STAG­ING QUAL­ITY

Gold Coast the­atre-go­ers are well served as the cur­tains rise on some real gems

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - NEWS - KATE PETERS

Spot­light opens Nine to Five to­mor­row. With di­rec­tion by Jamie Watt and mu­si­cal di­rec­tion by Peter Laughton, it prom­ises to be a block­buster. The mu­si­cal is based on the pop­u­lar film star­ring Lily Tom­lin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Par­ton. The lo­cal ver­sion stars Te­nile Storm Gra­ham, Ta­mara Hamilton, Rachel Love and Simon Stone. Tick­ets on sale now at 5539 4255. Javeen­bah’s Billy Liar is on now. This is a ’60s-style com­edy, which has had suc­cess as a film. Di­rected by Dawn China, it runs un­til Au­gust 5. It’s Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s last week­end of 70 Girls 70. Au­di­ences are truly lov­ing this crazy old-age mu­si­cal, and the af­ter show chat­ter has been hi­lar­i­ously sup­port­ive. The fi­nal per­for­mances are tonight, to­mor­row and Satur­day at 8pm. Call 5532 2096. Re­hearsals for Rob Hor­ton’s pro­duc­tion of Lady Win­der­mere’s Fan are in progress with the show open­ing in Septem­ber. Book now at gclt.com.au Yours truly is off to see The Body­guard in Bris­bane this week­end. Watch this space for more info in next week’s col­umn. See you in a crowded foyer real soon.

Javeen­bah The­atre’s pop­u­lar black com­edy Billy Liar runs un­til Au­gust 5.

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