ABOUT US

Welcome to The Greatest Little Show on Earth!

Stage Door Theatre Restaurant has been wowing audiences since 2005 with beautiful live singing, hilarious comedy and tongue in cheek impersonations. Dazzling costumes and orchestral backing tracks add to the theatrical experience that has won them “Best Attraction on Magnetic Island”.

Throw in a delicious three course meal, great service and a fully stocked bar and you have The Best night out in North Queensland!…if not the world! It’s a slice of Vegas in the tropics!

Professional singer and entertainer Bernadette Smith, alongside the renowned “Boy from Oz” Kevin Wright play to packed houses Friday and Saturday nights all year around, in original shows written exclusively for them by Geoffrey Knight.

Stage Door prides itself on wonderful service and delivering on a night that has it all. Thousands of guests from all over Australia and the world have enjoyed a night of fun, food and frivolity.

Shows change every few months, although every night is a little different due to ad-libbing and interaction with the audience from the stars. It’s perfect for work, social and family groups from 2 – 120.   You can book the place out for special celebrations.

An 20min sunset ferry trip from the mainland and 5min connecting bus delivers guests to the door. You are personally greeted and shown to your seats. A three course meal is served throughout the evening, interspersed with two acts of the comedy cabaret show. Happy Hour is from 5.00pm on Saturday nights and 6.00pm on Friday nights and the bar will remain open until you leave. Decadent Cocktails and delicious Cheese Platters are also available from the bar.

If you can’t make Happy Hour guests arrive on the 6.00pm ferry or if staying locally from 6.30pm. Those guests travelling from the mainland are ushered to the bus and ferry at the end of the night for a moonlit trip home on the 11.00pm Sealink ferry.

Stage Door warmly welcomes Ticket Shop into the fold as their exclusive Box Office and marketing partner in 2017 with 24/7 online booking facilities, “Townsville What’s On” website and two manned ticket offices at Riverway and the Civic Theatre in Townsville. Stage Door guests can now enjoy an even higher level of service and convenience whilst taking Stage Door to even dizzier heights!

Download our 2017 Brochure here

Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith – Owner/Entertainer

Bernadette Smith grew up in Sydney and is a singer/performer/comedienne who from a young age sang with her sisters as a trio The Smith Sisters.  For two years she was the front person for the bush band show, The Jolly Swagman, at the Argyle Tavern (Sydney), singing and performing comedy.  Bernadette played for a year at the Bankstown Theatre Restaurant in Dimboola and has worked extensively in cabaret at Kinselas Sydney (Forbidden Broadway) and at Ducks Crossing Café in Neutral Bay Sydney in Forbidden Melody, Fractured Melody, I, II & III and Excuse Me Girls with Phill Stephens.

Bernadette then starred with Anthony O’Keefe (Cats, Dames at Seas, Forbidden Broadway) for a cabaret season before joining up with Sydney actress/comedienne Helen O’Connor (Breakers, All Saints, GP, White Collar Blue) to devise The Bombshells, a comedy cabaret act featuring tongue-in-cheek impersonations of Hollywood stars as well as some original characters.  They performed at the Glenn Street Theatre, Parramatta Riverside Theatre, the Sydney Cabaret Convention and the Sydney Theatre Company.  For five years they travelled Australia entertaining corporate audiences through Celebrity Speakers in Sydney.

In 2002 Bernadette moved to North Queensland (Magnetic Island) and re-joined her ex singing partner in crime Phill Stephens (who also moved north) to produce and co-write a series of comedy cabaret shows as A Broad with the Queen (Bernadette was the Broad….)  They performed in North Queensland to rave reviews since 2003 and in 2005 opened their very own venue, Stage Door Theatre Restaurant on Magnetic Island.

In 2015 Kevin Wright joined Bernadette on stage as the new line up at Stage Door due to Phill’s retirement.  Kevin celebrates two years at Stage Door and we are looking forward to his third!

Bernadette Smith

Kevin Wright – Entertainer

Kevin has been involved in the theatre scene for the past 15 years and has been both on stage and back stage for over 40 productions in that time. He is often known as “The New Years Eve Guy” after having been the Master of Ceremonies in eight New Year’s Eve productions at the Townsville Civic Theatre for NQOMT.  He was also the assistant director for the 2014 production.

As well as musical theatre, Kevin has been performing in a professional capacity with “Attori” (the “ratpack” style swing trio), with whom he has had the pleasure to have travelled Australia.

His fondest role however was that of the fabulous Mr Peter Allen in NQOMT’s production of the Boy From Oz.  Kevin portrayed Peter Allen in 2009 and again in 2011, the latter earning him the prestigious “outstanding performance by an individual” award in the North Queensland Arts, Culture and Entertainment Awards.  Kevin then had the chance to reprise the role in early 2015, when the Burdekin Singers approached him to head their season.

Having survived his first two years with style and grace, Kevin is honoured to be working alongside Bernadette at Stage Door Theatre on the beautiful Magnetic Island in 2017.

Geoffrey Knight – Writer

Aside from creating the design work the posters and flyers for Stage Door Theatre Restaurant, Award-winning writer Geoffrey Knight is the author of over 30 published novels and novellas, as well as writing seven all-new comedy cabaret shows for the award-winning Stage Door, including Come Fly With Me, Boys and Bombshells, Saturday Night Diva, Shaggadelic and Whodunnit: A Killer Comedy Musical Mystery, Dancing Queen, Some Like it Hot and  A Wild West Country Xmas.In 2017 he added Time Warp and That 80’s Xmas Show and in 2018 Diva Las Vegas.

A fan of film, Broadway, comedy theatre and “a good story well told”, Geoffrey is currently working on a screenplay for a Hollywood producer as well as several more stage shows, and has recently sold the option for his first children’s TV series.

Geoffrey lives in Townsville and currently works at the Bulletin as their feature writer.

Stage Door Theatre

North Queensland’s No. 1 Theatre Restaurant on Magnetic Island

Welcome to The Greatest Little Show on Earth! Stage Door Theatre Restaurant has been wowing audiences since 2005 with beautiful live singing, hilarious comedy and tongue in cheek impersonations. Dazzling costumes and orchestral backing tracks add to the theatrical experience that has won them “Best Attraction on Magnetic Island”.

Throw in a delicious three course meal, great service and a fully stocked bar and you have The Best night out in North Queensland!…if not the world! It’s a slice of Vegas in the tropics!

Professional singer and entertainer Bernadette Smith, alongside the renowned “Boy from Oz” Kevin Wright play to packed houses Friday and Saturday nights all year around, in original shows written exclusively for them by Geoffrey Knight. Stage Door prides itself on wonderful service and delivering on a night that has it all. Thousands of guests from all over Australia and the world have enjoyed a night of fun, food and frivolity.


EXCITING NEWS!!

Stagedoor Theatre Restaurant has 
teamed up with Ticket Shop Townsville

We now offer 24/7 online bookings or you can phone or call into the
Ticket Shop offices at the Civic Theatre or Riverway and book your next show.

Yes, we have entered the 21st Century!

If you have a larger group you can book a table and individually join
that group. It couldn’t be easier !!!!! Just follow the link, were excited
and we trust this new level of service will excite you too!!

“An unexpected delight”

“Who would have thought that little ol’ Magnetic Island would have a world class theatre restaurant. Everything about this show is amazing. The food is beautiful. The show surpassed all my expectations. Bernadette Smith and Kevin Wright are extraordinary talents.”

“A Fun Night”

“This is a really fun activity. It is also well priced. Stage Door provides a three course dinner with the Show for $89AUD. The food was excellent and the guests were all in a very happy party mood.”

“Fantastic Night Out” 

“If you are looking for something a bit special then I would highly recommend a trip to Stage Door. Bernadette and Kevin are wonderful hosts and put on a fabulous musical show that will have you on your feet dancing. The food is great and the cocktails even better!”

“The best fun I’ve had in ages”

“We had one of the best nights ever at the Stage Door. Have not laughed so much in ages. Good old fashioned fun. The food was surprisingly good and the show very professional. Well worth a trip over from Townsville ”

CONTACT US

For any enquiry or further questions to our show can
be obtain from the Ticket Shop on 07 4727 9797
or by filling in the below form.