Get your disco pants ready – Saturday Night Fever the musical is shining a spotlight on the Seventies and the soundtrack is infectious
Opening last Friday night was Spotlight Theatre’s latest musical blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, based on the film starring John Travolta. It is simply one of the highest quality productions I’ve seen on the Gold Coast in several years. With a cast who could grace any professional stage, dancing and choreography and musical accompaniment from a live orchestra that delivered the Bee Geesinspired score, this show is terrific. Director Clay English has delivered a first-class product to the Spotlight stage, and his lighting designer has created an excellent plot. Grab a ticket, this one will be a sellout. It’s the perfect role for leading man Jackson Brash and he relishes every moment. It’s a triumph for community theatre on the GC. Book on 5539 4225 or online at spotlighttheatre.com.au The cast of GCLT’s forthcoming Crown Matrimonial has been enhanced by the addition of Del Halpin as Queen Mary and Jean Watson as the Hon. Margaret Wyndham, one of the Queen’s two ladies-inwaiting. There is now only one small role to be cast – the Duchess of Gloucester. They are seeking a 30-something, shy actor who is only on for a page and a half. Call the director on 0411 697 265 if you’re interested in joining the excellent cast for this historical drama. The play opens on May 6 and runs until May 27. Bookings are open now on 5532 2096. Down the highway south, the Flutterbies Cafe has announced their first concert for 2017 – Australian soprano Michelle Ryan will perform at Flutterbies Cafe on April 8 in the quaint and intimate venue of The Little Shop Next Door. Michelle is a student of the Royal Academy of Music in London, a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has performed with the Berlin Opera Academy and The Lyric Opera Studio Wiemar. At her Flutterbies concert, Michelle will perform a selection of classical arias, light opera, musical theatre and Celtic music, alongside Queensland Music Conservatorium’s rising star pianist Crystal Smith. Crystal will perform classical pieces including Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninov. Doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start. Only 40 seats are available. Call 0488 713 241. Playing currently on the Gold Coast are Tugun Theatre’s Wait Until Dark, Gold Coast Little Theatre’s Back to the 80s and Spotlight Theatre’s Saturday Night Fever. Just cast is Tweed Theatre’s Broadway Blockbusters in Concert. In Brisbane, Ladies in Black runs until Saturday.
Spotlight Theatre Company's Saturday Night Fever.