Community Theatre

CLOC Steps In Time with Mary Poppins and Bert

Mary Poppins has delighted, entertained and enchanted generations of readers, movie audiences and theatregoers, and now CLOC Musical Theatre adds to Melbourne audiences’ appreciation and love of the magical nanny with her umbrella and bag of tricks “in the most delightful way”, by presenting the Broadway musical adaptation of this magical tale at the National Theatre, St Kilda, from May 15-30.

Ayckbourn's Role Play at Cronulla

James Bruce directs the second production for 2015 at Arts Theatre Cronulla. Role Play is a 2001 play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, who focuses on comedy plays about middle-class life in England. This one is no exception, set in an apartment in London's Docklands and telling the story of Julie-Ann Jobson (Erin Youngblutt) and Justin Lazenby (James Phipps) who are preparing to entertain their respective parents and announce their engagement.

How to Succeed at Ashfield Musical Society

Join J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company, all with the help of the book How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at Ashfield Musical Society during May 2015

Tiger Stalks WA Stage In Comedy Drama set During Iraq War

A PULITZER Prize-nominated play that featured Robin Williams on Broadway is coming to Playlovers Theatre during May 2015.

Written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Andre Victor, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a comic drama about the lives of two US marines and an Iraqi translator who encounter a quick-witted tiger on the streets of war-torn Baghdad.

As it witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war, the tiger – played by Williams on Broadway – attempts to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption among the city’s ruins.

Evita’s Dress Unveiled

Ahead of Willoughby Theatre Company's production of Evita, leading lady Virginia Natoli unveiled Eva Peron’s dress, to be worn as she sings ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ on the balcony of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, on the steps of the Concourse in Chatswood.

On May 22nd 2015 the legendary story of Eva Perón bursts back onto the stage when Willoughby Theatre Company stages the first production in Sydney in almost 20 years of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Evita.

Cold War Epic Musical Chess for Sydney’s North

Manly Musical Society presents CHESS over two weekends, Friday to Sunday 22-30 May at the Star of the Sea Theatre, Manly.

West Side Story for Dural

For its May 2015 production, Dural Musical Society (NSW) has chosen West Side Story.  Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, 1957 Broadway classic West Side Story is a modern day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Equus at Melville

CONTROVERSIAL and shocking, Sir Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning Equus is playing at Melville Theatre (WA) in May 2015.

Directed by Lars Jensen, the play is a psychological thriller about a young man who blinds six horses and his psychiatrist who struggles to discover the reasons behind those actions and whether he should cure or normalise him.

Javeenbah Presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Rabbit Hole

Javeenbah Theatre (Gold Coast, Qld) presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, from May 15 – 30, 2015.

A profound and painfully touching examination of grief, the play follows the story of a young couple who embark on a bitter-sweet search for comfort in the darkest of places after a terrible family tragedy.

When the Pulitzer Prize winner comes to the Javeenbah Theatre stage in May, Director Barry Gibson says audiences can expect ‘to be moved emotionally’.

1959 Comedy Horror Film Becomes ‘Stage Noir’

A CLASSIC cult movie from the late 1950s is being brought to life as a stage production during May and June 2015.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre (WA), the 1959 comedy horror film A Bucket of Blood has been adapted for the stage by Mitch Brian as The Temperamental Artist.

It follows Walter Paisley, a bus boy at a beatnik café, who dreams of being an artist. After accidentally killing his landlady’s cat, he covers it with clay and passes it off as sculpture and suddenly finds himself an overnight success.

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