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

ress­ing Roomers hears that We Will Rock You in Bris­bane is a block­buster! Fea­tur­ing stun­ning cos­tumes, sets and light­ing, the show in­cludes 24 of Queen’s leg­endary hits; We are the Cham­pi­ons, Ra­dio Ga Ga, Crazy Lit­tle Thing Called Love, Some­body to Love, Killer Queen, Un­der Pres­sure, Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, An­other One Bites The Dust, and of course, We Will Rock You. The smash hit mu­si­cal runs un­til Au­gust 20. wewil­l­rock­you.com.au There’s a spe­cial Surfers Par­adise View Club in­vi­ta­tion Higher and Higher – the Mo­town Mu­si­cal. It prom­ises to be a great en­ter­tain­ing show with Mo­town sounds, disco par­ties and a live band. The of­fer is for Au­gust 10 – tick­ets are $25. All money raised from this evening will ben­e­fit the Smith Fam­ily. Con­tact Roslyn on 0409 277 774. Aus­tralia’s most pres­ti­gious the­atre awards, the Help­manns, were staged on Mon­day night. Win­ners for 2016 in­cluded Matilda the Mu­si­cal (Best Mu­si­cal), James Mil­lar (Best Male Ac­tor/ Mu­si­cal), Agrip­inna (Best Opera), The Bleed­ing Tree (Best Play) and Michael Grif­fiths (Best Cabaret). GCLT tells us that tick­ets for the very lim­ited sea­son of La Mu­si­cale d’Ele­gance are sell­ing very well with nearly half of them sold al­ready. Staged next week­end, all tick­ets are $20 with fin­ger food sup­plied. The Drinks with the Di­rec­tor night for Wolf Lul­laby will be held on Wed­nes­day Au­gust 31 at 6pm – not Au­gust 23 as pre­vi­ously ad­ver­tised. Tu­gun The­atre book­ings are now open for their Au­gust pro­duc­tion, Exit Laugh­ing, by Paul El­liott. This com­edy is about the con­se­quences fol­low­ing the demise of a long time friend and Bridge part­ner. There are plenty of laughs with the three re­main­ing friends talk­ing about love, life and re­la­tion­ships, plus a daugh­ter who has been dumped by a new boyfriend, and the ap­pear­ance of a strip­per. Open­ing night is Au­gust 11 fol­lowed by a light sup­per. The show will be staged at Tu­gun Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Book­ings 0449 788 486. Lots in re­hearsal as well – Spot­light’s Higher and Higher – the Mo­town Mu­si­cal di­rected by Jamie Watt, GCLT’s Wolf Lul­laby, Javeen­bah’s Songs for a New World di­rected by Trevor Love and La Mu­si­cale d’Ele­gance also at GCLT, di­rected by Roger McKen­zie. Play­ing at Phoenix Ensem­ble’s Pav­il­ion The­atre is David Wil­liamson’s Emer­ald City di­rected by Maria Grills (fi­nal week­end), Javeen­bah’s Af­ter Jan­uary and Tweed The­atre’s Seven Lit­tle Aus­tralians.

Pic­ture: Richard Walker

Brian Man­nix, Gareth Kee­gan and Erin Clare star in QPAC’s We Will Rock You.

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