SHOW MUST GO ON
Be prepared to blush as a second season of adults-only circus cabaret Infamous moves into the big top at Clear Island Waters
Adults-only circus cabaret Infamous is prolonging the pleasure from the Spiegel big top’s new home at the Gold Coast ItaloAustralian Club in Clear Island Waters. Naughty characters, bare-chested ripped acrobats, world-class dancers and crude comedians are among the lineup and you can catch this second season until September 16. Splash out on one of the ringside tables that include table service, a bottle of bubbly, popcorn and dessert. The Blenders singing group will hold a Family and Friends Concert on September 3 from 7-8.30pm at Griffith University. Proceeds will go to the Drought Assistance Fund (Salvation Army). Spotlight Theatre held its AGM this week, revealing its 2019 playbill. We can look forward to Little Mermaid directed by Will Pulley, A Slice of Saturday Night (Basement Theatre), Strictly Ballroom, Catch Me if You Can directed by Clay English and Kelly directed by Cilla Scott (Basement Theatre). The final show has not been announced. Artistic director Tony Alcock was given a life membership at the meeting. Queensland Theatre (formerly QTC) has also announced its playbill for 2019. It will include Death of a Salesman directed by Jason Klarwein, Hydra directed by Sam Strong, Barbara and the Camp Dogs directed by Leticia Caceres, Storm Boy directed by Sam Strong, L’Appartement directed and written by Joanne Murray-Smith and Fangirls directed by Paige Rattray. It’s an interesting line-up from a very go-getting company. Still in Brisbane, Underground Broadway opened Spring Awakening last week at Metro Arts Theatre. It will run until September 8. Harvest Rain Theatre is touring an unmissable oneday workshop for young performers this school holiday. It promises to put aspiring performers in a room with some of Australia’s most experienced and respected theatre makers, including director and producer Tim O’Connor (CEO of Harvest Rain, responsible for more than 25 major productions) and music director Dennett Hudson ( Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz, Hairspray and Grease). The workshop is in Brisbane on September 16 and there are limited places available for those aged 10 to 21. Simply register online at Harvest Rain. A call for dancers and gymnasts has gone out from Gold Coast Little Theatre to become Dolly Levis’ brilliant waiters in its forthcoming season of Hello, Dolly! Any athletic entertainers interested in performing the Waiter’s Gallop should contact the director by emailing email@example.com for rehearsal and show dates. Kim Reynolds will choreograph this iconic musical number. Coming up in Sydney September 22-23 is the 11th Stagecraft Community Theatre Conference, to be held at NIDA. Early bird discount registration ends soon. The keynote speaker is Nancye Hayes – ACT patron – who will give an insight into her journey from community theatre to the professional stage over 50 years. For ACT members the entire weekend including dinner and two lunches costs $140 if booked by Saturday. In rehearsal is Javeenbah Theatre’s Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, GCLT’s Run for Your Wife and Hello, Dolly!, Javeenbah’s A Kick in the Baubles and Spotlight’s The Marvellous Wonderettes and We Will Rock You. Playing is Tweed Theatre Company’s First Things First. See you in a crowded foyer.
Catch Holly Targett, Jessie Grant and Maddison White in Infamous, which has extended its stay due to popular demand.