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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.


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...

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.

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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.

Friday 2 August, 10:30am


Friday 2 August, 7:30pm

$30 / $15 (Conc.)

80 minutes

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Small Night In: LIttle Georgia

Folk-rock duo LITTLE GEORGIA

supported by Nancie Schipper

Snuggle in for an intimate night of music, mulled wine, & merriment with your closest friends.

Our Small Night In events return to the Portland Arts Centre for 2019 with folk-rock duo LITTLE GEORGIA headlining as part of their Through The Past tour.

Known for their powerful live performances, collaborators Justin Carter and Ashleigh Mannix deliver beautiful harmonies and compelling lyrics amongst a sea of acoustic story telling and crazed out electric jams.

They will be supported by Warrnambool’s NANCIE SCHIPPER, 2018 tripleJ Unearthed High Competition finalist. Becoming known for her folk-pop melodic hooks and striking songwriting, Nancie cut her teeth at pub gigs while being too young to buy a drink at the bar.

Saturday 3 August
Doors open 6:30pm


All Tickets $30
plus pop-up bar + nibbles

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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’

Monday 2 September, 10:30am


60 minutes

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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

Tuesday 10 September, 7:30pm

Pop-Up Bar from 6:30pm
$35 / $15 (conc.)

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

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Picasso and His Dog

Picasso and his Doh

Image by Pia Johnson

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


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).

Friday 13 September, 6:30pm


55 minutes. No interval.

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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.

Wednesday 9 October, 6:30pm


50 Minutes
4 to 12 years

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WaltSing Australia!

The stars of WaltSing Australia!

A Promac Production

Morning Music

“WaltSing Australia” is a brand new show starring Phillip Gould and Michelle Fitzmaurice and is a celebration of 100 years of the greatest Australian singers and their songs, along with the fascinating story behind these iconic numbers.

Don’t miss this unique celebration of Australian Stars and their music as part of Seniors Week 2019.

Wednesday 23 October, 10:30am


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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.


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.

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


50 minutes
3 to 8 years

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