EN­TIC­ING THEM IN

Javeen­bah The­atre’s A Kick in the Baubles and Bal­lina Play­ers’ The Boy From Oz are prov­ing a big hit with au­di­ences keen for a fun night out

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

Two the­atre com­pa­nies are draw­ing large au­di­ences for their spec­tac­u­lar pro­duc­tions. Javeen­bah The­atre’s A Kick in the Baubles has been at­tract­ing big crowds to its Christ­mas-themed show, and Bal­lina Play­ers’ The Boy From Oz is also pulling in ex­cel­lent num­bers. It shows that peo­ple like pro­duc­tions that they can re­late to and make them laugh. A Kick in the Baubles is a well­writ­ten farce about a fam­ily at Christ­mas time. It’s fast-paced with an ex­cel­lent cast. The Boy From Oz is the cel­e­bra­tion of the life of Peter Allen, one of Aus­tralia’s great­est song­writ­ers and per­form­ers. Book tickets on­line at Javeen­bah The­atre and Bal­lina Play­ers. Tugun The­atre Com­pany is en­ter­ing its fi­nal week­end for Pins and Nee­dles, a com­edy by lo­cal play­wright Lori Ste­wart. In this play, the re­la­tion­ships of staff be­tween two dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries – tat­too­ing and hair dress­ing – are re­vealed. Con­tin­u­ing tonight un­til Sun­day. En­joy this pro­duc­tion with cabaret-style seat­ing and BYO drinks and nib­bles. Sin­gle tickets are $18 per per­son, or ta­bles of 10 are avail­able at $15 per per­son. Show­ing at the Tugun Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Coolan­gatta Rd. To book phone 0449 788 486 or visit tu­gunthe­atre.org The Gold Coast Bul­letin is now ac­cept­ing nom­i­na­tions in the cat­e­gory of en­ter­tain­ment for Gold Coast Women of the Year. The Bul­letin is seek­ing sug­ges­tions of women who have made a dif­fer­ence in the arts scene. The awards are ded­i­cated to the cel­e­bra­tion and recog­ni­tion of youth and fe­male lead­er­ship and achieve­ments in their cho­sen in­dus­try and com­mu­nity sec­tor from the Gold Coast re­gion. The award cer­e­monies will take place on March 8 at HOTA as part of the 2019 Youth Break­fast and Men­tor­ing Fo­rum and the In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day Lead­er­ship Cel­e­bra­tion Lunch. If there is any­one you be­lieve should be nom­i­nated in the field of en­ter­tain­ment and me­dia, or­gan­is­ers would love to hear from you. Visit tinyurl.com/y8xm­p8sw to get in touch and for more in­for­ma­tion. Birk­dale’s Mates The­atre Gen­e­sis is of­fer­ing the rare op­por­tu­nity to learn the skills of the­atri­cal light and sound op­er­a­tion in a one-day work­shop run by univer­sity lec­turer James Auld. James has been in­volved in sound re­pro­duc­tion and op­er­a­tion since the 1950s, and light­ing de­sign and man­age­ment for am­a­teur groups and schools since 1968. This is a prac­ti­cal work­shop which as­sumes lim­ited-to-no pre­vi­ous knowl­edge of at­ten­dees. You will gain a work­ing un­der­stand­ing of the equip­ment and tech­niques used in light­ing and sound, in­clud­ing back­ground the­ory, de­sign, hard­ware fa­mil­iari­sa­tion, electrical knowl­edge and an in­tro­duc­tion to the Show Cue Sys­tem com­puter pack­age. It will be held on Satur­day from 10.30am to 5pm. Book on­line at Mates The­atre Gen­e­sis. In re­hearsal this week is Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre’s pan­tomime Cin­derella and Mates The­atre Gen­e­sis’ Drink­ing Habits. Now show­ing is Tugun’s Pins and Needs, GCLT’s Hello, Dolly!, Javeen­bah The­atre’s A Kick in the Baubles, and Bal­lina Play­ers’ The Boy From Oz. See you in a crowded foyer soon.

Javeen­bah The­atre’s Christ­mas-themed pro­duc­tion A Kick in the Baubles is draw­ing large crowds.

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