Dear Arts and Entertainment Lover,

Welcome to our last program for 2022.

As part of this year’s Milbi Festival we will present one performance of the iconic Australian play The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler AM OBE – who celebrated his 101st birthday in May this year.

Our free community film program continues with the romantic comedy Queen Bees presented as part of Senior’s Week; followed by the deeply moving multicultural Australian film Here Out West; and for families during the school holidays, we have the Disney/Pixar musical blockbuster Encanto.

This year we also celebrate Christmas at the Moncrieff with some very special yuletide events including NOEL – A Christmas Concert, featuring some of Bundaberg’s most popular performers, and a screening of the beloved Christmas movie classic White Christmas.

Hope to see you soon at the Moncrieff.

Paul Dellit OAM
Manager, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Foyer Exhibition:
Chris Hurst
Australian abstract and modern artist

October - December
When: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm and one hour prior to public performances

Chris Hurst is an experienced painter with a passion for colour and mark making. Chris is largely a self-taught artist who has painted all through her life. She spent many years of her career painting in a naïve style, and achieved success obtaining gallery representation from Pages Gallery in Noosa and holding several solo exhibitions.

Hurst has also participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Queensland and has sold her artworks worldwide. Recently she has stepped away from her naïve style in search of a new and more fluid form of expression. The scope of Chris’s works will change across the duration of this exhibition.

chrishurst.com.au

Screening of Regenerating Australia

WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER
Tickets: Free
Time: 11am

Regenerating Australia is a short film based on a four-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.

Set on New Year’s Eve of December 2029, the film looks back at the decade ‘that could be’. A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community-focused economy.

Come along and understand what role you can have creating a greener, more vibrant, sustainable society and environment, with particular importance on encouraging others throughout the region to collectively work toward common goals.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER
Tickets: Adult: $49.00 | Concession: $45.00
U/25: $20.00 | Group 6+: $40.00
Time: 7.30pm
Event Information: 150 minutes with interval

A beautifully observed, humorous and poignant play, Ray Lawler’s much-loved tale of two Queensland cane cutters, who for 16 years have worked up north in the brutal sugar cane fields and then travel back to Melbourne to meet up with their barmaid girlfriends for five months of partying and romance. But this seventeenth summer will prove challenging for them all!

A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, followed by a national tour and hugely successful season in London’s West End, this new production of the iconic Australian classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is directed by award winning Denny Lawrence.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER
Tickets: Adult: $35.00 | Concession: $28.00 |
Child U/20: $20.00 | Group 6+: $26.00
Time: 7.30PM
Event Information: 75 minutes

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Connect Ensemble presents an evening concert packed with classical favourites from Prokofiev, the king of Russian ballet to Grieg’s tip-toeing masterpiece, In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Marvel as thirteen talented musicians from Queensland Symphony Orchestra showcase their talent and artistry performing much-loved favourites including a performance alongside Bundaberg Youth Orchestra.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform in Bundaberg.

Hamlet | Met Opera

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
Tickets: Adult: $28.00 | Concession: $24.00 |
Child U/18: $15.00 | Group 10+: $10.00
Time: 1pm
Event Information: 214 minutes with interval

With a reverent but mischievous take on the text and a superb cast led by tenor Allan Clayton, Australian Brett Dean’s contemporary masterpiece rises to the challenge set by Shakespeare’s great play.

This riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at The Met, with Australian Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. The words are all Shakespeare’s own, just in a different order.

Hamlet is sung in English with English subtitles. A screening of the broadcast from The Metropolitan Opera 2021-2022 Season in New York.

Here Out West
Free Community
Movie

WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER
Tickets: Free
Time: 10.30am
Event Information: 100 minutes | Rated M

Nancy visits her daughter in hospital who has just given birth. Tagging along is her 8-year-old Lebanese neighbour, Amirah. It is a bittersweet meeting for Nancy, as her new grandchild is about to be taken by the Department of Community Services.

Nancy makes the spontaneous decision to bolt from the hospital with the baby, using Amirah as her accomplice.

Across eight distinct yet interconnected stories, Nancy’s desperate flight sets off a chain of events that brings together complete strangers over the course of one dramatic day.

Guy Sebastian | T.R.U.T.H. On The East Side Tour

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER + SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER

Tickets: Premium $131 | A-Reserve $111
Time: 7.30pm
Event information: 120 minutes | no interval or support act

Following his sold out record breaking Arena T.R.U.T.H. Tour, Guy, together with his full band, are hitting the road again, bringing the show to those who may have missed out the first time around. T.R.U.T.H. ON THE EAST SIDE TOUR will hit regional towns along the east coast of Australia.

The tour will see the much-loved entertainer perform some of his most popular tracks including hit single Believer, ARIA Song of the year and 4x platinum mega-smash Choir, fight song Before I Go, the upbeat Love on Display and the mesmerising power anthem Standing With You. Fans will also be delighted by Guy’s biggest songs including Who’s That Girl and global hit Battle Scars.

The Wiggles | Holiday Party Big Show Tour

SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER

Tickets: All tix: $39.90 | Group 8+: $36.90 | Child 1+ YEARS: MUST HAVE A TICKET
Times: 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm
Event information: 60 minutes | no interval | ticket limit 8 per transaction

The Wiggles Holiday Party Big Show will get your hands clapping and tinsel-toes tapping! It’s time to sing and dance to your favourite Wiggles tunes both old and new with The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus and dancing reindeers!

Join the festivities with Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy, Simon, Evie, Caterina, John and Lucia as they sing and dance with you! And of course, it wouldn’t be a Wiggles Big Show without all of their Wiggly Friends too! Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn and Bok the hand puppet.

Don’t miss out on the magic and fun of The Wiggles Holiday Party Big Show! But you’d better be quick, tickets will sell like Hot Potatoes!

Encore Dance Concert

SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
Tickets: $40.00 | Concession $34.00 | U/14 $27.00
Time: 12.30pm + 6pm
Event Information: 165 minutes with interval | Rated G

Encore’s 2022 Dance Concert will take you on a journey into Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, from all your favourite characters to the cutest little tea cups dancing around the stage. You’ll meet The Flintstones, Ghostbusters and the most adorable Minnie Mouse dancers!

Our high-energy hip hop collaboration will have you grooving in your seats along with a little toe-tapping from the Devil Went Down to Georgia. Enjoy some of the best from Queen, and the contemporary creations are always a crowd favourite!

Don’t miss this wonderful production which is guaranteed to entertain the whole family.

White Christmas

FRIDAY 9 DECEMBERFRIDAY 9 DECEMBER
Tickets: $12.00
Time: 10.30am + 6.30pm
Event Information: 120 minutes | Rated G | Screening of the 1954 classic

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen), to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into General Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing.

So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle, a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business back in the black!
During the performance, Betty and Bob become engaged, and Judy and Phil decide to go through with their own engagement. As everyone sings White Christmas, a thick snowfall blankets Vermont, at last.

Encanto | Free School Holiday Film

WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER
Tickets: Free
Time: 10.30am
Event Information: 109 minutes | Rated PG | Ticket limits apply

Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal - every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

Encanto features original songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana).

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB

SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER
Tickets: $12.00 | VIP Experience $100
Time: VIP 3pm | GA 4pm
Event Information: 92 minutes | Rated G

This 2020 British Christmas biographical drama film is based on the non-fiction books A Gift from Bob and The Little Book of Bob by James Bowen, where a struggling street musician finds himself the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go toward purchasing a Sleepbus for Bundaberg to provide a safe place for those who may not have anywhere else to go.

Patrons attending the movie will also be encouraged to bring along non-perishable items to donate to the various Bundaberg charities to distribute to the homeless.
To learn more about sleepbus please visit: sleepbus.org

Noel | A Christmas Concert

Saturday 17 December
Tickets: Premium: $55.00 | includes a program | Adult: $45.00 | Concession: $35.00 | Child U/16: $25.00 | U/2 years: free on lap, no seat allocation
Time: 2pm + 7pm
Event Information: 120 minutes with interval

Join us to be entertained by an incredibly talented homegrown singers, musicians and performers performing a collection of Christmas favourites and traditional carols, as well as classic and contemporary showstoppers.

Proudly supported by Bundaberg Broadcasters.

Enjoy one of our delicious gourmet packs with your show.

Each pack includes a selection of cheese, crackers, dip, nuts and seasonal fruit.

Other delicious food and drink items are also available.

Must be pre-booked online, via phone or at the box office up to 48 hours prior to a show.