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A MAN CALLED OTTO (M)

The film will follow Otto (Hanks), a grumpy isolated widower with staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse, who gives everyone in his neighborhood a hard time as he watches over it like a hawk. Just as it seems like he’s finally given up on life, an unlikely and reluctant friendship develops with his new neighbors. Little by little, Otto undergoes a subtle transformation…but is he really capable of change? Running Time: 2hrs & 6min

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An Andrews Sisters Tribute

★★★★★ "A well deserved standing ovation." WOW FM★★★★★ "A brilliant trip down memory lane." Glam Adelaide★★★★★ "A polished performance which paid heartfelt homage to a vocal trio who influenced much of popular music today." The Serenade Files10/10 "An outstanding performance by outstanding local performers". Eventadlaide Officially endorsed by the Andrews Sisters Estate in the US & Winners of the 2019  Bank SA Weekly Award for Best Music, the Three Little Sisters take you on a historical journey giving audiences insight into the lives and wartime music of Patty, Maxine and Laverne Andrews. This 90 minute music  spectacular features Adelaide lead vocalists Tania Savelli, Shelley Pantic & Melanie Smith recreating the iconic close three part harmony sound made famous by The Andrews Sisters. 

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Live & Local

BURN YOUR POSTCARDS

Burn Your Postcards was a fast and furious filmmaking project that saw artists from the Sit Down Shutup and Watch Festival collaborate with young neurodivergent people in three regional locations. Come and see what they made! This was made possible with support from the Regional Arts Fund through Country Arts SA. We are proud to be partnering with Tutti Arts, the Sit Down Shutup and Watch Festival, and Riverland Youth Theatre Company. Bookings are essential. 45min

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CELTIC ILLUSION

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 2023. Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns to a stage near you! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2023 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.

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CIRQUE MOTHER AFRICA

Celebrating 15 years and DIRECT from a sell-out BROADWAY SEASON, Cirque MOTHER AFRICA is returning to Australia in 2023 with an all NEW SHOW featuring the amazing hand to hand balancing act as seen on AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT performed by the RAMADHANI BROTHERS. "It’s the Lion king on steroids" - Dominion Post, NZ “Mother Africa is exuberant, high-energy entertainment” 
- New York Times "Pure spectacle, colorful costumes, immense physicality, powerfully rhythmic music, song, dance, cirque acts and comedy, something for everybody" - Glam Adelaide The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artists transport audience members to the breath-taking continent of Africa. This 90-minute entertainment extravaganza combines the very best talent from nine African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to provide the wonder, suspense and joy that is Cirque Mother Africa. Seen by more than 2 MILLION people worldwide, Cirque Mother Africa is guaranteed to captivate audiences young and old. Combining the best of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and so much more. Earlybird price ends on December 24 www.cirquemotherafrica.com

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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. Running Time: 2hrs & 5min (inc interval)

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Counter Urban Questions

What does it mean to live and tell stories from regional Australia?  Join Writers SA, Adelaide Fringe, and commissioned writers from across regional South Australia for a special and provocative evening of storytelling. Presenting new commissioned pieces (songs, stories, poems, letters, speeches) that explore counter urban perspectives.  Regional Australia is not one place, but many. Diverse, complex, shifting and resisting the single story. Challenge your own ideas of what regional Australia is and isn’t and join us on stage at the Chaffey Theatre for this very special—one-night only—conversation.   

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EUPHORIA

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget. Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit. "Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre". ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight "Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan...Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Collage Adelaide "This is a little gem of theatre... please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Glam Adelaide Cast & Crew Playwright: Emily Steel Director: Nescha Jelk Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard Assistant Director: Emma Richardson Creative Producer: Alison Howard Meg: Ashton Malcolm Ethan: James Smith

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EXPOSED

Exposed explores the intimacies that constitute our lives, our actions, our thoughts, our traumas, our desires, our failures. Directed by Michelle Ryan, Exposed reunites the successful Seeing Through Darkness team. The work explores vulnerability, uncertainty and risk. In Exposed, the breath is a metaphor for feeling threatened or safe, agitated or calm. The sonic possibilities of breath will be explored as part of the audio and soundscape. “It is only when we let ourselves be vulnerable – exposed – that people can see who we really are. When we share our full humanity – flaws, beauty, strengths, and weaknesses – we allow people to love us and accept us for who we truly are.” – Hilary Kleinig Creative Team Director Michelle Ryan Assistant Director Larissa McGowan Musical Score Hilary Kleinig & Emily Tulloch Lighting Design Geoff Cobham Costume Designer Renate Henschke Creative Producer Roz Hervey Suitability Recommended for ages 12+ (Year 7-12)

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M3GAN (M)

She's more than just a toy. She's part of the family. From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man—comes a fresh new face in terror. M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out's Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma's unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences. Running Time: 1hr & 42min

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MEN who DANCE: Alpha

Showcasing Charlie, Kurt, Ricky, Willian, Dhuruva, and Julian, 6 male dancers who are physical, masculine, and energetic. They'll get your heart pumping with the amazing variety of dance styles, from hip hop, to classical, tap, acrobatics, contemporary, and much more. Follow the men as they also head through construction sites, Bollywood, and under the sea. They tap, sing, leap, flip, and even meet an alien. The show strikes the perfect balance between edge-of-your-seat dare-devil action, irresistible romance, and surprising comedy. It’s more than a dance show, it’s an experience. ?Stage Whispers Review - 5/5 Stars"Men who Dance is a joyous exploration of diverse dance styles from five extremely talented men" - Barry Hill?Click here to read Important Information:Performance on Friday 17th March has changed space within the Northern Festival Centre from Ballroom to Keith Michell Theatre since the Adelaide Fringe Guide was printed

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MULTICULTURAL COMEDY GALA

The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a side-splitting celebration of Australia’s rich cultural diversity, by a world class selection of the most acclaimed and celebrated comedians in the nation. This star-studded line up will poke fun at everything that makes us different, but so much the same. So, do your soul a favour and treat it to a night of laughter you’ll never forget! FEATURING… IVAN ARISTEGUIETA (NOMINEE – Most Outstanding Show, MICF 2021) KEVIN KROPINYERI (RECIPIENT – Uncle Jack Charles Award, VIPA Awards 2013) JAMES LIOTTA (NOMINEE – Favourite Digital Creator, AACTA Awards 2022) TING LIM (NATIONAL FINALIST – MICF RAW 2018) Plus more to be announced!

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NUNGA SCREEN 2023

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 (formerly known as Black Screen) has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Films announced soon.

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OUR CORKA BUBS

Created for babies and toddlers under 3 years, Our Corka Bubs offers captivating storytelling through music and movement that is inspired by Ngarrindjeri culture and language. The performance circle is a space for interactive play. Young audiences are guided by three dancers and storyteller Owen Love (Ngarrindjeri) who present songs and stories of the Ngarrindjeri land and the River Murray. Gentle motifs of earth and water are combined with gestures that mimic Australian animals. Our Corka Bubs is a transformative experience for little ones, carers and for the whole family to enjoy. Our Corka Bubs has toured extensively since its creation, including across regional South Australia, as well as Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and most recently DreamBIG Children’s Festival in Adelaide. Our Corka Bubs is a sister work of This [Baby] Life by Sally Chance Dance and was originally produced in association by Country Arts SA’s Ollie Black and Penny Camens.

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PRADA CLUTCH'S

Let us take you on a journey from where it all began, Darlings! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her 'girls' pay tribute to the history of Aussie drag – in concert. Revisit the good ol' days with Les Girls in the 60’s, sing along to classic disco hits & sashay into today with a celebration of chart-topping music icons that have inspired drag performers around the world! The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia playing both regional & capital cities. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler & Cher. The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls of Kings Cross, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997. She has a keen eye for detail & a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show – she’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile. The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Kylie & Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper & Diana Ross. Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, headpieces, costumes & performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

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ROADKILL (MA)15+

Like a modern-day Highwayman, Connor Shelby spends his days on the isolated highways of rural Australia stealing from unsuspecting victims. He justifies his actions by saving his earnings in the hope of taking the love of his life, Lucy Miller, out of the harsh and unforgiving Australian outback. Across the country, in his ‘quest from God’, a serial killer moves from town-to-town executing those he believes to be ‘sinful’. Hot on his trail are Detectives Albert and Ernest, driven and logical, the pair follow the trail of bodies in an attempt to find and stop the brutal killer. Their hunt brings them to the South Australian town of Renmark, Connor’s current refuge. After two young men report being mugged on the highway, the detectives investigate and discover the two cases may be closer to one another than he first realised. After having his identity exposed, Connor's hunt for redemption, justice and most importantly, revenge, begins. Running Time: 1hr & 33min

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ROBERTSON BROTHERS 60’S VARIETY TV SHOW

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 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 Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “It’s different to other shows…I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Joan T, 2022 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 2023 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 superstar… Sir Cliff Richard. Another HUGE bonus this year for the Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show fans is the addition of Australia’s internationally acclaimed #1 Roy Orbison tribute artist… Dean Bourne! Dean will perform his very special Variety Show tribute to the one and only ‘Big O’ and his biggest hits from the 1960’s. “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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RUNNING IN THE SHADOWS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

They’ve sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fleetwood Mac’s songs are part of international music history. Now, the Internationally acclaimed The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" is heading to Country Arts SA Venues to pay homage to the superstar band. The six-piece rock band explore Fleetwood Mac’s extensive back catalogue, covering all the classic ballads, blues and rock songs from their five decade plus career. The Running In The Shadows show covers the best of Fleetwood Mac’s career. From the early hits from the music of Peter Green, through to the Rumours album era, spanning up to Tango In The Night and even some of Stevie Nicks solo material, there is something for every Fleetwood Mac fan to enjoy. Audience members who have seen The Australian Fleetwood Mac show in the past have found it hard to believe they were not experiencing the real deal on stage. They have spawned some of the biggest songs in recent memory, with tracks like Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, The Chain, Tusk, Sara and Big Love to name a few, they carved music history and their music is appreciated by young and old. Don’t miss The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" as they explore the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac.

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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR - HOPE

Hope is an all-new concert by 3-time Grammy®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir - celebrating songs and anthems from the Freedom movement of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa, back to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King’s 1950's America. Hope opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs, before the repertoire echoes down through time to the USA, with beautiful renditions of the protest music of the Civil Rights Movement, including works by legendary artists James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and the one-and-only Aretha Franklin. Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, Soweto Gospel Choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world and has received critical acclaim and audience adoration for their powerful renditions of African American spirituals, gospel and folk music. Hope is a concert that will live forever in your hearts! "sheer jubilation ... the rhythm of life" - The Herald Sun

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THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (M)

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend's resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences. Running Time: 1hr & 54min

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THE SUNSHINE CLUB

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. “The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers “... a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub “Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter “immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald Creative team Christine Harris – Producer Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director John Rodgers – Composer Wayne Freer – Musical Director

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK (M)

In recognition of the hard work and challenging times the Riverland community and surrounds are going through at the moment, the Chaffey Theatre is putting on a free movie screening. This screening is free for the local community, SES workers and other volunteers. Chaffey Theatre Art Centre Manager Sharlene Goodman said the initiative was to bring joy and thank the community who have shown great camaraderie and resilience in the face of the recent floods. FILM INFORMATION After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Running Time: 2hrs & 10 min

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The 60 Four: In Concert

Heralded as “Australia’s best tribute act”, The 60 Four present the biggest hits of the '60s and other old-school classics in an energetic, Las Vegas-style performance. A spectacular 9-piece band, contemporary sound and stunning showmanship have made them a favourite among Adelaide audiences.  Think The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, Queen, Johnny O’Keefe and Elvis Presley. With heart-felt ballads, and exhilarating up tempo hits, The 60 Four deliver a powerful performance of evocative and exhilarating nostalgia.  Best Music Weekly Award 2021 & 2022 ★★★★★ “On the brink of belonging to the world” Stage Whispers★★★★★  "They are the hottest act in the land" The Barefoot Review  As seen at the Thebarton Theatre, the Royal Adelaide Show and Fringe World Perth. Touring SA. Please note that our brilliant 9-piece backing band will feature in all shows apart from those at Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island.

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WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? (M)

How do you find lasting love in today's world? For documentary filmmaker Zoe (Lily James), swiping right to find Mr Right has only delivered bad dates and funny anecdotes, much to her opinionated mother Cath's (Emma Thompson) dismay. For her childhood friend and neighbour Kazim (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents' example and opt for an assisted marriage with a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger, chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a different approach to finding love. Running Time: 1hr & 49min

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A MAN CALLED OTTO (M)

The film will follow Otto (Hanks), a grumpy isolated widower with staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse, who gives everyone in his neighborhood a hard time as he watches over it like a hawk. Just as it seems like he’s finally given up on life, an unlikely and reluctant friendship develops with his new neighbors. Little by little, Otto undergoes a subtle transformation…but is he really capable of change? Running Time: 2hrs & 6min

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An Andrews Sisters Tribute

★★★★★ "A well deserved standing ovation." WOW FM★★★★★ "A brilliant trip down memory lane." Glam Adelaide★★★★★ "A polished performance which paid heartfelt homage to a vocal trio who influenced much of popular music today." The Serenade Files10/10 "An outstanding performance by outstanding local performers". Eventadlaide Officially endorsed by the Andrews Sisters Estate in the US & Winners of the 2019  Bank SA Weekly Award for Best Music, the Three Little Sisters take you on a historical journey giving audiences insight into the lives and wartime music of Patty, Maxine and Laverne Andrews. This 90 minute music  spectacular features Adelaide lead vocalists Tania Savelli, Shelley Pantic & Melanie Smith recreating the iconic close three part harmony sound made famous by The Andrews Sisters. 

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BURN YOUR POSTCARDS

Burn Your Postcards was a fast and furious filmmaking project that saw artists from the Sit Down Shutup and Watch Festival collaborate with young neurodivergent people in three regional locations. Come and see what they made! This was made possible with support from the Regional Arts Fund through Country Arts SA. We are proud to be partnering with Tutti Arts, the Sit Down Shutup and Watch Festival, and Riverland Youth Theatre Company. Bookings are essential. 45min

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CELTIC ILLUSION

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 2023. Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns to a stage near you! Even fans who have seen our previous shows won’t dare miss the 2023 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.

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CIRQUE MOTHER AFRICA

Celebrating 15 years and DIRECT from a sell-out BROADWAY SEASON, Cirque MOTHER AFRICA is returning to Australia in 2023 with an all NEW SHOW featuring the amazing hand to hand balancing act as seen on AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT performed by the RAMADHANI BROTHERS. "It’s the Lion king on steroids" - Dominion Post, NZ “Mother Africa is exuberant, high-energy entertainment” 
- New York Times "Pure spectacle, colorful costumes, immense physicality, powerfully rhythmic music, song, dance, cirque acts and comedy, something for everybody" - Glam Adelaide The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artists transport audience members to the breath-taking continent of Africa. This 90-minute entertainment extravaganza combines the very best talent from nine African countries including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to provide the wonder, suspense and joy that is Cirque Mother Africa. Seen by more than 2 MILLION people worldwide, Cirque Mother Africa is guaranteed to captivate audiences young and old. Combining the best of contortion, acrobatics, traditional dance, live music, pan spinning, hand balancing and so much more. Earlybird price ends on December 24 www.cirquemotherafrica.com

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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. Running Time: 2hrs & 5min (inc interval)

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Counter Urban Questions

What does it mean to live and tell stories from regional Australia?  Join Writers SA, Adelaide Fringe, and commissioned writers from across regional South Australia for a special and provocative evening of storytelling. Presenting new commissioned pieces (songs, stories, poems, letters, speeches) that explore counter urban perspectives.  Regional Australia is not one place, but many. Diverse, complex, shifting and resisting the single story. Challenge your own ideas of what regional Australia is and isn’t and join us on stage at the Chaffey Theatre for this very special—one-night only—conversation.   

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EUPHORIA

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget. Euphoria is a rich and heart-warming story from award-winning South Australian playwright Emily Steel, bringing regional voices to the fore and an entire town to life with authenticity and unmistakable wit. "Funny, heart-warming, emotive, and thought provoking, Euphoria is an outstanding piece of theatre". ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -Limelight "Malcolm portrays Meg with such warmth, and Smith brings an intensity to Ethan...Euphoria is a delight.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Collage Adelaide "This is a little gem of theatre... please go and see this fine production; it will help to restore your faith in the theatrical medium as a vector for changing lives and illuminating our society" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Glam Adelaide Cast & Crew Playwright: Emily Steel Director: Nescha Jelk Set & Costume Designer: Meg Wilson Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison Composer & Sound Designer: Andrew Howard Assistant Director: Emma Richardson Creative Producer: Alison Howard Meg: Ashton Malcolm Ethan: James Smith

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Country Arts SA Season, Season Schools Show

EXPOSED

Exposed explores the intimacies that constitute our lives, our actions, our thoughts, our traumas, our desires, our failures. Directed by Michelle Ryan, Exposed reunites the successful Seeing Through Darkness team. The work explores vulnerability, uncertainty and risk. In Exposed, the breath is a metaphor for feeling threatened or safe, agitated or calm. The sonic possibilities of breath will be explored as part of the audio and soundscape. “It is only when we let ourselves be vulnerable – exposed – that people can see who we really are. When we share our full humanity – flaws, beauty, strengths, and weaknesses – we allow people to love us and accept us for who we truly are.” – Hilary Kleinig Creative Team Director Michelle Ryan Assistant Director Larissa McGowan Musical Score Hilary Kleinig & Emily Tulloch Lighting Design Geoff Cobham Costume Designer Renate Henschke Creative Producer Roz Hervey Suitability Recommended for ages 12+ (Year 7-12)

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M3GAN (M)

She's more than just a toy. She's part of the family. From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man—comes a fresh new face in terror. M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out's Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma's unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences. Running Time: 1hr & 42min

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Media, Awards, Suitable for ESL Audiences, Regional Event

MEN who DANCE: Alpha

Showcasing Charlie, Kurt, Ricky, Willian, Dhuruva, and Julian, 6 male dancers who are physical, masculine, and energetic. They'll get your heart pumping with the amazing variety of dance styles, from hip hop, to classical, tap, acrobatics, contemporary, and much more. Follow the men as they also head through construction sites, Bollywood, and under the sea. They tap, sing, leap, flip, and even meet an alien. The show strikes the perfect balance between edge-of-your-seat dare-devil action, irresistible romance, and surprising comedy. It’s more than a dance show, it’s an experience. ?Stage Whispers Review - 5/5 Stars"Men who Dance is a joyous exploration of diverse dance styles from five extremely talented men" - Barry Hill?Click here to read Important Information:Performance on Friday 17th March has changed space within the Northern Festival Centre from Ballroom to Keith Michell Theatre since the Adelaide Fringe Guide was printed

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MULTICULTURAL COMEDY GALA

The Multicultural Comedy Gala is a side-splitting celebration of Australia’s rich cultural diversity, by a world class selection of the most acclaimed and celebrated comedians in the nation. This star-studded line up will poke fun at everything that makes us different, but so much the same. So, do your soul a favour and treat it to a night of laughter you’ll never forget! FEATURING… IVAN ARISTEGUIETA (NOMINEE – Most Outstanding Show, MICF 2021) KEVIN KROPINYERI (RECIPIENT – Uncle Jack Charles Award, VIPA Awards 2013) JAMES LIOTTA (NOMINEE – Favourite Digital Creator, AACTA Awards 2022) TING LIM (NATIONAL FINALIST – MICF RAW 2018) Plus more to be announced!

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Nunga Screen

NUNGA SCREEN 2023

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 (formerly known as Black Screen) has provided the opportunity for emerging and established First Nations film makers to showcase their films across South Australia. In 2023 program will feature the premiere of a second Country Arts SA commissioned short documentary from an emerging First Nations filmmaker. Nunga Screen is an amazing opportunity to get together, connect and learn. Films announced soon.

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Country Arts SA Season

OUR CORKA BUBS

Created for babies and toddlers under 3 years, Our Corka Bubs offers captivating storytelling through music and movement that is inspired by Ngarrindjeri culture and language. The performance circle is a space for interactive play. Young audiences are guided by three dancers and storyteller Owen Love (Ngarrindjeri) who present songs and stories of the Ngarrindjeri land and the River Murray. Gentle motifs of earth and water are combined with gestures that mimic Australian animals. Our Corka Bubs is a transformative experience for little ones, carers and for the whole family to enjoy. Our Corka Bubs has toured extensively since its creation, including across regional South Australia, as well as Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and most recently DreamBIG Children’s Festival in Adelaide. Our Corka Bubs is a sister work of This [Baby] Life by Sally Chance Dance and was originally produced in association by Country Arts SA’s Ollie Black and Penny Camens.

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PRADA CLUTCH'S

Let us take you on a journey from where it all began, Darlings! Flanked by gorgeous men, Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch & her 'girls' pay tribute to the history of Aussie drag – in concert. Revisit the good ol' days with Les Girls in the 60’s, sing along to classic disco hits & sashay into today with a celebration of chart-topping music icons that have inspired drag performers around the world! The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia playing both regional & capital cities. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler & Cher. The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls of Kings Cross, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997. She has a keen eye for detail & a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show – she’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile. The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Kylie & Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper & Diana Ross. Jam-packed with dazzling feathers, wigs, headpieces, costumes & performance, you will not forget this glittering drag spectacular!

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ROADKILL (MA)15+

Like a modern-day Highwayman, Connor Shelby spends his days on the isolated highways of rural Australia stealing from unsuspecting victims. He justifies his actions by saving his earnings in the hope of taking the love of his life, Lucy Miller, out of the harsh and unforgiving Australian outback. Across the country, in his ‘quest from God’, a serial killer moves from town-to-town executing those he believes to be ‘sinful’. Hot on his trail are Detectives Albert and Ernest, driven and logical, the pair follow the trail of bodies in an attempt to find and stop the brutal killer. Their hunt brings them to the South Australian town of Renmark, Connor’s current refuge. After two young men report being mugged on the highway, the detectives investigate and discover the two cases may be closer to one another than he first realised. After having his identity exposed, Connor's hunt for redemption, justice and most importantly, revenge, begins. Running Time: 1hr & 33min

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ROBERTSON BROTHERS 60’S VARIETY TV SHOW

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 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 Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. “It’s different to other shows…I haven’t seen anything like it before”! (Joan T, 2022 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 2023 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 superstar… Sir Cliff Richard. Another HUGE bonus this year for the Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show fans is the addition of Australia’s internationally acclaimed #1 Roy Orbison tribute artist… Dean Bourne! Dean will perform his very special Variety Show tribute to the one and only ‘Big O’ and his biggest hits from the 1960’s. “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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RUNNING IN THE SHADOWS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

They’ve sold more than one hundred million albums world-wide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Fleetwood Mac’s songs are part of international music history. Now, the Internationally acclaimed The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" is heading to Country Arts SA Venues to pay homage to the superstar band. The six-piece rock band explore Fleetwood Mac’s extensive back catalogue, covering all the classic ballads, blues and rock songs from their five decade plus career. The Running In The Shadows show covers the best of Fleetwood Mac’s career. From the early hits from the music of Peter Green, through to the Rumours album era, spanning up to Tango In The Night and even some of Stevie Nicks solo material, there is something for every Fleetwood Mac fan to enjoy. Audience members who have seen The Australian Fleetwood Mac show in the past have found it hard to believe they were not experiencing the real deal on stage. They have spawned some of the biggest songs in recent memory, with tracks like Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Dreams, The Chain, Tusk, Sara and Big Love to name a few, they carved music history and their music is appreciated by young and old. Don’t miss The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show "Running In The Shadows" as they explore the iconic music of Fleetwood Mac.

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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR - HOPE

Hope is an all-new concert by 3-time Grammy®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir - celebrating songs and anthems from the Freedom movement of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa, back to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King’s 1950's America. Hope opens with a rousing program of South African freedom songs, before the repertoire echoes down through time to the USA, with beautiful renditions of the protest music of the Civil Rights Movement, including works by legendary artists James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and the one-and-only Aretha Franklin. Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, Soweto Gospel Choir draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto. The choir is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world and has received critical acclaim and audience adoration for their powerful renditions of African American spirituals, gospel and folk music. Hope is a concert that will live forever in your hearts! "sheer jubilation ... the rhythm of life" - The Herald Sun

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THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (M)

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend's resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences. Running Time: 1hr & 54min

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THE SUNSHINE CLUB

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch Music by John Rodgers Set is 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home. But this only fills Frank with a strong desire to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club. A place where all people are welcome to come together, laugh, romance and dance the night away as Frank sets out to win the heart of Rose, the girl from next door. The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. “The Sunshine Club is essential viewing – foremost for the joyous musical talent of its cast, but also for its story of local history and optimistic message of community strength in diversity.” – Stage Whispers “... a compelling story of humanity, hope and despair. Enoch directs with finesse and sensitivity. – Arts Hub “Come and enjoy this beautiful story of love, hope and acceptance with unforgettable characters who represent what really happens to our First Nations people. Enjoy the wonderful music, incredible band and acknowledge the first owners of the country we call Australia.” – The Fame Reporter “immensely entertaining… a significant achievement. The openness and joy radiating from The Sunshine Club is certain to make your spirits soar.” – Sydney Morning Herald Creative team Christine Harris – Producer Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director John Rodgers – Composer Wayne Freer – Musical Director

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK (M)

In recognition of the hard work and challenging times the Riverland community and surrounds are going through at the moment, the Chaffey Theatre is putting on a free movie screening. This screening is free for the local community, SES workers and other volunteers. Chaffey Theatre Art Centre Manager Sharlene Goodman said the initiative was to bring joy and thank the community who have shown great camaraderie and resilience in the face of the recent floods. FILM INFORMATION After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Running Time: 2hrs & 10 min

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Media, Awards, Family Friendly, Suitable for ESL Audiences, Regional Event

The 60 Four: In Concert

Heralded as “Australia’s best tribute act”, The 60 Four present the biggest hits of the '60s and other old-school classics in an energetic, Las Vegas-style performance. A spectacular 9-piece band, contemporary sound and stunning showmanship have made them a favourite among Adelaide audiences.  Think The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, Queen, Johnny O’Keefe and Elvis Presley. With heart-felt ballads, and exhilarating up tempo hits, The 60 Four deliver a powerful performance of evocative and exhilarating nostalgia.  Best Music Weekly Award 2021 & 2022 ★★★★★ “On the brink of belonging to the world” Stage Whispers★★★★★  "They are the hottest act in the land" The Barefoot Review  As seen at the Thebarton Theatre, the Royal Adelaide Show and Fringe World Perth. Touring SA. Please note that our brilliant 9-piece backing band will feature in all shows apart from those at Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island.

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WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? (M)

How do you find lasting love in today's world? For documentary filmmaker Zoe (Lily James), swiping right to find Mr Right has only delivered bad dates and funny anecdotes, much to her opinionated mother Cath's (Emma Thompson) dismay. For her childhood friend and neighbour Kazim (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents' example and opt for an assisted marriage with a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger, chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a different approach to finding love. Running Time: 1hr & 49min

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