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.