The ac­tor who wowed Gold Coast au­di­ences with his ren­di­tion of the boy who never grows up is back with his own su­perb cabaret show

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

If you en­joyed The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast’s pro­duc­tion of Peter Pan ear­lier this year, you’ll be de­lighted to hear that the ac­tor who played the ti­tle role will re­turn to the Gold Coast to per­form his own show. Tim Mad­dren is booked for the Base­ment to­mor­row and Saturday at 8.15pm. Tim’s other cred­its in­clude The Rocky Hor­ror Show, Dream Lover and The Ad­dams Fam­ily Mu­si­cal. Call 5588 4000 to book for this great cabaret show. The many friends and theatre col­leagues of the late Joan Stalker-Brown will be pleased to hear that a cel­e­bra­tion of her life will be held at Javeen­bah Theatre, Stevens Street, Nerang on De­cem­ber 3 at 4pm. The fam­ily have re­quested that in lieu of flow­ers, a donation could be made to the theatre, which was Joan’s dear pas­sion. Dress­ing Roomers was de­lighted to hear this week of former pro­gram­ming man­ager at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Brad Rush, who is now em­brac­ing the rich cul­ture of Ade­laide, the Fes­ti­val City. He is sit­ting tem­po­rar­ily in the NTS (Na­tional Tour­ing Se­lec­tor) hot seat. With Brad’s skills, he is well on the way to a glit­ter­ing ca­reer. QPAC re­cently held a launch for the mu­si­cal Dis­ney’s Aladdin. It con­tains 300 cos­tumes, more than half-a mil­lion hand-sewn Swarovski crys­tals on those cos­tumes, and a fly­ing car­pet (due to the magic of theatre). The spec­ta­cle opens at QPAC in Fe­bru­ary. About 200 group­book­ing peo­ple were guests at this spe­cial evening. Three songs: Proud of Your Boy by Aladdin (Ains­ley Mel­ham from Bathurst, NSW), A Whole New World by Jas­min (Hiva Elchikhe from Lon­don, Eng­land) and Friend Like Me by the Ge­nie (Michael James Scott from New York, USA) wowed the au­di­ence. Bal­lina Play­ers’ pro­duc­tion of Mary Pop­pins has com­pletely sold its mati­nees out. They are putting an ex­tra mati­nee on De­cem­ber 2 at 2pm to cater for the many dis­ap­pointed au­di­ence mem­bers who would have missed the show. An er­ror oc­curred in this col­umn last week, with the date of the Fi­nal­ists’ (for­merly Nom­i­nees) Cock­tail Party be­ing given as De­cem­ber 12. The Cock­tail Party is ac­tu­ally on De­cem­ber 5 at the Calypso Tce, QT Ho­tel, with the Pre­sen­ta­tion Night on De­cem­ber 12 at The Arts Cen­tre. There are still a hand­ful of seats to the awards night avail­able from The Arts Cen­tre – call 5588 4000. In re­hearsal on the Gold Coast at the mo­ment is Bar­maids and Spot­light Youth Theatre’s Cur­tains. Cur­rently play­ing is Javeen­bah’s Ob­ses­sion, Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre’s Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors, Bal­lina Play­ers’ Mary Pop­pins and Tu­gun Theatre’s The Naked Truth. See you in a crowded foyer real soon.

Tim Mad­dren starred in Peter Pan on the Gold Coast ear­lier this year and now he’s re­turn­ing with his own cabaret show.

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