The Sunshine Club

Next date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023 | 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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Swing into The Sunshine Club - a radiant and joyful Australian musical - where everyone is welcome and romances bloom.

“The Sunshine Club... signals a brilliant new landmark in Australian musicals… an unashamedly feel-good musical.” - The Australian

Event Description

Swing into The Sunshine Club - a radiant and joyful Australian musical - where everyone is welcome and romances bloom. 

Heralded as a “brilliant new landmark in Australian musicals” (The Australian), The Sunshine Club is written and directed by proud Noonuccal Nuugi man Wesley Enoch AM, an acclaimed creative force in Australian Theatre. This energetic and engaging musical play has a variety of music styles, with 28 songs composed by the esteemed John Rodgers.

It's the summer of 1946, and the war is over. Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle has spent years fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with troops from all over Australia, but when he steps onto the Brisbane wharf he finds some things haven't changed. But Frank knows how to fight for his country.

Filled with a defiant energy and ambition for a better life, Frank starts The Sunshine Club, a place where black and white can meet and, most importantly, dance. Here he dreams of a future where he can dance in step with Rose, the girl next door, the girl of his dreams.

The award-winning Sunshine Club is a thought provoking, vibrant and above all joyful night of theatre and music, featuring a talented cast of 11, including emerging and established First Nations artists, and a 5 piece live band.

“The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” - Stage Whispers

Writer & Director: Wesley Enoch
Composer: John Rodgers
Musical Director: Wayne Freer


Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and HIT Productions as part of the 2023 FAC Season

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 Thanks to our 2023 Season Partners:

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Pre-Show Dining

Pre-show dining at Frankston Arts Centre

We are excited to offer a Pre-Show Dining Experience for you to enjoy before this performance.

For exclusive shows only, make a booking and treat yourself to a 2-course dinner curated by our talented Head Chef and team.  Hosted in our Function Centre from 5.30pm we await you with a glass of premium wine, boutique beer or soft drink on arrival to set the night off to a great start.

With a menu showcasing seasonal local ingredients and flavours, relax and spend time with family and friends before heading into the theatre from 7pm.

Meals must be pre-booked with your tickets prior to the event.


Member $52

Full $58

*Pre show dining bookings must be made at least 3 days prior to the event. 




Musical Magnificence bundle of 3 shows (save $46)

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Experience more of what you love in 2023 with our Musical Magnificence bundle of three shows celebrating the art of music at Frankston Arts Centre.

Thanks to our Musical Magnificence bundle, you can get a ticket to each of the below shows for only $156 in total with a BONUS wine, beer or soft drink voucher thrown in for fun.

By booking this bundle of the three wonderful shows at once, you will save $46 off the full ticket prices.

An Evening with the MSO: Elgar’s Cello Concert and more – Friday 2 June

The Sunshine Club – Tuesday 27 June, 7.30pm

The Divine Miss Bette – Friday 6 October, 7.30pm

BONUS wine, beer or soft drink voucher to enjoy at one of the shows!

Book this special Musical Magnificence bundle of shows via the button below or call Box Office on 03 9784 1060.


















  • Tuesday, 27 June 2023 | 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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