Whitehorse News - February 2020
As our spectacular new theatre building is on the horizon and the curtain closes on our current home, this season we’re calling out a hearty ‘bravo!’ – to our illustrious past and our exciting future. Here are some of the highlights:
Judy Australia 1964
Friday 27 March 8pm Saturday 28 March 8pm Sunday 29 March 2pm
Legendary entertainer Judy Garland came to Australia in 1964 and experienced the triumph and tragedy that epitomised her life. In Sydney, her performances thrilled the 10,000-strong capacity crowds. In Melbourne, her event was a disaster. Alcohol, fatigue and a lifetime of personal problem had taken a heavy toll. Liane Keegan takes us on a journey that recreates one of the most controversial episodes in Australian entertainment history - backed by a seven-piece showband.
Wednesday 15 April 8pm Thursday 16 April 8pm
Meet Occi Byrne, illegitimate child from the Catholic West of Ireland. For all his flawed humanity, Occi is a symbol of hope; an unlikely hero who faces insurmountable odds and never gives up. This exhilarating journey is tragic, tender and uproariously funny - the story of a lost soul in search of a home.
Friday 10 July 8pm Saturday 11 July 2pm and 8pm
A delightfully amusing and poignant play about the nature of marriage, the pursuit of happiness and the perfect foxtrot! Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary, middle-aged couple, were once prize-winning ballroom dancers. Interspersed with ballroom dancing by a younger couple, who represent not only Peg and Cliff in their glory days, but also their romantic, idealised view of themselves, this is great comedy and pathos in the exploration of ‘ordinary’ lives.
Splash Test Dummies
Thursday 9 April 10am Suitable for children 5-12 years
Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your- breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and side-splitting slapstick comedy.
Circa: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus
Thursday 9 July 11am Suitable for children 3+ years
Reinventing Mozart’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show, Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.
Tuesday 29 September 12pm and 2pm Suitable for children 3-8 years and their adults.
Venue: Box Hill Town Hall
Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach - it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind? Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage.