TIME OF CHANGE
There have been big goings-on at Gold Coast Little Theatre, with numerous changes to the production committee – stay tuned for more
Last week saw the AGM of Gold Coast Little Theatre, but no announcement of their 2018 program ... that will be made at a launch in early October. Popular president Laney McLean has stepped down from the position, replaced by Peter Williams. Several new faces have been elected to the production committee, but a secretary is still sought. Interested people should contact the company directly. The meeting was lively, with a packed house of GCLT members all wanting to have a say on the theatre’s future. Talking of interesting times in theatre, I was in the opening night audience of a local production last week and, along with the rest of the house, subjected to the worst display of disrespect for actors and total disregard for other members of the audience I’ve even seen. A party of seemingly-inebriated women screamed, laughed hysterically and totally disrupted proceedings, and rebuffed any attempt to “tone it down”. One was constantly texting on the phone during the show, spraying light into the audience. Several people left the theatre at interval, unable to put up with the behaviour – another half a dozen left during the second half. The theatre concerned would do well to check their opening night invitation lists and cut a few freebie names. GCLT’s One Act Play Season has returned for 2017, with four plays being staged between September 28 and October 1. Titled Short & Dangerous, the season is always well attended, and this year has some exciting new directors showcasing some very interesting plays. Tickets for Disney’s Aladdin go on sale next week, and a theatre party to Mamma Mia is being arranged for a 1pm performance on January 7. Email me at email@example.com for more information. In rehearsal on the Gold Coast now are Spotlight Theatre’s Les Miserables and GCLT’s Little Shop of Horrors. Playing now are Ballina Players The Marvellous Wonderettes, Beaudesert Music Theatre Company’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Spotlight Theatre’s Take a Chance on Me, Javeenbah’s I Remember You and Ipswich Musical Theatre’s Les Miserables. See you in a crowded foyer real soon!
Javeenbah’s I Remember You is just one of several productions playing now on the Gold Coast.