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Students, staff head Into the Woods

Students and staff from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music and TafeSA's Adelaide College of the Arts will jointly present a production of Stephen Sondheim's fairytale musical Into the Woods.

The singers and orchestra for the production have been drawn from students at the Elder Conservatorium, while the theatre and rehearsal space as well as the technical, lighting and sound expertise will be provided by the Adelaide College of the Arts.

This cleverly written fairytale musical incorporates the plots from a number of Brothers Grimm stories, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella.

When: 7.30pm Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 October, 5.00pm Sunday 10 October
Where: Main Theatre, Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square
Cost: Tickets: $25, $20 concession. For bookings phone 08 8303 5925

Into the Woods has been supported by a Helpmann Academy major grant.

Theatre Guild goes raw for Some Girl(s)

This month, the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild is stripping its production right back to a more simplified format.

In two performances only, the Guild is staging a moved play reading of Neil LaBute's "hilarious but unsettling" work, Some Girl(s).

Some Girl(s) tells the story of Guy, whose method of preparing for marital bliss is to spend all of his savings jetting around the USA, catching up with his old lovers.

Four girls, four hotel rooms in four cities, four scathing and emotionally raw pieces - SomeGirl(s) is an honest and compelling examination of modern sexual politics.

In a moved play reading, the actors read from their scripts, there are minimal props and set pieces, and there is just a hint of costuming. This raw format enables the Theatre Guild to test the potential of otherwise overlooked plays for fuller presentation.

When: 7.30pm Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October
Where: Little Theatre, near the Cloisters, North Terrace Campus
Cost: All tickets $15, available from the Theatre Guild on 08 8303 5999 (fee applies for credit card bookings) or on the door, subject to availability.

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