A CLASSIC Australian play from the 1950s highlighting parallels with today’s fly-in, fly-out workers takes to the Old Mill Theatre (WA) stage in June.
Written by Ray Lawler and directed by Trevor Dhu, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is considered by literary scholars to be the most significant in Australian theatre history because it provided a turning point where distinctly Australian life and characters were openly and authentically portrayed.
Two itinerant cane cutters, Barney and Roo, have spent the past 16 summers off with two ladies in Melbourne.
Mary Poppins has delighted, entertained and enchanted generations of readers, movie audiences and theatregoers, and now CLOC Musical Theatre adds to Melbourne audiences’ appreciation and love of the magical nanny with her umbrella and bag of tricks “in the most delightful way”, by presenting the Broadway musical adaptation of this magical tale at the National Theatre, St Kilda, from May 15-30.
James Bruce directs the second production for 2015 at Arts Theatre Cronulla. Role Play is a 2001 play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, who focuses on comedy plays about middle-class life in England. This one is no exception, set in an apartment in London's Docklands and telling the story of Julie-Ann Jobson (Erin Youngblutt) and Justin Lazenby (James Phipps) who are preparing to entertain their respective parents and announce their engagement.
Join J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company, all with the help of the book How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Ashfield Musical Society during May 2015
A PULITZER Prize-nominated play that featured Robin Williams on Broadway is coming to Playlovers Theatre during May 2015.
Written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Andre Victor, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a comic drama about the lives of two US marines and an Iraqi translator who encounter a quick-witted tiger on the streets of war-torn Baghdad.
As it witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war, the tiger – played by Williams on Broadway – attempts to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption among the city’s ruins.
Ahead of Willoughby Theatre Company's production of Evita, leading lady Virginia Natoli unveiled Eva Peron’s dress, to be worn as she sings ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ on the balcony of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, on the steps of the Concourse in Chatswood.
On May 22nd 2015 the legendary story of Eva Perón bursts back onto the stage when Willoughby Theatre Company stages the first production in Sydney in almost 20 years of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Evita.
Shakespeare's feast of humour and sexual politics, The Taming of the Shrew, is being reimagined in 1950s Italy when Phoenix Ensemble presents the classic comedy at Beenleigh’s Pavilion Theatre over four weekends in April and May 2015.
The Taming of the Shrew is a romp through the romantic entanglements of the Minola sisters: "shrewish" Katherina and her “sweet” younger sister Bianca.
For its May 2015 production, Dural Musical Society (NSW) has chosen West Side Story. Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, 1957 Broadway classic West Side Story is a modern day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.