MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
THE 39 STEPS
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: This extremely quick and even funnier play stars hundreds of characters played by four actors. This theatrical tour-de-force is based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan. Stars Mike Smith, Anna Burgess, Sam Haft and Michael Lindner. Shows Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets $29-$52. theartscentregc.com.au
HOTEL BECHE DE MER
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Inspired by the Fibro Coast exhibition, this original play is directed by Stephen Carleton and stars Caroline Gillmer, Caroline Levien and Joss McWilliam. The Beche de Mer has seen better days. Tegan’s family want to sell the house and share the $2 million profit. But can Tegan part with her beloved Beche de Mer? Opens tonight at 7.30pm and plays until November 8. Tickets $15-$27. theartscentregc.com.au
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Pavilion Theatre, Beenleigh
Showgrounds: Phoenix Ensemble present their version of the classic rock opera. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, a strong cast of 17 will bring this production to life under the direction of Morgan Garrity. Plays until November 22. phoenixensemble.com.au
Spotlight Theatre: A Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, Spotlight Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd completes the company’s 2014 season. Directed by Tess Burke, the local play promises to be a heart-pounding thriller. It tells the tale of an unjustly exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family by a lecherous judge. Plays until November 15. spotlighttheatre.com.au
Dracula’s, Broadbeach: 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
GOLD COAST SONGWRITERS NIGHT
The Loft: Local musicians showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
Coolangatta Hotel: Aussie poprockers celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a live show, featuring special guests. Tickets $30.
BENNO’S BIG SING
Provincial Bar: Benno plays acoustic versions of the soundtrack of your life — hits from the ‘70s to now.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Scott Cleaver, 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.
The Soundlounge: Indie rock band play live. Magic Bones and Skyways Are Highways support. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $25$30.
UNITED STATES OF OZ
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands United States of Oz, Being Jane Lane, Averice, Crash Vaccine, Salt & Steel and Dean Blaich showcase their tunes at 7.30pm. Tickets $10.
Burleigh Brewing Company: Halloween Day of the Dead party with Armitage playing live. Show 5pm-8.30pm.
Platinum Nightclub: Craig Roberts and DJ Flash on rotation.
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.
Elsewhere: Local band Salvadarlings play psychedelic tunes. The Ottomans and Donny Love support.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Tahir does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
The Loft: Animal Ventura plays an acoustic show. Nick Saxon and Ashleigh Mannix support. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Zookeepers play a spooky encore show. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Celebrate
Halloween with Monkey Business. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Twin Towns: The Platters, featuring Monroe Powell, play their old favourites. Show at 8pm. Tickets $32.
CASSIDY WILSON TRIO
Palazzo Versace: Live contemporary jazz at Le Jardin’s Gin Palace from 6.30pm. Free entry.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Big Kitty performing a jazz and blues show. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $22-$29.
EAST: Melbourne DJ hits the decks. Steve Frank, Darren Somerville and Jock Lovell support.
ANDY SKI & JDUB
Cocktails Nightclub: Residents spin the latest in commercial dance.
MINISTRY OF SOUND
Platinum Nightclub: Ministry of Sound clubbers guide to spring. Flash and Craig Roberts support.
THE COVER UP
Currumbin RSL: Duo play party covers. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Party band keep the dance floor packed. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
The Loft: Andrew Cousins headlines a night of acoustic music with Jemma Lee and Alicia And The Creatures. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
HUSSY HICKS Miami Marketta, Rabbit +
Cocoon: Hussy Hicks, Kristy Lee and Charlie Mgee play live for Circle of Friends. Show at 2pm.
Currumbin RSL: Mix of hits. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Sunday session hosted by Stretch and Sessionkatz. Free entry.
Club Robina: Live rock covers.
Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Twin Towns: Audio Vixen perform a tribute to the Bee Gees and friends for Morning Melodies. Show at 11am. Tickets $5-$15
Alto Cucina & Bar Broadbeach: Improvisation every Wednesday from 8pm. Free entry.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Brisbane duo Hussy Hicks entertain at Miami Marketta.
continues its run at Spotlight Theatre this weekend.