MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
BONNIE & CLYDE
Spotlight Theatre: At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes – and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmare. Fearless, shameless and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. Director Brad Kendrick’s version of their tale focuses more on their love story than anything else. The pop score by Frank Wildhorn keeps the show from getting too dark, no matter what the subject matter, and allows for plenty of vocal pyrotechnics from its leading players. Opens tomorrow night and plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm until June 4, with matinees on May 22 and 29 at 2pm. Tickets $20. spotlighttheatre.com.au
LAUGH YOUR PANTS OFF
Jupiters Gold Coast: The hilarious Laugh Your Pants Off series is back with a new crop of comedians, including Peter Rowsthorn, Tom Ballard, Scared Weird Little Guys, Dave Callan, Peter Berner, Fiona Mcgary, Ashwin Segkar, Rebecca De Unamuno and Justin Hamilton. Tomorrow. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $49. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
ELVIS – IF I CAN DREAM
Jupiters Gold Coast: Relive the great hits of Elvis Presley in this two-hour concert experience, starring internationally renowned Mark Anthony who recreates the essence and all the magical hits
that inspired and shook the world. He will play all the hits,
including Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock and more. Shows Saturday at 8pm. Tickets $79. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
Tweed Heads Civic and
Cultural Centre: Directed by Daz Knight-Monaghan, this hilarious and touching play centres around six women in a beauty parlour somewhere in Louisiana. Through four scenes spanning three years, Clairee, Ouiser, M’Lynn and Shelby – Truvy’s regular customers – and Annelle, her eager but inexperienced assistant, engage in small town gossip, running the gamut of the birth/marriage/ death cycle. Opens tomorrow and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. Runs until May 22. Tickets $18. tweedtheatre.com.au
THE SHOEHORN SONATA
Gold Coast Little Theatre: Jim Dickson directs this play starring Eve Wheeler, Marie Dickson and Barrie Gibson. Two women who have survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp relive their memories, hardships, horrors and tenuous achievements and inadvertently reveal a secret that has divided and haunted them for half a century. Opens Saturday and plays Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm until June 4, with matinees on Sunday, May 22 and 29 at 2pm. Tickets $15. gclt.com.au
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
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
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
LAY OF THE LAND
Elsewhere: Six Shooter and Samin get the party started.
Rabbit + Cocoon: Live music from Conchillia for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
NightQuarter, Helensvale: Mitch King lays down the musical mood in The Paddock. Mojo Webb and Dezzie D and the Stingrayz support. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3.
Currumbin RSL: Side-splitting comedy featuring funnyman Lindsay Webb. Show at 7pm. Tickets $22.
Miami Shark Bar: With live bands Peach Fur, Crown The Humble, Timber Bones, High Tide and DJ Skylerk.
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands Love Cannons, The Maslows, Blaire and Dylan Leigh Davis showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10.
GAVIN DONIGER DUO
Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Gavin Doniger Duo. Show 5pm-8.30pm.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Bob Franklin, Kevin Kropinyeri, David Quirk, Jess Perkins and Pajama Men present their original gags. Show at 8pm. Tickets $56.
THE BOOGIE SHOW
Elsewhere: With Audun and Tim Fuchs on rotation.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
Surfers RSL: Old school rockers play old time hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Mandy Nolan does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
Southport Sharks: Band pay tribute to Cold Chisel, one of Australia’s most iconic bands. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Duo cover everything from jazz to Latin. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
THE UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Dorian Mode Trio presents a tribute to Nat King Cole for Gold Coast Jazz and Blues. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $25.
THE BEST OF THE BEE GEES
Twin Towns: Fully produced tribute show will take you through the many musical styles the Bee Gees were famous for. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $39.
SUPER KAWAII MATSURI
NightQuarter, Helensvale: Expect a night of entertainment, with food stalls, music, dancing and games at this Japanese festival. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3.
Rabbit + Cocoon: B.B Factory entertain for Marketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW
Elsewhere: With Giv and Six Shooter on the decks.
Mullumbimby Civic Hall: Indiefolk darlings Tinpan Orange take to the stage for a night of originals. Jim Lawrie supports. Show at 7pm. Tickets $25.
FUNK N’ WAGNELLS
Currumbin RSL: Trio play everything from jazz and fusion to classic funk. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
WALLY & THE GATORS
Southport Sharks: Live bands revisit all the classics from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Robina Tavern: Brett Hitchcock plays covers. Show at 1pm. Free.
Coolangatta Hotel: Four-piece rock band take to the stage. Show at 2pm. Free entry.
Broadbeach Tavern: Rockers launch a new single at Sounds of Sunday.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
Ramada Hotel: Old school rockers play old time hits. Show at 2pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Live acoustics on the deck. Show at 3pm. Free entry.
FACIN’ THE CROWD
Currumbin RSL: Quartet play a variety of hits. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Sunday session hosted by Jimmy D & Grivs.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. 6pm. Free.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
GREG & LAURA DOOLAN
Currumbin RSL: Morning Melodies from Greg & Laura Doolan. Show at 10.30am. Free entry.
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.
Indie-folk outfit Tinpan Orange play Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday night.
Mitch King takes to the Paddock stage at NightQuarter, Helensvale, tomorrow night.