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

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

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 pe­ter­slk@iprimus.com.au 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.

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