The Last Five Years, The Arts
Centre Gold Coast: The first production from new local theatre company Golden Apple Theatrical Productions. A contemporary stage musical written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. Directed by Cilla Scott and Adam King, with musical director Matt Dennett. Shows in The Space tonight until Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $28. Call 5588 4000.
Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s new vampire variety show melds acerbic comedy, burlesque, circus and off-the-dial madness. Stars returning include
Big Brother contestant Charne and Richard Macionis. Directed by Haydie Newman. Dinner/show Tuesdays to Saturdays. Arrivals from 6.30pm.
Tap Dogs, Jupiters Theatre, Broadbeach: Described as part theatre, part rock concert and part construction site, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs are considered national treasures, immortalised by the Hollywood movie Bootmen and home after an 18-year world tour to 330 cities, in 37 countries, on six continents. Plays Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with matinees on Wednesdays at 1pm, Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets $49-$69.
Bush Christmas, Australian Outback Spectacular, Oxenford: New live dinner/ show features carols by the camp fire, plum pudding in Bluey’s three course Christmas BBQ and a spectacular Christmas finale with wagons, horses, riders and a special appearance by Santa in a Cobb & Co Coach. Plays until December 22. Call 133 386 to book. Doors open 6.15pm. Tickets from $69.99 (child) and $99.99 adults. Gold Coast Theatre Alliance Inc Celebrate 2012 – Launch 2013, Coolangatta
& Tweed Heads Golf Club: The Alliance, which represents 32 live performance companies, celebrates 2012 and launches its 2013 playbill on Sunday with a concert-style show from 2pm (Qld time). Visit www.goldcoasttheatre.com.au
Tyler Burness in The Last Five Years