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I Wish

People are made of stuff – good stuff and bad stuff, happy and sad stuff, stinky, odd, boring, dangerous, funny, sparkling potions of stuff. People also have secret ingredients – what could your secret ingredient be? I Wish… is an exciting collaboration between Patch Theatre and renowned South Australian circus company Gravity & Other Myths. Through physical theatre, stunning visuals, and a healthy dose of humour, explore our differences to reveal the magic of individuality. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die

This year, the world's favourite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami's finest are now on the run.

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Band of SA Police Christmas Concert 2024

Band of The SA Police in partnership with Country Arts SA as part of Mornings At 2024 Afternoon Tea included in the ticket Price from 1pm Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band. Enjoy their extensive repertoire of classic carols and sing-a-longs for an morning of traditional cheer just in time for Santa. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season for the young and the young at heart.

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Brad Cox

Australian music sensation Brad Cox is thrilled to announce his upcoming solo tour, "Yarns and Yodels," set to captivate audiences across regional Australia. Inspired by the 50 or so sold-out solo shows Brad performed during lockdown, he will be taking to the theatre stage to perform beloved Coxy favourites, both new and old, and hopefully get a few laughs in the process. Unlike the Brad Cox full band rock show, the “Yarns and Yodels" tour offers an intimate and up-close experience, showcasing Brad's versatility as an artist. Fans can look forward to a rich and diverse showcase of Brad's talents, spanning from upbeat country pop to moving piano ballads. More than just a musical journey, Brad's performances are infused with his distinctive and humorous storytelling. This combination promises not only a much loved singalong, but also a bloody good laugh. Inspired by the likes Bert Kreischer, Tom Segura and many other stand up comics, Brad will let the audience decide if it’s a worthy dabble in stand up, or maybe time to sit down. Talking about the solo shows Brad stated, “The concept for the Yarns and Yodels shows was born out of the pandemic. After stripping back the show to an acoustic, sit-down, solo setting during lockdown, I fell in love with the format again. It forced me to re-learn songs and play them as they were written. Me, a bottle of wine, and the shits with the world - that’s the formula for good songs” “I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to recreate these shows, but take it one step further and out of the pubs and into intimate theatres. I have road-tested it a bunch of times, and now I am keen to take it far and wide. And who knew this little fat kid from the snow could muster up a few funny yarns and get a proper belly laugh out of the crowd.” This announcement comes hot on the heels of the remarkable success of his recent headline shows and the overwhelming response to his recent album ‘Acres’, released in May 2023. Brad Cox, known for his authentic spirit and down-to-earth persona, has become a prominent figure in the Australian music scene. His third studio album, 'Acres,’ not only topped the ARIA Country Charts but has been coupled with the overwhelming success of the 'Acres Tour’. The tour saw packed houses across metro and regional Australia, selling 30,000 tickets in 2023, and solidifying his status as one of the country's most celebrated musicians. Not one to become complacent, Brad is gearing up to release new music soon, offering fans something new and exciting to look forward too in the near future.

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Celtic Illusion 2024

mmerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will tour nationwide in 2024. Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2024 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. A breathtaking array of experiences, fusing Irish Dance, Magic and influential flavours of Fosse, Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other. The show features new spellbinding illusions and choreography, alongside a musical score that will either make you cry or send shivers down your spine. Starring the multi talented former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Star Illusionist Anthony Street, with Georgia May, a marvel in both dance and Illusion. These impeccable performers lead a cast of champion dancers recruited from renowned productions across the world, such as Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the moment the curtain is raised. Celtic Illusion will surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more. Don’t hesitate, and book now to know the hype of one of the largest and most unique Dance and Illusion shows in the world.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

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Great Detectives: All New Mysteries

Great Detectives is Going Regional in 2024! The multi-award winning theatrical comedy, Great Detectives, has been touring Australia for the last 10 years and now for the first time, we are thrilled to be bringing the show to regional South Australia! Staring 1950s fan favourite detectives, Candy Matson & Johnny Dollar in two brand new and exciting★★★★★ mysteries (Glam Adelaide)! Be immersed in suspense as we recreate the experience of attending a 1950s radio recording live on stage. This is a night of mystery, comedy & intrigue not to be missed! "Superlative performances" - Glam Adelaide “A fabulous show” The Clothesline “A performance not to be missed” Theatre Now ★★★★ - The Barefoot Review ★★★★ - The Advertiser ★★★★ - SamAboutTown This brand new Australian production features a phenomenal cast of award winning & critically acclaimed Australian actors including Jennifer Barry, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Tate Simpson & Eden Trebilco. Great Detectives was nominated for 7 Broadway World Sydney Theatre Awards

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Greatest Days

Featuring the hit songs of British pop icons Take That and adapted from the smash stage show by the writer of Calendar Girls, Greatest Days is an epic movie musical that marries the heartfelt story of a group of women who grew up loving a boyband with a series of fantastical song and dance sequences that take us from 1930s MGM-style musicals to Magic Mike-style modern moves, set to the songs of one of the UK’s most successful and loved musical acts.

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IF

From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations into the future following Caesar's reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

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Marcia Hines Still Shining:

Australia’s beloved musical treasure, with a career spanning five amazing decades, will be returning to the Regional Australia in 2024! Accompanied by her musicians and production crew, each performance will be a celebration of the extraordinary output of this legendary Australian. From the early days of ‘Fire and Rain’ to the Discotheque album and all the way through to the 2022 release of ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’, each performance will encapsulate Marcia’s extraordinary vocal range and recording career. Since moving to Australia from Boston at just 16 to star in the production of Hair, Marcia has become an integral part of the Australian music and entertainment industry. 22 albums, 2.6 million sales, countless chart topping singles and multi-platinum albums. She continues to reinvent herself and in doing so sets new industry benchmarks. From Jesus Christ Superstar to ‘Queen of Pop’ to ‘Australian Idol’, induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and an Order of Australia in 2009, this extraordinary woman has been an inspiration to women and Australians everywhere. Her return to regional centres across Australia is an acknowledgement of the importance of these cities and towns to her journey. These years of touring were so significant in the establishment of her career and her relationship with Australian audiences. Expect two hours plus of memories, musicality and a little madness. The amazing Miss Hines and her touring family are a wonder to behold!

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Nancy Bates: Still Talkin' Bout A Revolution

Barkindji woman, and esteemed singer-songwriter, Nancy Bates reflects on the songs of African-American singer Tracy Chapman, and their relevance to race relations, society, and politics in Australia today. Through eloquent storytelling and sharp wit, Nancy shares with the audience her hope and her pain, delivering a 'call to action' that is impossible to ignore. In this acclaimed show Nancy pays homage to her inspiration, delivering an outstanding musical performance and revolutionary experience. Accompanied by the talent Flik Freeman on bass, Nancy will guide the audience through some of Tracy Chapman’s most powerful ballads including, Fast Car, Give Me One Reason and Talkin’ Bout a Revolution. “Bates’passion for Chapman’s music and her own belief that change needs to happen permeates throughout the show… you can’t help but embrace the excitement and vision that Bates was sharing.” Fontella Koleff, Heckle

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Never Mind The Buzzers, Here's RocKwiz Live !

Never Mind the Buzzers, Here’s RocKwiz Live! The RocKwiz gang are back on the road, coming to a theatre near you. Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra will be revelling in the chaos and quizzery of RocKwiz Live. If you've seen a RocKwiz LIVE show you know what we mean. If you haven’t, buckle up for a fantastic night of musical and comedic treats. Every show begins with Brian's contestant selection process, with audience members demonstrating their rock knowledge. Contestants with the highest scores sit alongside guest musicians for a magical night of music and trivia. Don’t miss this fabulous night!

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Ni Main Sass Kuttni 2

Punjabi, Eng Sub This sequel directly follows the first film, with once again presenting More Comedy, Drama and Issues with Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law in the real world.

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Nunga Screen 2024

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. A FREE annual event that spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and which tours across regional SA from big screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages. For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2024, the program will feature the premiere short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker commissioned by Country Arts SA. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Bookings Essential!

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Painting The Modern Garden - Monet To Matisse

For many great artists the garden has long been considered a desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as a meaningful focus for their talents. The work of these great artists, along with many others, feature in a major 2016 exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden’ from The Royal Academy, London. This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form. Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.

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Robertson Brothers 60’s Variety TV Show 2024

“It’s different to other shows…It’s like a real TV show from the 1960’s. I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Michelle K, 2023 audience member) Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2023, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2024 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960’s – The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Johnny Farnham, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “I felt like a teenager all over again”! (Daniel S, 2023 audience member) Variety TV Show fans will be excited to know the multi-talented Simon Brook McLachlan (from the Original Australian cast of Jersey Boys) will return in 2024 to thrill us with his very special tributes to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as Neil Sedaka, together with a brand new Variety Show tribute to the much loved 1960s Australian superstar… Johnny Farnham. “It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” - Ray Hadley, 2GB Unlike anything you have ever seen before this 150 minute ground-breaking and interactive theatrical TV experience is filled with all the fun, music and long forgotten memories of the fabulous 1960’s. The Variety TV Show audience is taken on a unique and emotional journey back to the best years of their lives.

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The Animals (UK)

The Animals announce their 60th Anniversary “The Farewell Tour: Greatest Hits” – The band’s Final Tour of Australia The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, whilst The Animals were the backbone of blues! The Animals' impact and influence is undeniable. They created some of the most iconic songs in popular music history including - We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, The House of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down and Boom Boom and more all of which will be performed on this Greatest Hits Final Tour

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The Australian Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty Act III and other works The Australian Ballet is delighted to be bringing a program of classical favourites and contemporary pieces to audiences across Australia. As we celebrate over four decades of touring the country, be transported by the pure artistry of The Australian Ballet’s dancers as we showcase some of the most moving, enthralling and exciting moments in our repertoire. Featuring Act III of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, The Australian Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Stephanie Lake’s Circle Electric: Prologue and George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, The Australian Ballet On Tour will delight both those new to ballet and seasoned balletomanes. Join us across the nation, as we move you beyond words in this very special tour of traditional pieces and innovative new works. Production Credits: Allegro Brillante Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust The performance of Allegro Brillante, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust. Music Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky Costume design Karinska Original lighting design Ronald Bates Circle Electric: Prologue Choreography and set design concepts Stephanie Lake Composer Robin Fox Costume design Paula Levis Lighting design Bosco Shaw The Sleeping Beauty Act III (after Petipa) Choreography after Marius Petipa Additional Choreography Paul Knobloch Composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 performed by Orchestra Victoria, conducted by Nicolette Fraillon. Courtesy of ABC Classics, copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Costume and set design Hugh Colman Lighting design Bosco Shaw

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The Australian Ballet:Class On Tour

See what it takes to dance with The Australian Ballet. Get up close and personal with the extraordinary dancers of The Australian Ballet On Tour Every morning, six days a week, our dancers take class. It helps them find new heights of technical excellence and maintain their peak fitness. Get a unique behind the scenes view of their training, with commentary by artistic staff.

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The Fleetwood PAC

10 years ago, a psychic predicted she would wear a top hat. Now, as Stevie Nicks in a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Act, it all makes sense. The Fleetwood Pac were formed at a time when the world needed nostalgic comfort. Taking you back to a simpler time, The Fleetwood Pac pay tribute to their idols with authenticity and respect. What sets this act apart is the attention to details. This show has been transcribed note for note with the melody as Fleetwood Mac recorded, the harmonies where they belong and the toms back-to- front on the drums. Fans of Fleetwood Mac will recognise and appreciate the details. They may not be the real thing, but they are the real experience. "With silky vocals and a big sound, this Fleetwood Mac tribute band is pure gold." - First on Film & Entertainment

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The Way, My Way

FUNDRAISER SCREENING FOR THE HEART FOUNDATION THE WAY, MY WAY is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain. He doesn't know why he's doing it… but one step at a time, it will change him and his outlook on life forever. Based on Bill Bennett's best-selling memoir of the same name.

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The World of Musicals In Concert 2024

Following a sell out 2023 Australia tour - The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Australia in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables’ to ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘South Pacific’ and many, many more, the World of Musicals delivers a stirring musical concert theatre experience that will leave you spellbound – from the opening song to the final medley of classics. ‘ALL THE HIT SONGS IN ONE SHOW’ that is the quintessential takeaway from this musical concert gala. The World of the Musicals In Concert is a show that is tailored for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your to all your favourite and much-loved songs from the world of Musical Theatre in one unforgettable evening. Secure your seats today to a show inspired by many but unlike any other.

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Unsung Hero

Based on a remarkable true story, Unsung Hero follows David Smallbone as he moves his family from Down Under to the States, searching for a brighter future after his successful music company collapses. With nothing more than their seven children, suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY's Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. Helen's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs. With their own dreams on hold, David and Helen begin to realize the musical prowess in their children, who would go on to become two of the most successful acts in Inspirational Music history: five-time GRAMMY Award®-winning artists for KING + COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James.

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Country Arts SA Season

Yuldea - Bangarra Dance Theatre

Photo: Daniel Boud From the incomparable storytellers of Bangarra Dance Theatre comes a major new work. Frances Rings’ first work as Artistic Director is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. Yuldea awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Aṉangu people of the Great Victorian Desert. Yuldea explores the moment traditional life collided with the industrial ambition of a growing nation. In 1917, the two halves of the Transcontinental Railway met at the precious water soak on the edge of the Nullarbor, Yuldi Kapi. Great metal serpents scarred the landscape, draining all water from the sacred soak. Then came the black mist of the atomic testing at Maralinga, forcing the Aṉangu people to leave their desert homelands where they had lived for millennia. Now memories lay scattered, like the Aṉangu people, displaced from their home. Remnants of colonial progress are swallowed by sand. But the Aṉangu endure, determined to keep strong their knowledge systems of land and sky, honouring their eternal bonds of kinship between people and place. Yuldea features original music by Leon Rodgers with featured songs by multi-award-winning duo Electric Fields (Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross). Designers Elizabeth Gadsby (Set), Jennifer Irwin (Costume) and Karen Norris (Lighting) create a desert world on stage.

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I Wish

People are made of stuff – good stuff and bad stuff, happy and sad stuff, stinky, odd, boring, dangerous, funny, sparkling potions of stuff. People also have secret ingredients – what could your secret ingredient be? I Wish… is an exciting collaboration between Patch Theatre and renowned South Australian circus company Gravity & Other Myths. Through physical theatre, stunning visuals, and a healthy dose of humour, explore our differences to reveal the magic of individuality. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die

This year, the world's favourite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami's finest are now on the run.

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Band of SA Police Christmas Concert 2024

Band of The SA Police in partnership with Country Arts SA as part of Mornings At 2024 Afternoon Tea included in the ticket Price from 1pm Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band. Enjoy their extensive repertoire of classic carols and sing-a-longs for an morning of traditional cheer just in time for Santa. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season for the young and the young at heart.

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Brad Cox

Australian music sensation Brad Cox is thrilled to announce his upcoming solo tour, "Yarns and Yodels," set to captivate audiences across regional Australia. Inspired by the 50 or so sold-out solo shows Brad performed during lockdown, he will be taking to the theatre stage to perform beloved Coxy favourites, both new and old, and hopefully get a few laughs in the process. Unlike the Brad Cox full band rock show, the “Yarns and Yodels" tour offers an intimate and up-close experience, showcasing Brad's versatility as an artist. Fans can look forward to a rich and diverse showcase of Brad's talents, spanning from upbeat country pop to moving piano ballads. More than just a musical journey, Brad's performances are infused with his distinctive and humorous storytelling. This combination promises not only a much loved singalong, but also a bloody good laugh. Inspired by the likes Bert Kreischer, Tom Segura and many other stand up comics, Brad will let the audience decide if it’s a worthy dabble in stand up, or maybe time to sit down. Talking about the solo shows Brad stated, “The concept for the Yarns and Yodels shows was born out of the pandemic. After stripping back the show to an acoustic, sit-down, solo setting during lockdown, I fell in love with the format again. It forced me to re-learn songs and play them as they were written. Me, a bottle of wine, and the shits with the world - that’s the formula for good songs” “I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to recreate these shows, but take it one step further and out of the pubs and into intimate theatres. I have road-tested it a bunch of times, and now I am keen to take it far and wide. And who knew this little fat kid from the snow could muster up a few funny yarns and get a proper belly laugh out of the crowd.” This announcement comes hot on the heels of the remarkable success of his recent headline shows and the overwhelming response to his recent album ‘Acres’, released in May 2023. Brad Cox, known for his authentic spirit and down-to-earth persona, has become a prominent figure in the Australian music scene. His third studio album, 'Acres,’ not only topped the ARIA Country Charts but has been coupled with the overwhelming success of the 'Acres Tour’. The tour saw packed houses across metro and regional Australia, selling 30,000 tickets in 2023, and solidifying his status as one of the country's most celebrated musicians. Not one to become complacent, Brad is gearing up to release new music soon, offering fans something new and exciting to look forward too in the near future.

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Celtic Illusion 2024

mmerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will tour nationwide in 2024. Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2024 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. A breathtaking array of experiences, fusing Irish Dance, Magic and influential flavours of Fosse, Michael Jackson, with a Broadway style. Celtic Illusion is a show like no other. The show features new spellbinding illusions and choreography, alongside a musical score that will either make you cry or send shivers down your spine. Starring the multi talented former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Star Illusionist Anthony Street, with Georgia May, a marvel in both dance and Illusion. These impeccable performers lead a cast of champion dancers recruited from renowned productions across the world, such as Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the moment the curtain is raised. Celtic Illusion will surpass your expectations and leave you wanting more. Don’t hesitate, and book now to know the hype of one of the largest and most unique Dance and Illusion shows in the world.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

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Great Detectives: All New Mysteries

Great Detectives is Going Regional in 2024! The multi-award winning theatrical comedy, Great Detectives, has been touring Australia for the last 10 years and now for the first time, we are thrilled to be bringing the show to regional South Australia! Staring 1950s fan favourite detectives, Candy Matson & Johnny Dollar in two brand new and exciting★★★★★ mysteries (Glam Adelaide)! Be immersed in suspense as we recreate the experience of attending a 1950s radio recording live on stage. This is a night of mystery, comedy & intrigue not to be missed! "Superlative performances" - Glam Adelaide “A fabulous show” The Clothesline “A performance not to be missed” Theatre Now ★★★★ - The Barefoot Review ★★★★ - The Advertiser ★★★★ - SamAboutTown This brand new Australian production features a phenomenal cast of award winning & critically acclaimed Australian actors including Jennifer Barry, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Tate Simpson & Eden Trebilco. Great Detectives was nominated for 7 Broadway World Sydney Theatre Awards

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Greatest Days

Featuring the hit songs of British pop icons Take That and adapted from the smash stage show by the writer of Calendar Girls, Greatest Days is an epic movie musical that marries the heartfelt story of a group of women who grew up loving a boyband with a series of fantastical song and dance sequences that take us from 1930s MGM-style musicals to Magic Mike-style modern moves, set to the songs of one of the UK’s most successful and loved musical acts.

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IF

From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations into the future following Caesar's reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

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Marcia Hines Still Shining:

Australia’s beloved musical treasure, with a career spanning five amazing decades, will be returning to the Regional Australia in 2024! Accompanied by her musicians and production crew, each performance will be a celebration of the extraordinary output of this legendary Australian. From the early days of ‘Fire and Rain’ to the Discotheque album and all the way through to the 2022 release of ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’, each performance will encapsulate Marcia’s extraordinary vocal range and recording career. Since moving to Australia from Boston at just 16 to star in the production of Hair, Marcia has become an integral part of the Australian music and entertainment industry. 22 albums, 2.6 million sales, countless chart topping singles and multi-platinum albums. She continues to reinvent herself and in doing so sets new industry benchmarks. From Jesus Christ Superstar to ‘Queen of Pop’ to ‘Australian Idol’, induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007 and an Order of Australia in 2009, this extraordinary woman has been an inspiration to women and Australians everywhere. Her return to regional centres across Australia is an acknowledgement of the importance of these cities and towns to her journey. These years of touring were so significant in the establishment of her career and her relationship with Australian audiences. Expect two hours plus of memories, musicality and a little madness. The amazing Miss Hines and her touring family are a wonder to behold!

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Country Arts SA Season, Seated on Stage

Nancy Bates: Still Talkin' Bout A Revolution

Barkindji woman, and esteemed singer-songwriter, Nancy Bates reflects on the songs of African-American singer Tracy Chapman, and their relevance to race relations, society, and politics in Australia today. Through eloquent storytelling and sharp wit, Nancy shares with the audience her hope and her pain, delivering a 'call to action' that is impossible to ignore. In this acclaimed show Nancy pays homage to her inspiration, delivering an outstanding musical performance and revolutionary experience. Accompanied by the talent Flik Freeman on bass, Nancy will guide the audience through some of Tracy Chapman’s most powerful ballads including, Fast Car, Give Me One Reason and Talkin’ Bout a Revolution. “Bates’passion for Chapman’s music and her own belief that change needs to happen permeates throughout the show… you can’t help but embrace the excitement and vision that Bates was sharing.” Fontella Koleff, Heckle

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Commercial

Never Mind The Buzzers, Here's RocKwiz Live !

Never Mind the Buzzers, Here’s RocKwiz Live! The RocKwiz gang are back on the road, coming to a theatre near you. Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra will be revelling in the chaos and quizzery of RocKwiz Live. If you've seen a RocKwiz LIVE show you know what we mean. If you haven’t, buckle up for a fantastic night of musical and comedic treats. Every show begins with Brian's contestant selection process, with audience members demonstrating their rock knowledge. Contestants with the highest scores sit alongside guest musicians for a magical night of music and trivia. Don’t miss this fabulous night!

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Commercial Film

Ni Main Sass Kuttni 2

Punjabi, Eng Sub This sequel directly follows the first film, with once again presenting More Comedy, Drama and Issues with Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law in the real world.

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Arts On Screen, Film

Nunga Screen 2024

Nunga Screen shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film. A FREE annual event that spans National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week, and which tours across regional SA from big screen cinemas to remote communities, Nunga Screen presents a diverse film program for cinema-goers of all ages. For more than 10 years, Nunga Screen has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2024, the program will feature the premiere short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker commissioned by Country Arts SA. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Bookings Essential!

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Arts On Screen

Painting The Modern Garden - Monet To Matisse

For many great artists the garden has long been considered a desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as a meaningful focus for their talents. The work of these great artists, along with many others, feature in a major 2016 exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden’ from The Royal Academy, London. This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form. Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.

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Robertson Brothers 60’s Variety TV Show 2024

“It’s different to other shows…It’s like a real TV show from the 1960’s. I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Michelle K, 2023 audience member) Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2023, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2024 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960’s – The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Johnny Farnham, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Hollies, The Bee Gees, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “I felt like a teenager all over again”! (Daniel S, 2023 audience member) Variety TV Show fans will be excited to know the multi-talented Simon Brook McLachlan (from the Original Australian cast of Jersey Boys) will return in 2024 to thrill us with his very special tributes to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as Neil Sedaka, together with a brand new Variety Show tribute to the much loved 1960s Australian superstar… Johnny Farnham. “It’s the best show I’ve seen in years!” - Ray Hadley, 2GB Unlike anything you have ever seen before this 150 minute ground-breaking and interactive theatrical TV experience is filled with all the fun, music and long forgotten memories of the fabulous 1960’s. The Variety TV Show audience is taken on a unique and emotional journey back to the best years of their lives.

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The Animals (UK)

The Animals announce their 60th Anniversary “The Farewell Tour: Greatest Hits” – The band’s Final Tour of Australia The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, whilst The Animals were the backbone of blues! The Animals' impact and influence is undeniable. They created some of the most iconic songs in popular music history including - We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, The House of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down and Boom Boom and more all of which will be performed on this Greatest Hits Final Tour

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The Australian Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty Act III and other works The Australian Ballet is delighted to be bringing a program of classical favourites and contemporary pieces to audiences across Australia. As we celebrate over four decades of touring the country, be transported by the pure artistry of The Australian Ballet’s dancers as we showcase some of the most moving, enthralling and exciting moments in our repertoire. Featuring Act III of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, The Australian Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, Stephanie Lake’s Circle Electric: Prologue and George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, The Australian Ballet On Tour will delight both those new to ballet and seasoned balletomanes. Join us across the nation, as we move you beyond words in this very special tour of traditional pieces and innovative new works. Production Credits: Allegro Brillante Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust The performance of Allegro Brillante, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust. Music Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky Costume design Karinska Original lighting design Ronald Bates Circle Electric: Prologue Choreography and set design concepts Stephanie Lake Composer Robin Fox Costume design Paula Levis Lighting design Bosco Shaw The Sleeping Beauty Act III (after Petipa) Choreography after Marius Petipa Additional Choreography Paul Knobloch Composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 performed by Orchestra Victoria, conducted by Nicolette Fraillon. Courtesy of ABC Classics, copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Costume and set design Hugh Colman Lighting design Bosco Shaw

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Preview Rehearsal

The Australian Ballet:Class On Tour

See what it takes to dance with The Australian Ballet. Get up close and personal with the extraordinary dancers of The Australian Ballet On Tour Every morning, six days a week, our dancers take class. It helps them find new heights of technical excellence and maintain their peak fitness. Get a unique behind the scenes view of their training, with commentary by artistic staff.

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The Fleetwood PAC

10 years ago, a psychic predicted she would wear a top hat. Now, as Stevie Nicks in a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Act, it all makes sense. The Fleetwood Pac were formed at a time when the world needed nostalgic comfort. Taking you back to a simpler time, The Fleetwood Pac pay tribute to their idols with authenticity and respect. What sets this act apart is the attention to details. This show has been transcribed note for note with the melody as Fleetwood Mac recorded, the harmonies where they belong and the toms back-to- front on the drums. Fans of Fleetwood Mac will recognise and appreciate the details. They may not be the real thing, but they are the real experience. "With silky vocals and a big sound, this Fleetwood Mac tribute band is pure gold." - First on Film & Entertainment

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The Way, My Way

FUNDRAISER SCREENING FOR THE HEART FOUNDATION THE WAY, MY WAY is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain. He doesn't know why he's doing it… but one step at a time, it will change him and his outlook on life forever. Based on Bill Bennett's best-selling memoir of the same name.

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The World of Musicals In Concert 2024

Following a sell out 2023 Australia tour - The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Australia in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists who exquisitely perform classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables’ to ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘South Pacific’ and many, many more, the World of Musicals delivers a stirring musical concert theatre experience that will leave you spellbound – from the opening song to the final medley of classics. ‘ALL THE HIT SONGS IN ONE SHOW’ that is the quintessential takeaway from this musical concert gala. The World of the Musicals In Concert is a show that is tailored for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your to all your favourite and much-loved songs from the world of Musical Theatre in one unforgettable evening. Secure your seats today to a show inspired by many but unlike any other.

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Commercial Film

Unsung Hero

Based on a remarkable true story, Unsung Hero follows David Smallbone as he moves his family from Down Under to the States, searching for a brighter future after his successful music company collapses. With nothing more than their seven children, suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY's Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. Helen's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs. With their own dreams on hold, David and Helen begin to realize the musical prowess in their children, who would go on to become two of the most successful acts in Inspirational Music history: five-time GRAMMY Award®-winning artists for KING + COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James.

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Country Arts SA Season

Yuldea - Bangarra Dance Theatre

Photo: Daniel Boud From the incomparable storytellers of Bangarra Dance Theatre comes a major new work. Frances Rings’ first work as Artistic Director is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. Yuldea awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Aṉangu people of the Great Victorian Desert. Yuldea explores the moment traditional life collided with the industrial ambition of a growing nation. In 1917, the two halves of the Transcontinental Railway met at the precious water soak on the edge of the Nullarbor, Yuldi Kapi. Great metal serpents scarred the landscape, draining all water from the sacred soak. Then came the black mist of the atomic testing at Maralinga, forcing the Aṉangu people to leave their desert homelands where they had lived for millennia. Now memories lay scattered, like the Aṉangu people, displaced from their home. Remnants of colonial progress are swallowed by sand. But the Aṉangu endure, determined to keep strong their knowledge systems of land and sky, honouring their eternal bonds of kinship between people and place. Yuldea features original music by Leon Rodgers with featured songs by multi-award-winning duo Electric Fields (Zaachariaha Fielding and Michael Ross). Designers Elizabeth Gadsby (Set), Jennifer Irwin (Costume) and Karen Norris (Lighting) create a desert world on stage.

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