For hopeless fans
The Magic Flute,
The Magic Flute
A NEW production that pays homage to one of Australia’s favourite singers and actors, Hopelessly Devoted hopes it can do for Olivia Newton-john what Mamma Mia did for the music of ABBA.
Funny and engaging, the production follows middle-aged siblings Amy and Andy, both ‘‘hopelessly devoted’’ to the singer .
The show stars Elise Greig and Dan Crestani as the sister and brother who care for their chronically ill mother while acting out Newton-john’s life story in their lounge room. Throughout the play, Amy recalls the performer’s rise to fame and the various significant people and episodes in her life. Greig parodies Newton-john while Crestani plays characters including the late Ian Turpie, Michael Parkinson and Pat Carroll.
The duo also perform a showstopping Grease routine in which they don leather jackets and sing You’re the One That I Want. The play includes 15 of Newton-john’s hits including Xanadu, Physical, Magic and of course Hopelessly Devoted.
plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast from tonight until Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are $25 to $30.
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