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West Gippsland Regional Arts Centre Upgrade Project

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West Gippsland Regional Arts Centre Upgrade Project upgrade tix pic

A once in a generation project to refurbish the West Gippsland Arts Centre is underway, and it is ready for you to play your part.
This project will honour the commitment and investment of all those behind the arts centre’s conception and growth over the last 30 years, by ensuring it will continue to be a leading regional arts centre for the next 30 years and more.
It will serve our community right now to enable it to better provide entertainment, stimulation, excitement, a point of social gathering, a place for families to share experiences, for children to take their first bow and for the community to share in  the world of touring performing arts enjoyed by Australians in cities and towns elsewhere.
It will respond to the growth of our local population, to help ensure we remain a vibrant and liveable place.
It will strengthen our capacity to be a strong centre for the creative industries and will provide job opportunities both directly and indirectly as it serves to stimulate the local economy, and bring visitors and tourists.

You can show your support for the project by following this link to sign our online support form, or read on for more information

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Burt Bacharach - Magic Moments

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Friday 7 April 11:00am - Darnum Memorial Hall burt tix

 

Burt Bacharach is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of the 20th century. He is  a multiple Grammy and Academy Award winner, and together with lyricist Hal David, has published over 700 songs.

 

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Beyond Baroque

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Saturday 29 April 7:30pm - Wesley of Warragulmco tix

From an unrivalled musical pedigree and education, JS Bach’s sons blazed a revolutionary path. With Telemann and others, they were the avant-garde forging a new style. Combining awe-inspiring virtuosity, deep feeling, and brilliant colours, this is the music that inspired the Classical era.

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Shirley Valentine

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Trafalgar Public Hall - Tuesday 2 May 7:30pm shirley tix
J.D. Algie Hall, Neerim South - Wednesday 3 May 7:30pm

Shirley Valentine by the award winning Willy Russell and starring Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical and Always...Patsy Cline) is a wonderfully entertaining monologue by a 42-year-old Liverpool mother whose self-esteem has been battered by school, marriage and life in general.

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Night and Day - The Doris & Shirley Show

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Friday 5 May 11:00am - Labertouche Public HalL night day_tix

 

After rave reviews for her shows The Women of the 60’s and The Belles of Broadway, the fabulous Gina Hogan returns to the stage with another standout show featuring songs from Doris Day and Shirley Bassey.

 

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Pot-Pourri - “From Figaro to Phantom”

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Saturday 6 May 2017 8:00 pm - Wesley of Warragul pot pourri_tix

Pot-Pourri are regarded as one of Australia’s leading feature acts and are highly sought after for the corporate and conference stage as well as performing concerts at major venues, festivals and events around the world. If you are looking for that perfect feature act guaranteed to bring down the house, then don’t miss booking Pot-Pourri! They will ensure your event is fun, magical, impressive and memorable and will leave your audience standing and singing out for more!

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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Thursday 1 June 6:30pm and Friday 2 June 10:00am, 12:00pm bear hunt_tix
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

"We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. We're going to catch a big one," chant hundreds of pre-schoolers in this impishly cute adaptation of Michael Rosen's award-winning children's picture book, withillustrations by Helen Oxenbury.

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It Ain’t Easy Being Elvis

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Friday 2 June 7.30pm - Wesley of Warragulaint elvis_tix

'It Ain't Easy Being Elvis’ (Starring Andy Seymour & The Southern Gentlemen) is the story of one man's journey across the globe as an Elvis Presley tribute artist. This is NOT an Elvis impersonator show. You certainly don’t have to be an Elvis fan to enjoy this very personal and fascinating insight into what it takes to ‘make it’ on the world stage.

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Dracula - presented by shake & stir

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Tuesday 6 June 11:00am, 8:00pm - Cardinia Cultural Centredracula tix

Another bloody classic. The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.

 

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Sing from the Heart - with The Beggars

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Friday 9 June 11:00am - Narracan Public Hall  beggars tix

SING FROM THE HEART is the brand new show from internationally acclaimed vocal trio THE BEGGARS. Following the success of previous shows AUSTRALIAN SONGBOOK, SING THE SEEKERS and SING! the Beggars turn their hearts and voices to the emotional power of song and it’s mysterious ability to touch the listener, releasing recollections of love, family, joy and loss.

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Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs

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Tuesday 13 June 8:00pm - Cardinia Cultural Centre bakersfield tix

Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is.

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Slava and Leonard Grigoryan

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Sunday 25 June 7:30pm - Wesley of Warragul grigoryan tix

Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross.

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Diary of a Wombat - Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

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Thursday 20 July 6:30pm and Friday 21 July 10:00am, 12:00pm - Cardinia Cultural Centre wombat tix

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.

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The Crow Family - Performed by the Pidd-Davey Family

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Thursday 27 July 7:30pm - Neerim Junction Hallcrow tix

Nobody saw this happen so it may or may not be true.
A woman lives in the middle of a city, next to a tree that smells of lemons. In this tree lives a family of crows, but their home is threatened by developers looking to build inner city apartments where factories and shops used to be. One day, the child of the crows falls from the nest. As night falls, the neighbourhood cats move in for the kill. The woman intervenes and her encounter with the crows and their child transforms her life and ultimately transforms her.

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Kings of Croon

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Thursday 10 August 11:00am - Seaview Mechanic's Institute kings croon_tix

This intimate show features a dynamic blend of musical talent and awe-inspiring performance and brings together 3 of Australia’s stars of stage, screen and musical theatre for an experience like no other. Your audience will be united with music and laughter in a show that breathes life into songs that make the whole world sing or at least tap a toe!

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Mystery in the Air - starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats

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Thursday 14 September 7:30pm - Yarragon Public Hallmystery tix

Comedy legend Michael Veitch with Simon Oats revive the golden era of 1940’s radio drama – 50 voices + 100 sound effects = 2 very busy actors!

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Nick Parnell - Secret Songs

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Sunday 29 October 3:00pm - Wesley of Warragulparnell tix

Like beguiling treasures unearthed in fine antique shops, often the lesser-known gems are more entrancing.  Vibraphonist Nick Parnell, a five star musician – and secret revealer – unveils his musical treasures centre-stage in Secret Songs.

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WGAC Gift Certificates

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West Gippsland Arts Centre Gift Vouchersgift vouchers

It's not just a gift, it's an experience: West Gippsland Arts Centre gift certificates are a gatway to over 50 entertainment events in 2014. Your loved ones can choose from any of our 2014 shows on offer and will never forget . Purchase a gift certificate today, online at www.wgac.com.au or call our box office on 5624 2456.

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