Community Theatre

Ballarat National Theatre Turns 75

The Ballarat National Theatre celebrates 75 years with a short documentary filmproduced by Wind & Sky Productions.

The film features core members of the Ballarat National Theatre, past and present, and reflects on the significance and history of the company.

Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Open Section Nominations 2013









Nominations have been announced for the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria's 27th Annual Bruce Awards, to be presented on December 14, 2013 at Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Ballarat. Bookings: 0438 711 378.

Carnivorous Musical Plant Invades Manly

Will Musical Theatre’s favourite man-eating plant devour the unsuspecting populace of Sydney’s Northern Beaches during November 2013.

Manly Musical Society’s 10th production will be comedy horror rock musical Little Shop of Horrors, by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, based on the 1960 black comedy film.

Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of hapless, nerdish florist Seymour, who harbors a crush on co-worker, the ditzy blonde and ever-vulnerable Audrey.

Melodrama, Mystery and Music Hall for Adelaide Rep

You can’t keep former professional music hall actors in the wings forever. They keep breaking out in song and dance! This time it’s with The Adelaide Repertory Theatre for its end of year musical parody, The Mystery of the Hansom Cab.

Epicentre Blackrock To Help Combat Violence

Epicentre Theatre Company (NSW) follows the success of its October production of Calendar Girls (which raised over $4000 for Leukemia research) with a powerful modern Australian classic Blackrock, which shines a light on a dark episode of our recent past, this time raising funds to combat violence.

Regals Celebrate the Imagination with Seussical

The Regals Musical Society (NSW) challenges audiences to step into their imagination and the wonderful world of Doctor Seuss during  November 2013, with Seussical The Musical.

Since the closure of the soon to re-open Rockdale Town Hall, The Regals have been fortunate to perform at Bexley RSL and this November, they will be offering the family and friends of the RSL an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and step into the wonderful world of Seuss.

UTS Students Produce Quack

Student theatre society Backstage UTS (NSW) is staging Ian Wilding’s Australian play Quack from November 15 to 23, 2013. The Griffin Theatre Company recently commissioned Quack after Ian Wilding won the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award in 2009. Only the play’s second Australian production, is being produced by Backstage in association with the student union of the University of Technology Sydney.

Comedy as Wife Haunts Husband

Comedy Albert Nobbs, the final production for Gold Coast based  Javeenbah Theatre’s 2013 playbill from November 22nd– Dec 7th2013, follows the story of poor Albert Nobbs who discovers retirement is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Theatrical Postcard to Rockdale from 1947 England

A fable of Christmas and a classic of the British post World War Two era, The Holly and The Ivy plays at The Guild Theatre, Rockdale NSW during November 2013.

It’s 1947 in the quaint vicarage of the Reverend Martin Gregory. As his family gather to celebrate the festive season, tensions break through the emotional veneer and secrets tumble out. With some unexpected laughs, preconceived ideas and assumptions are shattered as each family member learns how to reveal their true selves.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall at Old Mill Theatre

Family pantomimeis alive and well at South Perth’s Old Mill Theatre during November and December 2013, with Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, providing a cavalcade of songs, visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation.

Directed by Neroli Burton, Limelight Scripts has provided a fresh take on an old favourite – Snow White is still the fairest of them all and her wicked stepmother still uses a poisoned apple on her.

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