Community Theatre

Key Change

Community Theatre companies from across Sydney will join forces Saturday September 2 at The Sutherland Entertainment Centre for Key Change, a concert in support of suicide awareness.

In August 2017, nine Sydney musical theatre societies - along with some of Sydney's finest musical theatre performers and musicians, came together at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre for a concert to both raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness and suicide. 

Community Theatre Seasons 2017

If Elphaba and Galinda didn’t defy gravity at your local musical theatre company in 2016, they’re more than likely to land in your part of Oz in 2017, with Wicked set to be the most performed musical on the Community Theatre circuit.

Demand for the lavish sets, which have already been created for the mega-musical, exceeds their availability.

The Clean House at Stirling Players

Stirling Players (South Australia) will present Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House during September and October 2017.  The play is a quirky, romantic “dramedy” centred around Matilde, a Brazilian woman who has wound up a cleaner instead of a comedienne. The Clean Housewas a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Sarah Ruhl’s script weaves together the frayed edges of conflicting lives with whimsy and wisdom.

Dreamgirls for Rockdale

Sydney is about to enjoy the behind-the-scenes musical that takes audiences on a journey from Pop to Rock & Roll to Rhythm & Blues to Disco… and beyond!

Rockdale Musical Society will present the NSW amateur theatre premiere of DREAMGIRLS during September 2017

Stop Kiss at Melville

ONE moment can change everything – an idea explored in the September 2017 production at Melville Theatre (WA).

Written by Diana Son and directed by Vanessa Jensen, Stop Kiss is a poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably.

After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love and their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

The Club to Play at Heidelberg

David Williamson's The Club, to be presented by Heidelberg Theatre Company during September 2017, is a set in the social room of a famous football club; one with a rich tradition and history of success. However times have changed. The club is in its longest ever premiership drought; 19 years and counting. 

Hot Mikado For Sydney’s North

Now in its 66th year, there’s no luckier time for Chatswood Musical Society to transport audiences to Japan than for fast paced jazz comedy Hot Mikado from 22 September to 1 October at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney.

Cultures glide and collide in Rob Bowman (music) and David H. Bell’s (lyrics) hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado.

Honour at Villanova

Joanna Murray-Smith’s Honour is a poignant examination of how the disruption of new love shocks four people into redefining their own selves, uprooting their understanding of love and loyalty, and forcibly restarting their emotional evolution after years of comfortable stagnation.

How do you react to the abrupt termination of a 32 year old marriage by a passionate spark?

A Chat About Holding The Man

Trent Gardiner and Hannah Lehmann from the cast of Lane Cove Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Holding the Man, interviewed each other recently and Stage Whispers was a fly on the wall.

Trent: Who is your acting inspiration? 

Sweeney Todd for Toowoomba

The thrilling story of the world's most infamous barber, Sweeney Todd, will bring a touch of Victorian tragedy, intrigue, love, and dark humour to the Empire Theatre stage next month (September).

Presented by the Toowoomba Choral Society, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the tale of a London barber who returns home after 15 years of exile, and his quest for revenge on the evil Judge Turpin.

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