CLOC Musical Theatre wishes to announce that their production of Funny Girl has been postponed and express gratitude to the Production Team.
The company is very excited to announce that their first show for 2016 will be the Australian non-professional premiere of WICKED.
CLOC Musical Theatre is following its record-breaking production of Mary Poppins earlier this year with another very special treat for its audiences – the rarely performed musical gem The Drowsy Chaperone, a show which beat bigger and grander musicals to win five Tony awards in 2006, including Best Score and Best Book, and which then enjoyed a sell-out 2010 season by the Melbourne Theatre Company with an all-star cast led by Geoffrey Rush.
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.
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.
“I had a dream ....” sings Momma Rose, the quintessential stage mother as she pushes her daughters onto the stage and relentlessly pursues stardom. The story of the musical Gypsy, currently being presented by Hornsby Musical society, followsRose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Initially Rose focuses all of her energy on June the younger of the two, but when June tires of Rose’s antics and leaves the act Rose is forced to try and mould the shy Louise into a star.
The Tony Award Winning Musical Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is set to shock and entertain this October with Ashfield Musical Society set to bring a slice of country pie to the Inner West. The country & western musical, which is about to make a revival on Broadway later this year, is a toe-tapping, thigh slapping musical that opens on October 23rd at Concord RSL.
Playwright Harold Pinter asserted, ‘One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.’ These words make a soon to be produced one act play seem very intriguing indeed, because the work is titled A Conversation with Harold Pinter. SA’s Pinter fans can see it as part of new SA theatre company Sealand Theatre’s first season. Lesley Reed reports.
A PLAY that created a public furore when first released – and is now regarded as an Australian classic – comes to the Old Mill Theatre (WA) in October 2015.
Written by Fremantle-born Alan Seymour and directed by Brendan Ellis, The One Day of the Year follows the Cook family during the week of Anzac Day and, while family patriarch Alf sees it as the one time of year old Diggers can get together and be commemorated, his son Hughie regards it merely as an excuse for them all to get drunk.