What's on at Cardinia Cultural Centre

See below for upcoming live shows, exhibitions and events being held at the centre. Book early to secure the best seating.

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Morning Melodies

Feeling Good - Michael Cormick

Date: Wednesday 28 February
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join musical theatre star, Michael Cormick as he kicks off our 2018 morning music series. Accompanied by the talented David Cameron on guitar and piano, Michael will perform songs from
some of his favourite shows and will share stories of the great composers and directors he has worked with both here and overseas. Featuring songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, The Boy from Oz and Les Misérables. Don’t miss this beautiful morning with one of our favourite stars.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Promac Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Pirates of Penzance

Date: Friday 16 March
Time: 7:30pm 
Tickets: $35 per adult, $30 per consession

Not to be missed!

The PIRATES of PENZANCE 21st and FINAL Anniversary!

Promac Productions have for years, toured through Australia with unique versions of classic Gilbert & Sullivan musicals.  Undoubtedly the most critically acclaimed and most popular is The Pirates of Penzance.

Pirates hit the road again in 2018 for their 21st Anniversary and final tour, which will take in 5 Australian states.

This fast-paced and beautifully sung production is the complete production but... beware! In 2018 it will contain NUTS and Donald Trump Additives!

The stellar cast is led by musical theatre star Philip Gould as the swashbuckling “Pirate King.” Veteran comic baritone Brian Hannan as "The Major General" and the "Police Sergeant," international soprano Alison Jones as "Mabel", Opera Australia mezzo soprano Caroline Vercoe as "Ruth”, Chris McKenna as "Frederic" and Dominic Woodhead as the Musical Director on piano.

“I Am The Pirate King," “Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One," “Cat Like Tread" and “Poor Wandering One" are just a few of the classic songs performed in this world first production.

So say farewell to the Pirates as they sail off into the sunset, but not before providing the whole family with a truly great time in the Star Theatre!

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Promac Productions.

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Morning Melodies

Night & Day: The Doris & Shirley Show

Date: Wednesday 21 March
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

After rave reviews for her shows The Women of the 60’s and The Belles of Broadway, the fabulous Gina
Hogan returns to the stage with another standout show featuring songs from Doris Day and Shirley
Bassey. 

You’ll be taken on a trip down memory lane, with stories and music performed as only Gina can. With
songs like Secret Love, Everybody Loves a Lover, Diamonds are Forever and Big Spender, there’s
something for everyone.

Be captivated by fabulous music, beautiful costumes, and Gina’s unmistakable voice!

Devonshire tea begins at 10am. Limited seating is available.

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School Holiday Movie

Captain Underpants - The First Epic Movie

Date: Wednesday 4 April
Time: 10am
Tickets: $4 per person, $10 snack deal per person

George and Harold are overly imaginative fourth-grade BFFs who love dreaming up funny pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotise their principal into believing he’s a dimwitted hero named Captain Underpants. When the new schoolteacher turns out to be a disgraced scientist who wants to rid the world of laughter, George, Harold and Captain Underpants must band together to stop his evil agenda!  A DreamWorks Animation starring Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch and Ed Helms.

Snack Deal - includes a movie ticket, popcorn and drink

Rated: PG
Run Time: 89 minutes

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Beauty and the Beast

Presented by Victorian State Ballet

Date: Saturday 7 April
Time: 2pm and 7pm 
Tickets: $30 per adult, $27 per consession or child

The Victorian State Ballet returns to the Star Theatre in 2018 for two performances.  This wonderful show is a full length classical ballet production of one of the world’s most beloved traditional fairy-tale stories, Beauty and the Beast.

Eye catching staging, engaging mime, superb classical ballet skills and exciting choreography combine to produce a magical work that will delight audiences of all ages.

The Victorian State Ballet has assembled a cast of leading classical ballet dancers from across Australia and abroad. Don’t miss seeing all your favourite characters, plus exhilarating solos and pas de deuxs. Plus, there’s the very moving transformation, the grand waltz and the ultimate happily-ever-after final scene. This is classical ballet at its finest.

Tickets are limited to both performances, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Presented by the Victorian State Ballet and the Cardinia Cultural Centre.

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School Holiday Movie

Ferdinand

Date: Wednesday 11 April
Time: 10am
Tickets: $4 per person, $10 snack deal per person

From the creators of Ice Age and Rio comes the most love-a-bull family comedy of the year!  Ferdinand (John Cena) is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team of friends for the ultimate adventure to return to his family.

Based on the classic children’s book, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by it’s cover!

Snack Deal - includes a movie ticket, popcorn and drink

Rated: PG
Run Time: 107 minutes

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Morning Melodies

Cheek to Cheek

Date: Wednesday 18 April
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Be swept away with this all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour, the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships - the immortal Astaire and Rogers. Ross Hannaford and Amy Berrisford will impress with their elegant dance sequences and stunning vocals. The flair and skill of the two Silver screen legends is recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Winding Road Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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After Dark

Paris Underground

Date: Saturday 28 April
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $50 per adult, $45 per concession

Journey into the dark delights of the city of light with comedy, astounding magic and illusion, burlesque, great feats, flesh and feathers!  

There are surprises and seductions, incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautifully strange circus and cabaret. 

Join us after dark in our pop-up Underground Lounge for a champagne, exclusive to ticket holders.

Presented by Paris Underground and the Cardinia Cultural Centre.

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Roadshow 2018

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Date: Wednesday 2 May
Time: 7:30pm 
Tickets: $40 per adult, $35 per consession

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to Pakenham in 2018, delivering the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! The Roadshow presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show. Check back for details on the act in late March.

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Morning Melodies

Lux Radio presents Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join us on a dangerously entertaining journey with the “Queen of Crime” in Lux Radio’s Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries. Recently rediscovered Agatha Christie radio scripts are brought to life on stage by a talented cast of Melbourne Theatre Company performers and Australian screen actors, recreating a live audience broadcast of yesteryear. Starring Simon Russell, Lucy Gransbury, James Wright, Jenny Seedsman and Rosalind Mackay.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Don Mackay.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Dan Sultan

Killer Solo Tour

Date: Friday 18 May
Time: 8pm 
Tickets: $45 per person

The notion of slowing down isn’t particularly suitable when describing Dan Sultan. The hard working Melbourne musician will hit Pakenham with an intimate theatre show. Leaving his incredible band at home, the Killer Solo Tour will see the Melbourne musician strip things back to basics – just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar.

This intimate acoustic performance will see Sultan reimagining all of his most recent release, the stirring ARIA #5 debuting, critically acclaimed Killer (out now via Liberation Records), including singles ‘Hold It Together, ‘Kingdom’, ‘Magnetic’  and fan-favourites ‘Cul-de-sac’ and ‘Reaction’. In addition fans will be treated to a handful of classics from his decade-long back catalogue (expect hits from Blackbird, Dirty Ground, Get Out While You Can and Homemade Biscuits). 

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Morning Melodies

Frankly Sinatra

Date: Wednesday 6 June
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Brand new in 2018! Frankly Sinatra tells the fascinating life story of “ol’ blue eyes,” Mr. Frank Sinatra. Classic Sinatra hits like My Way, Fly Me to the Moon and High Hopes, combine with hits from the special ladies in Frank’s life including Nancy Sinatra and Judy Garland, to bring his story to life, live on stage.

Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer and actress Michelle Fitzmaurice, team up again to sing and dance their way through 22 classic Sinatra hits, with clever narration bringing the story together.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Promac Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Madame Butterfly

Melbourne City Ballet

Date: Wednesday 4 July and Thursday 5 July
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 per person

Melbourne City Ballet will appear at the Cardinia Cultural Centre for two performances as they tour nationally in 2018 with the powerful story of ‘Madame Butterfly’.  

This story follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suite but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their union was not as she thought, ending in one of opera’s most infamous tragedies. 

Redeveloped into a newly choreographed three-act ballet, Melbourne City Ballet’s production will capture the story’s essence through the fusion of traditional Japanese and classical ballet movement. The production showcasing the company’s exquisite choreography and versatility, whilst featuring impressive new scenery, beautiful oriental costumes and of course Puccini’s evocative score. 

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Morning Melodies

The Beggars - Sing from the Heart

Date: Wednesday 18 July
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Sing from the Heart unfolds like a journey through life.  Songs of childhood and innocence give way to tales of reckless youth, war, love, family and growing old.  Great story songs like Slim Dusty's Rusty It's Goodbye and Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colours flow into Tim Harden's questioning If I Was a Carpenter and the rollicking Irish ballad My Match Was Made.

Join with the band to sing along to Those Were the Days, rounding out a satisfying performance that promises to be funny, intimate and moving.

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Morning Melodies

The Piano Men - Craig Schneider

Date: Wednesday 15 August
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join award-winning pianist and vocalist Craig Schneider, as he explores the full spectrum of piano music.  Featuring music and songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, George Gershwin, Peter Allen and many more.

The show is a tour de force from the great classical composers to popular and rock artists.  Craig takes you on a journey of discovery of the wonderful music made by the men who, like him, love the piano.

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Winding Road Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

Cilla Black - You're My World

Date: Wednesday 12 September
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Join Danielle O'Malley as she explores the life and hits of the English singer, television presenter, actress and author Cilla Black.  Featuring the songs Alfie, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Anyone Who Had a Heart, plus many more.

Danielle's powerful performance is an amazing way to celebrate Mrs Black's 50 years in show business.  

Presented by the Cardinia Cultural Centre and Winding Road Productions.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Based on Eric Carle's books. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller

Date: Saturday 22 September
Time: 10am and 12pm
Tickets: $25 per adult, $20 per child, children under 2 years free (when not occupying a seat), $76 family pass (two adults and two children)

"and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."

One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

Journey through Eric Carle's incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show.  Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle's bestselling classic tales including, 'The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse,' 'Mr. Seahorse' and 'The Very Lonely Firefly.'

This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children's books ever written. This is a timeless classic for all generations.

Presented by JWR Productions Australia, Michael Sieders Presents and the Cardinia Cultural Centre

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Morning Melodies

We've Only Just Begun

Date: Wednesday 10 October
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Angela Lumicisi brings the memories of the 70's flooding back as she takes you on her personal journey through life's ups and downs, combining the amazing stories and music of Karen Carpenter.

Sit back and enjoy as Karen and Angela's lives begin to intertwine, through their weight struggles and their love life.  But ultimately through Karen's untimely passing, Angela finds the strength to be the person she's always wanted to be.  As Karen's life ends, Angela's has only just begun.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

Jazz on the Silver Screen

Date: Wednesday 7 November
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

A showcase of jazz classics and selections from celebrated film scores, this concert presents music that started life on the silver screen, featuring toe-tapping tunes from Puttin' on the Ritz to Round Midnight.

The stunning vocals of musical theatre star Alinta Chidzey (West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar) is accompanied by an ensemble comprised of Melbourne's most accomplished musicians, including members of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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Morning Melodies

Christmas Morning Music with Silvie Paladino

Date: Wednesday 12 December
Time: 10am morning tea, 11am performance
Tickets: $20 per person, companion card holders are free

Silvie Paladino will herald us into the festive season with her Christmas Morning Music.  Considered one of Australia's most versatile and much-loved entertainers, Silvie will be accompanied by one of the county's most experienced musical directors, David Cameron.

A regular at Carols by Candlelight, Silvie will delight and amaze you with a selection from her vast repertoire, performing a range of Christmas favourites!  This performance will sell out, so jingle all the way down to our Box Office to grab your tickets!

Devonshire tea begins at 10am with limited seating available.

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