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Knox Community Arts Centre

If you're looking for a few laughs or some quality music and drama, then the Knox Community Arts Centre has the show for you.

Download the KCAC brochure for Season 1 February - June 2015 at the bottom of this page or view our show details below.

Where is the Knox Community Arts Centre located?

Corner Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Road, Bayswater VIC 3153
t: (03) 9729 7287
w: www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix
e: knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au
f: facebook.com/knoxcac


Nichaud Fitzgibbon & The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band

Nichaud Fitzgibon


Saturday 27 June
8pm
All tickets $25

Nichaud Fitzgibbon is one of Australia’s favourite jazz entertainers and is regarded as Australia’s premier jazz stylist.
She has been gracing us with her distinctive smouldering ways for years, she entrances audiences with her beautiful smoky vocal quality and her natural sense of swing. She can rustle a boisterous Latin feel at whim and then melt you with her restraint. Nichaud has made a trademark with her chameleon ways. She has performed for many prestigious events over the years.

Born into the talented Fitzgibbon family, her musical pedigree spans three generations of famous jazz entertainers, specialising in the Great American Popular Songbook and Jazz favourites of the ’20s & ’30s. She is renowned for her ability to move you with her exquisite interpretations of ballads, her beautiful treatment of Brazilian Bossa Nova and her raunchy hot blues. Her vocal quality is sultry and warm. Her signature style is sassy and tinged with honey. She’s a natural, charismatic performer who has been delighting Australian and international audiences for years. Nichaud swings, she moves and she always grooves. She will be joined by the incredible Daryl McKenzie Jazz Band for a wonderful evening not to be missed.

‘Talk about beautiful music, talk about versatility, talk about feisty elegance and you are talking about Nichaud Fitzgibbon.... Melbourne is one of the great cities and Nichaud is one of its treasures’. Kenny Weir Sunday/Herald Sun

‘The Fitzgibbon Family has enriched Australian musical life and entertainment for at least three generations and they
are still making great music today.’ Barry Humphries

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Tea and Classics Series

Knox Arts Tea and Classics

Presented by Inventi Ensemble
Tea and Classics Series
Tuesday 16 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October & 17 November
10:30-11:30am
All tickets $10
(including a scrumptious morning tea)

Two of Australia’s finest soloists, Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute) join forces as the Artistic Directors of Inventi Ensemble. A dynamic group with a flexible roster of musicians devoted to performing the finest music of all ages – re-invigorating the classics of the master composers of the past, performing and collaborating with outstanding musicians, artists, dancers and the latest technology.

Inventi Ensemble is an integral part of the cultural life in our Knox region. In 2015 Inventi received an Australia Council Presentation and Promotion grant to continue their program of high-quality classical music in the outer eastern suburbs.

Bookings: 0435 495 493
wwwinventiensemble.com
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Luigi Zucchini

Luigi Zucchini

Thursday 2 July
11am & 1:30pm
All tickets $10

Luigi is a wizard in the art of children’s theatre and entertainment. He will have you captivated, entranced and wondering whether to believe your eyes. Luigi Zucchini performs magic with an Italian flavour, mixed with circus tricks, live animals, juggling, escapes, balloonology and fire! Throw in a dash of comedy and suddenly you have an entertaining visual feast for all ages.

Luigi Zucchini has the rare ability to harness the energy of a room full of eager kids, as well as keeping parents highly amused. Packed with tricks, jokes and stunts this show is solid entertainment from the get-go.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Suits 2 battle of the boys

Suits II

SLAMS presents
Suits 2 the battle of the boys
Friday 7 & Saturday 8 August 8pm
Thursday 13 Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August 8pm
All tickets $25

Boy bands are back in this hilarious SLAMS production of Suits 2 the battle of the boys. Our two charismatic hosts pose the question: Who’s the best? Join the musical ride as the bands battle it out for the top position.

Without doubt, this will be an entertaining night of comedy and song in what is essentially a stand-off between four rival singing groups. Performing in a variety of styles from motown to pop opera, to R&B and rock, the audience will hold the power to ultimately decide who wins!

Bookings: 9720 3205
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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Saturday 25 July
8pm
All tickets $25

Prepare yourself to be taken on a journey this winter with Steven Zammit and his four piece band as they perform classics of the Yuletide season. Steve will grace the stage for an evening with Jack Frost, mistletoe and reindeer as we celebrate Christmas in July in the way it was always intended – with the cinnamon vocals of Australia’s only authentic crooner.

Performing well known classics in a whole new light, the evening will warm you through a diverse catalogue including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

Steve Zammit is one of Australia’s most enduring musicians, famed for his perennial involvement in the highly successful and long running national television program Young Talent Time. Steve has a unique combination of charisma and virtuosity which commands attention when on the stage.

Don’t miss this rare chance to see Australia’s most remarkable crooner performing the music that he loves this Christmas in July.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Thank You For The Music

East City Sound

Presented by East City Sound

Thursday 10 September

Matinee 2pm. Tickets $10 (afternoon tea included)
Evening show 7:30pm. Tickets $20 (refreshments available)

East City Sound is a dynamic chorus of women dedicated to singing four-part acappella in the barbershop style. Led by the extremely talented musical director, Robyn Westwood the group caters to a range of musical tastes including modern, traditional, jazz and gospel. This show comes complete with colourful costumes, lively choreography and promises to be musical and visual entertainment of the highest quality.


For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Kojo and the Ananse Tales

Asanti

Wednesday 23 September
11am
Thursday 24 September
11am

All tickets $10

Kojo Ananse is always doing the wrong thing. He has a reputation for cheating, lying and stealing to get what he wants. He is lazy and tricksome, can you help him change his ways?

This amazing dance show is an all-new, purpose built show for kids. Drawing on traditional African folklore, Kojo and the Ananse Tales fuses storytelling, slapstick comedy, dance, music and acrobatics to tell the colourful story of Kojo Ananse. It is fun, fast paced and loaded with dynamic energy.

Asanti Dance theatre are Australia’s leading African Dance Company and the current ‘Artist in Residence’ at Knox Community Arts Centre. Specialising in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics the company display immense physical skill that will leave any audience speechless.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Fem Belling and the Daryl McKenzie Big Band

Fem

Presented by the Australian Jazz Museum

Saturday 26 September
8pm
All tickets $25

ARIA nominated jazz vocalist and violinist, Fem Belling has exploded onto the Melbourne Jazz Scene. With her exquisite, versatile voice and powerful stage presence, she lends authenticity, creativity and something special to jazz.

Born in South Africa to musical parents, Belling has performed with many of the jazz greats from South Africa, London (Ronnie Scotts) and Australia including Gregory Porter, Joe Ruberto, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, John Foreman, The Grand Wazoo, JMQ, Rory Clarke, George Washingmachine and she can be seen in Melbourne's top music venues.

Belling earned a ‘Best Leading Actress’ Green Room Nomination for her role in Genesis to Broadway and recently played Liza Minnelli opposite Todd McKenney in The Boy From Oz.

Her show here at Knox will demonstrate the influence of artists such as Rachelle Ferrel, Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn and Manhattan Transfer.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Presented by PROMAC Productions

Tuesday 29 September
11am & 1:30pm
$19 Adult $15 Child/concession
All tickets $15 when booking online

Show length – 60mins (Ages 3-13)

The September school holidays are full of fun & magic with PROMAC production’s musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. If you loved Goldilocks and Cinderella then this is the show for you. Starring Jon Bode as the Jester and Michelle Fitzmaurice as the Fairy Godmother, this performance will bring the much loved classic storyline into a modern day context, complete with great songs and comedy for all ages.

Sleeping Beauty is an accessible show for boys and girls, complete with fun characters such as comic kings and dukes, gruesome ghouls, forest animals, and keep your eyes peeled for the ‘footy fairy’!

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Bayswater Community Arts Festival

Yarn bomb

Saturday 10 October 10am-2pm
Free Event

In October 2015 the Knox Community Arts Centre will host the re-launched Bayswater Community Arts Festival. This event is jam-packed with loads of free activities, entertainment, competitions and market stalls for the whole family to enjoy.

The Bayswater Community Art Festival is run by a dedicated steering committee who aims to strengthen our community by connecting local organisations, traders, schools and residents. This year’s festival promises to be even more accessible, visible and brighter for the enjoyment of our Bayswater community.

Events Include
Art & Photography competition
Face Painting
Storytelling
Free cafe & Devonshire Tea
Rotary BBQ
CFA
Community Stage
Market Stalls
Live Entertainment

For more information contact Toni Nelson: 0412 217 049

The Floorshow by Geoff Paine

Floorshow

Presented by 6PAC

Friday 16 October 8pm
All tickets $25

All the best shows involve singing, dancing and upstaging and The Floorshow is no different – apart from the fact that the audience gets in on the act!

After laughing your way through Dame Helen Highwater’s (Genevieve Morris) and Chad Bradley’s (Geoff Paine) step-by-step guide to the makings of a hit show (including choreography for beginners and the darkest art of all, upstaging) the audience pitch their show ideas to the Dame and the Chad. Yes, it’s a little piece of West End royalty meets Broadway hack. The winning pitch, as voted by the audience, will be performed then and there, in a hilarious impromptu grand finale.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Five Guys Named Moe

five guys named moe

Presented by SLAMS
A ‘Movember’ charity event
Friday 13 November 8pm
Saturday 14 November 8pm
Tickets $25 Adult $15 Child/concession

SLAMS are back in town with their hit production, Five Guys Named Moe. With a brand new look, this show will be bigger, bolder and badder than before, re-imagining classics like ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ and ‘Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby’.

Come and bop the night away with Eat Moe, No Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Big Moe and Little Moe, as big band meets boy band in this dynamic, dazzling musical revue.

All proceeds from this show will go to the Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.

Bookings: 9720 3205
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Gallery20Twenty

Gallery 20Twenty

The Gallery20Twenty at the Knox Community Arts Centre invites emerging artists to showcase their work, including paintings and drawings in all media and photographic work, as well as sculptural pieces. The gallery provides our local people in and around the City of Knox with exposure to a variety of traditional and contemporary works of art.

Objectives of Gallery20TWENTY

The objectives of the exhibition space are to:

Tango Noir

Tango Noir

Presented by Ruth Roshan

Saturday 21 November 8pm
All tickets $25 (table seating)

Book a group of 8 and receive 2 tickets free

Ruth Roshan & her quintet Tango Noir are an exceptional group of musicians dedicated to live melodic tango-inspired music. Their 2015 album ‘Stories of Love and Regret’ was influenced by European tango and waltz, evoking the atmosphere of a 1930’s French Salon. Tango Noir’s music combines lush arrangements with Ruth’s bittersweet lyrics to create music which is elegant and beautiful, new and nostalgic all at the same time.

Ruth Roshan started her musical career as a classical mandolinist. At the age of 23 she was introduced to live Argentinean Tango music, and has been hooked ever since. Roshan has arranged and performed classic pieces by Astor Piazzolla, contemporary tango adaptations of Leonard Cohen and Macy Gray, plus her own original compositions for the genre.

For bookings or enquiries please contact the Box Office on 9729 7287 or book online at www.knox.vic.gov.au/theatretix

Artists In Residence - Asanti Dance Theatre

Appiah Annan Contemporary Dance Practitioner

Dance and Drumming Classes - Let your inner rhythm shine!

Monday Nights at Knox Community Arts Centre (commencing Monday June 1, 2015)

5:30-6:30pm African drum & dance for kids
6:30-7:30 African dance for adults
7:30-8:30 African drumming for adults

Kids classes $10
Adult classes $15 or $25 for both

Bookings 97381485 or info@asantidancetheatre.com

Asanti Dance Theatre are Australia’s leading African dance company and Knox Community Arts Centre artists in residence. The group specialises in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics. Directed by Appiah Annan (Sidney Myer Creative fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician), the company has been working extensively in Melbourne over the past seven years.

Kids Drum and Dance Combo: Drum, dance, sing and play with Asanti Dance Theatre! Learn to play West African drums, share rhythms and move and groove to the beat of the drum. Classes are energetic, exciting and inspire creativity and expression. Catering for ages 5 to 12.

Adult Drum Workshops: Learn the foundations of West African Drumming with master drummers from Asanti Dance Theatre. Build on simple rhythms and techniques to create exciting and complex patterns. The experienced musicians will have you making music in no time! There workshops are fantastic for clearing your mind after a hard day at work and strengthening mental and physical well being. Class cater for beginners to advanced.

Adult Dance Workshops: Join our experienced facilitators as they guide you through some of the traditional dance moves of West Africa. Whether you have danced before, or have 2 left feet, you can be sure that Asanti Dance Theatre will have you moving and grooving in no time! Accompanied by live music, these workshops will leave you inspired, invigorated and with some new dance moves to try on the dance floor.

For more information, please visit www.asantidancetheatre.com

  • Provide an accessible space for individuals and groups to hold small exhibitions.
  • Encourage the presentation of artworks which are of interest to Gallery 20TWENTY and Knox Community Arts Centre theatre patrons and visitors as well as the wider Knox community.
  • Encourage and support the continuing development of a sense of community through an ongoing program of community events, programs and activities.

Gallery20TWENTY Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm (or by appointment)
  • Saturday and Sunday - as per Centre’s scheduled Theatre Program

Hire of Gallery20TWENTY

  • The space is available for hire for a fee of $600 plus GST (or if otherwise negotiated).
  • Standard hire of the space is for a 6-week period inclusive of setup and dismantling time.

For more information, please contact the curator of Gallery20Twenty, Angie Malley - angemalley@gmail.com

6PAC

6pac

6PAC is a Knox City Council initiative which has significantly increased the quality and quantity of professional theatre and performing arts touring to outer suburban Melbourne and regional Victoria. The aim of 6PAC is to tour a high standard of affordable performing arts product to a network of similar sized venues and promote the depth of talent that Victoria has to offer its arts communities. More information about 6PAC.

Turntable Disco

A monthly event for people of all abilities aged 18 years and over.
Held at the Bayswater Youth Hall on the second Friday of the month.
More information about Turntable Disco.

The Knox Community Arts Centre offers everyone:

  • Quality on a shoestring - we select shows that we think you will really love
  • Affordable ticket prices
  • Intimate theatre experience
  • Warm, comfortable and welcoming environment
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ample free carparking
  • Licensed bar for every show
  • Door prizes and promotions
  • Easy accessibility

Why would you go anywhere else?

So book some tickets, get down early and enjoy a glass of wine and catch up with good friends before the show.

There’s always more at KCAC – the ultimate, intimate theatre experience at the “Paris End” of Bayswater.

Have you joined our database yet?

Become part of the KCAC family and stay in touch with us so you are informed of:

  • Upcoming shows and events
  • Early bird specials
  • Premiers
  • e-Competitions
  • Database/Facebook promotions

If you would like to be kept up to date, please LIKE us at www.facebook.com/knoxcac or join our database by emailing your details to knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au

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 Arts Centre page.

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