CLASSICS FOR CITY
The Gold Coast Little Theatre brings the 1930s to life and in rehearsal there’s a lot more nostalgia on the way across the Coast
This week’s big opening was Gold Coast Little Theatre’s Private Lives, the classic Noel Coward play which launched Laurence Olivier’s West End career. Director Roger McKenzie has assembled a hardworking cast to bring this ever-popular piece to a new generation. A workable set (including a baby grand piano) creates the 1930s atmosphere, and several of Coward’s songs are used to create the mood. While some of the cast seemed excessively Australian in their delivery, it was an enjoyable evening and will be a popular season for GCLT’s audiences.
It’s not long now until Short+Sweet Festival graces the stage with its fast-paced, action packed cabaret. This sexy, funny, surprising, and unpredictable form of entertainment has had fans eagerly awaiting its arrival and is set to be yet another head turner come August. On Saturday nights during the Short+Sweet Festival audiences are encouraged to stay up late in The Basement for sultry singing, cheeky comedy and bold burlesque – all in bite-sized pieces so you don’t ruin your appetite.
Another show recently announced for The Arts Centre’s Basement is Two Redheads in Search of a Match. It’s the long-awaited cabaret
Legally Blonde The Musical
stars Heidi Enchelmaier, James Watt (left) and Josh Lovell.