School Holiday fun for the kids!
Welcome to the town of Grinalong! Grinalong
was once famous for the car race, The Grinalong
Classic. Fifty years ago the race stopped when a
wolf that lived in nearby Tangled Woods destroyed
racing cars and the drivers fled in terror. Now, the
new Mayor has a plan to bring back Grinalong’s
glory days, and re-launches the race. But it soon
becomes obvious that he is more interested in
furthering his own ambitions and lining his pockets
than helping the town. And he doesn’t mind hurting
Red and Gran in the process.
Red and Gran fight for survival, relying on their
wit, determination and cunning to overcome the
Mayor and win The Classic. Environmental and civic
responsibility, the survival of small towns and the
strength of women, young and old, are all themes
that are explored via the medium of slot car racing!
Director: Sam Routledge
Roll up! Roll up! Run away to the circus with this fun
and physical show by Solid State Circus performer
Luth Wolff. With hula hoops, unicycle, magic and
plate spinning, Luth takes kids on a madcap circus
adventure, with plenty of help from the audience!
As an experienced Youth Circus coach, Luth has
been performing and teaching circus since she was
6 years old. The Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show
has been touring nationally to great acclaim for the
past two years, with featured performances at the
National Folk Festival 2015 & 2016, Burrinja Circus
Festival, and The Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Developed to align with the Early Years Learning
Framework, Big Tops & Tiny Tots encourages
children to explore their balance, communications
skills and healthy choices, all while engrossed in
larrikin circus acts.
Victorian Seniors Festival Concert in Colac
Wendy Stapleton, one of Australia’s most charismatic singers, brings her unique voiceand warmth to a new and intimate performance incorporating Dusty Springfieldclassics and wonderful songs from movie musicals made famous by another blondeicon, Doris Day.
“A boogie woogie midlife crisis”.
Damian Callinan, renowned character and standup
comedian, confirms what many had already
suspected: he suffers from OTTDs [Over The Top
Dance Syndrome]. After years of eschewing partner
dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he
discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing
Swing Man sends Callinan on a journey back to
the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his
path - a fracas at a bush dance, unrequited love at
ballroom dancing, and the revelation that as a 17
year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed
aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to
Swing dance by the time he is 51.
‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time
Barry nominee ‘shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie
Woogie’ midlife crisis.
Coming for the first time to COPACC, Sun Rising
- The Songs That Made Memphis will perform a
critically acclaimed show telling the incredible story
of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins,
Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf, BB
King and many more. They all had one thing in
common: they all launched their careers at the
famous Sun Record Company in Memphis.
For the last four years, Sun Rising have travelled the
country, playing sold out performances, dazzling
crowds with their incredible musicianship, infectious
passion and standout renditions of Sun’s timeless
Relive the amazing songs and classic tales of Sun
Records early years. You will be amazed by how
many songs you know. Paying homage to both the
artists and Sun’s owner/producer, Sam Phillips, the
show has even been endorsed by the Phillips family!
So break out the brylcreem, slip on the dancing
shoes and be prepared for a rockin’ night of music
and stories. It will be an unforgettable experience!
For the first time we present a showcase of local
talent, selected for their wit, musical talent and
sheer entertainment abilities. MC Jamie McGuane
will provide most of that himself but there are many
other artists to fill the stage with song and humour,
whose names will be released closer to the date.
Expect a great variety for your entertainment.
Bring the family, bring your friends, bring a plate
of food - this is a night for all people in the wider
community to participate in and enjoy!