MATT Ward will hold live auditions for the next episode of The Greenroom Project in The Basement at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Monday from 5pm to 7pm. Musical theatre and cabaret artists are invited to audition for the chance to perform on The Greenroom Project live show on May 20. Panel members will select five artists at the auditions. They five will then attend the mentoring/workshop with musical theatre star Amanda Harrison ( Wicked, We Will Rock You, An Officer & A Gentlemen) before showcasing their solo cabaret act in the next live show. Auditionees (16 years and over) need to prepare a song in the musical theatre/cabaret genre and bring sheet music. A pianist is provided. Visit thegreenroomproject.com.au for details. Successful applicants must be available from midday on showday – May 20.
TUGUN Theatre Company’s May production is the farcical comedy not Now Darling by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. Jillian Rawlings is in the director’s chair and is busy with final rehearsals. The play is set in the London fur salon of womaniser Gilbert Bodley and the innocent Arnold Crouch. Between them, they create mayhem with cheating husbands, mistresses, an increasingly bewildered receptionist, Gilbert’s wife and an elderly couple who keep missing their meeting at the salon. The season opens at Tugun Village Community Centre on May 9 with a wine and cheese event with the cast and runs until May 25. Call 5522 4740 to book. Amanda Harrison joins the mentors for the May 20 episode of The Greenroom Project.
PHOENIX Ensemble is set to take audiences on a wild trip of drugs of debauchery – all in the name of poking fun at propaganda. Reefer Madness, which plays Beenleigh’s Pavilion Theatre from May 17 to June 15, is a hit parody musical inspired by a 1936 educational film of the same name. The Phoenix production marks the Queensland premiere of Reefer Madness, which is loaded with adult humour, religious parody and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual
STILL with Spotlight – auditions are continuing for the cast for Phantom Of The Opera, to be staged later in the year. It’s a big cast and needs big singers. Call 5539 4255 to make a booking or secure an audition time. This will be the Gold Coast premiere of an international hit. We can’t wait!
ALTHOUGH some of us are seeing her at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, it’s interesting to see The Arts Centre Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club unite to present Molly Ringwald in concert in the Paradise Showroom on June 22. The show, definitely a coup, will celebrate the release of the American actress, singer, dancer and author’s first solo jazz album. Dinner and show packages are on sale.