Big names line up for Warrnambool shows 

CONCERTS featuring four classic chart-topping artists and Australia’s best-loved children’s act have been added to the already hectic Lighthouse Theatre calendar.

Joining what is already shaping up to be the Warrnambool venue’s biggest year will be the Time Of My Life show featuring Richard Clapton, Leo Sayer, Joe Camelleri and Russell Morris on April 30 and The Wiggles on April 16. Tickets for both events will be on sale in the coming weeks. 

Theatre manager Greg Diamantis described the next few months as “chock-a-block” with tickets already flying out the door for many of the upcoming events.

Kasey Chambers and the Foggy Mountain Jam, which will feature Busby Marou, will provide a suitable warm-up for the Port Fairy Folk Festival when they play on March 2, while actor/singer Tom Burlinson’s night of swing favourites the night before is also much-anticipated.

Younger audiences haven’t been forgotten, with X-Factor winner Reece Mastin returning to Warrnambool on March 15 for what is predicted to be a sell-out show, and Boy & Bear — fresh from getting two tracks in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2013 — will perform at the Lighthouse on May 11.

Coming up in February is a special screening of new Aussie film Backyard Ashes with star Damian Callinan to be in attendance on February 17, ’60s teen idol Bobby Rydell will visit from the US on February 19, and the revolutionary ’60s musical Hair will be staged on February 22.

Other performances coming up include legendary English beat group The Searchers (March 4), a Bee Gees tribute show (March 14), a production of the family dramedy The Kitchen Sink (March 18), a Michael Jackson tribute show (March 29), acclaimed family entertainer Raymond “The Unusualist” Crowe (March 30), and a concert of Bach’s cello pieces by candlelight (April 1).

mneal@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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