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

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

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 lit­tleshop.gclt17@gmail.com 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 katyt@big­pond.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.

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