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Coranderrk

Coranderrk

May 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

CORANDERRK is about what might have been.

At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board.  Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.

CORANDERRK recreates the Inquiry.  This is both great theatre and great history.  It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants.

This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices ring loud and clear.

CORANDERRK a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Warnings: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

May 31, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT is the wonderful story of a family out for walk and on the lookout for a growling bear - they have to march through long swishy grass, wade through thick gloopy mud and even battle a snow storm before entering a big dark cave where maybe they will finally spot the glinty wet eyes of a slobbering, gigantic bear winking at them through the blackness.

This 55 minute mini-musical captures the fun and frolics of a father who is clearly still a child at heart, his three children including a tiny intrepid bear hunter in the making – baby is strapped to dad’s back plus the family dog and of course....a BIG BROWN CUDDLY BEAR!

Latitude 37 – Bach & his world

Latitude 37 – Bach & his world

June 04, 2017 @ 2:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Latitide 37 are a favourite on the early music scene.

Their performances are intimate, spontaneous strolls on the wild side of early music.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2017

July 06, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Buckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers we’ve got all your comedy bases covered.  Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show.

WARNING: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.  It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Please note hazers are often used to enhance the lighting.

A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

August 12, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is set in Athens.  Four Athenian lovers’ lives are twisted and turned by the meddling of the fairies who live within the forest.  Hermia and Lysander are madly in love and wish to marry.  But Hermia’s father, Theseus, wants her to marry Demetrius, who is keen to marry her.  Her father threatens Hermia with a future in a nunnery or death if she does not obey him.  Hermia’s childhood friend, Helena is in love with Demetrius and his romantic feelings are not returned.

Lysander and Hermia run away together into the forest, and Demetrious and Helena follow after.   Oberon, the King of the fairies, sees Demetrious and Helena and wants to give her the man of her dreams, with a little help from a love potion.  Whilst a person is sleeping, the potion can be poured over their eyes and they will fall in love with the first person he/she sees.  He asks his fairy friend, Puck, to help him with the task. But something goes wrong.   Puck unware of what the pair look like, accidently pours the potion on Lysander’s eyes and this is where things start to become chaotic.  Falling in love can make fools of us all, but the tale ends with Oberon who decides to put the four lovers to sleep.  Once all four of them wake up, they leave the forest and return back to Athens, and try to make sense of what they think is an extraordinary dream.

The Adele & Amy Songbook

The Adele & Amy Songbook

August 19, 2017 @ 8:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

“Bloom” brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists... Adele & Amy Winehouse.

Along with a small taste of her own material, this superstar in the making brings her soulful vocal resonance to cover two artists that have taken the music world by storm over the last decade.  Adele and Amy Winehouse have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them.

Backed by a dynamic, 5 piece band, this is not a tribute show, but a young lady with the ability to pay homage to the amazing vocal talents of these 2 women.

The Allstar Band features former members of such great artists as The Angels, Jon English, Marcia Hines and more.....

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