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