Big names hit stage at Moncrieff Theatre

MY HUMBLE apologies, I briefly mentioned the Annual Mayoral Christmas Concert in my last column, but alas I got the dates wrong. The actual date is Sunday, December 15. Next week I will give you more details for this great event.

This year has certainly been one for big names in live shows at the Moncrieff, with popular top recording artists such as Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Reece Mastin, Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly taking centre stage. Wonderful shows such as the Russian National Ballet, Celtic Illusion, Rumour Has It, Peter Pan and Raymond Crowe were among 24 touring live shows to visit this year.

This does not include the events like the Sydney Travelling Film Festival, two simulcasts, the QCWA convention and a whole host of local productions by schools, community groups, local dance concerts and eisteddfods.

Best of all the artists thoroughly enjoyed their experience at the Moncrieff and were more than happy with the reception they received from enthusiastic audiences. Next year should also be big with a lot of inquiries for dates already being received.

With that being said, how busy is Bundaberg at the moment?

There is something for everyone all over Bundaberg.

The Moncrieff is in full swing at the moment.

The Moncrieff staff have been run off their feet with the large number of upcoming events.

This week coming we have The Ten Tenors live on stage on Friday November 22 at 7.30pm, tickets have walked out the door but at time of print there are still a few available.


On Saturday November 23 at 5.30pm a free screening of the Australian movie Red Dog (rated PG) - a great family movie.

This film is being screened courtesy of Bundaberg Regional Council's Events Department as part of the Bundaberg Centenary Celebrations.

Just turn up as there are not tickets for this event, we have 865 seats.

The fabulous Jessica Mauboy is live at the Moncrieff on Sunday November 24 at 7.30pm. Mauboy is not only a fabulous artist but a great role model for her generation.

Supporting Mauboy will be Nathaniel from last year's XFactor. This has all the makings of a great show for all ages.

Fame Theatre, a production company from Brisbane that does school performances every year, is once again performing at the Moncrieff on Tuesday, November 26, with sessions at 9.30am, 11.15am and finally at 12.45pm.

The shows vary each year and the general public are also welcome to attend. Please check availability prior to show.

On Wednesday, November 27 we have the exciting new Irish Dance Show Celtic Illusion at 8pm.

A unique blend of illusion and Irish dance, you will be instantly captivated with the first magical appearance of the lead dancer surrounded by the cast on a raised platform.

This feat sets the tone for the rest of the show - you should expect surprises at every twist and turn.

The stage comes alive as champion dancers effortlessly grace the stage, moving as one, creating thunderous rhythms that will leave you unable to sit still.

Gift vouchers can be a blessing in disguise for people who enjoy the arts in their many forms.

Cost is always a consideration for everyone and a Moncrieff gift voucher can help make difference between attending an event or missing it.

Our gift vouchers have a two-year shelf life and can be for any nominated amount starting at $10.

The vouchers can also be used for either cinema or live shows and yes, you can add cash to make up a larger amount.

So never underestimate the value of the humble gift voucher.

Forget the jocks and socks and go the arts!