Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday returns

Boy is reading a magic bookFor 38 years, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday has provided a selection of the best entertainment for children aged 2 – 10 years. Returning for another fun-filled year from 2 May – 5 September, the bumper program features 20 stand out shows over 19 weeks.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday program continues to delight and entertain thousands of people every year, providing an opportunity to beat the winter blues with many South Australian children enjoying their first theatrical experience through the program.

Adelaide Festival Centre believes in investing in the future and vibrancy of the arts in the state. Something on Saturday is a program committed to providing inspiring arts experiences to young people more than 15,000 children and their families participate in the program each year.

The 2015 program is as big as ever and covers everything from slapstick humour, puppetry, live music, storytelling, ballet, modern dance, pop and rock, science, circus, acrobatics, juggling, comedy, games, cabaret, literature, theatre, physical story-telling, sing-a-longs, rhyme, interactive game shows and award winning pianists. Kids are encouraged to sing, dance and have good old fashioned fun as Something on Saturday presents artists from Australia and New Zealand.

“Adelaide Festival Centre has been committed to introducing children to the joy of live performance for the past 38 years,” says Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier. “More than three generations have been thrilled, laughed out loud, clapped their hands and stomped their feet during the perennially popular Something on Saturday season.”

“Make sure you’re not just sitting on the sports sidelines this winter and head to the Adelaide Festival Centre to find out what real entertainment is all about.”

That Science Gang kick start this year’s Something on Saturday season with Just add Water – so join hosts Rip Tide and Sue Nami as they mix fascinating facts with spectacular science. Other program highlights include powerful performances during Adelaide Festival Centre’s Come Out Children’s Festival; Argus by Dead Puppet Society is a whimsical wonderland making use of nothing but household objects and four pairs of hands.

Imaginary Theatre production, Look takes kids on a journey of joy, transformation and imagination and The Circa Carnival comes to town with Carnival of the Animals. Nay Nay’s Tinkertime is sure to be a hit – she experiments, plays with ideas, tells stories and loves a challenge, full of snazzy tunes that will have the kids up and dancing. Kids already know her as the voice of ‘Hootabelle’ on Giggle and Hoot.

One of Australia’s most accomplished classical pianists as you’ve never seen him before Simon Tedeschi’s show Pianist and Prankster will lead you on a comical journey through a day in his life. If you need a laugh Matty Grey’s Grossed Out Game Show is the remedy, smoking hot from his 5 Star performances at the Adelaide Fringe.

If you missed out last time don’t make the same mistake: award winning musician and author Craig Smith is back with his rollicking tale of The Wonky Donkey. The season will finish on 5 September with spectacular shadow, hand puppetry and physical comedy by Little Wing Puppets, The Owl’s Apprentice.

Tickets are on sale to subscribers who purchase tickets to four or more shows on from Wednesday 11 March, and tickets go on sale online to single ticket purchasers from Friday 3 April. Performances sometimes sell out, so patrons are encouraged to book quickly to avoid disappointment. For more information, visit: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/sos for details.

Image: The Book Show by Splash Theatre

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