Hair, Spotlight Theatre, Benowa: The American tribal love rock musical, featuring lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt Macdermot, was originally produced by the New York Festival Theatre and for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler. Spotlight’s staging is directed by Kim Reynolds. (Report, Page 9.) Plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm from tomorrow until August 24, with 2pm matinees on August 11 and 18. Call 5539 4255 to book. 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. A talented cast drawn from around Australia has come together on the Gold Coast specifically to appear in the production, directed by Ian Hogg. Plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm until August 10. Tickets $25. Visit javeenbah.org.au or phone 5596 0300 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 of an all-male jury. Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm until August 17. Tickets $24 adults, $22 concessions and $20 children. Phone 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. Plays tonight and tomorrow at 7pm and Saturdayat 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: Last days! Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre presents this Alan Ayckbourn bedroom farce. Annie Lotocki and Brian Franklin direct. Plays tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $18 adults and $15 concessions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 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 Saturday and 4pm Sunday. 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 BarryCotter 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.