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2016 Season Tralier

Burrinja Season 2016 - OUT NOW

It's finally here! The launch of our much anticipated 2016 Burrinja Season - download our new 2016 Burrinja Poster program, pop it on your fridge and get ready for a fabulous and creative 2016.

This year we have introduced great value create your own three and five show season subscription packages for our main theatre season, special under 26 packages and a family shows package for children. We are also delighted to offer these bundle and save packages as gift certificates -the perfect Christmas gift for a connected and creative 2016!

Re- imagine, Re-calibrate, Re-fresh, Re- invigorate, Re-think, Re-evaluate at Burrinja in 2016
Theatre - What's On
Date

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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Boy out of the Country
by Felix Nobis 

Produced by Larrikin Ensemble Theatre

“A play infused with the vitality of Aussie idiom and melodrama that crackles with understatement and wit.” -The Age

Laugh out loud with this reflective, uniquely Australian story about family dysfunction, loyalty and property prices in regional Victoria.

After seven years away Hunter returns home to find his boyhood house boarded up and his mother in a retirement home, he goes in search of answers.

Written in an Australian vernacular reminiscent of the tradition of Banjo Paterson, Boy Out Of The Country is a beautiful and complex new play tracing the fault lines in a rural family. Scratch through the topsoil to reveal truths about absent fathers and contemporary manhood.

Featuring an all-star cast including; Jane Clifton, Christopher Bunworth, Martin Blum, Trent Baker and Amanda LaBonte

Recommended ages 15+ (frequent course language) // Run time 95 mins

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Date

Thursday 26 May 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

MC Kevin Kropinyeri | Tommy Dean | Ivan Aristeguieta | Becky Lucas |
Guy Montgomery (NZ)

“Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit.”

Get ready to roar the house down as the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and it’s travelling band of intrepid comedians makes tracks to tickle your cheeks at Burrinja.

Join a line-up of the finest local and international comedy talents for an evening of entertainment like no other, hand-picked to bring the biggest and best belly laughs from this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Experience the best of Australia’s largest comedy festival with 5 comedic acts performing in the one show on your doorstep - it’s silly, it’s satirical, it’s side-splitting.

Recommended ages 15+ // Run time 2 ¼ hrs (including 20 minute interval)

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Date

Sunday 29 May 2016

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Senior/Pensioner $22
Group 6+ $28
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Lux Radio Theatre presents
The Phantom of the Opera

"All my senses were enthralled experiencing radio-drama the old fashioned way -and the special effects of a bygone age"’

Revisit radio’s golden era with The Lux Radio Theatre’s rendition of The Phantom of the Opera, complete with gorgeous gowns and charming live sound effects.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Let your imagination run wild as distinguished theatre and screen actors retell this timeless classic.

Before television, the entertainment highlight of the week was the Sunday night radio play. This fastidiously accurate representation recreates lovingly those days, with actors playing multiple roles, fashioning live sound effects and presenting vintage soap commercials just as they did during live audience broadcasts generations ago.

Running time 70 minutes

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Date

Saturday 11 June 2016

Time

2pm & 6:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
Family 4+ $15each
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The Little Prince
by Spare Parts Puppets

'The Little Prince leaps out from boxes and into hearts' - Australian Stage.

Let your imagination take flight with this beautiful production of The Little Prince adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

With its timeless message of the importance of forming friendships, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the power and strength of our imagination. Saint-Exupéry’s exquisite and mysterious tale tells the adventures of a young and very curious prince who leaves his tiny home planet and journeys across the universe. Along the way he meets a pilot crash-landed in the desert, a cunning snake, a wild fox and an oddball cast of grown-ups with some very silly ideas about the things that really matter.

Perfect for ages 4+ // Run time 50 minutes

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Date

25 June - 3 July 2016

Time

various

Venue

Burrinja Cultural centre

Tickets

Workshops $25
Shows from $15
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Burrinja Circus Festival 2016

Announcing Burrinja Circus Festival June 25 – July 3, 2016!

Jam-packed with, circus workshops, inspiring student shows and professional circus extravaganza to delight and enthrall the whole family - it’s time to save the date for the 2016 Winter school holiday highlight - the Burrinja Circus Festival!

Learn circus tricks to wow and amaze and grow your skills and confidence with Ruccis workshops including hula hoops, circus aerials, stilts, tightrope and stunt-tumbling.

Be exhilarated by the best of contemporary circus with international companies performing shows for everyone from tiny tots to adults and of course the ever-impressive Ruccis student productions.

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Image: Tania Pendlebury



Date

Saturday 25 June 2016

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All  $18
Family 4+ $15each
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Trash Test Dummies

“Three men took to the stage with their wheelie bins, what happened next blew our minds.”★★★★★ The Funny Tonne

Tonight’s bin night! Everyone put your bins out - The Trash Test Dummies are on duty!

Roll into the Burrinja Circus Festival’s jaw dropping feature The Trash Test Dummies. This awesome trio is as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. Join these dexterous dummies as they deliver a family sized dump truck full of hilarity.

Be prepared for a mild blowing night of delight as The Trash Test Dummies launch onto the Burrinja stage with their award winning sell-out show. These world class circus performers and their household wheelie bins take fun to new heights with riotous stunts and an astonishing display of balance, acrobatics, slapstick and juggling.

Make tonight ‘bin night’ and take a fresh look at the humble household wheelie bin.
For audiences of all ages, be prepared for a great time.

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Date

Wednesday June 29
Thursday 30 June 2016

Time

Weds 6:30pm
Thurs 10am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $18
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A Garry Ginivan Attraction produced in association with Shows for Schools

HIPPO! HIPPO! A BIG NEW MUSICAL ADVENTURE!

Based on the books written by Hazel Edwards and illustrated by Deborah Niland.

‘My daddy says there's a hole in our roof. I know why there's a hole.  There's a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake.’

Step into the enchanting world of a little girl and her large, imaginary and loveable-pink Hippopotamus with this heart-warming tale of friendship, imagination and discovery. 

Rendered through story-telling, music, song, dance, puppetry and imagery, this classic tale one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends ever, is bursting onto the Burrinja stage in 2016!

Perfect for all ages // Running time 50 mins (no interval)

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Date

Thursday 14 July

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28
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Educating Rita
a comedy classic by Willy Russell


“Simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious: a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.” The Sunday Times

Take note - a warm and entertaining comedy about the great many kinds of knowledge and intelligence. An instant hit on Broadway, Educating Rita has been delighting audiences for over 30 years.

Join Frank and Rita on their quest for culture and two very different journeys of self-discovery in this modern day Pygmalion or My Fair Lady.

Recommended ages 15 years+ // Running time 2 hours 15 min (including interval)

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Date

Saturday 10 September 2016

Time

7pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
18 &under $18
Group 6+ $28
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VINCENT, by LissaJane Dance

A moving piece of blended theatrics, dance, story telling and technical brilliance.

“Vincent is a show I hope can touch as many people as the paintings have.”

- Melissa Lanham, Artistic Director & Choreographer

Be the first to experience this brand new dance/theatre work based on the life and artistic genius of one of the world’s most famous and inspired visionaries: Vincent Van Gogh. Captivating choreography meets story telling through dialogue to bring us this tragic but ultimately triumphant tale.

VINCENT explores the life, loss and love of Vincent Van Gogh and the mental illness that plagued the man that would become one of the most revered artists in history.

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Date

Friday 7 October 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Black Box

Tickets

All Tickets $28
Group 6+ $25

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Bucket's List: Melbourne Fringe on Tour

‘quirky, hilarious and heartwarming... Bucket’s List is a true gem of a show and should not be missed.’  Beat Magazine
 
Experience the inner city’s Melbourne Fringe on tour in the Hills – with this dark comedy about love and buckets by award winning Belgrave writer Sarah Collins.

Bucket (Justin Kennedy) loved his work at the bucket factory for 19 years and 364 days and was happy to stay for the next 20 years, but bucket peak has been reached. He finds a new job as a wedding DJ, and realises that he’s never had his own wedding dance and, with the help of his neighbours and a sexed-up and cynical possum, he goes looking for love.

Stay tuned for comedy workshops with Sarah Collins and Justin Kennedy

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Date

Thursday 27 October 2016

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
18 &under $18
Group 6+ $28

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Boredom Protection Policy
by Rod Quantock OAM

“Once again, Quantock delivers telling blows to the right with disarming humour, cunningly disguised intelligence and idiosyncratic charm.” The Age, Helen Thomson

The Hills favourite leftie activist Rod Quantock returns to Burrinja with this second installment of Bordom Protection Policy. Get ready to examine the world through the dark comedic lens of one of Australia’s “National Treasures”.


Laying out climate change, refugee resettlement and reconciliation on the table Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society from Australia’s longest serving comedian Rod Quantock.

 

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Date

Sunday 23 October

Time

4pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Group 6+ $28

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Always... Patsy Cline, by Ted Swindley
Starring Courtney Conway

“Hear the memorable songs and… Discover a heartfelt story that will lift your spirits.”  -Chicago Critic

Take a two-step back to that legendary 1960s Nashville sound with country music pioneer Patsy Cline, starring award winning performers Courtney Conway and Mandi Lodge.

Complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation, Always Patsy Cline was an immediate Broadway success and is a must-see musical sensation. Get ready to be swept up in Cline’s magnetic world through 27 of her most unforgettable hits including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.

Running time 2 hours (including 20 min interval)
Date

Saturday 5 November 2016

Time

2pm
6:30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $18
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The Gizmo,

Written by Verity Laughton, Adapted from the novel by Paul Jennings

Published by Penguin Australia. // An NCM production.

"Something is in my pocket. Something made of steel. It is the Gizmo. It is back in my pocket even though I just threw it away. What is going on here? Am I going nuts? Or what?"

A hilarious, fun filled adventure that will have the whole family in stitches.

Whilst at the local fair, Stephen is baited by his hero Floggitt into stealing. He steals the whirling, twirling illuminating Gizmo, that sends him on a wild adventure. Finding it impossible to just simply get rid of the Gizmo by returning, burying or throwing on to a passing coal train, the Gizmo starts to exact it's revenge by placing Stephen in several extra-ordinary situations!

Join Stephen and Floggitt on this hilarious and playful journey of self discovery through music, puppetry, physical storytelling and visual effects.

Recommended ages 6+

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Date

Annual

Venue

Burrinja Cultural Centre
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Tickets

$40

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ANNOUNCING THE NEW
Friends of Burrinja
Memberships (formerly Jarmbi membership)

Show your support for Burrinja, Arts and Culture in the Dandenong Ranges and join our Friends of Burrinja membership program.

Your annual Friends of Burrinja membership fee of $40 supports our arts programming and the many local community projects we assist in the hills. The new Friends of Burrinja membership entitles you to:
  • One FREE theatre ticket each year – on us
  • Special Member discount of off all Burrinja Theatre shows and in the gallery shop
  • Exclusive invitations to join us for special exhibition openings, talks and events
  • Regular updates, behind the scenes insight and mailed out copies of new Burrinja Season and Culture Tracks Programs
  • Members pre -season launch and priority booking for new season shows
  • Burrinja gallery is now free for all patrons so enjoy our wonderful exhibitions
Become a Friend of Burrinja today and begin receiving your great new Friends of Burrinja benefits as well as showing your support with our 'I Support Art in the Hills' bumper stickers.

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