Community Theatre

76 Trombones for Strathfield

Strathfield Musical Society presents classic Broadway musical The Music Man at the Latvian Theatre in Parnell Street, Strathfield, from October 18 – 26, 2013.

The Music Man, with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, was a hit on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony Awards and running for 1,375 performances.

Murder Mystery has A Sting in the Tale

From the pens of Brian Clemens [The (original) Avengers, The Professionals etc] and Dennis Spooner comes a murder mystery full of twists and turns.

A Sting in the Tale is the 4th production for 2013 for Fremantle community theatre company Harbour Theatre, in their 50th Anniversary year.

Vaudeville is Back in Brisbane's North

Bramble Bay Bowls Club, at Woody Point in Brisbane's north (Qld) presents Vaudeville at the Palace Theatre, directed and written by Michael Brealey, from September 13 – 22, 2013, a change of venue following a fire at original venue, the Palace Hotel.

The production promises a show full of Glitz, Glamour, Comedy, Music and Song & Dance.

Adelaide Return Season for Altar Boyz

They sing, dance and talk to God on cell phones; Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham (yes, he’s Jewish) save the world one fan at a time in Davine Interventionz’ production of the Off Broadway musical comedy, Altar Boyz.

Satirising the phenomenon of boy bands, full of parody, fun M.T.V. dancing and irreverent humour, the show will play at Adelaide’s Star Theatre for ten more performances following its successful Adelaide run in March.

“Leapin' Lizards!” SQUIDS Are Doing Annie

SQUIDS Theatricals (QLD) will stage well-loved family musical Annie at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre from Thursday 19th -28th September, 2013.  

North Shore Calendar Girls Grin and Bare It All

Epicentre Theatre Company presents Calendar Girls, the funny and uplifting story about the power of friendship, from 11 to 19 October 2013 at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood.

In the midst of the frailty of human life, the power of friendship and community triumphs!

Drama, rivalry, dancing, singing, romance, teen angst…

Long before Glee came FAME!

Chatswood Musical Soociety (NSW) presents FAME - The Musical, an energetic stage musical set at New York City’s famous High School of Performing Arts, at the Gillian Moore Centre for Performing Arts, Pymble Ladies’ College from October 2 – 5, 2013.

The show is inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1980 movie and features the Oscar-winning title song made famous by Irene Cara.

Drama, rivalry, dancing, singing, romance, teen angst…

Burlesque Effect at Javeenbah

Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang presents the Queensland Premiere of Australian play The Burlesque Effect by Wayne Tunks’ from September 27, 2013

Set in the seductive club scene of 1950’s Sydney, The Burlesque Effect tells the story of James – a straight-laced suburbanite with a conformist job and a conformist marriage. When he experiences burlesque for the first time, this world is rocked to the core. Drawn to the beautiful dancer, Honey, James must decide between the life he has and one he can only dream of.

Formidable Real Life Team Stage CLOC Guys and Dolls

Chris and Lynette White are a formidable force in the Melbourne musical theatre community. Together and separately, they have helped shape and define the look, feel and direction of countless productions with leading Melbourne companies including Whitehorse, Dandenong, Catchment, Nova and CLOC. Their shows have earned them praise, admiration and a slew of theatrical nominations and awards.

Now they combine to stage CLOC Musical Theatre’s October 2013 production of Guys and Dolls.

Students Produce Company

George Furth & Stephen Sondheim’s Company is the next production for Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble (MUSE), to be performed from October 2nd – 12th at the King St Theatre, Newtown.

Company Producer Jordy Shea recently caught up with Ash Kurrle and Allister Haire, the Director & Musical Director, during a break in an intense rehearsal.

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