WAITING FOR THE RIGHT SIGNAL
Gold Coast Little Theatre hits off the year with classic Australian play Signal Driver, while Javeenbah is in full swing with Accomplice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Jann Alcorn and Shane Caddaye star in
which opens at Gold Coast Little Theatre on Saturday night.