East Devonport Has Talent – Information Session

Open Call Info Session at East Devonport Primary School GP Hall

East Devonport Community House, East Devonport Primary School are searching for all the hidden East Devonport Talent!

All kinds of talent welcome. Come along to this information session to find out more, or contact Lisa at East Devonport Community House on 03 6427 9985

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Ross Noble: Humournoid

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand-up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing.
What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show.
You can come and see.
This is it at the paranaple arts centre.

Bookings essential

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The Sapphires

The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to the paranple arts centre’s stage for the first time.

Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet. “I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces. Said Tony. Four young women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Patron Advice:  Suitable for ages 7+. Some adult themes, simulated warfare and a small amount of course language.

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Possum Magic

For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers…this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food…people food

Bookings essential

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Children and adults alike are sure to be left in raptures by this zany and imaginative live performance of Dr Seuss’s masterpiece, The Cat in the Hat.

The show is heading to the paranaple arts centre after a sellout tour of New Zealand.

This stage adaptation of the best selling book was created by the National Theatre of Great Britain. It faithfully tells the story of a brother and sister, bored at home on a rainy day…(without their Mother!!??) when they are visited by none other than ‘The Cat’ in his red and white striped Hat….(which they let in the door!!??).

Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish (yip the fish talks…and is the babysitter!!) is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Along with his friends, Thing One and Thing Two (Hey we all have those types of friend’s) they turn the house upside down leaving mess everywhere but have no fear because The Cat brings in his red ‘Picker-Up Machine’ and all is back to normal before Mum walks back in the door.

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Waist Watchers The Musical

Grab your girlfriends and join the cast of Waist Watchers The Musical!

This hilarious & inspirational musical comedy will leave you laughing so hard, you’ll burn more calories than you have all week!
Come and dance in your seat or jump right in!

Waist Watchers The Musical! is fast-paced, with lots of energy and a ton of heart. It pokes fun at a number of familiar obsessions yet is very uplifting and empowering. As we watch the ladies share their lives with us, they blossom into stronger women who take ownership of their eating, their bodies, their relationships, and their self-esteem. Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, Waist Watchers The Musical! takes a hilarious and light-hearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex.

Which one of the ladies are you?

Carla … Hitting the gym just so she can eat more chocolate and ice cream?

Cheryl … Hitting the gym to relieve stress from work and stay looking good?

Connie … Hitting the gym for the first time ever in order to feel sexy again?

Cindy … Hitting the gym because she’s recently divorced and looking to tone up now that she’s single and ready to mingle?

Bookings essential

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Roald Dahl’s – Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment – for children 5 to 105.

It delights and disgusts in equal measures.

Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Bookings essential

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Circus Oz – Rock Bang

Rock Bang is an original hilarious rock’n’roll extravaganza co-created by Circus Oz with Otto & Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the world: Die Roten Punkte.

Part rock concert, part side-splitting comedy and smashed together with acrobatic punk anarchy, Rock Bang is a sensory feast of heart stopping stunts, physical ridiculousness, soaring guitars, thumping drums and contagious tunes. Utterly dysfunctional siblings Otto & Astrid attempt to tell their fantastical life story of being orphaned as kids and growing up in artist filled squats to become the darlings of Berlin’s underground rock scene.

Distracted and inspired by the extraordinary bendy feats of the Circus Oz acrobats, Otto & Astrid quickly descend into squabbling, throwing rehearsed circus routines and songs into spectacular chaos. Rock Bang is a riotous hard-rocking Circus Oz explosion detonated by Otto & Astrid.

Bookings essential

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