SYNOPSIS: Fame and celebrity are a fickle thing. Not many locals know that one of Australia’s most famous writers of the early 20th Century often visited Tamborine Mountain and finally built a home in Coleman Square, which still stands. The life of M Forrest as she was known professionally - M for Mabel- will come under the theatrical spotlight in a new play written by local Janis Bailey and produced by TMLT. Janis wrote Hearts Ablaze, the play about Judith Wright,performed to great acclaim in 2015.
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard
Director/Choreographer: Kim Reynolds; Music Directors: Kristine Dennis & Matt Pearson
SYNOPSIS: Beautiful tells the true story of Carole King’s meteoric rise to fame as one of the twentieth century’s foremost singer-songwriters. We are introduced to Carole when she is 16 and pitching her first song (“It Might As Well Rain Until September”) to New York music producer Don Kirshner. Soon after, she meets her future husband and creative collaborator, Gerry Goffin. In a musical whirlwind, the couple are married, King gives birth to their first child and the duo make a name for themselves in the music business, knocking out hit after hit. However, while their careers are on the rise, Carole’s personal life falls apart when Gerry announces that he wants an affair. As Carole tries to negotiate marriage, adultery and personal happiness, she is supported by friends and playful rivals, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Although they all compete for number one hits on the pop chart, Carole relies on their support to change her life and find her own voice. Set in the vibrant pop industry of the 1960s and early 1970s, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical features a tapestry of musical hits from the creative songwriting teams of King and Goffin, Weil and Mann.
THE SPOTLIGHT THEATRICAL COMPANY – The Halpin Auditorium
Adapted by Mary Morris from the novel by Morris Gleitzman
Directed by Trevor Love
Exclusively licensed by HLA Management
SYNOPSIS: Colin has a mission. He wants to speak to the Queen about his brother Luke, who has cancer. Cousin Alistair would like to help but stress brings on his dandruff. A classic Australian novel brought to life in a classic Australian play.
NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH - A side-splitting comedy
By Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott
Directed by Dorothy Henderson
An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiN on behalf of Samuel French Ltd
SYNOPSIS: A young bride innocently orders some Scandinavian glassware. What arrives is Scandinavian pornography, setting off an hilarious chain of events!No Sex Please, We’re British ran in London for over eight years and also delighted Broadway audiences. This is farce at its best and a guaranteed great night out.
Gold Coast Little Theatre
21A Scarborough Street, Southport
PH: 07 5532 2096
THE DRAMA MERCHANT ***Live show***
THE RADIOPLAY HOUR LIVE - LITTLE WOMEN
SYNOPSIS: A repeat performance of Louisa May Alcott famous coming of age period drama about the lives of the March sisters—Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth during the 19th century.