Community Theatre

Genesian Theatre Season 2016

Sydney’s longest operating central city community theatre company, the Genesian, has unveiled its 72nd season including two premiere productions for the city.

Theatre Director Roger Gimblett said the theatre was fortunate to obtain the rights to a new adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Far From the Madding Crowd.

Community Theatre Seasons 2016

Oz heads to Aus in 2016, with the release of non-professional rights to Wicked the biggest news for Community Theatre around Australia.

The international mega-hit, still playing to capacity houses on Broadway after more than a decade, will be produced across the country.

Months before it hits the National Theatre stage in St Kilda in May, we hear that CLOC’s World Amateur Premiere set is booked to travel widely.

Mousetrap Dances to 70s and 80s Sounds

After a sold out season last year, Shall we dance? returns to the Mousetrap Theatre stage in Redcliffe, Queensland, this time with hits of the 70’s and 80’s, in early July. Get “Footloose” and “Shake your tail feather” with Colin Rhys-Jones. He is bound to get you moving and grooving! Louise Pointing insist “I wanna dance with somebody” and “Listen to your heart” and new talents Caitlin Archer and Kodey Brims will perform popular songs by artists, such as Queen, The Police, Jackson & McCartney and more.

Centenary Theatre Celebrates 40th

Centenary Theatre Group Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary on Saturday 18th June at its home, Chelmer Community Centre (at the Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer). All past and present members are invited to attend – at no cost. For catering purposes, please RSVP by Monday 13th June to Secretary Rhyll Bucknell email: or phone 0435 591 720

Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Castle Hill

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is the third production in the 2016 Season at Castle Hill Players Pavilion Theatre.

Away - 30th Anniversary Production for WA

A QUINTESSENTIALLY Australian story, mixing drama, humour and home truths, is the latest offering from ARENAarts as the play in question celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Written by Michael Gow and directed by Christine Ellis at the Latvian Centre Theatre, Away is the story of three different families who go on their annual Christmas holidays in late 1967, all burdened with their own baggage.

First performed in 1986, it is a winner of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and has become one of the most widely-produced Australian plays of all time

Moon Over Buffalo at Cronulla

The second production for 2016 at Arts Theatre Cronulla is Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo. Director Tom Richards has assembled a talented cast to carry off this comic play.

Combining slapstick and sexual innuendo with comic farce, the play is a madcap journey of mistaken identity, matrimonial crisis, human foibles and on-stage and backstage theatrical hilarity.

A Chorus Line at Manly

During May 2016, Manly Musical Society is staging the musical that redefined and re-invigorated modern musical theatre in the 1970s, going on to become Broadway’s longest running musical at the time.

A 10 time Tony award winning musical, A Chorus Line is inspired by the experiences of the real Broadway chorus, featuring 17 dancers - individuals with different stories, motivations, and flaws, all putting themselves on the line for 8 spots in a Broadway show.

Catch Me If You Can to Premiere at Willoughby

Based on the hit film that starred a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, Catch Me If You Can – The Musical played on Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for 4 TONY Awards including Best Musical.

Sydneysiders now have the chance to witness the musical for the first time when Willoughby Theatre Company hosts the NSW Premiere of the show from May 20, 2016 at the Concourse in Chatswood.

Closer For Perth’s Old Mill

SEX, dishonesty and betrayal come to the fore as strangers become lovers – and lovers become strangers – in a play at the Old Mill Theatre during June 2016.

Written by Patrick Marber and directed by Trevor Dhu, Closer explores the raw nerve of pain that comes with the territory of love as the romantic lives of four characters intertwine in contemporary London.

Over four years, Dan, Alice, Larry and Anna pursue their own desires as lives collide and fates change in an instant with each character crossing the line between love and sex and then lust.

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