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GOLD Coast Phil­har­monic Orches­tra presents In the Spot­light, at the Gold Coast Youth Orches­tra Cen­tre, Ash­more, on July 28. Doors open 2.30pm for a 3pm start. To book, go to www.gold­coast­phil­har­monic.com or phone call 5539 6076.

COM­ING soon is Spot­light Theatre’s Amer­i­can tribal love rock mu­si­cal Hair di­rected by Kim Reynolds. Set in New York at the start of the Viet­nam War, Hair is per­haps best known for its pro­fane de­pic­tion of the use of il­le­gal drugs, treat­ment of sex­u­al­ity, ir­rev­er­ence for the Amer­i­can flag and a con­tro­ver­sial nude scene. It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what younger au­di­ence mem­bers think, given to­day’s more per­mis­sive so­ci­ety. Theatre par­ties are be­ing or­gan­ised for Au­gust 8, 11 and 16. Email Doreen at tau­rus28@vir­gin broad­band.com.au for tick­ets.

YOURS Truly dropped in on a va­ri­ety shows and exhibitions in Melbourne this last week. They in­cluded the mag­nif­i­cent Monet’s Gar­den at the National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, the Ge­of­frey Rush ex­hi­bi­tion at the Arts Cen­tre and the Aus­tralian Cen­tre for the Mov­ing Im­age’s Hol­ly­wood Cos­tume Col­lec­tion. All are worth a visit. And don’t miss the amaz­ing King Kong at Melbourne’s Re­gent Theatre. For the im­agery alone, it’s worth it.

CARO­LINE O’Con­nor’s ap­pear­ance in The Pro­duc­tion Com­pany’s Gypsy was a tour de force. She is one of Aus­tralia’s world class per­form­ers, equally at home on stages on Broad­way and the West End. The show was faultless and a huge sa­lute to the tal­ent of mu­sic writer Jules Styne, lyri­cist Steven Spiel­berg, and the tal­ents of some of Aus­tralia’s best per­form­ers, pro­duc­ers, di­rec­tors and mu­si­cians. It was a plea­sure to be in the com­pany of such pro­fes­sion­als.

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