SIT­TING PRETTY

Seven dwarves, a pesky pea, ex­is­ten­tial crises and vocals to make you say “wowee” – Gold Coast the­atre has got it all go­ing on this week

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

Lo­cal party-booker ex­traor­di­naire Doreen Hin­ton is of­fer­ing two spe­cial the­atre par­ties to Spot­light The­atre’s forth­com­ing pro­duc­tion of Breast Wishes on Septem­ber 25 at 2pm and Oc­to­ber 1 at 7.30pm. Tick­ets will be $26. Call Doreen on 0403 810 940. A por­tion of the in­come from the show’s rights will be do­nated to charity. Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s first show of 2017 – Back to the ‘80s – will be di­rected by well-known lo­cal dancer and chore­og­ra­pher, An­drew Ross-Gra­ham. Yours Truly caught the open­ing night of Blanc de Blanc last week­end. The very pop­u­lar Bris­bane Fes­ti­val Spiegel­tent of­fers bur­lesque, ac­ro­bat­ics and a cel­e­bra­tion of cham­pagne. Cut­ting-edge stuff. Satur­day night saw the open­ing of Bal­let Preljo­caj’s Snow White. The chore­og­ra­phy for this bril­liant, con­tem­po­rary ver­sion of an old tale is ex­cep­tional, as was the mu­sic from the Queens­land Sym­phony Orches­tra. Gold Coast Jazz and Blues will swing into spring this month, with pi­anist and head­lin­ing vo­cal­ist Craig Sch­nei­der, who will lead an orches­tra of the young stars of the Bris­bane Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic. Leg­ends such as Glenn Miller, Duke Elling­ton, Bobby Darin and Frank Si­na­tra will have their mu­sic hon­oured. First show is on Septem­ber 23 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Open­ing soon at Javeen­bah The­atre is a mu­si­cal that begs the eter­nal ques­tion: Do I stay as I am or leap brazenly into the un­known? Di­rec­tor Trevor Love has as­sem­bled a tal­ented seven-piece cast who bring to life Ja­son Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. The pro­duc­tion ex­plores the in­ner mono­logues of peo­ple who have reached that mo­ment, the time when they must face per­haps their most im­por­tant de­ci­sion ever. Runs from Septem­ber 16 un­til Oc­to­ber 1. Tweed The­atre Com­pany is work­ing to­wards the open­ing night of The Princess and the Pea – a Youth Mu­si­cal, writ­ten and di­rected by Natalie Tren­gove with lyrics and mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by Jim Fury. It opens Septem­ber 24. Lots go­ing on in re­hearsals too – Bal­lina Play­ers’ The Pa­trick Pearse Mo­tel, GCLT’s How to Suc­ceed in Busi­ness, Spot­light’s The Mys­tery of Ed­win Drood and many more.

Vir­ginie Caussin as Snow White and Ser­gio Diaz in Bal­let Preljo­caj’s Snow White.

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