Promac Productions have toured their unique
versions of the classic Gilbert & Sullivan musicals
throughout Australia for a number of years now.
Undoubtedly the most critically acclaimed and most
popular of these versions is Pirates of Penzance with
a cast of only six!!
The Pirates hit the deck again in 2018 for their
21st and final tour, which will take in five Australian
states. This fast-paced and beautifully sung
production tours with a full set and costumes …BUT
beware! in 2018 it will contain NUTS and Donald
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 and Chris
McKenna as Frederic, with musical direction by
Dominic Woodhead on piano.
This is a true family musical comedy, with The Pirates
clashing swords and trading barbs. So join us in
saying farewell to The Pirates as they sail off into the
sunset, but not before providing the whole family
with a truly great time in our theatre.
Otto & Astrid (Die Roten Punkte) are Berlin’s Prince
and Princess of art rock and Europop. Following
sell-out shows in New York, Sydney and Edinburgh,
the dysfunctional siblings are touring Australia,
taking in the whole country, from Mackay in far
north Queensland to Mandurah in southern Western
Orphaned as teenagers, Astrid and Otto found
themselves homeless in Berlin before they dived into
a rock baptism by fire (started by one of Astrid’s
cigarettes) that catapulted them into European
stardom. A lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic
collision between the B52s, Kraftwerk and the
early Ramones, Die Roten Punkte are truly one of
a kind. Astrid’s avant-garde style and legendary
antics inspire both reverence and fear, while Otto’s
dynamic stage presence brings to mind a fevered
Since their last Australian tour Otto & Astrid have
toured across Europe with Amanda Palmer, had a
smash run at the Soho Theatre in London and sold
out shows in Belgium, Ireland, UK, USA, Germany,
Canada, New Zealand, Hungary, Poland and
Italy. The duo has also won yet another coveted
Melbourne Green Room Award for Best Production, Cabaret.
Direct from sold out houses and rave reviews in London, Berlin and Beijing, Australia’s newest and hottest tap dance sensation, THE TAP PACK is coming to Colac this April for 1 show only!
Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, homedelivering
hot and tasty comic treats to audiences
near and far. Australia’s largest comedy festival is
packing up and ready to roll!
Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and
beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It has
stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in
one side-splitting show!
For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has
visited towns and cities around Australia,
from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere in between.
There’s nowhere our exceptional
entertainers fear to tread.
You won’t want to miss it when this bounty of belly
laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia - pack
your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow!
A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the
room and sits on a comfortable and
expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines
on him. There’s water and a glass on a
table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation.
What has he done wrong?
What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the
Hansons of this world tick? What would
happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly?
Embodying their slogans, mannerisms and
headlines, A Prudent Man is an amalgamation of
recent history’s conservative politicians.
This award-winning darkly comedic political thriller
will have you on the edge of your seat. It asks what
it means to be right... in more ways than one…….
Playwright and director Katie Warner has toured
this show throughout Australia, New Zealand and
to New York. It has won and been nominated for
awards, including Winner of the 2016 Melbourne
Fringe Festival – People’s Choice Award. Lyall
Brooks gives a consummate and riveting solo
performance, guaranteed to have you glued to your
The world-touring, crazy stunt people from
Dislocate’s show 3 Speed Crunch Box are back
with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box –
Rebooted to coincide with World Environment Day
on June 5 2018.
Using wind energy, solar energy, positivity and
stupidity, the 3 Speed Crunch Box stunt team are
powering up their new show without the use of
fossil fuels. This Absurd Acrobatic stunt team will be
bringing their unique brand of acrobatic stupidity to
Birregurra and Apollo Bay, travelling by bike, train,
electric vehicle, or whatever method they can find
which doesn’t require burning up old dinosaurs.
In this hilarious story of a family of ridiculous
stunt people, expect even more impressive stunts,
spectacular circus tricks and - you won’t believe
it - even more stupid characters in this absurd, sidesplitting
3 Speed Crunch Box – Rebooted was commissioned
by Circus Oz for their educational program in 2016.
A cabaret tour de force, Carita brings you her two
alter-egos…theatrical cyclone The fabulous Dame
Farrar and International sex symbol Larry Paradiseo
in this world class Double Act (with herself).
Act One - THE FABULOUS DAME FARRAR
Celebrate the glory and disaster of this superbly
talented Diva and disgraceful, loveable lush. The
Dame is a show pony and a half, who, fuelled by
her penchant for Gin Martinis, literally rolls out her
favourite songs and mostly bullshit anecdotes until
she has nothing left to give.
Act Two - LARRY PARADISEO
A showbiz God. He’s got more moves than Mick
Jagger and a way with the ladies that makes Tom
Jones look a little limp. Women love him. Men want
to be him. Larry is the new black. This master of
entertainment has a BIG voice a BIG presence and
an even BIGGER repertoire.
A story about dreams, believing in yourself ... and a
Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian
musical based on the hugely popular picture book
by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.
Perfect for young audiences from 4 to 9 years and
their families, and brought to you by the team that
created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this
hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a
tale about a bush Kangaroo you’ll never forget!
Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra
Eldridge and Tim McGarry based on the book by
Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.
A country music feast featuring four multi-Award
winning and lauded acts coming together for one
big concert which only comes along once a year
with the Taste Of Tamworth show, including Carter &
Carter, Felicity Urquart, Travis Sinclair and Anthony
Taylor. Each act brings its own unique form of music
and personality to the stage, teaming up later for a
This show has a great reputation for providing a
high quality taste of Australia’s largest country music
festival, Tamworth, a taste that keeps people coming
back for more! So come along and be part of the
Tamworth experience as the artists launch into a
string of their National #1 hits and some wellknown
“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.
A CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA!
You saw them here in 2015, and now they’re back
- with a new show and new performers! After three
years of touring and selling out houses Australia
wide, the subversive European cabaret is back with
an ENCORE performance.
Journey again into the dark delights of the
underground of Paris with more comedy, more
astounding magic and illusion, more burlesque,
greater feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and
seductions, more incendiary song, spectacular
dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and
cabaret and introducing new performers and new
Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s
most unique magicians, the beauty and grace of
aerialist, dancer and circus artist Hannah Trott;
the rare skill of tap-dance king Monsieur Eden
Read; the dangerously charming and risqué
repartee of chanteuse Aurora Kurth; and new to the
underground, international dancer and burlesque
artiste extraordinaire Miss Mimi Le Noire and the
gravity defying talent of cirque specialist Monsieur
If you missed them last time, this is your chance!
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.
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!