Community Theatre

Enchanted April at Pymble in May

For those longing for a life of wisteria and sunshine…..

Pymble Players production of Enchanted April by Matthew Barber opens on May 4, 2016 and runs until May 28. 

The play follows Lotty and Rose, who are feeling lost and unsettled in the shifting currents of post  WW1 London, as they decide to visit Italy without their husbands. They are indeed being very daring.

Avenue Q, Canterbury

Canterbury Theatre Guild (CTG) presents the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q at Bexley RSL from May 20- 29, 2016.

Australian Premiere of Bittersweet Comedy Sex Cells

Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group presents the Australian Premiere of Sex Cells at the Domain Theatre, Marion during May 2016.

Anna Longaretti’s first play, described as a bittersweet comedy about motherhood, friendship, love and loss, premiered in 2013 at the Riverside Studios, London.

Genesian Theatre Season 2016

Sydney’s longest operating central city community theatre company, the Genesian, has unveiled its 72nd season including two premiere productions for the city.

Theatre Director Roger Gimblett said the theatre was fortunate to obtain the rights to a new adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Far From the Madding Crowd.

Community Theatre Seasons 2016

Oz heads to Aus in 2016, with the release of non-professional rights to Wicked the biggest news for Community Theatre around Australia.

The international mega-hit, still playing to capacity houses on Broadway after more than a decade, will be produced across the country.

Months before it hits the National Theatre stage in St Kilda in May, we hear that CLOC’s World Amateur Premiere set is booked to travel widely.

A Chorus Line at Manly

During May 2016, Manly Musical Society is staging the musical that redefined and re-invigorated modern musical theatre in the 1970s, going on to become Broadway’s longest running musical at the time.

A 10 time Tony award winning musical, A Chorus Line is inspired by the experiences of the real Broadway chorus, featuring 17 dancers - individuals with different stories, motivations, and flaws, all putting themselves on the line for 8 spots in a Broadway show.

Catch Me If You Can to Premiere at Willoughby

Based on the hit film that starred a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can – The Musical played on Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for 4 TONY Awards including Best Musical.

Sydneysiders now have the chance to witness the musical for the first time when Willoughby Theatre Company hosts the NSW Premiere of the show from May 20, 2016 at the Concourse in Chatswood.

1920s Comedy Thriller for Roleystone

A SPOOKY haunted mansion, possible heirs to a fortune and a variety of secrets and mysteries are the key ingredients of Roleystone Theatre’s (WA) June 2016 production.

Written by John Willard and directed by Paul Treasure, The Cat and the Canary is a 1922 comedy thriller that sees a group of distant relatives gather at a creepy old house to find out who will receive the inheritance of an eccentric millionaire, 20 years after his death.

Michael Gow’s Away Celebrates 30 Years

Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble Inc has been dedicated to showcasing plays associated with school programs for many years. Now the company presents Away by Michael Gowat the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre from 10- 14 May, 2016.

Three Australian families set out separately on a summer holiday but are driven together by a storm. At times funny and yet painfully truthful, Away exposes both comedy and tragedy in these families lives.

The Drama Of Justice

With Heidelberg Theatre Company’s production of Twelve Angry Men opening tomorrow night in Melbourne, Coral Drouyn explores the relevance of the 1954 play and talks to Director Chris Baldock.

Heidelberg Theatre Company is nothing if not diverse. Its programme for any season always includes a wide range of dramas and comedies, mostly plays accepted as classics (later this year their production of One Man, Two Guvnors is a must see. It too has Chris Baldock as Director). Their latest offering is Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men.

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