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What to see on the G.C. Jan 29th - Feb 4th 2024

Updated: Jan 30

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" – the perfect companion to the podcast – 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.

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Starting on the central part of the Gold Coast the Gold Coast Little Theatre in Southport, begins its season of The Graduate this Opening Night is the 3rd of Feb!

Check out the cast, as their characters, in this photo starting from the top left is Christian Bischoff, Tracy Carroll, Phillip Victor. In the middle row we have Pamela Payne, Stuart Morgan and Jessica White. And on the bottom row George Pulley, Tabitha Woods and Jeffery Walker

Don't miss out on this adaptation of the iconic 1967 film and novel. It's a bitterly hilarious dark comedy that is sure to entertain. Click here to secure your tickets now and keep a look out on their Facebook for updates!

If you're a music lover, enjoy playing an instrument, and live in the Ashmore area, you'll be happy to know that the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking new members. Check out their website to learn more about the orchestra and their current vacancies in strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion or keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates

Gold Coast City Choir
Behind the Scenes

Meanwhile, the Gold Coast City Choir, in Ashmore, is gearing up for their first performance at a private function in March. If you'd like to join in on the fun and be part of the performance, you can sign up to join the choir until February 7th.

The yearly membership fee is $250, which includes your music. Visit their website for more information. And don't forget to check out their Facebook post for updates on their progress.

If you're looking for an exciting after school extracurricular activity in the Mermaid Beach area then consider The Drama Merchant's Readers Theatre Class: The Storytellers. Bookings are still being accepted for their class of nine young readers.

This term they will be bringing the story of Mr. Toad to life in three separate chapters from Kenneth Grahame's famous book The Wind in the Willows.

At the end of the term, the story will be recorded for a short online performance. For more information, visit the website and click on Readers Theatre or keep a watch on his Facebook page

Butter Smooth Images: 35mm

In the Hinterland & Scenic Rim region don't miss out on "35MM: A Musical Exhibition" at Javeenbah Theatre in Nerang! This unique musical experience, is just a quick 20-minute drive from the central Gold Coast. The show opens this Saturday night, February 3rd, at Javeenbah Theatre, featuring a combination of music and photography that captures unforgettable moments in time. Buttery Smooth Images was blown away by the show as they photographed it, and you can check out the recommendation by clicking here! Get your tickets to this limited season, as it ends on February 17th. Visit website to purchase your tickets.

On the Southern end of the Gold Coast Tugun Theatre Company is holding auditions for the two-person ghost story, "The Haunting," which is based on several Charles Dickens ghost stories. Written by Hugh Janes the audition will take place on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre located on 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Interested in auditioning for this two-person cast or creating sound effects to add some atmosphere to the set?

Learn more about the audition process and other details by visiting their website or their Facebook page.

Tweed Theatre Company  - 12 Dancing Princesses
Behind the Scenes

Across the border in Tweed Heads, NSW, the Tweed Theatre Company is hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming children's pantomime, "12 Dancing Princesses."

Check out more behind the scene photos on their Facebook page! To ensure your spot for the March season, buy your tickets now by clicking here.

SCI-FI buffs are in for a treat as The Murwillumbah Theatre Company is proud to present "The Man from Earth" at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre from March 8-24. Written by Jerome Bixby, this intriguing play tells the story of John Oldman, a university professor who claims he is over 14,000 years old. Bixby, who also wrote the "Requiem for Methuselah" episode of Star Trek in 1969, incorporates similar concepts in this play. With a talented cast, this will be the first time the play is brought to the stage in Australia. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates and book your tickets here or at the door.

The Murwillumbah Youth Theatre is the youth-oriented branch of Murwillumbah Theatre Company Inc. Enrolments are open for their 2024 classes, which commence on 15 February 2024. Class sizes are limited to 12, and are held weekly during school terms on Thursday afternoons at the Murwillumbah Community Centre. The cost of each class is $10 per week. Contact or check out their website for more information.

Are You Being Served
Behind the Scenes

Over at Ballina Players, the company is in full swing rehearsing for their next production, based on the classic TV series, "Are You Being Served?"

Directed by Fran Legge, the motley crew of the Grace Brothers department store will come to life on stage in just over seven weeks.

The show follows the staff as they prepare for a sale of German goods and depart for a staff holiday in Spain, complete with innuendos aplenty.

Catch the performance between March 15th and 24th. Tickets are available for purchase from February 19th online or in-store at Ballina Colour Copy, located at 19 Moon Street.

And in special news Ballina Players have been recognized for their hard work within the community, receiving the Arts & Culture Award at the Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards.

Congratulations to the team on their well-deserved win. Check out their video below and visit their Facebook to find out more


That’s all we have for you today, be sure to follow the GCTAI Facebook page to stay in the loop as show updates are shared every Wednesday or visit

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.

Ta ta for now!

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