Community Theatre

Jack Climbs That Panto Beanstalk Again in Bexley

Just in time for the September school holidays, St George Theatre Company presents a pantomime version of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, is filled with songs, melodrama, a dancing cow, and in true Panto style lots of audience interaction is promised.

LUCK THE MUSICAL

The Top of The Torrens Theatre Group (SA) is clearly ready to take risks in producing Mark Waldrop’s fractured fairytale, Luck The Musical.

The November 2013 production, thought by Director David Evans to be the first time the musical has been staged in Australia, poses a massive logistics task. Based on a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the musical was originally written for a ‘Broadway- style’ theatre, one with all the appropriate equipment that can be found in a major live theatre venue.

Neil Simon Pulitzer Winner at Limelight

Limelight Theatre (WA) opens a window into the past from September 26, with Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Lost in Yonkers, a coming-of-age tale about a dysfunctional German-Jewish family in World War II. 

Set in Yonkers, New York, two young boys are left with their tyrannical grandmother while their father goes away to earn money to pay a loan shark.

Their mentally-challenged Aunt Bella also lives in the house and is delighted her nephews have come to stay – meanwhile, their Uncle Louie collects dirty money for The Mob.

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…

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