Community Theatre

The Mikado Returns to Rockdale

After an absence of 12 years, Gilbert and Sullivan's much-loved operetta The Mikado will return to the Rockdale Town Hall stage in an all new production directed by Elizabeth Lowrencev.

Play On! - A Love Letter To Community Theatre

Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) continue their 2019 season in June with the comedy, Play On! by Rick Abbot, directed by Margaret Olive 

Play On!tells the story of a plucky community theatre group trying desperately to produce a murder mystery play with a plot which doesn’t actually have a murder, an interfering playwright who keeps changing the script, and an increasingly disgruntled cast and crew. 

God of Carnage for Cronulla

Arts Theatre Cronulla's new production is God of Carnage, a satiric comedy by award-winning French playwright Yasmina Reza, who has been referred to as one of the greatest comedy writers of our time. The play made its London debut in 2008 and subsequently won a Laurence Olivier Award, with the Broadway production earning a Tony Award for best play.

Farcical Leading Ladies at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players present the farce Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwigat the Pavilion Theatre from 31st May until 22nd June, Leading Ladies is directed by the company's President, Stephen Snars.

Les Mis Set to Storm Barricade in Ararat

In 2019 Ararat Musical Comedy Society in Victoria will stage the biggest and most ambitious production in its 46 year history, Les Misérables.

Les Misérables has attracted a cast of 60 from across the region including Ballarat, Stawell and Ararat.

The production is being led by director Pam Wright, who returns to AMCS after previously directing shows including Dusty the Original Pop Diva.

Musical Director is Stephen East and Vocal Director Leanne McCready.

New Zealand Musical Theatre Boom

Musical Theatre in New Zealand is experiencing a ‘golden era’, with record attendances, profile and audition interest. The growth is not in professional theatre, but community theatres which ship professionally built sets and costumes around the country.

The musical theatre scene in New Zealand is a unique one, with the combined factors of a strong economy and some beautiful regional theatres, but a relatively small and geographically spread population.

Sense and Sensibility at Melville Theatre

FLIRTATIOUS fancies and considerable charm form an integral part of the playful-but-faithful adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, at Melville Theatre in WA during May 2019.

Adapted by Kate Hamill in 2016 and directed by Vanessa Jensen, the Austen classic tells the story of the Dashwood sisters and the path their life takes after the sudden death of their father.

1960s London Gangster Comedy for Perth

A BLACK comedy about gangsters in London’s East End during the 1960s comes to South Perth’s Old Mill Theatre in May – and it has more twists and turns than a pretzel.

Presented by Maverick Theatre Productions, A Picture of Betrayal is written and directed by Noel O’Neill and explores the day-to-day life of criminals going about their business of thieving, cheating and killing each other.

Spelling Bee Musical at Roleystone

TONY Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is coming to the Armadale District Hall in May 2019.

Presented by Roleystone Theatre (WA) and directed by Stephen Carr, it follows a group of six mid-pubescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

While openly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their homes, they spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing and pout-inducing bell that signals a spelling mistake. 

Memory Meets Reality in Ten Quid at Stirling Theatre

A STORY of loss, hope, friendship and leaving the past behind add up to Ten Quid, at Stirling Theatre in WA in April / May 2019.

Written by John Grimshaw and directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the journey of a young man returning to Manchester 40 years after his family originally emigrated to Australia.

Mark’s goal is to honour his brother’s wish of scattering his ashes over the sacred turf of his beloved football team.

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