When 40 is the new 30, dream lovers are crowd pleasers and new vogue is in vogue, you know it’s go­ing to be a good week in shows

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

Mt Tam­borine Lit­tle The­atre’s 40th birth­day will be cel­e­brated on Oc­to­ber 29 at 1.30pm. Ev­ery­one who is a mem­ber, or has ever been a mem­ber, or would like to be­come a mem­ber, or has per­formed on the Zamia stage is in­vited to come along and be part of the fes­tiv­i­ties. We hear the new pro­duc­tion Dream Lover is a to­tal block­buster. Cur­rently run­ning at the Lyric The­atre in Syd­ney, it re­port­edly blew the open­ing night au­di­ence away. Still with new shows, pro­duc­ers Michael Har­ri­son, David Ian and John Frost to­day an­nounced that the in­ter­na­tional award-win­ning mu­si­cal The Body­guard will hit Aus­tralian theatres next year, kick­ing off in Syd­ney come April. The show in­cludes a whole host of Whit­ney Hous­ton chart-top­pers, in­clud­ing “So Emo­tional”, “Great­est Love of All”, “I Wanna Dance With Some­body” and the iconic “I Will Al­ways Love You”. Waitlist for pri­or­ity tick­ets at the­body­guard­mu­si­ The Green­room Project Live will re­turn to The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on Oc­to­ber 24 with the star of Sin­gin’ in the Rain, Gre­tel Scar­lett. Also tak­ing to the stage will be Heidi Enchel­maier, Emily Mon­sma, Jonathan Whit­low and singer­song­writer Sarah Shah. The project is Aus­tralia’s first cabaret talk show with host Matt Ward. Crit­i­cally ac­claimed, it is a night jam­packed with in­ter­views, celebrity guest artists, in­dus­try gos­sip, mu­si­cal per­for­mances, an open-mic seg­ment and show­cases of four of the hottest up and com­ing mu­si­cal the­atre and cabaret per­form­ers in Queens­land. On Oc­to­ber 28, the spirit of New Or­leans comes to the coast as we’re taken on a metaphor­i­cal walk down Bour­bon Street when the Cax­ton Street Jazz Band per­forms. New Or­leans gave birth to the mu­sic of King Oliver, Jelly Roll Mor­ton, Louis Arm­strong, Acker Bilk and so many oth­ers. The Cax­ton Street Jazz Band from Bris­bane are one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing jazz bands and on this evening will play their ef­fer­ves­cent, makes-you-wantto-dance mu­sic from 7.30pm at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast. Hearts Aflame Pro­duc­tions Cur­rently play­ing on the Gold Coast is Mur­willum­bah The­atre Com­pany’s Ali Baba and in re­hearsal is GCLT’s How to Suc­ceed in Busi­ness With­out Re­ally Try­ing, Spot­light’s The Mys­tery of Ed­win Drood, Tu­gun The­atre’s Cat’s Cra­dle and Javeen­bah’s The Smell of Money. Com­ing up soon are NAPA’s The Wiz and The Cru­cible.

Peter and Re­becca Beard­s­ley set the dance floor on fire.

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