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This wonderful program consists of a junior musical performed by Adelaide's rising stars, an afternoon of classical guitar with the Australian String quartet, a feisty and heart warming comedy, through to the Bangarra Dance Theatre experience, the beauty of Lake Eyre, a chance to join a choir in a sing-a-long, a classical musical movie and then wind-up the year with the ever-popular Christmas Proms concert.
Into the Woods Jr is a wonderful opportunity to see some of Adelaide's finest young musical theatre talents perform. The music and lyrics by Frances Rings intertwines the stories of several fairy tales by Brothers Grimm - Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella.
Australian String Quintette, Slave Grigoryan, Simon Powis, Ana Vidovic & Edin Karamazov will present works by Boccherini,Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Albeniz and eminent Australian composer, Phillip Houghton as well as a collection of seven classic songs by the Beatles arranged for guitar and string by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.
Date: Sunday, 12 August, 1.30pm. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (no interval). Where: Festival Theatre
Biddies by Don Reid is a heart warming comedy starring Maggie Blinco, Annie Byron, Jeanie Drynan, Donna Lee and Linden Wilkinson. These five feisty and vulnerable women are accidentally locked in their school classroom which results in their sharing confessions that are frank, outrageous, intense but heaps of fun. Come and join them as they rediscover their ability to love, forgive, show empathy and take control. Be prepared to laugh till you cry.
Date: Thursday, 16 August, 11.00 am. (plus Q & A with the cast after the show.
Saturday, 18 August, 2.00 pm.
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes (incl. interval).
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre, Grote Street, Adelaide.
Bangarra Dance Theatre is an Indigenous Australian dance.company founded by Carole Johnson, an African-American in 1989. The Bangarra dancers perform Terrain by acclaimed choreographer Frances Rings, is a fusion of dance, theatre and storytelling as it explores the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre.
Date: 31 August, 12.30pm.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes (no interval).
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre Grote Street, Adelaide.
Everybody Sing! Part of COTA Every Generation Festival.
Everybody Sing! It doesn't matter if you are young or old, here is your chance to sing with The ACH Group 'Sing for Joy' Choirs and the Silver Beats Choir and more. The program will include uplifting choral songs with solo performances climaxing in Everybody Sing! followed by a delicious lunch.
Date: Wednesday 17 October, 10.00am.
Morning Tea from 10.00am, concert at 11.00am and lunch 12.00 noon.
Duration: 3 hours.
Where: Banquet Room
Tickets: $35.00 including morning tea and lunch.
Seating at tables for 10.
Show Boat (1951) - Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner and Howard Keel star in this classical musical film adaptation of the 1927 stage musical by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstyein. Enjoy those ageless songs again - Ol' Man River, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man and Make Believe.
Show Boat (1951)
[B]Christmas Proms - Timothy Sexton and his 24 piece Art Orchestra celebrate the festive season in-concert with a big, brassy, musical concert. Come along and enjoy the songs of Christmas and traditional carols along with the swing melodies of Glenn Miller.
Date: Thursday, 13 December, 11.00am.
Friday, 14 December, 11.00am.
Duration: 2 hours (includes interval).
Suitable for 5 & above years.
Where: Her Majesty's Theatre, Grote Street, Adelaide
Musical revue featuring swing tunes of Glenn Miller.