The Arts Centre Gold Coast Launches 2016 Season

16 November 2015 | 3:47 pm | Staff Writer

Music, dance, theatre and more

The Arts Centre Gold Coast has revealed their 2016 program of events, spanning music, theatre and dance.

Comic act Trash Test Dummies opens the season in January. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will then bring the chuckles in May.

The dance season features Sydney Dance Company's touring production of double bill CounterMove, comprised of Cacti and Lux Tenebris. Circus programming is represented in Il Ritorno by Circa, a circus work based on Claudio Monteverdi's Ill Ritorno D'Ulisse, telling the story of Ulysses returning home after the war.

The theatre season is chockers, beginning with a touring production of Queensland Theatre Company's Quartet. At the end of April Sugarland is the story of two teenage girls coming of age. Motherland by Katherine Lyall-Watson takes over the stage in May, a story of three women from three very different times. Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical brings something a little fun to the mix in June, before an adaptation of Li Cunxin's picture book autobiography The Peasant Prince in early July. Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot will be brought into the present by Mercury's Wings Theatre Company. The Barber Of Seville plays in July, on the 200th anniversary of its first performance. Viral runs in September, a new work about discimination on social media and its impacts on the community. In October, Bell Shakespeare's Othello tours to The Arts Centre.

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On the music front, Sankofa combines African music, dance and culture, and Dirtsong by Black Arm Band, features songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages.

Other features of the season include The 7 Sopranos, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the playful The Moon's A Balloon, a touring production of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra taking on Stravinsky, and end-of-year Christmas carols.

For more information, or to purchase a Season Package, head to The Arts Centre Gold Coast website.