Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre hits off the year with clas­sic Aus­tralian play Sig­nal Driver, while Javeen­bah is in full swing with Ac­com­plice

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in the shows). This show is drama and com­edy at the same time and it runs un­til Jan­uary 31. To book, phone 5596 0300. Yours Truly was thrilled to be nom­i­nated a sec­ond time this week for the GCCC Aus­tralia Day Awards (Cul­tural Achieve­ment sec­tion), and at­tend a lovely break­fast at The Gold Coast Arts Cen­tre. En­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by male choir The Blenders and young Jaz Se­bas­tian. Con­grat­u­la­tions are ex­tended to arts enthusiast Bar­bara Cor­ri­gan who won this year’s award. Bar­bara is a driv­ing force in ADFAS, and a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent. It’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing to hear of the fab­u­lous work be­ing done by Gold Coast­ers and nom­i­na­tions cov­ered a huge va­ri­ety of wor­thy nom­i­nees. On Fe­bru­ary 22 Voices In Par­adise are host­ing a work­shop for choir direc­tors and as­pir­ing direc­tors. There will be hands on con­duct­ing train­ing by Jonathan Al­ber­tini and Char­lotte Mur­ray – who are two of the most prom­i­nent youth direc­tors in the south­ern hemi­sphere. The Blenders Youth Cho­rus will per­form on the day of the work­shop and you may even get the op­por­tu­nity to di­rect them your­self. Limited spa­ces. On May 23 there’s a VIP youth work­shop. Re­turn­ing guest ed­u­ca­tors Mu­si­cal Is­land Boys (cur­rent in­ter­na­tional quar­tet cham­pi­ons) and Ginger & Tonic will train more than 100 male and fe­male reg­is­trants in the big­gest a cap­pella work­shop and con­cert of the year. It will be held at Grif­fith Univer­sity and the con­cert will be at the Arts Cen­tre in the main the­atre. This event has been a sell out each year. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jonathan on 0407 933 305 Tire­less the­atre-party or­gan­iser Doreen Hin­ton has re­served a few good seats at the Arts Cen­tre to see Bos­ton Mar­riage star­ring Amanda Mug­gle­ton, He­len Cas­sidy and Rachel Gor­don. Bos­ton Mar­riage was writ­ten by Pulitzer Prize-win­ner David Mamet. If you would like to join her group email tau­rus28@op­tus­net.com.au or phone 0403 810 940. Doreen’s show date is Fe­bru­ary 21. Bos­ton Mar­riage chips away at the pre­ten­sions and pro­pri­eties of high so­ci­ety and blows apart class dis­tinc­tion. Spot­light The­atre will hold a grand cel­e­bra­tion party for their 60th an­niver­sary year on May 2 at the South­port Yacht Club. They are keen to get peo­ple from the past in­volved - if you ap­peared in a Spot­light show years ago, or know some­one who did, email pe­ter­slk@iprimus.com.au or maden4@dodo.com.au. The night will hon­our the many past per­form­ers and the peo­ple who as­sisted in build­ing the company to what it is now. A high­light will be a con­cert, fea­tur­ing songs from past shows. It’s bound to be a ter­rific evening of nostal­gia, fun and friend­ship – after all, how many the­atre groups are still around for 60 years. Book­ings are open. Visit spot­lightthe­atre.com.au In re­hearsal this week is Out of the House – a Nep­tune Pro­duc­tions show at Tweed Heads Civic Cen­tre; How the Other Half Loves at Tu­gun Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, and Spot­light The­atre’s High School Mu­si­cal. See you in a crowded foyer real soon!

Pic­ture: RIX/RYAN

Jann Al­corn and Shane Cad­daye star in

Sig­nal Driver,

which opens at Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre on Satur­day night.

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