Community Theatre

Away to Play at Brunswick.

Purely Pensive Productions (Vic) are presenting Michael Gow’s classic Australian play Away at the Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, Brunswick from September 15 to 17.

The 39 Steps at Heidelberg

Heildeberg Theatre Company (Vic) presents The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow’s entertaining adaptation of the John Buchan / Alfred Hitchcock Espionage classic, from September 15 to October 1, 2011.

The 39 Steps follows the hilarious trials and tribulations of the wrongly accused Richard Hannay as he evades police and finds love while trying to foil the fiendish plot of a devilishly brilliant mastermind. On stage is a rollicking thriller-romance script with madcap vaudeville like comic routines and a delightful array of characters.

Miss Marple Whodunit for Limelight in WA

Things are not always what they seem – as evidenced in the September / October production at Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo (W.A.), with its puzzle of scattered clues, mixed motives and concealed identities.

Written by Agatha Christie and directed by Sue Mainwaring, A Murder Is Announced is set in an English country village house and features the famed amateur detective Miss Marple.

In A Murder Is Announced, a killing is advertised in the local paper with the location – and people turn up, waiting for the crime to unfold.

RENT for Chatswood

Chatswood Musical Society (NSW) presents RENT from September 23 to October 1 at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood.

With every generation, comes a musical that talks to its audience.

RENT is one of those musicals.

Jonathan Larson’s iconic musical for our times is a joyous and turbulent journey celebrating life, love and beauty amidst the tough realities of modern living.

Nunsensations! For Sutherland

Following their sell-out success with Nunsense in 2008, Engadine Musical Society (NSW) is presenting Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue from September 9 to 18.

Wyong Juniors in Disney’s High School Musical

Wyong Musical Theatre Company’s Juniors (NSW Central Coast) are presenting Disney’s High School Musical On Stage at the Wyong Memorial Hall from September 23 to October 1, 2011.

Produced by Wyong Musical Theatre Company, High School Musical On Stage features all the characters and chart-topping songs from the smash-hit movie.

For the uninitiated, High School Musical is the story of basketball captain Troy and the brainy but shy Gabriella who discover that they have a common passion for singing.

Man of La Mancha for Brisbane

Southeast Queensland Independent Dramatic and Musical Society (SQUIDS) stage Man of La Mancha at Redcliffe Cultural Centre from September 1 to 3, 2011.

A Chorus Line next for Miranda (NSW)

A Chorus Line - the much loved musical based on the unheralded men and women who make up the chorus line – will be presented by Miranda Musical Society at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre (NSW) from September 21 to 25, 2011.

Spelling Bee at JYM theatre co.

JYM theatre co. brings to life the quirky and energetic world of competitive spelling with The 25th Annual Putnam Counting Spelling Bee from August 20 - 27, 2011 at the Phoenix Theatre in Elwood (Victoria).

The six-time nominated Tony Award winning musical is a comedy about a group of middle school kids hoping to win their state Spelling Bee, with a coveted spot at Nationals on the line. The show takes its audience through the surprisingly touching and sometimes painfully funny moments of prepubescence and exposes the idiosyncrasies of each competitor.

Cheeky, Naughty Avenue Q Puppets for Rockdale (NSW).

The Rockdale Musical Society production of Avenue Q will still play from September 9 to 17, proving that truly 'the show must go on.' 

The naughty puppets' neighbourhood has had a sudden change of address, from Rockdale to nearby Brighton Le Sands, after everything but the cast and puppets were locked out of their venue.

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