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Holden Street Theatres Adelaide Fringe Season 2011

Holden Street Theatres and Adelaide Town Hall

Bound

by Jesse Briton

Holden Street Theatres & Bear Trap Theatre

(BRITAIN) Theatre

Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, fishing trawler 'The Violet' and its mismatched crew are forced out into treacherous weather. Competing against the overpowering force of nature, the tribulations of life with the opposite sex and each other's egos. Will they lose more than a way of life? The bracingly physical tragic comedy, Bound.

a young company of real promise…performed with real dynamism

Lyn Gardner The Guardian

Bear Trap is an innovative theatre company producing dynamic new work. Formed by graduates of East 15’s acclaimed Contemporary Theatre course, Bear Trap interrogates real drama through a collision of classical story telling, visual flair and traditional song.

Bear Trap’s debut show Bound achieved critical success during its sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, winning a host of awards including; Fringe First, Herald Angel, Herald Little Devil, the Methuen Drama and NSDF Emerging Artists Competition, and the Holden Street Theatres Award.

bursting with fresh talentThe Times

Storytelling at its best. Delightful and Powerful.

WINNER Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

PREVIEWS - 16 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm

6 Mar - 11am

12-13 Mar - 2.30pm

19-20 Feb, 26-27 Feb - 3pm

5 Mar - 3.30pm

4-5 Mar - 6pm

17 Feb, 19-27 Feb, 1-3, 6-13 Mar - 8pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $20.00

FB - $20.00


You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy
Written and Performed by Caroline Horton

Holden Street Theatres & Tangram Theatre

(BRITAIN) Theatre

January 1945, Paris is liberated.

Christiane waits at Gare Du Nord for a ticket to England to be reunited her with her English fiancé. Whilst she waits, this gloriously irrepressible Mademoiselle recounts the extraordinary love story between her - an eccentric, acutely myopic Parisian - and her shy, uptight beanpole from Staffordshire. From a chance encounter at Cheadle tennis club, their story takes us on to cosmopolitan 1930s Paris before their inevitable separation by war.

A separation, which she hopes, today, will finally come to an end. A fond, comical and ultimately poignant portrait of one woman’s experience of love and war.

You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy was commissioned by China Plate/Warwick Arts Centre/mac for the Bite Size Festival 2010.

It premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010.

www.carolinehorton.net

Best Solo Performer, The Stage Awards 2010

Horton’s enchanting script ensures that this ordinary tale of ordinary people in extraordinary times touches each one of us – and the gentle twist at the end leaves hardly a dry eye in the house.

The Stage

‘this simple and heartfelt show feels like a real labour of love… a really tremendous & rounded performance’

The Guardian

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‘Walking back to my rented flat after witnessing Caroline Horton’s one-woman tour de force, a funny thing happened – I started sobbing with what I can only describe as pure joy.’

WhatsOnStage.com

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«««« Time Out London

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HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE ARCH

19-20, 26-27 Feb, 5-6 Mar - 1pm

21-22 Feb – 6pm

16-20, 23-27 Feb, 1-6 Mar – 7.30pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $20.00

FB - $20.00

My Filthy Hunt
By Philip Stokes

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES, HORIZON ARTS AND RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS LTD.

(BRITAIN) Theatre

My Filthy Hunt is a hilariously provocative tale of sex, death, drugs and biscuits! This 'stunning piece of theatre' (The Scotsman *****) takes an unnerving look at life in the 21st Century and what can happen when you lose someone you love.

Razor sharp dialogue meets cutting edge physical theatre as Vicki, Lucy, Russell and Niffer take you on a whirlwind journey through their intertwining lives.

'Rarely have I seen a cast so willing and able to open their souls and pull very real emotion from the depths of their being; Horizon Arts are truly the level to which other theatre companies should aim.' (British Theatre Guide *****)

Brought to you by the creative team behind last year's multi award winning Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Heroin(e) for Breakfast, this 'truly electric' (Fringe Review) production will astound, entertain and alarm anyone who's ever loved another person!

Horizon Arts present a show like no other - My Filthy Hunt by Philip Stokes is another brilliant piece of 'theatre for a new generation' from 'the UK's hottest young theatre company' (BBC)

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

12-13 Mar – 4pm

17-20, 22-27 Feb, 1-3, 5, 7-13 Mar – 9.30pm

4 Mar – 9.45pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $20.00

FB - $20.00




Funny Business – A Galah In The Town Hall

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES & WESLO HOLDINGS PTY LTD

(THE WORLD) COMEDY

Get your glad rags on and see Funny Larrikins make Galahs of themselves in a raucous night of hilarity and fun. Comedians from all over the world gather in the name of silliness to make you cack yourself... Come and wrap your laughing gear around this... Ha Ha Ha!

Featuring – Steve Hall , Jimmy McGhie , Rob Beckett , Janey Godley , Tess Waters , Peter Aterman , and many more to be announced...!!

Mystery guest compere!

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – AUDITORIUM

18-19, 25 Feb, 4-5, 11-12 Mar – 7.45pm

Ticket prices

A - $30.00

C - $25.00


Steve Hall – Live

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES & AVALON PROMOTIONS LTD

(BRITAIN) Comedy

"This is stand-up as it should be: snappy and smart, occasionally nasty, and always funny" Embracing the art of 'sophisticated childishness', Hall tracks his life as a loser in pithy anecdotes injected with sharp humour and a gleeful disregard for what is deemed proper. BBC New Comedy Awards. SIMPLY BRILLIANT.


"A masterpiece of emotive storytelling... the most intelligent stand-up you've never heard of" (GQ) 1/3 of We Are Klang (Edinburgh Comedy Award, Barry Award Nominees).

"His phrasing is joyous and choice of words close to poetic...tales of hilarious woe" (Metro). "Wonderfully misanthropic" (Sunday Times)

"Deadpan brilliance" (Time Out)

Hello Adelaide, my name is Steve Hall. I first came to Australia as part of award winning sketch dickheads We Are Klang ("breathtaking comic firepower" The Scotsman); we got nominated the for the Barry Award and The Age called us "unstoppably funny". We also got called "visually pitiful genius fools" which is my favourite ever quote. During that run I also met my future wife, and now 4 years later I'm doing a show in the town where she was born. I've toured round the UK loads, supporting Lee Mack and also my friend the television heartthrob Russell Howard in some stupidly large venues like Wembley Arena. The show might be a little bit rude, though on nights when the wife's family are in I'll probably tone it down a bit. I was runner-up in the BBC's New Comedy Awards when I first started, and the nice quotes at the top there are from my first Edinburgh show. So, you know, it should be good.

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – BANQUETING ROOM

18-20, 22-25, 27-28 Feb, 1-7, 9, 11-13 Mar – 9.45pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $20.00

FB - $20.00


Jimmy McGhie – The All-Powerful Warrior Who With His Endurance and Inflexible Will To Win Goes From Conquest To Conquest leaving Fire In His Wake

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES & AVALON PROMOTIONS LTD

(BRITAIN) Comedy

Following on from the critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010, JIMMY MCGHIE brings his full-hour of confessional, character-filled stand-up to Adelaide. He explores his lack of drive in a show about potential and how to unrealise it.

Since his debut Edinburgh Fringe show in 2009, JIMMY has been repeatedly told he looks like Danny Dyer. He has also been thrown out of his flat; has fallen in love with a hippy and has realised he will never be any good at Halo.

JIMMY did manager to go to Africa but did not have the requisite epiphany or return to start a charity. Whilst he was interested in the Colonial legacy and the absolute power of dictators, he mainly noticed that there are quite a lot of wankers passing-off a hedonistic holiday as humanitarian help.

Finally he did the two most shameful things he has ever done in his life.

A ruminative, cynical and often recklessly honest hour of stand-up storytelling.

★★★★

Last year I said he had "one to watch" stamped on his forehead; well, this year he has "see him now before you have to queue around the O2" stamped on his forehead. There are few comics I can think of who have the sheer star quality of Jimmy McGhie. He is the perfect little comedy package. Cute and charming, but not irritatingly so. Smart and slick but with perfectly positioned moments of vulnerability. And most of all, funny. Funny in so many ways you lose count ...He is a terrific mimic and comedy actor. He is a wonderfully fresh observational comic… All of this is beautifully crafted into a perfectly formed hour of laughter.

Kate Copstick (The Scotsman)

‘Incredibly, brilliantly, hilariously funny, and you must see him.’

Edinburgh Tonight

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – BANQUETING ROOM

3-5 Mar – 6.45pm

18-20, 22-25, 27-28 Feb, 1-2, 6-7, 9, 11-13 Mar – 8.15pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $20.00

FB - $20.00


Rob Beckett’s Big Mouth

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES & AMUSED MOOSE COMEDY

(BRITAIN) Comedy

The much anticipated debut solo show from multi award winning, and cheeky cockney Beckett, delivers bucket loads of mirth, and even occasional laughter-snorts of recognition. Rob has taken UK comedy by storm with his unique observations, unusual take on life, and tales of growing up in a large and loud south-east London family.

Rob only started performing as a stand-up in early 2009 but very quickly enjoyed success in all of the new comedian competitions in the UK, winning four in his first year alone. Consistently impressive performances in these competitions culminated in success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010. Rob beat hundreds of hopeful wannabes to win the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off award, compered by Stephen K Amos in front of an audience which included over 100 comedy industry executives from around the globe. Previous winners and runner ups in the Amused Moose Laugh Off include Rhod Gilbert, Jimmy Carr, and Mark Watson.

Beckett performed in a 4star show at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, is regularly on stage at some of the biggest comedy clubs in the UK, and recently supported Jim Jefferies on his Alcoholocaust tour.

www.RobBeckettComedy.com

Awards & Competitions:
Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010 – Winner
Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2009 – Winner
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2009 – Winner
Outside the Box New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner

‘A very funny young man, very funny’: Stephen K Amos

‘...whip-sharp writing’: Chortle.co.uk

‘A likeable high tempo comic’: The Guardian

www.RobBeckettComedy.com

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – THE PRINCE ALFRED ROOM

25-26 Feb – 5.30pm

18-20, 22-24, 28 Feb, 1-5, 7-13 Mar – 8.15pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $20.00

FB - $20.00


The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY DANIEL KITSON

(BRITAIN) THEATRE

Gregory had fifty seven letters to write. He’d never written that many letters, not in one go. In fact, he’d never written a single letter and it was taking significantly longer than he’d anticipated.

He’d started, full of optimism, curiously enough, at 9 am and now here he was 8 hours later half way through letter twenty four. He glanced at his watch and then at the noose hanging over his head.

Gregory sighed.

Had he known how long suicide letters take, he thought, he wouldn’t have cancelled the milk for the morning.

The story of a death postponed by life.

“An inspired fictional anecdote that flowers into an unobtrusive masterpiece of modern low-key storytelling…funny, poignant, richly observant”

The Scotsman

“Eccentric, Far fetched and Unbelievably Good”

The Telegraph

“Kitson’s genius emerges, once again. Interminably talented, and staggeringly good.”

The List

“An ingeniously simple and hopeful piece of work, turning loneliness into communion.”

The Independent

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – AUDITORIUM

4 - 6 Mar – 9.45pm

Ticket prices

A - $25

C - $20


Clown Lights Stage

ALICE COOPER

(NSW) THEATRE

A solo performance. In the world of Alice’s clown, tampons are delicious, a spotlight is a nuisance, and metro tickets are transport vessels of tiny people. Join Alice on her whimsical journey into the little things with whome we share our world. Come prepared to be surprised.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

5-6 Mar – 1pm

26 Feb, 5-6 Mar – 9pm

27-28 Feb, 1-3 Mar – 6.30pm

4 Mar 9pm

Ticket prices

A - $15

C - $10

FB - $13.50

G - $13.50


Heroes

MELBOURNE DANCE THEATRE

(VIC) DANCE

Melbourne Dance Theatre’s production of 'Heroes' is an innovative new work created especially for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. 'Heroes' takes you on a journey to explore the universal concept and diversity of a hero, those obvious and those anonymous and promises a profound experience that is exhilarating, impacting and visually inspiring.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

4-5 Mar – 7.30pm

6 Mar – 2.30pm

Ticket prices

A - $25

C - $20


La Turista

APPLEKAM

(SA) THEATRE

Salem and Kent are sunburnt and sick, struggling with 'la turista'. Sam Shepard's first two-act play takes the audience on a bizarre journey through Mexico and America as Kent struggles with his health and mental wellbeing. Come along as applekam returns to the Fringe with Sam Shepard's 'La Turista'.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

19-25 Feb – 6.30pm

Ticket prices

A - $15

C - $12


Slaves of Starbucks

PETER ATERMAN

(CANADA) COMEDY

If you have ever worried about the decline of Western Civilization, this show is for you.

“Jet-black comedy…ideas as resonant as dreams”—Guardian

"Hysterical, wickedly funny...absolute genius, a superb comic actor"—Scotsman

“Gifted at making the outrageous strangely believable…this is deadly dark satire at its best”—The List

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE ARCH

21-22 Feb, 8-13 Mar – 7.30pm

18-20, 27 Feb, 2-3 Mar – 9pm

Ticket prices

A - $25

C - $22

FB - $22

G - $22


Snow White and the Seven Cool Dudes

JALLY ENTERTAINMENT

(QLD) THEATRE

Poor Snow White, she is growing more beautiful every day and the ‘wicked’ Queen has become very jealous of her.

Will the ‘wicked’ Queen send her away to live alone, forever… or will Snow White’s friends come to her rescue.

In this very “inter-active” production, children will enjoy lots of role-play as they are invited onto the stage to become a variety of characters, including THE COOL DUDES… That love to rap.

The audience will also become a part of the play as they participate in the action involving the ‘wicked’ Queen plus some popular songs.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

7-11 Mar – 11am

12-13 – 1pm

Ticket prices

ALL TIX - $5.00


Steaming

JALLY ENTERTAINMENT

(QLD) THEATRE

The heart warming, ribald classic, STEAMING, by Nell Dunn. This sometime controversial play where six women of all conditions come to bare their bodies, souls and fantasies is all about friendship, finding your place in the world and fighting for what you believe in. CONTAINS FEMALE NUDITY and COARSE LANGUAGE.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

7-13 – 6pm

Ticket prices

A - $20.00

C - $18.00

FB - $18.00


The Magic Hat (based on the book by Mem Fox)

DROP BEAR THEATRE

(NSW / VIC) THEATRE

Follow the surprising journey of a magic hat as it flies through your imagination changing dullardry into delight. See Mem Fox's lyrical text told and retold through shadow puppetry, song and movement by three blundering wizards.

"IT ROCKS!" (Tom, age 5)

"I HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!!!" (Matilda, age 7)

HOLDEN STREET THEATRES – THE STUDIO

26-28 Feb – 10am & 1pm

Ticket prices

ALL TIX - $15.00


Amorphic Hands

ANDREW LORD & JENNY HOGBEN

(SA) VISUAL ART – MIXED MEDIA

Collaboration of experimental noise from the latest unreleased album by chalkwhitehands, ‘... and I will tell you things’, with ambient clothing and accessories featuring eucalyptus and reactive dyes on silk and bamboo/hemp by Amorphic. Free CD with every purchase.

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – SOUTHERN GALLERY

18 Feb – 13 March 8.30am – 10pm
(Weekends 6pm – 10pm)


Flhip Flhop – Everything Happens On The Break

RANNEL & MAKIN PROJECTS

(BRITAIN) COMEDY / HIP HOP

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'Rannel throw down an hour of genuinely breathtaking physical comic theatre. This is a genuinely laugh-out-loud funny show, skilfully executed with razor sharp timing and intrinsic hip hop skills.'

The List

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'Wonderfully fresh and fine comic actors. A comedic gem.'

The Scotsman

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – MEETING HALL

26 Feb, 5, 12 Mar – 2.30pm

18-26, 28 Feb, 1-5, 7, 9-12 Mar – 7.30pm

Ticket prices

A - $20.00

C - $15.00

BANK SA - $15.00


Good Godley!

JANEY GODLEY

(SCOTLAND) COMEDY

Controversial award-winning comedy version of Janey's jaw-dropping best-selling autobiography.

"Not unlike the sensation of shock and delight of seeing very early Billy Connolly." (Financial Times)

"Some of the sharpest-elbowed comedy in the world" (New York Times)

"Unlike anything I've heard from a stand-up comic before." (TheatreReview, New Zealand)

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – DAVID SPENCE ROOM

18 Feb -13 Mar – 9pm

Ticket prices

A - $20.00

C - $17.00


GospoAzz

TONY WILLIAMSON

(SA) MUSIC

“Thou Shall Dig Jazz”

The critically acclaimed Fringe feature ‘GospoCentric’ took Adelaide to a new understanding of Gospel music in 2009 with 8 sell out shows. Now, prepare yourself once again to open your mind and satisfy your soul in the Jazz Gospel extravaganza – ‘GospoAzz’

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – AUDITORIUM

9 Mar – 7pm & 8.45pm

Ticket prices

A - $25.00

C - $17.00

CH - $10.00


‘Into The Fringe’

GARY COCKBURN

(SA) PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Over the past two years, a lone photographer has examined every aspect of the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, shooting in artist’s studios, scripting workshops, rehearsals, dressing rooms, performances and more. Here’s a small part of the story.

‘Beautifully shot... wonderful use of light and emotion’ ***** Kryztoff.

18 Feb - 13 March – 8.30am - 10pm
(Weekends 6pm – 10pm)


Lou Sanz – Not Suitable For Children

LOU SANZ

(VIC) COMEDY

Lou Sanz presents a collection of children's stories not suitable for children, at all.

'FROM somewhere within the dark chasm that separates Carrie Bradshaw from Emily Bronte comes a voice that deserves our attention' The Age

'**** brilliantly dry' The Indy Star, USA

'A sleeper hit' The Indianapolis Review, USA

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – GREEN ROOM

11-13 Mar – 8pm

Ticket prices

A - $18.00

C - $15.00

FB - $15.00

G - $15.00


My Brain in 3-D

PETER ATERMAN

(CANADA) COMEDY

Winner of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Peter Aterman aims to elevate the tone of life and improve society in general. Unsure if stand up is the right avenue, but at least he’s going to try. (He does have a knack for accents, characters and blinding rage.)

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – GREEN ROOM

24-26 Feb, 4-7, 11-13 Mar – 9.30pm

Ticket prices

A - $22.00

C - $19.00

FB - $19.00

G - $19.00


Paper Cranes and Diamonds

LOST BICYCLE RECORDS

(QLD) CABARET

'Paper Cranes and Diamonds', is a showcase of unique pieces by Brisbane based indie-folk trio “Ichabod's Crane” and visual artist Dean Loades. Engaging lyrics, dusky sweet vocals, live cello looping, electronics, rhythm and exquisite time-lapse photography are interwoven to create this ambient, other-worldly and engaging show.

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – THE PRINCE ALFRED ROOM

25-26 Feb – 8.30pm
27 Feb – 5.30pm

Ticket prices

A - $20.00

C - $14.00

CH - $10.00

FB - $16.00

G - $16.00


Pink Sinatra – Swing With a Twist

SCOTT FREE

(BRITAIN) CABARET

Come fly with me. Join award-winning singer Scott Free in cabaret for a light-hearted romp. All your Sinatra-era favourites, with a pink twist. Accompanied by a swingin’ soundtrack.

'The Pink Sinatra has to be one of this year's best Edinburgh shows. A terrific entertainer. I want one!' *****The Scotsman

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – MEETING HALL

18-20, 22-27 Feb, 1-6, 8-13 Mar – 9pm

Ticket prices

A - $20.00

C - $17.50


Sex Sells

SUPER GROUPIES

(SA) COMEDY

Laugh and feel good about yourself 50% of profits go to the Aids Council.

If you were responsible for a humans nature, a hot humans. Would you control yourself? Could you? This fringe, experience a deeply comic exploration of influence and see how a mission from god can go so wrong. Local comedians AJ Rae and Wendy Torbet take Jacinta Kirby under their wing and out of her pants.

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – GREEN ROOM

18-20 Feb – 9.30pm

Ticket prices

ALL TIX - $20.00


Sexytime!

TESSA WATERS

(VIC) COMEDY

Boobs, beards, beehives and booty Sexytime! a VERY physical comedy…

Created and Performed by Tessa Waters (How to be a Lady 2010 4.5 stars) and Kai Smythe (In Search of Atlantis 2010 Best Cabaret Nominee).

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – THE PRINCE ALFRED ROOM

18-19, 22-26 Feb, 1-5, 7-12 Mar – 7pm

Ticket prices

PREVIEW - $15.00

A - $20.00

C - $17.00

FB - $17.00

G - $17.00


The Governess In Lessons Learnt

THE SOCIETY OF HISTRIONIC HAPPENINGS

(NSW) THEATRE

Written and performed by Anne-Louise Rentell

Afraid of the dark? Terrified of what tomorrow will bring? Through a series of bizarre but hilarious lessons, The Governess navigates the shadowy world of uncertainty.

"...a tutorship in unfettered character originality...Rentell's governess is a joy to watch." SMH

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – GREEN ROOM

18-27 Feb – 8pm

Ticket prices

A - $22.00

C - $17.00

G - $17.00

CHEAP TUESDAY 22 Feb - $15.00


Tom Ward In Concert

TOM WARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MONSKI MOUSE MEDIA & DANIEL CLARKE

(TAS) MUSIC

As seen on Australia's Got Talent, Tom is one of Australia's finest, most original classical guitarists. Tom has thrilled audiences around the world with his unique talents and this concert will take you on a musical journey that spans the globe.

“This boy is pure gold" Carlo Barone.

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – BANQUETING ROOM

3-5 Mar – 8.15pm

Ticket prices

A - $33.00

C - $28.00

G - $25.00


Trapped

OUR HOUSE THEATRE GROUP

(SA) THEATRE

This is a powerful production that explores the cast's very personal stories of living with mental illness. Through improvisation, storytelling, poetry and song this talented cast have developed an emotionally raw, very honest and moving performance with a contemporary message. Directed by Isabelle Danforth-Smith.

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL – DAVID SPENCE ROOM

4-5 Mar – 6pm

Ticket prices

ALL TIX - $13.00

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