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.
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