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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

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