Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved Victorian children’s novel The Secret Garden, reimagined as a musical by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Marsha Norman, is Bankstown Theatre Company’s October 2016 production.
It’s one of the most spectacular musicals of all time, and from October 15, Sydney audience’s will once again get to witness the supercalifragilistic Disney classic musical Mary Poppins, when Willoughby Theatre Company’s production opens at The Concourse in Chatswood.
This production is directed and choreographed by Declan Moore, whose recent turns with the company (The Phantom of the Opera and Evita) led to sold out seasons.
The eyes of community theatres around Australia were on CLOC Musical Theatre for its Australian Non-Professional Premiere of Wicked. The set and costumes will be used by ten companies all over the country, then exported to New Zealand. CLOC’s technical wizard Grant Alley, and Andrew Davis share their thoughts.
They say if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Castle Hill Players’ next production, Boeing Boeing, promises to deliver a night of laughs and entertainment as this French farce, set in 1960s Paris hits the Pavilion Theatre stage from Friday 23 September until Saturday 15 October.
On Friday 9 September, Canberra Repertory launched a thorough reference work and memory jogger written by seasoned REP member Jonathan Pearson: the book What’s a Show? The Chronicles of Canberra Repertory Society Shows 1932–2015.
He’s in demand among Adelaide community theatre companies, but one of Adelaide’s most notable young actors is donning a Director’s hat for the time being, to help the South Coast Choral and Arts Society produce the Tony Award-winning classic, Pippin the Musical. Lesley Reed reports.