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What to see on the G.C. 24.01.204

Updated: Jan 29

Stay up-to-date with the latest events and productions within the Gold Coast Theatre Alliance membership with "What to See on the GC". This blog offers a glimpse into the diverse regional live performing arts community in Gold Coast, Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Australia.


Welcome to the first blog (and episode) of 2024. Although intended to be released on Wednesday 24th Jan, we decided to release it today to showcase is what's happening in between now and February within the Gold Coast Qld, and Northern NSW region.


Don't want to read the blog? Then listen to the podcast here!


First up, The Tweed Theatre Company in NSW recently held auditions for their upcoming Children's pantomime "12 Dancing Princesses."


Rehearsals are currently underway, and preparations have begun for their first performance in 2024. With a team of talented children and adults, the play is in the capable and caring hands of writer and director Natalie Trengrove.


Stay updated with behind-the-scenes shots and news by following the Tweed Theatre Company Facebook page. To secure your spot for the March season, purchase your tickets at here .



Despite the Tugun Community Centre undergoing renovations on the Southern end of the

Gold Coast, QLD, the Tugun Theatre Company is still going strong. In fact, the company is holding auditions for their first production of the year in May, titled "The Haunting," a two-person ghost story based on several Charles Dickens ghost stories.


This will take place at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre, located at 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta. If you're interested in auditioning for this two-hander or working behind the scenes as a sound effects artist to add some atmosphere to the set, please visit the Tugun Theatre website or Facebook page for more details and audition information.





 

Located in the Hinterland & Scenic Rim area, just a short 20-minute drive from the central Gold Coast, Javeenbah Theatre in Nerang is the perfect destination for a memorable evening. Come and enjoy "35MM: A Musical Exhibition," where photography and music unite to capture frozen moments in time.


This thrilling song cycle, inspired by the photographs of Matthew Murphy, features a range of musical styles, from rock to pop, folk to jazz, each song tied to a different photograph. The show's unique stories explore themes of love, loss, and the human experience.


Directed by Taylor Holmes, this stunning show runs from February 3 to February 17, and tickets can be purchased here and keep an eye out for updates via their Facebook page


If you're planning a visit to Mount Tamborine or reside in the vicinity, you won't want to miss the latest theatrical offering from Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre, two monologues from Talking Heads by Alan Bennett. Keep an eye on the Zambia Theatre website and Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre’s Facebook page, as rehearsals are in progress for "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" and "The Hand of God," directed by Lesley Sawyer.

In "Nights in the Gardens of Spain," Rosemary Horrocks's life is transformed by a neighbor who has been living with an abusive husband. They develop a close bond that could bring them both happiness. Meanwhile, "The Hand of God" follows Lawrence, an antiques dealer, who befriends his elderly neighbor to purchase their antique treasures when they die. His plans are disrupted when a distant relative enters the scene. Start organizing your tables now, as tickets will be on sale soon!


 

On the central part of the Gold Coast, in Southport, The Gold Coast Little Theatre's first show of 2024, The Graduate, will open on February 2nd and end on February 24th in Southport's central region. Adapted from the novel and the iconic 1967 film, director Michelle Watkins brings this classic 1960s hit to life on the GCLT stage.


Don't miss out on this bitterly hilarious dark comedy, filled with rapid-fire dialogues between fascinating characters. The story follows College graduate, Benjamin Braddock, is uncertain about his future. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. Visit www.gclt.com.au to secure your tickets or keep an eye out on their Facebook page for updates!.


Over at Spotlight Theatre in Benowa The Sound of Music is proving to be extremely popular, with tickets selling out quickly. Luckily, new show dates have been added, so don't miss out! Secure your tickets now on www.spotlighttheatre.com.au before it's too late! Additionally, Spotlight is are looking for ANYONE and EVERYONE who may be interested in volunteering behind the scenes for their upcoming productions this year! No experience is necessary as all required training is offered on the job! you can email: volunteering@spotlighttheatre.com.au


If you're located in Ashmore and have a passion for singing, then the Gold Coast City Choir is the perfect place for you. No need for auditions or music reading skills, just bring your voice and enthusiasm. All voices are welcome, including Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass. If you're unsure which section to join, their team will help you choose the ideal one.


Head over to 7 Community Drive, Ashmore, today, January 24th, at 6:45 p.m. and become part of the choir.


For updates check out their Facebook page or to find out more check out their website



For those living in the Mermaid Beach area, The Drama Merchant is offering an exciting opportunity for young readers aged between 13 and 16. This Readers Theatre class is the perfect chance to build confidence in public speaking and teamwork whilst fostering a love for reading.

Participants will learn how to create sound effects and showcase their newly acquired storytelling abilities to a wider audience. Classes will be held at Q.W.C.A Hall in Mermaid Beach, starting from Wednesday the 7th of February, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

For more information, including costs, check out their Facebook post or visit their website ,



 

On the Northern side of Gold Coast, in Helensvale, start off 2024 with a bang with Vocalescence and join them at their Sip and Sing workshop on Saturday, February 3rd, from 8.30am to 12.30pm at the Helensvale Library and Cultural Center.


This free event boasts a morning filled with funtastic songs and vocal exercises to help you acquire or enhance your singing capabilities. Women of all vocal ranges and abilities are welcome to attend.


The workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn a new skill and get a glimpse of what the Vocalescence group is all about. Register today for your free ticket via the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/COKGL and keep an eye out on their Facebook for updates!


 

That’s all we have for you today, we look forward to resuming the podcast and social media updates to our all members productions with the Gold Coast, Qld and Northern NSW region and showcasing what they have to offer!


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. Check out our calendar page to plan which shows you would like to see. 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, and if you are an Alliance Member and would like extra information to appear of on our blog please contact gctaimedia@outlook.com


Ta ta for now!




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