Saturday 1 August
Group 6+ $18
A striking, sultry and honest play that combines the majestic acting prowess of Alex Ellis with Phil Ormsby’s razor sharp and engaging script, and a gown to die for, to produce a thoroughly enjoyable night of theatre. The performance shines a light on celebrity, tragedy and isolation, whilst in the eyes of millions.
Revisit the Golden Age of Hollywood with a darkly comic tribute to 1940s screen siren - Veronica Lake. Smart, sexy, and ice-cool, in 1942 Lake was the hottest discovery in Hollywood, dining with the President and piloting her own plane across the continent. In less than a decade she was stuck in a dramatic nose dive, famously sued by her own mother and bankrupted by the IRS. Now, trapped somewhere between Paramount and Purgatory, she wrestles with stardom, booze, the wrong men and a spectacular decline into obscurity.
'A stunning and mesmerising performance enhanced by an intelligent and sensitive script by Phil Ormsby and expressive soundscape arranged by Colleen Davis... A brilliant cameo featuring an extraordinary talent.' The National Business Review
Burrinja Cultural Centre
Montrose Town Centre
Arts Centre, Warburton
Yarra Ranges Fine Music Program
Curated by Melbourne Recital Centre, Classical Tracks 2015 brings glorious music and thrilling performances to the Yarra Ranges’ finest performance spaces.
From the grace of the Baroque, through the heroic struggle of Beethoven, to the seductive Tango-infused passion of Piazzolla, this kaleidoscopic series of twelve concerts has something enticing for every taste.
Friday 18 September
Group 6+ $26
Wild new acts! Wild new artists! The world’s most provocative variety show returns to Burrinja!
The World’s Most Provocative Variety Show, direct from sell-out seasons in Paris, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, returns to Burrinja bursting with electrifying new acts, gorgeous new artists, all-time favourites set to a party mix tape to die for!
Swing on board this luscious caravan with her velvet drapes, golden tassels and Chinese lanterns for a wild night of smokin’ songs and seductive sirens, gothic queens & demented disco, sizzling circus, backroom ballet and live art exotica!
After a legendary seven months of dancing ovations around Australia in 2012, don’t miss the return of this smash-hit, box office breaking, multi-award winning, genre-busting, diva-encrusted salon!
If you’ve ridden the Caravan before, come see the next wild incarnation. If you missed out before, jump on board and book right now!
Warning: Caravan Burlesque features live Nudity and Sexual References,
Suitable for Ages 16+
Wednesday 23 September
Group 6+ $20
Critically acclaimed real-life couple David Ross Paterson (Frost/Nixon, Benjamin Button, Chopper) and Cecelia Specht (Criminal Minds, Castle, Neighbours) battle it out in a Grand Final Week comedy for lovers and haters of Football alike.
Reserve your Seats to experience this hilarious and heart-warming comedy about life, love and new beginnings - spinning a contemporary angle on traditional gender roles and their relationship to sport.
A football ‘conscientious objector’ (Celia Specht) has claimed her footy-fanatic ex-husband’s Grand Final tickets in a messy divorce. Now, watching the game for the first time she is blissfully immune to its attractions- and instantly locks horns with her ex-husband’s loud and burly footy-mate (David Ross Paterson) who becomes her reluctant companion over four eventful quarters. They make a seriously mismatched couple with little to offer each other. Or do they?
’A terrific little play... very funny and also quite moving.” 774 ARTS SUNDAY
Tuesday 29 September
11am & 2pm
A delightful tale about earning your wisdom
Owl’s aren’t born wise you know, they have to learn it from somewhere. A young owl named Poot Poot is sent to study at Owl school. On his journey he meets an Echidna, a Wombat, a Kookaburra, a Lyrebird, a Kangaroo and a Platypus who each share with him their own special kind of wisdom.
But will he pass the final test and become wise enough to save the forest?
The Owl’s Apprentice is a heart-warming, interactive and playful show for families combining puppetry and physical comedy with warm storytelling.
'I loved The Owl's Apprentice. It was excellent.' Erica, audience member
Saturday 14 November
Michael Veitch presents tales of heroism, strength and humanity from WWII Airmen
Returning for a special encore performance after the popular 2013 premiere, FLAK is a powerful, profound and moving piece of theatre that presents tales heroism that all Australian’s should hear.
Based on his two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, well-known writer and performer Michael Veitch presents Flak - True stories from the men who flew in World War Two. In this powerful one-man show Michael takes on the roles of former airmen, recounting their extraordinary, true and largely untold stories of combat in the air war of 1939-45.
‘Michael Veitch’s Flak is a marvellous monodrama told with the skill of someone who combines the questing of a journalist, the rigour of a historian and the compassion of a very fine actor.' Dr Mark Williams, Adjunct Professor, School of Art, RMIT University