This year’s final Moncrieff Entertainment Centre program is packed full of first-class performances and community focused events to entertain the whole community.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre had featured a stellar line up of performances during 2023 and there were more high-quality acts and productions on the way to delight audiences right through until Christmas.
“The newest program shines the spotlight on local talents taking centre stage in a number of home-grown productions,” he said.
“The line up for the next three months provides the perfect opportunity for the community to support our region’s talented performers.”
The Big Sing will have the community singing together next month under the leadership of well-known local musician and choir leader Christie McLucas, to raise awareness about mental health.
Then the ever-popular Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band Concert will return for an unforgettable night of musical excellence and Scottish tradition as the band, joined by Fraser Coast Highlanders Pipe Band, steps into the world where tartan reigns supreme.
Rounding out the year with another local production to celebrate the festive season the Noel Christmas Concert will enchant audiences with traditional carols through to classic and contemporary showstoppers.
The final Mornings at the Moncrieff for this year will see Rhydian Lewis perform King of the Swingers: Frank Sinatra Through the Years in a tribute concert to the unforgettable music of Old Blues Eyes himself.
As part of the annual Milbi Festival there will be free community films screened.
This will include a screening of The Last Daughter documentary about Brenda Matthews’ first memories of growing up with a foster family.
The documentary follows Brenda’s journey to unearth the truth about her past and reconcile the two sides of her family.
As a special guest Brenda will be on stage for a question-and-answer session after the free film screen.
That’s not the only movie event taking place as cinema buffs will be delighted by the section of movies for the Travelling Film Festival, the always popular and free community films, and a screen production by Met Opera.
“The quality and diversity of shows and films programmed this season are sure to interest a wide range of the community,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Ensure you add a visit to the Moncrieff to your calendar to round out 2023!”
The October to December 2023 program is available from the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre or can be viewed digitally here.