Community Theatre

Javeenbah Presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Rabbit Hole

Javeenbah Theatre (Gold Coast, Qld) presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, from May 15 – 30, 2015.

A profound and painfully touching examination of grief, the play follows the story of a young couple who embark on a bitter-sweet search for comfort in the darkest of places after a terrible family tragedy.

When the Pulitzer Prize winner comes to the Javeenbah Theatre stage in May, Director Barry Gibson says audiences can expect ‘to be moved emotionally’.

Be careful what you wish for…. at Chatswood

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale, Into the Woods, presented by Chatswood Musical Society 1-9 May.

Jake’s Women for Galleon Theatre Group

When directors and theatre companies look for plays with audience appeal the works of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Neil Simon invariably come into the mix. It’s therefore no surprise that Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group didn’t need much persuading by Director Warren McKenzie to stage Simon’s Jake’s Women as the company’s first 2015 show.

Known as Chapter 3 by some, Jake’s Women is a touching and funny story about letting go of yesterday and embracing the here and now.

Jolly Holiday as CLOC’s Mary Poppins Kids Go Fly a Kite

When CLOC Musical Theatre’s of Mary Poppins hits the stage at the National Theatre in St Kilda in May, amongst the cast of 38 for are seven talented, confident and very excited young performers, aged between 10-12, who were selected from 80 children who auditioned for a coveted role in this much anticipated production.

Community Theatre Seasons 2015.

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.

1959 Comedy Horror Film Becomes ‘Stage Noir’

A CLASSIC cult movie from the late 1950s is being brought to life as a stage production during May and June 2015.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre (WA), the 1959 comedy horror film A Bucket of Blood has been adapted for the stage by Mitch Brian as The Temperamental Artist.

It follows Walter Paisley, a bus boy at a beatnik café, who dreams of being an artist. After accidentally killing his landlady’s cat, he covers it with clay and passes it off as sculpture and suddenly finds himself an overnight success.

The Drowsy Chaperone for Shire

Following their successful season of The Addams Family late last in 2015, Shire Music Theatre (NSW) is presenting The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Comedy from April 17 – 26.

The completely original musical comedy with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar, takes audiences on a wonderful journey back to the golden era of musical theatre... all without leaving one man’s New York apartment.

White Family Steps in Time with CLOC's Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins has delighted, entertained and enchanted generations of readers, movie audiences and theatregoers “in the most delightful way” with its tale of the magical nanny with her umbrella and bag of tricks.

When Melbourne’s CLOC Musical Theatre presents the Broadway musical adaptation of this magical tale in May, the show will be a real family affairor the White family.  Not only are husband and wife team Lynette and Chris co-directing the show, but Lynette is also choreographing and Chris is designing and painting the set.

Musical Tribute to Gallipoli at Garrick Theatre

GARRICK Theatre is paying tribute to those involved in the Gallipoli campaign, as part of 2015’s 100-year commemoration in April.

Split in two halves, Garrick Salutes Gallipoli features old-time music hall entertainment and a melodrama written by well-known local Guildford resident Bernard Doyle.

Arranged, compiled and directed by Kerry Goode and Susan Vincent, the music hall features World War I songs such as Keep The Home Fires Burning, There’s A Long Long Trail A Winding and There’s Something About A Soldier.

Four-Fendered Family Friend Flies into Adelaide

Ian Fleming’s wonderful family tale Chitty Chitty Bang Bang couldn’t be further removed from his famous James Bond series, except perhaps for the fact that very imaginative and fantastically equipped motor vehicles feature in each. Now the stage musical version of the classic story about the Potts family and a flying car is about to touch down in Adelaide for an April school holiday season, courtesy of Pelican Productions.