All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: A Youth Theatre Project staging of Stephen Vagg’s funny little piece about the coming-ofage of young Anthea (24 going on 13), directed by Hugh Parker. (Report, right.) Plays The Space tonight until Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $27 adults, $15 students. The Burlesque Effect Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang: The magic of 1950s burlesque is brought to life on stage in this play about a straight-laced, conservative fellow whose life is turned upside down after his boss drags him along to a burlesque club. Directed by Gillian Crow. Plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm until October 12. Tickets $25. Call 5596 0300 to book. On Air! On Air, Spotlight Theatre, Benowa: Last days! 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. A top local cast includes Del Halpin, Virginia Leaver, Katie McNair, Tara Page and Libby Bancroft. Plays Spotlight’s Basement Theatre tonight until Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $18 to $30. Call 5539 4255 to book. Cabaret De Paris, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Last days! A lavish, 90-minute French-flavoured 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 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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