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Performance

Burrinja is being internally redeveloped, the cafe galleries, and studios will reopen in April 2020

Date

Thu 2 Apr 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$20 Admission
$16 Group 4+


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Ann Droid

A reworking of Pinocchio for the 21st century.

The unique show combines theatre with the newest digital technologies: projection, a smart LED costume, a robot ball and a drone in a fascinating story for all ages. In the 21st century Pinocchio paraphrase the goal of Ann, the robot girl is to become human. During her wonderful journey on the ground, in the air and underwater she has to face many challenges that help her discover the most important virtues in life. Before the very eyes of the audience the drawn animation comes to life where performers move together with the projected visuals creating a 3D movie experience.

Recommended for ages 3+  



 

Date

Wed 8 Apr 11am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$12 Admission


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Drop Bear

Beware!

Drop Bear is a fantastic new theatre show starring Australia's most loved comedy Rock duo, Aussie Kids Rock. Fun for the whole family.  Cool guitarist C.J and the ever-comical, and sensational drummer Deano warn visitors to Australia of the dangers, including the dreaded drop bear! This spectacular show aimed at kids throughout the whole primary school age bracket has proven repeatedly to be a great experience for the whole family. Don’t miss this loveable show loaded with laughs! 

Recommended for ages 5+  

 


Date

Sun 19 Apr 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Adult
$22 Concession
$20 Friends of Burrinja
$20ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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We Remember - The Anzacs

Great Songs of the War Years

Great Hit Songs of the World Wars ... We’II Meet Again, Underneath The Lamplight, Keep The Home Fires Burning, Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, Blue Moon, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, with music to celebrate the careers of Dame Vera Lyn, The Andrew Sisters and Many More ... as well as a special tribute to the 100 years of the ANZAC.

Join us after the performance for a cup of tea and an Anzac biscuit.

 

Date

Fri 1 May 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$38 Adult
$34 Concession
$32 Friends of Burrinja
$32ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

A bounty of belly laughs is rolling to our doorstep.

A home-delivery of hot and tasty comic treats! A bounty of belly laughs is rolling into Burrinja - pack your laughing gear and get on board the hilarity and fun of the Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow! Gather a gaggle for a night of giggles and laugh out loud entertainment you won’t forget with some of the best comedians of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! This roving tour-de-comedy features funny-makers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song - in one side-splitting show! Stay tuned for this year’s stellar line-up of fabulous comedians.

Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older. Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.

 



Date

Sun 3 May 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Adult
$22Concession
$20 Friends of Burrinja
$20ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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Beethoven Celebration!

The Nicholas Chamber Orchestra presents a Beethoven Celebration on the occasion of his 250th Birthday year. The orchestra will present works of the master himself, and others who admired him, or he admired, as a ‘virtuoso pianist’. Come and be part of this event celebrating Beethoven who is the winner of the ABC Classic FM favourite composer! The Nicholas Chamber Orchestra brings together the finest classical musicians of the Dandenong Ranges to perform under the baton of Eric Klay. 

Recommended for all ages

 


Date

Fri 8 May 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$38 Adult
$34 Concession
$32 Friends of Burrinja
$32ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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You and I

The Original Stars of Beauty and The Beast reunite after 20 years

A cavalcade of Musical Theatre Hits and Highlights, performed by those who have starred in many of them. Helpman award winners Michael Cormick and Rachael Beck take to the stage for 2 hours of incredible musical theatre performances creating a spellbinding wall of sound.



 



Date

Sat 16 May 7.30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Tickets

$28 Adult 
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja 
$22ea Group 6+ 
$18 26 & Under



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David Bridie

David Bridie is one of Australia’s most prolific and respected songwriters.

He has produced six studio albums with Not Drowning, Waving and seven more with beloved, recently retired group My Friend the Chocolate Cake, as well as innumerable film and television soundtracks. David’s 6th solo album release The Wisdom Line is an immersive multimedia project exploring themes of Melbourne, asylum, home, the transience of our relationships, and trying to make genuine connections in an interconnected world where everyone is talking on their phones.


image credit: L.J.Spruyt Photography

Date

Sat 23 May 7.30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under



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A Cabaret Star for Hire

A recently retired showgirl discovering her new life’s purpose ... become a secret agent and uncover a global plot. 

After 10 years of writing, performing and touring internationally, Australia’s “Cabaret Queen” is quitting cabaret. Cabaret Star For Hire is part performance-art, part Aussie opera, part physical and musical comedy extravaganza with all-original songs and hysterical musings of an artist on the brink of superstardom, or mental breakdown, or both. Anya Anastasia’s brand new one woman show highlights her bizarre and riotous CV as she publicly seeks new employment. Tired of the razzle-dazzle insta-glam “look at me I’m nailing it” showbiz lie, she has crafted this brazen showcase of one woman’s failures - admitting to everything that she’s messed up or covered up in pursuit of her dreams, and the result is hilarious. Adelaide Fringe 2019 - Winner of the Best Comedy Cabaret (The Sunday Mail)

 


Date

Thu 11 Jun 7.30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under


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I Have A Face

An honest and hilarious discussion of mental health with a theatrical twist.

Ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well did you read the label? Life didn’t come with a label, but you will be told your whole life how you should behave or who you should be. You will be told that if you have a problem, there’s a quick fix you can buy… but somehow the problem doesn’t ever seem to really go away. Jude Perl’s insight into her personal and relatable mental health struggles of being an adult, will make you want to sing along, cry and laugh all at once. Sometimes labels are super useful, particularly when you’re washing your fave jumper. But at other times, labels can halt your growth and supress you’re very existence. Jude reminds us when to be aware of these labels, and when the labels are totally useless – and most importantly, that we are not alone. She’ll talk about some tough stuff, make you laugh and make you feel truly human.

Warnings: Contains occasional course language, mild sexual references, very mild drug references, and themes relating to mental health (anxiety/depression)

Recommended for ages 15+


 



image credit: Nick Manuell

Date

Tue 16 Jun 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$38 Adult 
$34 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja 
$30ea Group 6+ 
$18 26 & Under


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International Ballet Gala

Like a fairy tale, the International Ballet with enchant from the first pas de deux 

International stars of ballet together in Australia for the first time to perform a diverse collection of dances from your favourite ballets and modern works. The International Ballet Gala invites the audience to enjoy excerpts from the traditional classical repertoire- Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker to name a few as well as new creations both classical and contemporary dance, introducing the audiences to new international choreographers.

Recommended for all ages


 


Date

Fri 19 Jun 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$45 Admission


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Archie Roach: Tell Me Why 

A new work sharing stories and songs from Archie's new memoir and companion album. 

Not many have lived as many lives – from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader – but it took almost a lifetime to find who he really was.  He is Archie Roach.  His new memoir Tell Me Why (Simon and Schuster) is an intimate, moving and often confronting account of his resilience and strength of spirit, and also of a great love story. It’s an extraordinary odyssey of love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal – and the healing power of music.  The companion album Tell Me Why (Bloodlines), considered Roach’s 18 song ‘magnum opus’, re-imagines eleven songs which have defined his extraordinary career. Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through these songs to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today – beloved and respected by fans worldwide. 

 



image credit: Adrian Cook

Date

Sun 19 Jul 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Adult 
$22 Concession
$20ea Group 6+ 
$18 26 & Under


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National Youth Choir

Singing works from from Beethoven to beatbox.

Bringing together Australia & Britain’s most outstanding young adult singers from across both countries the National Youth Choir of Australia (NYCA) with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain (NYCGB) perform at Burrinja in July 2020. NYCA has performed under some of Australia’s finest choral conductors, as well as visiting conductors such as Anton Armstrong & Weston Noble (USA), Tony Funk (Canada) and NYCA Artistic Director Noel Ancell OAM. NYCGB has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Snape Maltings both independently and alongside artists as diverse as Daniel Barenboim, The Real Group, Kylie Minogue, Gustavo Dudamel and fellow youth choirs from four continents, in repertoire from Beethoven to beatbox.

Apologies this show was incorrectly advertised as receiving the pre-Christmas 15 % off the Adult price of $38 - it is not eligible for the discount .

 

Date

Sat 27 Jun - Thu 2 Jul

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Various

Burrinja Circus Festival

School holiday circus fun with Ruccis! 

The Burrinja Circus Festival is back with a jam-packed week of circus fun for the whole family! Flip, climb and tumble your way through school holiday circus workshops for kids of all ages, plus see students from Ruccis in their annual student productions, spectacular skills in a professional circus show, plus a colourful cabaret evening featuring Ruccis coaches and students, circus industry performers and the most exciting up-and-coming circus stars. Run away with the circus as Burrinja transforms into a bustling big top of circus delights!

Recommended for all ages

 


Date

Tue 7 Jul 11am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$20 Admission
$16 Group 4+


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My Robot

A play about making new friends – literally!

When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. She feels like she’s missing a piece of herself. As she unpacks she finds a strange box full of parts with a curious note attached that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Ignoring her father’s warnings about the dangers of her ingenious inventions, she sets to work and builds herself a new robot friend, naming her Olivetti. Together they take on the local bully and start making new friends. But are they smart and brave enough to take on a daring rescue at sea? A story bursting with special robot tricks, laughter and bewildered parents My Robot is a must see for all families.

Recommended for ages 3+

 


Date

Sat 18 Jul 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$38 Adult 
$34 Concession
$30 Friends of Burrinja 
$30ea Group 6+ 
$18 26 & Under


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Animal Farm

Shocking, relevant and wickedly funny. Pig in now to avoid disappointment.

Animal Farm, one of the most controversial and studied political commentaries returns in a multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed physical theatre production. 
George Orwell’s simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates with stunning clarity and grotesque beauty how greed and power corrupts and with devastating consequences, can change the course of history. Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of Animalism a better life free from human service is promised to all. Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long until the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again. Directed by Michael Futcher and realised by shake & stir theatre.

Haze, smoke and strobe effects, loud music.

Recommended for ages 12+

 


Date

Sun 26 Jul 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Adult
$22 Concession
$20 Friends of Burrinja
$20ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under

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King of The High C's

In this brand new production dedicated to the ‘Big 3’ - Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras - the outstanding Roy Best and Alison Jones perform the classic hits that made them the most successful tenors ever. Narrated by Chris McKenna, the production will be packed with classics such as O Sole Mio and Nessun Dorma, right through to Broadway hits such as Be My Love, Strangers In Paradise, Some Enchanted Evening and many more.

 


Date

Wed 23 Sep 11am

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$20 Admission
$16 Group 4+


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Loose Ends

Step into a magical world of wonders and wacky contraptions.h4>

The Adelaide Fringe Award Nominee is coming to Burrinja with his wonderful family show full of wacky thingamabobs, naughty puppets and madcap clowning. With a touch of Wallace and Gromit and Mr. Bean, LOOSE ENDS is a quirky mix of clown powered theatre, objects that come to life and tinker experience, filled with custom built contraptions. It takes you to an eccentric world full of constant surprises, delivering a heartfelt story with lots of irreverent humour.

Recommended for ages 3+

 


 

Date

Sun 11 Oct 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$45 Admission

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Grigoryan Brothers

 

Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world. Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 11 albums with the 12th coming out in 2019. They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as more exotic performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East.

 


 

Date

Fri 17 Jul 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$45 Admission

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Tubular Bells for Two

 One album. Two men. Too many instruments.

Ask anyone who grew up through the 70s and they will know Tubular Bells. Composed by Mike Oldfield in 1973, the first album to be released on Virgin Records, and gaining even more popularity when its opening theme was used for the soundtrack to the film The Exorcist. Now, more than 40 years on, two Australian multi-instrumentalists are presenting this modern masterpiece in a challenging live event. So what’s the catch?

Unlike Oldfield’s multi-track recording technology, in Tubular Bells for Two there are only two men on stage with only four hands and four feet between them. It is an intricately choreographed, thrilling piece of tightrope theatre. Things can go wrong at any moment, and the slightest mistake or misplaced limb can bring the entire show crashing to a halt. Tubular Bells for Two is a multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed musical act that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

“The musical equivalent to the triathlon. A must see and hear!” ★★★★★ The Scotsman

 


Date

Sat 24 Oct 7.30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under



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Mental as Everything

Bringing mental illness & music together with transparency, comedy and a deep personal narrative. 

Mental As Everything is a raw and honest cabaret performance that explores the multifaceted nature of mental illness. Creator and performer, Damon Smith, will take you on a journey of his deeply personal experience of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder, backed up by his anxious musical cohort Adam Coad. In this two-man show, Damon and Adam, will invite you inside their own minds and take you on an often-awkward journey of hilarious onstage buffoonery and original songs pertaining to mental illness.

Warnings: Potentially triggering content or themes, including mental health
Recommended for ages 15+

 



Date

Thu 5 Nov 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$55 Admission


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Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky | Tryst

Following the enormous success of the Love Songs tour in 2016, Australian music greats Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky are set to tour the country once again in celebration of their debut album Tryst. Tryst is a very personal journey into words and music by two of Australia’s most respected musicians reinterpreting of some of the great love songs of our time. Kate and Paul deliver achingly, soulful renditions of songs that connect on a deep emotional level and have influenced both of them at some point in their lives. The repertoire will be as diverse as love itself - from 60s pop with Cilla Black, to 80s Aussie rock with the Divinyls, and flirtations into jazz and chanson along the way.

 


Date

Sat 7 Nov 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$28 Adult
$24 Concession
$22 Friends of Burrinja
$22ea Group 6+
$18 26 & Under



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Juliet Love Letters by Elvis Costello

In 1993, Elvis Costello stunned critics and audiences alike with his gorgeous and ambitious album and song cycle, The Juliet Letters, recorded with The Brodsky Quartet. Against all predictions, the live-recorded classically leaning album, comprised of imaginary letters to Juliet Capulet climbed the charts worldwide. The Crossing Machine will breathe new life into the album, in a stage production at Burrinja. The Crossing Machine is a Melbourne based string quartet, bringing together some of the most in demand string players in the country. Collectively, they have worked with Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Jimmy Barnes, Peter Frampton, Barry Humphries, Billy Thorpe, Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano and Circus Oz.

Warning: Contains potentially triggering content or themes, including Death Recommended for ages 15+


 


Date

Sun 8 Nov 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Adult
$22 Concession
$20 Friends of Burrinja
$20ea Group 6+
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Whitehorse Orchestra

Bruch’s Violin Concerto

The Whitehorse Orchestra returns to the Burrinja stage in 2020 to perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto. Max Bruch’s was thoroughly schooled in the German tradition through the aesthetic line of Mendelssohn and Brahms. His first concerto is a bravura showpiece for violinists that has never waned in popularity with audiences or performers. The concerto is played in three movements: 1. Vorspiel: Allegro moderato (in G minor) 2. Adagio (in E-flat major) 3. Finale: Allegro energico (in G major) The performance will feature violin soloist Matthew Rigby and be conducted by Gerald Keuneman OAM.

Recommended for all ages

 



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Venue

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