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

PHOENIX En­sem­ble holds au­di­tions for The Won­ders, di­rected by Joel Mikkel­son, on Sun­day. Email joel@jaymik.com.au to book.

GREAT to hear Jack Web­ster, star of so many ma­jor Aus­tralian tour­ing pro­duc­tions, is mov­ing to the Gold Coast. Hav­ing an en­ter­tainer of his cal­i­bre liv­ing here will help boost pro­duc­tion val­ues on the lo­cal scene.

TO those who saw Yours Truly on TV quiz show Mil­lion­aire Hot Seat this week . . . I may not have won a prize, but I did man­age to get the mes­sage about tak­ing kids to the theatre out to a na­tional au­di­ence. That’s what it was all about. Manag­ing Car­men, Hitch­cock’s The 39 Steps and the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val Road­show. High­lights in­clude Ja­panese drum­ming by TaikOz and in­cred­i­ble pup­petry in the fan­tasy ad­ven­ture The Har­bin­ger. Ge­orge Or­well’s 1984 and New Zealand’s first-ever Pa­cific mu­si­cal, The Fac­tory, also fea­ture. The big lo­cal pro­duc­tion will be the An­drew Lloyd Web­ber/Tim Rice clas­sic, Je­sus Christ Su­per­star.

SPOT­LIGHT has sched­uled ex­tra shows in its sea­son of Phan­tom of the Opera – it’s fab­u­lous to see a lo­cal show prove so suc­cess­ful.

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