Blockbuster musicals, newly available for production, regularly dominate Community Theatre stages, and 2018 is no exception. Queen musical We Will Rock You, Shrek the Musical, based on the popular Dreamworks animated movie and the stage adaption of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom top the new entries into the repertoire.
Lane Cove Theatre Company’s annual children’s production delves deep into the whimsical, magical world of Dr Seuss – and pulls a cat out of a hat during November 2018.
Seussical Jr is the award-winning hit Broadway show that brings many characters of the universally-loved children’s author into a fun, tuneful and toe-tapping musical about loyalty, friendship and the power of imagination.
The Mousetrap Theatre Company Inc. in Redcliffe, Queensland, will present Seussical Jr in November 2018.Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and everyone’s favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a musical by Tony Award winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
ORIGINALLY an Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is now a stage musical – and it’s headed to Stirling Theatre (WA) in November 2018.
Written by William Finn and James Lapine and directed by Tyler Eldridge, the story follows an incredibly dysfunctional family as they cross the US in a clapped-out Kombi van so their youngest daughter can take part in a regional children’s beauty pageant.
“Let’s just say everything that could go wrong, does go wrong,” Eldrige said.
Mark Twain’s famous adage “truth is stranger than fiction” has never been more evident than in Tim Firth’s play Calendar Girls. We all know the story of a group of ordinary members of a local Women’s Institute who achieve an extraordinary thing, which becomes a world-wide phenomenon. The story was well chronicled in the 2003 movie and Tim Firth, the screen writer, set about writing a stage version to keep the story alive. Specifically, he wrote the play with community theatre groups in mind.
Audiences at Arts Theatre Cronulla are being transported to Italy throughout November 2018 as they witness the long-planned dream holiday of recently retired librarians Alison (Christine Morel) and Adrian (David Hines) in Four Flat Whites in Italy
by Roger Hall. Following an accident that sees their best friends withdraw from the trip, the retirees are fraught with worry until wealthy new neighbours Judy (Meili Bookluck) and husband Harry (Kevin Brest) readily volunteer to be replacements.
On Sunday November 18th at 4pm, Rockdale Opera Company’s 70th Anniversary celebrations will culminate in a star studded Gala Concert at Rockdale Town Hall.
The Gala will be a celebration of the music performed by the company over the past seven decades, with favourites from opera, operetta and Gilbert and Sullivan performed by an impressive line-up of Rockdale Opera Company alumni.
Headlining the Gala will be international opera stars José Carbó, Barry Ryan OAM and John Bolton Wood AM.
It’s 80’s cabaret time in Mosman in October / November 2018, with Mosman Musical Society’s latest production, Simply the Best, at Mosman Art Gallery, featuring a collection of 80’s hits. The society’s cabaret format has proved successful in the last four years, covering a variety of genres and periods.
Director Anthony Young, Assistant Director Susan Boyle, Producer Suzie Blackwell, Musical Director Philip Eames and Choreographer Lisa Frisina have loved working on the production, the hardest task being to narrow down the song list.