Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing

Emmy-nominated television personality, podcaster and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to bring his Road to Beijing world tour to Australia this February!

As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. For the first time, he will bring that energy to the stand-up stages in Australia and New Zealand in February 2020, with his unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling. It’s all inspired by his ongoing attempt—and lifelong obsession—to become a figure-skating prodigy just in time for the next Olympic cycle, which just so happens to be in 2022 in Beijing!

As well as shining as Queer Eye’s groomer, hair guru and self-care advocate, Jonathan starred on the Emmy-nominated series “Gay of Thrones” (Funny or Die), a witty social commentary series recapping HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Launched in 2013, the series just wrapped its seventh and final season and garnered Emmy nominations in 2016 and 2018 for ‘Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.’

Van Ness also continues to work on his passion project, his podcast “Getting Curious,” a weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan is curious about. The podcast was listed as one of the Top Podcasts of 2018 by Time Magazine, and recently won the iHeart Radio Award for Best LGBTQ Podcast. 2018 was a breakthrough year for Jonathan, who realized two new passions – for the arts of stand-up comedy and figure skating. Most recently, Jonathan announced that his revelatory memoir, OVER THE TOP, will be released in September 24, 2019.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2020

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2020! Mission leader Mońet X Change is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Detox, Kim Chi, Plastique Tiara, Sharon Needles and Violet Chachki! Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1. **Cast subject to change**

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2019 DANCE – Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools & Colleges

The 2019 Dance evenings are part of the 30th Annual Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools & Colleges and showcase the dance talents of both primary and secondary school students.

In 2019, you will see dance items energize the stage over 3 evenings with over 2,000 students from Catholic Schools & Colleges performing, both metropolitan and country schools are represented.

We invite you to come and see for yourself the talent and amazing work being done in the performing arts at Catholic schools. You will be impressed!

Everybody is welcome.

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Sonu Nigam Live

Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, composer, live performer, host and actor.

He sings predominantly in Hindi and Kannada language films. He has also sung in English, Bengali, Manipuri, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Tulu, Assamese, Odia, Nepali, Maithili, Malayalam and various Indian languages.

Nigam has also released Indian pop albums and acted in a number of films. He has been one of the highest paid Indian singers.

He is often regarded as a “Modern Rafi” and is now considered as one of the most versatile singers of the Hindi film industry. He is also regarded as the “Lord of Chords”.

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SHREYA GHOSHAL LIVE

One of the best ‘all-time’ singers of South Asia, melody queen Shreya Ghoshal is all set to mesmerize WA audience with super-hit Bollywood and regional songs.

Having received more than 30 National and state awards in India, Shreya Ghoshal has songs in over 15 languages.

A rare opportunity to see & hear the DIVA live on stage with her band of talented musicians from India.

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Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life

The grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage, has been forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring “Precious Possums”, announcing a surprise tour of Australia in September & October.

In a letter to her fans, Dame Edna apologised for upsetting them when she announced her retirement from public life, blaming her manager, “failed actor and attention seeker” Barry Humphries.

“One of the reasons I am adored pretty much worldwide is that I’ve always told you the truth; mostly the truth about yourselves, and even sometimes about me,” Dame Edna said.

“However this is an apology. It’s an apology for once telling you a wicked fib: a porkie, a cruel deceitful lie. I told you I had retired. That was a few years ago and when my announcement got around the globe a lot of people ‘freaked out’, to employ a phrase I never use. Now I’m reborn, fit as a fiddle, and rid of the leech who tormented me for so long. So, Possums, please do come and say hello to me. It would be lovely to see your faces again.”

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MY LIFE: The Story & Songs of BILLY JOEL

More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years.

The singer/songwriter not only has fascinating stories behind his music, but also compelling stories behind the man himself. As Billy Joel turns 70 in 2019, this unique concert display, The Story & Songs of Billy Joel – My Life shares the journey of a remarkable career – the highs, the lows, private & public life, family & relationships, but most importantly, the music – through live performance and audio-visual footage.

Anthony Mara and his full live band consists of the finest musicians around, plus state of the art sound and lighting, in a powerful show that will mesmerise audiences with hits such as: “Piano Man”, “Uptown Girl”, “New York State Of Mind”, “Honesty”, “It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, “River Of Dreams” plus many more.

Allow us to take you right into the world of Billy Joel in a 2 hour event not to be missed!

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert

Experience the complete Star Wars film on the giant screen with John Williams’ epic score played live by WASO.

As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force.

Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation – and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader – await.

This performance includes subtitles on the screen.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Em Rusciano – The Rage & Rainbows Tour

Stand-up comedian, singer, writer and broadcaster Em Rusciano is back with her biggest theatre tour to date! The Rage and Rainbows Tour will see Em and her 8-piece band leave a trail of glitter across the country.

For ten years, if you asked Em Rusciano how she was, she said, “fine”. Yeah bullshit. She was lying awake at 3am with unexplained rage, and so was EVERY OTHER WOMAN SHE KNEW.

This past year Em had a baby, turned 40, left a high profile job and had a combined 45 minutes sleep. There’s been next-level rage. There’s also been love. There’s been day drinking and breast feeding NOT AT THE SAME TIME PISS OFF CLICK-BAIT WRITERS.

In The Rage and Rainbows Tour, Em is finally giving voice that gnawing rage we all try to hide. She’s unleashing it, she’s dunking it in white wine, she’s rolling it in glitter, and giving it an 8 piece back-up band and four costume changes.

She’s also going to tell you what you can do with it; to send it on its way.

The Rage and Rainbows Tour is more than a show. It’s a festival for anyone who’s felt fed-up, furious, exhausted, demoralized… but still maintained a passion for sequins.

Em has teamed up with Australia’s 2019 Eurovision representative, the ridiculously talented Kate Miller-Heidke and her partner Keir Nuttall to write four original, fabulous songs especially for The Rage and Rainbows Tour. The songs are available here and learning all the words so that we can have a knee-trembling singalong is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

Em lovers know to book in early to be close to the action – The Rage and Rainbows Tour is bound to be another sell-out. And yes, of course Em’s Dad Vincie is in the band.

Recommended for ages 15+.

★★★★★ ‘Had the crowd utterly spellbound’ – Herald Sun

★★★★★‘Hilarious’ – Theatre People

★★★★★ ‘Manic hilarity, chaotic extroversion and one huge and beautiful voice.’ –  The Age

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Herbie Hancock

One of the most revered and controversial figures in jazz – the innovative and influential living jazz legend, HERBIE HANCOCK returns to Australia & New Zealand this June. Hancock is joined by a line-up featuring long-time band member, guitarist Lionel Loueke, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and virtuoso drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Having transcended limitations and genres with his unmistakable voice, his illustrious career, now spanning into its sixth decade, has seen the master of jazz claim a staggering 14 Grammy ® Awards including “Album of the Year” and a Lifetime Achievement, an Academy Award for his ‘Round Midnight’ score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates. It is without a doubt that throughout Herbie Hancock’s career he has been a driving force of influence, a mainstay of innovation at the forefront of culture, technology, business and music for more than 50 years.