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NEXT TO NOR­MAL Spot­light Theatre, Benowa: Con­tem­po­rary fam­ily drama, about a woman’s strug­gle with men­tal ill­ness and the ef­fects of her ill­ness on her fam­ily. Joshua McCann Thomas di­rects. Opens to­mor­row. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm, mati­nees this Sun­day and April 6 and 13 at 2pm. Visit spot­lightthe­atre.com.au to book. THE RE­MOVAL­ISTS Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre, South­port: Two po­lice of­fi­cers – one young and fresh, the other older and jaded by life – in­ves­ti­gate claims of abuse against sub­ur­ban wife Fiona by her work­ing-class hus­band Kenny. David Wil­liamson epic, set against the back­drop of the 1970s, ex­plores fem­i­nism, chau­vin­ism, vi­o­lence, abuse of power and poses the ques­tion: Would you turn a blind eye? Patrick Mon­ti­eth di­rects. Opens Satur­day and plays Thurs­days to Satur­day un­til April 19, mati­nees this Sun­day, April 6 and 13 at 2pm. Visit gclt.com.au to book. THE TREA­SURE OF CAP­TAIN CURLY­LOCKS He­lensvale Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: Sail off a jour­ney in­spired by the Cap­tain’s whim­si­cal trea­sures. Singer, song­writer and comic Na­dia Sun­dae pre­sents her Bleach* Fes­ti­val hit for kids aged 3-8 years. Plays Satur­day. Visit he­lensvalecul­tur­al­cen­tre.com to book. 12 AN­GRY MEN Play­ers Theatre, Bal­lina: A jury must de­cide the fate of a teenage male who is ac­cused of mur­der­ing his fa­ther by stab­bing him with a flick knife. Eleven jurors are con­vinced of his guilt, but one has doubts and sets about try­ing to swing the re­main­ing jurors. Clas­sic per­formed by the Bal­lina Play­ers. Opens to­mor­row. Shows Thurs­days to Satur­days un­til April 12 at 7pm, mati­nee Sun­day (March 30) at 1pm. Visit bal­li­naplay­ers.com.au to book. QUAR­TET Javeen­bah Theatre, Nerang: Trio of re­tiree opera stars have planned a con­cert to cel­e­brate Verdi’s birth­day. Will they in­vite the new nurs­ing home res­i­dent, a for­mer diva, to join them. Joan Stalker-Brown di­rects. Opens tonight. Shows Thurs­days to Satur­days un­til April 5 at 8pm, 2pm mati­nee on Sun­day. Tick­ets $15-26. IL­LU­SIONS Sanc­tu­ary Cove: Globe-trot­ting Ox­en­ford show­man and Aus­tralian En­ter­tainer of the Year Matt Hol­ly­wood blends com­edy, tricks and stunts as he un­veils his lat­est il­lu­sions. Ex­tended sea­son continues un­til April 27. Tick­ets $39. Fam­ily, din­ner, show deals. Fri­day to Sun­day at 7pm, mati­nee Satur­day at 4pm. SIN & TONIC Drac­ula’s, Broad­beach: The famed cabaret restau­rant’s lat­est 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 Bar­ryCot­ter and a live band. Din­ner and show Tues­days to Satur­days. Ar­rivals from 6.30pm. SPIRIT OF THE HORSE Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar, Ox­en­ford: Din­ner and show with a cast of larg­erthan-life char­ac­ters, big stunts, spe­cial ef­fects and 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. NORTH­ERN RIVERS ORCHES­TRA Tweed Heads Civic Cen­tre: Mem­oirs con­cert cel­e­brates 20 years of the NRSO. Con­ducted by Chen Yang. Show on Sun­day at 1.30pm. GOLD COAST YOUTH ORCHES­TRA Gold Coast Youth Orches­tra Cen­tre, Ash­more: March con­cert pro­gram with per­for­mances by the Lit­tle Big Band, Big Band, String Orches­tra, Ju­nior and Youth Sym­phony or­ches­tras. Show on Sun­day at 2pm. Tick­ets $7.

TONIGHT

THE TROTSKIES The Loft: Mel­bourne in­die five- BEC WHITE­HEAD The Vault: Lo­cal songstress sings jazz, pop and soul. Ni­cole Parker-Brown warms up the stage for Jazz and Shiraz from 4pm, with Bec White­head from 7pm. Free en­try. CAN YOU FEEL IT Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: Fea­tur­ing a live 20-piece band, two-hour show will have you re­liv­ing all the time­less hits of the Mo­town era. Tick­ets $59. MARK WILKIN­SON The Sound­lounge: Aus­tralian singer-song­writer Mark Wilkin­son show­cases his lyri­cal depth and gift for melody. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $25. BEN AMOR Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Ben Amor. Free pop­corn, BYO food and su­per­vised kids wel­come. Show 5pm-8.30pm. SARAH FRANK Cafe Ur­bia: Lo­cal songstress sings soul and blues. TRANCESSENTIAL Plat­inum Night­club: With Dako­vadea, Xact­lythis, Ta­glo, Dan Burks and Bi­nary Form on ro­ta­tion. DAMIEN LEITH RSL South­port: Ir­ish-Aus­tralian singer-song­writer Damien Leith plays live. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $30-$35. MAX OLD­ING AND PAMELA PAGE The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Hus­band and wife are king and queen of the piano. They play a spe­cial con­cert for the Ma­son and Ham­lin 2014 Con­cert Se­ries: Tick­ets $15-$28. Show at 7.30pm. ANDY SKI & JDUB Cock­tails Night­club: Res­i­dents spin the lat­est commercial dance. BOOM CRASH OPERA Lon­es­tar Tav­ern: Old-school rock­ers play their old-time hits. Tick­ets $25. GCRNB ALL STARS EAST: Catch the hottest R’n’B tracks with live video mix­ing for Creme Fridays. TSUN Else­where: Lo­cal psy­che­delic band Tsun play live with Syd­ney’s the Dark Hawks and the Mid­night Ram­blers. Tick­ets $15. MAD PERU­VIANS Swingin’ Sa­fari: Mad Peru­vians present Fri­day Fi­esta with salsa, reg­gae and funky Latin house. Salsa lessons from 7pm. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $5. MONTY FRANKLIN The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Both funny and good-look­ing, Monty Franklin does live stand-up for Com­edy in the Base­ment. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25. JORDAN MIL­LAR The Loft: Syd­ney acous­tic mu­si­cian per­forms live. Bree De Rome and Calan Mai sup­port. Show at 8pm. $15 en­try. MIKE WILL MADE IT Love Nightlife: Amer­i­can pro­ducer Mike Will Made It hits the decks. DJ Turhan sup­ports. SOUL REF­ER­ENCE South­port Sharks: Live soul cov­ers. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. CHI CHI Cur­rumbin RSL: Dy­namic duo Chi Chi play party hits. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

SILK TRIO The Vault: Live band play rock‘n’roll, pop, jazz and Latino. Show at 7pm. CAS­SIDY WIL­SON TRIO Palazzo Ver­sace: Live

Lo­cal Gold Coast band Mid­night An­tics will play the One WayTheFes­ti­valMid­nightin Surfers An­tics Par­adise on Satur­day night. Band mem­bers (L-R) Evan Mant­tari, Grant But­ler and Jar­ryd O'Brien at Burleigh Heads.

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