MEDIA RELEASE, Thursday 11th July, 2019
Look Who’s Ruffling the (Pink) Feathers in Broadbeach
DYNMANIC DUO TEAM UP FOR AN AMBITIOUS RE-INVENTION OF AN ICONIC GOLD COAST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE!
Hospitality Honcho Tony Rigas and Entertainment Extraordinaire Sue Porrett have announced that they are teaming up for an ambitious project, set to reignite the allure of Broadbeach.
The formidable pair are pleased to announce that they have just secured a 10-year lease on an iconic landmark venue, right in the heart of the dining and entertainment precinct. The cornersite of 88 Surf Parade and Victoria Ave Broadbeach is about to be transformed into a theatre cabaret and entertainment destination! The two-storey 797m2 landmark site has been sitting empty for over two years and has been in desperate need for a new operator to breathe new life into the location and at the same time give Broadbeach a good dose of adrenalin in the veins of the suburb.
Tony Rigas is a name etched in the city’s fabric when it comes to Hospitality. His career spans over 30 years and his experience is unparalleled! He has created and led some of the biggest and most successful venues in the city including Shooters Saloon Bar, Quest Lounge Bar & Club, Mybar, Love Nightlife, Opium Restaurant & Champagne Bar, The Oriental Whiskey only to mention a few.
Sue Porrett is the owner and founder of Aerial Angels Australia with over 30 years’ experience in all forms of live shows and theatre and has toured the world as both a creative director and producer. Aerial Angels Australia is globally known as one of the leading international entertainment and production facilitators and boasts an impressive kaleidoscope of creations including Viva Tropicana (Ocean Park Hong Kong) and The Great Moscow Circus 50th Anniversary Australian Tour.
The Gold Coast will also remember her spectacular show, Lumi Air which featured in the Grande Chapiteau at Broadwater Parklands, Jupiters Theatre and also at Sunway Lagoon Malaysia. Popular shows Zircus and Solaria also appeared at Jupiters Theatre and recently Sue worked with Village Roadshow Outback Spectacular Heartland.
“Nearly 20 years ago l worked with Sue to bring real entertainment to my venues. I have always believed in combining the right people with the right environment creates the perfect entertainment venues. I am thrilled to be working with Sue on our exciting new project. Get ready Gold Coast!”said Tony Rigas.
With entertainment darling Sue Porrett working with Tony, there is certain to be an element of theatrical performance in the new space. “There will be spectacular show and entertainment element to the new venue! Our venue will be an intimate theatre setting that will play host to talent sourced from all over the world. As for the rest, my lips are sealed!
The city will love our new venue and l am absolutely ecstatic to be working with Tony on this massive project. We can’t wait to reveal what we have planned,”stated Sue Porrett. “I believe people should be entertained…truly entertained! And that’s our job not the job of the guest. I have been creating entertaining spaces for many years and this is by far the most exciting! This is not a nightclub! Our venue will be an eclectic playground bringing entertainment with a Las Vegas flare back to Broadbeach!” stated Tony Rigas.
The talented duo are currently working on a complete overhaul of the location and will announce further details in coming months.