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The Bur­lesque Ef­fect Javeen­bah Theatre: The magic of 1950s’ bur­lesque is brought to life on stage in this play about a straight-laced, con­ser­va­tive fel­low who’s life is turned up­side down af­ter his boss drags him along to a bur­lesque club. Di­rected by Gil­lian Crow. (Re­port, Page 7.) Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm from to­mor­row un­til Oc­to­ber 12, with a 2pm mati­nee on Sun­day. Tick­ets $25. Call 5596 0300 to book. Knee Deep, Lismore City Hall: NORPA presents this cre­ative blend of cir­cus and mod­ern me­dia which shows off the skills and grace of four per­form­ers – from new cir­cus troupe Ca­sus – at the top of their game. Plays to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $39 adults, $33 seniors, $20 chil­dren. Visit norpa.org.au or call 1300 066 772 to book. On Air! On Air, Spot­light Theatre, Benowa: 2012 Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre Dol­phin award win­ner (best di­rec­tor and best over­all pro­duc­tion) He­len Maden di­rects this hi­lar­i­ous, world-pre­miere play, writ­ten by her hus­band Peter Maden. Top lo­cal cast in­cludes Del Halpin, Vir­ginia Leaver, Katie McNair, Tara Page and Libby Ban­croft. Plays Spot­light’s Base­ment Theatre Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til Oc­to­ber 5 with a 2.30pm mati­nee on Sun­day. Tick­ets $18 to $30. Call 5539 4255 to book. Sleep­ing Beauty, Tweed Civic Cen­tre: Last days! Tweed Theatre Com­pany pan­tomime, adapted by Natalie Tren­gove, with songs and mu­sic writ­ten/ar­ranged by Jim Fury. Stars Tahlia Trae­cey, Chris Hawkins, Casey Fe­gan, Hay­den Bech, Amy Stone­house, Char­lotte Pir­rone and more. Plays to­mor­row at 7pm and Satur­day and Sun­day at 1.30pm. Tick­ets $18 adults, $7 chil­dren and $40 fam­i­lies. Part pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Tweed Heads Hos­pi­tal. Phone 1800 674 414 or visit tweedthe­atre.com.au to book. The Glass Menagerie, Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre, South­port: Last days! 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. Fol­lows the lives of Tom’s suf­fo­cat­ing mother, Amanda, and shy, crip­pled sis­ter Laura – and her glass menagerie – as he re­mem­bers life with his fam­ily. Stars Laney McLean, Sasha Cuha, Chantelle Wright and James Fitch­ett. Plays tonight un­til Satur­day at 8pm. Call 5532 2096 or visit gclt.com.au to book. Cal­en­dar Girls, Bal­lina Play­ers Theatre, Bal­lina: Last days! 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. Plays tonight un­til Satur­day at 8pm. Visit bal­li­naplay­ers.com.au or call (02) 6686 2440 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 and Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent fi­nal­ist Michael Boyd and com­edy cir­cus per­former Justin Case. A cel­e­bra­tion of old-fash­ioned show­girl glam­our fea­tur­ing per­form­ers who have graced the stages of the Moulin Rouge and The Lido in France, Cabaret de Paris also fea­tures ada­gio dancers, aerial pole artistry and 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. 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, big stunts, spe­cial ef­fects, live mu­sic and a three­course meal. Plays Tues­days to Satur­days with mati­nees on the last Sun­day of the month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tick­ets from $79.99. – Pic­ture: SCOTT FLETCHER

Dress­ing Roomers, Page 8

What’s On, Pages 30-31

James Fitch­ett and Chantelle Wright in The Glass Menagerie.

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