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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

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105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
02 6333 6166 www.bmec.com.au

June 2021

Zooom – A Lost Star Finds Its Way Home – Bathurst

Tue 15 June - Wed 16 June
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Using original music, lasers and projections, the performance takes the audience on an immersive journey. We unpack the science of animation from pixel to line to animation, as miniature worlds are blown up to be larger than life

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Bizet’s Carmen – Bathurst

Mon 21 June at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes. You can hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified

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Impermanence – Bathurst

Sat 26 June at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation

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Firefly Forest & Glow

Mon 28 June - Sun 4 July
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Firefly Forest is an immersive magical lighting installation created by Patch Theatre’s Artistic Director, Geoff Cobham, and his longtime collaborator Chris Petridis. Glow is an interactive installation that allows playful exploration of light and shadow. Glow will spark your imagination and give you an immersive ‘hands on’ experience you will never forget.

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July 2021

With Love, Marilyn

Wed 7 July at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Lovers come and go in this playful and sensual musical journey weaving stories behind the men that Monroe loved – and Marilyn had her fair share of love and romance.

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Human Nature – Bathurst

Wed 7 July at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Australia’s homegrown heroes & Hall of Fame inductees Human Nature are returning to their roots, bringing together 30 years of performances for a never before seen intimate concert tour of the Aussie heartland

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Kangaroo

Fri 9 July
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Kangaroo is a truly inspired new work by a first time playwright based in Bathurst NSW. It weaves and dances, revealing a dark and poetic world of solitude, strength, survival and death.

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The Wiggles – The Great Wiggly Road Trip Tour! – Bathurst

Sun 11 July
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. It's time for The Great Wiggly Road Trip Tour! The world's most popular children's entertainment band, The Wiggles are travelling across regional New South Wales to perform for you! Celebrating thirty years of Wiggly fun, join Emma, Lachy, Simon & Anthony as they sing and dance their way around New South Wales in celebration

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19-Twenty: Blues & Roots

Fri 16 July at 7:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. 19-Twenty have been whipping up a frenzy on the festival scene. They are electric. An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin'-roots band. The 19-Twenty lads have been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally, headlining sell-out shows and festivals in all states and territories. Constantly on the road or in the sky, they have toured seven times around Oz and performed gigs throughout Europe including Belgium, The Netherlands & Germany

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Dads

Tue 27 July at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. The team interviewed their Dads and revealed secret headphone and tambourine routines, African Dance lovers, 1960’s Rock n Roll partner dancing and more. The dads won’t be busting their moves on stage in Dads, but audiences will hear the interviews recorded by their sons and daughters, and their musical preferences form the soundtrack to the show

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Emil and the Detectives – Bathurst

Sat 31 July - Mon 2 August
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

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August 2021

Tom Burlinson – Now We’re Swingin’

Thu 5 August at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Presenting Australian star of screen and stage, Tom Burlinson, in his latest musical production, NOW WE’RE SWINGIN’ - a sensational, swinging salute to the masters of the genre

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Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show – Bathurst

Fri 6 August at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter

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Paul Kelly – On the Road Again Tour

Sat 7 August at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that revered Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly will be joined by his band to embark on their On The Road Again tour this July and August. The tour will see Kelly and his band tour regional towns and cities across the Australian East Coast, performing for 24 audiences within two months

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The Australian Bee Gees Show

Fri 13 August at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Fresh from celebrating nine years and over 2800 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, the Australian Bee Gees Show are heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 25th anniversary tour! One night only, be part of the magic! 

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra – A Tale of Two Countries

Wed 18 August at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. From contemporary Australia, we travel back in time and across the Pacific, back to the dramatic sounds of Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony From the New World. A striking blend of his own musical ideas and American influences, Dvořák’s symphony remains a universal favourite – even taken along with Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon

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September 2021

Diesel Greatest Hits & Alone with Blues Tour

Fri 17 September at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. The evening promises to showcase his unique blending of rock, soul, r&b and blues, a blend that mixes seamlessly with the ‘Alone with Blues’ tracks that he’ll be previewing for the very first time on the night

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Mara! Big Band

Fri 24 September at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. For over 3 decades the Mara! Quintet has been developing a new genre of contemporary Australian music, exploring the intersection between jazz and world music. This has earned them two ARIA awards and two final ARIA nominations and taken them across the globe many times with tours to 23 countries. Now they’ve expanded into the Mara! Big Band, a 12-piece ensemble that straddles the Eastern European Gypsy Brass Band and Jazz Big Band traditions, to augment their signature sound with a kaleidoscope of musical colours including brass, piano accordion, percussion and voice.

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October 2021

Bjorn Again

Thu 7 October at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Bjorn Again are so excited to back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly-entertaining concert that is ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family

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Celtic Illusion

Tue 12 October at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. A breathtaking array of experiences, fusing Irish Dance, Magic and influential flavours of Fosse, Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other

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Pete the Sheep – Bathurst

Thu 14 October - Fri 15 October
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foot-tapping music and lyrics by Phil Scott and comedic direction by Jonathan Biggins, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults

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Every Brilliant Thing

Tue 19 October - Wed 20 October
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Performed in-the-round, by the incredible Luke Hewitt, Every Brilliant Thing is an hour of life-affirming humour. This international sensation throws audience members into the story as fathers, lovers, friends, and allies following one person’s life in the shadow of mental illness

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November 2021

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Bathurst

Thu 11 November at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story

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Highway of Lost Hearts

Fri 19 November - Sat 20 November
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. An allegory for a country that’s lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts, by award-winning Darwin playwright Mary Anne Butler, is half gritty road journey, half magic realism and all heart. It leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again

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December 2021

Australian Haydn Ensemble

Tue 14 December at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. This final program for 2021 brings together one of Mozart’s most loved late piano concertos No. 21, made famous by the film Elvira Madigan, with his beautiful Prague Symphony and a powerful C minor symphony of Haydn

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