October looks set to be an ABBA-mazing month here in Adelaide – in particular, at the Adelaide Festival Centre. On the 9th, The Festival Theatre will be ringing with Mamma Mia! But to get us all in the mood, two of the original Aussie Mamma’s from 2001 will be kicking up a storm three days before on the 6th Oct, at the Dunstan Playhouse.
Author Brian Godfrey
Make sure your roller skates are shined and leg warmers pulled up – we’re going to the 1980’s! Join the Adelaide Theatre Academy as they transport you back in time with their production of Xanadu JR.
The Princes Players, for this production, consist of Prince Alfred College ‘Old Scholars’ (having graduated only last year), current PAC students from Year 5 all the way to Year 12, and girls from St Peter’s Girls’ School and Seymour College.
From an all-female version of an Australian classic to the return of a record-breaking hit comedy and a festival highlight starring one of Australia’s brightest musical theatre personalities, State Theatre Company’s 2019 season places audiences in the thrilling predicament of the present.
Sometimes its hard to separate the genius in an evening of work that has two actors supported by a director (David Mealor) not afraid to facilitate empathy from an audience, a designer (Kathryn Sproul) who is not afraid to allow the actors to be the focus supported by minimal, subtle and supportive surroundings and costumes.
Tyndale Christian School’s Middle School production this year was the delightful Disney’s Mary Poppins Jnr.
It’s garish, loud, bright, a little rude, wonderfully over the top and very, very funny: everything a bloody good drag show should be and more – it’s the marvelously gorgeous Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert – The Musical, whose bus has finally arrived, big-time, in Adelaide. Are we ready for it? YES!!!
It’s always great to be cheered up when the country is in turmoil! Out of Sight… Out of Murder gives you just what is needed to forget that there is a gladiatorial contest going on in Canberra which isn’t half as much fun as this show.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, 7 Olivier Awards and Sold Out seasons wherever it plays, The National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time has a lot of hype to live up to.
Proof doesn’t shy away from its subject matter as it explores genius, and its propensity to affect the mental health of those who have the ability to see things far beyond the reach of most day to day humans.
IpSkip Productions’ founder and Resident Director, Nathan Quadrio is branching away from adult plays such as Educating Rita and Steel Magnolias to produce and direct his and the company’s first children’s show, Joseph Robinette’s stage version of E. B. White’s delightful children’s novel, Charlotte’s Web.
If ‘Old Pros’ (in the theatrical sense) Pat Wilson and Adrian Barnes invite you to Grow Old Disgracefully with them, throw away your walking frame and do it! They are not just delightfully disgraceful but witty, charming, talented and very entertaining.
Written by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman I Love You Because was first performed off Broadway in 2006 and is as relevant and pithy today as when it first saw the light of day. It’s referenced as a show based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and its characters have as much charm and personality as the characters in Miss Austen’s novel, which has also endured for a considerable time.
Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus) was the third Emperor of the Roman Empire known for supposedly sleeping with all his sisters, executing landowners to take control of their lands, closing granaries to cause starvation and taking the wives of his senators and putting them into brothels (when he wasn’t killing their children). Also, he reputedly had conversations with the moon and adored his horse so much that he was going to make it a member of the Roman Senate.
Adelaide Youth Theatre takes their audience on an expedition to the wild for their April 2018 musical.
Northern Light Theatre Company’s latest production, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is quite simply their most delightful show since their production of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast a number of years ago.
This is ‘true’ improv and a little different from what we normally expect from the art form.
While not being a Magic show or Card Trick show as such, this is great fun with Extreme Card Manipulation
Five alien females ask the question: Can the clitoris save humanity?