Dare to Dream as Orange Civic Theatre kicks off 2022 season

Orange Council

Orange Civic Theatre’s 2022 season ‘Dare to Dream’ celebrates the return of live theatre with 27 productions.

It began with a home-grown production, Orange Theatre Company’s Mamma Mia, on Thursday 30 January.

Orange Mayor Jason Hamling said he was thrilled to see the theatre doors open after two years of cancelled shows due to COVID-19.

“Seeing live entertainment is an experience like no other, and I’m pleased our community will be able to share that experience again with friends and family,” Cr Hamling said.

“The theatre staff have delivered a fantastic program across a range of genres from children’s shows to music, dance, comedy and drama.

“There’s something for everyone to enjoy this year at the theatre and I encourage you to make up for lost time and book your seats.”

The 2022 season showcases the work of highly talented local artists, as well as playing host to respected and well-known Australian companies and performers.

Highlights of the 2022 season include regular favourites the Wharf Revue, Bell Shakespeare, Orange Theatre Company and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase, as well as Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Orange Chamber Festival and the new Orange Winter Jazz Festival.

Cr Hamling said there are musicals, orchestras, choirs, soloists, bands, comedy, circus, drama, dance, opera, Shakespeare, pantomime and much more.

“The performing arts and live entertainment are part of the cultural fabric making the Orange region a destination hub and we are thrilled to be back in business,” he said.

This year, Orange Civic Theatre has changed the way people can become involved as a member, formerly known as a subscriber.

Book at least five shows in advance to receive a complimentary membership, which is great for those who like to plan ahead or purchase a membership for $35 to access member discounts and benefits with no minimum number of show bookings required.

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