Community Theatre

Musical version of Stephen King’s Carrie for Perth

STEPHEN King’s classic novel Carrie is the latest horror-themed stage show to come from Perth’s Dark Psychic Productions – and it’s being brought to life as a musical during October 2017.

Directed by Ryan S. McNally at Phoenix Theatre, the story follows town misfit Carrie White, bullied by the popular crowd while remaining virtually invisible to everyone else.

At home, she is at the mercy of her over-protective and abusive mother – but Carrie soon discovers with her coming-of-age that she has telekinetic powers.

URINETOWN: An Amazing Musical with a Terrible Title 

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, the Broadway musical satire will be presented by Mosman Musical Society (NSW) at the Zenith Theatre in September 2017. The winner of three Tony Awards, URINETOWN was created by the award-winning team of Mark Hollmann (Music and Lyrics) and Greg Kotis (Book & Lyrics). It's a musical. With singing and dancing and faxing (and copying). Set in the glorious dystopian future where people pay to pee, one malevolent company is making flushing mean 'flush at the bank'.

Macbeth for Roleystone

ONE of Shakespeare’s great tragedies – known as “the Scottish play” in some circles – will highlight the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition at Roleystone Theatre (WA) this September.

Directed by Paul Treasure, Macbeth is the story of Scottish general told a prophecy by a group of witches who claim he will one day be king.

That night, the king stays at the general’s castle so, together with his wife, he decides to speed the prophecy along.

Hello, Dolly! Hello, Miranda!

Miranda Musical Society is bringing Hello, Dolly! to the Sutherland Entertainment Centre for a limited run of six performances this September. Hello, Dolly! which was first produced by David Merrick for Broadway in 1964, with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman, follows Mrs “Dolly” Levi, an eccentric widow who brings love, life and chaos to everyone she meets. Dolly is a socialite turned matchmaker, finding love for “half-millionaires” and artists.

The Clean House at Stirling Players

Stirling Players (South Australia) will present Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House during September and October 2017.  The play is a quirky, romantic “dramedy” centred around Matilde, a Brazilian woman who has wound up a cleaner instead of a comedienne. The Clean Housewas a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Sarah Ruhl’s script weaves together the frayed edges of conflicting lives with whimsy and wisdom.

Dreamgirls for Rockdale

Sydney is about to enjoy the behind-the-scenes musical that takes audiences on a journey from Pop to Rock & Roll to Rhythm & Blues to Disco… and beyond!

Rockdale Musical Society will present the NSW amateur theatre premiere of DREAMGIRLS during September 2017

Key Change

Community Theatre companies from across Sydney will join forces Saturday September 2 at The Sutherland Entertainment Centre for Key Change, a concert in support of suicide awareness.

In August 2017, nine Sydney musical theatre societies - along with some of Sydney's finest musical theatre performers and musicians, came together at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre for a concert to both raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness and suicide. 

Stop Kiss at Melville

ONE moment can change everything – an idea explored in the September 2017 production at Melville Theatre (WA).

Written by Diana Son and directed by Vanessa Jensen, Stop Kiss is a poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably.

After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love and their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

The Club to Play at Heidelberg

David Williamson's The Club, to be presented by Heidelberg Theatre Company during September 2017, is a set in the social room of a famous football club; one with a rich tradition and history of success. However times have changed. The club is in its longest ever premiership drought; 19 years and counting. 

Hot Mikado For Sydney’s North

Now in its 66th year, there’s no luckier time for Chatswood Musical Society to transport audiences to Japan than for fast paced jazz comedy Hot Mikado from 22 September to 1 October at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney.

Cultures glide and collide in Rob Bowman (music) and David H. Bell’s (lyrics) hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado.

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