Community Theatre

The Book of Everything at Rockdale

The Guild Theatre at Rockdale in Sydney's south is presenting The Book of Everthing from May 15 to June 13, 2015.

Thomas, aged nine nearly TEN is being brave when he carries the neighbour's shopping into her house because all the kids think she is a witch. Benjamin Goodyear as Thomas and Sue Stapleton as the neighbour admitting she is a witch. 

Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade On WA Stage

ARENAarts (WA) is paying tribute to the late Terry Pratchett by staging an adaptation of Maskerade, one of his popular Discworld novels, during July 2015.

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

Terry Pratchett’sMaskerade is described as a “comedy theatre production of operatic proportions” with a story that has similarities to The Phantom of the Opera.

New Brisbane Company Has Murder in Mind.

Sharmony Productions has been created by two long standing Brisbane actresses, Sharon White and Sandra Harman, in order to produce quality theatre productions focusing small cast plays which showcase the talents of more seasoned performers, as well as up and coming actors.

Cox and Box & Trial by Jury at Rockdale

Jon Smith wears the dual hats of Director and Musical Director for Rockdale Opera Company’s double bill of Cox and Box and Trial by Jury at Rockdale Town Hall from May 30 to June 7, 2015.

CUTTING WIT, GREAT MUSIC & CUTE BOYZ

Director Osman Kabbara, musical director Josh Ransom and choreographer Criag Nhobbs are the team behind Miranda Musical Society’s production of the cult boy band musical ALTAR BOYZ at the Memorial School of Arts, Sutherland from June 12 to 21, 2015. Osman and Craig spoke to Stage Whispers about the show.

When did you first see Altar Boyz and what was your initial reaction to the show?

Monty Python’s Spamalot at MLOC

If rehearsals are any indication, MLOC Productions’ cast and production team promises to ensure audiences enjoy a riotous show when Monty Python’s Spamalot is presented from June 12 – 20 at the Phoenix Theatre, Elwood (Vic).

Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in their search for the Holy Grail.

The show’s writer, Monty Python’s Eric Idle, describes the show as ‘lovingly ripped from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’

The Who’s Tommy at Penrith Panthers

The Who’s Tommy is rapidly heading into production week, playing at Penrith Panthers from May 27, 2015, and no one is more excited than the three diversely talented leads.

Snoopy Sings and Dances at Limelight

ONE of the world’s most famous dogs is about to embark on a major stage musical at Limelight Theatre (WA) in June 2015.

Based on the Charles M. Schulz Peanuts cartoons, Snoopy! The Musical features the famed beagle and the rest of the gang including Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus and Peppermint Patty.

The overall theme is Snoopy’s growing independence, which makes Charlie Brown feel increasingly insecure.

The Who’s TOMMY for Mosman

Mosman Musical Society (NSW) presents Pete Townshend’s rock musical TOMMY at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood from June 19 to 27, 2015.

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatised into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbours. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball, and when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

Australian Stage Classic at Old Mill

A CLASSIC Australian play from the 1950s highlighting parallels with today’s fly-in, fly-out workers takes to the Old Mill Theatre (WA) stage in June.

Written by Ray Lawler and directed by Trevor Dhu, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is considered by literary scholars to be the most significant in Australian theatre history because it provided a turning point where distinctly Australian life and characters were openly and authentically portrayed.

Two itinerant cane cutters, Barney and Roo, have spent the past 16 summers off with two ladies in Melbourne.