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Cal­en­dar Girls, Bal­lina Play­ers Theatre, Bal­lina: Adapted by Tim Firth from the film of the same name and based on an in­spir­ing and up­lift­ing true story of a group of women who de­cide to pose for a char­ity cal­en­dar af­ter one of their hus­bands is di­ag­nosed with leukaemia. Di­rected by Fran Legge. Stars Lee Mill­ward, Di En­new, Vicki King, Diana Ma­son, Jaime Whit­ting­ham, Veron­ica Love­joy, Me­lanie Doriean, Jenny Bruguglio, Bill Gra­ham, Gavin Hayter, Crena Hem­mings, Luke Mul­der and Liz van Eck. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm and Sun­days at 2pm from to­mor­row un­til Septem­ber 28. Visit bal­li­naplay­ers.com.au or call (02) 6686 2440 to book. Sleep­ing Beauty, Tweed Civic Cen­tre: Tweed Theatre Com­pany stages this school hol­i­day pan­tomime adapted by Natalie Tren­gove and fea­tur­ing songs and mu­sic writ­ten and ar­ranged by Jim Fury. Preview per­for­mances for schools Wed­nes­day and Septem­ber 19. Opens to gen­eral pub­lic Septem­ber 20 and plays Wed­nes­days at 11am, Fri­days at 7pm and Satur­days and Sun­days at 1.30pm un­til Septem­ber 29. Tick­ets $18 adults, $7 chil­dren and $40 fam­i­lies. Part pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit the Tweed Heads Hos­pi­tal. Visit tweedthe­atre.com.au or phone 1800 674 414 to book. Cabaret De Paris, Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: A lav­ish, 90-minute French­flavoured re­vue, Cabaret De Paris stars for­mer Moulin Rouge show­girl Marissa Burgess, il­lu­sion­ist Michael Boyd and com­edy cir­cus per­former Justin Case. A cel­e­bra­tion of old­fash­ioned show­girl glam­our fea­tur­ing per­form­ers who have graced the stages of the Moulin Rouge and The Lido in France, the show also fea­tures ada­gio dancers, aerial pole artistry and French can­can dancers. Plays Jupiters Theatre Tues­days to Fri­days at 7.30pm and Satur­days at 3pm and 7.30pm, with mati­nees on Sun­days at 4pm and Wed­nes­days at 1pm, un­til Oc­to­ber 11. VIP cabaret-style ta­ble seat­ing, din­ner/show and lo­cals’ ticket deals avail­able. Tick­ets from $49. Call 132 849 to book. The Glass Menagerie, Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre, Southport: Noella John­son di­rects this Ten­nessee Wil­liams’ partly au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal clas­sic set in St Louis in the 1930s. The play looks at ‘‘truth in the guise of il­lu­sion’’ as re­vealed by Tom, the son of the fam­ily. We meet and fol­low the lives of Tom’s suf­fo­cat­ing mother, Amanda, and shy, crip­pled sis­ter Laura – and her glass menagerie – as he re­mem­bers life with his fam­ily and their sep­a­rate, yet in­ter­twined, lives. Stars Laney McLean, Sasha Cuha, Chantelle Wright and James Fitch­ett. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm and Sun­days at 2pm un­til Septem­ber 28. Call 5532 2096 or visit gclt.com.au 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: Din­ner/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 the month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tick­ets from $79.99.

The Glass Menagerie. Dress­ing Roomers, Page 8 What’s On, Pages 28-29

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