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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.

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Fangirls is an upcoming original musical by Sydney playwright Yve Blake, under commission by the Australian Theatre for Young People. Set to premiere in early 2019, we are offered a rare workshop performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this season.

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Written and performed by Joanne Hartstone this cabaret show is fabulous – it’s entertaining, moving, amusing, has some great songs but more than anything it is thought provoking. There really was a woman who jumped off the Hollywood sign. Peg Entwistle jumped off the Hollywood sign in 1932. Although a successful performer on Broadway after less than a year in Los Angeles she was dead.

Arts 8.0
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Johnny O’Keefe was Australia’s first rock rebel.  There at the dawn of rock and roll music in the 1950’s, O’Keefe blazed a massive trail.  Labelled ‘the Australian Elvis’, his wild ways cemented his place in local history.  Australia loves a naughty larrikin, of which O’Keefe certainly was.  His sometimes reckless behaviour eventually saw his career become derailed, but not from the hearts of fans.

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From a young girl on the mountain-sides of Peru to a Beverly Hills recluse, Peruvian songbird, Yma Sumac, is introduced to the audience through famed Australian singer, Ali McGregor.

Arts 6.0
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Mark Holden has had a long and chequered career, which he talks about in this wander down memory lane, but his focus seems to be more on family and his circus roots. He is the descendant of a long line of big top performers from the Holden Bros Circus and he feels it is still in his blood, and his family.

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With two stellar performers like these there is not much to say that hasn’t been said. Nancye Hayes has been gracing musical stages from her debut as a leading lady in Sweet Charity (1967) to playing Mrs Higgins in My Fair Lady not so long ago. She keeps working, in both musicals and plays, and keeps smiling. Her friendship with Todd McKenney is obvious. They have worked together for many years, since they met playing in 42nd Street. Todd has been an Australian favourite for many years both on Stage and on TV, and he has the same irrepressible optimism.

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It’s no wonder the Family Gala has been a great favourite for the past few years. It was a riot of music, songs, dance and amazing tricks with hoops on roller skates plus a juggling bear and that was just the first 3 acts!

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