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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.liveatthe­cen­ 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 thearts­cen­ 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 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

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