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Her Majesty's Theatre -
The 2010 Season brochure for Her Majesty's Theatre is now available and
Ballarat residents should have received a copy. The brochure outlines the
range of shows that Her Majesty's Theatre is bringing to Ballarat
Some exciting features of the Season include:
Little Big Shots -- International Film Festival for Kids -- Wednesday 7 April
This major annual travelling children's film festival is perfect for kids and
families. An inspiring and fun-filled festival, featuring the best in local and
international children's shorts, animations, documentaries and child-
Shakespeare's R&J -- Tuesday 1 June
An innovative, sexy new interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy.
The beautifully crafted play tells the story of four young students who
decide to stage 'Romeo and Juliet' in the repressive atmosphere of a
Catholic boys boarding school.
Mario Lanza -- The Loveliest Night of the Year -- Thursday 10 June
For everyone who loved the Hollywood of the 1950s and wants to be a
part of a beautiful revival. Enjoy this romantic presentation of the music
of Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson, starring Annalisa Kerrigan and
Ballarat's own Roger Lemke.
La traviata -- Wednesday 14 July
La traviata epitomises what the world loves about Italian opera: it is an
enthralling story, full of fascinating characters who sing devastatingly
romantic music. Violetta Valery's life is full of champagne, silk dresses and
extravagant parties. When the music plays and the admirer pays, she must
perform. So when she finds herself falling in love, her very livelihood is
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra -- Poetry and Passion
-- Wednesday 18 August
One of Australia's brightest conducting talents, Benjamin Northey, leads
this delightful program, featuring Rossini: The Barber of Seville: Overture,
Haydn: Oboe Concerto, and Dvorak: Symphony No. 6.
Denise Drysdale -- Tuesday 9 November
One of Australia's most recognised talents, her humour ensures that
audiences of all ages leave the show absolutely delighted.
Peace Train -- The Cat Stevens Story -- Thursday 18 November
Darren Coggan presents a show about the man who inspired him,
recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and
telling the story behind the songs. Hear 23 hits sung with remarkable
authenticity, backed by a high-energy band.
TaikOz -- Monday 22 November
'Taiko' is the Japanese word for 'drum' and TaikOz is Australia's leading
taiko drumming group. Their massive drums will make the historic walls of
Her Majesty's shake to their foundations and provide a fitting finale for
what looks to be a great season of professional theatre in 2010.
The Season brochure is available from Her Majesty's Theatre or online at
www.hermaj.com. For further information contact MajesTix on 5333 5888.
Above: Andrew Ryan, Paul-William Mawhinney, Will O'Mahony and Ben Gerrard
tackle Romeo and Juliet in the Shakespeare's R&J. Photo by Branco Gaica
Below: A TaikOz performance is not just for the ears and the eyes, but is felt
throughout the entire body. Photo by Keith Saunders
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