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You're My World - The Cilla Black Story

‘You’re My World’ is a biographical cabaret full of the powerhouse vocals and self-deprecating humour that made Cilla Black one of the UK’s most beloved performers.

Star Danielle O’Malley is a seasoned musical theatre performer and plays the part of Cilla Black in costume, telling Cilla's stories in Cilla's voice! She channels this icon of the 60s with uncanny accuracy live onstage with 3 of Melbourne's finest musicians.

Songs will include: It’s For You, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, Alfie, Step Inside Love, Sing A Rainbow, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Yesterday and You're My World.

“From the first bell-like note to the last thunderous applause, she held us in her delicate hand as easily as Cilla might”
FringeWorld Review

Date: Tuesday 6 March
Time: 11am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances
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Daff Hero

That's Not a Daffodil!

That’s not a Daffodil is a simple story of friendship between a solitary young boy and his elderly Turkish neighbour. Alive with music, movement, puppetry and animation, it’s funny and full of surprises - a treat for little kids and families.

Based on Elizabeth Honey’s popular picture book, its themes of growth, transformation, tuning into nature, and caring for other people across age and cultural difference are timely and universal.

This outstanding children’s theatre show about friendship, music, planting and playfulness had sell-out premiere seasons in Melbourne and the Kyneton Arts Festival in 2016.

“Light-hearted, funny, and wonderfully creative; pitch-perfect for little kids and their grown-ups.”
Alison Lester, Australian Children’s Laureate

Date: Thursday 5 April
Time: 11am - 11:45am
Tickets: Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
For Ages: 3 years and over

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Amity Dry - 39 Forever

Amity Dry in 39 Forever

A laugh out loud cabaret about the quest to look forever young (or at least find the best filter to make it look that way.)

Do you still think you’re 25 even though your birthdate stubbornly insists you’re not?

Are you enquiring about Botox ‘for a friend?’

Do you wonder how adults were born in the 1990’s?!

Then don’t miss Amity Dry’s honest, insightful and laugh out loud comedy about ageing in an image obsessed world, where 40 is the new 30 – but only with the right Instagram filter.

After a sell-out season in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival Amity is thrilled to bring her hit show to Bayswater for one special performance at the Knox Community Arts Centre.

‘As sparkly and glittery as her gown with some notes Streisand and Midler would kill for.’
★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

‘Disarmingly honest storytelling, wit, and the sort of soundtrack you’d expect from a gal born in 1978.’
★★★★★ The Adelaide Show

Date: Tuesday 17 April
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $22, Groups 8+ $20
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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A Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Cheek to Cheek - A Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour, the elegance of Hollywood's most iconic song and dance partnerships - the immortal Astaire and Rogers.

It features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film, recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers.

Featuring classic songs including the Academy Award winning Night and Day, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, They Can't Take that Away from Me and The Way You Look Tonight.

“Ross Hannaford was a delightful, genuine triple threat”
The Age

Date: Tuesday 1 May.
Time: 11am.
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16.
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval.
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances.

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Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.

Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show!

You won’t want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia - pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow!

'Some of the country's best comics… had audiences in tears’
The Queensland Times

Date: Thursday 3 May.
Time: 8pm.
Tickets: Adult $38, Concession $30, Groups 6+ $32.
Duration: 150 minutes, including interval.

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Sun Rising show

Sun Rising - The Songs that Made Memphis

Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King and many more… all had one thing in common. They all launched their careers at the famous Sun Record Company in Memphis.

You're promised an unforgettable night as 'Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis', perform their critically acclaimed theatre show at the Knox Community Arts Centre on Thursday May 17th, 2018!

For the last four years, this show has traveled the country, playing sold out performances and dazzling crowds with their incredible musicianship, infectious passion and standout renditions of Sun's timeless music.

Relive the amazing music and classic tales of Sun's early years, as these talented musicians pay homage to both the artists and Sun's owner/producer, Sam Phillips. The show has even been endorsed by the family of Sam Phillips!

Don't miss out.... break out the brylcreem, whack on the dancing shoes and book your seats to avoid disappointment!

“A standing ovation ended the night followed by a stream of demands to "BRING THEM BACK”
Robert Housley - Don Russell PAC - WA

Date: Thursday 17 May.
Time: 8:00pm.
Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $32, Groups 8+ $30.
Duration: 120 minutes, with interval.

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Dinosaur Time Machine

Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a life-sized T-Rex!

Dinosaur Time Machine incorporates up to date science and discoveries made about dinosaurs and the world that they lived in, and presents it in a fun and highly visual way, incorporating circus, puppetry, simple narrative and imaginative play in this unique educational theatre production, aimed at children aged 3-9.

Dinosaur Time Machine was awarded Adelaide Advertisers ‘Best Children’s Show’ of the Adelaide Fringe 2016.

“Dinosaur Time Machine isn’t your everyday dinosaur show. It weaves factual information into the fun... circus and puppetry and audience interaction are all used to great effect.”
Adelaide Advertiser

Date: Tuesday 10 July
Time: 11am - 11:55am
Tickets: Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45
For Ages: 3 years and over

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Grace Knight in Concert

Grace Knight is one of Australia’s most enduring talents, having transformed herself from Pop Princess to Queen Of Cool. Grace’s magical presence will leave you wanting more!

With Aria nominations and chart topping recordings in each of the past three decades, her career spans over 35 years.

Acclaimed for her live shows, Grace is one of the finest interpreters of popular music in Australia today. Her spellbinding performances touch the soul and lift the heart, and her magical presence connects with audiences of all ages like few others can.

Join Grace and her trio of extraordinary musicians for an unforgettable evening of Jazz classics and Eurogliders hits, featuring songs including Summertime, Cry Me A River, Moondance and Heaven (Must Be There).

Some are one-hit wonders. Some endure. Some struggle to reinvent themselves. Some master the art. Too few, I expect. But Grace Knight is one of 'em.”
Australian Stage

Date: Saturday 21 July.
Time: 8:00pm.
Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $32, Groups 8+ $30.
Duration: 110 minutes, with interval.

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Athol Guy - The Seekers Story

Celebrating one of the country’s most revered music groups, Athol Guy – The Seekers Story, is a musical and visual spectacular that takes the audience on a journey from the 60s through to modern day.

Athol Guy – bassist and one of The Seekers’ founding members – is joined by an all-star cast including 60s pop-star Buddy England for a special guest appearance, as well as Rod Hulls (keyboards & vocals), Jenny Blake (vocals) and Michael Cristiano (guitar & vocals) for this trip down memory lane.

Featuring hit songs including I Know I’ll Never Find Another You, Morning Town Ride, A World of Our Own, The Carnival Is Over and Georgy Girl.

“With the evident joy that music brings to these five performers, it is impossible not to be swept up for the ride.”
Glam Adelaide

Date: Tuesday 7 August.
Time: 11am
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances

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Super Amazing Giant Girl

Super Amazing Giant Girl

Direct from SOLD OUT shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Castlemaine, this hilarious parable of strength, fragility and triumph, explores the challenges of fitting in when you’re a Super Amazing Giant!

Action packed and interactive, this theatre show for kids combines thrilling circus, absurd comedy and ingenious physical theatre.

Featuring hula-hoops, roller skates, bananas and really awesome dancing. This is the show for all your little strongwomen and men, including a surprise guest star and a spectacular soundtrack even big kids will enjoy.

“Truly wonderful, engaging the audience with masterful skill, wit and charm.”

Original Songs by Sarah Ward

Date: Thursday 27 September.
Time: 11am - 11:45am.
Tickets: Adult $15, Child $12, Family (4 People) $45.
For Ages: 4 years and over.

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We’ve Only Just Begun – The Music of The Carpenters

The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, songs that captivated not one by three generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Music of the Carpenters celebrates the legendary and distinct music style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time.

Musical theatre star Angela Lumicisi is spellbinding as she follows Karen Carpenter’s transformation from a little girl behind a drum kit to one of the brightest stars of the ‘70s.

Featuring hits such as (They Long to Be) Close to You, Top of the World, Sweet Sweet Smile, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Superstar, and We’ve Only Just Begun.

If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, if you long to hear it live again, if you love great singing and lush melodies, this show if for you.

“Angela Lumicisi brings the seventies memories flooding back brilliantly.”
Spirit Radio Network W.A.

Date: Tuesday 9 October.
Time: 11am.
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16.
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval.
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances.

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Christmas with Karen Knowles

Karen Knowles has established herself as one of Australia’s favourite singers. Well known for her Carols and Christmas repertoire, Karen will perform with her musical director David Cameron accompanying her on piano and guitar.

Starting her performance career on Young Talent Time, Karen moved into recording and became the highest selling Australian female recording artists for two consecutive years. Her hits include Why Won’t You Explain, You are the Reason, Loves us All, By Request and Moonglow.

Join Karen for a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and your favourite Christmas songs as her music moves you into the true spirit of Christmas.

“Talent is timeless…Singer Karen Knowles used Young Talent Time as a platform for a thriving solo career”
Tim Hunter, The Age

Date: Tuesday 27 November.
Time: 11am.
Tickets: Adult $20, Concession $18, Groups 6+ $16.
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval.
Drinks: Complimentary tea and coffee available prior to the performances.

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Knox: Amplified 2018

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If you love playing and learning music, singing or performing, then Knox: Amplified is the one for you!
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KCAC Venue Hire

The Knox Community Arts Centre is available for hire for:

  • Theatre
  • Seminars
  • Meetings
  • Training
  • Dance concerts
  • Gallery
  • Arts development

The venue incorporates three separate hire areas that include a supper room which is connected to a commercial kitchen, a performance auditorium with stage and tiered seating for 172 or flat seating for 120.

Please call the Centre for more information or see our hiring Knox Community Arts Centre page.

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