Rent, Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang: Edgy musical about poor artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York under the shadow of HIV and AIDS. Won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for its writer, Jonathan Larson. Features adult themes. Directed by Ian Hogg. (Report, Page 7.) Plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm from tomorrow until August 10. Tickets $25. Visit javeenbah.org.au or phone 5596 0300 to book. Moments, Gold Coast Little Theatre, Southport: The company’s annual One-Act Play Season, Moments features performances of a selection of one-act plays. (Report, Page 9.) Plays tonight until Saturday at 8pm. Visit gclt.com.au or call 5532 2096 to book. Twelve Angry Men, Phoenix Ensemble, Pavilion Theatre, Beenleigh Showgrounds: Heather Scott directs this award-winning drama that charts the heated debate and personality battles in a jury room, where a young man’s life hangs in the balance. The production follows the original, casting an all-male jury. (Report, Page 6.) Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm from tomorrow until August 17. Tickets $24 adults; $22 concessions and $20 children. Call 3103 1546 or visit phoenixensemble.com.au to book. The Short + Sweet Theatre, The Space, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The world’s largest 10-minute play festival, Short+Sweet, returns to showcase the best of the Sydney event. More than 200 artists perform 40 new plays at venues from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. (Report, Page 9.) Plays Tuesday to August 2 at 7pm and August 3 at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets $22 to $24. Call 5588 4000 or visit theartscentregc.com.au to book. How the Other Half Loves, Zamia Theatre, North Tamborine: Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre presents this Alan Ayckbourn bedroom farce. Annie Lotocki and Brian Franklin direct. Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm until August 3. Tickets $18 adults and $15 concessions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5545 2084 to book. LumiAir: A Cirque Extraordinaire, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: An international cast of 40 cirque performers, dancers and acrobats – including locals Jenna Dearness Dark (vocals) and Lucia Carbines (contortionist/aerialist) – star in this acclaimed stage extravaganza. Plays Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with matinees at 1pm Wednesdays, 3pm Saturdays and 4pm Sundays. Tickets from $49. Call 132 849 to book. Sin & Tonic, Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s new variety show melds Berlin burlesque, mischievous comedy, carnival novelty acts and a punchy songlist. Show for 18+ audiences. Stars Rudi Testa, Danielle Casson, Richard Macionis, Megan Barry-Cotter and a live band. Dinner/show plays Tuesdays to Saturdays with arrivals from 6.30pm. Spirit of the Horse, Australian Outback Spectacular, Oxenford: A dinner and show with a cast of larger-than-life characters, incredible stunts, special effects, live music and a three-course meal. Plays Tuesdays to Saturdays, with matinees on the last Sunday of month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tickets from $79.99.
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