Community Theatre

Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade On WA Stage

ARENAarts (WA) is paying tribute to the late Terry Pratchett by staging an adaptation of Maskerade, one of his popular Discworld novels, during July 2015.

Dying of Alzheimer’s earlier this year, Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, selling more than 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.

Terry Pratchett’sMaskerade is described as a “comedy theatre production of operatic proportions” with a story that has similarities to The Phantom of the Opera.

Community Theatre Seasons 2015.

Mary Poppins will fly around numerous Australian community theatres in 2015, yet again challenging the technical ingenuity of many of our companies. The newly released mega musical is clearly the hot new choice on the circuit, and we look forward to many imaginative solutions. It’s one of two new flying challenges out there this year, though far less companies seem to be leaping at the daunting challenge of levitating a car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Altar Boyz NSW Amateur Premiere in Shire

Miranda Musical Society presents the NSW Amateur Premiere of Broadway Boy Band musical Altar Boyz from June 12, 2015. 

Adelaide Rep’s Sexiest Show in 107 Years!

US comedy It's Just Sex is set for its Australian premiere in what will be The Adelaide Repertory Theatre's raciest show ever.

Friends Joan and Phil, Greg and Lisa and Kelly and Carl are three ordinary married couples. On the surface they look the perfect picture of monogamy, but temptations and hidden desires bubble and seethe underneath.

Rockin’ Shockin’ Musical Spoof

A MUSICAL spoof of popular horror shows, The Rocky Monster Show, is a witch’s brew of Young Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, Rebecca, The Addams Family, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors.

Pristine Entertainment (WA) will present the all-singing, all-dancing mix of bizarre comedy in June 2015 at the Carine Senior High School Performing Arts Centre.

Frankie and Johnny at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players (NSW) present Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune by Terence McNally during June 2015.

There is only ‘this’ Frankie and ‘this’ Johnny in the world and their tentative discovery of what they wish for and fear creates a beautifully poignant story of two people trying to connect.  As the evening slowly ebbs towards the dawn so does their relationship carefully unfold in this tender and romantic comedy.

The Book of Everything at Rockdale

The Guild Theatre at Rockdale in Sydney's south is presenting The Book of Everthing from May 15 to June 13, 2015.

Thomas, aged nine nearly TEN is being brave when he carries the neighbour's shopping into her house because all the kids think she is a witch. Benjamin Goodyear as Thomas and Sue Stapleton as the neighbour admitting she is a witch. 

New Brisbane Company Has Murder in Mind.

Sharmony Productions has been created by two long standing Brisbane actresses, Sharon White and Sandra Harman, in order to produce quality theatre productions focusing small cast plays which showcase the talents of more seasoned performers, as well as up and coming actors.

Cox and Box & Trial by Jury at Rockdale

Jon Smith wears the dual hats of Director and Musical Director for Rockdale Opera Company’s double bill of Cox and Box and Trial by Jury at Rockdale Town Hall from May 30 to June 7, 2015.

CUTTING WIT, GREAT MUSIC & CUTE BOYZ

Director Osman Kabbara, musical director Josh Ransom and choreographer Criag Nhobbs are the team behind Miranda Musical Society’s production of the cult boy band musical ALTAR BOYZ at the Memorial School of Arts, Sutherland from June 12 to 21, 2015. Osman and Craig spoke to Stage Whispers about the show.

When did you first see Altar Boyz and what was your initial reaction to the show?

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