Bundaberg Regional Council acknowledges the traditional country of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai Peoples and recognise that this country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance.

We recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this country and the people on it.

Dear arts and entertainment lover,

Welcome to the April to June edition of your Moncrieff program.

There is certainly something for everyone coming up at the Moncrieff over the next few months.

We have a great line up of comedy on offer with ABC TV star and Tik Tok performer Jimmy Rees, the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, Dave O’Neil in his new show Overweight Lightweight and Isaac Butterfield.

Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra will travel to Bundaberg with a very special concert program. They will also conduct workshops with several local schools in the region and work with the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra.

Our cover features the fabulous Jess Mauboy who will present her sold out concert here in April to celebrate the release of her new album.

The acclaimed Monkey Baa Theatre Company return with another one of their family productions The Peasant Prince, the moving and inspirational story based on author Li Cunxin’s true life story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who became an international ballet star.

After the huge success of our retro screening of the movie Grease last year, and due to popular demand, we are screening the 80's cult film Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John.

To celebrate PRIDE Month we will screen the new award-winning LGBTQIA+ film All of Us Strangers.

For music lovers we have some firstclass performers paying tribute to such iconic bands as INXS, Pink Floyd and Bjorn Again with their ABBA Waterloo 50th Anniversary Tour.

We welcome back the very popular Robertson Brothers and another concert of musical theatre hits with performers from The World of Musicals.

I invite you to check out the Year Ahead Calendar in the middle of this program to see what else is coming up in 2024.

Paul Dellit OAM
Manager, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

Foyer Exhibition:
Photographic Group Inc.

The photography club has been in existence for over 50 years now and plays an important role in the lives of its members, providing a creative and social outlet for them, helping to grow their skills and participating in club, state and national competitions.

Every month we have a club competition where images are offered for critique by a qualified judge. Generally there is a set subject and an open section and the photos selected by the members for this exhibition represent the unique and diverse views the members bring to that competition.

The images showcase both local and international themes and locations and we are delighted to share with you our view of the world around us.

Angela Gregory
President Bundaberg Photographic Group Inc.

When: April - June
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (excluding public holidays) and one hour prior to public performances.

Image: “Still Life” by Glenys Prins.

Image: “Still Life” by Glenys Prins.

Robertson Brothers 60’s Variety TV Show 2024

Tickets: Adult $79.95 | Concession $74.95
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 150 minutes with interval

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2023, Australia’s new ‘Kings of Variety Television’ are back in 2024 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heartwarming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show!

Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960s.

Spellbound - A Night of
Magic and Grand Illusion

Tickets: Adult $79.95/$69.90 | Pensioner $74.90/$64.90
Children (U15) $69.90/$59.90 | Family (2A2C) $70/$60
Group 10+ $70/$60
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 105 minutes with interval
* All ticket categories include A & B reserve prices.
Please refer to: artsbundaberg.com.au

Get ready for a spectacular night of magic and grand illusion with one of Australia’s leading Illusionists, Anthony Street.

Witness levitations, impossible vanishes, mentalism and a death-defying escape as Anthony pushes the boundaries of reality and distorts your senses. With his unique and edgy style performing one of the oldest of art forms, Anthony will enthral and astonish you, and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Will you dare to believe your eyes?

Jessica Mauboy
Yours Forever Tour
presented By L’Oreal


Tickets: Premium $119.90 | A Reserve $99.90
B Reserve $79.90
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 150 minutes with interval

Immerse yourself in the heart of Australia with Jessica Mauboy’s Yours Forever Tour.

This homecoming tour from the ‘Australian Idol’ star turned ‘The Voice’ mentor is a celebration of her roots. Mauboy’s new album Yours Forever showcases her authentic powerhouse vocals and personal storytelling. The tour promises a journey through her classics and new hits, all performed with unmatched passion.

Trolls Band Together

Tickets: Free
Time: 10.30 am
Event Information: 91 minutes no interval

This holiday season, get ready for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-coloured family reunion like no other as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return for the new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise: Trolls Band Together.

The returning cast includes Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel as Bridget.

Brad Cox
Yarns and Yodels Tour

Tickets: $66.10
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 135 minutes with interval
Content warning: This show is all ages and we encourage the whole family to come. However, the promoter wishes to advise that some of the show's content may include course language, alcohol and drug references.

Inspired by the 50 or so sold-out solo shows Brad performed during lockdown, he will be taking to the theatre stage to perform beloved Coxy favourites, both new and old, and hopefully get a few laughs in the process.

Unlike the Brad Cox full band rock show, the Yarns and Yodels tour offers an intimate and up-close experience, showcasing Brad’s versatility as an artist, spanning from upbeat country pop to moving piano ballads.

Jimmy Rees

Tickets: VIP 1 Package $219.90 | VIP 2 Package $99.90
A Reserve: $79.90 | A Reserve Aisle: $89.90 SOLD OUT
Time: 6 pm
Event Information: 75 minutes no interval

Covering all corners of the country, Jimmy Rees is back to the stage, with his expansive regional tour!

This tour follows the incredible success of Jimmy’s recently completed Not That Kinda Viral tour. What started as a 12-date tour ended with 24-shows across Australia, with fans still wanting more! Proving Jimmy Rees is as in demand as ever, he’ll take to the stage across regional towns all over the country.

The World Of
Musicals In Concert

Tickets: Adults $79.90 | Concession $74.90 | Children (U15) $59.90 | Family (2A2C) $250 | Group 10+ $74.90
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 120 minutes with interval

The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes.

From the best of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables to Guys & Dolls and South Pacific and many, many more, the World of Musicals delivers a stirring musical concert theatre experience that will leave you spellbound – from the opening song to the final medley of classics.

Carmen | Met Opera

Tickets: Adults $28 | Concession $24 | 20 Years and under $15 | Group 10+ $10
Time: 1 pm
Event Information: 205 minutes with interval
Sung in French with English subtitles

A screening of the broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Season in New York.

The fiery depiction of a woman who craves love but stirs obsession and jealousy along the way is one of the most popular operas of all the time. Carmen attracts opera lovers and newcomers alike for familiar, sweeping melodies that are as irresistible as the title character herself, who has also become a defining female cultural figure.

Bjorn Again
The Waterloo
Anniversary Tour

Tickets: Adults $81.10 | Concession $76.10 | Student $76.10 | Group 6+ $76.10
Time: 8 pm
Event Information: 150 minutes with interval

Join Bjorn Again on their Waterloo Anniversary Tour in 2024, as they celebrate this iconic milestone, bringing the timeless magic of ABBA to fans all over the world.

Get ready to experience the ultimate ABBA tribute like never before. This electrifying tour will have you dancing in the aisles, singing your heart out, and reliving the magic of the one and only ABBA

Running In The
Shadows Of
Fleetwood Mac

Tickets: Adults $65 | Concession $55 | Children (U16) $45 | Group 10+ $55 | Children (U3) Free with no seat allocation
Time: 8 pm
Event Information: 155 minutes with interval

The internationally acclaimed Australian Fleetwood Mac Show Running In The Shadows pays homage to the superstar band covering the best of Fleetwood Mac’s career. Including the music of Peter Green, through to the Rumours album era, spanning up to Tango In The Night and even some of Stevie Nicks solo material, there is something for every Fleetwood Mac fan to enjoy. Audience members in the past have found it hard to believe they were not experiencing the real deal on stage.

The Tap Pack

Tickets: Premium $99.90 | A Reserve $79.90
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 80 minutes no interval

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End, at Sydney Opera House and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Bundaberg!

Picking up where The Rat Pack left off, The Tap Pack conjures up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the 50s through to the noughties! Featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr to Ed Sheeran, Michael Bublé and Beyoncé.

International Comedy
Festival Roadshow

Tickets: Adults $42 | Concession $38 | Children (U20) $20 | Group 6+ $35
Time: 7 pm
Event Information: 135 minutes with interval

Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia’s biggest and best comedy spectacular is delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy royalty alongside the freshest sensations from the Festival, all in one hilarious show that guarantees nationwide laughs.

The Rubens - Black Balloon Tour

Tickets: Adult $56.10 | Children (U18) $46.10 | Children (U2) Free
Time: 8 pm

To celebrate the release of their latest music, The Rubens head back out on the road for their Black Balloon QLD tour presented by Ripple Effect, WME & Ivy League.

Recent 2023 singles Good Mood & Pets & Drugs, featured on big end of year playlists and came in high on Triple J Hottest 200. Following on from their 2021 #1 ARIA-Charting fourth album 0202, which was nominated for the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP) and has had album tracks 'Live In Life' and 'Masterpiece' certified 4x Platinum and Platinum respectively in Australia, the band's anticipated 5th album is on the horizon. 


Tickets: $13
Time: 6.30 pm
Event Information: 96 minutes no interval

Join us for this cult classic 80s musical movie!

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, played by Australia’s Olivia Newton-John, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny Malone (Michael Beck), to
achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco nightclub called Xanadu! The film also stars Hollywood legend Gene Kelly in his final film role.

The Great Escaper

Tickets: Free
Time: 10.30 am
Event Information: 96 minutes no interval

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary.

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war.

Jaz & The Big Red
Dance Book

Tickets: Adult $38 | Concession $35 | Student $20
Time: 2 pm
Event Information: 55 minutes no interval

Meet Jaz (Jayden Grogan), an unsettled young man searching for answers to astronomical questions.

While cleaning and daydreaming he collides with a strange, mystical red artefact. On opening it a booming voice announces itself as Tralphamorax guardian of the Big Red Dance Book.

Featuring Bundaberg’s own Jayden Grogan.

Presented by OzFrank Dance.

Co-created by Jacqui Carroll and Jayden Grogan.

Echoes of Pink Floyd
- Signs of Life Tour

Tickets: Adult $79 | Concession $74 | Children (U18) $49
Time: 8 pm
Event Information: 150 minutes with interval

Arnold Lane Promotions is proud to present Echoes of Pink Floyd, a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Delicate Sound of Thunder Tour.

Echoes of Pink Floyd are Australia’s premier Pink Floyd tribute artists, having thrilled tens of thousands of Pink Floyd fans throughout the country since their inception in 2009.

Romeo et Juliette
Met Opera

Tickets: Adult $28 | Concession $24 | 20 Years and under $15 | Group 10+ $10
Time: 1 pm
Event Information: 180 minutes with interval
Sung in French with English subtitles

A screening of the broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 Season in New York.

Based on the timeless play by William Shakespeare, Gounod’s sumptuous operatic adaptation traces the universally known tragic story of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families.

Sweet As

Tickets: Free
Time: 6 pm
Event Information: 88 minutes no interval
Rated M – Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references

As part of National Reconciliation Week we are proud to present the highly acclaimed Australian film Sweet As (2022).

In remote Pilbara country in Western Australia, troubled 16 year old Indigenous girl, Murra (Shantae Barnes-Cowan), finds herself abandoned after an explosive incident with her addict mother. On the cusp of being lost in the child protection system, an unusual lifeline is thrown her way by her uncle Ian, the local cop, in the form of a unique photo safari.

Camerata in Concert

Tickets: Adult $42 | Concession $38 | 20 Years and under $20
Group 6+ $35
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 75 minutes no interval

Join Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of beloved and joyous classical music alongside a new Australian work in a performance that the whole family will enjoy!

Camerata in Concert will feature a 15-piece orchestra and a joyous program featuring works by the Italian Baroque violin virtuoso Locatelli, Dvorak’s radiant Serenade for Strings, and more, including a brand-new composition by Camerata’s 2024 Emerging Composer-in-Residence, Alexandra Mison. Camerata will also be joined for some encores by local performers and community musicians.

Performing without a conductor, the two-time Helpmann Award nominated ensemble has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance.

This tour is made possible with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Bundaberg Regional Council.

Dave O’Neil
Overweight Lightweight

Tickets: Adult $42 | Concession $38 | Child U20 $20 | Group 6+ $35
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 140 minutes with interval

Dave O’Neil may call himself a lightweight, but with over 30 years of experience, his cheeky brand of humour has made him one of Australia’s most-loved comedians. With years of breakfast radio on Nova, frequent appearances on Spicks and Specks and a reputation for taking any corporate gig he is offered, it takes a lot to throw this comedian off his game!

Dave will be joined by his friend and regular on The Debrief podcast, Brad Oakes for what will be a night of laughs with two of Australia’s longest working comedians.

The Australian INXS
Show 2024

Tickets: Adult $69 | Concession $59 | Student $55
25 Years and under $40 | Group 10+ $50
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 130 minutes no interval

Fronted by the incredible Dellacoma Rio, whose uncanny portrayal of Michael Hutchence has captivated audiences worldwide, this authentic six-piece band will take you on a journey through all the classic INXS hits that have made them a household name for decades.

Flying across the globe as the only internationally touring INXS theatre experience this breathtaking ‘Australian Made’ rock show is unlike anything you’ve seen before!

All of Us Strangers

Tickets: $13
Time: 6.30 pm
Event Information: 105 minutes no interval
Rated MA15+

To celebrate Pride Month this year, we are presenting a special screening of the award-winning British romantic fantasy film All Of Us Strangers, one of the most talked about movies of 2024.

Haunting, heart-wrenching, and one of the best films of the year. One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam has a chance encounter with mysterious neighbour Harry, which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life.

La Forze del Destino
Met Opera

Tickets: Adult $28 | Concession $24 | 20 Years and under $15 |
Group 10+ $10
Time: 1 pm
Event Information: 245 minutes with interval
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mariusz Treliński’s new staging, which sets the grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendettas, and family strife in a contemporary world and makes extensive use of the Met’s turntable to represent the unstoppable advance of destiny that drives the opera’s chain of calamitous events.

The staging not only marks the company’s first new production of the work in nearly 30 years but also the first time that Live in HD audiences can experience Verdi’s gripping tragedy.

Get Rhythm
The Johnny Cash &
June Carter Show

Tickets: Adult $62 | Concession $58 | Group 4+ $55 | Children (U17) $45
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 130 minutes with interval

Feel the energy, hear the hits and sing along with Get Rhythm! Australia’s most authentic Johnny Cash and June Carter Shows. They will leave you uplifted and energised.

Lead by real life married couple, Mark and Joanne Caligiuri. Mark and Joanne started performing as country music’s most famous couple 15 years ago and have gained a lot of attention for their close resemblance and vocals to Johnny Cash and June Carter.

The Peasant Prince

Tickets: Adult $39 | Concession $35 | 20 Years and under $20 |
Group 6+ $35 | School groups $15 per student
Time: 12.30 pm
Event Information: 65 minutes no interval

Monkey Baa is thrilled to announce the return of this award-winning production.

The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince is an extraordinary production of a remarkable story – of a peasant boy turned dance giant. It will inspire and enthral young audiences.

The Peasant Prince tells the remarkable true story of a 10 year old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

Swan Lake

Tickets: Adult $61.10 | Pensioner $52.40 | Children (U12) $52.40 |
Children (U2) free with no seat allocation
Time: 7 pm
Event Information: 110 minutes with interval

Experience the timeless enchantment of Swan Lake, a ballet masterpiece that has captivated audiences for generations. Immerse yourself in a world of beauty, passion, and intrigue as the grace and elegance of the dancers bring the story to life on stage.

Swan Lake tells the tale of Odette, a princess trapped in the form of a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. Witness her plight as she yearns for freedom and true love. Feel the intensity as Prince Siegfried falls deeply in love with Odette, striving to break the spell binding her to the lake.

A Taste of Ireland

Tickets: Adult $79.90 | Concession $74.90 | Student $74.90 |
Children (U13) $69.90
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 110 minutes with interval

Laugh, cry and jig into the night with this Irish music and dance sensation that has entertained thousands.

A Taste of Ireland has merged cultural traditions, modern flair, and craic galore to deliver a performance that has brought the house down night after night. This season, join an acclaimed cast of champion Irish dancers, dazzling musicians, and a contemporary vocalist, as they blend Irish charm with mind-blowing talents to present an unforgettable night of entertainment.

Queen Forever
A Night at the Theatre

Tickets: All tickets $75
Time: 7.30 pm
Event Information: 140 minutes with intervali

The Queen Forever – A Night at the Theatre show is led by the exceptional Gareth Hill as Freddie Mercury, offers a portrayal that is not only accurate but also infused with humour and charisma. Hill is celebrated as the most entertaining Freddie Mercury impersonator in the world. Scott Bastian, as Sir Brian May, showcases his deep understanding of the guitar legend's style. Brad Hodgkinson captures the essence of Roger Taylor, both on drums and in spirit, while Darryn McLaughlin as John Deacon, and Danny Oakhill as the unofficial fifth member, Spike Edney, complete this stellar lineup with their superb musicianship.

This interactive and theatrical performance is an energetic journey through Queen's greatest hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", and "Another One Bites The Dust". The band also explores some of Queen's lesser-known gems, offering a unique experience for dedicated fans. The setlist spans the entire spectrum of Queen's music, from their glam rock origins to the anthemic hits of their later years.

 The state-of-the-art stage production, complete with era-specific costumes and lighting, will transport audiences through the different phases of Queen's career. This event is not just a concert; it's a celebration of Queen's musical legacy, set against the backdrop of Bundaberg's rich heritage and natural beauty.

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.

Did you know you can also hold your special event at the Moncrieff? Catering from $30 per head. Find out more by contacting the team on 07 4130 4100.

Your visit.

Moncrieff box office
The Box Office is located at 177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg and is open 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday (excl. public holidays) and an hour before show times for walk-up sales only – telephones are not manned during this time. For tickets sales, purchase in person at the box office or call 07 4130 4100 during open hours or purchase online at artsbundaberg.com.au

Patrons should have their printed or digital copy of tickets ready to present to an usher prior to entering the auditorium.

Unauthorised ticket sellers
If you buy tickets from an unauthorised seller (e.g. Viagogo, Gumtree, ebay), you risk losing your money and your chance to see your favourite performer. You may be buying a forged/fake ticket, or the scammer may be selling the same ticket multiple times. The end result is that you may lose your money and may be refused entry to the performance. We have no obligation to honour unauthorised tickets. The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, its website, What’s On Bundaberg and ticketing provider TicketSearch, are the only authorised ticket sellers for events at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. If you are uncertain when buying tickets online, contact the box office on 07 4130 4100.

Ticket refund and exchanges
Refunds or exchanges are not permitted as per the terms and conditions of purchase. To read more search ‘refund’ on artsbundaberg.com.au

A perfect gift
Gift vouchers may be purchased online here, over the phone or in person at the
box office.

Seating plan
You can find the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre seating plan here.

Children at Moncrieff performances
At events where specified, children two years and under are welcome to sit on the lap of a paying patron, free of charge. Booster seats are available.

Venue hire
Email: moncrieff@bundaberg.qld.gov.au or call 07 4130 4100.

Food + beverage services
The candy bar and licensed bar are open one hour prior to performances, and during interval at selected events. Gourmet food packs are available for pre-order when purchasing your tickets (must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to the show).

Access for all
We ensure access for all patrons with side-lane access and removable access seating. A hearing loop is installed in the venue auditorium. If you require accessible seating, please contact the box office on 07 4130 4100.

Free, long-term parking is available after 5 pm. More information on free, all-day parking is available at artsbundaberg.com.au.

Covid safety
The venue operates under the Queensland Government COVID Regulations, Checklist and Guidelines, as relevant.

The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre does not provide refunds after a purchase has been confirmed, except as outlined in the Terms and Conditions, or if required by law. Changes to personal circumstances, inability to attend the event or change of mind, do not constitute grounds for a refund.

This is in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Australia, which you agree to when purchasing tickets. To read more, search ‘refund’ on artsbundaberg.com.au

All bookings incur a $2.80 transaction fee.

Arts Bundaberg
You will find a host of information about the arts in Bundaberg at: artsbundaberg.com.au.

This includes information about Bundaberg Regional Council’s Galleries (Bundaberg and Childers) and Libraries (Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin, Woodgate) and any number of activities on offer for our community at those venues.

What’s On
To find a comprehensive list of activities happening in our region, visit:

Tourism information
To find information about the many tourism opportunities, accommodation and food in our region, visit the Bundaberg Visitor’s Centre adjacent to the Bundaberg Rum facility at 36 Avenue Street, East Bundaberg - bundabergregion.org

Venue Staff
Manager - Paul Dellit OAM
Senior Administration Officer - Donna Barnes
Administration Assistant - Amy Corrigan
Promotions & Engagement Officer - Kylie Lane
Box Office Administration Officer - Jett Murdoch
Senior Front of House Supervisor - Trevor Green
Technical Coordinator - David Hints
Technical Supervisor - Jessie Lovejoy
Trainee Technician - Trey Warren