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What to see on the G.C. 17/04 - 30/04



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


Located in the Hinterland & Scenic Rim region, in Nerang, Javeenbah Theatre is hosting a local company for in their first Theatre Residency this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Visit their Facebook page for additional information or book your tickets now for this exclusive one-weekend-only event! Don't miss out! 


Located on the Central part of the Gold Coast, in Ashmore, the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for an experienced educator (from term 2) to continue the development of our Big Band 2. Contact them via clicking here. Still in Ashmore the Gold Coast City Choir creates an inclusive and friendly community for those interested in the joy of group singing. Joining the choir allows you to experience the therapeutic benefits of music, enhancing your mood and overall health. Singing together fosters a sense of unity and friendship, connecting you with others who share a love for music. This choir provides a unique space to relax and unwind in a harmonious setting, supporting mental and emotional well-being. If you're looking for a positive change and wish to discover the power of music within a supportive group, why not join the Gold Coast City Choir today?


Over in Southport at Gold Coast Little Theatre their current season of "Wait Until Dark," starts back up again this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Based on the movie of the same title, starring Alan Alda and Julie Andrews, this intense production is directed by Nathan French. It follows Susy Henderson, a blind woman in 1960s London, as she confronts a group of con artists targeting her. Against all odds, Susy emerges as a strong opponent.

Immerse yourself in the suspense and get your tickets here. Check out this video for audience feedback.





Over at Benowa at Spotlight theatre experience an explosive new drama live on stage in its second week of run! To witness the riveting performance of BURN, happening this weekend you can secure your tickets for this captivating show featuring a talented cast and innovative team by clicking here. Support for emerging playwrights and Australian productions and prepare for an intense journey exploring loyalty, betrayal, and the struggle for redemption.




Still at Spotlight Theatre check out their auditions for the upcoming musical, GHOST THE MUSICAL. From the creators of WE WILL ROCK YOU, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN & SPAMALOT, GHOST THE MUSICAL (based on the 1990 Academy Award-winning film) guarantees a theatrical experience like no other. AUDITIONS will take place in two weeks, and registration is now open. Click here to download the audition pack!




On the Southern Side of the Gold Coast in Tugun, tickets for The Haunting, a supernatural production by Tugun Theatre Company, are now on sale.


Set in a crumbling mansion, this play unfolds as two men seek refuge from the fierce winds of the desolate moorland, only to discover a chilling secret that will alter their lives forever. Together, they will embark on a journey to the brink of terror and beyond. This show presents a captivating twist on Dickens' work, promising Gold Coast audiences a thrilling experience that will keep them on the edge of their seats.

For those interested in attending this Victorian-inspired ghostly tale by Charles Dickens, tickets are available now on www.tuguntheatre.org 



Stay tuned to their Facebook page for some more spooky photos taken by photography studio One76. You can also check some blogs here from director Nathan Schulz


Still at Tugun Theatre auditions for their August 2024 production of "The Cemetery Club," will take place at Tugun Theatre on Monday, 13 May, starting at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm beginning.


"The Cemetery Club," a delightful comedy, promises quirky and endearing characters, an engaging storyline, and a heartwarming theatrical experience. It humorously addresses the real-life challenges of losing a spouse and navigating life thereafter, emphasizing the joys of life, love, and friendship.


Director Judy Neumann, known for directing last year's production of "Proof" for Tugun Theatre, is seeking 4 women and 1 man for this production. The play is set in New York, requiring an American accent (not Southern). Assistance will be provided to perfect the accent, but a potential demonstration is expected. All characters are portrayed as being in their 50s to 60s.


  • Ida: Ida had a close and happy relationship with her late husband. She is a nurturing and sweet person – but she delivers her share of wisecracks. Ida is ready to move on to find male companionship again.

  • Lucille: Lucille is the feisty girl with the big personality, who just wants to have fun. Though she is often the comic relief and tries to pretend she’s dating every man, she also hides heartache which she covers with humour.

  • Doris: Doris is conservative and judgemental. She still lives for her husband, though he’s been dead for four years. She disapproves of her friends who are trying to find love again - but values their friendship and shared bonds.

  • Sam: Sam, the butcher, is a widower. He is an easy-going, thoroughly nice person – a people pleaser. He loved his wife but he is lonely and wants to find female companionship again. He’s sweet on Ida.

  • Mildred: Mildred is trying to get her hooks into Sam. She is wriggling her way into his life, whether he likes it or not.


Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday and Thursday evenings, with the show running from 15th to 31st August on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, along with matinees on Saturday 17th and 24th. Availability on these performance dates is crucial as changes are not possible.


For further details, please reach out to Director Judy Neumann at director.tuguntheatre@outlook.com.


 

Across the border in New South Wales and the Northern River regions Tweed Theatre Company wants you to make sure to mark your calendar for their exciting play in June and July.


"CRAZY LADIES," written by Devon Williamson (Australian version), is a David Spicer Production that guarantees a night of laughter for adult audiences.

When Pamela Browne plans a 25-year high school reunion for her four closest friends. Chaos ensues from the moment Kay, now a chocoholic funeral director, arrives, disrupting Pamela's carefully arranged weekend. Included in the mix is Sandy, now a supposed nun, Dianne, who married the school nerd and has eight sons, Rachel, a rebellious teen digging up dirt on her mother, and Shaun, the greasy motel janitor. This wild comedy is an emotional rollercoaster.

Show dates: June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th & July 5th, 6th, 7th.

Friday shows start at 7:30 pm, and Saturday & Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm. You can book tickets here


30 minutes from Tweed Heads at the Murwillumbah Theatre Company their upcoming presentation of the captivating Australian comedy/drama Cosi by Louis Nowra, is scheduled to run from May 31 to June 16 at Murwillumbah Civic Centre.


Introduced in 1992, Cosi has been staged worldwide and adapted into a successful movie starring Ben Mendelsohn and Toni Collette. This play promises laughter, delight, and unexpected twists, standing as Nowra's masterpiece.


Cosi season will run Fridays - May 31, June 7, and 14, Saturdays - June 1, 8, and 15 at 7.30 pm, and Sundays - June 2, 9, and 16 at 2 pm. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults, $22 for concessions, and $10 for school students.

Cabaret seating will be available for those who wish to bring their own food and beverages, with additional refreshments offered for purchase at the canteen.

For further details, please contact 0498 831 575.


An hours drive from Tweed Heads in BALLINA, The Ballina Players' cast for "The Addams Family" production is currently in the initial phases of rehearsals.


They are focusing on mastering songs and dances, creating the set, and arranging costumes. Check out their Facebook posts to keep in the know!


With only 11 shows scheduled from June 7 to 23, make sure to secure your tickets when they go on sale starting May 13 on their website.




Next update will be 02.05.2024!


 




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