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
May
22
Jun 5

Anita's Cinema Club

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $63.10
All Ages Events - Multiple Dates
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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

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

 

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.

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 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.

Apia Good Times Tour
Jun
10
7:30 pm19:30

Apia Good Times Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $90.66
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.30pm (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.

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.

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.

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) 

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) 

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. 

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

 

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/

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 Childs is a 3-time Grammy nominated and Emmy winning artist with a contagious power and passion for life and a voice to match. Exploding globally after the release of her 1989 Debut “Union” her first 3 albums touched the hearts and ears of people in over 50 countries and after a decade-long hiatus recovering from Graves disease she is back with the same passion and conviction. And just to warm up the hearts of her fans she is dusting off some of those fave songs we remember and love for a very limited run in her new home of Australia to help us all through the winter months.

Childs’ return to music was at the request of Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues in 2003. Eve asked Toni to write an anthem that would inspire people to end violence against women and girls for her documentary, Until the Violence Stops. The powerful documentary was released 2004 and Because You’re Beautiful went on to win an Emmy later that year. Witnessing the impact of her song Because You’re Beautiful on both women and men around the world. Childs’ followed her intuition and became a yoga teacher, and launched her unique brand of yoga as a part of world yoga tour that touched people in over 20 countries in 2016.
Go to www.becauseyourebeautiful.yoga to learn more.

Her live shows are life-changing experiences and aren’t to be missed as her voice penetrates deep into your body and soul.

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!

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.

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. 

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 (The Widowbirds), Tim Moxey (The Voice), Evelyn Duprai and Susannah Mirana 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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.


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
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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”. 

Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $70.27
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

The Continuing Adventures of Cisco & Pancho!

FIFTY YEARS of friendship, music and mayhem.

Following their record-breaking SHARKY AND THE CADDMAN tour of 2014-15, GLENN SHORROCK and BRIAN CADD are reuniting on stage for a limited Australian tour in 2017.

Joined by Axiom members Chris Stockley and drummer Doug Lavery, and featuring legendary singer/guitarists Sam See and Glyn Mason, this will be an evening full of wonderful music, poignant memories and loads of laughs.

Looking back at what Brian & Glenn see as ‘the best of times’ and forward with humour to “the continuing adventures of Cisco & Pancho”!

Performing timeless smash hits like Little Ray of Sunshine, Reminiscing, Ginger Man, Arkansas Grass, Cool Change, Help is on its Way and Don’t You Know its Magic from the 60’s to the 80’s, harvested from their past supergroups The Twilights, The Groop, Axiom, The Bootleg Family, and Little River Band.

Both artists will have released new albums and they will also play a few of these songs within the show.

Take a journey over FIVE decades with GLENN SHORROCK and BRIAN CADD, two of Australia’s most successful and internationally renowned music legends.

A show not to be missed! 

Cowboys & Angels
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

Cowboys & Angels

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $54.98
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Direct from Las Vegas following individual successful seasons in Legends in Concert Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Kim Simmons as Shania Twain and Adam D Tucker are Cowboys and Angels . Dean Simmons also know as Garth Guy is endorsed by the man himself Garth Brooks to quote “ Tell Dean to hold down the fort for me “ (Garth Brooks) , Kim Simmons also known as Shades of Shania started her professional career at age 15 and has performed with The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffets Coral Reefers , Adam D Tucker accurately recreates the music and Mystic of Country Music Icon Tim McCraw . This Trio is the epitome of the Modern Country sound and is Touring Australia nationally in 2017.

Arj Barker: Organic
Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

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.

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

Bjorn Again: Arrival Tour
Feb
26
6:00 pm18:00

Bjorn Again: Arrival Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $40.45
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6pm
Show starts: 7pm

Bjorn Again is the World’s Number One ABBA show, having now performed over 7000 concerts in over 100 countries worldwide.

Currently in its 26th year, Bjorn Again has sold out concerts in India, China, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all over Europe, Asia, USA and Canada.

Bjorn Again is regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time and is the only ABBA show kindly praised by Benny and Bjorn of ABBA.

Bjorn Again’s super high quality re-creation of ABBA’s timeless hits, combined with all the glitzy 70s stage costumes, Swenglish banter and hilarious stage antics, creates the ultimate live show which has been described as ‘pure joy’, ‘the ultimate escape’ and ‘the most fun you can have wearing platform shoes and flares’. The energy generated by audiences at Bjorn Again concerts has to be seen to be believed.

Anita’s Theatre is super excited to present Bjorn Again on Sunday 26th February 2017; get your tickets now at the box office.

Suzi Quatro
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Suzi Quatro

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $105.95
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it’s “one more time for Suzi” as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. 

“Well.....what can I say....eh! Australia. You’re in my bones, you’re in my blood, I was born to entertain, I had to come back – I missed you too much,” Suzi said on the announcement of the tour. 

With 31 Australian tours under her belt, for this tour, Suzi will bring Andy Scott from THE SWEET on guitar and vocals and Don Powell from SLADE on drums. They will perform as “QSP” for the opening act. The trio have recorded an album “QSP” which will be released in January. Suzi will have an eight-piece band, performing the hit programme for the second half of the show, in her leather jumpsuit of course. 

Born in Detroit Michigan, Suzi was raised in a musical family who all played various instruments. Suzi made her stage debut, playing bongos in her father’s Jazz band, The Quatro Trio. From an early age, she studied classical piano and percussion and at the age of 14 began an all-girl band with her sister Patti calling themselves The Pleasure Seekers. Suzi was ‘told’ she would be playing bass guitar which was as tall as she was and also became the lead singer. In 1969 they changed their name to Cradle and it was this band that caught the attention of famed record producer Mickie Most who offered her a solo contract as a singer/songwriter/musician. 

She went to the UK in 1971 to begin her journey to fame. Suzi began working with the now legendary songwriters Chinn and Chapman. Chapman also produced Suzi, which resulted with her first magic hit “Can The Can” which went to #1 around the world, and sold over 2.5 million copies. In the past four years the original video has nearly 6 million hits. 

Between 1973 and 1980 Suzi Quatro featured in the British charts for 101 weeks and to date sold over 55 million records including hits, “48 Crash”, “Too Big”, “Devil Gate Drive”, “Daytona Demon”, “The Wild One”, “She’s In Love With You”, “Rock Hard” and her duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In”. 

In 1977 Suzi then spread her wings and headed for the small screen playing Fonzie’s good friend, Leather Tuscadero in Happy Days. She continued to act in other television series including Minder, Dempsey and Makepeace, Absolutely Fabulous and Midsomer Murders. In 1986 Suzi made her West End debut playing the lead of Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun receiving critical acclaim. In 1991 Suzi wrote and starred in the title role in a musical about the life of actress Tallulah Bankhead entitled Tallulah Who? 

Recently, Suzi presented her one-woman show Unzipped both in the West End and on BBC Radio 2 as a two-hour Christmas special performed live at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Suzi has had her own radio show on this station since 1999 and has recently published her first poetry book released worldwide titled “Through My Eyes”. 

Suzi was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour to Russia where she performed to 500,000 people in six weeks in 1989. 

The tour is presented by Duet Productions and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President of Asia said, “I have always been a big fan of Suzi’s amazing career and we are delighted to partner with Duet Productions for Suzi’s forthcoming Australian tour, "Leather Forever". It will be great to see her perform in Australia again. We are also excited to be releasing Suzi’s new album “QSP" with legendary performers Andy Scott (The Sweet) and Don Powell (Slade) and we are really looking forward to them performing on the tour with Suzi”.

Bernard Fanning & Kasey Chambers: Sooner Or Later Tour
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Bernard Fanning & Kasey Chambers: Sooner Or Later Tour

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $91.58
All Ages Event



A mutual love and respect for each other’s music has fanned the flames of friendship in and out of the studio between two of our most celebrated singer songwriters, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers, for many years. In a move that will delight fans, they are excited to announce a co-headline tour early 2017!

Regularly sharing stages, and featuring on each other’s records, Bernard co-writing, adding guitar and vocals to Golden Guitar Award winning single ‘Bittersweet’, the title track from Kasey’s 2014 LP, and Kasey laying down vocals more recently for ‘Sooner or Later’ from Bernard’s latest LP, Civil Dusk, it is a natural fit for the two to tour together.

A note from Bernard: “We, Bernard Fanning and the Black Fins, do hereby declare our joy in announcing the birth of the Sooner or Later Tour with Kasey Chambers through regional Qld, NSW and Victoria. We have been having such a ball playing on each other’s records and guesting at each other’s shows over the last ten years that we finally decided to take it on the road. Looking forward to getting to some places that I have never played in and sharing the stage with a great mate and total legend Kasey”.

Kasey on the Sooner or Later Tour: “Bernard and I have collaborated musically on and off over the past ten years and after being asked the question about a double tour for a long time I'm so happy to say it's finally here! This is not just two artists being thrown together to tour but two friends who have a musical history to share-together and separately-through a night of different styles meeting in the middle. He's my mate but I'm also his biggest fan, so touring with him in regional Australia is a career highlight for me”.

You can watch a spectacular live rendition of ‘Sooner or Later’, performed by both Bernard and Kasey and filmed at Bernard’s sold out show at the stunning Palais Theatre in Melbourne HERE.

With a sold out national tour behind him, Bernard was honoured to receive an ARIA last week, taking home the Best Adult Contempory Album award, for his third solo record Civil Dusk (Dew Process / UMA), part one of a two part project (the second LP Brutal Dawn is due 2017).

While Kasey’s August EP release, Ain’t No Little Girl has given fans a taste of her impending eleventh studio LP, Dragonfly, a double album that sees her collaborating with Australian music legend Paul Kelly in the producer’s chair for one session, and Nash Chambers producing the other, due for release January 20th, 2017 (Warner Music).

Don’t miss two of Australia’s most lauded and loved singer songwriters on their Sooner or Later Tour, January and February 2017!

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $64.15
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon, this iconic show returns following its sold-out, 122 show run in New York. Speaking on the success of the New York production the show's creator and star John Waters said: "Night after night, our audiences stood to acknowledge us, it doesn't get much better". Part concert and part biography, the show reveals the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons, featuring 31 hits of Lennon and Lennon/McCartney including "Imagine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Revolution". "A deeply felt reflection of the man" - NEW YORK TIMES.

TAPESTRY: The Songs of Carole King, Sung by Vika Bull & Debra Byrne
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

TAPESTRY: The Songs of Carole King, Sung by Vika Bull & Debra Byrne

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $70.27
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

On the 45th anniversary of one of the bestselling albums of all time, Carole King’s pop masterpiece, Tapestry was celebrated by two of Australia’s most loved vocalists in three sold out shows at the Arts Centre, Melbourne in August 2016. Iconic performers Vika Bull and Debra Byrne along with The Brill Band, featuring some of Australia’s finest musicians, reimagined the songs of the “most successful and revered female songwriter in pop music history”.

Released in 1971, Tapestry was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for 15 weeks with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. It is considered was one of the most important pop albums of the 20th century producing the mega hits “I Feel the Earth Move”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.’

This album forms the centrepiece of the Tapestry concert created by the producer/director of the smash hit At Last: The Etta James Story. Both performers have been inspired by the work of Carole King and the Tapestry album.  “A true singer songwriter Carole King doesn’t write to get on the radio she writes because it is all coming from her heart. That is why I love her,” says Debra Byrne. 

For 25 years, the glorious voice of Vika Bull, has comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since a multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, Vika Bull has forged a diverse pathway into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of her Tongan ancestry. Her rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums with her sister Linda, as well as studio and concert performances by Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer, John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Tim Finn, Kasey Chambers, John Butler and Dan Sultan. 

Since 2013 Vika has been performing to packed houses in theatres around Australia in the smash hit concert At Last – The Etta James Story

Like Vika, Debra Byrne is an Australian music icon. At age 14 she was chosen as one of six original team members of Young Talent Time. By the time Debra was 16 she had won a Logie and the Queen of Pop award and had a single at number one for seven weeks. In the 80s she found her true home of musical theatre with roles in CatsJerrys GirlsLes MiserablesHot Shoe Shuffle and Sunset Boulevard. She has recorded three solo albums and starred in many Australian television series, most recently as Judy Moran in Fat Tony and Co

“Melbourne’s vibrant and healthy live music scene means the people of the city are spoilt with many great and unique performances. ‘Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King’ is a show that will translate to any city around the country if Vika and Debra chose to do so.” – Paul Cashmere, Noise 11. Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King was a well-curated homage to Carole King at the Playhouse Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne. Vika Bull and Debra Byrne gave an intimate and personable performance covered not just the well-known hits such as ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, but also shared vignettes of Carole King’s life. It was also an introduction to songs that many would not have known Carole King wrote, such as ‘The Loco-Motion’ and ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, made famous by The Shirelles.” – Emmanuella, The Plus Ones.  

The Divine Miss Bette
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

The Divine Miss Bette

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60.07
All Ages Event

“Her show is uplifting and life affirming, a force to be reckoned with, bombarding us with irreverent humour and dazzling talent.” - THE CANBERRA TIMES "a thoroughly rapturous performance.” – THEATRE PEOPLE “A helluva lot of butt-wiggling, boob squeezing and classic Midler filth...you won’t be disappointed by Alcorn’s charisma, energy and sharp comedic timing on stage.” - TIME OUT MAGAZINE   The Divine Miss Bette is the hilariously outrageous, naughty, camp, whirlwind of a stage show starring the critically acclaimed stage sensation Catherine Alcorn. A 120 minute concert featuring a live band and dancers reminiscent of the 1970’s tour (yes, she does the Sophie Tucker jokes and classic hits but as you’ve never heard them before!), Alcorn’s show will leave you breathless and begging for more! When Alcorn channels Midler, all Bette’s are off. Catherine’s razor sharp wit, mind-blowing voice and remarkable ability to capture an audience has elevated this show a national treasure.  

“Her show is uplifting and life affirming, a force to be reckoned with, bombarding us with irreverent humour and dazzling talent.” - THE CANBERRA TIMES

"a thoroughly rapturous performance.” – THEATRE PEOPLE

“A helluva lot of butt-wiggling, boob squeezing and classic Midler filth...you won’t be disappointed by Alcorn’s charisma, energy and sharp comedic timing on stage.” - TIME OUT MAGAZINE

 

The Divine Miss Bette is the hilariously outrageous, naughty, camp, whirlwind of a stage show starring the critically acclaimed stage sensation Catherine Alcorn.

A 120 minute concert featuring a live band and dancers reminiscent of the 1970’s tour (yes, she does the Sophie Tucker jokes and classic hits but as you’ve never heard them before!), Alcorn’s show will leave you breathless and begging for more!

When Alcorn channels Midler, all Bette’s are off. Catherine’s razor sharp wit, mind-blowing voice and remarkable ability to capture an audience has elevated this show a national treasure.

 

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

JL Dance 2016 Showcase 'All Fired Up'
Dec
18
1:00 pm13:00

JL Dance 2016 Showcase 'All Fired Up'

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $35.60
All Ages Event

Doors open: 1pm
Show starts: 2pm

A show with high level of entertainment through dance which is brought to you and performed by the students of JL DANCE - Don't miss out on a showcase filled with energy, passion and determination, as the student's unleash their joy of dance... 

Watch these talented dancers of the Illawarra 'break free' and perform with confidence - They stand out from the crowd, to be different in their own unique way, break free from others, being the best version of who they can be... because we are born to follow our dreams and our heart. 

BOOK NOW!

The Rat Pack From Vegas
Dec
14
7:30 pm19:30

The Rat Pack From Vegas

  • Anita's Theatre

Price:$54.98
All Ages Event

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.30pm

Start spreading the news, Frank (David deCosta), Dean (Johnny Edwards) and Sammy (Nicholas Brooks) are back in town in their sharp suits and sharper wits.

Direct From Las Vegas, after sell out seasons through North America and the UK, The Rat Pack from Vegas are returning to Australia. Featuring their swingin’ Aussie band, your fingers will be clicking as your sides will be splitting!

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy - An Evening of Stories and Song - SOLD OUT
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy - An Evening of Stories and Song - SOLD OUT

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: From $101.77
All Ages Event

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

It's a week of firsts for Jimmy Barnes. Not only is the Oz-rock icon releasing his first ever book, but he’s also announcing his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour throughout November and December.

WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy leaving behind the arenas and rock gigs where he’s blazed a trail for decades. Instead he will now be telling his life story for the first time on theatre stages across Australia, including special venues like the Sydney Opera House (Concert Hall), Brisbane City Hall and the Regent Theatre in Melbourne.

This unique live event will see Jimmy sharing stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence. It will also see him delivering intimate musical performances of some key songs drawn from his earliest years. For those who have previously enjoyed his Flesh & Wood acoustic gigs, this tour will be a treat with lots more storytelling providing a real insight into the events that shaped Jimmy's life and his music.

“Just like the book, this live show will tell the story of an imperfect childhood that has led to me becoming an imperfect adult”, explains Jimmy. "I spent most of my life running from my childhood and now it seems like my time to face it. So this is the story of a lifetime spent running away. Running from fear. Running from shame but at the same time running from hope. I’m not running anymore"

Tickets for WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs will go onsale to members of the General Public at 10.00am local times on Monday, 19 September although members of Jimmy’s mailing list will receive exclusive early access to a limited quantity of seats. To join Jimmy’s mailing list go to www.jimmybarnes.com/.

This unique live theatrical production is a companion piece to the eagerly anticipated first volume of his memoirs - Working Class Boy. The book was written entirely by Jimmy Barnes. It tells the raw and confronting story of fleeing the poverty of Scotland only to endure violence and abuse as an immigrant in the suburbs of Adelaide. The book explains what drove Jimmy to ultimately escape everything via rock’n’roll and its associated lifestyle. Fittingly, the childhood memoir ends with an 18 year old Jimmy and the fellow members of his new band, Cold Chisel, fleeing South Australia in the back of a truck full of musical equipment.

The hardcover first edition of Working Class Boy will be released nationally by Harper Collins on Monday, 19 September. Jimmy will be doing a number of signings and Q&A style events in association with various booksellers around the country over the following 3 weeks before heading into a month of focused rehearsals for the theatre tour.

WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs will premiere in Victoria in mid-November and wind its way around much of Australia thereafter. Dates and venues are below. 

 Daryl Braithwaite & Full Band Plus Special Support "Swanee"
Nov
19
7:00 pm19:00

Daryl Braithwaite & Full Band Plus Special Support "Swanee"

  • Anita's Theatre

Price: $60
All Ages Event

Doors open: 7pm
Show starts: 8pm

Special guests: Swanee

Daryl first found fame as lead singer of Sherbet, a band synonymous with the 70’s and their accomplishments during their long career were many. Between 1971 1978 Sherbet produced 20 national top 40 singles and were the first Australian band to top the $1million mark in album sales in this country, with a total of 15 albums and 30 singles to their credit, with songs like ‘Summer Love’ becoming the highest selling single of 1975 and ‘Howzat’ not only a hit in Australia, but also in England & America.

During this period he won the Australian King of Pop award 3 times.

In November 1988 Daryl released the phenomenally successful album ‘Edge’ which spent well over a year in the national Aria chart, peaking at #1 for several weeks. In 1989 it became the highest selling CD in Sony Music Australia’s history, spawning 5 hit singles including ‘One Summer’, written by Daryl which went on to achieve gold status.

In November 1990 Daryl released his follow up album ‘Rise’, Daryl again proved that he had what it takes to make an album work and both the critics and public agreed. Rise boasted a further 5 hit singles. The most popular was undoubtedly “The Horses’, holding the #1 position on the national charts over 3 consecutive weeks. The unexpected success of this single led to being voted “Australian Song of the year’ at the 1991 Australian Music Awards.

Far from an exercise in revisiting past glories and greatest hits of which, of course, there are plenty FOREVER THE TOURIST the latest CD released in 2014 reveals a brand new stunning chapter in Daryl’s unparalleled career.

And the centrepiece of this new chapter is the anthemic and sparkling new single, “Not Too Late”. In light of the renewal of his partnership with Sony, there could hardly have
been a more apt title. It’s a story of hope, aspirations and most definitely reflections of life, and the obvious choice to have a go or not.

“It seems quite appropriate,” says Daryl. “Even though it’s about a relationship situation, it’s saying that maybe it’s not too late to try anything, whether it be music or anything else. We’ve been playing ‘Not Too Late’ live and it’s been getting a surprisingly good reception, considering the audiences don’t know it.”

“Not Too Late” looks set to join Daryl’s cannon of uplifting classics, including “One Summer”, “As The Days Go By” and “The Horses”, plus the countless timeless gems from his days fronting Sherbet, such as “Summer Love”, “Howzat” and “Cassandra”, to name just a few.

Live the formative and flowing years of Australian Music with Daryl Braithwaite who is known for teen hysteria, international breakouts, multi platinum albums, extraordinary collaborations, performing at the sweatiest dives and some of the worlds most famous stadiums.

Daryl Braithwaite remains an integral part of the evolution and development of Australian popular music and a must see live on stage.