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Orange Civic Theatre

June 2021

OAGS Onstage

Wed 16 June at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. A celebration of the Creative and Performing Arts at OAGS. Enjoy an evening of music, song, dance, drama and art brought to you by the students of Orange Anglican Grammar School

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Zooom – A Lost Star Finds Its Way Home – Orange

Fri 18 June

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Combining old school whimsy with state of the art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Sat 19 June at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. With an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars and talented newcomers, buckle in for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings!

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Bizet’s Carmen – Orange

Tue 22 June at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. A cast of some of Australia’s finest opera singers assemble with a chamber orchestra and a local children’s chorus to perform one of the world’s most popular opera. Hear some of opera’s most famous tunes such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song when you join us for Opera Australia’s 25th Anniversary tour of Bizet’s Carmen

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Human Nature – Orange

Fri 25 June at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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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July 2021

A Midsummer’s Nights Dream

Fri 2 July - Sat 3 July

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem

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Impermanence – Orange

Sat 10 July at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in Paris. With a score performed by the Australian String Quartet, and the full might of Sydney Dance Company’s ensemble, this is an epic, driven performance that packs an emotional punch.

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

Mon 12 July

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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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The Addams Family

Fri 16 July - Sat 17 July

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Featuring an original story, The Addams Family, is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams

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The Australian Ballet Regional Tour – 40th Anniversary Gala

Fri 23 July - Sat 24 July

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. This year, The Australian Ballet celebrates 40 years of taking ballet to regional centres all around the nation with a ‘greatest hits’ gala. This dazzling program will feature key works from four decades of touring, along with a divertissement program of crowd-pleasing classical pas de deux

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August 2021

Emil and the Detectives – Orange

Wed 4 August at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences aged eight and upwards

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September 2021


Thu 2 September at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Once is a tender love story of a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who reminds him how to dream. Featuring an outstanding ensemble of performers playing instrumentals live on stage, Once is a modern-day musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all

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Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark

Fri 10 September at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. A very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet – made especially for children. The Listies, maestros of children’s entertainment, have pulled apart Shake- speare’s classic and glued it back together with hilarious costumes, loads of silliness and plenty of interactivity

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Marina Prior and David Hobson – The Two of Us Encore

Sat 18 September at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode.  Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour spectacular show

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October 2021

Mamma Mia!

Thu 14 October - Sun 17 October

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, Orange Theatre Company invites you to fall in love all over again!

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Pete the Sheep – Orange

Mon 25 October at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. This hilarious show, imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual and will be a lasting tribute to honoring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock

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Jason Owens sing John Denver

Fri 29 October at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Performing in intimate settings around the nation, Jason will be singing many of Denver’s most loved songs from his fourth album Jason Owen Sings John Denver: the 20th Anniversary

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November 2021

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Orange

Tue 9 November at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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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Fri 12 November at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. From the golden era for Australian rock bands, to reinvigorating fans today, 1927 have been entertaining audiences for 30 years and have stood the test of time as icons of the Australian music scene

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