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Wed, 28 December 2016

WHAT A DRAG! Celebrity Edition fundraiser Victorian Aids Council (3 FEB)

Filed under: cabaret, Fundraising, performance art, Comedy, Gigs, Theatre, General — site admin @ 7:21 pm

WHAT A DRAG! Celebrity Edition – a fundraiser for the Victorian Aids Council (3 FEB)
WHAT A DRAG!
A special night of surprise with local celebrities releasing their fabulous alter egos by dressing and performing in drag with help and accompaniment by local drag queens to help raise funds for the Victorian Aids Council. As part of MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL 2017.
3 February
Time: 8.30pm
Free Event
Donations accepted on the door to raise funds for the Victorian Aids Council
Chapel on Chapel 12 Little chapel st Prahran phone 8290 7000

Fri, 21 October 2016

Satellite Lounge Gig List ED KUEPPER

In a real coup for the Satellite Lounge Ed Kuepper will be performing his Solo and By Request show on Sunday January 15. Ed Kuepper is a giant in Australian music. From founding The Saints, to creating the Laughing Clowns, having a solo career stretching over 25 years as well as playing with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ed is a towering figure in the music scene and his shows are never less than rivetting. Tickets go on sale Friday October 21 at 9.00am.

Last weekend marked the first time we hosted Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon events. All went well with big crowds for all shows. The atmosphere on Sunday was wonderful, the ability to see a show in the afternoon and still be good for work on Monday was appreciated by the audience.

This week sees Nick Barker and the Monkey Men playing the Rolling Stones hits and great album tracks on Friday night. Along with The Monkey Men you can see Shannon Bourne, one of Melbourne’s greatest guitarists. Tickets are selling fast!
Mikelangelo is one of Australia’s most stylish performers. On Saturday night he will bring the songs of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits alive.

We have Sun Rising - The Songs that made Memphis on Saturday October 29. Recreating the era, playing songs from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and more, you will be singing and jiving away.

New events
On top of the Ed Kuepper announcement we will have Grand WaZoo presenting a Christmas show on Friday December 23. Melbourne’s long standing great soul big band are a firm favourite for a great night out.
Christmas Party Bookings

Check out our line up of gigs for December, including Wendy Stapleton, Party Girls, Bob Starkie, Leave Your Hat On and Grand WaZoo. Many of these shows would make a great work Christmas Party night out. Feel free to ring us on us on 0402 306 141 to arrange a group booking. We offer discounts of up to 20% for bookings of 10 or more.
Seating Options
We are making changes to our seating plans for some upcoming events. For most new shows where we don’t have a dance floor we will be offering A Reserve and B Reserve seating. The A Reserve seats will be at the front of the room, and the B Reserve seats will be situated to the rear of the room. The B Reserve seats are cheaper, but still with a great view.

The Rebelles annual christmas spectacular

tHORNBURY THEATRE UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat Oct 22: Into The Mystic The Music of Van Morrison

Sun Oct 23 : Men of Letters

Fri Nov 4 : The Celibate Rifles live (2 Sets – acoustic + electric)

Fri Nov 11 : The Pigs (Bluegrass)

Sat Nov 12 : An Audience with Jack Gatto (Elvis Tribute Artist)

Fri Nov 18 : The 19th Australian Nation Northern Soul Weekender

Fri Nov 25 : Rumours presented by beyondblue + The Thornbury Theatre

Sat Dec 3 : THE REBELLES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!

Sat Jan 7 : Bowie Festival - Bowie Unzipped

Fri Mar 10 2017 : Midge Ure Something from Everything

Wed, 17 August 2016

Film Producers receive funding from $500 to $500K via brand product placements

Filed under: performance art, Fine Arts, Television, Film, Theatre, General — site admin @ 5:31 pm

Producers contact Rene at Entertainment Depot for additional funding for your film, theater or music video productions. From $500 to $500,000 via brand product placement opportunities. We have a database of brands looking for opportunities to promote their hero brands & products. It’s all confidential, we run a tight ship. Email irene.briggs (at) entertainment depot.com.au
A consultant for over 20 years, Rene understands the issues producers have to overcome.

You have nothing to lose, agency fee - payment is based on an “agreed upon commission”. Paid once the dollars are in your account. Simple. Lets talk.

Thu, 28 July 2016

Peter ‘Phoebe’ Freestone talks Freddie Mercury

Filed under: performance art, Theatre, Gigs, General — site admin @ 7:52 pm

Peter Freestone
Thursday September 15
Thornbury Theatre
Celebrating what would have been the iconic singer’s 70th birthday, Peter ‘Phoebe’ Freestone – speaker, author, personal assistant and best friend to Freddie Mercury – will tour Australia in September 2016.
Presented by First Base Events, You’re My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter Freestone will be an intimate evening of personal stories, rock anecdotes, rare photos, unheard audio and audience Q&A covering the 12 years Peter spent living with and working for the Queen front man.
The pair, who met in 1979 whilst Peter was working in wardrobe for London’s Royal Ballet, formed an immediate friendship which saw Peter become Freddie’s personal assistant, a role he continued daily until the singer’s untimely death in 1991.
“I was Freddie’s chief cook and bottle washer, waiter, butler, secretary, cleaner and agony aunt. I travelled the world with him, acted as his bodyguard when needed and in the end, of course, I was one of his nurses.”

Born in a Taxi

Filed under: Theatre — site admin @ 7:40 pm

When: Mondays 8 August - 12 September (6 week block), 6pm to 9pm
Where: St Martin’s Youth Theatre. 28 St Martins Lane, South Yarra VIC 3141
Cost: $210 / $180* (full / early bird)
*Until 31st July
LIMITED PLACES: Improvised Movement and Physical Theatre with Nick Papas start in two weeks!
Classes continue. Fresh back from Taxi’s Regional Arts Tour of Victoria there will still be 6 weeks left in this third term. So book in and experience the best way of fighting the Winter freeze. Make sure you sign up early to gain the early bird discount and secure your place!
Due to the size of the room and the need to allow everyone the chance to perform the classes are now limited to 12 people.
These classes are suitable for anyone practicing in the performing arts or needing an inroad into performing. They will extend your movement expression, increase your awareness of group impulse and cohesion, develop theatrical clarity, increase confidence, and help with comic timing.
Come along and discover the joy of moving and performing with others in a relaxed environment.
If you have any further inquiries please contact Nick on 0425 755 317 or at nick1papas@gmail.com

Sat, 21 May 2016

KINKY BOOTS by Cyndi Lauper

Filed under: pop music, contemporary music, rock music, Theatre, General — site admin @ 2:44 pm

CYNDI LAUPER’S SMASH-HIT MUSICAL!
15 - 27 NOVEMBER
HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SEASON COMMENCES 12 OCTOBER
KINKY BOOTS is Cyndi Lauper’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that has the world on its feet!
Opening in Melbourne this October, and inspired by true events, Kinky Boots is the story of Charlie and Lola, both struggling to live up to their fathers’ expectations. Through their unexpected friendship, and a fabulous idea, this joyous musical proudly proves by accepting others for who they are, you learn to accept yourself.
Sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out!

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