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BLUE LOVE The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: In­spired by fa­mous works of art, theatre, mu­sic and film that deal with the con­cept of love, award­win­ning chore­og­ra­pher Shaun Parker’s lat­est work fuses in­tense phys­i­cal theatre, film and dance. Parker is best known for his work as a fea­tured dancer on Moulin Rouge and as a chore­og­ra­pher on So You Think You Can Dance. Rec­om­mended 16+. Con­tains adult themes and nu­dity. Plays The Space tonight un­til Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tickets from $22.50. Book on­line at thearts­cen­tregc.com.au/theatre/ blue-love or call 07 5588 4000 GRIF­FITH OPERA ON THE BEACH Coolan­gatta Beach: A royal love tri­an­gle, a fight for free­dom and the fa­mous Tri­umphal March light up the sky for Aida’s sea­son on the beach. It’s a night at the theatre re-imag­ined for the kind of evening you can’t bear to go in­side. A huge cast and orches­tra per­form Verdi’s fa­mous mu­sic in a new pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing fire­works of the vo­cal and ex­plod­ing kind, colour­ful cos­tumes and lo­cal surf life savers parad­ing by you on the sand. Shows tonight un­til Satur­day at 6.30pm. Tickets from $32. Go to opera.org.au/what­son/events/ aida-on-the-beach TERRORBYTE Drac­ula’s, Broad­beach: An ex­cit­ing new era is upon Drac­ula’s, with a fresh show. 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 SHORT AND DAN­GER­OUS Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre, South­port: A per­for­mance com­prised of four short plays — Nola (di­rected by Dan Brixey), The English Game and Check­mate (both di­rected by Sam Cleve­land) and A Mur­dered Mys­tery (di­rected by Jay Ahrens) — for the theatre’s an­nual One Act Play Sea­son. Shows tonight un­til Satur­day at 8pm and Satur­day and Sun­day at 2pm. Book on­line at gclt.com.au SCALLYWAGS Zamia Theatre, Main Street, Tam­borine Moun­tain: A pi­rate ad­ven­ture pan­tomime for all ages. Shows Fri­day to Sun­day (Oc­to­ber 1). All tickets $10 (adults at chil­dren’s prices). Book on­line at tmlt.com.au I RE­MEM­BER YOU Javeen­bah Theatre, Nerang: A mu­si­cal re­vue which show­cases the Hit Pa­rades from the fab­u­lous 1950s through to the swing­ing 1960s, cre­ated and di­rected by Gai Byrne. Shows tonight un­til Satur­day at 8pm. Book at www.javeen­bah.org.au TAKE A CHANCE ON ME Spot­light Theatre: He­len Mad­den di­rects this look at six grown men and women pay­ing to at­tend sin­gles din­ners in the hope of meet­ing some­one else who is just as lonely as them­selves. Shows tonight un­til Satur­day at 7.30pm. Book on­line at www.spot­lightthe­atre.com.au DICK WHIT­TING­TON AND HIS CAT Tweed Theatre Com­pany: Dick Whit­ting­ton and his cat Thomas travel to find for­tune in Lon­don. They meet Alice Fitzwar­ren, who per­suades her fa­ther to give Dick a job. Un­for­tu­nately, Dick is falsely ac­cused of steal­ing and is forced to travel abroad in or­der to prove his in­no­cence. He does so with the help of Thomas and their rep­u­ta­tions are re­stored. Shows Satur­days and Sun­days at 2pm un­til Oc­to­ber 8. Book on­line at www.tweedthe­atre.com.au

TO­DAY

MORN­ING MELODIES Seag­ulls Club: A Trib­ute to the Stars fea­tur­ing Sharon Rown­tree. Show 11am. Free en­try. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Water­front: Big vo­cals and fa­mous arias from David De Vito and Raf­faele Pierno, a tenor di­rect from Naples. From 6pm. Free en­try. THURS­DAY NIGHT COMEDY The Dog & Par­rot: Stand up co­me­di­ans from around Australia take the stage to en­ter­tain you. Join Based Comedy for a night with some of the best am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional funny men and women in Australia. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free event. TRIVIA NIGHT Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Do you think you’re smarter than your mates? Are you full of use­less

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