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TER­ROR­BYTE Drac­ula’s, Broad­beach: An ex­cit­ing new era is upon Drac­ula’s, with a new show be­gin­ning this Tues­day. Pre­pare for the hyp­not­i­cally cap­ti­vat­ing and glo­ri­ously spec­tac­u­lar Ter­ror­byte. The eter­nally damned present a spine-tin­gling vaude­ville world that is brash, en­er­getic and de­light­fully trashy as vam­pires re­claim their ca­chet. Star­ring Richard Pa­cionic, Rudi Testa, Amanda Conti, David Kume, Inia De­war, Dan­nielle Glanville and Ben Win­stan­ley. Din­ner and show Tues­days to Satur­days. Ar­rivals from 6.30pm. For more info see drac­u­las.com.au SALUTE TO THE LIGHT HORSE Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar: Sad­dle up for a re­mark­able jour­ney to the snow-capped moun­tains of the high coun­try where leg­endary yarns come alive and one of Aus­tralia’s most stir­ring true sto­ries is re­born as Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar com­mem­o­rates the Cen­te­nary of the An­zacs and the he­roes of the leg­endary Aus­tralian Light Horse. Tick­ets from $69.99. Go to out­back­spec­tac­u­lar.com.au JOHN CENA The Star Gold Coast: Dis­cover the never-be­fore-heard story of the rise of John Cena live on stage, a 16-time pro-wrestling cham­pion, movie star, rap­per and face of a bil­lion-dol­lar busi­ness. Hosted by Karl Ste­fanovic, Cena will talk about the steps he took to turn his dreams into a re­al­ity, how he dealt with the chal­lenges and came out on top. Adored by mil­lions of fans around the world, in­clud­ing many in Aus­tralia, Cena is far more than a sports star and his com­pelling story is one well worth hear­ing. It will be fol­lowed by a Q&A with the au­di­ence, where there is an op­por­tu­nity to have your ques­tions an­swered by John him­self. On to­mor­row even­ing, doors open 6pm. Tick­ets from $99. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZ­ING TECH­NI­COLOUR DREAMCOAT Bal­lina Play­ers: The Bib­li­cal saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vi­brant life in this mu­si­cal para­ble. Joseph, his fa­ther’s favourite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slav­ery by his jeal­ous broth­ers and taken to Egypt, Joseph en­dures a se­ries of ad­ven­tures in which his spirit and hu­man­ity are con­tin­u­ally chal­lenged. Book on­line at bal­li­naplay­ers.com.au RA­PUN­ZEL Queens­land The­atre of Pup­petry: See the clas­sic tale of Ra­pun­zel’s hair played out in pup­petry at Mac­in­tosh Is­land The­atre, Main Beach from to­day un­til to­mor­row. Two shows daily at 9.30am and 11am and en­try $6 per per­son. THE AD­VEN­TURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL The Arts Cen­tre: See the mag­i­cal story of Peter Pan and his neme­sis Cap­tain Hook, pre­sented by Bon­nie Lyth­goe Pro­duc­tions. Fea­tur­ing sump­tu­ous glit­ter­ing sets, spec­tac­u­lar ef­fects, gor­geous fairy-tale cos­tumes, fan­tas­tic song and dance num­bers, in­fec­tious and ri­otous com­edy magic and bags of au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. Fun and laugh­ter is guar­an­teed for the whole fam­ily from ages three to 103. Star­ring Hi-5’s Tim Mad­dren as Peter, Todd McKenney as Cap­tain Hook and for­mer Girl­friend lead singer Robyn Loau as Tiger Lilly. Tick­ets from $40.50. Book at thearts­cen­tregc.com.au PLANET OF THE NEBULONS Spot­light The­atre Com­pany: Cosmo is miss­ing! Young Billy and his wacky un­cle Al­bert must travel through time and space to res­cue their prized pooch, but not be­fore en­coun­ter­ing aliens, evil ro­bots, and trans­di­men­sional space mon­sters. Plays un­til July 8. All de­tails avail­able at spot­lightthe­atre.com.au GOLD COAST CITY CHOIR – MU­SI­CAL THE­ATRE MILE­STONES Zamia The­atre, Tam­borine Moun­tain: An ex­cit­ing trip through the fab­u­lous world of mu­si­cal the­atre, pre­sent­ing ma­jor mile­stones on this jour­ney with the songs and mu­sic from well-known and well-loved shows such as Fid­dler on the Roof, Mame, Chess, Spa­malot and many oth­ers. Starts at 2.30pm Satur­day. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book on­line, go to www.gold­coastc­i­ty­choir.com 70 GIRLS 70 Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre: After the tremen­dous suc­cess of Cabaret, Kan­der and Ebb cre­ated this de­light­ful mu­si­cal about a group of el­derly cit­i­zens who learn that the long-term ho­tel they live in is to be sold off. To save the ho­tel, the se­niors form a gang and steal furs from well­known New York stores. In the process they re­gain their zest for life. From a book by Fred Ebb and Nor­man L Martin, adapted by Joe Mas­teroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb and mu­sic by John Kan­der. Di­rected by Roger McKenzie. To book call 5532 2096 or go on­line at gclt.com.au LOVE AND OTHER CATAS­TRO­PHES Tam­borine Moun­tain Lit­tle The­atre: The next in­stal­ment of TMLT’s One Act Play Season. Play­ing to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. All tick­ets $10.


ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Mod­ern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Wa­ter­front: The Singing Chef and tenor Raf­faele Pierno per­form Ital­ian duets and clas­sic show­stop­pers. Book­ings es­sen­tial. HOLY HOLY Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Fresh off the re­lease of their sec­ond stu­dio al­bum Paint, indie rock­ers Holy Holy show­case their cat­a­logue of songs at the Mar­ketta. Sup­ported by The Money War and Ma­chine Age. Doors open 6pm. Tick­ets $28.60 from Oztix.


SHANON WATKINS BAND Steam­punk Surfers Par­adise: Known to blur the lines be­tween folk, rock, coun­try, reg­gae and blues, Shanon Watkins Band have an in­fec­tious and

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