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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

ol­ish li h up on your dance moves, be­cause this mu­si­cal is bound to get you up on your feet. Ev­ery­thing is set for So­phie’s (Sarah Mor­ri­son) wed­ding to Sky (Stephen Mahy) — or at least it is un­til she dis­cov­ers her mum’s di­ary. Un­able to work out who her fa­ther is, So­phie nar­rows it down to three con­tenders and in­vites them to her wed­ding on an idyl­lic Greek is­land. As they ar­rive, watch the chaos un­fold in huge mu­si­cal style — to the tune of 22 of Abba’s great­est hits, which are guar­an­teed to get the au­di­ence out of their chairs and danc­ing. It’s the per­fect feel-good story to keep those sum­mer vibes alive. It’s on at the Capi­tol Theatre from Fe­bru­ary 11. Mamma Mia, mam­mamiath­e­mu­si­cal.com.au Hayes Theatre will host the Aus­tralia pre­miere of off-Broad­way hit The View Up­stairs as part of the Mardi Gras fes­ti­val. It fol­lows the story of Wes, a young fash­ion de­signer who buys a on­ce­colour­ful but now aban­doned ’70s gay bar in New Or­leans’s French Quar­ter and is trans­ported back in time. It runs from Fe­bru­ary 8-March 4. The View Up­stairs, hayesthe­atre.com.au This spe­cial event, held in con­junc­tion with Mardi Gras, brings to­gether an electric group for a night of LGBTQI sto­ry­telling. Among the guests are ac­tivist Mel Gar­diner, author Peter Po­lites and theatre maker Karen Therese. It’s on at River­side, Par­ra­matta on Fe­bru­ary 9. Queer­sto­ries, river­side­par­ra­matta.com.au A theatre event like no other. Five floors of the Kings Cross Ho­tel will be trans­formed into an in­ter­ac­tive “med­i­cal fa­cil­ity” run by a mys­te­ri­ous doc­tor with du­bi­ous in­ten­tions. Vis­i­tors will find them­selves caught up in his ex­per­i­ments, aided by the 20 ac­tors, singers and mu­sos tak­ing part. It’s on from Fe­bru­ary 8-17. Vis­it­ing Hours, kingsxthe­atre.com

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