Community Theatre

CLOC Rolls the Dice with Guys and Dolls

Following the sell-out success of their World Amateur Premiere of The Phantom of the Opera, CLOC Musical Theatre (Vic) shift gears, staging Guys and Dolls, one of the most enduring shows from the Golden Age of American Musicals, at the National Theatre in St Kilda from October 4 to 19 for its 99thproduction.

The classic musical fable featuresa motley bunch of colourful larger-than-life characters who inhabit Times Square – from missionaries to gamblers, actors to gangsters, rogues to chorus girls and everything in between.

Perth Pajama Game

Broadway musical The Pajama Game, based on the novel 7½ cents by Richard Bissell and George Abbot and featuring a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, is the September production for Stirling Players (WA).

The Tony Award-winning 1954 Broadway hit deals with labour troubles in the Sleeptite Pajama Factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise go unheeded.  In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new superintendent.

When the Rain Stops Falling at Centenary Theatre Brisbane

The Centenary Theatre Group (Brisbane, Qld) is preparing for its production of Andrew Bovell’s award winning Australian Drama When the Rain Stops Falling, opening on September 7.

Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York.

Five-dollar school holiday fun in Roleystone

THERE’S fun planned children of all ages at Roleystone Theatre (WA) during the October school holidays.

With all tickets $5, Storytime in the Hills features two short plays written and directed by local music teacher Nicole George.

Kyle’s Rainbow Day is about a young man named Kyle who decides to wear his favourite shirt to school for free-dress day,” Nicole says.

“Along the way he learns it’s okay to be yourself and a little different, as well as some nifty songs about different colours.

Sydney Premiere of Mod Musical DOWNTOWN!

Rockdale Musical Society, under its new St George Theatre Company banner, stages the Sydney Premiere of DOWNTOWN! - The Mod Musical at Hurstville Entertainment Centre from September 5 – 7, 2013.

IT'S ALL SMOKE AND MIRRORS FOR THE PHANTOM AT MIRANDA.

That's exactly how it is as ‘senior’ members Bob and Col Peet, Peter Munn, David Glance and John Widdicombe create the stage sets and props for Miranda Musical Society's  Sydney Community Theatre premiere season of The Phantom of the Opera, due to hit the stage at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre  from September 20 to 29.

Welcome to The Phantom in Hobart, your seats are 17,000 km away

One of Australia’s first amateur theatre productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has had an interesting collision with its long-running fully professional London counterpart.

The Tasmanian Premiere production is playing at the Theatre Royal, Hobart, Australia’s oldest operational theatre and one of few Georgian arts venues in the southern hemisphere.

Producer, Craig Wellington, tells the story...

Steel Magnolias Bloom in Macedon

Macedon’s The Mount Players Theatre Company (Vic) will stage the comedy-drama Steel Magnolias by American playwright Robert Harling from Friday August 25.

Harling wrote the script in the mid-1980s as a way of coping with the loss of his younger sister Susan, who died from complications of diabetes. He placed his story’s emphasis firmly on the love, humour and support of friends and family, through both happy times and when faced with tragedy.

Private Lives: Coward Classic for Adelaide

Adelaide’s Therry Dramatic Society will stage Noël Coward’s Private Lives in August 2013, at The Arts Theatre, Adelaide.

In December 1929, Noël Coward set off on a tour of the Far East. While there, he contracted influenza. He spent part of his convalescence drafting a play, writing the final script in less than four days. He cabled his friend, the celebrated actress Gertrude Lawrence, asking her to keep autumn 1930 free to perform in his new play, Private Lives.

The Phantom of the Opera: Sydney Amateur Premiere for Miranda

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House (alias Sutherland Entertainment Centre), hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that she cannot resist.

His obsession with his ‘angel of music’ unleashes a diabolical tale of drama, destruction and death – and a unique musical theatrical experience.

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