Community Theatre

The Music Man at Hornsby

Hornsby Musical Society is transporting its audiences back to the early 1900s in September / October 2017 as they stage their production of The Music Man.

The Music Man, written by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, debuted on Broadway in 1957 and won 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Beauty Meets Her Beast at Lane Cove

Lane Cove Theatre Company’s young performers are set to appear in Beauty and the Beast – much loved in versions from Victor Hugo’s original, epic novel to the classic and recent Disney movies. This family-friendly re-imagining, adapted and directed by Sarah Edwards, promises a cast brimming with energy and musical talent.

Remembering Paul Holmes

Sydney’s Community Theatre family is mourning the loss well-loved stalwart and friend Paul Holmes on September 29. Two of Paul’s close friends and colleagues, Wendy Whiteman (de Beyer), then Kerrie Hartin, share some of their many fond memories of Paul.

Season’s Greetings at Galleon Theatre Group

Adelaide’s Galleon Theatre Group is currently rehearsing for their November 2017 run of Alan Ayckbourn’s popular 1980 play Season’s Greetings, a comedy about the arguments, tears, forced merriment and crises of family reunions at Christmas.

Shaw’s Pygmalion for Limelight Theatre

GEORGE Bernard Shaw’s most popular play – the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady – plays at Perth’s Limelight Theatre in October 2017. 

Directed by Jacob Turner, Pygmalion is the classic story of a young, lower-class Cockney girl who, in a short time, is transformed into a refined lady of the upper class.

The play, first performed in 1913, lampoons the British class system of the day and provides countless comedic moments.

Bendigo’s Youth in Barnum

Tribe Youth Theatre’s members from seven Bendigo secondary schools are gearing up for some exciting and entertaining performances in the September school holidays.

The Broadway musical Barnumtells the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American remembered largely for being a 19th century circus owner. But before he was involved with the circus, he chalked up a lifetime of showmanship.

Director, Vanessa Bate, said that the cast are relishing their experience rehearsing this colourful and vibrant musical.

Ladies in Lavender at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Players presents Ladies in Lavender from Friday 22 September until Saturday 14 October, 2017.  A short story by William J Locke was transformed into an utterly charming film featuring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.  This production was adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and the endearing characters are brought to life by Sandy Velini as Ursula and Jennifer Leslie as Janet.

Brisbane Italian Language Theatre Presents Comedy Double-bill

After two years of bringing French language plays to the stage, Growl Theatre will be joining forces with Danteatro to perform a double bill of Italian language plays during October 2017.

In an Australian first, works by world-renowned playwright Dario Fo (winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1997) and Stefano Benni will be performed in their original language, with English surtitles.

Spring Awakening in Adelaide

Spring has sprung in Stirling early this year as the Hills Musical Company production team and cast have begun rehearsals for their 2nd show of the year, Spring Awakening

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations of growing up and the consequences of ignorance and repression.

Genesian Theatre Co's Historic Home Sold

Central Sydney's oldest operating community theatre, The Genesian Theatre Co has announced that the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has entered a contract of sale for its historic premises in Kent Street.

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