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Afternoon Delights

AFDL06 - IT'S DE- LOVELY

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 2:00PM An elegant jazzy production from Broadway and Hollywood's most popular musicals. Starring international cabaret performer and jazz singer Belinda Hanne-Reid along with a special guest artist and accompanied by Mark Bradley on piano, It’s De-Lovely features songs like Let’s Do It Let’s Fall in Love, I Get A Kick Out of You, Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I’ve Got Your Under My Skin, You’re the Top, True Love and many more. If you love the Great American Songbook, you will be enchanted with the music, the dancing and the story behind one of the greatest songwriters in history as our fabulous duo sing, dance and perform some of the hottest show-stopping, toe-tapping songs of all time in this unique tribute to Cole Porter. Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Tribute Band

PINK FLOYD'S - EVOLUTION

Sunday 21 July 2024 5:00pm PINK FLOYD’S EVOLUTION comprised of: ECHOES.. a 23-minute Pink Floyd aural extravaganza. Ambitious beyond anything Pink Floyd had attempted before, wild beyond anything they’d attempt after. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.. The Dark Side of the Moon is among the most critically acclaimed albums and often features in professional listings of the greatest of all time. SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND…The track was originally intended to be a side-long composition, like "Atom Heart Mother" and "Echoes". This FULL LENGTH version will be re-created for the EVOLUTION tour

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Comedy

URZILA CARLSON - JUST JOKES

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 7:00pm Australia’s favourite South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is coming to Shepparton with her brand new show, JUST JOKES! A deadset fan favourite (quite literally), Urzila is now a three-time winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's People's Choice Award for most tickets sold at the Festival. She is also a household name in Australia, not least of all as a regular member of the panel of Network Ten's Have You Been Paying Attention? She was a contestant in season 2 of Taskmaster NZ in New Zealand, now airing on BINGE in Australia and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Urzila made her UK TV debut in 2023, appearing on QI during her September overseas tour. She also appears on Celebrity Gogglebox Australia alongside her mates, Julia Morris and Nazeem Hussain. An undoubted comedy workhorse, Urzila is currently at the top of her touring game. Urzila has sold out two tours of the United Kingdom and a European tour in the last twelve months. Urzila also managed to squeeze in a season at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. In November, she will also host The Just For Laughs All-Star Gala alongside Dara O Briain, Joanne McNally and Russell Kane at the Sydney Opera House.  And 2024 is already shaping up to be as big, with Urzila set to be heard in feature animation Ozi, lending her voice to the character 'Honkus' in the film alongside a star-studded cast, including Donald Sutherland, Laura Dern, Ru Paul, and Amandla Stenberg, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. If that dance card isn't full enough, Carlson is now in the 4th season of her chart-topping podcast, 'That's Enough Already!' where she interviews comedians about what annoys them the most about themselves and others. Guests so far include Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Julia Morris, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard and many more.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Events

COOL HEADS YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAM

Wednesday 24 July 2024 7:00pm Safe driving for life - It’s all about ATTITUDE! A thought provoking, confronting and informative road safety program with advice on a wide range of topics for young drivers. Presented by Greater Shepparton Police and local agencies. Free Entry however booking is required. Please ensure to register for a certificate prior to entering the event, if required. Photo ID required. (send proof to Mitchell.Bull@police.vic.gov.au for approval)

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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School Production / Concert

NOTRE DAME COLLEGE

Performances:Thursday 25 July, 7:30pmFriday 26 July, 7:30pmSaturday 27 July, 2:00pmSaturday 27 July, 7:30pm Notre Dame College invites you to disappear into the decadent world of the 1920s, where the champagne flows, the caviar chills, and the entire world becomes a party! In a darkened theatre audiences are welcomed by the peculiar Man in Chair, a die-hard musical theatre fan, who welcomes us into his living room. He drops the needle on his all-time favourite album, The Drowsy Chaperone, an outrageously funny musical set in the decadent world of the 1920s. As the record spins the show bursts into life complete with starlets, gangsters, and all manners of mayhem. It is a colourful musical with vaudeville gags and tap-dance galore! Through the narration of the record, the audience is introduced to Janet van de Graaff, a young starlet about to give up her career on the stage to marry the dashing Robert Martin. However, between Janet's drowsy chaperone, the forgetful hostess Mrs. Tottendale, Latin lothario Aldolpho, and Janet's calculating producer, Feldzieg, there are more than enough hijinks to keep us entertained!

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Music - Live Band

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

Chocolate Starfish marks 30 years with a spectacular Australian tour that celebrates the best of everything – the albums, the songs, and the exhilarating shows for which the band is widely renowned. Featuring the hits of their self-titled debut album and favourites from Box, Spider, Primitive and The Beautiful Addiction along with stand-out selections from their brilliant Classic Album Series - Bat Out of Hell, INXS Kick and Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Concert, this celebration promises – and delivers – everything and more. Still smoking from the 2023 tour of their acclaimed Bat Out of Hell show, Australia’s most entertaining live band shows no signs of slowing down as they approach their 30-year anniversary in 2024. With audience accolades consistently pouring in, the Fish are winning new fans with every performance and welcome the latecomers with open arms. ‘Our audience is the centrepiece of the Starfish experience,’ says electrifying front man Adam Thompson. ‘We perform with them, not for them. They deserve the ‘best of everything’ – so that’s what we will give them.’ The Best of Everything tour promises audiences everything they know and love about a Chocolate Starfish show – pure, unrivalled entertainment…and the joy of the unexpected. ‘Sometimes it feels like these first 30 years, we’ve just been warming up,’ muses Thompson. ‘This truly is The Best of Everything we have to offer.’

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Theatre Play - Romantic

LA BOHEME

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 7:30pm On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever. Experience the original bohemian love story. When Mimì meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musefa and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can’t warm a freezing winter. For our bohemians, everything is possible and the future can't come quickly enough. Rodolfo and his friends are determined to make their mark on the world and experience everything it has to offer – but right now they'd sefle for something warm to eat. Some emofons are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express. The music soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss. Puccini’s score has always captured the soaring spirit of young love, and this new producfon breathes fresh life into one of the world’s favourite operas. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging, which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you'll live forever. THIS PRODUCTION IS SUPPORTED BYThe Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts and funding advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Dance - Contemporary, Family - Circus

CELTIC ILLUSION 2024

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2024 tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. 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. The show features new spellbinding illusions and choreography, alongside a musical score that will either make you cry or send shivers down your spine. Starring the multi talented former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Star Illusionist Anthony Street, with Georgia May, a marvel in both dance and Illusion. These impeccable performers lead a cast of champion dancers recruited from renowned productions across the world, such as Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the moment the curtain is raised. Celtic Illusion will surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more.Don’t hesitate, and book now to know the hype of one of the largest and most unique Dance and Illusion shows in the world. Celtic Illusion is not to be missed!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL07- TOP OF THE WORLD

Tuesday, 13 August 2024 2:00PM A celebration of the smooth, smooth sounds of 70s! What better way to celebrate the sweeter side of 70s pop than by spending a fun filled hour with Melissa Langton and Mark Jones - the Captain and Tennille of Australian Cabaret! What a decade it was! The Carpenters had only just begun, ABBA were sending out an SOS, Helen Reddy was woman and we heard her roar! Featuring an avalanche of easy listening hits from The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, ABBA, Peter Allen, Carole King, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand & Kermit The Frog! Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital, Comedy

DAVID HOBSON & COLIN LANE

Friday, 16 August 2024 7:30pm A Comedian and an Opera Singer's world collide. David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener. It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain. “In Tails” launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause. Colin Lane, Comedian/Professional Show Off is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country. Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook. David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known Opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia. He has #1 ARIA albums, leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl. Appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancingwith the Stars, It Takes Two, Presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Education, Theatre Play

THE PEASANT PRINCE

Tuesday 27 August, 10:30am “You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.”From The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin The Peasant Prince tells the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope. Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Over years of grueling training, this boy transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life for himself and his family makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale. Monkey Baa's extraordinary production won Best Production at The Glugs and The Sydney Theatre Awards and a Drover's Award for the Best Tour in 2016.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Education

SLAP,BANG,KISS

Thursday, 29 August 2024 10:30am SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a small-town supermarket, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss. Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, this new play is from multi-award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next? Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, director Katy Maudlin delivers a bold production featuring Sarah Fitzgerald, Conor Leach and Tsungirai Wachenuka for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Theatre Play

THE FENCE

Saturday, 31 August 2024 7:30pm Boundaries blur as one woman navigates the delicate line between observation and intervention in this compelling new drama. "a down-to-earth piece that deserves the widest possible audience”– Chris Boyd What do you do when you can’t look away? In the quiet streets of an ordinary suburb, the fence between two neighbouring houses comes down. Where once there was a clear separation between you and the couple next door, now there’s only a dirt line and human decency keeping prying eyes out of each other’s backyards. Except you’ve noticed they have a new baby and that she keeps locking herself out. And then there are the sounds late at night that have become impossible not to hear. Should you say something, do something? But is it what you think it is? And is it really your place to get involved? Shortlisted for the 2022 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, The Fence is a scintillating solo work about privacy, bravery, and testimony by acclaimed playwright Fleur Murphy (Nothing, Hearth). Performed by Louisa Mignone (Death of a Salesman, Wentworth, The Twelve), this gripping new play will lead you through the streets we know, shining a light on the violence found in our own backyards. Warning: mild coarse language and references to and descriptions of domestic abuse.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL08 - TENORI: MOMENT TO MOMENT

Thursday, 5 September 2024 2:00PM A trio of powerhouse Queensland tenors live at Eastbank! What is it about music that evokes such strong and lasting memories? A great song can take you back to important events in your life like a Time Machine. In their new show, Tenori present classic songs from significant moments in their life (and yours). With a combined seventy years experience in the industry, David Kidd, Stewart Morris and Andrew Pryor know exactly how to put on a dynamic, uplifting and hugely entertaining show. They bring their sense of fun and sophistication to classics from the worlds of Opera, Music Theatre, Jazz and everything in between. Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Musical Theatre / Local Theatre Company

STAG - Little Shop of Horrors

Performances:Friday, 6 September 7:30pmSaturday, 7 September 7:30pmSunday, 8 September 2:00pmFriday, 13 September 7:30pmSaturday, 14 September 7:30pm A florist shop, a strange plant, and a plan for world domination. Tickets are now on sale for Shepparton Theatre Arts Group’s major musical for 2024: “Little Shop of Horrors” (live and re-potted). Under the direction of Helen Janke, with Marc McIntyre as creative director and Tricia Baggs as musical director, this cult classic is given a new lease on life. Welcoming newcomer, Anson Kearney as Seymour and Stevie Renee as Audrey, the cast also includes Dale Janke, Sophie Fimmel, Rebecka Clarke, Shannyn Catterall and Greg Wighton. “This thing is going to be bigger than Hula hoops!”

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Music - Contemporary / Pop

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

 Friday, 13 September 2024 7:00pm Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of folk, pop, opera and musical theatre. She has performed on stages as varied as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Coachella, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sydney Opera House, and the Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome. And now, after long months locked away writing songs, she’s hitting the road to play in dozens of beautiful theatres around Australia. Kate will be playing her greatest hits and most beloved pop songs, as well as performing tracks from her original musicals ‘Muriel’s Wedding the Musical’ and the new ‘Bananaland’, some unexpected covers, taking requests, and telling stories from across her varied career. Excitingly, she’ll also be debuting new material from her forthcoming 6th studio album, which will dive deep into the genre of ‘gothic folk’. This is a special opportunity to see Kate in intimate, stripped-back mode, accompanied by her long-term collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar. (The bendy poles from Eurovision will be there emotionally, but not physically). Kate says of the upcoming tour, “Playing live has always been at the heart of what I do - I live for it. I can’t wait to get back to some places I haven’t been in AGES, and some I’ve never been to, and connect with my amazing audiences across Australia. Regional crowds are some of the greatest people to play for!” Like all Kate Miller-Heidke shows, the CATCHING DIAMONDS tour will be a celebration of voice, storytelling, emotion, humour and music that transports and transcends, of discovering anew each night the transformative connection between the performer and the audience. ABOUT KATE MILLER-HEIDKE: Kate is a unique, evergreen artist who is constantly attracting new audiences of music lovers of all ages. After studying classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium, she moved into the world of folk, and was crowned ‘The Queen Of Woodford Folk Festival’ before embarking on a career in alternative pop. Chart topping hits, critically acclaimed albums, international songwriting awards, world tours, a Neighbours commercial, musical theatre, performing roles for the English National Opera and Metropolitan Opera, TV roles, a kid, Helpmann Awards, Eurovision, 17 ARIA nominations, death-defying acrobatics on top of a bendy pole, The Masked Singer (where she was appropriately dubbed The Queen), Shakespearean soundtracks, Broadway and the West End, football grand finals, and just recently, the Logies. She’s done it all, and she just keeps getting better. What’s next? Come along and find out!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Family - Music (Cushion Concert)

#3 SEPTEMBER CUSHION CONCERT 2024

Cushion Concerts are a relaxed and inexpensive introduction to music and performance for all ages. Best of all they are an avenue for some of the region's talent to perform without the pressure of being on the 'big stage'. Our Cushion Concerts are held in the Function Rooms at Eastbank amongst beautifully plush rugs for children to sit or lie on. The flat-floor set up is perfect for access with prams, making it ideal for mums groups, grandparents, families, preschools and anyone who likes to support locally grown talent.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Dance - Contemporary

REGIONAL POLE ARTISTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

Saturday, 21 September 2024 5:00pm The Rockit Foundation proudly presents the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF Regional Pole Artistry Championships.  A Pole dancing competition like no other, where the very best up and coming pole dancers from around regional Victoria battle it out for the coveted title and honour of being crowned the Regional Pole Artistry Champion. With 50 competitors in 7 categories ranging from juniors through to elite pole dancers, doubles and dance, these competitors will surely blow your mind. Competitors will be judged and critiqued by 3 world rebound adjudicators on their presentation, strength, pole skills, dance, and overall stage presence. It’s not about who can stick the most tricks, it’s about being entertaining, having fun and enjoying your routine in front of a highly anticipated crowd. All profits are donated to The Rockit Foundation, an organisation that advocates for those with mental health concerns, providing a safe space and support for those in need. So come down to The Eastbank Centre, Riverlinks on September 21st 2024, celebrate our 10 year anniversary, enjoy an incredible competition, support an amazing cause, and be inspired.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Comedy

SOOSHI MANGO

Tuesday - Wednesday, 24-25 September 7:30PM Homegrown comedy heroes Sooshi Mango return with their most exciting live show yet, Home Made! “A show where you can get together with La Familia and not fight…maybe!”  TEG Dainty is thrilled to present one of Australia’s biggest-selling comedy acts, Sooshi Mango, and their all-new tour, Home Made, hitting a whopping 25 cities around the country this August–November.  This follows an international tour earlier this year and a sold out Australian tour in 2022 which saw them break the house record at Rod Laver and bring laughter to over 100,000 fans. The trio, made up of brothers Joe Salanitri, Carlo Salanitri and friend Andrew Manfre, are award-winning comedians, podcasters, and content creators and are among the best-loved comedians working in Australia today, consistently performing to sold out crowds across the country and around the world. Known for their skits and characters inspired by their beloved Italian family, Sooshi Mango have taken the world by storm in recent years thanks to their relatable, nostalgic humour and hilarious delivery.  Now, ‘ethnic dads’ Johnny, Vince, Sam, and all their friends are set to return to the stage with all-new material in Home Made! Think outrageous skits, knee-slappers, and musical numbers galore that will transport you back in time and have you laughing until your ribs are sore. New show, same antics! Carlo Salinitri said: “Australia we are back, and we are bringing you all our biggest and best show yet! Our Nonna would be proud! Get ready, it's coming.” Andrew Manfre said “It's been great to tour internationally but it's always super special launching a brand-new show in our homeland, Australia. This is some of our best work yet!” Joe Salinitri said “We are going above and beyond to make sure this is not just a comedy show but a memorable comedy event for the people. It’s going to be a comedy rock concert.”

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

PIANO RECITAL - JAYSON GILLHAM

Thursday, 3 October 2024 7:30pm Internationally praised for his compelling performances, Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham will be enchanting patrons with a piano recital at Eastbank. Jayson is recognised as one of the finest pianists of his generation. After receiving numerous prizes from the leading piano competitions including the Leeds and Van Cliburn, it was Jayson’s win at the 2014 Montreal International Music Competition that brought him to international attention. His outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 was praised in the Canadian press asbeing played ‘with absorbing and relentless elegance.’

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ANPA RECITAL 2024

7 October - 10 October Performances every 1:30pm & 7:30pm. An exhilarating world-class fest of piano music showcasing Australia’s brilliant young classical pianists. Performances every 1:30pm & 7:30pm. The biennial Australian National Piano Award returns for a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.  Selected pianists will strive to win over $70,000 in prize money as they perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.  Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.   In the lead up to the grand final, three adjudicators will listen intently and appraise every performance, while audiences can vote for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.  7–10 October 2024 — Solo recitals 11 October 2024 — Semi final 12 October 2024 — Grand final and prize presentation Audience warning: audiences should acknowledge that the Australian National Piano Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ANPA SEMI FINAL 2024

Friday, 11 October 2024 An exhilarating world-class fest of piano music showcasing Australia’s brilliant young classical pianists. The biennial Australian National Piano Award returns for a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.  Selected pianists will strive to win over $70,000 in prize money as they perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.  Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.   In the lead up to the grand final, three adjudicators will listen intently and appraise every performance, while audiences can vote for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.  7–10 October 2024 — Solo recitals 11 October 2024 — Semi final 12 October 2024 — Grand final and prize presentation Audience warning: audiences should acknowledge that the Australian National Piano Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ANPA GRAND FINAL

Saturday, 12 October 2024 An exhilarating world-class fest of piano music showcasing Australia’s brilliant young classical pianists. The biennial Australian National Piano Award returns for a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.  Selected pianists will strive to win over $70,000 in prize money as they perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.  Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.   In the lead up to the grand final, three adjudicators will listen intently and appraise every performance, while audiences can vote for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.  7–10 October 2024 — Solo recitals 11 October 2024 — Semi final 12 October 2024 — Grand final and prize presentation Audience warning: audiences should acknowledge that the Australian National Piano Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ALLARA X MCO

Tuesday 15 October 7:30pm Yorta Yorta singer songwriter Allara Briggs-Pattison creates work which brings together voice, the double-bass, sound samples from Country, and digital techniques to tell Blak stories in a unique and innovative way. She is fast emerging as an important First Nations musician of her generation and was awarded the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent at the Music Victoria Awards 2021. In her collaboration with a quintet of musicians from MCO, Allara presents new work, with other musical works that respond to, complement and amplify her voice. This coming together in music offers audiences a unique concert experience that authentically blends First Nations’ voices and perspectives with Classical music traditions. With MCO Artistic Director & violinist Sophie Rowell, MCO Principal Bass Emma Sullivan, and renowned composer-arranger Erkki Veltheim.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Circus, Family - Circus

CIRQUE AFRICA

Wednesday 16 October 2024 7:30pm 100% fun 100% African 100% joy Cirque Africa is produced and directed by ‘Papa Africa’ aka WinstonRuddle, the director who brought us the HIT BROADWAY SHOW CIRQUE MOTHER AFRICA. Cirque Africa is coming to Australia in 2024 with a brand new show featuring the very best talent from across Africa.Audiences will be fully immersed in traditional African culture whilewitnessing a hand picked world-renowned African troupe. Ranging from acrobats to dancers, musicians to contortionists masterfully performing in this energetic two hour spectacle.Rhythmic, colourful, energetic and awe-inspiring.Cirque Africa artists have performed to over 2 million people worldwide and are guaranteed to captivate audiences young and old by combining the best of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and so much more.“Extraordinary talent. The performers bring so much energy and joy to the crowd” -  Glam Adelaide“Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.” - Broadway WorldYou won’t want to miss this uniquely vibrant performance.SIMPLY NOT TO BE MISSED BOOK NOW www.cirque.africa

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Tribute Band

FOREVER 80s

Friday, 18 October 2024 8:00pm Back by popular demand, Australia’s number one 80s touring show, Forever 80s are back in all their neon glory. Taking to “your venue name” for one unforgettable night of retro gold, for their Neon Nights Tour. Get ready to turn back time, to a time of music’s biggest hair & biggest hits! In their biggest stage production to date, relive the soundtrack of the best generation. With electric new songs, as-well as your favs, Forever 80s will take you back to the best of the Neon Era. Sing along to A-Ha, , Queen, Whitney, Eurythmics, Prince, Cher, to Bon-Jovi. So get excited, prep those leg warmers and get ready to dance like Fonda, because a night with Forever 80s, is a night to reminisce and is simply not to be missed..  Grab your closest and secure your tickets today, don’t miss out.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

SHEPPARTON BRASS AND WIND

Sunday, 20 October 2024 2:00pm Experience the excitement of a live ensemble with a concert showcasing our regions best local Brass and Wind talent. Members of Shepparton Brass and Wind will delight audiences with a variety of music genres and styles at their Annual Concert and Eastbank. Featuring solo and ensemble items, this concert has something for everyone to enjoy. Shepparton Brass and Wind perform regularly in the community at a variety of festivals and events, supporting local organisations.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

AN EVENING WITH THE MSO

Tuesday, 22 October 2024 7:30pm Melbourne Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director Sophie Rowell joins QSO Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici for a wonderful program that sees the MSO performing music of child prodigy Felix Mendelssohn alongside that of the (then) living legend he looked up to: the great Ludwig van Beethoven. Program Beethoven Violin ConcertoMendelssohn Symphony No.3 Scottish ArtistsMelbourne Symphony OrchestraUmberto Clerici conductorSophie Rowell violin The terrifying tale of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the manifestation of many-a-musician’s nightmares. If the fact that it was written in a just a few rushed weeks wasn’t bad enough, the violinist engaged for the premiere was so unprepared that he was forced to sight-read much of it during the concert. With its lyrical lines and effervescent display of the violin’s capabilities, however, Beethoven’s only work for violin and orchestra (thankfully) survived its origin story, and is now considered one of the best in the repertoire. Inspired by the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood, Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony evokes a musical restoration of the castle and its stories of love, war, betrayal, and murder. Bursting with intrigue, this symphony paints a sonic picture of pale Scottish light casting shadows on centuries-old, moss-covered stone.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

MSO SCHOOLS CONCERT

Wednesday, 23 October 2024 10:30am & 12:00pm The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and presenter/educator Karen Kyriakou invite primary-age students on a whirlwind, musical adventure exploring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 Performances:Wednesday, 23 October - 10:30amWednesday, 23 October - 12:00pm ProgramMendelssohn Symphony No.3 Scottish ArtistsMelbourne Symphony OrchestraUmberto Clerici conductorKaren Kyriakou presenter Inspired by the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood, Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony evokes a musical restoration of the castle and its stories of love, war, betrayal, and more. Bursting with intrigue, join the MSO in this interactive performance. Where will they take you? Join Karen and the orchestra to find out!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Comedy

RAY O'LEARY

Friday, 25 October 2024 7:00pm Ray O’Leary is known for his deadpan delivery and iconic grey suit. His sharp wit and awkward bravado saw him sell out his 2023 show Everything Funny All The Time Always in his debut year in Australia. It also saw him nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He is a staple on Australian TV screens with regular and unforgettable appearances on Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? The Cheap Seats (on which he is also a regular writer), Thank God You're Here and Taskmaster NZ. In NZ, he regularly appears and writes for 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention? Incredibly funny for someone who looks like an accountant who has accidentally wandered on stage, Ray is a two-time nominee for NZ’s prestigious comedy award, the Billy T Award, and regularly sells out his New Zealand International Comedy Festival shows. The list of reasons to see Ray O’Leary is long - jump the queue and book early!  “A gifted writer with that delivery that makes crowds lean in to listen, O’Leary’s living up to this show’s title and fast becoming a very strong comic indeed.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ Chortle  “A funny man. He’s got comic timing… Great, perfect timing.” – Matt Heath & Jeremy Wells, Radio Hauraki “Very funny” – New Zealand Herald

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Music - Contemporary / Pop

MARINA PRIOR & MICHAEL CORMICK

Saturday, 2 November 2024 7:30pm With an astonishing 50 stage productions combined, world-class and leading artists, MARINA PRIOR & MICHAEL CORMICK unite for their first full length tour titled ‘CENTRESTAGE’. Having been friends for decades, first performing together in the production of CATS in 1986, it’s now time they take their remarkable voices and stage craft on tour around the country. Touring Metro and Regional cities, in a 2-hour show, accompanied by renown pianist Andrew Ross (Barry Humphries, Dame Edna, Moulin Rouge, Miss Saigon), Marina & Michael will perform songs from their hit musicals (Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage aux Folles, Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar to name just a few). There’ll gorgeous duets, iconic show tunes plus their own personal and crowd favourites. The onstage chemistry is captivating. Come on a musical journey!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Tribute Band

THE AUSTRALIAN INXS TRIBUTE SHOW

Saturday, 2 November 2024 7:30pm The Australian INXS Show is a fully immersive "Wembley Style" INXS experience with a show that must be seen to be believed. Featuring a breathtaking original video show as well as a fully authentic 6 piece lineup delivering an energetic journey thru the songs that made INXS a household name for the past 4 decades. Fronted by the incredible Dellacoma Rio, whose uncanny portrayal of Michael Hutchence has captivated audiences worldwide. Touring across the globe, The Australian INXS Show has travelled to Dubai, India, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Singapore, Japan, China, Bora Bora, New Caledonia, Taipei and South Korea. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, this unique INXS theatre experience delivers a breathtaking ‘Australian Made’ rock show unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL09 - KANE ALEXANDER IN SWINGING ON A STAR

Wednesday, 6 November 2024 2:00PM The best songs from the Frank Sinatra and golden Rat Pack era! Kane Alexander has performed all over the world, collected numerous awards, and recorded with Sony BMG Music. Featuring hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin & Sammy Davis Jr, Kane breathes a vitality into this music, with exciting new interpretations of these classic and well-loved songs. Classics like "My Funny Valentine", "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "The Best Is Yet to Come" pay tribute to an era that was sexy, suave and very cool. Winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the New York Cabaret Festival, Kane Alexander has performed his show internationally to great acclaim, be sure you don’t miss it! Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Live Band

BLACK SORROWS

Saturday, November 9 8:00pm Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows are coming to Shepparton for one show only. Joe Camilleri has been at the forefront of the Australian music scene for decades as the leader of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows, and as writer of radio anthems Hit & Run, Shape I’m In, Chained To The Wheel, Harley & Rose and Never Let Me Go. He is the consummate entertainer constantly honing his craft, an ARIA Hall of Famer and a rock ’n’ roll lifer. Joe’s band, The Black Sorrows, are one of Australia’s most prolific and enduringly popular bands, renowned for their high-energy live shows, musicianship and infectious, roots-soaked blues rock. They’ve sold more than two million albums to date and won an ARIA Award for Best Group. The joy of live music, the excitement of watching great performers and the thrill of that old The Black Sorrows’ magic is what these gigs are all about! Do not miss your chance to see The Black Sorrows.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Family - Music (Cushion Concert)

#4 NOVEMBER CUSHION CONCERT 2024

Cushion Concerts are a relaxed and inexpensive introduction to music and performance for all ages. Best of all they are an avenue for some of the region's talent to perform without the pressure of being on the 'big stage'. Our Cushion Concerts are held in the Function Rooms at Eastbank amongst beautifully plush rugs for children to sit or lie on. The flat-floor set up is perfect for access with prams, making it ideal for mums groups, grandparents, families, preschools and anyone who likes to support locally grown talent.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Events

COOL HEADS YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAM

Wednesday 13 November 2024 7:00pm Safe driving for life - It’s all about ATTITUDE! A thought provoking, confronting and informative road safety program with advice on a wide range of topics for young drivers. Presented by Greater Shepparton Police and local agencies. Free Entry however booking is required. Please ensure to register for a certificate prior to entering the event, if required. Photo ID required. (send proof to Mitchell.Bull@police.vic.gov.au for approval)

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

CREATING DRAMA'S -DISNEYS ALADDIN JNR

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Live Band

MARCIA HINES - STILL SHINING

Sunday, 17 November 2024 2:00pm Australia’s legendary musical treasure will tour Australia in 2024 performing her ‘Still Shining’ album concert repertoire. This two-and-a-half-hour musical showcase is a celebration of Marcia’s career and will feature every charting song from her vast repertoire, commencing with ‘Fire and Rain’ through to the discotheque era and to 2023 with the greatest hits album and ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’. Marcia returned to the judging panel of Australian Idol on the Seven Network and is currently touring Australia in the hit stage production Grease the Musical.  Marcia’s love affair with Australian audiences continues in 2024.  Having sold over three million copies of her 23 albums, been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian entertainment industry, a Marcia Hines concert is a celebration of her journey, the highs, the lows and the extraordinary relationship she has with Australian audiences. 

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL10 - TIS THE SEASON

Tuesday, 10 December 2024 2:00PM Get in the Christmas spirit with Karla Hillam and Jonathan Guthrie-Jones! It’s almost time to hang those stockings, get out Grandma’s ugly jumper, make that Christmas pudding and whether you’ve been naughty or nice, join Australia’s Cabaret sweethearts Karla Hillam and Jonathan Guthrie Jones as they bring some Christmas cheer your way in Tis The Season. Sing along to your favourite carols as well as some swinging numbers from artists such as Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble , Andy Williams, Mariah Carey and others. It certainly will be the most wonderful time of the year, as Karla and Jono entertain you as only they can, with fabulous harmonies, cheeky banter, magical costume changes and sensational dancing, all in one slick and classy Christmas show. Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Musicals

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

Friday, 28 March 2025 7:30pm This show is definitely one of a kind and thrilling audiences all over Australia. The genius and power of Andrew Lloyd Webber certainly comes to life in this amazing stage show wowing audiences all over Australia! There are stunning Musical performances from Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, A tribute to Les Miserables, Sound of Music, Carousel, Rogers and Hammerstein, Miss Saigon and Jersey Boys! From the Iconic Phantom of the Opera Score and his many other hit musicals we have all come to love and adore, the Music of the Night spectacle is presented by Australia’s own and internationally acclaimed multi award winning instrumentalist and vocalist Joey Fimmano.  Joey is joined on stage by world class performers Miss Saigon Star Dexter Villahermosa and Leading soprano Jessica Di Bartolo in a must see show, truly unique, like no other. This is definitely the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Musicals show to see! Add to that, an amazing live band on stage headed by some of the most amazing musicians and the scene is set for the audience to sing along, dance along and just have a great time. This would have to be one of the most uplifting shows to hit Australian Theatres. Come and see why people are talking about this brilliant World Class show!

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL06 - IT'S DE- LOVELY

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 2:00PM An elegant jazzy production from Broadway and Hollywood's most popular musicals. Starring international cabaret performer and jazz singer Belinda Hanne-Reid along with a special guest artist and accompanied by Mark Bradley on piano, It’s De-Lovely features songs like Let’s Do It Let’s Fall in Love, I Get A Kick Out of You, Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I’ve Got Your Under My Skin, You’re the Top, True Love and many more. If you love the Great American Songbook, you will be enchanted with the music, the dancing and the story behind one of the greatest songwriters in history as our fabulous duo sing, dance and perform some of the hottest show-stopping, toe-tapping songs of all time in this unique tribute to Cole Porter. Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Tribute Band

PINK FLOYD'S - EVOLUTION

Sunday 21 July 2024 5:00pm PINK FLOYD’S EVOLUTION comprised of: ECHOES.. a 23-minute Pink Floyd aural extravaganza. Ambitious beyond anything Pink Floyd had attempted before, wild beyond anything they’d attempt after. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.. The Dark Side of the Moon is among the most critically acclaimed albums and often features in professional listings of the greatest of all time. SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND…The track was originally intended to be a side-long composition, like "Atom Heart Mother" and "Echoes". This FULL LENGTH version will be re-created for the EVOLUTION tour

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Comedy

URZILA CARLSON - JUST JOKES

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 7:00pm Australia’s favourite South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is coming to Shepparton with her brand new show, JUST JOKES! A deadset fan favourite (quite literally), Urzila is now a three-time winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's People's Choice Award for most tickets sold at the Festival. She is also a household name in Australia, not least of all as a regular member of the panel of Network Ten's Have You Been Paying Attention? She was a contestant in season 2 of Taskmaster NZ in New Zealand, now airing on BINGE in Australia and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Urzila made her UK TV debut in 2023, appearing on QI during her September overseas tour. She also appears on Celebrity Gogglebox Australia alongside her mates, Julia Morris and Nazeem Hussain. An undoubted comedy workhorse, Urzila is currently at the top of her touring game. Urzila has sold out two tours of the United Kingdom and a European tour in the last twelve months. Urzila also managed to squeeze in a season at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. In November, she will also host The Just For Laughs All-Star Gala alongside Dara O Briain, Joanne McNally and Russell Kane at the Sydney Opera House.  And 2024 is already shaping up to be as big, with Urzila set to be heard in feature animation Ozi, lending her voice to the character 'Honkus' in the film alongside a star-studded cast, including Donald Sutherland, Laura Dern, Ru Paul, and Amandla Stenberg, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. If that dance card isn't full enough, Carlson is now in the 4th season of her chart-topping podcast, 'That's Enough Already!' where she interviews comedians about what annoys them the most about themselves and others. Guests so far include Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Julia Morris, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard and many more.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Events

COOL HEADS YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAM

Wednesday 24 July 2024 7:00pm Safe driving for life - It’s all about ATTITUDE! A thought provoking, confronting and informative road safety program with advice on a wide range of topics for young drivers. Presented by Greater Shepparton Police and local agencies. Free Entry however booking is required. Please ensure to register for a certificate prior to entering the event, if required. Photo ID required. (send proof to Mitchell.Bull@police.vic.gov.au for approval)

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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School Production / Concert

NOTRE DAME COLLEGE

Performances:Thursday 25 July, 7:30pmFriday 26 July, 7:30pmSaturday 27 July, 2:00pmSaturday 27 July, 7:30pm Notre Dame College invites you to disappear into the decadent world of the 1920s, where the champagne flows, the caviar chills, and the entire world becomes a party! In a darkened theatre audiences are welcomed by the peculiar Man in Chair, a die-hard musical theatre fan, who welcomes us into his living room. He drops the needle on his all-time favourite album, The Drowsy Chaperone, an outrageously funny musical set in the decadent world of the 1920s. As the record spins the show bursts into life complete with starlets, gangsters, and all manners of mayhem. It is a colourful musical with vaudeville gags and tap-dance galore! Through the narration of the record, the audience is introduced to Janet van de Graaff, a young starlet about to give up her career on the stage to marry the dashing Robert Martin. However, between Janet's drowsy chaperone, the forgetful hostess Mrs. Tottendale, Latin lothario Aldolpho, and Janet's calculating producer, Feldzieg, there are more than enough hijinks to keep us entertained!

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Music - Live Band

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

Chocolate Starfish marks 30 years with a spectacular Australian tour that celebrates the best of everything – the albums, the songs, and the exhilarating shows for which the band is widely renowned. Featuring the hits of their self-titled debut album and favourites from Box, Spider, Primitive and The Beautiful Addiction along with stand-out selections from their brilliant Classic Album Series - Bat Out of Hell, INXS Kick and Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Concert, this celebration promises – and delivers – everything and more. Still smoking from the 2023 tour of their acclaimed Bat Out of Hell show, Australia’s most entertaining live band shows no signs of slowing down as they approach their 30-year anniversary in 2024. With audience accolades consistently pouring in, the Fish are winning new fans with every performance and welcome the latecomers with open arms. ‘Our audience is the centrepiece of the Starfish experience,’ says electrifying front man Adam Thompson. ‘We perform with them, not for them. They deserve the ‘best of everything’ – so that’s what we will give them.’ The Best of Everything tour promises audiences everything they know and love about a Chocolate Starfish show – pure, unrivalled entertainment…and the joy of the unexpected. ‘Sometimes it feels like these first 30 years, we’ve just been warming up,’ muses Thompson. ‘This truly is The Best of Everything we have to offer.’

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Theatre Play - Romantic

LA BOHEME

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 7:30pm On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever. Experience the original bohemian love story. When Mimì meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musefa and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can’t warm a freezing winter. For our bohemians, everything is possible and the future can't come quickly enough. Rodolfo and his friends are determined to make their mark on the world and experience everything it has to offer – but right now they'd sefle for something warm to eat. Some emofons are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express. The music soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss. Puccini’s score has always captured the soaring spirit of young love, and this new producfon breathes fresh life into one of the world’s favourite operas. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging, which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you'll live forever. THIS PRODUCTION IS SUPPORTED BYThe Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts and funding advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Dance - Contemporary, Family - Circus

CELTIC ILLUSION 2024

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2024 tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. 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. The show features new spellbinding illusions and choreography, alongside a musical score that will either make you cry or send shivers down your spine. Starring the multi talented former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Star Illusionist Anthony Street, with Georgia May, a marvel in both dance and Illusion. These impeccable performers lead a cast of champion dancers recruited from renowned productions across the world, such as Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the moment the curtain is raised. Celtic Illusion will surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more.Don’t hesitate, and book now to know the hype of one of the largest and most unique Dance and Illusion shows in the world. Celtic Illusion is not to be missed!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL07- TOP OF THE WORLD

Tuesday, 13 August 2024 2:00PM A celebration of the smooth, smooth sounds of 70s! What better way to celebrate the sweeter side of 70s pop than by spending a fun filled hour with Melissa Langton and Mark Jones - the Captain and Tennille of Australian Cabaret! What a decade it was! The Carpenters had only just begun, ABBA were sending out an SOS, Helen Reddy was woman and we heard her roar! Featuring an avalanche of easy listening hits from The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, ABBA, Peter Allen, Carole King, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand & Kermit The Frog! Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital, Comedy

DAVID HOBSON & COLIN LANE

Friday, 16 August 2024 7:30pm A Comedian and an Opera Singer's world collide. David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years. From vastly different backgrounds, they have observed one another’s worlds and always thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that other guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener. It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthral and entertain. “In Tails” launched in 2016/17 with a selection of shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Albury Entertainment Centre, Spiegeltent Hobart and Capital Theatre Bendigo to a resounding applause. Colin Lane, Comedian/Professional Show Off is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley. They’ve won ‘Best in Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with their last two tours (2006 & 2018) amassing 235,000 ticket sales around the country. Colin has appeared in the production Don’s Party, appeared on TV shows such as QI, Good News Week, Spicks & Specks, Thank God You’re Here, Neighbours, Family Feud and Ready Steady Cook. David Hobson, tenor & composer, is one of Australia’s best-known Opera performers with a repertoire that spans all styles from Baroque through to Pop and award-winning performances with Opera Australia. He has #1 ARIA albums, leading man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Follies and Funny Girl. Appeared on Spicks and Specks, Dancingwith the Stars, It Takes Two, Presenter on Foxtel’s Studio and since 2017 has been touring the successful production “The 2 Of Us” with Marina Prior.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Education, Theatre Play

THE PEASANT PRINCE

Tuesday 27 August, 10:30am “You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.”From The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin The Peasant Prince tells the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope. Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Over years of grueling training, this boy transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life for himself and his family makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale. Monkey Baa's extraordinary production won Best Production at The Glugs and The Sydney Theatre Awards and a Drover's Award for the Best Tour in 2016.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Education

SLAP,BANG,KISS

Thursday, 29 August 2024 10:30am SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a small-town supermarket, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss. Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, this new play is from multi-award winning playwright Dan Giovannoni SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next? Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, director Katy Maudlin delivers a bold production featuring Sarah Fitzgerald, Conor Leach and Tsungirai Wachenuka for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed Education and Families Program.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Theatre Play

THE FENCE

Saturday, 31 August 2024 7:30pm Boundaries blur as one woman navigates the delicate line between observation and intervention in this compelling new drama. "a down-to-earth piece that deserves the widest possible audience”– Chris Boyd What do you do when you can’t look away? In the quiet streets of an ordinary suburb, the fence between two neighbouring houses comes down. Where once there was a clear separation between you and the couple next door, now there’s only a dirt line and human decency keeping prying eyes out of each other’s backyards. Except you’ve noticed they have a new baby and that she keeps locking herself out. And then there are the sounds late at night that have become impossible not to hear. Should you say something, do something? But is it what you think it is? And is it really your place to get involved? Shortlisted for the 2022 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, The Fence is a scintillating solo work about privacy, bravery, and testimony by acclaimed playwright Fleur Murphy (Nothing, Hearth). Performed by Louisa Mignone (Death of a Salesman, Wentworth, The Twelve), this gripping new play will lead you through the streets we know, shining a light on the violence found in our own backyards. Warning: mild coarse language and references to and descriptions of domestic abuse.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL08 - TENORI: MOMENT TO MOMENT

Thursday, 5 September 2024 2:00PM A trio of powerhouse Queensland tenors live at Eastbank! What is it about music that evokes such strong and lasting memories? A great song can take you back to important events in your life like a Time Machine. In their new show, Tenori present classic songs from significant moments in their life (and yours). With a combined seventy years experience in the industry, David Kidd, Stewart Morris and Andrew Pryor know exactly how to put on a dynamic, uplifting and hugely entertaining show. They bring their sense of fun and sophistication to classics from the worlds of Opera, Music Theatre, Jazz and everything in between. Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Musical Theatre / Local Theatre Company

STAG - Little Shop of Horrors

Performances:Friday, 6 September 7:30pmSaturday, 7 September 7:30pmSunday, 8 September 2:00pmFriday, 13 September 7:30pmSaturday, 14 September 7:30pm A florist shop, a strange plant, and a plan for world domination. Tickets are now on sale for Shepparton Theatre Arts Group’s major musical for 2024: “Little Shop of Horrors” (live and re-potted). Under the direction of Helen Janke, with Marc McIntyre as creative director and Tricia Baggs as musical director, this cult classic is given a new lease on life. Welcoming newcomer, Anson Kearney as Seymour and Stevie Renee as Audrey, the cast also includes Dale Janke, Sophie Fimmel, Rebecka Clarke, Shannyn Catterall and Greg Wighton. “This thing is going to be bigger than Hula hoops!”

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Music - Contemporary / Pop

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

 Friday, 13 September 2024 7:00pm Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of folk, pop, opera and musical theatre. She has performed on stages as varied as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Coachella, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Eurovision Song Contest, the Sydney Opera House, and the Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome. And now, after long months locked away writing songs, she’s hitting the road to play in dozens of beautiful theatres around Australia. Kate will be playing her greatest hits and most beloved pop songs, as well as performing tracks from her original musicals ‘Muriel’s Wedding the Musical’ and the new ‘Bananaland’, some unexpected covers, taking requests, and telling stories from across her varied career. Excitingly, she’ll also be debuting new material from her forthcoming 6th studio album, which will dive deep into the genre of ‘gothic folk’. This is a special opportunity to see Kate in intimate, stripped-back mode, accompanied by her long-term collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar. (The bendy poles from Eurovision will be there emotionally, but not physically). Kate says of the upcoming tour, “Playing live has always been at the heart of what I do - I live for it. I can’t wait to get back to some places I haven’t been in AGES, and some I’ve never been to, and connect with my amazing audiences across Australia. Regional crowds are some of the greatest people to play for!” Like all Kate Miller-Heidke shows, the CATCHING DIAMONDS tour will be a celebration of voice, storytelling, emotion, humour and music that transports and transcends, of discovering anew each night the transformative connection between the performer and the audience. ABOUT KATE MILLER-HEIDKE: Kate is a unique, evergreen artist who is constantly attracting new audiences of music lovers of all ages. After studying classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium, she moved into the world of folk, and was crowned ‘The Queen Of Woodford Folk Festival’ before embarking on a career in alternative pop. Chart topping hits, critically acclaimed albums, international songwriting awards, world tours, a Neighbours commercial, musical theatre, performing roles for the English National Opera and Metropolitan Opera, TV roles, a kid, Helpmann Awards, Eurovision, 17 ARIA nominations, death-defying acrobatics on top of a bendy pole, The Masked Singer (where she was appropriately dubbed The Queen), Shakespearean soundtracks, Broadway and the West End, football grand finals, and just recently, the Logies. She’s done it all, and she just keeps getting better. What’s next? Come along and find out!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Family - Music (Cushion Concert)

#3 SEPTEMBER CUSHION CONCERT 2024

Cushion Concerts are a relaxed and inexpensive introduction to music and performance for all ages. Best of all they are an avenue for some of the region's talent to perform without the pressure of being on the 'big stage'. Our Cushion Concerts are held in the Function Rooms at Eastbank amongst beautifully plush rugs for children to sit or lie on. The flat-floor set up is perfect for access with prams, making it ideal for mums groups, grandparents, families, preschools and anyone who likes to support locally grown talent.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Dance - Contemporary

REGIONAL POLE ARTISTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

Saturday, 21 September 2024 5:00pm The Rockit Foundation proudly presents the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF Regional Pole Artistry Championships.  A Pole dancing competition like no other, where the very best up and coming pole dancers from around regional Victoria battle it out for the coveted title and honour of being crowned the Regional Pole Artistry Champion. With 50 competitors in 7 categories ranging from juniors through to elite pole dancers, doubles and dance, these competitors will surely blow your mind. Competitors will be judged and critiqued by 3 world rebound adjudicators on their presentation, strength, pole skills, dance, and overall stage presence. It’s not about who can stick the most tricks, it’s about being entertaining, having fun and enjoying your routine in front of a highly anticipated crowd. All profits are donated to The Rockit Foundation, an organisation that advocates for those with mental health concerns, providing a safe space and support for those in need. So come down to The Eastbank Centre, Riverlinks on September 21st 2024, celebrate our 10 year anniversary, enjoy an incredible competition, support an amazing cause, and be inspired.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Comedy

SOOSHI MANGO

Tuesday - Wednesday, 24-25 September 7:30PM Homegrown comedy heroes Sooshi Mango return with their most exciting live show yet, Home Made! “A show where you can get together with La Familia and not fight…maybe!”  TEG Dainty is thrilled to present one of Australia’s biggest-selling comedy acts, Sooshi Mango, and their all-new tour, Home Made, hitting a whopping 25 cities around the country this August–November.  This follows an international tour earlier this year and a sold out Australian tour in 2022 which saw them break the house record at Rod Laver and bring laughter to over 100,000 fans. The trio, made up of brothers Joe Salanitri, Carlo Salanitri and friend Andrew Manfre, are award-winning comedians, podcasters, and content creators and are among the best-loved comedians working in Australia today, consistently performing to sold out crowds across the country and around the world. Known for their skits and characters inspired by their beloved Italian family, Sooshi Mango have taken the world by storm in recent years thanks to their relatable, nostalgic humour and hilarious delivery.  Now, ‘ethnic dads’ Johnny, Vince, Sam, and all their friends are set to return to the stage with all-new material in Home Made! Think outrageous skits, knee-slappers, and musical numbers galore that will transport you back in time and have you laughing until your ribs are sore. New show, same antics! Carlo Salinitri said: “Australia we are back, and we are bringing you all our biggest and best show yet! Our Nonna would be proud! Get ready, it's coming.” Andrew Manfre said “It's been great to tour internationally but it's always super special launching a brand-new show in our homeland, Australia. This is some of our best work yet!” Joe Salinitri said “We are going above and beyond to make sure this is not just a comedy show but a memorable comedy event for the people. It’s going to be a comedy rock concert.”

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

PIANO RECITAL - JAYSON GILLHAM

Thursday, 3 October 2024 7:30pm Internationally praised for his compelling performances, Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham will be enchanting patrons with a piano recital at Eastbank. Jayson is recognised as one of the finest pianists of his generation. After receiving numerous prizes from the leading piano competitions including the Leeds and Van Cliburn, it was Jayson’s win at the 2014 Montreal International Music Competition that brought him to international attention. His outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 was praised in the Canadian press asbeing played ‘with absorbing and relentless elegance.’

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ANPA RECITAL 2024

7 October - 10 October Performances every 1:30pm & 7:30pm. An exhilarating world-class fest of piano music showcasing Australia’s brilliant young classical pianists. Performances every 1:30pm & 7:30pm. The biennial Australian National Piano Award returns for a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.  Selected pianists will strive to win over $70,000 in prize money as they perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.  Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.   In the lead up to the grand final, three adjudicators will listen intently and appraise every performance, while audiences can vote for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.  7–10 October 2024 — Solo recitals 11 October 2024 — Semi final 12 October 2024 — Grand final and prize presentation Audience warning: audiences should acknowledge that the Australian National Piano Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ANPA SEMI FINAL 2024

Friday, 11 October 2024 An exhilarating world-class fest of piano music showcasing Australia’s brilliant young classical pianists. The biennial Australian National Piano Award returns for a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.  Selected pianists will strive to win over $70,000 in prize money as they perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.  Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.   In the lead up to the grand final, three adjudicators will listen intently and appraise every performance, while audiences can vote for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.  7–10 October 2024 — Solo recitals 11 October 2024 — Semi final 12 October 2024 — Grand final and prize presentation Audience warning: audiences should acknowledge that the Australian National Piano Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ANPA GRAND FINAL

Saturday, 12 October 2024 An exhilarating world-class fest of piano music showcasing Australia’s brilliant young classical pianists. The biennial Australian National Piano Award returns for a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton.  Selected pianists will strive to win over $70,000 in prize money as they perform impressive classical masterpieces by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers.  Repertoires throughout the inspirational recital series will feature music from the Baroque, Classical, 19th Century Romantic and French Impressionist eras, as well as music written after 1950, including works by Australian composers.   In the lead up to the grand final, three adjudicators will listen intently and appraise every performance, while audiences can vote for their favourite pianist in the Lorna Speechley Memorial Prize for the People’s Choice.  7–10 October 2024 — Solo recitals 11 October 2024 — Semi final 12 October 2024 — Grand final and prize presentation Audience warning: audiences should acknowledge that the Australian National Piano Award is a competition and respectfully remain quiet throughout all Award finalist performances during the solo recitals, semi final and grand final.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

ALLARA X MCO

Tuesday 15 October 7:30pm Yorta Yorta singer songwriter Allara Briggs-Pattison creates work which brings together voice, the double-bass, sound samples from Country, and digital techniques to tell Blak stories in a unique and innovative way. She is fast emerging as an important First Nations musician of her generation and was awarded the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent at the Music Victoria Awards 2021. In her collaboration with a quintet of musicians from MCO, Allara presents new work, with other musical works that respond to, complement and amplify her voice. This coming together in music offers audiences a unique concert experience that authentically blends First Nations’ voices and perspectives with Classical music traditions. With MCO Artistic Director & violinist Sophie Rowell, MCO Principal Bass Emma Sullivan, and renowned composer-arranger Erkki Veltheim.

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Circus, Family - Circus

CIRQUE AFRICA

Wednesday 16 October 2024 7:30pm 100% fun 100% African 100% joy Cirque Africa is produced and directed by ‘Papa Africa’ aka WinstonRuddle, the director who brought us the HIT BROADWAY SHOW CIRQUE MOTHER AFRICA. Cirque Africa is coming to Australia in 2024 with a brand new show featuring the very best talent from across Africa.Audiences will be fully immersed in traditional African culture whilewitnessing a hand picked world-renowned African troupe. Ranging from acrobats to dancers, musicians to contortionists masterfully performing in this energetic two hour spectacle.Rhythmic, colourful, energetic and awe-inspiring.Cirque Africa artists have performed to over 2 million people worldwide and are guaranteed to captivate audiences young and old by combining the best of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and so much more.“Extraordinary talent. The performers bring so much energy and joy to the crowd” -  Glam Adelaide“Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.” - Broadway WorldYou won’t want to miss this uniquely vibrant performance.SIMPLY NOT TO BE MISSED BOOK NOW www.cirque.africa

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Tribute Band

FOREVER 80s

Friday, 18 October 2024 8:00pm Back by popular demand, Australia’s number one 80s touring show, Forever 80s are back in all their neon glory. Taking to “your venue name” for one unforgettable night of retro gold, for their Neon Nights Tour. Get ready to turn back time, to a time of music’s biggest hair & biggest hits! In their biggest stage production to date, relive the soundtrack of the best generation. With electric new songs, as-well as your favs, Forever 80s will take you back to the best of the Neon Era. Sing along to A-Ha, , Queen, Whitney, Eurythmics, Prince, Cher, to Bon-Jovi. So get excited, prep those leg warmers and get ready to dance like Fonda, because a night with Forever 80s, is a night to reminisce and is simply not to be missed..  Grab your closest and secure your tickets today, don’t miss out.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

SHEPPARTON BRASS AND WIND

Sunday, 20 October 2024 2:00pm Experience the excitement of a live ensemble with a concert showcasing our regions best local Brass and Wind talent. Members of Shepparton Brass and Wind will delight audiences with a variety of music genres and styles at their Annual Concert and Eastbank. Featuring solo and ensemble items, this concert has something for everyone to enjoy. Shepparton Brass and Wind perform regularly in the community at a variety of festivals and events, supporting local organisations.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

AN EVENING WITH THE MSO

Tuesday, 22 October 2024 7:30pm Melbourne Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director Sophie Rowell joins QSO Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici for a wonderful program that sees the MSO performing music of child prodigy Felix Mendelssohn alongside that of the (then) living legend he looked up to: the great Ludwig van Beethoven. Program Beethoven Violin ConcertoMendelssohn Symphony No.3 Scottish ArtistsMelbourne Symphony OrchestraUmberto Clerici conductorSophie Rowell violin The terrifying tale of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the manifestation of many-a-musician’s nightmares. If the fact that it was written in a just a few rushed weeks wasn’t bad enough, the violinist engaged for the premiere was so unprepared that he was forced to sight-read much of it during the concert. With its lyrical lines and effervescent display of the violin’s capabilities, however, Beethoven’s only work for violin and orchestra (thankfully) survived its origin story, and is now considered one of the best in the repertoire. Inspired by the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood, Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony evokes a musical restoration of the castle and its stories of love, war, betrayal, and murder. Bursting with intrigue, this symphony paints a sonic picture of pale Scottish light casting shadows on centuries-old, moss-covered stone.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Orchestral / Recital

MSO SCHOOLS CONCERT

Wednesday, 23 October 2024 10:30am & 12:00pm The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and presenter/educator Karen Kyriakou invite primary-age students on a whirlwind, musical adventure exploring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 Performances:Wednesday, 23 October - 10:30amWednesday, 23 October - 12:00pm ProgramMendelssohn Symphony No.3 Scottish ArtistsMelbourne Symphony OrchestraUmberto Clerici conductorKaren Kyriakou presenter Inspired by the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood, Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony evokes a musical restoration of the castle and its stories of love, war, betrayal, and more. Bursting with intrigue, join the MSO in this interactive performance. Where will they take you? Join Karen and the orchestra to find out!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Comedy

RAY O'LEARY

Friday, 25 October 2024 7:00pm Ray O’Leary is known for his deadpan delivery and iconic grey suit. His sharp wit and awkward bravado saw him sell out his 2023 show Everything Funny All The Time Always in his debut year in Australia. It also saw him nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He is a staple on Australian TV screens with regular and unforgettable appearances on Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? The Cheap Seats (on which he is also a regular writer), Thank God You're Here and Taskmaster NZ. In NZ, he regularly appears and writes for 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention? Incredibly funny for someone who looks like an accountant who has accidentally wandered on stage, Ray is a two-time nominee for NZ’s prestigious comedy award, the Billy T Award, and regularly sells out his New Zealand International Comedy Festival shows. The list of reasons to see Ray O’Leary is long - jump the queue and book early!  “A gifted writer with that delivery that makes crowds lean in to listen, O’Leary’s living up to this show’s title and fast becoming a very strong comic indeed.” – ★ ★ ★ ★ Chortle  “A funny man. He’s got comic timing… Great, perfect timing.” – Matt Heath & Jeremy Wells, Radio Hauraki “Very funny” – New Zealand Herald

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Music - Contemporary / Pop

MARINA PRIOR & MICHAEL CORMICK

Saturday, 2 November 2024 7:30pm With an astonishing 50 stage productions combined, world-class and leading artists, MARINA PRIOR & MICHAEL CORMICK unite for their first full length tour titled ‘CENTRESTAGE’. Having been friends for decades, first performing together in the production of CATS in 1986, it’s now time they take their remarkable voices and stage craft on tour around the country. Touring Metro and Regional cities, in a 2-hour show, accompanied by renown pianist Andrew Ross (Barry Humphries, Dame Edna, Moulin Rouge, Miss Saigon), Marina & Michael will perform songs from their hit musicals (Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage aux Folles, Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar to name just a few). There’ll gorgeous duets, iconic show tunes plus their own personal and crowd favourites. The onstage chemistry is captivating. Come on a musical journey!

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Tribute Band

THE AUSTRALIAN INXS TRIBUTE SHOW

Saturday, 2 November 2024 7:30pm The Australian INXS Show is a fully immersive "Wembley Style" INXS experience with a show that must be seen to be believed. Featuring a breathtaking original video show as well as a fully authentic 6 piece lineup delivering an energetic journey thru the songs that made INXS a household name for the past 4 decades. Fronted by the incredible Dellacoma Rio, whose uncanny portrayal of Michael Hutchence has captivated audiences worldwide. Touring across the globe, The Australian INXS Show has travelled to Dubai, India, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, Singapore, Japan, China, Bora Bora, New Caledonia, Taipei and South Korea. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, this unique INXS theatre experience delivers a breathtaking ‘Australian Made’ rock show unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL09 - KANE ALEXANDER IN SWINGING ON A STAR

Wednesday, 6 November 2024 2:00PM The best songs from the Frank Sinatra and golden Rat Pack era! Kane Alexander has performed all over the world, collected numerous awards, and recorded with Sony BMG Music. Featuring hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin & Sammy Davis Jr, Kane breathes a vitality into this music, with exciting new interpretations of these classic and well-loved songs. Classics like "My Funny Valentine", "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "The Best Is Yet to Come" pay tribute to an era that was sexy, suave and very cool. Winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the New York Cabaret Festival, Kane Alexander has performed his show internationally to great acclaim, be sure you don’t miss it! Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Live Band

BLACK SORROWS

Saturday, November 9 8:00pm Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows are coming to Shepparton for one show only. Joe Camilleri has been at the forefront of the Australian music scene for decades as the leader of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows, and as writer of radio anthems Hit & Run, Shape I’m In, Chained To The Wheel, Harley & Rose and Never Let Me Go. He is the consummate entertainer constantly honing his craft, an ARIA Hall of Famer and a rock ’n’ roll lifer. Joe’s band, The Black Sorrows, are one of Australia’s most prolific and enduringly popular bands, renowned for their high-energy live shows, musicianship and infectious, roots-soaked blues rock. They’ve sold more than two million albums to date and won an ARIA Award for Best Group. The joy of live music, the excitement of watching great performers and the thrill of that old The Black Sorrows’ magic is what these gigs are all about! Do not miss your chance to see The Black Sorrows.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Family - Music (Cushion Concert)

#4 NOVEMBER CUSHION CONCERT 2024

Cushion Concerts are a relaxed and inexpensive introduction to music and performance for all ages. Best of all they are an avenue for some of the region's talent to perform without the pressure of being on the 'big stage'. Our Cushion Concerts are held in the Function Rooms at Eastbank amongst beautifully plush rugs for children to sit or lie on. The flat-floor set up is perfect for access with prams, making it ideal for mums groups, grandparents, families, preschools and anyone who likes to support locally grown talent.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Events

COOL HEADS YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAM

Wednesday 13 November 2024 7:00pm Safe driving for life - It’s all about ATTITUDE! A thought provoking, confronting and informative road safety program with advice on a wide range of topics for young drivers. Presented by Greater Shepparton Police and local agencies. Free Entry however booking is required. Please ensure to register for a certificate prior to entering the event, if required. Photo ID required. (send proof to Mitchell.Bull@police.vic.gov.au for approval)

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

CREATING DRAMA'S -DISNEYS ALADDIN JNR

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Live Band

MARCIA HINES - STILL SHINING

Sunday, 17 November 2024 2:00pm Australia’s legendary musical treasure will tour Australia in 2024 performing her ‘Still Shining’ album concert repertoire. This two-and-a-half-hour musical showcase is a celebration of Marcia’s career and will feature every charting song from her vast repertoire, commencing with ‘Fire and Rain’ through to the discotheque era and to 2023 with the greatest hits album and ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’. Marcia returned to the judging panel of Australian Idol on the Seven Network and is currently touring Australia in the hit stage production Grease the Musical.  Marcia’s love affair with Australian audiences continues in 2024.  Having sold over three million copies of her 23 albums, been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for her services to the Australian entertainment industry, a Marcia Hines concert is a celebration of her journey, the highs, the lows and the extraordinary relationship she has with Australian audiences. 

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Afternoon Delights

AFDL10 - TIS THE SEASON

Tuesday, 10 December 2024 2:00PM Get in the Christmas spirit with Karla Hillam and Jonathan Guthrie-Jones! It’s almost time to hang those stockings, get out Grandma’s ugly jumper, make that Christmas pudding and whether you’ve been naughty or nice, join Australia’s Cabaret sweethearts Karla Hillam and Jonathan Guthrie Jones as they bring some Christmas cheer your way in Tis The Season. Sing along to your favourite carols as well as some swinging numbers from artists such as Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble , Andy Williams, Mariah Carey and others. It certainly will be the most wonderful time of the year, as Karla and Jono entertain you as only they can, with fabulous harmonies, cheeky banter, magical costume changes and sensational dancing, all in one slick and classy Christmas show. Sing, laugh, be entertained, reminisce with friends and settle in for a delicious Afternoon Tea at Riverlinks Eastbank. Don't miss out on your tickets to one of the most popular seasons in the Riverlinks calendar.

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON

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Music - Musicals

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

Friday, 28 March 2025 7:30pm This show is definitely one of a kind and thrilling audiences all over Australia. The genius and power of Andrew Lloyd Webber certainly comes to life in this amazing stage show wowing audiences all over Australia! There are stunning Musical performances from Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, A tribute to Les Miserables, Sound of Music, Carousel, Rogers and Hammerstein, Miss Saigon and Jersey Boys! From the Iconic Phantom of the Opera Score and his many other hit musicals we have all come to love and adore, the Music of the Night spectacle is presented by Australia’s own and internationally acclaimed multi award winning instrumentalist and vocalist Joey Fimmano.  Joey is joined on stage by world class performers Miss Saigon Star Dexter Villahermosa and Leading soprano Jessica Di Bartolo in a must see show, truly unique, like no other. This is definitely the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Musicals show to see! Add to that, an amazing live band on stage headed by some of the most amazing musicians and the scene is set for the audience to sing along, dance along and just have a great time. This would have to be one of the most uplifting shows to hit Australian Theatres. Come and see why people are talking about this brilliant World Class show!

Location RIVERLINKS WESTSIDE - MOOROOPNA

THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Location RIVERLINKS EASTBANK - SHEPPARTON