Community Theatre

1960s London Gangster Comedy for Perth

A BLACK comedy about gangsters in London’s East End during the 1960s comes to South Perth’s Old Mill Theatre in May – and it has more twists and turns than a pretzel.

Presented by Maverick Theatre Productions, A Picture of Betrayal is written and directed by Noel O’Neill and explores the day-to-day life of criminals going about their business of thieving, cheating and killing each other.

Spelling Bee Musical at Roleystone

TONY Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is coming to the Armadale District Hall in May 2019.

Presented by Roleystone Theatre (WA) and directed by Stephen Carr, it follows a group of six mid-pubescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

While openly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their homes, they spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing and pout-inducing bell that signals a spelling mistake. 

Memory Meets Reality in Ten Quid at Stirling Theatre

A STORY of loss, hope, friendship and leaving the past behind add up to Ten Quid, at Stirling Theatre in WA in April / May 2019.

Written by John Grimshaw and directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the journey of a young man returning to Manchester 40 years after his family originally emigrated to Australia.

Mark’s goal is to honour his brother’s wish of scattering his ashes over the sacred turf of his beloved football team.

Avenue Q's Tough Streets for Sydney’s North

North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) brings puppet musical comedy Avenue Q to The Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 26 April to 4 May.

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q tells the story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world.

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.

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?

Community Theatre Champions

They are the stars of the little stages, moving from one community theatre to another scoring the plum roles. David Spicer spoke to six of the most popular leading ladies and men in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Nadia Gianinotti hobbled back to work after twisting her ankle in her final performance as Velma Kelly in Fab Nobs’ production of Chicago.

Community Theatre Seasons 2018

Click here to check out our new 2019 Seasons Feature

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.

Meet Manly's Barricade Boys

Get to know the Boys of the Barricade in Manly Musical Society’s 10th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, from 19 April until 28 April, 2019.

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables details the trials of France’s lower class and exemplifying the triumph of human spirit. Its uplifting message of hope, its grand epic tale and glorious music has made it the longest running musical of all time.

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