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With an ongoing line-up of wonderful events including theatre, exhibitions and music, Chatswood Culture Bites is getting us all back out after years of restrictions for the thrill of live performance, thought-provoking art and the joy of music.

Here’s what’s coming up for Chatswood Culture Bites, so book now – and enjoy!

Whitney Orchestrated

Making a world premiere debut at Chatswood Culture Bites, Whitney Orchestrated celebrates the music, the magic and the life of American pop icon, Whitney Houston. The 95-minute production by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra takes audience members on a nostalgic journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know and The Greatest Love of All.

Performed by the star of The Voice, Masha Mnjoyan, expect soaring vocals and thumping beats to get you up and dancing. Masha earned a standing ovation after turning the chairs of all four judges during her blind audition on the reality TV show where she was coached by the inimitable Boy George.

You don’t want to miss this Chatswood Culture Bites tribute to the Voice of a Generation.

When: Saturday 24 September, 2:00 – 3:35pm and 7:00 – 8:35pm

Where: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

Cost: $29 – $65, Family $170

Tickets: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WHITNEYO22

The Box Show

You’ll never look at a cardboard box the same way after seeing The Box Show. This Junkyard Beats and Critical Stages Touring production sees ordinary household items transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk come alive in exciting and surprising ways.

Tag along for a day in the life of four musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument, and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this high-energy, music-in-education performance is accessible to any age and nationality. It’s the most sustainable fun you’ll ever have, for both children and adults alike.

When: Friday 7th October, 11 – 12pm & 6 – 7pm and Saturday 8th October, 10 – 11am

Where: The Concourse, Civic Pavilion, Chatswood

Cost: $29, Family $104

Tickets: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=

Erth’s Prehistoric World

Erth’s Prehistoric World is a magical blend of theatre and puppetry that brings ancient dinosaurs and sea creatures to life on stage. Families will be mesmerised by the lifelike creatures that enter the audience, and encourage spectator participation.

Erth incorporates puppetry, movement, acting, aerial, stilts and pyrotechnics into its shows, which have been entertaining audiences around Australia for more than 25 years. The lighting is spectacular, and the company were invited to stage productions during Vivid in 2018 and 2019.

Erth is staging three shows in October at the Chatswood Concourse, with a duration of just under an hour, making it ideal for younger audiences.

Where :  The Concourse Concert Hall, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

When : Wednesday, 19 October 2022 06:00 PM – 06:55 PM, Thursday, 20 October 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM, Thursday, 20 October 2022, 06:00 PM – 06:55 PM

Tickets : $29 per person, family $104

Website : https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=ERTHPREH22

Disney Fantasia in Concert Live to Film

A celebration of sight and sound, Disney Fantasia is a joyful and nostalgic production of animated imagery and classical music for the whole family. Experience Disney’s most extraordinary and ground-breaking animated features, Fantasia and its sequel, Fantasia 2000 in concert live to film during this Chatswood Culture Bites show.

Conducted by George Ellis, scenes from each film will be projected in high definition on a large screen above the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra as they perform classical selections by Beethoven, Debussy, Elgar, among others. This rare and wonderful experience of the orchestra performing live-to-picture is a revelation for both long-time fans of “Fantasia” and those seeing Disney’s brilliant animations for the very first time.

When: Saturday 22nd October, 2 – 3pm and 7 – 9pm

Where: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

Cost: $45 – $99, Family $276

Tickets: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=FANTASIA22

 

Chatswood Culture Bites is Willoughby City Council’s innovative program of music, theatre, comedy and more in Chatswood CBD.

Find out more here www.culturebites.net.au

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