Community Theatre

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?

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.

Community Theatre Seasons 2014

Omigod you guys! Legally Blonde The Musical has been released to musical societies across Australia, with aspiring Elles already preparing their audition pieces.

Across New Zealand a consortium of companies will combine their resources to present ABBA musical Mamma Mia.

Landmarks abound in Community Theatre during 2014, while more Broadway musicals have their non-professional premieres.

Family Friendly Annie Entertains The Shire

Miranda Musical Society (NSW) promises family friendly entertainment with its production of evergreen Broadway classic Annie at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre, with performances commencing on September 10.

The production will be directed by Bob Peet with assistance from Tim Wotherspoon, while musical direction featuring the new Broadway orchestrations will be Anthony Cutrupi. Choreography will be by Katie Kermond, who will be creating new steps for iconic dance numbers such as “Easy Street”, “Little Girls” and “Hard Knock Life”.

Little Mermaid for Engadine

Children in the past few years have been thrilled by The Little Mermaid movie, they have attended Little Mermaid birthday Parties, and gone to sleep clutching their Ariel Dolls. Now Engadine Musical Society is giving kids of all ages the opportunity to see the Disney Junior version of The Little Mermaid live on stage at the Sutherland School of Arts during August.

World Premiere for Mutts

IT will literally be a dog’s life for some in August 2014 as the World Premiere in W.A. of a new play gives an insight into the canine mind.

Written by Johnny Grim for ARENAarts at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre, Mutts is a tale of nine mongrels who end up in the pound together.

They all share the same wish of being rescued before time runs out – but will they all be lucky?

Director Jane Sherwood was sent a copy of the script not long after Grim had finished writing it and immediately loved the piece.

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