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