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Hope­lessly De­voted

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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