Glee Club Beatles Singalong

The Mother of all Singalongs is coming to the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre – on Mother’s Day!

Sunday 12 May | 5:30pm | GPAC Foyer

An early evening of revelry and fun hosted by the brilliant and awesomely talented Vicky Jacobs (Associate Musical Director of Come From Away, Moulin Rouge and Hairspray). 

Bring your mum, bring a friend, bring the whole family. Glee Club is the singalong that everyone can join in with. Our host Vicky Jacobs makes it easy and fun for everyone to belt out their favourite Beatles songs. All music and backing tracks are provided. The foyer bar will be open and the good vibes, flowing. It does not matter if your voice is fit, rusty, high, low, or never-brought-out-in-public-before. There are no solos at Glee Club – just a sing along of the songs we know and love!

Vicky Jacobs has an ability to get anyone singing at their best. As well as being the founding director of Glee Club, Melbourne’s original singalong choir, she has been Associate Musical Director on some of this country’s biggest musicals including ‘Hairspray’, ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘Come From Away’, ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Xanadu’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘. She is currently Associate Musical Director on ‘Grease’ for Xroads Live. 

SUNDAY 12 MAY

5:30pm
Gippsland Performing Arts Centre Foyer

Full Price$8
Access Price*$4.50
Child$6
Concession$6
Group of 10+$6

Beauty & the Beast

Following nationwide sell-out seasons, Beauty & the Beast returns to the stage in 2024!  

Sunday 24 November 2024 | 3:30pm | GPAC Main Theatre

One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through a magical ballet production. Featuring the stunning artists of Victorian State Ballet, and superb choreography which honours the spirit of this captivating work. An entertaining and enjoyable experience for the whole family! 

A full-length classical ballet production of the traditional tale, Beauty & the Beast is one of the world’s most loved classics.  

Following VSB’s sell-out seasons since its Australian Premier in 2018, we are proud to present this spectacular original ballet, to audiences in 2024. 

Our production is based on both the original tale by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, and the screenplay for Disney by Linda Woolverton, bringing to life a captivating display of the beloved characters that we all know and love from other films and musicals.  

Within spectacular classical ballet choreographies, our version seeks to retell this magical story and to draw the audience right inside the spellbinding moments, transporting through to the very moving transformation, grand waltz and happily-ever-after final scenes.  

VSB’s unique ballet version creates a fresh touch while maintaining true to the essence of the original storyline. Highlighting the characters in the story through beautiful classical ballet is a compelling feature of this production.  

We are delighted to bring Beauty & the Beast to the stage, featuring the stunning artists of the Victorian State Ballet, and magical original choreography of Michelle Cassar De Sierra.

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2024

3:30PM
GPAC Main Theatre, Traralgon

Full Price$79
Child*$66
Concession$74
Group of 10+$66

Sesame Street – Elmo’s Circus Dream

Elmo’s Circus Dream is a must-see show of laughter, acrobatics, and imagination! Join Elmo and friends for an unforgettable circus adventure. Don’t miss the magic! 

Sunday 10 & Monday 11 March | 10:30am & 1pm | GPAC Main Theatre

It all begins with Elmo’s captivating bedtime story about the circus. As Elmo falls asleep, he is magically transported to a colourful world, where he is warmly greeted by his friends Abby, Cookie Monster, Bert, and Ernie. The show bursts into high energy as the talented cast sings and dances to the iconic Sesame Street theme song, but with a twist – they are embarking on an exciting adventure to the circus! With their vibrant costumes and catchy tunes, they express their deep desire to join the circus and become part of its magical experience. From hilarious clowning and daring stunt attempts to mesmerising dog acts and captivating dance routines, the stage comes alive with their boundless energy, skill, and infectious enthusiasm.  

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Brace yourself as internationally renowned circus performers take the stage, showcasing their extraordinary talents. Prepare to be spellbound by their impressive acrobatic displays, jaw dropping juggling acts, and mind-bending illusions that will leave you wondering in awe at their incredible feats. 

‘Elmo’s Circus Dream’ is more than just a show – it’s an immersive experience that ignites the imaginations of children, encourages self-expression, and teaches valuable life lessons in a fun and engaging way. Join Elmo and his Sesame Street friends as they transport you to a world where dreams truly come to life, where laughter and amazement await at every turn. Get ready to be dazzled as the magic of the circus unfolds before your eyes, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a renewed belief in the power of dreams. 

Full Price$34.95
VIP Tickets*$69.95
*VIP Tickets: Includes Meet and Greet with Elmo post-show and a free exclusive giveaway
*Note: Under 18 months free on lap*

68th Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod Performing Arts Festival

Entries Open 31st March, and close 30th June via the online platform www.stardom.com.au.

Eisteddfod Dates

Speech & Drama                           19-21 August
Piano                                                24 – 27 August
Instrumental                                   28 – 31 August    
Choral                                               5 September
Brass                                                7-8 September
Theatrical Dance                            20 – 29 September
all dates are subject to final scheduling  

The Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod is a friendly annual major Performing Arts event spanning 6 weeks at Gippsland Performing Arts Traralgon and Kernot Hall Morwell from 19 August to 29 September 2024. It covers the whole range of performing arts disciplines including Instrumental (including strings, woodwind, brass, recorders, and guitar) Brass and Concert Bands, Orchestras, Choirs, Readings, Drama and Dance.

Each year, the Eisteddfod holds over 380 events that provide over 4,000 performers who come from the local community, greater Gippsland and Metro areas, a chance to showcase their talents and experience performing before live audiences. From this performance, the contestants receive an appraisal of their work given by highly qualified adjudicators and have the chance of being a recipient of part of more than $30,000+ offered in awards and prizes, much of which goes towards continuing their studies in their chosen fields.

Prestigious events include:
$1100 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS
$1100 SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS
$1000 LYTHGO TRUST OPERATIC ARIA
$4000 BRASS BANDS (Divided across all grades)
$1000 DICK TEYCHENNE INSTRUMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP
   1st place – $750; 2nd place – $300; 3rd place – $100
Elsa Ryan Junior Piano Scholarship for 9-11 years: 1st place – $250, 2nd place – $100
Junior Dancing Scholarship for 9-11 years: 1st place – $250, 2nd place – $100
ALL OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS:
   1st place – $500; 2nd place – $150

World Problems

An elegy for the future we’re yet to inherit, World Problems is both comical and terrifying, gripping and cathartic.

A woman summons up her childhood with an intensity so visceral it seems to be playing out in front of us. But as her memories draw closer to the present, the space between the personal and the speculative grows ever more blurry. Where do you end, and everything else begins?

An elegy for the future we’re yet to inherit, World Problems is both comical and terrifying, gripping and cathartic. A solo time capsule catapulting across the ages, it seamlessly merges the most private and intimate reflections with a world-spanning perspective.

Theatre maker Emma Mary Hall has cemented a reputation for herself as one of the most astute and insightful observers of the shape of things to come, blending a poetic sensibility with rigorous attention to global and historical matters.

Performed with vivid physicality by Carly Sheppard, directed by Cassandra Fumi (Associate Director, A Very Jewish Christmas Carol) and designed by Dann Barber (Bloom), World Problems trains a microscope on one soul to chart the future of all humanity.

Full Price$30
Student$15
Additional Teacher*$25
Concession$20
Access$14
Complimentary Teacher ticket: 1 per group booking
*Additional Teacher: Only required when there is more than 1 teacher per group booking
Artist recommended age: 14+ years of age (school years 8-12)
Duration: 90 minutes, including a 30 minute post-show Q&A

Isaac Butterfield

Isaac Butterfield is kicking off 2024 in Australia with a handful of exclusive shows. Catch his razor-sharp comedy up close and very personal. 

Thursday 14 March & Friday 15 March

Gold Tickets$79.95
Silver Tickets$59.95
Bronze Tickets$39.95
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Artist Recommended Age: Ages 15+. An adult MUST accompany guests under the age of 18 or entry may be refused. 

Practicing Connection in Movement

Practicing Connections in Movement – An Introduction to Klein Technique™ with Alice Heyward

Klein Technique™ is a process-oriented practice of immense value to people of all proficiency levels, dancers, and non-dancers alike. It aims to teach movement from the individual perspective of internal knowing and understanding. 

To improve movement and reduce and heal injuries, Klein Technique™ focuses on moving from our deepest structural and energetic tissue, the bone, and the connections at the level of the bones. We will work on the muscles of deep postural support: the psoas, the hamstrings, the pelvic floor muscles, and the external rotators. With a body-felt understanding of how these muscles bring the bones into alignment and to a place of connectedness, this technique leads to true power and efficiency of movement. 

About Alice Heyward:

Alice Heyward is dancer and works as a performer, choreographer, dramaturge, teacher, writer, and editor. Her practice develops through diverse collaborations, as author, co-author, and interpreter. Through movement-thought, she explores the production of embodied poetics. Her choreographic work has been presented at Klosterruine Berlin, Hua International, Uferstudios, MPavilion, PS Artspace, Gertrude Contemporary, Next Wave Festival, Kunsthaus KuLe, Dancehouse Melbourne and Murray White Room. She works with artists Maria Hassabi, Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu, Luísa Saraiva, Alexandra Pirici, Dora García, Grażyna Roguski, Simone Forti, Trisha Brown, Hana Erdman, Alicia Frankovich and Adam Linder. She is currently developing ‘Brigid,’ a performance project. 

Please come dressed in comfortable, loose clothing. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat or something similar.  

Full Price$20
Access Price$15
Concession$18
Group of 10+$18

A Little Bit of Blue

A Detective Story, told with Puppetry, where you help solve the case. 

Wednesday 3 July | 10:30am | GPAC Town Hall Theatre

A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story, told with puppetry. As well as unravelling a mystery, it involves learning about the unique habits of an extraordinary Australian animal, the Satin Bowerbird, and their fascination for the colour blue. It is a fun frolicking mix of Detective Noir, slapstick, with some interesting facts thrown in. 

Mavis’s world is turned upside-down by small disappearances. Something has gone missing and is nowhere to be found. Mrs Hooley has been looking everywhere. But it’s not just today. Every day a new thing seems to disappear. Little things. A $10 note. Clothes pegs. A ball of wool. It’s troubling at first, but the thief then takes it one step too far 

Mavis calls in a Detective to investigate.  The Detective, Harry McGee, an adorable fool, makes a mess of the investigation, and the children love always being one step of ahead of him. They set a trap for the burglar. A stake out is required. In the dead of night, and the Detective indeed finds something peculiar…. The children’s role is to help him solve the case. 

Jenny Ellis, a puppeteer of more than twenty years, weaves the whole mystery together, sometimes playing three characters at once. The young audience will gasp with surprise, sigh with the sadness, shout in outrage, cheer with triumph, and dance with joy as they follow the sneaky bowerbird on his journey to find love. 

A delightful show! Very clever and amusing – both for young and old. Jenny Ellis is clearly a very talented performer! Congratulations to all involved and thank you for a wonderfully engaging performance. 
~ Max, audience member, Northcote Kid’s Festival 

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

10:30am
GPAC Town Hall Theatre, Traralgon

Full Price$10
Child Price*$8
Access Price$7
Concession$9
Family Price**$30

Additional Information

*Child Price: U16s

**Family Price: Any group of 4 family members’

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval

Production Warnings: May contain coloured disco lighting effects

Artist recommended age: 3-10 years of age

Puppetry of Paper

Scrunch, rip, twist, tear! 

Wednesday 3 July | 11:45am | GPAC Town Hall Theatre

How many things can you do with a piece of paper? This workshop is based on Bunraku-style puppetry, a traditional Japanese form of theatre which involves multiple puppeteers working closely together to operate one puppet. Workshop participants will start by making a unique puppet out of paper. They will then learn techniques for bringing their puppet to life, either as individuals or as a team. Each group will work on short performances which are presented to the group. Participants will leave the workshop with a range of performance skills, which can be applied to any kind of puppetry.  

Little Wing Puppets have facilitated workshops with thousands of young people in every state and territory of Australia, as well as overseas. They believe that young people deserve access to the arts, wherever they live. They’re passionate about passing on their skills so that children can learn to create their own worlds through puppetry. 

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

11:45am
GPAC Town Hall Theatre

All Tickets*$8

Additional Information

*All Tickets: Accompanying adults free

**Please note: Ticket sales are capped at 20 participants (excluding supervising adults)

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

Artist recommended age: 3+ years of age and supervising adults/families 

Blake Pavey – Still Kickin’

After a sold-out debut tour in 2023, Blake Pavey’s plan of dying early didn’t exactly pan out. To celebrate him Still Kickin’… he’s decided to hit the road again with a brand-new show. His sophomore tour is sure to delight audiences around the nation in 2024.  

“Pavey’s stand-up delicately weaves elements of darkness and light, moving the audience to the brink of tears, before landing a hefty punchline that leaves them in (metaphorical) stitches.” – The Age  

Get your tickets and come see why he’s more than just “that guy off TikTok!”. This dying man is sure to leave you dying with laughter.