The Broadbent sisters, Emily and Grace, discover Albert G. Dragon.
The Broadbent sisters, Emily and Grace, discover Albert G. Dragon. CONTRIBUTED

Stars align to shower The Indee in good fortune

THE Indee's stars must be in the right aspect this week, considering its good fortune.

Mind you, in saying that, it should be noted that I'm a Gemini and Geminis don't believe in astrology.

Firstly, due to health problems, there was a desperate search to replace yours truly in the role of Squire Peephole in The Reluctant Dragon.

The result? Absolutely zilch, until BATS committee member and seasoned actor David Frank, despite other commitments, turned up to save the day, amid much sighing of relief and promises to put him in the will.

Secondly, the news came through, via MP Peter Wellington's office, that The Indee has been given a tick by the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for a grant to install state-of-the-art LED lighting for its new headquarters at Yandina.

Thirdly, the sound system was installed, aptly, by Josh Watson, a former Indee Youth Theatre member who, after many roles with the senior theatre, went on to study sound engineering.

Fourthly, the Yandina School of Arts stage started getting a much-needed upgrade by Coast lighting guru David Pfieffer.

David, whose expertise in such matters is widely acknowledged, says while it will take some time, eventually the venue's stage facilities should be first class.

Here it is the 23rd day of December and it's just 23 days until the start of the Coast's pantomime season and, a bit like the petrol companies, all ticket prices are the same.

However, The Indee has its traditional add-on: free popcorn for all children.

And not forgetting the special discount offer of "four for 50”. While tickets are $15 each, you can buy four for $50, bringing the price down to $12.50 a ticket - great value.

At The Indee, it's table seating. Book on 5472 8200 or at www.indeetheatre.com