Kate Ceberano is officially booked to perform in the Bundaberg Region after COVID restrictions left the popular Australian performer unable to headline the Childers Festival.
Her Night At The Paragon Theatre event, scheduled as part of the Childers Festival, was much-anticipated by residents and quickly sold out.
While scheduling conflicts means the show can no longer be held at the Paragon Theatre, Kate will now hit the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage on Wednesday 24 November.
Anyone with tickets to the original Paragon Theatre event has been refunded and will be offered the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the Moncrieff event, prior to the general release of tickets.
Based in a Sydney hotspot, Kate and her band had voluntarily chosen to isolate in Melbourne to give themselves every opportunity to make the Childers Festival but unfortunately, these efforts were not enough.
Now with an opportunity to deliver her performance, which she describes as a “sonic hug”, to her Bundaberg Region fans, Kate said she was so excited.
“I think I’ll cry!”
Kate said the impacts of COVID on the industry, and even her own family, had been difficult but her customary positivity still shines through.
“It’s been a trial to overcome the losses and stay positive, especially with a teenage daughter,” she said.
“But, there are silver linings!
“Family connection is strong, we have been all pivoting like crazy monkeys, painting, podcasting, recording and writing songs.
“I have learnt many new skills regarding broadcasting and my daughter has recorded an entire EP of originals!
“So we have learnt to swim under water.”
Bundaberg Regional Council Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said it was pleasing to be able to secure Kate’s Moncrieff performance for local fans.
“There was so much excitement around the original show that we just know this event will be well attended and much appreciated by local fans,” Cr Learmonth said.
“It seems silver linings are the theme of the industry at the moment as, while the Paragon Theatre with its heritage charm would have been an amazing venue, we are now able to release more tickets thanks to the Moncrieff’s larger capacity.”
Cr Learmonth said the Paragon Theatre had been incredibly accommodating and understanding during the difficult circumstances, making every possible effort to reschedule the event.
“COVID restrictions and ever-changing circumstances are making for very challenging times not just for performers but for venues too.
“There are upcoming cinema events at the Paragon which are an excellent alternative opportunity to view this beautiful building and enjoy a great night out.”
Events coming up at the Paragon Theatre and Espresso Bar include:
Some Like it Hot – 22 August
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – 4 September
Take Me To Paris – 9 October
Find out more here: https://paragontheatre.com.au/buy-tickets/
Residents can see Kate at the Moncrieff from 7.30 pm on Wednesday 24 November.
Tickets will be $65 or $55 with concession and go on sale at 9 am on Monday 23 August, available from the Moncrieff.