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