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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.....

Speaking Alone

Speaking Alone

September 08, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

An evening of comedy, drama, stories, characters and poignant tales from life.  “Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and it often makes no sense”.  In this unique show, we’re given a glimpses and insights into the inner monologues we have with ourselves.  Dreams, aspirations, joy and sadness are portrayed in an intimate, honest and engaging way, examining what it means to be human, as we attempt to navigate the road of life.

Performed by Gippsland’s highly awarded ensemble.

Presented by Latrobe Performing Arts & HT&E Theatre Company.

Exposing Edith

Exposing Edith

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

An award winning cabaret tale of the legendary French star, Edith Piaf

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016 and nominated for a Helpmann Academy, Exposing Edith charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.

Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.  Created and performed by Michaela Burger [vocals] and Greg Wain [guitar], Exposing Edith is a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.  Having explored the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics, Burger and Wain have created their own unique interpretations of Piaf’s work, using voice and acoustic guitar and the subtle use of loop, delay and effect pedals.

The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life which are recounted by Burger, who also takes on a multitude of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister Momone, to several of her lovers and, of course, Edith Piaf herself.

Lovely Lady Lump

Lovely Lady Lump

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

“Let me start by telling you I’m ok. I’m just in a small situation involving a pesky cancer tumour in my left nork, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world.”

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer.  Everyone hates cancer.  Good.  Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way.  Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see from anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer.  Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… Or at least with them.

Warnings: Nudity within context, occasional strong coarse language

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