Community Theatre

Fame at Koorliny in June

IF YOU remember the name Fame, head to the Koorliny Arts Centre (WA) in June 2018 as the popular musical hits the stage with its combination of singing and dancing.

Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts.

Song and Dance Snoopy at Miranda

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. 

Christmas Comes Early at Hunters Hill

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?

Premiere Re-opens Arts Theatre Cronulla

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.

Benefactors on Stage at Pymble

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.

Thriller Musical Jekyll & Hyde for Manly

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.

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EMS Will Rock You at Sutherland

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.

Woman in Black Promises Terror at Two Central Coast Theatres

“The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world…”

“My wife hated the line – believing we’d scare more people away from the theatre than bring them in,” laughed producer/director David Wicks of the Central Coast’s run of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black in August/September this year.

“Now, really… how could anybody refuse that challenge?” said Wicks.

Love is in the Air at CLOC

In 1992, internationally acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann wrote and directed Strictly Ballroom, which became an Australian iconic classic and a worldwide movie phenomenon.

Told with charm, humour, razzle dazzle and a true Australian larrikin spirit, Strictly Ballroom is the story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, in the process finding not only his true calling but also his true love.

Farce Sequel at Limelight

A SEQUEL to the farce Run For Your Wife is set to make audiences at Limelight Theatre (WA) cry with laughter all over again in May 2018.

Written by master-of-farce Ray Cooney and directed by 50-year theatre veteran Susan Vincent, Caught in the Net is set 18 years later with taxi driver John Smith still a bigamist.

He keeps his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other.

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