Kate Ceberano to help Lighthouse Theatre celebrate anniversary

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1983 saw the official opening of the Warrnambool Performing Arts Centre (now the Lighthouse Theatre) as well as the beginning of Kate Ceberano’s musical career. On Saturday March 18, both will be brought together for a special musical performance to celebrate the milestone.

Tickets to the Lighthouse Theatre 40th Anniversary Kate Ceberano concert are now on sale.

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott said that the Lighthouse Theatre was a crucial cultural asset for the city.

“Over the past 40 years, the Lighthouse Theatre has cemented itself as one of the cornerstones of not just the Warrnambool community, but of our entire region,” she said.

“As the name suggests, the Lighthouse Theatre is a beacon for performing arts in our part of the state, and it attracts patrons from far and wide.

“It’s a venue that’s gone from strength to strength, and the feedback we receive from audiences as well as the performers themselves is that it is one of the best theatres in Victoria.

“It’s only fitting that we have a musician as iconic and evergreen as Kate Ceberano help us celebrate this important occasion.”

The 4x ARIA award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Kate Ceberano has released 30 albums over her career and is one of only four Australian acts to release a top 10 album across five decades, with AC/DC, Midnight Oil and Kylie Minogue the other three.

Lighthouse Theatre Service Manager Xavier Dannock said the ability to stage such an exciting concert celebrating 40 years reflects the importance of the venue to the community.

“Lighthouse Theatre is a space for everyone, and over the past 40 years we’ve seen some of the biggest names perform on our stage,” he said.

“It has also been a place for our own community to create and celebrate everything that is great about the performing arts.

“We want the whole community to join us for an amazing night, to sing along and celebrate.”

In keeping with the venue’s long history of supporting local talent, local musician Gabby Steel will be the support act on the night.

“We greatly value our local talent, and I’m delighted that we have the opportunity for one of our local performers to support Kate,” Mr Dannock said.

“Gabby is no stranger to performing her incredible music to our local community, and I hope everyone turns out to support her.”

The big acts keep coming at the Lighthouse with Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson’s Hard Quiz Live on Sunday March 19, the Multicultural Comedy Gala on Friday March 24 and Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows on April 2.

For more information and tickets visit www.lighthousetheatre.com.au, call 5559 4999 or visit the Lighthouse Theatre box office.