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What to see on the G.C. 05.06-19.06


Explore the Most Current Happenings in the Creative Arts Scene on the Gold Coast and in Northern NSW here on "What to See on the GC blog" to stay informed about the latest events and productions within the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance membership.

Get the inside scoop on what's happening in the world of creative arts.


During Volunteer Week in May, the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance recognized volunteers from various theatres who were nominated for the Distinguished Service Award, The Eagle Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Performing Arts by an individual under 25 years old, as well as The Red Hat award for outstanding contributions to the arts. The breakfast event took place at the Waterside Venue at Currumbin RSL, with Guest Laura Gerber MP attending. The aim of the event was to pay tribute to these unsung heroes of the Performing Arts, who selflessly dedicate their specialized skills for countless hours to benefit the Gold Coast and surrounding regional community arts sector.


Here is a group photo of these exceptional individuals who were acknowledged and nominated by their peers, making these awards truly remarkable and distinctive within our industry.


Stay tuned for more updates on the Alliance website! Now onto whats going on in the creative arts scene, this time starting across the border in the NORTHERN BEACHES NSW & TWEED HEADS area!


Check out what this audience member had to say about Murwillumbah Theatre Company's latest production...


"I attended the Opening Night of Cosi by Louis Nowra last night and wow, what an outstanding success it was! Around eighty audience members were enthralled with the high standard of acting and the madcap poignancy of this play. This was a terrific ensemble performance from the cast. Don’t miss it! "


It sounds like Murwillumbah Theatre Companys production of this Australian tragicomedy not only entertains and amuses but also raises thought-provoking questions while educating its audience. You can catch Cosi this weekend at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre Auditorium on Saturday at 7.30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.


The show continues for the following two weekends on Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm, concluding on Sunday, June 15th at 2 pm. The seating arrangement is cabaret style, allowing you to choose your table when booking. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks (alcohol is permitted).


For bookings go to the Box Office at our website www.murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com.au or click here for tickets or assistance is available for anyone who cannot book online at 0498 831 575.


Over at Ballina production week has officially started and the count down is on for opening night as the cast of Ballina Players latest musical The Addams Family are all feeling a little kooky!


Opening Friday 7 June and with only 15 seats left (as of 17hrs ago) so you better get your ticket now!


Use this link or head to Ballina Colour Copy, 19 Moon Street. Check out their Facebook for pictures of the cast!









Towards the Queensland border don't miss Tweed Theatre Company's latest production, "CRAZY LADIES," an Australian version of Devon Williamson's play, produced by David Spicer. Take advantage of the special deal for Opening Night and enjoy the show for only $10 per ticket on Friday, June 21, 2024. These discounted seats are limited, so act fast!


This production, centred around Pamela Browne's meticulously planned 25-year high school reunion, promises an engaging experience for adult audiences. Book here and

Get Ready for a Rollercoaster of Emotions! Prepare for a mix of comedy and heartfelt moments. Show dates are June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, and July 5, 6, 7. Friday shows begin at 7:30 pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm.


 

Back in Queensland on the Southern Side of the Gold Coast, Discover the Cast of Tugun Theatre's August Production "The Cemetery Club" in this video! (Due to a glitch this video doesn't have sound)



Directed by Judy Neumann, this show portrays the tale of three Jewish widows who gather monthly for tea before visiting their husbands' graves. Ida, the gentle soul ready for a fresh start, Lucille, the lively spirit seeking excitement, and Doris, the strict and judgmental one, find their routines disrupted when Sam, the butcher, joins their group while paying respects at his wife's grave. Mark your calendars as tickets will be available from July 15th. Stay tuned to Tugun Theatre's social media and website for updates! If you're interested in contributing behind the scenes or being part of the production, contact Director Judy Neumann at director.tuguntheatre@outlook.com.


Additionally, watch out for auditions for "The 39 Steps," a thrilling blend of Hitchcock, spy novel intrigue, and Monty Python humor, happening on the evening of Monday, August 19th.


For more details on involvement opportunities, reach out to director Rianna Hartney Smith at rianna94@hotmail.com.


And following their recent AGM, Tugun Theatre is delighted to introduce the new committee for 2024/2025:

  • President: Cecile Campbell

  • Vice President: Nathan Schulz

  • Secretary: Judy Neumann

  • Treasurer: Peta Schulz

  • General Committee Members: Rianna Hartney-Smith, Emma Andrews, Georgina McDonald, and Darren Campbell


If you're interested in joining the Tugun team, whether in front-of-house roles or behind the scenes, feel free to contact the theatre for more information.


Up on the Central part of the Gold Coast, in Southport, Gold Coast Little Theatre is currently accepting submissions for their 2025 season and is eager to hear from directors with proposals for the upcoming year. For more information and to submit your ideas, please visit: https://gclt.com.au/2025-submissions/.

Also join them for auditions for their unique all-female adaptation of Lord of the Flies. The deadline for audition forms is midnight on June 14, 2024.


Auditions will take place from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Gold Coast Little Theatre, 21a Scarborough St, Southport (behind the Westpac Bank building).

William Golding's classic novel, Lord of the Flies, explores the story of young boys stranded on an uninhabited island. In this production, all roles will be portrayed by women, offering a fresh perspective on power, leadership, and human nature dynamics.

Under the guidance of Joshua McCann-Thomson, we are seeking a talented ensemble of actors who are passionate about storytelling, character development, and collaborative creativity. Your unique interpretation and energy are welcomed during auditions. For more information click here! https://gclt.com.au/auditions/


And tickets are now available for the GCLT musical production of the tribal rock musical, Hair. The show follows a group of young hippies navigating societal challenges, war, and personal beliefs in New York City during the Vietnam War era. Hair addresses themes of alienation, civil disobedience, and the pursuit of peace in a turbulent world. The show runs from June 29th to July 20th, with various ticket prices for different performances. Secure your tickets here! 




Over at Benowa Spotlight Theatre are holding auditions in the Basement Theatre in August is one of the most critically acclaimed plays of the twentieth century! A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

Video submissions close at Midnight, June 6th! You can download a audition pack at https://www.spotlighttheatre.com.au/.../2024/ASND/asnd.pdf




And TICKETS NOW ON SALE for the June-July School holidays pantomime PETER PAN! Join Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, Hook and all your favourites on the adventure to Neverland! Don't miss this perfect friendly holiday entertainment!




Over to the west of the Gold Coast in the Hinterland & Scenic Rim area

Explore the cast reveals for Javeenbah Theatre, bringing Theatre to Nerang and neighboring areas! The first reveal is Kimberly Akimbo. This play is set in the suburbs of New Jersey and tells the story of a teenager with a rare condition that accelerates her aging process. As Kimberly and her family escape Secaucus amidst questionable circumstances, she must navigate her life alongside a hypochondriac mother, an often inebriated father, a deceitful aunt, her mortality, and the daunting prospect of first love.



Next are the cast reveals for Javeenbah’s One Act Wonders!



Tickets on sale now on this link https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1154510?


And finally explore these captivating images from Buttery Smooth Images showcasing their latest production "Picnic at Hanging Rock"!


Uncover the mysterious story behind the disappearance at Hanging Rock where a group of Australian schoolgirls experience a Valentine's Day outing that leads to an intriguing enigma. What fate awaits the three seniors and the mathematics teacher atop the rugged cliffs of Hanging Rock? The season runs from June 15th to June 29th, 2024, and tickets can be purchased here.


Up on Mount Tamborine TMLT's upcoming production, "Family Values" by David Williamson, is currently in rehearsals and opening night is set for Friday, June 28, 2024.

Join TMLT for a family Christmas lunch filled with clashes of deeply rooted beliefs and resurfacing long-held resentments. Experience crackling dialogue, insightful observations, and sharp humor that exposes hypocrisy in this classic Australian play by David Williamson.

Catch the play over the following three weekends.

Tickets are available for purchase now.https://www.trybooking.com/CQZXH


 



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