Wednesday 27 December 2023

Monday 11 December 2023

B# Big Band

 


Last Thursday l went to the Drum Theatre to see this band.

Wow, what a treat.


Can you see the way the stage is set up.  Drums, piano, up right bass brass and wood instruments. 

From the first beat of the drum until the last this band was fantastic. I love swing music and l love swing dancing. In fact, so much of this music is meant for dancing. And did l mention how much l love the trumpet and the trombone and the clarinet.

It really was a treat. 

If you would like to see this band, with the same singer, they are playing at Birds Basement on January 20 2024. It it well worth the ticket.

I saw them last year at the same venue and hopefully will see them next year too.


www.bsharpbigband.com.au

Friday 8 December 2023

B# Big Swing Band

What's On Theatres and Arts Centres 08/12










Frankston Arts Centre

Christmas with Lucy Durack 08/12 10.30 &11.50am

Tonight's the Nights: Hits of Rod Stewart & Olivia Newton-John 15/12 8pm

artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au

Kingston Arts Centre

Musical Melodies Shirley Burke Theatre 09/12 1 & 4.30pm

kingstonarts.com.au

The Round

Snow Queen & Moments in Time 10/12 12.00 & 6.30pm

Christmas with the Band 10/12 2pm

Christmas Actually 15/12 7.30pm 16/12 1pm

www.theround.com.au


Theatres

Fortyfive downstairs

The New Immproptu Quartet presents Sunday Summer Jazz 10/12 5pm

fortyfivedownstairs.com

The Butterfly Club

The Problem is The Ending 11/12 7pm

A Christmas Carol 11/12 8.30pm

Drawing Straws 12/12 7.30pm

thebutterflyclub.com

Regent Theatre

Moulin Rouge 20/08-04/02/24

marrinergroup.com.au

Southbank Theatre

A Very Jewish Christmas Carol 14/11-16/12

mtc.com.au

Athenaeum Theatre

A Musical Revolution - Elvis 29/19-31/12

Trey Kennedy - Grow Up 12/12 7pm

athenaeumtheatre.com.au

Forum

Alvays 12/12 7pm

forummelbourne.com.au

The Princess Theatre

Mamma Mia 04/10-10/12

www.marinergroup.com.au

Comedy Theatre

A Christmas Carol 12/11-7/01/24

www.marinergroup.com.au

The Drum Theatre - Dandenong

Our Beat at Springvale Community Hub 14/12 6pm

drum.greaterdandnong.vic.gov.au

Bunjil Place - Narre Warren

Marina Prior & David Hobson 08/12 7.30pm

Daytime Music Theatre: Santa Claus is coming to town 15/12 10.30

bunjilplace.com.au

Her Majesty's Theatre

Miss Saigon until 16/12

www.hmt.com.au

Wyndham Cultural Centre

Tis' the...... 12/12 10.30am

www.wyncc.com




Wednesday 6 December 2023

Books on Wednesday
















Talking books on a Wednesday. Treasure and Dirt and more, and l can't add up.




Monday 4 December 2023

Choirs


I have seen 2 choirs in the last 4 days.

It began on Thursday with the U3A Frankston Choir. This was their Christmas Concert and all they asked for was a gold coin. U3A, for those who don;t know, stands for University for the Third Age. That means that the singers where older but still so good. This is a mixed choir which means there were tenors, sopranos and everything in between.

There is something special about hearing all those voices sing as one. 




On Sunday l went to Mt Eliza to hear the Bel Canto Choir of Mt Eliza. This is female choir and, oh, what a treat. Do you see those windows? I sat watching cotton wool clouds drift across the sky while beautiful music washed over me.

Under the baton of Margaret Brown the choir soared as all the voices sang as one and it was beautiful.

Both Choirs performed in Uniting Churches and l think both had good acoustics that helped the music.

What a treat.

http://www.thebelcantochoirmteliza.com.au/
 

Friday 1 December 2023

2024 Suburban Arts

What's On 2024

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Bunjil Place


https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/


Drum Theatre


https://drum.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/


Frankston Arts Centre


artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au


Kingston Arts Centre


https://www.kingstonarts.com.au/whats-on


The Round


https://www.theround.com.au/


Wyndham Cultural Centre


https://www.wyncc.com.au/whats_on


It's December and the suburban Arts Centres have released their 2024 programs. Check out the websites. So many good shows coming next year.


At The Fishhouses - Elizabeth Bishop

Poetry on Wednesday