David Spicer attended the 58th national conference of Musical Theatre New Zealand, where amateur theatre companies fight for the rights for the best shows to serve up to their highly developed audience.
On the far north of the South Island of New Zealand is the ridiculously beautiful town of Nelson. It has gorgeous beaches and is an hour away from spectacular national parks and skiing. In 2018 it was also the host for the national conference of Musical Theatre New Zealand.
As part of the celebrations for Rockdale Opera's 70th Anniversary, there’s a special exhibition at Mascot Library and George Hanna Memorial Museum, 2 Hatfield Street Mascot, from 9 June till 7 July, 2018.
Exhibits include costumes, props, memorabilia, posters and heaps and heaps of photos, also an interactive table.
Image: Rendezvous at Orlofsky's Cabaret 2015 - Jermaine Chau.
Snoopy: The Musical is a musical comedy by Larry and Hal Hackady, with a book by Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, and Michael Grace. The characters are from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. This sequel to the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown focuses more on the life of Snoopy.
Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) are continuing their 2018 season with an Alan Ayckbourn classic, Seasons Greetings.
It’s Christmas-time and married couple Neville (John Cross) and Belinda (Claudia Bedford) have invited amixed bag of friends and family to stay with them over the holiday. What could possibly go wrong?
The Arts Theatre at Cronulla re-opens after extensive renovations that modernise the facilities and showcase the historic bones of its heritage building. The first play for 2018 is a Southern Hemisphere premiere performance of a brand new play by Robin Hawdon, Coup de Grace, whichhas only been performed once before, in Germany.
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.
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.
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.