Justine Townes Earle plays the Capitol on Friday, February 15 at 8pm. This American blues and roots singer-songwriter and musician, son of alternative country artist Steve Earle, grew up in Nashville. He was in Australia last year at Bluesfest and was so popular that he is returning and touring across the country. And joining him on this trip for his first foray Down Under will be burgeoning Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis.
Kicking off Season 2013 is Animal Farm, one of the most controversial and studied political commentaries. It arrives in a brand new production combining physical theatre and storytelling. George Orwell’s simple yet intensely powerful fairy tale illustrates how greed and absolute power corrupts and, with devastating consequences, can change the course of history.
Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and under the principles of “Animalism” a better life free from human service is promised to all.
Guided by a simple set of rules and an unrelenting respect for authority, it is not long before the rules that promised freedom become the chains that bind the animals once again. Presented by Newcastle Permanent, it’s one not to miss. Saturday, February 16 at 8pm.
Jon English is back with his new show called Rock Revolution. If you love The Rock Show then this one is for you. Some of the artists covered are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bob Dylan, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Meatloaf and many more. This goes on sale to the general public tomorrow at 9am. Don’t miss out. It is sure to sell out. Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at 8pm.
Next up is Calendar Girls presented by Tamworth Dramatic Society. Based on a true story, a group of extraordinary women decide to pose nude for a calendar to raise money for the local hospital, where one of their husbands is being treated for leukaemia. Friendships and marriages are tested as this uplifting and tender story unfolds and finally the women achieve their goal. This “made in Tamworth” production opens on Friday, March 15 and runs to Sunday March 24.
The other Season 2013 show to look out for in March is The Old Fella & Benchmark, finalists from Australia’s Got Talent in 2011. The Old Fella (Rod Gregory), Australia’s funniest retired farmer has Australia in stitches with his true blue Aussie humour. He is enjoying a long run of sell-out shows right across Australia. Benchmark is the Australian seniors barbershop champion and through international competitions, is recognised as the best seniors quartet outside of the USA. They are also in hot demand and have Australia spellbound by their silky harmonies and commanding performances. Tamworth Town Hall, Sunday, March 17 at 7pm.
Also on sale now is Staff and Friends Recital presented by Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, an afternoon of fine entertainment presented by the conservatorium’s talented staff and their friends. Many of the performers have achieved national success in their chosen areas of performance.
The program will include solo and ensemble performances and cover a wide range of musical genres from classical to jazz. The 2012 recital was a huge success with everything from ukuleles to red trombones! Music comes in many colours and the 2013 recital is sure to be just as fun. Sunday, April 7 at 4pm.