Community Theatre

Grant Alley OAM

Congratulations to Grant Alley who has been recognised with an Order of Australia medal (OAM) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List. Grant was awarded this honour for his service to the performing arts, particularly theatre.  


Postcard From Christchurch

Theatre Jewel Amidst The Ruins.

As Christchurch slowly rebuilds after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, its grand old lady is breathing back life into its theatrical soul. David Spicer trod the boards of the re-born Isaac Theatre Royal, which was the venue for the 55thMusical Theatre New Zealand weekend conference, party and AGM.

Adelaide Rep’s Sexiest Show in 107 Years!

US comedy It's Just Sex is set for its Australian premiere in what will be The Adelaide Repertory Theatre's raciest show ever.

Friends Joan and Phil, Greg and Lisa and Kelly and Carl are three ordinary married couples. On the surface they look the perfect picture of monogamy, but temptations and hidden desires bubble and seethe underneath.

Rockin’ Shockin’ Musical Spoof

A MUSICAL spoof of popular horror shows, The Rocky Monster Show, is a witch’s brew of Young Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, Rebecca, The Addams Family, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors.

Pristine Entertainment (WA) will present the all-singing, all-dancing mix of bizarre comedy in June 2015 at the Carine Senior High School Performing Arts Centre.

Frankie and Johnny at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players (NSW) present Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune by Terence McNally during June 2015.

There is only ‘this’ Frankie and ‘this’ Johnny in the world and their tentative discovery of what they wish for and fear creates a beautifully poignant story of two people trying to connect.  As the evening slowly ebbs towards the dawn so does their relationship carefully unfold in this tender and romantic comedy.

The Book of Everything at Rockdale

The Guild Theatre at Rockdale in Sydney's south is presenting The Book of Everthing from May 15 to June 13, 2015.

Thomas, aged nine nearly TEN is being brave when he carries the neighbour's shopping into her house because all the kids think she is a witch. Benjamin Goodyear as Thomas and Sue Stapleton as the neighbour admitting she is a witch. 

Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade On WA Stage

ARENAarts (WA) is paying tribute to the late Terry Pratchett by staging an adaptation of Maskerade, one of his popular Discworld novels, during July 2015.

Dying of Alzheimer’s earlier this year, Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, selling more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.

Terry Pratchett’sMaskerade is described as a “comedy theatre production of operatic proportions” with a story that has similarities to The Phantom of the Opera.

New Brisbane Company Has Murder in Mind.

Sharmony Productions has been created by two long standing Brisbane actresses, Sharon White and Sandra Harman, in order to produce quality theatre productions focusing small cast plays which showcase the talents of more seasoned performers, as well as up and coming actors.

Cox and Box & Trial by Jury at Rockdale

Jon Smith wears the dual hats of Director and Musical Director for Rockdale Opera Company’s double bill of Cox and Box and Trial by Jury at Rockdale Town Hall from May 30 to June 7, 2015.


Director Osman Kabbara, musical director Josh Ransom and choreographer Criag Nhobbs are the team behind Miranda Musical Society’s production of the cult boy band musical ALTAR BOYZ at the Memorial School of Arts, Sutherland from June 12 to 21, 2015. Osman and Craig spoke to Stage Whispers about the show.

When did you first see Altar Boyz and what was your initial reaction to the show?

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