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April 2020

Geelong Pride Film Festival – 2020

2 April @ 11:00 am - 5 April @ 10:00 pm
Geelong Pride Film Festival

The 3rd Geelong Pride Film Festival will be held at Courthouse Youth Arts and the Pivotonian Cinema from 2nd – 5th April 2020. The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in a volunteer-run LGBTIQ+ film festival that screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films for the whole community. In addition to the annual festival Geelong Pride Film hosts special one-off screenings throughout the year. Opening night of the GPFF in 2020 will be at Courthouse Youth Arts on Thursday 2nd of…

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Morning Showtime – The Music of the Shadows : Bayside Drifters

14 April

Morning Showtime – The Music of the Shadows : Bayside Drifters Be transported back to ‘60s Britain as local outfit The Bayside Drifters pay homage to the legendary UK instrumental outfit The Shadows, playing all the hits from the swinging 60’s. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group Discounts Available  Please call the box office to arrange a group booking or to receive the Morning Show VIP  price any 5 for $75. Morning Tea provided by Bakers…

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Memoirs and Mullets

18 April

Memoirs and Mullets By Fava Productions A unique Australian love story, told through music, roller skating, circus, comedy & dance. Follow lovers Frankie & Shazza through the 50s to the 80s and a love affair that outlasts the ages. This fast paced show will delight audiences of all ages. Featuring world class circus tricks, seamless dance routines and characters you are sure to love, Memoirs and Mullets is guaranteed to put a smile onya dial. Plus an 80’s Disco Party…

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Side Show The Musical

24 April - 2 May

Side Show The Musical Are you looking for something different in community theatre? Are you sick of the same old shows being rehashed ? Are you ready to support new and interesting theatre in Geelong ? Are you ready for SIDE SHOWS amazing FREAKS ! Are you ready to see theatre at an affordable price in Geelong ? Are you ready to be transported to a place in time where you were put in a SIDE SHOW for being different…

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Sleeping Beauty

27 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sleeping Beauty Following 2018 sell-out performances of the Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet La Classique returns down under to perform the ballet’s most loved fairytale Sleeping Beauty. The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov. With its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets, the illustrious La Classique will take us on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of princess aurora the sleeping beauty. Moscow…

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May 2020

The Bayside Drifters play the Shadows

2 May

The Bayside Drifters play the Shadows Be transported back to ‘60s Britain as local outfit The Bayside Drifters pay homage to the legendary UK instrumental outfit The Shadows. The Shadows came out from behind band leader Cliff Richards to be stars in their own right. Now The Bayside Drifters perform all the classic hits from this unique band who notched up 69 UK charted singles from the 1950s to the 2000s. All members of the band pride themselves in performing…

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Cabaret Star for Hire

9 May

Cabaret Star for Hire By Anya Anastasia After 10 years of writing, performing and touring internationally, Australia’s “Cabaret Queen” Anya Anastasia is quitting cabaret. Cabaret Star For Hire is part performance-art, part Aussie opera, part physical and musical comedy extravaganza with all-original songs and hysterical musings of an artist on the brink of superstardom, or mental breakdown, or both.   From the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in between with very relatable and honest tales from a recently retired showgirl…

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Bellarine Dance Fest

23 May - 24 May

Bellarine Dance Fest The Bellarine Dance Fest is a non-competitive opportunity for all dance schools, clubs and groups of the Bellarine, Geelong, Surf Coast and Otways to showcase their work. The Festival is open to all dancers aged 6 years and above to perform on stage in costume on day one and do the Master Classes on day two of the Festival. All dancers and teachers are welcome. “Come join us – embrace the dance.” For more information facebook.com/bellarinedancefest Phone:…

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The Merger

30 May

The Merger By Damian Callinan Let them play, let them stay The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble and will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals – the Hudson’s Flat Cougars. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas. To save the club he embarks on a programme to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change. The Merger is another terrific solo effort from one of this…

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June 2020

The National Celtic Festival

5 June - 8 June

The National Celtic Festival The National Celtic Festival held annually in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia will run over the three day long weekend in June. This winter festival is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region. The program offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting. The setting of the Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township is an ideal location for…

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Slap Bang Kiss

12 June

Slap Bang Kiss By Dan Giovannoni Melbourne Theatre Company It’s funny how quick the world can change. Accidents happen, people are born, movements rise. SLAP. A video of 16 year old Immi hitting a soldier goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s searing speech for local school shooting victims makes headlines worldwide. KISS. In the Wangaratta Woolies carpark, friends and strangers rally around Darby and Daniel as they set out to break the world record for the longest kiss. Can young people really change the world? Multi-award-winning…

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For Schools – Slap, Bang, Kiss

12 June

For Schools – SLAP, BANG, KISS Melbourne Theatre Company Unit 3 VCE Theatre Studies Playlist    Workshops / Study Notes / Q & A  All Available Expressions Of Interest please contact the Potato Shed via email  potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

12 June - 13 June

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and hitting every corner of the country! Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jampacked night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll have all…

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MARCIA HOWARD House of Song

13 June

MARCIA HOWARD House of Song House of Song relives Marcia Howard’s over 30-year career as a singer/songwriter in the Australian music industry. Through story, song and film, Marcia retells her story, including her years as a member of the iconic Australian band, Goanna. Part concert, part sing along.   Joined by musicians Matiss Schubert and Marcia’s son, Liam Gubbins, Marcia will share the inspirations that have consistently informed her song writing and performance. Marcia’s songs explore the background to her compelling…

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Mother and Son

28 June

Mother and Son By Geoffrey Atherden Director – Aarne Neeme She’s back!! Maggie Beare will attempt to wreak havoc on her son Arthur’s life in the stage adaptation of the ground-breaking ABC situation comedy, Mother & Son. Arthur is at his wit’s end and desperate for some time away with his new girlfriend. But who will look after Maggie? Whilst Arthur’s dentist brother Robert and his wife Liz claim they’d love to help, Liz has bigger fish to fry. Vague…

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July 2020

3Triple2 School Holiday Event I, Henry Robot

7 July - 10 July

3Triple2 School Holiday Event I, Henry Robot Don’t miss our ever-popular school holiday shows, brought to life by Theatre 3Triple2 4 Kids. Great fun, great stories, colourful costumes and catchy tunes – and lots of audience participation – make for a great show, grab a colouring comp…. 10.30am and 1.30pm Daily A home inventor builds a robot called Henry to help his wife around the home and to keep his lonely child company.  Unfortunately the robot malfunctions and turns their…

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Morning Showtime – Piano Tributes with Peter Sullivan

14 July

Morning Showtime – Piano Tributes with Peter Sullivan Host of TV series “Piano Talk” & star of Hey Hey its Saturday Peter Sullivan is a household name and wonderfully talented pianist who has performed for over 50 years. Peter will bring his inimitable style to the Potato Shed with a tribute to Liberace, Winifred Atwell and other great piano concertos. Peter will be joined by a special guest female singer. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group…

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Mental As Everything

16 July - 17 July

Mental As Everything By Damon Smith – under the microscope theatre Mental As Everything is a raw and honest cabaret performance exploring the multifaceted nature of mental illness. Creator and performer, Damon Smith, will take you on a journey of his deeply personal experience of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder, backed up by his anxious musical cohort Adam Coad. In this two-man show, Damon and Adam invite you inside their own minds to take you on an…

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For Schools – Mental As Everything

17 July

For Schools – Mental As Everything Under The Microscope   Bringing mental illness and music together with transparency, comedy and a deep personal narrative.  Suitable for students, carers and health industry professionals. Workshops  and  Q & A  All Available Expressions Of Interest please contact the Potato Shed via email  potatoshed@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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Glen Campbell and Frankie Laine Show

24 July

Glen Campbell and Frankie Laine Show Join Issi Dye and Glenn Douglas as they take you back to the golden age of  country music playing all the hits from Glen and Frankie.   Audiences will delight in hearing some classic tunes like. Rhinestone Cowboy, By the Time I Get to Phoenix  Galveston, Both Sides Now My Way, Little Green Apples to name a few. Limited Cabaret Seating  Pricing as follows : Full $40     Conc $36      VIP $32 Theatre Seating / Licensed…

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Pointe, Line and Surface – the history of ballet

31 July

Pointe, Line and Surface – the history of ballet Abstract art intersects with modern ballet in Pointe, Line & Surface – the history of ballet. Using Wassily Kandinsky’s theoretical work on abstract painting as a starting point, ‘Pointe, Line and Surface’ defines and expresses the elemental nature of dance through three pieces exploring the themes of technique, alignment and movement and the evolution of classical dance through time. Theatre Seating / Licensed Bar

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For Schools – Pointe, Line & Surface

31 July

For Schools – Point, Line & Surface Dancebourne Arts Dancebourne Arts company artists will perform a workshop with young dance enthusiasts to work on technique and teach their classical repertoire.

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August 2020

Bellarine Jongleurs

13 August - 15 August

Bellarine Jongleurs The original residents of the shed the Bellarine Jongleurs will be presenting a great now family production in 2020 featuring young people aged 6 – 16. IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm Friday 14th August, 7.30pm Saturday 15th August, 2.00pm Theatre Seating

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WALLFLOWERING

22 August

WALLFLOWERING Wallflowering by award winning Australian playwright Peta Murray, revolves around the lives of Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary, suburban, middle aged couple who were once prize-winning ballroom dancers. This delightfully amusing and poignant play about marriage, happiness and the pursuit of the perfect foxtrot, features action interspersed with world class ballroom dancing by a younger couple, who represent not only Peg and Cliff in their glory days, but also the older couple’s idealised view of themselves. Theatre Seating…

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BSC Production

27 August - 29 August

BSC Production After a sellout season last year, Bellarine Secondary College are proud to present it’s 2020 School Production. The show will be announced early 2020 and will showcase the incomparable talent of the students from years 7-12. IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm Friday 28th August, 7.30pm Saturday 29th August, 7.30pm Theatre Seating  

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September 2020

NEWK

5 September

NEWK By Kieran Carroll Written by award-winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll and performed by the star of recent hit film The Merger, Damian Callinan, NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) traces the life of the great Australian tennis champion of the 1960s and 70s. Set in 2014 at Newk’s 70th birthday, the show is a wonderfully moving portrait – both drama and comedy – of a man striving for success as the game goes into full colour in the 1970s and beyond. Don’t forget to…

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3Triple2 School Holiday Event : How Much Can A Koala Bear

29 September - 2 October

3Triple2 School Holiday Event : How Much Can A Koala Bear Don’t miss our ever-popular school holiday shows, brought to life by Theatre 3Triple2 4 Kids. Great fun, great stories, colourful costumes and catchy tunes – and lots of audience participation – make for a great show, grab a colouring comp…. An adventurous tale which sees 4 Koalas embark on a journey to save their town. Along the way they face choices and challenges and learn ways to deal with…

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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – Rescheduled until later in 2020 – Applications still now OPEN

29 September @ 12:00 pm - 9 October @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 Heats – Rescheduled until later in 2020 Finals – Rescheduled until later in 2020 Time 12noon till 3-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 5 to 16 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast region to  perform and…

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October 2020

Aussie Golden Boys of Rock

3 October

Aussie Golden Boys of Rock Lucky Starr and Roland Storm Australia’s favourite Rock Celebrities, together with Sydney’s most famous Piano Man John Watson and his band pack a punch in this fun filled rock and roll show. Lucky and Roland have performed all over the world and Australia to sell-out concerts in theatres and clubs.  John Watson, founder and performer at Sydney’s famous Piano Bar, join forces with Lucky and Roland to take this show to another level of entertainment. Limited Cabaret Seating …

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The Jeannie Little Show

4 October

The Jeannie Little Show By Kieran Carroll Gold Logie winner, Jeanne Little, rose to prominence in the 70s with regular appearances on The Mike Walsh Show. From TV shows, to starring in the hit musical Jerry Girls, to singing for Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the Sydney Opera House, to worldwide touring shows playing Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Little’s contribution to Australian entertainment is immeasurable. This high energy show has a fantastic batch of hit songs from…

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