Hobsons Bay City Council’s performing arts program brings two fantastic shows to local audiences this month. 

    On Wednesday 13 September, Maude Davey and Ruth Katerelos join forces for Goddesses of Jazz, a cabaret celebrating some of the world’s most sensational jazz divas. 

    Take a spin through the decades with a night of sensational songs interpreted through a contemporary lens, from the likes of Nina Simone, Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Madeleine Peyroux, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee and more. 

    Solo and together, these consummate performers will captivate you with their stories of life and love, and their take on these iconic songs that hold a place in our hearts. 

    Held in the majestic Williamstown Town Hall, guests are welcome to BYO drinks and refreshments making this an affordable and accessible way to experience dynamic performances in Melbourne’s west. 

    Then, as the school holidays set in, kids aged 7-12 are invited to step into a world of action and intrigue with Whalebone on Wednesday 27 September.

    This funny and touching show from award-winning performer Jens Altheimer features quirky contraptions, dazzling animations, clunky inventions, robotics and flying objects! 

    Storytelling versus data-management, human versus machine: Whalebone is a gripping and humorous clash between the analogue and the digital. Exploring ideas around artificial intelligence, the importance of memories, and what makes us human, this whimsical theatre show will get young minds thinking. 

    Both shows are presented as part of Hobsons Bay City Council’s Arts at your Doorstep program, bringing professional theatre to audiences in a local setting. 

    Goddesses of Jazz takes place on Wednesday 13 September at 7.30pm at Williamstown Town Hall. 

    Whalebone takes place on Wednesday 27 September at 2pm, at Altona Theatre. 

    Tickets available now at or by phone on (03) 9932 4074.

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