Drop Of A Hat is the Geelong region’s premier live entertainment company. Founded by writer Colin Mockett and musician Shirley Power in the mid 1990s, and with links throughout Geelong’s performance companies, Drop Of A Hat is capable of staging the widest spectrum of entertainment.
We can, and do, provide leaders for walking groups on interest-packed tours of Geelong’s built history, or step-in guides to highlight the best of our city to bus tourists and cruise-liner passengers.
We can even provide sensitive singers or live musicians for funerals. We’ve won multiple awards over the years, including the Federal Government Community Award in 2008.
Drop Of A Hat holds some enviable records – and some unusual ones. too.
We organised the region’s biggest-ever concert involving more than 600 performers drawn from every Geelong entertainment group as a free outdoor waterfront bonanza to celebrate Australia’s Centenary of Federation.
We’ve created the most original musical shows for the City’s Morning Showtime series – more than 50 new shows over nine years. We’re the only local company to regularly sell-out the region’s prestige theatre – 1,400 seat Costa Hall – and we even hold the record for the most audience members taken to hospital during a single show. That was a full-house comedy show at the Costa, The Englishman, Irishman and Friends, when the audience laughed so much we needed to stop the show four times to allow ambulances to cart off audience members. Luckily, everyone survived and recovered…
But our company’s stock-in trade is a list of highly mobile original musical shows that are able to be staged at short notice in local halls. They’re all written and produced by by Colin, musically directed by Shirley – and they employ the finest talents in our region. The shows all have the same qualities…
They’ll feature fine quality live music.
They are usually happy, fun and informative
They are frequently backed by projected images
They always promote Geelong and its performers and
They’re never smutty or use blue language
Within those guidelines we can create and present top-quality live entertainment to suit every occasion.
Member of OrganisationsGeelong and The Bellarine Tourism.
Geelong Historical Society