The eyes of community theatres around Australia were on CLOC Musical Theatre for its Australian Non-Professional Premiere of Wicked. The set and costumes will be used by ten companies all over the country, then exported to New Zealand. CLOC’s technical wizard Grant Alley, and Andrew Davis share their thoughts.
Lachlan O'Brien plays the titular role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein Miranda Musical Society’s production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, playing at Sutherland Entertainment Centre from September 21 to 25.
Lachlan chatted with Stage Whispers.
What is Young Frankenstein?
Thematically? It is a raucous, zany, high camp, sexed up, jazzed up, hilarious fiesta of Mel Brooks humour. With traditional toe tapping songs and more one-liners than you can poke a shtick at.
They say if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Castle Hill Players’ next production, Boeing Boeing, promises to deliver a night of laughs and entertainment as this French farce, set in 1960s Paris hits the Pavilion Theatre stage from Friday 23 September until Saturday 15 October.
On Friday 9 September, Canberra Repertory launched a thorough reference work and memory jogger written by seasoned REP member Jonathan Pearson: the book What’s a Show? The Chronicles of Canberra Repertory Society Shows 1932–2015.
He’s in demand among Adelaide community theatre companies, but one of Adelaide’s most notable young actors is donning a Director’s hat for the time being, to help the South Coast Choral and Arts Society produce the Tony Award-winning classic, Pippin the Musical. Lesley Reed reports.
Savoyards Musical Theatre Company Brisbane is producing the Queensland premiere of the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, inspired by material of Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and full of songs by George and Ira Gershwin. at the Iona Performing Arts Centre, Queensland, 24 September – 8 October, 2016.
Strathfield Musical Society are looking forward to presenting The Addams Family musical in October 2016, a comedy based upon the characters created for the original single-panel cartoons about a ghoulish American family with a liking for all things macabre. Most people would identify with the long running TV series and fans of the show will be able to see many of their favourite characters brought to life on the stage. It’s just the thing to get you in the right mood for Halloween.
Miranda Musical Society (NSW) decided it was time to bring a show to their audiences that puts the word “comedy” firmly into “musical comedy”, with their September 2016 show Young Frankenstein, adapted as a stage musical by Mel Brooks from his legendarily funny film.
In a nutshell, Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania.