Anita's Theatre Thirroul

The official website of Anita's Theatre, a premiere live music and theatre venue, nestled in the beautiful town of Thirroul, close to the major centres of Sydney and Wollongong.

Anita's Theatre is a premier live music and theatre venue for hire, nestled in the beautiful town of Thirroul, close to the major centres of Sydney and Wollongong.

Anita's Cinema Club: Winter 2017
Jun
19
Sep 3

Anita's Cinema Club: Winter 2017

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $63.10
All Ages Events - Multiple Dates
GA

Purchase tickets at the door

Doors open: 6.30pm
Movies begin: 7pm

Monday 19th June
JACKIE 
(2016) MA 15+, 100 mins
Academy Awards 2017: Nominated Best Actress, Best Costume Design; Golden Globes 2017: Nominated Best Picture – Drama.
A searing portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s legacy. 
Director: Pablo Larrain
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

Monday 26th June *SPECIAL Q&A WITH DIRECTOR TREVOR GRAHAM *  
MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

(2016) M, 88 mins
AACTA 2016: Best Original Music Score in a Documentary; Australian Screen Sound Guild 2016: Best Achievement in Sound for a Documentary.
Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora follows his late father Georges’ journey. A contemporary art patron and restaurateur, Georges was also part of the French resistance during World War II. With his friend the mime Marcel Marceau, they saved thousands of Jewish lives with a fiendishly simple trick involving baguettes and mayonnaise. 
Director: Trevor Graham
Writer: Trevor Graham
Stars: Mirka Mora, Philippe Mora
      
Monday 17th July
ROSALIE BLUM
(2016) M, 96 mins  
César Awards 2017: Nominated Best First Film.
A witty, and ingeniously crafted comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and life-changing consequences. A hairdresser meets a mysterious and lonely woman and becomes obsessed with learning all about her past. The biggest hit in the 27 year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Director: Julien Rappeneau  
Writer: Julien Rappeneau
Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz

Monday 24th July
MOONLIGHT

Academy Award for Best Picture 2017.
A poetic and graceful insight into the life of an African American boy with a soulful, gentle score adding to this feeling. The guns and drugs are there, but merely to set the scene, not to smother the otherwise extraordinary characters and story in the usual darkness and despair. At first glance, the film seems familiar, but look closer and you’ll discover a completely original experience, containing not a single weak performance, in one of the best films of the year.
Director: Nicholas Britel

Monday 31st July
A UNITED KINGDOM

For a movie about two people who loved each other so deeply, they risked losing everything to be together; their families, homes, even their countries. A United Kingdom is an inspiring film. Based on the true tory of the former king of Botswana and the British woman whose marriage in the late 1940s caused an international uproar. 
Director: Amma Asante  
Writers: Guy Hibbert (screenplay), Susan Williams (book) 
Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton 

Monday 7th August
MARGUERITE
(2016) M, 127 mins  
César Awards 2016: Winner Best Costume Design, Best Actress, Best Production Design, Best Sound.
Wealthy Marguerite Dumont loves to sing passionately for an avid crowd of friends and devotees. The only problem is she’s terrible! Marguerite is kept in the dark about her extreme lack of talent by her husband and butler. However, an unexpected rave review leads her to plan a public recital – so how can the charade possibly continue?
Directors: Xavier Giannoli
Writers: Marcia Roman & Xavier Giannoli
Cast: Catherine Frot, André Marion, Michel Fau

Monday 14th August  
SOME LIKE IT HOT
(1959), 120mins
Academy Award Orry-Kelly Costume (Local boy from Kiama).
Down on their luck jazz musicians Joe (Tony Curtis), and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) on the run from the Mob, flee Chicago with the all-girl band bound for Miami, posing as "Josephine", and "Daphne". Both men are taken with Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, (Marilyn Monroe) a vulnerable , boozy singer.
It's the legendary drag comedy, thats strictly hertothat bubbles from start to finish, with the best last line pun in cinema.
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Monday 21st August
THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
(2014) MA, 126 mins
Winner: Best Supporting Actress- Cesar Awards France/ Best actress & Best screenplay - Intl Cinephile Society Awards. 
Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
Screenwriter and Director: Olivier Assayas  
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chole Grace Moretz

Monday 27th August
MAHANA

(2016) M, 103 mins
Melbourne Intl Film Festival; Nominated Most Popular Feature Film
Director Lee Tamahori reunites with Once Were Warriors star Temuera Morrison.Based on the novel ‘Bulibasha’ by Witi Ihimaera, author of The Whale Rider, this is a tale of family rivaly and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s.
Director: Lee Tamahori
Writers: John Collee (based on the novel ‘Bulibasha’ by Witi Ihimaera) 
Cast: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty


Monday 3rd September
YOUTH

(2015) MA15+, 124 mins
Winner: European Film Awards, Best Film, 2015
From the director of A Grand Beauty-a retired orchestra conductor, his daughter and his film director best friend are on a holiday in the Alps, when he receives an invitation to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Director: Pauolo Sorrentino,
Writer: Katherine Thompson
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda 

Prada's Priscillas: An All-Male Revue
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Prada's Priscillas: An All-Male Revue

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Flanked by gorgeous men, lead singer Prada Clutch & her 'girls', take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60's, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90's & into 2017 with a celebration of today's music icons. 

Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, head-pieces, costumes & performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular.

Anita's Cinema - Dirty Girls Adventure Films
Jul
25
7:30 pm19:30

Anita's Cinema - Dirty Girls Adventure Films

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $28.00
All Ages Event

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Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 7.30pm

Showcasing 90 minutes of the most inspirational, heart warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent film makers around the globe. Our aim at the Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive adventurous women. By celebrating the female adventurous spirit we hope to make women in the outdoors more visible. The Dirty Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren't afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure.

QUEEN – It’s A Kinda Magic
Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

QUEEN – It’s A Kinda Magic

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $69.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

QUEEN – It’s A Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert featuring more than 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Under Pressure and Fat-Bottomed Girls. Painstaking attention has been paid to the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking rock harmonies. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting as well as authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!

Normie Rowe and the Playboys
Jul
30
2:00 pm14:00

Normie Rowe and the Playboys

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $49.88
All Ages Event

Doors open: 1pm
Show starts: 2pm

Make no mistake, Normie Rowe & The Playboys were huge! The nearest to them was The Easybeats. They’ve never sounded better - and they’ve never had more fun. In December 1964 they were playing dances in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, experimenting with sounds and songs. Within months they were appearing on the GO!! Show and Normie was about to become the most successful Pop artist in Australian music history. An extra-ordinary run of hit singles followed – “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Que Sera Sera”, “I Who Have Nothing” and “Shakin’ All Over” were the monsters but then there was “Pride & Joy”, “Stubborn Kinda Guy”, and on…on it went to England and “It’s Not Easy” and “Ooh La La”. The current line-up sees original drummer Graham “Trotta” Trottman joined by “new boy” of 25 years, Steve Kelson (keyboards) and ex-Aztec Gil Mathews (guitar).

Jon Stevens & Very Special Guest Kate Ceberano
Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

Jon Stevens & Very Special Guest Kate Ceberano

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $76.89
18+ Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (Kate Ceberano)

Hot on the heels of his UK tour, Jon Stevens is hitting the road around Australia for a national tour to celebrate his latest album release Starlight. The tour, which will see him rock into six states and territories, will also feature very special guest and Jon’s long-time friend Kate Ceberano.

Jon Stevens really needs no introduction to Australian audiences; a revered singer-songwriter within his own right, he has fronted some of the most legendary Aussie bands – Noiseworks, INXS and Dead Daisies. His latest offering – a solo effort – brings his career full circle, showcasing an impressive musician whose songwriting nuance sets him on a musical pedestal as one of the best in the business today. In Starlight he joins forces with the legendary Ringo Starr, and fellow contemporary musician, songwriter and producer Dave Stewart (of Grammy-award winning Eurythmics fame). The result is an album that is raw, emotional and unequivocal soulful rock.

For Jon, this tour is a chance to share the blood, sweat and tears that went into creating Starlight with audiences around the country. “I am so excited to take this album on the road,” he says. “I am really looking forward to playing old and new favourites to fans. I am so proud to have my dear friend Kate Ceberano join me on the road for this tour – it is going to be so much fun.”

Launching his career back in his home of New Zealand as a teenager, Jon Stevens already had two #1 singles by the tender age of 16. Fast forward to the early 1980s and with five mates Noiseworks smashed onto the Australian airwaves with singles such as No Lies, Love Somebody, Take Me Back, Touch and In My Youth to name a few. They were the embodiment of what Aussie rock was and should be – hard-hitting, talented and they put on a bloody good show.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Jon Stevens didn’t stop working when Noiseworks when on hiatus. He followed up with solo albums, multiple stints in stage productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar and earned world-wide acclaim taking centre stage with INXS. His next band – The Dead Daisies – stepped up that international reputation with the debut single Lock and Load featuring the legendary Slash on guitar.

Whether touring with INXS, doing the festival circuit with Noiseworks, playing his own headline solo shows to packed houses, one thing has always been consistent with Jon Stevens, it is, and always will be, about the music. That’s the thing about his latest release – Starlight is all about the music. Fans heading to see Jon in concert are certainly in for a treat as he takes them through his diverse and versatile career, playing all the hits and celebrating this latest amazing offering.

Kate Ceberano is revered as one of the finest female vocalists on the music scene today. With a plethora of award-winning albums under her belt, she was the first Australian woman to be inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Hall of Fame. In a diverse career spanning decades, she’s traversed the jazz and pop scenes, worked as an artistic director, penned an acclaimed autobiography and sold in excess of 1.5million albums alone.

For Kate, touring with long-time friend Jon Stevens to celebrate his Starlight album release is a plan that has been in discussion for years. “I am so looking forward to heading out on the road with Jon,” she says. “It is an honour to be able to perform with him to celebrate this wonderful album release. This kind of tour has been in discussions for a long-time and I am so glad it is something that we have been able to bring to fruition for Starlight.”

Don’t miss Jon Stevens’ Starlight tour with very special guest Kate Ceberano. Tickets are on sale now. 

Shane Nicholson
Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Shane Nicholson

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $29.49
GA Standing - Bar Foyer
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Shane has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry, currently celebrating 20 years as a recording artist. From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain, through his first solo albums It’s A Movie, Faith & Science and Familiar Ghosts, his hugely successful collaborations with then-wife Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, to his more recent works Bad Machines, live album Pitch Roll & Yaw, and his latest offering, ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning Hell Breaks Loose.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field, not only in his native Australia where he is the current CMAA Alternative Album of the Year recipient, but also in the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.

Now also working as an in-demand producer for other recording artists and as talent scout for Lost Highway Australia, Shane continues to proudly nurture the Australian country/roots/folk scene. 

1977: The Hits
Aug
12
7:00 pm19:00

1977: The Hits

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $65.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

CCEntertainment (renowned for their 'Whole Lotta Love' Led Zeppelin and 'The Great Gig In The Sky' Pink Floyd celebrations) proudly present '1977 - The Hits!' following up the hugely successful '1976 - The Hits!' show at the club in July.

This show is a sensational journey through the biggest hits from a magic year in music. Guest vocalists Simon Meli, Tim Moxey, Hugh Wilson, Melinda Jackson & Sheena Wilbow. will join a 6 piece band under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo (guitars) to deliver superb renditions of classics by David Bowie, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Dragon, Al Stewart, Supertramp, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Marcia Hines, Rita Coolodge, Heart and many more.

The songs were released 40 years ago, yet remain fresh and timeless.Sure to have you singing and dancing along, and feeling like you're back livin' in the 70's. You don't want to miss this!

1927 and Pseudo Echo
Aug
18
8:00 pm20:00

1927 and Pseudo Echo

Price: $56.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Two of Australia's most Iconic bands are teaming up for a full national tour celebrating their place in Aussie music history!

When 1927 debuted with the album ISH it went on to become the highest selling debut release by an Australian artist and contained a staggering 6 charted singles including their mega hits "If I Could" and "That's When I think of You". The band will perform ISH in its entirety, as well their follow up hit songs.

PSEUDO ECHO will celebrate the 30th ANNIVERSARY of "Funky Town", which held the NUMBER 1 spot in Australia for a record 12 weeks! The band will perform a set packed with hits including "Listening", "A Beat For You", "Don't Go", "Love an Adventure", "Living in a Dream" and many MORE.

Peter Byrne: Hot August Night
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

Peter Byrne: Hot August Night

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $70.27
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

45th Anniversary with the Sydney International Orchestra.

Celebrating the Anniversary of the legendary recording.

“Hot August Night”, PETER BYRNE brings Neil Diamond to you together with a 30 piece symphony Orchestra.

It is over 44 years since Neil Diamond stepped on stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with a symphony orchestra and recorded what is still known today as one of the greatest epic live albums of all time. Now that album will be re-created in its original format in a national tour by Peter Byrne and the Sydney International Orchestra.

Featuring classic songs Crunchy Granola Suite, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline and I am I said…see the same spontaneous display of energy and sensuality of Neil diamond with the superb talents of Peter Byrne. Peter’s capacity to recreate Neil Diamond to a standard that Neil himself has endorsed on many occasions hearing Peter’s tribute.

Desperado: The Eagles Show
Aug
26
8:00 pm20:00

Desperado: The Eagles Show

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $45.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Desperado are arguably the best Eagles tribute in Australia and winning multiple Awards is testimony to this! In 2012 & 2013 they won the MO Award and again in 2015 they took out the ACE Award for The Best Tribute Show. They are performing at Anita’s Theatre on Saturday 26 August, 8.00pm show.

The Eagles are amongst the most popular bands worldwide, and their melodic country-rock sound has spawned numerous hits that are constantly played on major radio stations all over the world. Desperado, The Eagles Show was created to fill that void left by this prolific band.

Desperado combine awesome vocals and harmonies and great musicianship, with audience members witnessing that unique sound as heard by the original Eagles.

The audience are treated to hits like Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, New Kid In Town, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Heartache Tonight, The Long Run plus hits from their latest Album ‘Long Road Out of Eden” and many more. 

For the best Eagles’ experience in the country, catch Desperado in live concert at Anita’s Theatre on Saturday 26 August, 8.00pm show.

Christopher Cross: In Concert
Sep
14
8:00 pm20:00

Christopher Cross: In Concert

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $73.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (support)

Christopher Cross made history when his debut self-titled album was released in 1980. The album featured the international hit songs Sailing, Run Like the Wind and Never Be The Same. It went on to win five Grammy Awards, including-for the first time ever-the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single "Sailing"), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also for "Sailing"), and Best New Artist. An extraordinary song writer, Cross wrote all these songs and another of the most famous songs of the time - "Arthurs Theme (The best that you can do)" which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach & Peter Allen and featured in the film Arthur that starred Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore. Arthur's Theme won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

My Leonard Cohen
Sep
15
8:00 pm20:00

My Leonard Cohen

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $59.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

D'Arrietta's 6 piece band presents a stirringly personal tribute to the legendary Cohen.

The musical interpretations are gutsy and arresting.

The stories give an intimate insight into Cohen's life and motivations, with a sprinkling of laconic wit.

Few bodies of musical work rouse, seduce and are of such great solace as that of the great singer songwriter Leonard Cohen.

Expect a collection of Cohen's best, including the heartrending 'Suzanne', the iconic 'Tower Of Song', the desperately sensual 'I’m Your Man', and the mournful, mighty 'Hallelujah' - all delivered as you've never heard them before.

For two decades, Stewart D'Arrietta has brought his own musicality to the works of great songwriters, including Tom Waits, John Lennon and Randy Newman, & has received praise in both Australia & overseas.

'My Leonard Cohen' was a sold out smash hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with rave reviews from critics & fans alike. A glowing tribute!

Bee Gee's Show: One Night Only
Sep
16
8:00 pm20:00

Bee Gee's Show: One Night Only

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $45.00
All Ages Event

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Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

The Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the World’s best-selling music artists of all time. They were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997 and are a household name.

ONE NIGHT ONLY – The Bee Gees Show is a celebration of the music of The Bee Gees. This show also features a star of yesteryear in our bass player Neil Rhodes. Neil was formerly the bass player of world famous 60’s chart topping outfit ‘Gerry & The Pacemakers’.  One Night Only is playing at Anita’s Theatre on Saturday 16 September, 8pm show.

ONE NIGHT ONLY is an authentic tribute with every detail to attention both musically and visually. This production displays all the energy, humour and vocal brilliance for which the Bee Gees were renound.

ONE NIGHT ONLY will have audiences singing along, up and dancing and loving the 3 part harmonies that is the true essence of The Bee Gees. Audiences will be treated to songs such as You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever, To Love Somebody, Lonely Days, More Than A Woman, How Deep Is Your Love and many more.

ONE NIGHT ONLY is arguably the best presenting a great night of hit after hit.

Book ONE NIGHT ONLY for a night filled with great songs, great entertainment and great musicianship.

A show NOT to be MISSED!!!!

Catch One Night Only at Anita’s Theatre on Saturday 16 September, 8pm show.

The Pirates of Penzance
Sep
17
3:00 pm15:00

The Pirates of Penzance

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: from $25 - $39.68
All Ages Event

Doors open: 2pm
Show starts: 3pm

Get ready for Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney and one of their most rollicking, witty and timeless works - The Pirates of Penzance! Arriving at Anita's Theatre this September for one night only!

Melinda Does Doris: A Tribute to Doris Day
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Melinda Does Doris: A Tribute to Doris Day

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $54.87
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

In a career which began with a stage debut at the age of three, (appearing with her mother, Mary) she has kept her family tradition alive by becoming one of Australia’s most sublime singers and popular live performers. But it is through her assured and accomplished songwriting that she has really discovered her true voice.

With 10 albums under her belt, she has earned two Gold records and won numerous awards, including six CMAA Golden Guitars – featuring 2008 Top Selling Album for Stronger, 2005 Album Of The Year with Family Tree, APRA Song Of The Year for the song Real People and Female Vocalist Of The Year in 2003 for The Story Of My Life.

2008 brought with it an exciting new phase in Melinda’s career, with the launch of her independent record label, Be Music. The label’s first release was Melinda’s fifth studio album Be Yourself in July 2008, which earned her second ARIA nomination for Best Country Album.

Melinda was awarded her 6th CMAA Golden Guitar for Vocal Collaboration of The Year in January 2009 for her heart-warming duet Still Here with Paul Kelly. Melinda’s songs have also been recorded by artists as diverse as John Farnham, Billy Thorpe, Jimmy Little, Olivia Newton-John and Ricky Skaggs.

As 2010 unfolded, the career dimensions of Melinda Schneider broadened dramatically. She dazzled with her dexterity on television’s Dancing With The Stars, and put her country music recording career on pause for a moment to indulge a passion for Doris Day that goes back decades. This passion resulted in the release of her shimmering tribute album Melinda Does Doris – A Tribute To Doris Day, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Jazz and Blues chart, remaining there for a total of 9 weeks.

In 2011, Melinda starred in her brand new stage show DORIS, Doris Day – So Much More Than The Girl Next Door. Co-written by Melinda and David Mitchell (of Dusty/Shout fame), this musical tribute to one of Melinda’s idols.

Hot on the heels of sell out seasons at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and two huge weeks at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, DORIS opened at The Lyric Theatre, Sydney on November 3rd 2011 to rave reviews, followed by a sell-out reprise performance at the prestigious Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in April 2012.

Meanwhile, in October 2011, Melinda also released her 9th album Life Begins At 40 – The Ultimate Melinda Schneider Collection. The double CD release marked her recent milestone birthday and celebrates over three decades of Melinda’s successful recording career.

More recently, Melinda has entered another very fantastic phase of her life with the birth in August 2012 of her beautiful baby boy Sullivan.

In November 2014 Melinda and Beccy Cole collaborated on their #1 charting album ‘Great Women Of Country – and The Songs That Made Them’. A National major theatre tour followed in 2015, including the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

Melinda is currently touring Regional Theatres Nationally with a concert version of her DORIS show, ‘Melinda Does Doris – A Tribute to Doris Day’ and in October, will release the sequel album, ‘Melinda Does Doris…Again – The Movie Songs’ and is writing songs for her next original album, due out mid 2017.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $81.48
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Australia loves Postmodern Jukebox!! Following two successful Australian tours over the last two years, Nice Events is proud to announce Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will return to Australia in September 2017 for another mammoth national tour. 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Gold VIP Package includes: 
-Premium Seat Location in the First 15 Rows
-Post Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with members of Postmodern Jukebox
-An Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition Tour Print
-A Commemorative VIP Laminate (Your pass to access the Meet & Greet) 
-Onsite VIP Concierge to escort VIPs to the Post-Show Meet & Greet. 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Silver VIP Package includes: 
-A Premium Seat Location in the First 15 Rows
-An Exclusive Postmodern Jukebox Limited Edition Tour Print

Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert
Oct
7
8:00 pm20:00

Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $49.68
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Starring Mark Shelley & John Robertson, ‘Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert’  is inspired by the original artists remarkable reunion concert in Central Park New York. A fun, nostalgic story filled performance that will touch you & transport you back to where you were, & what you felt, when you first heard their music. 

The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Feelin Groovy, Me & Julio, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, America, Sounds of Silence………. 

Simon & Garfunkel reflected & defined the mood of the 60’s. With their impeccable musicianship, & record sales in excess of 70 million, they are arguably the greatest vocal duo of all time.

Shelley & Robertson have been one of Australia’s top duos for over two decades. Mark and John’s vocal harmonies, musicianship and humour recreate the magic of the songs, sounds and times that were Simon & Garfunkel.

Backed by their stunning band, you will indeed be transported and say “what a night!” 

Michael Jackson: The Legacy Tour
Oct
20
8:00 pm20:00

Michael Jackson: The Legacy Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer…Michael Jackson

Brought to life in a full-scale production that includes a live band bringing the energy, the dance, and the music that spans generations. Starring William Hall as Michael Jackson.

William Hall who has travelled the world with this incredible show along with his live band and dancers will give every audience member an experience that comes as close as ever to seeing the King of Pop himself.

Peter Powers: Naughty Naughty Hypno Show
Oct
21
8:00 pm20:00

Peter Powers: Naughty Naughty Hypno Show

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $45.00
18+ Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Peter Powers the World’s funniest hypnotist performs his Naughty Naughty Hypno Show at Anita’s Theatre on Saturday 21 October, 8.00pm show. You’ve seen him on the Footy Show, now see him LIVE!

His live stage show draws crowds much larger than any other hypnotist in every one of the countries he performs, making him ‘the biggest box-office hypnotist’. Peter featured in his own TV series on Channel 7 titled “Mesmerised” during 2015 that aired in prime time. Peter has been a regular and a favourite guest on the Channel 9 Footy show and will continue to make outrageous appearances on this program during this year. Such appearances will coincide with his live touring.

Referred to as “a comedy genius”, “a hypnotist without equal” and “the best in the business”, Peter delights in the antics of his hapless volunteers almost as much as his audiences. Peter says ‘Australia is my favourite place to perform, the people here are mad, outrageous and push themselves to the edge…thus providing great entertainment like nothing else!’

Whilst his volunteers live out their wildest fantasies or experience their worst fears, the audience is thoroughly entertained as they indulge themselves in this bittersweet adventure! If you’re out to have a great time, you won’t leave a Peter Powers’ show disappointed!

Catch Peter Powers at Anita’s Theatre on Saturday 21 October, 8.00pm show.

The Bootleg Beatles
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

The Bootleg Beatles

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $80.97
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.30pm

“50 years since Beatlemania in Australia” 

Formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical 'Beatlemania'; The Bootleg Beatles are the world's premier Beatles show. 

In an illustrious career, they have played the main stage at Glastonbury, supported Oasis, performed on the Graham Norton show and performed for the Queen in Buckingham palace. 

Now by popular Demand, they are bringing their amazing multi-media production back to Australia. 

The Bootleg Beatles will meticulously recreate the vast soundscapes of the Beatles’ legendary recordings. 

"Mind-boggling accuracy" - The Mail

"Fastidiously Authentic" - Daily Telegraph

“Sheer Technical Perfection” - The Evening Standard

“Flawless” - Mojo

“The Band are as similar to their namesakes as it is possible to be...unlike any other group in the last 15 years of Rock, they can safely say that they look and sound as the Beatles” – New Musical Express

"I enjoyed their act enormously" - George Martin, The Beatles' Producer

Menopause The Musical
Nov
4
8:00 pm20:00

Menopause The Musical

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $65.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Jeanie Linders created Menopause the Musical as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived ‘The Change’.  Since its first performance, the show has evolved as a ‘grassroots’ movement of women who deal with life after 40 and all the challenges they conquer mentally, physically and spiritually.

Do you think that 500,000 Australian women could be wrong?  We don’t think so.  After all, that is how many have seen this hilarious show over the last two and a half years.  And they love it!  So much so, many of the audience members have come back time and time again to join with their sisters in this 90 minute, one act laugh-a-thon!

Maybe the attraction is the songs that everyone grew up with – The Great Pretender, Only You, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Stand by Your Man, I Will Survive and twenty more – all sung with gusto and all with their ‘new’ lyrics.  Or maybe it is the realisation that there is a wonderful life waiting after ‘The Change.’

Come and see for yourself. We guarantee that you will leave the theatre uplifted and joyous.

80's Mania
Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

80's Mania

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $74.35
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.30pm

Everybody Wang Chung Tonight!

80s Mania returns to Australia in 2017 with some of the biggest 80s acts to party the night away with!

Abstract Entertainment is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s music acts will be touring Australia this year - Paul Young, Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Taylor Dayne will come together as they headline the biggest 80s festival of 2017!

With hits such as Wherever I Lay My Hat, The King Of Wishful Thinking, I Close My Eyes, Everybody Have Fun Tonight, I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight, Tell It To My Heart, I’ll Be Your Shelter and so many, many more this is sure to be a night of the decade’s biggest hits and memories.

70s Hitmakers
Nov
17
8:00 pm20:00

70s Hitmakers

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (support)
The Rubettes: 8:50pm
Racey: 9:20pm
Paper Lace: 9:50pm

Abstract Entertainment are proud to present the music from three of Britain’s highly-successful pop groups of the seventies touring Australia together in November 2017 for the first time. These artists include Richard Gower’s RACEY, whose hits included Baby It’s YouLay Your Love On MeSome GirlsBoy Oh BoyRunaround Sue and Such A Night. THE RUBETTES featuring original member ALAN WILLIAMS. THE RUBETTES had a worldwide no.1 hit with their hugely famous pop classic Sugar Baby Love, followed by a quick succession of hits including TonightJuke Box JiveI Can Do Itand Baby I Know to name a few. Rounding out this impressive line up are Original 70s group PAPER LACE feat Phil Wright, who launched themselves on the entertainment scene and started recording singles until 1974, along with two albums that achieved up to 30,000,000 + U.K record sales. Some of these hits include Billy Don’t Be A HeroThe Night Chicago DiedThe Blackeyed BoysHitchin’ A Ride 74 and So What If I Am. With a catalogue of hits, this show is sure to be a night of classic and memorable hits from this decade.

Disclaimer:

Abstract Entertainment wishes to apologise for any infringements of Clive Duncan Wilson and Racey limited intellectual property rights with respect to the promotions of the 70s hitmakers tour in 2017. This tour is in no way related to or in business with Clive Duncan Wilson or Racey Limited. For any enquiries for Racey Limited please contact Racey Limited by email racey@oakley.uk.net

For the 70’s Hitmakers Tour 2017, Abstract Entertainment is promoting bands involving performer Alan Williams who was lead vocalist in the original line-up of The Rubettes (THE RUBETTES FEATURING ALAN WILLIAMS) the band led by performer Phil Wright, lead drummer and vocalist of the original 1970’s Paper Lace act (ORIGINAL 70’s PAPER LACE FEATURING PHIL WRIGHT) and Richard Gower, who sang the lead vocals on every song that was written and released by the band Racey on Mickie Most’s RAK record company (RICHARD GOWER’S RACEY).

John Williamson
Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

John Williamson

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $54.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

John Williamson is without doubt an Australian icon! His career spans more than forty five years and during this impressive period he has created unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. Experiencing his live concert will demonstrate why he is one of the most in-demand live performers in Australia.

Anita's Cinema - Radical Reels
Nov
23
7:00 pm19:00

Anita's Cinema - Radical Reels

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $33.09
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6pm
Show starts: 7pm

They’re short, they’re sharp and they’re sure to shock: nine of the most extreme, high-adrenaline films from the latest Banff Mountain Festival will light up silver screens in Australian towns and cities this October & November, when the Radical Reels Tour rolls across the country.

Designed to keep audiences on the edges of their seats, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, BASE jumpers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today.  Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the most recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure, -culture and -exploration festival in the world).

The Radical Reels Tour is the Banff Mountain Festival’s fast-paced, furious little brother. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of heart-stopping action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts, these films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today’s most out-there adventurers.

Captivating cinematography, complete with stunning vistas shot from unbelievable vantage points, pays homage to the wild and rugged playgrounds today’s thrill-seekers explore with their mountain bikes, paddles, ropes, skis, snowboards and wingsuits in tow.

John Paul Young & The All Star Band
Nov
25
8:00 pm20:00

John Paul Young & The All Star Band

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $71.27
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Friday on My Mind – Falling in Love Again – Evie (Parts 1,2 & 3) – Hey St Peter – Down Among the Dead Men – Love Is In The Air – St Louis – Pasadena – The Love Game – Silver Shoes – Birmingham – Keep On Smilin’ – The Day That My Heart Caught Fire – Standing In The Rain – Walking In The Rain – I Wanna Do It With You – Where The Action Is – I Hate The Music – Yesterday’s Hero – It’s a Long Way To The Top…

…all written by two of the most extraordinary songwriters of our time Harry Vanda and George Young and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era.

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda & Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day.

With hits written for The Easybeats , AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda & Young’s own studio unit “Flash and the Pan” to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin’ like it’s 1979.

John Paul Young & The Allstar Band will travel you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king.

John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music’s history, with over 4 million world-wide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.

From John’s first release with Pasadena, in 1972, he then went on to become the un-official co-presenter alongside Molly Meldrum on ABC TV’s Countdown and to the present day he has been a constant presence on the live music scene, in theatre with roles in the original Jesus Christ Superstar, Shout – The Johnny O’Keefe Story, Leader of the Pack – The Ellie Greenwich Story and most recently, Grease, The Musical. A stint in radio at NEWFM Newcastle, saw him top the rating in Breakfast, Mornings and Afternoon timeslots.

The Allstar Band features two of the original members in Warren “The Pig” Morgan who cut his teeth in the original Aztecs and Ronnie “Rockwell T James” Peel, of The Missing Links and La De Das fame. Both have been with John since the beginning and have been joined over the years by Greg Plimmer, Juan Gonzalez and Michael “China” Walker and this outfit has been together since the early 80’s.

“The show is incredible – we had a blast!” Angela Bishop – Entertainment Reporter

“…the songs, the stories… we laughed and we cried – Just Brilliant!” Molly Meldrum

Choirboys
Dec
2
8:00 pm20:00

Choirboys

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $45.80
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (support)

It was an era of live music, and they were the band that put the rock into pub gigs all over Australia.

The sound of a generation.

“The pubs inspired and helped create all the great Aussie bands like INXS, The Angels, AC/DC, Cold Chisel, Men At Work and on and on. We called it Pub Rock way after the fact.”

Mark Gable and his mates started in the 70s on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. “We had no idea what we were doing or where it would end up taking us – they didn’t call it Pub Rock in those days, but we were there in the beginning and we’re still here now!”

Choirboys are renowned for a great live show, it’s not just the music it’s the atmosphere they bring to the stage. The grafting, sweating, pulverizing, pounding, screaming - doing what they do best.  Entertaining an audience by spilling their hearts and souls onto the stage.  You just don’t get much more Rock ‘n Roll than that.

For 7 years Choirboys have been recording every live show, and this collection of their classic original songs is 100% Choirboys, 100% Pub Rock:  The sound and the band that Australia has come to know and love has been captured from a series of shows in venues right around the country. No auto-tune, studio adjustment; no hiding the rawness, just real live music, nothing held back.

Pub Rock 2017 will take you from the rebellious theme of Bullshit, the slow sexy groove of Fireworks and the anthem of summer Boys Will be Boy through to the ultimate denial of aging We’re Never Gonna Die and topped off with that quintessential spirit of Australia in Run To Paradise.  . 

This is an album that celebrates more than the soul of Pub Rock in Australia. It’s nostalgia from a bygone era, one that has become the biggest influence on contemporary music in Australia. The Choirboys are at the forefront and are testament to the quality and staying power of something that is far bigger than all of us.  

Pub Rock 2017 has already changed your world.   The  album is due for release in August of 2017, with a tour commencing in late October.  Pre order your copy atwww.pubrock2017com.au

Bjorn Again: Christmas Show
Dec
9
8:30 pm20:30

Bjorn Again: Christmas Show

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $46.21
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8.30pm

Since forming 28 years ago, Björn Again have performed over 7000 concerts in more than 100 countries around the world. The group is regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time, having played concert venues from Sydney Opera House to Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium, as well as major rock festivals including Reading, T in the Park, Roskilde and Glastonbury.

Björn Again bring ABBA’s timeless hits back to the stage, combined with glitzy 70s stage costumes, Swenglish banter and hilarious stage antics to create “one of the most entertaining rock shows in the world today” (Time Out, New York). Björn Again is the only ABBA show endorsed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

 
Easy Fever
Dec
14
8:00 pm20:00

Easy Fever

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $100.85
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Empire Touring is thrilled to bring you music from The Easybeats and Steve Wright, performed by Australia’s rock n roll royalty:  Chris CheneyPhil Jamieson, Kram, Tex Perkins & Tim Rogers. This full blown musical experience is bound to resonate with music aficionados.

These shows will also feature the super Easyfever band: Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Ashley Naylor (Even), Dario Bortolin (Baby Animals), Dave Hibbard (Joe Bonamassa) and Clayton Doley (Divinyls)

Don’t miss out on the musical journey that is Easyfever - songs from The Easybeats and Stevie Wright.

www.easyfever.com.au

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 31ST JULY 9AM

Doug Parkinson Honours Joe Cocker
Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Doug Parkinson Honours Joe Cocker

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.99
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Don't miss a night of soul and rock classics from the very talented 8 piece band on stage and of course the powerful and unique voice of Doug Parkinson. Showcasing Doug's own hit songs and interpretations of other legendary artists. Featuring and a special homage to Joe Cocker, the irresistible force that combined a love of American soul music with stand out interpretations and depth of feeling, terms often used to describe the soulful smoky voice of Our very own Doug Parkinson.

David Duchovny
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

David Duchovny

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $75.77
18+ Event

18+ Event
Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 7.30pm (support)

DAVID DUCHOVNY, is an award-winning actor, filmmaker, director and New York Times best selling author. David Duchovny emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed ac-tors in Hollywood as the star in one of the most well renowned television series in the past two decades, ‘The X-Files’. His name is also synonymous with television shows such as ‘Aquarius’,  ‘Californication’, ‘Twin Peaks’, amongst cult feature films, ‘Kalifornia', ‘The Rapture’ and ‘Julia Has Two Lovers’. 

The cult phenomenon of The X-Files made DAVID DUCHOVNY a household name and fixat-ed millions of self-proclaimed ‘X-Philes’ on the brilliant and sullen FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, as him and his partner explored unbelievable and out-of-this-world cases. Duchovny’s remarkable performance on the show earned him the title of ‘Zeitgeist Icon’. Reuniting for an eleventh season in 2017, The X-Files and DAVID DUCHOVNY continue their legacy and will once again have millions hooked! 

Adding to the already extraordinary list of accomplishments DAVID DUCHOVNY introduced the world to his music with his evocative debut album, ‘Hell Or Highwater’, a rock album which features Duchovny’s musings on pride, loss, and lots of remorse. The album pays homage to his musical heroes: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and R.E.M. 

Currently bunkered down in the studio DAVID DUCHOVNY is working on his sophomore
album, due out later in 2017 with Australian fans being some of the first to hear these new songs live. Having sold out shows across Europe and the USA, don’t miss a unique opportunity to see a true Hollywood star DAVID DUCHOVNY live in concert for the first time on Australian soil. 

Limited VIP Meet & Greet packages are available for all shows.

VIP Meet & Greet Package includes: 
- 1 x Ticket to the show
- Early Entry - no need to queue
- Signed A3 Poster
- VIP laminate
- Meet & Greet with David Duchovny
- Photo with David Duchovny


DYLANesque
Jul
15
8:00 pm20:00

DYLANesque

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
18+ Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

A POWERFUL, life-affirming and moving celebration of the life, times and music of the legendary Bob Dylan is earning acclaim and a legion of fans as it prepares for its most ambitious tour to date. DYLANesque - The Bob Dylan Story is a two-hour narrated rock show that leads audiences through the unforgettable songs and milestone events that shaped Bob Dylan!

Toni Childs
Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

Toni Childs

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $73.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm


Toni needs no introduction. Australia loves her and she loves us. So much so that she is going to warm up our hearts with a limited run of shows performing songs from her much loved albums Union, House of Hope and the WOMAN’S boat as well as her unique and soul lifting performance of her Emmy winning song Because You’re Beautiful. Toni Childs is a powerhouse of emotion, passion and tenderness and her voice penetrates deep into your body and soul. You do not want to miss out on this rare opportunity. 

Clare Bowen
Jul
7
7:30 pm19:30

Clare Bowen

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $69.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm (VIP: 6.15pm - 6.45pm)
Show starts: 7.30pm (Support: Tim Bowen)

CLARE BOWEN RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR EXTENSIVE NATIONAL THEATRE TOUR THIS JULY

Australian-born, US-based singer-songwriter-actress, Clare Bowen, today announces that she will return home to play an extensive ten-date concert series around the country this July.

Just last year, Clare embarked on her debut Australian tour and completely sold out seven East Coast dates almost instantaneously. 2017 will see her take in some of the country’s premiere theatre venues, beginning at Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on Monday 3rd July, and continuing through capital cities and regional centers alike, including stops at Tamworth’s Blazes on Tuesday 11th July and Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre on Thursday 13th July. 

Perhaps best known for her leading role as Scarlett O’Connor on the US prime-time TV series NASHVILLE, Clare Bowen is a ferocious and gifted performer, enthralling in the live arena.  

“The most magical thing about Clare is how she becomes the music - her body vibrates, she becomes swallowed up by the sound and the emotion - and it was transfixing to watch. After hearing her, you remember what it means to be alive.” – Scenestr 

She has performed at some of the world’s most iconic music venues, including Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, along with two sets at this year’s prestigious Sundance Music & Film Festival. This June will see Clare and some of her NASHVILLE co-stars hit the road as part of the Nashville In Concert tour through the UK and Ireland. 

Clare is currently juggling time in the studio recording her anticipated debut album, alongside her NASHVILLE filming commitments. Clare has been writing and recording with A-list producers on this project and hopes to release it this year. Earlier in the year, the starlet partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and released her first solo song. ‘Love Steps In’, penned by Clare’s fiancé Brandon Robert Young and the couple’s friend Justin Halpin, is a tribute to her younger brother, Timothy James Bowen, who spent all of 2016 fighting end-stage cancer. The beautiful song has touched many people around the world and is accompanied by a powerful music video which can be viewed here. Timothy is now in remission and will be opening the tour for Clare. 

Years before launching her career as a singer-songwriter, a young Clare Bowen was growing up in rural Australia, miles from the nearest city, writing down everything she felt, heard, saw and dreamed. “Music was my connection to the rest of the world,” she says. “I was brought up on my parents vinyl collection - everything from Vivaldi, to Elvis, to Dolly, to Springsteen, Edith Piaf and Etta James.”

Along the way, she established herself as an in-demand actress on both sides of the Atlantic, earning critical praise in the highly controversial Australian film The Combination, directed by David Field, and as the leading role of Wendla in the Sydney Theatre Company’s musical production of Spring Awakening.

Music lovers, don’t miss your chance to experience this captivating artist on her homecoming theatre tour this July! 

A limited quantity of VIP Meet & Greet Experience packages will be available starting Tuesday 2nd May at 3pm local time. Packages are available here: http://clarebowen.shop.ticketstoday.com/

Bay City Rollers (UK) ft. Les McKeown
Jul
6
8:00 pm20:00

Bay City Rollers (UK) ft. Les McKeown

  • Anita's Theatre Thirroul

Price: $69.90
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Re-live the excitement that was Rollermania!

Website - https://www.lesmckeown.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/LesMcKeownUK

Scotland’s greatest pop / glam export, the Bay City Rollers Featuring Les McKeown will finally be back down under!

Front man of the Bay City Rollers is on a mission touring the world again in 2017.

Currently on tour himself with his Legendary Bay City Rollers and enjoying the release of his new album, Les McKeown…The Lost Songs, he is still bringing back the golden era and playing all the hits from the 1970’s.

The story of the Bay City Rollers has been told countless times and now that Les is reliving some of his own memories with the release of The Lost Songs, an album of tracks that lay in a box, untouched for years, he is keen to heal any old wounds and move forward, bringing their magic to audiences old and new.

The Rollers sold 70 million albums worldwide. Their run of Aussie chart hits started in 1974 Shang-A-Lang (a fan favourite to this day) reaching #28. 1975 they scored a #1 Australian Smash Hit with Bye, Bye Baby. They followed that up with a string of Top 10’s – Give A Little Love, Money Honey, Saturday Night, Love Me Like I Love You, Rock and Roll Love Letter andI Only Wanna Be With You. They also did a classic cover of John Paul Young’s Yesterdays Hero. Their first 5 global release albums all reached the Top 10 here.

Tartan-mania is back once again to give back to their fans who have supported them all through the early days. Singer Les McKeown “We’re doing it for the glory of Scotland and the glory of the tartan!”

Catch Les with his Legendary Bay City Rollers performing the unforgettable Classic Hits that fans have come to know and love such as Shang a Lang, Bye Bye Baby and Saturday Night as well as highlights from the new album The Lost Songs . Time and time again Les brings the house down and takes fans back to the heyday of Bay City Rollers and delivers an unforgettable show and a perfect way chance to remember being a teenager in the 70s.

 

“There’s still a great appetite for the band songs and the music I sang on in the 70’s. I look forward to meeting the fans in Australia”                

Les McKeown

 

Live Aid 85: The Tribute
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Live Aid 85: The Tribute

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $64.14
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST CONCERT OF ALL TIME!

On July 13 1985:
The world’s biggest line up of rock legends and super stars united for the most defining moment in music and television history. Two massive concerts in the USA and UK, watched by a record two billion people across 110 countries, became forever known as:

THE DAY MUSIC CHANGED THE WORLD!

Join the magnificent cast of internationally acclaimed tribute artists and musicians
for this amazing concert experience and multimedia stage show like no other, as they re-create the epic performances of:


David Bowie - Queen - U2 - Bob Geldof - Mick Jagger - Tina Turner
Paul McCartney - Elton John - Madonna
Relive the historic reunion of Led Zeppelin and The Who!

Queen’s medley of hits including Freddie’s Operatic sing-along and Bono from U2s “leap of faith” performances are among the magical moments honored with loving detail.

CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND BE A PART OF “THE SHOW THAT GIVES BACK”

 $5 from every ticket is donated to WOLLONGONG SALVOS, through FOODBANK NSW to help provide emergency financial assistance for food.

Presented by:

www.nextbigthingentertainment.com.au

Visit http://www.wollongongsalvos.org.au  to learn more about their wonderful work in the Illawarra region.

Visit http://www.foodbanknsw.org.au for more on their work supplying food relief to charities around Australia. 

RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN
Jun
28
8:00 pm20:00

RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $95.76
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 for our next national tour. Coming to a venue near you! Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom, anarchy and sheer joy of performing live with a rotating cast of legends and up and coming young stars ... join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up theatres all over Australia with RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN.

Enjoy your favourite segments ... Who Can It Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, The Furious Five, Contestant Karaoke. Be amazed at the rock knowledge on display, the dazzling duets, the special guests, Julia’s charisma and Dugald’s biceps. As usual, Brian will be coaxing members of the audience to play key roles in the evening's shenanigans.

Don’t miss a night of hilarious entertainment that is RocKwiz Live!

 

Reactions from our last tour ...

"RocKwiz Live! has a contagious joy, leaving audiences laughing and singing along, wishing the night would go on and on. The RocKwiz team have the vital and noble task of bringing people together through music, and they do it so damn well!” (B M Magazine)

“This is great ... and what an incredible band! If only we had a show like this in America!” (Steve Earle, backstage at Bluesfest)

“Fantastic, I was blown away how really good this show is. I've been a fan for a long time, but never seen them live, I didn’t want to miss a thing. I love their connection with the crowd, amazing! They are all great at their parts, amazing talent, including the band”. (happy audience member, Canberra) 

RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN
Jun
27
8:00 pm20:00

RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $95.76
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 for our next national tour. Coming to a venue near you! Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom, anarchy and sheer joy of performing live with a rotating cast of legends and up and coming young stars ... join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up theatres all over Australia with RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN.

Enjoy your favourite segments ... Who Can It Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, The Furious Five, Contestant Karaoke. Be amazed at the rock knowledge on display, the dazzling duets, the special guests, Julia’s charisma and Dugald’s biceps. As usual, Brian will be coaxing members of the audience to play key roles in the evening's shenanigans.

Don’t miss a night of hilarious entertainment that is RocKwiz Live!

 

Reactions from our last tour ...

"RocKwiz Live! has a contagious joy, leaving audiences laughing and singing along, wishing the night would go on and on. The RocKwiz team have the vital and noble task of bringing people together through music, and they do it so damn well!” (B M Magazine)

“This is great ... and what an incredible band! If only we had a show like this in America!” (Steve Earle, backstage at Bluesfest)

“Fantastic, I was blown away how really good this show is. I've been a fan for a long time, but never seen them live, I didn’t want to miss a thing. I love their connection with the crowd, amazing! They are all great at their parts, amazing talent, including the band”. (happy audience member, Canberra) 

Gostwyck: Wilder All Day Breakfast
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Gostwyck: Wilder All Day Breakfast

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $19.29
All Ages Event
Bar Foyer

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Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Riverstone tune signals a new direction for the Gostwyck, drawing on strong 80’s New Wave influences channeling the arena sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen and The Cure while holding steadfast to the ambient aesthetic reminiscent of The War on Drugs and Gang of Youths. Having spent the last six months refining their recorded and live sound with accomplished producer Lewis Mitchell (The Parliament Studios), Gostwyck are back with their punchy and mesmerising live show, embarking on The Riverstone Tour this April, May and June!

Holy Holy: Paint National Tour
Jun
22
8:00 pm20:00

Holy Holy: Paint National Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $29.49
18+ Event
GA Standing

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Fresh from the release of their critically acclaimed second album PAINT, arriving at #7 on the ARIA album chart Holy Holy today announce the PAINT national tour this June and July. Lauded for their live prowess, in the past 12 months Holy Holy has captivated sold-out audiences across Australia, to London and The Netherlands continuing to prove themselves as one of Australia’s most important new voices. Armed with rich new material including the #1 most played track at triple j and International Songwriting Competition finalist, Darwinism, subsequent offering Elevator, and latest single That Message, Holy Holy will perform nationally with a series of capital city and regional dates.  

The long-distance union of award winning singer-songwriter Timothy Carroll (Launceston) and guitarist/composer Oscar Dawson (Melbourne), along with band mates Ryan Strathie, Matt Redlich and Graham Ritchie, saw Holy Holy release PAINT, their sophomore album in February 2017. A panoramic record with songs bursting with ideas, it is testament to a band who've leapfrogged the difficult second album syndrome and delivered the experimental fifth album already - all without losing any of their personality. 

Since the release of their ARIA #11 debut album, When The Storms Would Come, the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition finalists have toured through the UK and Europe three times including festival performances at Primavera, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Dot to Dot, Liverpool Music Week and London Calling. Locally, they’ve embarked on numerous sold out headline tours, performed as special guests for Boy and Bear at the Sydney Opera house, Vance Joy and The Preatures and taken coveted spots at Splendour in the Grass, Falls and headlined BIGSOUND festival. 

PAINT is available now through Wonderlick Recordings.

D.D Dumbo
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

D.D Dumbo

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $38.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

 

D.D DUMBO ANNOUNCES UTOPIA DEFEATED ALBUM TOUR

 

PRAISE FOR D.D DUMBO

"Oliver Hugh Perry’s almost quivering, visceral vocal quality carries over beautifully live"

- The Music

“…an ambitious, sprawling debut that satisfies the appetite yet leaves the tastebuds tingling”

- The Australian (4 stars)

'‘Exceptional"

- Rolling Stone (4.5 stars)

“Our favourite Australian album of the year”
- triple j 

 

D.D Dumbo, aka Castlemaine’s own Oliver Hugh Perry, is excited to announce a national tour in support of his excellent debut album. The tour takes in shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth along with a handful of regional dates. This tour will be his first headline run with a full band.

D.D Dumbo released his long-awaited debut LP Utopia Defeated in October last year (via 4AD/Liberation locally). Praise rolled in from here and abroad: feature albums on triple j, RRR, FBi and RTR; A-listings on BBC 6 Music’s for singles ‘Satan’ and ‘Walrus’; support from NPR, KCRW and KEXPRough Trade Album of the Month; a double page feature in the UK Guardian Guide; 4 and 5 star reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, Line of Best Fit, Mojo and many others. He finished 2016 by taking out triple j’s J Award for Australian Album of the Year.

In the new year, the accolades continued; two placings in the Hottest 100 (#44 and #47 for ‘Satan’ and ‘Walrus’ respectively); a nomination for the prestigious Australian Music Prize; one for the APRA Song of  The Year; and a series of killer performances at the national Laneway Festival, drawing some of the biggest crowds of the day.  Last week, the band sold out two headline shows in his hometown of Castlemaine and wowed a huge audience at the weekend's Womad festival.

Apia Good Times Tour
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Apia Good Times Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $90.66
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 8pm (2 sets)

After rocking around Australia last year, The Apia Good Times Tour returns by popular demand with a new lineup. Catch music legends The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull, Colin Hay, Deborah Conway & Mental As Anything as they take to the stage for the national 2017 Apia Good Times Tour.

The Wiggles: Wiggle Around Australia Tour
Jun
7
10:00 am10:00

The Wiggles: Wiggle Around Australia Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $34.46
* Free for children under 12 months - held in arms *
All Ages Event

Doors open: 9am
Shows start: 10am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm (3 shows)

It's time to Wiggle around Australia! The world's favourite children's entertainment group, The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Around Australia tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Simon, Anthony and Lachy performing in over 100 locations in every state and territory around our sunburnt country.

The last 12 months have been an exciting time with highlights such as The Wiggles winning the Best Children's Album ARIA award for Wiggle Town! The Wiggles TV show was snapped up by Netflix, taking it into over 190 countries around the world! The Lachy TV series made its debut and The Wiggles became the second highest album selling group in Australia, only surpassed by music legends and old mates Crowded House! They performed to over a quarter of a million fans around the world, making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group.

Anita's Cinema Club: Autumn 2017
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Anita's Cinema Club: Autumn 2017

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $63.10
All Ages Events - Multiple Dates
GA
 

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Doors open 6.30pm
Movies start: 7pm

* Season pass gains holder entry to all 10 films at Anita's Theatre *

Tanna
Monday 20th March 7pm
Genre: Drama/Romance
Oscar nominated - Q&A with director Martin Butler

Snowden
Monday 27th March 7pm

Genre: Thriller

The Light Between Oceans
Monday 3rd April 7pm

Genre: Australian

Elle
Monday 24th April 7pm

Genre: Thriller

Love & Friendship
Monday 1st May 7pm

Genre: Comedy, Jane Austen

Money Monster
Monday 8th May 7pm

Genre: Thriller

Wild Tales
Monday 15th May 7pm

Genre: Comedy

Zero Days
Monday 22nd May 7pm

Genre: Documentary

Mustang
Monday 29th May 7pm

Genre: Drama

La La Land
Monday 5th June 7pm

Genre: Musical
Oscar Nominated

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $38.66
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (2 acts)
 

MC for the night is the inimitable superstar Rhys Nicholson – whose razor sharp wit and wry humour is sure to keep the laughs coming!

Highlights from the Showcase will include the no-nonsense comedy of one of Australia’s most in-demand comedians, Luke Higgie, mischievous Australian comedy darling Becky Lucas, and the rapid-fire jokes of American-born Australian adoptee Mike Goldstein! With special guests joining these comedy stars live on stage, you'd better strap in because this is a night you will not want to miss.


The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the fifth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2017 Festival right to your doorstep and for the first time ever we are bringing the showcase to Anita’s!

Expertly curated and lovingly presented the showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs! 

So get ready ‘Straya… The Showcase Tour is back on the road. Call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year!

“the comedians in the showcase all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches…” - AU Review

The Bootleg Beachboys
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

The Bootleg Beachboys

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Absolutely Outstanding ” Classic Radio

“ Shockingly Authentic” The Herald

”Impeccable Harmonies ” Olympic Theatre

“ Unbelievably Accurate” The Late show

Sold out shows in the UK , touring nationally in Australia in May – June 2017

The Bootleg Beach Boys are the Ultimate Beach Boys experience, the journey begins with the surfing songs of the early  60s , “ California Girls”, “ Help me Rhonda”, “ Surfing Safari “ “Fun Fun Fun” “Good Vibrations” “I get around” “Surfing USA””Barbara Anne” and meticulously traces the bands steps into one of the Worlds most iconic albums and the genius of Brian Wilson Pet Sounds and beyond with hits   “ Wouldn’t it be nice” “ God only knows” “ Don’t Talk” “ Kokomo” and many more ,  the show not only plays homage to the music with the  Beach Boys famous five part harmony, the instrumentation and costumes absolutely recreate the Beach Boys experience.

Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $49.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm (2 sets)


Adam and Beccy have finally taken their favourite list of country duets to the studio and fans across the country are set to benefit when they hit the road in 2017 with 'The Great Country Songbook Volume II Tour'. 

Together they have brought back some of the most famous country combinations of all time; classic duets recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lyn and Kenny Rogers and his many duet partners… including Dolly Parton of course!

 

INCLUDED IN THE VIP TICKET (one per person/ticket price):

·         Private “Meet and Greet” with Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole before the show

·         Exclusive VIP “The Great Country Song Book Vol. II” lanyard

·         Signed “ The Great Country Song Book Vol. II” tour poster

·         Special photo opportunity with Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole

·         Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)

TICKET PRICE

·         $79.00 per person advertised price (available until sold out)

 

*VIP’s are encouraged to bring their own camera to capture the photo opportunity

 

Bowie: Ashes To Ashes
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Bowie: Ashes To Ashes

  • Anita's Theatre

Price From: $34.50
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Bowie: Ashes to Ashes takes you on a trip through the musical mastery and creative genius of one of the world’s most revered artists, David Bowie. Over two hours, be captivated by Bowie hits performed live on stage by Cameron Charters and a brilliant live band and brought to life with replica costuming and visionary theatrical production.

Featuring hits such as Heroes, Starman, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, Golden Years, Rebel Rebel, Modern Love, Dancing in the Street, China Girl, Sound and Vision, Young Americans, Let’s Dance, The Jean Genie and many more!

Kevin Bloody Wilson
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

Kevin Bloody Wilson

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

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Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Kevin Bloody Wilson returns with his "Second Of The Final Farewell Tours... Perhaps!" The Kevin Bloody Wilson Show is not just a concert performance, for most, it's a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list a chance to see Australia's most unique International comedy legend. Kevin has become a national institution - a must see for any person wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy.

Arj Barker: Organic
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Arj Barker: Organic

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $50.90
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Arj returns for his annual pilgrimage to Anita's Theatre with ORGANIC - 2nd show added due to popular demand!

ARJ BARKER - ORGANIC

As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust.

*may contain traces of nuts

Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

"A must see for anyone who loves a laugh...****" Adelaide now

The Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

The Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $69.90
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Ben Maiorana Entertainment

 

Proudly Presents

 

THE EVERLY BROTHERS & BUDDY HOLLY IN CONCERT

 

Starring

 

Internationally Renowned

 

The Robertson Brothers & Scot Robin

 

Rock n Roll fans this is the show that you all have been waiting for “The Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly Together In Concert”

For the first time in Australia Rock n Roll fans will embrace & celebrate all the classic & No 1 hits of these three Music Legends of all time.

The magical sounds of The Everly Brothers come alive again with Australia's very own Multi Award Winning vocal harmony Duo & Internationally Renowned The Robertson Brothers.

With half a million record sales, 22 Mo and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are one of Australia's leading vocal groups. 

Many know them as the distinctive vocal sound on the theme for the hit TV soapie Home & Away plus by their regular political and football song parodies for Ray Hadley's morning shows networked across Australia and on 2GB. 

Come and hear the magical hits and soaring harmonies that made The Everly Brothers the legends they are with hits such as ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘(Til) I Kissed You’, ‘Cathy's Clown’, ‘Crying In The Rain’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved’ and many more together with a special celebration to other Rock n Roll legends of that era.

The Robertson Brothers have also toured the world with many well known acts including The Eagles, America, John Denver, ELO plus many more. They were also lucky enough to be selected to sing at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic games.   

2016 marked the 25th Anniversary of the smash hit musical “Buddy”, The Buddy Holly Story opening in Australia. 

After a hugely successful run on the West End London - the show came to our Australian shores and sold out theatres all across the country!! 

Internationally Renowned Scot Robin was cast to play the role of Buddy Holly(Original cast).

The first Australian actor worldwide to land the lead role! 

In September 2004 Scot performed in Buddy's home town of Lubbock Texas where he met with Buddy's family and widow Maria Elena Holly to celebrate Buddy Holly Week, an annual event set up by Sir Paul McCartney. 

In this brand new production show Scot Robin will showcase his unique talents that made the West End Producers proud & raving about his sensational performances as he performs all the classic Buddy Holly hits such as - That’ll Be The Day , Peggy Sue, Raining In My Heart, Rave On, “Maybe Baby”, “It’s So Easy” , “Everyday” and of course Oh Boy, plus many many more !

“The Robertson Brothers & Scot Robin breathe life back into the legends that are The Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly”

This International Production show will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

Rock & Roll fans this is a show not to be missed !

Dragon: Celebrates Countdown
Apr
8
8:00 pm20:00

Dragon: Celebrates Countdown

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $39.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Iconic rockers Dragon are hitting the road again in 2017 to celebrate an Australian institution, the legendary TV show Countdown. Dragon's Countdown Two national tour will celebrate all time Countdown Chartbusters and take the band, who recently celebrated 40 years on the Australian and New Zealand music scenes, on an extensive run around the country. 

After a wild reception in 2016 for The Countdown Years shows, Dragon are back visiting all the venues they couldn't get to in 2016.

Revered for their inclusive live shows where their all age audiences sing every song, this is an exceptional opportunity to revel in the best songs of the 1970s and 1980s s as Dragon embark on a journey through hit after hit. Book now as this is a two hour show that will stay with you for a long time

 

Anita's Cinema - La Cage Aux Folles (English Subtitles) [1978]
Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Anita's Cinema - La Cage Aux Folles (English Subtitles) [1978]

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $22.39
All Ages Movie

Doors open: 6.30pm
Movie starts: 7.30pm

Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the drag club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner.

Thirsty Merc: Coalcliff SLSC Benefit Gig
Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Thirsty Merc: Coalcliff SLSC Benefit Gig

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $40.00
All Ages Event
GA

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

The Bombie is a musical event that raises funds for the purchase of rescue equipment by Coalcliff SLSC.

Act One: 
Declan Kelly Music and The Rising Sun

Act Two:
The Bombie All Stars (ft. The Strides and King Tide)

Act Three: 
Thirsty Merc

Special guests: 
Stars of Bondi Rescue including Rod Kerr (Kerrbox)

* Matt Buggy and Pete Jordan to play acoustics during the set changes *

Elvis: An American Trilogy
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Elvis: An American Trilogy

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $70.27
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

ELVIS AN AMERICAN TRILOGY

“The Complete Story”

Direct from the United States

Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Gino Monopoli, Steve Michaels

Take three of the Worlds leading Elvis Tribute artists then start from the very beginning.

Vic Trevino Jnr Embodies the Rockabilly Sound and Raw Dance moves of the Young Elvis.

Gino Monopoli Recreates the Sophistication Feel and Sound of The Movie years Taking in Tracks from The Most Iconic Movies , Gi Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more. Gino is magnificent as he recreates the iconic 1968 comeback special .

Elvis is channeled through Steve Michaels in the Famous White Eagle Jump suit as Steve Passionately recreates the seventies era with An American Trilogy, The Moves, The Songs and the Nuances that made Elvis the most recognizable figure in History.

Live on stage and living through three of the worlds leading Elvis Tribute artists in An American Trilogy.

The Waifs
Mar
19
7:00 pm19:00

The Waifs

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6pm
Show starts: 7pm (support)

We can say with certainty they'll always be cherishedDouble J

Together, on a cool autumn night, they reminded us about the art of being joy-filled players and heartfelt storytellers…. There's always plenty to make you smile and dance, and excellent company to be had when the Waifs come home.” The West Australian

2017 marks 25 years of The Waifs! To celebrate and commemorate, the band will be hitting the road for a mammoth national tour, and are releasing their fourteen track studio album, ‘Ironbark’, along with 11 bonus tracks making a rousing collection of 25 songs, to celebrate 25 years. Recorded in true Waifs style in a make shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the NSW South Coast across two weeks.

‘Ironbark’ is a double album made for their incredibly loyal and loving fan base, for those who have been there from the start, and for those who have become fans of the band along the way.

From this Tuesday January 10, The Waifs will be giving away free download bonus songs each week until the official album release on March 3rd. ‘Ironbark’ will be available for pre-order at a very discounted price from their website from Thurs February 12 and from various retail outlets for the first 25 days of release as a gesture of thanks to fans. There will also be amazing ticket and album bundles for all headline concerts available so head to thewaifs.com for details.

You know all about The Waifs… meeting in Broome, West Australia, traveling around - that old tale has been told many times. So The Waifs want to hear your stories.

If their music has played a significant part in any event or time in your life they’d love to hear about it. 

Send them an email to; waifsstories@jarrahrecords.com AND post them on their Facebook. The Waifs would like to share some of your stories onstage, play some songs and weave it all together and celebrate.

You can hear the first downloadable bonus song here: “Song That Soothes”

https://soundcloud.com/the-waifs-music/song-that-soothes

 

The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels like we all grew up together.  We are now the band you can brings your parents and your kids to hear!  Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on.”

Vikki Thorn

 

Tickets on sale 9am Friday Jan 13th, from thewaifs.com.

 

 ‘Ironbark’ is instore and online  March 3rd.

 

thewaifs.com|| facebook.com/thewaifs

 

Jarrah Records, Rhythms & The Music Present

AN EVENING WITH THE WAIFS
25th ANNIVERSARY AUSTRALIAN TOUR

With Special Guests  

Dami Im
Mar
18
7:00 pm19:00

Dami Im

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $61.04
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Due to overwhelming demand, Dami Im announces her 2017 'Yesterday Once More" Encore Tour with a brand new show at Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul on Saturday 18 March 2017.

2016 has been an incredible year for Dami with the chart topping success of her album 'Classic Carpenters: Yesterday Once More', her captivating performance at Eurovision with the 'Sound of Silence' viewed by more than 200 million people worldwide and an international Top 10 hit, capped off by her 2016 debut tour sell out shows.

Dami has been setting the stage alight and wowing audiences with her 2 hour show featuring songs from The X-Factor, the Eurovision and smash hit single ‘Sound of Silence’, a selection of songs from the Classic Carpenters album ‘There’s A Kind of Hush’, ‘Close To You’, ‘Rainy Days and Monday’s, ‘A Song for You’, plus Dami’s own chart-topping hits ‘Alive’, ‘Super Love’, ‘Gladiator’ and a few surprises.

Be prepared to be blown away and with the 2016 tour selling out, it's best to get in early!

 

www.damiim.com

facebook.com/damiandmusic

twitter.com/damiandmusic

instragram.com/damiim

youtube.com/user/damiimvev

Martha Wainwright
Mar
14
6:45 pm18:45

Martha Wainwright

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $69.00
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.45pm
Show start: 7.45pm

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT REVEALS TEN-DATE
NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN MARCH 2017

NEW ALBUM GOODNIGHT CITY RELEASED 11 NOVEMBER

“Wainwright moves amid prettily finger-picked folk-rock and more eccentric arrangements”
–  
NY Times 

“…taking music and wringing from it a startling wealth of shiver-inducing moments.”Pitchfork 

“…her stage presence suggests several things at one time - defiant and strong, yet with an edge of sadness and vulnerability as well.” – Spin Magazine 

“…a grand, glowering gravitas – part Patti Smith, part Leonard Cohen”Uncut Magazine

Already announced as one of the performers joining the Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Concert Series, beguiling performer and esteemed singer-songwriter, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, today announces that she will return to Australia for an extensive ten-date run in March 2017. The Goodnight City Tour begins at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 8th March, before traversing the country to take in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Newcastle, Lismore and Brisbane. The tour will wrap up with Hobart, Devonport and Bendigo performances. Tickets are on sale at 10am local time, Friday 11th November.

On this visit, Martha will be accompanied on vocals and guitar by a three-piece band, comprising drums, piano and bass.

Martha’s new album and first in four years, Goodnight City will be released on 11 November (Inertia), and is poised to be her best record yet. The 13-track album is confessional, impressionistic and dynamic – songs that twist and turn with a surging intensity, showcasing her distinguished songwriting craft and an astonishingly versatile voice; a voice that soars, sighs, provokes and tells secrets.

Goodnight City includes several original works as well as songs written for the album by Beth OrtonRufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje and Glen Hansard.  The album was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and Brad Albetta (Angus and Julia Stone, Teddy Thompson).  

‘Around The Bend’ is the stunning lead single from Goodnight City, recently premiering on The Line Of Best Fit, where it was described as, “ as sweetly melodic as it is dramatic with tinges of dark humour.” NPR suggest that the track has“… an air evocative of Kate Bush…”

Martha’s commanding stage presence has taken her to some of the world’s premiere music festivals, from Glastonbury and Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and V Festival, at which she performed with Snow Patrol in 2007. With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha has sold out iconic venues including NYC’s Carnegie Hall and more.

A late night television staple, Martha has performed live on The Late Show with David Letterman, Later with Jools Holland, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and more, also gracing the set of local ABC program Spicks And Specks in its second season.  

Joining Martha as Special Guests on the full tour are local pop duo Oh Pep!. Stadium Cake, the debut release from the talented outfit has been praised by Rolling Stone as “faultless folk-rock”, while Stereogum described it as “instantly captivating”. The Australian noted "...acoustic pop earworms... gloriously hummable hooks" in a 4-star review.

Martha Wainwright is a refreshingly different force in music. Prior to her 2005 critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut self-titled album, she began building a buzz with her well-noted EPs. London’s Sunday Times included the song “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” in their songs of the year and Rolling Stone called it “a blistering prelude to her debut album.”

The daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Martha’s immersion in music from an early age is evident in her command of the stage and her masterful handling of a spectrum of musical styles. Her songs provide a window into her life without artifice or pretension.

Don’t miss this extraordinary performer when she lands on our shores for intimate shows in March 2017. 

Jackass Live!
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Jackass Live!

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $64.15
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.30pm

One tour just isn’t enough! The JACKASS boys have given into demand from screaming fans and are headed back down under. Jason 'WeeMan' Acuna, Chris 'Party Boy' Pontius, Preston Lacy & Dave England are returning to Australia after the wild success of their 2016 tour! 

Fans went crazy when the JACKASS favourites toured in 2016 with their ‘Filthy Seppo Tour.’ Audiences all over the country got a dose of their favourite daredevils and now they’re coming back for more. Die-hard JACKASS fans and Aussies looking for a laugh packed out venues ... and the love is mutual!

Chris aka ‘party boy,’ aka ‘bunny the lifeguard,’ oh and who could forget ‘chief roberts’ spoke about how his love for Australia started. “In my early 20’s, way before Jackass. I visited and even got arrested once. It was all cool, we came back several times after that.” 

The JACKASS sensation started back in 2000 with the boys releasing their record-breaking MTV series. Soon after they scored an epic movie deal that grossed over $500,000,000 and a run of box office #1’s. 

The crazy comedy show promises to deliver a massive mix of stand-up, stunts, stories, insults and observations. The much-loved boys will entertain audiences for an epic 90 minutes with an incomparable show. 

Stage Addiction can’t wait to welcome the boys back to Australia and who knows what they will get up to this time. Interviews are available Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of February and at select points throughout the tour. 

Roy Orbison Reborn
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Roy Orbison Reborn

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $69.90
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Over 50 Hits, Millions Of Record Sales, Sold Out Concerts – 

Come and relive the sound, the voice & all the magical hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison in an International Tribute production starring The World's No 1 Roy Orbison Tribute Star Dean Bourne.

Superstar Roy Orbison was one of the world’s greatest and most successful Rock n Roll Music Legends of all time.

2017 sees Internationally Renowned Artist Dean Bourne celebrating his 20th Year Anniversary performing and paying the ultimate tribute to The Big O showcasing all his massive hits together with a special celebration to the hugely popular “The Traveling Wilburys”.

For the first time in Australia “Roy Orbison Reborn”  In Concert will see audiences mesmerised in an unforgettable two hour International Concert Experience.

DEAN BOURNE is the World’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as – Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent and more !

With a Brand New Show after last year’s sold out national tour “Roy Orbison Reborn” will transport Australian audiences to the great Rock n Roll era with hit after massive hit -  Gold Record after Gold Record !

Internationally Renowned DEAN BOURNE has been described as having “The Spirit Of Roy Orbison” within him, as he performs Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as “Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “Dream Baby”, “Leah”, “Penny Arcade”, “Danny Boy”, “Only The Lonely”, “In Dreams”, “Candy Man”, “You Got It”, “Running Scared” and many many more.

A special highlight in the show will see Dean Bourne showcase and celebrate the magical hits of The Traveling Wilburys with massive hits such as – “Not Alone Anymore”, “Handle With Care”, “End Of The Line”, “Last Night” and more !

"Dean is in a class of his own, the likes of which are rarely seen"  - Larry Muhoberac(Elvis Presley’s piano player, world renowned composer)

“It was like Roy Orbison was here in person “ Elizabeth Pickering – Burswood Casino Perth

 “Roy Orbison Reborn is a must see show for anyone who wants to relive the sound, the voice and all of the magical hits of ‘Roy Orbison in an exciting two hour concert experience that is much like the legend himself – unforgettable”.