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.