MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
Spotlight Theatrical Company: Trent Ivett directs this hit musical that’s full of dance, passion and soaring songs from Stephen Schwartz – the composer of Wicked, Godspell, Prince of Egypt and Enchanted. The musical tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the world? Or does he strike out to forge his own path? The story is told by a travelling troupe of actors, acrobats and clowns called the Players. Plays Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm, with 2pm matinees on Sunday and March 6. Until March 12. spotlighttheatre.com.au
OVER MY DEAD BODY
Tugun Theatre: Margaret Radcliffe directs this comedy. Following his wife Helen’s recent death, Gerald hopes to spend the rest of his days alone with his memories. But he reckons without his late wife’s “forward planning”, which results in a series of unexpected events that Gerald had not anticipated. Last shows. Plays Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm. To book phone Mandy on 0449 788 486.
Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s latest vampire vaudeville show features mischievous comedy, midair performances, colourful costumes, sensuous burlesque, slick jazz, sizzling comedy and a punchy song list. Show for 15+ audiences. Stars Rudi Testa, Richard Macionis, David Kume, Aurelie Roque, Olesya Borisova, Ruby Clark and a live band. Dinner and show Tuesdays to Saturdays. Arrivals from 6.30pm. draculas.com.au
HIGH COUNTRY LEGENDS Australian Outback Spectacular, Oxenford: Dinner and show with a cast of largerthan-life characters, animal stars, big stunts, special effects and live music and a three-course meal. Plays Tuesdays to Saturdays with matinees on the last Sunday of the month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tickets from $79.99. outbackspectacular.com.au
Dog & Parrot Tavern: Weekly comedy night featuring Michael Bennett delivering original gags. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
LAY OF THE LAND
Elsewhere: Six Shooter, Cleaver and Kinloch get the party started.
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GINGER Cuddihy AND Park, THE Mudgeeraba:GHOST Live Ginger music and fromthe Ghost. mystical Bennyact D Williams 5.30pm. supports.Free entry. Show at
NightQuarter, Helensvale: Brisbane musician Banff lays down the musical mood in The Paddock. Gas Grooves supports. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3.
MATLOCK AND PHANTON
Surfers Paradise Beergarden: Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Slim Jim (Stray Cats) team up for classic hits. Tickets $44.
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Local electronic and pop artist James D’Khan plays live alongside Lamb Boulevard, Julie Hayes and Brooke Lambert. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10.
THE NAKED MAGICIANS
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show comes to the Gold Coast for two R-rated magic shows. Shows at 7pm and 9.30pm. Tickets $49.90.
Elsewhere: Indie rockers take to the stage. Show from 9pm.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast:
Brett Nichols does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
Currumbin RSL: Songstress covers smooth tunes. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
THE Twin SEARCHERSTowns: English pop rockers return to the stage to play their hits Sweets For My Sweet, Sugar And Spice, Needles And Pins and more. Show at 8pm. Tickets $38.
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Of Divinity, The Sign of Four, Diamond Construct, Upon a Falling Empire and Soul Solitude play live. Show at 8pm. Tickets $12.
NightQuarter, Helensvale: Local indie rocker Casey Barnes takes to The Paddock stage for a night of original tunes. Devil’s Kiosk support. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3.
Rabbit + Cocoon: Local band Mescalito Blues entertain for Marketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
La Piazza, Labrador: Jazz and folk songstress celebrates the release of her new single Shock
Me. Show at 8pm.
Coolangatta Hotel: Aussie hip hop legend Illy celebrates the release of his latest single Swear
Jar with a live show. Dylan Joel & Citizen Kay support. Tickets $40.
Elsewhere: DJ gets the party started. Giv supports. Show from 10pm.
THE JIVE CATS
Southport Sharks: Live rockabilly band play all your favourite jive and rock’n’roll hits. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
DISCO DANCE PARTY
Currumbin RSL: Bring your dancing shoes along to this disco-themed party. Free show at 7pm.
Currumbin RSL: Live acoustic tunes from Deena on the deck. Show at 2pm. Free entry.
Robina Tavern: Former Gangajang member joins JJ Harris for an afternoon of classic
hits. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
Palm Beach Hotel: Comedy magician entertains. Gearard McGeown supports. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
LOUIE SHELTON The Sanctuary Cove Marine Village: Louie Shelton headlines the first Sunday Sounds event for 2016. Mark Watson supports. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Trio play a variety of hits. Show at 2.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular covers for a kid’s disco. Ben Hanna supports. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: BoyBlewe, Jimmy D and Stretch on the decks.
Club Robina: Live rock covers. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Broadbeach Tavern: The hilarious Fred Lang ‘s comedy. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
The Cecil Hotel: Enjoy comedian Tim Hewitt. Gearard McGeown supports. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
LOVE THAT COUNTRY MUSIC
Twin Towns: Wayne Horsburgh, Bob Howe and Greg Hooper present their country tribute show for Morning Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $5-$15.
THE JAMES STREET PREACHERS
The Cambus Wallace: Duo play stomping street style blues. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Local indie rocker Casey Barnes takes to The Paddock stage at NightQuarter, Helensvale.
Louie Shelton plays Sanctuary Cove Marine Village.
The Naked Magicians bring their saucy act to The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
The Searchers pop up at Twin Towns.
Pete Booth is at the Palm Beach Hotel.