Jack Charles V The Crown, comedy, film and film festivals @ ON THE HOUSE

A unique opportunity for ON THE HOUSE members 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR OUR BRONZE MEMBERS ALSO!

“Steeped in decades of our history (social, political, theatrical), surprisingly upbeat… a warm-hearted, very entertaining evening.”
– Sydney Morning Herald

“There is something special about Uncle Jack. Something about his voice, his stature, his laugh, his story – something powerful but humbling. It was that something that ricocheted people to their feet to give the man a standing ovation. It is most certainly, something that you won’t want to miss.” – Australian Stage

“A consummate showman with a tragic and enlightening life story, this is an intriguing piece of stage craft” – Plays to See (UK)

Date: 16/11/2016 12.30pm
Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne | Fairfax Theatre
Full Price: up to $130 for a double pass

 
 

Watch Trailer here.

Release Date: 24th November
Venue: Melbourne Various Venues
Full Price: up to $40 double pass

 
 

Watch Trailer here.

Release Date: 26th December
Venue: Melbourne Various Venues
Full Price: up to $40 double pass

 
 

Watch Trailer here.

The Fest will run in Melbourne from November 17th to 30th at Palace Cinema Como, Kino Cinemas and Palace Westgarth
Full Price: up to $40 double pass

 NOTE: Please check the description for specific session screenings and then select the show details for that screening.

 

Excellent reviews so far from our members. Read here.

This Israeli documentary series delves into the lives of the seminal Hebrew cultural figures of the 20th century. Skilfully blending animation, archival footage and contemporary interview, director Yair Qedar has constructed an invaluable and timeless resource that brings to life a trove of influential Jewish writers and their works. 

Date: 14 Nov @3.45pm
Venue: Classic Cinema
Full Price: up to $42 double pass

Director and producer, Yair Qedar will conduct a Q & A following the screening

 

This Israeli documentary series delves into the lives of the seminal Hebrew cultural figures of the 20th century. Skilfully blending animation, archival footage and contemporary interview, director Yair Qedar has constructed an invaluable and timeless resource that brings to life a trove of influential Jewish writers and their works.

Date: 14 Nov @6.30pm
Venue: Classic Cinema
Full Price: up to $42 double pass

 Director and producer, Yair Qedar will conduct a Q & A following the screening

 

Artist in residence Matthew Day’s new work harnesses a commitment to the now. A now that moves in many directions all at once. ASSEMBLAGE #1 is about instinct, animality, ritual, catastrophe, deformation, and excess.

 

Date: 24th-27th Nov @ 3pm, 8pm
Venue: Dancehouse
Full Price: up to $30 each

 
 
 

Tommy Little is the most exciting comedian of his generation. His comedy bubbles with an irresistible energy – bursting to tell you the next story. He’s smart, engaging and capable of holding a room in the palm of his hand.

Date: 16th, 17th November @ 8pm
Venue: Comics Lounge
Full Price: $30 each

 
 
 

For FOUR shows only, FOUR of our best comedians bring their award winning comedy to the Comic’s Lounge in ONE BIG SHOW.

Date: 23rd, 24th November @ 8pm
Venue: Comics Lounge
Full Price: $30 each

 

Much Ado About Nothing, Solo piano recital by Tamara Smolyar, The Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra @ ON THE HOUSE!

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BRONZE AND GOLD MEMBERS

To commemorate 400 years of Shakespeare, Third Door Theatre will bring one of the Bard’s most beloved and beguiling comedies back to life! A play about the follies of young love, marriage and mischief.

31/08 – 2/09 8pmDoncaster Playhouse

BRONZE AND GOLD MEMBERS

01/09/2016 7.30pm
Robert Blackwood Hall

The program is crowned with a new arrangement of Rachmaninov’s Trio Élégiaque No.2 by Tamara Smolyar and Anthony Halliday which explores the tonal possibilities of Rachmaninov’s lushly romantic writing for piano, violin and cello in a new interpretation for solo piano.

EXCLUSIVE ON THE HOUSE OFFER 

15th | 19th Sep @ 7.30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Creativity, inventiveness and originality are the watchwords for conductor Avner Biron’sversatile musical activities. By intensive and inspiring work, he has brought the orchestra to the highest standard in Israeli musical life, and won worldwide recognition for it.

Joining the Camerata is Israeli cellist Zvi Plesser, a musician with a remarkably varied career as cello soloist, chamber musician and distinguished educator.

watch trailer here

Please type the promo code HOUSE and press APPLY to receive your discount. Contact us if you are having troubles making your purchase.*

* $5.50 online booking fee is charged on purchase

OUTSTANDING LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY

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COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS EXCLUSIVE TO ON THE HOUSE MEMBERS

11th of August 7.30PM

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria

Seen by more than half a million people worldwide the international theatre sensation Shadowland, returns to Australia direct from the USA with their enchanting tale of Illusion and Dance.

Through their unique fusion of shadow theatre, illusion and dancers, audiences are mesmerised as human bodies transform themselves into faces, cars, buildings transporting the audience into the Shadowland.

Performed by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus known for their incredible illusions, Shadowland was conceived after their appearance at the 2007 Academy Awards. It was the first show of its kind to combine shadow theatre with dance, and has since inspired many similar productions around the world.

“VISUALLY STUNNING” – Courier Mail

“CONFIDENT, CONSUMMATE STAGE CRAFT” – The Australian

Click here to watch trailer.

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You and a mate could have access to every Frontier tour, a day on the green tour and Sugar Mountain festival for a whole year!

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ED SHEERAN • ELTON JOHN
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The Winter’s Tale, Boy Out Of The Country @ ON THE HOUSE

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On the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Class Act Theatre presents his timeless romance of jealousy and forgiveness re-imagined in a modern setting and performed by some of Melbourne’s most talented actors.

Full Price: up to $32 ea.
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
BRONZE MEMBERS: $10 admin fee
Date: 1st, 2nd, 3rd of June
Location: Northcote Town Hall
Number of tickets: double pass
Availability: Gold and Bronze members

“a play infused with the vitality of Aussie Idiom and melodrama that crackles with understatement and wit, brought to life by a talented cast of actors … a cut above what you’d normally expect, even for a main-stage production of a new Australian work” – THE AGE

Full Price: $25 ea.
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
BRONZE MEMBERS: $10 admin fee
Date: 3rd and 4th June
Location: Drama Theatre
Number of tickets: double pass
Availability: Gold and Bronze members

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Watch Trailer here.

Full Price: up to $40
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
Release Date: 2nd June 2016
Location: Check local cinema
Number of tickets: double pass
Availability: Gold Members ONLY

Watch Trailer here.

Full Price: up to $40
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
Release Date: 2nd June 2016
Location: Check local cinema
Number of tickets: double pass
Availability: Gold Members ONLY

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Don’t miss the last few days of Heathers: The Musical – “a brassy, brazen and brilliantly ballsy brand of entertaining fun” ★★★★☆ – Limelight

DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFER
Full Price: up to $99
ON THE HOUSE Price: up to $64.40

These are tickets for sale. 30% off A, B & C Reserve for Thursday 8pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm.

 

TWENTYSIXTEEN is classic Circus Oz: absurd Australian larrikins pushing the boundaries of possibility and defying the laws of physics.

Full Price: up to $99.00
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
Date: 15/06/2016 7.30pm
LocationBirrarung Marr – Under The Heated Big Top
Number of tickets: double pass
Availability: Gold Members ONLY

Full Price: up to $30
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
Date: 15/06/2016 7.30pm
Location: The Backlot Studios
Number of tickets: double pass

Full Price: up to $30
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
Date: 01/06/2016 7.30pm
Location: The Backlot Studios
Number of tickets: double pass

Full Price: up to $30
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
Date: 12/07/2016 7.30pm
Location: The Backlot Studios
Number of tickets: double pass

Date: 24th May 8pm
Location: The Comics Lounge
Number of tickets: double pass
Availability: Bronze/Gold Members

Pete Berner is stand up comedian, broadcaster, corporate speaker and entertainer, event MC, writer, artist and cartoonist.

ON THE HOUSE ADMIN FEE
Full Price: $15
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
BRONZE MEMBERS: $10 Admin fee

ON THE HOUSE ADMIN FEE
Full Price: $25
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
BRONZE MEMBERS: $10 Admin fee

ON THE HOUSE ADMIN FEE
Full Price: $25
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
BRONZE MEMBERS: $10 Admin fee

ON THE HOUSE ADMIN FEE
Full Price: $25
GOLD MEMBERS: FREE
BRONZE MEMBERS: $10 Admin fee

 

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONFRONT ‘THE ENEMY’ . . .

By John Taylor

Years ago I was in a working relationship with a group of young men who, like myself, had dreams of taking our adventure to the highest levels possible. Unfortunately it all came crashing down when a principal person decided he wanted to separate the group and a couple of us were left stranded.

It hit me very hard, to say the least. In fact, it hit me so hard I stopped doing something I had a passion for simply because I was full of so much frustrated anger and blame towards this person, feelings I have carried for the ensuing 33 plus years. In hindsight it includes feelings of dis-empowerment: that horrible emptiness when you believe you no longer have control over the important things in your life.

And then, not so long ago, this person came back into my life in an unexpected way: asking to ‘friend’ up on social media.
 
My initial reaction was confusion. I asked myself: ‘what can I gain by spending any time interacting with this man? Why bother? Life is too short and why stir up the old grievances?

But then a strange thing happened: I recognised that, while I was definitely, absolutely still carrying anger and frustration towards this person I no longer wanted to be doing that. In fact I had a clear feeling that it was time to put it all to rest… to somehow let it out or maybe even let it go. And that felt good… as a concept anyway.

So contact was made and a dialogue began. I honestly admitted to him that I was unsure about re-connecting and he came straight back with total understanding. In fact, he told me why I should be carrying bad feelings towards him for what happened all those years ago. Whoa!

I decided to write out how I felt and send it to him. Then, if he was totally clear as to why I still carried animosity then he could decide whether or not to continue.

My first letter turned out to be full of blame. I listed all the reasons why it was all his fault and everything I ever felt about everything he had done to me. It wasn’t pretty.

Jude pointed out I’d basically written ‘hate mail’ when I ran it past her to see if I’d expressed myself clearly. Blame doesn’t work, she reminded me… try expressing your feelings instead.

Take #2 worked much better. I found myself writing feelings and how what happened all those years ago was still hanging around in me. I explained the impact it had on me rather than blaming him…. and an interesting thing happened. He responded by fully taking responsibility for who he was back then, and for everything that happened as a result of his decisions and actions at the time.

Whoa #2…

After some more back and forth he suggested we meet up – which we did –and it was a very interesting evening. I now know I have moved through all this thanks to his willingness to allow me to confront him personally as well as my own feelings. What began as a catch-up that shifted through more open honesty finally became a very pleasant reunion. After all, not only had we shared a powerful experience back in those heady days, we also found we now had more than a few things in common.

I learned that his own story is a cross-section of self-confrontation in itself, and that he survived a time where he could easily have collapsed into his own demise. Instead he worked through it all and grew to become the man who has now enabled me to deal with the after-effects of our time together.

I now feel as though a horrible weight has been lifted from my shoulders. In many ways I now feel free. Yes, what happened happened… but now I no longer find the memory of those events fills me with darkness or unresolved regret.
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As a learning, growing experience I can honestly recommend looking at anything that’s weighing you down as objectively as you can. Maybe seek help with that. Then see if there is something you can do to empower yourself to move through it.

And what about grudges? They’re something we carry like dead weight if we allow them to fester. And that festering can become something worse if we allow it. Revenge comes from this type of energy and revenge is a dish best served up on a movie screen for quick entertainment. I mean, too many of the world’s conflicts come from grudges and blame.

In hindsight, when I look back over those angry, confused, unresolved issues I carried over 33 years I am now thankful I have had the opportunity to confront them and move on. What I learnt is that ‘The Enemy’ isn’t always the person you harbor a grudge against, it’s the grudge itself.

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More Shows @ ON THE HOUSE

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Disney’s Mary Poppins

Flying into Geelong in January 2016 for a limited season is the world’s most famous nanny Mary Poppins!

Footlight Productions have offered a small number of tickets to our members. This show is close to sold out, if you miss out on the free tickets you can still purchase tickets @ QPAC

Silvers circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques.

There is no other circus like Silvers Circus!

NOTE: THESE ARE FAMILY PASSES – TWO ADULT AND TWO CHILDREN TICKETS

Tickets are worth $150!

LEARN to TANGO

Lets Dance with Kristina introduce you to the world of Tango Argentino!

Under the direction of Argentine born, Kristina Diaz, students have the unique opportunity to learn authentic Tango Argentino from a pioneer of the tango scene in Australia.

Touring now in Australia. Click here to buy full price tickets.

The Pianist | Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne | Complimentary tickets! @ ON THE HOUSE

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Wishing you and your loved ones well over the holiday season. Thank you for supporting ON THE HOUSE!  2016 Will be a big year for us and we look forward to offering you some fabulous tickets!

Our Office is now closed, and will re-open on Monday 11 January.

Just before we go… we have a few final offers for you this year.

Keep safe, relax and have a wonderful break.

ON THE HOUSE Management

 

Think of an Adventure with Jay

 – Melbourne Recital Centre (VIC)

Purchase tickets at 50% discount!

NOTE: To get your discount, click here. You must type in a promotion code: HOUSE , click apply before reserving your seats.

WE CAN ONLY SELL TICKETS UNTIL THE 31st OF DECEMBER, AFTER THAT, THIS LINK EXPIRES – SO, BE QUICK IF YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR KIDS TO SEE THIS SHOW!

The Pianist

– Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC)

Complimentary Tickets | 

With the madcap physical humour of Mr Bean and the mime mastery of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, comes a solo comic masterpiece where everything that can go wrong, does.

Outstanding opportunity for our members to watch The Pianist @ Fairfax Studio | Arts Centre Melbourne

Circus OZ | But Wait … There’s More

 – Showring | The Entertainment Quarter Tickets (NSW)

Complimentary tickets | 12th and 13th of January

Not a gold member? great time to upgrade and get your double pass which more than pays for your 8 month gold membership!

“Exploding on to the stage with more energy than a rave party, Circus Oz’s new show But Wait … There’s More definitely didn’t disappoint … this is one of the only shows I’ve seen this year that is truly “must see”, no matter your age and persuasion.” Cairns Post

CAROL

In Cinemas January 14

– tickets for SA and QLD members ONLY

watch trailer here

SPOTLIGHT

– tickets for WA members ONLY

In Cinemas January 28

watch trailer here

Dirty Grandpa

– tickets for WA, SA and QLD members ONLY

In Cinemas January 28

Watch trailer here

More Shows ON THE HOUSE

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On The House

Outstanding offer – Bronze members pay $10 admin fee. Gold members get a free double pass!

ACACIA QUARTET – The Man In The Other Room

– Sydney –

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The highly acclaimed Acacia Quartet is known for its versatile and inventive programs which often couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. Nominated for both an ARIA Award and an APRA Art Music Award for Excellence, Acacia’s performances feature regularly on ABC Classics and Fine Music 102.5 FM with whom Acacia Quartet is Artist-In-Residence for 2015 and 2016.

“Sometimes words can fail to adequately describe what one witnesses…. 

the Acacia Quartet illustrated each movement with an incredible depth of understanding”

– The Age / Sydney Morning Herald

BOGAN BOMBSHELL

– Melbourne

After being caught embezzling cash from the McHappy Day fund, Janeen’s hubby Johnno has landed in jail – with bail set at $176. Can the Duchess of Dunnies raise the cash to rescue her hunny from prison popularity?

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Outstanding offer – Bronze members pay $10 admin fee. Gold members get a free double pass!

With One BIG Voice

Rated 4 and 5 stars by our members. Check it out!

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Outstanding offer – Bronze members pay $10 admin fee. Gold members get a free double pass!

CLASSICAL ROCK FUSION

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5 star rating by our members for this show! You have another opportunity to see Attilla perform – don’t miss it!!