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. Emily Eyefinger, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Duncan Ball’s tales of Emily Eyefinger comes to life with Dannielle Jackson as the young adventuress who has an eye at the end of her finger. Shows tonight at 6pm and tomorrow at 10.30am. Tickets $59 per family. To book, go to theartscentregc.com.au. Cabaret De Paris, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Lavish, 90-minute Frenchflavoured revue stars former Moulin Rouge showgirl Marissa Burgess, illusionist and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Michael Boyd and comedy circus performer Justin Case. The celebration of old-fashioned showgirl glamour features performers who have graced the stages of the Moulin Rouge and The Lido in France, adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry and cancan dancers. Plays Jupiters Theatre tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 3pm and 7.30pm. Show must end October 27. 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 and 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.
LOCAL piano man Dave Fennell is star attraction at Gold Coast City Jazz Club on Monday. Fennell will be joined by Colin Atkinson on bass, Randal Scheerle on drums, Willy Qua on sax and Malcolm Wood on trumpet. Fennell plays a mix of originals and standards offering the audience a pleasurable experience with a degree of spontaneity. Gold Coast City Jazz Club meets at Southport Bowls Club on Monday. Doors open at 6pm for 7pm show. Call 5531 2626 to book.
FANS of Hyacinth Bucket from classic British TV series Keeping Up Appearances can see her live on stage next year. Actress Patricia Routledge appears in Admission: One Shilling, the inspiring story of one of Britain’s best loved pianists, Dame Myra Hess, at QPAC’s Concert Hall on May 9 and 10. Call 3840 7466 to book.
A BEST of Australian Cabaret season launches at The Arts Centre Gold Gold Coast this month. First off the mark is Michael Griffiths (ex- Jersey Boys) auditorium commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets $12 (adults) and $6 (children). To book, call Murwillumbah Music on 02 6672 5404 and Tweed Tourism 1800 674414 or go to murwillumbahtheatre company.com. There will be a combination of row and table seating.
In Vogue: Songs by Madonna features 35 song references and 12 songs sung in their entirety. On October 31, musical theatre favourite Silvie Paladino will showcase songs from her debut solo album On My Own. . She is accompanied by David Cameron on piano. Winners and Losers star Virginia Gay performs her one-woman show Songs to Self Destruct To on December 14. The title comes with the tagline ‘‘take your tragedy and make if marvellous’’. Gay’s shows were sell-outs at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She’s not to be missed. Call 5588 4000 to book.
SHOWS opening soon include a Spotlight Theatre production of Phantom of the Opera and Phoenix Ensemble’s production of The Full Monty.
Cabaret: Virginia Gay