not suitable for audiences under 15 due to language warning and adult themes.

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Roald Dahl's The Twits

The Twits

Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Children/Families

Roald Dahl’s The Twits is a comedy of rebellion and justice in which Muggle-Wump, the monkey, races to
outwit Mr and Mrs Twit, two of most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived. Playfulness and tricks
are more successful than following the rules in this classic Roald Dahl story, making it fantastically well
suited to the grotesque world of puppet theatre.

www.roalddahl.com.au

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Monday 24 June, 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 June, 10:30am and 1pm

$15

50 minutes plus 10 minute Q&A
School age children

Tickets - http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Stardust & The Mission

Stardust & The Mission

Presented by The Space Company
Written by Joel Carnegie and Tom Molyneux
Directed by Tom Molyneux and James Jackson

Two stories about love, music and war and all the things that people leave behind.

Drama

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?

A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional
lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn't even recognise him?

The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Mission’, starring multi-award winning ABC presenter and performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux.

Two stories about love, music and war, and all the things that people leave behind...

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

120 minutes, includes 1 x 20 minute interval

Adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, scenes depicting war/violence. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audience members are advised that this production contains images of deceased persons.

‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Indigenous people who have passed
away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession and
mistreatment of Indigenous peoples.

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Caruso to Carreras

Caruso to Carreras

Morning Music/ Evening Music

Caruso to Carreras – The Great Tenors…and their leading ladies. 100 years of spectacular tenor and soprano songs and arias from the legends of the stage - Caruso, Pavarotti, Lanza , Domingo, Carreras, Bocelli and many more.

Hit after Hit – Be my Love, O Solo Mio, Nessun Dorma, La Donna e Mobile, I’ll Walk With God, Bring Him Home, and including wonderful duets Strangers In Paradise, Loveliest Night Of The Year, Sun and Moon and more.

Starring tenor, Roy Best with international soprano Alison Jones. Compared by Christopher McKenna with Len Vorster at the piano.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Friday 2 August, 10:30am

$15

CASTERTON TOWN HALL
Friday 2 August, 7:30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

80 minutes

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Flute & Harp

Flute & Harp

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Classical music

One of Mozart’s most loved works, the concerto for flute, harp & orchestra is pure elegance and
magic. Don’t miss this reunion of legendary Australian musicians Alice Giles and Prudence Davis,
who have performed this work together over decades. Includes music of CPE Bach, Haydn and
Nicholas Buc.

Performers: Alice Giles, harp; Prudence Davis, flute; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Tuesday 10 September, 7:30pm

$35 / $15 (conc.)

2 hours, includes 20 minute interval
MCO advises parental judgment when bringing children under 10 years of age.

Tickets: Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Picasso and His Dog

Picasso and his Doh

Image by Pia Johnson

A Lemony S Puppet Theatre Production
Written and directed by Sarah Kriegler

Puppetry

Picasso and His Dog - for anyone who’s ever patted a dog or been moved by an artwork.

Picasso and His Dog is inspired by the true life story of Pablo Picasso and his sausage dog Lump. This delightful show celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create. Created by Lemony S Puppet Theatre, this work is an inventive mix of live art-making on-stage, puppetry and magic realism. Picasso and His Dog is about how the animals in our lives can inspire us to be excellent humans (and artists).

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Friday 13 September, 6:30pm

$15

55 minutes. No interval.
4+

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

FoRT

FoRT

Spectacular acrobatics and poetic visual imagery, celebrating imagination and adventure

Physical Theatre

Have you ever built a… FoRT? A show for cubby creators and den dwellers.

Asking for Trouble presents FoRT a circus/physical theatre production, which delves into the art of play and the creation of worlds from everyday objects.

Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers of adventure. In a series of vignettes a couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents places to explore.
Images appear and disappear. FoRT is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics, poetic visual imagery and celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Wednesday 9 October, 6:30pm

$15

50 Minutes
4 to 12 years

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

Possum Magic

Possum Magic

Presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas

A brand-new stage adaptation of a magical Australian classic.

Children/Families

For over 30 years Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people. Joined
by an extraordinary creative team Monkey Baa is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new stage adaptation of this magical Australian classic.

PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE
Friday 8 November, 10:30am, 1.00pm and 6:30pm

$15

50 minutes
3 to 8 years

Tickets: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Ticketing

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