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 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.