Community Theatre

Gruesome Playground Injuries: Modern “Anti-romance”

A CRITICALLY-acclaimed play from a Pulitzer Prize finalist explores the complexities of relationships at Playlovers Theatre during July 2015.

Written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins, Gruesome Playground Injuries has been described as a modern “anti-romance” as it follows the lives of Doug and Kayleen from the ages of eight to 38.

Packemin's Mary Poppins Flies In To Parramatta

There is no denying that for any given live production it all starts in the rehearsal room. A cast and creative collective are thrown together, some having worked together before, others having not; we have a script, a musical score and one crucial element – a shared love of performing.

Packemin’s production of Mary Poppins is now in its third month of rehearsals. With just over 4 weeks till opening night, the atmosphere in the rehearsal room is alive and buzzing and the young performers bring a fun, fresh energy to the room.

Infidelity, lies and suspicion in The Real Thing

WHAT happens when a playwright and actors dodge intricately between make-believe and reality?

The answer lies in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, presented by the Graduate Dramatic Society (WA) from June 19, 2015 at Stirling Theatre.

Directed by Barry Park, it follows playwright Henry and his marriage to two actresses – he is married to Charlotte, playing the lead in his latest play, but he soon falls for Annie and leaves his first wife.

Grant Alley OAM

Congratulations to Grant Alley who has been recognised with an Order of Australia medal (OAM) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List. Grant was awarded this honour for his service to the performing arts, particularly theatre.  

 

Postcard From Christchurch

Theatre Jewel Amidst The Ruins.

As Christchurch slowly rebuilds after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, its grand old lady is breathing back life into its theatrical soul. David Spicer trod the boards of the re-born Isaac Theatre Royal, which was the venue for the 55thMusical Theatre New Zealand weekend conference, party and AGM.

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.

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