Dress­ing Roomers

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS - with KATE PETERS

WILL the cul­tural hub be up and run­ning in time for the Com­mon­wealth Games in 2018? Who knows? At any rate, per­for­mance on the Gold Coast is in pretty good shape in the mean­time. Our busy week­end be­gan with Songs For No­bod­ies (the best piece we’ve seen this year) at Bris­bane’s Play­house on Fri­day, Mother Goose (a ter­rific ex­am­ple of en­thu­si­as­tic com­mu­nity the­atre) at Mates Red­lands on Satur­day and Rock of Ages (a gi­ant piece of Aus­tralian mu­si­cal the­atre). Good to see former Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast technician Ricky lead­ing the tech team at the Lyric for Rock of Ages.

THE 2012 Arts Cen­tre sub­scrip­tion sea­son will fea­ture 15 per­for­mances – un­der lock and key un­til the of­fi­cial launch on Thurs­day. Keep your eye on the venue’s web­site for the roll­call.

WITH Spot­light The­atre’s sea­son of Dusty reach­ing an all-time book­ing high and no tick­ets left for the rest of the fi­nal week, Bal­lina Play­ers’ pro­duc­tion of Dusty the Orig­i­nal Pop Diva opens to­mor­row. The mu­si­cal, di­rected by Sue and Paul Belsham and penned by the au­thors of Shout!, doc­u­ments the tri­umphs and tribu­la­tions of the great Dusty Spring­field. The Play­ers

The Mouse­trap pro­duc­tion de­picts the drama of Dusty’s life amidst a feast of her mu­si­cal tri­umphs, backed by a tal­ented sup­port­ing cast and stun­ning cos­tumes. Dusty the Orig­i­nal Pop Diva is at the Play­ers The­atre un­til De­cem­ber 10.

THE Gold Coast The­atre Al­liance stages its an­nual show­case and launch of Play­bills for 2012 on Wed­nes­day at Spot­light’s main the­atre. It’s al­ways a great op­por­tu­nity for the­atre groups to catch up with other mem­bers and see what’s on of­fer for the fol­low­ing year. .

PHOENIX En­sem­ble Been­leigh is hold­ing au­di­tions for its next show I’m Too Sexy for the ’90s on Novem­ber 27. To book an au­di­tion, con­tact Joel Mikkelsen at di­rec­tor@im­too­sexy.com.au or phone 0421 340 140.

SHOWS this week in­clude Dusty at Spot­light, Twice in a Life­time at Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre, The Mouse­trap at Javeen­bah and The Pro­mo­tion at Tweed The­atre Com­pany. Gold Coast The­atre Al­liance web­site has de­tails.

The­atre list­ings, Page 42

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