Community Theatre

Wizard of Oz Leads Off Celebrations at Rockdale

Australia’s oldest musical society is taking a journey down the Yellow Brick Road in September 2019.

Rockdale Musical Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and kicking of a special season of festivities and shows with The Wizard Of Oz.

Bloody Murder at the Pavilion

‘We’re always at one of these little gatherings, aren’t we? And then someone  is always murdered, in some foul and despicable way. Every time. It completely ruins the party.’ 

And so begins Castle Hill Players 2019 season at the Pavilion Theatre with Bloody Murder by Ed Sala.

Manly Musical Society’s Les Mis to Storm Barricades at Glen Street

Manly Musical Society’s 10th Anniversary production of Les Misérables will be playing at Glen Street Theatre from 19 April 2019 for 11 performances only.

Community Theatre Seasons 2019

Every year it seems that the hot new show on community theatre stages across Australia is the latest Broadway or West End blockbuster released for amateur performance.

While 2019 is set to be no exception, with Kinky Boots strutting its stuff around the country, allowing performers to give expression to their inner drag queens, Australian musical Ladies in Black is giving the imported blockbuster a run its their money.

£30 Million and Changing With Grace at Stirling

TWO strong ladies feature in two strong plays for the first season of 2019 at Stirling Theatre (WA).

Presented under the banner of “Grace and Willpower”, The Greening of Grace is about a woman who changes her politics after traumatic life events while Lady Willpower is a gentle comedy of bad manners, deceit and a battle of siblings over a £30 million estate.

Tim Winton Play Explores Love, Loss and Truth Behind Tragedy

A MOVING and sometimes confronting play from Tim Winton comes to Melville Theatre (WA) during February 2019.

Directed by Kayti Murphy, Shrine is set on WA’s south coast and explores the themes of love, grief and the way those who have passed endure through the memories of the living.

The play tells of a couple struggling to recover from the loss of their son Jack – a year later, all they have left is a scar on a tree next to a roadside shrine and an abundance of unanswered questions.

Boutique Festival Celebrates Gold Coast Talent

Nerang’s Javeenbah Theatre Company will present the world premiere performances of Age is Just a Numb3r and Strictly Amateur at the inaugural 2019 Platform Festival.

Penned respectively by Gold Coast playwrights Kellie Silver and Sherree Halliwell, the one-act comedies will showcase local talent at Javeenbah’s boutique festival from 1-16 February.

The Festival gives local performers a platform to showcase their gifts in a celebration of grassroots Gold Coast talent.

Lane Cove’s Female of the Species

Lane Cove Theatre Company opens its 2019 season with the comedy The Female of the Species, by Melbourne writer Joanna Murray-Smith. The 2019 season is shaping to be the theatre company’s most ambitious yet! With four mainstage productions – including its annual children’s show – Lane Cove will also present a new Aussie musical, the debut staged reading of a new Australian play… AND its first ever short play festival “In a Nutshell”.

Daylight Saving at Rockdale

Enter the beautiful Pittwater home of Tom and Felicity on the night Daylight Saving ends - 1989. They seem to have it all. She, a successful Sydney restaurant and he the jet setting life that goes with mentoring an international tennis star. However Tom’s next departure sees the sudden visit of Felicity’s old boyfriend and infidelity is on the cards. Romantic plans go hilariously haywire when a string of unexpected visitors drop by … but will that old flame still be rekindled?

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Awards 2018

David Spicer reports.

MLOC Productions was awarded the “Bruce Award” for outstanding musical of 2018 by the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria. The company’s season of Spring Awakening picked up five awards including Best Director and Ensemble.

The annual awards ceremony was held at Bunjil Place, a newly built theatre that is home to the Windmill Theatre Company.  

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