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Ted E's Farewell Tour | David Strassman

The shyest little bear in show biz hangs up his show biz shoes… but is this the end?

Popular American ventriloquist David Strassman is on his way to Australia to bid a sad farewell to one of his beloved friends in “Ted E.’s Farewell Tour”. Tragically, Ted E. Bare, the much adored cuddly bear known and loved by audiences around the world, will be announcing his show biz retirement during a forthcoming Australian tour that will include performances in regional South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales throughout May.

Why is Ted E. leaving the stage after so much adulation? An addiction, a scandal, an affair? No! It’s finally just become too much for one timid bear to bare! The pressure, the publicity, the paparazzi, the tabloids! And, most of all, his best friend, but worst enemy, Chuck Wood!

A star-studded tribute to Ted E. Bare’s greatest show biz moments, “Ted E.’s Farewell Tour” will follow Strassman’s journey of discovery to replace the irreplaceable little bear. This moving, hilarious and wild ride will feature the razor sharp wit of Chuck Wood we have all come to fear, as well as uncover some new and extraordinary characters desperate to join the show in a hilarious “You’ve Got Talent- Puppet Edition” segment.

The existing characters you know and love also don’t take long to realize the opportunity that Ted’s exit stage-left offers! Expect to see grumpy Grandpa Fred, the attention-seeking A.N.G.E.L. and intergalactic Kevin battle it out with Chuck Wood to fill Ted E.’s very small shoes.

David Strassman is considered by many to be one of the best ventriloquists in the world. His shows are hilariously funny and razor sharp, featuring full stage production complete with dazzling sets and state-ofthe-art theatrical effects. His shows involve multiple characters and high-tech puppetronics (robotics) that bring his characters to life, even when he has left the stage.

Embraced in Australia since his early performances in the 1990s, his numerous television appearances and his own show on Channel 9, Strassman is now hoping Australian audiences can convince Ted E. to remain on stage.

But will Ted E. Bare really leave for good? Can the show go on without him? … You’ll need to buy a ticket to find out!


David Strassman ’ Ted E.’s Farewell ’ Tour Dates
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 1 MARCH


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
5 May PORT LINCOLN Nautilus Theatre, 8pm
08 8683 5088
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

6 May WHYALLA Middleback Theatre, 7pm
08 8644 7300 www.middlebacktheatre.com.au
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

7 May PORT AUGUSTA Lea Memorial Theatre, 7pm
08 8642 4602
Tickets: $59.90 / $54.90

8 May PORT PIRIE Keith Michell Theatre, 7pm
08 8633 8500
Tickets: $59.90 / $54.90

9 May BAROSSA Brenton Langbein Theatre, 6pm
08 8561 4299
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

14 May MT GAMBIER Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, 7pm
08 8723 8741 www.helpmanntheatre.com.au
Tickets: $59.90 / $54.90

VICTORIA
11 May COLAC COPACC, 7pm
03 5232 2077
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

12 May FRANKSTON Arts Centre, 7pm
03 9784 1060 www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

13 May WARNAMBOOL Eva Gasper Theatre, 7pm
03 5559 4999 www.entertainmentcentre.com.au
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

15 May BENDIGO The Capital-BPAC,7pm
03 5434 6100 www.thecapital.com.au
Tickets: $59.90 / $54.90

17 & 19 May GEELONG Ford Theatre, 7pm
03 5225 1200 www.gpac.org.au
Tickets: $54.90 / $49.90

NEW SOUTH WALES
21 May GOULBURN Workers Club, 7pm
02 4821 3355
Tickets: $44.00

22 May DUBBO Theatre & Convention Centre, 7pm
02 6801 4373 / 02 6801 4378
Tickets: $59.90 / $54.90

23 May MUDGEE Parkland Resort, 6pm
02 6372 3127
Tickets: $45.00

24 May TAMWORTH West Tamworth League Club, 7pm
02 6765 7588
Tickets : $43.00

*This performance is rated MA. Children 12 to 15 years must be accompanied by parents or a guardian.
No one under 12 years admitted.

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