Ben sets up Camp with kids
production of the Disney hit Camp Rock on the Gold Coast this week is designed to inspire and provide opportunity for disadvantaged and young people to hone their performing skills. The musical theatre production gives young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds a chance to work alongside performing arts industry professionals, who will conduct workshops, produce, direct, choreograph and stage manage the show. The show’s director and musical director is Matthew Nutley, with choreography by Ben Veitch (pictured). The purpose of the production is to raise awareness of the youngsters’ ambitions and they hope to attract sponsors from among the VIPs who attend its performances. The long-term goal of the project is to produce a full musical theatre production each year and to create ongoing annual workshops to coincide with the productions. . Camp Rock opens tomorrow at Coomera TAFE auditorium. Performances will be held tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm and matinees are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. To book go to www.fcq.com.au The show opens on Saturday and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm until October 27 with a 5pm matinee at 5pm on October 13. Call 5540 5050 to book.
Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra presents Primavera at The Arts Centre Gold Coast Paradise Showroom Saturday, October 6. The event will start with a reception, welcome drink and canapes from 6.30pm and entertainment by pianist Judy Gadaloff and violinist Chris Woo. The concert from 7.30pm features the full orchestra and special guest soloist and conductor, Peter Luff, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s, principal French Horn.