Community Theatre

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.

World premiere, Pinter and journey to hell all in one night

A TRIO of short plays plays at the Old Mill Theatre (WA) from September 19, 2013 – Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit and the world premiere of Noel O’Neill’s Snow and Ash.

Directed by Susie Conte, The Dumb Waiter, features Gus and Ben in a Birmingham basement, awaiting instructions for their next job. Gus needs matches while Ben has a newspaper – and both men have revolvers.

The Peach Season at Castle Hill

Heartwarming, life-affirming Australian play The Peach Season, by playwright Debra Oswald opens at Castle Hill’s Pavilion Theatre on September 27.

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.

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