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
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 thebodyguardmusical.com.au 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.