What's on: Sunshine Coast
POWERFUL PLAY COMES TO NAMBOUR
JOHN Pielmeier's award-winning drama Agnes of God ran for 599 performances in its first Broadway release in 1982, and has been produced all around the world since then. Its enduring popularity lies not only in its riveting and suspenseful story, but in its ability to make the audience ask big questions, just as the characters in the play do. A young nun (Genevieve Langford) stands accused of murdering her newborn infant in her room, and a court appointed psychiatrist (Naomi Clasholm) is sent to question whether she is mentally fit to be brought to trial. Mother Superior Miriam Ruth (Yvie Somerville) is concerned not only to protect Agnes, but also their cloistered way of life. But none of these characters is without a back story, and the investigation will rouse clashes and challenges for them all.
Want to find out why audiences have been intrigued by Agnes of God for so many years? This production by highly experienced director Judith Boyd (Calendar Girls, Hating Alison Ashley) will resonate with you for many years to come. Agnes of God opens on September 28 at 7.30pm and continues till October 6 at Lind Lane Theatre, 16 Mitchell Street, Nambour. Bookings: go to indlane.com.au or phone 1300 732 764.
WICKED - THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WITCHES OF OZ!
BROADWAY is alive and thriving on the Sunshine Coast. Don't miss Little Seed Theatre Company's production of Wicked for four performances only at The J Theatre Noosa. This production of Wicked will be magical and magnificent and hope you are able to come along, bring your families and friends, see a great show and be inspired - you are guaranteed to leave the theatre uplifted for sure.
Wicked is the most successful theatre production of its time anywhere in the world opened on Broadway in 2003 and unfolds the untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. At The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads. Noosa Show Weekend - Friday, September 7 (2pm matinee and 6.30pm) and Saturday, September 8 (2pm matinee and 6.30pm). Ticket Price: $45 Adult / $38.50 Concession (Senior, Pensioner, Student) / $38.50 Groups 10+. Go to thej.com.au or phone (07) 5329 6560.
SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND
COME along and enjoy a concert to celebrate Life and the achievements of Sailability Sunshine Coast. Join the Sunshine Coast Concert Band in an afternoon of fun, filled with music, song and dance, as they bring to life some of the unforgettable music that has filled our lives. Join singers Tanya McFadyen and Alan Winter, as they "rock” the afternoon away. Special guest artist, Fiona Simpson MP. Enjoy That Old Time Rock n' Roll, Pretty Woman, Cracklin Rosie and many more great hits pumped out by a great 40 piece concert band - Swing to I Won't Dance, a Fred Astaire classic. An afternoon of sound to remember. Sailability has had a great year to date with several hundred more experiences of "Freedom on the Water” for our clients with disabilities.
On Saturday, September 15 at 2pm, Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Adults only $15 including afternoon tea. A donation would be appreciated from children, disabled and carers. Bookings: Tickets available at the door. For information regarding future concerts, go to sccb.org.au or phone Mark Dowsett on 0419 396 549.
WELSH SOCIETY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
YOU are warmly invited to a spectacular Welsh Society sponsored afternoon programme of music and food. Our Annual Sunshine Coast Welsh Society Festival Of Music on Sunday, September 23 from 1.30pm, sharp at The Uniting Church, Queen Street, Caloundra. Our festival of music 'cymanfa ganu', wll have a superb afternoon tea to follow at only $15 per person (under 18s are free). Pay cash at the door. Only 300 seats so please consider. Free parking. If you wish to reserve seats for groups, phone Jonathan Jones on 0413 085 838.
THE SUNSHINE COAST JAZZ CLUB
WE ARE proud to host the premiere appearance on the Sunshine Coast of the Clarence Jazz Men who will be performing at the Caloundra Power Boat Club on Sunday, September 16 from 2pm. The Clarence Jazzmen have become an institution of good time jazz on the north coast of New South Wales.
They play the repertoire the old Australian jazz bands covered, popular show songs and jazz classics, from Buddy Bolden's Blues of the 1920s to Mercy, Mercy, Mercy from the '60s. The Sunshine Coast Jazz club is a non-profit organisation and is endeavouring to bring to the members and jazz lovers the best of the best. The show will be an afternoon of entertainment not to be missed. Phone Julie on 0412 789 957 and for tickets phone Carlyn on 0427 782 960 or email email@example.com. Cost is $22.50 for seniors and $25 for non-members.
QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra returns to The Events Centre, Caloundra on Wednesday, September 26 at 7.30pm with their new production The Best of Movie Music. This special evening will include a full orchestra of 71 performers under conductor Guy Noble. Come along and enjoy the beauty and power of some of cinema's finest soundtracks in this concert fit for everyone. Be inspired by themes from Gladiator and the timeless Lawrence of Arabia. Embrace Morricone's nostalgic score for Cinema Paradiso, which adds depth to every scene.
No movie themed concert would be complete without something from Star Wars, and try and stop yourself from crying as Lai's award-winning Love Story reminds you of the film's tragic tale. The performance will begin with students from the newly formed Sunshine Coast Mayoral Orchestra showcasing the results of workshops with Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians. At The Events Centre, Caloundra. Tickets: $65 / Concession & Group 10+: $60 / School Student: $30. For bookings, go to theeventscentre.com.au or phone (07) 5491 4240.
TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS
AMONGST a host of organised events, you can choose to indulge in local organic food and wine, experience local culture with live music, tour the exhibiting gardens or appreciating classic cars. Each activity is set to enliven the event and add enjoyment for visitors time in the 'Garden City'. rguably the highlight of the carnival is the Grand Central Floral Parade with the awe-inspiring floats and displays.
But the Carnival also includes an awesome program of family-friendly entertainment with everything from amazing parades to kids rides, live entertainment, kids activities, celebrity Chef dinners and much more held in multiple sites in Toowoomba. On September 21-30. To find out more about the 2018 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, including the full program of events, go to tcof.com.au.