Gemco Players Community Theatre (Vic) presents Cosi by Louis Nowra at The Gem Community Arts Centre, Emerald, from August 19 to September 4.
In this hearty Australian comedy, university student Lewis is faced with hilarious and unique challenges when he agrees to direct a show starring the inmates of a psychiatric institution. Despite his vision of a modestly simple production, Lewis finds himself at the helm of Mozart's grand romantic opera, Cosi Fan Tutte.
Metropolitan Players (Newcastle, NSW) will present Grease at the beautiful Civic Theatre from August 24 to September 3.
This is the third tme that Metropolitan Players has produced Grease, following productions in 1986 and 1995, both directed by the current director Julie Black. When Julie directed the first production, she was pregnant with her son Andrew who is appearing in this production in the role of Sonny.
Busy musical theatre performer, Rosa McCarty (pictured with co-star Adam Rafferty) is becoming one of Melbourne’s most accomplished and well-known leading ladies in the Melbourne theatre scene. She is currently preparing to star in her fourth consecutive show in the last twelve months, this time as the aptly named Rose in CLOC Musical Theatre’s upcoming production of Aspects of Love.
The Lieder Theatre Company (NSW) is in rehearsal for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will be performed to mark one hundred and twenty years of entertainment to the Goulburn community by the Goulburn Liedertafel.
The Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays and has been performed previously at the Lieder for the company’s 90th birthday celebrations. We felt it most suiting to repeat this choice for our 120th making the Lieder Theatre Company the longest running theatre company in Australia
A vivid, moving and funny play which explores the concept of loyalty both to family and to country will be the first production for the newly named Bankstown Theatre Company (formerly Bankstown Theatrical Society).
The long standing South-West Sydney community group recently made a name change to coincide with a new era at the re-opened Bankstown Arts Centre, and will perform the Australian classis Hotel Sorrento from August 26th.
The Gondoliers was Gilbert and Sullivan's last great success and the G&S Society Tasmania again bring it alive at The Playhouse, Hobart. Amongst the canals of Venice and a palatial setting in Barataria, this musical treat is filled with true love, mistaken identity, the verve of a cachucha and the grace of a gavotte, and is brought to life by the voices and energy of an outstanding local cast.
Peace talks between the parents of two eleven year old boys implicated in a park altercation involving stick hitting and name calling have broken down. A lounge room brawl ensued after pleasantries over coffee and cake crumbled.
Herein lies the premise of the Mount Players (Victoria) latest theatrical offering - God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, running from August 26 to September 17.