Community Theatre

Mousetrap Presents Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestis an iconic book written by Ken Kesey and first published in 1962.  The theatre script appeared shortly after and the play first opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as the play’s hero Randle P McMurphy.  The film version appeared in 1975 and won Oscars for best film, Best Male Actor; (Jack Nicholson), Best Female Actor; (Louise Fletcher) Best Director; (Milos Forman) and Best Screenplay; (Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman) and it still heralde

Mr Bailey’s Minder for Melville

A PLAY from the pen of Offspring creator and head writer Debra Oswald comes to Melville Theatre in WA from April 26 to May 12, 2017, focusing onfriendship, ego and the secret longing for a better life.

Directed by Vanessa Jensen, Mr Bailey’s Minder is the story of Leo Bailey, one of Australia’s greatest living artists, whose genius battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing.

Frankenstein Born Again In Adelaide

2018 marks two hundred years since Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein was first published. It is also the year Adelaide audiences will experience for the first time a production of Nick Dear’s recent and critically acclaimed adaptation for theatre of this story of hostility, prejudice and social injustice. Lesley Reed reports.

Community Theatre Champions

They are the stars of the little stages, moving from one community theatre to another scoring the plum roles. David Spicer spoke to six of the most popular leading ladies and men in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Nadia Gianinotti hobbled back to work after twisting her ankle in her final performance as Velma Kelly in Fab Nobs’ production of Chicago.

Community Theatre Seasons 2018

Blockbuster musicals, newly available for production, regularly dominate Community Theatre stages, and 2018 is no exception. Queen musical We Will Rock You, Shrek the Musical, based on the popular Dreamworks animated movie and the stage adaption of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom top the new entries into the repertoire.

Christmas Comes Early at Hunters Hill

Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) are continuing their 2018 season with an AlanAyckbourn classic, Seasons Greetings.

 It’s Christmas-time and married couple Neville (John Cross) and Belinda (Claudia Bedford) have invited amixed bag of friends and family to stay with them over the holiday. What could possibly go wrong?

Thriller Musical Jekyll & Hyde for Manly

Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is a gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this musical is set to a pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

We spoke to director Heather Campbell and musical director Anthony Cuptrupi about what drew them to this classic tale which takes to the stage at Star of the Sea Theatre Manly during May 2018.

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Side Show The Musical For Adelaide

The Hills Musical Company is a small Adelaide hills musical theatre company with a 45-year history that includes an impressive pedigree of awards. Its latest production, Side Show the Musical is based on a poignant true story. Lesley Reed reports.

Six Foot Rabbit at Castle Hill Players

Many will fondly recall the classic movie Harvey, starring the legendary James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd.

Castle Hill Players will present this tale of friendship and acceptance when Elwood introduces his friend, Harvey, to everyone he meets at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill from Friday 6 April to Saturday 28 April 2018

South Sydney Community Theatre Survey

South Sydney resident Kenney Ogilvie has long been pondering about the opinions of his musical community theatre peers in the area. As a participant in some form or another with most musical societies in the St George and Sutherland Shire areas, Mr Ogilvie has always been interested in what his peers enjoy most about the experience.  

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