What's on, April-June: Your entertainment guide to 2019

There's a lot in store for the second quarter of 2019 in the Peel region!

To help Mandurah Mail readers decide what to attend this April, May and June, we've collated the ultimate entertainment guide for all the major events, exciting festivals and impressive performances headed to Mandurah soon.

Make sure to pen them into your diary so you don't miss out on all the action!

Nashville Live 2019

  • When: Monday, April 1
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Hitting Australia for the first time, musical production Nashville Live will bring all the energy, glamour and musical magic of the city it's named after.

The show takes audiences through the history of country music from golden greats Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, through to the contemporary platinum selling sounds of Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks and more.

The international cast will perform 44 timeless songs including classic solos, amazing duets and incredible group harmonies alongside a stellar live band.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

A Gala Evening with the West Australian Ballet

  • When: Wednesday, April 3
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

The West Australian Ballet will take to the stage at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on April 3.

The highly anticipated performance, A Gala Evening with West Australian Ballet, will feature excerpts from classical and contemporary dance as well as a free open warm-up class on stage prior to the performance.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Leo Sayer's Just a Boy at 70 tour

  • When: Thursday, April 4
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Hot off the heels of his sold-out 2016, 2017 and 2018 UK tours, Leo Sayer will take to the stage at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre for his Just a Boy at 70 Australian and New Zealand tour.

The British music legend will perform some of his greatest known hits including 'The Show Must Go On', 'One Man Band', 'I Can't Stop Loving You', 'Orchard Road' and the international number one smash hits 'When I Need You' and 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Pinjarra Cup

  • When: Sunday, April 7
  • Where: Pinjarra Park

Punters will flock to the 2019 Pinjarra Cup for a day of racing and fashions on the field.

The highly-anticipated race meet at Pinjarra Park will see crowds in their thousands enjoying the outdoor dining areas, bar and TAB services available.

For more information, visit the Pinjarra Race Club Facebook page.

Chicago the Musical

  • When: Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 14
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Chicago the Musical will bring all that jazz and the razzle dazzle to Mandurah in April for a performance like no other.

Showcasing all local talent, the show will feature all the classics from the musical with impressive vocals, amazing dancers, brilliant actors and extraordinary stage sets.

Organisers warn the show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12 and ages four and under are not permitted to attend.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

West Coast Fever vs Melbourne Vixens Pre Season Match

  • When: Saturday, April 13
  • Where: Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre

The West Coast Fever will prepare for their upcoming Suncorp Super Netball season in Mandurah when they welcome the Melbourne Vixens to town for a pre-season clash.

Last year saw a sold-out crowd pack the centre as WA's premier netball team swept the Queensland Firebirds, and the home crowd will be looking for a similar result this time around.

Sponsored by the City of Mandurah, the game will be one of two pre-season hit outs against Melbourne, with the remainder to played at the State Netball Centre in Perth.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Facebook event page.

Youth Jam - Celebrating the launch of Youth Week WA

  • When: Saturday, April 13
  • Where: Western foreshore, near the skate park

Mandurah's Youth Week WA event, Youth Jam celebrates local young people.

Community members between 11-25 years old are invited to come along and join in with archery tag, skate and scooter competitions, game vaults and professional demonstrations.

There will also be a live DJ, food trucks and plenty of freebies and giveaways.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas

  • When: Tuesday, April 16
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will return to Australia with an extra special show in Mandurah joined by legendary dobro master Jerry Douglas.

The legendary musician Douglas will open the show and then return to the stage to team up with Emmanuel for some incredible musical mashups.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Mandurah Rotary Duck Race

  • When: Saturday, April 20
  • Where: Eastern foreshore

The annual Mandurah Rotary Duck Race and Family Fun Day is back! Hosted by Rotary, this community event raises money to support local surf life saving groups and locals doing it tough.

With plenty of live entertainment including local bands and dancers, there will also be two world class duck races held on the day - the $50 corporate race followed by the $5 regular race.

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs including a car, jewellery, travel vouchers and a kayak.

Tickets are selling fast. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit the Rotary Duck Race website.

Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival

  • When: Saturday, April 20
  • Where: Dwellingup Primary School 

Check out the jaw dropping giant pumpkins, all the weird and wonderful produce and browse the largest, smallest, most obscure and school grown beauties at this year's Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival.

There will be plenty of free entertainment including circus acts, roving stilt stuntmen and interactive reptile experiences as well as live music, face painting, bouncy castle, petting zoo, pony rides, mini golf and giant chess. The Laser Tag arena is also back by popular demand.

There will be no better way to celebrate Easter Saturday than with food vans and the P&C Pumpkin Cafe serving up pumpkin soup and pumpkin scones, sausage sizzle and burgers.

Entry is by gold coin donation and there will be plenty of raffles and silent auctions on the day to join in. For more information, visit the Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival Facebook page.

Fairbridge Festival

  • When: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28 
  • Where: Fairbridge Village

Spend a weekend under the trees enjoying three full days of folk, world and roots music, arts, entertainment and camping at the annual Fairbridge Festival.

Back for its 27th year, this family-friendly camping festival offers extraordinary youth and children's programs, dance program, workshops for all ages, market and food stalls, street performances, plus so much more.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Fairbridge Festival website.

You Are Youth Festival

  • When: Friday, May 3 - Saturday, May 4
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Mandurah's newest event, the You Are Youth Festival, will feature the best the young people in the Peel region have to offer with local music, circus acts, DJs, theatre and dance performances, art and food.

A number of incredible Riptide shows will be performed during the festival including Airborne, Cardboard Kingdom, Blue Portal Road and Hidden Movements.

The Mandurah and Peel community is invited to embrace and celebrate moving forwards to an expansive and sustainable future for our youth. For more information, or to purchase tickets to the Riptide shows, visit the MPAC website.

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music and Dance Sensation

  • When: Friday, May 17
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

See the beauty and talent of world champion Irish dancers direct from the West End's Lord of the Dance when A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music and Dance Sensation takes to the MPAC stage.

Told through Irish music and dance, the world-class show explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture and features world, All Ireland and national champion Irish dancers as well as international musicians.

Starring Ceili Moore and Brent Pace and produced by Pace Entertainment Group in Dublin, the show will transport the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition showcase the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

  • When: Saturday, June 1
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Bound to make your bellies hurt, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town for audiences looking for a laugh.

Jam-packed with a cast of hilarious comedians, Australia's largest and best-loved comedy festival is hitting the road to bring all the giggles to 80 destinations across regional Australia.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Pinjarra Festival

  • When: Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 2
  • Where: Edenvale Homestead

The Shire of Murray will host the Pinjarra Festival again this WA Day long weekend with an impressive lineup of live entertainment, children's workshops, arts and crafts, heritage displays and amusements.

There will also be over 100 market stalls and 25 street food vendors.

For further information visit the Shire of Murray website.

Wearable Art showcase

  • When: Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Presented by the City of Mandurah, the Wearable Art Mandurah showcase returns to dazzle audiences with a new stage performance, incorporating music, theatre and laughter, creating an unforgettable experience for any art lover.

The body is a medium and the stage a canvas for encouraging new ways of viewing the world through revolutionary works of art for the body - something many local, national and international finalists will present during the event.

With a choice of evening or matinee performance, the full-length, family friendly, production promises to delight audiences of all ages.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Troy Cassar-Daley

  • When: Thursday, June 20
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Hitting the road on his Greatest Hits Acoustic Tour, Troy Cassar-Daley will perform with special guest Jem Cassar-Daley some of his best tracks from his new compilation album Greatest Hits.

With more than 30 years of experience and 31 number one chart singles behind him, the tour celebrates the highly decorated country musician's incredible career.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

The Ultimate Eagles Experience

  • When: Saturday, June 22
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

A concert not to be missed, The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a tribute show jam-packed with two hours of hits recreating the synonymous country rock sound of the Eagles.

Performing all the classics including 'Desperado', 'Take It Easy', 'New Kid In Town', 'Take It To The Limits', 'Heartache Tonight' and the legendary 'Hotel California' as well as a mix of solo hits from band members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and the late Glenn Frey.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Puttin' On The Ritz

  • When: Thursday, June 27
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Dig out your sequins and slip into your dancing shoes because Puttin' On The Ritz is taking audiences back to the Golden Age of Hollywood with an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time.

Back by popular demand, the show promises all the razzamatazz and extravaganza with a soundtrack that includes timeless classics like 'Birth of the Blues', 'Swanee, Night and Day', 'I Got Rhythm', 'Easter Parade' and of course 'Puttin' On The Ritz'.

This stellar cast of energetic dancers and multi-talented vocalists are sure to give audiences a glamorous night out in glittering costumes and a show not to be forgotten.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.