SHOWS 2019

Gold Coast Theatre Alliance 

JANUARY 2019

 

DOWNLOAD CURRENT THEATRE DIRECTORY HERE

THE SPOTLIGHT THEATRICAL COMPANY, Basement Theatre

9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 JANUARY 2 shows daily 10:30am & 2:00pm

SPARK and the CRYSTAL CRUSADE

An interactive children’s adventure

Written and Directed by Aiden Ossovani & Millie Talbot

Choreographed by Georgia Beck

BOOKINGS (07) 5539 4255 www.spotlighttheatre.com.au

SYNOPSIS: Spark and the Crystal Crusade is a brand new interactive adventure set in the magical city of Crystalia. Visitors come from far and wide to witness the mystical powers that dwell within this crystalline palace. But Crystalia is in trouble. The magic is running out, and there is only one who can restore it – a girl by the name of Spark. Bring the kids along to “boo” and “hiss” at the evil Panthena, a villainous wannabe queen who is determined to abolish magic once and for all; cheer for Spark, the brave heroine destined for greatness; laugh along with Milton of Mildew, a grumpy faun with a knack for card tricks; and grab your sword and shield for a journey into the Dragon’s Lair, where a hungry beast awaits!

 

BALLINA PLAYERS

January 11 (7pm), 12 (7pm), 13 (2pm), 16 (7pm), 17 (7pm), 18 (7pm), 19 (7pm), 20 (2pm)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Musical

By Alan Menken Tim Rice Howard Ashman

Directed by Jacquie McCalman

Ballina Players 24 Swift St Ballina NSW

SYNOPSIS: Beauty and the Beast tells the story of the beautiful BELLE and her attempts to rescue her father who is imprisoned in a mysterious castle. Belle is captured by the Beast and in this magical castle a love story unfolds.

BOOKINGS: Tickets are available from JUST FUNKIN’, River St Ballina (6686 2440) ($2/ticket fee), and ONLINE:  http://www.ballinaplayers.com.au/

GOLD COAST THEATRE ALLIANCE INC

January 13th 2019 commencing at 9 am

17th LAUNCH & BREAKFAST at the OCEAN VIEW ROOM

Presentation of Distinguished Service Awards & Launch 2019 Shows

North Burleigh Surf Club www.oceanviewevents.com.au

293 The Esplanade
Miami Qld 4220

BOOKING ESSENTIAL PH: 07 5530 8337

Seating in Tables of 8 - 10

THE DRAMA MERCHANTS IMAGINASIUM

18th, 19th, 20th January 2019

Friday & Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm

THE RADIOPLAY HOUR – 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Based on the Novel by Jules Verne.

Directed by Nathan Schulz

Preece House, Bischoff Park, Nerang

Limited Seating. Intimate Show

Tickets available at www.thedramamerchant.com.au ,

Try Booking or call 0412 263 281

SYNOPSIS: “The Radioplay Hour” is a retro audio experience that transports the audience back to the 1930-50’s when radio was a family medium. Jules Verne's classic underwater adventure is given the radioplay treatment for some school holiday fun. Listen to Professor Aronnax, Conseil and King of Harpooners, Ned Land, as they tell the story about their underwater adventure on the Nautilus and its mysterious captain, Captain Nemo. You may even get to battle a giant squid!

REDLANDS MUSEUM & MATES THEATRE GENESIS, 

Jan 25 - February 9 2019

CHRISTMAS DAY by Claire Haywood

Redland Museum 60 Smith Street, Cleveland

Book online www.redlandmuseum.org.au

Phone bookings on 07 3286 3494

Performances at Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland

www.matestg.org.au 

SYNOPSIS: Christmas Day by Claire Haywood is a black comedy, laced with the pain of estranged family relationships. It brings to the stage outrageous, flawed but lovable characters who push each other to the limits. Two sisters come together to celebrate Christmas with their father and stepmother. The family reunion is thrown into chaos by the unexpected arrival of their mentally ill mother. Kate, a successful public figure, is forced to confront the past and her deepest fears. It is a play about suppression, emotional inheritance and letting go of the past

FEBRUARY 2019

 

JAVEENBAH THEATRE COMPANY

February 1st - February 15

Fri 1, Sat 2, Sun 3 matinee; Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 matinee; Thurs 14, Fri 15, Sat 16

Evenings 7.30pn and Matinees 2pm

PLATFORM FESTIVAL jBAH

Crnr Stephens and Ferry Streets, Nerang

BOOKINGS:  (07) 55960300 or BOOK Online

Synopsis: A celebration of grassroots talent including the world premiere performances of

new works by local playwrights Kelli Silver and Sheree Halliwell.

www.javeenbah.org.au

 

GOLD COAST LITTLE THEATRE

Sat 2 February – Sat 23 February

SECRET BRIDESMAID’S BUSINESS

By Elizabeth Coleman

Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson

By arrangement with Cameron Management Propriety Ltd

21A Scarborough Street, Southport

BOOK:  www.gclt.com.au  PH: 07 5532 2096

SYNOPSIS: It's the night before Meg's wedding. She and her bridesmaids are planning to kick up their heels as the final hours before the big day tick down. However not everything goes to plan as a last minute scandal threatens to ruin the whole affair. Author Elizabeth Coleman says her comedy is about "friendship, fidelity and the danger of focusing all your emotional energy on a 24- hour period when you've got a 50-year period immediately to follow!"

TUGUN THEATRE COMPANY

Performances: February 7th – 23rd, 2019

THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon

Directed by Tracey Kriz

SYNOPSIS: Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news-writer, is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sports-writer. Despite Oscar's problems; careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food, he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

Tugun Village Community Centre

414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun

BOOKINGS: 0449788486

www.tuguntheatre.org

SPOTLIGHT THEATRICAL COMPANY  - HALPIN AUDITORIUM

8, 9,14,15,16, 21, 22, 23, 28 February 1, 2 March 7:30pm 10, 17, 24 February 2:00pm

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater Book by Doug Wright

 Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australaia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Co-Directed and Musically Directed by William Pulley & Rodrigo Medina Noël

Choreographer Rosita Peña

SYNOPSIS: Based on Hans Christian Anderson's beloved tale and Disney's 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid brings life under the sea to the stage with your favourite characters singing and dancing along to some of Disney's most popular songs. The story follows Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, who falls in love with Prince Eric, a human prince from the world above. She approaches her aunt, the sea witch Ursula, to trade her tail for legs so she can be with her beloved. Ursula offers Ariel a bargain but has something more sinister planned. With the help of her friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, Ariel must find where she truly belongs. A great night of entertainment for the whole family. Disney The Little Mermaid is a show not to be missed

BOOKINGS: (07) 5539 4255

www.spotlighttheatre.com.au  

MARCH 201

MERCURY WINGS THEATRE

March 30 at 7.30pm

A PLAY READING

AFTER JULIUS CAESAR 

“AFTER JULIUS CAESAR: A READING OF SHAKESPEARE’S PLAY BY VARIOUS CITIZENS OF THE GOLD COAST WANTING TO UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICAL ASSASSINATION IN AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY POLITICS, BEGINNING WITH INSIGHTS BY BARNABY JOYCE ESQ.”

Black Box Theatre, Coomera TAFE,

198 Foxwell Rd. Coomera.

Book. www.mercuryswingstheatre.com.au

 

THE DRAMA MERCHANTS IMAGINASIUM

14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 March 2019

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm

DIAL M FOR MURDER by Frederick Knott

Directed by Nathan Schulz

Preece House, Bischoff Park, Nerang

Limited Seating – 12 only per session

Tickets available at www.thedramamerchant.com.au;

Try Booking or call 0412 263 281

SYNOPSIS: Ex-tennis pro Toni Wendice wants to have her wealthy wife, Shelia, murdered so she can get her hands-on Shelia's inheritance. When Toni discovers Shelia is having an affair with a man, she comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. Fredrick Knott's play, also made famous by the Hitchcock movie, is given an immersive treatment as you, the audience, watch the events unfold in the intimate setting of an actual house in the 1950’s. As a twist on the material, The Drama Merchant has been given permission to change the gender of the husband which puts a new spin to an old classic.  

SPOTLIGHT THEATRICAL COMPANY – BASEMENT THEATRE

22, 23, 28, 29, 30 MARCH, 4, 5, 6 APRIL 7:30pm 24, 31 MARCH, 7 APRIL 2:00pm

A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT

Book, Music and Lyrics by The Heather Brothers

By arrangement with Origin™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Directed by Steven Days

Choreographed by Erin Brummage

Vocal Assistant Matt Pearson

SYNOPSIS: What Grease is to the fifties, so A Slice of Saturday Night is to the sixties. This delightful, unassuming musical is no more nor less that its title claims – a slice of life from the Club A Go-Go circa 1964, when a Bacardi and coke was the height of sophistication and an invitation from a boy to a girl to ‘come outside’ could ruin a reputation. The songs are a nostalgic pastiche of 1960s music, and the story tells a tale of teenage dreams and young love. The owner of the club, ageing rocker Eric “Rubber-legs” De Vene, watches and lends an ear to the young people as they navigate the rituals of teenage fashion, music, sexual mores and relationship

BOOKINGS (07) 5539 4255

www.spotlighttheatre.com.au

 

BALLINA PLAYERS

March 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 20, 31

IT COULD BE ANYONE OF US by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Fran Legge and Mike Sheehan

Ballina Players 24 Swift St Ballina NSW

BOOKINGS: Tickets are available from JUST FUNKIN’, River St Ballina (6686 2440) ($2/ticket fee), and ONLINE:  http://www.ballinaplayers.com.au/

SYNOPSIS: The action takes place in the country house of the once prosperous Chalke family; the ageing siblings form a colony of failed artists. There’s twitchy, staring-eyed Brinton, the painter who can’t paint; gracious Jocelyn, the writer who can’t write; and Mortimer, an overgrown baby inflated with self-delusion who, back in 1966, won a Young Composer of the Year award and hasn’t had a commission since. The estate has been left to Mortimer and, to revenge himself on the household for its deafness to his musical genius, he decides to name as sole heir a girl he taught for six months over 20 years ago. This down-to-earth woman is invited to visit her future inheritance. Before she has entered the house, the jokey-mysterious attempts on her life begin. Cue thunder and lightning.

Audition: Friday December 7th

GOLD COAST LITTLE THEATRE

Fri 29 March – Sun 14 April

THE SOUND OF MUSICALS - 60 YEARS OF GCLT MUSICAL THEATRE - IN CONCERT

Conceived & Directed by Shane Caddaye

Musical Direction by Mary Walters

 By arrangement with APRA

21A Scarborough Street, Southport

BOOK:  www.gclt.com.au  PH: 07 5532 2096

SYNOPSIS: GCLT performed their first musical in 1960, and to-date have performed a total of 36 musicals! To celebrate, we've taken a selection of our favourites from the 700 or so songs presented so far and woven them into a concert celebrating the heart, humour and joyous musicality of musical theatre. Join us as we revisit some of the best musical moments from the past 60 years

JAVEENBAH THEATRE COMPANY

March 29th - April 13th

Fri 29, Sat 30, Sun 31 matinee, Thurs 4, Fri 5, Sat 6, Sun 7 matinee,Thurs 11, Fri 12, Sat 13

Evenings 7.30pm and Matinees 2pm

BLOOD BROTHERS Book, Music and Lyrics by Willy Russell

Directed by Katie Steuart-Robins

SYNOPSIS: Willy Russell’s beloved musical takes centre stage in our second production for 2019. Twins Mickey and Eddie are separated at birth. Inextricably linked, their lives orbit each other as tensions mount and, ultimately, tragedy reigns. An audience favourite for 35 years, see this exciting new production from director Katie Steuart-Robins and musical director Matthew Pearson

Crnr Stephens and Ferry Streets, Nerang

BOOKINGS:  (07) 55960300 or BOOK Online

www.javeenbah.org.au

MURWILLUMBAH THEATRE COMPANY

March 29-14 April 7.30pm NSW time

FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Joanne Murray-Smith

Directed by Penny Irving

Murwillumbah Civic Centre.

10-14 Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah NSW

SYNOPSIS: Margot Mason, celebrated feminist, academic, mother and author of best seller The Cerebral Vagina has never had any problems with inspiring adulation.  As she sits in her country home, struggling with a deadline, in walks Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot's biggest fans.  Initially flattered, Margot is less pleased when Molly threatens to kill her.

BOOK; www.murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com.au 

Audition: Tuesday, January 22

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN LITTLE THEATRE

MARCH 29 – April 13

SOCIAL CLIMBERS – by Roger Hall

Comedy 

Dir. Warrick Bailey and Lyndall Lancaster

Zamia Theatre, 22 Main St. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN / Book online

http://www.tmlt.com.au/

GOLD COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday 31st March 2 pm

EASTER CONCERT

Little Big Band, String Orchestra, Big Band, Junior Symphony, Advanced Youth Symphony

 7 Community Drive, Ashmore 4214.

Further information, please contact: Patricia at enquiry@gcyo.com.au or 0423 148 992.

Tickets at the Door

www.gcyo.com.au

APRIL 2019

GOLD COAST LITTLE THEATRE

Thu 25 April – Sun 28 April

ONE ACT PLAY SEASON 2019

Limited Season: 5 performances only!

21A Scarborough Street, Southport

BOOK:  www.gclt.com.au  PH: 07 5532 2096

SYNOPSIS: Each year, GCLT produces a One Act Play season to allow less experienced directors to try their hand at directing a short play, and provide them with access to mentoring from more experienced directors, as well as access to the facilities available in a working theatre. After receiving submissions, a programme is assembled, and 5 performances are presented over a 4-day period. Come along and see what the 2019 season has to offer!

MATES THEATRE GENESIS

April 26 / 27, May 3 / 4 and May 10 / 11

THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR by Alan Seymour

Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale

SYNOPSIS: Alan Seymour's controversial play The One Day of the Year is cantred on ANZAC Day in the 1960s and challenges Australians to re-examine an event that has become a major historical icon.  The One Day of the Year asks us to weigh the issues in the balance and to redefine our sense of nationhood through the pain of a family forced into a new reality.

Go to  www.matestg.org.au and become an email subscriber.

TWEED THEATRE COMPANY INC.

April 27, 28; May 4,5,11 &12 all matinees at 2 pm

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens

Based on the classic by Lewis Carroll

Directed by Natalie Trengove

By arrangement with Origin theatrical on behald of Dramatic Publishing Company Woodstock, Illinois

Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW

Tickets: At the Door; Tweed & Murwillumbah Information Centres

BOOK: www.tweedtheatre.com.au

Audition: 3rd February 2019 St Monicas, Tugun 

MAY 2019

THE DRAMA MERCHANT

May 1st 11am

Gold Coast Little Theatre, Southport

3rd - 5th May 7pm and 5pm

Preece House, Nerang

The Radioplay Hour  - LITTLE WOMEN

BOOKINGS: www.thedramamerchant.com.au 

BOOK HERE

Think of The Radioplay Hour as an audio book performed live before your very ears, with the option of a retro visual and interactive component. This performance, Louisa May Alcott’s universally beloved novel and coming of age story, will take place at two venues and will make it a personally involving and a welcomed escape, as the Drama Merchant transports you back to a time when radio was king.

TUGUN THEATRE COMPANY

9th to 25th May 2019

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER by Marc Camoletti

Directed by Rianna Hartney-Smith

SYNOPSIS: Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress whilst his wife is away. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend along to provide the alibi. What could possibly go wrong? Well suppose everyone needs an alibi and everyone’s alibis get confused with everyone else’s? An evening or hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Tugun Village Community Centre

414 Coolangatta Road, Tugun

BOOKINGS: 0449788486

www.tuguntheatre.org

SPOTLIGHT THEATRICAL COMPANY - HALPIN AUDITORIUM

17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 MAY, 1, 6, 7, 8 JUNE 7:30pm

26 MAY, 2 JUNE 2:00pm

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN The Musical

Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture

Book by TERRENCE MCNALLY Music by MARC SHAIMAN

Lyrics by SCOTT WITTMAN & MARC SHAIMAN

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Director/Choreographer Clay English

Musical Director Shari Ward

SYNOPSIS: Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged cheques, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty who pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers, a riveting story and Shaiman and Wittman's sparkling new songs.

BOOKINGS (07) 5539 4255

www.spotlighttheatre.com.au

GOLD COAST PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Thursday 23rd May, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm (Doors open 7:15 pm)

BIGGEST EVENING SUPPER

a fundraiser in aid of the Queensland Cancer Council!
Admission is by donation at the door. 
Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Centre, Community Drive, Ashmore

"The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, along with conductor Camillio Manricks,cordially invite you to attend an exciting and fun filled musical evening, supper included, on Thursday 23rd May, as part of the Queensland Cancer Council's "Biggest Morning Tea" event. Come join the orchestra as they open the doors of their rehearsal rooms for an evening of entertainment in aid of Cancer Council Australia. Sit in among the players and see what the audience does not always see."
All donations made during the evening will go directly to the Queensland Cancer Council.
A raffle with multiple prizes will provide added excitement.
BOOK via e mail to gc.philharmonic.com or Reserve your FREE tickets online HERE

JAVEENBAH THEATRE COMPANY

May 24th - June 8th

Fri 24, Sat 25, Sun 26 matinee, Fri 31, Sat 1, Sun 2 matinee,Thurs 6, Fri 7, Sat 8.

Evenings at 7.30pm; Matinees at 2pm

THE PENELOPIAD

By Margaret Atwood

Directed by Kaela Gray

SYNOPSIS: Odysseus sails purposefully towards the Trojan War, leaving loyal wife Penelope behind to fend for herself. The decades mount as she awaits his return, her dutiful handmaidens her only salvation. An intriguing re-telling of literary classic The Iliad, this is one of Margaret Atwood’s writing triumphs. Directed by Kaela Gray and choreographed by Kylie Davis-Davenport

Crnr Stephens and Ferry Streets, Nerang

BOOKINGS:  (07) 55960300 or BOOK Online

www.javeenbah.org.au

MURWILLUMBAH THEATRE COMPANY

May 24 - June 9

ITS MY PARTY AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO by Elizabeth Coleman

Directed by Bryanne Jardine

Murwillumbah Civic Centre 10-14 Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah NSW

SYNOPSIS: Ron Patterson has only 111 minutes left to live and he invites the kids around for sausage rolls, salads and a bit of quality time. As he attempts to tie up the loose ends of his life, all the juicy neuroses of his very dysfunctional family come to the fore.

BOOK: ONLINE: www.murwillumbahtheatre.com.au 

Audition: Tuesday, March 12

JUNE 2019

GOLD COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Saturday 1st June 6 pm

JAM 'N JAZZ

with Little Big Band & Big Band

 7 Community Drive, Ashmore 4214.

Further information, please contact: Patricia at enquiry@gcyo.com.au or 0423 148 992

Pre-booking required.

www.gcyo.com.au

GOLD COAST LITTLE THEATRE

Sat 8 June – Sat 29 June

AWAY

By Michael Gow

Directed by Stuart Lumsden

By arrangement with Shanahan Management Propriety Ltd

21A Scarborough Street, Southport

BOOK:   www.gclt.com.au  PH: 07 5532 2096

SYNOPSIS: Since first being performed in 1986, AWAY has become one of the most produced Australian plays of all time. It tells the story of three internally conflicted families holidaying on the coast for Christmas, hoping that the holiday will resolve the crisis that each family faces. AWAY's accessible storyline and identifiable characters make it the best known work of the 13 Gow has authored, and it is widely considered an Australian classic.

GOLD COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Saturday 9th June 2 pm

MID YEAR CONCERT

String Orchestra, Junior Symphony

 7 Community Drive, Ashmore 4214.

Enquiries: enquiry@gcyo.com.au or 0423 148 992

Tickets at the Door

www.gcyo.com.au