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Menopause The Musical®
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019
The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to Australia in 2019! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more.

Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what 11+ million women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 17 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

"Impossible not to laugh." - New York Times
"Ninety minutes of extraordinary fun." - Australian Stage
"You’ll love it. It’s hilarious. Go see it." - Joy Behar, The View
"A rollicking girls’ night out!" - Boston Globe
"Dollar for dollar…it’s the best show in town!" – The Las Vegas Review Journal
The Robertson Brothers 60's Variety Show
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Do you dream of reliving the good old days? Were you a fan of The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli & Four Seasons, Bee Gees and The Hollies?

Well don't miss The Roberston Brothers Variety Show featuring direct from Jersey Boys...Simon Brook McLaughlin. This amazing interactive live Variety TV style Show will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying! Take a trip down memory lane with The Robertson Brothers, Australias own vocal dynamic duo!

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Oh what a night....you'll have!
The Killer Queens Experience: SOLD OUT
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
This event is now sold out! If you would like to go on the waiting list for any cancellations, please call 4130 4100 Mon to Fri 9amâ€׃pm.

The Hits. The Memories. The Experience.

After sold-out shows across the world, The Killer Queen Experience is coming to Bundaberg for one night only! Get ready to re-live the memories, and experience the greatest hits of the world’s most loved and iconic rock band, as The Killer Queen Experience take the stage in an all-live concert that has been described as “like stepping back in time”.

Starring the most recognised Freddie Mercury performer on the planet, and first person in history to portray Freddie Mercury on film, John Blunt, who returns from the UK after starring in the Queen biopic Who Wants To Live Forever, making him the first and only person to portray Freddy Mercury on film.

Don’t miss your chance to re-live the best moments of rock, The Killer Queen Experience is a must see for any fans of Queen, young and old!
Adriana Lecouvreur – The Met Opera
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera. Adriana is adored by many but loves only Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała, who adores her in return.

Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his previous lover, the Princess of Bouillon— mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili. When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate measures of her own. In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.
Gayndah Orange Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Gayndah Orange Festival will be held from May 3 to 6, 2019 kicking off with their Gala Ball on April 27 with the crowning of their 2019 Orange Festival Queen.

Then on Friday May 3 they will have their Whiskey, Wine and Cheese night with entertainment and a sculpture competition to enter!

Festival day is Saturday 4 when the streets come to life with entertainment, stalls and the parade with live music into the night.



To finish the weekend they have their wonderful family day with stalls and rides, the famous orange throwing competition and much more.

Carmen – The Met Opera
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen.

But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo—bass Alexander Vinogradov. She has ruined his life, but still Don José adores her, with a fierceness that can only lead to catastrophe. Composer Bizet died just three months after Carmen’s disastrous premiere, never knowing that his creation would become one of the most popular operas of all time.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.
Gigi – Community Movie
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Oscar Winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Adaptation, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Song - "Gigi", Best Score. Winner of nine Academy Awards, this 1958 romantic musical remains a Hollywood classic. Leslie Caron stars as Gigi, a young foundling reared by two veteran Parisian courtesans to be the mistress of a wealthy young gentleman.

But Gigi shocks everyone when, despite the best efforts of her mentors to teach the importance of champagne, jewels and independence, the irrepressible girl falls in love with the man for whom she is intended. Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan and Hermione Gingold also star in this blockbuster Lerner and Lowe musical (the same team behind My Fair Lady).

Cast:
Leslie Caron
Maurice Chevalier
Louis Jourdan
Hermione Gingold
Eva Gabor

Genre: Comedy/Musical/Drama
Classification: G
Classification Description: Content very mild in impact

Runtime:
116 minutes
AgroTrend Bundaberg
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
The Bundaberg Region is home to a large and productive region of southern Queensland. The primary economic driver of the commercial hubs of Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin is agriculture and horticulture making Agrotrend Bundaberg the ideal location for a field day event.

They invite you to come along and check out Agrotrend in 2019. Two days of farming and lifestyle focused activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Whether you are keen to check out and invest in the latest farming technologies or after a great afternoon out with the family – Agrotrend 2019 promises to deliver. All welcome.

This event is brought to you by the Bundaberg Field Day Society and supports community work done by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg.

The Kings of Rock & Soul
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Jack Gatto is the voice of Elvis and James Cupples the heart & soul of Tom Jones, together they pay tribute to ‘The King’ and the Jones boy in a dynamic unmissable night.

Elvis Presley and Tom Jones reached the top of their music genres—legends both who became friends and performed together just the one time in Las Vegas. Now, the amazing talents of Jack Gatto and James Cupples recreate the magic of these musical icons with Elvis’ greatest hits, including ‘Suspicious Minds, ‘My Way’, ‘How Great Thou Art’ and Tom Jones music from the 60’s through to his contemporary hits.

Multi-award winner Jack Gatto has been described by members of Presley’s own family as having the closest voice to the King they’d experienced. James Cupples, one of the biggest success stories to come from television’s The Voice, was described by mentor Keith Urban as having one of the most amazing voices he has heard. Together on stage they are dynamite.

Created by Aussie international star John St Peeters, this world class production is coming for the first time and for one night only...we suggest you book early!
Tea With the Dames
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Moncrieff Cinema Society presents Tea With the Dames.

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in.

Tea with the Dames is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched each other’s careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life’s ups and downs together. Tea with the Dames invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. Directed by Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill), the film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame.

Together, they're 342 years old. They're in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen....

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King Lear
Date Sun 19th May 2019
National Theatre Live
Cinema Presentation
By William Shakespeare

"Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production." - Daily Telegraph

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Runtime:
225 minutes - including interval

Melodies at Moncrieff – Impact Commmunity Choir
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
The Impact Community Choir approaches its 10th year with a concert that is set to delight, surprise and entertain its audience. The choir, which features more than 70 members from the Bundaberg community, made up of volunteers, support workers and people of all abilities, celebrates the differences and uniqueness of all people as they rehearse and perform on a regular basis throughout the Wide Bay region. Be entertained, sing-along and enjoy talented soloists as the brilliant performers put on a special mini-drama showcase not to be missed!
BackTrack Boys – Community Movie
Date Tue 28th May 2019
Reconciliation Week

BackTrack Boys features the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and the youth program he runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, NSW.

When everyone else gives up on troubled kids like Zac, Tyrson and Rusty, they head to Back Track. It’s a place where they can feel safe, continue their education, but most importantly it’s where they learn to support each other and pursue their dreams.

This observational documentary follows Zac, Tyrson and Rusty as they hit the road with Bernie’s legendary dog jumping team and travel to rural shows across NSW. The dog shows started out as a way to teach kids self-discipline, calm their emotions, build trust, and boost their communication skills, but now they have become the world record holders.

In the last ten years over 1000 kids have walked through the BackTrack doors and in that same time the local crime rate has dropped by more than 50%. It’s an alternative to detention and succeeds where others have failed.

On the road the boys camp out around the fire and sleep under the stars but the trauma from the past is...

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Djuki Mala
Date Wed 29th May 2019
Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high energy…like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!

Winners, Best Dance Adelaide and Perth Fringe 2017

"...an hour of infectious joy." - BroadwayBaby
"No better offering at this year's Fringe." - West Australian
"Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating." - Upside News

Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Eidsvold Bush Spirit Festival 2019
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
The Bush Spirit Festival is held at the RM Williams Bush Learning Centre in Eidsvold.

This event is a family friendly festival that features demonstrations of traditional and contemporary bush skills.

It is an affordable and enjoyable day out.

La Fille Du Regiment – The Met Opera
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.
Tully – Community Movie
Date Wed 5th Jun 2019
Charlize Theron is dynamite as Marlo, a mother struggling to deal with two toddlers and a newborn. When Marlo’s brother gifts her a nanny named Tully, her life suddenly changes. Tully is young, radiant and energetic, helping with demands of motherhood. But what happens when Tully has to move on?

This biting dark comedy on the tribulations of young motherhood comes from the prescient pen of Diablo Cody, the genius behind Juno, Young Adult and the United States of Tara. With a radiant performance from Mackenzie Davis as Tully, and electric direction from Jason Reitman, this is a quietly radical and thoroughly modern feminist take on life as a new mother in the 21st century.

Cast:
Charlize Theron
Mackenzie Davis
Mark Duplass

Genre: Comedy/drama
Classification: M
Classification Description: Coarse language and sex

Runtime:
96 minutes
Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. From the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the iconic Ring of Fire.

For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.

Now, Jeff Carter, together with Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, perfectly recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared.

This 2 hour live concert event “Leaving Jackson” The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.

Amazing energy, beautiful tribute to icons and favourites to many. loved seeing Leaving Jackson. This was a fantastic show loved it, if you haven’t seen the show it’s a must do Johnny and June were fabulous.
Graeme Connors – From the Backcountry
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Iconic Australian artist, Graeme Connors, is back by popular demand.

Recognised as one of Australia’s most eclectic singer/songwriters, Graeme has received numerous awards during his more than 40-year career for his contribution to Country Music. Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, 2016 inductee to the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame).

During his highly-anticipated two-hour show, fans will enjoy the hits that made him a household name, favourites from his 19 album catalogue and special debut performances from his recent album, from the backcountry.

Connors new album, from the backcountry was released in August 2018 and features his lead single ‘One Life’. The new album debuted at #4 on the ARIA Country Albums chart and #6 on the ARIA Australian Artists Albums (all genres) chart.

For more information, visit Graeme Connors' website.
Die Walkure – The Met Opera
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written—including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.

The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high definition recordings continues for its 13th season in cinemas. The Met’s 2018/19 season features ten incredible operas. The Metropolitan Opera are screened to a record-breaking 70 countries around the world. The Metropolitan Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses. Based in New York as a resident company in The Lincoln Centre.

You’re welcomed to the very best opera in the world.

Runtime:
320 minutes - including 2 intervals
Bundy Flavours 2019
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Bundy Flavours showcases the incredible local produce the region has on offer with an amazing farmers market as well as providing some of the best local culinary artists and producers hosting live cooking demonstrations, along with a host of other activities.
Toni Childs – Retrospective Tour
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
Join the legendary Toni Childs for a special two-hour performance as she celebrates her 30-year anniversary of Union. Toni will be performing hits and fan favourites from Union, House of Hope, the Woman’s Boat and Keep the Faith. The second hour will be your introduction to Toni’s new music from two very special albums 'It’s All a Beautiful Noise' and 'Citizens of the Planet'.

Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist, Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. With fans in over 50 countries around the world, Toni has produced a list of international hits such as: 'Don’t Walk Away', 'Stop Your Fussin'', 'Walk and Talk Like Angels', 'Zimbabwe', 'Where's the Ocean', 'Many Rivers to Cross', 'I've Got To Go Now' and 'Because You're Beautiful', to name a few.

Toni has opened for Bob Dylan, and performed duets with greats such as Al Green and Peter Gabriel. The coming years will see the wider release of two very special albums of music. First, 'It’s All a Beautiful Noise’ and second ‘Citizens Of The Planet'. Both releases are...

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100 Years of The History of Dance
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019
100 Years of the History of Dance as told by one man in 60 minutes with an energetic group finale.

Suitable for ages 12+.

Jacob arrives at school for his presentation on his favourite topic: the most influential choreographers since the 1920s. He's booked the projector, he's prepared his slides, he's rehearsed all the dances and Mrs Coruthers has started the stopwatch. But will one hour be enough?

From Martha Graham to Bob Fosse, to Paula Abdul, Jacob knows it all. Through a rollercoaster of dance moves we explore the broken families, addictions and political escapades that fuelled the lives of these extraordinary artists.

Over the hour, Jacob discovers that you can study your heroes all you like, but it doesn't make your own path any clearer. If he wants to be just like his idols, it’s time to stop studying and start creating. So Jacob gets the audience up, and teaches them a simple dance to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

Dance isn't a foreign academic concept, it's for everyone...and it feels good!

"[Simons] wryly encapsulates those awkward moments we have all experienced...and...

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Childers Festival
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The 2019 Childers Festival, on the last weekend in July, is the only festival in Queensland that stops a highway, closing the mighty Bruce Highway!

The festival transforms the highway into a gigantic food, market stall and entertainment hub, all staged between the heritage listed buildings and leopard tree lined streets of Childers, just 40 minutes west of Bundaberg and three and a half hours north of Brisbane.

With free admission both days, the event kicks off on the Saturday afternoon from 2pm with a street party and lively bands performing well into the night. The main festival day, which closes the Bruce Highway is on the Sunday, kicking off from 9am to 3.30pm and features five stages of non-stop music, hundreds of market stalls and a smorgasbord of food from all over the world.

Accommodation options for the event is in Childers, Bundaberg and Woodgate Beach.
Heartland Festival
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Heartland Festival is devoted to showcasing all things made, grown and produced in the North Burnett. The Festival will feature a number of delicious key events which focus on amazing food and highlight local produce! The always-anticipated Market Day will be on again from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, 21 September on the Gayndah State School oval.

The Market Day gets more mouth-watering each year! There will be plenty to see, touch, taste and take home as you make your way through rows of stalls overflowing with fresh produce, flowers, art, ready-to-eat food, coffee, wine tasting and much more. There will also be a children’s area, live entertainment and a bar operating throughout the day.

Entry is a gold coin donation at the gate. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest information and the announcement of their 2019 key events!