The­atre

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS - with Kate Peters

Beauty and The Beast, The Cen­tre, Beaudesert: Beaudesert Am­a­teur Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety’s pro­duc­tion of Beauty and The Beast, is based on the Academy-Award win­ning an­i­mated fea­ture and fea­tures the won­der­ful songs of Alan Menken, the late Howard Ash­man and new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. Plays Fri­days and Satur­days un­til Oc­to­ber 26. Julie Smith di­rects. Tick­ets $27.50. Go to www.liveatthe­cen­tre.com.au to book.

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. Last days! Tick­ets $25. Call 5596 0300 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 old­fash­ioned 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 tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 3pm and 7.30pm. 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.

NICE to see a lo­cal cre­at­ing prod­uct rather than wait­ing for jobs to drop in his lap. Lach­lan Wal­lace will per­form his own show, BeJazzed!, at tomorrow’s Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club meet­ing at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast’s Par­adise Show­room. Wal­lace per­forms songs in the pop, jazz, and cabaret styles. He will be joined by Si­mone Ni­cole and the Les Wil­son Band. To book phone 5588 4000.

AU­DI­TIONS AU­DI­TIONS for the hi­lar­i­ous Aus­tralian farce Car­a­van Car­a­van will be held at Javeen­bah The­atre on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 20 at 2pm. Car­a­van, Car­a­van, penned by David MacDon­ald, is the open­ing show of Javeen­bah’s 2014 Play­bill sea­son and will launch another year of spec­tac­u­lar shows. Di­rec­tor Barry Gib­son is cast­ing for three men and three women to join the show which plays from Jan­uary 24 to Fe­bru­ary 8 next year. To book an au­di­tion time, phone 5528 8680.

SHOWS cur­rently in re­hearsal in­clude Tam­borine Moun­tain Lit­tle The­atre’s Funny Money, a Ray Cooney farce di­rected by Joan Stalker-Brown, Phoenix En­sem­ble’s The Full Monty, Spot­light’s Phan­tom of the Opera, Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s Don’t Just Lie There . . ., Bal­lina Play­ers’ Eurobeat and Tu­gun The­atre’s Bull­shot Crum­mond.

Hope­fully, we’ll hear what other the­atres’ 2014 play­bills con­tain soon. Con­tin­u­ing this week is a Beaudesert Am­a­teur Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety pro­duc­tion of Beauty & The Beast at The Cen­tre, Beaudesert and Javeen­bah’s The Bur­lesque Ef­fect. Mur­willum­bah The­atre Com­pany’s The Wind in the Wil­lows, opens on Oc­to­ber 18.

DRESS­ING Roomers hears Gold Palm Awards’ pa­tron Tony Shel­don can’t ap­pear at pre­sen­ta­tion night. He has a good ex­cuse. Shel­don will be per­form­ing in Dirty Rot­ten Scoundrels at Syd­ney’s The­atre Royale, but will record a DVD mes­sage to play at the event. The Gold Palm Awards’ Arts plays The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on De­cem­ber 10. To book, phone 5588 4000.

IF you’re in the Beaudesert tomorrow, come and see us per­form In the Mood – Again at The Cen­tre. This Morn­ing Melodies show stars lo­cal favourites in­clud­ing Kirri Adams, Sheila Bradley, Martin Jen­nings and Ka­t­rina Lard­ner. Cur­tains up at 11am.

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