STARS IN CONCERT
Two talented Gold Coasters, beneficiaries of Friends of the Arts Centre scholarships, are home for a special performance next month
The Friends of the Arts Centre Gift Fund will present cellist Stephanie Li and flautist Jonathan Henderson, both recipients of the Gift Fund’s Beverly McIlwain Scholarship, in concert on September 2 from 6pm at the Paradise Showroom at the Arts Centre Gold Coast. The pair are on a brief visit home from their European studies. Tickets are $15. Phone 5588 4000. The Gold Coast region is packed with surprises, so why not head down the highway a few miles for a Month of Music at Tyalgum. The festivities kick off on September 5 with a concert given by 2015 Grammy Award winning composer and pianist Fiona Joy, who returns to Tyalgum to perform in Flutterbies’ Little Shop Next Door with American flautist Sherry Finzer. This exciting new concert is bound to inspire the village’s season of melodies in the week leading up to the Tyalgum Music Festival from September 11-13, which celebrates its 24th year with a dynamic program of new concerts, events and pop-up venues. Seating is limited for this concert with only 35 places available. Tickets are $35. heartsaflameproductions.com Diehard Queen fans rejoice – the legendary rock group Queen announced the worldwide smash hit musical We Will Rock You will return to Australia for a national tour in 2016. The show is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. Elton (who will also direct the new Australian production) fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Greenroom Project Junior makes its Brisbane debut these school holidays with its focus on discovering a new breed of musical theatre stars. Students aged 9-17 years have the chance to take part in a threeday performance workshop and then showcase their talents live on stage at Brisbane Powerhouse. The three day workshop and live show with the stars of Strictly Ballroom – The Musical will be held from September 19-21 at Brisbane Powerhouse. Applications are open – cost is $495. Apply at thegreenroomproject.com.au
Fiona Joy and Sherry Finzer head to Tyalgum next month.