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  COPACC is the Colac Otway Shire's home of the performing and visual arts.

Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC) embraces the skills, arts, beliefs, traditions and aspirations of our community, catering for the performing arts, films and exhibitions.
Located on the corner of Rae and Gellibrand Streets, Colac.

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Bach by Candlelight
Date: Saturday July 19, 2014
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Adult & Concession $30 / Students $20
Bookings: 5232 2077

Bach by Candlelight presents the first and third solo Cello Suites of JS Bach in a recital lit exclusively by a single candle placed at the foot of the cello.

After many years of regional touring with Melbourne Piano Trio, Chris Howlett devised this show as a uniquely intimate experience for the audience, which verges on the surreal. Sensory deprivation in visual terms meets sensory overload in terms of aural perfection.

A crucial element of the audience’s personal connection with the performance is the “insider’s track” between the suites. Howlett explores, with the audience, the inner workings of the music from both a technical, historical and performancepractice perspective.

Chris who performs on a Thomas Kennedy English Cello, made in 1820, is a graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music and has spent extended periods of study in Vienna with Howard Penny, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and in London with Richard Lester, Florestan Trio and London Haydn Quartet. As a chamber musician he holds one of the busiest schedules in Melbourne performing regularly more than 40 recitals per year around Australia and Europe.
CHris - Bach in the Dark
Pete the Sheep
Date: Wednesday July 24, 2014
Time: 10am and 1pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Suitability: Ages 3 - 9
Tickets: $20
Bokings: 5232 2077

Pete the Sheep is a brand-new 50 minute musical - it’s quirky and quintessentially Australian.

Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shagy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them, but not Shaun. His partner is Pete, a sheep-sheep. The other shearers in the shed are not happy with Shaun and his sheep-sheep.

Following rejection by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own shearing salon in town where they are inundated with woolly clients who delight in Shaun’s styling prowess.

This hilarious musical comedy, imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep, explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual, and will be a lasting tribute to honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working the flock!

From the award winning company that brought us The Bugalugs Bum Thief, Milli Jack and the Dancing Cat, and Emily Eyefinger.
pete the sheep new
The Bells of Braodway with Gina Hogan
Tickets: $17
Date: Friday July 25, 11am - FREE Morning Tea from 10am
Bookings: 5232 2077

Following her critically acclaimed show 'The Woman of the Sixtie's, Gina Hogan returns with her fabulous new one woman show The Belles of Broadway where she gives an insight into her journey through the world of professional theatre.

Gina sings her favourite songs from shows she has been in and others she loves, including Cats, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Mamma Mia and many more.

Come and enjoy the journey with a generous serving of musical theare, a dash of jazz and lashings of laughter.
Belles of Broadway 1
61 Circus Acts in 60 minutes
Wednesday September 3, 11am
Thursday September 4, 11am and
Friday September 6, 2014 11am and 8pm
Tickets: $20
Bookings: 5232 2077

This show is a world wide phenomenon.

Wherever Circa has taken its breathtaking, heart-stopping show, audiences have flocked to see the impossible happen.

Watch as intrepid acrobats battle the clock. Marvel at the astounding ways they bend, fly, juggle and balance. Be quick as the only thing faster than this show is its ticket sales.

Circa is Australia’s most innovative circus and 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes is its all-time favourite family show. Fast, furious fun for everyone. Set to upbeat music and featuring four multi-skilled performers, this is circus without the boring bits.

61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes has been performed in more than 26 regional performing arts centres across Australia – and they’re making a return visit to COPACC. They’ve played the Noosa Long Weekend, Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent,
and internationally at the Brighton Dome, Oxford Playhouse, PuSh Festival Vancouver, the Seattle International Children’s Festival and at Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre, Canada.

Be quick as the only thing faster than this show it its ticket sales.

CIrca 61
Date: Saturday September 6
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Adults $40 / Concession $35 / Student $24
Bookings: 5232 2077

In this exquisite cabaret of the senses, a diva melts into a rope, balloons and bubble wrap discover their artistic soul, while bodies twist and fly. Seven performers of unbelievable ability bend the very fabric of reality.

Sexy, funny and explosive, Circa returns with a breathless cocktail of new circus, cabaret and vaudeville with Wunderkammer. Control and abandon, skill and humour, lyricism and anarchy all meld into a sinuous fugue of profound beauty.

Circa is world-renowned for creating startling new ways to experience circus. Combining seemingly impossible physical feats with a poetic sensibility, its creations move, amaze and astonish.

From Brisbane comes a bold new vision of contemporary circus. A blending of bodies, light, sound and skills. A place where acrobatics and movement meld into a seamless whole.

Circa has toured to 28 countries across 6 continents since 2006. Critics have raved about its shows calling the work “stunning…exquisite..heart-stopping” and electrically charged”. Don’t miss their celebration of the human body at its extremes.
Roy Orbison and Del Shannon Together in Concert
Tickets: Adult $65 / Concession or Groups 8+ $60
Date: Friday November 14, 8pm
Bookings: 5232 2077

Come and relive the magic and the classic hits of two of the world’s greatest and most successful Rock n Roll Music Legends of all time.

2014 marks the magnificent milestone as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1964 single release of Roy Orbison’s iconic worldwide smash hit “Oh Pretty Woman”.

Internationally Renowned Artists Dean Bourne & Fallon will take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of Superstars Roy Orbison & Del Shannon as they perform hit after massive hit.

Dean Bourne has been described as having “The Spirit Of Roy Orbison” within him as he performs Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin For The Man, Running Scared and many many more.

Dean Bourne is the World’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today.

Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as – Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent and more.

Fallon is a highly regarded quality performer with a huge voice with a successful career performing in all major venues in Australia including International performances in the likes of Vienna's Hofburg Palace, The Rome Hilton and our own Sydney Opera House, the dynamic Fallon continues to mesmerize audiences all over the country.

Come and hear the magical hits of Del Shannon such as -Hats off to Larry, Handyman, Swiss maid, Black is Black, Little Town Flirt, Keep Searching (follow the sun), I go to Pieces, Needles and Pins, Hey Little Girl, Stranger in Town, So Long Baby, Runaround Sue, Walk Away. Runaway, Do You Wanna Dance and much much more.

Del Shannon was one of the handful of American Rock ‘n’ Rollers of the 1960s to survive the crashing tide of the British Invasion - Among the few were Elvis, Dion, Roy Orbison and Del Shannon - One of the best and most original rockers & pioneers of the early '60s, Del Shannon was also one of the least typical - His 1961 smash hit Runaway continues to have immortal influence on popular music today.

Roy Orbison & Del Shannon had a very strong admiration & respect for each other which culminated in a UK Tour in 1964 giving their audiences what they wanted to hear – all their massive hits together on one unforgettable night of Rock & Roll

Del and Roy

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