Community Theatre

Benefactors on Stage at Pymble

Pymble Players present Benefactors by award winning playwright Michael Frayn from May 2 – 26, 2018.  

This gritty, compelling drama explores the impact of political and psychological change on flawed relationships. Written as a memory play, Benefactors looks back on two married couples in 1960s London and unsentimentally reveals how the long-term friendship between these two right-thinking couples slowly unravels when challenged by the social and political upheavals of that time.

Thriller Musical Jekyll & Hyde for Manly

Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is a gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this musical is set to a pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

We spoke to director Heather Campbell and musical director Anthony Cuptrupi about what drew them to this classic tale which takes to the stage at Star of the Sea Theatre Manly during May 2018.

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EMS Will Rock You at Sutherland

When you walk into EMS’ rehearsal hall, a unique energy hits you. It’s five minutes before the cast and production team start a run of their next show, We Will Rock You, and the room is abuzz and a hive of activity.

Love is in the Air at CLOC

In 1992, internationally acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann wrote and directed Strictly Ballroom, which became an Australian iconic classic and a worldwide movie phenomenon.

Told with charm, humour, razzle dazzle and a true Australian larrikin spirit, Strictly Ballroom is the story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, in the process finding not only his true calling but also his true love.

Farce Sequel at Limelight

A SEQUEL to the farce Run For Your Wife is set to make audiences at Limelight Theatre (WA) cry with laughter all over again in May 2018.

Written by master-of-farce Ray Cooney and directed by 50-year theatre veteran Susan Vincent, Caught in the Net is set 18 years later with taxi driver John Smith still a bigamist.

He keeps his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other.

Little Shop Devours Rockdale

Beware Earthlings! The cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors is heading to Rockdale Town Hall for 1 week only, landing in Sydney on Wednesday 30 May for only 6 performances.

This gleefully gruesome musical combines the upbeat, doo wop Motown score and puppet wizardry. The toe tapping rock & roll score will delight new comers to the show, while those familiar with the movies need no enticement for this raucous trip down memory lane.

The Anniversary at Marloo Theatre

The Anniversary, a black comedy where a mother binds her three sons to her with gifts, threats and ruthless exploitation of their weaknesses, is the April / May 2018 production at MARLOO Theatre (WA).

Written by Bill MacIlwraith and directed by Rob Warner, the show sees revolt in the air as they come to celebrate their parents’ wedding anniversary (despite dad being dead for years).

Side Show The Musical For Adelaide

The Hills Musical Company is a small Adelaide hills musical theatre company with a 45-year history that includes an impressive pedigree of awards. Its latest production, Side Show the Musical is based on a poignant true story. Lesley Reed reports.

Magic of The Dream at Rockdale

There is love and magic in the air when one of Sydney’s longest-standing community theatre company presents a fresh take on Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream from May 18 to June 9, 2018.

She Stoops To Conquer North Side

Naughty laughs aplenty are promised when Lane Cove Theatre Co brings Sydney the classic bawdy romp, She Stoops to Conquer by Sir Oliver Goldsmith during May 2018.

When Marlow mistakes Kate’s house for an inn and treats her father like an inn-keeper, things don’t go so well for him. With her brother causing mischief, her father insulted and her mother plotting a marriage that nobody wants, it’s no wonder Kate has to stoop to conquer!

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