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SHOWS

THE FAC­TORY

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: This hi­lar­i­ous and heart­felt mu­si­cal gem is fu­elled with vi­brant and soul­ful songs. A trib­ute to the courage of the Pa­cific peo­ples who mi­grated to New Zealand dur­ing the 1970s, The Fac­tory opens with a pow­er­ful call to an­ces­tral roots and fea­tures an orig­i­nal score by Poulima Sal­ima. Soul­ful songs, slick chore­og­ra­phy and a live band. Shows Tues­day and Wed­nes­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $21-$38. thearts­cen­tregc.com.au

PETER PAN — THE PANTOMINE

The Base­ment, Spot­light Theatre: Top Hat Pro­duc­tions pre­sents school hol­i­day panto Peter Pan. Writ­ten and di­rected by Kate Peters, the show will em­brace the clas­sic English pan­tomime tra­di­tion and fea­ture a girl play­ing Prin­ci­pal Boy, with tal­ented young Gold Coaster Lucy Wald­ing tak­ing on the ti­tle role. Last shows. Plays un­til Satur­day. spot­lightthe­atre.com.au

ALICE IN WON­DER­LAND

The Gerda Pin­ter Pavil­ion, Mac­in­tosh Is­land Park, Surfers Par­adise: The Queens­land Theatre of Pup­petry present their July school hol­i­day pro­duc­tion of Alice In Won­der­land. Phil Bell di­rects. Last shows. Plays daily un­til Fri­day at 11am. No book­ings, ar­rive early. Tick­ets $5. qtop.org.au

SHUT YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ENG­LAND

Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre: Dorothy Hen­der­son di­rects this Bri­tish farce. No one is who they seem in this com­edy about wifeswap­ping and mis­taken iden­ti­ties. When Mr. Pullen comes to the of­fice on a Satur­day, he finds his em­ployer, Sir Justin Hol­brook, in the pent­house flat with a call girl. Sir Justin’s wife ar­rives; Pullen passes the call­girl off as his wife — un­til Pullen’s wife ar­rives too. Then Sir Justin col­lapses — just be­fore a rich Arab Sheik ar­rives to sign some very im­por­tant pa­pers with him. Last shows. Plays Thurs­day to Satur­day. gclt.com.au

SO­LARIA

Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: A spicy new Cuban and Latinthemed stage show star­ring some of the cirque world’s hottest ac­ro­bat­ics and a siz­zling cast of dancers, singers and co­me­di­ans will warm up au­di­ences in Jupiters Theatre this win­ter. The lat­est show from Gold Coast-based pro­ducer Sue Por­rett’s An­ge­lis Pro­duc­tions, So­lAria — An In­ter­na­tional Spec­tac­u­lar opens on Thurs­day and plays Tues­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm with mati­nees on Wed­nes­days at 1pm, Satur­days at 3pm and Sun­days at 4pm. Tick­ets $49-$59. jupiters­gold­coast.com.au

SPI­DER­LASH

Drac­ula’s, Broad­beach: The famed cabaret restau­rant’s lat­est vam­pire vaudeville show fea­tures mis­chievous com­edy, midair per­for­mances, colourful cos­tumes, spi­dery an­tics and a punchy song list. Show for 15+ au­di­ences. Stars Rudi Testa, Danielle Cas­son, Richard Ma­cio­nis, Ni­cole James 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

THE WIZARD OF OZ SHOW

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Youngstars2.com pre­sents a new in­ter­ac­tive, fun retelling of Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Click your heels to­gether and get ready to fol­low a yel­low brick road full of fun, ad­ven­ture and wacky char­ac­ters. Shows to­day at 10am. Tick­ets $16-$22. thewiz­ard­o­fozshow.com

TONIGHT

BENNO’S BIG SING

Provin­cial Bar: Benno plays acous­tic ver­sions of the sound­track of your life — hits from the ‘70s to now.

DENISE SCOTT

Cur­rumbin RSL: Denise Scott head­lines Side Split­ting Com­edy. Fiona McGary and Mandy Nolan sup­port. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $39-$45.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

South­port Sharks: Cov­ers and mod­ern jive can be en­joyed at the club live from 7.30pm. Free en­try.

NON CENTS

Else­where: Alli Bar­ton & Sam Rogan 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.

GROUNDSWELL

Swingin’ Sa­fari: A weekly open stage event which is a hub for cre­ativ­ity. Open to all per­form­ers and col­lab­o­ra­tors. Pre­sented by Pushin But­tonz. Show from 7.30pm. Gold coin en­try.

TO­MOR­ROW

TOPP TWINS

Twin Towns: New Zealand’s Topp Twins, aka iden­ti­cal sis­ters Lynda and Jools Topp, deliver a fun mem­o­rable night of mu­sic and com­edy. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $40.

LLOYD COLE

The Sound­lounge: The UK’s Lloyd Cole, for­mer singer of Lloyd Cole and the Com­mo­tions, re­turns to Aus­tralia for an ex­ten­sive tour. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $40-$45.

JOSH LEE HAMIL­TON DUO

Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Josh Lee Hamil­ton Duo. Show 5pm-8.30pm.

GE­OFF BULL

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club present Ge­off Bull and The Finer Cuts giv­ing a fresh coat to some of the great jazz stan­dards. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $23-$28.

ANDY SKI & JDUB

Cock­tails Night­club: Res­i­dents

Tim J. Quin­ton and Johnny Pav play The Cave.

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