The Gondoliers was Gilbert and Sullivan's last great success and the G&S Society Tasmania again bring it alive at The Playhouse, Hobart. Amongst the canals of Venice and a palatial setting in Barataria, this musical treat is filled with true love, mistaken identity, the verve of a cachucha and the grace of a gavotte, and is brought to life by the voices and energy of an outstanding local cast.
Peace talks between the parents of two eleven year old boys implicated in a park altercation involving stick hitting and name calling have broken down. A lounge room brawl ensued after pleasantries over coffee and cake crumbled.
Herein lies the premise of the Mount Players (Victoria) latest theatrical offering - God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, running from August 26 to September 17.
Hornsby Musical Society (NSW) presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from August 26 to September 3, 2011. The all-singing and dancing musical comedy based on the popular 1988 movie starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin (and written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning) recreates the film’s entertaining mix of romance and rip-off!
The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, directed by Kaye Lopez at The Theatre on Chester (NSW) from July 29, features a seven-sided love ‘triangle’ where all its secrets are not revealed until the final curtain.
Willoughby Theatre Company (NSW) is gearing up to be the opening act with their production of The Boy From Oz when The Concourse opens later this year in Willoughby. The Concourse is a $150 million arts complex in the heart of Chatswood. The theatre seats 500 patrons. It is a two tiered raked proscenium arch theatre with fly tower and orchestra pit. It is one of the most technically sophisticated new theatres in Sydney. The Concourse also contains a 1,000 seat Concert Hall, Function areas, an underground library, restaurants and open garden areas.