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PIP­PIN

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.

BLOOD­BATH

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

TONIGHT

MICHAEL BEN­NETT

Dog & Par­rot Tav­ern: Weekly com­edy night fea­tur­ing Michael Ben­nett de­liv­er­ing orig­i­nal gags. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

VELVETRab­bit­from lo­cal+ Co­coon: MARTINIact Vel­vet Live Mar­tini mu­sic for Mar­ket­ta5pm. Free. Street Food. Show at

GINGER Cud­dihy AND Park, THE Mudgeer­aba:GHOST Live Ginger mu­sic and fromthe Ghost. mys­ti­cal Ben­ny­act D Wil­liams 5.30pm. sup­ports.Free en­try. Show at

BANFF

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.

JAMES D’KHAN

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.

HOME­SHAKE

Else­where: In­die rock­ers take to the stage. Show from 9pm.

BRETT NI­CHOLS

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast:

Brett Ni­chols does live stand-up for Com­edy in the Base­ment. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25.

TRACY VAUGHAN

Currumbin RSL: Songstress cov­ers smooth tunes. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

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.

OF DIVIN­ITY

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.

CASEY BARNES

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.

MESCALITO BLUES

Rab­bit + Co­coon: Lo­cal band Mescalito Blues en­ter­tain for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free en­try.

LE­CIA LOUISE

La Pi­azza, Labrador: Jazz and folk songstress cel­e­brates the re­lease of her new sin­gle Shock

Me. Show at 8pm.

ILLY

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.

CAS­SIAN

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.

SUN­DAY

DEENA

Currumbin RSL: Live acous­tic tunes from Deena on the deck. Show at 2pm. Free en­try.

ROB­BIE JAMES

Robina Tav­ern: For­mer Gan­ga­jang mem­ber joins JJ Har­ris for an af­ter­noon of clas­sic

hits. Show at 1pm. Free en­try.

PETE BOOTH

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.

BLUE POPPY

Currumbin RSL: Trio play a va­ri­ety of hits. Show at 2.30pm. Free en­try.

LOL CREW

South­port Sharks: Pop­u­lar cov­ers for a kid’s disco. Ben Hanna sup­ports. Show at 1pm. Free en­try.

ROYALE SUN­DAYS

Else­where: BoyBlewe, Jimmy D and Stretch on the decks.

PLUMB LOCO

Club Robina: Live rock cov­ers. Show at 1.30pm. Free en­try.

MON­DAY

LLOYD SANIEL

South­port Sharks: Pi­anoman plays smooth cov­ers. Show at 6pm. Free en­try.

FRED LANG

Broadbeach Tav­ern: The hi­lar­i­ous Fred Lang ‘s com­edy. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

TUES­DAY

TIM HEWITT

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.

WED­NES­DAY

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.

Pic­ture: JOHN FO­TIADIS

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.

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