One of Broadway’s all-time favourites comes to Sydney’s south in March when Miranda Musical Society presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel at Sutherland Entertainment Centre.
Named in 1999 by Time magazine as the finest musical of the 20th century, Carousel has played thousands of Broadway and West End performances including famous recent revivals; has won more than 40 major awards and has spawned screen adaptations featuring such stars as Shirley Jones and Robert Goulet.
POPULAR New Zealand ’80s comic strip Footrot Flats springs from the page to the musical stage March.
Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and Roleystone Theatre (WA) and based on Murray Ball’s cartoons, the characters come to life as Wal and his trusty border collie, Dog, deal with the daily struggles of farming life and the temptations of Cheeky Hobson.
The story involves the claims of town versus country as Cheeky tries to lure Wal away from the farm and the very real possibility of the farm being sold.
Restoration Comedy a Timely Romp for Adelaide’s Stirling Players
Adelaide audiences always look forward to shows in the hands of well-known director Dave Simms because he has the happy knack of choosing plays outside the mainstream, adding his signature touch of professionalism to productions and invariably ensuring a hit.
The house full signs have gone up, but not all community theatre productions of The Phantom of the Opera have gone without a hitch. Sally Alrich-Smythe took time out of a Phantom rehearsal to peer behind the mask.
“Don’t even think about auditioning for Christine if you can’t hit the high E.” That statement uttered by a director, embodies for me, the aura surrounding Phantom.
The most successful stage musical of all time, The Phantom of the Opera, will burst onto the Riverside stage at Parramatta (NSW) in February 2015. Presented by Packemin Productions and the creative team responsible for productions of Beauty and the Beast, Annie and Hairspray in recent years.
Heidelberg Theatre Company’s first production for 2015 is the Australian non-professional premiere of When Dad Married Fury by David Williamson.
Written in 2011 ‘Fury’ is set against a background of the Global Financial Crisis, from which multi-millionaire Alan Urquart has apparently emerged mysteriously unscathed, unlike many of his investors!
Alan returns to Australia to celebrate his 70th birthday and introduce his new 33year old bride to his two sons and their families.
How wonderful is daylight saving, when you can suspend time for one extra hour. When memories of past relationships can be a sunny comfort when life is not at its brightest. What would you do if an old flame from your younger days calls you while your workaholic husband has chosen to be away on your anniversary to fly overseas again?
The answer soon becomes apprent in the season opening Australian comedy Daylight Savings at Castle Hill Players (NSW).