DEATH IS SERVED
Tweed thespians have brought a new black comedy to the table, while the Phoenix Ensemble explores more dark themes in The Woman In Black
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 tweedtheatre.com.au 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 phoenixensemble.com.au. 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 theartscentregc.com.au 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 voicesinparadise.com.au 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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