At the Joan

What not to miss at The Joan Sutherland Centre in Penrith in June —

■ Stage: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow on June 4.

A comedic odyssey form Hobart to Hong Kong and back, which delivers a wide range of humorous gags. Recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Tickets are $32.

■ Stage: Stevie on June 13 and 14.

Actor and musician Scott McRae stars in this musical about Stevie Wright's life with the Easybeats. It covers the highs of being an international superstar, lows of drug addiction and everything in between.

Tickets are $49.

■ Music: Sydney Balalaika Orchestra on June 15.

The 30-strong orchestra's traditional folk instruments and costumes takes audiences on a journey to the heart and soul of Russia. Music director Victor Serghie and cimbalom player Lucy Voronov create powerful arrangements of Russian folk songs and orchestral pieces.

■ Stage: Opera in Concert on June 21.

A double bill featuring Puccini's tragic opera Il Tabarro and Menotti's quirky The Telephone, set in the 1960s, about a man interrupted by constant telephone calls as he tries to propose to his girlfriend before a train trip.

■ Music: Pops for Tots on June 22.

Penrith City Orchestra conductor George Ellis presents two performances which provide toddlers and children to upper primary age with a wonderful introduction to orchestral music.

Tickets are $22 adult, $17 child, under-twos free.

■ Stage: Two for the Show on June 25.

Relive memories of Six O'Clock Rock, The Johnny O'Keefe Show, and Saturday Date! with singers Bryan Davies and Roland Storm. Features never before seen footage.

Tickets are $20, including morning tea.

This story At the Joan first appeared on St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.


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