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BPACC Be excited, be entertained with 2014 Theatre Season The Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC) celebrated 10 years of great entertainment with the launch of its 2014 Theatre Season this week.

The season includes a wide variety of theatre including a number of plays, music ranging from theatrical and classical styles to the Beatles, and offerings for the whole family including acrobatics and a musical production of Wombat Stew.

Matt Scholten, Head of Theatre Arts of GRADA (GOTAFE Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts) who programmed the season and said: “It is very exciting to bring this calibre and range of performers and shows to Benalla in 2014. There will be something for everyone in the 2014 season. The performing arts are certainly alive and well in Benalla with the best shows from around the country and some fine home grown talent.”

“We have a varied and wonderful selection of performances for all audiences: drama, physical theatre, musical performances, tribute shows, family and children's show, classical music and a wonderful Morning Music Program,” he said.

Acts programmed for 2014 include:

- Rubber Soul - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Australian tour.

- Controlled Falling Project, a circus spectacular featuring three acrobats.

- Wombat Stew, a musical theatre production featuring life-sized puppets.

- The Girls in Grey, a play which tells the story of three nurses who volunteer and serve on the western front during the First World War.

- The Morning Music program including Debra Byrne, and Melanie Parry’s‘Judy’ – The Judy Garland Story in Song

- David Hobson and Rachael Beck, two of Australia’s most popular performers, come together to perform a unique blend of classical, musical theatre and popular songs in their show Both Sides.

- GRADA (GOTAFE Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts) will present readings of Don's Party by David Williamson, Hotel Sorrento and on Our Selection and a full production of Romeo & Juliet.

- Local talent includes Benalla Theatre Company’s production of The Pajama Game and Let Us Entertain You's (LUEYs) showcase of David Williamson's Soulmates.

“We’ve had 10 years of great entertainment, stories, music and laughter,” said Benalla Rural City Council Mayor Cr Barbara Alexander. “With a $316,000 major refurbishment to come, including a $237,000 grant from the State Government, and with the support of all our sponsors, the future is looking great for BPACC. The best is yet to come!”

Community members who sign up as a member of BPACC for $30 can receive up to 20% off selected BPACC theatre show ticket prices, a priority booking period to secure the best seats in the house, and exclusive offers.

For more information on BPACC's 10th anniversary theatre season and to book tickets phone the Box Office on 5762 5515 Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm or visit www.bpacc.com.au.
 
GRADA students help launch the program
 

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