David Helfgott, one of the brightest stars of Australian music, will be announced as a headline act in the BPACC Season 2015 to be launched on Sunday 7 December at 6pm.
Mr Helfgott will appear at BPACC in June 2015 to perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3. He has toured more than 37 countries to world acclaim, and his life was made famous in the 1996 Oscar-winning film Shine.
This year is the tenth theatre season presented by BPACC, and includes another household name, actor Noni Hazlehurst, who will attend the launch on Sunday, to promote her performance in July in “Mother,” a play written by Daniel Keene and directed by BPACC Artistic Director Matt Scholten.
Another special feature of the 2015 seasson is The Drums of Time, a play to be performed on ANZAC Day based on the letters, diaries and stories of Benalla’s WW! Soldiers and nurses along with the poetry of Owen, Sasson and Grenfell. The play is the result of a partnership between Matt Scholten and the Benalla and District ANZAC Commemoratives Partnership Project.
The season also includes contemporary drama, tribute band, rock ‘n roll performer Normie Rowe, physical theatre, family theatre, comedy, and afternoon performances and local theatre productions.
“The tenth anniversary is a significant milestone for BPACC and it is fitting that we are celebrating it with the launch of a theatre season of such high calibre,” said BPACC’s Artistic Director Matt Scholten.
“There is something for all tastes in the program, and there are also some new initiatives including the launch of our retro movies and digital theatre season.
“Local productions will also showcase our fine home-grown talent.”
Special highlights at Sunday’s official launch include the Rose City Rock n Roll Dancers, a performance of the Ode to Remembrance by Samuel Boys which will be featured in the Anzac Day tribute The Drums of Time, and the presentation of a special birthday cake by culinary artist Shane Greenman.
To book tickets to the Season Launch phone the Box Office on (03) 5762 5515 by Thursday 4 December.