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Stay informed and in-the-know with this informative blog and podcast that features the latest events and productions within the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance Inc. membership. Not only can you read about it here, but you can also hear all about it on the accompanying podcast by clicking on the image below!
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We begin this blog with Javeenbah's Theatre's audition notice for their first show of 2024 "35MM: A Musical Exhibition" a stunning, new multimedia musical featuring a collection of intricately woven stories told through song. Directed & Musically by Taylor Holmes auditions are happening on Saturday 7 October from 10am at Javeenbah Theatre! Dive into a unique musical journey inspired by photographs by visiting the auditions tab at www.javeenbah.org.au
for the audition pack & registration details. While your there why not book a place for the remainder of Javeenbah Theatre's 2024 season reveal and tickets to their upcoming production Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood.
Across the border in Northern NSW, if you live in the Tweed Area, opening this week is Tweed Theatre Company's family fun musical Hansel & Gretel. Bump in is done, the cast have had their first dress rehearsal at the Tweed Civic Centre. You can check out their Facebook post for more information or you book tickets for this fun family event beginning this Saturday 9th September on https://www.tweedtheatre.com.au/ .
Still across the border, but an hours drive down the coast, final performances of Avenue Q are this week playing at Ballina Players. If your still considering this musical check out the shared Facebook post of what audiences have been saying. Final shows are this Thursday, Friday & Saturday with show closing Sunday September 10th. Secure your seats quickly by visiting https://ballinaplayers.com.au or heading to Ballina Colour Copy at 19 Moon Street (booking fee applies in-store).
Back in Queensland Pub Rock is coming to Gold Coast Little Theatre in Southport this Saturday night, 9th September, with the play Still Standing by Margery Forde. Come and see Nev, Brenda, Skeeter who form the band Gaffer as they perform 11 classic rock songs including Black Betty, The Loved One, Alive and Brilliant, Boys in Town and Bad Boy for Love. Step back into the Valley in Brisbane in the 90s and enjoy pub rock in all its messy glory. Check out GCLT'S video below and be sure to purchase tickets for its season between Sept 9 - Sept 30. Tickets can be purchased on www.gclt.com.au
Also congratulations to Bob Watson & Lawrie Esmond of Gold Coast Little Theatre who were recipients of the 2023 Central Gold Coast Volunteer awards. Its great to see you your hard work behind scenes acknowledge by the Gold Coast Community. Click on their names to see their Facebook posts
Spots are filling fast for Vocalescence's Christmas Markets and the team is thrilled! Don't miss your chance to secure a spot to have your own stall. If you or someone you know is interested, check out their Facebook post! Also, be sure to click on the names below and take a look at other Facebook posts for upcoming November productions, such as the cast lists for Tugun Theatre's adult only parody called Spooky Dog and the Teen-age gang mysteries, and Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre's God of Carnage.
Volunteer and Contribute to the Thriving Arts Scene! The Gold Coast and Northern NSW Creative Arts Scene is home to a flourishing theatre culture, and you can be a part of it by volunteering with any of our members. By dedicating your time and energy, you will help preserve this vibrant culture for years to come.
Volunteering in the theatre community is a fantastic way to get hands-on experience while also giving back to the arts. Behind-the-scenes work is the backbone of any successful theatre production, and volunteers are an essential component of making it all happen. There are numerous opportunities to get involved in theatre, whether it's assisting with costume design, building and painting sets, or working as part of the stage crew during live performances. These experiences offer valuable insights into the inner workings of the theatre industry and practical skills that can be applied in a variety of careers.
In addition to gaining valuable experience, volunteering in theatre can also provide a sense of community and belonging that is hard to find elsewhere. Overall, volunteering in theatre is a rewarding and fulfilling way to give back to the arts while also gaining valuable experience and knowledge. It is an excellent way to support the theatre community and be a part of something larger than oneself.
Join one of members of Gold Coast Theatre Alliance and help us keep the theatre culture thriving!
That’s all we have for you today. Thank you for reading (or listening) to today's broadcast. The Gold Coast Theatre Alliance (GCTAI) supports the performing arts community in the Gold Coast and Northern NSW, Australia. If you enjoyed listening to this episode and want to stay in the loop, check out the GCTAI Facebook page for the weekly theatre schedule and visit www.goldcoasttheatre.com.au to learn more about anything you heard.
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