Community Theatre

The Light in the Piazza

Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza, which had a successful season at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre (Vic) in August / September 2013, moves to the Malvern Theatre in November for a return season.

Adapted from the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the 2005 Broadway musical has a book by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel.

Raunchy Romp Turns Politics into a Farce

NAUGHTY, saucy and farcical – Garrick Theatre’s November / December 2013 offering proves that parliamentary life is anything but boring.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham and directed by theatre stalwart Fred Petersen, skeletons in the closet come back to haunt the UK PM in Pardon Me, Prime Minister.

Playwright Taylor had a 36-year career with BBC and worked on many classic series including I'm Sorry – I'll Read That Again, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies.

Musical Double Bill for Hills: Rent and Gutenberg

The Hills Musical Society (NSW) is presenting a varied end to its 2013 season with two simultaneous shows, RENT and Gutenberg! The Musical! at its new home at Castle Hill RSL from October 30 to November 3.

Theatre-goers will be familiar with RENT, the Tony award-winning masterpiece by Jonathon Larson, and director / set designer Jeff Fisher promises a fresh, reflective take on the show.

Annie Gets Three Men with Her Guns

The song might say You Can't Get a Man with a Gun, but …

Puzzle-like Murder Mystery for Melville

WITH an abundance of changing identities, twists and surprises, Melville Theatre’s November 2013 production has been described as a “Russian doll of a play”.

Written by Roger Leach and Colin Wakefield and directed by Joan Scafe, Audience with Murder moves from a seemingly innocuous domestic play reading, through a murder- mystery in the classic style, to a final terrifying and violent climax.

It was first produced at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival, then subsequently at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre in 2006.

Anyone Can Whistle: Rarely Seen Sondheim for Sydney

Sydney musical theatre fans are in for a rare collectable musical theatre experience, with the opportunity to enjoy what is believed to be the NSW Premiere of early Stephen Sondheim musical Anyone Can Whistle.

Bankstown Theatre Company stages Anyone Can Whistle at Bankstown Arts Centre from October 25 to November 3, 2013

Inclusive Superstar

Inclusive Music Theatre is currently rehearsing a unique production of  the Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar at The Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading (Vic) on December 22nd 2013.

Inclusive Music Theatre Incorporated [I.M.T. Inc.] is a community-based, not for profit organisation which provides performance opportunities for theatrically motivated people with various abilities.

New Musical Promises Behind The Scenes Drama

CURTAIN call is drawing near for all-new musical When The Lights Go Down, the latest home-grown production at Phoenix Theatre (WA)  from Dark Psychic Productions, opening on October 26, 2013

Written and directed by resident Kathleen Uhlmann (from East Fremantle), When The Lights Go Down explores what happens behind-the-scenes with humour and bedazzled drama.

The show will feature a cast of more than 25 performers from across Perth and a live band, with an intimate cabaret setting delivering a Las Vegas Supper Club atmosphere.

The Club Extends Footy Fever into November at Galleon

The September 2013 AFL Grand Final might be behind us, but with its production of David Williamson’s classic and extremely funny satire The Club, Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group are giving audiences a chance to experience Aussie Rules footy fever for a few weeks longer.

Rob Guest Future Prospect Winner in New Musical at Genesian Theatre

Rising talent Ben Bennett, recently announced as the winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Showbiz International Future Prospect Award for 2013, also seen on ‘The Voice’ in 2012, is to headline a brand new musical, The Star Child, opening at Sydney’s Genesian Theatre in November 2013.

The Star Child is based on a short story by Oscar Wilde and was written by Sydney lyricist Roger Gimblett and Melbourne composer Nicholas Edwards when they were both working in London for West End theatre company Stoll Moss Theatres.

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