Saturday, 19 August 2017

DONT SHOOT ME: I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER with DAVID SCHEEL [LIVE music comedy]

19 Aug SAT 2PM  
DON’T SHOOT ME I’M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER 
[LIVE comedy music] with David Sheel  

Tickets $15 | $12 group 10+

DAVID SCHEEL is a true Australian success story. So much so that he is regarded internationally as one of the finest solo musical comedy performers in the world.

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Calling ALL Pianists – we have a special opportunity for you
11am 19 Aug SAT Piano Masterclass  
with David Sheel! not just for pianists...
$15  limited places.  Book early
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Born in Adelaide, David first tasted success in England, starring in the famous satirical News Revue in London's West End. He then turned to devising solo shows, and the result was DON'T SHOOT ME, I"M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER. An instant hit, sell-out London performances were followed by 3 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals, and the critical acclaim that goes with them. 

Not surprisingly, David soon found himself a regular on British TV and radio, in addition to touring widely to some 30 countries, and putting in guest appearances with artists as diverse as Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Eartha Kitt, Ben Elton, Jay Leno (in Los Angeles), Norman Wisdom and Patricia ("Hyacinth Bucket") Routledge.

In DAVID SCHEEL's concerts you can expect to hear anything from a well-known folk tune played in the styles of various famous composers plus an i-Pod mini (!), 2 different pieces played with different hands at the same time, and a medley of the 20 worst tunes ever written.

His raconteur-style send-ups of the ridiculous include true stories of bad pianos he's had to play, sharp-edged commentary on the celeb lives of Brittney Spears, Paris Hilton & Co., and equally topical digs at politicians. His hilarious translation of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda is already an established comedy classic, and it's set to be joined by his latest offering: Everything You Need to Know About Music Explained in 5 Minutes. All this in a huge range of voices and accents, which have led to frequent comparisons with Peter Ustinov, whilst his brilliant musical spoofs on the piano (as well as his serious playing of the instrument) saw him dubbed the new Victor Borge very early on in his career.

The BBC's Arts Review programme described David as being "as funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature...He stands alone, in a class of his own." Similar accolades came from the US media when he made his American debut 17 years ago, and both the USA and Canada have been firmly on his annual itinerary ever since. 

David is perhaps the only classical musician to be invited to perform at major international comedy festivals, and, equally, the only comedian to perform regularly at classical music festivals, and his seasons at these have been consistently sold out.

“A Master of the keyboard” [The Sunday Times, London]

”The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and stand-up comedy alike.” [San Francisco Chronicle]

"The cleanest, funniest show in London...perfect timing, delicious pausing for maximum effect" [The Stage, London]


tickets $15 | $12 group 10+ 

Tickets available at the WORLD THEATRE Box Office
Open Wed-Fri 10am to 2pm ; Wed - Sat 6pm-9pm ; Sat + Sun 1pm - 4pm P 4761 5430.

BOOK tickets online anytime (+$1) http://tinyurl.com/ShowingAtWorldTheatre

Thursday, 17 August 2017

PARIS CAN WAIT [PG]

1h 32min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

special ZONTA fundraiser screening 
7pm Thurs 17 Aug 2017   
tickets $20 includes donation & refreshments

then:
Friday, Aug 18 6:40PM
Saturday, Aug 19 6:40PM
Sunday, Aug 20 1:40PM
Wednesday, Aug 23 6:40PM

 
 The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Director: Eleanor Coppola
Writer: Eleanor Coppola
Stars: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard

CHARTERS TOWERS VARIETY SPECTACULAR [LIVE]

9 SEPT SAT 7pm
CHARTERS TOWERS VARIETY SPECTACULAR [LIVE]

featuring surprise guests, local talent and much more!

with MC – ABC’s James Valentine; Towers Players; All Souls & St Gabriels School; VOICES OF GOLD Choir, Tony Cook; Columba Catholic College; Shenzo Gregory (Charters Towers The Musical); Flipside Circus; Power Up Dance; Excelsior Band and more…

TICKETS Adult $21 | Child $12 | Conc $18 Group 10+ | Family x4 $50

RETRO BOARD GAME NIGHT



7pm Friday 22 SEPT RETRO BOARD GAME NIGHT
in The World Theatre Bank Foyer

Gold Coin Donation to play
Candy Bar open - drinks & snacks

Various retro games on offer *backgammon *chess *scrabble *boggle *scattegories *cards and more....
or BYO to share... invite your friends



Community markets



9 SEPT SAT  5-7pm 
 Community markets with Art & craft stalls, fine food and drink, fun family entertainment, live music, engaging cultural workshops… lots of chances to join in.  Express your interest in being a stall holder – call Karen 4761 5430

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

28 Oct SAT 7.30PM RECEPTION THE MUSICAL [LIVE on stage]


NEW hilarious Australian musical comedy about being a Receptionist and customer service… 



A celebration of all things administration, Reception: The Musical tells the story of a receptionist who finds joy in the manic world of customer service, stationery orders and thinking on your swivel chair. Inspired by true stories from behind the front desk, this original cabaret comedy is a must-see for office workers and theatre lovers everywhere. It's the office memo you don't want to miss!

Written by award-winning writer/performer Bethany Simons and leading Melbourne composer Peter de Jager, this uplifting and hilarious production features a toe-tapping original score. Songs include My Name is Bethany (Not Stephanie), Do You Have Sticky Tape, I Can’t Help But Help, They Ring My Bell and many more.


AWARDS
·       WINNER: BEST CABARET (2014 Melbourne Fringe Awards)
·       Nominated: Best Writing & Original Songs - Cabaret (2014 Green Room Awards)

REVIEWS
"Reception should definitely sit on your latest list of cabaret shows to see, especially if you want to be completely entertained by interesting stories, clever writing, great songs and lots of laughs – and who wouldn’t?" (Theatre Press)

A flawless duet of music and acting. Comedic, energetic, highly entertaining. ... Both script and music are compatible and the comedy is constant and appealing. I would highly recommend this delightful, entertaining musical.
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Stage Whispers

Witty and winning cabaret... brilliant... hilarious... striking and familiar.
- Theatre Press

"I encourage a work group trip to honour all the receptionists out there, and what it means to have 20 things going on at once on a given day. Reception is an entertaining honest production pulled off tirelessly and elegantly without any pretensions. It generates the right amount of laughs and applause, and Bethany Simon is a talent to watch."  - Daily Review

"Captivating. Everyone who works in an office should see this show."  - Weekly Review


Get the girls together to see this one!  Share your stories…  

Tickets $29.50 | $25 Conc; Student; group 10+