DOLLY’S ON SONG

Re­hearsals are in full swing for the cast of Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre’s Hello, Dolly! ahead of the beloved mu­si­cal com­edy’s Novem­ber open­ing

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

The tremen­dously happy cast of Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre’s Hello, Dolly! are hav­ing a won­der­ful time in re­hearsals ahead of the open­ing sea­son on Novem­ber 3. What’s not to love about Dolly? Book­ings are avail­able on­line at gclt.com.au or phone the box of­fice on 5532 2096. Com­ing up at GCLT next week is the 2018 An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing and an­nounce­ment of the pro­gram for 2019. The AGM be­gins at 7.30pm. Later, on Septem­ber 30, di­rec­tor Stu­art Lums­den will hold his cast­ing for the Christ­mas pan­tomime Cin­derella. No ap­point­ments nec­es­sary to au­di­tion, ar­rive any time be­tween 10am and 1.30pm in Molly’s at GCLT, 21a Scar­bor­ough Street, South­port. Com­ing up is the fi­nal week­end of Run For Your Wife, which has proved very suc­cess­ful for di­rec­tor Dorothy Hen­der­son. Once again the au­di­ence speak of their ap­pre­ci­a­tion of a good laugh. One au­di­ence mem­ber was heard to say: “There is enough drama and sad­ness on the TV news, we don’t need to pay good money to go and see it! So much more pleas­ant to exit the theatre still laugh­ing and then chuck­ling all the way home.” I couldn’t agree more. Last week I was de­lighted to ap­pear in a char­ity con­cert at Spot­light Theatre or­gan­ised by the en­er­getic Mary Wal­ters. Pro­ceeds from the con­cert will go to­wards a Christ­mas lunch for the un­der­priv­i­leged here on the Gold Coast. Other artistes in­cluded Louise Har­ris, Chris Cather­wood, Pa­trick Ox­ley, NAPA Dancers, St­ef­fanie Kriz, Anne Ryan, Clem Halpin, Fa­so­lati Choir, Lawrie Es­mond, Ro­drigo Me­d­ina Noel and Martin Jen­nings. A ter­rific night for a great cause, with Spot­light do­nat­ing the venue, front-of-house staff and light­ing and sound. From Oc­to­ber 12 at QPAC’s Cre­morne Theatre, Queens­land’s crit­i­cally ac­claimed Ex­pres­sions Dance Com­pany will present Ev­ery­day Re­quiem as its fi­nal world pre­miere for the year. Chore­ographed by Natalie Weir, the per­for­mance also fea­tures an all-vo­cal score sung by The Aus­tralian Voices and com­posed by Gor­don Javeen­bah Theatre is in re­hearsal for A Kick in the Baubles, as is GCLT for Hello, Dolly! Spot­light is pre­par­ing to show­case The Mar­vel­lous Won­derettes and We Will Rock You. Play­ing on stage is Tweed Theatre Com­pany’s First Things First, and GCLT’s Run For Your Wife, play­ing un­til Satur­day.

Amy McDonald stars in Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre’s Hello, Dolly! which opens on Novem­ber 3.

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