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January 2017
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January
January 11 @ 9:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

The moment you’ve all been waiting for….the most exciting indoor air-conditioned playground opens at the GECC these School Holidays!
The Centre will be bursting at the seams with an exciting fun time for those aged 12 years and under.

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February 2017
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February
February 18 @ 11:00 am - February 19 @ 6:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Gladstone, your claim to fame is here!

Calling performers of all ages – dancers, singers, musician, magicians, dance troupes, groups – Australia’s biggest regional national Talent Quest is here!

A Panel of Industry Judges flown into town, plus local judges will take performers through a round of Heats with the top 25 to make the Finals. Fast Track Talen Quest finalists from across Australia are on this year’s season of X Factor and The Voice!

Join us for the Final and be wowed by a surprise celebrity performance from a TV Talent Show! If you’re an audience member, bring signs of encouragement to cheer on your friends and family. WIN BIG!

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February
February 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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March 2017
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March
March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This incredible production brings the big company numbers from Les Miserable, Lion King, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Cabaret, Wicked as well as stunning solo and duet numbers from Phantom of the Opera, Rocky horror picture show, Chicago, Once, Evita, Singing in the Rain, Little Shop Of Horrors, Miss Saigon, and Cats to the stage.

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March
March 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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March
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Untapped is high-octane dance, music and comedy for the whole family. Direct from SELL-OUT performances on BROADWAYand WINNER of the 2016 BEST SHOW at the Adelaide Fringe Festival! Untapped promises everything and smashes it out of the ballpark!! The charismatic beatboxers and rocking band showcase a mix of Funk, Hip Hop, Flamenco, African and Jazz, paired with percussive a capella numbers showing the dancers amazing synchronicity. Don’t miss Untapped as it tours the Nation. ‘Untrammeled Energy’ New York Times ‘Awe-inspiring moves’…

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April 2017
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April
April 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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April
April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

The Easter Bunny is coming to town! He’s brought THOUSANDS of eggs and is waiting for us to find them at Gladstone’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt! Bring the kids and friends down on Sunday 16th of April for a great afternoon of family fun! Limited to 1200 children, this will be a fantastic event where children 12 yrs and under will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt and enjoy some fun on the giant…

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April
April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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May 2017
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May
May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Buckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

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May
May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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May
May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Charmaine Wilson is a world-renowned Australian medium, who has been consistently recognised for her skill and compassion since awakening to her gift in 1999. She was the winner of Channel Seven’s inaugural season of The One, and was also honoured as Queensland Psychic of the Year in 2008 and Australian Psychic of the Year for 2005.

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May
May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

21 – 28 May, 2017 Gladstone’s inaugural 2017 children’s festival is a unique festival just for kids aged 12 and under. Curated by the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, the 2017 Children’s Festival will aim to unite art and education magically in an exciting week- long program with a mix of both free and paid for events. The Festival aligns with under 8’s week and National Simultaneous Story Time. More info and full program click here http://gladecc.com.au/childrensfestival/

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May
May 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

GECC School’s Program 2017  Brave boys and girls are in for a wicked and wonderful time with this bubbling concoction, based on David Wood’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. When one little boy unwittingly stumbles into the annual meeting of witches, he hears their nasty plan to get rid of all the children in the world – by turning them into mice! It’s going to take smarts and sneakiness to stop them and not get squished in the process.…

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May
May 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar. One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family. Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including, ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue…

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May
May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Children learn about themselves and their world through play. From birth, children are developing at a massive rate, and play is one of the ways they can try out new ideas and learn about themselves and the world. Join Jay Laga’aia to learn how to support your child’s early learning and development as they learn and grow through play. TIME/DATE: Saturday 27th May at 2pm. TICKETS: FREE

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May
May 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Performance: Rhythm and rhymes today with Jay Laga’aia Come and join our Early Years ambassador and every under eight’s favourite uncle Jay Laga’aia for a moving and grooving, rhyming time as we celebrate the moments that make the early years count, the moments with you! The show will take children and their families on a journey of discovery about the wonders and benefits of the early years through singing, dancing and play. TIME/DATE: Sunday 28th May Show 1 – 9.30am Show…

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May
May 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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May
May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Gladstone instrumental music students will join with members of QSO to showcase the results of their GEM Initiative tutorials, workshops and ensemble rehearsals. The concert will feature members of combined secondary schools Concert Band, Symphonic Band and String Orchestra and the GEM Honours Choir featuring selected Gladstone primary students. Suitable for families of all ages DATE/TIME: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 7pm-8.30pm TICKETS: Free – bookings required (see below)

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June 2017
The Ultimate Eagles Experience
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June
June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a tribute show that delivers a captivating 2 hour live concert recreating the synonymous country rock sound of the Eagles.

Performing all the classic Eagles hits including ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Take It To The Limits’, Heartache Tonight’ and the legendary ‘Hotel California’, amongst many more with a mix of solo hits of members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and the late Glenn Frey.

Get set to be enthralled as the signature harmonies and musicianship of the Eagles are recreated to perfection. The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a concert performance not to be missed.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Gladstone
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June
June 15 - June 18
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

GECC presents Ian Flemming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  Gladstone’s 2017 Community Musical  Live onstage 15, 16,17 & 18 June 2017 The Community Musical is a biennial calendar highlight in the Gladstone region, presented by the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and Gladstone Regional Council in conjunction with the Gladstone community.  The musical connects our local community across the arts disciplines, and involves a local cast of up to 70 people; a local orchestra; professional production team; and management committee.  The production…

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June
June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

An Illusion and dance spectacular! Are you ready to witness the impossible, made possible? Master Illusionist Anthony Street will take you on a rollercoaster ride as you witness spectacular grand illusions, from levitations to baffling appearances. Be captivated by the skill and grace of the daring aerial artist that soars through the air, as well as a stellar cast of over 15 exciting performers. Eclipse will be the most spectacular family show of 2017. Don’t miss the biggest Illusion and…

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July 2017
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July
July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Cirque Africa is a 100% African cultural blockbuster production that amazes, enthrals and transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage performance.

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July
July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

The RocKwiz Gang are hitting the road in 2017 for our next national tour. Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom and joy of performing live with a cast of legends and up and coming young stars … join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up theatres all over Australia With RocKwiz Live! TWENTYSEVENTEEN. Enjoy your favourite segments … Who Can It Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, The Furious Five,…

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String Sessions
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July
July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

This Gala Concert is a showcase of the many hours of rehearsal undertaken by Gladstone Area state primary and high school students at our String Sessions’ Workshops. For the three days leading up to the String Sessions Gala Concert, students will be working with renowned string pedagogue and composer, Stephen Chin. Students at all levels, including those who have been learning sixth months to those who have been learning up to ten years, will perform varying styles of music. We…

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July
July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
GPC Marina Main Stage, Bryan Jordan Drive
Gladstone, Queensland 4680 Australia

Songs That Made Me will bring together some of Australia’s finest songstresses to discover and nurture local female talent in Mackay, Mount Isa and Gladstone. Designed to empower and support female singer-songwriters, the program involves a unique mentorship and performance experience for a small group of promising entrants alongside signature artists Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin. The program will kick off in June when the selected singer-songwriters from each region participate in a mentoring workshop in their hometown…

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July
July 21 - July 22
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Young Frankenstein, the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic, see’s Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherit a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his deranged genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. He now faces a dilemma – does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his lab assistant…

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August 2017
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August
August 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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Midsummer Promo
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August
August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Lovers, fairies and mischief conspire under moonlight in Shakespeare’s classic tale. The enchantment will spread far and wide when Melbourne City Ballet will tour A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Audiences across Australia will be treated to this Shakespearean classic, but as the saying goes the course of true love never did run smooth! Set to the inspiring music of Mendelssohn, the chaotic story of four young lovers, a vengeful king and meddling fairies will prove falling in love can make fools…

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August
August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That’s quality you can trust. *may contain traces of nuts Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps…

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August
August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Dance Kix is excited to host our 2nd annual showcase – The Magical Toyshop! The busy shopkeepers have had a tough time keeping their shop tidy and have noticed some strange things happening, could it be that the toys are coming to life? Join us to celebrate the delightful talents of our students and discover the secrets of the Magical Toyshop! DATE/TIME: Saturday 26 August From 3pm TICKETS: Adult: $10.00 Pensioner: $10.00 Child (4+): $5.00 Child (under 3): FREE Dance School…

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August
August 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Dance Kix is excited to host our 2nd annual showcase – The Magical Toyshop! The busy shopkeepers have had a tough time keeping their shop tidy and have noticed some strange things happening, could it be that the toys are coming to life? Join us to celebrate the delightful talents of our students and discover the secrets of the Magical Toyshop! DATE/TIME: Sunday August 27 From 10.30am  

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August
August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett invites you to a FREE morning tea featuring Boogie Bingo to celebrate Seniors Week 2017! If you think that you are in for the same old bingo game think again! More than bingo, it’s a show with entertainment and prize giveaways. On arrival you’ll be given your playing card and it’s eyes down ready to play the game. In Boogie Bingo numbers come to life with certain numbers cueing a style of dance or song.…

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August
August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT is the wonderful story of a family out for walk and on the lookout for a growling bear. They have to march through long swishy grass, wade through thick gloopy mud and even battle a snow storm before entering a big dark cave where maybe they will finally spot the glinty wet eyes of a slobbering, gigantic bear winking at them through the blackness. This 55 minute mini-musical captures the fun and frolics of…

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September 2017
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September
September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goondoon Street Library Square, 39 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, Queensland 4680 Australia

FREE EVENT at LIBRARY SQUARE! “…a world where the past is ever-present and music knows no borders. FOUR STARS” – The Courier Mail Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre presents Mzaza Children of the Road. Driven by French and Spanish roots, experience the exotic, dynamic and arresting live music of Europe by Mzaza. Through timeless melodies, Mzaza embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign. The musicianship of this dynamic group features an ensemble of expert musicians under…

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A night with Opera Q
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September
September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

Join Opera Queensland stars on an adventure through Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, and Don Giovanni balanced by lighter, popular pieces along with plenty of anecdotes, laughs, and good times. Come along to experience the wonder, magic and joy of opera at close range. Four of Queensland’s favourite artists – soprano Emily Burke, mezzo soprano Hayley Sugars, tenor Bradley Daley and baritone Shaun Brown – will take audiences on an adventure through some of opera’s most memorable scenes and solos. The performance will mix shining moments…

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2017 Symphony Under The Stars
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September
September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GPC Marina Main Stage, Bryan Jordan Drive
Gladstone, Queensland 4680 Australia

Free community concert presented by Gladstone Regional Council and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Be serenaded by the magical sounds of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra while surrounded by your family and friends at this FREE all-ages event. Bring along a picnic or select from the onsite food and beverage vendors. Date: Friday, 8 September 2017 Time: 7pm Where: GPC Marina Main Stage Sweet Night Music – Queensland Symphony Orchestra Conductor Daniel Kossov Flute Hayley Radke Soprano Morgan England-Jones Mozart Overture from Magic…

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September
September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia

There will be singing, music, drama and dancing at this Year’s 2017 Gladstone Central State School concert. Students from Prep to year Six will mesmerise the usually sold out audience with an evening of fun and frivolity. TIME/DATE: 6.30pm Thursday, September 14 TICKETS: $13pp

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September
September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW!! Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show.   Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell…

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September
September 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD 4680 Australia
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