Community Theatre

Love, Loss and What I Wore

A PLAY written by two women responsible for several Hollywood plays at Melville Theatre (WA) during September 2015.

Love, Loss and What I Wore is written by Nora and Delia Ephron – together they wrote the screenplay for You’ve Got Mail while Nora has received original screenplay Academy Award nominations for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood and Sleepless in Seattle.

Forbidden Broadway on Gold Coast

Broadway’s favourite comical revue Forbidden Broadway hits the Javeenbah Theatre stage on September 4 – 19, spoofing popular show tunes, characters and plots of Broadway musicals.

Director Amy-Louise Anderson says no one is safe from Forbidden Broadway’s acid-tongued humour.

Perth Debut for Drama of Returning Digger

THE inner workings of a family just after the end of World War II are explored in Playlovers’ latest offering, Following The Black Sheep, making its debut in September 2015.

Written by Perth playwright Yvette Wall and directed by Campbell Greenock, the play is set in 1946 and focuses on Jack who, haunted by his past, returns home from the war to stay with his sister Shirley and her family.

Tensions rise when Shirley’s headstrong daughter Frances has to make an important decision about her future and Jack forms an affinity with her.

World Premiere for New Great Gatsby Adaptation

Prolific and critically successful at adapting iconic novels to the stage, Adelaide’s Independent Theatre now finds new dimensions in F Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age classic, The Great Gatsby. Lesley Reed reports.

Some consider F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel The Great Gatsby to be ‘great’ in its own right, possibly even the best American novel of the 20th century.

Footloose in Kew

OCPAC will bring the hit 80s movie Footloose to life in Kew for 8 shows only in September 2015

Inspired by the 80s movie starring Kevin Bacon, this high energy musical includes Kenny Loggins’ Oscar nominated dance anthem Footloose.

The story follows Ren McCormack after he arrives in small country town named Bomont. When Ren discovers that the town has outlawed rock music and dancing, he fights to overturn the town’s outdated and narrow-minded laws.

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.

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.

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.  


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.

Popstars! The 90’s Musical at Holroyd

A brand new musical based on the hit songs from the 1990s have been adapted for the stage. Written by Aussies, Neil Gooding and Nicholas Christo, Popstars! The 90’s Musical will open on Thursday 24 September at the Redgum Centre in Wentworthville.

Set in a high school in the 1990s, a mega talent agent offers stardom to the winners of a battle of the bands competition. Ex couple, Shannon and Mark put their high school dramas aside for a boy band versus girl band showdown to become, Popstars.

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