Community Theatre

Comic Funeral Surprises in Wife After Death

A SECRET life is exposed at a funeral and the bombshell causes tempers – and ashes – to fly.

It’s all part of Melville Theatre’s November production of Wife After Death, written by Eric Chappell and directed by Joan Scafe.

Set at the funeral of successful television comedian Dave Thursby, his friends and family soon discover they know less about him than they imagined.

Bracken Moor: Australian Premiere for Adelaide

Through painstaking research and successful collaborations with international playwrights Adelaide’s Independent Theatre has brought some memorable Australian premieres to the South Australian community theatre scene over the years, including John Logan’s Peter and Alice this year.

Tom, Dick and Harry to Tickle Adelaide Funny Bones

As always, Adelaide’s oldest continuously operating community theatre group, the Adelaide Repertory Theatre will end its 2014 season with something to tickle the funny bone. Laughs will definitely be the outcome of the company’s play of choice, as the work flows from the pen of Ray Cooney, a master of farce.

Hills Pair Leap of Faith with Last Five Years

Castle Hill will host to the Australian Premiere of the Broadway Musical Leap of Faith, based on the movie starring Steve Martin, and a studio production of The Last Five Years during October 2014, when Hills Musical Theatre Company (Hills MTC) brings the two musical theatre shows to the Castle Hill RSL.


Bankstown Theatre Company is presenting the musical comedy Nunsense from October 24 to November 2. Director Richard Blomfield recently spoke to Stage Whispers about the show.

Only twelve out of 52 nuns remain alive in the convent after Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the rest with her vichyssoise. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior decides they need to raise funds to bury the nuns.

More Legends of the Skies

LOTS Theatre Inc. presents Legends of the Skies Series 2, from October 8 – 18 at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin Airport.


Finding Mr Wonderful

 at Javeenbah

Dating can be tough; especially when you’re in your 40s, working in a factory and caring for your bedridden mother who’s on the verge of Alzheimer’s.

In Javeenbah Theatre’s new play Mr Wonderful, unlucky in love Norma Green attempts to find her “Mr Wonderful” through a dating agency, with awkward results. The play centres on Norma’s desperation to find love while having to portion her time with her ailing mother.

Javeenbah regular Naomi Thompson, who plays Norma, says it’s shaping up to be a great show.

Impromptu Impro 3

The saga continues.

The people that have no idea what they are doing, return for a third time to bring their audience, sometimes at the cost of their own self dignity, an hilarious night of entertainment.

Players from the peninsular and all around Melbourne are set the task to play a bunch of improvisation games, scenes and skits, mixed in with suggestions or even participation from the audience. Live theatre to the extreme, without a safety net, and with little idea of what will happen next is the promise.

CLOC Celebrates One Elle of a Musical

CLOC is saluting the modern musical comedy as it proudly presents the return to Melbourne of the effervescent, effusive and very pink Legally Blonde: The Musical.  Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde  follows blonde and bubbly Elle Woods who, having been dumped by her boyfriend for not being ‘serious’ enough, enrols in Harvard Law School in an attempt to win him back, taking her lovable chihuahua Bruiser with her.

MUSE Repertory Season 2014

This year, the University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble embarks on an ambitious season of firsts. Playing for two weeks at the King Street Theatre, the society will present Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle and the Australian debut of Schmidt and Jones’ 110 in the Shade from 15th-25th October, 2014.

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