TIME TO STEP UP
Aussie star Paul Mercurio will attend Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s auditions for a new production of the classic Strictly Ballroom
Paul Mercurio, who shot to fame playing Scott Hastings in Baz Luhrmann’s film Strictly Ballroom, will be in Ipswich April 13 to 15 for Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s auditions for Strictly Ballroom at the Metro International Ipswich Hotel. Following on from sold-out performances of The Phantom of the Opera (2014), Mary Poppins (2015), Wicked (2016) and Les Miserables (2017), Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s production of Strictly Ballroom will be staged at Ipswich Civic Centre from September 13 to 24. This is an exciting opportunity to audition in front of Paul Mercurio and be part of a lavish production. The audition pack is on the company’s website. There will be a Spotlight Theatre Charity Night for Headway ABI Gold Coast Inc for Heathers the Musical on May 24 at 7.30pm. Heathers is M-rated and not suitable for the kiddies. Tickets are $28 including supper and lots of raffle prizes. Call Doreen on 0403 810 940 or email email@example.com Melbourne’s popular Production Company has announced its playbill for 2018 and will present Oklahoma, The Boy from Oz and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Bookings are available online now and are sure to draw the usual packed houses for this unique Australian production company. Hot off the heels from stunning reviews in Sydney and Melbourne, you can’t miss Graeme Murphy’s spirited choreography and direction to Franz Lehár’s ever-popular operetta The Merry Widow. Enjoy a lighthearted look at love amid the glitter of Art Deco France with popular performers David Hobson and Natalie Christie Peluso. It plays June 22 to 30 at QPAC. Javeenbah Theatre Company will stage The Dog Logs written by CJ Johnson from May 11-26. From a tough rottweiler with neighbour problems to an ageing mongrel who discovers love late in life, this collection of hilarious and heartbreaking monologues examines the lives of dogs from every breed, age and situation. For more details go to Javeenbah’s website. See you in a crowded foyer soon.
Take the chance to audition in front of Paul Mercurio.