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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.

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Set in present-day New York, this show considers the questions that 38-year-old Elizabeth, a professional town planner,  has about her life and its future possibilities as she moves to New York City to start afresh. She’s looking for true love and a perfect job. The book of the musical extrapolates her “what if” thoughts by allowing her to follow two different pathways into her future, contingent on her choices.

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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.

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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.

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Students Hassan and Chloe are put on detention—one has been suspected of stealing their teacher’s money, and it’s up to them to decide what the truth is. It’s a simple concept that speaks volumes, and opens up a world of potential in this new production from Windmill Theatre Company. Moving away from the pure fantasy of some of their previous fare, Amphibian is an inventive production that motors along on the energy and vitality of its cast.

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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.

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For one night only, TV and radio science celebrity, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM, is heading to Port Pirie. Dr Karl will spend time with students through the day, then provide a rare public show for the region in the evening.

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Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms by Sam Holcroft. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch and tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. Holcroft uses the psychological theory that people reinforce negative behaviour traits each time they fall back on them as coping strategies (“rules for living”) at stressful times.

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Wonder and the search for meaning—two things that make life beautiful, and maddening. Tim Winton’s That Eye, The Sky encapsulates this beautifully, and grounds it with small family tragedies in a wholly Australian setting. After father Sam is left incapacitated from a car crash, it is up to his family—Alice, Tegwyn, and the youngest Ort—to care for him and keep their unit together while battling their own hidden traumas.

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