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January 2020

2020 Summer Musical MamaMia

17 January - 2 February

2020 Summer Musical MamaMia Footlight Productions are excited to announce their 2020 summer musical. More than 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. Now Geelong audiences have the opportunity to see this musical sensation at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre in January/February 2020. Told through the legendary music of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! is set on a Greek island and centres on Sophie,…

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The Blues Train Saturday 25 January 2020

25 January @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Roll on up and book your tickets now for the legendary Blues Train’s 26th season shows. Saturday 25 January has a stellar line-up featuring Shoeshine Mick Dog Ezra Lee Trio and the Sammy Owen Blues Band. January is a perfect time to be ridin’ the rails, as you watch the sun set over Swan Bay following a delectable meal prepared by local food provodores Bellarine Catering On Australia Day Weekend Saturday 25 January, you will be in the running to…

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February 2020

Geelong’s Best Busker 2020 – Geelong CBD

11 February @ 12:00 pm - 21 February @ 3:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker 2020<<< To Enter:   Email   stevethew@ymail.com An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2020. Dates: Tue 11th Feb 2020 Fri 14th Feb 2020 Tue 18th Feb 2020 *Finals on Fri 21st Feb 2020. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Photographed LIVE! Note: No Videoing this year by organisors *Prizes to a total…

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Twilight Flames: glass weaving and sculpting spectacular

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally renowned Venetian master glass blower Mauro Bonaventura will light up his torch at The Range @ Curlewis to sculpt pieces of stunning glass art. Mauro is known for his spectacular life-sized woven glass art human figures, stunning glass spheres and beautifully elegant solid figurines of horses and human figures. Be entranced as you watch him pull strands of hot glass and weave them into shapes that surprise and intrigue. There will be a commentary by a local glass artist…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

19 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

20 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

21 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Pako Festa

29 February

Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival. The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its…

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John McCutcheon

29 February

John McCutcheon John McCutcheon is a powerhouse of song, story and amazing music.  A superb multi-instrumentalist, prolific song-writer and amazing story-teller he has appeared at major music festivals and in concert halls across America, Europe and Australia. The 2019 release of ‘100 years of Pete Seeger’ is a tribute to his friend and mentor. The Washington Post described McCutcheon as “Folk music’s rustic renaissance man … storytelling with the richness of fine literature.” Theatre Seating / Licensed Bar

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March 2020

For Schools – Class Clowns 2020

11 March

For Schools – Class Clowns 2020 Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s development program for young comedians around Australia. From workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, the bright young things of tomorrow have the opportunity to be on a journey like that of alumni Josh Thomas, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, or YouTube sensation Neel Kolhatkar to name a few. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Register at www.comedyfestival.com.au Workshop 4-6pm, Performance 7pm (Free)

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

14 March

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll By Ray Lawler A beautifully observed and poignant play, Ray Lawler’s much loved tale of two Queensland cane cutters who for 16 years have worked up north in the brutal sugar cane fields and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. But this seventeenth summer will prove challenging for them all. A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, and highly successful West End season,…

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Geelong Design Week 2020

19 March @ 9:00 am - 29 March @ 5:00 pm

Geelong Design Week 19 – 29 March 2020 The first ever Geelong Design Week will celebrate how design impacts our daily lives and how doing it differently can make our lives better. We’re inviting organisations and community groups to host workshops, talks, tours, demonstrations and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what’s possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Events are welcome across the following categories: Technology, innovation and manufacturing Culture and heritage Social and community services Architecture,…

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COSI

27 March - 29 March

COSI By Louis Nowra In a burnt-out old theatre adjoining the grounds of a mental hospital in 1970s Australia, a motley crew is assembling. Corralled by the manic depressive Roy – in equal parts endearing and insufferable – and encouraged by social worker Justin, the eccentric group of patients is attempting to stage a production of Mozart’s opera, Cosi fan Tutte. Against a backdrop of political activism during the Vietnam War, what truly matters is getting this unusual production off the…

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April 2020

Susan O’Neil

2 April

Susan O’Neil SON is the stage name of Susan O Neill,  who argues through her work, for a transnational melding of musical styles, encompassing the old and new.  After the release of her first album ‘found myself lost’, Susan has been compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, a ‘ballsier’ Adele and Florence Welch. Eclectically fusing traditional Irish folk with rock, soul, gospel and blues, her live performances are electrifying. The amazing range of her husky vocals combined with her superb…

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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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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – Applications now OPEN

2 April @ 12:00 pm - 9 April @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 Heats – Thu 2nd Apr 2020, Tue 7th Apr 2020 Finals – Thu 9th Apr 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 …

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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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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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12th Annual Windfire Music Festival

15 May @ 8:00 pm - 24 May @ 5:00 pm

featuring Australian Boys Choir and the Vocal Consort, Exaudi Youth Choir, Vardos (pictured), Orchestra Geelong, Geelong Concert Band, Peter Roberts, Kym Dillon, Jacqui Dreessens, organ +1 recitals.  See www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0499 899 389 for concert dates and venues    

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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

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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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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