Community Theatre

Teaching an Old Tapper New Tricks

Natalie Pedler describes the excruciating challenge of re-learning to tap dance, memorizing lots of lines and squeezing into a leotard on the wrong side of 50.

2017 Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards

Royal intrigue, the French Revolution and a Disney classic were the subjects that propelled companies and a school to take out the top prizes in the 2017 Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards.

The Outstanding Community Theatre Production award was shared between the Gold Coast Little Theatre’s production of Crown Matrimonial (based on Edward and Mrs Simpson) and Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s production of Les Misérables.

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards, the 31st annual Bruce Awards, were announced at a ceremony at the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, on Saturday December 9, 2017.

Big winners on the evening were Babirra Music Theatre and CLOC Musical Theatre, wtaking home a total of seven awards each. Babirra took out seven awards for their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, including Production of the Year, while CLOC Musical Theatre’s awards were spread across their productions of Les Misérables and A Chorus Line.

UTS Backstage Presents Monty Python’s Spamalot

England 932 A.D. A Kingdom divided. Legend tells of an extraordinary leader who arose from the chaos to unite a troubled kingdom. A man with a vision, who gathered Knights together in a Holy Quest. This man was Arthur, King of the Britons!

Thriller Farce for Castle Hill

There is no better way to finish off the 2017 season of plays at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill than with a murder mystery thriller farce, Wanted – One Body!  which opens on Friday 17 November and runs until Saturday 9 December.

Moon Over Buffalo

Farce is one of the most entertaining forms of theatre! Highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable situations propel the action. It is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Furthermore, a farce is often set in one particular location, where all events occur, with many many doors!

Ken Ludwig, famous for Lend Me A Tenor,is a modern master of farce. His subsequent play, Moon Over Buffalo is equally as masterful.

Terry Pratchett’s Mort for Perth

DEATH comes to us all – but in the case of Roleystone Theatre’s November / December 2017 production of Terry Pratchett’s Mort, he offers the title character a job.

Dying of Alzheimer’s in early 2015, Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, selling more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.

Comedy In Mother-Daughter Truths

THE perils of growing up and growing old are being explored in a frank and funny family drama at Melville Theatre (WA) during November and December 2017.

Written by April de Angelis and directed by Miles Openshaw, Jumpy focuses on 50-year-old Hilary who is in an unexciting marriage, faces redundancy at work and has a volatile relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter.

When Hilary discovers her daughter is pregnant, she embarks on a journey for self-understanding – with surprising and comical results.

Boarding Pass For French Farce

This French farce swings to the Latin beat of the early 1960s. Meet Bernard, a young, savvy Parisian playboy who has the world on a string. He is engaged simultaneously to three gorgeous airline hostesses, each completely unaware of each other thanks to accommodating flight schedules and his exasperated butler Maurice.

Wicked at Glen Street Theatre

Manly Musical Society is presenting the Broadway hit Wicked at Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, for a limited run of ten performances in December 2017.