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April 2019

‘Our Ned’ – First Librarian of the Geelong Public Library

23 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, ‘meet’ the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

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Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners

27 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners Award-winning musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia returns  –  the Tort-e-Morte and Rogue Romantic superstar is back !!! this time she brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering perils of the modern world. Alongside musical partner-in-crime Gareth Chin, she stalks the 21st century landscape: a singing, smart-phone-wielding, Gaga-esque vision in white spandex and stacked heels. The Executioners is digitally enhanced millennial neo-cabaret cutting right to the (funny) bone. And yes, there is a fight scene. Winner:…

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May 2019

Geelong After Dark

3 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests – for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down…

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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

5 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Creators & Craft market, is for local and surrounding creators and designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held at the Lions Club Parkland, 1 Geelong Road, Bannockburn, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Plenty of free surrounding…

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Lights, Camera, Geelong

7 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lights, Camera, Geelong Shirley Power and Colin Mockett have won reputations in many fields, not least for compiling vintage clips of old Geelong, explaining their context with the benefit of hindsight. Take a nostalgic stroll back along memory lane Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased over the phone by credit card. The Box Office will also be open one hour before the scheduled performance. Contact Lisa Harvey or Rob MacLeod Email: *protected email* Phone: 03 5251 1998…

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Caruso to Carreras – The Great Tenors

8 May @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

The stories of the world’s greatest tenors and their leading ladies come to life in Caruso to Carreras. Leading Australian tenor Roy Best will perform classic hits of Enrico Caruso and José Carreras as well as many other beloved tenors including Pavarotti, Bocelli, Lanza and Domingo. Every tenor has a leading lady, and in Caruso to Carreras versatile Australian soprano Alison Jones sings all the wonderful solos and duets. Concert virtuoso Len Vorster will be at the piano; while compere…

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Enter Ophelia

8 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Enter Ophelia 2

9 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Stardust & The Mission

16 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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 & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux. Two stories about love, music and war, and all the…

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Stardust & The Mission 2

17 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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 & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux. Two stories about love, music and war, and all the…

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Yummy Deluxe

18 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yummy Deluxe After touring the globe, the legendary cabaret is here! Join the ever fabulous and award-winning ensemble as they take you on the most delicious and unpredictable ride of your life. Yummy Deluxe is a mix of new acts and yummy favourites with some electric new cast members. Winners of “Best Production” and “Best Ensemble” (Cabaret) at the 2018 Green Room Awards, Yummy has become synonymous with breath-taking drag, dance, circus, and burlesque. Come and join the stars of Yummy…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

22 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re…

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Alcestis, World Premiere Reading by Playwright Kat Moritz

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: May 24th, 2019 Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm Cost: $25 per head inc. light refreshments, Oakdene wines, cheese & fruit board. Tickets: 30 NOTE: Course language Join us for an evening of history, performance and storytelling, and delve into the world of the ancient Greeks, with this world premiere reading of playwright Kat Moritz’s radical adaptation of Euripides’ Alcestis. Read by two of Australia’s finest actors, Lachlan Woods (The Twelfth Night, Melbourne Theatre Company; Winners and Losers, Seven Network; Neighbours, Network Ten)…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

25 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re…

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Circus Oz – Precarious

30 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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Alice In Wonderland – Ballet

31 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alice In Wonderland – Ballet Melbourne City Ballet are back with a new Ballet by two of Australia’s leading choreographers, Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate), collaborate to pay homage to Lewis Carroll and his work, Alice In Wonderland. This enchanting ballet is complimented by Tchaikovsky’s arrangement. Join the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter as Alice ventures through Wonderland. This new ballet is perfect for all ages, and is a…

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Circus Oz – Precarious 2

31 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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June 2019

Circus Oz – Precarious 2 2 2

1 June @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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Circus Oz – Precarious 2 2

1 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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Dreamer in the Deep – World Environment Day

5 June @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Dreamer in the Deep – World Environment Day Dreamer is an adorable comic, puppet character who combines the qualities of a cautious adventurer with those of an amateur scientist. This show combines black-light and other puppetry techniques to create spectacular images and adventures beneath the ocean’s surface. Dreamer’s bedroom metamorphoses into an ocean-going yacht in a harbour. Guided by sea creatures, Dreamer sails out into the ocean. Reminiscent of Jacques Cousteau’s boat ‘Calypso’, Dreamer’s yacht produces everything from diving suits…

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Trio Anima Mundi- The Kapellmeisters

16 June @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Trio Anima Mundi for the second concert in its 2019 Concert Series, featuring works by Haydn and Reissiger. International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Presenting the second concert of their 2019 Concert Series, Concert 2 features…

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July 2019

Wilbur Wilde: Saxlife!

24 July @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For members of the Hey Hey It’s Saturday generations, Wilbur Wilde is a friend. For 16 years, we invited him and the rollicking Hey Hey cast into our lounge rooms every Saturday night during a golden era of Australian television. Having had success with two mighty Oz rock bands including Ol’55, and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the variety and musical leanings of Hey Hey suited Willy to the core. Some of the stories and popular music along the…

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October 2019

Trio Anima Mundi- Three’s Company

13 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Sometimes composers believe that larger-scale works can be successfully presented with smaller forces. Such is the case with the two works in Concert Three. Both the Symphony (reduced from full orchestra)…

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Cheek to Cheek

23 October @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour and the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships – the immortal Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film. Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers – Ross Hannaford…

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December 2019

Christmas with Denise Drysdale

4 December @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas at COPACC when singing-dancing dynamo Denise Drysdale takes to the stage. Denise will put the jingle in your bells with a collection of Christmas classics plus some of her all-time favourite songs such as ‘Hey Paula’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Look At Us’ and ‘Personality’. Denise’s television career has been amazing starting as a young girl on Kommotion, The Go Show and guesting on many major television shows including In Melbourne Tonight and…

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February 2020

Geelong’s Best Busker 2020 – Geelong CBD

14 February 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 21 February 2020 @ 3:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker<<< To Enter:   Email   *protected email* An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2020. Dates: 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 value of $1300 :…

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