Mary Poppins will fly around numerous Australian community theatres in 2015, yet again challenging the technical ingenuity of many of our companies. The newly released mega musical is clearly the hot new choice on the circuit, and we look forward to many imaginative solutions. It’s one of two new flying challenges out there this year, though far less companies seem to be leaping at the daunting challenge of levitating a car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
4000 Miles spotlights the relationship between Leo and his grandmother Vera, as it bumps and veers over the span of one month.
Castle Hill Theatre’s production of the play, written by Amy Herzog and based on her own feisty grandmother, directed by Jewell Johnson, opens at the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill, NSW on April 10, 2015.
Put six young people in the throes of puberty along with six adults who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, all vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, and you have the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the most improbable of heroes
Director Katherine Alpert said the cast, made up of 10 talented locals, was ready for opening night - Saturday March 21 - which will mark The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee’s debut at the 78 year-old theatre.
A DAVID versus Goliath story comes to the fore at the Old Mill Theatre in April 2015 as a group of nuns try to save their convent from demolition and being turned into a housing estate.
Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, Hail Mary is an irreverent comedy about some unconventional nuns who discover their Swan Valley convent is to be sold because of its high operating costs.
Part of the current drama curriculum for Year 11 and 12 students, Australian play Ruby Moon is being brought to life by ARENAarts this autumn.
Written by Matt Cameron and directed by Louise Collins at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre, Ruby Moon starts off like a fairytale and eventually becomes a twisted whodunit set in sinister, contemporary suburbia.
After an 18 year absence from Australian stages, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical EVITA plays at the Princess Theatre, Launceston in March 2015.
Bringing to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, EVITA tells the story from her humble beginnings to the enormous wealth and power she gained and her ultimate rise to sainthood.
The Cheltenham Light Opera Company was founded in 1964 with a production of The Pirates of Penzance in a local church hall. In 2014, fifty years later, and now known as CLOC Musical Theatre, the company staged two musicals with a combined budget of $600,000.