Curtain Lifted on 2018 Season in Burdekin Theatre Event Guide

The Burdekin Theatre revealed its 2018 season last week when copies of the 2018 Event Guide began appearing throughout the Burdekin and beyond. The vibrant Event Guide sets out the details of all currently booked touring shows, as well as featuring a ‘Local Events’ calendar.

The Burdekin Singers and Theatre Company’s Chicago is the first production for 2018, with performances happening February 2 – 11. The local group, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary, are expecting big crowds- their 2017 Addams Family production achieved a near sell out run.

Morning Melodies are back in a big year this year. Acts include James Blundell, Karen Knowles, Nearly Neil and Rachel Beck, as well as the productions Just a Couple of song and Dance Men and Frankly Sinatra. The New Year also sees the welcome change to the cost of Morning Melodies tickets, with prices reduced to only $15 a ticet, plus the annual free Christmas Morning Melodies in December.

The free entertainment will continue when the 1RAR band performs as part of Jazz n Shiraz n Tapas in the Theatre Forecourt. Guests enjoy the smooth sounds in the afternoon, with a selection of tapas and drinks available for purchase.

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Watch the Christmas Spectacular in the Theatre Forecourt- no tickets required!

There was plenty of fun and frivolities at the Burdekin Theatre at the first night of the Burdekin Shire Council’s Christmas Spectacular. From pop up libraries to face painting; from badge making to professional family photos, there was something for everyone at the free community event.

Happening again on Friday 22 December from 5pm, there will also be plenty of food and drink on offer and pre-programme entertainment provided by Burdekin Brass Band and Rhythm Edge Dance Studios dancers. The night will then progress to the Christmas Spectacular programme, featuring all your favourite Christmas Carols and a very special childrens production of Elf Jnr, directed by Pat Nuttall.

Best of all, this is a free event and tickets aren’t required to watch the Christmas Spectacular live-streamed in the Theatre Forecourt!



40 Years presented by Burdekin Celtic Dancers is now sold out!

Congratulations to all past and present Burdekin Celtic Dancers who will be performing at the Burdekin Theatre on Sunday 17 December, as 40 Years is now completely sold out!

This is a great result for the local dancers, who last graced the Burdekin Theatre stage 11 years ago.

40 Years, a celebration of Celtic Dancing in the Burdekin region, will be happening at 4pm Sunday 17 December.

Theatregoers to welcome return of Burdekin Theatre Box Office

Burdekin theatregoers will be able to buy their tickets direct from the Box Office, with the eagerly-awaited reopening of a dedicated ticket shop at Burdekin Theatre this week.
Burdekin Shire Council Cultural Venues Manager Chris Patrick said after a hiatus of more than two years, the Burdekin Theatre Box Office was back up and running in the Theatre Foyer.
“We’re very excited to re-open the Burdekin Theatre Box Office. This means that patrons no longer have to visit alternative venues to source their tickets,” Mr Patrick said.
“Our staff here are happy to serve patrons through their entire Theatre experience, from buying tickets all the way to ensuring they enjoy the performance on the night.”
Theatre gift vouchers will also be sold at the Box Office.
Mr Patrick said the Box Office hours were 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, as well as one hour before each performance.
Tickets can still be purchased at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 145 Young Street Ayr; from the Burdekin Theatre website; or by phoning the Theatre on (07) 4783 9886.

Big screen plans for sell-out Christmas Spectacular

A free outdoor live screening will spread the festive cheer even further, when Burdekin Shire Council hosts next month’s Christmas Spectacular over two nights at Burdekin Theatre.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said tickets to the free event in the Theatre Auditorium had sold out but everyone would still be able to join in on the merriment.

“The excitement for this free, family-friendly event has been wonderful to see and we don’t want anyone to miss out,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Council will be setting up a big screen in the Theatre Forecourt so anyone who hasn’t secured a ticket to the event in the Auditorium at 7pm will still be able to join in on all the entertainment we have planned,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The festivities will be held at Burdekin Theatre across two nights on Thursday 21 December and Friday 22 December, with Christmas activities and entertainment in the Forecourt and Foyer from 5pm nightly. Foods and drinks will also be available to purchase.

Santa Claus himself is tipped to make an appearance.

At 7pm the free Christmas Spectacular will take place in the Theatre Auditorium, including a program of family-favourite Christmas carols and the children’s play, Elf.
“Ticket-holders need to be seated in the Auditorium for a 7pm start for the play, Christmas carols and Christmas messages by church leaders. Council is encouraging everyone else to set up their picnic blankets and folding chairs in the Forecourt, where the event will be screened live,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We have a great line up of entertainment planned.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Community Christmas Carols were a great community tradition and this year Council had received funding through the Queensland Government’s Community Drought Support Package to make the event even bigger.

“I thank the Queensland Government for its assistance in making this event possible, by providing $22,500 through its Community Drought Support Package,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Anyone who a booked ticket and is no longer able to attend is asked to return the ticket to Burdekin Theatre for redistribution, as this is a sell-out community event. For further information please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Elvis: An American Trilogy tickets now on sale

Three of the world’s best Elvis tribute artists will take to the Burdekin Theatre stage on Monday 19 February 2018 to take you through the musical journey of ‘The King’. Elvis: An American Trilogy sees Vic Trevino embody the raw dance moves of the young Elvis; Gino Monopoli recreating the iconic movie years; and Steve Michael channeling Elvis in his famous White Eagle Jumpsuit.

Tickets available online, at the Burdekin theatre Box Office (10am-4pm), Council Customer Service Desk or phone (07) 4783 9800.

Stage set for a curtain-raising November at Burdekin Theatre

Burdekin Theatre will be in full swing this November as the curtain rises on a bumper program of shows and events.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said taking centre stage would be a diverse range of entertaining musical and dance performances from visiting and local artists. “From the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular 2017 Qld Tour – featuring the incredible talents of renowned international and Australian guitarists – to the free Christmas-themed Morning Melodies event Sentimental Journey, there will be something for everyone to enjoy this November,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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