For St Luke’s Theatre Society, 2020 meant many changes. Firstly, because of construction work on their home premises, they had to find alternate premises for the year. They negotiated with the Anglican Christ Church at Yeronga. The first play was set to be Oscar Wilde’s classicThe impo
Stage Whispers Perth correspondent Kimberley Shaw shares ways of making your audience and company as safe as possible during the outbreak of Covid 19.
Be aware that advice is changing very quickly, so little theatres (with an audience under 500) may NOT be able to perform next weekend, but these measures will also be helpful when we return to business after the worst of the outbreak.
Community Theatres across Australia are cancelling or postponing their seasons due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
In Victoria CentreStage Geelong announced that their planned programming of West Side Story has been postponed and not be onstage during the originally planned March 27th– April 4th season at the Geelong Arts Centre.
NOTE: Most Communuity Theatre productions have been postponed for the moment due to Covid19. All our advertisements have links back to the relevant theatre companies, so please click on the ads to go to their websites for the latest news. In the listings, the names of our subcriber groups have been hyperlinked, so you also can simply click on those links as well, to check out your local company.
Jukebox is set to provide the soundtrack for Community Musical Theatre in 2020.
Draculas Cabaret restaurant was the new venue to host the Gold Palm Theatre Awards formerly Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards) on Monday 2 December 2019.
It was the 11th presentation night of the award which covers not only the Gold Coast community theatre but also those in Ipswich, Toowoomba and Morton Bay. Hosted for the sixth time by musical theatre star Ian Stenlake it was night of celebration with musical acts drawn form the nominees.
Image: (L-R) Tony Sheldon (Guest of Honour), Kate Peters (Convenor), Ian Stenlake (Compere).
Who doesn't want to be a star? Stage Whispers spoke to Gillian Peterson, Di O'Ferrall, Christine Heard and Tim Foley - four loyal members of community theatre ensembles who are thrilled to bits to be part of the chorus.
Queensland Music Theatre
Retired Ballet Dancer
“I just love the whole excitement of being on stage. I can’t imagine life without it.