Now on sale: Classic Country starring Courtney Conway

This exciting and highly entertaining new show Classic Country starring vibrant young Australian, Courtney Conway, will tell the stories of the greatest country music artists of all time through song. She will be singing some of her many favourite country classics including Tennessee Waltz, Take Me Home Country Roads, Crazy, I Fall to Pieces and some of Courtney’s originals from her award winning album.

Courtney Conway is currently touring with HIT Productions’ popular theatre show Always…Patsy Cline, created and originally directed by Ted Swindley on a 30+ week 2016-2017 Australian Tour.

Courtney’s debut album ’21 Days’ won Courtney the ‘Female Rising Star Award’ at the 2015 Independent Country Music Southern Stars Awards held in Mildura, Victoria. In February 2015, Courtney was awarded ‘Single of the Year’, ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for her album ‘21 days’ at the West Australian Independent Country Music Awards. She has also won ‘Best New Talents’ at the Victorian and National Country Music Awards. Her debut album made it into the top 10 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart.

Tickets are now available through the Burdekin Theatre’s website or phone (07) 4783 9800.

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Classic Country

Flipside Circus Workshops to Bring Fun for Kids and Teens

Burdekin kids will learn to trapeze, juggle and hula hoop their way around a circus arena when Queensland’s largest youth circus company tumbles into the Burdekin this month.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Flipside Circus will hold a series of workshops at Burdekin Library and Burdekin Theatre during 31 August to 1 September.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for children and teenagers to participate in a range of fun and interactive workshops while learning some circus tricks they’ll never forget,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Numbers are limited so I encourage families to get in early and book their workshops now.”

Children aged 5-8 years can participate in a bouncy and active three hour workshop on Thursday 31 August, from 3.30pm.

Then, on Friday 1 September, a teen circus workshop will be held for 8-16 year olds. The participants will learn a diverse range of skills on the ground and in the air, from juggling and mini tramp, to trapeze and tumbling. It will be followed by a mini performance for friends and family.

Cr McLaughlin said a free Story Time Circus session would also be held for children aged 0-5 and their carers.

“This workshop uses circus skills to take young children on an imaginative journey inside classic children’s stories,” she said.

“Kindy and Early Learning Centres can also take advantage of a number of Kindy Camp sessions, where little circus stars work with the trainers to explore all the fun the circus has to offer.”

Purchase your tickets online or phone (07) 4783 9800.

Ayr Artwork Damaged by Vandals

A piece of public artwork has been vandalised just weeks after its official unveiling in the heart of Ayr’s library and theatre precinct, in what Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has condemned as a “disgusting and shameful act”.

The artwork, titled ‘Walking Forward’ by local artist Michael Dudley, was built from recycled materials and depicts the figures of a man and woman with a child holding a library book.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said in separate attacks on Friday 28 July and again on Monday night, vandals had damaged the artwork and torn the arms off the man and woman.

“It was a wonderful artwork created for the enjoyment of the whole community. A lot of people were involved in its development and were so proud of what had been achieved,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Now it has been broken into pieces. I am absolutely disgusted.”

Cr McLaughlin said one hand of the male figure in the artwork was still missing so Council was appealing to the public to please come forward with any information that might help.

“This vandalism is the result of the mean-spirited actions of a small number of people who show no respect for public property. The majority of our residents are community-minded, good people and would be deeply disappointed by what has occurred,” she said.

“The matter has been forwarded to police and Council also offers a monetary reward, through Crime Stoppers.”

Cr McLaughlin said the artwork was the result of a community Think Tank staged in the Burdekin in February. “The Think Tank arose from the Burdekin Shire Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Advisory Group and from a desire to create future art, cultural and community development projects in the Burdekin,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Cr McLaughlin said vandalism cost ratepayers many thousands of dollars annually.

“When Council is required to spend money repairing vandalised property, it means those funds aren’t available to spend on other community services and facilities,” she said.

Cr McLaughlin urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Tomorrow at the Burdekin Theatre: Little Pattie in Concert

Morning melodies are back, with Little Pattie set to take centre stage on Wednesday 23 July at 10am. Come down and hear her classic hits, including “He’s My Blonde Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy”, “Pushin’ a Good Thing Too Far” and  “Dance Puppet Dance”.

Morning tea will be served from 10am. Tickets can be purchased from the Burdekin Theatre Website or by calling (07) 4783 9800. Tickets can also be purchased from the Theatre Box Office 1hr prior to the commencement of the show.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to the Burdekin Theatre!

Tickets are now on sale for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt- Live on Stage!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt- Live on Stage! is based on the classic story of the same title, written by Michael Rosen. It captures the fun and frolics of a father who is clearly still a child at heart, and his three children plus the family dog and of course… a VERY BIG BROWN CUDDLY BEAR!

This musical theatre adaption will feature loads of colourful characters, catchy new songs and lots of fun live on stage.

Tickets available from the Burdekin Theatre Website or phone (07) 4783 9800.

Captain Active – Awesome Active Adventure Show

Captain Active, the most famous superhero on Activeland, has landed his fruit and veggie rocket on Planet Earth! His supercharged energy, enthusiasm and passion will motivate and inspire kids and families to have loads of fun leading an active and healthy lifestyle!  He wants to show kids, grown-ups and families how much fun they can have being active and how yummy it can be eating healthy active food.

Captain Active will entertain you with his awesome game and cooking demonstrations that you can replicate in your own home. Kids and families will be laughing so much playing Captain Active’s games and making his meals, that they won’t even realise they’re creating lifelong healthy habits.

Captain Active (and his creator, Luke) are passionate about leading a super active and fun lifestyle and won’t stop until the whole universe is having a blast being healthy and active, just like Captain Active.

Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11yrs.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from the Burdekin Theatre website or phone Council’s Customer Service team on 4783 9800.  Tickets can also be purchased from the Theatre Box Office one hour prior to the commencement of the show.

Hypnolicious! A comedy treat by Matt Hale

See it to believe it!

After wowing and amazing packed 2016 crowds, touring internationally and filming a new TV show, Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale hits town to dish up another tasty serve of his modern brand of fun, friendly hypno laughs in this special show full of new routines.

As always, it’s volunteers-only on stage, so you get to decide whether to join him for the full experience, or be amazed and laugh yourself silly from the audience.

Turning the traditional hypnosis show on it’s head, Matt has zero interest in embarrassing anyone, and truly wants the volunteers to have as much fun as the audience whilst amazing themselves with what their imagination is capable of.

No two shows are ever the same!

Winner of 3 national comedy awards, Matt has hypnotised people all over the world from London to Vegas (where even Mike Tyson told him “You are AMAZING!”).  He’s appeared in media as diverse as the UK’s tabloids, BBC, ABC, Today Tonight and has been included in the National Film and Sound Archive and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.  He has also released his own range of hypnosis products.

Tickets are just $25 – $30 and can be purchased online at the Burdekin Theatre website or phone 4783 9800 or in person at the Burdekin Shire Council.  Tickets will also be available for purchase from the Theatre Box Office 1hr prior to the commencement of the show.

Justice Crew Live in Concert

Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew will perform live at the Burdekin Theatre on Sunday, 25th June from 7pm performing their biggest hits, including “Que Sera,” “ Boom Boom,” “Everybody,” “ Best Night, ” “Love my Life” and their hottest new material.

Check out their shout out to the Burdekin by clicking on the link below:

Since winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single “Boom Boom” is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles “Best Night” and “Everybody,” both of which are certified 2x Platinum. Their debut album Live By The Words, released in 2014, debuted at #7 on the ARIA Album charts and sparked the 5x Platinum hit smash “Que Sera” which rewrote the Australian history books, spending nine weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart.

Justice Crew continue to solidify their place in Australian music by releasing chart topping music, as well as tour with industry heavy weights One Direction, Jason De rulo, Chris brown, Kesha and Pitbull. Justice Crew are very loyal to their fans and have added several new tour destinations to their POP DAT BUCKLE Part 2 tour, to show their appreciation. Justice Crew love nothing more than performing and touring, so buckle up, because the POP DAT BUCKLE Part 2 tour is coming live and direct.

Book your tickets online now! Or phone Council’s Customer Service Centre on 4783 9800

Kids to bounce into the Burdekin Theatre today!

Emily Loves to Bounce is bursting with music, sound, imagery and illusion!

Henry is spontaneous and wacky; Amy is logical and practical.

Their stories unfold in a whimsical world of balls and boxes, where amazing ideas are expressed in a stunning display of Chinese lanterns and one thousand animated balls dance to Beethoven’s Song of Joy.

‘A masterstroke of ingenuity – a beautiful blend of sound, mime and illusion. It is intriguing, mystical, funny, irresistible and thoroughly absorbing.’ Andy Ahrens – Adelaide Theatre Guid