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Met Opera and movie madness in March at Moncrieff

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The Met Opera's Manon will feature at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre in March.

Next month will be filled with movie madness and shows, featuring HD live screenings of the Met Opera at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and much more.

Find out what's on below:

Met Opera – Manon
Sunday 1 March 2020 – 1pm

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production.

Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

A HD Live cinema screening from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.

Judy – free community movie
Wednesday 4 March 2020 – 10am

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renee Zellwegger) arrives in swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town.

It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard Of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.

Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world's greatest entertainer.”

Runtime: 118 minutes
Genre: Biography/Drama/Romance
Classification: M
Classification description: Coarse language

Maiden – Moncrieff Cinema Society
Sunday 8 March 2020 – 3pm

Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity.

Presented by Moncrieff Cinema Society.

Runtime: 97 minutes
Genre: Documentary/Sport
Classification: M
Classification Description: Coarse language

The Sapphires
Saturday 14 March 2020 – 8pm

Moncrieff The Sapphires
The Sapphires play will perform at The Moncrieff in March.

The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories.

Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia, bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages across the nation.

Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.

“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from The Sapphires with a smile on their faces,” Tony said.

Four young women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives.

Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother.

It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women who sing Motown soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval.

It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Bones of Women – The Documentary Screening
Saturday 21 March 2020 – 3pm

Local filmmaker Sarah Tump speaks about her first documentary, Bones of Women.

“Liana Allison and Noni Croft are two strangers who met ar Oodies cafe, sharing with you their personal experiences. From being abused to being denied the opportunity to be their authentic selves, and much more,” Sarah said.

“Throughout the documentary, you'll hear how their trauma has now transformed into a triumphant life.

“And all while the two women are chatting, a live audience listens in nearby, unable to see the conversation.

“After filming, the audience was introduced to Noni and Liana, sharing their personal stories and forming new bonds and friendships.

“There was no doubt that a small community healing took place, and as the creator, I can't wait to share with you, Bones of Women The Documentary.”

Met Opera – Madama Butterfly
Sunday 22 March 2020 – 1pm

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha with Tenor Bruce Sledge portraying the American naval officer who abandons her.

Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, alternating with Maria Zifchak.

Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

A HD Live cinema screening from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.