Community Theatre

DIRECTOR RICHARD BLOMFIELD TALKS NUNSENSE

Bankstown Theatre Company is presenting the musical comedy Nunsense from October 24 to November 2. Director Richard Blomfield recently spoke to Stage Whispers about the show.

Only twelve out of 52 nuns remain alive in the convent after Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the rest with her vichyssoise. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior decides they need to raise funds to bury the nuns.

Anyone Can Whistle at Sydney Uni

For those who know it, Sondheim & Laurent’s Anyone Can Whistle is a rare treat for the Australian, let alone, mainstream stage. The musical which originally ran 9 performances on Broadway with Angela Lansbury in the leading role of Cora Hoover Hooper has been seen rarely over the years, especially in Australia. Apart from a one night concert engagement at the Melbourne recital hall, and a recent Bankstown production, it is rarely that theatre-goers get to see this obscure show.

More Legends of the Skies

LOTS Theatre Inc. presents Legends of the Skies Series 2, from October 8 – 18 at the Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin Airport.

 

High School Musical Showcases Upcoming Talent at Rockdale

Disney's High School Musical will dance its way onto the stage at Rockdale Town Hall with performances starting September 26. The stage adaptation of the movie starring Zac Zefron and Vanessa Hudgens will be presented by Rockdale Musical Society for a limited season featuring a cast of some of the St George region’s upcoming talent.

Addams Runs in the Family for Jessica

When Shire Music Theatre in Sydney’s south presents The Addams Family in October 2014, AIM Student Jessica Farrell will play Wednesday Addams. Recently she chatted to Stage Whispers about the show.

What attracted you to the role of Wednesday?

Finding Mr Wonderful

 at Javeenbah

Dating can be tough; especially when you’re in your 40s, working in a factory and caring for your bedridden mother who’s on the verge of Alzheimer’s.

In Javeenbah Theatre’s new play Mr Wonderful, unlucky in love Norma Green attempts to find her “Mr Wonderful” through a dating agency, with awkward results. The play centres on Norma’s desperation to find love while having to portion her time with her ailing mother.

Javeenbah regular Naomi Thompson, who plays Norma, says it’s shaping up to be a great show.

Old-fashioned Farce Promised in Tom, Dick and Harry at Limelight

Tom, Dick and Harry promises good old-fashioned farce at Limelight Theatre (WA) in October 2014.

Written by veteran playwright Ray Cooney and his son Michael, Tom, Dick and Harry is the story of Tom Kerwood and his wife trying to adopt a baby – but their attempts to impress a busybody social worker are jeopardised by Tom’s useless brothers Dick and Harry.

Their antics involve illegal immigrants, the Russian mafia and local police, as well as a dead body they plan on selling to a medical school.

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”.

Phantom to Haunt Strathfield with Music of the Night

The Phantom Of The Opera is a show that audiences know and love well. It is also a challenging show, even with the best resources it is a daunting proposition to stage and audiences have high expectations of any production.

The Phantom has already been performed several times in Sydney, so each subsequent production has even more to live up to....

Even with all this on their shoulders, Strathfield Musical Society is very much looking forward to presenting this major production to their audiences.

High School Musical On Rockdale Stage

Disney’s High School Musical is set to take to the stage at Rockdale Town Hall (NSW) from September 26 to October 5, 2014.  Chris Scarpellio (pictured below), who directs this Rockdale Musical Society production, talks Disney movies, and putting High School Musical on the stage.

High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega has created some of Disney's most iconic movies - which of these is your favourite and why?

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