Clubbing, gigs and shows...........................
Hairspray Spotlight Theatre, the Broadway Benowa: Musical, Directed by Kim Reynolds. Opens tomorrow and plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm until November 24, and November 11 and 18 at 2pm. Call 5539 4255 to book.
Chasing The Whale, The Arts Centre,
Gold Coast: Reeling from the death of his beloved boss and mentor, Jerry is thrust into a competition for the big promotion. Surreal, award-winning comedy developed for the artist-in-residence program. Shows today until Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday, at 5.30pm, and November 8-11 at 7.30pm. Tickets $15 to $28.
Avenue Q, Pavilion Theatre, Beenleigh Showgrounds: Phoenix Ensemble presents this hit adults-only stage musical. While it may have cute puppets and catchy songs, Avenue Q is about as far from Sesame Street as you can get. Directed by Tracey Hutley, the cast includes Ben Cooper, Kelly Smith, Tyler Stevens, Heather Scott, Doug Rumble, Steve Norris and Kristy Gee as Gary Coleman. Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm until November 24. Tickets $26 adults and $24 concessions. Visit phoenixensemble.com.au to book.
The Music Man, Crete Street Theatre, Beenleigh: Conman Harold Hill poses as a professor of music to form an all-male band – and try to scam his fellow players out of money in Beenleigh Theatre Group’s final show for the year. Harold’s scheme is thrown into chaos when he falls in love with the town piano player, Marian. Plays Fridays at 7.30pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 7.30pm until November 10. Tickets $26 to $31. Call 3287 1377 to book.
The Magic Pudding, Murwillumbah Civic Centre: Last days! This comical fantasy by Norman Lindsey is a musical for children about mateship, featuring a magic pudding called Albert (a puppet manipulated by David Thomas). No matter how often Albert is eaten, he always reforms to be eaten again. Albert is owned by three companions (played by Lea Coleman, Peter Hulme and Toni Reilly) who must defend him from Pudding Thieves (Sage Coleman and Madeleine Edwards) who want him all for themselves. Presented by Murwillumbah Theatre Company and directed by Colin Elliott. Plays Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Tickets $6 children and $12 adults. Call (02) 6672 5404 to book.
Transfusion, Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s new show is fast-paced vampire variety that combines acerbic comedy, burlesque, circus and off-the-dial madness. Stars returning Big Brother contestant Charne and Richard Macionis. Director Haydie Newman says Transfusion represents Dracula’s evolution during the past 32 years. Dinner/show Tuesdays to Saturdays. Arrivals from 6.30pm.
MUS.I.C, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach: Last days! US hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez’ stage show combines martial arts, dance, music and Japanese anime. Final performance tonight at 7.30pm.
Spirit of the Horse with A Tribute to Phar Lap, Australian
Outback Spectacular: This interactive show, featuring horses and stunt riders, celebrates the spirit of the horse in Australian history. Written/directed by Simon Wincer, with music by Garth Porter and Lee Kernaghan. Dinner/show Tuesdays to Sundays. Arrivals 6.15pm. Call 3103 1546 to book.
All shows published in Queensland time.
US hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez play the finale show of their season of MUS.I.C at Jupiters Hotel & Casino tonight