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
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.
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.