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 Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - DRESSING ROOMERS -

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 con­ 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

Pri­vate Lives.

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