SCD Arts Saturday January 18 2014
Last chance to see Cinderella
Pantomime is an old English theatrical tradition, involving lots of audience participation and characters inspired by the stock characters of 15th and 16th Century commedia del ‘arte. Men play key female roles in a panto – they are the “panto dames” – and in the case of BATS Theatre Co’s traditional staging of Cinderella, the Ugly Stepsisters are played by Dennis Coleman and Kennedy Fox. Catch the final performances of Cinderella today and tomorrow at 10am & 4pm. All tickets $12 – children under 4 years free. Bookings online batstheatre.com or call 5445 2515
Season Launch Soiree
The Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance Season Launch Soiree is a chance to socialise with local theatre lovers and theatre makers during an enjoyable evening at Noosa Arts Theatre on Saturday February 8. Canapés will be served, and a cash bar will be available (no BYO). Each member theatre group will give us a sneak peak of their forthcoming season, with preview performances from selected productions, and more fun and frivolity to follow. Limited capacity. Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343
The Making of The Great Lover
Love is very often a comedy, don’t you think? Local playwright, Jo Denver, has penned this new play, The Making of The Great Lover, about a gorgeous young Italian who rises to fame in the role of The Great Lover, in a film written by the wife of an English pig breeder. Directed by Jo Denver and Michelle Connelly, this is a deliciously decadent tale of exotic desire, opening at The Lind in time for Valentine’s Day. Bookings online lindlane.com.au or call 5441 1814
The Greenroom Project
A cabaret show, a talk show and a live showcase in one, The Greenroom Project is Australia’s first live cabaret talk show. Jam-packed with on the couch interviews, celebrity guest artists, special music performances and an open mic segment showcasing each month, five of the hottest new musical theatre performers, accompanied by The Greenroom Project Musical Director Brad Rush. If you’re a performer, find out how to submit your audition and if you’re a cabaret, comedy or musical theatre fan, get a group of friends together and car pool it down to the Arts Centre Gold Coast. Details thegreenroomproject.com.au
USC’s Performing Arts Kollective (PAK) is holding a super fun fundraising BBQ sausage sizzle on January Saturday 25 from 10am – 4pm outside Woolworths in Currimundi, on the corner of Bellara Drive and the Nicklin Way. Support the performers involved in PAK and find out what they’re up to in 2014. Details on Facebook.
Support Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod at Grill’d
Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod is one of the nominated local groups to benefit from Grill’d Local Matters donation program at Grill’d Sunshine Plaza this month. Each month Grill’d donates $500 to local groups and asks their customers to decide whom the money goes to. When you buy a burger, you receive a token to put into one of 3 jars representing the different groups. Whoever has the most tokens at the end of the month receives $300. The other two groups receive $100 each. Spread the word and head on down to Grill’d Sunshine Plaza to show your support for Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod.