Murray Bridge Fringe will be bigger than ever in 2023
Twenty-one performances at seven venues will feature in the local offshoot of this year's Adelaide Fringe festival.
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Murray Bridge Fringe will enliven our town once again in 2023 with the biggest line-up of shows and entertainment yet.
Full of excitement, fun and colour, 21 unique performances at seven great locations will be on offer between Friday, February 17 and Sunday, March 19.
The Performing Arts and Function Centre (town hall), Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, the Station, Seventh Street, the Sixth Street precinct and the Bridgeport Hotel will be transformed into Fringe venues hosting a range of free and ticketed performances of fantastic comedy, theatre, music, dance and visual arts.
The popular, family-friendly and crowd favourite Fringe on Sixth will return, featuring a combination of talented local performers and Adelaide Fringe veterans with pop-up food stalls ensuring locals and visitors can partake in a variety of tasty treats and beverages.
Murray Bridge’s very own Hannah Smith will present Bimbo, a collective story of womankind, at the Performing Arts and Function Centre; sound artist and local composer Jesse Budel will perform an original piece at a concert to launch the piano sanctuary on Mannum Road; and Murray Bridge’s Cabaret Collective, the group behind previous shows Get Back and Sing Sing Sing, will present a tribute to Aussie rock.
The festival will also include Adelaide musician Greg Hart recreating the sound and performances of some of the most popular artists of all time, and Melissa Jubb and Pearly Gates will perform classics from the pioneering female vocalists of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Star-spangled cabaret performances will be a highlight at the Bridgeport Hotel with award-winning comedy act Granny Flaps guaranteeing belly laughs and the Dodgy Drag Divas providing some colourful entertainment that you can enjoy over a meal.
Mayor Wayne Thorley said that excitement was building for the event.
“Murray Bridge Fringe has been incredibly popular and has given a number of local artists a fantastic platform to show off their talent, so we will do everything we can to continue our support,” he said.
“It is great to see other venues joining the party and ensuring Murray Bridge features strongly in the Fringe program and giving a boost to local businesses after a pretty tough summer.”
Tickets are now on sale through Fringe Tix.
Scroll down for a list of events or, for a comprehensive guide, visit www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.
Closure at a Self-Serve Checkout: 8pm Thursday, March 2 and 8pm Friday, March 3 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $30/27 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Greg Hart in Concert: 8pm Friday, February 24 at Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Tickets: $39/36 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Me ‘n’ Me Mates: 2.30pm Saturday, February 25 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $25/21 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Fringe on Sixth: 5.30pm Saturday, February 25 on Sixth Street. Free.
The Dodgy Drag Divas: 7.15pm Saturday, March 4 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $50 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Funny Adelaide on Tour: 8pm Friday, March 10 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $25/21 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Redneck Greenie – Confessions of an Oxymoron: 6.30pm Friday, February 24 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $33/28 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Kids and family
Mr Snotbottom’s Silly Stinky Show: 2pm Sunday, February 26 at Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Tickets: $10/12 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Unpredictable Magic: 3.30pm Sunday, February 26 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $28/24 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Aussie Rock: 7.30pm Saturday, March 4 at Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Tickets: $25 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Bird/Song: 5pm Sunday, March 12 at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Tickets: $25/20/15 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Murray Bridge Piano Sanctuary launch concert: 5pm Saturday, March 4 at Carey Park. Free.
Simply Sade: 7pm Sunday, February 26 at Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Tickets: $42/36 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
We Are Woman Hear Us Roar: 8pm Saturday, February 18 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $30 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Bimbo: 7pm Saturday, February 25 at Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre. Tickets: $15/10 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
Visual arts and design
Augmented reality murals, Murray Bridge: Friday, February 17 to Sunday, March 19 at locations around Murray Bridge. Free.
Bee-stung lips: Barbara Hanrahan on paper 1960-1991: Friday, February 17 to Sunday, March 19 at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Free.
Monica Morgenstern: I Dwell in Possibility: Friday, February 17 to Sunday, March 19 at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Free.
Underground artist market: 1-5pm Sunday, February 26 at the Station. Free.
Paint and Sip – Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt and more: 11am and 3pm Sunday, February 19 at the Bridgeport Hotel. Tickets: $59/54/45 at adelaidefringe.com.au.
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