Community Theatre

42nd Street: CLOC Celebrates 100 shows and 50 years

2014 will be a very special year for Melbourne’s CLOC Musical Theatre, as the company prepares to launch its 100th production in its 50th year. 

Urinetown: to pee, or not to pee

When Shakespeare penned the phrase "What's in a name?" four centuries ago he would scarcely have imagined a musical by the name of Urinetown by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman.

Whilst the title of the triple Tony Award winning Urinetown: the Musical may be a little 'off-putting', Dural Musical Society (NSW) is promising to deliver a night of good clean satirical fun from May 16th through 31st 2014.

MLOC’s Modern Millie Team

Behind the scenes of MLOC’s June production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, is an all-female powerhouse.

Director Lyn Laister started performing at age five in Brisbane, taught dancing and co-founded the Queensland Contemporary Dance Company, before moving south to Melbourne after 26 years’ performance and dance experience.

Poignant Trip To Bountiful For Roleystone

A PLAY from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay comes to Roleystone Theatre from May 9 – 17, 2014.

Written by Horton Foote, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment.

She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way.

Arrr! Broadway Pirates Pillage Chatswood

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance sets sail in a cheeky new version at Chatswood’s Zenith Theatre from 2-10 May.

This swashbuckling musical comedy adventure, presented by Chatswood Musical Society, has enough laughs to fill Davey Jones' locker.

It’s All Greek in ’60s London Comedy

TYPICALLY used to highlight not understanding, the phrase “it’s all Greek to me” now lends itself to the title of a play premiering at the Old Mill Theatre in May.

Written by WA playwright Noel O’Neill and directed by Valerie Dragojevic, hilarity turns to disaster in a comedy of errors set in 1960s London when a man makes a promise he cannot keep.

It’s All Greek To Me is the story of Nicolous Pilankous who celebrates with a bottle of ouzo one night and suddenly gets a call from his lonely cousin Stavros in Greece.

Balcony Is Perfect Fit For Adelaide’s Star-Crossed Lovers

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild’s critically acclaimed and award-winning 2013 production of Richard lll demonstrated Megan Dansie’s innovative approach to directing Shakespeare.

However, Dansie’s love of the Bard’s works meant she wasn’t going to rest on her laurels. What’s more, there was something about Adelaide University’s Little Theatre that made Romeo and Juliet yet another Shakespeare must-do for this Director: the theatre’s above-stage mezzanine was perfect for the balcony scene.


Beenleigh Theatre Company’s second production for the year, the stage musical version of XANADU, which rolls into the Crete Street Theatre from 2 May 2014, is the Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated musical’s Queensland premiere. 

So Much To Tell You: On Stage

A well-known Australian young adult novel, inspired by a true story, takes to the Garrick Theatre stage in W.A. during May 2014.

Written by John Marsden and directed by Gail Lusted, So Much To Tell You focuses on the 14-year-old Marina who withdrew into silence after she received a facial disfigurement in an accident.

The play explores how family breakdowns can be emotionally destructive, as well as physical, and how emotional effects can be observed in many different ways. 

Three WA Companies Combine to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday.

WILLIAM Shakespeare, ‘The Bard’, almost without debate the greatest playwright in the English language, was born in April, 1564, which makes April 2014 the 450th anniversary of his birth.

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