JAZZ MASTER BRINGS HITS
James Morrison’s one-off jazz show will be one of the hottest tickets in town, but it’s not the only thing to look forward to in theatre circles
Tickets are now on sale for James Morrison’s Gold Coast show. He is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all-round entertainer. His recordings are bestsellers and James works with the cream of the crop. He will be performing one night only on September 23 at 7.30pm, backed by his very own Academy Jazz Orchestra and featuring 18 young instrumentalists, who will have completed an immersive residency program with James himself. The venue is the Arts Theatre at Arts Centre Gold Coast. Auditions for the final production of 2017 at Gold Coast Little Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors, will be held at Molly’s at 10am on August 5. Director Brady Watkins can provide more information if you simply email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre’s director for their next production – a pantomime – is desperately needing help to build a pirateship facade. She says it is not as complicated as it sounds. If you have ever done any carpentry or held a paint brush could you please give her a hand? Email email@example.com. Sounds like a fun project for a handyman/woman. It’s been a sad few weeks for many theatre followers on the Gold Coast with four wellloved identities passing away. Lizzie Sykes, wife of performer Thian Sykes, was farewelled on July 20 after a long battle with dementia. We also said goodbye to John “Catfish” Purser, Johnny O’Keefe’s original drummer and popular president of the male performers’ club The Sidesplitters, and I’ve Been Everywhere composer Geoff Mack. Long-time owner and operator of the Johnny Young Talent School, Colleen Fitzgerald, passed away after a major stroke. She touched the lives and careers of many – a memorial service/concert in her memory will take place on August 6 at Helensvale Cultural Centre. Vale. Queensland Theatre’s My Name is Jimi opened last week. It’s the story of a small community of people clinging tightly to each other and fighting to protect what really matters. The audience clearly loved the show for they gave it a standing ovation. It runs until August 13. In rehearsal on the Gold Coast now are Tweed Theatre’s Australia Day, Javeenbah’s I Remember You, GCLT’s Lady Windemere’s Fan and Spotlight’s Take a Chance on Me. Playing now is Javeenbah’s Billy Liar and Spotlight’s Nine to Five.
James Morrison will be performing at the Arts Theatre at Arts Centre Gold Coast, backed by his own Academy Jazz Orchestra.