We are very excited to announce our 2018 performance season to be held at our new venue, the Centenary Theatre in Williamstown.

Director – Tyson Legg
Musical Director – Norm Anderson
Choreographer – Ashley Tynan

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece is updated with the swinging sounds of 1940s jazz and blues!

Nanki-poo, returns to the Japanese town of Titipu to claim his lover, Yum-yum – only to find she is betrothed to her guardian Ko-ko, the Lord High Executioner of Titipu. Nanki-poo is, in fact, the son of the Mikado who has fled his father’s court to escape from Katisha, an elderly lady of the court who has accused him of the capital crime of flirting. Ko-ko, meanwhile, finds himself in need of a sacrificial victim since the Mikado has noted that he has not fulfilled his quota of executions. When Katisha arrives in search of Nanki-poo, and Mikado himself follows in search of his son, the town is thrown into panic and confusion. Can true love win out.

Cultures glide and collide in this hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’. Hot Mikado weaves a snappy and fun packed tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and sing their troubles away. Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

18 – 26 MAY | 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Season Subscriptions on Sale Soon!
Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 23rd February

 


Co-Directors – Ang Cuy and Stuart Dodge
Musical Director – Ang Cuy
Choreographer – Stuart Dodge

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

10 – 19 AUGUST | 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Season Subscriptions on Sale Soon!
Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 18th May

 


Director – Nick Kong
Musical Director – Daniel Heskett
Choreographer – Steve Rostron

  • * * * Victorian Premiere of the 2014 Revival * * *

Based on the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, follow their heartwarming search for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame.

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

This 2014 revival version of the musical has a completely reworked plot and new songs. It delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins., their relationship with Harry Houdini and of a proposed separation surgery, all with more sophistication and truth.

Don’t miss this remarkable true story of two sisters. The very thing that makes them different… makes them extraordinary.

9 – 17 NOVEMBER | 6 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Centenary Theatre, Williamstown

Season Subscriptions on Sale Soon!
Early Bird Tickets on Sale – Friday 17th August