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

ol­low­ing on from the news that Bon­nie Lyth­goe’s Peter Pan will star Todd McKen­ney as Cap­tain Hook at The Arts Cen­tre GC, the pub­li­cists tell Dress­ing Roomers that they will hold au­di­tions March 4-6 for the lost boys and also a young troupe of lo­cals. Voices in Par­adise is hold­ing a cap­pella work­shop – the big­gest in the coun­try. Coaches are Drums of War (an Aus­tralian a cap­pella sen­sa­tion) and Blind­side, re­cently crowned Aus­tralian bar­ber­shop cham­pi­ons. Reg­is­ter on May 27 at Grif­fith Univer­sity Gold Coast. Queens­land Theatre’s pro­duc-tion of The Flick, which plays at the Cre­morne Theatre un­til March 5, opened last week to an en­thu­si­as­tic au­di­ence. The play is ab­sorb­ing, hu­mor­ous, and in­tox­i­cat­ing, as it del­i­cately weaves through the un­set­tling lives of three un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated staff mem­bers at an out­dated cin­ema. Late night con­ver­sa­tions, spilled popcorn and con­tin­ual ban­ter about love, life, and long­ing holds the au­di­ence’s at­ten­tion un­til the fi­nal scene. The Flick, win­ner of the 2014 pres­ti­gious Pulitzer Prize for drama, has been the talk of New York and Lon­don and now Queens­land au­di­ences are lucky enough to see it. Har­vest Rain is look­ing for chil­dren for a pro­duc­tion of The Jun­gle Book Kids this Easter school hol­i­days. If your child is aged be­tween eight and 14 years of age, then en­rol them now to take part in this five-day per­for­mance work­shop from April 3-7. The end re­sult will be pub­lic per­for­mances of Dis­ney’s The Jun­gle Book Kids on April 7 at Har­vest Rain’s Hay­ward Street Stu­dios. Up north a bit, Mates Theatre Ge­n­e­sis is hold­ing au­di­tions for their midyear pro­duc­tion of The Odd Cou­ple (fe­male ver­sion), and are look­ing for two ex­cel­lent ac­tors. Au­di­tion will be held to­day at the Birk­dale School of Arts hall from 7.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the roles, and to re­quest an au­di­tion, visit the Mates Theatre Ge­n­e­sis web­site. Per­for­mance dates: June 2-17 at Birk­dale. Sun­day Popera Clas­sics and The Lions Den will ap­pear on Fe­bru­ary 26 at Ma­rine Vil­lage, Sanc­tu­ary Cove, com­menc­ing at 4pm. The Ma­rine Vil­lage will be­come an open-air theatre when a stel­lar cast head­lined by the highly pop­u­lar Popera Clas­sics Col­lec­tion and fea­tur­ing sen­sa­tional male har­mony trio The Lions Den per­form a spec­tac­u­lar jour­ney of music. Au­di­ences can ex­pect hits from block­buster mu­si­cals, the very best of clas­si­cal mo­ments, mod­ern popera clas­sics and time­less hits of the doo-wop groups and boy bands of the 20th cen­tury. This is a free fam­ily event, no tick­ets or book­ing re­quired and BYO chair and rug. Play­ing on the Gold Coast are Tu­gun Theatre’s Wait Un­til Dark (last week­end), Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre’s Back to the 80s and Spot­light Theatre’s Satur­day Night Fever. In re­hearsal are Tweed Theatre’s Broad­way Block­busters in Concert and Spot­light’s Boy Band. Start­ing re­hearsals this week­end is GCLT’s Crown Mat­ri­mo­nial. (This pro­duc­tion is look­ing for a Duchess of Glouces­ter – con­tact di­rec­tor Kate Peters on 0411 697 265).

Todd McKen­ney and Bon­nie Lyth­goe at the Syd­ney State Theatre. McKen­ney will play Cap­tain Hook in a new Peter Pan mu­si­cal.

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