CABARET CLAS­SICS

Top Hat Pro­duc­tions’ Cock­tails with Noel & Ger­tie opens tonight at Spotlight’s Base­ment Theatre, fea­tur­ing songs from a host of greats

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - DRESSING ROOMERS PLAY - KATE PETERS

Cel­e­brat­ing mu­sic from a pro­lific and pop­u­lar com­poser of yes­ter­year, Top Hat Pro­duc­tions’ Cock­tails with Noel & Ger­tie opens tonight at Spotlight’s Base­ment Theatre, in cabaret style. Mu­si­cal re­vues are pop­u­lar on the Coast, with au­di­ences be­ing close to the stage, drink in hand. Vet­eran per­form­ers Sheila Bradley and Kirri Adams sing the fab­u­lous songs of Beatrice Lil­lie and Mar­lene Di­et­rich along with Martin Jen­nings’ Yul Bryn­ner and Rob Hor­ton and Yours Truly as Noel Cow­ard and Gertrude Lawrence. It plays the Benowa theatre un­til Oc­to­ber 4. Dress­ing Roomers hears Dorothy Hen­der­son’s forth­com­ing Aussie wed­ding show Dim­boola has lost another cast mem­ber (play­ing Fa­ther O’Shea) to ill­ness. How­ever, the show will go on, with stal­wart Joel Be­skin step­ping in. Lo­cal theatre lovers Paul and Mau­reen Fitzger­ald will be at the first night, remembering their long link with the play, where they met for the first time. Dim­boola opens Satur­day night at GCLT. Other shows in re­hearsal in­clude GCLT’s So­cial Climbers, Nep­tune Pro­duc­tions’ Christ­mas at Hart­ford Hall and Spotlight’s The Boy from Oz. Cur­rently play­ing are Bal­lina Play­ers’ Moon­light and Magnolias and

Kirri Adams, Kate Peters and Sheila Bradley star in

Cock­tails with Noel & Ger­tie.

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