If Elphaba and Galinda didn’t defy gravity at your local musical theatre company in 2016, they’re more than likely to land in your part of Oz in 2017, with Wicked set to be the most performed musical on the Community Theatre circuit.
Demand for the lavish sets, which have already been created for the mega-musical, exceeds their availability.
Chatswood Musical Society (NSW) is to present the Australian premiere of the Broadway musicalIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, a musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing mums, unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns … at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 31 March, 2017.
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Gone With The Wind, and some of the problems encountered, is the first production of 2017 for Limelight Theatre in Wanneroo, WA.
Written by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Ron Hutchinson and directed by Carryn McLean, Moonlight and Magnolias is loosely based on the fact that, in 1939, Gone With The Wind producer David O. Selznick shut down production after three weeks of filming because he was unhappy with the screenplay.
Kicking off the 2017 Season of plays at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill Players (In Sydney's North West) will present Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls from Friday 3 February through to Saturday 25 February.
Many people would be familiar with the highly successful 2003 Miramax film based on a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for Leukaemia Research under the auspices of the Women's Institute in April 1999.
Heidelberg Theatre Company presents Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day From February 17 to March 4, 2017
Australia Day is a set in the imaginary small town of Coriole, somewhere near the eastern seaboard. The play deals with the six committee members and their battles to agree on the programme of the titular event.
The big day finally arrives and with it hilarity and disaster in equal measure. The portaloos overflow, the sausages are past their use-by date and the heavens open.
GET ready to rock! A high-energy musical, featuring a story of rivalry and power, is set to come alive in February and March 2017.
Presented by Black Box Creations and directed by Katherine Freind, Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming and having the time of their lives.