LOOKS A MILLION
Dracula’s has pulled out all stops and dug deep to ensure its glitzy new hi-tech cabaret Terrorbyte will wow all the boys and ghouls
Dracula’s popular theatre restaurant/ cabaret has just begun its new show, and will have a gala opening on Tuesday. The company has spent more than a million dollars on new lighting and sound technologies to give Terrorbyte a fresh, exciting look. Can’t wait! Watch this space for more after the opening. Only a handful of tickets are left for the Mayor’s Seniors Week Concerts on August 24. Grab the last ones from the Arts Centre box office – the three shows are 9.30am, noon and 2.30pm and will star Rhonda Burchmore and locals Jack Webster, Kirri Adams, Patrick Oxley and Emily Monsma. Andrew Ross Graham’s dancing girls complete the cast – the theme is Memorable Musicals and all shows are free to celebrate seniors week. There’s a special evening of cabaret at Flutterbies Cottage Cafe in Tyalgum on August 5 hosted by Hearts Aflame Productions. It will feature a young actor and singer called David Simes. David is currently one half of the Giggle and Hoot show on ABC TV. Last year he won great reviews in the play Flood at the Old 505 Theatre in Sydney and toured for a year around Australia with Brainstorm Theatre. David has wanted to take on the world of cabaret for some time and this is his first full show. He is joined on this journey with one of Australia’s leading musical directors, Andrew Worboys. Tapas and champagne will be served at 6pm. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tapas, Champagne and Show package is $75, show only $40. Call Hearts Aflame Productions on 0488 713 241. Coming up fast is the opening of Spotlight’s next show, Nine to Five: The Musical, based on the movie, with music by Dolly Parton and lyrics and book by Patricia Resnick. The show is directed by Jamie Watt with musical direction by Peter Laughton. It follows three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical boss by abducting him and running the business themselves. Theatre party organiser Doreen Hinton will oversee four specially priced shows on August 4 at 7.30pm, August 6 at 2pm, August 12 at 7.30pm and August 13 at 2pm. Tickets $28. Call Doreen on 0403 810 940. Ballina Players will hold auditions for their production of Mary Poppins on July 23. For more information check out the Ballina Players’ website. Javeenbah Theatre is gearing up for the opening of their next play, the well-loved comedy Billy Liar. Directed by Dawn China, the show opens tomorrow night with a preview and the gala opening is July 22, running until August 5. Billy is standing on the cusp of manhood, staring down his future in 1960s Northern England. He can’t seem to resist the lure of a life he wants, as opposed to the life he has. Director Dawn China has assembled a talented ensemble cast to tell this cracking tale. Buy tickets at javeenbah.org.au or call 5596 0300. Tugun Theatre Company rehearsals are in full swing for the August production of The Uninvited by Tim Kelly. Director Riann Hartney Smith describes the play as a chilling ghost story set in an empty old house on a cliff in England. The season starts August 11 with opening night supper and continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7.30pm until August 26. Tickets adult $18, concession $15 including tables of 10. Cabaret seating, BYO drinks and nibbles. The venue is Tugun Village Community Centre, Coolangatta Rd. For bookings call 0449 788 486. In rehearsal on the Gold Coast now are Spotlight’s Nine to Five, Tweed Theatre’s Australia Day, Javeenbah’s Billy Liar, GCLT’s Lady Windemere’s Fan and Spotlight’s Take a Chance on Me. Playing now is GCLT’s 70 Girls 70. (GCLT is offering two for one tickets for the show on July 21, call the theatre box office to book.) See you in a crowded foyer real soon!
Terrorbyte, the new show at Dracula's Gold Coast, promises to be quite a spectacle.