2019 See It Live Theatre Season

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Welcome to the Pilbeam Theatre 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

The See It Live Theatre Season is now on sale!.

See some great performances at the Pilbeam Theatre in 2019 and save money with the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season. You can buy tickets individually for these shows or, to save money, you can purchase a discount pack.

More details are in the 2019 See It Live Season booklet, available from the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office  or you can download a pdf copy of the brochure HERE or view it below. To view the booklet online, Chrome and Firefox browsers give best results.

 

PAY-YOUR-AGE! If you are 26 years of age or under you can see selected shows in the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season by paying $1 per year of age. For example, if you are 15 years old, you can see the show for $15, if you are 26 you can see it for $26 This special offer applies only to shows marked below as Pay Your Age. Proof of age will be required. You do not need to subscribe to take advantage of PAY-YOUR-AGE.Here are the shows in the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season:

 

TWO
An Ensemble Theatre production
Directed by Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy Two introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison. Set in the local pub, you’ll meet all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals. There’s Moth, who loves Maud (and every other woman) fervently; Mrs Iger, with her passion for quiet, strong men; possessive Roy, jealous of anybody who looks at Lesley (even the darts players); Alice and Fred and their Elvis obsession; and the publicans themselves – a married couple with an unspoken secret… By turns funny, heart-warming and poignant, don’t miss this smash hit comedy.

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.
Recommended ages 15+

Pilbeam Theatre
Saturday 23 February at 7.30pm
Adult $52
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.
 




Kinky Boots
A Rockhampton Regional Council production
From the creative team that brought you We Will Rock You, Wicked and Mary Poppins comes Rockhampton Regional Council’s 2019 Musical, Kinky Boots. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed  possible... and discovers that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre 15-23 March
Adult $52, concessions available




Junk
An Flying Fruit Fly Circus production
The world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus celebrates its 40th birthday with its award-winning show, JUNK. JUNK takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe. An ordinary boy, dressed head-to-toe in contemporary safety gear, discovers an abandoned junkyard inhabited by a gang of wild-at-heart kids. With boundless enthusiasm the group urge him to play as children once did: without inhibition and free from adult supervision. Propelled by a cast of talented young performers, this vibrant take on childhood tumbles headfirst into a world of play and imagination through circus skills, acrobatics and beautiful shadow puppetry creating a sense of nostalgia for a time when young people were encouraged to take risks and weren’t wrapped in cotton wool. Inspired by childhood stories told to them by elderly residents of regional Australia, the young artists of JUNK will move and inspire you with their breath-taking artistry. Come with your whole family and be  inspired to unleash your inner acrobat! Australia’s Flying Fruit Fly Circus is one of the world’s premier youth performing arts companies. In 1979 it began as a local circus project for school kids. Since then ‘the Fruities’ have tumbled their way into the hearts of millions of people throughout Australia and the world.

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre
Wednesday 3 April at 7.30pm
Adult $45, concessions available.
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.




Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. We’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone! Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre
Sunday 5 May at 7.30pm
Adults $45, concessions available.




The Dinner Party
An Expressions Dance Company production
An elegant dinner party is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly.  Premiering to extraordinary reviews in Brisbane, The Dinner Party (former title The Host), is gripping contemporary dance theatre from Queensland’s Expressions Dance Company.  You will be struck by the sublime costumes by acclaimed Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, original music recordings from Queensland’s highlly acclaimed Southern Cross Soloists and the enduring story told by multiple award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir, in this thrilling ride that exposes the not-so-beautiful in beautiful people.

Suitable for ages 13+

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre
Tuesday 28 May at 7.30pm
Adult $52, concessions available.
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.

 

Madama Butterfly 
An Opera Australia production
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? Madama Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time. U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms. Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. What will become of her great hope?  Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It features the famous aria ‘One Fine Day’ and the Humming Chorus, along with Japanese and American musical themes. Hear Opera Australia’s wonderful singers perform with a chamber orchestra, along with a children’s chorus, drawn from the Rockhampton community.

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre
Tuesday 16 July at 7.30pm
Adult $52, concessions available.
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.




Jhonetsu: Passion
A Yamato Drummers production
Passion inspires. Passion motivates. Passion mobilizes people. Passion is the new work of the internationally renowned taiko drumming troupe, Yamato. With heart-thumping rhythm, thunderous sounds and explosive beats, the Yamato drummers of Japan push their limits in this staggering display of physical strength and ferocious skill. In this high-energy performance, the unmistakable sound of the traditional Taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by Yamato as they use their entire bodies to produce their breathtaking beats. Yamato was founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993. Every year, Yamato tours the world for 6 to 10 months, creating and presenting original Yamato compositions and stages. The troupe will continue to cherish and uphold Yamato, the spirit of Japan. With drums that weigh up to half a tonne, the Yamato drummers’ remarkable physical strength and trademark infectious energy leaves you feeling totally exhilarated!

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre
Tuesday 30 July at 7.30pm
Adult $52, concessions available.
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.

 

My Urrwai
Ghenoa Gela - little sister, daughter, granddaughter, Rockhampton born and bred comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show. This is your invitation into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations she navigates every day. A Koedal (Crocodile) and Waumer (Frigate Bird) woman, Ghenoa Gela is a strong Torres Strait Islander from Rockhampton. She is a recipient of both the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words.  My Urrwai is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Walter Reid Cultural Centre
Wednesday 31 July at 7.30pm
(Performance for secondary schools Wednesday 31 July at 1pm)
Adult $35, concessions available.
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.

 

Much Ado About Nothing
A Bell Shakespeare Company production
Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings. Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love and loathing of each other. However Claudio is quickly seduced by envy and this idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves. Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar) and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a maledominated world.  Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre Tuesday 10 September at 7.30pm
Adult $52, concessions available.
PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.




Serenades for Strings
Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ACO Collective
The ACO is renowned for embracing celebrated classics alongside new commissions and Serenades for Strings is no exception. A romantic program of the finest classical music from Beethoven to Mendelssohn mixed with an exciting new Australian work, Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Dancing on Clouds from the Hush 18 Collective Wisdom Album.  Helena Rathbone, Principal Violin and founding Director of ACO Collective, celebrates her 25th year with the ACO and will lead you in a magical night that takes you from Edward Elgar’s tranquil Serenade for Strings to Beethoven’s delightful and optimistic Romance for violin and orchestra. Helena proves she is a romantic at heart and you will experience the youthful and energetic Sinfonia No.7 by Mendelssohn and end the night with Beethoven’s great String Quartet as the finale that brings the night to a gripping end!  ACO Collective combines Australia’s most talented emerging string players with the professional musicians of the ACO to create a high-energy 17-piece string orchestra.

Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.

Pilbeam Theatre
Tuesday 22 October at 7.30pm
Adult $52, concessions available. PAY YOUR AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age.

 


Event Date:
See It Live
Rockhampton Regional Council
Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
seeitlive@rrc.qld.gov.au