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2016 Season Tralier

Burrinja Season 2016 - OUT NOW

It's finally here! The launch of our much anticipated 2016 Burrinja Season - download our new 2016 Burrinja Poster program, pop it on your fridge and get ready for a fabulous and creative 2016.

This year we have introduced great value create your own three and five show season subscription packages for our main theatre season, special under 26 packages and a family shows package for children. We are also delighted to offer these bundle and save packages as gift certificates -the perfect Christmas gift for a connected and creative 2016!

Re- imagine, Re-calibrate, Re-fresh, Re- invigorate, Re-think, Re-evaluate at Burrinja in 2016
Theatre - What's On
Date

25 June - 3 July 2016

Time

various

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Tickets

Workshops $25
Shows from $15
Festival package
Roll the Dice + 2 other shows
or workshops $52.5

Burrinja Circus Festival 2016

Do something AMAZING this winter

Jam-packed with, circus workshops, inspiring student shows and professional circus extravaganza to delight and enthrall the whole family - it’s time to save the date for the 2016 Winter school holiday highlight - the Burrinja Circus Festival!

Learn circus tricks to wow and amaze and grow your skills and confidence with Ruccis workshops including hula hoops, circus aerials, stilts, tightrope and stunt-tumbling. Be exhilarated by the best of contemporary circus with international companies performing shows for everyone from tiny tots to adults and of course the ever-impressive Ruccis student productions.

Roll Up! FREE ROAMING CIRCUS
Ruccis Circus comes to Upwey Main street Friday 17 June from 6:30pm

SHOWS

Trash Test Dummies | Sat 25 June, 2pm
Lets Play | Sat 25 June, 6pm, Sun 26 June at 10:30am & 6pm
*Check with Ruccis teachers for your student's performance
Roll the DICE | Sat 2 Jul, 6pm
The Fairy Show | Sun 3 Jul, 10:30am

WORKSHOPS

PRIMARY CIRCUS ALL SORTS | Mon 27 Jun 10.30am–12pm (ages 5–12)
PRIMARY AERIALS |
Mon 27 Jun 12:15–1.45pm + Tue 28 Jun 10.30am–12pm (ages 5–12)
TEEN CIRCUS ALL SORTS |
Mon 27 Jun 2:15–3.45pm (ages 13+)
TEEN AERIAL |
Tue 28 Jun 12:15pm–1.45pm (ages 13+)
ACT CREATION |
Tue 28 Jun 2:15pm–4:15pm (ages 5+)
CIRCUS TUMBLING |
Wed 29 Jun 10.30am–12pm (ages 5–13)
HUMAN PYRAMID |
Wed 29 Jun 12:15–1.45pm (ages 5+)
HAND STANDS |
Wed 29 Jun 2:15pm–3:45pm (ages 8+)
GLOBE AND TIGHTWIRE |
Wed 29 Jun 4pm–5:30pm (ages 5+)
HOOP MAKING |
Thu 30 Jun 11.30am–1.30pm (ages 5+)
EXPERIENCED AERIALS AND TUMBLING
(By invitation only) | Fri 1 Jul 11am–1pm

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Image: Tania Pendlebury



Date

Sat 2 Jul 6pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All tickets $20
Concession $16

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Roll the DICE

Ruccis student Cabaret - designed, produced and presented by the amazing Ruccis students!

You are invited to be wowed by the extraordinary talent of the Ruccis students! See what they have been creating as independent artists throughout 2016 in this new student directed and performed circus show. In this collection of solo and small group acts experience a range of circus disciplines performed by students of all ages, including professional guest artists Sam Whelan, Liam Dejong and Maddy Burleigh.

All ages

More Circus Festival

Date

Sun 3 July

Time

10.30am

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All tickets $15

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The Fairy Show

Join Fairy Smart and Fairy Snoozy on a mad-cap circus journey with magical songs, hilarious comedy and amazing acrobatics. You are invited to take part in their adventure to find fairy dust that the naughty gnomes have stolen. Clues have been left, riddles must be solved and fun is had by everyone before anyone gets to make a fairy wish.

Run time 45mins | Ages 2-6

More Circus Festival

Date

Thursday 14 July

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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Educating Rita
a comedy classic by Willy Russell


“Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious: a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.” The Sunday Times

Take note - a warm and entertaining comedy about the great many kinds of knowledge and intelligence. An instant hit on Broadway, Educating Rita has been delighting audiences for over 30 years.

Join Frank and Rita on their quest for culture and two very different journeys of self-discovery in this modern day Pygmalion or My Fair Lady.

Recommended ages 15 years+ // Running time 2 hours 15 min (including interval)

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Date

Friday 7 October 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All Tickets $28
Group 6+ $25

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Bucket's List: Melbourne Fringe on Tour

‘quirky, hilarious and heartwarming... Bucket’s List is a true gem of a show and should not be missed.’  Beat Magazine
 
Experience the inner city’s Melbourne Fringe on tour in the Hills – with this dark comedy about love and buckets by award winning Belgrave writer Sarah Collins.

Bucket (Justin Kennedy) loved his work at the bucket factory for 19 years and 364 days and was happy to stay for the next 20 years, but bucket peak has been reached. He finds a new job as a wedding DJ, and realises that he’s never had his own wedding dance and, with the help of his neighbours and a sexed-up and cynical possum, he goes looking for love.

Stay tuned for comedy workshops with Sarah Collins and Justin Kennedy

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Date

Thursday 27 October 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
18 &under $18
Group 6+ $28

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Boredom Protection Policy
by Rod Quantock OAM

“Once again, Quantock delivers telling blows to the right with disarming humour, cunningly disguised intelligence and idiosyncratic charm.” The Age, Helen Thomson

The Hills favourite leftie activist Rod Quantock returns to Burrinja with this second installment of Bordom Protection Policy. Get ready to examine the world through the dark comedic lens of one of Australia’s “National Treasures”.


Laying out climate change, refugee resettlement and reconciliation on the table Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society from Australia’s longest serving comedian Rod Quantock.

 

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Date

Sunday 23 October

Time

4pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28

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Always... Patsy Cline, by Ted Swindley
Starring Courtney Conway

“Hear the memorable songs and… Discover a heartfelt story that will lift your spirits.”  -Chicago Critic

Take a two-step back to that legendary 1960s Nashville sound with country music pioneer Patsy Cline, starring award winning performers Courtney Conway and Mandi Lodge.

Complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation, Always Patsy Cline was an immediate Broadway success and is a must-see musical sensation. Get ready to be swept up in Cline’s magnetic world through 27 of her most unforgettable hits including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

Running time 2 hours (including 20 min interval)
Date

Saturday 5 November 2016

Time

2pm
6:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $18
Family 4+ $15each
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The Gizmo,

Written by Verity Laughton, Adapted from the novel by Paul Jennings

Published by Penguin Australia. // An NCM production.

"Something is in my pocket. Something made of steel. It is the Gizmo. It is back in my pocket even though I just threw it away. What is going on here? Am I going nuts? Or what?"

A hilarious, fun filled adventure that will have the whole family in stitches.

Whilst at the local fair, Stephen is baited by his hero Floggitt into stealing. He steals the whirling, twirling illuminating Gizmo, that sends him on a wild adventure. Finding it impossible to just simply get rid of the Gizmo by returning, burying or throwing on to a passing coal train, the Gizmo starts to exact it's revenge by placing Stephen in several extra-ordinary situations!

Join Stephen and Floggitt on this hilarious and playful journey of self discovery through music, puppetry, physical storytelling and visual effects.

Recommended ages 6+

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Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
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Tickets

$40

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ANNOUNCING THE NEW
Friends of Burrinja
Memberships (formerly Jarmbi membership)

Show your support for Burrinja, Arts and Culture in the Dandenong Ranges and join our Friends of Burrinja membership program.

Your annual Friends of Burrinja membership fee of $40 supports our arts programming and the many local community projects we assist in the hills. The new Friends of Burrinja membership entitles you to:
  • One FREE theatre ticket each year – on us
  • Special Member discount of off all Burrinja Theatre shows and in the gallery shop
  • Exclusive invitations to join us for special exhibition openings, talks and events
  • Regular updates, behind the scenes insight and mailed out copies of new Burrinja Season and Culture Tracks Programs
  • Members pre -season launch and priority booking for new season shows
  • Burrinja gallery is now free for all patrons so enjoy our wonderful exhibitions
Become a Friend of Burrinja today and begin receiving your great new Friends of Burrinja benefits as well as showing your support with our 'I Support Art in the Hills' bumper stickers.

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