SAM TO PLAY OUT ON STAGE
A strong cast keeps the action going, with some great comedy moments in this one-set quirky Woody Allen play at Javeenbah
Opening last weekend was Javeenbah Theatre’s Play it Again, Sam. A Woody Allen quirky play that inspired the famous film of the same name, it tells the story of a guy whose awkward interactions with women force him to rely on the advice of his hero, Humphrey Bogart. A strong cast keeps the action going, with great comedy moments in a one-set show. Running until March 28, the cast features Brett Raguse, Angel Emanuelli, Adam Hellier and Tracie Filmer in the main roles. Phone 5596 0300 to book. Director Roger McKenzie is having a busy year, with auditions for his Noel Coward classic Private Lives at Gold Coast Little Theatre from 10am April 19. Call Roger on 0412 667 785. Also opening last weekend was Gold Coast Little Theatre’s Abigail’s Party, directed by Dawn China. The play tells of two parties – one a teenager’s rave downstairs, and the other the painful drinks gathering of some of the most awful people you’ll ever meet ... overbearing, boring – you get the picture! A strong cast keeps up the neverending dialogue of unhappy people, giving many laughs up to a surprise ending. Book on 5532 2096 until March 28. Opening on April 10 is the new Cirque du Soleil show Totem in a big top at Northshore Hamilton, Brisbane. Featuring a cast of 45 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, Totem is an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, heartfelt emotions and surprising visual effects. Buy tickets at cirquedusoleil.com/totem – all of those who love alternative circus and a fabulous show should grab tix to this one. There was a fun gathering at the QT Hotel last week to celebrate the launch of The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s Glitter Festival, due in late September this year. Designed to be “inclusive”, the powers that be have put a program together to honour all that is gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual etc. It’s destined to draw an eclectic crowd to the Coast, for a collection of events in spring. Let’s hope people embrace it – more info from the Arts Centre. Currently in rehearsal on the Coast – Spotlight Theatre’s La Traviata, GCLT’s Jerry’s Girls, Tweed Theatre Company’s Brilliant Lies and Neptune Theatre Co’s Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Currently playing on the Coast: Murwillumbah Theatre Co’s The Foreigner, Ballina Players’ It’s a Wonderful Life, GCLT’s Abigail’s Party and Javeenbah
Theatre’s Play it Again, Sam. The Motown Stage show Can You Feel It is coming to The Arts Centre Gold Coast during Easter long weekend. The show brings together talented local vocalists and musicians, many of whom have been working professionally within the industry for over 25 years. Lead by the incredibly soulful voice of Kevin Keepa, Can You Feel It will take you on a journey through time as you reminisce over hits from your childhood. The show was hugely successful at Jupiter’s Casino last year, with audiences young and old dancing along to the soulful rhythms and uptown beats of the classic Motown era. Book on 5588 4000. The aforementioned Roger McKenzie has asked if we would publish this: Volunteers interested in building scenery should contact him on 0412 667 785. He believes it would be beneficial to the community theatre scene to have a register of such people. I couldn’t agree more. And for those kind readers who have asked about the missing dancer from the cast of Jerry’s Girls – worry no longer! We have a full cast, with not one but two delightful fillies to flesh out our brilliant cast. Rehearsals for this Broadway blockbuster began last weekend, with some terrific sounds coming out of the first run. What’s going on at Spotlight Theatre? Their website lists a new name as “Acting President”. Hopefully their midyear AGM held this week will clear up any questions. See you in a crowded foyer real soon!
Play It Again, Sam
opened at Javeenbah Theatre last week.