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MONDAY 29 JULY TO Saturday 3 AUGUST – 10 AM TO 5:30 PM
Gyuto monks of tibet
The Gyuto Monks have been visiting Australia since 1994. Their visits here have given Australians across
the country the chance to experience first-hand the ancient and unique rituals and traditions that the Gyuto
Monks have been practicing since the Gyuto Order was first established in 1475.
They have chanted and undertaken programs at the Sydney Opera House, the Darwin Supreme Court, the
Daintree Rainforest, with Aboriginal communities from the Red Centre to the Top End, the Tasmanian Styx
Forest and Lake Pedder, the National Gallery of Victoria, on snow covered mountains at Falls Creek, the
National Gallery in Canberra, the University of Adelaide, the Western Australian Museum, and now is your
opportunity to experience the Gyuto Monks of Tibet right here in Mandurah.
Gold Coin Donation
Wednesday 31 JULY – 7:30 PM
The more you sweat, the less you bleed.
Enter a boxing gym: place of dreams, of glory, of a better life. The walls are covered in inspirational quotes,
bodies are in constant motion and minds are elsewhere. The stakes are high. Everyone wants to be special; we
all have something to prove; and the only thing that’s certain – no matter how high you fly, you will eventually
lose. A sweaty, energy-fuelled study of a contemporary masculine drama, I’m Your Man will situate the audience
in the moment, at the centre of the action.
For 18 months theatre-maker Roslyn Oades and her trusty tape recorder followed a determined young boxer
from Bankstown through his preparations for a world-title fight. I’m Your Man is the story of who she met along
the way: past legends, up-and-comers and failed contenders whose lives have been irreversibly changed by the
fight game. Behind this thrilling, brutal sport lies a compelling tale of courage and its cost.
“Oades has an extraordinary ability to take us into different worlds and introduce us to new people.” John
McCallum, The Australian
“Ringside voices deliver a knockout punch… you will seldom see theatre as vivid and as warm as this.” Sydney
Morning Herald
“9/10. Don’t miss it.” Sun Herald
mild coarse language
$39 adult
$37 Concession CARD holder
$35 friend of mpac
$30 UNDER 25 years
CDP present Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of Room on the Broom based on
the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan
Children’s Books.
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…
The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat,
bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a
ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon
appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?
The team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged
3 years and up – and their grown-ups…
$28 adult
$25 Concession CARD holder
$22.50 friend of mpac
$18 Child (under 12 years)
$78 Family (2 Adults and 2 Children)
Tuesday 6 AUGUST – 8 PM
Sunday 1 September – 3 PM
Jack Charles
V The Crown
Ilbijerri Theatre Company
The pianist who stole our hearts,
performs the music that captured his
soul. The inspiration for the Academy
Award® winning movie Shine, David
Helfgott is one of Australia’s most
prolific and treasured musicians. Almost
20 years on from the film that catapulted
him onto the world stage, Helfgott
continues to tour internationally to critical
acclaim and enchant audiences worldwide
with his passionate musical interpretations
and triumphant personal story.
An extraordinary tale told by one of the
nation’s near forgotten treasures.
Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian
legend: veteran actor, musician,
Koori elder and activist, but for a good
portion of his nearly 70 years he has also
been an addict, a thief and a regular in
Victoria’s prisons.
From Stolen Generation to Koori
theatre in the 70s, from film sets to
Her Majesty’s prisons, Jack Charles
V The Crown runs the gamut of a life
lived to its utmost. Charles’ unswerving
optimism transforms this tale of
addiction, crime and doing time into a
kind of vagabond’s progress – a map of
the traps of dispossession and a guide to
reaching the age of grey-haired wisdom.
Accompanied by a three-piece band,
this one man show is a theatrical
delight brought to us by Australia’s
leading and longest-running Indigenous
theatre company.
“ Steeped in decades of our history (social,
political, theatrical), surprisingly
upbeat… a warm-hearted, very
entertaining evening.”
Sydney Morning Herald
for ages 15 and above – contains
strong language and adult themes
$49 adult
$47 Concession CARD holder
$45 friend of mpac
$30 UNDER 25 years
Tuesday 13 AUGUST – 11 AM & 7:30 PM
The Comedy
of ErroRS
A Bell Shakespeare and
State Theatre Company of South Australia Co-production
Now, following sell-out recitals in
2012, Helfgott embarks on his most
extensive national tour in more than
15 years, performing to audiences in 23
venues in both regional and capital cities.
Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth when they’re
rescued from a shipwreck. And when they end up in the same
shifty, transitory port-town of Ephesus fully grown, we join
them on their bizarre journey of reconciliation.
As they collide unknowingly with each other’s friends and family,
it’s not long before this absurd tale of mistaken identity and farfetched coincidence unfolds in chaotic hilarity.
Performing a program of some of
the most enchanting Romantic
piano repertoire, a highlight will
be Helfgott’s staple performance
of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the
Bumblebee, which he performed at the
1997 Academy Awards to an audience
of Hollywood’s biggest names and a
televised audience of millions.
Imara Savage takes on one of Shakespeare’s earliest
comedies with style. Sharp banter and comical word-play lure
us into a contemporary world where characters are reinvented,
individuality is fluid, and bigger themes lie just below
the surface.
Over the course of this fast-paced comedy, truths are
increasingly unstable, accidents more unfortunate and the
boundary between what’s real and what isn’t becomes even
more tenuous.
$49 adult
$47 Concession CARD holder
$45 friend of mpac
“Completely joyous.” The Telegraph
“Impossible not to be touched” The New
York Times
“You have to see Helfgott at least once in
your life.” 2UE
$65 adult
$63 friend of mpac
$55 Concession CARD holder
$29 UNDER 25 years
Saturday 24 AUGUST – 7:30 PM
Mozart’s Don GiovannI
A New Production from Opera Australia’s ‘Oz Opera’
Be swept up in the stylishly sexy decadence straight out of La Dolce Vita in Oz Opera’s new production of Mozart’s
classic opera. Our smouldering Don is about to seduce audiences all around Australia – watch out ladies!
He’s stolen kisses and broken hearts, but has opera’s great Casanova gone a step too far? Find out in this exciting
new production of Mozart’s classic masterpiece, directed by Michael Gow.
The Don spends his days in the company of gorgeous women, fine food and the best champagne, and he’s ready
to add more women to his catalogue of conquests. But this time his dalliances are not going entirely to plan.
Donna Anna wants to avenge the death of her father (which Don Giovanni may have had something to do with),
and the abandoned Donna Elvira seems to disrupt his seductive plans at every turn. Meanwhile, Zerlina just
wants to get married without the Don’s amorous interference...or does she?
But something more sinister is waiting just around the corner. Is opera’s favourite bad boy about to meet his match?
$59 adult
$57 Concession CARD holder
$55 friend of mpac
$30 Under 25 Years
Tuesday 3 September – 7:30 pm
Happy as Larry
Shaun Parker & Company
Created by award winning choreographer Shaun Parker, this
powerful performance combines an intoxicating, free-flowing
mix of ballet, break-dance, acrobatics and highly physical
contemporary dance.
Accentuated by a vibrant electro/acoustic score by Nick Wales
and Bree Van Reyk, the performers bring fun and danger to
the fore in this exhilarating and moving dance work.
Shaun Parker & Company return to WA to exhilarate and thrill
audiences with this dynamic, playful, and beautifully layered
dance work about the elusive nature of human happiness.
“Happy as Larry is brilliantly choreographed, flawlessly and
joyously performed, and thoroughly entertaining from start to
finish. I literally sat on the edge of my seat.” Australian Stage
“It’s smiles all round – on stage and in the audience. You have to
welcome a dance piece about happiness… delightful.” Sydney
Morning Herald
“Parker always has something up his sleeve” The Times, UK
$49 adult
$47 Concession CARD holder
$45 friend of mpac
$30 UNDER 25 years
Wednesday 4 September – 8 pm
Festival of Russian Ballet
Returning to Australia in 2013, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company’s A Festival of
Russian Ballet features a diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts.
Act One – The Nutcracker: The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky’s music, the most
recognisable music score ever written.
Act Two – Bolero: Bolero is a striking and dramatic ballet, regarded as one of the world’s
musical masterpieces.
Act Three – Highlights from the world’s great ballets including Giselle, Carmen, The
Dying Swan and Le Corsaire and many others.
$86.90 adult
$76.90 Concession CARD holder
$79.90 friend of mpac
$76.90 UNDER 25 years
$66.90 Child (Under 13 years)
$76.90 each in groups of 10+
$280 Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Wednesday 4 September – 7:30 pm
Thursday 5 September – 7:30 pm
Friday 6 September – 7:30 pm
Chet Baker
Like Someone in Love
A Mesmerising Story and Superb Live Jazz
Chet Baker was the ‘James Dean of Jazz’. His extraordinary talent with the trumpet and his fragile, captivating
vocal style barely hid his offstage drug addiction and frequent brushes with the law.
In this thrilling, dark theatrical performance, David Goldthorpe explores both the haunting, unforgettable
music that made Baker famous and the visceral, self-destruction that made him infamous.
He takes the audience on a gripping ride through the highs and lows of Baker’s life, interspersing the
dialogue with expertly arranged Baker classics under the musical direction of Tim Solly and performed with
a full live band.
The theatre show is followed by a jazz concert featuring Goldthorpe’s refreshing take on Baker’s unique style of
both singing and playing. A complete and satisfying night out for lovers of theatre and jazz alike.
“The songs enchanted, the life story was never short of riveting and the moments of terror/bliss of Baker’s drug use
cut to the quick.” The Full Catastrophe
“An extraordinary presentation that showcases musicianship and professionalism of the highest order… a five star
evening’s entertainment.” Hawkes Bay Today
“This is no impersonation of Baker, or a boring chronology of his life, but an exceptionally well researched and
written piece, professionally put together… this is a show for theatre-goers as well as jazz lovers…” Dominion Post
$45 adult
$42 Concession CARD holder
$40 friend of mpac
$30 UNDER 25 years
Monday 9 September – 11am
Tod & Trudy:
View from the Wings
As part of mandurah performing arts centre’s
‘morning melodies’
Having spent much of their childhood watching from the wings, while
their parents, Jill Perryman and Kevan Johnston, performed on many
of Australia’s iconic theatrical stages, Tod Johnston and Trudy
Dunn, share with you their unique view of their parents’ lives as one of
Australia’s most long-lived and loved theatrical couples.
Through songs closely associated with their parents’ years as
performers Tod and Trudy take you on this sentimental, often funny
journey to give you a glimpse of their unusual childhood.
$25 ticket
$20 friend of mpac
includes morning tea from 10am
If you book 4 or more Morning Melodies discounts apply, Box Office sales only.
Saturday 7 September – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Oz 2013:
Cranked Up
Premiering in Melbourne last year,
Circus Oz sizzles into Mandurah
with their reconstructed 2013 show –
Cranked Up. Circus Oz 2013: Cranked
Up hurls the 2012 show, From The
Ground Up, to new heights – it is a
production that has been honed, roadhardened, made tight and allowed to
play hilariously fast and loose.
Expect the irreverent Circus Oz spirit,
revel in seeing some of the company’s
much-loved characters again and thrill
at some daring new feats as Mark
Sheppard steps into the shoes of roving
Indigenous provocateur destined to
disrupt Circus Oz’s ongoing brand
of ridiculous tomfoolery that leaves
audiences howling for more.
Credited with revitalising a traditional
artform in a uniquely Australian way,
Circus Oz is a rock ‘n’ roll, animalfree circus that has influenced the
development of circus arts around the
world since its foundation in 1978 – and
this year turns 35!
“…no-bullshit Australian culture, which
grabs our audience by the throat and
makes us cheer the daredevils on, laugh,
and be made aware of social justice all
at once. This is the art of Circus Oz…”
Canberra Critics Circle
“A blend of high energy acrobatics,
juggling, magic, exuberant clowning and
all around derring-do, accompanied by a
pounding rock score.” New York Post
“The group adds comedy and music,
making the aerial routines about more
than mere prowess… a little naughty, a
little nice, a little death-defying.” New
York Times
“The daring feats on trapeze and poles
and unlikely equipment keep your heart
in your mouth while the mildly raunchy
verbal byplay and failed card tricks hold
the attention of the adults who actually
buy the tickets.” Metro, New York
$55 adult
$50 Concession CARD holder
$48 friend of mpac
$30 UNDER 25 years
$25 CHILD (UNDER 12 Years)
Friday 13 September – 7:30 PM
Mikelangelo &
The Black Sea
Dead Men Tell
A Thousand TaLes
Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales is a collection of darkly
humorous, highly emotive songs and stories exploring death as
a vital and essential celebration of life.
With the charming crooner Mikelangelo at their helm, the
Black Sea Gentlemen plunge headlong into a netherworld
of intrigue and imagination. Swoon to the tune of Rufino the
Catalan Casanova, thrill to the tale of The Great Muldavio,
witness Guido Libido – master of a thousand faces, and delight
in Little Ivan – the song and dance man.
Dead Men Tell A Thousand Tales is a deliciously macabre
‘Kabaret Noir’ with breathtakingly beautiful theatrical vision.
Through songs, stories and theatrical vignettes, a fantastical
world is mapped out and populated with a cast of gargoyles
and demons, angels and crows, doomed sailors and spectral
gunfighters, whistling soldiers and dancing skeletons.
This amazing musical adventure has entertained and beguiled
audiences and critics, playing major arts festivals and theatres
worldwide, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Opera
House and London’s West End.
“The energy and humour that drives the performance is
highly infectious and constantly amusing, but beyond that
Mikelangelo and his black-clad gents are seriously superb
musicians.” The List
$49 adult
$47 Concession CARD holder
$45 friend of mpac
$30 UNDER 25 years
Saturday 14 September – 8 PM
Internationally renowned concert
pianist Roman Rudnytsky, performs
an intimate, captivating concert of
classical delights.
The performance includes several
popular works, including the Ritual
Fire Dance of Manuel de Falla, Venus,
The Bringer of Peace (from The Planets)
by Gustav Holst, Hungarian Rhapsody
No.2 by Liszt and works by Beethoven,
Chopin, and Igor Stravinsky. This
concert promises to be an enchanting
experience for all music lovers.
Don’t miss this chance to see a truly
virtuoso performer.
“Pure Joy For Music Lovers”
The Telegraph
$39 adult
$37 friend of mpac
$32 Earlybird Ticket (book before
wednesday 31 July)
Tuesday 17 September – 5:30 PM & 8:15 PM
In The Mood
Direct from America!
In the Mood is much more than a concert
and recreates defining moments with the
hypnotic String of Pearls Big Band
Orchestra, In the Mood Singers &
Swing Dancers from New York, sizzling
choreography, sassy costumes and an
authentic score of over fifty unforgettable
hits – Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie
Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B), In The
Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Sing, Sing, Sing,
Well Get It, Lili Marlene, Bugle Call Rag,
On The Sunny Side of the Street, What Do
You Do In The Infantry, Over There,
He’s 1-A in the Army, A-1 In My Heart and so
much more.
If you’re In the Mood for a sensational nostalgic
journey through the music and movement
which guided a nation’s spirit towards hope,
promise and prosperity, don’t miss out.
$89.90 adult
$84.90 Seniors CARD holder
$84.90 Concession CARD holder
$84.90 friend of mpac
$84.90 Under 25 Years
$84.90 Child (aged 5 to 14 years)
$79.90 each in groups of 8+
Sunday 15 September – 7:30 PM
Tuesday 1 October – 11 am
Hello Kitty
The Duelling
Winner Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe
Festival 2013
Nominee Best Show Melbourne
International Comedy Festival 2013
Nominee Best Comedy Helpmann
Awards 2013
As part of mandurah performing arts
centre’s ‘morning melodies’
It’s the age old debate – is classical better
than jazz? Which one goes deeper?
Does improvising jazz in the moment play
out more infinite possibilities? Or has
classical already found the very best sounds
and melodies? Is fusion possible between
such different musical languages?
Hello Kitty Flanagan delivers more
funny stories, more physical comedy, a
bit of experimental movement and some
fully clothed burlesque dancing. There’s
even the occasional waggish musical
number thanks to the return of special
guest, Sister Penny Flanagan*.
Join Michelle Smith, one of the worlds’
very few jazz harpists and Catherine
Ashley, an international classical harp
performer as they take you on an aural
journey of melody, rhythm and cross
genre rivalry.
* Sister Penny is neither special or a nun,
she’s a bonafide relative.
suitable for ages 15 years and over
$25 ticket
$20 friend of mpac
includes morning tea from 10am
$40 adult
$38 Seniors CARD holder
$38 Concession CARD holder
$38 friend of mpac
$38 Student
$38 Child (aged 15 to 17 years)
$38 each in groups of 10+
If you book 4 or more Morning Melodies discounts
apply, Box Office sales only.
Thursday 10 October – 7:30 pm
Friday 11 October – 7:30 pm
Saturday 12 October – 2 PM & 7:30 pm
Sunday 13 October – 2 PM & 7:30 pm
The Wind in the Willows
9 Lives Theatrical Production Company and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre come together in a
community partnership to present The Wind in the Willows is a brand new musical based on the classic story by
Kenneth Grahame. Follow the adventures and escapades of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the infamous Mr Toad in
this delightful adaptation.
Poop Poop! Watch out, watch out Toad’s about! The charming tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad comes alive
with a glorious adventure that leads to Toad Hall, to the perilous Wild Wood and finally to battle.
Featuring his own brand of nostalgia and comedy, Alan Bennett brings Kenneth Grahame’s classic riverbank
story to life. With music and merriment, The Wind in The Willows will keep you entertained and enthralled, no
matter what your age.
Directed by Cat Baxter and choreographed by Allan Blachford.
$29 Adult
$19 Child (Under 12 years)
$65 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Saturday 19 October – 7:30 pm
Heroes and VillAIns –
Mandurah COncert Band
The battle between good and evil goes back to the start…
Join the nationally acclaimed Mandurah Concert Band as they fill the stage with music
and wonder, celebrating the most feared villains and triumphant heroes.
With a repertoire spanning across many genres of music, as well as a supporting cast of
singers and dancers, Heroes and Villains promises to be an engaging concert for the whole
family. Hosted by David Templeman, with musical director Krispin Maesalu wielding
the wand, and sharing the stage with wizards, detectives, Persian princesses and evil
masterminds, this concert promises to be one to remember!
$30 adult
$28 Concession CARD holder
$28 friend of mpac
$15 Under 25 years
$25 each in groups of 6+
Thursday 31 October – 8pm
Forever Rod
For over fifteen years, Dave Battah has
thrilled audiences from Las Vegas to London
and the Middle East with his stunning
recreation of the unmistakable gritty vocals
and energetic stage persona of music legend,
Rod Stewart.
After spending thousands of hours studying
and practising Rod’s voice and style, Dave
now perfectly duplicates all the music and
moves. In his spectacular two hour show, he
effortlessly glides through all of Rod’s big hits,
from rowdy tunes such as Hot Legs and Do
Ya’ Think I’m Sexy, to romantic ballads such
as The First Cut is the Deepest, Have I Told
You Lately and Broken Arrow, to trademark
ballads such as Sailing and Maggie May.
Dave is regarded as one of the best
impersonators in the world. He spent many
years living in Las Vegas, performing as Rod
Stewart. He will be sharing the stage here
in Mandurah with Idol finalist Ashleigh
Toole, recreating the songs of Cher.
$60 adult
$57 Concession CARD holder
$55 friend of mpac
$30 Under 25 years
$50 each in groups of 6+
Friday 18 October – 8 pm
Johnny Cash
in Concert
Fresh from their very successful 2012
national tour, Johnny Cash the Concert
is back to celebrate all things CASH
bringing to life an incredible new
concert experience!
This two-hour show will feature the
tracks that made Johnny Cash’s live
show something special. June Carter
and The Carter Family, The Statler
Brothers, Carl Perkins and Cash’s gospel
greats will all be featured in the first
half of the show whilst the second set
culminates Cash’s biggest hits including
his 1963 hit Ring Of Fire.
This authentic tribute to a true icon of
the 20th century will leave audience
members feeling like they’ve just seen
the real live ‘Man in Black’!
$65 ticket
$63 friend of mpac
Saturday 2 November – 7:30 PM
Live in
The internationally successful British
rock ‘n’ roll band Smokie will be touring
Australia in 2013.
With chart-topping hits like Living Next
Door to Alice, Lay Back in the Arms of
Someone and If You Think You Know How
to Love Me and constant tours of the UK
and Europe, Smokie is one of the most
popular bands in the world today.
Don’t miss Smokie live in concert at the
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
$99 Tickets
Sunday 3 November – 8 PM
Arj Barker:
Go Time
The lights dim. The music fades. The
audience applauds with anticipation. Or
they just get alarmingly quiet. Every show
you’ve ever done leads up to this point.
But this is the only show that matters
now. Have you got the goods, kid? They’re
about to find out. It’s Go Time.
Since his last Australian tour in 2011, Arj
Barker has been touring constantly, both
solo and with his old pals, The Flight of
The Conchords. He returns to Australia
with his brand new show, Go Time.
According to Arj, Go Time is both “what
audiences expect from me AND the last
thing they expect from me, which if my
calculations are correct, will make for a
great show.”
suitable for ages 15 years and over
$44.90 adult
$41.90 Seniors CARD holder
$41.90 Concession CARD holder
$41.90 each in groups of 10+
Friday 15 November – 7:30 PM
Saturday 16 November – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday 17 November – 2 pm
of the
stray cats theatre company
in community partnership with
mandurah performing arts centre
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of
the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom
in a shadowy existence.
Tuesday 5 November – 6 pm
Wednesday 6 November – 10 AM & 1 PM
Tales from
Join us on this journey of discovery
through our own backyards where peanutsized, pantry-dwelling creatures come
to visit, massive wise buffalos appear on
vacant blocks and watch as bicycles
trundle through the streets on their own
magical journey.
Tuesday 12 November – 7:30 PM
Wednesday 13 November – 11 AM
Scent Tales
CircuitWest and Little Y Theatre Company
Scent Tales is the bitter-sweet story of a baker (Bea) and her
sister (Sanji) inspired by an ancient fable from Middle Eastern
storyteller Nasruddin Hodja.
An eccentric and hilarious narrator weaves a tale about Bea’s
deep seated jealousy of her sister which results in an incredible
accusation: Bea accuses Sanji of stealing the delicious smells
from her Bakery and takes her to Court.
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.
Its sensational score includes Think of Me,
Angel of Music, Music of the Night,
All I Ask of You, Masquerade and of course
The Phantom of the Opera.
Based on the classic novel ‘Le Fantôme de
l’Opéra’ by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom
of the Opera is composed by Andrew
Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart,
additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a
book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe.
Director: Karen Francis
Musical Director: David Hicks
Scent Tales uses wit and poetry to tell a tale of memory, sensory
intrigue and a recipe for Love Bread that brings the baker to
her senses.
Vocal Director: Kristie Gray
$45 Adult
$42 Concession Card Holder
$40 Friend of MPAC
$30 Under 25 Years
$38 adult
$33 Concession CARD holder
$30 friend of mpac
$17.50 Child
$300 Group of 10 people
Presented by Spare Parts Puppet
Theatre and inspired by the book from
one of Australia’s most popular children’s
authors, Tales from Outer Suburbia is a
curiously fun, visual celebration of the
magic that can happen in some of the most
familiar places. This performance will
capture hearts, minds and imaginations
across generations.
Tuesday 12 November – 11 aM
As part of mandurah performing arts centre’s
‘morning melodies’
If you book 4 or more Morning Melodies discounts apply,
Box Office sales only.
$25 ticket
$20 friend of mpac
includes morning tea from 10am
Choreographer: Andrea Noebauer
Saturday 23 November – 8 PM
The Happiest
Refugee Live!
Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest
Refugee has made readers laugh and cry,
and was described by Russell Crowe as
“the most surprising and inspiring read I
have had in years.” Anh’s new stage show
takes it a step further, combining stand-up
comedy with real life stories, photos and
filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.
When one of Australia’s most talented
comedians delves deep into his own
life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an
unforgettable night at the theatre that
leaves an audience uplifted and quite
simply experiencing… happiness.
“Hilarious.” Sydney Morning Herald
“I laughed, I cried… such an inspiring book.”
David Koch, Sunrise
$49.90 adult
$44.90 Concession CARD holder
$44.90 Seniors CARD holder
$44.90 friend of mpac
$44.90 Under 25 Years
$44.90 each in groups of 10+
Tuesday 19 November – 11 am
A Million
Miles: The
Al Jolson
As part of mandurah performing
arts centre’s ‘morning melodies’
A Million Miles tells the true story
behind the legendary Al Jolson, starring
the incredibly talented Paul Peacock
and featuring Kelsey Guard.
The show reveals the truth of his family
life, his ego and his tireless work as a
front line entertainer during WWII and
the Korean War.
A Million Miles is the story of one man’s
walk from obscurity to becoming one of
the most famous performers of all time.
Songs include Swanee, Sonny Boy, You
Made Me Love You, April Showers,
California Here I Come, Let Me Sing and
I’m Happy, Quarter to Nine, Toot Toot
Tootsie and Carolina in the Morning.
$25 ticket
$20 friend of mpac
includes morning tea from 10am
If you book 4 or more Morning Melodies
discounts apply, Box Office sales only.
Sunday 15 December – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Festive Frolics!
A Very
As part of mandurah performing arts centre’s
‘morning melodies’
It’s time to buff your baubles and titivate your tinsel as you
enjoy the angelic voices and festive foolishness of soprano duo
DivaLicious from Australia’s Got Talent.
Revel in the glorious harmonies and magical music of O Holy
Night, Ave Maria, Santa Baby, The Christmas Song, Mary’s Boy
Child and many more as Fiona Cooper Smyth and Penny
Shaw celebrate this special season with you. We guarantee you
will leave the theatre on a ‘Ding Dong Merrily’ high!
$25 ticket
$20 friend of mpac
includes morning tea from 10am
If you book 4 or more Morning Melodies discounts apply,
Box Office sales only.
David Templeman Christmas Show
Hayseed and Scarlette Tumbleweed (aka
David Templeman and Carole Dhu)
proudly present another Cheap and
Dodgy Production.
Fresh from their extensive and highly
unsuccessful tour of US Penitentiaries
and red neck communities, Hayseed and
Scarlette Tumbleweed are pleased to
present to the good folks of Mandurah
their special Christmas Show.
You’ll love this latest production from the
Cheap and Dodgy Team and tickets would
be a great Christmas present for someone
you really dislike or a relative you would
prefer to forget!
$20 Adult
$15 Child
special events
The Peel Regional Youth Art Perspectives Exhibition 2013
& Visual Arts Education within the Community 2013
The Year 12 Perspectives program provides students with a forum to express their ambitions and apprehensions in
relation to their future and that of society.
A project focused on arts education in partnership with Alcoa of Australia. Participating schools include John
Tonkin College, Mandurah Catholic College, Pinjarra Senior High School, Frederick Irwin Anglican
School, Halls Head Community College, Waroona District High School, Coodanup Community
College and Mandurah Baptist College.
OFFICIAL OPENING friday 16 August – 1 pm
OFFICIAL OPENING & Highly Commended Awards Presentation
EXHIBITIONfriday 16 August to Saturday 7 September
Tomorrow will be the same (but not as this is)
The immediate consequences of the major earthquakes that hit Christchurch in late 2010/early 2011 were
dramatic and compelling; this exhibition offers a window onto the unsettling ‘new normal’ of post-quake
existence. Artists: Barry Cleavin, Emily Hartley-Skudder, Kristin Hollis, Tony de Lautour, Cheryl
Lucas, Miranda Parkes, Doc Ross, Tim J. Veling and Wayne Youle.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a screening of Gerard Smyth’s acclaimed documentary film
When a City Falls.
Saturday 14 September – 5 pm
Saturday 14 September to Saturday 5 October
10th mandjar 9x5 exhibition & art auction in collaboration with
terrace art framer’s 10th anniversary
The theme of the Mandjar 9x5 is immersed in the tradition of Australian art making and is inspired by
Australian Heidelberg School of Art. Works created for the 2013 Mandjar 9x5 exhibition are contemporary in
their approach, reflecting current issues through the use of new materials in creating stimulating works for the
modern palette.
Public art auction Saturday 9 November – 8 pm
including entertainment and light refreshments
Thursday 10 October to Saturday 9 November
All unframed artworks available for sale from Thursday 10 October
Against the grain: Tim Burns
Tim Burns’ survey exhibition spans over 40 years. From his early work of the 1970s when Burns was actively
producing explosive art actions, performance installations together with his pioneering work with Super-8
features of the late 1970s.
A series of works on paper and archival material documents his early performative and conceptual work.
Enter the
The Mandjar Art Awards have been
established to elevate arts and culture
in the region and for the education and
enjoyment of all those who visit and live
in the Mandurah community.
Friday 29 November – 6:30 pm
Friday 29 November to Saturday 11 January
Immerse Season
Program 2014
Comprising a selection of spectacular events for the year – the
Immerse Season Program is sure to satisfy the likes of every theatregoer. Subscribers will save time and money as well as receiving the
following benefits:
>> Save a substantial amount of money on a 2014 MPAC Season
Package of 4 or more shows
>> Commit now, pay later, with our deferred payment plan
>> Enjoy Priority Booking during our exclusive
subscription period
>> Guarantee your seats for sold-out performances
>> Add more shows at the subscriber rate at a later date
>> Real savings of up to 50%
Join us for the launch on Friday 1 November at 7pm
What does it mean to be mentally healthy?
It means that most of the time
you feel good about yourself,
good about what you do, and
good about others. You enjoy the
simple things in life, feel fairly
optimistic about the future, and
are interested in what’s going on
in the world.
Being mentally healthy also
means you are able to cope
with the normal problems and
tragedies that occur in life –
usually with a little help from
friends or relatives when things
get really tough. Good friends
make the good times better and
the bad times tolerable.
In this day and age when there is
much to feel depressed about, it
is more important than ever to do
things to keep ourselves mentally
healthy so we can enjoy life and cope
with the demands and pressures of
everyday living.
Most of the things we do to keep
physically healthy are also good
for our mental health like being
physically active, eating a healthy
diet, avoiding drugs and using
alcohol in moderation.
But we can do much more for our
mental health – and it’s as easy as
Keep mentally, physically and socially
active: take a walk, say g’day, read
a book, do a crossword, dance, play
cards, stop for a chat…
Join a book club, take a cooking
class, be more involved in groups you
are already a member of, go along to
community events…
Take up a cause, help a neighbour,
learn something new, set yourself a
challenge, help out at the school or
meals on wheels…
Being active, having
a sense of belonging,
and having a
purpose in life all
contribute to good
mental health.
If you want to know more, visit:
or contact us on:
e-mail [email protected]
telephone (08) 9266 4648
The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre acknowledges the generous support of:
The Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of:
I’m Your Man
Toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States
with the support of the Australian Government
through the Australia Council, its arts funding
and advisory body. Originally produced by Belvoir
and Sydney Festival in association with BYDS.
The Comedy of Errors
Room on the Broom
Jack Charles V The Crown
Toured by Performing Lines with the support of
the Australian Government through the national
performing arts touring program, Playing Australia
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
David Helfgott
Happy as Larry
This project has been assisted by the Australian
Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed
by the Australia Council for the Arts, the
Australian Government Arts and Advisory Body,
in association with the confederation of Australian
International Arts Festivals Inc., Sydney Festival,
Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Festival of
Arts and Brisbane Festival.
The Australian Government is proud to be
associated with this tour through the national
performing arts touring program, Playing
Australia, which gives Australians across the
country the opportunity to see some of our best
performing arts.
Chet Baker Like Someone in Love
Circus Oz
The Australian Government is proud to be
associated with this tour through the national
performing arts touring program, Playing
Australia, which gives Australians across the
country the opportunity to see some of our best
performing arts.
Mikelangelo &
The Black Sea Gentlemen
Arj Barker
Tales from Outer Suburbia
Scent Tales
This regional tour is assisted by the State
Government through the Department of
Culture and the Arts in partnership with
CircuitWest. This project is supported by The Blue
Room Theatre. Tour coordination by Country
Arts WA.
Gyuto Monks of Tibet
I’m Your Man
Room on the Broom
Jack Charles V The Crown
The Comedy of Errors
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
David Helfgott
Happy As Larry
Festival of Russian Ballet
Chet Baker Like Someone in Love
Circus Oz 2013: Cranked Up
Tod & TruDY: View from the Wings
Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen
Roman Rudnytsky Piano Recital
Hello Kitty Flanagan
In The Mood
The Duelling Harps
The Wind in the Willows
Johnny Cash in Concert
12 Mandurah Concert Band
Forever Rod
Smokie Live in Concert
Arj Barker: Go Time
Tales From Outer Suburbia
Scent Tales
The Phantom of the Opera
A Million Miles: The Al Jolson Story
ANH Do: The Happiest Refugee Live!
Divalicious: Festive Frolics!
A Very Western Christmas
how to book
9550 3900
Visit the Box Office
9 am – 4:30 pm 10 am – 4 pm closed MON-FRI
SUN & public hols.
The Box Office will open a few hours before scheduled shows.
Book Online
We accept the following forms of payment:
• cash and EFTPOS
• cheque (made payable to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)
• credit card (Visa, Mastercard)
Payment is required at the time of booking.
Unpaid tickets will not be held.
Disabled Access & Audio Loop
Access and toilet facilities for the disabled are available on the
ground floor.
An audio loop in the Boardwalk Theatre is available for
patrons with hearing difficulties. Please enquire at the Box Office.
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
The Boardwalk, Ormsby Terrace,
Mandurah, Western Australia
Box Office 9550 3900 Fax 9550 3901