Past Shows

Since its opening in 1988, the Manning Entertainment Centre has presented an enormous variety of local and touring productions. This list currently includes all productions from 1990 to 1999.

Have we missed anything? Send us an email and let us know if you spot any errors or omissions.

1999

  • I Believe in Mermaids (Jam Theatre)
  • Wuthering Heights (Newcastle Theatre Co)
  • Drama & Music Workshops
  • Seniors Card Concert
  • One Act Plays
  • REM Kicking Up The Dust
  • Godspell (local production)
  • Builders Conference
  • David Helfgott in Concert
  • Rotary Fundraiser
  • Seniors Concert
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • The BFG (Terrapin Puppet Theatre)
  • Cathy Colvin Piano
  • Drama Competition
  • Viva (Local production)
  • Adult Education Concert
  • Barber of Saville
  • Late Night Catechism
  • Bruce Mathiske
  • Big Band Concert (Pro Musica)
  • Ecole Classical Ballet
  • Lyrebird
  • Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat (Taree Arts Council)
  • Taree Schools Music Festival
  • Spring Awakenings (Railway Street Theatre)
  • Junior Music Festival
  • Taree West Primary Concert
  • Slim Dusty
  • La Traviata (Opera South Australia)
  • Susie Rack Concert
  • St Josephs Primary
  • Viva Variety (Local production)
  • Tax Seminars
  • Psychic Expo
  • Psychic Convention
  • Forster Community Seminar
  • Guys & Dolls (Mirage Theatre)
  • Dairy Farmers Meeting
  • Don Secomb Piano Concert
  • Sing 2001 Concert
  • Maree Ruprecht Concert
  • Christian Outreach Centre
  • Munros Dance Concert
  • Sun Kisses (Railway Street Theatre)
  • La Vive Classique Concert
  • Manning Magic School of Dance
  • Madd About You Concert (Taree High)
  • DC Dance Concert
  • Prue Brimsmead Piano Concert
  • Christian Community School Presentation
  • Health Department Seminar
  • Pro Musica Concert
  • Sherrianne Christie School of Dance
  • Taree One in Christ
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown Primary School Presentation
  • Taree Baptist Church 

1998

  • The Hooley Dooleys
  • Rosie the Musical (Workshop Performance)
  • Viva Rydell (Viva Productions)
  • Manpower
  • Wingham Art Council
  • Morning Concert for Senior Citizens
  • Revival Centre International
  • Travels With My Aunt (Mirage Theatre)
  • St Clares High Musical
  • They’re Playing Our Song (Q Theatre)
  • Circus Oz
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Maestro David Scheel
  • Madame Butterfly
  • Pirates of Penzance (Taree Arts Council)
  • John Williamson
  • Gina Jeffries
  • Orpheus (NSW Ballet Company)
  • Psychic Expo
  • Ray Thornbly in Concert
  • Goldilocks (Mirage Theatre)
  • Flair Fashion Awards
  • Rishilie Gumboot Dancers
  • Hunter River Dance Festival
  • Local Schools Music Festival
  • Manning Entertainment Centre Birthday Concert
  • Marion Martin in Concert
  • Richard Crooks Piano Competition
  • Hamlet (Mirage Theatre)
  • Army Reserve Band
  • Fish (Bangarra Dance Company)
  • The Ten Tenors
  • Senior Citizens Concert
  • Night Light Music
  • Wendy Upjohn Band
  • Catholic Schools Music Festival
  • Leader of the Pack (Taree Arts Council)
  • EP Performance
  • Mid Coast Health Service
  • Mental as Anything
  • Carmen School of Dance
  • Ian McNamara in Concert
  • Sherrianne Christie School of Dance
  • DC Dance Studio Concert
  • Taree Christian Community School Presentation
  • The Irish Drovers
  • Sing 2001
  • Fran Bensmead Piano School
  • Janice Roys Academy of Dance
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown School Presentation
  • Baptist Church Concert

1997

  • Tommy Emmanuel – Can’t Get Enough Tour
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (MEC Production)
  • Slim Dusty Show
  • NSW Dept of Education
  • Bizet’s Carmen
  • Blinky Bill
  • TAFE Presentation
  • Rigley Agriculture
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Free Radicals Dance Company
  • The Sentimental Bloke (Mirage Theatre)
  • Furey Brothers in Concert
  • Psychic Expo
  • Johnson & Friends
  • Nothing’s Sacred (Nomad Theatre)
  • Neville Munro School of Dance
  • Hunter River Dance Festival
  • Combined Primary Schools Music Festival
  • The Club
  • Carlotta – Las Vegas Nights 
  • Winnie the Pooh (Miller Production)
  • St Joseph’s Primary Concert
  • East Sydney Trio (Pro Musica)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Taree Arts Council)
  • La Vive Classique School of Dance
  • Paul McCloud in Concert
  • Taree High School
  • Sherriane Harris School of Dance
  • David Strassman
  • Cundletown School Presentation
  • Grease (Snook Production)

1996

  • Jimeoin
  • Arsenic & Old Lace (Taree Arts Council)
  • Taree TAFE Presentation
  • Taree Pool Fundraiser
  • NSW Ballet Company
  • Ochres (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Anglican Synod
  • John Williamson
  • 3 Chinese Tenors
  • St Clares High School
  • Pro Musica
  • Seed of Faith Convention
  • Seiwa Singers (Lions Club of Taree)
  • Hunter Region Dance Festival
  • Combined Primary Schools Music Festival
  • Hotel Sorrento (Armchair Theatre)
  • Great South Land (local production)
  • Don Burrows Concert
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Concert
  • Manning Valley Church of Christ
  • Taree Sewing Centre Seminar
  • Gregory McGarity Violin Concert
  • Taree & District Lions Convention
  • Manning Region Catholic Schools
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (Taree Arts Council)
  • Taree High School Concert
  • Michelle Kedwell School of Dance
  • Sherriane Harris School of Dance
  • La Vive Classique School of Dance
  • Taree High School Speech Night
  • Cundletown Primary School Presentation

1995

  • Stage Managers Workshop
  • Susie Rack Concert
  • Newcastle Army Reserve Band
  • Southern Cross Production
  • St Clares High School
  • Rumours (Taree Arts Council)
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Jersey Cattle Sale
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mirage Theatre)
  • The Shifting Heart (Jigsaw Studio)
  • Pro Musica Conservatorium Trio
  • Graeme Connors
  • Seeds of Faith City Church Convention
  • Hunter Region Dance Festival
  • Les Girls
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra 
  • The Irish Drovers
  • Combined Primary Schools Music Festival
  • Sanctuary (New England Theatre Company)
  • Chatham High School Awards Presentation
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Piano Recital
  • Angel 2 Rescue Helicopter Princess Quest
  • Lower North Coast Health Service
  • Nunsense
  • St Josephs Primary Concert
  • Les Miserables (Taree Arts Council)
  • St Clares Concert
  • The Delltones
  • Sirocco
  • Manning Magic
  • Les Girls
  • Taree High School Concert
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Wind Orchestra
  • Taree Music Centre Students Concert
  • The Bushwackers
  • Sherriane Christie
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown Primary Presentation
  • Elizabeth Polson Dance Concert

1994

  • Well Swung
  • A Bedfull of Foreigners
  • Hazlewood Trio (Pro Musica)
  • Gymaroos Documentary
  • Blindmans Holiday (Pro Musica)
  • Situations Vacant (St Clares High School)
  • Piaff (Pro Musica)
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Taree City Festival Eisteddfod Concert
  • Sandy Scott, Morning Melodies
  • Royal Australian Navy Band
  • Graeme Connors
  • Vienna to Broadway (Pro Musica)
  • John Rawls
  • The Odd Couple (Mirage Theatre)
  • Hunter Region Schools Dance Festival
  • Expressions Dance Company
  • Combined Primary Schools Music Festival
  • Doug Anthony Allstars
  • Stream Watch Conference
  • Country Origins Concert
  • Dr Chris Creek (Taree Quota Club)
  • Relemisa Players (Pro Musica)
  • Starquest Heats
  • Manning Catholic Schools Concert
  • The Delltones
  • Piano Trio (Pro Musica)
  • Eric Bogle
  • Bobby Limb & Dawn Lake
  • IYF Concert
  • Renee Geyer
  • Bob Berrigan Concert
  • Taree Music Centre Fender Demonstration
  • Taree High School Concert
  • Taree Music Centre Concert
  • Elizabeth Polson School of Dance
  • Sherrianne Harris School of Dance
  • Taree Primary School
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown Primary Presentation
  • Southern Cross Concert

1993

  • John Williamson
  • Pro Musica Concert
  • Stepping Out (Taree Arts Council)
  • Variety Concert (Aggie McClutchey)
  • Slim Dusty Concert
  • The Cossacks
  • Steve McIntyre (Pro Musica)
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Flood Mitigation Conference
  • Graeme Connors
  • Hunter Orchestra
  • Festival Ballet
  • Lend Me a Tenor
  • Pro Musica Concert
  • Barry Wright
  • Hunter Region Schools Dance Festival
  • Koori Youth Network Conference
  • Gymaroos
  • Taree High School Concert
  • AJ. DT. Performance (?)
  • Combined Primary Schools Music Festival
  • Pro Musica Concert
  • Bobby Limb & Dawn Lake
  • Jimeoin
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Orchestra
  • Australian Ballet Dancers Company
  • St Josephs Primary School
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Piano Recital
  • Radio Rhema Concert
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra (Pro Musica)
  • Mirage Theatre Production
  • James Morrison
  • Circus Oz
  • The Delltones
  • Taree Pro Musica Local Concert
  • Taree Music Centre Students Concert
  • Slim Dusty
  • St Clares Concert
  • Elizabeth Polson School of Dance
  • Taree Primary School
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown Primary Presentation
  • Festival of Culture

1992

  • Don Spencer Concert
  • Aquatic Festival Talent Quest
  • Taree Christian Community School Commencement Service
  • June Bromhill, Morning Melodies
  • Love Letters (Les Currie Production)
  • Ian White Concert (Manning Valley Church of Christ)
  • Roger Woodward
  • A Game of Chance (New England Theatre Co)
  • Down an Alley Filled With Cats
  • National Party
  • Taree Christian Community School Concert
  • Anne Kirkpatrick & Colin Buchanen
  • Australia Ensemble (Pro Musica)
  • St Clare’s Concert
  • Sandy Scott, Morning Melodies
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Leonard Teal
  • Wool Fashion Parade
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra (Pro Musica)
  • Armchair Theatre Production
  • Sounds of Scotland, Morning Melodies
  • Looking Through a Glass Onion starring John Waters
  • Sirocco (Pro Musica)
  • Steaming
  • Hunter Region Dance Festival
  • Youth Spectacular
  • Brandenburg Ensemble (Pro Musica)
  • Manning Catholic Schools Concert
  • Normie Rowe, Morning Melodies
  • Manning Schools Music Festival
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Graeme Connors in Concert
  • St Joseph’s Primary
  • No Sex Please We’re British (Port Players)
  • Taree High School Concert
  • John McNally, Morning Melodies
  • Gymaroos
  • Local Concert (Pro Musica)
  • Old Bar Primary Concert
  • Cundletown School Musical
  • The Drifters
  • Macbeth (Taree Arts Council)
  • HMAS Penguin Naval Band
  • Newcastle Conservatorium Students Concert
  • The Delltones
  • Academy of Dance
  • Paul McCloud
  • Dimitreivitch Ballet
  • Taree Music Centre Students Concert
  • Steady Eddy
  • Christmas Pageant (Aggie McClutchey)
  • Elizabeth Polson
  • Taree High School Presentation 
  • Cundletown School Presentation
  • Berrigans Christmas Concert

1991

  • Aquatic Festival Talent Quest
  • Jazzmania
  • Taree Christian Community School Commencement Service
  • Morning Melodies
  • John Williamson
  • Greater Taree City Council Public Meeting
  • Farewell Brisbane Ladies (Taree Arts Council)
  • Storytellers Theatre
  • John Williamson
  • Church of Christ
  • Morning Melodies
  • In the Silence (Christian Outreach Centre)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Camelot (Taree Arts Council)
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Lions Club Fashion Parade
  • Morning Melodies
  • Salvation Army Concert
  • Gymaroos – Taree to Amsterdam
  • Chatham High School Production
  • Trio Oz (Pro Musica)
  • The Woman in Black
  • Sharon Raschke Piano Recital
  • Morning Melodies
  • Snow White
  • Chatham High School Concert
  • Wingham Primary School Concert
  • Hunter Region Dance Festival
  • 2nd District Military Band
  • Manning Schools Music Festival
  • Quota Youth Concert
  • Morning Melodies
  • Taree Choral Society Concert
  • Taree Christian Community School Concert
  • St Josephs School Concert
  • Mozart Concert
  • Festival Ballet
  • Taree Lions Club Fashion Parade
  • The Pirates of Penzance (Kempsey Singers)
  • Dr Chris Green
  • Salvation Army
  • Ian McNamara
  • The Delltones
  • Messiah (Taree Choral Society)
  • Academy of Dance
  • David Carr Students Concert
  • Elizabeth Polson Dance Concert
  • Berrigans Music Christmas Concert
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown Primary Presentation
  • Taree Christian Community School Presentation
  • Chatham High School Presentation
  • Morning Melodies Christmas Concert
  • Mother Goose

1990

  • Under 18s Rock Concert
  • Aquatic Festival Talent Quest
  • Festival Ballet (Taree Arts Council)
  • Taree Christian Community School
  • James Morrison
  • Newcastle Earthquake Fundraising Concert
  • Chatham High School Production
  • Australian Democrats
  • Roger Woodward
  • Thunderbirds
  • Manning Gardens Primary Seminar
  • Christian Outreach Centre Concert
  • St Clare’s Concert
  • Towards 2000 (M Garlic)
  • Val Doonigan
  • Taree & District Eisteddfod
  • Chatham High School Concert
  • Steve Brown Band (Lions Club of Wingham)
  • Old Dance Theatre
  • Fashion Parade
  • Country & Western Spectacular
  • Speed the Plough, North Coast Concert
  • Sue Cruickshank
  • The Pyjama Game (Taree Arts Council)
  • Chatham High School Band
  • Gymaroos
  • Chatham High School Show
  • Quota Youth Concert
  • Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra
  • Taree High School Concert
  • 2nd District Military Band
  • Neville Munro
  • Olympic Runners
  • Foster & Allen
  • Taree District Schools Music Festival
  • Salvation Army Music Festival
  • Slim Dusty & Anne Kirkpatrick
  • Taree Christian Community School
  • St Clares Variety Concert
  • Taree Bicycle Group
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Peter Spillman – Dance the Night Away
  • Steve Taylor Brown
  • Christian Outreach Centre
  • The Delltones
  • Civic Reform Group Debate
  • Bev Kyne Dance Studio
  • Then and Now
  • Elizabeth Polson
  • International Volunteer Day
  • Berrigans Christmas Concert
  • Taree Choral Society
  • Taree High School Presentation
  • Cundletown Primary School Presentation
  • Taree Christian Community School Presentation

1989

  • Oliver(Taree Arts Council) 

1988

  • My Fair Lady (Taree Arts Council)