Community Theatre

Community Theatre Seasons 2018

Blockbuster musicals, newly available for production, regularly dominate Community Theatre stages, and 2018 is no exception. Queen musical We Will Rock You, Shrek the Musical, based on the popular Dreamworks animated movie and the stage adaption of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom top the new entries into the repertoire.

Directing Dogfight

Director Meg Day tells Stage Whispers about her approach to Bankstown Theatre Company’s March 2018 production of the stage musical adaptation of the movie Dogfight.

“That’s a musical? Why would you want to direct that?”

Beauty and the Beast to Enchant Miranda

After capturing the hearts and imagination of more than 35 million people worldwide, the magical love story of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is making a return to Miranda Musical Society in Sydney’s south. 

The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead at Pymble

Pymble Players’ first productions for 2018 is The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, opening on February 14th .

This Australian comedy by Robert Hewett, tells the story of Rhonda, an ordinary suburban housewife, whose husband of 17 years suddenly leaves her. At a loss to understand his actions, and emboldened by her best friend Lynnette, redheaded Rhonda lashes out and loses control. The consequences of her actions play out across time and through a group of people brought together by that one ill-fated moment. 

Fiddler on the Roof at Rockdale

One of the world’s most loved, record-breaking Broadway shows returns to Sydney’s south in March when Rockdale Musical Society presents Fiddler on the Roof, starring award-winning Adam Scicluna as Tevye.

Crossing Delancey at Heidelberg

Heidelberg Theatre Company’s first play for 2018 is Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler, directed by Llaaneath Poor.  Llaaneath has been a member of Heidelberg Theatre Company virtually since birth, and she is now following in the footsteps of her parents, Gayle and Mick Poor, becoming a second-generation director. During her time at Heidelberg she has worked on numerous productions either as an actor, crew member or Assistant Director, but this will be her first time flying solo as a director for Heidelberg.

Four Flat Whites at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players gets their 2018 Season underway with Roger Hall’s hugely successful comedy, Four Flat Whites in Italy, opening at The Pavilion Theatre on Friday 2 February and continuing until Saturday 24 February.

Farcical Robin Hood Romp at Roleystone

A FOOLISHLY funny twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood comes alive at Roleystone Theatre during March 2018.

Written by David Neilson and directed by Brogan Smirke and Euan MacMillan, Robin Hood: The Truth Behind the Green Tights is the story of cowardly Albert, trying to get by as best he can.

He transfers his allegiance from the Merry Men to the Sheriff of Nottingham and back again at the drop of a hat – or, more accurately, the point of a sword. 

A Bad Year For Tomatoes at Rockdale

The Guild Theatre kicks off 2018 with John Patrick’s comedy A Bad Year For Tomatoes.

Marble – Irish Drama for Perth

WHAT happens when your best friend dreams about your wife – on the night your wife has the exact same dream about him?

It’s an idea explored in Marble, written by Irish playwright Marina Carr and directed by Rodney van Groningen, at Marloo Theatre during February and March 2018.

Art and Ben work for the same company, their lives controlled by board meetings and high-level presentations.

They have been friends since childhood and both have beautiful stay-at-home, self-indulgent wives.

To keep up with the latest news and reviews at Stage Whispers, click here to like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.