Canberra Day Trip Events 2018

Show: Music at Midday

Type: Day trip

Date: 11 Jan

Time: 60 minutes, no interval 

Canberra Theatre Centre together with the Royal Military College Band host Music At Midday concerts six times a year with the support of Canberra Labor Club. The proceeds of the concerts support many local charities.

The Theatre is pleased to announce that the next Music At Midday concert will be held on 2nd last or last Tuesday every quarter with donations going to ACT Rescue & Foster.

 

Show: Masterclass Concert – Drama

Type: Day trip

Date: 24 Feb

Time: 2pm, 120 minutes, including interval 

The astonishing Amanda Muggleton IS the original diva. She creates fireworks on stage as the greatest dramatic soprano of her time – Maria Callas. After a sensational career that saw her become the undisputed star of the world’s best Opera Houses, Maria Callas conducts a series of master classes to a select group of young vocal students at the Juilliard School in New York.

In Terrence McNally’s extraordinary theatrical tribute Callas takes centre-stage one more time, as she passes on to her students, and to us, the experiences and lessons of a lifetime.

We witness her passion and commitment and realise the uniqueness of her great talent as she cajoles and lectures her students, delivering wisdom and insults in true diva style.

Amanda Muggleton is one of Australia’s greatest and most loved actresses. In a career that spans over four decades, Amanda has more than 50 theatre, film and television credits to her name.

 

Show: Music at Midday

Type: Day trip

Date: 11 April

Time: 60 minutes, no interval 

Canberra Theatre Centre together with the Royal Military College Band host Music At Midday concerts six times a year with the support of Canberra Labor Club. The proceeds of the concerts support many local charities.

The Theatre is pleased to announce that the next Music At Midday concert will be held on 2nd last or last Tuesday every quarter with donations going to ACT Rescue & Foster.

 

Show: Sense & Sensibility Concert – Drama

Type: Day trip

Date: 2nd June

Time: 2pm, 135 minutes, including interval 

Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen on theatrical steroids. In the hands of the State Theatre Company Ensemble it will be a night at the theatre that you won’t want to miss.

The newly widowed Mrs Dashwood, under much reduced circumstances, must move herself and her three daughters, the very sensible Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not lead to a reduction in troubles of the heart. Suitors circle and gossip swirls as all of the Dashwoods try to find their place in the world.

Jane Austen’s masterpiece is a precision guided literary missile of wit and warmth. In playwright Kate Hamill she’s found her theatrical match as verve and invention is brought to bear on the Dashwood’s every move.

Warning: This show contains obscene language.

 

Show: Music at Midday

Type: Day trip

Date: 11 July

Time: 60 minutes, no interval 

Canberra Theatre Centre together with the Royal Military College Band host Music At Midday concerts six times a year with the support of Canberra Labor Club. The proceeds of the concerts support many local charities.

The Theatre is pleased to announce that the next Music At Midday concert will be held on 2nd last or last Tuesday every quarter with donations going to ACT Rescue & Foster.

 

Show: Calamity Jane Concert – Musical/Comedy

Type: Day trip

Date: 19 August

Time: 2pm, 150 minutes, including interval 

This whip-cracking, rollicking rough-and-ready reimagining shucks off the buckskin and brings a barrelful of dirt and grit to the classic musical. Starring Virginia Gay (Channel 7’s All Saints and Winners & Losers) as the magnetic, masculine heroine, joined by a ragtag band of acclaimed comedic actors and musicians who share all the other roles.

Featuring timeless standards such as The Deadwood Stage, Just Blew In From The Windy City, Black Hills of Dakota, and Secret Love performed with piano and a grab bag of other instruments, this production injects a unique and raucous sense of spontaneity into the world of musical theatre.

Become immersed in the world of the Golden Garter Saloon – alive with whores, gamblers, and habitual jeopardy – and expect an unruly and unpredictable ride. In particular dozens of audience members seated onstage at saloon tables will be a part of the action when they least expect it!

Warning: This show contains simulated smoking, nudity, obscene language, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects. (sounds like fun!)

 

Show: Madame Butterfly Concert – Opera

Type: Day trip

Date: 8 September

Time: 1pm,  

A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West.

Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love?

U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and captivated with its beauty and freedoms. When the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins.

Years later, Pinkerton has left. Butterfly waits faithfully for him to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour.

What will become of her great hope?

Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria One Fine Day and the Humming Chorus.

One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets and wonderful singing.

Show: Music at Midday

Type: Day trip

Date: 11 October

Time: 60 minutes, no interval 

Canberra Theatre Centre together with the Royal Military College Band host Music At Midday concerts six times a year with the support of Canberra Labor Club. The proceeds of the concerts support many local charities.

The Theatre is pleased to announce that the next Music At Midday concert will be held on 2nd last or last Tuesday every quarter with donations going to ACT Rescue & Foster.

 

Show: The Wharf Revue – Political satire

Type: Day trip

Date: 3 November

Time: 90 minutes, no interval 

Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe are back in the saddle and gearing up for another glorious year of political satire – the stage will be bigger and so will the laughs. We like to think of it as continuity with change.

So, politicians take cover and pundits stand back, because there will be songs, there will be dance, and there will be some very funny impressions.

Join us as we sort the wets from the dries, the leaks from the fakes, and the factions from the fictions in this bigger, better and wharfier Revue than Canberra could ever handle.

Warnings:

This show may contain obscene language, simulated substance/tobacco smoking, nudity, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

 

Tours/Trips

Local trips January
Tasmania Tour 15-24 March
Melbourne Flower Show Tour 21-25 March
Brigadoon at Bundanoon – Overnight 6-7 April
Norfolk Island Tour 6-15 May 2018
Longreach Tour 9-25 June
Winter Escape Tour 5-13 August
Gunning Fireworks – 3 days 7-9 September
Winery Tour -Day trip 20-October
Melbourne Cup Tour 5-9 November
Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Tour 26-30 November

Most dates are confirmed for these concerts/events/trips/tours. Pricing is just about finalised – contact the office to confirm. Day trips include morning tea and lunch. *- Subject to change of dates.

Contact: 02 4474 4243 or 02 4474 3085

 

Senior Moment Stage Show- Sydney Day Trip

Travel with us to Chatswood for a belly load of laughs. An early morning start and we are home before dark, whilst enjoying the company of like minded individuals.

After two smash-hit Sydney seasons, the hilarious comedy revue Senior Moments is back, with the legendary John Wood and Max Gillies now joining Benita Collings and Geoff Harvey in the senior theatrical sensation.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.

Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) is having a season of Senior Moments in 2018. Joining him in this seriously silly show for otherwise sensible seniors will be master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders), Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly), with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Thursday 1 March 2018 11.00am Matinee show

  • Pick up from your door, delivered back to your door.
  • A-Reserve seating, Morning and afternoon tea included. Lunch at own cost

Price $175.00

Bookings and full payment by 1 February 2018

Terms & Conditions apply, available on our website www.rixonsbus.com.au

Contact: (02) 4474 4243 or 02 4474 3085 rixonsdoortodoor@yahoo.com.au

The Australian Ballet presents The Merry Widow

Effervescent romance overflowing with glamour

CATEGORY:  Dance                           DURATION:  136 minutes, including intervals.

Includes Bubbles & crackers for morning tea (& tea/coffee), Chinese lunch at Queanbeyan RSL Bowling Club & A-Reserve tickets.

Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. The tiny principality of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari. Only when they meet does he realise that she’s his childhood sweetheart – and that she hasn’t forgiven him for jilting her years ago.

Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers. Created especially for The Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve.

Ticket prices:

Pensioner price:

  • $204 Batemans Bay/Moruya
  • $224 Tuross/Bodalla/Ulladulla
  • $244 Milton/Mollymook
  • $290 Narooma

* Pension number required.

Regular price:

  • $214 Batemans Bay/Moruya
  • $234 Tuross/Bodalla/Ulladulla
  • $254 Milton/Mollymook
  • $300 Narooma

Saturday 26 May 2018 1.30pm Matinee show

  • Pick up from your door, delivered back to your door.
  • Premium seating, Morning tea and Lunch included.

Bookings and full payment by 15 April 2018

Terms & Conditions apply.

Contact: 02 4474 4243 or 02 4474 3085

The Fabulous Shen Yun Matinee Show – Day Trip

Pick up from your door, delivered back to your door. Bubbles & crackers for morning tea (or tea & coffee). Chinese lunch and A-Reserve seating included.

  • Batemans Bay – Moruya       $224
  • Ulladulla/Bodalla/Tuross      $244
  • Milton/Mollymook                $264
  • Narooma                                 $310

Bookings and full payment by 1 January 2018

Thursday 1 February 2018 2.00pm Matinee show

In ancient times, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years–until this world was lost.

We now invite you to visit this lost civilisation. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries of performing arts. We combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else.

“Absolutely the No. 1 show in the world” – Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

“This is the highest and the best of what humans can produce” – Olevia Brown-Klahn, singer and musician

Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures – the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

Come and experience the divine beauty & profound wisdom of a lost civilization.

Thursday 1 February 2018 2.00pm Matinee show

Pick up from your door, delivered back to your door. Bubbles & crackers for morning tea (or tea & coffee). Chinese lunch and A-Reserve seating included.

  • Batemans Bay – Moruya       $224
  • Ulladulla/Bodalla/Tuross      $244
  • Milton/Mollymook                $264
  • Narooma                                 $310

Bookings and full payment by 1 January 2018

Terms & Conditions apply, available on our website www.rixonsbus.com.au