Community Theatre

Cleopatra – Clash of the Fashion Houses

John Wikman Productions is proud to present a world premiere season of the new musical comedy - Cleopatra – Clash of the Fashion Houses - written and directed by John Wikman, in Brisbane from May 26.

This show is a musical comedy adaptation of the classic story about Egypt’s exotic Queen Cleopatra, but with a twist.

Oklahoma! Celebrates the Golden Age of Musical Theatre at Roleystone

Famed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! comes to Roleystone Theatre (WA) in May 2017.

Last staged at the theatre in 1997, directors Paul Treasure and Bree Hartley are bringing it to life again with a new cast, celebrating the groundbreaking musical that ushered in the golden age of musical theatre.

Rockdale Opera Company’s Gala Fundraising Concert

Rockdale Opera Company’s Gala Fundraising concert held on 8 April 2017 was an overwhelming success. It was the brainchild of José Carbó, co-patron of the Company, whose aim was to raise much needed funds for the Company. In his address to the audience at the end of the concert, Mr Carbó said that in his early years, before establishing his professional international career, he performed 5 major operatic roles with Rockdale and credits these performance opportunities as a significant factor in gaining invaluable stage and performance experience.  

I Hate Hamlet to Haunt Rockdale

The Guild Theatre at Rockdale in Sydney’s south will present
I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick from May 12 to June 10, 2017.

Successful TV actor Andrew Rally has a choice to make – play the role of Hamlet onstage, which would challenge his creative experience and greatly please his girlfriend; or go back to lucrative, silly but popular TV soap operas. Andrew would much sooner take the soaps but the ghost of Hamlet’s great portrayer John Barrymore has other plans.

Farce Runs In The Family at Limelight

A FAST and frenetic farce delivering the usual mockery, embarrassment and absurdity – resulting in laughs aplenty – is Limelight Theatre’s April 2017 production.

Written by master-of-farce Ray Cooney and directed by Susan Vincent, It Runs In The Family is set in a hospital common room at Christmas time and focuses on self-important neurologist Dr Mortimore. 

Flying Into Fame

Birdie Productions has announced the two Professional cast members who will be leading their production of FAME, to be staged from 18th- 27th August 2017 at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown, NSW.

Kat Hoyos, currently starring as Layla Habib in Channel Nine’s comedy series Here Come The Habibs, will play Carmen Diaz. Kat has recently been nominated for BEST NEW TALENT in the 2017 TV Week Logie Awards, and the TV series has been nominated for BEST NEW DRAMA.

Before the Party for Adelaide’s Independent Theatre

When a not particularly famous playwright writes a play based on a short story by a very famous author it’s sure to be an intriguing contradiction worth examining, especially for a company renowned for producing works with interesting behind-the-scenes stories. To add to its successful history with such productions, Adelaide’s Independent Theatre is soon to produce Rodney Ackland’s Before the Party. Lesley Reed reports.

Madness, Music and the Theatre…

James Belfrage and John Edwards (playing Lewis and Roy, respectively) chat,  ahead of the opening night of COSI at Lane Cove Theatre Company.

James: What has been a highlight so far during the rehearsal period?

Pride and Prejudice for Heidelberg

Pride and Prejudice is often described as “the ultimate romantic comedy”, and with 2017 marking the bicentenary of Austen’s death, it is particularly fitting that HTC has chosen a recent (2009) stage adaptation by Simon Reade for its second play this year.

Two Aussie Opera Greats Headline Gala Concert

In an enviable coup, Rockdale Opera Company have been able to secure two internationally famous opera stars to perform in their upcoming Gala Concert at Rockdale Town Hall on Saturday April 8 at 7:30 pm.

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