Gold Coast Little Theatre has had to pull the pin on The Gondoliers, but the country’s first live cabaret show is on at the Arts Centre
Yet another local show has been cancelled. Gold Coast Little Theatre has pulled an upcoming production of Gilbert & Sullivan musical The Gondoliers from its playbill. Director Eric James had cast the show’s leads, but the large chorus proved impossible to fill. Are too many musicals being staged at the same time? Or are young performers simply not familiar with this classic work? In either case, it’s a shame so much time and energy has gone into a non-starter. It would have been enjoyed by the Gold Coast’s G&S fans.
A cabaret, talk show and live showcase all rolled into one, The Greenroom Project returns to The Basement at The Arts Centre Gold Coast next month. Australia’s first live cabaret talk show is jam packed with interviews, celebrity guest artists, music performances and an open-mic segment which showcases five of the hottest upand-coming musical theatre performers accompanied by musical director Brad Rush. Matt Ward hosts. The first show is on April 7 and the second on May 5. To book, go to theartscentregc.com.au Brisbane theatre company Harvest Rain opens its production of Guys & Dolls at Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Concert Hall tonight. Described as the greatest of all American musicals, it takes audiences back to New York in the 1940s. The production stars Ian Stenlake ( Sea Patrol), Wayne Scott Kermond ( Candyman), Liz Buchanan ( Hairspray) and Angela Harding ( Oklahoma) with Daryl Somers (Hey Hey It’s Saturday) as Nicely Nicely Johnson. Tickets are on sale for a strictly limited seven-day season. Go to qpac.com.au to book. Local theatre luminary Pat Aldam, a hardworking and devoted member of the Gold Coast theatre community, passed away this week. Vale Pat.