Draculas Cabaret restaurant was the new venue to host the Gold Palm Theatre Awards formerly Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards) on Monday 2 December 2019.
It was the 11th presentation night of the award which covers not only the Gold Coast community theatre but also those in Ipswich, Toowoomba and Morton Bay. Hosted for the sixth time by musical theatre star Ian Stenlake it was night of celebration with musical acts drawn form the nominees.
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes -- from the mundane in Act I, “Daily Life,” to the romantic in Act II, “Love and Marriage,” to the finale in Act III, “Death and Eternity.”
The Hills Musical Company are no strangers to the works of Stephen Sondheim. After successful seasons of Sweeney Todd, Company and A Little Night Music, in November 2019 the HMC presents its next musical by the prolific composer: Assassins.
The final production for 2019 at Arts Theatre Cronulla is Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s well-known tragedy about the troubled life of Willy Loman. Set in the 1940s, the story and setting of the play were inspired by events from Miller’s own life, in particular, the life of his salesman uncle and the Brooklyn house where Miller grew up
Who doesn't want to be a star? Stage Whispers spoke to Gillian Peterson, Di O'Ferrall, Christine Heard and Tim Foley - four loyal members of community theatre ensembles who are thrilled to bits to be part of the chorus.
Queensland Music Theatre
Retired Ballet Dancer
“I just love the whole excitement of being on stage. I can’t imagine life without it.