THE GINGERBREAD MAN Macintosh Island Park, Surfers Paradise: Queensland Theatre of Puppetry present children's classic
Today and tomorrow, and April 14-17 at 9.30am and 11am. Tickets $5. qtop.org.au NEXT TO NORMAL Spotlight Theatre, Benowa: Contemporary family drama, about a woman’s struggle with mental illness and how that affects her family. Joshua McCann Thomas directs. Last shows. Plays tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm. spotlighttheatre.com.au THE REMOVALISTS Gold Coast Little Theatre, Southport: Two police officers — one young and fresh, the other older and jaded by life — investigate claims that a suburban wife has been abused by her working-class husband. David Williamson epic, set against the backdrop of the 1970s, explores feminism, chauvinism, violence and abuse of power. Patrick Montieth directs. Plays Thursdays to Saturday at 7.30pm until April 19, matinee this Sunday at 2pm. gclt.com.au 12 ANGRY MEN Players Theatre, Ballina: A teenager accused of murdering his father. Eleven jurors are convinced of his guilt; one has doubts and tries to swing the remaining jurors. Last shows. Plays tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm. ballinaplayers.com.au THE ULTIMATE VEGAS SHOW Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Showgirls, feathers, sequins and all the sizzle of a true Las Vegas show. Presented by maestro Michael Boyd,
mixes jaw-dropping magic and illusions with gorgeous showgirls, a world-class juggler and a live band. Opens Saturday. Shows Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with a Wednesday matinee at 1pm, a Saturday matinee at 3pm and a Sunday matinee at 4pm. Tickets $49-$59. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au ILLUSIONS Village Theatre, 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. sanctuarycove.com/village-theatre 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. draculas.com.au 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. outbackspectacular.com.au RUSSIAN BALLET DON QUIXOTE The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will bring this flamboyant and festive ballet to the Arts Theatre. Don Quixote debuted in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869. It has since been performed around the world by Russian and international ballet companies. Shows tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets $86.90. ELECTRIC ZEBRA The Loft: Alternative-rock band share the stage with Benny D Williams, Steve Dorrington, Wren Klauf and Jemma Lee. Show at 8pm. $10 entry. BALL PARK MUSIC Coolangatta Hotel: Brisbane indie-rock band Ball Park Music play all their hits plus some new tunes from their upcoming record
Papa vs Pretty and Holy Holy support. Tickets $36. PIRATES TO PINAFORE Twin Towns: A medley of all the Gilbert & Sullivan musicals in one show. Starring Philip Gould, Brian Hannan and Ali Jones. Show at 11am. Tickets $5-$15 BENNO’S BIG SING Provincial Bar: Benno plays acoustic versions of the soundtrack of your life, hits from the ‘70s to now. THE BEACH BOYZ Currumbin RSL: Tribute dinner and show to the Beach Boys. Fivepiece band recreate the good times and summer tunes. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $49-$59. DANIEL CUNNINGTON The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Acclaimed classical guitarist Daniel Cunnington performs Spanish songs on a traditional guitar as part of Fiesta de la Musica. Show at 1pm. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry. SIX SHOOTER CAHILL Elsewhere: Six Shooter Cahill & Chris Miller on the decks for Non Cents. Tickets $3. SEX ‘N’ CHOCOLATE EAST: Live music from local band Sex ‘N’ Chocolate for Worship Thursdays Ladies Night. FORRO D-QUINTA TRIO Swingin’ Safari: Classic Brazilian music and reggae roots from 9pm. Tickets $5.
PACO PENA Twin Towns: Direct from Spain, guitarist Paco Pena and his Flamenco Dance Company present Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $75. UNCLE JED The Soundlounge: Trio blend funk, soul, reggae and jazz. Indie folk darlings The Firetree support. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $20-$25. THE WINTER OF REASON Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with The Winter of Reason. Free popcorn, BYO food and supervised kids welcome. Show 5pm-8.30pm. TRANCESSENTIAL Platinum Nightclub: With Dakovadea, Xactlythis, Taglo, Dan Burks and Binary Form on rotation. BEYOND THE SEA — THE BOBBY DARIN SONGBOOK The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club present Greg Aspeling, The Les Wilson Swing Force Band and Katey Aspeling performing songs of Bobby Darin. Tickets $23-$28. Show at 7.30pm. ANDY SKI & JDUB Cocktails Nightclub: Residents spin the latest in commercial dance. GCRNB ALL STARS EAST: Catch the hottest R’n’B tracks with live video mixing for Creme Fridays. YACHT CLUB DJS Elsewhere: Party starters the Yacht Club DJs on the decks with support from Grivs & Audun. JUNGLE PARTY Swingin’ Safari: Special Hope for Health event to raise money for international birthing kits for third world communities. Live reggae. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10-$15. DAVE WILLIAMS The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Dave Williams, who has a Jim Carrey look and manner, does stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. 8pm. Tickets $25. SHAUN KIRK The Loft: Roots-rock muso Shaun Kirk launches an album. Lani and Lecia and Alisha Todd support. Show at 8pm. $15 entry. DJ TURHAN Love Nightlife: Semi finals of the
Australian Swimwear Model of the Year search. DJ Turhan plays Top 40 hits. GET FUNK’D Southport Sharks: Live jazz, soul and funk. Show at 8.30pm. Free. SMOOTH & GROOVE Currumbin RSL: Duo play smooth covers and party hits. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
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