Co-Produced with State Theatre Company South Australia
Somewhere in America, away from the bright lights, a group of young teen girls prepare for the most important event of their lives – a dance show contest. But all the anxieties and confusions of the adult world come sashaying on stage, revealing a dog-eat-dog drama. The girls are played by adult women, as if they’re reliving past agonies and triumphs.
This is a comic play of memory and feminist power, and a subtly subversive exploration of the time of life when the demons get in.
This came out of America and has taken the world by storm. Theatrically playful, unapologetically ratbaggy, with a great ensemble of adult performers playing the teen dancers, this one promises to be as intriguing as it is entertaining. – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director
★★★★ – The Guardian UK
★★★★1/2 – “Wild, funny, ferocious drama” – Time Out
Dance Nation is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Set & Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Composer Luke Smiles
Sound Designer Andrew Howard
Choreographer Larissa McGowan
Assistant Director Clara Solly-Slade
14 March – 12 April
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
7.30pm, 14 March
6.30pm, 15 March
7.30pm, 17 March
Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 18 March
11.30am, 25 March
31 March, directly following the performance
11.30am, 2 April
1pm, 9 April
+ Sat Mat
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+ Sat Mat
|Weekend Evenings||Weekday Matinee|
|Full Price (adult)^||From $83||From $89||From $73||From $78||From $84||From $68|
|Mates Rates (Adult)||From $73||From $79||From $63||From $73||From $79||From $63|
|Senior*||From $73||From $79||From $63||From $68||From $74||From $58|
|Concession†||From $63||From $69||From $53||From $58||From $64||From $48|
|30-Down#||From $61||From $51||From $58||From $46|
|Previews||From $56||From $56||From $51||From $51|
|Student Saver#||From $48||From $38||From $43||From $33|
~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.
To claim any concessions you must provide proof.
Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.
*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.