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TER­ROR­BYTE Drac­ula’s, Broadbeach: An ex­cit­ing new era is upon Drac­ula’s, with a fresh show start­ing this Tues­day. Pre­pare for the hyp­not­i­cally cap­ti­vat­ing 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. De­tails at 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 SYD­NEY COM­EDY FES­TI­VAL SHOW­CASE Twin Towns: This year the show­case will fea­ture some of the fes­ti­val’s hottest acts live on stage for two hours of hard­hit­ting laugh­ter in­clud­ing US co­me­dian Tony Woods, South Africa’s Dusty Rich, World Im­prov Cham­pion Re­becca De Una­muno, Just For Laughs’ Daniel Townes and hosted by high en­ergy host Cam Knight. Starts at 8.30pm to­mor­row. Tick­ets $37. THE MAR­RIAGE OF FIGARO The Arts Cen­tre: Mozart’s clas­sic com­edy has been en­ter­tain­ing crowds for cen­turies, and be­tween the witty, fast-mov­ing li­bretto and the melodic, charm­ing en­sem­ble writ­ing, it’s not hard to un­der­stand why. The muchloved opera will be per­formed in English with a live cham­ber orches­tra. Not only do res­i­dents of the Gold Coast have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the opera, but young lo­cals have au­di­tioned and 23 young vo­cal­ists will be tak­ing the stage with some of opera’s greats. Tonight, to­mor­row and Satur­day only. Tick­ets $26 chil­dren and stu­dents, $59 con­ces­sion and $65 adults. Group dis­counts avail­able. 70 GIRLS 70 Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre: Af­ter the tremen­dous suc­cess of Cabaret, Kan­der and Ebb cre­ated this 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 well-known 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 BILLY LIAR Javeen­bah Theatre Com­pany: Set in the early 1960s, Billy Liar is un­avoid­ably a play of its time. Yet, it’s also a play for our time, de­pict­ing the hy­per­ac­tive imag­i­na­tion of a young man who is prone to in­vent­ing and telling lies to avoid his hum­drum North­ern fam­ily and job as a clerk in a funeral home. He dreams of life in the big city as a scriptwriter to “Danny Boon”, yet in real­ity his lies have got him en­gaged to three dif­fer­ent girls. For Billy, an en­er­getic mind makes his life tol­er­a­ble but well-nigh in­tol­er­a­ble for all around him. Billy Liar is black com­edy at its best, and who could for­get the 1963 film star­ring Tom Courteney and Julie Christie. Book on­line at javeen­bah.org.au

TONIGHT

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

THE HEAD­LIN­ERS The Point Forty Four Par­adise Point: Pop­u­lar acous­tic duo The Head­lin­ers have far too much fun as they present tunes rang­ing from the ob­vi­ous to the ob­scure. 7pm start. Free en­try. MATTY ROGERS Burleigh Brew­ing: A unique blend of blues, folk, and rock paired with husky vo­cals and per­cus­sive gui­tar. Doors open 4.30pm. Free en­try. DAL­LAS JAMES The Deck @ Cur­rumbin RSL: Eclec­tic, in­sight­ful and some­times a lit­tle edgy this muso com­bines beau­ti­ful vo­cals over the strum­ming of an acous­tic gui­tar. Starts at 5pm. Free en­try. DAN IR­WIN Ca­bana Bar and Lounge: Young Gold Coast muso plays live and acous­tic at South­port Sharks Ca­bana Bar and Lounge from 5pm. Free en­try. THE NEW SAVAGES Miami Mar­ketta: Play­ing a mix be­tween the deep delta blues sound of Mis­sis­sippi, the raw sex­u­al­ity of The Doors and the sto­ry­telling of Johnny Cash. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try. SUN­SHINE Else­where: Earn­ing her stripes in a myr­iad of dif­fer­ent spa­ces around Mel­bourne, what sets Sun­shine apart from the rest is sheer ver­sa­til­ity – you’re just as likely to hear bleed­ing-edge techno along­side tech house, house and disco all in the space of one beer. Sup­port from Audun and Lock­hart. Doors open 9pm. En­try $10 +. OLD SKOOL Cur­rumbin RSL: Clas­sics from the 1970s to to­day with a setlist de­signed to bring out the air gui­tarist in us all. Think Pink Floyd, Deep Pur­ple, The Ea­gles, ACDC, Mig­night Oil and more. From 7.30pm. Free en­try. THE ODD COU­PLE De Vito Wa­ter­front: Pop ori­en­tated fla­menco funk and fun fea­tur­ing David De Vito on piano, gui­tar and vo­cals and Adrian Stuckey on vo­cals, pan flutes and gui­tar. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try. MICHAEL EOTVOS Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Gold Coast: The multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist plays acous­tic cov­ers us­ing loop­ing and sound lay­er­ing from 6.30pm. Free en­try.

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