Set in different eras, from the 1950s to the 1990s, with songs from Patsy Cline, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Whitney Hoston and more, Songs Back to the Eras is written and directed by Michael Brealey, a 17 year old with a passion for musical theatre and storytelling. He has gained a diploma in musical theatre and is working towards to go to uni to study a Bachelor of creative arts majoring in Drama and Music.
Patrick Hamilton’s chilling Victorian psychological thriller Gaslight is the final production for 2013 for the Centenary Theatre Group (Queensland), opening on 2 November.
This classic thriller, set in Victorian London, was first produced in 1938 and later filmed twice, in Britain and in the USA. Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her portrayal of Bella Manningham in the latter version.
Broadway musical hit Hairspray is Ashfield Musical Society’s next production, opening on November 1st 2013 at Concord RSL (NSW).
Set in the 1960s in Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad (Anita Margiotta), a girl with big hair and big heart, dreams of dancing on her favourite TV show. She lands herself a role, and the interest of teenage heartthrob, Link Larkin (Cameron Anderson), much to the ire of Link’s girlfriend Amber Von Tussle (Danielle Bellini).
Beenleigh Theatre Group (Queensland) is staging Fame the Musical from November 15 to 30, 2013.
Fame the Musical follows the students at New York's School of the Performing Arts through their tough, four-year course. The audience will see the students coming to terms with life and relationships: we will see those who persevere, who are resilient - and those who are not. Above all, we will see them understanding the need to strive for excellence to be the best actor, singer, dancer or musician that they can be.
The Henry Lawson Theatre in Werrington County presents the Sydney Stage Premiere of Mother and Son during November 2013.
Four episodes from this classic ABC TV series, The Milk, The Christmas Drinks, The Funeral and The Last Will, have been adapted for stage with permission from series creator and writer, Geoffrey Atherden, by Henry Lawson Theatre’s Joshua Crew, who also co-directs with Nicole Madden.
Containing more twists than a corkscrew, Corpse! was first staged in 1984, in London’s West End. Welcomed by The Daily Mail as ‘a wild, high camp comedy thriller, a play where anything can happen –and most of it does’, it began its Broadway run at the Helen Hayes Theatre in 1986. Fast forward to 2013 and the Therry Dramatic Society’s November production at The Arts Theatre, Adelaide.