Community Theatre Seasons 2020

Community Theatre Seasons 2020

Jukebox is set to provide the soundtrack for Community Musical Theatre in 2020.

ABBA looks set to be ‘Top of the Pops’, with Mamma Mia! the most popular musical on the circuit, following several successful productions in 2019.

But there’s plenty of competition from newly released biographical jukebox musicals about big name popular music stars, and a well-loved Aussie road trip show.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will give ABBA a run for their money from the first half of the year, while productions of Jersey Boys are springing up later in the year.

How many aspiring Carole Kings and Frankie Vallis around the country dream of playing the popular music icons at the heart of these shows?

Drag takes to the community musical theatre stage for the second year in a row, with Priscilla Queen of the Desert stepping into the high heels of last year’s hit Kinky Boots.

That iconic bus, with its diverse playlist, is headed off into the outback from theatres across the country. Buses, and minibuses, are already on the drawing boards and production lines in props departments around the country, designed to manoeuvretheir way around stages large and small, while there’s certain to be quite a run on beading, bling, sequins and diamantes.

Queen continues to be popular on the community theatre charts, with several productions of We Will Rock You across the country. The King is still in at least one building with All Shook Up, while Peter Allen continues call Australia home with productions of The Boy From Oz.

Elsewhere on the musical theatre circuit there’s a broad mix of choices, stretching from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, to classic musicals and contemporary hits.

As usual, our theatre companies are presenting an incredibly broad classic and contemporary repertoire including comedies, dramas, thrillers, farces and more, with a diverse mix of Australian plays across the mix.

Image above: Emilie Lawson will play Carole King in Miranda Musical Society’s production of Beautiful - The Carol King Musical in March 2020. Photographer: Rosanna Bruno.

Image: Mamma Mia! CLOC Musical Theatre 2019. Photographer: Ben Fon.

Victoria

CLOC: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical, (May), Jersey Boys (Oct).

Babirra Music TheatreMamma Mia! (May/Jun), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Oct).

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria: Sullivan and Friends (Feb),The Gondoliers (July), The Yeomen of the Guard (Oct/Nov).

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! (May), Once on This Island Jr (Aug), Sweeney Todd (Nov).

Fab Nobs Theatre: Puss in Boots (Jan), Big Fish (Mar), Camp Rock The Musical (Jul), Sweeney Todd (Oct/Nov).

Latrobe Theatre Company: We Will Rock You.

PLOS Musical Productions: Mamma Mia! (Jan), Hello, Dolly! (Aug).

Diamond Valley Singers: The Lion King Jr (Mar), The Addams Family (Jul).

PEP Productions: Disenchanted (Feb).

Waterdale: Third Wheel (Apr).

Windmill Theatre Company: Bring It On (Jun).

Cardinia Performing Arts Co: Mamma Mia! (Feb/Mar), Priscilla Queen of The Desert (Aug / Sep).

NOVA Music Theatre: Beautiful The Carol King Musical (May).

Aspect Theatre Inc: Singin’ in the Rain (July).

MLOC Productions: Seussical (May).

SLAMS Music Theatre Company: We Will Rock You (Mar), Skorts (May), Avenue Q (Sep).

MDMS: 40 Years of Broadway (Feb), Oklahoma! (Jun).

Phoenix Theatre Company: We Will Rock You (May).

Panorama Theatre Co: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Mar/Apr).

Heidelberg Theatre Co: Gaslight (Feb), Three Little Words (Apr/May), And a Nightingale Sang (Jul), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Sep), The Ladykillers (Nov)

The Mount Players: Switzerland (Feb/Mar), The Vortex (May/Jun), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Jun), One Act Play Festival (Jul), Annie (Aug/Sep), Too Many Crooks (Nov).

Brighton Theatre Company: Interesting Times (Jan/Feb), Flipside (Apr), Bakersfield Mist (Jun/Jul), Chancers (Sep), The Architect (Nov).

Mordialloc Theatre Company Inc: Knickers – a brief comedy (Feb), 4000 Miles (Apr/May), Ladies in Retirement (Jun), Visitors (Aug/Sep), Four Flat Whites in Italy (Nov).

Image: Travis Handcock, Rob Coulson and Louise Gracey in Mordialloc Theatre Company’s 2019 production of the Ray Cooney farce Out of Order. Photographer: David Ellis.

Frankston Theatre Group: History Boys (Mar/Apr), Are You Being Served (Jul/Aug), Bloody Murder (Nov/Dec).

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): Fool for Love (Feb), Popcorn (May), The Merchant of Venice (Aug), Towards Zero (Nov).

Malvern Theatre Company: Crown Matrimonial (Feb), Whose Life is it Anyway? (Apr/May), Nobody’s Perfect (Jun/Jul), The Flick (Aug/Sep), Noises Off (Oct/Nov).

Williamstown Little TheatreThe Last Romance (Feb), The River (Apr/May), The Raft (Jul), The Importance of Being Earnest (Sep), Shirley Valentine (Nov/Dec).

Peridot Theatre Inc: Waiting for God (Jan/Feb), To Kill a Mockingbird (Jun), Sunday Dinner (Aug), Veronica’s Room (Nov).

Encore Theatre Company Inc: The Witches (Jan), Run For Your Wife (Mar/Apr), Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (Jul), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Oct).

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company IncThe Full Monty (Mar), Still Alice (May/Jun), This Way Up (Aug/Sep), Witness for the Prosecution (Nov).

ARK Theatre: 100 (Mar/Apr).

The 1812 TheatreOn Golden Pond (Feb/Mar), War of the Worlds (Apr), And Then There Were None (May/Jun), A Flea in Her Ear (Jul/Aug), Let The Right One In (Sep), The Shoe-Horn Sonata (Oct), Dracula – The Bloody Truth (Nov/Dec).

Essendon Theatre CompanyPsycho Beach Party (Mar).

Beaumaris Theatre IncThey Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church (Feb/Mar), Anne & Gilbert (May/Jun), Closer Than Ever (Jun), Speaking in Tongues (Aug), Ladies in Black (Nov).

Gemco Players: Women of Troy (Mar), Where There's A Will There's a Way (May), Take 10 Play Wrters' Festival 2020: 10 x 10 Minute Plays (Apr/May).

Eltham Little TheatreThe Sum of Us (Feb), The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke (May), Peter Pan Jr (Jul), The Long Road (Sep), Cinder Fella (Nov/Dec).

Powderkeg Players: Cider with Rosie (Mar)

Hartwell Players: Women Playing Hamlet (Mar/Apr)

The Basin Theatre GroupDeath Knell (Feb/Mar), Scenes from a Separation (May/Jun), Vincent in Brixton (Aug/Sep), Gentlemen Incorporated (Nov).

Wyndham Theatre Co: Arkfest - A Good Coffee (Mar), Short Works (May), The Scrunch Test (Aug), Variety Night (Nov). 

Regional Victoria

Geelong Repertory Theatre CompanyThe Foreigner (Feb), Tuesdays with Morrie (Apr/May), Albert Nobbs (Jul), Metamorphosis (Sep), Summer of the Aliens (Nov/Dec).

Ballarat Lyric Theatre: Les Misérables (Feb/Mar).

Footlight Productions (Geelong): Mamma Mia! (Jan / Feb).

Off The Leash Productions: Rabbit Hole (Mar/Ap).

BLOC Music Theatre (Ballarat): Mamma Mia! (May)

CenterStage GeelongWest Side Story ( Mar), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Jul/Aug), 10 Year Celebration (Oct).

Wangaratta Players: Songs For Nobodies (Feb).

Wonthaggi Theatrical GroupMagic Monkey (Jan), Mamma Mia! (Jul/Aug).

Bendigo Theatre Company: Little Red Riding Hood (Jan), TENX10 (Mar), Beyond Reasonable Doubt (Apr/May), We Will Rock You (Jul), Two & Two Make Sex (Aug), Cats – Tribes Youth Theatre (Sep).

Benalla Theatre Company: Ma Baker’s Tonic (Jun).

Shepparton Theatre Arts Group: 10 in Ten (Mar), Noises Off (Jun), Mamma Mia! (Sep).

Mansfield Musical & Dramatic Society (MMuDS): The Kastle (May).

Echuca Moama Theatre Company: Last Tango in Little Grimley & Last Panto in Little Grimley (Feb/Mar), Little Shop of Horrors.

Leongatha Lyric TheatreKinky Boots (Jul), Ladies in Black (Oct).

Horsham Arts Council IncShowcase (May)

Ararat Musical Comedy SocietyAll Shook Up (Jun).

Warrandyte Theatre Company: Calendar Girls (Mar/Apr), Love Sick (Jun/Jul), Love Letters (Sep), The 2020 Visionary Follies (Nov/Dec).

Image: My Fair Lady - Bankstown Theatre Company (2019)

New South Wales

Miranda Musical Society: Beautiful: The Carol King Musical (Mar), Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical (Sep).

Willoughby Theatre CompanyPriscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical (May), Cabaret Show (Aug), Mamma Mia! (Oct).

Packemin ProductionsLes Misérables (Feb), We Will Rock You (Jul/Aug).

Strathfield Musical Society: Iconic: Great Moments in Music (May), Legally Blonde (Oct).

Engadine Musical Society: Wicked (May), Freaky Friday (Oct).

Bankstown Theatre Company: The King and I (May), You Can’t Take It With You (Aug), In The Heights (Nov).

EUCMS (Eastwood): Princess Ida (May).

Notebale Theatre Company (formerly Manly Musical Society: Gala Benefit Concert in Support of Care for Claire (Feb), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Junior (Mar), Miss Saigon (Jul).

North Shore Theatre Company: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (May), Heathers The Musical (Sep).

NUCMSShe Loves Me (Jun), Patience (Oct).

Rockdale Opera Company: HMS Pinafore (May), Die Fledermaus Gala Concert (Jul), The Magic Flute (Nov).

The Regals Musical SocietyBe More Chill (Mar), Anything Goes (Jun).

Hornsby Musical Society: Beautiful: The Carol King Musical (Apr/May), Holiday Inn (Oct).

Shire Music Theatre: Into The Woods Jr (Jul).

Blue Mountains Musical Society: Mamma Mia! (May/Jun), Jersey Boys (Oct/Nov).

Holroyd Musical and Dramatic Society: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Jun).

Rockdale Musical Society: Singin’ in the Rain (Mar), 13 The Musical (May), Oliver! (Sep).

Hills Musical Theatre CompanyHigh School Musical: On Stage, The Sound of Music.

Berowra Musical Society: Camp Rock: The Musical.

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney: The Sorcerer (Oct).

Dural Musical Society Inc: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (May), Oklahoma! (Oct).

Sydney Youth Musical Theatre: Kinky Boots (Jul), The Addams Family (Nov).

Campbelltown Theatre Group: Mamma Mia! (Feb/Mar), Death of a Salesman (May), The Addams Family (Oct).

Castle Hill PlayersThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Jan/Feb), Things I Know to be True (Mar/Apr), Always a Bridesmaid (May/Jun), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Jul/Aug),

Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble: The Tempest (May).

Blackout Theatre CoWe Will Rock You (May), 20th Anniversary Gala, The Boy From Oz.

The Theatre On Chester (Epping): In Duty Bound (Apr/May), Blithe Spirit (Jul/Aug), Things I Know To Be True (Nov).

Pymble Players: The Shoe-Horn Sonata (Feb/Mar), Blithe Spirit (May), You Can’t Take It With You (Jul/Aug), Pack of Lies (Oct).

Guild Theatre, Rockdale: Looped– Australian Premiere (Feb/Mar), Crown Matrimonial (May/Jun), Gasping (Aug/Sep), Calendar Girls (Nov/Dec).

Hunters Hill Theatre (Now performing at Hunters Hill Town Hall): The Mousetrap (Mar/Apr), 84 Charing Cross Road (Jul/Aug), Australia Day (Nov/Dec).

Genesian TheatreThe Ladykillers (Jan/Feb), Sherlock Holmes and the Death on Thor Bridge (Feb-Apr), William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)(Apr/May), Agatha Christie’sThe Secret of Chimneys (May-Jul), A Passage to India (Jul/Aug), Lady Windermere’s Fan (Sep/Oct).

Arts Theatre CronullaDon’t Dress for Dinner (Feb/Mar), Travelling North (May/Jun), Life Without Me (Jul-Sep), The Book of Everything (Oct/Nov).

 

Penrith Musical Comedy Company: Grease (May), Annie (Oct)

Elanora Players: Calendar Girls (Jan), Moon Over Buffalo (Apr), Mr Bennett's Bride (Jul).

Lane Cove Theatre CompanyThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged(Feb), Steel Magnolias (May), Retrospective - a Cabaret Showcase (Jun), A Streetcar Named Desire (Aug), In A Nutshell – 10 minute play festival (Sep), Hercules (Nov).

Henry Lawson Theatre (Werrington): God of Carnage (Mar), Ruby Moon (Jun), Third World Blues (Sep), It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To (Nov).

Glenbrook Players Inc: Orson’s Shadow (May), Lend Me a Tenor (Nov).

Blackheath Theatre Company: More Than a Little Black Dress (May), Out of the Blue – Short Play Season (Jul), The Peach Season (Oct).

Picton Players: Fawlty Towers (Apr/May)

Richmond Players: Allo, Allo! (Mar/Apr), Les Misérables (Aug), Milo’s Wake (Nov).

Cumberland Gang Show (Scouts and Guides): Rise Up (Jul).

Image: Sweet Charity - Willoughby Theatre Company 2019. Photographer: Grant Leslie.

Newcastle and Hunter Region

Atwea College: Plaques and Tangles (Apr), Unlocked (May), Cosi (Jun), Hunter Cabaret Festival (Jul), Jesus Christ Superstar (Sep), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Oct).

Bearfoot Theatre: Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight? (Aug).

Bling Productions: Grease (Jul).

High Street Productions: Seussical KIDS (Apr)

Hunter Drama: April - Roald Dahl's The Witches (Apr), Almost, Maine (May), Alice in Wonderland JR (Jul), The History Boys (Aug), Tarzan - The Musical (Oct), Sweet Charity (Dec).

Knock&Run Theatre: The Unseen (Mar), Play Date (May), Two Point Oh (Aug), Trevor (Oct).

Maitland Repertory Theatre: Australia Day (Feb), Mr. Melancholy(Mar), Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (Apr/May), After Happily Ever After (Jul), Twelfth Night (Reamus Youth Theatre, (Aug), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Oct).

Metropolitan Players: The 39 Steps (Mar); Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Aug).

Newcastle Theatre Company: A Comedy of Tenors (Feb), Daughters of Heaven (Mar),Glorious! (May), Murder on the Nile (Jun), Steel Magnolias (Jul/Aug), Play in a Day 20 (Aug), The House of Bernarda Alba (Aug/Sep), Barefoot in the Park (Oct), A Hit and Miss Christmas (Nov/Dec). Indie Season: The Laramie Project (Seated Ovation, May), Art (BlackJack Theatre, Sep), Trevor (Knock&Run Theatre, Oct).

Opera HunterShe Loves Me (Feb/Mar), La Traviata (Jun), Love, Life & the Americansand Amahl & The Night Visitors (Dec).

St Philip’s Christian College, Newcastle: Aladdin JR (Jun).

Stray Dogs Theatre: Love Magic/Behind the Wire (Apr), Being Sellers (Nov).

Theatre on BrunkerChapter Two (Mar), Ladies in Black (Jun), The Matchmaker (Sep), Godspell (Nov).

The Very Popular Theatre Company: Chess the Musical (Mar), Just Macbeth (Jul), Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked (Sep), Mystery Musical Vol. 2 (Nov).

Young People's Theatre: Picnic at Hanging Rock (Feb), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Apr/May), The Wizard of Oz (Jul/Aug), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oct), A Year with Frog & Toad (Nov/Dec).

 

NSW Central Coast

Wyong Musical TheatreThe Addams Family (May), Disney’s The Lion King Jr (Jul), Little Shop of Horrors (Sep).

Gosford Musical SocietyDisney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr (Jan), Mamma Mia! (Mar), 42nd Street (Jul/Aug) Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Oct).

Woy Woy Little TheatreThe Final Test (Feb), Ladies in Lavender (May), Appointment with Death (Aug), Ben Hur (Nov).

Wyong Drama Group: King & Country - Anzac Tribute (Mar), The Full Monty (May), N.S.W. Play Festival (Jun), Birthrights (Sep), Nunsense Xmas Spectacular (Dec)

 

NSW North Coast

Ballina PlayersDr Dolittle Jr (Jan), Dial M For Murder (Mar/Apr), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Jun).

Lismore Theatre Company: Soft Murder (Mar/Apr), The Touch of Silk (Jun), Educating Rita (Aug/Sep), Neighborhood Watch (Oct/Nov)

Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy CompanyInto the Woods (May), Mamma Mia! (Nov).

Criterion Theatre Grafton Inc: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mar/Apr).

Murwillumbah Theatre Company: Elise and Norm’s Macbeth (Mar), Keeping Up Appearances (May/Jun), James and the Giant Peach (Oct / Nov).

Players Theatre, Port MacquarieSomething’s Afoot (Mar), Chemical Imbalance - A Jekyll and Hyde Play (May), Leader of the Pack (Jul/Aug), Are You Being Served (Sep), Oliver! (Nov).

CHATS Productions Inc (Coffs Harbour): Romeo and Juliet (Apr), Steel Magnolias (Jul/Aug), The Importance of Being Earnest (Oct).

Taree Arts Council: Mamma Mia! (Oct/Nov).

 

NSW South Coast and Southern Highlands

Nowra Players: Mamma Mia! (Mar), Letters to Lindy (May/Jun), Baskerville (Aug/Sep), Dinkum Assorted (Nov/Dec).

So Popera (Wollongong): Legally Blonde (Jan).

Roo Theatre Co (Shellharbour):  Aladdin The Panto (Jan).

Arcadians Theatre Group (Corrimal, Wollongong): The Pirates of Penzance (Mar), Ladies in Black (Jun).

Spectrum Theatre Group (Merimbula): The Little Mermaid Jr.

Highlands Theatre Group, Mittagong: Jesus Christ Superstar (Jul).

Wollongong Workshop Theatre: Ruben Guthrie(Feb/Mar), Boeing Boeing (May), 

Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika (Jul), The Clean House (Sep), The Mousetrap (Nov).

Albatross Musical Theatre, Nowra: Annie (Jun/Jul), Alice in Wonderland (Oct), Jesus Christ Superstar (Nov).

 

 

Regional NSW

Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society: Into the Woods Jr (Mar), Wicked (Aug/Sep).

Orange Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! (May).

Lieder Theatre, Goulburn: 1984 (Mar).

Tamworth Musical SocietyMamma Mia! (May), Sweeney Todd (Oct).

Tamworth Dramatic SocietyShe Kills Monsters (Mar), Steel Magnolias (Aug), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nov).

Armidale Drama and Musical Society: Favourite Shorts 2020(Mar), Mamma Mia! (Jun), Little Gem(Oct), Forever vs No Tomorrow (Nov).

Albury Wodonga Theatre CompanyCat on a Hot Tin Roof (Apr), Disney’s Aladdin Jr (May), Thumbelina (Jul).

Carillon Theatrical Society (Bathurst): The Sound of Music (May).

Singleton Theatrical Society: The Addams Family (Jun).

Wagga Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre (SOACT): If You are Irish, Come Into the Parlour (Feb), Scary Bikers (Apr), 2020 Ten x 10 Playfest (Jul), The Vicar of Dibley (Aug), Death and the Maiden (Oct).

ACT

Free-Rain Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! (Apr/May).

Queanbeyan PlayersThe Sound of Music.

Canberra RepThe Grapes of Wrath (Feb), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Apr/May), The Governor’s Family (Jun), What the Butler Saw (Jul/Aug), Doubt, A Parable (Sep), Absurd Person Singular (Nov/Dec).

Child Players: Peter Pan (Jan),The Jungle Book (Jul), The Pirates of Penzance (Oct).

Canberra Philharmonic Society (Philo)The Who’s Tommy (Mar), Jersey Boys.

Tempo Theatre: Hello … Is There Any Body There? (May)

Dramatic Productions: Dogfight (Oct).

Queensland

Savoyards: Into the Woods (Mar), Oliver! (Jun/Jul), The Wizard of Oz (Sep/Oct).

Queensland Musical Theatre: The Producers (Jun), Hello, Dolly! (Nov).

Ipswich Musical Theatre: A Little Night Music (Apr/May).

Sunnybank Theatre GroupViagara Falls & the 70-Year-Old Virgin(Feb), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Apr/May), First Things First (Jun), Xanadu (Aug), Sunflowers (Sep/Oct), Little Red Riding Hood (Nov).

Brisbane Arts Theatre: Main Stage: A Streetcar Named Desire (Jan/Feb), The 39 Steps (Mar), Our House (Apr/May), Mary Poppins (May–Jul), The Woman In Black (Aug/Sep), Terry Pratchett’s Feet of Clay (Sep/Oct), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Oct/Nov) Children’s Theatre: Roald Dahl’s The Twits (Jan-Apr), Curious George (Mar–May), Sleeping Beauty (Apr-Jun), The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Jun -Aug), Garfield (Aug-Oct), The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Sep-Nov), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day (Nov-Dec).

Villanova PlayersFalling From Grace(Mar),Switzerland (Apr), An Ideal Husband (Jun), Songs for Nobodies (Jul), Quartet (Aug/Sep), The Lion In Winter (Nov).

Mousetrap Theatre CompanyCaptain Hook’s Revenge (Jan), The Opposite Sex (Feb/Mar), The Addams Family (May), One-Act Play Night (May), Murrumba Drama Festival (Jun), The Lady in the Van (Jul/Aug), Dial M For Murder (Sep/Oct), Interactive Murder Mystery (Nov).

PRIMALife Is a Cabaret (Mar).

Nash TheatreCasablanca (Feb/Mar), Deathtrap (May), P.S. Your Cat is Dead (Jul), A Season of One Act Plays (Oct), Ding Ding (Nov).

Centenary Theatre Group: Mr Bailey’s Minder (Mar), Love, Loss and What I Wore (May/Jun), Radium Girls (Aug), Unnecessary Farce (Sep/Oct), Go Back For Murder (Nov).

St Luke’s Theatre SocietyThe Importance of Being Earnest (Mar), The Dinner Party (Jun), Natural Causes (Aug/Sep), Living Together (Nov).

Phoenix Ensemble: Little Miss Sunshine (Jan/Feb), Kinky Boots (May), Side Show (Jul/Aug), Be More Chill (Oct/Nov).

Growl Theatre: Rumours (Feb/Mar), The Importance of Being Earnest (May/Jun), Miss Bennet; Christmas At Pemberley (Nov/Dec).

Tweed Theatre Company: The Snow Queen (Mar), A Red Plaid Shirt (Jun/Jul), The Fabulous 40s and 50s (Sep), Youth Variety Showcase (Nov).

Beenleigh Theatre GroupA Chorus Line (Jan/Feb), Rock of Ages (Apr/May) The Little Mermaid (Jun/Jul), Peter Pan (Oct), The Sound of Music (Nov).

Gold Coast Little TheatreLong Gone Lonesome Cowgirls(Feb), Bye Bye Birdie (Apr/May), One Act Play Festival (May), Metamorphoses (Jul), No Sex Please, We’re British (Aug/Sep) Green Day’s American Idiot (Nov/Dec).

Tugun Theatre CompanyAurelia (Feb), The Dixie Swim Club (May), The Kidnap Game (Aug), The Butler Did It (Nov).

Ipswich Little Theatre: Blithe Spirit (Feb/Mar), Waiting For God (Apr/May), Turn a Blind Eye – Inconceivable (Jul), Ladies Day (Sep/Oct), My Fair Empire (Nov/Dec).

Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang: Ladies Day (Jan), Assassins (Mar), Eyes To The Floor (May), The Government Inspector (Jul), Bette and Joan (Sep), Two Weeks With The Queen (Nov).

Spotlight Theatrical Company, Benowa: Pinocchio (Jan), 13! The Musical (Feb), Firebringer (Mar), The Bodyguard (May), Senior Youth Showcase (Jun), Hansel and Gretel (Jul), Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Jul/Aug), The Psychic: (A Murder Mystery of Sorts) (Sep), Footloose (Oct/Nov).

Burdekin Singers and Theatre Company: Beauty and the Beast (Feb).

Cairns Little Theatre / Rondo TheatreWife After Death (Feb), Brassed Off (Apr/May), Extinction (Jul), Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany (Sep), Things I Know To Be True (Nov).

Coolum Theatre Players: Diplomatic Relations (Mar/Apr).

Noosa Arts Theatre: Sleeping Beauty- Pantomime (Jan), Retro Re-Plays (Feb), Mamma Mia! (Apr), Shorts on Stage (May), Up for Grabs (Jul), Pygmalion (Sep), 43rd Annual One Act Play Festival (Oct), Encore! A Musical Exravaganza (Nov).

BATS Theatre (Buderim): Jabberwocky (Jan), The Great Gatsby (Mar/Apr).

Mackay Musical Comedy Players: Peter Pan– Pantomime (Feb),Mamma Mia! (May).

Empire Theatre ToowoombaMamma Mia! (Mar)

Toowoomba Repertory Theatre: The Things We Do For Love (Feb), The Love List (May), The Murder Room (Aug), One Slight Hitch (Oct/Nov).

Shoebox Theatre, Toowoomba: [title of show] (Jun).

Toowoomba Choral Society: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Sep).

North Queensland Opera & Music Theatre: Kinky Boots (Mar/Apr), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Oct).

Yeppoon Little Theatre: The Mousetrap (May), Calendar Girls (Nov/Dec).

Malanda Theatre Company: Sorting Out Rachel (Mar).

Image: Meg Bennett as Hotspur and Hannah Martin as Prince Hal in Nash Theatre's 2019 production of Shakespeare's Henry IV Part One. Photographer: Jason Nash.

 

South Australia

Adelaide Repertory Theatre: Crimes of the Heart (Apr/May), We’ll Always Have Paris (Jun), Good People (Aug/Sep), Humble Boy (Nov).

Adelaide Youth Theatre: Seussical Jr (Jan).

Blue Sky Theatre: She Stoops to Conquer (Jan).

Davine Productions: Beautiful, the Carole King Musical (Feb).

Deadset Theatre Company: Rattling the Keys (Jan).

Hills Musical Company: Tick Tick … Boom! (May), Honeymoon in Vegas (Nov).

Galleon Theatre Company: Stage Kiss (May/Jun), Emily (Oct).

Ipskip Productions: A Man for all Seasons(Jan).

Hills Youth Theatre: The Story of Aladdin (Jan),

Noarlunga Theatre Company: Inspector Cluedo and the Curse of the Darjeeling Diamond (May), Play On (Oct).

Northern Light Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! (Mar/Apr).

Pelican Productions: Found - Musical Theatre Camp (Jan).

St Jude’s Players: The Ghost Train (Apr), The Pig Iron People (Aug), Game Plan (Nov).

Tea Tree Players: Any Number Can Die (Feb); Happy Birthday (Mar/Apr), Lucky Numbers (May); Junior Chaos (Jun); Ma Baker’s Tonic (Jul); Roleplay (Aug); According to Rumour (Oct), Beauty and the Beast (Nov/Dec)

Therry Dramatic Society: Twentieth Century (Mar), Titanic the Musical (Jun), The Audience (Nov).

The Stirling Players: Wicked Sisters (Mar), Heisenberg (Sep).

University of Adelaide Theatre Guild: The Government Inspector (Apr), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (May), Blithe Spirit (Aug); 4,000 Miles (Oct).

Venture Theatre Company: Murdered to Death (Mar/Apr).

Zest Theatre Group: Heathers the Musical (Jan).

Image: Rookery Nook - Tea Tree Players (2019)

Western Australia

Roleystone Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Feb/Mar), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Mar/Apr), The Woman in Black (Jul), Monstrous Regiment (Nov).

Primadonna Productions: Granny Get Your Gun (Feb), Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience (Mar).

AIM – Art in Motion: The Last Five Years (Jan/Feb), Junior Production(Apr), Puffs (Aug).

Garrick Theatre: Bette and Joan (Feb), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Apr/May), Managing Carmen (Jul), One Act Season (Aug), Our Gang (Sep/Oct), The Importance of Being Earnest (Nov/Dec).

Irish Theatre Players: Lizzie’s A Darlin’ (Feb), Little Gem (Jun), If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Nov).

KADS: Accidental Death of An Anarchist (Mar), The Last Resort (May), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Jul), Yes Prime Minister (Nov).

Marloo Theatre: Alice in Wonderland (Feb), Wife After Death (May), The Odd Couple (Jul), One Act Season (Aug), Hills Festival of Theatre (Sep), Robin Hood (Nov/Dec).

Stirling PlayersThe Actress (Feb), The Small Hours (Apr/May), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Jul), The Addams Family – Young@Part (Sep/Oct), Full Circle (Nov/Dec).

Koorliny Arts CentreShout! The Legend of the Wild One (Feb), The Drowsy Chaperone (Jul), Songs for Nobodies (Oct), The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (Dec).

Limelight Theatre: Annie (Feb), Quartet (Apr), Taking Steps (May/Jun), Lady Killers (Jul/Aug), Peter Pan (Oct), Heathers (Nov/Dec).

Melville Theatre CompanyOne Act Season (Feb), Next to Normal (May), The Dresser (Jul), Incognoto(Sep), The Odd Couble (Female Version) (Nov/Dec).

Midnite Youth: Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? (Feb), Romeo and Juliet (May), Blood Brothers (Aug), Rock Bottom (Sep) She Loves Me (Dec).

Harbour Theatre: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Mar).

Old Mill Theatre: Spider’s Web (Mar), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (May), Old Times (Jul/Aug), Three Tall Women (Oct), Pantomime (Dec).

Murray Music and Drama (Pinjarra): The Celts Are Calling (May), Nana’s Naughty Knickers (Jul/Aug), Happy Days – A New Musical (Nov).

Laughing Horse: Jekyl and Hyde (Mar), The Vicar of Dibley (Apr), Around the World in 80 days (Jul), Seussical the Musical (Oct).

GRADS: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mar).

Gilbert and Sullivan Society: The Pirates of Penzance (May), The Sorcerer (Oct).

Stray CatsPhantom of the Opera (May).

Bunbury Repertory Club: Sex Cells (Apr).

ARENAArts: Sex Toys (Mar), The Odd Couple (Female Version) (May), Bombshells (Jul/Aug), One Act Season (Sep), Pantomime (Nov).

Fremantle Performing Artists: The Outsiders (Mar).

Joondalup Encore Theatre SocietyThe Viewing Room (Mar), Trivial Pursuits (Jul), Dying to Meet You (Nov).

Tivoli TheatreThe Best of Broadway (Apr/May), Top of the Pops (Jun), Juke Box Jive’n (Aug), Christmas Crackers (Nov/Dec).

Halcyon PlayhouseLucy Angell: The Threat of Stones (Oct).

Bridgetown Repertory TheatreCalendar Girls (Mar), The Darling Buds of May (Jul/Aug).

Tasmania

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of TasmaniaTrial by Jury (Jan).

Hobart Repertory Theatre SocietyKeeping Up Appearances (Feb/Mar), Blithe Spirit (May), Charlotte’s Web (Jul), Love from a Stranger (Oct/Nov).

Devonport Choral Society Inc: The Full Monty (May).

Burnie Musical SocietyBeautiful: The Carole King Musical (Mar/Apr).

Launceston PlayersThe Bridesmaid Must Die (May)

Encore Theatre Company: Mamma Mia! (Mar/Apr), ‘Allo ‘Allo (Jul/Aug), Kinky Boots (Oct/Nov).

The Old Nick Company: Be More Chill (Feb), The Uni Revue.

Three River Theatre: Gloria (Jun).

New Zealand

Taieri Musical (Dunedin): Mamma Mia! (Oct).

Abbey Musical Theatre: Sister Act (Apr/May).

Showbiz Christchurch: My Fair Lady (Apr), Chess in Concert (Jun), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Sep).

Manukau Performing ArtsAladdin Jr (Apr), The Full Monty (Oct).

Rotorua Musical Theatre: Disney The Lion King Jr (Jul).

Centrestage Theatre Company, Orewa: Strictly Ballroom (Mar), A Streetcar Named Desire, Cats, Disney The Lion King Jr, Urinetown

New Plymouth Operatic Society: Wicked (Jun).

North Shore Music Theatre: Kids Cabaret(Apr), Wicked (Mar 2021).

Variety Theatre Ashburton: It’s only Rock’n’Roll Baby(May)

East Otago Musical Theatre: Showtime (Jun).

North Canterbury Musicals: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (May).

Nelson Music Theatre: Mary Poppins (Jun).

Musical Theatre Dunedin: Les Misérables (May).

Whangarei Theatre CompanyLadies in Black (Mar/Apr), Shrek (Jun/Jul), The Murder of my Aunt (Sep), Oliver! (Nov).

Harlequin Musical TheatreAnnie (April/May), Into the Woods (Aug).

Tauranga Musical Theatre IncChitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr (Jan), The Blues Brothers: First Contact (Apr), Les Misérables (Sep).

Musikmakers HamiltonMadagascar Jr (Jan), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (May).

Napier OperaticGrease (Mar/Apr).

Blenheim Musical TheatreThe King and I (May).

Butterfly Creek Theatre TroupeOthello.

Detour Theatre, TaurangaMad Sisters (Mar)

Waipawa Musical & Dramatic Club: Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Dolphin Theatre (Auckland): Last Legs(Feb/Mar), Deathtrap (Apr/May), One Act Play Season (May/Jun), At the Sign of the Crippled Harlequin (Jul/Aug), The Long Weekend (Sep), A Christmas Carol (Oct/Nov).

Ellerslie Theatrical SocietyProof (Mar), The Rivals (Jun), Our Man in Havana (Aug), Sham (Nov).

Elmwood PlayersJohnny Appleseed (Jan), Waiting for God (Apr), Array 20 – Short Plays Live Music (Jun), Talk (Aug), Daughters of Heaven (Sep/Oct).

Hawera Repertory Society: God of Carnage (Mar/Apr), Bugsy Malone (Jun).

Howick Little TheatreStag and Doe (Feb/Mar), Love From a Stranger (May), Dinner With Friends (Jun), The Viewing Room (Jul/Aug), NSFW (Aug), Dead Simple (Sep/Oct), Swallow The Fly (Oct), A Christmas Carol (Nov/Dec).

Papakura Theatre Company: A Few Good Men (Jul).

Stagecraft Theatre (Wellington): One Man, Two Guvnors (Feb/Mar), Ophelia Thinks Harder (May), She Kills Monsters (Jun/Jul), The Revlon Girl (Aug/Sep).

Company Theatre (Auckland): Peninsula (Mar/Apr).

Mairangi Players: First Things First (Mar/Apr).

Titirangi TheatreA Skull in Connemara (Mar), Waiting for God (Jun), Jack and the Giant Kauri Tree (Nov).

Shoreside Theatre (Auckland): Macbeth & As You Like It (Jan/Feb).

Oamaru Repertory Society: Carol & Nev / The Lover (Mar)

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