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GREAT to hear He­len Reddy is back on stage af­ter more than a decade off the road. Reddy brings her Aus­tralian tour to QPAC, in Bris­bane, on April 13. Tick­ets go on sale on Tues­day. Reddy’s new show in­cludes songs pre­vi­ously never per­formed live.

PHOENIX En­sem­ble, at Been­leigh, has an­nounced its 2014 play­bill, se­lect­ing shows with both wide ap­peal and a trade­mark Phoenix ‘‘edge’’. First up, Joel Mikkelsen di­rects The Won­ders, a self­de­vised show­case of pop­u­lar mu­sic sourced from one-hit-won­ders. Steve Pearton di­rects the­atri­cal ghost story The Woman In Black; Tracey Hut­ley helms Lit­tle Shop Of Hor­rors; and Mor­gan Gar­rity will di­rect Je­sus Christ Su­per­star.

LO­CAL per­former Lin­coln Jamieson’s brother

JAVEEN­BAH opened its Gold Coast pre­miere sea­son of The Bur­lesque Ef­fect on Satur­day. Great to see Tracey Lord (for­mer queen of the Arts Cen­tre’s old cos­tume depart­ment) as head hon­cho of cos­tumes for The Bur­lesque Ef­fect. She also takes a ma­jor role in the show. While some of the set changes were a bit slow, the cos­tumes are fab­u­lous and the pro­duc­tion – an Aus­tralian play with mu­sic and dance and lots of flesh – is well worth see­ing. It plays Javeen­bah’s Nerang the­atre un­til Oc­to­ber 12.

YOURS Truly is sad to re­port the pass­ing of Ka­te­rina Makaere, the very ta­lented per­former who played Bloody Mary in Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s 2001 sea­son of South Pa­cific. Makaere ap­peared at the the­atre to sup­port another au­di­tionee and was quickly snapped up for a role. She was a strong, ex­tremely ef­fec­tive cast mem­ber who lead by ex­am­ple; jug­gling a de­mand­ing job with a de­mand­ing per­for­mance sched­ule. We ex­tend the sym­pa­thies of the lo­cal the­atre com­mu­nity to her fam­ily. Balai Hai.

South Pa­cific Kurt, 19, was in­jured in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent on the day of the last mati­nee per­for­mance of Nep­tune Pro­duc­tions’ Whis­tle Down The Wind. Nep­tune Pro­duc­tions will host a Jamieson Ben­e­fit Show at Tweed Civic & Cul­tural Cen­tre The­atre on Oc­to­ber 26, with all money raised to go to­wards Kurt’s care. Tick­ets are on sale at Book Ends. Visit book­endsbe@hot­mail.com or call 5524 9794 to book.

Ka­te­rina Makaere and Grant Ebel­ing in a scene from in 2001.

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