Community Theatre

Zombie Prom Musical for Perth

A CASE of atomic adolescent angst is set to explode among Grease-style tunes and Happy Days humour when a zombie is let loose during a 1950s rock’n’roll musical in Perth this September.

Presented by Dark Psychic Productions at Phoenix Theatre (WA) from September 10, 2015, Zombie Prom is set at Enrico Fermi High School where the pretty senior girl Toffee falls for the class bad boy.

Steel Magnolias Steals Hearts at Castle Hill

Set in the 1980s in Truvy’s hair salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, this play will warm your heart and leave you feeling cosy and content right to the very end. Directed by Valerie Miller, Steel Magnolias follows the trials and tribulations of the six friends over three years. The soul of the play focuses on the loving companionship and solidarity the six women have between them. These Southern gals are there for each other as they sling witty sayings and tease each other.

Perfect Wedding at Cronulla

Imagine you are waking up in the bridal suite of a gracious country-house hotel somewhere outside London. Imagine you are the bridegroom, due to be married that very day. Imagine that you roll over and find an attractive woman in bed beside you – but it is not your fiancé! You now have a perfect picture of the opening scene of a Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon, the new production at Arts Theatre Cronulla.

Building The Musical Bridge

Coral Drouyn explores the sense of family and standard of excellence in one of Melbourne’s “MEGA” community theatre companies. She spent time with PLOS rehearsing for Legally Blonde.

Lust, Lies and Betrayal in Award Winner Speaking in Tongues

AN intriguing and seductive play that was later turned in a multi-award-winning film is Limelight Theatre’s August 2015 offering.

Written by Kalgoorlie-born Andrew Bovell, Speaking in Tongues is a mystery for grown-ups laden with love, infidelity and mistrust, complete with twists, turns, flashbacks and surprises.

The three-part story focuses on the interwoven lives of nine people – two couples set out to betray their partners, a lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone.

Einstein and the Polar Bear for Adelaide

In the midst of an icy winter, St Jude’s Players intend to warm the hearts of Adelaide audiences by transporting them into the blizzard-blown wilds of New England, USA. Lesley Reed reports.

Powerful Tragedy in Wolf Lullaby

A CHILLING play that looks at children who murder, asking if there is intrinsic evil in the world, is the latest production at South Perht’s Old Mill Theatre, from July 31, 2015.

Written by Australian playwright Hilary Bell, Wolf Lullaby explores the themes of parental guilt and responsibility and whether some people are just born evil.

Set in a bleak, remote Tasmanian town, a small child is murdered – and suspicion falls on nine-year-old Lizzie.

Sondheim Meets Roman Farce In Forum at Phoenix

Phoenix Ensemble's upcoming production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is taking comedy all the way back to its roots – to Ancient Rome!

Running over five weekends from 7 August at Beenleigh’s boutique Pavilion Theatre, Forum delivers an almost constant stream of gags and upbeat songs.

The Snow Queen to Melt Hearts in Lane Cove

Cold can freeze your heart, love can set you free

Lane Cove Theatre Company follows up their sell-out production of Godspell with a timeless and timely musical tale for children of all ages: The Snow Queen.

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.  

 

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