Community Theatre

Sydney Uni Students take to the stage for a Cole Porter Classic

Halfway through the Sitzprobe of Anything Goes, the Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble (MUSE) takes a break after a long and productive afternoon of singing, dancing and channelling the 1930s. Whether it be MUSE Stalwart Natasha Stanton mastering the songs of the evangelical gospel singer Reno Sweeney, or the lively chorus numbers such as Blow Gabriel Blow, the show is piecing itself together, in what promises to be an energetic and enjoyable production.

Anything Goes at Sydney Uni

Following the success of their 2013 season, The University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble (MUSE) is excited to announce their 2014 major production, Cole Porter’s lively nautical classic Anything Goes at the Seymour Centre.

Directed by Gavin Brown, musically directed by Josh Davies with assistance from Conrad Hamill, choreographed by Georgina Spong and produced by Sophia Edmonds, the production will run from March 26 to 29 at the Everest Theatre.

Deathtrap Set to Thrill at Therry

Adelaide’s Therry Dramatic Society begins its 2014 season with a perennial favourite, Deathtrap by Ira Levin.

The play had its Broadway premiere at New York’s Music Box Theatre in February 1978, going on to secure the record for the longest running comedy thriller on Broadway.

The original Broadway cast consisted of John Wood, Marian Seldes, Victor Garber, Marian Winters and Richard Woods. Seldes, as Myra Bruhl, appeared in every one of the production’s nearly 1,800 Broadway performances, earning her a mention in the Guinness Book of Records.

Pride and Prejudice Prequel for Newcastle

Mr Bennet’s Bride, a new play by Newcastle based playwright Emma Wood, has its premiere at Newcastle Theatre Company from March 8.

Original romcomedramedy for Sutherland

Sutherland Theatre Company presents Better Left Said, an original play by local writers Scott Brawley and Robert Stewart, as their first production for 2014.

In mid 2012 Scott and Robert set out to write a 1930’s style radio play in the hope that it would be staged at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts. Some 20 months later, they find opening night approaching. A curious thing happened along the way, however, their radio play morphed into Better Left Said, a contemporary comedy/drama with a cast of four.

Musical Addams Family for Chatswood

The Stage Artz Theatre Company will present the NSW Amateur Premiere of The Addams Family – A New Musical at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood from April 4.

Abridged Biblical Romp for Castle Hill

Next up at Castle Hill (NSW) in the Pavilion Theatre’s Adventures in the Foyer series comes a riotous, tongue-in-cheek romp through the good book - The Bible: The Complete Work of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor.

JURASSIC Sings and Dances

JURASSIC! That is one big pile of musical, a comedic parody of the film Jurassic Park, takes place at The Phoenix Theatre, Coniston NSW from March 5 – 8, 2014.

‘65 Million and 2 years in the making,’ JURASSIC! follows the plot of the multi-award winning Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park; an island theme park suffers a power shortage during its preview, leaving the visitors trapped with the newly released exhibits; dinosaurs!

World Premiere of Locally Written Family Drama

Local performer Mark Thompson’s first foray into writing for the stage has its world premiere at Roleystone Theatre (WA)  in March 2014.

Described as a heartfelt family drama exploring love, loss and life, A House That Jack Built is about parties, family and friends and has equal doses of tragedy, humour and honesty.

Set on two different birthdays in the same man’s life, the play is inspired by events and stories from the playwright’s life.

One-Hit Wonders Musical for Phoenix Ensemble

If there was ever a musical likely to get audiences singing along it’s this one: Phoenix Ensemble’s (Qld) all-original production celebrating some of the world’s best-loved one-hit wonders.

The Oneders, featuring a 15-strong cast including a live five-piece band on stage, opens on 21 February 2014 and will play over five weekends at Beenleigh’s Pavilion Theatre.

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