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Community Schools Show

2022 FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

Choral music festival involving 510 primary school students from 30 schools across the Limestone Coast. The choirs will be accompanied by a live orchestra.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA by storm, on its nationwide tour for 2021. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music and choreography, Celtic Illusion is an awe-inspiring night of family entertainment.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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COSENTINO Deception

Australia’s world-renowned entertainer and International Magician of the Year, Cosentino, is returning to perform his brand new, 90minute live show Deception. Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality. His trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of hilarious audience participation will take you on a journey that will captivate fans, new and old, until the very last mind-bending moment. Now recognised as Australia’s most successful magician, Cosentino has spent the last three years touring to packed houses and rave reviews around the world, while his prime-time TV specials have now been seen by over 100 million people across the globe. www.cosentino.com.au

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER COLLECTIVE

We invite you to join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk through the life and music of one of the world’s most iconic bands - from the songs they wrote, to the songs covered, to the songs they wrote for others. From their album debut in 1968 to their last album in 1972, CCR was a juggernaut of phenomenal proportions. No other band has created such an impact in such a short time. The Creedence Clearwater Collective brings to the stage a six piece band – with a guest Saxophonist and a vocalist that emulates John Fogerty’s distinct vocals – to capture the unique CCR sound. You do not want to hear through the grapevine that you missed out on this hit-packed production. Join us, a real-life travelling band.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show

HICCUP

It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Country Arts SA Season, Partnership

LOVE BURNS

Love Burns delivers mischievous comedy with masterful musicality. Jack is a gigolo, a con and a ladies’ man, feigning love to steal money from lonely widows. Angela, initially one of his victims, pairs up and assists him in his deception. She loves the con but not the ladies and when jealousy sets in, she persuades Jack to kill his victims. One murders for love, one for money. Will they get away with it, or will the honeymoon finally be over? Based on the true crime story of the 1940s American serial killer couple the Honeymoon Killers, Love Burns takes the premise and gives it a distinctly Aussie treatment. COMPOSER Graeme Koehne LIBRETTO Louis Nowra Published by G. Schirmer, Australia. By kind permission of the Wise Music Group Conductor Anthony Hunt Director Nicholas Cannon Designer Simone Romaniuk Lighting Ben Flett

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Live & Local

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY

Inviting everyone with a passion for 20th century cinema to a creative work by musician Giovanni Calandro. This final stage development will lead into a full presentation in early 2023. Once upon a time in Italy An audio-visual journey through the golden age of the iconic Italian cinema from the 50s to the 70s. Hidden musical gems and popular themes from Italian movies are arranged and performed along with video footage. The songs are introduced by narration to tell the story behind the films and their music. A passionate 60-minute ode to one of the most exciting moments in the history of music and cinema, from Ennio Morricone to Quentin Tarantino. "If you want to understand the twentieth-century, you have to deal with the cinema, which is its most accurate reflection, and its music." Ennio Morricone Giovanni Calandro Giovanni “Nanni” Calandro is a musician and educator from Aprilia (Italy) based in Mount Gambier. He is known for being an all-round drummer and Italian movies’ soundtracks enthusiast. He began drumming at the age of 14, graduated in jazz drumming from the Conservatorio Licinio Refice of Frosinone (Italy) and gained a Master of Teaching from the Australian Catholic University of Melbourne. In 2015 he moved to Melbourne where he quickly established himself as session drummer and creator of cultural events regarding Italian music, cinema and theatre. He held workshops in more than 50 schools across Victoria and South Australia, created shows for cultural organisations such as the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne, Italian Museum, Melbourne Italian Festa and Victorian Association of the Teachers of Italian, and established a collective of Italian artists called Musa. As session drummer he played for artists such as the Voice of Italy 2015 Fabio Curto, Australian children entertainer Peter Combe and Mount Gambier’s singer songwriter Louise Adams. With his Nanni Calandro’s Cinematic Gang he presented his show Once upon a time in Italy  at festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, Lavazza Italian Film Festival and venues such as the Ding Dong Lounge, Forum Theatre and Astor Theatre. He is currently teaching languages and drums in Mount Gambier and working on further developing his show, Once upon a time in Italy, for national touring.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Community Schools Show

SPLASH!

Jump aboard and take the trip of a lifetime with "SPLASH!" - a wonderfully wet and wild musical comedy version of Noah's Ark,  told from the animals' point of view! Preston Parrot is on a mission to save his animal friends from the greatest flood in history. But when no one believes his news, he resorts to a little deception and arranges a luxury cruise on board "The Ark!" Aboard, you'll find a crew of colourful comic characters, including ballroom dancing giraffes, loopy lemmings, a band of brutal pirate rats and a love-sick French cat! The journey is overflowing with surprises - a rock and roll party, a kidnap, a storm and a rescue are just some of the twists and turns that make this show an adventure you'll never forget!

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Arts On Screen

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction? Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Country Arts SA Season

THE DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Community Schools Show

2022 FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

Choral music festival involving 510 primary school students from 30 schools across the Limestone Coast. The choirs will be accompanied by a live orchestra.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

Event Image
Commercial

CELTIC ILLUSION REIMAGINED

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA by storm, on its nationwide tour for 2021. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms and is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music and choreography, Celtic Illusion is an awe-inspiring night of family entertainment.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Commercial

COSENTINO Deception

Australia’s world-renowned entertainer and International Magician of the Year, Cosentino, is returning to perform his brand new, 90minute live show Deception. Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality. His trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of hilarious audience participation will take you on a journey that will captivate fans, new and old, until the very last mind-bending moment. Now recognised as Australia’s most successful magician, Cosentino has spent the last three years touring to packed houses and rave reviews around the world, while his prime-time TV specials have now been seen by over 100 million people across the globe. www.cosentino.com.au

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Commercial

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER COLLECTIVE

We invite you to join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk through the life and music of one of the world’s most iconic bands - from the songs they wrote, to the songs covered, to the songs they wrote for others. From their album debut in 1968 to their last album in 1972, CCR was a juggernaut of phenomenal proportions. No other band has created such an impact in such a short time. The Creedence Clearwater Collective brings to the stage a six piece band – with a guest Saxophonist and a vocalist that emulates John Fogerty’s distinct vocals – to capture the unique CCR sound. You do not want to hear through the grapevine that you missed out on this hit-packed production. Join us, a real-life travelling band.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Commercial

FAIRYTALES ON ICE

Direct from its sellout tour in the US, the ice skating spectacular ‘Fairytales on Ice’ is touring Australia this year. Delight in the spectacular as award-winning skaters bring your favourite fairy tale characters to life through ice skating, singing, and music! Featuring stories and characters from The Little Mermaid & The Pirate Adventures, explore the fairy tale land alongside Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Follow the ice skating magic as swashbuckling pirates embark on an underwater adventure and let these well-known characters lift you high into another world. Become immersed in a storyline that features the familiar and the unknown. ‘Fairytales on Ice’ will delight, entertain, and leave you—and the family—jumping for joy! Be mesmerised by world-class skaters from all ends of the globe as they spin through show-stopping sets, bedazzling costumes, and enchanting effects that are sure to delight and excite. Performers glide effortlessly across the floor in a hold-your-breath experience you won’t want to miss. This non-stop thrilling adventure features exciting magical illusions, spectacular special effects, alongside an original award-winning recorded soundtrack with thrilling jumps, spins and pair lifts—as the ice skating spectacular takes to the stage in your town this year. After pre-sale: 10% discount on 4+ tickets of same seating level purchased in one transaction - excludes VIP priced tickets

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Schools Show

HICCUP

It’s a perfect, balmy night in the outback. A sleep-deprived camper, a cheeky quokka and an emu with a penchant for creating wild inventions, awake to discover that a koala has come down with a stubborn and ear-shatteringly loud case of the hiccups. The three embark on an epic journey through the night that sees them frantically eat, sing and invent their way towards a cure before the sun comes up. Hiccup is a hilarious, rocking musical extravaganza about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups. A Windmill Theatre Company production presented in association with Country Arts SA. CREDITS: Co-Creator, Director: Jude Henshall Co-Creator, Director: Ellen Steele Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Composer: Ross McHenry Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis Puppet maker: Tamara Rewse Cast includes Chiara Gabrielli

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Country Arts SA Season, Partnership

LOVE BURNS

Love Burns delivers mischievous comedy with masterful musicality. Jack is a gigolo, a con and a ladies’ man, feigning love to steal money from lonely widows. Angela, initially one of his victims, pairs up and assists him in his deception. She loves the con but not the ladies and when jealousy sets in, she persuades Jack to kill his victims. One murders for love, one for money. Will they get away with it, or will the honeymoon finally be over? Based on the true crime story of the 1940s American serial killer couple the Honeymoon Killers, Love Burns takes the premise and gives it a distinctly Aussie treatment. COMPOSER Graeme Koehne LIBRETTO Louis Nowra Published by G. Schirmer, Australia. By kind permission of the Wise Music Group Conductor Anthony Hunt Director Nicholas Cannon Designer Simone Romaniuk Lighting Ben Flett

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Live & Local

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY

Inviting everyone with a passion for 20th century cinema to a creative work by musician Giovanni Calandro. This final stage development will lead into a full presentation in early 2023. Once upon a time in Italy An audio-visual journey through the golden age of the iconic Italian cinema from the 50s to the 70s. Hidden musical gems and popular themes from Italian movies are arranged and performed along with video footage. The songs are introduced by narration to tell the story behind the films and their music. A passionate 60-minute ode to one of the most exciting moments in the history of music and cinema, from Ennio Morricone to Quentin Tarantino. "If you want to understand the twentieth-century, you have to deal with the cinema, which is its most accurate reflection, and its music." Ennio Morricone Giovanni Calandro Giovanni “Nanni” Calandro is a musician and educator from Aprilia (Italy) based in Mount Gambier. He is known for being an all-round drummer and Italian movies’ soundtracks enthusiast. He began drumming at the age of 14, graduated in jazz drumming from the Conservatorio Licinio Refice of Frosinone (Italy) and gained a Master of Teaching from the Australian Catholic University of Melbourne. In 2015 he moved to Melbourne where he quickly established himself as session drummer and creator of cultural events regarding Italian music, cinema and theatre. He held workshops in more than 50 schools across Victoria and South Australia, created shows for cultural organisations such as the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne, Italian Museum, Melbourne Italian Festa and Victorian Association of the Teachers of Italian, and established a collective of Italian artists called Musa. As session drummer he played for artists such as the Voice of Italy 2015 Fabio Curto, Australian children entertainer Peter Combe and Mount Gambier’s singer songwriter Louise Adams. With his Nanni Calandro’s Cinematic Gang he presented his show Once upon a time in Italy  at festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, Lavazza Italian Film Festival and venues such as the Ding Dong Lounge, Forum Theatre and Astor Theatre. He is currently teaching languages and drums in Mount Gambier and working on further developing his show, Once upon a time in Italy, for national touring.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Community Schools Show

SPLASH!

Jump aboard and take the trip of a lifetime with "SPLASH!" - a wonderfully wet and wild musical comedy version of Noah's Ark,  told from the animals' point of view! Preston Parrot is on a mission to save his animal friends from the greatest flood in history. But when no one believes his news, he resorts to a little deception and arranges a luxury cruise on board "The Ark!" Aboard, you'll find a crew of colourful comic characters, including ballroom dancing giraffes, loopy lemmings, a band of brutal pirate rats and a love-sick French cat! The journey is overflowing with surprises - a rock and roll party, a kidnap, a storm and a rescue are just some of the twists and turns that make this show an adventure you'll never forget!

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Arts On Screen

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction? Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

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Partnership, Season Schools Show, Country Arts SA Season

THE DEEP NORTH

***** 'A rich, emotional, musical and theatrical performance.....The smart, witty script combined with catchy songwriting and brilliant performances illuminate the stage...,' - Craig Cook, The Advertiser. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, The Deep North is a celebration of the African Australian diaspora. Featuring RnB artist Elsy Wameyo and renowned Adelaide MC Stephen Tongun and playwright Matt Hawkins (Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy) The Deep North tells the story of Jasmine Mutesa who has to choose between a scholarship at one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools and keeping her family from falling apart in Port Augusta. It is an entertaining and empowering story about finding your voice and the meaning of home. Presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre, a company committed to new theatrical work from the state’s diverse voices, The Deep North is the first African Australian musical. Director, Matt Hawkins explains: “It is important for us to provide an opportunity for African Australians to see themselves on stage and to present the rich and diverse stories of the African diaspora. The challenges of living across two, or more, countries and the development of hybrid cultures will be something to celebrate.

Location Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

subvenue Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.