FOPA 2019 program revealed
LORNE will be awakened by a parade of performance acts this October as its annual Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA) heads for town.
Locked in for October 3-6, this year’s program – which was unveiled last week – features an additional day of exciting shows, street performances and free events.
In a first for the festival, the most celebrated night – the Opening Gala, will be moved to Thursday evening (October 3).
The closing Sunday will serve as a day to unwind with crowd-pleasing highlights including an open mic afternoon and after FO-PArty.
Don’t miss –
A spectacle of music, cabaret and comedy at Cumberland Lorne on Thursday October 3. The opening gala will be hosted by multi award-winning comedian, actor and writer Damian Callinan.
Featuring a tasting plate of performances suitable for children that adults will love at Cumberland Lorne on Friday October 4 from 4.30pm.
Enjoy the live, interactive, spontaneous fun of a piano man playing your favourite songs and requests on demand at Lorne Central on Thursday October 3, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 from 9pm.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Basil, Sybil and Manuel are gearing up to bring a healthy dose of mayhem to your table. A night starring a three-course meal and two hours of laughter at The Peak at Lorne Country Club on Friday October 4 from 7pm.
The Wine Bluffs
A comedy wine masterclass with Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja. After intoxicating sold-out audiences across the country, the well-cellared comedians are ready to decant the good stuff, with an interactive, cellar door masterclass featuring a comedic twist at Lorne Hotel View Room on Saturday October 5 from 8.30pm.
FOPA Open Mic
An open mic afternoon where local talents can take the stage while the audience sits back with lunch and a drink at Lorne Hotel Beer Garden on Sunday October 6 from 2.30pm. To register your act by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before August 31.
As the entertainment extravaganza is set to take place over the school holidays, organisers have added kids activities during Friday and Saturday (day) and “grown-up” shows at night.
For more information and to view the full program, visit fopa.com.au.