Wednesday 05, Saturday 08,
Thursday 13 February
To celebrate the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Opera is proud to present Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio, conducted by leading international Maestro Anthony Negus. With the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Chorus And Orchestra.
Melbourne's Opera Community Bushfire Relief Gala
Friday 07 February 2020
More than 50 of Victoria’s leading singers and musicians come together to support bushfire relief.
A popular program of operatic arias, duets and ensembles by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Bernstein, Bizet, Strauss and many more. Starring Rosamund Illing, Suzanne Johnston, Antoinette Halloran, Alexander Lewis, Lee Abrahmsen, Margaret Haggart, Roger Howell, Adrian Tamburini, Stephen Smith, Dimity Shepherd, Roxane Hislop, John O’May, Michael Cormick, Suzanne Shakespeare, Liane Keegan, Mike Snell, Philip Calcagno and a host of others.
The Usual Dagos
Saturday 08 February 2020
The show features a start studded line up of ethnic comics including the hilarious Joe Avati; legendary comedian George Kapiniaris; and TV sensation, Tahir. Joining them on the big stage for the very first time will be James Liotta, Piero Viavattene, and a few ‘dagos that weren’t’ - Ashley Fils-Aime (direct from LA), and Dane Simpson who is from an Aboriginal background.
Illusionaire Magic Show
Witness a unique blend of the creative and flawless skills of Sam Angelico, combined with the inspired charm and amazing talents of 'Rosanna'.Experience an evening of remarkable and enchanting magic by international award winning "Champion of Comedy Magic" at FISM - the highest accolade achievable by any magician globally - Sam Angelico.
Jonathan Pie –
The Fake News
Friday 21 February
Jonathan Pie is the exasperated News Reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. With over 1.2 Million Facebook followers, his videos regularly go viral, achieving millions of views internationally. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times worldwide. He has appeared on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering numerous times and has been described as ‘brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny’ by Ricky Gervais.
The Seed Fund
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Performing side by side for one night only at the majestic Athenaeum Theatre in the heart of Melbourne (Naarm), these Australian icons are coming together for an evening of tales and tunes, to fundraise for The Seed Fund, a Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and empowering emerging creatives.
The Gruffalo Child
28 March - 4th April
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…"
If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.
The Ten Sopranos
Friday 20 March 2020
With performances in over 300 venues in Australia alone they are bringing their brand-new show, Mamma Mia The Concert to The Athenaeum. A masterful and stimulating performance of the ABBA repertoire, this will be a memorable concert which includes new vocal and symphonic harmonies which are re-invigorated and given new life. Artistic and Musical director Penny Pavlakis (Internationally acclaimed and, multi-award-winner known to her peers as “The Singers’ Singer” brings to the stage star power very few people can) along with The Sopranos, showcase their supreme talents to Australian audiences in a concert of epic proportions paying homage to the magnificent songs of Benny and Bjorn
Senior Moments 2
Wednesday 18- Saturday 21
The smash hit “Senior Moments” is back in a senior sequel without equal: “Senior Moments 2!” Australian showbiz legends Max Gillies, Tony Barber and Normie Rowe are having more Senior Moments in the senior sensation that’s sweeping the nation.
Senior Moments 2: “Remember Remember” is another seriously silly comedy revue, a brilliantly funny collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better!
The Little Dum Dum Club - 500th Episode Live
Sat 25 Apr 2020 8:30PM
The Little Dum Dum Club is one of Australia’s most popular and longest running comedy podcasts. For years, they’ve delighted hundreds of thousands of listeners around the world, with sold out tours, their own International Podcast Festival in Thailand, and constant dickheadery with the biggest and best names in comedy. In 2020, they’ll hit a huge milestone: 500 episodes.
Tuesday 28 April
On sale to public Thu 5 Dec, 12pm (Local Time)
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Tuesday 05 May
American actress, comedian and writer Nicole Byer will tour Australia for the first time in 2020! Rising into the mainstream over the past two years as the host of Netflix’s surprise smash hit baking show, “Nailed It!”, now streaming on Netflix, Nicole has been named a “female comic to look out for” by Refinery 29 and was featured in Time Out LA as a “comic to watch in 2015”. Nicole also stars in a sitcom loosely based on her life, streaming on Facebook Watch, called “Loosely Exactly Nicole” and also hosts a weekly podcast called, “Why Won't You Date Me?”. She also recently starred on the short-lived Fox sketch show “Party Over Here”.
Friday 15 May
Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three-decade-long journey knows the band has always remained true to its unique artistic vision. In 1988, they proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise with its introspective, quiet intensity. Their new album, All That Reckoning, once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.
There's Mo to Life
Monday 15 June
Fresh from his smash hit global Netflix release ‘Momentum’, comedian MO GILLIGAN, one of the UK’s biggest breakout stars will bring his high-energy style and stunning physicality to theatres across Australia.
The Tour will also head to the UK, America, and all across Europe. On the announcement Mo said, “My favourite thing is performing live to those who like what I do. The last few years have been so phenomenally life changing - and that’s all down to you guys. Thank you to all my supporters all over the World and I can’t wait to get back out on the road to see you again!
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