Tweed thes­pi­ans have brought a new black com­edy to the ta­ble, while the Phoenix En­sem­ble ex­plores more dark themes in The Woman In Black

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - DRESSING ROOMERS - KATE PETERS

TWEED Theatre Com­pany’s It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) opened last weekend. Di­rected by Maria Grills, the show stars Hugh Bro­phy, Clay­ton Wether­all, Margi Tu­dor, Kristy-Lee Camp­ton, Natalie Tren­gove and Jim Fury. Au­di­ences are in­vited to BYO drinks and snacks. There are nine per­for­mances only at Tweed Heads Civic and Cul­tural Cen­tre, cnr Wharf and Brett streets, Tweed Heads. Tick­ets at the door or or phone 1800 674 414. Phoenix En­sem­ble at Been­leigh opens its ter­ri­fy­ing pro­duc­tion of The Woman In Black at Pavil­ion Theatre next month. The hugely pop­u­lar West End play ex­plores themes of isolation, death, lone­li­ness and re­venge, of­fer­ing a glim­mer of hope through the char­ac­ters’ jour­neys. It plays May 2-24. To book phone 3103 1546 or visit phoenix­ensem­ Gold Coast City Jazz Club pre­sents the Chris Restom Swing Group at South­port Bowls Club on May 5. The Swing Group’s don’t mimic or copy the great jazz artists such as Good­man, Arm­strong, Fitzger­ald, Cole, Ben­nett, Dorsey, Si­na­tra, Elling­ton, Basie, Vaughan or Hamp­ton, but rather pay trib­ute to their won­der­ful, mu­si­cal lega­cies which they have left us. To book phone 5531 2626 or 0419 658 983. The Base­ment Theatre con­verts to a pop-up con­fes­sional box packed full of sala­cious se­crets as the Gold Coast wel­comes re­peat of­fender Ar­lie McCormick to per­form with the girls of cabaret col­lec­tive Babushka. Gal­li­vant­ing through a far-wan­der­ing song­book, Babushka brings Sex and the City to the cabaret. Babushka’s Base­ment soiree has new mem­ber Ar­lie McCormick re­turn to the Gold Coast af­ter wrap­ping a sea­son in the lead role in Spot­light Theatre’s Next To Nor­mal. Venue for this bash is The Base­ment, Gold Coast Arts Cen­tre on Satur­day. To book phone 5588 4000 or visit thearts­cen­ Con­cert book­ings are now open for this year’s Voices In Par­adise event to be held on May 24. Last year was a sell­out with stand­ing room only, so get in quick this time around. Book­ings can be made on­line for a dis­counted price. Visit voic­esin­par­ Ash­more Lions Club and Chicks@Lunch – Friends of the An­i­mal Wel­fare League will hold a fundraiser at Spot­light Theatre on May 8. Tick­ets are $25 in­clud­ing sup­per. To book, call Doreen on 5668 8625. Au­di­tions for the July school hol­i­day pan­tomime, Peter Pan, will take place at Spot­light’s Base­ment Theatre on May 11 (I know it’s Mother’s Day) from 47pm, dancers en masse from 6.30-7pm. Phone yours truly on 5539 6456 or email me on pe­ter­ for an au­di­tion time.

A scene from It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To)

It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want To

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