HUMOUR STRICTLY PRIVATE
The fanfare will be huge when GCLT throws open the doors to its latest production of the fun-filled Private Lives, written by Noel Coward
The Queensland Conservatorium’s third year students will present Blood Brothers. Directed and choreographed by creative team Ian Good and Cressida Carre, it opens July 30 and runs until August 22. Blood Brothers tells the captivating tale of twin brothers who are separated at birth only to be reunited by fate to confront a big secret. The production stars local performer Tim Carroll and Alex Woodward as the brothers. One of only three musicals to exceed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, this is a show not to be missed. Book at conevents.com.au Javeenbah Theatre Company is holding auditions for its final play of the 2015 season, comedy thriller The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays. This hilarious play brings murder, mystery, mayhem, and madcap adventure to the stage when William Gillette, a Broadway superstar famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, invites fellow cast members to his opulent home for a party. When one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette must assume the persona of his beloved Sherlock Holmes. Budding theatre stars are invited to audition Sunday August 2 at Javeenbah Theatre in Nerang. The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s morning melodies programs are always fun, and the one coming up on Tuesday August 4 at 11am promises to be a blockbuster. The Fabulous Singlettes (Naomi Eyers, Melissa Langton and Diane Dixon) sing up a storm, there are dance moves to die for, frocks galore and beehives that are a triumph of hairspray over gravity. But it’s the impeccable harmonies and sly, camp humour that have made this mega-girl group a hit all over the world. The girls embody a glorious era of hairdos and lashings of mascara. Book on 5588 4000. Spotlight Theatre is presenting another premiere on the Gold Coast soon – Legally Blonde, which opens on July 31 and runs until August 21. This is the stage musical of the highly successful film. Book on 5539 4255. The company will not go ahead with its advertised end of year show, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but has just completed casting for The Boy from Oz instead. More info when it is to hand. Dressing Roomers hears that Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, currently at QPAC, is sensational. I remember a time when Brisbane didn’t get the big shows – happily not any more. Strictly Ballroom opens next month – again a fantastic show not to be missed. We are spoiled for choice aren’t we? See you in a crowded foyer real soon!
Chris Harley, Jessica Stanfield, Jacki Simmons and Chris Catherwood star in