Community Theatre

MUSE Repertory Season 2014

This year, the University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble embarks on an ambitious season of firsts. Playing for two weeks at the King Street Theatre, the society will present Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle and the Australian debut of Schmidt and Jones’ 110 in the Shade from 15th-25th October, 2014.

Australian Premiere of Musical ’50s Sci-fi Movie Spoof

A musical send-up of ’50s sci-fi movies is descending upon Perth in September 2014.

Written by David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel, The Brain from Planet X makes its Australian debut at Phoenix Theatre, presented by Dark Psychic Productions.

In 1958, a brain and its two alien cohorts arrive on Earth with a plan to take over the San Fernando Valley – starting with a happy nuclear family. It’s the first step in their quest to destroy the family unit and take over the entire planet.

Pinafore Set to Sail the High Cs at North Sydney

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Sydney (formerly Savoy Opera)presents an all-new production of HMS Pinafore in September 2014.

A send-up of the British class system – with ample current satirical references – HMS Pinafore was first officially produced in Australia at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in 1879. Since then it has delighted families and musical comedy lovers of all ages.

Pride and Prejudice On Perth Stage

THE TIMELESS love story from one of the most widely-read writers of all time takes to the Limelight Theatre stage in August 2014.

Adapted from the Jane Austen novel by Jon Jory, Pride and Prejudice features the wit and romance of the 1813 classic.

Elizabeth Bennet is a complex young woman who doesn’t think marriage is an urgent priority, despite her four sisters, overzealous matchmaking mother and a string of unsuitable suitors.

Koorliny Arts Centre Announces 2015 Season

On Friday night, July 25, invited guests gathered at Kwinana's Koorliny Arts Centre (WA) for their 2015 launch.

The Arts Centre was decorated with canopies and bubbles and guests enjoyed canapés…and bubbles before moving to the main auditorium for the announcement of the Centre produced shows for next year.

Koorliny Arts Centre Manager Ryan Taafe hosted the announcement of the four musicals which will be produced in conjunction with the Kwinana Industries Council.

 

Dark New Take on Little Shop of Horrors at Beenleigh

What do you get if you combine a plant with a taste for human flesh, a hapless florist, catchy rock tunes, and a director with a flair for originality?

Answer: a dark and imaginative twist on a classic black comedy musical.

Tracey Hutley directs Phoenix Ensemble’s unique take on Little Shop of Horrors, which runs over five weekends at the boutique Pavilion Theatre (Beenleigh, Queensland) from 8 August, 2014.

Meeting Gomez

When Shire Music Theatre in Sydney’s south presents the stage musical version of The Addams Family in October 2014, Brad Clarke will play family patriarch Gomez Addams.

What attracted you to the role of Gomez?

John Frost Speaks at Community Theatre Conference

Australia's leading producer of Musical Theatre John Frost will be the keynote speaker at the Association of Community Theatre’s ninth Stagecraft conference, to be held at NIDA in Sydney on Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21.

Mr. Frost will reflect on his extraordinary career, which this year has seen him awarded an AM, and also become the 2014 JC Williamson recipient at the Helpmann Awards.He is also chairing a session on how to audition for a musical.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Roleystone

A BIG-hearted musical comedy featuring agoraphobia, adultery, ’80s nostalgia, kleptomania, strippers and a hysterical pregnancy comes to life at Roleystone Theatre (WA) in July 2014.

Written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso and directed by Lorna Mackie, The Great American Trailer Park Musical is set in Armadillo Acres, Florida's most exclusive park for mobile homes.

Gold Coast Theatre Alliance Talent Search

In planning for the future of theatre on the Gold Coast, the Theatre Alliance will precede their 2015 Season Launch with a Talent Search at the Helensvale Community Centre on the 1st and 2nd November 2014.

The adjudicators are Industry Professionals Deborah Leigh-Russell, Claudine and James Anderson and Stage Whispers is pleased to be sponsoring one of the sections.

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