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What to see on the G.C. 13.09.23

Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest on the Gold Coast & Northern NSW Creative Arts Scene with “What to See on the GC” – an informative blog & podcast that highlights the newest events and productions within the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance membership.

Click on the links to find out more or for more information to any shows you have read or heard or visit!

Let's start with Gold Coast Little Theatre's pub rock show, STILL STANDING, which begins its second week. With a soundtrack of ‘80s Australian rock from INXS, Cold Chisel, The Pretenders, Hunters and Collectors, John Farnham and more, STILL STANDING follows the Aussie pub band Gaffer as they reunite for a gig in Brisbane, fifteen years after the height of their success. Old tensions rise to the surface during the soundcheck and gig, as the three friends learn that the past is never really left behind. Check out this Facebook post to hear what audiences had to say about the show, or read Douglas Kennedy's review here, and quickly grab your tickets before they sell out fast!

Also opening next week in the Hinterland Region of the Gold Coast is Javeenbah Theatre's production of Sherwood, a thrilling reimagining of the classic tale of Robin Hood. This action-packed adventure story features daring heists, a dash of romance, and is perfect for a family theatre outing. Visit to purchase your tickets.

Don't forget that Javeenbah theatre is also holding auditions for their February show 35mm

Across the border in Northern NSW, Tweed Theatre Company’s family fun musical, Hansel & Gretel, enters its second week of shows at the Tweed Civic Centre. Will Oscar the Owl and some friendly elves help Hansel and Gretel escape from the clutches of the Wicked Witch Narda and also help them find their way home again? Find out this Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm and purchase tickets at

Congratulations to Ballina Players and Director Candace Baldwin, and Vocal & Musical Director Leanne Broadley for a successful season of Avenue Q. Keep an eye on their social media, or visit our Facebook page and website to discover shows Beautiful and The Lion King Jr that have been rehearsing while Avenue Q has been performing.

Coming on October 21st to Murwillumbah Theatre is Puss in Thongs, an adaptation of the “Puss in Boots” story that was first recorded sometime during the sixteenth century. Our heroine sets out across the Great Sandy Desert to impress a King and convince him to allow Harry to marry the beautiful Princess. Along the way, you will encounter a Bunyip, a witch, a camel, and many other zany characters. Click here for more information.

Back on the Gold Coast, if you’re a music enthusiasts, join the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra at Robina Community Centre on October 15th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm for their Song and Dance concert. From Mexico and Spain to Ireland and Vienna, you can waltz, sway and can your cares away with your favourite rhythms and dance highlights from stage and screen. With dance performances from the 5th Avenue Dance, there will be plenty for everyone. For further information, contact via or visit website

Still on the music front the official countdown to “Vocalescence – Small & Mighty” Adventure to the Pan PAC 2023 convention in Auckland, New Zealand has begun! The program starts on Wednesday but the official part starts with their very own Side Hustle Quartet on stage to compete on Thursday night. Then on Saturday afternoon, a mighty smaller delegation of Vocalescence will compete in the chorus comps. Keep an eye out on the Vocalescence Facebook page for the exact times and links for the live stream so you can cheer them on! Good luck to all!

Currently in rehearsals for November shows are Javeenbah Theatre with the musical Falsettos. This two-act musical is in fact a fusion of a trilogy of one acts called In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, and Falsettoland. The story is centred on a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional – but loving – Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Tickets are available on

Another musical in rehearsals is Xanadu at Spotlight Theatre! With a score of classic 1980s Electric Light Orchestra hits and more sequins and mirror balls than you can poke a stick at, XANADU is the perfect musical to get your end of year celebrations started! Check out the Facebook post to meet the cast, and purchase your tickets from 12 pm today at for its strictly limited season!

On the southern end of the Gold Coast at Tugun Theatre, the cast and crew of the adult parody called Spooky Dog and the Teen-age gang mysteries appear to be having some fun recreating some Saturday morning cartoon chase scenes for their November season. Check out the shared Facebook post of some behind-the-scenes photos, and also visit The Drama Merchant’s Facebook page to see some cartoon prop designs! Tickets go on sale October 9th on


That’s all we have for you today. Thank you for tuning in 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 to learn more about anything you heard. If you want to volunteer for any of our members, you can check out the volunteer and audition page. Just a reminder that our website is still being refurbished right now, so we are sorry for any inconveniences.

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The next episode, “What to See on the GC,” will air next Wednesday, pending technical difficulties.

This was a Drama Merchant and Gold Coast Theatre Alliance production.

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